WATCH: Channel 9 anchor Martha Sugalski flies with Blue Angels

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Channel 9 anchor Martha Sugalski was granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience what the Blue Angels pilots do every day and soar to new heights.

Sugalski said she “had the honor” of going up — straight up, actually — with Lt. Julius Bratton on Wednesday afternoon from Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.

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The 40-minute flight aboard an F-18 included some barrel rolls and loops. It took them over Cape Canaveral and the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center — all while hitting 7.3 Gs.

“To say it was the ride of a lifetime is an understatement,” Sugalski said during Thursday’s newscast.

Today was a day I’ll never forget. Having the honor and privilege of being selected to fly with the Blue Angels was a...

Posted by Martha Sugalski on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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The flight took place ahead of the Great Florida Air Show happening this weekend. Click here for more information.

PHOTOS: Channel 9′s Martha Sugalski flies with Blue Angels

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.