The Afterburn Podcast

Former U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter pilot John “Rain” Waters hosts The Afterburn Podcast. Bringing people together to share their journey along the "path" of life.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 48m. Bisher sind 33 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 2 hours 51 minutes


episode 28: #28: Yonel "Yogi" Dorelis - HH-60, Aeromedical Pilot, & Actor

"Yogi" has served in the Marines, Navy, Army, and Air Force. He flew in the opening days of Afghanistan and received a Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission flown during Operation Anaconda. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:



episode 27: #27: Martin "Perty" Pert - Harrier, Hawk, Eurofighter, Red Arrows

"Perty" joined the Royal Air Force right out of the gate. He has flown numerous aircraft and has a few "notches" on his belt. He has instructed, survived an ejection, gone to war a few times, and most recently successfully lead the RAF Red Arrows Demonstration Team. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:



episode 27: Q & A Session #3

Have a question submit yours * Climb rate F-16 vs F-15? * How often to officers cross over from other career fields to become a pilot? * Controlled ejection parameters, requirements, scenarios * The path to becoming a demo pilot. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


 2021-03-10  15m

episode 26: #26: Army Ranger CSM (Ret) JB Spisso

JB served over 26 years in the Army, 10 of which was in Special Operations in the esteemed 75th Regiment. We chat leadership, his experience jumping into Panama during Operation Just Cause and a few other of his experiences. He is the Author of Warrior Leadership: Steps to Success for Leaders on the Ground ( ). Support the show: Become a Patreon ( https://www.patreon...


 2021-03-02  50m

Q & A Session #2

Have a questions? Swing over to Want to support the Show? * What are Go-Pills, Side-Effects. "Knuckles" returns to add science to the discussion. * Dealing with missing goals, or marks. * Tips and tricks for winning at pilot training...or any training for that matter. Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


 2021-02-24  19m

#25: SR-71 Blackbird Pilot - Lt Col (Ret) Les "Slash" Dyer

"Slash" entered into the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He started his aviation journey flying the C-7 before transitioning across several platforms. By the time "Slash" retired he added the B-52, T-38, Hawk, SR-71, and A-10 to his flying resume. Support the Podcast: Become a Patreon Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


 2021-02-16  34m

Q & A Session #1

Have a question? Support the Podcast How do you maintain and build your passion for flying when you are several years into your flying career? How do you make sure you keep learning and improving? Why doesn't the Air Force wear full battle rattle when they fly? What qualities do you value that you find day to day in your pilot peers? What does a controlled ejection look like?


 2021-02-09  16m

#24: Discussion About F-16 Fatality - with F-35 Pilot Jeff "Bender" Page

"Bender" is a fighter pilot, a former F-16 pilot and now he currently flies the F-35.  In this episode we dive further into the mishap breakdown from  The goal is to bring more context to the events that unfolded on June 30th 2020 that...


 2021-02-02  59m

episode 25: #22: Brian "Casmo" Harris - AH-64 Pilot - Host The Low Level Hell Podcast#22: Brian "Casmo" Harris - AH-64 Pilot - Host The Low Level Hell Podcast

On 30 June 2020, Lt David “MEZr” Schmitz was killed in an F-16 mishap at Shaw AFB.  He was conducting a night mission qualification sortie.  Upon his initial landing attempt his aircraft struck the instrument landing system antennas...


 2021-01-19  1h4m

episode 24: #22: Brian "Casmo" Harris - AH-64 Pilot - Host The Low Level Hell Podcast

Brian has 20+ years as an US Army Officer and Warrant Officer. Five years as an Armor/Cavalry officer as an M1 Tank and 120mm Mortar Platoon Leader. 15+ years as an Aviation officer with over 2,000 hours as OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and AH-64D/E Pilot. Two...


 2021-01-06  49m