History Podcasts

Chief Executives in the Cockpit-When Presidents Take to the Skies

Chief Executives in the Cockpit-When Presidents Take to the Skies

In this episode we look at all U.S. presidents who served as fighter pilots or in any sort of military combat role. We also look at the first president to fly (it was in a rinky-dink Wright Bros. flyer), the development of Air Force One, and the theory that aviators make better leaders.