Homecoming game and military flyover thrill alumni, fans

October 20, 2008

University Park, Pa. — In view of 110,017 attendees of the Penn State–Michigan game on Saturday (Oct. 18), the Nittany Lions thumped the Michigan Wolverines 46-17. But before the scoreboard registered the final score, the Penn State Blue Band shared the field with the Alumni Blue Band, the student S-Zone appeared in Penn State's original colors and two U.S. Navy F-18C Hornets performed a flyover of Beaver Stadium.

The following day (Oct. 19), enthusiasts of all ages turned out at University Park Airport's General Aviation Terminal to get a close-up look at the jets and see off the pilots as they headed back to their base, Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va.

To view highlights from around and above Beaver Stadium, visit http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/1857 online.

To view the static display of the F-18s and their takeoff, go to http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/1856 online.

For photos from Friday's (Oct. 17) Homecoming activities, visit http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/1854 and http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/1853  and for photos from the Past to Present event earlier in the week, visit http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/1850 online.

  • To view highlights of what happened before and after the Beaver Stadium flyover, click on the link below.

    IMAGE: Jill Shockey

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Last Updated November 18, 2010