Before anyone knew that Super Bowl XLVIII would turn out to be a flop on the field, the big event kicked off with a great rendition of the national anthem combined with a flyover of US Army helicopters over MetLife Stadium. 

The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade took to the air to give fans one of the best flyovers we've seen at a Super Bowl. Thankfully, one of the crew members recorded the experience from inside a Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopter as it passed over the stadium.

The video gives a great perspective of the event, but it also provides one of the coolest views of the pregame fireworks show as you look back through the helicopter.