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Fighter Pilot Podcast

Vincent "Jell-O" Aiello, Retired US Navy Fighter Pilot

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The Fighter Pilot Podcast explores the fascinating world of air combat: the aircraft, the weapons systems, and most importantly--the people. Most episodes feature a guest who helps explain the topic at hand, such as how ejection seats work or what it's like to fly on and off nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Strap in and hang on for this incredible show. If you love the roar of a high-speed flyby or are enamored by the poise and confidence of the brave men and women who fly, fix, and fight ...
 
Zero Limits Podcast is hosted by Australian Veterans Matt and Shane. Throughout these podcast the boys will be speaking to high charging humans from around the world with a zero limit attitude. One of the best ways we can give our listeners motivation and the ability to complete any goal they set their mind to is through hearing zero limit stories from these hectic people! Lets go!
 
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As the storm clouds of war once again formed in the late 1930's, the Japanese Imperial Navy requested proposals for a new aircraft carrier-based fighter that would dominate all competitors in aerial combat. The result was one of the most revered fighter aircraft to ever take to the skies: the Mitsubishi A6M Type 0, or as it later came to be more af…
 
According to Ernest Hemmingway, a man has only one virginity to lose in fighters, and if it is a lovely plane he loses it to, there his heart will ever be. Evidently this is not just true for fighters but for attack planes--even those that started off in your nation's Navy then get thrust onto your Air Force to fly nuclear maritime strike missions.…
 
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 all of us. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://r…
 
The F-35 Lightning II, a trillion-dollar, highly capable 5th generation fighter, has been described by the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff as a Ferrari which, "you don’t drive to work every day, you only drive it on Sundays." If so, what do we drive to work the rest of the week? On this episode, Samuel "Spam" Milam, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel w…
 
Fighter Pilot Podcast host Vincent "Jell-O" Aiello welcomes Paul "PK" Averna of the Cubic Corporation back to the show at the 2021 Tailhook Reunion & Convention for an update on the live / virtual / constructive training paradigm and what's new since first discussing this cutting edge technology on the show earlier this year. Learn more on LVC, the…
 
In 1933, English aircraft designer Sydney Camm proposed a radical design for the future of British fighter aviation: a monoplane. Two-and-a-half years later the Hawker Hurricane took to the skies and became a Royal Air Force workhorse, albeit an overshadowed one. On this episode, Mr. Warren Pietsch, Chief Pilot from the Dakota Territory Air Museum,…
 
Flying fighter jets is a strenuous activity that can take a toll on the human body, causing musculoskeletal pain and even injury. Routinely pulling G’s while wearing a bulky helmet in a high-performance fighter can cause significant high back and neck trouble. On this bonus episode, Patrick “Lips” Houlahan and Bryan “Woody” Anderson discuss a simpl…
 
In 1962 the U.S. Marine Corps issued a request for a heavy lift, ship-based helicopter capable of lifting a 4-ton payload over a radius of 100 nautical miles at a speed of over 150 knots. Boeing offered the CH-47A Chinook, which was already in service with the U.S. Army, while Sikorsky offered the S-65. The latter was selected, and after three year…
 
The air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons employed by the U.S. armed forces and its allies are not designed and fielded by the military alone but requires close collaboration with industry partners. On this bonus episode, John "Clyde" Thayer and Steve Milano of Raytheon Missiles & Defense discuss some of the company's best known “Air Dominance” weap…
 
On todays Zero Limits Podcast we speak to Jorge Kohn a former US Navy Sonar Technician / VBSS Sailor. Jorge's first ship posting was to the USS Cole which was a target of a suicide attack. On October 12, 2000, suicide terrorists exploded a small boat alongside the USS Cole—a Navy Destroyer—as it was refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden. The blast r…
 
Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program (NY Times). The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted the F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed (Forbes). The F-35 May Be Unsalvageable (The Hill). Are these headlines fair criticisms of the Joint Strike Fighter or simply yellow journalism? How are we supposed to know what, and who, to believe the…
 
Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep a 70+ year-old aircraft in the air, who funds its maintenance, or how you could be involved to help keep the legacy of the aircraft, pilots, and maintainers alive for future generations to experience? Well, wonder no more! On this episode, Ms. Leah Block joins us to discuss the Commemorative Air Force, f…
 
On today's Zero Limits Podcast we speak to Christian Boucousis better known as "Boo", Boo is a former RAAF Fighter Pilot, successful business owner and now professional speaker. Boo was selected for pilot training in the Royal Australian Air Force at the age of 18, successfully graduating as a fighter pilot, one of only 400 fighter pilots trained o…
 
The team that brought you the Fighter Pilot Podcast is proud to announce the debut of our latest show, the F-14 Tomcast! Dedicated to everyone’s favorite swing-wing fighter, the Tomcast is a biweekly internet radio show dedicated to the Grumman F-14 Tomcat and the amazing men and women who flew, fixed, fought, and loved her. Here on the FPP, we're …
 
This time last year we heard from Martin "Opus" Richard who was airborne in an F-15 Eagle over Manhattan during the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. This year, on the 20th anniversary of that fateful day, we hear from Tim "Conk" Conklin of the Colorado Air National Guard who was also airborne, only in an F-16 Viper and over Denver and Cheyenne Mountai…
 
On today's Zero Limits Podcast episode we chat to Adnan Nazar former Royal Army Medical Corps Combat Medic / Current Private Security Contractor. Joined the RAMC royal army medical corps 1994 as a combat medic. Postings Germany, UK, Brunei Jungle warfare wing as the medic for JWIC jungle warfare instructors course and trackers courses. Operational …
 
The Marines—God bless 'em—have a reputation for making do with whatever equipment, weapons, and tasking that comes their way and, to their credit, usually do a damn fine job accomplishing the mission with whatever they have. This goes for Vietnam-era assault helicopters originally operated by the U.S. Army. On this episode, U.S. Marine Corps Reserv…
 
On todays Zero Limits Episode 27 we speak to a legendary human and good friend Clancy Roberts. Clancy spent 12 years in full time service in the Australian Army. 6 Years in the 3rd battalion Australian infantry and 6 years at the 2nd commando regiment as a Special Forces operator. Before joining the military Clancy was on a path to no where with no…
 
While serving his first tour in Iraq, retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant John Peck suffered a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device (IED). Once healed, John was determined to rejoin his brothers. Two years later, he returned to his unit in Afghanistan. On May 24, 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Peck was clearing an empty…
 
On todays Zero Limits Podcast we speak to Kelly Roby a combat veteran who served over ten years in US Army Special Operations, as both a Ranger and a Tier 1 Operator. Kelly began his career in 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75 Ranger Regiment. At 22 years old, he was the youngest (at the time) to earn a place in SFOD-D. As an operator, Kelly was involved in…
 
This week, Sloppy describes the fateful flight of June 13, 2008 from brief to the mid-air collision to parachuting safely to the desert floor below. Meanwhile, the midshipman in the F-5F Tiger II backseat struggles to maintain consciousness, let alone awareness of events transpiring around him. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fi…
 
Born and raised in New York City and for some crazy reason was drawn to the military from an early age, specifically the Marine Corps. Despite a few set backs, after a few tries, I was accepted to Marine Corps OCS. He was commissioned a 2Lt in the USMC in May 1984 after graduating from college. Upon completion of The Basic School at Quantico, VLuck…
 
Colonel Kim “KC” Campbell served in the Air Force for 24 years as a fighter pilot and senior military leader. Kim is a keynote speaker sharing her story about a life changing combat experience while weaving in ideas and lessons about leadership, teamwork, perseverance, and decision making in stressful environments. Kim has flown 1,800 hours in the …
 
This month the FPP is proud to simulcast the first four shows of our new sibling podcast, The Merge. And on this first episode of the inaugural season of, we hear an overview of this season's story and then learn about the state of Naval Aviation in 2008 with retired U.S. Navy Captain Fitz "Dud" Lee. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/…
 
Major "AT" is an A-10C Instructor Pilot and Intelligence Formal Training Instructor. AT enlisted in the Air Force in the Sumer of 1998. After Basic Military Training, he entered the Pararescue Indoctrination and completed the demanding 18 month training pipeline. He graduated the Pararescue Apprentice Course, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, in…
 
For the past year the team at BVR Productions has been working on a new show that tells a serialized story over multiple episodes of a given season. The show is called The Merge and the FPP is proud to feature the first four episodes of season 1 over the month of August, beginning with this, the show announcement and trailer. Support this podcast a…
 
Hornet, Eagle, Viper, Tomcat, Tiger, Raptor, Warthog, Moose... we've covered many colorfully-named aircraft here on the show and this week is no different with a discussion on the carrier-based nucular strike aircraft that served mainly in reconnaissance, electronic warfare, and aerial tanker roles from the mid-50's well into the 2000's. That's rig…
 
Born Jan. 19, 1946, John Stryker Meyer entered the Army Dec. 1, 1966, completed basic training at Ft. Dix, N.J., advanced infantry training at Ft. Gordon, Ga., jump school at Ft. Benning, Ga., and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in Dec. 1967. John Stryker Meyer served two tours of duty (a total of 19 months) in Vietnam as a m…
 
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