LtCol Billie Flynn on the F-35 and Its Way Ahead

By The Fighter Pilot Podcast

NY Times: “Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program” Forbes: “The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted the F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed”

The Hill: “The F-35 May Be Unsalvageable” Are these headlines fair criticisms of the Joint Strike Fighter or simply sensation?

How are we supposed to know what, and who, to believe these days?

On this episode, retired Royal Canadian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former test pilot Billie Flynn leverages his 5,000+ flight hours in the F-16 Viper, F/A-18 Hornet, Eurofighter Typhoon, and every model of the F-35 Lightning II to offer a nuanced opinion of whether this controversial $1.6T weapon system is worth it, and how “bad” the development setbacks really are given this hyperconnected world in which we live.