I am Thunderbird 6, a combat fighter pilot currently serving as the Opposing Solo with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Ask Me Anything!
The smoke is on...we're over the crowd..flying at almost the speed of sound....Solos, ready, HIT IT!!!! Hold on to your seats and get ready for what could quite possibly be the GREATEST AMA SESSION OF YOUR LIFE!!!!
Hi guys! Greetings from the USAF Thunderbirds!!! I'm Captain Jason "Jaws" Curtis, Thunderbird #6 and I'm stoked to be here to chat with you! As one of the new guys on the Team, I fly as the Opposing Solo where I get to showcase the maximum power of the F-16 Fighting Falcon while flying upside down just a few feet above the ground. (Of course, this is easier to do when our team is not sequestered.)
It is a thrill to watch the crowd jump after the famous 'Sneak Pass', but don't be mistaken; there is a lot more to being a Thunderbird than just performing at air shows. I am a combat fighter pilot who has served in Korea, Afghanistan, and Libya.
While not at work, I enjoy racing my '68 Camaro and playing the drums. I named my Thunderbird #6 aircraft after my baby daughter, Aurora. I am from a small town in Montana called Kalispell.
With that being said, I invite you to ASK ME ANYTHING! Please feel free to share with me your thoughts and questions. Get ready for a fun AMA session!
PROOF: (Me and my fighter jet, the "Sweet Baby Aurora 6") www.instagram.com/p/Y0VvKCO4Ty/
UPDATE: Hey guys! Thanks so much for the awesome questions. You guys ROCK!!!! Hope to see you at a show soon. Capt Jason "Jaws" Curtis, Thunderbird #6 signing off.....