Ready 4 Pushback

By Nik Fialka

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If you're looking to enter the commercial aviation industry, we've got the right podcast for you! With pilot and interview coach Nik Fialka as your host, we will deliver exceptional and insightful content to help you understand the landscape of professional aviation. We will help you organize your thoughts, score interview points, and ace the aviation recruitment process. You will get a deep dive into all the facets of the aviation industry by hearing directly from leaders and recruiters. You’ll learn how to stay composed and articulate yourself with impact as we uncover airline-specific pilot selection demands, analyze the aviation industry's culture, and give you great interview advice. Listen to the Ready 4 Pushback podcast to transform yourself and gain valuable perspective about your dream job!

Episode Date
Ep149: The Ultimate Pilot Hack
Jun 13, 2024
Ep 148: Learn from Failure, and Find Airline Success
Jun 10, 2024
Ep147: Adopt this mindset, and Change your Life
Jun 06, 2024
Ep146: Understanding AQP, the Next Generation of Airline Training
Jun 03, 2024
Ep145: The First Thing: You Need to Look Good
May 30, 2024
Ep144: How Two Friends Are Soaring Towards Their Pilot Dreams with Shemar Baker and Garrett Cooke
May 27, 2024
Ep143: Airline Hiring: What Pilots Need to Know Now
May 23, 2024
Ep142: The Intense World of Military Aviation Training Uncovered! with Col. Anthony Krockel
May 20, 2024
Ep141: Lose This - You Won't Fly. The #1 Most Important thing for a Pilot
May 16, 2024
Ep140: A pilots journey to the youngest airline captain: scholarships, challenges, and finding success!
May 13, 2024
Ep139: Tune In, This Show is Yours
May 09, 2024
Ep138: Change Careers to a Major Airline! Interview with James
May 06, 2024
Ep137: Furloughs: Keep Calm and Pilot on!
May 02, 2024
Ep136: Don't Take NO for an Answer: A UAV's Pilot Journey to a Major Airline
Apr 29, 2024
Ep135: DON'T TOUCH MY AIRCRAFT. Friction at 40,000 Feet
Apr 25, 2024
Ep 134: Frontier Airlines: An Airline You CAN Work For with Nicholas Tursi
Apr 22, 2024
Ep133: You Aren't Owed Anything!
Apr 18, 2024
Ep132: The Unfiltered Stories of Aviation Pioneers in the NGPA
Apr 15, 2024
Ep131: Fly for Free: Pro Tips on Non-Rev Travel
Apr 11, 2024
Ep130: Got A Flight School Interview? Ace It! Conversations with Bri
Apr 08, 2024
Ep129: 6 Ways to Elevate Your Aviation Expertise Beyond Flying Skills
Apr 04, 2024
Ep128: American Airlines Chief of Pilot Hiring Cory Glenn: How to Have a $14 Million Dollar Career
Apr 01, 2024
Ep127: Around the Campfire, More than a Pilot Story
Mar 28, 2024
Ep126: Skywest Airlines: Elevating your Aviation Career at this FANTASTIC Airline!
Mar 25, 2024
Ep125: Real Talk: We Need to Discuss TEM
Mar 21, 2024
Ep124: Special Episode! Tyler Tenbrink Reveals How to Soar at Piedmont Airlines + Money Moves with Timothy P. Pope
Mar 18, 2024
Ep123: Sky-High Success: Insider Tips for Pilots on the Rise
Mar 14, 2024
Ep122: The BEST TIME to FLY for the AIRLINES in HISTORY! Check Pilot Allen Sylvester talks to Nik about the hiring in the Majors!
Mar 11, 2024
Ep121: You WON'T BELIEVE what I did on my first trip to Saint Martin
Mar 07, 2024
Ep120: Aviation Expos: Volunteer and Find Success!
Mar 04, 2024
Ep119: GET HIRED Outside the Aviation FLOW!
Feb 29, 2024
Ep118: Fit to Fly: An Entrepreneur's Journey to Aviation Style
Feb 26, 2024
Ep117: Sometimes You Lose, But Every Time You Learn
Feb 22, 2024
Ep116: When the Worst Happens, Own the Narrative an Interview with "Jimmy"
Feb 19, 2024
Ep115: A Wake Up Call…You Need Help
Feb 15, 2024
Ep114: United Airlines Director of Hiring Pilot Hiring Outlook Justin Ritter (You Really Want to Hear What This Guy has to Say)
Feb 12, 2024
Ep113: (Don't Do This) The Quickest Way to LOSE Your Interview
Feb 08, 2024
Ep112: Can I Start a Flying Career at age 39?! Real Talk w/ Wes Wages and Nik Fialka
Feb 05, 2024
Ep111: One Simple Habit to TRANSFORM your Interview!
Feb 01, 2024
Ep110: Insights From the #1 Pilot Consulting Team: Year in Review - Spitfire Elite Part 2
Jan 30, 2024
Ep109: Insights From the #1 Pilot Consulting Team: Year in Review - Spitfire Elite Part 1
Jan 29, 2024
Ep108: What Happens If You Get Multiple CJOs?
Jan 25, 2024
Ep107: United, Delta, Skywest & More: Western Michigan University's Aviation Program
Jan 22, 2024
Ep106: Aviation Unions | The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Jan 18, 2024
Ep105: The Little Known Life of Commuting for Many Pilots with Adam Cockrell
Jan 15, 2024
Ep104: Linkedin: Navigating a Pilot’s Professional Profile
Jan 11, 2024
Ep103: American Airlines Dream From 35,000 Feet, Interview with Chief Pilot Tim Raynor
Jan 08, 2024
Ep102: Congrats on your CJO!...Now What?
Jan 04, 2024
Ep101: Honoring Loved Ones Through Aviation Scholarships with Jeannette Crowder
Jan 01, 2024
Ep100: The Life of a Pilot: A Spouse’s Perspective with Anna Fialka
Dec 28, 2023
Ep99: This is Essential: Financial Planning for Pilots with Timothy Pope
Dec 25, 2023
Ep98: How to Fail Successfully
Dec 21, 2023
Ep97: Which Airline is Right for me? Interview with Jared
Dec 18, 2023
Ep96: Let's Get Real: Be Vulnerable
Dec 14, 2023
Ep95: Military Aviators: Stay or Go? Interview with Derek
Dec 11, 2023
Ep94: Closed Mouths Don’t Get Fed
Dec 07, 2023
Ep93: Unveiling the Perks of Corporate Aviation with Chris Clarke
Dec 04, 2023
Ep92: This Is Your Call To Action
Nov 30, 2023
Ep91: Breaking the Legacy Glass Ceiling with Jimmy
Nov 27, 2023
Ep90: Threading the Needle with Legal Issues
Nov 23, 2023
Ep89: Delta Air Lines: Propel Your Pilot Career Path with Kelvin Mason
Nov 20, 2023
Ep88: Excuses Are Like Butts
Nov 16, 2023
Ep87: Failures, Faults, and Facing Fears with Jimmy
Nov 13, 2023
Ep86: How To Succeed In Flight Training
Nov 09, 2023
Ep85: Journey from Civilian To Regional Pilot with Eric Banford
Nov 06, 2023
Ep84: The Pillar of Integrity
Nov 02, 2023
Ep83: LCDR Brenda Robinson: Trailblazing African-American Women’s Path in Aviation
Oct 30, 2023
Ep82: Here’s a Tip
Oct 26, 2023
EP81: Turning A Pilot Side Hustle Into A Major Business - Marty Medve
Oct 23, 2023
Ep80: Nap Your Way to Better Decisions
Oct 19, 2023
Ep79: Finding Aviation Career Opportunities at Brookfield Aviation with David George
Oct 16, 2023
Ep78: Making Sacrifices
Oct 12, 2023
Ep77: Manage Your Flight Records Effortlessly Using MilKEEP with Kim and Chris Uhland
Oct 09, 2023
Ep76: You Need To Take A Break
Oct 05, 2023
Ep75: Finding Your Why with Tim Chaplin
Oct 02, 2023
Ep74: The Grass Is Always Greener
Sep 28, 2023
Ep73: Returning to Aviation After Raising A Family with Captain Marie Davis
Sep 25, 2023
Ep72: This Is How You Dress For An Airline Interview
Sep 21, 2023
Ep71: Your Aviation Career Made Easy Through AeroGuard Flight Training Center with James Constable
Sep 18, 2023
Ep70: This Is How Pilots Pee Mid-Flight
Sep 14, 2023
Ep69: You’re Not Just a Number: Castle Aviation with Brandon Morton
Sep 11, 2023
Ep68: The Power Of Friendships
Sep 07, 2023
Ep67: Experience Luxury Seaplane Flying with Erik Turasz
Sep 04, 2023
Ep66: Behind the Mask: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Aug 31, 2023
Ep65: The Blueprint to Launching Your Career as B-52 Pilot with Aaron Bohl
Aug 28, 2023
Ep64: Stop Making Excuses
Aug 24, 2023
Ep63: Soaring Above Financial Barriers with DC
Aug 21, 2023
Ep62: Your To-Do List After Receiving Your CJO
Aug 17, 2023
Ep61: Charting New Heights Through Latino Pilots Association - Claudia Zapata-Cardone
Aug 16, 2023
Ep60: Exciting Opportunities for Passionate Pilots with Brittney Steier
Aug 14, 2023
Ep59: Guiding Lights | The Transformative Power of Mentorship
Aug 10, 2023
Ep58: From Military to Commercial Aviation with Dillon Washburn-US Aviation (Part 2)
Aug 07, 2023
Ep57: If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes
Aug 03, 2023
Ep56: Crafting A Winning Airline Application with Jason Richardson
Jul 31, 2023
Ep55: Sharpen Your Sword Right Now
Jul 27, 2023
Ep54: Flexing Flexjet with Zachary DiGiovanni
Jul 24, 2023
Ep53: How to Excel through Preparation
Jul 20, 2023
Ep52: Volato: Experience Flying Luxury with Chief Pilot and Director of Training Azim Sumar
Jul 17, 2023
Ep51: Surrounding Yourself with Your 5 Best People
Jul 13, 2023
Ep50: US Aviation | When A Civilian Enters the Aviation Industry with Dillon Washburn-US Aviation (Part 1)
Jul 10, 2023
Ep49: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Jul 06, 2023
Ep48: Navigate the Skies With Ravn Alaska with Rob McKinney
Jul 03, 2023
EP47: Break Free From the Comparison Trap
Jun 29, 2023
Ep46: From Rotors to Fixed-Wing with Landon Cheben
Jun 26, 2023
Ep45: Become Fearless
Jun 22, 2023
Ep44: United Airlines Director of Pilot Hiring, Part 2 with Justin Ritter
Jun 19, 2023
Ep43: Transforming Interviews with Authenticity
Jun 15, 2023
Ep42: United Airlines Director of Pilot Hiring, Part 1 with Justin Ritter
Jun 12, 2023
Ep41: Lift As You Climb
Jun 08, 2023
Ep40: Breeze Airways CEO David Neeleman: A Journey Into Innovation
Jun 05, 2023
Ep39: Fit to Fly: Exercise Your Pilot Brain
Jun 01, 2023
Ep38: SkyBridge | Skillbridge is an Upgrade - Steven “Austin” Roth
May 29, 2023
Ep37: What Airline Do I Choose?
May 25, 2023
Ep36: Learning Through Experiencing | A UPS Mock Interview - Derek Mills
May 22, 2023
Ep35: Alaska Airlines Trip Report with “Jimmy”
May 18, 2023
Ep34: NetJets: Luxury, Exclusivity, Safety - Christopher Cordero
May 15, 2023
Ep33: Logbooks - Your Masters Thesis
May 11, 2023
Ep32: Icarus Device | The Future of Flight Training with Nick Sinopoli
May 08, 2023
Ep31: The Power of Thank You
May 04, 2023
Ep30: Be a Pilot and Sleep in your Own Bed Every Night - Allegiant Air's Aviation Team with Jimmy Rehl
May 01, 2023
Ep29: Gratitude is An Attitude
Apr 27, 2023
Ep28: Empowering Military Veterans in Aviation: The Inspiring Work of RTAG with Joshua Lee
Apr 24, 2023
Ep27: Speaking Deliberately with Impact
Apr 20, 2023
Ep26: Helicopter Institute | Proven to Improve with Randy Rowles
Apr 17, 2023
Ep25: Work with No Regrets in Places Where You Fit Best
Apr 13, 2023
Ep24: Mentorship and Its Power for Your Aviation Career’s Advancement - Jessica Ortega
Apr 10, 2023
Ep23: How to Talk About Hard Things
Apr 06, 2023
Ep22: How the Chick in the Cockpit Dominates the Aviation Industry - Erika Armstrong
Apr 03, 2023
Ep21: Shake That Nervous Energy Off!!
Mar 30, 2023
Ep20: You’re Only as Good as Your Last Pass - FO Kenny Hyman and US Air Force C17 Pilot Aaron
Mar 27, 2023
Ep19: I Am Different!
Mar 23, 2023
Ep18: American Airlines Director of Pilot Recruitment - Cory Glenn: Compassion and Service Part 2 of 2
Mar 20, 2023
Ep17: Fly with a Powerful WHY
Mar 16, 2023
Ep16: American Airlines Director of Pilot Recruitment - Cory Glenn: Compassion and Service with Part 1 of 2
Mar 13, 2023
Ep15: Serve Your Customers
Mar 09, 2023
Ep14: Ways for Aspiring Pilots to Enter the Aviation Industry - Parker Northrup
Mar 06, 2023
Ep13: Tough Love | You Represent All of Us!!
Mar 02, 2023
Ep12: Pura Vida Cup | More than Just A Soccer Tournament - Ronald Araujo
Feb 27, 2023
Ep11: Introduce Yourself with Ease
Feb 23, 2023
Ep10: Unions Are More Than Just Dues - AA Pilots 4 ALPA Merger - Jeff Kerr
Feb 20, 2023
Ep09: Storytime with Uncle Nik
Feb 16, 2023
Ep08: When Mindset Meets Opportunity | A Pilot’s Guide to Expert Financial Planning - Timothy P. Pope, CFP®
Feb 13, 2023
Ep07: Application Mistakes - Rip the Band-Aid Off
Feb 09, 2023
Ep06: Jet Edge | Be a Part of an Exploding Market - Stevi Knighton
Feb 06, 2023
Ep05: Inertia | Don't Just Sit There!!
Feb 02, 2023
Ep04: OBAP - Not Just a Job Fair - Joel Webley
Jan 30, 2023
Ep03: Have Impact Through Empathy - Bill Sims, Part 3
Jan 26, 2023
Ep02: It Isn't About You…It's About Culture - Bill Sims, Part 2
Jan 26, 2023
Ep01: The #1 Thing an Airline Looks For in a Pilot - Bill Sims, Part 1
Jan 26, 2023
Ready 4 Pushback
Dec 19, 2022