The Merge explores fascinating military aviation stories in a serialized method, telling a single story over multiple episodes of a given season. Featuring the men and women who were there, in the cockpit, The Merge takes the listener deeper, exploring the decisions and unfolding events as they happened.
The Merge is a product of BVR Productions.
This week we continue exploring the June 2008 mid-air collision from the perspective of Sloppy's wingman, "Guido," and the senior aviator airborne that day, "Size." Then the three investigations that follow any major naval aviation mishaps are discussed.
This week, Sloppy describes the fateful flight of June 13, 2008 from brief to the mid-air collision to parachuting safely to the desert floor below. Meanwhile, the midshipman in the F-5F Tiger II backseat struggles to maintain consciousness, let alone awareness of events transpiring around him.
On this first episode of the inaugural season of The Merge, we hear an overview of this season's story and then learn about the state of Naval Aviation in 2008 with retired U.S. Navy Captain Fitz "Dud" Lee.
Welcome to The Merge, a new podcast from BVR Productions that explores military aviation stories over multiple episodes in a given season.
Season 1 is about a fatal mid-air collision between an F-5F Tiger and F/A-18C Hornet during a training exercise near Naval Air Station Fallon, NV. Over the following six episodes, the listener will learn why squadrons train in Fallon, who is based there and what training they provide, how the mishap occurred, and the result it had on those involved.