Airpower

Episode 86 — So You Want to be a Thunderbird? Insider Perspectives

In Episode 86 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, So You Want to be a Thunderbird? Insider Perspectives, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum is joined by John “JV” Venable of the Heritage Foundation, former commander in the Thunderbirds, and Caroline “Blaze” Jensen, former right wing in the Thunderbirds, to reflect upon their years as members of the Air Force’s famed aerial demonstration unit. We all know the public façade—the incredible flying, polished personas, and famed liveries.

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Episode 85 — B-21: Insights About America’s Newest Bomber

In Episode 85 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, B-21: Insights About America’s Newest Bomber, John Baum chats with Mark “Gonzo” Gunzinger and Chris “Jekyll” Brunner of the Mitchell Institute team about the future of the long range strike mission. Every bomber currently serving in the USAF inventory was designed in the Cold War. Not only did this see requirements optimized for a legacy threat, but technology was set at a far different baseline. To this point, the

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Episode 84 — Air Mobility in the Pacific: Time to Adjust Our Sight Picture

In Episode 84 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Air Mobility in the Pacific: Time to Adjust Our Sight Picture, John Baum chats with C-17 pilot Lt Col Josh Holaday about what it will take to sustain combat operations in the Pacific. The US Air Force may have the best warfighting aircraft in the world, but these capabilities won’t mean much if we can’t keep them resupplied. The same holds true for mission personnel and the broader

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Ukraine: Success Demands A New Approach

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our virtual Aerospace Nation on with Evelyn N. Farkas, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia; Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow and Director of Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute; Seth Jones, Senior Vice President, Harold Brown Chair, and Director of International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); and Heather Penney, Senior Fellow for Airpower Studies, Mitchell Institute. The early

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