The Fighter Pilot Podcast
About This Show
The Fighter Pilot Podcast explores the fascinating world of air combat: the aircraft, the weapons systems, and most importantly--the people. Each episode features 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.
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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 pilot these aircraft, then this show is for you!Read more »
Most Recent Episode
FPP017 - Desert Storm MiG Kill
We've all heard 'war is hell.' But this week on the Fighter Pilot Podcast, we hear it from a new perspective: that of a young pilot, new to the fleet and the F/A-18, who finds himself fighting far from home in the fog of war, on the heels of the death of a beloved squadron mate. Climb aboard as retired US Navy Captain Nick "Mongo" Mongillo tells the riveting story of his downing an Iraqi MiG-21 on day one of Desert Storm. Live the experience as you hear the actual in-flight audio, then dissect it to learn what each call meant then, and how times have changed now. Visit the show's CafePress site for cool FPP merchandise. Episode intro and outtro bumper music by Jaime Lopez, announcements by Jim Hendershot. The Hornet's First Victory album art by Mark Styling.Read more »