US Customs pilot flies again after be...

US Customs pilot flies again after being ambushed by gunman

Jun 3, 2018 Read more: SFGate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Eight months and three days. That's what it took for Drew Stokes to be able to get on board his huge P-3 Orion aircraft at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations at Cecil Airport and return to a job he loved. Smiling as he quipped Tuesday that he hadn't made this walk "in a long time and it feels good," Stokes well remembers "fighting for my life" after five bullets pounded into him outside the Oakleaf Commons Publix. As the veteran aviation enforcement agent recuperated in Orange Park Medical Center, he said he longed for this day to hear four Allison turboprops with 4,600 horsepower each "crank up and feel the power.

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