Discovery Launches

Like a Couple Gorillas in Your Chest Episode 36

Panther checked in with us this week to talk about how he knew, before going to the Naval Academy, that he wasn’t interested in flying. After spending a few frosty nights in the woods of VA in January, he quickly reconsidered his flight options. After flight school he flew more than 100 missions in Vietnam in the A-6 Intruder with VMA-(AW)-533. He describes that time in -533 as the best […]

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SWA 1380

She Hit Me! Episode 35

Our second hour with “Bonnie” as she relates her time in the fleet flying A-7’s and Hornets – and one of the funniest practical jokes ever played on someone intent on being an accurate ‘bomber.’ She tells us about her rough start at SouthWest. Then things get real, and we learn how close SWA-1380 came to being a disaster. Heroic and dedicated airmanship saved the day. Period. Full stop. Please […]

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Nerves of Steel Episode 34

We are joined by “Bonnie” who gained attention the hard way back in 2018 when she and her first officer saved the lives of 148 people after her Southwest Airlines 737 experienced an uncontained engine failure which shattered a window, fatally injuring a passenger. Her book about that day and her life experiences which prepared her to to meet the challenges she faced that day is called Nerves of Steel. […]

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Which Kid Is Your Favorite Episode 33

This is the second show with Dos Gringos – Trip and Snooze joined us to talk more about their music, their experiences in combat and their latest project to help veteran performers and composers get a shot at a big break without having to quit their day job first! If you’d like to help out with this worthy cause, please visit them at Operation Encore. This is the last show […]

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Dos Gringos

They Lack Judgment Episode 32

This week, Dos Gringos join us for some discussion about their music and their flying careers in the F-16. It was fun to learn how they became the Dos Gringos and hearing about the “Highway of Tears.” We also chatted about their time flying Southern Watch, Op Enduring Freedom, and Op Iraqi Freedom. We hear some of their songs during the show and some of the back stories to them. […]

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Twin Towers CG

Don’t Do Anything Stupid Episode 31

Our second hour with Coast Guard H-65 Pilot “Sticks” begins with a funny story about a wildly specific “target” for their Search & Rescue “SAR” mission. The things get real as he talks about 9-11 and how things went for them that week.   What we (and most people) would consider wildly dangerous is just another Wednesday afternoon for your Coast Guard aviators. They do things every day as a […]

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Coast Guard Aviation

Are You Sure It’s Mine? Episode 30

Coast Guard pilot and medical professional, “Sticks,” joins us to talk about his path to a commission in the Coast Guard by way of the Merchant Marine Academy. He talks Leadership Training and some of the funny things that happened along the way; like losing his sword as the Regimental Executive Officer in his senior year – and totally gooning the drill commands – and how he recovered. After a […]

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American Quest

He Left His Footprint on My Face Episode 29

We are proud to welcome our first helicopter pilot, “GT” this week: Capt. Wayne Tunick USN (ret) author of the book “American Quest” The book is a fun read and traces the career of a young man who had never considered the military as he serves his country and his fellow man. GT had a successful career as a Navy Helicopter pilot who learned early on the seriousness of aviation […]

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The Walk Down

The Boss is HAM’N Episode 28

What’s the worst part about being a Blue Angel? Get the unbelievable answer here. And what’s the best part? Lawman says it’s completing a successful tour with the team. We say the corollary is the camaraderie that comes with professionals doing what appears to be impossible and making it look easy, all while holding each other to the highest standard, and of course tormenting each other relentlessly. You will howl […]

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Lawman - Blue Angel 2

NEVER Talk to the Boss Again Episode 27

Our third show with Lawman is a fun one. He opens the show describing how embarrassed he felt living the good life in Qatar while getting combat pay – though he did have to go to Afghanistan to prevent the outbreak of violence between the Marines and the Air Force! Then we back into how he was serving as the Full-Time Support (FTS) Officer for the Marine Reserve squadron in […]

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