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Unread post27 Feb 2005, 03:31

swanee wrote:
Tankrat wrote:We are flying 2 members form the group 3 Doors Down tomorrow.


What did they do to deserve a ride?


They are very big supporters of the military, and have help spread a positive image of the military by giving free concerts for the troops and stuff like that.

I met the guys, they are real nice guys and they had a blast
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Unread post03 Mar 2005, 14:10

NASCAR driver Brent Sherman (#58 Dodge Charger) will take to the skies on Wednesday, March 9, for a special celebrity orientation flight in the F-16D Fighting Falcon with the Thunderbirds at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before starting his career in the NASCAR Busch Series, Sherman was enlisted in the United States Air Force for six years. He qualified for Combat Control training in the Special Forces before receiving his USAF Wings and being assigned to the 963rd AWACS Squadron. Stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, Sherman flew on radar jets tracking Air Force aircraft. He also logged 3,000 hours among combat, surveillance, and instructing missions all over the world.

Other sports superstars who have enjoyed an orientation flight with the Thunderbirds are: Tony Hawk, Terrell Davis, Joe Montana, and (as mentioned earlier in this thread) Tiger Woods
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Unread post15 Mar 2005, 04:02

Vince and Rick from OCC and the show American Chopper. the show is on right now on discovery tune in now.
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Unread post15 Mar 2005, 05:20

OK, at MacDill, summer of 1984, Arnold Palmer flew in 80-0623, a "B" model, my jet, and the same summer, Crystal Gayle? Is that how you spell her last name? Flew in 80-0632, my roomate's jet, later that summer that aircraft's pilot G'loc into the Gulf of Mexico during an ACM mission, the biggest piece recovered from the wreckage in 50' of water was the LPC shaft, about 1 foot long.
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Unread post15 Mar 2005, 10:51

Planenutok wrote:Vince and Rick from OCC and the show American Chopper. the show is on right now on discovery tune in now.


Ya beat me to it! Why I oughta... :lol: Later people.
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Unread post15 Mar 2005, 22:40

allenperos wrote:....and the same summer, Crystal Gayle? Is that how you spell her last name? Flew in 80-0632, my roomate's jet....


Wow!....musta needed an extra large helmet to accomodate what musta been a HUGE bun of hair! :wink:
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Unread post21 Mar 2005, 10:03

Team owner and former IndyCar driver Chip Ganassi got a ride in a Luke Air Force Base F-16 on March 15th 2005.

The pilot was Col. Pat Shay, a former winner of the Air Force's Top Gun award.
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Unread post21 Mar 2005, 16:28

Harrison Ford flew with the Thunderbirds a few years ago. . .
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Unread post21 Mar 2005, 20:03

Dmanton300 wrote:Harrison Ford flew with the Thunderbirds a few years ago. . .

Hope they didn't have a snake in plane! :lol:

From Indiana Jones I: "There's a big snake in the plane, Jaques! I hate snakes, Jaques! I hate 'em!!"
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Unread post01 Apr 2005, 15:44

In case some viewers were wondering about Crystal Gayle's ride in <a href="f-16_fighting_falcon_airframe-771.html">80-0632</a>, some women NCO's took real good care of her, they brushed her hair downward so it would fit inside her flight suit. Apparently, she had a good time, the pilot was a relative of hers. Everyone had strawberries and champagne after the flight on the line.
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Unread post01 Apr 2005, 15:55

Now that sounds like a wonderful way to spend a morning :D ! Strawberries and champagne after a leisurely (yeah, right :lol: ) hop in an F-16, what more could one want? Thanks for the info on what they did with her hair - that had me confused!
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Unread post01 Apr 2005, 22:41

parrothead wrote:Now that sounds like a wonderful way to spend a morning :D ! Strawberries and champagne after a leisurely (yeah, right :lol: ) hop in an F-16, what more could one want?


How 'bout a valet crew chief meetin' her at the parking spot with a stretch "Follow Me" truck ready to whisk her away to a soothing dip in the O-club jacuzzi followed by a relaxing massage by a hunky mechanic type called "Knuckles"? 8) :lol:

Bein' a celebrity backseater can be sooooooooo exhausting! :roll:
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Unread post02 Apr 2005, 02:45

Ryan Newman Nascar driver got a ride out of Luke AFB , July 2004.
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Unread post03 Apr 2005, 14:51

On an episode of Crocodile Hunter I saw a while ago, Steve Irwin (the Crocodile Hunter) got a ride in an F-16D at Luke AFB. He managed to stay conscious until almost 9g's.
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Unread post03 Apr 2005, 15:38

I don't know if any of you guys watch the History Channel, but the ol' R. Lee "gunny" Ermey got a ride in an F-15 in one of his Mail Call shows.
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