Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first humans to set foot on the moon, made history again Sunday.
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At the age of 87, Buzz became the oldest person to fly with the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at the Melbourne Air and Space Show.
The Air Force is celebrating its 70th year as a service and has been breaking barriers since 1947.
The Thunderbirds are notorious for their rigorous physical requirements, which is no easy feat, even for a legend and retired Air Force colonel like Buzz.
“It’s certainly been a good while, but I still remember the throttle and the stick and formation flying,” Aldrin said.
He helped to fly an F16 Fighting falcon, his copilot described the experience as one he never dreamed he’d have.
“It was a lifetime highlight for sure,” said Kevin Walsh Thunderbird Pilot 7. “To take an American icon up in an F16 and then to fly over the cape with all those historic sites Pad 39 alpha where apollo 11 took off it’s hard to put it into words.”
For Aldrin he says he’s wishes he could do things of this nature much more often..
“It felt like home up there, it would certainly be nice to be able to do that all the time,” Aldrin said.
Aldrin graduated from high school in 1947 and joined the Air Force. He served in the Korean War and retired as a Colonel.