The key to efficiency in the air is training, training, training. Here Commander Jakle straps into his FA/18 Hornet for a morning of close formation flight and carrier landing practice. Jakle has accumulated more than 1,500 flight hours and 200 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include a Flight Air Medal award, a Navy Commendation and the Coolest Guy on the Block Medal. In a 2007 interview he told a Navy Times editor that the wellspring of his motivation was a deep desire to 'fly really fast upside down'. Fly high Commander!
(Photo Credit: N.S.Knight Jr.)