Major Chris Austin is one of the F-16 pilots flying in the Miramar Air Show in San Diego this weekend (Oct. 12-14), and while hes perfectly fine executing marvelous mid-air moves, he hasnt always been able to stomach the speed.
He explains, The first time I flew in the back of an F- 16, I was so airsick. It crushed me, and once I got off the plane, I couldnt even stand.
Still, for the Miramar Air Show, Austin and his fellow Thunderbirds have prepared tricks that involve gut-wrenching speeds and some corkscrew turns, and Austins favorite maneuver called the Bomb Burst, which involves four planes crossing within feet of each other.
He remarks, It looks like a firework when we do it. Its the most demanding, but so much fun!
For more info, check out miramarairshow.com.
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