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Jamar Adams takes ride of his life

Post by Eric Williams on July 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm with 9 Comments »
July 15, 2010 8:50 pm
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamar Adams prepares to fly with Patriots Jet Team (Ted Warren/AP).

Safety Jamar Adams has had some thrilling moments on the football field. But none of them compared to experience of a lifetime he enjoyed on Thursday.

Adams flew with the Patriots Jet Team out of Olympia Regional Airport as they practiced maneuvers in preparation for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Expo this weekend.

“The best fun I’ve ever had,” he said. “I wish I could do it for hours. I was like ‘Don’t land, stay longer.’ That was a blast.”

The Patriots Jets team in flight (Ted S. Warren/AP photo)

The Patriots fly four high-performance L-39 jets. Shortly after takeoff on Thursday, the jets flew a few feet apart in a diamond formation. Adams’ jet was fourth in the formation – picture a baseball diamond and if the jets are bases, Adams’ was home plate.

“The formations, they were so close,” Adams said. “On the back and underneath it was crazy. The second time we got in formation the pilot said ‘I’ve got to use my air brakes.’ We were about two feet from of the plane in front of us.”

Adams said the close-call forced him to recall what he learned at the flight safety orientation meeting just before takeoff.

“I remember what they said, in case of emergency, pull the canopy lock back toward us,” he said.

Adams, entering his third season with the Seahawks, netted the invite to ride with the Patriots after he landed a plane on a flight simulator recently at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. His older brother is a member of the Air Force, stationed at a base in San Antonio. He joked that his brother would soon receive a call.

“I pulled seven G’s how many did you pull?” he said.

– Doug Pacey, The News Tribune

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  1. williambryan says:

    awesome. I have been pulling for jamar adams to crack the lineup since he has been a hawk. i doubt this is the year though.

  2. I had the “best fun” reading this article. :)

  3. Dukeshire says:

    That’s something I’ve always wanted to do. If I were a professional athlete that is one “perk” I would look into taking advantage of.

  4. hambone08 says:

    Very cool article, thanks for sharing Eric.

  5. Second best fun Bobby. Adams already claimed best. Sorry, thems the rules.

    For what it’s worth, I think this comment only game me the fourth best fun, so third remains available.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    These comments are the third best fun I’ve had. Wish I could read them for hours. I’m like “Don’t stop writing. Read longer”.

  7. BenderHawkFan says:

    I would be prairy doggin’ the entire time. F that. :P

  8. You can tell we’re in the dead period. The calm before the storm. But training camp isn’t too far away! I don’t think it’s the best fun for the players, but as a fan, I love all the news that comes from it. I’m saving my best fun for when the Seahawks win the Super Bowl!

  9. FYI – Mr. Happy is going to be on NFLN at 7 p.m. EST.

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