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4 years 6 months ago

T-birds take teacher for a ride

To say that David Benke is excited is an understatement. The middle school math teacher is suiting up for a ride with the Air Force Thunderbirds. "My wife and I when they first told us this we were literally in the kitchen jumping up and down," Benke said. ...

4 years 6 months ago

The Thunderbirds are here

The Air Force Thunderbirds have arrived in Colorado Springs. The squadron of F-16 aerial demonstration jets will perform for the graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy on Wednesday. The pilots conducted a re-enlistment ceremony for about 20 airmen at Peterson Air Force Base. Dr. David Benke,...

4 years 6 months ago

Heroic teacher gets ride of a lifetime

The middle school teacher who tackled a gunman on a Colorado school campus will take to the skies with the Thunderbirds on Sunday. The Thunderbirds will be in Colorado Springs to support the Air Force Academy graduation. During their visit, they will also take David Benke on a flight. Benke,...

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