Too many Gs, and you black out: A defence reporter (and his barf bag) fly the new Super Hornet fighter jet

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — I’m the type of person who gets queasy just looking at a roller coaster, let alone riding in one.

So, strapped into the cockpit of a Super Hornet fighter jet flying upside down 10,000 feet above the earth, I was desperately trying to figure out what the hell I had gotten myself into.

I was in the rear seat. Up front at the controls was Ty “Grouch” Frautschi, a 49-year-old retired U.S. Navy aviator, now a Boeing test pilot.

The company was at the Abbotsford Air...

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