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A podcast for Professional Pilots, by Professional Pilots. Join hosts Dylan and Max, both professional pilots with backgrounds in Flight Instructing, Airlines, and Business Aviation, on their quest to improve as travelers, pilots, and professionals. Expect to find interesting conversations with industry experts in a variety of aviation fields, thought-provoking discussions on hot topics, and hilarious stories from the (sometimes) wild aviation industry. Whether you’re corporate, airline, cha ...
 
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Mailbag: Even more COVID-19 vaccine discussion // Christy DeYoung, President of JetRVSM, joins us to educate us on the current landscape of LOAs for Pt 91 aircraft [15:44] // Christy breaks down the latest with RVSM and ADS-B // Story Time: Part two of Dylan's fiasco in Trinidad plus Max and the buddy hose Connect with Christy DeYoung on LinkedIn J…
 
Mailbag: A timely listener email serves as a reminder for pilots to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine for now // Flight Advice: Advising a retired airline pilot on business aviation [10:21] // Featured Furloughed Flyer: Richie joins us to share his experience on being furloughed from Allegiant [17:45], transitioning from Army Blackhawk pilot to the Airlin…
 
Flight Advice: How do you gracefully give constructive feedback to another pilot? Click here to submit your flight advice request // Mailbag: Airfare Pouch and taking fall foliage through the FBO lobby // John Peroyea from FindAPilot.com shares his unique perspective on the current pilot job market [27:23] // Tom Hauge calls in to explain what cont…
 
The guys thank Jace M and Dustin B for their support then discuss training contracts in business aviation // More listener emails from EP39, an Australian pilot checks in, and a good pilot guitar story // Alaskan bush pilot Liz calls in to explain the ins and outs of flying piston airplanes year 'round in Alaska [28:57] // We cover a myriad of topi…
 
The guys thank Erik G and Jeremy M for their support then discuss a couple of interesting posts from pilot social media // We read listener emails in response to episode 39's interview with Lynsey Howell [11:15] // Straight talk with Ted: What's the deal with pilots who bring guitars on trips? [28:46] // [40:25] // Training: Dylan reviews FlightSaf…
 
The guys thank Philip B for a donation and dig into the mailbag // Dr. Tom Faulkner, AME explains why pilots can't participate in vaccine trials and shares his opinion on pilots getting the COVID-19 vaccine [13:05] // Lynsey Howell, professional pilot and career coach, tells her aviation story [25:18] // We discuss Lynsey's study of 50 successful f…
 
The guys discuss how to handle a cancellation on a contract trip // Featured Furloughed Flyer Chris shares his perspective and experience surviving a previous furlough by turning to long haul trucking // James and Jason from Raven Careers with tangible steps on what to do if you're getting furloughed // Dylan and Max share hilarious and cringeworth…
 
Max reveals his latest career pivot | We discuss how often BizAv pilots should check on their airplane during maintenance | Mike Healey joins us as our first Featured Furloughed Pilot | What happens when you drop a firearm in a C-17 lav with Matthew | Mike tells us tails from the glory days at America West and the early years at SWA | Dave relays a…
 
Dylan talks about his tailwheel training and the guys discuss ways to stay current if you’re not flying much at work. Mailbag discussion on ATC ground control inconsistencies and furlough flute feedback. James Onieal rejoins us to address the difficult questions furloughed airline pilots will face during job interviews. We all discuss what pilots i…
 
The guys are back after vacation and recap the latest (bad) news from the airline industry while introducing the ‘warn horn’ and ‘furlough flute’. We read some listener reviews. Derek Vento, Air Traffic Controller, and host of the The Traffic Pattern Podcast, joins us to talk all things ATC [16:35]. Derek explains the demanding training required to…
 
While stuck on vacation due to a road closure, Dylan and Max dig into the mailbag to discuss what CFI’s should do while waiting for hiring to resume, [3:05] and give their thoughts on wearing a mask in-flight [7:28]. James Onieal and Jason from Raven Careers join us to explain the importance of networking on LinkedIn for job hunting pilots [17:48].…
 
Max and Dylan call airline and business aviation contacts to discuss the Delta displacement and get the latest on how pilots are being affected by the pandemic. We chat with Delta Pilots Chad and Roy, Aubrey, a full time contract pilot, Regional Pilot Kaleb, 135 pilot Ryan, Fractional Pilot David, and Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions specialist Ken …
 
Dylan and Max cover the latest news including positive signs in the fractional market. Jason joins us to explain SFAR 118 and how it applies to professional pilots [11:50]. David Keys, chairman of NBAA’s Small Flight Department committee, calls in to discuss the importance of a safety culture, as well as some of the challenges facing small flight d…
 
Dylan and Max discuss the big displacement bid announced by United Airlines over the weekend then sort through the mailbag. Carl Valeri, airline pilot, career coach, and podcast host, joins us to cover furloughs in depth [13:30]. Carl shares advice and insight on how to financially plan for a furlough, how long to expect a furlough to last, and wha…
 
Max and Dylan dig into the mailbag, then Greyson Geiler, retirement specialist, joins us to discuss the recent market volatility and its effect on retirement. We discuss what 20-30 year old pilots should be doing to save for retirement and how to minimize fees. Next we cover some strategies for pilots in their 40s and 50s, and finally what pilots i…
 
To take our minds off of these crazy times, Max and Dylan share some of our listeners’ aviation stories. Mark from ProPilotWorld.com calls in to kick things off. One of our college buddies tells the story about his first number 2 in an aircraft lav. David receives a surprising compliment. Our buddy tells us why pilots and hemorrhoids don’t mix. Ty …
 
James and Jason join Dylan and Max to react to the airline bailout (CARES Act). Then, Jason and James compare the coronavirus to 9/11 and reveal some startling facts from 9/11 to help us understand the potential impact of the coronavirus on aviation. We read your questions from the mailbag on debt management and what professional development opport…
 
Mini episode recorded on March 26th at 0800 PST: The CARES Act was passed by the Senate last night, if the bill becomes law, how will the bailout money be used by the airlines? What does it mean for professional pilots? Max and Dylan discuss the language in the bill and speculate on what it means for the industry. Show resources: Coronavirus Aid, R…
 
Will the US halt domestic flights? Will the bailout be approved? We cover the latest news with James and Jason from Raven Career Development, then discuss ways pilots can prepare for possible layoffs and furloughs. Plus, Lindsey the Pharmacist joins us to recommend medicine and supplements all pilots should pack with them on their next trip. James …
 
With limited facts and information available, Dylan and Max are joined by James Onieal at Raven Careers to discuss what pilots should be doing in the short, medium, and long term to prepare for uncertainties. James Onieal can be found at RavenCareers.com Our sponsor, Harvey Watt, offers the only true Loss of Medical License Insurance available to i…
 
Dylan and Max call aviation industry contacts to see how they’re dealing with the crisis. We call a Delta Airlines 757 Pilot [5:30], a 135 Charter department director [15:25], a CFI transitioning to the regionals [22:25], a 135 Charter pilot on a trip to an area about to go under curfew [35:20], a 787 pilot for United [40:08], an airbus 330 pilot f…
 
Dylan and Max discuss the fallout from the latest travel bans and speculate on the ramifications for the major airlines [0:47]. James Onieal joins us to discuss these uncertain times and offers his advice to pilots who are experiencing discomfort [12:50]. Dylan and Max open up the mailbag [53:00]. We call Tom Hauge to find out the consequences of t…
 
Dylan and Max react to the news that Trans States Airlines is shutting down [16:25]. Roy joins to discuss hot topics for professional pilots, including ADS-B Surveillance [25:15], Why Youtube is ruining GA [42:45], and Airbus 220 first impressions [51:53]. We introduce the point-counterpoint segment and debate long sleeve pilot shirts, lanyards vs …
 
The guys discuss a slew of recent topics in the news including the possible sale of Bombardier, United buying a flight school, and the Breeze Airways announcement [00:41]. We read a very full listener mailbag [10:40]. Dr. George Nolly joins us to share his impressive aviation background [21:02]. George tells us about his experience as an expat airl…
 
Dylan and Max discuss current events including the proposed change on emotional support animals on airliners [1:46]. The guys read some listener email regarding corporate pilot quality of life improvements [6:07]. Tom Hauge, National Sales Director for Wings Insurance, joins us to explain why aviation insurance premiums are rapidly climbing [14:11]…
 
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