Bomber Month was a blast but it’s back to our namesake aircraft this week with a look at the Saab JAS 39 Gripen. Mikael “Duke” Grev, former lieutenant in the Swedish Air Force, joins us to discuss this delta-wing, canard-equipped, single-engine fighter including it’s armament, performance, and many variants. Read more on Duke’s Gripen experiences in his Hushkit article, and check out his company Avioniq here.
During the listener question segment, guest co-host Tra “Fish” Calisch returns to help us address sporting event flyovers, wingmen training and responsibilities, and the future of manned naval aviation.
Episode artwork adapted from Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Mindy Bloem. Bumper music by Jaime Lopez / announcements by Clint Bell. This episode was produced by our friends at The MuscleCar Place Podcast Network.