National Guard flyover punctuates NHL Outdoors picturesque ceremony

A beautiful opening ceremony at the 2021 Honda NHL Outdoors game on Sunday was punctuated by a flyover courtesy of the Nevada Air National Guard.

As Grammy-award winning a cappella group Pentatonix finished up the national anthem, an HC-130 aircraft, piloted by Lt. Col. Patrick McKelvey and Capt. Ryan Leigh, added to the scenic landscape around Lake Tahoe.

The flight operators, of the 152nd Airlift Wing of the Reno-based Nevada Air National Guard, cruised over the ice as the starting lineups for the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers stood at each blue line.

NBC television cameras did quite the job showing the picturesque setting during and after the flyover.

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