Ep.143 – Flash points in the Cold War
Michael Napier is an experienced author with multiple published titles to his name. An ex-RAF Tornado pilot with combat experience over Iraq, he is thorough in his research and, because of his knowledge of air warfare, is highly qualified to write on the subject. His latest book Flash Points – Air Warfare in the Cold War is the focus for discussion in this episode.
Ep.142 – Unidentified aerial phenomenon & Foo Fighters
Graeme Rendall is an aviation and unidentified aerial phenomena historian, researcher and author who is a frequent guest on UAP-related podcasts. He has written books on Northumberland aviation history, a trip around north-east Siberian airfields and two titles dealing with UAP (UFOs) - one on the "Foo Fighters" of World War 2 and another concentrating on pilot and aircrew sightings between 1950 and 1952.
Ep.141 – from Harrier ejection to the flying cow with Gerry Humphreys
Gerry Humphreys is a former RAF Wing Commander with over 2500 hrs on the Harrier. With over 10,000 total flying hours on everything from fast jets, general aviation, aerobatic, sport, land, sea, utility and training aircraft, he is now an organic beef farmer living in Limerick.
Ep.140 – South African defence with Darren Olivier
With limited funding available to the South Africa Air Force, we talk to Darren Olivier from African Defence Review about why their Saab Gripens are all grounded and what impact this is having on both flying training and operational readiness. On a wider front we discuss rotary wing and heavily lift capability and how this too is hindering SAAF operations.
Ep.139 – from Tornado to tri-jet with Michael Napier
Michael Napier is normally associated with fast jets and he is also a recognised author specialising in aviation history. Most notable for his book 'Tornado Over the Tigris', Mike's military career spanned almost two decades but what is less known is that for 21 years Michael Napier was a pilot and captain at British Airways. We discuss how he migrated from military fast jet flying to the life of an airline pilot; flying the DC10, Boeing 777, the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 787.
Ep.138 – The Afterburn Podcast with John ‘Rain’ Waters
John ‘Rain’ Waters is a former USAF F-16 combat pilot and demo pilot. Now flying in the civilian world, John is the creator and host of the highly acclaimed and hugely popular ‘The Afterburn Podcast’.
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