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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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