Vomit-free film of Hawk's Blue Angels flight

June, 2, 2014
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk said last week that he was not afraid to admit that he threw up – "multiple times," he said – during a 50-minute flight of a lifetime with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels.

"I'll show you the video," Hawk told reporters the day after his ride. "It'll be gross for you guys, but they'll put it out. I think the Packers have the footage."

On Monday, Packers.com posted the video, which thankfully did not include footage of Hawk's lunch coming up the wrong way.

"I was fighting to not puke for like 40 minutes of it and once we got down and were taxiing that's where my second puke came," Hawk said. "You'd think I'd be better on the ground. I was fighting. I was struggling. I was rough all night and came back. It was amazing though."

He said he first vomited about 12 minutes in to the flight.

And yet he would do it again.

"I'd do it today," Hawks said. "I'd go back in a heartbeat. I might get more sick."

The ride took place over western Wisconsin, where the Blue Angles were working out of the La Crosse Regional Airport at an air show last weekend.

"I've been trying to do it for years," Hawk said. "I was supposed to do it last year, and I think the [government] sequester or something they shut it down. I supposed to three or four years ago and just didn't, weather or whatever. So now this finally all lined up. I sprinted out of [Lambeau Field on Wednesday] after practice, got there and went up. I told them when I went up, I expect to puke and pass out, and I flickered between in and out of consciousness.”

How did Hawk prepare for his flight?

"I watched Top Gun 'til like 3 in the morning the night before," Hawk said.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter



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