I was out at the Grand Forks Air Force Base yesterday. It was pretty intense. The Thunderbirds were practing in their F-16s and UND hockey player Monique Lamoureux went for a ride with them. Anyway, the point of this little story is that those planes fly really fast. And they turn really fast. Also, they did that trick where you’re watching a couple of them and then one sneaks up behind you and pretty much puts you into the fetal position. I don’t know if they asked for permission to buzz the control tower like Tom Cruise did in Top Gun, but they did fly very close to it. I’m not going to the Air Show this weekend because I have a fear of 40,000 people, but the Thunderbirds would be worth the trip out there.