2019
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 31, 2017

PILOT TO PILOT PODCAST EP 023 FT DANIEL BAKER: FLIGHTAWARE CEO

What is going on Avination?!
 
Today, I am talking with FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker. Get to know more about Daniel and why he created one of my favorite aviation apps in FlightAware
 
In today’s episode we talk about.
  • How FlightAware is used by everyone, not just avgeeks.
  • How It’s crazy to think there used to be a time where we didn’t track our flights.
  • Why he created FlightAware.
  • We talk about how FlightAware has grown.
  • What Daniel loves about aviation.
  • How the iPad has changed the aviation industry.
  • How one day you’ll need an endorsement for steam gauges.
  • The things FlightAware can do are amazing.
  • What it was like learning to fly in a class charlie airport.
  • What frustrated him in his training.
  • Why flight schools should give you an accurate price for your training.
  • How easy it is to lose your instrument proficiency.
  • Why he loves Instrument flying.
  • How shiny jet syndrome is a real thing.
  • Why it is important to enjoy your flight training.
  • What it is like to fly in China.
  • Rapid Fire questions.
  • What Daniel truly loves about aviation.
  • Why you have to prepare yourself for every situation.
  • No matter how safe of a pilot you are there will always be a time you have to deal with some kind of failure.
  • How and Why I use FlightAware.
  • Daniel answers the questions you have for him.
  • Why setting expectations are key in aviation.

Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out on Instagram @pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

 

Oct 24, 2017

Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 022 ft James Heath: Pilot turned ATC.

What is going on Avination, Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast, today I am talking with aviation journeyman James Heath. James is a former CFI, airline ground handler, 2x regional pilot and current air traffic controller. In today's episode we talk about.
  • How a movie led him to aviation.
  • How the book Contact led him down the path to find ET.
  • How a young Eagle flight with the EAA at age 9 was one of the coolest and most terrifying things he has done.
  • James was making more money playing more money playing online poker than his part-time jobs.
  • How his mom saying no to dropping out of college for online poker led him to take aviation classes.
  • James was hooked from his first flight at Illinois.
  • Changed his major 2 years into college.
  • Which in turn gave him put him on the 6-year plan.
  • James’s mom made him call her before and after every flight.
  • How James graduated in one of the worst times in aviation.
  • Why he chose to become a flight instructor in Arizona over Illinois.
  • What it was like teaching all foreign students.
  • What made James think about becoming an Air Traffic Controller.
  • What really sold him on ATC.
  • Applied in ATC July 2009 (terrible time to apply for ATC).
  • Why he left being a CFI and became a ground handler.
  • How to he ended up flying caravans for the company he was a ground handler for.
  • We talk about what it is like flying a Caravan into the busiest airports in the US.
  • Why he chose the to fly for the regionals.
  • How he chose between the different regionals at the time.
  • What it was like flying at the regionals.
  • How he ended up switching regionals.
  • How the plans you make rarely work out in this industry.
  • Why it is important to have a backup plan.
  • When he finally got the call from ATC.
  • How ATC hires.
  • Why James decided to walk away from flying to become a controller.
  • We talk In detail about what the process is to become an ATC.
  • How the training to become an Air Traffic Controller is a very long process.
  • It took him 25 months to become fully certified.
  • A time where Washington Center told me I shouldn’t be flying tonight.
  • Why he likes working low sectors.
Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying, Justin Don't forget about our Patreon giveaway to find out more information click the link below!

Oct 17, 2017

Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 021 ft. Chris Palmer: CFI & Aviation Content Creator

What is going on Avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast, today I am talking with Chris Palmer. Chris is a current CFI in Alaska and also the host of the podcast Aviatorcast and creator of the Angle of Attack show on Youtube. In today's episode we talk about.
  • Why he got into aviation.
  • We talk about part 141 and part 61 schools.
  • Why it is important for everyone to know that 141 isn’t the only way to go.
  • Chris has a message for anyone thinking about becoming a CFI.
  • We talk about the 1500 hour rule.
  • How flight sim helped him become a better pilot.
  • Some Struggles he had in instrument training.
  • How he almost had to declare an emergency during an instrument flight due to ice.
  • We talk about when it all just clicked for his instrument training.
  • Why there is nothing wrong with a taking more training to be comfortable flying IFR.
  • How some instrument instructors haven’t flown in much actual.
  • Why it is important to fly in clouds when you are an instrument-rated pilot.
  • Chris gives you a little tip for instrument flying.
  • Why he had to take two years off from his instrument training.
  • Why his commercial training was his hardest training.
  • Why it is important to have fun.
  • Why you should embrace the tough situations.
  • How his CFI check ride was easy.
  • We talk about what his end game with aviation is.
  • Why he wants to be a forever CFI.
Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy flying, Justin Thank you to my Patron supporters Daniel Morrissey, Josh Ortiz, and Philip Sutfin. I couldn't do this without you guys!
Oct 10, 2017
Download Episode!

Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 020 ft. Giselah Ebanks: The First Female Pilot to Fly for Grand Cayman Airways!

What is going on Avination?!
Today I am talking with Giselah Ebanks aka @flylady_gizzy. In this episode we talk about how Giselah thought I was a 787 pilot, the struggles she had with her instrument rating, and talk about some crazy stories from her training. We also talk about how Giselah got her airline job and what it was like being the first woman to fly the Twin Otter and 737 for Grand Cayman Airways.
Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to me on Instagram @pilottopilot.
Happy flying,
Justin
Oct 3, 2017
Download Episode!

Pilot to Pilot Podcast EP 019 FT. Dave Herwig: Airline Pilot & Former Army Golden Knight.

What is going on Avination?! Today I am talking with Dave Herwig, a former Army Golden Knight and newly hired regional airline pilot. When Dave was with the Golden Knights he was given the opportunity to skydive over the White House, at multiple professional sporting events, and travel the country to skydive at air shows. In today's episode, we talk about how being stranded on Lake Eire led to his love for aviation and how he took his first flight lesson at age 42. We also talk about how it only took him 17 days and 40 hours to obtain his private pilot license (PPL) and why he became a Golden Knight. Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy flying, Justin Thank you to my Patron supporters Daniel Morrissey, Josh Ortiz, and Philip Sutfin. I couldn't do this without you guys!
1