Tamika Catchings 'stayed cool' during ride of her life Thursday

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - "My nephew's out here so you know you gotta be cool about it and and if I was freaking out, they would freak out so gotta be cool."

That was former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings before getting the ride of her life Wednesday morning at Eagle Creek Airport.

She went on quite a flight with a pilot competing in this fall's Red Bull Air Race at IMS.

Video from inside the cockpit Shows Tamika's reaction as the pilot put her through spins and flips in the air.

"Scary," Catchings said. "I think I saw heaven. Did you see it? You didn't see heaven? Oh. Ok. Yeah I could see it beyond the sun, but yeah the flips and going upside down, he kept telling me to look left or right but I was so focused, but it was awesome.

The Red Bull Air Race is set for October 6th and 7th.