Major Joe “Chick” Porrazzo, USMC explains things that most of us don’t understand relative to the USMC FA-18D and KC-130J that occured of the coast of Japan last December and killed six Marines. We’ll ask Joey to explain the following:
- How are squadrons typically organized to fly at night? Is it normal to have all captains leading those flights?
- What does a “pre-flight” brief look like and does the lead pilot have access to his wingman’s training record?
- What is the choreography around the tanker for the aircraft that are refueling? Who does what when?
- Who controls prescription drugs in a flying squadron?
Joey is currently a civilian contractor involved in training pilots, ALL MARINE RADIO is lucky to have him as an “expert” and want to say a huge “thank you” to Joey for explaining these things to us so we can understand what actually happened last December. THANKS Joey!