Wes Welker Rides with Thunderbirds

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Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) On Sunday the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Air Force's official demonstration team, took Denver Bronco Wes Welker on a backseat flight.

Welker received military-style patches, was custom-fitted in a G-suit, tested his Thunderbirds-painted helmet, practiced anti-G breathing techniques with the Thunderbirds flight doctor and had a pre-flight briefing with his pilot.

Play the video for an inside look at Welker's experience.

Cory Sullivan, former Colorado Rockies player and current ROOT
Sports announcer, is scheduled to get his own backseat ride on Monday, July 21.

On Tuesday, July 22, the Thunderbirds will be visiting with patients
from the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center at 9 a.m. Interested media should meet at the front doors of the Cheyenne VA at 8:45 a.m.

On July 23, at 7:30 a.m. College Drive closes to through traffic between Avenue C and Fox Farm Rd. LCCC campus opens for spectator parking. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. College Drive closes completely and won't reopen until 10:00 a.m. The show is taking place across the skies of Cheyenne at 9:30AM.

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