Retired Marine Pilot Purchases His Very Own Harrier Jump Jet in New AARP Series ‘Badass Pilot’

Retired Marine Pilot Purchases His Very Own Harrier Jump Jet in New AARP Series 'Badass Pilot'

Badass Pilot is a new five-episode series from AARP. It follows Art Nalls, an incredibly successful 65-year-old retired pilot and lieutenant colonel with the United States Marine Corps, as he ventures to England to purchase himself his very own retired Harrier Jump Jet.

He bought a WWII-era Soviet YAK-3 fighter and then a Czech L-39. And when Britain’s Royal Navy announced it was replacing the Harriers with new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, he saw an opportunity.

“The Harrier is the real deal,” Nalls said. “It’s a dragster, it’s a Ferrari, it’s a helicopter all rolled in one.” And he wanted it. (read more)