Maj. Jason Markzon is the Advance Pilot/Narrator for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 8 jet. He earned his commission in 2007 as a graduate of Arizona State University’s Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. While majoring in Aerospace Engineering, he played for the club baseball team and was an avid runner. He also enjoys snowboarding, camping and traveling the world with his family. Before joining the Thunderbirds, he served as an F-16 Flight Evaluator and Maintenance Operations Flight Commander assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan. He has logged more than 2,300 flight hours as an Air Force pilot in the F-16, T-38, and T-6. He is in his third season with the team and hails from Tucson, Ariz.
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