318 – (My Flight with) The USAF Thunderbirds

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Guest: Jason Markzon, Jafet Ojeda    Host: Markus Voelter
Shownoter: Bastian Hundt, Jochen Spalding

In June 2019 I had the pleasure and honor to fly in an F-16D with the USAF Thunderbirds. The episode covers the medical briefing about how to prevent motion sickness and how to deal with Gs, suiting up with flight suit, g-suit, harness, helmet and mask, the briefing with my pilot Maj. Jason Markzon, the flight itself with commentary, an interview about the Thunderbirds with Jason, as well as a reflection on what the flight meant to me, recorded together with Nora.

A small correction: I suspected wrong regarding the code word TIMBER SWEET. In fact, it means that the Link16 data link between the two F-16s works. It’s great to have competent listeners :-)

Videos and pictures are available at omegataupodcast.net/thunderbirds.