I’ve spent lots of time in the air traveling for work and pleasure (ask me how we once managed to fly from Houston to Moscow to Singapore to Bali – talk about the long way!) and also have dozens of hours in helicopters covering the news but there are two experiences which I want to talk about here.

1: My 53 minute flight with the USAF Thunderbirds

2: My trip to the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier while underway in the Atlantic.