Four-time Olympic champion swimmerÂ Missy FranklinÂ is already soaring to new heights on her return to Colorado.
Franklin, a 20-year-old nicknamed the â€œMissile,â€ flew in an F-16 with the Air Force Thunderbirds last week.
â€œIâ€™ve been excited for like five days,â€ Franklin told Denverâ€™s NBC affiliate 9News before her flight from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. â€œEver since I found out I was going to be able to do this.â€
Video: Missy Franklin flies in F-16 with Air Force Thunderbirds