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Banner season: Jets lighten mood by flying toy helicopter with 'Go Jets' banner

  • FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, New York Jets General Manager John Idzik talks about the trade for wide receiver Percy Harvin from Seattle during NFL football practice in Florham Park, N.J. Frustrated Jets fans have taken to the air to vent. Literally. A plane with a banner urging the team to fire John Idzik circled several times above the practice field for about 20 minutes Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 as the players went through drills while New York's embattled general manager watched. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, New York Jets General Manager John Idzik talks about the trade for wide receiver Percy Harvin from Seattle during NFL football practice in Florham Park, N.J. Frustrated Jets fans have taken to the air to vent. Literally. A plane with a banner urging the team to fire John Idzik circled several times above the practice field for about 20 minutes Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 as the players went through drills while New York's embattled general manager watched. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) walks off the field after an incomplete pass into the end zone against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) walks off the field after an incomplete pass into the end zone against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)  (The Associated Press)

Another day, another flyover at New York Jets practice.

This time, though, it was the team piloting an aircraft with a message.

A day after an unidentified "frustrated fan" hired a plane with a "Fire John Idzik" banner that circled the team's practice facility for 20 minutes, the Jets sent up a toy helicopter at the beginning of practice Thursday with a small banner that read: "Go Jets."

The team was practicing indoors because of rain, but a Jets video staffer flew the foot-long helicopter by radio control for a few minutes — in front of media and smiling players — before carrying it off the field.

Fed up with the team's 1-8 start, a female fan hired the plane Wednesday to urge the Jets to fire their general manager.

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