05 January 2010

How Much Did We Pay For That?

The Mate and I went to lunch on New Year's Day at Thai Smile, a wonderful little restaurant in, of all places, Plymouth, New Hampshire. The Rose Bowl was on the TV and we briefly watched the half-time show, which included a flyover by four Air Force jets in honor of someone (probably someone famous, whose name I didn't catch because I live under a rock in a home without television).

The Mate wanted to know: How much did that cost the nation's taxpayers?

The military has a website dedicated to explaining the rules for Air Force flyovers, with instructions for how to apply for a flyover and a list of frequently asked questions. For some reason, it doesn't mention anything about costs.