Try beating Washingtonville High graduate Jill Rahon’s method of taking in the Super Bowl. Rahon is going to the game unlike 99.9 percent of the folks at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
She’s flying over it, then watching it from the 50-yard line.
Now that’s the way to fully enjoy America’s most popular sporting contest.
Rahon and 60 fellow crew members from the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kent., will fly over the stadium. Rahon will fly the Army’s largest helicopter, the CH-47 (Chinook), over MetLife at about 6 p.m.
Rahon recently completed her third combat tour in Afghanistan. Following the flyover, the crew will land at nearby Essex Airport in Jersey and be escorted by local police to their prime seats. Rahon will eventually return to the area on a more permanent basis. Following her assignment at Fort Campbell this summer, she is being sent by the Army to graduate school to become a physics instructor.