Commercial shoot a go, helicopter flyover postponed

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Weather concerns have temporarily grounded a plan to use a helicopter to film flyovers of UNL on Sept. 23.

However, a planned shoot in Memorial Stadium featuring some 500 Husker fans, is still a go.

The filming is for UNL's 2011 national television commercial. Fans of all ages can participate and must pre-register online at

Participants should wear Husker game day gear - red is preferred. Check in starts at 6:45 p.m. at Gate 3 (southwest corner) of Memorial Stadium. Filming is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and finish by 9 p.m.

"It's looking like rain will pass through the Lincoln area in the late afternoon," said Jon Humiston, creative director for University Communications. "The plan is to begin the shoot as planned. However, if there is rain, the start time may be shifted."

For updates on the status of the shoot, go online to

Humiston said the helicopter flyover of campus will be rescheduled for later in the fall. The date and time will be announced.