In 1995 I was just a fledgling 22 year old photojournalist with just 2 years of professional TV experience under my belt. But even in that short amount of time I must had made a great impression on the PR guys and gals at Seymour Johnson AFB there in my hometown of Goldsboro, NC, because when the Thunderbirds came to town that year they asked to fly on the media flight.
It was a no brainer. I had wanted to be a fighter pilot as a kid so Hell Yeah I was gonna fly.
Let me just say, it's like nothing else in the world!!!
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It was really cool how proffessional they are and how they treated me. For pulling the 9g's I received a tie pin that I still have. I was also given a large personalized poster, a flight certificate and they took a roll of pictures documenting the day that they also handed over to me.