Pro Stock star Erica Enders will be a special guest of the United States Air
Force Thunderbirds during the elite flying group's 60th anniversary season in
2007. Enders is tentatively scheduled for a ride-along in a Thunderbirds F-16C
with one of the world's best pilots in the day's following the first Las Vegas
race in April.
When not traveling the world on behalf of the USAF, the
Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron is stationed out of Nellis Air Force
Base in Las Vegas, which is adjacent to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the desert
north of town.
"I'm so excited about this opportunity that I find it
really hard to explain," Enders said. "My dad was in the Air Force so it's the
branch of the military we know the best. Growing up, we never missed an Air
Show, especially when the Thunderbirds were performing. You never even dream
that one day you'll get to ride in one of their planes."