Welcome to another episode of the Lessons from the Cockpit show!
An opening line in the new TOPGUN Maverick movie is so appropriate for this episode. Our lessons learned discussion is with MiG Killer US Air Force retired Colonel Cesar “Rico” Rodriguez, an A-10 Hawg and F-15 Eagle pilot who DOES have three MiG kills in forty years. Rico tells the story of his two kills during Desert Storm in 1991 and the opening night of Allied Force over Kosovo in 1999. He also shares lessons learned from working sixteen years in the defense industry with one of the largest defense companies in the world.
This episode is sponsored by Wall Pilot, custom aviation art for the walls of your home, office, or hanger. Rico’s Desert Storm 58th Tac Fighter Squadron Gorillas double MiG Killer F-15C and the 493rd Fighter Squadron Grim Reapers F-15C he flew on the opening night of Allied Force are available for listeners to purchase in four, six, or eight-foot prints that peel off and can be stuck to any flat surface.
Thanks for listening and look forward to another episode next week.