Episode 110: From Cat to Trap: What it’s like Flying On and Off a US Aircraft Carrier
Joe Ruzicka, call sign "Smokin," is a former Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in the F-14 Tomcat and Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) in the F-18 D/F. Joe gives a “from the cockpit” insider view of the procedures of aircraft launch and recovery on a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier.
LCDR Joe “Smokin” Ruzicka in The War Zone
Video: Former Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) LCDR "Smokin" Joe Ruzicka, USN (Ret.) provides a play-by-play of flight operations aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in May 2020
Video: LCDR "Smokin" Joe Ruzicka, USN (Ret.) last flight in an F-14 Tomcat.