Wildcats Captain Goes Flying High

The captain of the Wichita Falls Wildcats hockey team can take it on the ice, and at 500 miles an hour in a T-38 too.
 
Seamus Donohue's ride of a lifetime happened Thursday afternoon over the skies of Texoma, because of the lasting ties between the Wildcats and Sheppard Air Force Base.
 
Base volunteers turn out every season, and military appreciation nights showcase the team's high regard for the military.
 
Also,13 Wildcats players have gone on to attend service academies and pursue a military career.
 
12 of those to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
 
The entire hockey team was there to greet Donohue when he disembarked from the T-38, with 80th Flying Training Wing Commander, Colonel Paul Moga.
 
Donohue says he's not quite sure how high they climbed. 
 
Seamus Donohue:  "It's like a roller coaster on steroids."
 
Colonel Paul 'Max' Moga/80th Flying Training Wing Commander:  "We got to about a little over 500 miles per hour and about 21 - 22,000 feet.  So, I'm guessing that's as fast Seamus has ever been.  He's fast on the ice but not that fast."  "Seamus did great.  He's a great kid.  It's a great team.  We love the Wildcats." 
 
This was Colonel Moga's last flight at Sheppard.
 
He's going to be the commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing over F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. 
 

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