A very special passenger recently performed an orientation flight onboard a USAF F-16.
Filmed on Feb. 19, 2016, the following video shows the actor Hugh Jackman flying in a U.S. Air Force F-16D Fighting Falcon belonging to the 301st Fighter Wing at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.
“I’m very, very excited. I’m a little nervous, but I am aware of how lucky I am to have this opportunity. I’m very grateful for it,” the actor said to NBC before the take off.
Jackman, who was visiting the base as part of a promotional tour for the movie “Eddie The Eagle,” was flown by Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Fighter Squadron commander.
Jackman absolutely loved his ride on the F-16 and, as the X-Men movies star revealed after the landing, was also proud of the fact that he didn’t throw up during his flight despite the thrilling g-forces experienced onboard the Viper.
Image credit: Cpl. Luis Ramirez / U.S. Marine Corps
Saw this a few weeks ago. Awesome footage of the top of a helmet and and tail fin. Not much else.
Very sad and disgraceful that celebrities, and in this case a foreign one, get such rides, and not Americans worthy of being given such a ride.
Maybe not the same as riding in a F-16, but…