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'KC Hawgs' aircraft to fly over Arrowhead at AFC Championship Game

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 17:23:43-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before the Chiefs take the field to defend their AFC title on Sunday, four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft — more commonly known as “KC Hawgs" — will fly over Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

The aircraft, operated by the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base outside of Kansas City, will fly over the stadium just before the start of the game at 5:40 p.m.

The tails of the aircraft even feature the Chiefs' arrowhead, symbolizing "our legacy and our commitment to excellence," Col. Mike Schultz, the commander of the 442d Fighter Wing, said in a news release.

“The arrowhead can be seen on the tails of our A-10s and represents our roots and dedication to our nation," Schultz said. "Today, we celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ historic achievement in a third straight AFC Championship appearance at home.”

The 442nd Fighter Wing has deployed 15 times, in multiple combat operations around the world.