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AviatorCast: Flight Training & Aviation Podcast
60 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Flying Alaska to Wisconsin in a Cessna 172 — AviatorCast 155
3000+ miles, 36+ hours, a whole lot of snacks, and a whole lot of pretty scenery. But Alaska and Canada are unforgiving in the winter, and this journey shouldn’t be taken lightly. Relive our transport of 23U, our flight school 172, from Alaska to Wisconsin for upgrades. In this podcast we will: Discuss my journey from Alaska to Wisconsin for upgrades The intense preparation with paperwork and planning Leg-by-leg replay and the challenges we faced
40 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Aviation Safety is a Choice — AviatorCast 154
Are we subject to the whims of chance every time we take the controls of an airplane, or do we have a say in the ultimate safety and longevity of our careers? Aviation Safety is largely a choice, and in this podcast I’ll present the concept. Student pilots, private pilot, instrument pilots, commercial pilots and beyond can all benefit from this thinking. In this podcast we will: Talk about Safety, and the Choice of Safety Tell you a few stories where my decision making was challenged Talk about common accident types, and how they could be avoided Finish with a challenge
29 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Where I’ve Been — AviatorCast 153
Well, it’s been a minute since I’ve posted a podcast. But, I want to get back into it and share all the things going on. I’ll hit the high points on this episode, including: Busy 2020 Summer Flying Commercial Seaplane Rating Got a Hangar! Bought an Airplane! Flew to Wisconsin Upgraded Airplane Sun n Fun 21 Oversaw Final Install Flew Home to Alaska
68 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Anna Rusinowski: Flying in Canada | Aviation Careers | Women in Aviation — AviatorCast 152
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsC2PYky4t4 PilotAnnie aka Anna Rusinowski joins us on today’s episode of AviatorCast. If you’re curious about the differences between Canadian aviation and that of the FAA way in the United States. Anna has an awesome Instagram and is a very active member of the aviation community. In the podcast we discuss her aviation journey and how she went from wanting to fly, picking a flight school, and eventually deciding to pursue a career as a pilot after some pretty big life events. “Annie” talks about ways to get through your flight training, how to overcome obstacles, why it’s important to take your moment of opportunity, and making the most of adversity when it comes. Join on this fun podcast with “PilotAnnie”.
65 minutes | May 22, 2020
Ryan Dembroski: SuperAero YouTube | Flying Dad | Promoting Aviation — AviatorCast 151
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwW8E5jy_o8 I’m a sucker for up and coming YouTube channels. Ryan has one, called SuperAero. Seriously some funny, funny and entertaining flying videos. A breath of fresh air among a lot of the serious stuff out there. Ryan is a dad of 2 young kids, has a full time job, is a part time owner of a Cessna 172, runs this great YouTube channel, and is a real force for good in aviation. He learned to fly in a Piper J3 Cub at a very unique spot in Wisconsin called CubAir. They can do your private pilot license in that old school airplane. Stick and rudder from the very beginning! You’ll really need to check out some of his videos on his channel, and give it a subscribe. You won’t regret it!
68 minutes | May 15, 2020
Rose Dorcey: Flying Grandma | Medical Emergencies | Wisconsin Aviation — AviatorCast 150
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKXHcVVQQ3c On today’s episode of AviatorCast we speak with Rose Dorcey and her sidekick (husband) John. John was my instructor for my CFI and I got to know the both of them very well over the few weeks we spent together. Rose is a walking miracle, and this podcast revolves around that miracle. Just days from her commercial checkride, Rose suffered a very dangerous and life threatening ruptured aneurysm. It was only minutes earlier that John and Rose were landing at KOSH after a training flight. During an emergency like this, minutes matter. John acted fast, and with one miracle after the next, Rose got the care she needed. She’s done very well in her recovery, while many others are not so lucky. While this is a podcast about what can happen, it’s also a podcast about overcoming the odds, having the right people in your life at the right time, and pursuing your dreams. Rose is an inspiration to us all, and I hope you find her story encouraging.
46 minutes | May 8, 2020
Cory Schow: Corporate Pilot & Creator — AviatorCast 149
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2N1XAQMUV0 There are many different corners of aviation. Many look at the airlines as the pinnacle of a career. Yet, there is a whole network for private jets, turboprops and even smaller aircraft that are used to support many executives and businesses. Today we speak with Cory Schow about his career as a corporate pilot. We go through the hardships of building time, experience, and eventually landing a dream job. Cory also creates a lot of great content on YouTube and Instagram to give you an insight into life as a corporate pilot. He has many great videos showing the type of flying he does, which is much different than that of airline life. In this podcast we will discuss: Pursuing the dream of flying at Utah State University Working through a difficult first job flying Part 91 Moving to and working through a short stint in Ohio Landing the dream job in Logan, Utah Cory has some great insight into his journey. If you’re looking to become a corporate pilot or curious what that side of the aviation industry is like, check out this podcast. Cory’s Instagram Cory’s YouTube
70 minutes | May 1, 2020
Jake Tishman: New Airline Pilot | Aviation Medical | Perseverance — AviatorCast 148
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grgDJ_VQJOs The truth is, some people just go through more than others in life. Jake saw this first hand as he worked hard to achieve his aviation dream of being an airline pilot. With many medical challenges in the way, Jake found himself having to work really hard and fast in the good times, because he knew he couldn’t take a moment for granted. Now a newly minted airline pilot, Jake is completely enjoying his pilot life. He’s worked hard to get where he is, and doesn’t take even the simple stuff for granted. Because the alternative is just not optional. In this podcast we will discuss: Overcoming medical challenges through the FAA medical Going for your dream and goal while things are good Working as hard as you can to achieve that goal at ATP Flight School Even while working ‘hard and fast’, enjoying the journey Jake does a great job articulating what it takes to succeed in aviation at all levels. Don’t miss this episode of the AviatorCast podcast.
68 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Maj. John “Rain” Waters [ F16 Deployed & Demo Pilot | USAF Instructor | 777 Pilot ] — AviatorCast 147
https://youtu.be/o70CtC4Fq_c When you think of service for your country, with a backdrop of incredible flying, you think of a fighter pilot like John “Rain” Waters. Join signed up for the Air Force, wanting to give back to his country in a big way after the events of 9/11. We go through his journey of ROTC both in High School and in College as he worked hard in academics, athletics and more to qualify for a flying track in the Air Force. From there, it only continued to get more difficult. He started in the T6 Texan II, went up to the T38, and some time instructing in the T6 Texan II. He then had a deployment in the MC-12, which on the civilian side is a Beachcraft KingAir 350. There he learned the F-16 Fighting Falcon (aka F16 Viper) was his airplane of choice. He got a slot flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon (aka F16 Viper) and continued his training on that platform, including mission training, and eventually ending up deployed in Afghanistan. There he was flying and fighting in one of the busiest and active wings, dropping more ordinance than any other F16 unit. After deployment he continued his active duty in a very public way as the USAF F16 Demo pilot, touring various airshows around the nation and world. Now John is flying the Boeing 777 for a cargo carrier, and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. John conveys humility and honor in the way he conducts himself and his service. Today we are honored to get to hear from him and learn how we can take advice for all sorts of flight training, not just the military.
49 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Ask the CFI #16 | 33 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions
https://youtu.be/SFTUtGZJs9E Questions on this episode: 1:43 As a very new student, what do you recommend I do to learn/study both towered and non-towered airport communications? 5:16 Which online course do you recommend for ground school refresher? 5:51 What is the procedure to come over to Alaska and finish my commercial license? 6:21 If I wanted to get into flight sim, what are the basics I would need for a home setup? 6:49 When descending from cruise say at 8500 ft, and leaned, do you mixture rich as per landing procedure? 7:35 Is there a difference in students who completed their ground and written before they fly? 9:03 What’s your opinion on accelerated flight training for PPL? 10:44 Number 1 tip for the CFI ride? 12:21 What are you doing to stay current amongst all of this? 13:46 What is the best way to build hours with a PPL? 15:28 Haven’t flow in 4 years… Where do I start? 17:31 How do you keep your CFI knowledge up as a newly rated CFI? 18:25 Who would you recommend spin training to (besides certificates that require it)? 19:50 Tips for staying proficient during this time? 20:13 What’s your opinion on having a minimum maneuvering speed in the pattern? 21:26 Should I become a CFI so I can build hours? 22:27 What are your thoughts on getting my commercial rating before my instrument rating? 23:12 Working on private and studying for oral. Any tips? 25:22 Best way to prep for the written and checkride? 26:19 How do you take care of night requirements during Alaska summer? Do students just wait until winter? 27:01 Just 10 hours in, any advice for getting nauseous during flight training? 28:36 Would a 2nd class medical be important for someone who wants to be a CFI but currently working on PPL? 30:21 What do you think about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020? 30:34 What’s the story for GA in your country? Here in Italy we can’t fly. 34:00 As a CFI in the US, do you have any tips on teaching the roundout and flare? 36:49 What parts of the regulations do I need to study to eventually open my own flight school, freight, and people moving service? 37:42 What are your top 5-10 GA YouTubers? 39:51 Haven’t flown in 12 years. Any advice for getting back into it? 41:29 How can I have a flight experience in Alaska? 42:07 Can an Indian private pilot license be converted to an FAA PPL? 42:31 Would you ever fly for a commercial airline? 43:12 Any technique for a short field landing precision that has worked well for you? 45:21 Do you think simulators like X-Plane 11 hurt or help a student pilot? Submit questions every Sunday night on Angle of Attack’s Instagram: https://ift.tt/2SCOUUG Get powerful tools for your aviation journey with our courses at Angle of Attack. Join Online Ground School and Checkride ACE at https://ift.tt/35kuums #aviation #flying #flighttraining
52 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Ask the CFI #15 | 26 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions
https://youtu.be/4IkrwYCcBSI Questions on this episode: 1:21 Having a hard time with my power off stall. Any tips? 4:40 I’m about 10 hours away from my checkride. Do you have any tips or any podcast episodes I should listen to leading up to it? 6:11 Best way to memorize airspace dimensions, etc? 8:49 Thoughts on ATP flight school and other fast paced programs? 10:50 What do you think about the situation in the aviation industry for new CPL pilots? 12:42 In case of engine failure after take off what is the best action in different aircraft positions? 15:29 Is an undergrad degree beneficial if I want to become a commercial pilot? 17:55 How did you develop your rudder control and feel of the aircraft when you were a student pilot? 21:51 How many hours per week should a student pilot average to stay proficient? 22:41 I’m looking into buying and renting out a small plane. Any advice? 24:54 Do online ground schools actually teach you enough for the written and so on? 26:24 Do you prefer a Piper or Cessna for PPL training? 27:38 I have .4 hours remaining of hood training prior to my checkride. When do you think schools will open again? 29:38 What do you recommend to obtain an American PPL if I already have a Venezuelan PPL? 30:40 What is induced drag? 31:54 What is the most effective way to get your ratings in the shortest amount of time? 35:03 What drove you to enter into the flight school business and what tips do you have to anyone wishing to do the same? 36:53 Do you recommend getting an MEI? 37:41 How long have you been flying? 37:58 Keeping in mind the current situation of the aviation industry, will it be a good time to start flight training towards the end of 2020? 38:45 What helped you retain all the information there is when obtaining a private license? 41:25 Is it possible to have flaps out of sync on a Cessna 172? 41:35 What are your thoughts on taking on a $30-40k loan during these times for a Part 61 program? 42:25 What’s next for Angle of Attack? 44:39 Any tips to master the trim? 48:03 Why did you move up to Alaska? Submit questions every Sunday night on Angle of Attack's Instagram: https://ift.tt/2SCOUUG Get powerful tools for your aviation journey with our courses at Angle of Attack. Join Online Ground School and Checkride ACE at https://ift.tt/35kuums
69 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Josh Flowers from Aviation101 — AviatorCast 146
On this episode of AviatorCast, Josh Flowers from Aviation101 joins us to talk about filmmaking on YouTube. We also talk about his trip to Alaska, some specific stories of that trip, in addition to his background in aviation.
51 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Ask the CFI #14 | 29 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions
https://youtu.be/-VkUJsjBdz8 Questions on this episode: 1:40 Can you explain the ceiling for class G? Books say 14,500 sections 1,200 unless marked? 3:48 As a student, how do you ensure no stall spin on base to final? 7:23 Slow flight - should we hear the stall horn or not? ACS says no but shouldn’t we be used to the controls at that AOA? 10:29 What’s the best thing a student pilot can be doing in these uncertain times? 12:26 What is difference between POH, AFM, and PIM? 14:19 I’m working on my private and doing cross countries. Any suggestions on getting through diversions? 17:50 What are all the regs you have to know to be a CFI? Just by # 19:45 Something students unknowingly do and annoys CFIs? 21:52 What’s the best way for students to remain proficient for a PPL check ride after not flying because of this virus? 24:14 What’s really important to an FAA Examiner during a PPL checkride? 26:34 Is a flight simulator ok to use for IFR practice? 27:39 Are you still allowed to fly during COVID-19? 29:13 Is air law the same in the US as it is in the UK for a VFR pilot? Are there any key differences? 30:01 After the current situation is over do you think it’s a good move to invest money in an aviation career? 31:36 How can I alleviate the costs of flight training? 32:00 Can you explain the difference in answering a question on the oral exam at the private pilot level vs on the commercial level? 33:22 If you could fly in a different decade, what decade would you choose? 34:32 Is it true that there’s a shortage of flight instructors? 35:28 Best way to start studying for CFI? 37:17 After completing your commercial what is left to get your CFI and how many hours to expect? 38:58 What are your favorite aviation related books? 41:08 What kind of content do you recommend for instrument knowledge/practical prep? 41:56 Are there any bad habits to avoid when practicing IFR in a simulator? 43:21 Top 3 tips on mountain flying? 45:23 I’m a high schooler looking to become a pilot. How should I juggle flying and school? 46:08 Is learning/starting training in glass cockpits a good idea? Or should there be a bit of gauges as well? 47:17 I’m doing your IFR ground school and got to shoot some approaches for the first time today! Just wanted to say it was awesome and thank you. 47:31 When becoming a CFI, how much of a challenge is it to teach a student to fly the airplane, communicate with ATC in those tough situations? 48:31 Can’t find the right place to put my feet on the rudder. Especially for short field. Submit questions every Sunday night on Angle of Attack's Instagram: https://ift.tt/2SCOUUG Get powerful tools for your aviation journey with our courses at Angle of Attack. Join Online Ground School and Checkride ACE at https://ift.tt/35kuums
33 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
Success While Flying a Desk at Home — AviatorCast 145
What do you do with this available time? This podcast will outline a handful of tips that can help you "line up and wait" for that time when you can get flying again with flight simulation, studying a ground school or books, and remote instruction.
45 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Ask the CFI #13 | 34 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions
https://youtu.be/GER6hDsT25s Questions on this episode: 1:32 Is it a good idea to take flight lessons during the outbreak? 3:18 How does your ground school differ from King’s and Sporty’s? 4:35 New trip with Josh soon? 5:22 What exactly should one do when you find water in your fuel tester? I’ve seen people just keep syphoning until the water is gone. 6:52 Do you have any tips and tricks for unpublished holds? 7:28 What’s your guess for AirVenture 2020? 8:35 Do you think rates (CFI/rental) will go down? 9:24 Am I too old to start a track to CFI at 50? 10:06 How do I know if it’s a fouled spark plug or a bad magneto on the run-up? 11:12 What’s a good rule of thumb for density altitude? And do you calculate it before every flight? 13:25 Got my PPL last month in part 61 school. Need some help deciding whether I should go for 141 or stay? 14:51 Do you think it’s a good idea to rent a plane right now? I’m worried about renting a plane that is contaminated. 16:25 Thoughts on commercial pilot jobs being effected by corona? 18:21 How difficult is it to learn to fly? 20:31 What’s your favorite aircraft to fly? 20:55 Headsets…What’s your recommendation for a new student pilot? 22:45 Are you offering a bush flying or Alaska course? 24:00 Any tips for conquering apprehension of turbulence? 24:56 Where can I find a good test question bank and/or study material for the PPL knowledge? 25:29 Thoughts on doing CFI/CFII around the same time? 26:04 Best resources or ways to learn systems if not mechanically inclined? 28:20 Tips and tricks for crosswind landings? 30:30 On my home flight sim, what should I practice the most? 31:06 I’m starting training in May and the school I’m with has an option to start out with analog or go straight to the Garmin G1000 which one do you think would be best? 34:18 Is there anyway we can order Angle of Attack shirts? 34:50 What can you recommend for IFR course beginner? 35:41 What are some student pilot must haves? And some apps besides foreflight? 37:50 Can you talk about risk management and flying low? 39:43 Tips on flying over the Grand Canyon for the first time? 40:12 What age do you recommend to start flight training? 41:03 Say I’m flying a NPA approach and need to fly a FPA of 3.0. What’s the best way to do this? 42:35 23U plans? 43:06 What’s the difference between CFI and CFII? 43:29 Would like to come to USA to complete me commercial license. Suggestions? Better to stay in Europe for EASA rules? Submit questions every Sunday night on Angle of Attack's Instagram: https://ift.tt/2SCOUUG Get powerful tools for your aviation journey with our courses at Angle of Attack. Join Online Ground School and Checkride ACE at https://ift.tt/35kuums
17 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
Your Content Ideas, Your Aviation Path — AviatorCast 144
The world seems to have changed over night! Many unknowns are ahead, but it's time to start to plan some positive outcomes. What content can Angle of Attack create for you? Fill out the survey!
45 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
25 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #12
https://youtu.be/cLjLjX4HC8w Questions on this episode: 0:59 Is it a bad idea to start my training now given the state of the economy and airline industry? 3:22 Teach the impossible turn? 5:07 Are you having a good day? 6:09 Is king schools course worth the money for IFR training? 7:30 Best online ground school? Just finished the free part of Sporty’s, should I pay and finish it? 8:09 Training on a Cirrus vs 172? 8:47 Major differences and how to choose a flight school. Not looking into commercial. 9:40 Having trouble with landings, and getting a stabilized approach. Any tips? 13:32 Any tips for retaining ground school information? 14:42 How do you feel about CFIs and flight schools continuing to train during this time of social distancing? 16:17 Best way to build hours for commercial? 17:39 What is the easiest way to reach PPL? 19:11 My Aeronca Champ doesn’t have a stall horn. What’s the best way to mitigate a stall? 21:48 Headset recommendations for private pilot? 23:43 Mid IFR Training. Other than banging out the written, what else can I work on? 25:13 How long do you think it would take to get used to electronic instrumentation? 26:32 What is the best way to ensure my time spent with my instructor is well prepared and used well? 28:18 Do you think there will be a restriction on GA due to the current situation? 29:04 Is it worth it to pay a little more for a nicer flight school (CFI’s with more hours/better maintenance on planes)? 30:19 What could happen if regular small sized flight schools closed? 31:40 Commercial done. How did you go about getting your CFI? Do you have any tips looking back on how to approach it that would help me? 35:21 What are the biggest reasons people fail their private pilot checkride? 38:34 Non-polarized or polarized sunglasses in a steam gauge C172SP? 40:45 Starting accelerated PPL program on Thursday. Advice for me going into day one? 41:15 What effect do you think coronavirus will have on aviation in the long run? Submit questions every Sunday night on Angle of Attack's Instagram: https://ift.tt/2SCOUUG
35 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Coronavirus’ Impact on Aviation & What’s Next for Pilots — AviatorCast 143
https://youtu.be/B58gdO1otC8 It's what everyone is talking about, but no-one wants to talk about. Coronavirus (COVID19) has taken the world by surprise, changing life as we know it. We'll go through some of the basic details of the virus, but mostly we'll get into the potential impact on aviation. In this podcast we will discuss: How this risk of COVID19 is a lot like aviation safety Brief overview of where things stand currently Where things MAY be going What you should be doing immediately Our role in this… together. We're all in this together and hope that you all keep a good plan moving forward. We all still need something to be working toward. We will get back to flying soon, enjoying the skies, and helping the aviation industry put itself back together.
50 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
19 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #11
https://youtu.be/NssyaMTbBxY Questions on this episode: 1:15 I’m 35 and I got my PPL, how do you see the chances of getting a job once I get my CPL in 2-3 years? 2:54 How long after private to wait before going into instrument training? 5:23 What sets your online ground school apart from others? 8:05 Finished my PPL straight into instrument ground school with no break how to avoid burn out? 10:41 How could a VFR-only pilot effectively use a FTD like a Redbird? 12:23 Best strategy to study for your PPL written? 15:21 Do I need to know EVERYTHING before my PPL written exam? 17:14 How can I convince my flying buddy to scream CLEAR instead of just saying clear prop? 18:49 Should I wait until I pass the test before I start flight training? 21:38 Any tips to help get into the mindset for FOI? 23:54 Switching from part 61 PPL to part 141 instrument and commercial? 26:43 How long would you expect to train before first solo XC? CFI had a plan but curious on your take… 29:27 Is there a benefit to doing VMC practice approaches even while flying solo/VFR? 31:25 How important is understanding weather for PPL & can you recommend some resources? 36:28 Biggest tip on private pilot oral? 38:41 What recommendations do you have for a PP that is about to begin instrument training? 40:02 Adding a tail wheel endorsement to keep learning while time building? 41:06 Best way to stay determined to finish your flight training? 43:48 How in the world do you stay motivated with all there is to running a business such as yours? Submit questions every Sunday night on Angle of Attack's Instagram: https://ift.tt/2SCOUUG Get powerful tools for your aviation journey with our courses at Angle of Attack. Join Online Ground School and Checkride ACE at https://ift.tt/35kuums
29 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Beginning Your Flight Training — AviatorCast 142
Do you think you're the only one struggling to put together the pieces for your training plan? We speak today with Jacob, not yet a student pilot, and gain some perspective on the challenges and triumphs he is facing in the beginning stages of flight training.
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