“Low” would be an under-statement. As the Air Force Times reports here (it also contains the quite impressive video of the fly over), the Air Force has
disciplined [three pilots] for flying much too low and too fast, and the flight leader — already planning to retire — is giving up his right to fly military aircraft . . . .
The four Talon T-38 Trainer jets were at an altitude just 16 feet above the stadium’s press box when they wowed 70,000 fans inside Kinnick Stadium before Iowa hosted Ohio State on Nov. 20 . . . .
The jets cleared the scoreboard by 58 feet, and their altitude of 176 feet above ground level was far lower than the 1,000-foot minimum elevation required for flights above a populated area such as a stadium, the Air Force investigation concluded. The jets also approached speeds of 400 knots, above the limit of 300, during both the flyover and practice runs the day before, the investigation found.
These incidents are always a bit sad, see Navy incident last year, Navy Times and video here. It’s gotta be hard to tell even an experienced pilot, give the fans their money’s worth because it helps recruiting . . . and, oh by the way, don’t fly too fast or too low in that multi-million dollar speed machine you are strapped to.