ATLANTA - The Atlanta Air Show and the Air Force Thunderbirds honored Georgia’s Teacher of the Year in a "Sky High" way.
Tracey Pendley got the ride of a lifetime as a reward for her hard work as an educator.
Pendley is a fourth-grade teacher at Burgess Peterson Academy in southeast Atlanta.
She's also the recipient of the 2020 Teacher of the Year award.
As part of that award, Pendley was honored with a hometown hero flight.
Friday, she visited Dobbins Air Reserve Base and rode in an F-16 fighter jet.
Pendley is the first APS teacher in nearly four decades to win the Georgia Teacher of the Year award.