Aircrew Interview
Aircrew Interview
Oct 11, 2020
AI #152 : Happy Hour! | w/ Fighter Pilot Rick Peacock-Edwards *PART 1*
46 min

I sit down with former RAF Fighter pilot, Rick Peacock-Edwards, to have a candid chat with no set questions to talk about all things aviation over a nice chilled beer in Rick's"man cave".

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Veteran State Of Mind
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37 min
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