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Announcer gets the flight of his life

The Thunderbirds in performance.
The Thunderbirds in performance.

BATTLE CREEK , MI (WKZO) - It’s every guy’s Tom Cruise fantasy, to jump into an F-16 and punch a hole in the sky.

Kody Mac, afternoon host at Midwest Communications WIN 98.5, got a chance to go up with the US Air Force Thunderbirds Thursday, after going through a training course on how to survive a flight in a jet fighter.

He says unless you force the blood to your head, you will just pass out during a maneuver than can pull up to 9-g’s.  They also wear pressure suits that help. 

Mac says they were flying over Grand Rapids four minutes after taking off from Battle Creek and turning around by Big Rapids a few minutes later. 

He says he enjoyed about 85% of the time he was wheels up, but it’s a memory and a story he will be able to tell his grand kids.

The US Air Force Thunderbirds are performing in Battle Creek this weekend at the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival.

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