VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) — WYTV 33 News Daybreak co-anchor Jim Loboy flew with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on Thursday in advance of this weekend’s “Thunder Over the Valley” air show at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
Loboy said the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity started three hours before the flight with putting on the flight gear. Next, the flight surgeon taught him how to deal with low oxygen because of the g-force pressure on the jet.
Loboy’s mission was guided by Maj. Michael Fisher, whose call sign is “Drago.” They went 60 miles East-North-East of Pittsburgh to their predetermined airspace, where they performed aerial flight maneuvers that will be seen during the show.
For more on Loboy’s flight, watch the attached video.