Slipstream Radio

Myself and Rob Burgon of have teamed up to co-host an exciting aviation podcast. With my civilian, general and professional aviation background and Rob’s extensive military experience as an Air Force F-22 Fighter Pilot, we talk about just about anything related to flying. We are true airplane geeks and it shows! You can search for Slipstream Radio on iTunes (please leave a review) or Stitcher ( or you can go here to listen  or you can listen via the embedded audio below.


Intro Music: Crawling in the Dark by Hoobastank

Outro Music: Photograph by Def Leppard (Did you expect anything else?)

Guest: Ron Rapp, Corporate Pilot and Aviation Blogger






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Intro Music: Crawling in the Dark by Hoobastank

Outro Music: Photograph by Def Leppard (Did you expect anything else?)

Guest: John Lackey, Aviation Photographer 

Website: http://www.flyby.photgraphy 


With the air show season in full swing don’t you want to take some aircraft photos worthy of a place on your wall?  John Lackey, professional aviation photographer, joins us as our guest for Episode 9 of Slipstream Radio.  John walks us through some of the basic techniques for taking the best “surface-to-air” photos you can:

- Optimal equipment for photographing aircraft

- Best manual settings for shooting the various types of aircraft

- Most desirable lighting conditions

- Ideal Framing and composure

- Top-notch Postproduction

- Perfect panning technique

Shout Out: Jessica Ambats for her amazing air-to-air photography. We’d love to have you on the show at some point!



In episode 8 we interview Matt Guthmiller. He’s 19 years old and he will attempt to break the world record for the youngest person to fly solo around the word. You’ll hear how he came to this idea and how he intends to do it. You can find him at: You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter at: and

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In episode 7 we talk to international airline pilot and author Karlene Petitt about her thoughts on safety, her books, and her future projects. Karlene has decades of airline experience, has written three books, and was recently featured on CNN. You can find her at her amazing blog at


In episode 6 we launch a series on regulations with Guest Phil Wilhelm. Phil has been flying longer than most of us have been alive. He has a great perspective on the changes over the last 50 years of GA in the US. Of course, we interject our thoughts as well. Part one of a multi-segment show on this topic.  


In episode 5 we talk about the upcoming airshow/fly-in season, particularly OSH. Rob also gives us a view in to the USAF Large Force Exercise called Red Flag. Links: Oshkosh – for Karlene’s book Flight For Safety  Red Flag videos on YouTube: LINK Rob’s site at 


In episode 4 we talk about the two recent high-profile landings at wrong airports. We then shift gears and talk briefly about a friend who is re-entering GA and then we talk about difference in generations and attitudes as it relates to safety and accountability. Links: and


In episode 3 we interview Aerospace Physiologist Diane Campbell of the USAF and learn about what she does in that role. We also get some great information about G tolerance, situational awareness, airsickness, fatigue, and more. Links: and


In episode 2 we discuss video and how that recent inexpensive technology has opened up a great creative outlet and value-added tool for aviators. We then switch gear to some of the nuances of the F22 flight control system and gain some insight into how the Raptor does with it does. Links: and


In episode 1 we talk about Brent’s experiences around being a professional pilot in the civilian ranks and we discuss Rob’s military background and how he came to fly the F-22 Raptor.

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You can see Rob’s page dedicated to the podcast here :   You can reach us anytime at: Rob Burgon: Brent Owens: Or give us a call at 1-888-737-3734 and select option #3 to leave a recorded that can be played back on the show.


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