Craig 'Wilco' Wilcockson: Jet Air Racer & Warbird Pilot

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Welcome to Episode 7 of Up and Away, the Australian Aviation Podcast!

This week we are having a chat to jet air racer and warbird pilot Craig ‘Wilco’ Wilcockson. Wilco has flown and has become familiar with a long list of amazing historic warbird and jet aircraft. We talk about what it’s like to fly these planes, how you could get into flying them yourself, and his day job as an avionics technician with the RAAF. We also talk about his recent experience competing in the jet class at the Reno Air Race, where he was flying as low as 50 feet and at over 500 miles per hour! Crazy!

We have created a special blog post to go along with this episode to show you all the cool aircraft we discuss and give you a little more background to them.

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