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235 – A Walk in the Woods with Miami Rick and the Big Boeings

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Rick Ruiz is a pilot for Atlas Air where he flies various versions of the Boeing 747 freighter. Previously he flew the 767 and the 777 for LAN Chile, primarily cargo as well. Rick is also a crew member of the Airline Pilot Guy podcast, where he is known as Miami Rick. In this episode, we stroll through the woods around Landstuhl, Germany, where I visited Rick while he was on a layover. We geek out about flying the Big Boeings.

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230 – Frachtfliegerei mit Lufthansa Cargo’s MD-11F

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Vom 20. bis 23. Dezember war Markus mit einer MD-11F der Lufthansa Cargo von Frankfurt über Tel Aviv nach Istanbul (LH8340, LH8341) unterwegs und hat dabei den Kapitän André Wüseke und den ersten Offizier Jens Kreuzer bei der Arbeit beobachtet und interviewt. Diese Episode ist auf diesen Flügen entstanden und enthält sowohl Aufzeichnungen von Briefing, Outside Check und der Arbeit im Cockpit, als auch ein 2-stündiges Interview im Hotel in Istanbul.

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224 – Flying the F-15 Eagle

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When I was young, in the 80s, I was extremely interested in military airplanes, I more or less grew up with three iconic fighters: the F-15, F-16 and F-18. I want to thoroughly cover those airplanes on omega tau, and this episode on the F-15 is a great start. I talk with Jeff Fellmeth, a former F-15A/C/E pilot about the airplane, avionics, trainings, missions and the units he has been a part of. We also talk a little bit about related topics, such as the Bronco and gliders.

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219 – Flying the V-22 Osprey

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The V-22 Osprey is the first operational tilt rotor aircraft. After not always problem-free development and test period, it is now used successfully with the USAF and the USMC. In this episode we talk to a V-22 pilot, Maj. Seth Cannon of the 7th SOS in RAF Mildenhall about the aircraft, some of its systems, and, primarily, about how it is flown. I met Seth Cannon in Bayreuth, where one of the 7th SOS had to land because of problems with a gearbox. Read the story here. This is also where I took the pictures below.

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212 – The Tornado ADV

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During his career in the Royal Air Force, Dave Gledhill has been flying as a navigator in the Tornado ADV. After his career he wrote a book about this airplane, and its (not always problem-free) introduction into service with the RAF. In this episode we talk about the airplane, about his flying, about some of the challenges during its development and introduction into service, and how they were overcome to make the F.3 a capable interceptor after all.

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