MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A huge honor for a Broward County transit bus driver.

Gwendolyn Whitfield has been chosen as a “hometown hero” and will get to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds.

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You may remember she was the driver of a bus when shots were fired and she was able to safely drive her bus into the parking lot of the Fort Lauderdale police station.

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This Friday morning, she will experience the ride of her life on the backseat of an F-16.

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The Thunderbirds will headline the Fort Lauderdale Air Show when it returns this weekend. Team