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Blues take Meg McNamara on flight of a lifetime in the G-Monster
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — Anyone who has seen the Blue Angels fly has dreamed of going up on one of the F/A-18 Hornets. Channel 3’s Meg McNamara was lucky enough to take that flight of a lifetime. For an opportunity like this, mornings start early at 6 a.m. and a briefing with Petty Officer First Class Anthony Batronis. For first time flyers some food in the stomach is always suggested. “Usually we suggest a muffin or a banana because it tastes the same way coming up as it does going down,” Batronis said. The next step is going over what not to touch while inside the jet – because certain handles will cause you to leave the aircraft. “This one will cause you to eject but no worries there,” Batronis said. The next topic was air sickness and the bags provided during the flight. Then we practiced the hick maneuver to avoiding passing out. After all of that it was time to get suited up. When the jet took off, it was the look of pure joy, but so upsetting to my stomach. And after I disposed of my baggy in the proper pants pocket I freshened up just in [...]