Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones fly with Air Force Thunderbirds around Daytona Tim Durr @timdurr Feb 21, 2017 at 11:20a ET Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney are about to get quite the lesson in speed from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds around Daytona Beach. The drivers who will close in on 200 miles per hour in the draft at Daytona International Speedway will hit approximately 700 miles per hour in the Thunderbirds F-16. Strapping into gear It looks like Ryan Blaney's flight suit is a bit more extensive than his firesuit. Harness in It isn't quite a HANS device, but it should do a fine job protecting Blaney and Jones in their flight with the Thunderbirds. Visors down Quite the intimidating look for Erik Jones in his pilot suit and helmet. Looks like it could use a 5-hour Energy logo somewhere, though. Buckle up, baby! Without the visors, these helmets look like something a 1940s NFL player would wear. Top Gun Ryan Blaney looks as focused as Maverick from Top Gun for his upcoming flight. Learning the basics How about a little pre-flight driver's meeting to talk about the rules and regulations. Not sure how the stages break down for this flight. Briefing time Making sure that Blaney and Jones know that they're about to go 700 miles per hour, upside down in a F-16 fighter jet. Meet your pilots "We're going to go extremely fast, extremely high, and do a lot of flips", said the pilots. "Cool," the drivers responded. Thanks, Capt. "Speedy" Gonsalves Climb to 11,000 feet and immediately don't seem like two words that should go together. Next Gallery 10 NASCAR mailbag: Important questions answered before the Daytona 500 Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!