CS#57: A-10 Fighter Pilot who Survived a Floor to Air Missile Hit | 100+ Missions | “Killer Chick”

At the moment we hear the Fight Story of Kim “KC” Campbell, a retired Air Power Colonel and A-10 Fighter Pilot. She racked up over 1.8K flight hours within the Warthog; 375 of these in fight throughout greater than 100 fight missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

She additionally has one of many coolest name indicators ever: Killer Chick. For anybody who’s been on the bottom and seen an A-10 on a gun run, you’ll be able to perceive why so many floor pounders love this platform. For Apache pilots, the A-10 is our mounted wing cousin and we really feel a really shut affinity with this unbelievable machine.

Outdoors the cockpit, Kim led the Air Power Academy’s Heart for Character and Management Improvement and, since retiring, has carried that experience to the non-public sector the place she supplies management growth coaching and group engagement. She’s additionally a keynote and motivational speaker.

Kim, like many fighter pilots, is pushed, devoted, and profitable. She’s delivered rounds heading in the right direction in heated battles and narrowly averted loss of life, together with being hit with a Floor to Air Missile. I hope you get pleasure from this insightful Fight Story from the cockpit of THE Killer Chick as a lot as I did.

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Present Notes

0:00 – Intro
1:01 – Visitor introduction (Kim “KC” Campbell)
2:10 – Interview begins
2:46 – Origin of her fighter pilot name signal
7:30 – Early years and what enamored her with flight
12:55 – Why Air Power Academy?
18:18 – Selecting her plane
22:14 – The place she was on 911 and the way it modified her coaching
24:43 – Going to Afghanistan instantly after coaching
27:23 – A quiet first fight mission in Afghanistan
34:48 – Firing from the A-10 for the primary time
44:05 – Fight Story #1 – First kinetic operation in Iraq
50:30 – Fight Story #2 – The mission that was a defining second
1:18:18 – Fight Story #3 – In fight as a flight lead
1:29:47 – Management growth, group constructing, and highly effective management recommendation
1:40:22 – What did you carry into fight?
1:44:31 – Would you do all of it once more?
1:46:07 – Listener feedback and shout outs