Episodes
A former U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot-turned NASA astronaut describes the coming Artemis II space missions. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 04/22/24
Published 04/22/24
A discussion with the RCAF Commander on the 100-year history of the Royal Canadian Air Force from World War 2 through today, as well as the many planned activities to commemorate the centennial. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 04/15/24
A discussion on the non-pilot naval aviation warfare community. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 04/08/24
A discussion on the leadership lessons a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot learned over a 27-year career and how they translate into leading at the national level. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 04/01/24
A discussion with Mr. Scott Dworkin, aviation photojournalist and author of 'Becoming the Rhino: What it Takes to Teach the Next Generation to Fly and Fight in the F/A-18 Super Hornet.' Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 03/25/24
On this month's episode of 'On Future War,' Scott "Roger" Chafian, Mike "Pako" Benitez, and Matt "Flounder" Arny explore the strategic and controversial world of China's man-made island bases, touching on the historical locations, construction strategies, and strategic intent of these so-called "unsinkable carriers.” Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 03/18/24
A discussion on how future fighter pilots will train alongside (and go to war with) unmanned 'collaborative combat aircraft', sometimes also known as 'loyal wingmen.' Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 03/11/24
Guest host Ken 'Primetime' Katz returns with his first foray into warbirds, exploring the venerable Douglas C-47 Skytrain (plus its many derivatives) and the role it played in the pivotal D-Day invasions of World War II with guests Eric Zipkin and Moreno 'Mo' Aguiari. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 03/04/24
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Jim "Boone" Jamison describes being a Presidential Command Pilot with HMX-1 during the Reagan and Bush 1 presidencies. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 02/26/24
A discussion on the challenges posed by advanced missile technologies, including cruise and hypersonic missiles, to power projection and the sustainability of large forward deployed bases in modern peer-level conflicts. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 02/19/24
A discussion on why military aviation best practices like planning, briefing, executing per standard operating procedures (SOPs) are so important and how they can be adapted to other consequential industries. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 02/12/24
A fireside chat with a member of the Greatest Generation retelling his upbringing during the 'dust bowl' and World War 2 exploits, including having his B-24 Liberator shot down on his 50th mission and spending the rest of the war as a prisoner of the Germans. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 02/05/24
Former U.S. Air Force pilot Jeff "Guinnbob" Guinn and navigator Kevin "Rim" Allen describe their participation in Operation Desert Storm flying F-111Es out of Turkey. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 01/29/24
Host Vincent Aiello shares a September 2020 blog addressing how good fighter pilots must be at arithmetic, with examples of the common concepts that must be mastered. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 01/22/24
Hal Sundt author of Warplane, How the Military Reformers Birthed the A-10 Warthog describes the origination story of the close air support aircraft the U.S. Air Force never wanted but pilots and ground troops came to love. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 01/15/24
A holiday greeting and update on the Santa Tracker program from the 2022 NORAD commanding general and senior enlisted leader. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 12/24/23
Vincent Aiello continues the "audio blog" format with the narration of a 2019 musing on the Fighter Pilot Podcast blog inspired by a question posed during a live YouTube session. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 12/18/23
A discussion on the collaborative effort to enlist 21st-century science and technology in a quest to find and repatriate Americans missing in action since World War II in order to provide recognition and closure for families and the Nation. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 12/11/23
A discussion on the events and significance of the Pearl Harbor attack with an author and who conducted extensive research for his book 'Attack On Pearl Harbor, Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant.' Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 12/07/23
People are often quick to comment on the Fighter Pilot Podcast's social media channels that the Navy does not fly F-16. Wrong. This week, host Vincent Aiello shares another article from the Fighter Pilot Podcast blog, this one from 2019 describing how we can all do a better job of avoiding being wrong and reacting when we inevitably are. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 12/04/23
Retired U.S. Navy F/A-18 pilot Jack "Farley" Stewart explains who "adversary" pilots are, what they do, how TOPGUN trains them, and why it is vital to have professional adversaries (or "aggressors," as the U.S. Air Force calls them). Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 11/27/23
Hollywood portrays fighter pilots as devil-may-care risk takers and rule breakers intolerant to authority. This week, host Vincent Aiello shares another article from the Fighter Pilot Podcast blog, this time identifying the top 10 myths about military aviators and why they are wrong. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 11/20/23
Host Vincent Aiello introduces a new show format where he narrates one of the articles on the Fighter Pilot Podcast blog. This first edition is from a December 2022 musing titled, 'How to Succeed in Flight School? Don't Ask Me!' Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
Published 11/13/23
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
Published 11/11/23