Flying Through the 2016 Election Cycle in an F-16 Fighter Jet

As the 2016 Election Cycle comes to an end, ABC News' Michael Koenigs took flight in an F-16 fighter jet with Captain Jeff "Split" Witt of the Alabama Air National Guard.
5:40 | 11/07/16

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Switching from the bank uniform. MT. The flight suit. Austin. I still elegant get a bigger. They'll stop drinking that letter. I. Richard Ellis did. They are the Alabama National Guard they have been an old college friend of mine. He's become up. I think Mike he's gonna ask you this anybody got. Bragging either got iconic captain Brad Womack call sign is blessed by Buchanan and here's Clint McMillan yeah have you think. Here at the Alabama national park this is the 187 fighter wing and hear how violent a member of the hundred fighters water. We're heritage and of the Tuskegee airmen clearly herder the all African American squadron that fought. With significant Bauer and world war two and we continue that tradition that this is the F sixteen Mike by the look we can do not do but today we're. Still oppose the sound area not bad but I don't. It's a lot faster than your bicycle you basically standing or sitting on top of a giant rocket motor pretty we'll bank them an analyst. It sounds like there aren't aren't but how else he then I'll get looks get in the jet mortgages that. School. As the blood drain from my head the entire election flash before lives I am running for president. Our country great again. You call women you don't like fat pigs don't we drill Nancy O'Donnell week's release thousands of emails. Donald Trump's accused of mocking a reporter who has a physical disability that can't be injured of the injuries he gave a crap out of public view since we started let's do it you can do anything and grabbed by the. This was the October surprise no crime on a laptop used by Anthony Weiner and big question tonight are the Russians behind it no one knows what's going to happen. This campaign as any in the lowest note it either really mean until monetary. Emo. And my tenuous grip on consciousness started to slip. I saw the lighten. I remembered the Americans I met along the way I always joke that I'm new normal manner that is plus. Tremendous oils. Desert weather and Hamas might it be prodded that we could virgins. A lot of give our lives and it does somebody is that a political opponent does not necessarily mean he's an enemy. Remember those lighthearted day I'm getting in the military and then at the end offers. Non elections. For all the ugliness and division of this election cycle. This country's great because of its diversity of personalities and opinions. 300 million voices to care deeply about this nation. Not least of which are people like Jeff in the countless others who served. I can almost hear his voice now. Yeah. Yeah. A we've had 56 presidential elections in this country and we always seem to land all right in the end. Oh. About thirty minutes in the sky had never experienced. It as intensive that. I think my college years and eight Heineken U. A man violent. Home that we could back vehicle I'm more familiar with a bicycle. The basic. I don't know what I'm doing after this election cycle. But one thing's for sure yeah. This won't be faster.

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