As one of the MCAS Beaufort Airshow media perks, I was offered a ride in “Fat Albert”.  I jumped at the chance, but the more YouTube videos I watched, the more dubious I became at the prospect.  It is jet assisted and can take off (and land) almost vertically.  After signing multiple waivers and completing medical questionnaires, and being briefed on the flight, it was time to board.  Up until that point I still wasn’t sure that I was going to do it.  We had all been issued sick bags, and I really didn’t want to have to use mine.  Anyway, it was better than any rollercoaster ride, negative g’s, positive g’s, not your average commercial plane ride.  Thank you Blue Angels.