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Lessons From The Cockpit

Dec 20, 2022

Welcome to the fiftieth episode of the Lessons from the Cockpit podcast, a new milestone for our show!

All of you have heard of an airstrike or raid on something or someone in hiding who popped up in a valley, a downtown building, or a facility along a river. My Air Refueling Control Team planning and executing operations were involved in some of the highest profile attacks we call Time Sensitive Targets or just TSTs. This episode gives listeners a foundation on why and how they happen and a behind-the-scenes look at some of these very news-worthy TSTs. Most of these were extremely intense events and a few were unsuccessful.

The Lessons from the Cockpit show is financed by Wall Pilot, custom aviation art for the walls of your home, office, or hanger. Please take a look and order one or two of these very detailed four, six, and eight-foot aircraft profile drawings printed on vinyl you can peel off and stick on any flat surface. Wall Pilot also does custom profiles of your favorite aircraft with your name, unit emblems, tail number, and weapons load. Go to to see the Ready-to-Print and custom order forms. 

 Prints of the B-1B Lancer bomber, involved with numerous TSTs during Operation Iraqi Freedom's Shock and Awe campaign is Ready-to-Print from Wall Pilot.

A print of an F-15E with the Quick Reaction Strike or QRS Alert weapons load used during Operation Allied Force over Kosovo is also available Ready-to-Print from Wall Pilot.

Thanks for downloading and listening to the Lessons from the Cockpit podcast. This and all previous episodes of the Lessons from the Cockpit show can be found on my website at

Happy Holidays to all our listeners. We will be back after the first week of January when we spend a few episodes on F-14 Tomcats.