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Time in Flight
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 29: James Onieal - Owner of Raven Career Development & Pilot for Navaid Certification
In this episode, our guest is James Onieal who has a wide variety of pilot experience from flight instructing at Embry Riddle, flying turbo-props at Colgan Air, Embraers 170s at Republic as well as being the youngest pilot hired and subsequently furloughed from Netjets. He currently does navaid verification flight checks as well as an entrepreneur, as the founder of Raven Career Development (www.ravencareers.com). James got his start in aviation during his time in high school when he started taking private pilot training in Central New Jersey. From there he attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and ultimately became an instructor there. That’s when he had his first airline interview experience and learned that you need some additional skills, to just being yourself, to be successful. Because of James’ experiences in the part 121 and 91 worlds and the ever changing landscape of hiring within the aviation industry, James started his career development company to help assist other pilot navigating the pitfalls, as well as, educate pilots on how to be focused but adaptable in their approach to their aviation careers. James also shares some of his advice for pilots who are looking to start their aviation career and provides some great resources for aviators of all ages to check out, such as: ravencareers.com : Resources Tab that includes Master Classes (free), Weekly updates on hiring trends and other news within the industry that comes out every Tuesday (https://ravencareers.com/industry-news), and the Raven Careers Podcast 215 (https://ravencareers.com/podcasts-webinars/) Contact James directly at: email@example.com ProPilotWorld (https://www.propilotworld.com) Pilot networking and knowledge resource
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 28: Austin Kaminski - Regional Airline Captain
This episode’s guest is Austin Kaminski, who is a native of Northern Virginia and is now a captain at a regional airline. Austin discusses how the National Air and Space Museum really inspired him to pursue aviation as a career. As a child, his father would also take him down to Gravelly Point, which is an area within the National Park Service's George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia. It is located on the west side of the Potomac River, north of Ronald Regan airport. From there you can watch planes landing on Runway 19 or takeoff from Runway 01. At age 5, Austin’s father took him on his first flight at College Park Airport in Maryland, to his mother’s chagrin. But from there he knew that he was hooked on flying, once he realized that he wasn’t going to be a professional NBA player. He also discusses how, at the age of 16, he was able to attend the week long EAA Air-Academy in Oshkosh, WI. This is where he got to meet engineers from Boeing, flight instructors, got to take a Young-Eagle flight and attend the Oshkosh Airshow. That is where he got to meet the former Seattle Mariners baseball player, Ken Griffey Jr, who turns out to be a pilot. Austin then went on to work at a local flight school, first working the front desk and then as a flight instructor. He says that his time at the front desk was very valuable in setting him up with the relationships that helped him succeed not only as a flight instructor but as a regional airline pilot. Austin is now a captain for a regional airline.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 27: Covid-19 = A Year In Review 2020
COVID-19 Follow up Episode. In this show Peter Teuten and I look back at our initial predictions of how the Corona Virus would affect the aviation industry back in March of this year. Now in October, we saw that the TSA passenger numbers hit over 1 million in a given day for the first time since the pandemic began. We discuss how it has effect the 121 commercial flying as well as the private charter/fractional ownership air-transport models. As Peter says, “The math is the math” and what it means we look at these affects as they come downstream.
56 minutes | a year ago
Episode 26: Bill Sivley - Newly Certified Flight Instructor & His First In-Air Emergency
This episode’s guest is Bill Sivley, who at age 53, recently earned his Flight Instructors License. The very next day, Bill was flying an aircraft he is part owner in, and experienced an in-air emergency. The engine of his C182 stopped functioning properly. Bill describes what happened in the 5 minutes and 33 seconds that followed and the training the lead up to him having a successful conclusion to the situation. Bill discusses how having another pilot with him helped as well as the roll of Air Traffic Control.
37 minutes | a year ago
Episode 25: Tyler Dodson - Regional Airline Captain by Age 24
This show’s guest is Tyler Dodson, a Captain that I recently flew with at a Regional Airline. He got his start in flying in high school and perused his aviation career by flight instruction and flying King Airs. He was hired as a regional pilot on his 21st birthday. He made captain by age 24 and is currently writing a book about his aviation adventures and stories he has experienced. Tyler has many stories of challenges that he faced on his road to becoming a commercial pilot, as well as when he became one, not to mention the current situation caused by COVID-19. He has also had notable passengers on board, such as Mike Rowe, where he discusses education and the different type of aviation jobs that are out there.
33 minutes | a year ago
Episode 24: Will Kool - Regional Airline Captain and Life During COVID-19
Will Kool joins us this episode to discuss how he got into aviation and how in his quest to achieve this dream of flying, took him to many places around the country and to many different jobs, so aviation some not. He also goes on to discuss his unique perspective of the COVID-19 virus, since his spouse is a medical doctor. Will goes on to give some advice on what aviation resources he uses to stay in contact with his aviation communities such as: Women in Aviation, OBAP, NGPA, AOPA and Flying Magazine. He also uses Ravencareers.com as a news reference as well. Captain Kool also discuss some prudent financial thoughts to consider during these trying times, for those that are already in aviation, such as, ‘don’t make career decisions based off of speculation’. Will also discusses some other matters such as trying to stay current on your aviation reading as well as what aviation movies and books have been on his mind, while he has been at home.
27 minutes | a year ago
Episode 23: (Special Edition) Corona Virus [COVID-19] and Its Effects on Aviation
Welcome to the first special edition of Time In Flight. During this episode, I bring back my former flight instructor and friend, Peter Teuten, to discuss the various effects the Corona Virus (COVID-19) has had on both fractional ownership and Part 121 commercial flying. We take a look at what we have learned and the trends that have been already changing the aviation world as we know it. We also ask some hard questions about where we see these trends leading and what some of the possible outcomes will be.
34 minutes | a year ago
Episode 22: Tom Gavin - Growing Up With An Aviation Father
Tom Gavin grew up in Western Massachusetts and remembers during his formative school years what it was like to have his father learn how to fly in the late 1970’s but how aviation was such a strong community for him and his father for the remainder of his father’s life. Even though Tom did not take up aviation himself, he has very fond memories of the love his father had for it and the new friends that it brought into their lives. Tom relays how the bond between him and father was improved over the years and how aviation was able to help them get through some tough times. Tom is still fascinated by aviation to this day and wants to continue to keep his aviation quest for knowledge alive.
43 minutes | a year ago
Episode 21: Michael Ancel - Earning Aviation Ratings while Starting College
This episode focuses on Michael Ancel, who at age 21 is working on his commercial pilot’s license, during his freshman year in college. He discusses what it was like while earning his private and instrument ratings while in high school, with a full curriculum. Michael also talks about how he selected his major or Aerospace Engineering and why he chose his current college. Finally, we talked about a trip to JFK airport in a Cessna 172 to pick up his sister from college.
40 minutes | a year ago
Episode 20: Chuck Lund - From Radio Host to King Air Business Owner
Chuck began his professional life as a radio host. During that journey he discovered he loved aviation and wanted to fly. From there he figured out how to get lessons, get a job and ultimately became an aviation business owner. He has also flown for regional and cargo airlines. Now Chuck is enjoying being an instructor for new regional airline pilots.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 19: Rick Cahall - From Sheriff's Office to Regional Pilot
In this episode, our guest, Rick Cahill who just changed careers into aviation discusses his story from originally being in the Marines, to working at a Sheriff’s Office full time and then deciding to go back to school at age 35 and get not only a 4-year degree in aviation but get all the aviation ratings necessary to get him a job as a regional airline pilot. All this while buying and selling his houses and having children along the way. Rick attended Middle Tennessee State University’s aviation program where he received all his flight training as well as where he was a flight instructor. Rick is a true inspiration of being able to make the switch into aviation at a point a little later in life.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 18: Chris Coward - The Final Hurdle of the Commercial Pilots License
Chris Coward is a commercial pilot license applicant, as well as a college student. He discusses the trails, challenges and triumphs of what his journey on the commercial license has been. We also talk about the recent FAA changes to the commercial pilot license requirements and how training for the license has changed. We also look at the various avionics packages that he has used along the way as well as some online resources that he has found helpful in finding answers to the aviation questions he had. Chris also discusses his plans to attend the Oshkosh air show.
38 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 17: Rob Evans - The long road to Private Pilot
This episode hosts Rob Evans, who is a long time friend of mine, who, a couple of years ago was inspired to earn his pilot’s license. He currently lives in the Settle area and had to face a host of challenges when it came to his training. This was recorded while his was a still a student pilot. This episode, which was originally recorded during Thanksgiving 2018, is being published out of order, so that it can honor Rob and his achievement of earning his Private Pilot’s License just the other week. Rob discusses what it is like working full time and trying to get his flight lessons in only on the weekends and when weather, especially in Seattle, can hamper progress. He also discusses his study strategies on how he deals with long breaks in-between lessons and how he keeps his head in the game when it comes to ground school. He also talks about some of the unique experiences that the airspace around Seattle offers for a student pilot and discuses what is was like working with multiple flight instructors and the difference in teaching methods. Thank you for listening and hope you enjoy the show! If you have any comments or suggestions, please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 16: Stephen Black-Flight Instructor to Regional Airlines by 21
Recorded on location in Orlando, FL. Stephen Black discusses his path from being a philosophy major to now a regional airline pilot. Stephen went to large flight school where he earned most of his ratings, to where he began his flight instruction. From there, he found a great opportunity to instruct at really small grass field, which proved to be exactly opposite from what he was used to. Stephen then describes some of the major learning points that he took way from flight instructing and discusses how he decided to become a regional airline pilot by the age of 21.
86 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 15: Mike Swanigan - Alaska Airlines Captain, Retired
In this episode, Captain Mike Swanigan describes his entry into to flight training and how he began his amazing career at Alaska Airlines. Mike discusses the challenges of not only having a challenging first solo course, but also with his not-so-straight-forward entry into Air Force flight training. He talks about how he was able to achieve his goals by not giving up and building relationships within the aviation community. Mike also discusses the lessons he learned from his pilot mentors, as well as the lessons he was able to pass on those the trained. He reflects on the ‘day he grew up as a captain’ and ‘what’s right versus whose right’. Mike flew on all crew positions on the Boeing 727 and 737 respectively. Mike also runs an aviation Podcast called 'Talking Flight'
38 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 14: Jared Keeny - Student Pilot & Aircraft Mechanic
In this episode, our guest Jared Keeny discusses what life is like as not only as an mechanic on the airfield but what life is like as a student pilot and how he juggles a full time job, a family with 3 kids and flight training. Jared describes how just because it may seem easy for him to get to flight training because he works right next door to the flight school that it isn't as easy to get in as much as he would like. Please check us out on Instagram: @timeinflight Or email: Hunter@timeinflight.com
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 13: (New Years Edition) Enrico Bernoni - Software Engineer & Flight Instructor
HAPPY NEW YEARS! In this episode we explore what it’s like for Enrico to have a full-time job and still find time to be a part-time flight instructor. Enrico has had a passion for aviation for some time, ever since he got first earned his private pilot’s license back in 2003. Since then he went on to get is instrument, commercial, flight instructor-airplane and flight instructor instrument ratings. Enrico discusses his time management techniques as well as some of training aids that they uses to stay current, including flight simulators. He also talks about taking a 30-day training course to receive his flight instructor ratings. Check out the show on Instagram @Timeinflight or on Facebook
24 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 12: Craig Shaver - Retired EVA Airlines Captain & ATP Instructor
Craig Shaver joins us on this episode to discuss his experiences while flying with the U.S. Air force, serving on the flight crew at Eastern Airlines, working aboard for foreign carriers and ultimately retiring for EVA Airlines as Captain. Craig discusses how those experiences made him a more rounded and worldly pilot. He talks about how working with aviators from other countries helped expand his skillset and working knowledge of how other counties and pilots accomplished their tasks with often surprising methods. Craig is retired from flying but is still activity instructing aviators who are taking their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certifications, in Orlando, FL. Want to wish everyone Happy Holidays from Time In Flight.
35 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 11: Greg Calvert - Instrument Pilot, Jet Mechanic & Airplane Owner
In this episode, Greg Calvert joins the show to discuss his wholehearted journey into aviation. Greg jumped into aviation with both feet, with first getting his inspiration to fly from his father and then finding his vocation by become and airframe and power plant (A&P) mechanic on aircraft. He works on large corporate jets by day and on his off time, he is working on either his airplane or achieving his next pilot’s certificate. References: Movie- One-Six-Right Event-Pancake Breakfast at Gettysburg airport Check out what’s going on between shows on Instagram @timeinflight or on Facebook.
36 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 10: Devin Durant - New Private Pilot and Future UND Aviation Student
Time In Flight: Episode 10 – Devin Durant On this episode, Devin Durant, who just received his Private Pilots License (PPL) the day before, shares his experience and journey of what it was like to obtain this pilots license. He describes what it was like to start with very little information on how to fly but a deep desire to be amongst the clouds. Devin ultimately attended three different flight schools before completing his training. He discusses how each one brought a unique experience to his training and how having a diverse training background can lead to having a more rounded skill set. Devin also discuses who his post high school education has been going and his future educational plans, now that he has been accepted by the University of North Dakota’s (UND) aviation program. He also talks about remaining involved with aviation during his non-training hours and how working at the field base operator (FBO) at the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) airport helped fuel is passion for flying and aviation in general. Check out Time In Flight on Instagram @timeinflight Or send an email to email@example.com
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