EPISODES
  • FPP163 - "Trots" Talks Tomcats and TOPGUN

    Retired U.S. Navy Captain Tom "Trotts" Trotter describes flying the beloved F-14 Tomcat and how it compares to the F/A-18 Hornet, then attending TOPGUN as one of the first Hornet students and later commanding the school.

    Original music by Jaime Lopez. Video produced by Kevin Harold of Showgun Media.



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    1h 27m | Mar 27, 2023
  • Aircraft Structures: Non-Destructive Testing

    Mr. Tim Kinsella joins former U.S. Air Force Flight Test Engineer and Fighter Pilot Podcast cohost Ken "Primetime" Katz to discuss the various non-intrusive ways aircraft structures are tested in development and throughout the aircraft's service life.




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    1h 13m | Mar 20, 2023
  • FPP162 - Shot Down! American F-16 Pilot Explains Infamous 'Dodging Iraqi SAMs' Video

    Former U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper pilot Jeff "Tico" Tice was callsign 'Stroke 1,' the flight lead for the ill-fated "Package Q" strike on Iraq just days into Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Stroke 3 miraculously dodged multiple Iraqi SAMs and made it home safely where his HUD footage became a sensation. Tico was not so lucky...

    Read about Package Q here.

    Watch the Stroke 3 video here.




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    55m | Mar 13, 2023
  • FPP161 - High Risk Resupply Missions in Vietnam

    Former U.S. Air Force cargo pilot Bob Strang describes flying the beloved but not-well-known C-7 Caribou on risky resupply missions during the Vietnam Conflict, often landing on extremely short runways freshly cut from the jungle with no navigational aids or runway markings—all while being fired upon by the enemy.

    Visit the C-7A Caribou Association:http://www.c-7acaribou.com/




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    1h 10m | Mar 6, 2023
  • Future Warfare: The Next Generation Air Dominance Fighter

    A discussion on how the next generation air dominance fighter will redefine air warfare with retired U.S. Air Force General J. Mike "Mobile" Holmes, hosted by Matt Arny.

    Sponsored by National University. To find out more, visit nu.edu.



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    35m | Feb 27, 2023
  • FPP160 - 'Black Hawk Down' Pilots Explain Army Spec-Ops Aviation

    U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Trey Williams joins Retired U.S. Army CW5 (and future Army Aviation Hall-of-Famer) Stan Wood to discuss the Night Stalkers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and their role in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu immortalized in the 2001 movie, 'Black Hawk Down.'

    Be sure to visit and contribute to the Night Stalker Association as well as Trey's company Aevex and Stan's, Fulcrum Concepts.



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    1h 32m | Feb 20, 2023
  • More Ways to Enjoy Military Aviation Content - Introducing Authentic Media

    Scott Chafian and Brian "Sunshine" Sinclair return to introduce Authentic Media, a game-changing subscription service providing exclusive military aviation content and community.

    Authentic Media subscribers will enjoy access to audio shows offering historical perspectives, detailed engineering, and personal stories—all curated by experts in the field. Subscribers will also be part of a thriving community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for military aviation.

    If you are looking to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of military aviation, Authentic Media is the perfect choice. Visit https://www.authenticmedia.io to learn more and start your journey today.



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    18m | Feb 15, 2023
  • FPP159 - Flying & Fighting the MiG-29 Fulcrum with "Spanky"

    Former U.S. Air Force F-15, F-5, and F-16 pilot, and Fighter Weapons School graduate, Fred "Spanky" Clifton, describes flying the MiG-29 Fulcrum as a Luftwaffe exchange pilot following German reunification after the Iron Curtain fell.




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    47m | Feb 13, 2023
  • FPP158 - (Un)Manned Electric Warplanes with "WCMD" & "Stewie"

    U.S. Air Force Colonel (sel) Tom "WCMD" Meagher and former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Beau "Stewie" Griffith describe how advancements in technology, electric propulsion, and government / industry partnerships are accelerating development of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

    Learn more about AFWERX here: https://www.afwerx.af.mil/

    Agility Prime: https://afwerx.com/agility-prime/




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    1h 6m | Feb 6, 2023
  • Future Warfare: Autonomy and Automation in Air Combat

    A discussion on how advancements in autonomy, automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advancements are influencing warfare. Guest host Matt Arny interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Brad Boyd of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

    Sponsored by National University. To find out more, visit nu.edu.



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    51m | Jan 30, 2023
  • FPP157 - CMV-22B Ospreys Join the Fleet with "Flesh"

    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.



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    56m | Jan 23, 2023
  • FPP156 - Blue Angels Phantoms to Skyhawks with "Turkey"

    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 him to be drafted back on the team.

    Visit the website of Ryan Nothhaft, grandson of Blue Angels' founder Butch Voris, here.




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    1h 25m | Jan 16, 2023
  • FPP155 - Fighter Pilot Ethos with "Bones"

    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/




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    1h 10m | Jan 9, 2023
  • The Fighter Pilot Podcast

    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: questions@fighterpilotpodcast.com or leave a voice message: 877.MACH.101.



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    2m | Jan 3, 2023
  • End of Year Recap - 2022

    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.



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    57m | Dec 31, 2022
  • NORAD Santa Tracker Update

    Every year we feature the hard working men and women of NORAD who tirelessly monitor threats all year long and then, on December 24th, add the mission of tracking Santa.

    Enjoy this update on the NORAD Santa Tracker program featuring U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, the NORAD and NORTHCOM Senior Enlisted Leader

    And Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Fighter Pilot Podcast.



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    7m | Dec 24, 2022
  • FPP154 - Precision Carrier Landings

    Aircraft carrier landings are generally regarded as one of the most difficult—and dangerous—activities performed in an airplane. Turn out the lights and add some ocean swell and these landings are downright treacherous. But with recent technological advancements comes a system that so simplifies and improves the safety of these landings that the U.S. Navy is exploring doing away with carrier qualifications as the capstone of a student naval aviator's training for the first time in history.

    On this episode, U.S. Navy Captain Dan "O.J." Catlin joins FPP cohost Matt "Flounder" Arny to discuss the precision landing mode, once known as MAGIC CARPET, that revolutionizes fixed-wing aircraft carrier landings to the point of nearly making them routine.

    Listener questions addressed on this episode include Navy flight school selection tracks, A/A training kill removal, flight callsigns, unique aircraft personalities, tips to succeed in flight school, and the lowdown on the F-22 pilot who raised his landing gear too early while operating in NAS Fallon, NV with a TOPGUN callsign.

    Learn more about the Raytheon Missiles & Defense Joint Strike Missile here.

    Episode artwork by Janek Krause. Bumper music by Jaime Lopez / announcements by Clint Bell.



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    1h 43m | Dec 15, 2022
  • Fight's On! The Future

    “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 the challenges discussed previously; and discussing how LVC not only provides better training, but that better training means all-live flight time is more profitably used.

    Fight’s On! is an eight-episode series about combat aviation training focusing on how the U.S. takes newly minted (warrant) officers and molds them into combat aviators able to fight and win in today’s high-tech battlespace.

    Told through the stories and experiences of U.S. military aviators in their own voices, Fight’s On! takes the listener on the journey of combat aviators from Initial flight training through advanced tactical training and multi-unit exercises, ultimately describing the current and near future systems and programs that will ensure American air dominance into the future.

    Fight's On! is a production of Authentic Media in association with BVR Productions.



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    2h 0m | Dec 10, 2022
  • Fight's On! Putting it all Together (Part 2)

    “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 and expense of flight hours both in monetary and airframe costs.

    Fight’s On! is an eight-episode series about combat aviation training focusing on how the U.S. takes newly minted (warrant) officers and molds them into combat aviators able to fight and win in today’s high-tech battlespace.

    Told through the stories and experiences of U.S. military aviators in their own voices, Fight’s On! takes the listener on the journey of combat aviators from Initial flight training through advanced tactical training and multi-unit exercises, ultimately describing the current and near future systems and programs that will ensure American air dominance into the future.

    Fight's On! is a production of Authentic Media in association with BVR Productions.



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    2h 37m | Dec 5, 2022
  • Fight's On! Putting it all Together (Part 1)

    “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 and expense of flight hours both in monetary and airframe costs.

    Fight’s On! is an eight-episode series about combat aviation training focusing on how the U.S. takes newly minted (warrant) officers and molds them into combat aviators able to fight and win in today’s high-tech battlespace.

    Told through the stories and experiences of U.S. military aviators in their own voices, Fight’s On! takes the listener on the journey of combat aviators from Initial flight training through advanced tactical training and multi-unit exercises, ultimately describing the current and near future systems and programs that will ensure American air dominance into the future.

    Fight's On! is a production of Authentic Media in association with BVR Productions.



    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-fighter-pilot-podcast/donations
    1h 26m | Nov 25, 2022
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