PHOENIX (FOX 10) - The F-16s from Luke Airforce Base are helping kick off the new Diamondbacks season in style.
Foor Aaron Weedman, nothing beats flying.
"There is no other feeling other than pulling up the gear, lighting the afterburner and feeling a little bit of kickback on your body," Weedman said.
The Lt. Colonel has been flying for 17 years. He's been around the world and has seen it all. But today, he was selected one of the four F-16 pilots to participate in the Arizona Diamondbacks opening day flyover.
"Today is really a dream come true for our family," Weedman said. "[To] have my kids on the stands and look up and see dad flying over is really going to be special to me. Not just that, but the friends that I have that are season ticket holders to be in the stands and watching and kind of get what it is that I do when I come to work on a daily basis, giving them a special glimpse of me."
Despite being originally from Kentucky, this F-16 pilot has become a diehard Diamondbacks fan.
"Any time you can do a flyby and show the local community here, especially in my adopted hometown of Phoenix what it is, what the jets are roaring overheard are providing back to this community," Weedman said.