Pilot to Pilot - Aviation Podcast

By Justin Siems

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Kent Seevers
 Jun 19, 2020
This is the go-to podcast to get your fix of aviation discussion. Great interviews with amazing people who fly!


 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 to continue pursuing their aviation dreams, whether that be flying commercially or flying for fun.

Episode Date
Mel Williams: Road to 1500 Hours
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Avination, this is episode 129 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast ft. Melvin Williams. Melvin aka Mel aka @MelTheTraveler is a man on a mission. His mission? Reach 1500 hours as quickly as possible. Since the last time we talked to Mel, he has become an airplane owner, passed his IFR, Commercial and multi-engine check rides. This episode was recorded back in April and is the last of my quarantine recordings. 

If you enjoy this podcast please leave us a review on iTunes and make sure to follow us on Instagram @pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Aug 04, 2020
Furloughs and WARN Act: State of the Industry
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Avination, welcome back to episode 128 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, Dr. Jim Higgins sits down with me to talk about the State of the Industry. In this episode we talk about WARN Act letters being sent, the likelihood of furloughs and how long they might last, what the job market looks like for a furloughed pilot, JetBlue and AA partnership (possible merger?) and much more.

If you enjoy the podcast, please make sure to leave a review on iTunes and follow us on Instagram @pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jul 28, 2020
Major General Frank M. Muth
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Avination weclome to a special Wednesday edition of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, in episode 127 I am talking with United States Army Maj. Gen. Frank M. Muth. In this episode we find out how Major General Muth fell into becoming an Army Pilot, he talks war stories, and lists his top three memories of serving in the United States Army. 

If you enjoy this episode please leave a review on iTunes and follow Pilot to Pilot on Instagram.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jul 22, 2020
The Perfect Aviation Job
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Avination, welcome back to episode 126 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. In today's episode, I am talking with my good friend, James. You might have a few questions for James like where do you work? Or what's your last name? Or why can't I know your instagram handle? Well, sometimes when you find the "perfect aviation job" you have to maintain a certain level of anonymity to protect your boss and your privacy. There is a lot of good material in this podcast as James talks about how he is proficient in fixed wing and rotor wing, how he feels comfortable flying many different types of aircraft and how safety always comes first.

If you enjoy this podcast please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to follow Pilot to Pilot on Instagram.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jul 21, 2020
Karim: Regional Airline Captain
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Avination, welcome back to episode 125 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today's guest is someone I have wanted to have on the podcast for a while, Karim @iflymetalbirds on IG. Karim has accomplished A LOT for someone in their early 20's. From Regional Captain, Aux NYPD officer, co-owner of a flight school and as you listen to the podcast, much much more. Find out why Karim went to an aviation high school, how he ended up flying a Brasilia for Ameriflight in the Caribbean and how he has been able to accomplish so much at such a young age. 

If you live in the NY area and want to learn how to fly, check out FLY ICARUS.

If you enjoy the podcast please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to follow Pilot to Pilot on Instagram.

Happy Flying,

Justin



Jul 14, 2020
Chad Mayer: AOPA Legal Services
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Avination, welcome to episode 124 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast ft. AOPA's Chad Mayer. Chad is apart of AOPA's Legal service department and helps give a deep dive into what AOPA's Legal Service Department can do for you. For more information on AOPA and their legal service offerings go AOPA LEGAL SERVICES.

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to follow us on social media @pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jul 07, 2020
US Army: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Troy DeGolyer
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Avination, a few days ago the US Army reached out to me and asked if I would be able to help promo the US Army National Hiring Days. What is the Army National Hiring Days? Glad you asked, from June 30 to July 2 the US Army is looking to fill 10,000 jobs. If you have ever felt the urge or want to serve, check out www.goarmy.com/hiringdays.

If you enjoy the podcast, make sure to leave us a review on iTunes and make sure you follow us on Instagram!

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Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 30, 2020
Leah Ochs
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Episode 122 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring, Leah Ochs is now live!

I'm on an airline home and will updated the bio later!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 23, 2020
UFC Fighter and Pilot: Antonina Pantera
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On episode 121 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast I am talking with UFC fighter and pilot, Antonina Pantera. Find out how Antonina discovered she had the aviation bug and how flying is an escape from her UFC training. 

If you enjoy today's podcast please leave us review on iTunes and check out us out on Patreon (shout out to Schuyler Morales for being our patron of the week!!). 

Hats are in stock and are going fast, head to shoppilottopilot.com to get yours before they sell out.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 16, 2020
Swayne Martin
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Youtube week continues on the Pilot to Pilot podcast with episode 120 featuring, Swayne Martin. Swayne has been documenting his flying from the beginning, his earliest video shows him soloing a light sport aircraft, before he was able to drive. Six years later and with a stop at Mokulele airlines in Hawaii flying Caravans, Swayne has reached his goal of becoming an airline pilot. Make sure to follow Swayne on Youtube (Swayne Martin) and Instagram (Swayne.Martin).

If you enjoy the podcast please leave us a review on iTunes and make sure to follow us on Instagram!

Check out our website www.pilottopilothq.com

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 11, 2020
Kelsey: 74Gear
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Avination, welcome back to episode 119 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, we are talking with Kelsey from the popular Youtube channel, 74gear. Kelsey currently flies cargo all over the world in the 747 and 747 Dreamlifter. When Kelsey isn't out flying and usually on a layover thousands of miles from home, he is creating educational and entertaining content for his channel. Make sure to give him a follow on Instagram and Youtube @74gear.

If you enjoy the podcast please leave us a review and follow us on Instagram!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 09, 2020
Justin Meaders: Paralyzed Air Race Pilot
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Episode 118 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast features Formula One Air Race Pilot, Justin Meaders. Justin, was Injured in a horrible motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. There was never a moment where Justin felt sorry for himself, he wasn’t going to let this injury define him. Justin chronicles his journey on how he became a pilot and how he is now a formula one air race pilot.
Jun 04, 2020
Kevin Coleman: Red Bull Air Racer
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Avination, welcome back to Air Race week on Pilot to Pilot podcast. In episode 117, Im talking with former Red Bull Air Race pilot and current aerobatic pilot Kevin Coleman. Kevin, was the first American to compete in the Challenger series and was one of the youngest ever to contend in the sport. Find out why Kevin became a pilot, how he was introduced to the world of air racing and what he is doing now by listening to this episode.

Love the podcast? Make sure to leave us a review on iTunes and follow Pilot to Pilot on Instagram. Want to support the show? Head over to our Patreon page or our website where you can find links to buy merchandise. 

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 02, 2020
Sammy Mason: Red Bull Air Race and Air Show Pilot
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Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast, episode 116 featuring Sammy Mason. Sammy, is a current air show aerobatic pilot and a former Red Bull Air Race pilot. If you have ever wanted to know what it is like to perform at an air show or race in a Red Bull Air Race, then this is the podcast for you!

If you enjoy the podcast make sure to check out our website PILOT TO PILOT

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Happy Flying,

Justin


May 28, 2020
How to Become a Pilot: Student Pilot
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Avination, what is going on and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is the first part of the "How to Become a Pilot" series with Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack. This episode focuses on student pilots, and we go through every scenario and answer all the questions a student pilot might have. Next up Chris and I will host a "How to Become a Pilot: Private Pilot" edition, if you would like to ask your questions submit them through Anchor.

Chris is the BEST CFI I know, he produces some amazing youtube, podcast and Instagram content I know. Make sure to check out his online ground school at ANGLE OF ATTACK.

Happy Flying,

Justin


May 26, 2020
Ask Me Anything!
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Avination, here is your chance to ask me any question you want!

To submit your question for the next AMA click this link https://anchor.fm/pilot-to-pilot/message

Happy Flying,

Justin

May 22, 2020
Air Venture 2020 is CANCELLED
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Today, on episode 114 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast, I am talking with EAA's Director of Communications, Dick Knapinksi. Dick and I talk about the difficult decision behind why EAA decided to cancel the worlds biggest airshow. I know we are all saddened by this cancellation, but it is going to make 2021 even sweeter! 

If you enjoy this podcast please leave us a review on iTunes. If you really, really love the podcast, consider supporting the show on Patreon or Buy me a Coffee.

Stay safe and happy flying,

Justin


May 21, 2020
State of the Industry Part 3
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Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is episode 113, The State of the Industry with Dr. Jim Higgins. If you haven't listened to the other two State of the Industry episodes, make sure to check them out first and come back after... Alright, now that you are back. Dr. Jim Higgins and I talk about where the aviation industry is today and where we are headed. 

Some questions we answer...

Should I still become a pilot?

Will there be furloughs?

How long would the furloughs last?

What about a merger?

These are some of the many topics we touched on. If you enjoy the show, make sure to leave us a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon and Buy me a Coffee pages.

Stay safe and happy flying,

Justin


May 19, 2020
Gary Crump: AOPA Medial Specialist
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Avination, welcome to episode 112 and part two of our AOPA series. Today, we are talking to Gary Crump. Gary is the Director of AOPA’s Pilot Information Center Medical Certification Section and has spent the last 32 years assisting AOPA members. You will soon be able to tell how knowledgable Gary is when it comes to anything FAA and medicals. Gary also makes it known that if you have any questions about your medical condition, do not hesitate to contact them via phone number (even if you are not a member). 

If you would like to find out more information about Gary or AOPA and how they can help you, click the links below.

AOPA

Gary Crump

If you enjoy this episode, please leave us a review on iTunes. If you really really love the podcast and want to show your support, head to our website, patreon or buy me a coffee.

Happy Flying,

Justin

May 14, 2020
Eric Serani: FlyteCo Brewing
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Avination, do you love beer? How about beer and aviation (not at the same time, duh)? Well, if you answered yes, to both (or one) of those questions than this is the episode for you. Today in episode 111, I am talking with Owner/President of FlyteCo Brewing, Eric Serani. Eric talks about how he developed a love for aviation, how you can have a successful career in aviation without being an airline pilot, and explains why he wanted to start an aviation themed brewery.

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Happy Flying,

Justin



May 12, 2020
Pilot Sergio: Youngest Delta Pilot
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Avination, welcome back to episode 110 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. You might remember a few months ago I released the Marlon Dayes podcast. Where he was the youngest pilot at Delta, hired at 24 years old. Well, Sergio was able to be hired at 23! In this podcast, Sergio details his story and how he became one of the youngest Delta Air Lines pilot. If you enjoy the podcast and want to show your support you can do one of five things. 1. Follow us on Instagram 2. Become a Patron. 3. Buy me a coffee. 4. Leave a review on iTunes. 5. Buy some swag.  Happy Flying, Justin **BEST ONLINE GROUND SCHOOL** ANGLE OF ATTACK
May 07, 2020
Pilot Emilie
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Welcome back to episode 109 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring, Pilot Emilie. This is a huge episode for a few reasons. One, this is technically back to back to back Canadian pilots, this might be the start of the Canadian invasion everyone has been talking about. Two, Emilie and I talk about so many great topics in this podcast, some go much farther than aviation. 

If you enjoy this episode and the podcast, please make sure to leave us a review on iTunes. If you would like to support the show visit us on Patreon, don't want to support monthly and want to show some love? Click this link to "Buy Me A Coffee" or pre order the new tan leather patch Pilot to Pilot hats! (free shipping with FREESHIP30)

Stay safe and happy flying

Justin

May 05, 2020
Ask Me Anything
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Pilot to Pilot ask me anything is now live. 

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Happy Flying,

Justin

May 01, 2020
Pilot Annie
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Welcome back to episode 108 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring, Pilot Annie. In this episode we find how Annie (a Canadian citizen) didn't realize she wanted to be a pilot until she was in a remote Australian town. We follow her path from that moment of realization, to how she is living her dream and accomplishing her aviation and pilot goals. Annie is also a contributing writer to COPA and you can view some of her work on their website.

I hope you enjoy today's episode, if you do, consider joining our Patreon. You have the opportune to receive discounts in the store and early access to podcasts just like this. We also, just released our Friday Ask Me Anything episode early for all patrons. If Patreon isn't your thing, don't worry. You can buy me a coffee through this link, I mean who doesn't love/need coffee!

Don't feel like you have to support the podcast, it will always be free to listen and enjoy! 

Hope everyone is staying safe.

Justin


Apr 30, 2020
Pietro Marsala: First Diabetic Pilot to Get a First Class Medical
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Pietro, has had his share of adversity in his aviation career. Being diagnosed with Diabetes in your 20's and being told you can't achieve your dream is a quick way for someone to give up. But, Pietro decided to keep fighting for his dreams. Find out how Pietro was able to be the first pilot to receive his first class medical and become an airline pilot.

This Thursday, I'll be releasing Pilot Annie's episode.

Hope you enjoy,

Justin

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Apr 28, 2020
Martin Rottler: We've Been Here Before.
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Avination, welcome to episode 106 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring, Martin Rottler. Martin, was my professor at The Ohio State University and is currently the Manager of Partnerships and Outreach for Envoy Air. Martin and I talk bout previous downturns and how they affected us personally, some things you can do as a pilot to prepare for the future and how we both believe the industry will eventually recover.

If you enjoyed today's podcast please leave us a review on iTunes, check us out on Patreon and make sure to follow us on Instagram. I'm pushing Instagram hard because I need to catch my buddy Chris from Angle Of Attack.

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Angle of Attack

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Apr 23, 2020
Sam Adams: American Helicopter Pilot In Canada
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Avination, welcome back to episode 105 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with helicopter Pilot, Sam Adams. In this episode we find out why Sam decided to leave his non aviation job to become a pilot. Why he decided to fly helicopters in Canada instead of the states, and what his future plans are. I hope you enjoy today's episode, if you do make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

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Apr 21, 2020
Daniel Bolton: Grumman Mallard Pilot
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Avination, welcome back to episode 104 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Daniel Bolton aka @ThatMallardGuy on Instagram. Find out why Daniel became a pilot in Australia, how his journey led him to fly in Vietnam and why Daniel chose seaplane life over airlines.

If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to leave a review on iTunes and follow us in on Instagram.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Apr 14, 2020
John "Rain" Waters: Former F16 Pilot
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Avination, welcome back to episode 103 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with former F16 pilot and current cargo pilot, John "Rain" Waters. Find out what made John want to become a pilot in the military and how he made the transition from military to civilian flying.

If you enjoy this episode give us a follow on Instagram @pilottopilot, leave a review on iTunes and email me any feedback at pilottopilothq@gmail.com.

Happy flying and stay safe,

Justin

Apr 07, 2020
Greg Browne: WOW Air Pilot and A340 Captain
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Avination, welcome to episode 102 featuring Greg Browne. Greg grew up with a love for aviation but, not a clear path to reach his dream. Find out how his mom helped sacrifice to make his dream become a reality. How he initially chose a career in radio, and the career choices Greg made to fly at Ryanair, WOW Air and now a captain on an Airbus 340.

As you are listening/reading this, Pilot to Pilot hats have officially been mailed out. The shirts on the other hand, are still stuck in quarantine. If you would like to get a hat before they run out, head to shoppilottopilot.com

Mar 31, 2020
Airline Bailout: What it Means for the Industry
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Avination, I invited Dr. Jim Higgins back onto the podcast to talk about the airline bailout. Jim and I talk about what an airline bailout actually means for the airlines. How and why we have gotten to this point, and will this bailout actually protect all jobs?

If you enjoy this episode, please leave us a review on iTunes and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Stay safe,

Justin

Mar 27, 2020
Jeff Siems: My Dad and Airline Pilot
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Check out Aviation Coronavirus News for breaking news on the aviation industry.

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am interviewing someone who has played a major role in my life, my dad. My dad is currently a major airline pilot and has seen a lot over his career. From deregulation, multiple airline mergers, 9/11, the financial crisis of 2008 and now, coronavirus. Ironically enough, my dad and I talk about how we don't think the industry would ever see a downturn as bad as 9/11 or 2008. We couldn't have been more wrong, it's crazy how fast things can change. Just remember this too is a temporary moment in what will be a long and great career.

Have faith and stay safe!

Justin

Mar 24, 2020
National Airspace System: Rune Duke
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Avination, this is the National Airspace System podcast featuring AOPA's Rune Duke. Rune is the Senior Director of Government Affairs and the perfect person for this podcast.

Rune and I talk about what ATC zero means, the difference between ATC zero and ATC limited. We also, talk about the chance of the National Airspace System (NAS) being shut down completely.

I'm trying to provide as accurate and up to date information as possible. Whether it is through aviationcoronavirusnews.com or the podcast itself. Thank you so much for listening and sharing with your friends. Keep sharing and leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews the more people iTunes will show my podcast to.

Avination stay safe and happy flying,

Justin 

Mar 20, 2020
Part Two: How Coronavirus is Affecting the Aviation Industry
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Avination, part two of The State of The Industry podcast with Dr. Jim Higgins, from the University of North Dakota is now live. In this episode, Jim and I talk about what has changed since our last podcast on Sunday. Unfortunately, there have been quite a few changes. Two airlines have shut down (Compass and Trans States) and others are making drastic cuts. Find out more about what is going on by listening to today's episode.

If you want hour by hour updates on how the virus is affecting the aviation world, check out aviationcoronavirusnews.com.

Stay safe and happy flying,

Justin

Mar 19, 2020
Anthony Pentz: Pilot & Entrepreneur
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Avination, welcome back to episode 99 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with my friend and mad scientist (find out more about that in the podcast), Anthony Pence. Anthony and I both went to The Ohio State University at the same time and had a few classes with each other. It was at Ohio State where Anthony created his company, Foxtrot Aviation. Which is now working around the clock to make sure airplanes are clean and ready for next day flights. 

I spent all day yesterday creating a website to help track how the coronavirus is affection the aviation industry. Check it out at www.aviationcoronavirusnews.com, if you have any insight on domestic or international airlines, make sure to send them my way.

Stay safe and make sure you wash your hands,

Justin

Mar 17, 2020
State of the Aviation Industry - Coronavirus
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Avination, I wish this was a regular Tuesday interview-style podcast. But, with Coronavirus doing its best to disrupt our economy, health care, and aviation industries, I figured it was necessary to have an episode (maybe more) about the FACTS. In this episode, I reached out to department chair and Professor of Aviation at the University of North Dakota, Dr. Jim Higgins. We talked about where the industry is today, what we have been through in the past, and what the future could hold.

If you would like to continue this conversation, follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @pilottopilot.

 

Mar 15, 2020
Deon Mitton: Seaplane Pilot and Career Changer
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Avination, welcome back to episode 98 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. I'm currently on vacation in Key West watching seaplanes take off and land all day. Which is fitting, since today, I am talking with seaplane pilot Deon Mitton.
 
Deon talks about his love of aviation and when it first started, why he initially pursued a career in tech and not aviation and of course, why he decided to change his career back to aviation.
 
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Happy Flying,
Justin Siems
Mar 10, 2020
Fastest Way To Delta
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Ep. 97 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast Ft. Kelvin Mason From Delta Airlines. 

Do you want to become a Delta pilot? The better question might be, do you want to become a Delta pilot, quickly?  If you answered yes to either of those questions, then this episode is for you. 

Kelvin is here to talk about Delta's Propel program. A program designed to help you (the pilot) get to Delta in a quick and structured fashion. To find out more information on Propel listen to this podcast and check out their website.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Mar 03, 2020
The Impossible Turn: Frank Libretto
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Have you ever wondered how you would react if you lost full or partial power just after takeoff?

In Ep. 96 Frank talks about just that situation. Frank and I also talk about how he was originally scared to fly and what he did to overcome that fear. 

If you enjoy today's episode, leave us a review on iTunes and make sure to follow us on Instagram @pilottopilot

Happy Flying,

Justin

 

Feb 25, 2020
Ask a CFI - How You Can Save Money in Flight School
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Avination, welcome to a new segment I am starting called "Ask a CFI". Now, I know what you are thinking, Justin you arent a CFI so how can you answer my questions? Well, I teamed up with my friends over at LIFT Flight Academy to answer all your questions. 

This week we talk about how YOU can save money in flight school.

If you have a question for a CFI make sure to email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com

Happy Flying,

Justin

Feb 20, 2020
Tanya Bizri: Regional Airline Captain
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Welcome back to episode 95 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, on the podcast I am talking with Envoy's Air captain Tanya Birzi. Tanya is currently an Envoy Air captain flying the mighty 145. Find out more of Tanya's story by listening today. Make sure to share this podcast with all your friends.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Feb 18, 2020
A380 Pilot Ulrich Beinert
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Avination welcome back to episode 94 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring A380 pilot, Ulrich Beinert. Ulrich has an interesting story, one that starts with being born in Germany to moving to the United States and eventually back to Germany. He had the tough choice between starting a career in medicine or as a pilot. Find out how Ulrich made the chose a career in aviation and how he got to where he is today.

If you enjoy the podcast, please leave us a review and make sure to check us out on patreon!

Happy Flying,

Justin Siems

Feb 11, 2020
Alaskan Bush Pilot
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Episode 93 featuring Alaskan bush pilot and bear guide Brittany is now live! Find out why Brittany wanted to leave sunny and warm southern California for cold and snowy Alaska. If you enjoyed today's podcast, make sure to leave us a review on iTunes and check us out on Instagram @pilottopiiot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Feb 04, 2020
Stephen Koewler: Fly For Fun, Not Money
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Avination, welcome back to episode 92 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Kenmore air and warbird pilot Stephen Koewler. Stephen has a true love of aviation and focuses on aircraft and fun rather than money. 

 

Jan 28, 2020
Cage Marshall Consulting: Airline Interview Guidelines
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Episode 91 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast.

Avination, do you want to land your dream major airline job? Well, then this episode is for you. Cage Marshall Consulting has been getting pilots their dream jobs for over 30 years. In this episode I sit down with Cheryll Cage, Cheryl is the founder of Cage Marshall Consulting and we talk about how she built her company, why it is 100% worth the price and what the future of Airline interviews will be like.

Head over to Cage Consulting to find out more information.

Happy Flying,

Justin Siems

Jan 21, 2020
Mindy Lindheim: Textron Aviation
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Avination, welcome to episode 90 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Mindy Lindheim. Mindy is a sales director for Textron aviation where she flies brand new Barons, Bonanzas and other Textron airplanes around for a living. 

If you enjoyed today's episode make sure to leave a review on iTunes and follow us on Instagram!

Happy Flying,

Justin Siems

Jan 14, 2020
USAF 757 Pilot
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Avination, Episode 89 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Mike from @vectors_to_land is now live. I was excited to sit down and talk with Mike, as he has one of my favorite accounts on Instagram. It also turns out his story is pretty great as well. 

Jan 07, 2020
Garmin Autoland
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Avination, I am excited to release episode 88 featuring Bailey Scheel from Garmin. Bailey graciously agreed to sit down and open up about anything and everything Garmin Autoland. 

If you enjoy this episode make sure to leave a review on iTunes and check out our website!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 31, 2019
Carl Valeri: Aviation Careers Podcast
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Welcome back to episode 87 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Carl Valeri. Carl is the host of the Aviation Careers Podcast and creator of the Aviation Scholarship Guide. The Aviation Scholarship Guide has over 50 million dollars in scholarships. It is something every pilot young or old should check out. 

If you enjoy today's podcast, please leave us a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 24, 2019
Logan Flood: Plane Crash Survivor & Southwest FO
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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 find 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 it's 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
  • 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

Dec 17, 2019
Anders Young: Building Time and Flying For the Regionals
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This is episode 85 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Anders Young. Anders has a strong passion for aviation, when he isn't flying himself he is often times non-revving all over the world. Come listen in to his journey to find out why Anders became a pilot and the path he chose.

Happy Flying,

Justin

 

Dec 10, 2019
Ilya Sabanin: Russian General Aviation
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Have you ever wondered how someone becomes a pilot in Russia? How about in Siberia? Today in episode 84, I am talking with Ilya Sabanin. Ilya goes into great detail about how a boy in Siberia, Russia finds an opportunity to become a pilot. We also touch on the differences between general aviation in Russian than the United States. I hope you enjoy this episode as I really enjoyed talking with Ilya and hearing his story.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 03, 2019
Kim Kissh: Building Her Time in a TBM
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Today on episode 83 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast I am talking with TBM pilot, Kim Kissh. Have you ever wanted to find out how and why someone chose Embry Riddle? Or how about how to find your first corporate aviation job? Well, if you have ever asked those questions to yourself before then this is the episode for you!

 

Nov 26, 2019
AMA with Justin Siems
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In episode 83 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast I answer your questions. Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Patreon so you don' miss out on the next AMA.

Nov 19, 2019
Professional Pilots of Tomorrow: Pilot Mentoring Service
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What is going on avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 81 featuring Professional Pilots of Tomorrow (PPOT). This episode is about how you can find a mentor. PPOT, helps you find a mentor to guide you through this very confusing industry. If you are looking for a mentor or want to become a mentor than look no further.

Happy Flying,

Justin

 

Nov 12, 2019
Dick Knapinski: EAA Director of Communications
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Episode 80 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring EAA's very own Dick Knapinski. In this episode, Dick and I talk about why he became a pilot, how and why he got involved with EAA and most importantly we talk about Air Venture. Have you ever wondered what it takes to plan out Air Venture? Or maybe where the best food is? Well, this is the podcast for you!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Nov 05, 2019
Isaac Cornell: Air Force AWACS Pilot
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Episode 79 featuring my good friend Isaac Cornell. Isaac, details what his journey to AWACS was like, the highs and the lows. Find out more, by hitting play and listening to this great episode

Oct 29, 2019
Andrew Burnham: Dulles Ramp Controller
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Episode 78 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I talk with Andrew Burnham and we find out what it is like to work ramp control at Washington Dulles International Airport.

 

Oct 22, 2019
Trevor Simoneau: Chart It All
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Welcome to episode 77 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Trevor Simoneau. Trevor, is the creator of Chart It All, where they literally put sectionals on anything and everything. Find out why Trevor started Chart It All at age 11 and what his future plans are!

Oct 15, 2019
Kylie Giffin: Commercial Pilot
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Avination, welcome to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode #76. Today, I am talking with commercial pilot Kylie Giffin. In this episode, Kylie walks us through her path to becoming a commercial pilot. We talk about the positive moments, struggles and failures in her training. Kylie also touches on how she is building her time for the airlines. 

I hope you enjoy today's episode if you do please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page. 

Happy Flying

Justin

Oct 01, 2019
Mark Palm: Samaritans Aviation
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Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is episode #73 featuring Mark Palm. Mark, is the co-founder of Samaritan's aviation. Samaritan's Aviation's goal is to demonstrate God’s love by providing aviation and medical services in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea. Find out how Mark and Samaritan's aviation is making a huge impact in Papua New Guinea.

I hope you enjoy this episode if you do please leave us a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Sep 24, 2019
24 Year Old Delta Pilot: Marlon Dayes
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Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast, this is episode 74 featuring Marlon Dayes. Marlon is a current Delta airlines MD88 pilot and in this episode we talk about...

  • How and why Marlon fell in love with aviation.
  • How a trip to Disney gave Marlon the ability to board his first flight.
  • Marlon talks about always being a mischievous kid.
  • What the aviation community is like in Jamaica.
  • Marlon talks about moving to Kingston by himself at age 11
  • Marlon left Jamaica for the States with one year left in high school.
  • Marlon was the first member of his family to go to college.
  • Marlon talks about how he was able to get scholarships to pay for University.
  • Talks about his degree at Florida Tech.
  • How he was a flight instructor his joiner year in college.
  • Marlon talks about struggles with his training and how getting his PPL was difficult.
  • How holds are the toughest part of instrument approaches.
  • How Marlon combats a pilot struggling to solo.
  • Marlon talks his aviation goals after CFI.
  • Why Marlon loved Delta so much.
  • Marlon talks about his life as a regional pilot.
  • Marlon talks about being burnt out as a regional pilot.
  • Why Marlon chose to get his application professionally looked at.
  • Marlon talks about the interview process at Delta.
  • Marlon was hired at Delta at age 24!
  • Marlon talks about how flying the MD88 made him a much better pilot.
  • Marlon talks about bidding away from the MD88.
  • Why October 3rd is a big day for Marlon.
  • Marlon talks about his dreams of giving back.
  • The importance of not getting too comfortable.

If you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Sep 17, 2019
Tuskegee Airmen: Lt. Col. Harry Stewart
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Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 73 FT. Tuskegee Airmen: Lt. Col. Harry Stewart.

What is going on Avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with WWII Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. Harry Stewart. In this episode Lt. Col. Harry Stewart and I talk about.

  • Why Lt. Col. Harry Stewart wanted to get into aviation.
  • How Laguardia used to be called North Beach Airport
  • How some aviation legends led Lt. Col. Harry Stewart to dream towards the sky.
  • How there was a limited opportunity for Lt. Col. Harry Stewart to become a pilot.
  • Six months before World War II the Air Corps was willing to train African Americans as pilots.
  • How all training was supposed to be segregated.
  • Where and why Tuskegee was started.
  • Why the military wouldn’t let African Americans become pilots.
  • How there was no way they could create a segregated training environment.
  • Lt. Col Harry Stewart talks about the greatest irony to segregation.
  • We talk about what the environment was like in training.
  • Why instructors came to Tuskegee?
  • How his parents reacted when he was selected to go to Tuskegee.
  • Lt. Col Harry Stewart talks about life growing up in NY.
  • Talks about the warning His parents gave him about going south.
  • How Lt. Col. Harry Stewart had his eyes on the prize (becoming a pilot)
  • Lt. Col. Harry Stewart talks about fulfilling his dream of flying for the first time.
  • Lt. Col. Harry Stewart goes into great detail about his training in WWII.
  • How he received his wings before he could fly a plane.
  • Did he ever feel overwhelmed in his training?
  • Talks about the pressure he was under while in his training.
  • Lt. Col. Harry is Stewart flew 43 missions in WWII.
  • Lt. Col. Goes into extreme detail about a few dogfights.
  • How Lt Co. shot down three airplanes.
  • Lt. Col. Explains what Mission Whiskey is.
  • How bomber pilots became very appreciative of the red tails.
  • Talks about a day when 25 bombers had to divert to their field.
  • Where the name Tuskegee airmen came from
  • Talks about Tuskegee airmen winning the first Top Gun competition.
  • Lt. Col. Talks about being a huge part of integration and the end of segregation.
  • How once the war ended Lt. Col Harry Stewart had to come back to the same Jim Crow America he left 
  • Lt Col talks about life after WWII and how he wasn’t able to continue his aviation career because of the color of his skin.
  • Lot Col. Harry Stewart talks about how great it was to see two African American pilots that were also women.

I hope you enjoy today's episode. If you do please leave a review on iTunes and support the podcast on Patreon!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Sep 10, 2019
Dianna Klein: United Airlines 787 Pilot
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What is going on avination? Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 72 ft. Dianna Klein. Dianna has accomplished a lot in her aviation career, she is a 787 Dreamliner pilot and a C5 pilot in the Air Force Reserves. All while being a wife, mom and very active in her local community.

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

  • Dianna talks about why she got into aviation
  • How her dad never pushed aviation on her.
  • Why Dianna's military aviation career didn’t go as planned.
  • Why Dianna chose Embry Riddle for her flight school.
  • Why Dianna felt bad for her mom at sometimes in her training.
  • How Dianna was able to leave early from high school to fly.
  • Why Dianna wanted to go to the Air Force Academy to learn how to flying fighters.
  • When Dianna knew she caught the aviation bug
  • Dianna talks about being very focused on her training.
  • Dianna talks about struggling with math with the SAT.
  • Dianna didn’t let a setback deter her aviation dreams.
  • Why it is important to have your own board of personal directors.
  • Dianna talks about how 9/11 affected her and her family.
  • How Dianna built her time.
  • We talk a little bit of the struggle of building your time.
  • Dianna talks about getting hired by American Eagle.
  • How Dianna was always pursuing the Air Force Reserves
  • Dianna talks about her military flight training and how she loved it.
  • The importance of being financially aware as a pilot.
  • Talks about her dreams and goals personal and aviation-related.
  • The importance of learning to say no.
  • How important it is to ask for help when you need it.
  • We talk about the importance of getting more women into aviation.
  • What needs to be done to get more aviators to get into aviation.
  • Dianna talks about her sons thinking about aviation.
  • What it is like to fly the C5.
  • She talks about the difficulties his husband had transitioning from fighter pilot to an airline pilot.
  • She talks about the importance of teamwork in aviation (military and civilian).
  • Dianna talks about some emergency situations in the C5.
  • The kinds of missions Dianna would fly as a C5 pilot.
  • Dianna talks about working on the management side of United while being a line pilot.
  • What it is like to work 9 days a month.
  • What her future looks like at United... Possible management or stay as a line pilot.
  • Dianna faces the rapid-fire section.

if you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Sep 03, 2019
Tyson Weihs: CEO & Co-founder of ForeFlight
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Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Tyson Weihs, the co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight. This episode has been #interviewgoals since I started the podcast two years ago. So, to have the ability to sit down with Tyson and talk about ForeFlight was a great experience. Tyson was very open about ForeFlight, we talked about the beginning, where they are now and what the future of ForeFlight holds.
On Tuesday, August 27 I'm going to post this live to everyone as well as a giveaway announcement. ForeFlight will be giving away THREE gift cards that can be used on existing or new ForeFlight accounts. All you have to do is follow @pilottopilot and @teamforeflight onInstagramm, and comment on my post your favorite part of the episode.
What Tyson and I talked about...
  • Why Tyson stumbled into a career in aviation.
  • How the dot com crash led to a career in aviation.
  • Tyson had a fascination with aviation as a younger kid.
  • Flying flight simulators at a younger age.
  • Tysons grandfather was a bombardier on a B-24 in the Pacific.
  • Tyson talks about how aviation went from an idea in the back of his head to a career.
  • Tysons training was start and stop.
  • Why Tyson decided to switch flight schools during his private pilot training.
  • Why it is important to find a stable operation when looking for a flight school.
  • The importance of finding a good instructor and how they are a huge factor in the quality of your training.
  • It took Tyson four years to get his PPL.
  • Other struggles Tyson had during his training.
  • Why Sheppard air was life changing for Tyson and I.
  • Why Diamond is one of the best first airplanes to own
  • We talk about aerial survey flying in Texas with no air conditioning.
  • Tyson talks about his type ratings and training.
  • We talk about differences in a type rating training vs regular training.
  • Tyson talks about some maintenance issues while flying.
  • Why Tyson likes to fly with a second pilot.
  • We talk about Tysons goals for his flying career.
  • How ForeFlight has evolved with their own personal flying needs.
  • I asked Tyson if he wishes he had ForeFlight while he was training.
  • We talk about how ForeFlight has helped make aviation safer.
  • We goin into the history of fo ForeFlight.
  • What would ForeFlight be without the iPad.
  • ForeFlight was one time the most expensive app in the App Store.
  • How Apple talked with ForeFlight about how they were too expensive.
  • ForeFlight started out as a hobby and only worked on nights and weekends
  • When they knew ForeFlight was sustainable for full time employment.
  • Started with three owners of the business.
  • How was ForeFlight initially received by the public.
  • Why ForeFlight had doubts by the general public when it was first released.
  • Tyson talks about his big vision for ForeFlight.
  • Would there be a ForeFlight if Tyson didn’t have that one job in South Carolina.
  • How ForeFlight determines what new features come out,
  • Are there any features that surprised Tyson on whether they would be more popular or less popular than though.
Good Luck and Happy Flying,
Justin
Aug 27, 2019
Christina Brown: Aviation Wellness
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We lost a member of the aviation community a few weeks ago. Please head to ISWAPand consider donating to the Francesca Norris scholarship.

Avination, welcome back to episode 70 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Christina Brown who is the founder and creator of Aviation Wellness. Aviation Wellness is something that needs to be talked about in aviation, I hope this episode can be a step in the right direction and helping aviators take care of themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually.

  • How Christina ran into my dad at the airport.
  • How Christina originally had no interest in getting into aviation
  • Christina's dad is an airline pilot.
  • Christina used to work as a private yacht stewardess.
  • Why she switched from yachts to planes.
  • What Christina's first flight was like as a flight attendant.
  • What is more luxurious, a private plane or private yacht?
  • How a flight attendant has to be good at reading body language.
  • How corporate aviation was the next logical step.
  • Christina talks about pilots from a flight attendants perspective.
  • How many passengers does Christina serve at one time?
  • We talk about the private aviation industry and schedules.
  • Christina talks about Aviation Wellness and why she started this community.
  • How to reset your thoughts on health and wellness.
  • Why creating a Facebook page was the first step.
  • We talk about how mental issues can be taboo in the aviation industry.
  • Why it's hard to make healthy decisions when you are tired.
  • The first step to change is believing that you can.
  • The difficulties of living in a world of instant gratification.
  • What Christina has learned from creating Aviation Wellness.
  • Christina's ultimate goal for Aviation Wellness.
  • The power of not knowing that you are alone in your struggle.
  • The importance of talking about your struggles and flaws.
  • Comparison is the thief of happiness.
  • Accountability is huge for aviation wellness.

Thanks for listening to episode 70 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. If you haven't already, please leave a review on iTunes and please tell all your friends to support the show on Patreon!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Aug 20, 2019
Aviation Legends: John and Martha King
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Avination, what is going on? While at EAA AirVenture I was able to sit down and talk with John and Martha for thirty minutes. I know it isn't you typical hour-long episode, but it is a jam-packed 30-minute episode.

Some of the things we talk about are...

  • Why John and Martha got into aviation
  • How a failed business led them into aviation
  • They got their private pilots license within two days of each other.
  • Martha talks about the moment she knew she loved aviation.
  • How Martha is only a little bit of a better pilot than John.
  • How John and Martha support each other in everything they do.
  • When did the Kings realize this was more than just a hobby.
  • How the Kings went from in-person courses to VHS recordings.
  • Why they were hesitant to switch up the business model. 
  • Only 4% of the US population had VCR when they made the jump to VHS.
  • The Kings considered private branded VCR’s.
  • Talk about moving from a multi-engine piston to a citation.
  • When did John and Martha realize they were on to something.
  • How they moved from selling to Flight Instructors directly to flight students.
  • John and Martha talk about their own flying.
  • How John and Martha have their blimp rating.
  • How they have flown over multiple major sporting events flying blimps.
  • We talk about the amazing things you can do in the aviation industry.
  • Martha talks about getting their seaplane rating.
  • John and Martha talk what all pilots have historically struggled with.
  • John talks about how we have improved our view on risk management in aviation.
  • We talk about the stigma around fatal aviation accidents.
  • John and Martha answer the rapid-fire questions.
Aug 13, 2019
Sean Chuplis: Major Airline Pilot
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What is going on Avination and welcome back to episode 68 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Sean Chuplis. Sean is a major airline pilot and owner of Crew Dog Electronics. Listen to today's episode to find out...

  • How Sean was bitten by the bug at an early age.
  • Why Sean joined ROTC to become a military pilot.
  • Sean talks in-depth about pilot training in the military.
  • Sean talks about flying the KC10.
  • What Sean's favorite mission was in the military
  • We talk about how much fuel the KC10 can take.
  • What Sean loves most about aviation
  • How Sean was the first pilot and military member in his family.
  • Sean talks about if his family was more nervous about him joining the military or becoming a pilot.
  • Sean talks about what it was like being in the ROTC during 9/11.
  • Sean talks about why he originally joined the military and how that all changed after 9/11.
  • What was it like leaving the military to join the civilian world.
  • What it was like having a desk job instead of a flying job.
  • What being a CFI is like in Hawaii.
  • We talk about how flight instructing isn’t for everyone.
  • Sean talks about secrets to taking your first check ride.
  • Sean talks about going to the Naval war college.
  • We talk about what effective leadership is.
  • Sean and I talk about differences between the different generations in the cockpit.
  • Sean talks about his side hustle, Crew Dog Electronics.
  • Why ADS B should be in the hands of every pilot.
  • How it is important to enjoy every moment of your aviation journey.

Thank you for listening to today's episode. Leave us a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page! 

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jul 30, 2019
Korry Franke: 737 Captain
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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

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

Aug 10, 2018
Jeremy Grodin
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jan 02, 2018
Dean Siracusa: CEO Flying Eyes Sunglasses
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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.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

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.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

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.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

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.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

 
Nov 28, 2017
Logan Flood: Plane Crash Survivor & Regional Airline Captain
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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We are teaming up with Wingboss for a giveaway. To enter you need to leave a review on our iTunes page. Once you leave a review, comment on the Jeffrey The Pilot podcast post on our Instagram page with the name you used in the review so we know who you are. I will be picking a winner on Sunday, October 1. Also, check out our swag at shop.pilottopilothq.com! Happy Flying #Avination! Justin
Sep 26, 2017
Martin Rottler: Aviation Educator
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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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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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
John Mark: CFI and Professional Pilot
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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.
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
I am Rachelle: What it is like being a women in aviation.
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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.
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
I am Rachelle: Aviatrix and Social Media Influencer
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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.
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
Ryan Huber: CFI
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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.
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
Kris Sharpe: CEO of Wingbosstf
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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.
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
Patrick Pearce: Founder of @insta.plane
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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.
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! Download Episode!
Aug 29, 2017
Cory Schow: Corporate Pilot
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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.
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