Go Bold with Joetey Attariwala

Go Bold with Joetey Attariwala

Great podcast interview with my friend Joetey Attariwalla talking all things Operation Allied Force and how combat evolved for the CF-18 back 25 years ago. Reflected on changes of the fighter force, as well as to my own professional life over the years since. And of course the story of the Canada Day flypast on 1 July 1999.

Operation Allied Force – Bringing a Peacetime Air Force into the Big Leagues

Operation Allied Force – Bringing a Peacetime Air Force into the Big Leagues

It was an unforgettable homecoming. On Canada Day 1999, 12 CF-18s roared over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, marking our return from combat—a moment that Hollywood’s best could not have rivaled. But the true story behind that flypast was an extraordinary coup, instigated by our combat unit and not from months of preplanning by officials in the Canadian Air Force. This proud moment exemplified how all returning servicemen and women should be honoured after serving Canada abroad.

Dicerra Podcast Part 1

Dicerra Podcast Part 1

I sat down with TK Toeki, CEO of Dicerrra, talking Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance and saving lives, Human Performance and the theme of Deliberate Practice as well as the distinction between legacy and5th Gen  fighter pilots and how to select and develop aircrew...
Flying and the Perrier Bottle

Flying and the Perrier Bottle

Flying is a Performance just like a sporting competition. And once we grasp this concept, our approach to preparing for flying missions changes because we realize the strains that we are going to put our bodies through. When we demand extraordinary performance on a fighter mission set or during a test mission, everything matters. Fighter pilots ‘dogfighting’ one against each other demands the best of each of us. Get into an F-16, pin yourself to the back of the seat, crushed at 9g during a fight, and you quickly realize just how physical the act of flying is. Nutrition and proper hydration and what you drink matters. And so does warding off Tactical Dehydration.