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Nov 28, 2017

PILOT TO PILOT PODCAST EP 27 FT JIM KRECEK AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER & PRIVATE PILOT

What is going on Avination, this week I am talking with Jim Krecek. Jim is an Aeronautical engineer and current Private Pilot.

In this episode Jim and I talk about.

  • How Jim is the first pilot in his family.
  • How flight simulator helped Jim decide to get his pilots license.
  • How Jim's competitive drive fueled him to get his license done as fast as possible.
  • What it is like being a Collegiate athlete and flying at the same time.
  • How it is very easy to find information on how to become a pilot.
  • Why Jim put off his training.
  • How Jim took his PPL check-ride in 51 hours.
  • What it was like to be the fastest student to solo at his flight school.
  • Talk about what it is like being student-athlete and pilot at the same time.
  • Why Jim felt comfortable to solo in such a short time.
  • What his solo was like.
  • I share a story from my first solo.
  • What the hardest part of Jim's training was.
  • How you learn from your mistakes.
  • I talk about a 135 Single pilot IFR story.
  • How aviation is all about how you handle adversity.
  • How he prepared for his PPL Check-ride.
  • Why it is important to show airmanship on your check-rides.
  • We talk about what it is like to be an Aeronautical engineer.
  • How you don’t have to be a pilot to be in aviation
  • There are a ton of jobs in the aviation industry
  • Make sure you can get a first class medical before you spend thousands of dollars on your training.
  • Why we both love flying over Chicago.

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. Also, make sure to check out the Pilot to Pilot patreon page.

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Happy Flying,

Justin

 
Nov 7, 2017

PILOT TO PILOT PODCAST EP 024 FT. LOGAN FLOOD: REGIONAL AIRLINE PILOT & PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR

What is going on Avination?!

Today, I am talking with Logan Flood. Logan is a current regional airline captain, flying out of everyone's favorite Laguardia airport. Logan has overcome an incredible amount of adversity and disabilities to get to where he is today. If you would like to read more about Logan and his accident check out this article "No One Would Ever Hire Me"

Some of the things we talk about in this episode are.

  • His dream was to be a starship cargo pilot.
  • Star Wars helped him find his love for aviation.
  • We talk about his hometown in Nebraska.
  • How he thought the only way to become a pilot was by going to the Air Force.
  • Talked about how Flight Sim helped Logan get familiar with flying.
  • How working at Sears led him to finding out he can be a pilot with poor vision.
  • How his high school teacher got him an internship at a local FBO.
  • How he quit Sears as soon as he realized he could work at the airport.
  • How Logan chose what College to go to.
  • How he saved money in college.
  • Logan was renting airplanes for $50 with the instructor fee.
  • How he started his flying career.
  • How Logan's connections helped him get his first job.
  • Why it is important to have a mentor in your career.
  • Why its all about networking.
  • How regionals used to require 2,000 TT.
  • We talk about how he built his time.
  • Logan goes into detail about what happened with his accident.
  • We talk about the extent of his injuries
  • How long it took him to recover.
  • How he was able to get his license back.
  • What it was like dealing with the FAA.
  • How he was able to help a paralyzed student reach his dream of becoming a pilot.
  • Why he thought he could never fly for the airlines.
  • How he overcomes his disability,
  • Why he wants to stay at Republic his whole career.
  • How Logan was able to stay positive in such a horrific accident.

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

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