In Game

Air Force has the highest percentage student attendance of any school in the FBS as the cadets here are required to go to each and every game. This requirement not only means that the stands are always full, but it also ensures that the loudest and most raucous portion of the stadium will always be out in full force to support the Falcons.

You’ll know before the game even starts that you are witnessing something special at Air Force. The pregame traditions here alone are worth the price of admissions, as you’ll see flyovers, parachuters, and the cadets running to the stands. These pregame festivities really get the crowd pumped up and ready to cheer on the Falcons.

Once the game starts, the raucous pregame environment carries over, as the fans are on their feet and cheering for the Falcons all throughout the game. The support from the cadets is particularly strong as football games are a chance for them to really let loose and enjoy themselves. You’ll have a great time cheering along with Air Force fans as they root on the Falcons to victory.

The crowd really gets up for games against fellow military academies, so if you want to attend the biggest games of the year, then you’ll want to be in attendance when Air Force takes on Army and Navy.

Things to check out

Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountains

As you catch breaks in the action, you can look beyond the stands at a breathtaking view of the Colorado landscape. Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain can be seen from the varying points of the stadium, so take a minute to enjoy the beauty around you.

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Team Plaques

All throughout Falcon Stadium you’ll be able to find plaques and other displays honoring great Air Force players, teams, and coaches of the past. Check out these plaques for a chance to learn a lot about Air Force’s outstanding football tradition.

Fly Over

Truly one of the most unique pregame rituals in all of collegiate athletics. F-15 soars over Falcon Stadium as the crowd watches in awe. A hair-raising moment, to say the least.

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Squadron Formations

Before every game, Air Force cadets line up into their squadrons formation all around the field. They hold this formation until after the national anthem when they all sprint at full speed into the stands.

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Halftime Falcon

At halftime of each home game a falcon is released and can be seen soaring high above Falcon Stadium. This offers the fans a great experience and wonderful sight.

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Touchdown Pushups

After every score, the freshman cadets run down from the stands and into the end zone to do push-ups. The cadets do as many push-ups as the team has points scored.

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Fight Songs

  1. Air! Force! Chant

    One-half of the stadium chants “Air” and the other chants “Force” which makes up the favorite chant of this fanbase.

    Air!
    Force!

    Air!
    Force!

    Air!
    Force!

  2. The U.S. Air Force

    (Chorus I)
    OFF we go into the wild blue yonder,
    Climbing high into the sun
    Here they come zooming to meet our thunder
    At ’em boys, Give ‘er the gun!
    Down we dive, spouting our flames from under
    Off with one helluva roar!
    We live in fame or go down in flames. Hey!
    Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force!  

    (Chorus II)
    Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder
    Sent it high into the blue
    Hands of men blasted the world a-sunder How they lived God only knew!
    Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
    Gave us wings, ever to soar!
    With scouts before And bombers galore.
    Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force!
    (Verse) or the (Third Verse)
    Here’s a toast to the host
    Of those who love
    the vastness of the sky,
    To a friend we send a message
    of his brother men who fly.
    We drink to those
    who gave their all of old
    Then down we roar to score
    the rainbow’s pot of gold.
    A toast to the host of men we boast,
    the U.S. Air Force!  

    (Chorus III)
    Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
    Keep the wings level and true
    If you’d live to be a grey-haired wonder
    Keep the nose out of the blue!
    Flying men, guarding the nation’s border,
    we’ll be there followed by more!
    In echelon we carry on, Hey!
    Nothing’ll stop the Air Force!
    Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force!

  3. Falcon Fight

    Fly you Falcons down the field;
    Tear the enemy asunder!
    Bare your talons, make them yield;
    Give them all your thunder!
    Spread your strong wings wide and high; Fight for victory! Never say die, keep flying high
    For the Air Force Academy!

  4. AFA Alma Mater

    After the game, Air Force players gather to sing the Air Force Alma Mater. The tradition is a great way for the team to show how much the United States and Air Force means to them and is quite the sight to behold for anyone in attendance.

    Here’s a toast to the host
    Of those who love
    the vastness of the sky,
    To a friend we send a message
    of his brother men who fly.
    We drink to those  who gave their all of old,
    Then down we roar to score
    the rainbow’s pot of gold.
    A toast to the host of men we boast,
    the U.S. Air Force!

    Here’s a toast to the host
    Of those who love
    the vastness of the sky,
    To a friend we send a message
    of his brother men who fly.
    We drink to those  who gave their all of old,
    Then down we roar to score
    the rainbow’s pot of gold.
    A toast to the host of men we boast,
    the U.S. Air Force

  5. U.S. Air Force Blue

    They took the blue from the skies
    And a pretty girl’s eyes
    And a touch of Old Glory’s hue,
    And gave it to the men who proudly wear
    The U. S. Air Force Blue,
    The U. S. Air Force Blue.
    Oh they are men with a dream
    On America’s team They’re a rugged and ready crew,
    And you can bet your boots
    The world looks up
    To U. S. Air Force Blue,
    To U. S. Air Force Blue.
    They know where they’re going,
    They set their course, The sky’s no limit in the Air Force.
    They took the blue from the skies
    And a pretty girl’s eyes And a touch of Old Glory’s hue,
    And gave it to the men who proudly wear
    The U. S. Air Force Blue.
    And you can wear it too,
    The U. S. Air Force Blue.

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