The Low Level Hell Podcast

Brian "Casmo" Harris, US Army OH-58D/ AH-64E pilot

The Low Level Hell Podcast explores the exciting world of Rotary and Fixed wing military aircraft and their impact on the battlefield. Through in-depth technical discussion and personal interviews with the people who flew these machines in combat, the Low Level crew aims to entertain, inform and educate. And for those gamers out there who enjoy immersive flight and combat simulation, the Low Level crew host a discord community where they interact with hundreds of simulation gamers through conversation and cooperative gaming events. With our own dedicated Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) World servers, Low Level Hell offers the gaming community the opportunity to learn and appreciate the complexity inherent in modern combat aviation with both real world pilots and like-minded gamers from across the globe!

All Episodes

David Cassalia has had a remarkable career first as a door gunner in Vietnam and then a rotary and fixed wing Army pilot all the way into Operation Iraqi Freedom. Listen to his amazing journey now!Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Exclusive Low Level Hell Merch available here!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 5

1 hr 42 min

Geoffrey Whittington volunteered for a special project, not knowing that he would take part in a new era in light attack and scout aviation with the birth of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and deployment into the Persian Gulf to support Operation Prime Chance.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Exclusive Low Level Hell Merch available here!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sep 1

1 hr 34 min

Bob "Sideshow" Curtis shares his experiences flying the mighty AH-1W Super Cobra in the United States Marine Corps, as well as some experiences on the ground as a Forward Air Controller.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Exclusive Low Level Hell Merch available here!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Aug 13

58 min 35 sec

Brendan Madden flew the UH-60 Blackhawk as an assault helicopter pilot in the US Army and deployed to Afghanistan twice. He shares his career story here, including a high tempo mission with the Australian SAS.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Merch is here! Check out official Low Level Hell merchandise at the merch store.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jul 31

1 hr 11 min

David Livingston joins the show to recount his experiences in Desert Storm flying the Lynx in the Persian Gulf.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jul 13

1 hr 50 min

Retired Royal Navy Pilot Larry Jeram-Croft spends an afternoon speaking with me about his experiences flying the Sea King and the Lynx and his deployment to the Falklands war. Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jun 23

1 hr 27 min

Rowan Ratliff joins the show to describe his experience as an Army Pilot flying the OH-58 and the MH-6 as an officer in the 160th Night Stalkers.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jun 9

1 hr 12 min

LTC(R) Hugh Mills, author of the book "Low Level Hell" joins us to discuss his experiences as well as other projects he's been working on.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

May 19

1 hr 27 min

Kevin Bryant, Royal Navy.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Apr 28

1 hr 3 min

Scott Matthey, Australian Defense Force Army pilot.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Apr 7

1 hr 13 min

Captain Kelly Catton, Royal Canadian Air Force, CH-146 Griffon Pilot.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Apr 7

51 min 59 sec

Greg Coker, retired Night Stalker and author of the new book "Death Waits in the Dark; Six Guns don't Miss!" joins the show to share his experiences as a gun pilot in the famed 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.Want to support the show, get early episode access, and bonus content? Check out the Patreon page for more information.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Mar 24

1 hr 27 min

Episode 11 and we are joined by Colorado State Representative David Ortiz who recounts his time as an OH-58D driver in the US Army and the harrowing tale of his last flight in the Kiowa Warrior. Want more? Become a Patron and get access to episodes before they drop to the public as well as bonus content for all of our Mission Pilots, Flight Leads and Air Mission Commanders!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Mar 10

1 hr 38 min

Former USAF F-16 Demonstration Team Pilot and Combat Veteran, MAJ Waters talks about his experiences flying the Viper in training and in combat, as well as about his show, the Afterburn Podcast.Hear more from Rain here!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 24

1 hr 10 min

A Naval Aviator and Law Enforcement pilot with a hundred and one stories to tell. Don't miss this!Be sure to get more content by joining us here! And don't forget to comment and leave us a rating.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 10

1 hr 29 min

"Yogi" Dorelis shares his experiences as a US Marine... then Sailor... then Soldier... and finally Airman... flying the Mighty CH-53, the venerable UH-1 and highly advanced HH-60. Support the Show!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jan 27

1 hr 36 min

We meet Major Andrew Maxwell of the USMC to discuss the UH-1Y and his experiences as a pilot in the Marine Corps. Support the show!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Jan 13

1 hr 23 min

Our first episode introducing the crew behind the scenes as well as discussion bridging the gap from our gaming/simulation fan base into the real world topics we want to explore, specifically the APKWS laser guided rocket. While future episodes will focus primarily on real world topics, this one covers both a gaming and real life topic base. Support the Show on Patreon!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Jan 1

1 hr 10 min

A chat with Chris Hurr, a former US Marine with experience as both a uniformed and contract UAS operator on the ever increasing use of unmanned platforms for both surveillance and weapons delivery. Support the Show on Patreon!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jan 1

1 hr 6 min

An in depth examination of aerodynamics and how they affect helicopter flight. Support the Show on Patreon!  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Dec 2020

1 hr 32 min

In this episode we examine the US Army Flight School, the challenges of being the new guy, and answer our first listener mail! Support the Show on Patreon!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Dec 2020

1 hr 13 min

This week we are joined by Alex Castillo who explains the US Navy Flight School Program and the journey young officers take to pin the wings of a Naval Aviator. Support the show on Patreon!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Dec 2020

1 hr 48 min

In this Episode we talk to MAJ Sean Gavin, a Combat Search and Rescue HH-60H pilot, about his experience going through the training pipeline to turn young Air Force officers into combat helicopter pilots. Support the show on Patreon!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Dec 2020

1 hr 7 min