*skip to the last 15 minutes of the podcast if you want to hear about the time a gernade was thrown at him* . Nasty Staggs is THE premiere Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) for the US Air Force. He's won nearly every award that a JTAC can win--9th AF TACP Journeyman of the Year, ACC Jacob Fraser JTAC of the year, Fighter Wing Sijan Award, and David Gray WIC instructor of the Year. . He has deployed 7 times to a combat theatre. He is now an Air Force Weapons Instructor (WIC) at Nellis AFB in Nevada teaching the most advanced students and developing new close air support (CAS) tactics. . His specialty is calling in airstrikes. CAS requires the detailed integration between the aircraft employing the weapons and the troops on the ground. Whether he is traveling with a conventional force or attached to a special forces team, Nasty is responsible for putting weapons on the enemy. . At 42 years old, Nasty is a beast--he's 6'5, 240 pounds and can outrun most people on the planet. . In this interview, we go into what makes a good JTAC, his diet, fitness, as well as some of his combat stories. He talked about the time a Taliban grenade landed near him, as well as hiking through the mountains at 15,000 feet. We also go into mental health as well as what he does to decompress.
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🇺🇸 This aluminum-skinned stunner of the Jolly Rogers soaks up the oppressive rays on an unknown Pacific island. A B-24J-Liberator, she remains nameless but the black tail indicates she belongs to the 400th squadron. I can’t go too long without posting a pic of the Jolly Rogers. Can’t get enough of those skull-and-cross-bomb tails ☠️
So I’m jumping on the Tornado band wagon, posting my favourite images of the Tornado. I’ve only been into planes since I started doing photography about three years ago. I haven’t seen the tornado much in that short space of time but it has become one of my favourites. This photo is from Scampton air show departures day back in 2017. Many of the images are from my early days of photography and in poor weather conditions due to the aircraft not shying from the British weather. The Tornado was the highlight of many of my aviation trips and I shall miss seeing it from my bedroom window as it heads out to sea or drops into Donna Nook. No other plane has been quite like it. The look, the noise and the way it always flys lower than any other aircraft. Farewell tornado, I hope to come and see you at RAF Marham soon. #farewelltornado#tornadogr4#tonka#avgeek#aviation#tornado#scamptonairshow#afterburners#takeoff#themightyfin#aircraft#aviationphotography#goodbyetornados
Bamboo Airways performed its long anticipated first ever flight on January 16, 2019 on the popular Ho Chi Linh to Hanoi sector. Owned by the FLC Group, the airlines’ maiden flight had been delayed twice however Bamboo Airways is now relieved to have finally begun operations. At 8:30am, the Airbus A320 family jet took off with 180 passengers and 5 crew members. Bamboo Airways has begun operations at a time when the Vietnam aviation industry is struggling, following massive growth from the majority of its airlines. Currently, the government is facing increased pressure to upgrade airport and aviation infrastructure in Vietnam, namely at the country’s main airports in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi among others. It has, however, addressed the needs of all the airlines, with Bamboo Airways telling Reuters that they “are not concerned about the constraints in aviation infrastructure in Vietnam, as the infrastructure keeps expanding rapidly and there haven't been any major congestions”. - Growth is quite limited, and Bamboo Airways noted last year, that it aims to fly the majority of its routes from the smaller Vietnamese Airports, taking advantage of the leisure demand available. In March 2018, Bamboo Airways signed an agreement with Airbus for up to 24 Airbus A320Neo family jets followed by an order for 20 Boeing 787-9s in July. ▪ Follow AeroNewsX for a leading news page updating you with relevant and recent news! ▪ Photo credit: Unknown, credit to the rightful owner ▪ #aviation#aeronewsx#keepitwild#stayandwander#instagramaviation#aviationphotography#passionpassport#boeinglovers#theoutbound#a380#explorewildly#finditliveit#airbus#adventuremobile#aviation#avgeek#boeing#exploremore#bestvacations#natgeo#travelstoke#wonderful_places #lookslikefilm#vsco#travel