"The greatest thing in the world you can do, just a wonderful feeling," says Admiral Bill Finagin, a stunt pilot.
Most people take more peaceful flights sitting upright.
"I'm a pilot, so to jump in an airplane and know that you're going to go upside down and inside out and everything, sure, you wonder what it's going to be like. When it starts to roll, the adrenaline flows and it's just a great time," says Colonel Roger Nye, Commander of the 167th Airlift Wing.
West Virginia's Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Air Show is revving up.
Event officials say they're excited and although remembering last year's tragedy when a pilot was killed in a crash, they're not really doing anything differently.
"While we lost somebody, we only lost one person, and the public was absolutely safe and there was never any concern about that. If anything, that crash convinced me we had to have another show this year," says Col. Nye.
As stunt pilots start their engines they remind us about the g-force. Normally standing on the ground, we're at the equivalent of 1G.
"So at 4G's, it's like somebody piling on four times the amount of weight that you normally walk around with," says Admiral Finagin.
Admiral Finagin gave us a ride in his stunt plane. Just off the runway he flew upside down, saying the beeping sounds mean the engine is about to stall.
As we take a nose dive Admiral Finagin's monitor says we're at 4.5G's.
But for those of you who prefer to watch, officials say there will be plenty of excitement on the ground.
This year's air show is September 15 and 16, 2012 hosted at the 167th Air National Guard.