The Fighter Pilot Podcast is the internet show that explores the fascinating world of air combat: the aircraft, the weapons systems, and—most importantly—the people.
New episodes air about weekly and feature expert guests who help explain a variety of military aviation-themed topics, such as how ejection seats work, the theories involved in hypersonic flight, and what it’s like to land a high performance jet fighter on a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
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Hello! My name is Vincent Aiello, callsign “Jell-O” (more on callsigns in episode 2), and I am the founder and host of this show.
My infatuation with military jets began when I attended an airshow at 8 years old and quickly became my life calling. After college I was fortunate to spend nearly a quarter century as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot flying aircraft such as the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and A-4 Skyhawk. I deployed overseas on aircraft carriers numerous times and was selected to attend and instruct at the prestigious U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, better known as TOPGUN.
DFC Society Members Interviewed
Fighter Pilot Podcast Episode 161 - High Risk Resupply Missions in Vietnam with Bob Strang
“There are show horses and there are work horses. The work horses are the ones unceremoniously getting the job done day in and day out.”
DFC Society member Bob Strang describes flying the beloved but not-well-known C-7 Caribou on risky resupply missions during the Vietnam Conflict, often landing on extremely short runways recently cut out of the jungle with no navigational aids or runway markings—all while being fired upon by the enemy.