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Friday Morning Talks: Memoirs of a Cold War USAF Fighter Pilot

30 July at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us for our Friday Morning Talk by speaker Steve Ladd, who will share his experiences in the US Air Force flying the F-4 Phantom and A-10 Warthog.

Colonel Steve Ladd, DFC, MSc, BSc was a career USAF officer, fighter pilot and commander for 28 years. During his career, he amassed over 4400 hours’ flying time, equally split between the F-4 Phantom and the A-10 Warthog.
His Phantom credential includes over 400 hours (204 missions) of combat experience over North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

His presentation will be based on his memoirs, covering the following broad topics:

• Absorbing analysis of fighter pilots, their culture and ethos presented by a long-standing member of the fraternity
• Compelling account of a career spanning four decades, well-defined by the author’s personal anecdotes
• Enjoyable, fast moving commentary, bridging the gap between the amusing and whimsical and the crucial and dangerous
• Global perspectives from Southeast Asia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East

By Steve Ladd

Please note: This talk will take place onsite in the Museum’s Learning Centre. To ensure visitor safety, we will be operating a limited seating capacity. This talk will therefore take place at 11am-12pm and again at 2pm-3pm; please book your desired timeslot via the link below.

Included in Museum admission or Annual Membership. Advance booking required – please reserve your seat via the link below and present your membership card or purchase admission on the day at Reception.

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30 July
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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