While I got to do some really cool stuff as a Marine – lead a scout sniper platoon, deploy to Afghanistan, and shoot just about every weapon in our ground arsenal – I honestly have wanted to be a pilot since I was a little kid. While both of my grandfathers were officers in WW2 – one was an infantry officer in the Army, while the other was a bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps (now the Air Force) – it was the fact that I never got to meet the latter that really influenced my decision to become an officer. While my horrendous eyesight kept me out of flight school, by the time I was a few years out of college my desire had shifted heavily in favor of infantry/ground intelligence with the Marine Corps. I wanted the honor of leading an infantry platoon, and it was an incredible, unforgettable experience – that being said, and especially after watching this video, the life of a fighter pilot looks just absolutely awesome! I cannot stress the following words enough: must-watch video!
Air Force Video: Blair Blunting Flies with the T-Birds
You just called your Air Force recruiter, didn’t you? I don’t blame you. After watching Mr. Blair Blunting get to sit in the back of an F-16 Tomcat – which looks like it was the T-Birds Operations Officer (OpsO) who flew him around – I would have too! Don’t forget though: the Marine Corps and the Navy both have fighters, if you really are interested. I always hoped I would at least get a chance, either when I was in the Corps or after, that I could get a ride in the back of a fighter like Blair Bunting did – I would pay hefty sums of money for the opportunity, because it’s just one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that you can’t pass up.
Oh, and if you’re wondering who Blair Bunting is – besides one lucky, lucky mofo – just check out Jaron Schneider’s (the producer behind this awesome video) Vimeo page. According to the page, Blair Bunting is an “advertising photographer and Nikon ambassador”, and you can find his official website right here: BlairBunting.com.
Standby for more Air Force videos ASAP – of course if you have any of your own that you’d like to showcase (we’ll link/rep you!), feel free to drop us a line and a link to the video in the comments below! As always hit up our tag cloud on the right to find even more killer military videos and content!