“Fail Fast Friday” Podcast with Trigger Jordan

“Fail Fast Friday” Podcast with Trigger Jordan

I joined Kinsley ‘Trigger’ Jordan and his “Fail Fast Friday” episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtCOWNfkj5Y) to talk about failure and how to rebound from setbacks.  We all have stumbled in our personal and professional lives.  The difference between those who...
Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35:  #4: Capitalism beats Socialism

Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #4: Capitalism beats Socialism

Now that Canada has decided on which fighter it wants, let’s talk about what else matters beyond the capability of the F-35 or how much it is all going to cost Canadians…. let’s talk about jobs.  There was so much chatter about guaranteed work from the other competitors, jobs that may or may not have been linked to high tech aerospace work but that would have satisfied the socialist mindset of promised work, not necessarily valuable work.  Instead, Canada chose capitalism and the chance to benefit from the enormous scale of production and sustainment linked to the franchise F-35 program.

Trudeau’s Speech

Trudeau’s Speech

One of smartest political speeches in modern times, then candidate Justin Trudeau said: “We will not buy the F-35 fighter jet”. Strategically brilliant; that speech helped pivot an electorate in favor of Liberal party when to that point, polls ran the election as a 3-way race.

The Afterburn Podcast

The Afterburn Podcast

One of the consistently most fun aviation podcasts is hosted by John ‘Rain’ Waters on the Afterburn Podcast.  We talked about airshows since Rain had been the USAF F-16 demo pilot for years, then how F-35 matters in our future and what Interoperability...
Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #6: Cost

Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #6: Cost

What does a fighter jet cost?  A lot.  How much is a lot?  As much as it takes to defend a country and have the capability and capacity to fight and win a war. And as much as it costs to ensure that our men and women come home safely every time they fly. How much is...
F-35 in Canada…Done Deal…Move On

F-35 in Canada…Done Deal…Move On

Does anyone on God’s green earth think that after 20 years of this Canada F-35 saga, spending millions upon millions of dollars and dedicating enormous manpower, establishing all the manufacturing subcontractors for the F-35 Enterprise, Lockheed Martin and the US government won’t do everything in their power to complete the deal for Canada’s next fighter? 

This is not F-35’s first rodeo!

F-35 in Canada…Finally…Are You F’ing Kidding Me?

F-35 in Canada…Finally…Are You F’ing Kidding Me?

This decision eclipses just buying a new fighter. So many times, over so many years, the Canadian government procurement system has failed the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. All of us veterans know the tales of bad decisions, political interference and substandard kit given to men and women who have to make it work while other countries were smart enough to buy the equipment needed to do their missions. Seldom has Canada bought the right equipment at the right time.