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Defying Gravity; Our Reporter Flies with Famous Stunt Pilot Sean Tucker
DAYTON -- Defying gravity above the Dayton skies. That is what many pilots will be doing this weekend at the Dayton Air Show. We all get to watch, but Anchor and Reporter Jackie Couture got to experience it with the famous Sean Tucker.
"I've been dreaming of this my whole life," said Sean Tucker to Jackie. She found out the amazing stunt pilot is also a big tease, acting like it is his first flight. Jackie mistakenly told him she was nervous.
After suiting up in a parachute and getting a brief safety lesson, Jackie stepped into the Oracle to get strapped in. Sean gave her a pep talk and joined her.
Sean's been flying since the mid-1970s.
"When you're dancing in the sky and the wings become your arms and you get to share that magic with the audience, it's a privilege, it's a blast, I love my job," said Tucker, a world-renowned pilot who trains three times a day.
"What I do is serious business. It is dangerous, so to get rid of some of that risk I practice all the time."
They started with a barrel roll, then he really got the blood rushing.
Sean said, "All right I'm gonna hang you upside down."
"All right, why not, I'm here," said Jackie, laughing then screaming as the plane rolled.
Jackie's colleague and chief photographer, Lee Furry, is helping to catch all the action on camera. He was in the chase plane just feet from the Oracle.
"It's the anticipation that kills you. Once you're actually doing it, it's fun. Then once you're done you say 'wooh,' I'm glad that's over with," yelled Jackie as the plane took a major dive and dip in the sky.
Sean then let Jackie take the wheel. It turns out they did 8 Gs, that is eight times our body weight, a lot of pressure.
After that adrenaline rush, Jackie said she was happy to land, with her fast friend who was headed back out to train.
"You can never be too good, you can never be too humble. You can never be too joyful, so I like to put it all together, so when I present myself to the audience, I'm truly sharing the magic of flight," said Tucker.
"And you do ... thank you, it was awesome," Jackie said.
"You did great!" exclaimed Sean.
You can catch Sean Tucker's performances all weekend at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Doors open up at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the first act should be in the air by 11:30.
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