Video: Missy Franklin flies in F-16 with Air Force Thunderbirds


Four-time Olympic champion swimmer Missy Franklin is already soaring to new heights on her return to Colorado.

Franklin, a 20-year-old nicknamed the “Missile,” flew in an F-16 with the Air Force Thunderbirds last week.

“I’ve been excited for like five days,” Franklin told Denver’s NBC affiliate 9News before her flight from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. “Ever since I found out I was going to be able to do this.”

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