The Fighter Pilot Podcast interviews Matt Wagner UPDATED

Have you heard of The Fighter Pilot Podcast? If you haven’t then I highly recommend checking this new YouTube channel out and its main host, Vincent, a former Hornet fighter pilot. For this episode, the hosts interview Eagle Dynamics’ Matt Wagner.

I’ve updated this post a few times with the most recent post coming 2018-10-11 at 11:12 pm

On to the podcast

The podcast is 1 hour and 19 minutes so there’s lots to listen to. There’s some basics of DCS that most of you will be familiar with but some of the background details about Matt Wagner and the other details are also worth listening to. The interview begins at about the 11-minute mark but the intro is also well worth listening to in my opinion so definitely check that out below.

Some interesting notes

There are some interesting notes that come from the podcast that we’ve already known about but that stand out to me:

  • The DCS dynamic campaign has been mentioned again as something being worked on
  • Matt Wagner has a prototype F/A-18 stick from Thrustmaster that we haven’t heard about for quite a while (hopefully coming soon reports Matt)
  • The host found the F/A-18C cockpit to look just like the real thing down to the smudges on the screens
  • Matt talked about the fully animated deck crew for future carrier ops
  • The host of the podcast is apparently the new LSO voice for future carrier ops
  • The host felt like everything was very accurate (99.2% accuracy he said)
  • Matt talked about new aircraft coming from Eagle Dynamics: Mi-24P Hind, AH-1F Cobra, P-47D Thunderbolt, and “another surprise we’ll be talking about soon”
  • New maps include the Syria map

More about the channel

Also on the channel, the host has done a fantastic video featuring a flight from Naval Air Station Fallon and out over the Sierra Nevada Range. It’s beautifully done and its set to the M83’s “Outro” which is well used in so many videos but it works so beautifully here.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Scott says:

    It was a good interview & kudo’s with drawing out the keypoints Shamrock. Really appreciate the work you do with this blog. I believe it was a timing issue between in the interview, getting the podcast issued vs the timeline ED was working on; it sounds like the “surprise” is the FW-190 A8. Super stoked about the Anton and closing some of the time-gap between Axis & Allied warbirds.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Hey Scott, thanks for the kind words!

      You may very well be right about it being the FW190A-8. That was a surprise last week and the podcast was likely filmed before that.

      I was so tired last night that I just wasn’t thinking at that level. Great thoughts on that and many thanks for sharing!

      The A-8 fills in nicely for DCS WWII aircraft line-up adding something that should feel at home on the Normandy map next to the Spitfire IX.


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