Burial at Sea… Not So Fast! Episode 53

Cougar Lined up for Takeoff from the USS Roosevelt

On this episode of So There I Was, Slaf joins Fig and RePete to share some incredible stories from his time as a Marine and Air Guard pilot. From holding a burial at sea for a missing pilot who later turned up, to flying the notoriously challenging Cougar, Slaf’s experiences will keep you on the edge of your seat. He also sheds light on why the F-84 Thunderstreak was nicknamed the “Hog” and shares an unusual story about how he found out his son, who was also a Marine pilot, was born.

Get ready to be captivated by Slaf’s tales of adventure and adversity in the skies. His firsthand accounts of what it was like to fly some of the most iconic planes in aviation history will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the skill and bravery of pilots. Don’t miss out on this exciting episode of the podcast – it’s a must-listen for anyone who loves aviation or thrilling stories of human resilience.

Raw video recording session above.

This week’s audio show below.