Welcome to the forty-first episode of the Lessons from the Cockpit podcast.
Jeff Fellmeth, callsign Flounder, was my Boss at Kadena while assigned to 18 Wing Plans. We were busy. Flounder tells his exploits and lessons learned from flying the OV-10 Bronco over Europe to being one of the few people I know to fly the F-15C and F-15E versions of the mighty Eagle fighter. Jeff and I had the great fortune of working for some of the best leaders in the Air Force while stationed at Kadena, without a doubt one of the top three greatest flying and educational experiences of my career.
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Thanks for downloading and listening to this episode of Lessons from the Cockpit. This and previous episodes can be downloaded from my website under the Podcast pulldown.
On next week’s show listeners will learn the history of air refueling, from a five-gallon gas can on a man’s back in 1921 to intense refueling operations over Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002.