U.K. Month continues with a look at the SEPECAT Jaguar. The anglo-French jet that was too much of a handful to serve as a trainer as designed, found success as a low altitude strike platform, including nuclear strike. Our guest, RAF Wing Commander Dheeraj “D-Reg” Bhasin MBE, shares his experiences flying the “Jag” including in extreme operations such as when taking off in high, hot, and heavy conditions.
Listener questions addressed on this episode include which branch commemorates deceased WW2 U.S. Army Air Corps members, what happens to Generic term for any aircraft crew member, whether at the flight controls or not. proficiency when squadrons exclusively fly operational missions, and the biggest differences between U.S. and NATO fighter pilots. For a good read, check out the new book Five Nickels that chronicles the life and death of heroic Desert Storm A-10 Warthog pilot, Steve Phillis.
Episode artwork adapted by Janek Krause. Bumper music by Jaime Lopez / announcements by Clint Bell.