Rockford TV Anchor Passes Out on Ride with the Blue Angels [Watch]
If you are on TV, you get to do some pretty exciting things. The Blue Angels was a little too much for this Rockford TV reporter.
The Blue Angels fly a F/A-18 Hornet. It is the nation's first strike-fighter. It is designed for traditional strike applications such as interdiction and close air support without compromising its fighter capabilities. With its excellent fighter and self-defense capabilities, the F/A-18 at the same time increases strike mission survivability and supplements the F-14 Tomcat in fleet air defense.
The fastest speed is about 700 mph (just under Mach 1; Sneak Pass).
So, you can only imagine the G-forces that are thrust upon you when you take flight.
Christie Nicks of WTVO’s Eyewitness news was offered the chance to take a ride with the Blue Angels before this year’s Rockford Airfest. Here's how it worked out:
Christie, I'm jealous and would love to give the Blue Angels a try some time in the future. I have had the privilege to head up in the deep blue yonder in the past with some excellent pilots.
Last year, I had awesome opportunity in the Aerostar Yak 52-PW at last Year's Airfest.
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