Fans of the Hurricane Group network of sites may be familiar with our aviation website FighterSweep.com, and it’s former editor and writer for the site Paco Chierici has just today released his debut novel, “Lions of the Sky.” The retired Navy fighter pilot who now captains a 737 and recreationally flies a Yak-50 is fulfilling his mission with this book in writing an action-packed thriller that only someone whose been there and done that could release. We get into Paco’s background and some of the ego and fear that goes behind flying A-6E Intruders and F-14 Tomcats for the Navy. You’ll also hear some of the fundamental differences between being accepted into this line of work with the military where guys who don’t make the cut aren’t welcomed back, as opposed to recycling back after failing to become an Army Ranger for example. Be sure to pick up “Lions of the Sky,” it’s out today on Amazon, and check out Paco’s website with all links to social media at LionsOfTheSky.com.

We also cover some major news of the week including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being arrested in London, Benjamin Netanyahu being re-elected once again as Prime Minister of Israel sparking some conversation about term limits, and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard being labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. We also answer your emails sent to [email protected] A lot of ground covered on this installment of the podcast.