Beth Moran, a 20 year old from Horsham West Sussex, took to the skies over RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.
The F16 combat jets are in the UK as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations and will fly this coming weekend at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
Watch the BBC’s coverage of her experience here:
Beth as been learning to fly as part of a ‘Fact Not Fiction’ documentary film. She has completed her Private Pilot’s License (PPL) with Sussex Flying Club and has been experiencing a whole spectrum of all things ‘aviation’.
The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron (“Thunderbirds”) is the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF). The Thunderbirds are assigned to the 57th Wing, and are based at Nellis Air Force Base.
Fact Not Fiction Films producer and former British Airways Captain, Tristan Loraine stated: “We have numerous leading partners working with us on the project, these range from Bose to Garmin, all innovative and world famous brands. To have Beth fly with the Thunderbirds, legends in aviation history, is truly remarkable.”
Beth’s first solo film has had over 500,000 views globally and can be found online here: https://vimeo.com/171463309
You can follow Beth’s experience on Facebook.