The Fighter Pilot Podcast
By 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. 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. 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 pilot these aircraft, then this show is for you!
||CleanFPP043 - F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger ll||With retired US Navy Reserve Commander Paco Chierici||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP042 - F-14 Tomcat||With US Navy Commander Roy "SYFH" Wylie and Captain John "Cosmo" DePree||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFPP041 - Dassault Rafale||With French Navy Lieutenant Pierre “Até” Chuet||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP040 - H-60 (Black / Sea) Hawk||With US Navy Commander Jeremiah "FRANK" Ragadio||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP039 - A-7 Corsair ll||With retired US Navy Captain Tom "Demon" Mitchell||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP038 - S-3 Viking||With US Navy Commander David "Deke" Slayton||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP037 - F/A-18 (Super) Hornet||With retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander Q "BBQ" Sterling||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP036 - 4th vs 5th Gen Fighters||With US Air Force Major John "Skosh" Searcy||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP035 - UFOs||With Retired US Navy Commander David "Sex" Fravor.||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - Year in Review||A look back at our first year and a look ahead to 2019.||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP034 - The Home Front||With Beth Aiello and Kristen Sinclair||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP033 - The Wingman Foundation||With retired US Marine Corps CWO3 Ricky "Leroy" Savage||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP032 - Air-to-Air Missions||With US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Mark "SNOTY" Bortnem||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP031 - Air Intercept Communications||With US Navy Commander Alan "Niles" Schiaffino||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP030 - Expendables||With Utah ANG Major Sean "Bauer" Demeter||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntermission - FB Live Discussion Replay||With Retired US Navy Captain Kevin "Hozer" Miller||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP029 - Fighter Pilots in Space||With US Navy Captain Scott "Maker" Tingle||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP028 - Air Combat Simulation Gaming||With Mr. Matt Wagner of Eagle Dynamics||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP027 - USS Midway Museum||With Retired US Navy Rear Admiral John "Mac" McLaughlin||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - Facebook Live Listener Question Replay||With US Marine Corps Major Mike "BS" Walsh||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP026 - The MAGTF||With retired US Marine Corps Major Darin "Wang" Chung||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntermission - Tailhook Reunion||Highlights and former guest updates from the 2018 Tailhook Convention and Reunion||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP025 - Flight School (US Navy)||With US Marine Corps Major Mike "BS" Walsh||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP024 - Helicopters!||With US Navy Commander Ron "Chadwick" Martin||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP023 - The Distinguished Flying Cross||With retired US Navy Commander Chuck Sweeney||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP022 - Test Pilot School||With US Navy Lieutenant Becky "Wrecky" Shaw||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP021 - The Real 'Viper'||With retired US Navy Rear Admiral Pete "Viper" Pettigrew||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP020 - After the Cockpit||With retired US Navy Captain Kevin "Hozer" Miller||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP019 - Air-to-Surface Weapons||With US Navy Commander Colin "Farva" Price||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP018 - Air-to-Air Weapons||With US Air Force Major Trevor "BOAT" Boswell||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP017 - Desert Storm MiG Kill||With retired US Navy Captain Nick "Mongo" Mongillo||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - FB Live Listener Question Replay||With retired US Navy Captain Fitz "Dud" Lee||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP016 - The Airboss||With retired US Navy Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP015 - Night Carrier Landings||With US Navy Lieutenant Commander Tra "Fish" Calisch||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP014 - Day Carrier Landings (part 2)||With US Navy Commander Jack "Farva" Curtis||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP013 - Day Carrier Landings (part 1)||With US Navy Commander Jack "Farva" Curtis||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP012 - Aircraft Carriers (part 2)||With US Navy Captain Eric "Pappy" Anduze||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP011 - Aircraft Carriers (part 1)||With US Navy Captain Eric "Pappy" Anduze||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntermission - FB Live Q&A Highlights||A replay of two recent Facebook Live question & answer sessions.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP010 - Maintenance||With Royal Canadian Air Force Major Dave "Chucky" Chown||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP009 - Vietnam Ace||With retired US Navy Reserve Commander Bill "Willy D" Driscoll||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP008 - Aircraft Nomenclature||With retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander Josh "Popeye" Larson||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP007 - TOPGUN vs Top Gun||With US Navy Commander Andy "Grand" Mariner||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP006 - Pulling Gs||With US Navy Commander Susan "Cyclone" Jay||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP005 - Aerial Refueling||With retired US Navy Captain Fitz "Dud" Lee||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP004 - Ejection Seats||With US Navy Commander Rafe "Bloach" Wysham||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP003 - Flight Clothing and Equipment||With US Navy Lieutenant Commander Aaron "Vern" Vernallis||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP002 - Callsigns||With US Navy Captain Brian "Ferg" Ferguson||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP001 - What is a 'Fighter Pilot'?||With US Navy Commander Brian "Sunshine" Sinclair.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFPP000 - Introduction||Who, what, when, where, why, and how for this new show.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Leadership, Bravery & Excellence
This is likely the closest many of us will get to experiencing what it’s like to be a fighter pilot. Jell-O’s expertise, attention to detail, and dedication are evident in every episode. He keeps an ear out for us civilian listeners, and breaks down military lingo and processes into anecdotes that are easy to comprehend.
Each episode features a guest that is a subject matter expert, and each have incredible stories to tell.
Jell-O, thank you for your service, and thank you for this podcast.
If you’re a fan on any kind of aviation this is a must listen.
Jello and Sunshine are amazing hosts and know a lot about contemporary combat aviation. The 80s-Top-Gun-loving-kid, in me, geeks out every time a new episode drops.
Thanks for taking the time to put this together guys. I love your work.
Also, great news on the team-up with Jabbers. I hope that you two can find some time to explore the DCS community.
Love the podcast
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