Speaking of lifelong dreams.... I'm an anesthesiologist and a civilian pilot...SEL, MEL, instruments, turboprop time, etc etc Dad flew 747s for TWA. I remember being recruited in college because of good grades...wouldda forgone this whole medicine thing for the military (for better or worse) if I couldda flown.... I remember taking some exam, then a physical...which revealed my not-so-perfect eyesight. Recruiter says "YOU CAN BE A RIO!!" No thanks. (actually in retrospect, maybe that was a mistake). Now eleven years into private practice. Great career. Have had the privelege of flying PAY-1 and BE-200. Obviously I've never ridden in an F-16 or the like. But I'd love to just ride in one! Periodically you read about celebrities, politicians, newscasters etc riding in a fighter. Any chance an flying-MD-shmoe (me) could catch thirty minutes in the back of a fighter? If theres any way to petition for the opportunity, how is it done? Yeah, sounds kinda stupid. But it would absolutely be a priceless opportunity for me. Thanks in advance for any direction you can offer.