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Will sports miss military flyovers?

Less loud and fun

Matt Murschel

Orlando Sentinel

Military flyovers are just as much a part of major sporting events in America as beer and hot dogs.

It's seems like a long-standing tradition and that's what makes sporting events, well, an event. It's the tradition and pageantry that keeps fans coming out to stadiums and parks. Will they be missed? Sure. Major League Baseball's opening day won't be the same without them. Are they a necessity? Not really.

Fans at a NASCAR races are already on the edge of their seats with excitement. Most wouldn't care if you played Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone" and flew a kite in its place. The...