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2 Hours Before Game, A-10s To Fly Over Campus Twice

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 November 14, 2019 8:20 AM updated: November 18, 2019 9:19 AM

Twice on Saturday, two A-10 Warthogs – one with an Aggie ’14 pilot – will pass over the Texas A&M campus crowds!

Because the 6:35 p.m. football kickoff vs. South Carolina is after civil twilight, the two planes from the 104th Fighter Squadron of the Maryland Air National Guard will fly over campus earlier:

  • 4:25 p.m. flying south to north over the 12th Man Statue between Kyle Field and the MSC.
  • 4:45 p.m., again flying south to north, over the Corps Quad as the Corps readies to step off at 5 p.m. for march-in.

Pilots of the A-10s are:

  • Capt. Nicholas “Puck” Hope '14
  • 1st Lt. Taylor “Pistol” Price (graduate of VMI)

The pilots of the 104th specialize in close air support. The A-10 Thunderbolt II (nicknamed the "Warthog") has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate weapons-delivery platform that can loiter near battle areas for extended periods.

Thank you to these pilots, their squadron, and all who have coordinated and carried out these flyovers for the 2019 Texas A&M football season!

The Association of Former Students is proud to play a small role in this part of the gameday experience. If you are an active member, you help provide hotel accommodations for the crews.

Visit tx.ag/gamedaytimeline for a complete timeline of gameday events, and be sure to make your home base at the Williams Alumni Center, where admission to the All-Aggie Tailgate (presented by C.C. Creations) is free, indoor seating is plentiful and the Aggie game will play on the video wall.

To join the tens of thousands of generous Aggies who donate to support Texas A&M and Texas Aggies, visit tx.ag/give.


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