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Dec 19, 2018

Avination, welcome to episode number 48 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Mel Williams. To get the episode notes make sure to sign up via Patreon!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 11, 2018

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 48. In this episode, I am talking with Joshua Maddox. Joshua and I have a few things in common, we both flew aerial survey instead of becoming a CFI and we were both freight dogs. Joshua and I flew together in Omaha, Nebraska flying Amazon packages and dodging thunderstorms. 

For episode notes make sure to check out our Discord page. Episode notes are for Patreon members only as of now. 

Happy Flying,

Justin 

Dec 4, 2018

Avination,

Welcome to episode 47 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. You guys asked the questions and Stab Daddy and the Drizzle have the answers. Make sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode to find out who won the Cadence Aviation headsets!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Nov 20, 2018

What is going on, Avination?! Welcome to episode number 46 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Reed Keahey. In this episode, Reed and I talk about..

How to become an agriculture pilot.

How most ag pilots are in it for life.

How Reed dealt with an electrical fire in flight.

Why Reed got into aviation.

and what the daily routine of an Ag Pilot is like.

Avination, I hope you enjoy today's podcast. If you do make sure to leave a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon!

Happy Flying,

Justin

 

Nov 7, 2018

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is episode 45 featuring Noah Goldstein. In today's episode, Noah and I talk about...

How Flight Simulator helped fuel the fire.
What his reaction was after his discovery flight.
How only real pilots fly with one hand.
We talk about how flight simulators can be frustrating.
Why Flying simulators are harder to fly than the real airplane.
How he is the first person in his family that got into aviation.
Is the aviation community doing a good job of getting new people into aviation.
Noah talks a little bit about how aviation isn’t for everyone.
Why Noah wants to be a flight instructor.
What Noah struggled with in his training.
Why stalls were a big mental block for Noah.
Don’t ever full stall a pc12.
Noah talks about how not to always be looking at what's next.   
The tools that Noah uses to help study.  
Shoutout to Jason from MZeroA for teaching me how to do holds!
Noah talks about what it is like to work at Game aviation.
Why Noah’s first go at flight school didn’t work out.
We talk about how flying doesn’t come easy to everyone.
How your maturity or immaturity can either hold you back or put you on the fast track to getting your ratings.
 
 Avination, I hope you enjoy today's episode. If you do make sure ot leave a review on iTunes and check out our patreon page!
 
Happy Flying,
 
Justin
Oct 30, 2018

What is going on Avination, welcome to episode 44 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Marissa Colclasure who is currently a regional Airline Pilot. In this episode, Marissa and I talk about.

How Aviation found her.
How she was 18 when she took her first lesson.
Marissa and I talk about how the romance of flight needs to come back.
Marissa talks about how we have too much technology in training aircraft.
Why Marissa calls herself a hybrid pilot.
Why Marissa moved to Hawaii to build hours.
Why we need to take a step back and realize how lucky we are flying around.
We talk about the differences in flying in Hawaii than the contiguous 48 states.
How it is hard to get a flying job in Hawaii.
Why she left Hawaii to go to the regional airlines.
Why she tried to talk herself into staying at her 9 to 5 job.
What motivated to actually take the jump and fly for the regionals.
What it is like to non-rev with three kids.
What she told her kids would happen if they didn’t behave while flying standby.
We talk about what it is like to be a single mom and a regional pilot.
We talk about the platform that Instagram gives to people.
What Marissa's ultimate aviation goals are.
What it is like to build an airplane.
What it is like building an airplane with your kids.
 
I hope you enjoy today's episode if you do please leave a review on iTunes. Also, check out our Patreon page patreon.com/pilottopilot. 
 
Happy Flying,
 
Justin
Oct 24, 2018

Avination, welcome to episode 43 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Jan Sears. Jan is currently flying for the California State Highway Patrol. In this episode, Jan and I talk about..

- Why Jan chose to attend Embry Riddle.

- Why Jan left Embry Riddle.

- Why Jan chose to join the Highway Patrol.

- How Jan transferred from to patrol to flying for the highway patrol.

- Jan explains what a day in the life of a highway patrol pilot consists of.

Avination, I hope you enjoy this episode. As always make sure to leave a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon page.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Oct 16, 2018

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode number 42. Today, I am talking with NOAA aka Hurricane Hunter Rebecca Waddington. 

In this episode, Rebecca and I talk about...

What it is like to fly around Hurricanes.

Why Rebecca joined the NOAA.

How you can become a Hurricane Hunter.

What a day in the life of a Hurricane Hunter is like.

.. and much much more. 

 

I hope you enjoy today's episode, don't forget to check out our Patreon and leave a review!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Sep 18, 2018

Avination, welcome to episode 41 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Cory Robin. In this episode, Cory and I talk about..

When Cory knew he wanted to be a pilot.
How old cory was when he got his first job.
What he spent his first paycheck on.
How his passion for aviation has only grown over the years.
How flight training is about prioritization
How he only made $3.10 an hour.
Why it is important to go at pilot training at a pace you are comfortable with.
What Cory struggled with in his training.
Why Cory loves back country flying so much.
How being a tailwheel pilot can make you a better pilot in the long run.
Why tail wheel pilots aren’t necessarily super pilots.
Why Cory got into back country flying.
How flying cowboys cam about.
Why there is more to aviation than just flying for the airlines.
How the flying cowboys are looking to inspire pilots across the board.
How the flying cowboys choose the airstrips they land at.
Cory tells some epic back country stories.
What Cory loves about fly in’s.
We talk about the worlds largest back country fly in.
What are some of the worst back country airplanes.
How someone was competing in a STOL competition in a CIRRUS.
How Cory and I can’t wait until a woman pilot wins the STOL competition.
How the Back country pilots choose a new airport 
Sep 6, 2018

Avination, what is going on? 

I have an amazing episode for you guys today. I am talking with Rich Curcio, who has lost his medical TWICE. But, was able to get it back each time and is now killing it in the aviation world! I hope you enjoy today's episode.

Justin

Aug 21, 2018

Pilot to Pilot Podcast Episode 40 With Randy Witt.

What is going on Avination, and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with X-Planes very own Randy Witt. 

Some of the things Randy and I talk about are

  • When Randy knew he wanted to be a pilot
  • How he started flying in High School
  • When he bought his first aircraft
  • Any issues Randy had with his training.
  • Why his training was sometimes one step forward two steps back.
  • How a high school kid was playing Flight Simulator and thought I could do better.
  • How X-Plane came to be today.
  • How all types of pilots use X-Plane for fun or for training
  • Whatever happened to Flight Simulator?
  • How X-Plane went from the competition to the Top dog
  • How X-Plane is working on having 3d visuals for every public-use airport on the PLANET.
  • What to look for when buying an airplane.
  • Randy Witt’s three steps to buying an airplane.
  • Why Randy started a 135 Charter company.
  • How Randy has done a lot in his aviation career.
  • What it is like to run a 135 company.
  • How to determine whether or not you should rent or buy an airplane.
  • How X-Plane is more than a game.
  • Companies from all over the world use X-Plane to predict how new airplanes are going to fly
  • What the future of X-Plane will be.
  • How X-Plane is going to change the flight training world.

Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.comor reach out to me on Instagram @pilottopilot. Also, make sure to check out the Pilot to Pilot patreon page.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Aug 14, 2018

What is going on Avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode #39! I can't believe it has been 39 episodes already, time flies when you are having fun. Today's episode is a big one, I talk with TMT pilot AJ Ramsey. Yes, TMT as in Floyd Money Mayweather's pilot. I mean talk about one of the best jobs in aviation. You truly never know where you can wind up in this crazy industry. 

In this episode, AJ and I talk about.

  • Why AJ wanted to become a pilot.
  • How he held a job during his training.
  • How AJ and I had the same first job.
  • What AJ’s training was like.
  • AJ talks about how you decide between a part 61 or part 141 flight school.
  • How you are still going to end up being a good pilot no matter what flight school you choose.
  • It all comes down to the type of person you are.
  • It's not a one size fits all type of business.
  • How you build the foundation of the type of pilot you will be when are a CFI or building your hours.
  • The importance of learning how to adapt to other flying personalities.
  • Why AJ became a CFI.
  • How there is no norm in aviation.
  • Now is the time to get into aviation.
  • AJ and I talk about pilotless airplanes and the future of aviation.
  • Would a plane flying on automation be able to make the same choices as Sully did?
  • What did AJ love about being a CFI.
  • Most memorable experience as a flight instructor.
  • AJ talks about students trying to kill him.
  • What is one thing students struggle with on check rides?
  • Why I didn’t become a flight instructor.
  • AJ is a testament to why it is important to stay in touch with your flight instructors.
  • Don’t let aviation become a job. Make sure you keep the passion.
  • What it is like to fly a Gulfstream.
  • Why you need to look at more than salary when choosing a job.
  • How a lot of times a job pays more for a reason.
  • Why AJ believes we have a lot in common with the medical field.
  • How Aviation is all about delayed gratification.
  • AJ talks about why it is important to enjoy each stage of the process.
  • What it is like to fly for Floyd Money Mayweather.
  • Rapid Fire questions with AJ
  • How to get a job flying Floyd Mayweather.

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.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Aug 10, 2018

The Airlines need pilots bad. Now is the time to start your training.

Jul 31, 2018

Avination, episode 38 with Jeremy Grodin is live. Jeremy drops some great insight in this episode. Like how it is important to create a business plan when deciding how to finance and pay for flight school, what he looks for when hiring pilots and top red flags a pilot can put on his resume. 

Avination, I hope you enjoy episode 38 please leave a review on itunes or Facebook. Don't forget to check out our Patreon page!

 

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 26, 2018

Avination, 

Welcom back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Flight Attendant Joe. Some of the things we talk about are..

  • How Joe was a nurse for 15 years before becoming a Flight Attendant
  • How Joe had to conquer his fear of flying to become a Flight Attendant
  • How Joe was originally turned down from his first airline
  • How a British TV show helped him get over his fear of flying
  • Some hilarious Flight Attendant Joe stories
  • Joe talks about the transition from being a nurse to becoming a Flight Attendant
  • How you need to continuously grow as a person and sometimes that means doing something that might be out of your comfort zone
  • Don’t let your age tell you that its impossible
  • Favorite part of being a Flight attendant
  • What passengers do that pisses off flight attendants
  • Who ultimately gets to kick off a passenger
  • How Joe had a passenger looking at Hustler magazine on a flight and what happened to that passenger.
  • Joe is currently writing his third book
Mar 13, 2018

What is going on avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with David Lombardo, a co-founder of everyone's favorite aviation meme page ATC Memes. 

What we talked about in today's episode.

  • Pilots are more than just pilots. 
  • How David loves Youtube and it is the epitome of the internet.
  • How the page really exploded when they messed around with audio.
  • We find out why David wanted to be involved with aviation.
  • He got into aviation because of video games.
  • Why it is important to have people to bounce ideas off of.
  • Why he didn’t want to be a pilot.
  • How a college professor inspired him to work with audio.
  • Why he left his job as a controller.
  • How news channels have used their content for real-life events.
  • Was he ever recognized while working ATC.
  • Were his supervisors every unhappy with him running the page.
  • David quotes the Kim Kardashian principle.
  • How ATC Memes and Airline Pilot memes had an epic meet up in Houston.
  • How a delivery went from a great idea to really awkward.
  • Why he decided to start selling aviation style apparel.
  • Why they decided to create leggings.
  • How David has always been an entrepreneur.
  • How to being creative can help you in your career.
  • Three tips to make a great internet page.
  • Create content and don’t be afraid to fail.
  • We find out where "say no to kilo came from."
  • My favorite Washington Center story.
  • His favorite moments from being a controller.
  • We talk about if Drone pilots are actually pilots.

Happy Flying Avination,

 

Justin

Feb 14, 2018

Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 35 FT: Ryan Tseko: Gulfstream Pilot.

What is going on avination and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. In this episode I am talking with Ryan Tskeo. Ryan has previously flown as a flight instructor, regional pilot and is currently flying Grant Cardone's private plane. 

In this episode Grant and I talk about.

How a family member got him into aviation.
We find out how Aviation and Real Estate change his life.
How Ryan was told he can’t become a pilot because he didn’t come from a rich family.
How he went from part 61 to part 141 and why he did his training that way.
How your training can depend on how good of an instructor you have.
How Ryan failed his private pilot check ride.
Why it is important to take aviation very serious if you want to be successful in the industry.
Why it is important to surround yourself with like-minded people to help your career out.
How Ryan went from Regional first officer to Training captain.
Why it is important to love learning.
How it is very crucial for you to find a mentor to help you navigate through this career.
What it is like being struck by lightning in an airplane.
We talk about if Ryan prefers to fly a variety of the same aircraft or just one airplane all the time.
Why Ryan wanted to be more than just a pilot for his regional.
Why Ryan got into real estate.
How to land your dream corporate job.
Start your training as early as possible.
How you will be underpaid until you are overpaid.
How Ryan was able to fly Neil Armstrong.
Ryan gives advice on what to do when you get 1500 hours.
Find out how you can add value to a company you want to work for. 
In the corporate world, you have to be more than a pilot.
How Ryan started sweeping floors in Falcon Field. 
At the end of the day, we have a really cool career.
How flying for Grant Cardone doesn’t happen overnight. Ryan worked hard and kept a good attitude.
What Ryan has learned from Grant.
 
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.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Feb 6, 2018

Avination,

Ever wondered what it sounds like at FL 250? Well, here is your chance. This episode was recorded while I was flying part 91 back home. I hope you enjoy this episode, as always make sure to follow us on Instagram and leave a review on iTunes or Facebook! 

 

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jan 16, 2018

Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 33 ft. Michael Healey: Commercial Pilot and College Student.

What is going on Avination and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Michael Healey. Michael is a current commercial pilot that is balancing both being a college student and flight training. 

Some of the things we talk about in today's episode.

  • Why Michael became a pilot.
  • How he wanted to originally be a filmmaker.
  • How Instagram actually led to him wanting to learn to fly.
  • How Michael how to get over motion sickness on his path to becoming a pilot.
  • How GingerAle helped Michael get over motion sickness.
  • We talk about Michaels flight training.
  • How everyone learns at their own pace.
  • I talk about why I chose aerial survey.
  • Why I chose to fly for a single pilot IFR operation.
  • Why it is important to use shepherd air for all of your written exams.
  • How he taxied the wrong way on his Private pilot check-ride.
  • How and Why his Private Pilot check ride was the hardest check ride he ever took.
  • What his training was like once he started College.
  • How you need to be on your game during your instrument training.
  • Michael gives his advice as to how a college student can fly while in school.
  • Why it is important to surround yourself with people that have the same goals you do.
  • How he got to tag along in king airs.
  • How Michaels nickname was “kid behind the fence”
  • His first experience with dodging weather.
  • How he got to be a campus ambassador for Republic airlines.
  • Why Michael really likes Republic airlines.
  • How different airlines work for different people.
  • Michael talks about what working in Charter Sales is like.
  • Why he wished he would have done more research on his flight school.

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.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jan 9, 2018

Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 32: Pilot to Pilot Ask Me Anything.

What is going on avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. In today's episode I am answering the most asked questions from you, the avination. I hope you enjoy today's podcast if you do make sure you leave us a review on iTunes and Facebook. Also, check out our Patreon page .

Happy Flying,

Justin

 

Jan 2, 2018

Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 30 featuring Colin Henry: CFI Building Time.

What is going on avination and welcome to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is the first episode of 2018 and I can't wait to share it with you all. Colin is a current CFI in California building his time before he figures out what his next move is.

In this episode we talk about.

  • How Colin didn’t love flying when he was younger.
  • How he slowly warmed up to flying and became a sim geek.
  • How a TBM was Colin's first plane to fly.
  • How martial arts helped Colin realize his love for teaching.
  • Why Colin chose to go to Florida instead of doing his training in California.
  • How long it took Colin to get his ratings.
  • How it is easy to get rusty at certain maneuvers if you don’t practice them all the time.
  • Why he chose to be a CFI at a part 61 school instead of part 141.
  • Why it is important to recognize how you learn.
  • Why it is important to find a good balance between flying in weather and saying no to flying.
  • What was Colin's training like?
  • Why he failed his multi-engine check ride.
  • What is the one thing that gets students in trouble with their check ride?
  • If you are afraid of stalls you shouldn’t use that as an excuse to stop practicing them.
  • Why Colin still doesn’t like doing stalls.
  • Scariest stories from being a CFI.
  • Why it is important to stay coordinated in stalls!
  • What it is like soloing a student.
  • What does it feel like to sign off a student.
  • What Colin's favorite part of being a CFI.
  • What Colin’s least favorite part of being a CFI is.
  • Colin talks about an engine failure.
  • Why Colin’s goals are for his career.
  • How you can’t count on money in this industry.

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.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

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