BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 1, 2008 – The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Army ROTC Department will sponsor, barring weather or operational factors, a military aircraft flyover with two AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the Combat Aviation Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., during pre-game ceremonies of the Virginia Tech vs. Western Kentucky University football game to be held Saturday, Oct. 4.
PLEASE NOTE: on Friday, Oct. 3, practice runs will be conducted during the 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. time frame.
The flight will be led by Capt. Cliff Anders, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 1999. Anders is a former Virginia Tech football player, who played in the Sugar Bowl against Florida State University in 2000.
This weekend’s game is part of Virginia Tech Homecoming weekend and the annual Highty-Tighty Reunion. The Highty-Tighty Alumni Band will perform during the pre-game show along with the current cadet band.
The detachment from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade will arrive in our area on Friday, Oct. 3 and will conduct practice runs between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m.