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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.

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