Naval aviator, author and film producer Paco Chierici joins the show. Paco spent twenty years in the Navy, flying the A-6E Intruder, F-14A Tomcat and the F-5 Tiger II. Paco deployed to combat zones from Somalia to Iraq and was stationed aboard carriers including the USS Ranger, Nimitz and Kitty Hawk.

In his career, Paco has accumulated over 3,000 tactical hours and completed over 400 carrier landings. In addition to being an aviator, Paco also is the author of the novel, Lions of the Sky and the producer of the award-winning naval aviator documentary, Speed and Angels, available on Amazon Prime.

Like most kids, Nick walked out of the theater after seeing the original Top Gun and was ready to join the Navy then and there, so being able to talk to a real fighter pilot was fascinating for him. Paco takes us through his first aircraft carrier landings in second by second, edge-of-your-seat detail, the different aircraft he flew, his friendship with David Fraver, the pilot who witnessed the infamous ‘Tic-Tac’ UFO incident, as well as discussing what flying has meant to him.

To learn more about Paco and order his novel, please visit his site:
https://www.lionsofthesky.com/

Paco wrote a detailed account of the Tic-Toc UFO incident, entitled ‘There I Was: The X-Files Edition’. You can read it here:
https://fightersweep.com/1460/x-files-edition/

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  1. Columbo Member
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    @Columbo

    Infamous ‘Tic=Tac’ UFO incident? I have never heard of this. One man’s “radical fruitcake”, is another man’s visionary prophet, eh?

    Oh … and … Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself and Joe Biden stole the 2020 POTUS election.

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  2. Nick Plosser Coolidge
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    @NickP

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Infamous ‘Tic=Tac’ UFO incident? I have never heard of this. One man’s “radical fruitcake”, is another man’s visionary prophet, eh?

    Oh … and … Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself and Joe Biden stole the 2020 POTUS election.

    My guest, Paco, was on the Nimitz many times is a long-time friend of David Fravor, the pilot who reported the incident. An interesting event to say the least. As Paco mentioned in the show, he’s never seen anything that could be called a UFO in decades of flying both in the military and as a civilian.

    https://www.history.com/topics/paranormal/uss-nimitz-tic-tac-ufo-declassified-video

    David Fravor on Rogan discussing the Tic Tac incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnIG-i2WCfg

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  3. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    A lot of people saw a rocket launch right before TWA Flight 800 was blown up in the sky too.

     

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  4. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz
    @drlorentz

    Hey, guys, thanks for contributing to the circuses but where’s the bread? The people need more than mere distraction to assuage the pain of watching the country circle the drain. 

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