Vincent Aiello

Vincent Aiello


Founder & Host

Vincent became enamored with aviation while attending an airshow at the age of 8. After high school he attended UCLA and participated in the NROTC program. Upon graduation he was commissioned into the United States Navy and was selected for pilot training. Vincent spent nearly 25 years in service flying mainly the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet but also the F-16 Fighting Falcon during an adversary tour. He accrued over 3,800 flight hours and 705 carrier landings, having served as a TOPGUN instructor and air wing operations officer.

Vincent left the Navy in 2017 and now flies for a major airline. He and his family reside in San Diego, California.


Jaime Lopez



Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Jaime has loved jet fighters and warbirds since he was a kid. And the same goes for music—all sorts of music. From classical to the darkest side of metal; from jazz to electronic. He’s a melomaniac to the bone. Not only that: he’s a one man band who has created songs for documentaries, games, and now your favorite podcast! Check out Jaime’s website for more information and music samples.


Janek Krause


Graphic Designer

Janek is an Australian-based Graphic Designer who brings passion and creativity to the podcast following more than eight years of industry experience. He first became enamored with combat pilots after seeing Star Wars as a child. From there, Janek’s interest in combat aviation grew. In design, Janek strives to convey the same action and excitement he felt as a kid and is thrilled at having the opportunity to be part of the podcast team.


Rob Grady


Business Development

Rob is from Louisville Kentucky and has had a lifelong passion for military aircraft and technology. Growing up, he built aircraft models, launched model rockets and read every book he could find on military aviation. As a career in military aviation was not in the cards, Rob studied International Relations, Business and Technology, which prepped him for the Internet boom.

After college and graduate school, Rob began his career in business technology and strategy. Over the years, he has built and led technology firms as well as acted as a key advisor for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Residing in Austin, Texas now, Rob runs a software development firm. When not working, he spends time with family and enjoys sharing his passion about aviation with his 4-year-old twin boys.


Jeff Boulanger


DCS Content Creator

Jeff became hooked on military aviation after writing a book report on Chuck Yeager in the 4th grade. He satisfied his passion building models, watching aviation-related movies and playing every computer flight sim he could get his hands on.

Another passion of Jeff’s is software engineering. He grew up around computers and began his career building and repairing them. While working with hard drives as a data recovery specialist, he discovered an interest in teaching while training the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTF). Jeff combines his interests in military aviation, software, and teaching into an educational and entertaining YouTube channel that boasts over 13k subscribers.

Jeff resides in Southern California with his wife and two small children.


Scott Morris



Scott has been interested in aviation from an early age; building airplane models and watching planes fly over his house in Boston. Entering the U.S. Navy after school with the intention of participating in naval aviation, he instead entered the submarine force for eight years. He has continued his passion in aviation through reading, research, and taking frequent trips across the country with his son to aviation museums and airshows.


Wojciech Danecki

Baltic Dragon

DCS Content Creator

Wojciech is an expert on foreign affairs and defense, focusing mainly on the former Soviet Union and Middle East. Upon discovering Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) in early 2012, Wojciech realized a perviously-unrecognized love of aviation. As a long-time fan of role-playing games, he quickly combined simulated combat flying with his long-time passion for storytelling and began developing story-driven campaigns he and other DCS players could enjoy.

Wojciech resides in Brussels with his wife and three children.


Rich Cooper


Rich is a full-time professional photographer and journalist. Being behind the camera for 30 years, Rich is known throughout the world for his award-winning aviation images and reporting.

Rich is the Head of Operations for The Centre of Aviation Photography ( and for specialist media). In addition he is a Special Correspondent for Combat Aircraft, the world’s largest aviation magazine. He has been commissioned for shoots all over the globe, with a 20-year professional career in publishing, editorial, design and journalism.

Rich also undertakes UK and world-wide submissions in all forms of online and published books, magazines and one-off publications. Commercially, he provides bespoke coverage of anything from a war zone to product delivery, specializing in ‘available light’ and ‘reportage’ styles.

Rich has been a member of the Royal International Air Tattoo Photographic Team for over 20 years and is a Nikon School Tutor in the aviation genre.