Reports of F-16 Fighters Flying Low and Fast Over Lombard, West Suburbs

UPDATE: Who would expect that a golfing match — even a world-renowned tournament — might start a little like an NFL Super Bowl? Musical performances, patriotic processions including flag-waving and flag-raising, and a fighter jet flyover were included during the opening ceremony of the 39th Ryder Cup in Medinah, Illinois Wednesday evening between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. [THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED WITH A COMMENT!]

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The Cardinal Fighter Jets Over I-355, West Suburbs, Lombard, Medinah Were on Flyover Mission for 39th Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony

Hearing a report of two F-16 fighter jets flying low and fast over Lombard, a west suburb of Chicago. No confirmation. Please comment below if you have seen anything.

Video by Master Sgt. Jason Wilkerson 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
388th FW Participates in Red Flag 2012 Personnel from 388th FW out of Hill AFB, Utah participate in Red Flag 2012. Red Flag is an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted annually at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

F-16s At Nellis (Courtesy Video 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
F-16s taxi, take off and air refuel at Nellis AFB).

F-16 Night Ops (Courtesy: 177th Fighter Wing — NJ Air National Guard, Video by Staff Sgt. Matt Hecht).

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  1. They weren’t F-16’s. Two black F-15’s, maybe. I even thought they may be Mig 29’s in town for The Ryder Cup or something. Flying in formation right over Bolingbrook, and then circling south, west and back over the Wheaton area for about ten minutes at about 1645 hrs. No markings. Long range fuel tanks.

  2. Posted Sep 27, 2012 @ 05:23 PM

    Geneva, IL —
    F-15 fighter jets were seen and heard in the Tri-Cities area early Thursday evening after performing a fly-over for the opening ceremonies at the Ryder Cup in Bloomingdale.

    The jets are staying at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago over the weekend.

  3. yes we saw and heard one jet. it flew over our lisle home off of rt 53. it went a few mile down the road and turned around and came back.
    it was further east on the on the flip side, could not see it.
    it was the lowest and loudest fighter we have ever seen flying in burbs.
    i would love to know what it was doing.
    ps maybe it was 2 jets. one going south and the other north?

  4. Saw them about 4:45-5:00 while heading South on I-355, near Downer’s Grove. They appeared to be two F-15 jets though. Maybe something to do with the First Lady being in Chicago?

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