Episodes
U.S. Navy Captain and Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Wing Commodore Sam "Flesh" Bryant describes how the introduction of the CMV-22B Osprey as a replacement for the C-2A Greyhound is changing the nature of aircraft carrier operations and, specifically, the carrier onboard delivery (COD) mission. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 01/23/23
Retired U.S. Navy Commander and two-time Blue Angels demonstration pilot Jerry "Turkey" Tucker describes flying airshow performances first in the F-4 Phantom II and then the A-4 Skyhawk, even years later after a fatal mishap caused Turkey to be drafted back on the team. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 01/16/23
Published 01/16/23
Former U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II pilot Dee "Bones" Conger describes his military career and how he adapted the fighter pilot ethos into his business endeavors on this first episode in our new video-centric format. Visit Bones' fixed base operations, Circle Air Group, at Gillespie Field (KSEE) in San Diego, CA and online: https://www.circleag.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 01/09/23
Welcome to the Fighter Pilot Podcast! This trailer describes the show: who it's from, who it's for, and what it's all about. Be sure to check out our website and for exclusive content, check out our Patreon Page. To connect with us, email: [email protected] or leave a voice message: 877.MACH.101. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 01/03/23
Fighter Pilot Podcast friend and mentor Rob Kibbe of 'The MuscleCar Place' returns for a year-end look at 2022 and what's in store for 2023. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 12/31/22
A holiday greeting and update on the Santa Tracker program from the NORAD commanding general and senior enlisted leader. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 12/24/22
A discussion on the technological advancements simplifying and improving the safety of fixed-wing aircraft carrier landings to the point of nearly making them routine. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 12/15/22
“The Future” will tell the listener about new technologies in use and on the horizon that will better train the warfighter in combating 5th Gen threats as well as better modeling joint interoperability. Topics will include datalinks and platform interoperability, low observable technology, space- and cyber-warfare in air combat, and the evolution of modeling technology. The episode and series will culminate with an unclassified description of LVC: what it is and how it works; how it mitigates...
Published 12/10/22
“Putting it All Together” takes concepts from the preceding episodes and explains large scale exercises, introducing assets beyond fighters and even beyond aviation assets to train for modern multi-domain joint operations in settings such as Air Wing Fallon, Red Flag, and the Army’s NTC and JRTC. Host and panel stories illustrate the objectives and processes of these events as they have evolved over time as well as further demonstrate the limitations of exclusively physical training ranges...
Published 12/05/22
“Putting it All Together” takes concepts from the preceding episodes and explains large scale exercises, introducing assets beyond fighters and even beyond aviation assets to train for modern multi-domain joint operations in settings such as Air Wing Fallon, Red Flag, and the Army’s NTC and JRTC. Host and panel stories illustrate the objectives and processes of these events as they have evolved over time as well as further demonstrate the limitations of exclusively physical training ranges...
Published 11/25/22
A discussion on the gull-wing Navy and Marine Corps fighter plane that served from World War II through the Korean War, and a heroic story featuring the Corsair and two Naval Aviators from the later conflict. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 11/23/22
“The Threat” describes the nature of America’s aerial adversaries and how we simulate them. Host stories and experiences explain the concept and need for DACT and OPFOR while also discussing the changes over time in potential enemy aircraft, the surface-to-air threat, and our own Aggressor/Adversary aircraft including the declining ability of traditional Aggressor aircraft to model modern threats. Fight’s On! is an eight-episode series about combat aviation training focusing on how the U.S....
Published 11/15/22
The Fighter Pilot Podcast would not be possible without the support of the hundreds of veterans who served both in uniform and, in this case, in the studio. To those who have served: happy Veterans Day and thank you, from a grateful nation. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 11/11/22
This episode explores the world of post-graduate fighter training through the lens of the Air Force Weapons School. Listeners will hear about the evolution of BFM and air superiority as technology changed from guns to first generation missiles through today’s high off-boresight weapons. This episode also introduces the limitations of physical ranges due to high speeds and long ranges of modern aircraft, sensors, and weapons. Fight’s On! is an eight-episode series about combat aviation...
Published 11/05/22
The Benefield Anechoic Chamber located at Edwards AFB, CA, is the world's largest anechoic test facility capable of supporting and handling virtually all DoD aircraft. The facility and its hard working staff test avionics systems in a secure, controlled, and repeatable electromagnetically controlled free-space environment. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 10/31/22
“Honing the Craft” will give the listener a basic understanding of the tactics and terminology of air combat terminology such as BFM, CAS, One-Circle vs Two-Circle Fight and others, while also introducing the importance and roles of formations, wingmen, and flight leads. Hosts’ stories will illustrate these while also demonstrating the evolution of technology that have increased (or sometimes hurt) capability and situational awareness. Fight’s On! is an eight-episode series about combat...
Published 10/25/22
The third Fight's On! episode explores Air Force flight school from selection through primary and advanced training to winging, culminating in assignment to a pilot's first combat unit as told through the eyes of an F-16 combat veteran. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 10/15/22
The second Fight's On! episode, "Down Low," explores the world of Army Aviation flight school from selection through primary and advanced training to winging, culminating in assignment to a pilot's first combat unit as told through the eyes of an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior and AH-64 Apache combat veteran. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 10/05/22
The first Fight's On! episode, "Wings of Gold," chronicles the path of naval aviators from college graduate through winging and beyond. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 09/25/22
September 18, 2022 marks the 75th birthday of the U.S. Air Force and to celebrate, the FPP team created this special episode featuring many of our past USAF guests sharing their thoughts on this momentous milestone. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 09/18/22
A discussion on flying the space shuttle, SpaceX dragon, and future space vehicles. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 09/15/22
A discussion on how fighting woodland and forest fires from the air is much like air combat in a military sense. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 09/05/22
A discuss ion on the who / what / when / where / why / and—particularly—how former military jet aircraft and pilots compete in the fastest competitive motorsport on earth. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 08/25/22
A discussion on the history, hardware, and humans vital to the aerial control of the worlds seas over the past century. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 08/15/22