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Aviation LO Down
24 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Flight Sim 2020, Incredible Graphics Cards, and more Furloughs!
In this edition, I discuss some of the big issues that are going on, including Flight Simulator 2020, an update on mask mandates, and more furloughs and WARN notices in the industry. Don't miss this one! Sponsored by iFlyGPS.com
21 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Pilots In 2020: FURLOUGHED.
WARN notices went out to literally hundreds of thousands of people over the past week, many of whom work in the aviation industry. What does this mean for the future of the industry? Also, should face masks be mandated (part II), and a video that you should check out!
19 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Aviation SHUT DOWN AGAIN. Coronavirus?
Wow. The coronavirus continues to spread at an absolutely insane rate throughout the United States. What is going to happen to aviation? Specifically, commercial aviation? Should masks be required? Should counties let planes fly? And finally: check out the FAA's ATC facility coronavirus map!
25 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Pilot on the radio: "You're an as*hole"
Absolutely insane audio of a pilot telling a Las Vegas controller she is WRONG when telling him to vacate the Class B airspace! What could have gone wrong here?! Also, a discussion on the pandemic and it's affects on decision making and mood, the FAA's 'From The Flight Deck' series, and some throwbacks from a box I found in my basement.
68 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
74gear - Flying Huge Planes and Defending Plane Spotters on Instagram
Known for his entertaining, educational, well-produced, and downright fascinating videos, 74gear (Kelsey) has shown the world just how exciting it can be flying the 747; and it's bigger, more rare cousin, the Dreamlifter. Join me, LO, as I sit down with 74gear via Skype on the other side of the plane. We talk about his YouTube channel, his life flying around the world, his expansion into more social media, and a well known and controversial debate currently raging online involving intellectual property of plane spotters and "repost pages" on Instagram!
30 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Aviation vs Instagram: A Fight You Should Be Following
WELCOME BACK TO SEASON 3! On this episode, I run down the basics as to where I have been over the past few weeks. I discuss the current state of the world, how it's affecting aviation, as well as some things that may interest you involving a feud currently going on on Instagram between plane spotters and large pages. Please subscribe on YouTube as well! @LOaltitude
28 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
RIP The Aviation Industry (as we know it)
The coronavirus pandemic has completely altered life for a large portion of the planets population, and as of this podcast (3/24/2020), is beginning to severely affect places in the United States, most notably New York City and it's surrounding area. Thousands of airplanes are grounded, and it seems as if an equal number of employees are also without a job.Will things ever return to normal? Some words of caution, and some words of advice during this historic time for modern human civilization. Visit my sponsors:This episode is sponsored by my friends at iFlyGPS.com! Use code LODOWN for 90 days free trial of the incredible EFB software for Apple, Android, and Windows Phone!
28 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY OIL! A Brief History of OPEC
Oil, and specifically, it's pricing, is undoubtedly one of the single biggest factors in an airline's overall profitability. Join me, LO, as I discuss how the coronavirus has resulted in some of the most volatile oil prices in decades, and why everyone involved in aviation, no matter how humble, should know the basics of the current market.This episode is sponsored by my friends at iFlyGPS.com! Use code LODOWN for 90 days free trial of the incredible EFB software for Apple, Android, and Windows Phone!
23 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Coronavirus and Aviation
To much of my haters disappointment, I am back! Took a month off for a number of reasons (no, I didn't go to jail or get the coronavirus) but we're off to a brand new month with a whole bunch of fresh new content and discussion!This episode is brought to you by my friends at iFlyGPS.com. Check them out!
33 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
How Dirty Socks Can End Your Flying Career. Become an ATC!
Do you smell that? Dude, is that your socks? Maybe. But it could also be a toxic chemical that has profound neurological effects, and is widely used in aircraft engines and APUs. On this episode, I discuss some of the more disturbing reports of toxic fume events, and how to access the database of such things. I also discuss how YOU can apply to be an AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER! Think you have what it takes? Apply! January 24, 2020 on USAJOBS.gov. Best of luck! Instagram: @LOaltitudeVisit my sponsors!fly8ma.com (use code: LOALT)Christopher-cloos.com (use code: LOALTITUDE)Kimsplaceokc.comCertifiedFoggles.comAviationLifeClothing.com (use code: LOalt10)
38 minutes | Dec 21, 2019
Why does aviation use AM radio? What is HF radio?
Have you ever really wondered: How does the radio in my airplane or control tower (or radar facility) really work? And, why does it use AM radio? What does that even mean?On this edition of Aviation LO Down, I discuss two videos I recently uploaded to my YouTube and Instagram channels. In part I, I describe AM vs FM, and why aviation uses AM. In part II, I describe HF radio, long range radar, and a story of how a bunch of ham radio operators helped defeat the Soviet Union.Sit back, relax, and prepare to be transmitted some wild stuff.
22 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
$200,000 Without A Degree?! Air Traffic Control!
The FAA will supposedly be hiring new air traffic controllers this January. Learn about some facts of the job on my YouTube channel! In this episode, the first of season 4 of Aviation LO Down, I describe how the video went absolutely viral, and how you can apply if you're interested! I also go on an absolutely unscripted rant about beer prices at concerts in Saratoga Springs, New York.Instagram: @LOaltitudeVisit my sponsors!fly8ma.com (use code: LOALT)Christopher-cloos.com (use code: LOALTITUDE)Kimsplaceokc.comCertifiedFoggles.comAviationLifeClothing.com (use code: LOalt10)
15 minutes | Dec 7, 2019
Top 10 Aviation Memes of 2019
Well, it's that time of the year! That is, the year is almost OVER! On this episode, I recap the top 10 memes and posts from my Instagram page, @LOaltitude. Be sure to check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel! Just search for 'LOaltitude' there! Instagram: @LOaltitudeVisit my sponsors!fly8ma.com (use code: LOALT)Christopher-cloos.com (use code: LOALTITUDE)Kimsplaceokc.comCertifiedFoggles.comAviationLifeClothing.com (use code: LOalt10)
17 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
YOU CAN ALWAYS GO AROUND!!!
How one student pilots video managed to demonstrate one of the biggest fundamental rules in aviation, and how one flight school took a potentially bad situation and made it into a beautiful and relevant display of an extremely important teaching point. Instagram: @LOaltitudeVisit my sponsors!fly8ma.com (use code: LOALT)Christopher-cloos.com (use code: LOALTITUDE)Kimsplaceokc.comCertifiedFoggles.comAviationLifeClothing.com (use code: LOalt10)
16 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Mooney Aircraft Closes
One of the most iconic aircraft manufacturers closed its doors this week. Why did it happen? I share some of the community comments, and encourage others to share their opinion on this episode of Aviation LO Down!CONTACT: LO@aviationLOdown.comInstagram: @LOaltitudeVisit my sponsors!fly8ma.com (use code: LOALT)Christopher-cloos.com (use code: LOALTITUDE)Kimsplaceokc.comCertifiedFoggles.comAviationLifeClothing.com
19 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Drones. We all have seen them. We all know about them. They can do amazing things. But what about their insane popularity and growth that is expected over the next few years? Actually, it has already begun. Despite their incredible use and technology, from Long Beach, New York, to Dubai, drones can pose a serious risk for pilots of manned aircraft. Next week, the FAA has brought this issue into light with the 'National Drone Safety Awareness Week'. On this episode, I explain some real world examples and things people are doing with drones that is less than ideal, and share some stories from an AOPA article on drone safety this week.Do you have a drone? Ever had an encounter with one? LO@aviationLOdown.com
30 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Melatonin, Stimulants, and The Longest Flight on Earth
Aircraft and the modern aviation system has enabled humans to fly across the entire planet. But can the human body and brain itself actually handle it? Join me on this discussion that explores some concepts on sleep mitigation, and how it has been handled throughout the past century. With a new era in mind, Qantas, the airline that is experimenting with flying from NYC (JFK) to Sydney (Australia); a nearly 20 hour flight, is ready to see how this flight affects people. Hear how the airline is experimenting with lighting, work outs, and well-timed meals to help the human body adjust to such an unnatural environment!Instagram: @LOaltitudeVisit my sponsors!fly8ma.com (use code: LOALT)Christopher-cloos.com (use code: LOALTITUDE)Kimsplaceokc.comCertifiedFoggles.com
15 minutes | Oct 12, 2019
Planehub Categories, Abella Danger, and a German woman who is in love with a 737-800
Over the past 2 weeks I have gotten over 250 e-mails of people asking me if Planehub will become a real website. Well, the URL is for sale for $14,000, so if someone wants to donate some money, you know what you can do! But in all seriousness, @LOaltitude has been having many great stories; this morning, I was tipped off to a video that truly epitomizes the 'ERAU-esque' qualities of my followers: A German woman who has been in a 5 year relationship with a 737-800. AIRSHOW SEASON will be here before you know it. Are you getting ready? I will need a small team of help, so if you're interested, e-mail me! LO@aviationLOdown.comStay tuned for a brand new exclusive interview THIS WEEK!
21 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Thomas Cook Airlines: Done.
London based Thomas Cook, founded in 1841, was the oldest running transportation company in the world. But this weekend, that all came to an abrupt end, as the company ceased operation. Thousands are out of a job, and many thousands more are stranded around the world. Here's my take on why a once legendary company, that was started decades before the flight of the Wright Flyer, ultimately met its fate in the instant gratification, social media based modern day.www.aviationLOdown.comCheck out my sponsors!Christopher-Cloos.comCertifiedFoggles.comFly8MA.comPurdue.eduFitToFlyApparel.com
21 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
Draco Crashes, DC-10 vs 737 MAX, and How To Simulate ATC Audio
Draco, one of my favorite airplanes EVER built, has crashed this week in Reno! Luckily, everyone, including builder and friend Mike Patey walked away, and even made a video about it. But it's a video worth watching. Can't wait to see his other builds to come...Also, DC-10 reputation vs the 737 MAX Reputation, and how to simulate ATC audio!Also, shout-out to my friends at CFS (Communicating For Safety) in Vegas this week!LO@aviationLOdown.comInstagram: @LOaltitudeAviationLOdown.com
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