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 Nov 10, 2018

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The Pilot to Pilot podcast is a place for aviators to come for inspiration and encouragement. We aim to help all types of aviators continue pursuing their aviation dreams, whether that be flying commercially or flying for fun.

Episode Date
Korry Franke: 737 Captain
01:20:27

Today's episode is sponsored by AOPA Pilot Protection Services. To find out more about PPS visit AOPA Pilot Protection Services.

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is the Patreon exclusive sneak peek of episode 67 featuring United Airlines 737 captain, Korry Franke. 

Some of the topics Korry and I talk about are...

  • How a flight to London led Korry to the aviation bug. 
  • Korry became a 737 Captain for United Airlines at 31 years old. 
  • Why Korry as inspired to write the book three feet to the left. 
  • How Korry went from having a dream of becoming a pilot to actually accomplishing that dream. 
  • Korry details his path to becoming a pilot. 
  • How Korry came to choose Embry Riddle as his university. 
  • Korry talks about the struggle of building your hours. 
  • Aviation is all about delayed gratification.  
  • Korry talks about how Embry Riddle is a special place. 
  • Korry got hired as flight instructor right before 9/11 
  • I talk a little bit about my dad flying for US Airways and some of his 9/11 story. 
  • We talk a little bit on the dark side of aviation. 
  • How your career in aviation can be completely out of your control. 
  • Korry talks about his first international flight.  
  • We talk about transitioning from the propeller to jet world. 
  • I ask Korry when he finally felt like he was a real pilot. 
  • Korry talks about getting hired at an airline. 
  • Korry talks about going through a major airline major. 
  • Talk about his two favorite stories from Korry’s book. 
  • Rapid fire questions

I have a goal to make this the number one aviation podcast and I need YOU to help. Help me spread Pilot to Pilot to all your friends/haters or any aviators you know. Share the podcast via Reddit, Facebook, IG, Tumblr, Myspace (is that still a thing?)

Happy Flying,

Justin

"The thoughts and views expressed by Korry Franke on this podcast are his alone, completely independent of any United Airlines affiliation. United Airlines has not contributed or endorsed the content in any way.” 

in 2013, Korry Franke became the youngest captain then flying for United Airlines. Now, the pilot, author, and speaker merges his years of airline leadership experience with the creativity he's honed as an accomplished jazz pianist, the discipline he's developed as a two-time marathoner, and the real-world business acumen he's gained as a Penn State University MBA graduate to lead people and organizations on life-changing journeys toward success and fulfillment. When Korry isn't flying or focusing on inspiring others to embrace their own captain's mindset, he's usually hiking with his wife, reading books to his young daughter, or volunteering with charities such as United We Care, where he serves on the employee relief fund's Board of Directors. Learn more about Korry and his keynotes at www.KorryFranke.com.

Book: http://www.tinyurl.com/3FeetToTheLeft

 

Jul 16, 2019
Korry Franke: 737 Captain

Today's episode is sponsored by AOPA Pilot Protection Services. To find out more about PPS visit AOPA Pilot Protection Services.

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is the Patreon exclusive sneak peek of episode 67 featuring United Airlines 737 captain, Korry Franke. 

Some of the topics Korry and I talk about are...

  • How a flight to London led Korry to the aviation bug. 
  • Korry became a 737 Captain for United Airlines at 31 years old. 
  • Why Korry as inspired to write the book three feet to the left. 
  • How Korry went from having a dream of becoming a pilot to actually accomplishing that dream. 
  • Korry details his path to becoming a pilot. 
  • How Korry came to choose Embry Riddle as his university. 
  • Korry talks about the struggle of building your hours. 
  • Aviation is all about delayed gratification.  
  • Korry talks about how Embry Riddle is a special place. 
  • Korry got hired as flight instructor right before 9/11 
  • I talk a little bit about my dad flying for US Airways and some of his 9/11 story. 
  • We talk a little bit on the dark side of aviation. 
  • How your career in aviation can be completely out of your control. 
  • Korry talks about his first international flight.  
  • We talk about transitioning from the propeller to jet world. 
  • I ask Korry when he finally felt like he was a real pilot. 
  • Korry talks about getting hired at an airline. 
  • Korry talks about going through a major airline major. 
  • Talk about his two favorite stories from Korry’s book. 
  • Rapid fire questions

I have a goal to make this the number one aviation podcast and I need YOU to help. Help me spread Pilot to Pilot to all your friends/haters or any aviators you know. Share the podcast via Reddit, Facebook, IG, Tumblr, Myspace (is that still a thing?)

Happy Flying,

Justin

"The thoughts and views expressed by Korry Franke on this podcast are his alone, completely independent of any United Airlines affiliation. United Airlines has not contributed or endorsed the content in any way.” 

in 2013, Korry Franke became the youngest captain then flying for United Airlines. Now, the pilot, author, and speaker merges his years of airline leadership experience with the creativity he's honed as an accomplished jazz pianist, the discipline he's developed as a two-time marathoner, and the real-world business acumen he's gained as a Penn State University MBA graduate to lead people and organizations on life-changing journeys toward success and fulfillment. When Korry isn't flying or focusing on inspiring others to embrace their own captain's mindset, he's usually hiking with his wife, reading books to his young daughter, or volunteering with charities such as United We Care, where he serves on the employee relief fund's Board of Directors. Learn more about Korry and his keynotes at www.KorryFranke.com.

Book: http://www.tinyurl.com/3FeetToTheLeft

 

Jul 16, 2019
Alex Abad: Gulfstream Captain
01:09:16

Episode 65 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Alex Abad. Avination, what is going on and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with probably the coolest pilot on Instagram, Alex Abad. 

Today, Alex and I talk about...

  • How growing up around LAX led Alex to an interest in aviation.
  • Alex, took an intro flight when he was 13
  • How Alex started training once a week at 14
  • Why he had no business flying when he was younger.
  • How Alex influenced his dad to start his training too.
  • How a pilot can be dangerous with low time without even knowing.
  • Alex shares a story about pushing a plane to the limits.
  • Why it is important to always think about the big picture.
  •  We talk about Aspen flying.
  • How Alex approaches every day
  • Alex goes into detail about his training.
  • How doing spins every day during training made Alex a better pilot.
  • Alex talks about his career progression as a pilot
  • How he talked his way into flying right seat in a King Air.
  • What it is like being on the lead captain on a Gulfstream
  • How he left his marketing job to become a pilot.
  • Don’t burn any bridges. 
  • A lot of aviation jobs in private aviation is about how you know.

These are just some of the many things we talk about, today. If you enjoyed the episode, make sure to leave a review and check out our Patreon page!

Happy flying,

Justin

Jul 02, 2019
Jesse McClintock: Wing Swap
56:58

What is going on Avination?! Welcome back to episode 65 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today's episode is with Jesse from Wing Swap. In this episode, Jesse and I talk about...

  • Jesse talks about his love for aviation at a young age. 
  • Jesse breaks my heart by telling me I won’t fit in a Mooney. 
  • How Jesse hustled to earn money so he could use it on flight training. 
  • Why it took a long time for Jesse to get his license. 
  • How Jess was able to clean planes to pay for training. 
  • Jesse talks about how he was able to build his confidence in flying. 
  • How you learn a lot from the mistakes you make. 
  • Jesse talks about changing up flight schools. 
  • Most of Jesse's friends got into aviation in an untraditional way. 
  • How Jesse originally wanted to go to Embry Riddle 
  • Jesse talks about his goals when he was in the early stages of his training. 
  • How Jesse fell in love with the Cessna 152. 
  • Jesse talks about the difference between flying in Ohio and Southern California. 
  • We talk about how the only way you get comfortable with weather is with experience. 
  • Why every pilot should be instrument rated. 
  • Why Jesse started Wing Swap 
  • How Jesse was always an entrepreneur 
  • How Reddit played a huge role for Jesse in starting Wing Swap. 
  • How Jesse eventually gave listings away for free instead of charging. 
  • We talk about how Jess makes money off Wing Swap. 
  • We talk about everything and anything Wing Swap. 
  • Why Instagram is the main traffic source for Wing Swap. 

If you enjoy today's episode, make sure to leave a review on iTunes and tell all your friends (and enemies) about the podcast. OSH KOSH meet up!!!!!! Friday at noon located at booth C3150!!!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 25, 2019
Captain Joe: 747 and Aviation Educator
01:11:33

Special shoutout to today's sponsor AOPA Pilot Protection Services. Don't leave the ground without AOPA's Pilot Protection Services. Find out more information by visiting AOPA's Pilot Protection Services website

Avination, this is a big episode!! A few weeks ago, I sat down and recorded an episode with Captain Joe. It was great to talk with him and find out more about his story and about Joe as a person. 

Some things Joe and I talked about during this episode...

  • How Joe’s childhood dream was not to become a pilot 
  • Joe was the first pilot in his family. 
  • Joe talks about his first flight in a small airplane. 
  • Joe talks about how he studied dentistry for a few semesters before leaving for a flight school in Austria. 
  • Joe is jealous of current flight students in Florida. 
  • What would have been if Joe became a dentist? 
  • How Joe’s first love wasn’t flying. 
  • Joe talks about what it is like to be the first pilot in your family. 
  • Joe talks about the support of his family on his aviation journey. 
  • What it is like to work for an airline that went out of business. 
  • Why European flight students are sent to the States for their training. 
  • Joe talks about VFR flying in Germany. 
  • Joe breaks down how he attained his ratings. 
  • What Joe struggled most within his training. 
  • We talk about the differences in training between Europe and the States. 
  • Joe talks about how you have to have luck in aviation. 
  • How Joe was able to get his first job in aviation. 
  • Joe talks about how you should work in aviation to create connections while you are in your training. 
  • How most pilots want to help other pilots succeed. 
  • Joe talks about his favorite type of flying. 
  • Joe talks about the decline of Air Berlin. 
  • We talk about the dark side of aviation and what you don’t see from your favorite Instagram pilots. 
  • Joe gets into his freight flying schedule. 
  • We talk about negative comments we can get from haters. 
  • Joe talks about how he doesn’t like the word influencer. 
  • Why Joe created Captain Joe. 

Avination, I hope you truly enjoyed this episode. If you did, please make sure to share it with all your friends, avgeeks or not. 

Let me know what you think below!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 18, 2019
Fly Girl: Natalie Kelley
59:57

What is going on Avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode number 63 featuring, Natalie Kelley. Natalie is the founder of FlyGIRL. FlyGIRL is a foundation and company started with a simple goal, get more women into aviation. 

In this episode, Natalie and I talk about

  • How Natalie always wanted to be a pilot.
  • Why Natalie wanted to become a pilot
  • How Natalie's uncle helped Natalie realize her love for aviation.
  • How Natalie went from stay at home mom to fly girl.
  • What it is like to get back into a school environment.
  • Why Natalie almost quit flying
  • How the aviation bug hit her hard.
  • How not being able to find cute clothes led Natalie to start Fly Girl.
  • How Natalie and I both didn’t have a set plan when we were starting our respected companies.
  • How she was able to raise over $16,000 for her first Fly Girl fundraiser.
  • How every lesson you complete gives you the confidence to tackle the next lesson.
  • Natalie talks about why she bought an airplane to help her build her time.
  • We talk about the benefits of owning your own airplane.
  • We also talk about some cons of owning your own airplane.
  • Natalie talks about how difficult her Instrument training was.
  • Natalie talks about how and when her IFR training clicked.
  • How I got cut off by the Chick-Fil-A private jet.
  • Why Natalie left Ohio to get her multi-engine rating in Florida.
  • How do we get more women in aviation?
  • We talk anything and everything FlyGIRL.
  • How to win a Fly Girl scholarship?

If you liked today's episode please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our website Pilottopilothq.com.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 11, 2019
John Zimmerman: Sporty's Pilot Shop
01:01:24

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode number 62! Today, I am talking with John Zimmerman from Sporty's Pilot Shop. In this episode, John and I talk about...

  • How Sportys is just a collection of pilots that made a business.
  • John talks about his earliest memory of aviation.
  • How John grew up around aviation without realizing he could be a pilot.
  • How the aviation industry isn’t the best at inviting new pilots in.
  • John talks about his training.
  • How John claims he made every mistake there ever was.
  • Talks about being a weekend warrior in Ohio.
  • Why John thinks he did his training wrong.
  • How John realized he needed a more structured training syllabus to get his license.
  • How John knew at an early age he didn’t want to be an airline pilot.
  • But, John still wanted to get a job in aviation.
  • How to stay involved in aviation while you are in college.
  • John talks about flying different types of aircraft early on.
  • What it was like being a pilot in High School.
  • What it's like to have an incomplete check ride.
  • We talk about how aviation is very Humbling.
  • How John got started at Sportys.
  • How John helped create the first true ADSB receiver.
  • How data link weather makes you a safer pilot.
  • We talk about how far aviation has come in the last 10 years.
  • We talk about the future of aviation.
  • Will there ever be single pilot airline operations?

Thank you for listening to today's episode, please leave Pilot to Pilot a review on iTunes, and make sure to check out our Patreon!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 04, 2019
Chris Daniell: Fire Fighting Pilot
01:07:54

Avination, have you ever wondered what it is like to fight fires in an airplane? Well, here is your chance to find out. Some of the things Chris and I talk about are...

  • How Chris is a second generation pilot 
  • Aviation wasn’t his first career choice. 
  • Chris moved to North Carolina to pursue a career in racing. 
  • How a phone call from his dad convinced him to become a pilot. 
  • How he started out his aviation career by loading ag planes. 
  • Chris talks about timber season for ag pilots. 
  • Chris talks about his experience with the flight schools he dealt with. 
  • Chris tells a story about what you shouldn’t do as an instructor with a new IFR student. 
  • Chris talks about the struggles he had in his Instrument training. 
  • We talk about how radio coms can be difficult for a young pilot. 
  • We talk about the benefits of going on a flight to observe other students 
  • Chris talks about the goals he had while he was in his training. 
  • How and why Chris always wanted to fly in the fire industry. 
  • Chris talks about how someone can become an ag or SEATs pilot. 
  • How the ag and fire fighting industry will be needing pilots badly. 
  • We talk about pay for a fire fighting pilot. 
  • Chris talks about what fires are the worst to fight. 
  • We talk about last years horrible fire season. 
  • How Chris and I knew each other from flight school in Charlotte, NC. 
  • Chris and I both took the ATP - CTP course together. 
  • Chris talks about a day in the life of a Fire fighting pilot. 
  • We get into the most take off and landings he has had in a day. 
  • We talk about the threats they face while flying. 

I hope you enjoyed the early access to episode 61. If you did please leave a review on iTunes (we are so close to 300) and make sure to share the podcast with everyone you know!!

Happy Flying,

Justin Siems

May 28, 2019
Haraldur Diego: Flying In Iceland
01:22:23

Avination, this is episode 60 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Haraldur Diego aka Volcano Pilot. Haraldur and I have been trying to get this podcast recorded for a very long time. I was first introduced to Haraldur by Noah (@thectflyguy) and Pilot Maria. With only spending a few minutes on his Instagram page I knew he was someone that could inspire the Avination.

In this episode, Haraldur and I talk about...

  • Haraldur talks about how and why he got into aviation.
  • Why Haraldur told himself that he could never become a pilot.
  • What Haraldur’s original goals were when he started his training to become a pilot?
  • Why Haraldur thought he was in over his head when training to become a pilot.
  • How you comparing yourself to others isn’t the best decision.
  • How Haraldur’s wife told I’m why it is a bad idea to compare yourself to others.
  • Everyone has their own struggles and demons. 
  • We talk about how unforgiving Iceland's weather can be.
  • Haraldur talks about getting back into aviation after he quit.
  • Why Haraldur moved to Denmark for an aviation job.
  • How September 11 changed Haraldur’s career plan.
  • How Haraldur didn’t give up after 9/11 and still looked into becoming an airline pilot.
  • Haraldur was able to find another career path that kept him involved with the aviation industry.
  • We talk about how Haraldur has helped influence the aviation industry with his Instagram account.
  • I talk about how I don’t think I am a real pilot because I don’t fly a 737 or a heavy aircraft.
  • We talk about general aviation in Iceland.
  • Haraldur and I talk about how we are finding the romance of aviation again.
  • Haraldur shares some stories about flying in Iceland.
  • How 777 pilots dream about flying GA through Iceland.
  • How we as an industry of done a terrible job of promoting the fun of aviation. 
  • How a photography friend convinced Haraldur to join Instagram.
  • Rapid fire with Haraldur.
May 21, 2019
Gene Reynolds: Former Special Ops Pilot
01:10:07
Avination, welcome back to episode 59 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Gene Reynolds. Gene has pretty much seen it all as a helicopter pilot. He has flown in the army (special ops) and as a civilian pilot in many facets. 
  • Some of the main topics Gene and I talk about are...
  • How the movie Top Gun led him to want to become a military pilot
  • How a medical issue messed up his flight slot for the military.
  • How and why he joined the warrant officer flight program.
  • Talk about the differences between military training vs civilian.
  • How Helicopters don’t naturally want to fly.
  • We talk about what happens when you fall behind in military helicopter training.
  • Why we need high-quality CFI’s to stay as a CFI.
  • Gene talks about his deployments
  • Gene shares some war stories.
  • Gene talks about how he had TEN tours in the military.
  • Gene talks about flying Special Ops.
  • We talk about how someone can make a career in commercial helicopter flying.
  • Gene talks about the path to getting your dream helicopter job.
  • Talk about the importance of maintaining networking and not burning any bridges.
  • Talks about mentoring military helicopter pilots on how to transfer into the civilian world.

Happy Flying,

Justin

May 14, 2019
Reed Chuda
58:35
Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 58 featuring Reed Chuda. Reed is a currently building his time as an FO on the mighty PC12 aka baelatus. Some of the things we talk about on today's episode are.
  • His Grandpa flew bombers in the Army.
  • Reed’s brothers is a fighter pilot in the Navy.
  • How aviation skipped a generation in their family.
  • Reed talks about his support system while training.
  • How the University of North Dakota flying camp helped Reed realize this is what he actually wanted to do.
  • What a flying summer camp is actually like.
  • How a flying summer camp can help you get ahead in your flying career.
  • Does Reed recommend future pilots going to summer camps?
  • How he made friends forever at that week-long aviation camp.
  • Reed talks about his experience at a non-aviation college.
  • What Reed was specifically looking for when choosing a college.
  • How important it is to visit schools to figure out if it is a good fit.
  • Reed talks about his training.
  • Reed talks about his favorite study books.
  • Why Reed chose Survey flying over CFI.
  • What I liked about flying aerial survey.
  • How to choose your survey job.
  • How Reed found a non-sketchy survey job.. which is rare.
  • A story about my experience flying aerial survey.
  • How I made $25,000 my first year flying professionally
  • What Reed’s goals are for his future.
  • Why Reed scheduled Regional interviews when he wasn’t flying for survey.
  • Reed talks about his side job.
If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to leave a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our new website www.pilottopilothq.com
Happy Flying,
 
Justin
May 07, 2019
Captain Moonbeam
01:23:56

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 57 featuring Jim Sorsby aka Captain Moonbeam. Jim has an incredible story and it is one that you will not want to miss. Avination, I need your help, I want to get this podcast in as many pilots ears as possible. Make sure you are sharing this with all your aviation friends!

Some of the things Jim and I talk about are...

  • How Jim got hooked on Aviation. 
  • Why Jim convinced himself aviation was too expensive. 
  • Jim was 28 when he started his training. 
  • Took Jim took Jim 2 years to get his PPL  
  • What Jim did to make money before he became a pilot. 
  • Why Jim quit his day job with only his PPL. 
  • How and why Jim quit regionals. 
  • Why it is important pilots know the history of aviation hiring. 
  • Jim doesn’t believe someone should pay for a type rating. 
  • Jim talks about working full time while he was training 
  • Jim talks about failing two check rides. 
  • Talks about an examiner voluntarily turning in his ticket. 
  • What Jim's mentality was like after he failed his first check ride. 
  • How a failed check ride is nothing more than a learning experience. 
  • How people create their own limitations. 
  • Network, network, network 
  • How a lot of jobs never make it to job boards. 
  • Talks about the different types of flying Jim has done in his career. 
  • Jim lists about every plane that he has ever flown. 
  • We find out why Jim made his Youtube channel 
  • Why Jim still has to force himself to make sure he films himself in his videos. 
  • Jim answers your questions. 
  •  We talk about being careful about building your time 

I hope you enjoyed today's episode. Make sure to leave a review on iTunes and check out our website!

Happy Flying,

Justin

May 01, 2019
LIFT Academy
43:23

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 56 featuring LIFT Academy. Find out how you can not only get a guaranteed job as a CFI to build time but a guaranteed FO job at Republic Airways. If that is something that appeals to you than you are going to want to check out this episode!

Some of the things we talk about are...

  • Make sure their pilots are airline ready when they are done. 
  • LIFT students have a guaranteed job as an FO for Republic. 
  • We talk about what happens if the economy goes down and they have too many FO's of CFI’s. 
  • Where did the vision of LIFT come from? 
  • Republic wanted to take control of their own destiny. 
  • Train their students with the same SOP’s that Republic operates. 
  • Why they chose Diamond Aircraft. 
  • Talk about how important it is to incorporate SOP in your training. 
  • What it is like to start a flight school. 
  • LIFT talks about their pitch to a student. 
  • How to appeal to a student when they have so many choices for a flight school. 
  • How students will finish their CFII in a year 
  • Do they have to interview for the FO job at Republic? 
  • Why LIFT has a different approach to selecting their students. 
  • Does LIFT accept students who have already completed some of their training? 
  •  We talk about tuition. 
  • $65,000 dollars for flight training. 
  • What would happen if someone didn’t want to be an airline pilot after completing their training at LIFT? 
  • LIFT requires a 5-year commitment to Republic. 
  • How and why being based at KIND is a huge pro. 
  •  What it is like flying during the Fed Ex/UPS rush. 

Thank you all so much for your support on Patreon, I hope you enjoy this episode!!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Apr 23, 2019
Pilot Shanelly: Dancing Pilot
56:40

Special thanks to today's sponsor LIFT Academy, check them out at flywithlift.com

What is going on Avination and welcome back to episode 55 of Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Shannon aka PilotShanelly on Instagram. In today's episode, Shannon and I talk about...

  • Find out what ShaNelly got into aviation
  • Her dad flew the B52 bomber.
  • What Shannon looked for when choosing an aviation school.
  • Shannon talks about what it was like to balance athletics and flying.
  • Why Shannon's parents only wanted her to do her PPL first to see if this is what she really wanted.
  • I talk about how I made excuses during my flying training.
  • Shannon talks about the support system she had while she was in her training.
  • How her non-aviation friends thought it was really cool she was becoming a pilot.
  • Shannon talks about an instructor that gave it to her straight.
  • How Shannon felt rushed during her PPL training.
  • Shannon talks about the troubles she had with her training.
  • How Instrument training was a pivotal moment in her career.
  • How important your IFR training is.
  • Shannon talks about how consistency is very important in aviation
  • Shannon talks about how she built her time.
  • Shannon talks about the transition from CFI to regional.
  • Shannon talks about some crazy stories from her time as a CFI.
  • Shannon talks about the dynamic of a male to female cockpit when she was a CFI.
  • Shannon talks about flying wings for children.
  • Shannon talks about how she loved being a CFI.
  • We talk about how important it is to have a good CFI.
  • Shannon talks about regional life.
  • How no one prepared Shannon for the logistics of an airline pilot
  • Shannon gives three tips to a new student.
  • How no one really prepares you for the life of an airline pilot.
  • Shannon talks about how and why she applied to the majors
  • Shannon talks about the reason behind the Instagram dances.

Thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed the podcast, please leave us a review on iTunes and check out our website

Apr 16, 2019
Michael Mainiero
01:12:07

What is going on avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 54 featuring Michael Mainiero. Michael is absolutely killing this whole piloting thing, he is 22 years old with 3200 hours, current in over a dozen aircraft, and was just hired by a big 121 carrier. 

Some of the things Michael and I talk about are..

  • How Michael got into aviation. 
  • How Michael put a presentation together for his Parents on why he should get flight simulator. 
  • How Michael had to talk his mom into letting him learn how to fly. 
  • Michael talks about joining young eagles. 
  • How Michael built his connections. 
  • Michael explains what Young Eagles is. 
  • How Michael was running his local Young Eagles website at 12 years old. 
  • We talk about how you can get involved with Young Eagles. 
  • How Michael is current in over a dozen airplanes at age 22. 
  • How Michael owns a partnership in a 152. 
  • How Michael was able to talk his parents into buying an airplane at age 14. 
  • Michael talks about what his training was like. 
  • How flying is very straight forward for him 
  • How Michael hated school and hated studying while training. 
  • How Michael struggled with the oral on his Instrument check ride. 
  • How Michaels CFI's assumed Michael had everything memorized  
  • I give a tip on a cheat sheet I would take into my check rides with me. 
  • Michael talks about the connections he has made and how it has helped him in his career.  
  • We talk about how you have to do everything you can to get your ratings done asap. 
  • How Michaels teachers had a love/hate relationship with him. 
  • How Michael balances getting his degree and flying. 
  • Michael talks about how aviation is double sided with the younger generation of pilots. 
  • We talk about influencers on YouTube who are doing it wrong
  • How you have to be careful about what you post on the internet, especially aviation videos. 
  • Michael talks about how he started flying with the Patriot jet team. 
  • Why Michael isn’t at a regional airline waiting for the flow to the majors. 
  • How Michael chose check airman in the King Air and a Citation X airport PIC type over the regionals. 

Thank you for being a Patron of Pilot to Pilot. I hope you enjoy these early access uploads. Let me know what you think of the podcast below.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Apr 09, 2019
David Campbell:
57:14

What is going on Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 53 featuring David Campbell. David is 49 Private pilot who walked away from a high paying job to start his career in aviation. Some of the things David and I talk about in this episode are.

  • Why David left a $100,000 a year job to start training and learn to become a pilot.
  • How David originally went to college to become a pilot.
  • Why David didn’t finish his pilot training at Western Michigan.
  • How struggles in college and not seeing how he could pay for flying cause David to stray from his dream in college.
  • How flying has always been expensive and always will be expensive.
  • We talk about if David regrets any of the decisions he made in the past.
  • How he had a good friend who finished his training at Western Michigan and quit flying farther down the line.
  • How aviation is something that will rule your life.
  • How an annual goal sheet helped David get back into aviation.
  • David quit his job without a plan of action for whats next.
  • How he used AOPA to find a local flight school.
  • How seeing someone older than him complete his training helped David realize that it is a real possibility.
  • David and I talk about when is it too late to make the switch.
  • What to do when debating on switching careers.
  • Is it too late for you to change?
  • How it is important to make a plan when you switch careers.
  • Its not going to be an easy switch so make sure your family is okay with it.
  • The importance of using your GI bill to pay for your flight training.
  • How easy it is to make excuses to not go fly.
  • The first flight David went on after his checkered was to propose to his GF.
  • What it is like to get your PPL while you are working.
  • We talk about some things that can keep you from getting your PPL.
  • David talks about a 10 hour flight in a LSA down to the Bahamas.
  • We talk about how Foreflight has changed the game.
  • We talk challenges of owning a plane.
  • Differences between the corporate route and commercial route.

If you enjoyed today's podcast make sure you leave a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon page.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Apr 02, 2019
Stan Kuliavas: Levaero Aviation
01:14:28

What is going on Avination, welcome to episode #52 featuring Stan Kuliavas from Levaero Aviation. In this episode, Stan and I talk about what it is like to go to Embry Riddle without wanting to become a pilot, how he had zero interest in aviation even though his dad was involved in aviation and much more.

  • How Stan took his first intro flight.
  • How Stand is thankful his dad didn’t push aviation on him.
  • Why you have to love the process of becoming an airline pilot.
  • How your first few hundred hours really mold you into the pilot you will be later in your career.
  • We talk about what General aviation in Canada is like.
  • How Stan learned quite quickly that he didn’t want to be an Air Canada pilot.
  • How the “aviation bug” can be different for everyone.
  • Stan figured out that he wanted to fly when he wanted to, not when he had too.
  • Why Stan chose to go to Embry Riddle.
  • You can go to Riddle and not want to be a pilot.
  • How Ohio State went from wanting to get rid of their Aviation Program to wanting to keep it and build on it.
  • Did you know Embry Riddle had athletics?
  • How Stan had the bright idea to move back to Canada from Florida.
  • We talk about what it is like to work in Sales for a fractional company.
  • How it is important to always try to learn new things.
  • How you are either getting better or getting worse 
  • We talk about when the podcast started getting some traction.
  • Why it is important to put yourself out there and be vulnerable.
  • Stan talks about ocean crossing with a PC12.

Thank you for listening to today's episode. Make sure to check out our sponsor Cadence Aviation they make premium headsets at a great price. Avination, I hope you enjoyed this episode if you did. Leave us a review on all social media, iTunes and check out our Patreon page for early access and Pilot to Pilot swag.

Mar 27, 2019
Jason Miller: The Finer Points
57:50

Avination, the Pilot to Pilot podcast is back. Episode 51 features Jason Miller from The Finer Points. I this episode Jason and I talk about.

  • Why Jason wanted to become a pilot. 
  • How Flight Simulator played a role in his passion for aviation. 
  • Jason’s initial goals when he got into aviation. 
  • Jason talks about how he got into aviation and how he didn’t know where to start. 
  • We talk about what it is like to get into aviation back in the ’90s and not having a family in aviation. 
  • How Jason quickly found out what his calling was when he was working line service. 
  • How you can have a good career in aviation no matter what route you choose. 
  • How moving to California showed him you can make a career out of instructing. 
  • We talk about why I didn’t want to be an instructor. 
  • Why it is important to not focus on flight hours when instructing. 
  • How Jason considers his instructing an art. 
  • Jason talks about what his hardest check ride was. 
  • How Jason got into an argument with his DPE about a regulation. 
  • How Jason deals with a rogue DPE. 
  • Jason gives us some secrets to passing a check ride. 
  • Why Jason doesn’t want to be an examiner. 
  • Don’t low ball your hourly rate and charge a premium. 
  • Don’t waste the debrief. 
  • We talk about whether it is smart to start brand new students with Foreflight or not. 
  • Jason talks about The Finer Points and why he started the podcast in 2005. 
  • Jason talks about the value of Youtube. 
  • How Jason handles his videos with the FAA on the watch. 
  • Why Jason thinks we are entering a “Golden age” of aviation. 
  • Jason gives three tips that every new CFI should use to become a great CFI. 
  • Why you can’t be the best and the cheapest! 

Thank you for listening to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. If you enjoyed it please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Mar 19, 2019
Mentour Pilot
01:17:03

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode number 51 featuring Petter from Mentour Pilot. Petter, as many of you know is the creator of the amazing aviation page Mentour Pilot on Youtube and Instagram. In this episode, Petter and I talk about.

  • Petter wanted originally to be an archaeologist. 
  • How Petter’s dad got him into aviation.
  • How Petter’s intro flight sealed the deal for Petter to begin a career in aviation.
  • How you are very fortunate to figure out you want to be a pilot early in your career.
  • How Petter found a way to get his flying paid for?
  • Petter dives into his training and what it was like.
  • How and why Petter became a Firefighter.
  • Petter lets me know that American coffee is nowhere close to as strong as Swedish coffee.
  • Petter talks about why it is important to get your FATP as soon as possible
  • Petter and I talk about the differences between FAA and European flight training.
  • Petter and I talk about the 1500 hour rule in the states.
  • How Petter became a simulator instructor.
  • How to become a captain at Petter’s airline.
  • How his airline is not based on seniority.
  • How you are evaluated on becoming a captain at Petters airline.
  • We talk about the differences between US airlines and European airlines.
  • We talk about what it means when a pilot only has two epaulets.
  • How and Why Petter decided to become a training captain.
  • We talk about proper CRM and how to manage emergencies.
  • We talk about why Petter started Mentour pilot.
  • Why Petter started the Mentour pilot application.
  • We talk about how being a pilot can suck sometimes.

Avination, thank you for taking the time out of your day to listen to this episode. If you enjoyed the podcast please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Feb 05, 2019
Will Locante: Professional Baseball Player Turned Pilot
53:54

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

Jan 22, 2019
Mel Williams: A&P
53:19

Avination, welcome to episode number 48 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Mel Williams. To get the episode notes make sure to sign up via Patreon!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 19, 2018
Joshua Maddox: Seaplane Pilot
01:01:10

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 48. In this episode, I am talking with Joshua Maddox. Joshua and I have a few things in common, we both flew aerial survey instead of becoming a CFI and we were both freight dogs. Joshua and I flew together in Omaha, Nebraska flying Amazon packages and dodging thunderstorms. 

For episode notes make sure to check out our Discord page. Episode notes are for Patreon members only as of now. 

Happy Flying,

Justin 

Dec 11, 2018
Stabilizer Motion and Drizzle Tell All
01:40:15

Avination,

Welcome to episode 47 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. You guys asked the questions and Stab Daddy and the Drizzle have the answers. Make sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode to find out who won the Cadence Aviation headsets!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 04, 2018
Reed Keahey: Ag Pilot
01:12:21

What is going on, Avination?! Welcome to episode number 46 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Reed Keahey. In this episode, Reed and I talk about..

How to become an agriculture pilot.

How most ag pilots are in it for life.

How Reed dealt with an electrical fire in flight.

Why Reed got into aviation.

and what the daily routine of an Ag Pilot is like.

Avination, I hope you enjoy today's podcast. If you do make sure to leave a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon!

Happy Flying,

Justin

 

Nov 20, 2018
Noah Goldstein: Private Pilot
01:04:22

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is episode 45 featuring Noah Goldstein. In today's episode, Noah and I talk about...

How Flight Simulator helped fuel the fire.
What his reaction was after his discovery flight.
How only real pilots fly with one hand.
We talk about how flight simulators can be frustrating.
Why Flying simulators are harder to fly than the real airplane.
How he is the first person in his family that got into aviation.
Is the aviation community doing a good job of getting new people into aviation.
Noah talks a little bit about how aviation isn’t for everyone.
Why Noah wants to be a flight instructor.
What Noah struggled with in his training.
Why stalls were a big mental block for Noah.
Don’t ever full stall a pc12.
Noah talks about how not to always be looking at what's next.   
The tools that Noah uses to help study.  
Shoutout to Jason from MZeroA for teaching me how to do holds!
Noah talks about what it is like to work at Game aviation.
Why Noah’s first go at flight school didn’t work out.
We talk about how flying doesn’t come easy to everyone.
How your maturity or immaturity can either hold you back or put you on the fast track to getting your ratings.
 
 Avination, I hope you enjoy today's episode. If you do make sure ot leave a review on iTunes and check out our patreon page!
 
Happy Flying,
 
Justin
Nov 07, 2018
Marissa Colclasure: Mom & Airline Pilot
01:05:00

What is going on Avination, welcome to episode 44 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Marissa Colclasure who is currently a regional Airline Pilot. In this episode, Marissa and I talk about.

How Aviation found her.
How she was 18 when she took her first lesson.
Marissa and I talk about how the romance of flight needs to come back.
Marissa talks about how we have too much technology in training aircraft.
Why Marissa calls herself a hybrid pilot.
Why Marissa moved to Hawaii to build hours.
Why we need to take a step back and realize how lucky we are flying around.
We talk about the differences in flying in Hawaii than the contiguous 48 states.
How it is hard to get a flying job in Hawaii.
Why she left Hawaii to go to the regional airlines.
Why she tried to talk herself into staying at her 9 to 5 job.
What motivated to actually take the jump and fly for the regionals.
What it is like to non-rev with three kids.
What she told her kids would happen if they didn’t behave while flying standby.
We talk about what it is like to be a single mom and a regional pilot.
We talk about the platform that Instagram gives to people.
What Marissa's ultimate aviation goals are.
What it is like to build an airplane.
What it is like building an airplane with your kids.
 
I hope you enjoy today's episode if you do please leave a review on iTunes. Also, check out our Patreon page patreon.com/pilottopilot. 
 
Happy Flying,
 
Justin
Oct 30, 2018
Jan Sears: Highway Patrol Pilot
01:03:00

Avination, welcome to episode 43 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Jan Sears. Jan is currently flying for the California State Highway Patrol. In this episode, Jan and I talk about..

- Why Jan chose to attend Embry Riddle.

- Why Jan left Embry Riddle.

- Why Jan chose to join the Highway Patrol.

- How Jan transferred from to patrol to flying for the highway patrol.

- Jan explains what a day in the life of a highway patrol pilot consists of.

Avination, I hope you enjoy this episode. As always make sure to leave a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon page.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Oct 24, 2018
Hurricane Hunter: Rebecca Waddington
01:00:00

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode number 42. Today, I am talking with NOAA aka Hurricane Hunter Rebecca Waddington. 

In this episode, Rebecca and I talk about...

What it is like to fly around Hurricanes.

Why Rebecca joined the NOAA.

How you can become a Hurricane Hunter.

What a day in the life of a Hurricane Hunter is like.

.. and much much more. 

 

I hope you enjoy today's episode, don't forget to check out our Patreon and leave a review!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Oct 16, 2018
Cory Robin: Flying Cowboy
01:14:58

Avination, welcome to episode 41 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Cory Robin. In this episode, Cory and I talk about..

When Cory knew he wanted to be a pilot.
How old cory was when he got his first job.
What he spent his first paycheck on.
How his passion for aviation has only grown over the years.
How flight training is about prioritization
How he only made $3.10 an hour.
Why it is important to go at pilot training at a pace you are comfortable with.
What Cory struggled with in his training.
Why Cory loves back country flying so much.
How being a tailwheel pilot can make you a better pilot in the long run.
Why tail wheel pilots aren’t necessarily super pilots.
Why Cory got into back country flying.
How flying cowboys cam about.
Why there is more to aviation than just flying for the airlines.
How the flying cowboys are looking to inspire pilots across the board.
How the flying cowboys choose the airstrips they land at.
Cory tells some epic back country stories.
What Cory loves about fly in’s.
We talk about the worlds largest back country fly in.
What are some of the worst back country airplanes.
How someone was competing in a STOL competition in a CIRRUS.
How Cory and I can’t wait until a woman pilot wins the STOL competition.
How the Back country pilots choose a new airport 
Sep 18, 2018
Rich Curcio
01:08:51

Avination, what is going on? 

I have an amazing episode for you guys today. I am talking with Rich Curcio, who has lost his medical TWICE. But, was able to get it back each time and is now killing it in the aviation world! I hope you enjoy today's episode.

Justin

Sep 06, 2018
Randy Witt: X-Plane
52:04

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 21, 2018
AJ Ramsey: Floyd Mayweather's pilot
01:08:52

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 14, 2018
Airlines Are Hiring It Is Time To Start Flying
04:47

The Airlines need pilots bad. Now is the time to start your training.

Aug 10, 2018
Jeremy Grodin
58:32

Avination, episode 38 with Jeremy Grodin is live. Jeremy drops some great insight in this episode. Like how it is important to create a business plan when deciding how to finance and pay for flight school, what he looks for when hiring pilots and top red flags a pilot can put on his resume. 

Avination, I hope you enjoy episode 38 please leave a review on itunes or Facebook. Don't forget to check out our Patreon page!

 

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jul 31, 2018
Flight Attendant Joe
01:07:54

Avination, 

Welcom back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Flight Attendant Joe. Some of the things we talk about are..

  • How Joe was a nurse for 15 years before becoming a Flight Attendant
  • How Joe had to conquer his fear of flying to become a Flight Attendant
  • How Joe was originally turned down from his first airline
  • How a British TV show helped him get over his fear of flying
  • Some hilarious Flight Attendant Joe stories
  • Joe talks about the transition from being a nurse to becoming a Flight Attendant
  • How you need to continuously grow as a person and sometimes that means doing something that might be out of your comfort zone
  • Don’t let your age tell you that its impossible
  • Favorite part of being a Flight attendant
  • What passengers do that pisses off flight attendants
  • Who ultimately gets to kick off a passenger
  • How Joe had a passenger looking at Hustler magazine on a flight and what happened to that passenger.
  • Joe is currently writing his third book
Jun 26, 2018
ATC Memes
01:26:12

What is going on avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with David Lombardo, a co-founder of everyone's favorite aviation meme page ATC Memes. 

What we talked about in today's episode.

  • Pilots are more than just pilots. 
  • How David loves Youtube and it is the epitome of the internet.
  • How the page really exploded when they messed around with audio.
  • We find out why David wanted to be involved with aviation.
  • He got into aviation because of video games.
  • Why it is important to have people to bounce ideas off of.
  • Why he didn’t want to be a pilot.
  • How a college professor inspired him to work with audio.
  • Why he left his job as a controller.
  • How news channels have used their content for real-life events.
  • Was he ever recognized while working ATC.
  • Were his supervisors every unhappy with him running the page.
  • David quotes the Kim Kardashian principle.
  • How ATC Memes and Airline Pilot memes had an epic meet up in Houston.
  • How a delivery went from a great idea to really awkward.
  • Why he decided to start selling aviation style apparel.
  • Why they decided to create leggings.
  • How David has always been an entrepreneur.
  • How to being creative can help you in your career.
  • Three tips to make a great internet page.
  • Create content and don’t be afraid to fail.
  • We find out where "say no to kilo came from."
  • My favorite Washington Center story.
  • His favorite moments from being a controller.
  • We talk about if Drone pilots are actually pilots.

Happy Flying Avination,

 

Justin

Mar 13, 2018
Ryan Tseko: Gulfstream Pilot
01:10:17

Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 35 FT: Ryan Tseko: Gulfstream Pilot.

What is going on avination and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. In this episode I am talking with Ryan Tskeo. Ryan has previously flown as a flight instructor, regional pilot and is currently flying Grant Cardone's private plane. 

In this episode Grant and I talk about.

How a family member got him into aviation.
We find out how Aviation and Real Estate change his life.
How Ryan was told he can’t become a pilot because he didn’t come from a rich family.
How he went from part 61 to part 141 and why he did his training that way.
How your training can depend on how good of an instructor you have.
How Ryan failed his private pilot check ride.
Why it is important to take aviation very serious if you want to be successful in the industry.
Why it is important to surround yourself with like-minded people to help your career out.
How Ryan went from Regional first officer to Training captain.
Why it is important to love learning.
How it is very crucial for you to find a mentor to help you navigate through this career.
What it is like being struck by lightning in an airplane.
We talk about if Ryan prefers to fly a variety of the same aircraft or just one airplane all the time.
Why Ryan wanted to be more than just a pilot for his regional.
Why Ryan got into real estate.
How to land your dream corporate job.
Start your training as early as possible.
How you will be underpaid until you are overpaid.
How Ryan was able to fly Neil Armstrong.
Ryan gives advice on what to do when you get 1500 hours.
Find out how you can add value to a company you want to work for. 
In the corporate world, you have to be more than a pilot.
How Ryan started sweeping floors in Falcon Field. 
At the end of the day, we have a really cool career.
How flying for Grant Cardone doesn’t happen overnight. Ryan worked hard and kept a good attitude.
What Ryan has learned from Grant.
 
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

Feb 14, 2018
Ask me Anything from FL 250
27:34

Avination,

Ever wondered what it sounds like at FL 250? Well, here is your chance. This episode was recorded while I was flying part 91 back home. I hope you enjoy this episode, as always make sure to follow us on Instagram and leave a review on iTunes or Facebook! 

 

Happy Flying,

Justin

Feb 06, 2018
Michael Healey: Commercial Pilot & College Student
01:01:07

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 16, 2018
Pilot to Pilot Ask Me Anything
26:01

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 09, 2018
Colin Henry: CFI Building Time
01:16:27

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.

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Justin

Jan 02, 2018
Dean Siracusa: CEO Flying Eyes Sunglasses
01:07:30

Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 30 ft Dean Siracusa: CEO Flying Eyes Sunglasses.

What is going on avination, today I am talking with the founder and CEO of Flying Eyes Sunglasses Dean Siracusa.

In this episode we talk about.

  • How he turned a fear of flying into a passion for flying.
  • What an Airline Pilot told Dean to help him combat his fear of flying.
  • What he wanted to get out of his first few lessons.
  • What scared him about flying.
  • Why he was timid about stalls.
  • What he did to combat those fears.
  • How aerobatic lessons fixed his fear of stalls.
  • How you can think of turbulence as cars going over potholes.
  • How turbulence always seems worse in IFR than VFR.
  • I share some details into my engine failure.
  • How cleaning magnetos can seem odd to a new pilot.
  • What it was like to learn how to fly in Southern California.
  • How learning in a busy airspace helped Dean get over mic fright.
  • What it is like flying a piston airplane in big Bravo airports.
  • Materials he used to study.
  • What it was like being a professional photographer and flight student at the same time.
  • How it is okay if it takes you a long time to get your ratings.
  • Why it is importing to get your IFR rating.
  • Why an Autopilot can become your best friend in IMC.
  • What Dean thought about his IFR training.
  • What his hardest check ride was.
  • Dean tells some stories from his check ride.
  • Dean shares some scary flights that he has had.
  • Why it is important to learn from your mistakes.
  • Why Dean created Flying Eyes.

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.

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Justin

 
Dec 19, 2017
Az Trooper: State Trooper to Airline Pilot
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Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 29 ft Steve from Aztrooper: State Trooper to Airline Pilot.

What is going on Avination,

Today, I am talking with Steve from AZ Trooper. Steve has one of the craziest and coolest stories in aviation. He went from being an airline pilot at 20 to furloughed at 22 to state trooper and now Steve is flying for his dream airline!

Some other things we talk about in this episode.

  • How his parents punished Steve by taking away his flight simulator.
  • How Steve started training when he was 12.
  • Solo on his 16th birthday.
  • Why Steve chose the airlines over a 4-year degree.
  • How Steve got a job with a regional at 20 years old.
  • How he was furloughed by age 22.
  • Jobs Steve flew after being furloughed.
  • How he had 3 emergencies in 4 months.
  • How Steve’s buddy told him to quit flying and become a State Trooper.
  • Why Steve made the jump from flying to a state trooper.
  • Steve shares what it was like being a State Trooper. 
  • How he knew he wanted to get back into flying. He just didn’t know when.
  • Steve tells one of his favorite stories of being a State Trooper.
  • What it was like to fly some elite special ops troops as a civilian.
  • What he was doing when found out he got an interview at the airline.
  • How one of the hardest things Steve had to do was leaving his job as a state trooper.
  • My only interaction with Virgin America.
  • What Virgin American looks for when hiring.
  • What it is like flying an Airbus.
  • We talk what has changed since Alaska merged with Virgin America
  • What the growing pains are like when two airlines merge.
  • How Steve took a $10,000 pay raise to go from regionals to a state trooper.
  • Would Steve of done anything differently?
  • How it is nearly impossible to plan your route in this industry.
  • How Steve still keeps up with his first flight instructor.
  • What Steve uses his Instagram page for.

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.

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Justin

 
Dec 12, 2017
Premier 1 Driver
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Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 28 ft Greg Mink Business Aviation and former F16 pilot.

What is going on avination, this week I am talking with Greg Mink. You might know Greg by his Youtube name Premier 1 Driver. Greg is former Air National Guard F16 pilot and current Beechcraft Premier pilot.

In this episode Greg and I talk about.

  • How Greg's dad got him into aviation
  • How struggling to taxi a 172 made Greg wonder if he would ever be able to master flying.
  • How Greg and his dad did their training together.
  • How there was a competition between him and his dad on who could finish their training first.
  • Greg was flying before he could drive himself to the airport.
  • How he had to wait until he was 17 before he could take his PPL check ride.
  • How he built time and experience before taking his PPL.
  • How 75 nautical mile cross countries used to feel like long flights.
  • Some reasons why I chose aerial survey.
  • What he struggled with in his training.
  • How you learn from other pilots mistakes.
  • How no one will second guess safety.
  • What it is like going form an arrow to a HP multi.
  • How he graduated high school with his instrument rating.
  • How we both thought we were hot stuff flying a Seneca.
  • You have to enjoy the moment that you are in.
  • Why Greg really enjoyed Instrument flying.
  • Why he recommends anyone he talks with to get their instrument rating.
  • Why it is important to not only get your IFR rating but also maintain proficiency.
  • What was next in his training.
  • How Top Gun pushed Greg towards the air national guard.
  • What the air national guard training was like.
  • How they treated him like a brand new pilot.
  • We go into detail about his training and life in the National Guard.
  • I ask Greg what flying the F16 is like.
  • What it is like to be 24 years old and fly an F16.
  • We talk about his favorite F16 stories.
  • What it is like going from an F16 to a C 210.
  • Why he got out of the Air national guard.
  • Why Greg chose the business world over airlines.
  • What it is like to fly low altitudes at high speeds with night vision goggles on.
  • What business aviation was like.
  • What to look for when buying a plane.
  • The different planes he has owned and flown.
  • We find out what an MU2 salute is.
  • Why they chose the Beechcraft premier.
  • Why business aviation is important for companies.
  • Why he created premier1driver.
  • What the goal of premier 1 driver is.

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.

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Justin

 
Dec 05, 2017
Jim Krecek: Aeronautical Engineer & Pilot
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PILOT TO PILOT PODCAST EP 27 FT JIM KRECEK AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER & PRIVATE PILOT

What is going on Avination, this week I am talking with Jim Krecek. Jim is an Aeronautical engineer and current Private Pilot.

In this episode Jim and I talk about.

  • How Jim is the first pilot in his family.
  • How flight simulator helped Jim decide to get his pilots license.
  • How Jim's competitive drive fueled him to get his license done as fast as possible.
  • What it is like being a Collegiate athlete and flying at the same time.
  • How it is very easy to find information on how to become a pilot.
  • Why Jim put off his training.
  • How Jim took his PPL check-ride in 51 hours.
  • What it was like to be the fastest student to solo at his flight school.
  • Talk about what it is like being student-athlete and pilot at the same time.
  • Why Jim felt comfortable to solo in such a short time.
  • What his solo was like.
  • I share a story from my first solo.
  • What the hardest part of Jim's training was.
  • How you learn from your mistakes.
  • I talk about a 135 Single pilot IFR story.
  • How aviation is all about how you handle adversity.
  • How he prepared for his PPL Check-ride.
  • Why it is important to show airmanship on your check-rides.
  • We talk about what it is like to be an Aeronautical engineer.
  • How you don’t have to be a pilot to be in aviation
  • There are a ton of jobs in the aviation industry
  • Make sure you can get a first class medical before you spend thousands of dollars on your training.
  • Why we both love flying over Chicago.

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.

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Justin

 
Nov 28, 2017
Logan Flood: Plane Crash Survivor & Regional Airline Captain
01:14:57

PILOT TO PILOT PODCAST EP 024 FT. LOGAN FLOOD: REGIONAL AIRLINE PILOT & PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR

What is going on Avination?!

Today, I am talking with Logan Flood. Logan is a current regional airline captain, flying out of everyone's favorite Laguardia airport. Logan has overcome an incredible amount of adversity and disabilities to get to where he is today. If you would like to read more about Logan and his accident check out this article "No One Would Ever Hire Me"

Some of the things we talk about in this episode are.

  • His dream was to be a starship cargo pilot.
  • Star Wars helped him find his love for aviation.
  • We talk about his hometown in Nebraska.
  • How he thought the only way to become a pilot was by going to the Air Force.
  • Talked about how Flight Sim helped Logan get familiar with flying.
  • How working at Sears led him to finding out he can be a pilot with poor vision.
  • How his high school teacher got him an internship at a local FBO.
  • How he quit Sears as soon as he realized he could work at the airport.
  • How Logan chose what College to go to.
  • How he saved money in college.
  • Logan was renting airplanes for $50 with the instructor fee.
  • How he started his flying career.
  • How Logan's connections helped him get his first job.
  • Why it is important to have a mentor in your career.
  • Why its all about networking.
  • How regionals used to require 2,000 TT.
  • We talk about how he built his time.
  • Logan goes into detail about what happened with his accident.
  • We talk about the extent of his injuries
  • How long it took him to recover.
  • How he was able to get his license back.
  • What it was like dealing with the FAA.
  • How he was able to help a paralyzed student reach his dream of becoming a pilot.
  • Why he thought he could never fly for the airlines.
  • How he overcomes his disability,
  • Why he wants to stay at Republic his whole career.
  • How Logan was able to stay positive in such a horrific accident.

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.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Nov 07, 2017
Daniel Baker: FlightAware CEO
01:16:29

PILOT TO PILOT PODCAST EP 023 FT DANIEL BAKER: FLIGHTAWARE CEO

What is going on Avination?!
 
Today, I am talking with FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker. Get to know more about Daniel and why he created one of my favorite aviation apps in FlightAware
 
In today’s episode we talk about.
  • How FlightAware is used by everyone, not just avgeeks.
  • How It’s crazy to think there used to be a time where we didn’t track our flights.
  • Why he created FlightAware.
  • We talk about how FlightAware has grown.
  • What Daniel loves about aviation.
  • How the iPad has changed the aviation industry.
  • How one day you’ll need an endorsement for steam gauges.
  • The things FlightAware can do are amazing.
  • What it was like learning to fly in a class charlie airport.
  • What frustrated him in his training.
  • Why flight schools should give you an accurate price for your training.
  • How easy it is to lose your instrument proficiency.
  • Why he loves Instrument flying.
  • How shiny jet syndrome is a real thing.
  • Why it is important to enjoy your flight training.
  • What it is like to fly in China.
  • Rapid Fire questions.
  • What Daniel truly loves about aviation.
  • Why you have to prepare yourself for every situation.
  • No matter how safe of a pilot you are there will always be a time you have to deal with some kind of failure.
  • How and Why I use FlightAware.
  • Daniel answers the questions you have for him.
  • Why setting expectations are key in aviation.

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 on Instagram @pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

 

Oct 31, 2017
James Heath: Pilot Turned ATC
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Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 022 ft James Heath: Pilot turned ATC.

What is going on Avination, Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast, today I am talking with aviation journeyman James Heath. James is a former CFI, airline ground handler, 2x regional pilot and current air traffic controller. In today's episode we talk about.
  • How a movie led him to aviation.
  • How the book Contact led him down the path to find ET.
  • How a young Eagle flight with the EAA at age 9 was one of the coolest and most terrifying things he has done.
  • James was making more money playing more money playing online poker than his part-time jobs.
  • How his mom saying no to dropping out of college for online poker led him to take aviation classes.
  • James was hooked from his first flight at Illinois.
  • Changed his major 2 years into college.
  • Which in turn gave him put him on the 6-year plan.
  • James’s mom made him call her before and after every flight.
  • How James graduated in one of the worst times in aviation.
  • Why he chose to become a flight instructor in Arizona over Illinois.
  • What it was like teaching all foreign students.
  • What made James think about becoming an Air Traffic Controller.
  • What really sold him on ATC.
  • Applied in ATC July 2009 (terrible time to apply for ATC).
  • Why he left being a CFI and became a ground handler.
  • How to he ended up flying caravans for the company he was a ground handler for.
  • We talk about what it is like flying a Caravan into the busiest airports in the US.
  • Why he chose the to fly for the regionals.
  • How he chose between the different regionals at the time.
  • What it was like flying at the regionals.
  • How he ended up switching regionals.
  • How the plans you make rarely work out in this industry.
  • Why it is important to have a backup plan.
  • When he finally got the call from ATC.
  • How ATC hires.
  • Why James decided to walk away from flying to become a controller.
  • We talk In detail about what the process is to become an ATC.
  • How the training to become an Air Traffic Controller is a very long process.
  • It took him 25 months to become fully certified.
  • A time where Washington Center told me I shouldn’t be flying tonight.
  • Why he likes working low sectors.
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 on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying, Justin Don't forget about our Patreon giveaway to find out more information click the link below!

Oct 24, 2017
Chris Palmer: CFI & Aviation Content Creator
01:23:16

Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 021 ft. Chris Palmer: CFI & Aviation Content Creator

What is going on Avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast, today I am talking with Chris Palmer. Chris is a current CFI in Alaska and also the host of the podcast Aviatorcast and creator of the Angle of Attack show on Youtube. In today's episode we talk about.
  • Why he got into aviation.
  • We talk about part 141 and part 61 schools.
  • Why it is important for everyone to know that 141 isn’t the only way to go.
  • Chris has a message for anyone thinking about becoming a CFI.
  • We talk about the 1500 hour rule.
  • How flight sim helped him become a better pilot.
  • Some Struggles he had in instrument training.
  • How he almost had to declare an emergency during an instrument flight due to ice.
  • We talk about when it all just clicked for his instrument training.
  • Why there is nothing wrong with a taking more training to be comfortable flying IFR.
  • How some instrument instructors haven’t flown in much actual.
  • Why it is important to fly in clouds when you are an instrument-rated pilot.
  • Chris gives you a little tip for instrument flying.
  • Why he had to take two years off from his instrument training.
  • Why his commercial training was his hardest training.
  • Why it is important to have fun.
  • Why you should embrace the tough situations.
  • How his CFI check ride was easy.
  • We talk about what his end game with aviation is.
  • Why he wants to be a forever CFI.
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 on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy flying, Justin Thank you to my Patron supporters Daniel Morrissey, Josh Ortiz, and Philip Sutfin. I couldn't do this without you guys!
Oct 17, 2017
Giselah Ebanks: First Female Pilot To Fly For Grand Cayman Airways
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Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 020 ft. Giselah Ebanks: The First Female Pilot to Fly for Grand Cayman Airways!

What is going on Avination?!
Today I am talking with Giselah Ebanks aka @flylady_gizzy. In this episode we talk about how Giselah thought I was a 787 pilot, the struggles she had with her instrument rating, and talk about some crazy stories from her training. We also talk about how Giselah got her airline job and what it was like being the first woman to fly the Twin Otter and 737 for Grand Cayman Airways.
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.
Happy flying,
Justin
Oct 10, 2017
Dave Herwig: Airline Pilot & Former Army Golden Knight
01:11:03
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Pilot to Pilot Podcast EP 019 FT. Dave Herwig: Airline Pilot & Former Army Golden Knight.

What is going on Avination?! Today I am talking with Dave Herwig, a former Army Golden Knight and newly hired regional airline pilot. When Dave was with the Golden Knights he was given the opportunity to skydive over the White House, at multiple professional sporting events, and travel the country to skydive at air shows. In today's episode, we talk about how being stranded on Lake Eire led to his love for aviation and how he took his first flight lesson at age 42. We also talk about how it only took him 17 days and 40 hours to obtain his private pilot license (PPL) and why he became a Golden Knight. 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 on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy flying, Justin Thank you to my Patron supporters Daniel Morrissey, Josh Ortiz, and Philip Sutfin. I couldn't do this without you guys!
Oct 03, 2017
Jeffrey The Pilot: Corporate Pilot & Social Media Influencer
01:22:49

Pilot to Pilot Podcast EP. 018 FT. Jeffrey The Pilot: Corporate Pilot

What is going on Avination?! Today, I am talking with Jeffrey The Pilot. Jeffrey is a Canadian corporate pilot and aviation social media influencer. In this episode, we talk about why Jeffrey became a pilot, the differences between flying in Canada vs the USA, why it is important to start flying now, and how Jeffrey flew cargo in the US to help build his hours. We also talk about the two biggest failures in Jeffrey's aviation career and why we both were terrified of spins. Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please let us know. Email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot.

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Sep 26, 2017
Martin Rottler: Aviation Educator
01:20:40

Pilot to Pilot Podcast ep 017 ft. Martin Rottler: Aviation Educator

What is going on Avination?! Today, I am talking with Martin Rottler. Martin is an aviation educator at The Ohio State University. Martin has helped take Ohio State aviation from almost being shut down to one of the best aviation schools in the nation. In this episode, we talk about why Martin got into aviation, the differences he saw in part 141 and part 61 training. We talk about if Martin has any regrets about not becoming an airline pilot. The opportunities you can create for yourself by going to an aviation college and Martin shares his favorite story about me being his student. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please let us know. Email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Want to share your Avination Story? Click this Avination Stories link to find out more information. Download Episode!
Sep 19, 2017
Noah Lieberman
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CEO Coradine Aviation

What is going on Avination?! Today, I am talking with Noah Lieberman. Noah is the CEO and creator of one of my favorite aviation applications LogTen Pro X. In this episode, we talk about Noah's first flight, and how it was in a DC3. We talk about how automation can get in the way of flying safely. We talk about what it is like flying in an unpressurized airplane over the Rockies, and why Noah created LogTen Pro X. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please let us know. Email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Links: Coradine Aviation home page    Pilot to Pilot discount code  
Sep 12, 2017
Mike Wagner: Corporate Pilot & Content Creator
01:10:29

Mike Wagner: Corporate Pilot & Aviation Content Creator

What is going on Avination?! Today, I am talking with Mike Wagner, also known as Pilot Wagner. That name should sound familiar, especially if you are involved in the chemtrails community. Mike, creates some of the best aviation content videos. Including Chemtrails At Night, the Teterboro video, and most recently I Sit Around Part Deux. In today's episode, we talk about why Mike became a pilot, how he was able to take his private pilot check ride with only 40.2 hours. How flying single pilot IFR really taught him how to fly, and why instrument flying is his bread and butter. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please let us know. Email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Download Episode!
Sep 05, 2017
Pilot Maria: European Airline Pilot
01:10:42
What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, I am talking with European airline pilot and mega aviation social media influencer @pilotmaria. It doesn’t matter if you are a major airline pilot, sim geek, or taking your first lesson today. This is an episode you do not want to miss. Some of the things we talk about in today’s episode. Why she became a pilot Differences between European and American flight training. Differences in Modular and Integrated training. The biggest struggle for her while in flight training. Why she went to South Africa for training. Why Bose A20’s are a must have for all pilots. How it took Maria two years to get a flying job after graduating flight school. Why pilots are so good at complaining. How she gave up her flying license for ten days. Why she started her Instagram page @pilotmaria And how she met @mariathepilot and @flymalin. If you enjoyed today's episode, please let us know. Either email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Links Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth Dual Plug Cable, Black GoPro HERO5 Session Download Episode!
Aug 31, 2017
Airline Pilot Memes
01:14:03
What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, I am talking with Derek from Airline Pilot Memes. Derek is a current major airline pilot and one of the most popular meme artists of 2017. That's right kids it’s 2017 and you can be a meme artist. Some of the things we talk about in the episode.
  • What it is like being a meme artist.
  • Why he started Airline Pilot memes.
  • How he walked away from a well paying civil engineering job to become a pilot.
  • How he was able to finish his training in 8 months.
  • Odd jobs he picked up at the airport to help pay for his training.
  • And some hilarious epic aviation stories.
If you enjoyed today's episode, please let us know. Either email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Downlad The Pilot to Pilot podcast!
Aug 29, 2017
Combat Learjet: Former Air Force Pilot.
01:01:47
What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, I talk with Steve from the popular aviation Instagram account @combatlearjet. Steve was an active duty Air Force pilot for ten years and flew in the Air National Guard for another 17. In this episode, we talk about.
  • Why Steve went the military route.
  • Why the Air Force.
  • We find out what the lifestyle of an active duty Air Force pilot is like.
  • How long a deployment is and the type of flying they would do.
  • Why now is the best time to become a pilot in the Air Force.
  • And how the Air Force is short 1500 pilots.
If you enjoyed today's episode, please let us know. Either email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Download The Pilot to Pilot podcast!
Aug 29, 2017
Cody Martz: Army Black Hawk Pilot
01:02:32
What is going on #Avination?! In this episode, I talk with Cody Martz. Cody is a current Army black hawk helicopter pilot, trained air traffic controller, and a commercial fixed wing pilot. Oh, and he is only 24. Some of the things we talk about in today’s episode.
  • Why he joined the Army.
  • How he was lucky and got a slot as an air traffic controller.
  • How he paid for his training and when he was able to apply his GI bill to his training.
  • How being an air traffic controller helped speed up his pilot training.
  • We talk about differences between civilian and military training.
  • What it is like to fly a black hawk.
  • And what pilots do that drive ATC nuts.
If you enjoyed today's episode, please let us know. Either email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Download Episode!
Aug 29, 2017
Justin Zeller: Airline Pilot
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What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, I am talking with Justin Zeller. You might know Justin Zeller from his Instagram page @carlsbadpilot. Justin has done a lot to get to where he is today. He has gone from flying for the regionals to 135 charter, to 121 airline pilot. Some of the things we talk about in today’s episode are.
  • How he was able to solo before he could drive a car.
  • Why it is important to get your hours as fast as possible.
  • How a Craigslist ad helped him build his time.
  • How Youtube is a great resource to use in your training.
  • We talk about his intense multi-engine training.
  • A step by step walkthrough of regional training.
  • And why this is the perfect time for you to become a pilot.
If you enjoyed today's episode, please let us know. Either email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Download Episode!
Aug 29, 2017
Kurt Leuschner: Major Airline Pilot
01:19:07
What is going on #Avination?! In this episode, I talk with Kurt Leuschner who is a major airline pilot. You might know Kurt from his popular aviation Instagram account @stabilizer_motion. In today’s episode, we talk about.
  • How he got his commercial rating by age 18.
  • Odd jobs he did around the airport to help fund his training.
  • How you need to treat yourself as a business.
  • Why a 750-hour pilot needs to be extremely careful.
  • What the interview process is like.
  • How he almost wrecked his car when he found out he got a job with a major airline.
  • And a story about how he lost an engine in a Cessna 150 as a flight instructor.
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Aug 29, 2017
John Mark: CFI and Professional Pilot
01:02:22
What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, I am talking with South Florida’s very own John Mark. John is a current CFI and professional pilot building his hours to get on with an airline. In today’s episode, we talk about.
  • How he didn’t love aviation at first.
  • What he loves most about the aviation community.
  • Best and worst parts of being a CFI.
  • Things he sees his students struggle with most.
  • And much, much, more.
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Aug 29, 2017
I am Rachelle: What it is like being a women in aviation.
31:55
What is going on #Avination?!  This is Part 2 of Rachelle’s awesome flying story. In this episode, we talk about.
  • What it is like being a woman in aviation.
  • We find out if there are any advantages or disadvantages to being a woman in aviation.
  • Plus, we ask the hard hitting questions from her followers.
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Aug 29, 2017
I am Rachelle: Aviatrix and Social Media Influencer
47:08
What is going on #Avination?! Welcome to part one of Rachelle's flying story. In this episode, Rachelle and I talk about.
  • How she was able to get a scholarship to help pay for her private pilot's license.
  • We talk about her foundation I Hart Flying
  • And we hear a hilarious story about a time the oxygen chamber got the best of me.
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Aug 29, 2017
Ryan Huber: CFI
45:01
What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, I talk with Ryan Huber. Ryan completed most of his training at ATP flight school in Arizona and is now a current CFI. While being a CFI he is also building time in jets. In today’s episode, we talk about.
  • Why Ryan chose ATP for his flight training.
  • What he thought about his time at ATP.
  • Why he didn’t become a CFI at ATP.
  • How he was able to have a 100% pass rate on his check rides
  • And much, much more.
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Aug 29, 2017
Kris Sharpe: CEO of Wingbosstf
49:13
What is going on #Avination?! In this episode, we talk with Kris Sharpe. Kris is a current regional airline pilot and the creator of one of my favorite aviation apparel companies Wingboss. In today’s episode, we talk about.
  • Why Kris became a pilot.
  • Some stories about his students trying to kill him.
  • Why he created Wingboss.
  • His thoughts on regional flying
  • And much, much more.
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Aug 29, 2017
Patrick Pearce: Founder of @insta.plane
41:18
What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, we talk with Patrick Pearce. Patrick is the founder of the popular Instagram aviation page @insta.plane, current private pilot, and is just now starting his first year of college. Patrick has accomplished a lot since catching the aviation bug. In today’s episode, we talk about.
  • How Patrick caught the aviation bug
  • A time his flight instructor saved his life
  • Why he created @insta.plane
  • Why he switched flight schools in the middle of his training.
  • The secret to being reposted by @insta.plane
  • And much, much more.
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Aug 29, 2017
Cory Schow: Corporate Pilot
44:08
What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, we are talking with Cory Schow. You might know Cory from his popular youtube channel Pilot Vlogs. Cory’s vlogs offer an inside look into what the life of a corporate pilot is like. In today’s episode, we talk about.
  • Why Cory became a pilot.
  • The obstacles he overcame in his training.
  • Why he chose the corporate flying over commercial flying.
  • Why it is okay if you fail a check ride.
  • And much, much more.
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Aug 29, 2017