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Jan 22, 2019

Avination, welcome to episode #50 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am interviewing from Arizona Diamondback pitcher Will Locante. In this episode, Will and I talk about..

  • Why he retired from a career in baseball to become a pilot.
  • When Will knew he wanted to be a pilot.
  • Wills uncle is a 787 sim instructor for American.
  • Why Will wanted to capitalize on his sports career as long as possible.
  • When I knew I wasn’t going to go pro in football.
  • How I used athletics to put myself in the best position possible to become a pilot.
  • How Will went to Tennessee even though he hates Tennessee and loves the Auburn Tigers
  • How Will doesn’t miss Professional baseball one bit.
  • Will was always under the impression aviation was a military career.
  • Will’s neighbor who is a captain at SouthWest helped sparked the interest in aviation again.
  • How will was always annoyed with my old freight company flying into Smyrna late at night.
  • How Will didn’t go to ATP because he thought he could get his training done quicker.
  • How Will decided on a Flight School.
  • Why will as a flight instructors dream.
  • Will had around 40 hours when he got his Private Pilot license.
  • Will talks about fun times at John Toon aka the wild west.
  • Was will more nervous for check rides or games.
  • Will talks about how he did his CFII check ride with a DPE and the FAA.
  • The most nervous will has ever been for a check ride.
  • Don’t let a failed check ride keep you from thinking you can get your dream job.
  • Use a failed check ride as a learning experience.
  • How Will became the instructor he is today.
  • How Will has had to tell students that they should find another instructor.
  • How Will determines if a student is ready to be signed off.
  • What was Will’s wife’s initial reaction about him retiring from Baseball to become a pilot.
  • Why Will didn’t want to be an instructor.
  • We talk about the 1500 hour rule.
  • I talk about my experience getting my first type rating.

Avination, I hope you enjoyed today's podcast. Please leave us a review on iTunes and be sure to check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

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