Local Hero to fly with the Thunderbirds!
Atlantic General Hospital’s Jonathan Bauer has been selected to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as part of their “Hometown Hero” program.
Bauer made national news last month after he jumped 25-feet from the Route 90 bridge into Assawoman Bay to save an 18-month-old girl from drowning. She was thrown from a vehicle into the water after a crash.
On Friday, Bauer will get to experience the ride of his life in the backseat of an F-16 with Thunderbird #8 Major Jason Markzon as his pilot. On his 45-minute flight, Bauer will experience the thrill of hitting up to seven G’s, along with the accompanying twists, spins and turns of the best roller coaster ride imaginable.
“This is such an honor to be chosen by the Thunderbirds as their ‘Hometown Hero’,” said Bauer. “I am incredibly excited to be given this opportunity.”
Given his heroic efforts, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently presented a governor’s citation to the southwest Pennsylvania native. Additionally, Bauer, his wife, Wendi, and daughter, Ava, were also named honorary members of the Ocean City Fire Department.