How close do the 400 mile per hour Thunderbird planes fly over the Super Bowl stadium

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ATLANTA (NEXSTAR) —

One of the most iconic, chill inducing moments of every Super Bowl is the whoosh and wonder that comes with the Thunderbirds flying over the stadium after the last note of the national anthem.

Nexstar Nation Big Game Bound Digital Reporter Ashley Bridges caught up with Thunderbird Major Glen Goncharow, call sign “Swap,” about how it feels to be flying razor close to the roof of the Super Bowl at more than 400 miles per hour.

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