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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 ...
 
Tune in to the Pilot Talk podcast hosted by Stein Mjåtveit and Michel Treskin, two pilots in different stages of their career who were brought together by their shared passion for aviation and pilot training. The Pilot Talk podcast will focus on aviation-related subjects ranging from how you can get started with your pilot education to career advice for pilots and the latest news from the aviation industry.
 
Stop by the house of polymath Ray Maxwell and see what he's investigating today. Ray is a teacher, color scientist, pilot, photographer, Photoshop wizard and raconteur who each week takes on different real-world applications of complex scientific notions. Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
 
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We sit down with Niclas and Jesper Eriksson who are both Flight Instructors at OSM Aviation Academy to talk about their exciting journey from Independence, Kansas to Arendal, Norway. They picked up two of the brand new Cessna 172's from the Cessna factory and flew them to Norway, a journey that requires meticulous planning, flexibility, and enduran…
 
A good friend from another airport recently bought this Piper Archer, and I’ve had the opportunity to do a little maintenance on it and take a look around. This is one of three airplanes I’ve had an opportunity to look at recently… all three were in annual inspection, but I noticed a few things that could use some attention. We’ll save the Archer f…
 
As a ten year old boy, Ron went on a short joy flight in a C185 amphibian floatplane. As they came into land on the water, Ron had no idea he was moments away from taking his last breath in the baggage compartment of an upturned, sinking aircraft. Flying as a young commercial pilot, Pat was flying the company C206 on a busy, blue skied day at the G…
 
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…
 
Tropic Ocean Airways is becoming the worlds fastest growing seaplane airline, and after talking to Rob Ceravolo on episode 12, it's understandable. Joshua Maddox always thought he was going to go down the normal airline route but joining Tropic has changed his idea about the "career" flying job, and can't see him ever leaving the company that see's…
 
Ben Shipps has one of the most inspiring stories out there. Born with a growth anomaly with his arms, Ben has broke through barrier after barrier to follow his aviation and seaplane dreams, becoming the President of one of the worlds busiest floatplane schools! Everyone knows about Jack Brown's and finally I have a guest on to talk cubs and floatpl…
 
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…
 
Pyrotechnics, wing walking, and choreographies between wing-mounted lasers and music are not the typical words you use when talking about aviation - But for Jacob Holländer and his team at Scandinavian Airshow, this is part of their daily operations. In this episode, we explore the thrilling and interesting world of airshows and aerobatics together…
 
Josh recently purchased his 1963 Beechcraft Debonair and needed some help, so I flew to his airport and spent the good part of a day with him. We replaced a broken exhaust support angle on the right exhaust tailpipe, and then we took a good look around the airplane. It surprised me when we discovered missing cotter pins in the left and right main l…
 
Just recently, photos circulated the internet about a DC-3 being reinstalled on its amphibious EDO floats after 14 years without them. I tracked down Jakob McKenney, who is writing a book all about the history of the DC-3 and C-47 amphibian floatplanes. He shares some incredible stories about the aircraft and the unique floats they sit on. https://…
 
You won't find anyone more passionate about seaplane safety and enjoyment than Steve McCaughey, in fact the guy was married in the back of a Grumman Albatross mid air! He shares his journey into the wonderful world of floats and into his current role as SPA President. http://www.seaplanes.orgBy Steve McCaughey
 
This was Jim’s story when he brought his airplane in for the annual inspection. Listen to today’s episode to find out what we did with Jim’s door latching system… he did most of the work on that issue, and I think his wife will fly with him now! Other items of interest in this episode: Kat’s story about the time her student overprimed the engine an…
 
I've been flying seaplanes for over 10 years now (nothing compared to some of my amazing guests) but now I share with you my own story with a good mate of mine in the hosting seat. Hear about my entry into seaplanes, progressing into one of Australia's most iconic seaplane operation, living in Hanoi Vietnam flying Cessna Caravans on floats, and fin…
 
Connor shares stories about his career getting into seaplanes, leading up to his dream job as a Goose pilot for Wilderness Seaplanes. He talks all about his family ties to the Goose including the incredible story about his grandfather flying the same aircraft Connor flies today. Connor also shares the day to day life of a Goose pilot flying up the …
 
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…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Captain Robert Anderson and Captain Grey Cooper to talk about ferry flying. Ferry flights take place when a new aircraft is delivered from the factory, when it is being moved to another base, or when an aircraft is relocated for maintenance, repairs, or long-term parking. Although they have many things in common, f…
 
I’ve known Tom for a long time, and what a fantastic experience it was, working with him on his annual inspection! Tom is the president of our local EAA chapter, and he’s given me numerous opportunities to speak to the group about maintenance topics. Thank you Tom, for serving our local general aviation community so well! It had been quite a few ye…
 
Marla Goldberrg is an Energy Healer, Intuitive, Speaker, Teacher, Host of Guided Spirit Conversations Podcast, and Best-Selling Author of My F*cking Long Journey To Loving Myself: A Guide to a Shorter Path. Prior to beginning her spiritual quest, Marla was a serial entrepreneur, founding and running four businesses during her professional career; E…
 
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…
 
Lilium has set out to achieve an air mobility revolution with its All-Electric Vertical TakeOff and Landing (EVTOL) 5-seater Lilium Jet. When this episode was recorded they were 5 years into the development of their concept with another 5 years to go. They represent the leading edge in this part of the aviation industry and have secured hundreds of…
 
Rian Potter was one of my instructors in flight school and is also a great mate. He is now in his dream job, flying King Airs for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Although not a working seaplane pilot, Rian received a FREE floatplane endorsement some years ago and talks about how it was one of his most exciting aviation adventures. He also s…
 
This episode is a story of a family trip to Oshkosh AirVenture, a very unique family trip to Oshkosh. James Good lives in California, and he, his wife and son went to Oshkosh AirVenture 2019. While that is certainly special, what’s unique about their story is that James flew his two seat 1948 Ercoupe, while his wife and son made the trip in their c…
 
In today’s episode, we get to hear how John and Leslie got into aviation, and their move from Arkansas to Maui. It’s a real adventure, and I’m sure you’ll be inspired listening to their story! Be sure to also listen to their latest episode of the Fly Maui Podcast, “Don’t Let Setbacks Define You.” What a timely message for all of us! Listen on your …
 
Michael Wann, most often recognized for documenting synchromystic happenings Along the Susqehanna River stops by for a deep dive down the rabbit hole. We discuss a lot of topics and explore how the unfolding of Michaels's life has led him to his present world view. Be ready for a reality melting conversation that exposes clues to the deeper mysteri…
 
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…
 
In May 2020 we sat down with Maria the pilot and Viktor, two Alumni from OSM Aviation Academy who are First Officers on the Boeing 737. They live together in sunny Spain and have a tremendous following on Instagram and YouTube. In their channels, they share videos with insights about what it is like to work as a pilot, as well as fantastic tutorial…
 
In today’s episode, I’m super excited to introduce John and Leslie Caubble to you! They’ve become good friends of mine in the last couple years, and they have a really inspiring aviation journey. We put together some Cessna 172 maintenance related questions, and I thought it would be a lot more fun to have them join me for this episode, rather than…
 
At last years (2019) Seaplane Pilots Association of Australia conference, I did a presentation on gear down water landings. I am happy to share with you all the presentation, slightly modified for the podcast format. It is such a simple mistake that can be deadly, so why is it still happening today and how can we go about preparing ourselves more t…
 
For many years I have followed Toby Dorn @aeroplanetoby on Instagram without actually knowing what he did (I just loved his cool photos!) But now, thanks to a great chat, I know all about his company Blue Sky Airways and what they do. With the help of their always eye catching floatplane, and their “flying tinny” flying boat, plus a host of other t…
 
Building a seaplane float is tough work. But with years of experience and passionate engineers, PK floats makes some of the worlds toughest seaplane floats. Levi Guimond talks all about the history of PK, what the process of building a float is and how they are transitioning into the experimental market. Not only is Levi an engineer, he is also a s…
 
Vannessa Hallum is a pasture-raised Texan living in Germany who enjoys exploring the obvious overlaps between science and spirituality. Her degree in mechanical engineering gives her the unique opportunity to deconstruct ideas and expose the practical roots of their mystical nature. The Spiritual Phoenix Podcast is owned and Operated by Spiritual P…
 
You might be wondering, “How is that possible,” or “What kind of shady operation is that?!” Same here. When I first heard about the $200 annual inspection, I was skeptical… until I actually researched what Jim does and how he does it. That prompted me to call him, and he was gracious enough to take some time to talk with me for the podcast. Thanks …
 
In today’s episode, I’m happy to introduce my good friend, Aram Basmadjian! Aram has a very interesting aviation journey, and it was fun talking with him for this episode. Aram flew for Skywest Airlines for about 8 years, which was a great foundation for the flying he does today. Aram enjoys going places with his wife and daughter in his 1962 P35 B…
 
Sarah Tamar watched seaplanes fly over her head and began dreaming of becoming a seaplane pilot. After a stint as operations and as a dock hand for Tailwind based in New York, Sarah realised this was something she had to pursue! Now flying a Cessna Caravan Amphib for the same company, Sarah's day job involves flying Wall Street workers to their Ham…
 
The part in the yellow circle is an oil scavenge pump that returns oil back to the engine oil sump after it lubricates the turbocharger center bearings. The right side of the assembly is the adapter that fits into the engine accessory case. The left side of the assembly is the hydraulic pump that is used for the landing gear system, the flap system…
 
Mark Downham explains what it is like to work on a 70 year old aircraft such as the Mallard. He also talks about his career in the Australian Navy working on Seaking helicopters and his time in Fiji where he maintained 2 Twin Otter Amphibian‘s working for 7star resorts. He talks about how corrosion effects an aircraft and how to treat it.…
 
Episode 1 in Maintenance Week focuses on the worlds largest seaplane company and how they manage to keep 50+ Twin Otters airborne. Nisham Ali, along with a close friend, run the amazing Instagram page @seaplanemechanic, sharing an insight into what happens behind the turquoise waters and white beaches to make the airline what it is today. From dail…
 
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