Flying three feet apart at 500 miles per hour takes a lot of training

Thunderbird pilots Maj. Branden Felker and Maj. Jason Markzon talk on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, about training to become a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot and staging a show over the water like the upcoming Thunder Over the Sound in Biloxi.
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Thunderbird pilots Maj. Branden Felker and Maj. Jason Markzon talk on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, about training to become a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot and staging a show over the water like the upcoming Thunder Over the Sound in Biloxi.

Robin Fitzgerald covers real-time news, such as crime, public safety and trending stories. In nearly 40 years as a journalist, her highest honors include investigative awards for covering the aftermath of the fatal beating of a Harrison County jail inmate in 2006 and related civil rights violations. She is a Troy University graduate.