Our aviation “Explainer-in-Chief” is retired Marine Corps LtCol Curt Knowles, a former F-18 pilot. Curt joined us today to lay out some of the basics of the KC-130 aircraft and how it operates in light of yesterday’s crash in Mississippi.
Joey Porrazzo, Maj USMC (ret), a former FA-18C/D pilot will join us to talk air to air combat over the weekend and how it happens.
Joey talks mission planning for the specific situation over Syria, in the midst escalating tensions in the area. He then walks us through the air-to-air engagement between the F/A-18E and the SU-22 that resulted in the downing of the Syrian SU-22.
We also discuss the Russian Defence ministry’s statement describing “American planes flying west of Euphrates will be treated as targets and that it has suspended safety agreement with US.”