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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger flies over the Steel City prior to air show

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger gets the experience of a lifetime as he flies over Pittsburgh prior to the Pittsburgh air show this weekend.

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Everyone has things they want to do some day.

Some want to go bungee jumping. Some want to hike the Grand Canyon, and others want to hurl themselves out of an airplane.

For Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he can scratch flying over Heinz Field and the team’s practice facility in a T-33 airplane off that list.

Roethlisberger was able to go up in the air prior to the Pittsburgh air show this weekend, and the experience seemed to be one which was very memorable.

“It was an unbelievable experience. It was something I can cross off my bucket list now,” Roethlisberger told KDKA TV in Pittsburgh. “You understand the power that the plane has, and how sensitive it is, and how awesome these pilots are.”

So, what did Roethlisberger want to do when he was up in the air? Greg Colyer, pilot for Roethlisberger, said he wanted to see some of his places of employment from high above ground level.

“We just chatted back and forth. He wanted to fly over the stadium, down around Pittsburgh, the practice facility,” said pilot Greg Colyer. “I let him fly the airplane around a little bit, and then we came back and landed.”

A very cool experience for the Pro Bowl quarterback as he takes time this offseason to get rejuvenated for the upcoming offseason workouts being held at the UPMC Rooney Practice Complex in the coming weeks.