Customs and Border Protection to enforce No Fly Zone

Protecting the Super Bowl is a big task, so how do authorities protect the big game from the air?

It's a menacing machine, a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We climbed aboard to find out what the crew is looking for and how they will protect fans at the Super Bowl.

"We're able to provide a good security blanket of what is going on around the area," said an agent.

CBP has dedicated 100 people, 7 helicopters, and 3 fixed wing aircraft to the Super Bowl. They will work with local and federal authorities enforcing a 30 mile "No Fly Zone" around the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Aside from protecting the skies, the crew of four can be pressed into action in the case of emergency.

"We're here to enforce the flight restrictions, but we also have a lot of different agencies out here, federal and state so if any kind of emergency were to happen we would be able to assist and respond," said an agent.

If an aircraft gets within 10 miles of the Super Bowl, a team of F-16's over the valley are prepared to shoot down any aircraft they deem as an imminent threat.
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