Dennis Gardeck Fly As Cardinals Visit Luke Air Force Base

Trace McSorley didn’t know what to expect as he prepared to visit Luke Air Force Base in Glendale.

“I didn’t know how close we could see everything,” the Cardinals quarterback said. “It was incredible”.

McSorley, linebackers Cameron Thomas and Jesse Luketa toured the base with cheerleaders from the Big Red and Cardinals in attendance. NFL Films followed the players for additional footage from Hard Knocks.

Inside the training facility, military personnel showed off planes and missiles to the players.

Players had the opportunity to practice walking with the missiles and loading them onto the jets. Luketa was cautious when his turn came.

“Absolutely,” Luketa said with a smile. “Before I started loading it, I wanted to make sure it wouldn’t explode or anything if I dropped it. That was the first question I asked them.”

There were no explosions, and afterward, everyone took a group photo before military personnel received Salute to Service jerseys for the players to autograph.

Then came the visit to the Titan area, where pilots prepare to fly or rehabilitate from injury. There, the players performed eye coordination and heart rate balance tests.

McSorley acknowledged his increased respect for drivers and what they do.

“There is much more to learning to fly,” he said. “Even looking at the pilots physically, they have to be fit to get on a jet. It gives you more perspective on what these men and women get up to when the time comes.”

Linebacker Dennis Gardeck operated a different schedule during the day because he was out for a ride in an F-16 fighter jet. Gardeck underwent a physical exam and then participated in training before his flight.

Before Gardeck walked to the plane to take off, it wasn’t hard to tell that he was nervous.

“I wasn’t sure if I needed to shut down or something like that,” Gardeck said. “I had my oxygen working. But take off was good and everything went well.”

They were upside down, comfortable low-level things, the chance to handle the controls, the fear of falling into the air and, as Gardeck had predicted, throwing up with the hard G-forces.

Gardeck did something many people dream of: a one-day experience as a pilot.

“It was amazing,” he said. “To put on the uniform and get on the jet, I have tremendous respect for them and what they do.”

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

The Arizona Cardinals visit Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Glendale, AZ.

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