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Former U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter pilot John “Rain” Waters hosts The Afterburn Podcast. Bringing people together to share their journey along the "path" of life.

The Afterburn Podcast The Afterburn Podcast

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Former U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter pilot John “Rain” Waters hosts The Afterburn Podcast. Bringing people together to share their journey along the "path" of life.

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    TAP #53 Mark "Juice" Whisler (Part I)

    TAP #53 Mark "Juice" Whisler (Part I)

    "Juice" started his career as a C-130 navigator and was selected to attend pilot training after his first assignment. He spent the remainder of his career as a fighter pilot flying the F-16. He currently serves as the Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 605 at North Carolina A&T State University.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    TAP # 53 Mark "Juice" Whisler (Part II)

    TAP # 53 Mark "Juice" Whisler (Part II)

    "Juice" joins me to discuss Air Force ROTC and some of the things he has experienced as a ROTC Commander

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    • 1 hr
    "There I was..." with "Juice"

    "There I was..." with "Juice"

    Riding out an IDF attack in a C-130...

    TAP #52 - Jeff "Vader" Brandon & Jeff "Bender" Page

    TAP #52 - Jeff "Vader" Brandon & Jeff "Bender" Page

    "Vader" and "Bender" are career fighter pilots and branching out with the Kodiak Shack Podcast. They are looking to connect the frontline warfighter with those that innovate. "Vader" is a former F-16 Fighter Pilot now learning to fly the F-15C. "Bender" also left the world's greatest fighter and is now flying the F-35.
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    TAP #51 Mike "Pako" Benitez

    TAP #51 Mike "Pako" Benitez

    How realistic is Top Gun Maverick? "Pako" takes us on a GBU-24 journey and breakdown of the mission in Top Gun. Spoiler alert, if you haven't the movie yet then you have failed.
    "Pako" is breaks down key defense news weekly at https://www.themerge.co/ He is recently retired with 25 years in the USMC and USAF.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    "There I was...." with Pako

    "There I was...." with Pako

    500 feet, 500 knots, merged with a 2,000lb bomb...

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
709 Ratings

709 Ratings

Matt'shomie ,

Great Podcast!

A great insight and great stories of aviation

Adam persons ,

Phenomenal podcast that has taught me so much

As a soon to be student pilot going through UPT, this podcast gives me so much insight as to what it’s actually like to be a pilot in the USAF. I only get more excited to start my journey every episode.

J Wala ,

Let the stories live

Solid podcast for incredible stories that would be otherwise forgotten without documentation and chats like this.

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