84 episodes

Flight Suit Friday was a created by a group of Coast Guard Aviators to share stories, discuss the art of search and rescue, and most importantly, to revel in this demanding, yet impossibly rewarding, job. Also, check us out on Instagram @flightsuitfriday

For any Coasties out there past or present, aviators, sailors, watchstanders - there are tales of heroism and rules of life we can all live by and enjoy listening to. We hope to expand our reach beyond the Mighty 65 as the show goes on.

Hosts: LT Nick Litchfield, LT Rob Mineo, LT Max Sherno
Social Media: LT Miranda Fay
Creator & Producer: LCDR Ryan Vandehei
Editor & Technical Expert: Chuck Seay
Prior Hosts: LCDR Nathan Shakespeare, LCDR Kenny Ingram, LCDR Sam Hafensteiner

Disclaimer:
The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Flight Suit Friday podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the United States Coast Guard or any other government agency. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute or replace official policy guidance from the speakers nor the United States Coast Guard.

Flight Suit Friday Ryan Vandehei

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 66 Ratings

Flight Suit Friday was a created by a group of Coast Guard Aviators to share stories, discuss the art of search and rescue, and most importantly, to revel in this demanding, yet impossibly rewarding, job. Also, check us out on Instagram @flightsuitfriday

For any Coasties out there past or present, aviators, sailors, watchstanders - there are tales of heroism and rules of life we can all live by and enjoy listening to. We hope to expand our reach beyond the Mighty 65 as the show goes on.

Hosts: LT Nick Litchfield, LT Rob Mineo, LT Max Sherno
Social Media: LT Miranda Fay
Creator & Producer: LCDR Ryan Vandehei
Editor & Technical Expert: Chuck Seay
Prior Hosts: LCDR Nathan Shakespeare, LCDR Kenny Ingram, LCDR Sam Hafensteiner

Disclaimer:
The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Flight Suit Friday podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the United States Coast Guard or any other government agency. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute or replace official policy guidance from the speakers nor the United States Coast Guard.

    E83: SAR Stories

    E83: SAR Stories

    Back on track again! The team welcomes LT Leigha Steinbeck to the show to tell us another great SAR story. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the team bringing you the action yet again.
    If you're at the Heli Expo, check out booth 3015 and jump on the show with us!
    P.S. Sam had to switch to IPA's as he hikes the fjords of Norway.
    As always, check us out on Instagram @flightsuitfriday
    We plan to release shows on a bi-weekly basis. On Fridays of course!
    Hosts: LT Nick Litchfield, LT Rob Mineo, LT Max Sherno
    Producer/Creator: LCDR Ryan Vandehei
    Technical Director & Editor: Chuck Seay
    Social Media Director: LT Miranda Fay
    Past Hosts: LCDR Kenny Ingram, LCDR Sam Hafensteiner, LCDR Nate Shakespeare
    Disclaimer:The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Flight Suit Friday podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the United States Coast Guard or any other government agency. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute or replace official policy guidance from the speakers nor the United States Coast Guard.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Throwback: The Bail-Out

    Throwback: The Bail-Out

    We are incredibly sorry for the delay between shows. We'll be back on track shortly, we promise. in a couple weeks the gang will be headed to the Heli Expo to record even more shows! Swing by and say hello on air if you're in the area!
    In the meantime, check out this throwback to one of our most popular shows. It'll give you the chills all over again!
    P.S. Sam had to switch to IPA's as he hikes the fjords of Norway.
    As always, check us out on Instagram @flightsuitfriday
    We plan to release shows on a bi-weekly basis. On Fridays of course!
    Hosts: LT Nick Litchfield, LT Rob Mineo, LT Max Sherno
    Producer/Creator: LCDR Ryan Vandehei
    Technical Director & Editor: Chuck Seay
    Social Media Director: LT Miranda Fay
    Past Hosts: LCDR Kenny Ingram, LCDR Sam Hafensteiner, LCDR Nate Shakespeare
    Disclaimer:The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Flight Suit Friday podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the United States Coast Guard or any other government agency. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute or replace official policy guidance from the speakers nor the United States Coast Guard.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    E82: British Bob

    E82: British Bob

    We're very sorry for the delay, Ryan had sar to take care of on duty. We are joined this week by Royal Navy pilot LCDR Bob Fleming! He is the first Royal Navy exchange pilot to fly at HITRON. One of our more humorous guests, he tells us his stories flying across the pond as well as his experiences training in Mobile and figuring out how to live in America. Thankfully, Max did his best to not to copy his accent the entire time.
    P.S. Sam in Scotland drinking dark beer only.
    As always, check us out on Instagram @flightsuitfriday
    We plan to release shows on a bi-weekly basis. On Fridays of course!
    Hosts: LT Nick Litchfield, LT Rob Mineo, LT Max Sherno
    Producer/Creator: LCDR Ryan Vandehei
    Technical Director & Editor: Chuck Seay
    Social Media Director: LT Miranda Fay
    Past Hosts: LCDR Kenny Ingram, LCDR Sam Hafensteiner, LCDR Nate Shakespeare
    Disclaimer:The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Flight Suit Friday podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the United States Coast Guard or any other government agency. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute or replace official policy guidance from the speakers nor the United States Coast Guard.

    • 49 min
    Bonus Holiday Episode!

    Bonus Holiday Episode!

    As a thank you all for standing the watch, we have a special episode for you all this holiday routine. The author of "Rescue Rob Saves Christmas" joins us today. AST1 Rob Evans is here to spread some holiday cheer and read his book to us all. But first, the team talks about what is on their respective gift lists!
    P.S. Sam probably skiing the Matterhorn right now, be jealous.
    As always, check us out on Instagram @flightsuitfriday
    We plan to release shows on a bi-weekly basis. On Fridays of course!
    Hosts: LT Nick Litchfield, LT Rob Mineo, LT Max Sherno
    Producer/Creator: LCDR Ryan Vandehei
    Technical Director & Editor: Chuck Seay
    Social Media Director: LT Miranda Fay
    Past Hosts: LCDR Kenny Ingram, LCDR Sam Hafensteiner, LCDR Nate Shakespeare
    Disclaimer:The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Flight Suit Friday podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the United States Coast Guard or any other government agency. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute or replace official policy guidance from the speakers nor the United States Coast Guard.

    • 36 min
    E80: M/V Selendang Ayu

    E80: M/V Selendang Ayu

    This one is a big one. The case of the M/V Selendang Ayu is one of the most well known SAR cases in recent CG history. We have CAPT Tim Eason (ret.) join us to recount the story from the perspective of the MH-65 on scene.
    What a way to bring together our 80th episode on our 2-year anniversary! Thank you all for listening!
    P.S. Sam is in Edinbergh Scotland, and recently survived a scary 3-day bout of the "man-flu".
    As always, check us out on Instagram @flightsuitfriday
    We plan to release shows on a bi-weekly basis. On Fridays of course!
    Hosts: LT Nick Litchfield, LT Rob Mineo, LT Max Sherno
    Producer/Creator: LCDR Ryan Vandehei
    Technical Director & Editor: Chuck Seay
    Social Media Director: LT Miranda Fay
    Past Hosts: LCDR Kenny Ingram, LCDR Sam Hafensteiner, LCDR Nate Shakespeare
    Disclaimer:The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Flight Suit Friday podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the United States Coast Guard or any other government agency. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute or replace official policy guidance from the speakers nor the United States Coast Guard.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    E79: The Erickson Awardees

    E79: The Erickson Awardees

    Kenny is still supervising Max as we post our stories from the Roost. Good thing too because Max forgot to hit record the first time, thanks Max. Get ready for a phenomenal SAR story again as CAPT Nate Coulter (ret.) and LT Chris Guernsey sit down in person to tell us about their harrowing Kodiak rescue that earned them the Erickson Award. 
    P.S. Sam is actually in Mobile soon. Be on the lookout for CG Aviations Big Foot sightings.
    As always, check us out on Instagram @flightsuitfriday
    We plan to release shows on a bi-weekly basis. On Fridays of course!
    Hosts: LT Nick Litchfield, LT Rob Mineo, LT Max Sherno
    Producer/Creator: LCDR Ryan Vandehei
    Technical Director & Editor: Chuck Seay
    Social Media Director: LT Miranda Fay
    Past Hosts: LCDR Kenny Ingram, LCDR Sam Hafensteiner, LCDR Nate Shakespeare
    Disclaimer:The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Flight Suit Friday podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the United States Coast Guard or any other government agency. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute or replace official policy guidance from the speakers nor the United States Coast Guard.

    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Antonio Gemma More' ,

USCG aviation at its finest..

What a great show! You guys have great energy and do an awesome job telling the Coast Guard story professionally. Keep up the great work!!

echo papa helo ,

Like a stream-of-consciousness master class in aviation leadership

As a former Marine aviator and now 18-year HEMS pilot, I promise you there’s a gold mine of wisdom behind the microphones here. If you are an outsider listening in, hang on - it’s worth the effort to decipher the lingo. This is NOT the idiot’s guide to USCG aviation; don’t expect a training timeout for Acronyms-101. What you CAN expect is world class aircrew sharing insight with humility and a lot of fun.

CASA Pilot ,

It’ll do

More exciting than a trip to Iowa!

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