Vincent enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the United States Navy as a fighter pilot. He is qualified on the F-18 Hornet, the Super hornet, the F-16 fighting falcon, the A-4 Skyhawk and much more.
Vincent was deployed several times on various different aircraft carriers and saw operational service in the sky over Iraq during Southern Watch in the late 1990’s and later on after the war’s kicked off in Iraq in the mid 2000’s.
Vincent passed his Top Gun course early on in his career and became a Top Gun instructor. After his instructor tour ended he was lucky enough to head back to the fleet to share his knowledge and pass along all that he learnt to the up and coming pilots of the fleet.
Towards the end of his career he flew the F-16 in the Navy’s adversary squadron and talks fondly of the F-16 but says that the F-18 is his first love!
The military has a great way of amplifying everything that it means to GO ALL IN and when you are throw in something as elite as Top Gun, the mindset and habits that are formed by the individuals that participate are truly life changing and inspirational.
I’m excited he’s here and I know you’re going to learn something from this amazing story, please help me in welcoming Vincent Aiello, callsign “Jell-O”