In episode 57 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Into the Wild Blue Yonder: Mitchell Institute Flightline (and Space Launch) Stories Part II, our team members recount some of their most memorable experiences in the air and space. You normally hear us talking about policy and budget issues, but over the holiday season we decided it was time to kick back and reflect upon the high adventures of past years. So join us to hear from Gen (Ret.) Kevin Chilton, Maj Gen (Ret.) Larry Stutzriem and Mark Gunzinger as they discuss some of their more memorable experiences. Ever wonder what it’s like to launch in the Space Shuttle? Did you know Stutz engaged Soviet fighters over the Pacific? And what about the time Gonzo flew a bomber mission that lasted over 33 hours and nearly lost it all in the final moments of the flight? This is a series of stories that you won’t want to miss. Happy holidays and thanks for listening to the Aerospace Advantage.
Host: Lt Col (Ret.) John “Slick” Baum, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Producer: Daniel C. Rice
Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey
Guest: Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (Ret.), Explorer Chair for Space Warfighting Studies, MI-SPACE
Guest: Maj Gen (Ret.) Larry “Stutz” Stutzreim, Director of Research, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Guest: Col (ret.) Mark “Gonzo” Gunzinger, Director of Future Concepts and Capabilities Assessments, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies