Fly Like An Eagle

     I stood on the tarmac with tears of pride in my eyes as I watched my brother-in-law prepare for flight in an F-15 Eagle.  There are fewer F-15 pilots than there are NFL players and I’m so proud my little brother-in-law is one of them.

     If you’re like most people then you don’t know the difference between an F-16 or F-15 and you wouldn’t have any clue what it takes to be a pilot in the Air Force.  I wouldn’t have a clue either except for the fact Mike’s brother is an F-15 Pilot in the Air Force. 

     It’s quite the accomplishment to become a pilot in the Air Force.  It not only takes great eye sight, high intelligence and quick reflexes but also luck along the way.  Mike’s brother Scott is fortunate to have all of these qualities and then some. 

     We’ve been lucky enough to be able to visit Scott at numerous Air Force Bases along the way.  From Enid to Langley and now to Boise we have been able to see what the life of an Air Force Pilot is all about.  Suiting up in outfits to keep the blood flow above the waist, making sure the parachute pack is in place in case of ejection and flying an aircraft at speeds I can’t even imagine is what his job is all about.

     It takes a courageous person to join the military and I couldn’t be prouder of Mike’s little brother.  He’s come a long way from his Nintendo days and I’m sure he’ll continue to soar in all that he does.

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