The CRITICAL FLAW in $100 Million Fighter JetsHasard Lee produced an excellent YouTube video to explain to experts and lay-persons alike the issue related to managing the simplest of tasks in a fighter cockpit, peeing. I have written extensively on Optimizing Human Performance in fighter jets. The two...
Optimizing Human Performance in Fighter Jets
We need to think of fighter pilots as high-end athletes; ‘Tactical Athletes’.
Empower them to fly the most expensive and lethal aircraft in history and educate them not only how to be stone cold killers but how to train and maintain their minds and bodies to be at the peak conditions in the harshest of environments…combat.
A Good Day for the RCAF
Lots of drama in this saga but ultimately the right jet for the right price, in the correct numbers with the jet at the right point in its development and maturity.
“Fail Fast Friday” Podcast with Trigger JordanI 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
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.
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.
Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System – Saving LivesI have talked a number of times in the recent past about the technology developed to prevent aircraft from hitting the ground…and killing the people in that plane. I guest-hosted a recent episode of the Fighter Pilot Podcast and interviewed USAF Lt Col...
Top 10 Reasons Why Canada Needs the F-35: #5: The Re-norming of Air PowerOne of the biggest leaps Canadian defense has made in generations comes with the selection of F-35 for the Royal Canadian Air Force. What F-35 will force is a revolution across the entire Canadian Armed Forces, not just the RCAF and not just the fighter fleet. The...
The Afterburn PodcastOne 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...
Canada’s military colleges – If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less.
The recent Arbour report took aim at the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and its inability to reform itself. The report gave a special shout-out to the military colleges, questioning their need moving forward. The crisis of identity that the military and these educational institutions are facing needs to be recognized as a final warning.