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Former Ohio State University quarterback flies in F-16

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  • By Joseph R. Stahl
  • 178th FIghter Wing
     Former Ohio State University quarterback Craig Krenzel received an F-16 familiarization flight Sept. 11 at the 178th Fighter Wing. 

     This flight fulfilled a childhood dream of Krenzel's to fly in an Air Force fighter aircraft. 

     "When I was a kid growing up, all I ever wanted to do was to be a fighter pilot," said Krenzel. 

     The day of his flight began with a flight physical and egress training in life support. His flight followed, which lasted for approximately one hour.
     After his vertical takeoff, Krenzel enjoyed the view on a clear day. 

     "My flight was awesome. I had a great time. It was a dream come true," Krenzel said after his flight. 

     Krenzel appreciates military servicemembers and gives back whenever he can, he said. Springfield Airmen were encouraged to meet Krenzel after the flight. Krenzel spent the remainder of the day signing autographs and OSU memorabilia as well as socializing with Springfield Airmen. 

     Krenzel and the 2002 Ohio State football team defeated Miami University, Fla., in a double-overtime national championship game.