I'm Flying High Above Henderson, Nevada And We're All About To Die.
Actually I’m assured we’ll be perfectly safe as we review the emergency canopy ejection procedure during my preflight briefing; the best way to conquer fear is with preparation. The room and information is setup like a mission briefing, we don’t get to play with F-22 fighter jets but it’s fun to act like we are.
“In the briefing room I say "feel free to go crazy because I'm insane!" The pilot's response: Challenge accepted!”
My pilot, code-name "Hollywood", is as wild as they come and I'm in his plane because of my cocky comment.
A Complicated Sequence
All the available pilots are well trained but Hollywood just made up a fancy sequence the night before and wanted to give it a try. After we landed the pilots explained how customers usually get sick after a few maneuvers; being able to take me on a ridiculous ride is a treat even for Hollywood.
The staff at SCA are very knowledgable and confident. At the same time they're cocky and talk trash to each other all day; 10 minutes with these guys and it's like you've known them your whole life!