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From raceway to runway
U.S. Air Force Maj. Garret Schmitz, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team safety observer and 55th Fighter Squadron pilot, takes off in an F-16D Viper with Townsend Bell, sports commentator and professional race car driver, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 16, 2019. Schmitz demonstrated the aircraft’s capabilities by hitting speeds in excess of 650 mph and pulling 8.9 G’s during their flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves |  VIRIN: 190416-F-KQ373-1318.JPG