The Merge

By BVR Productions

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Perry P
 Sep 1, 2021
Awesome podcast. Well produced. 100% recommend.


The Merge explores fascinating military aviation stories in a serialized method, telling a single story over multiple episodes of a given season. Featuring the men and women who were there, in the cockpit, The Merge takes the listener deeper, exploring the decisions and unfolding events as they happened.

The Merge is a product of BVR Productions.

Episode Date
The Merge 1-6: Suge

Season 1 concludes with a description of the F/A-18 pilot involved in the mid-air collision, Jeremy "Suge" Wise, by his widow, Sonia.

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Sep 08, 2021
The Merge 1-5: Swiss Cheese

This week we continue exploring the June 2008 mid-air collision from the perspective of Sloppy's wingman, "Guido," and the senior aviator airborne that day, "Size." Then the three investigations that follow any major naval aviation mishaps are discussed.

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Sep 01, 2021
The Merge 1-4: Wingman

Last week we learned details of the mid-air collision from the F-5 crew's perspective, on episode 4 we hear from the F/A-18 flight lead, "Stickit," who lost his wingman in the mishap.

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Aug 25, 2021
The Merge 1-3: Impact

This week, Sloppy describes the fateful flight of June 13, 2008 from brief to the mid-air collision to parachuting safely to the desert floor below. Meanwhile, the midshipman in the F-5F Tiger II backseat struggles to maintain consciousness, let alone awareness of events transpiring around him.

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Aug 18, 2021
The Merge 1-2: Fallon

In season one, episode two, we learn a bit more about Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada and the advanced training that takes place there with guests Guido, Sloppy, Stickit, and OTO0L.

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Aug 11, 2021
The Merge 1-1: Naval Aviation

On this first episode of the inaugural season of The Merge, we hear an overview of this season's story and then learn about the state of Naval Aviation in 2008 with retired U.S. Navy Captain Fitz "Dud" Lee.

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Aug 04, 2021
The Merge Season 1 Trailer

Welcome to The Merge, a new podcast from BVR Productions that explores military aviation stories over multiple episodes in a given season.

Season 1 is about a fatal mid-air collision between an F-5F Tiger and F/A-18C Hornet during a training exercise near Naval Air Station Fallon, NV. Over the following six episodes, the listener will learn why squadrons train in Fallon, who is based there and what training they provide, how the mishap occurred, and the result it had on those involved.

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Aug 01, 2021