For episode thirty-three, I spoke with Paul Entrekin at his home in Walnut Hill, Florida. Paul joined the United States Marine Corps in 1977 and he was designated a Naval Aviator in 1980. Following a successful career flying the UH-1N “Huey” and instructing in the T-34C “Turbo Mentor” in the Marines, Paul became the initial civilian test pilot in the free world for the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis “Fagot” Cold War-era turbojet fighter. Paul displayed his MiG on the airshow circuit across the United States and Canada, earning a prestigious Level 1 – (Unlimited/Ground Level) Aerobatic Competency qualification in the jet. Over his flying career, Paul has logged over 30000 hours in more than 50 different aircraft including the CF-18 “Hornet” and the BD-5J “Microjet,” and he flew the Boeing 727, 757, 767, and 777 during his 30-year career with Delta Airlines. Paul is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), holds both US and World airspeed records, and is an ICAS Aerobatic Competency Evaluator (ACE).
Safe on Deck Podcast
Episode 33 with Paul Entrekin