While there is plenty of action brewing at the New Orleans Saints practice facility in Metairie today as the club's personnel and coaching staffs were preparing for the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft this evening, a couple of members of the Black and Gold enjoyed an action-filled day on the opposite end of the state.
QB Drew Brees and CB Jabari Greer were guests of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base in northwest Louisiana today. Following a tour of the planes and the base the two Saints went up in the air in planes with members of the squadron.
Greer, enjoyed one of the bigger thrills of his life when at 10 a.m., he went up in the air for a flight on an F-16 Plane with Captain Kristin Hubbard. Brees, who has always been active in his support of the various branches of the military, went in the air for his flight at 3 p.m.
The Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force based at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, tour the United States and much of the world, performing aerobatic formation and solo flying in specially-marked USAF jet aircraft. They are in Louisiana this weekend to be the headlining performers at the Barksdale "Defenders of Liberty" Air Show that will take place at the base from April 24-25.