Usually we see Champ Bailey flying around in the secondary, but on Monday the Pro Bowl corner had the chance to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
Bailey took flight in an F-16 fighter plane for about an hour, even earning his 9G pin. That means that Bailey endured nine times the force of gravity.
“It was like having a bunch of people standing on you. You couldn’t breathe, you couldn’t move, you couldn’t do anything. It was like you were frozen, smashed into the seat,” Bailey said. “I don’t know how those guys keep flying the plane, but (for Koltes it) was like he was parking a car.” – Champ Bailey (Denver Post)
John Fox was scheduled to fly with the Thunderbirds as well early this summer, but the plane was experiencing mechanical issues, so his flight had to be delayed.
You can read more about Bailey’s experience here.