1000 Answers and No Questions Episode 76

Sea Stories of a US Marine - Command

LtCol. W.R. Spicer, “Sugar” a Marine who rose from the rank of Private to command an AV-8 Harrier Squadron returns to tell us more stories from his amazing aviation career. We talk of his impressive background to set the stage for why he was able to repeatedly accomplish successful demonstration of the concept of VSTOL aviation. There were many intense situations which he faced, such as landing with limited fuel in a spot that was never designed or approved for landing. He always put the success of the Harrier program first and it paid off in spades. We reflect on close calls during landings and share stories from Vietnam. We also talk about gear, flight training experiences, and the importance of communication and maintenance. Thank you, Colonel Spicer, for your service and sharing your time with us!