‘Top Gun Month’ kicks off here on the Fighter Pilot Podcast with a discussion on… wait, what?!
Sure, the long-awaited sequel looks to be “all that” but let’s not lose track of what else is happening in the world and that includes the 40th anniversary of the Falkland Islands war between the U.K. and Argentina.
On this episode, retired Royal Navy Commander Tim “Bobsleigh” Gedge joins us to discuss the Falkland Islands air war based on his experiences as the former 809 An aviation organization composed of aircrew, support personnel, aircraft, and equipment. boss riding the converted freighter Atlantic Conveyor into battle where he flew more than 30 combat sorties. Cmdr Gedge is heavily featured in Rowland White’s outstanding book Harrier 809 which is mentioned frequently during the interview. See his post-military boat building academy endeavors here.
Episode artwork adapted by Janek Krause. Bumper music by Jaime Lopez / announcements by Clint Bell.