A.J. Hawk has been preparing to fly with the Blue Angels for years.
But he still wasn’t ready for it when it finally happened.
The Packers linebacker admitted his long-awaited flight with the Navy’s jet-fighter demonstration squad didn’t go quite as he had hoped.
“I was dying,” Hawk said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com. “I was terrible. . . .
“I’m a baby anyway. I get carsick, so I knew I was going to get sick up there.”
Hawk admitted he went to the airsick bag “two-plus” times during the 50-minute flight.
“[The pilot] is a nice guy. I didn’t puke on him. I got it in the bag,” he said. “Man, it was amazing. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I felt bad because I was apologizing to him the whole time because I got sick.”
He had been scheduled to fly with them twice before, but was delayed by weather and a government sequester.
Perhaps his stomach, and his pilot, would have been better off if he waited a little longer.