MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – WMBF News' Meredith Helline got to ride shotgun in an L-39 military jet, built in the 1970s in Czechoslavakia, and pulled 5 Gs for the first time in her life.
This standard L-39 advanced combat trainer has been turned into Reno National Air Racer for pilot Scott Farnsworth.
You wouldn't believe the L-39 jet was built that long ago, but yes, 1970s in Czechoslavakia...as a military aircraft and today I rode shotgun in that L-39...and pulled 5 Gs for the first time in my life.
"But I really like being 500 miles per hour with a pack of other guys and the competition. I love all aspects of aviation. I'm really excited to bring you in the cockpit today and show you my passion," Farnsworth said.
Watch the video above to see Meredith's wild ride in the L-39.