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Air Force Reserve makes ‘fantasy’ an MTV reality

Rob Dyrdek, left, flew in an F-16 with Maj. Jason Smith, an Air Force Reserve Command pilot. Mr. Dyrdek shares his experience on an episode of the Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, which airs on MTV Oct. 16, 2009. (Courtesy photo)

Rob Dyrdek, left, flew in an F-16 with Maj. Jason Smith, an Air Force Reserve Command pilot. Mr. Dyrdek shares his experience on an episode of the Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, which airs on MTV Oct. 16, 2009. (Courtesy photo)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Fans can check out MTV at 7:30 .m. ET Oct. 16 to see Rob Dyrdek, a professional skateboarder, fulfill his dream to fly in an Air Force fighter plane.

An episode of Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory was filmed at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., in September.

In this episode of the reality television program, Mr. Dyrdek flies in an Air Force Reserve Command F-16 from the 301st Fighter Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. His co-star, Chris "Drama" Pfaff, is in an Air Force Reserve KC-135 from March's 452nd Air Mobility Wing as it refuels the fighter jet.

"Rob Dyrdek is a true proponent of the United States Air Force Reserve and is a true patriot," said Maj. Jason Smith, 301st FW project and mission pilot.

Recruiters from AFRC headquarters at Robins collaborated on the project.

"We're thrilled that the U.S. Air Force Reserve allowed us to tape Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and take Rob and Chris along while fulfilling Rob's life-long dream," said Christian Duguay, supervising producer with MTV. "This episode was exciting to tape, and Rob had a great time!" (Air Force Reserve Command News Service from 301st FW and 452nd AMW news releases)