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Modern, engaging, and unique, Aviation LO Down is the official podcast of David Lombardo, also known by his operating initials, LO. Full of the passion, humor, and the famous improvisational style found on many of his past social media projects, Aviation LO Down features fascinating interviews and soundbites from across the industry in an exciting and energy-fueled format anyone can enjoy. A podcast that explores not just flying, but the art and science of what makes people in aviation tick. Whether it's a teen flight student playing a flight simulator, an air traffic controller working at an understaffed facility, a flight attendant on her 7th flight of the day, or a 25,000-hour airline captain on the brink of retirement, there really is something for everyone on the Aviation LO Down. Welcome aboard!

Modern, engaging, and unique, Aviation LO Down is the official podcast of David Lombardo, also known by his operating initials, LO. Full of the passion, humor, and the famous improvisational style found on many of his past social media projects, Aviation LO Down features fascinating interviews and soundbites from across the industry in an exciting and energy-fueled format anyone can enjoy. A podcast that explores not just flying, but the art and science of what makes people in aviation tick. Whether it's a teen flight student playing a flight simulator, an air traffic controller working at an understaffed facility, a flight attendant on her 7th flight of the day, or a 25,000-hour airline captain on the brink of retirement, there really is something for everyone on the Aviation LO Down. Welcome aboard!
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United States

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Modern, engaging, and unique, Aviation LO Down is the official podcast of David Lombardo, also known by his operating initials, LO. Full of the passion, humor, and the famous improvisational style found on many of his past social media projects, Aviation LO Down features fascinating interviews and soundbites from across the industry in an exciting and energy-fueled format anyone can enjoy. A podcast that explores not just flying, but the art and science of what makes people in aviation tick. Whether it's a teen flight student playing a flight simulator, an air traffic controller working at an understaffed facility, a flight attendant on her 7th flight of the day, or a 25,000-hour airline captain on the brink of retirement, there really is something for everyone on the Aviation LO Down. Welcome aboard!

Language:

English

Contact:

518-265-5503


Episodes

Airliners, ADS-B Mandates, Hurricanes, and One Skilled Australian Pilot

9/7/2019
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A mechanic tries to sabotage an airliner, why some general aviation pilots may still be reluctant to upgrade their equipment to ADS-B in time for the mandate, Hurricane Dorian wrecks havoc on the Bahamas and air traffic in that location, and an Australian flight student lands his plane in an unexpected solo flight after his instructor passes out. Instagram/YouTube: @LOaltitude Visit my sponsors! fly8ma.com (use code: LOALT) Christopher-cloos.com (use code:...

Duration:00:22:19

@wdymsarah - Embry Riddle and Hurricane Dorian

9/2/2019
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How is Hurricane Dorian affecting Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL? We talk to Sarah, an air traffic control major (@wdymsarah) and learn about the overall strategy and mood of the campus, and where the students have gone! Visit my sponsors! fly8ma.com (use code: LOALT) Christopher-cloos.com (use code: LOALTITUDE) Kimsplaceokc.com CertifiedFoggles.com

Duration:00:17:29

SPECIAL EDITION COMING TOMORROW: HURRICANE DORIAN

9/1/2019
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Tune in tomorrow for a special edition podcast on how Hurricane Dorian is affecting aviation across the east coast of the USA and beyond. If you'd like to share your story and/or get on the podcast, please e-mail me at LO@aviationLOdown.com!

Duration:00:07:39

William Hoffman - Neuroscience, Health, and Aerospace

8/23/2019
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Today on Aviation LO Down, I sit down with William "Billy" Hoffman, author of 'Wings of Deceit', one of my favorite books based on aviation. Billy attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and is currently doing a residency in neurology. He is a private pilot, member of the U.S. Air Force, and in particular, is interested in the interface between neuroscience and aerospace. Billy is also interested in a number of studies having to do with pilot health; some of...

Duration:00:24:22

Delta Flight 975 - Stranded At JFK

8/22/2019
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Picture getting on your flight, and then having to get off it, twice. Then picture waiting at your gate for 18 hours. This is what happened last night (into this morning) at JFK airport in NYC to Delta Flight 975, with service to Los Angeles (LAX). What do you think the airlines are responsible for? There were massive storms rolling through the area. Should the airline have helped accommodate the passengers better, or were they simply victim to weather, a random event that the airline...

Duration:00:15:29

Kyle McClung of 'Certified Foggles'

8/9/2019
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Today, I sit down with Kyle McClung, owner of one of the most unique aviation companies I have ever seen: Certified Foggles. Kyle's company makes custom 'foggle' glasses for the training instrument (IFR) pilot. With many designs to choose from, Kyle also offers custom work, and each foggle is handmade by him himself in the USA! You don't want to miss this interview! Instagram: @kyle_mcclung and @certifiedfoggles https://www.certifiedfoggles.com

Duration:00:32:00

@fittoflyapparel - The Pilot Who's Creating Apparel For Fit Pilots

7/25/2019
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Today, I sit down with Zach Richards, founder of Fit to Fly Apparel (@fittoflyapparel). We discuss what got him interested in health/fitness, and what convinced him to create a fashion and fitness brand that is geared towards pilots and others in the aviation industry! You don't want to miss this one! @fittoflyapparel FittoFlyApparel.com

Duration:00:40:58

Aviation & Mental Health: Drugs, Sleep, and Community

7/21/2019
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"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart." Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment The topic of mental health in aviation has come up again on social media. From a thread that started on Facebook, I discuss some of the ideas and overall themes that have been shared on the topic recently; some of them show a disturbing trend in the fact that many do not feel that they can be transparent about their mental (or physical) health to their employers. I...

Duration:00:28:25

When Departing VFR for IFR Is a Bad Idea, FAA Academy Chaos, and a Swiss ATCer Who Pays a Fine

7/11/2019
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On this episode: One of the most intense chunks of real ATC audio I have heard in a long time. We talk about why a pilot would do such a 'crazy' thing, and whether or not it should be recognized and permitted. Housing provider at the FAA Academy, Isola Bella, sends out a rather startling notification to their residents, and a Swiss air traffic controller is sentenced for his role in a 2013 operational error (or "deal") involving two airliners. Be sure to subscribe!

Duration:00:23:30

LO Altitude and Season 2 of Aviation LO Down!

7/2/2019
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In the past few weeks, I have had some major changes to some of the social media pages that I was a part of. Now, I am able to finally integrate many of my social media channels, such as the one on Instagram, to Aviation LO Down! On this episode, I simply discuss some of the bigger topics that have been brought up over the past few weeks, and address the changes that my pages have gone through. Please follow my page on Instagram at @LOaltitude, and @aviationLOdown. This summer, we have...

Duration:00:17:13

Captain Joe: How One FaceTime Video Became One Million YouTube Subscribers

5/31/2019
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Cultivating a YouTube following of over 1 MILLION subscribers, Captain Joe is without a doubt one of the most watched and influential aviators today. From his detailed oriented, friendly, and extremely informative videos, to his creative vision and world-wide travel experiences, Captain Joe is undeniably one of the most inspiring pilots within the realm of aviation. Join me, LO, as I talk to Captain Joe to learn about his story and his channel. From his first flight in a biplane, to being...

Duration:00:55:18

Laura Laban: CEO & Co-Founder of Infinite Flight

5/24/2019
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Ever since I was a kid, I've played flight simulators. The earliest versions of them that I remember were 256-color simulations that ran on your desktop computer, and if you're like most people who grew up in the 90s, this meant your family's only computer was completely occupied so you could fly your Cessna out of Meigs Field in Chicago. In 2019, this is no longer the case. In fact, many families don't even have desktop computers anymore. And Meigs Field is gone (for now). Today, more and...

Duration:00:49:38

@fitaviatorsclub - The Man Who's Helping Pilots Stay In Shape

5/20/2019
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As a man dedicated to not only taking to the skies, but keeping himself and others in awesome shape, Fernando Contreras, a.k.a. @fitaviatorsclub, knows a thing or two about balancing different passions in life. As someone who I would consider to be 'pretty freakin' ripped', Fernando talks to me, LO, about his theory and practice of keeping healthy and fit, despite the notoriously unhealthy lifestyles that are sometimes associated with people who are constantly traveling. From what to do when...

Duration:00:44:23

I'm Back! My Insane Airline Journey To and From San Diego

5/13/2019
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Hello all! It's been a while since I have posted a new episode of Aviation LO Down because I recently moved! I also was just in San Diego, and had quite the interesting flying experience during that trip. In this episode, I'll explain to you what happened to me on that trip, and invite you to share your opinions of modern airline travel. From delays, to cancellations, to weather, what is an airline actually responsible for? Stay tuned, as Aviation LO Down is FINALLY back to it's normally...

Duration:00:30:34

Spread Aviation with Matt and Rob: Flight Instruction and Safety

4/18/2019
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After a few weeks off, I'm back! Today I sit down with my friends Matt and Rob who run the aviation podcast Spread Aviation! As they put it, 'find out what happens when you cross a talk-show format with in-flight pilot training and a hefty dose of irreverence for practically everything, including gravitational forces.' I have known Matt and Rob for quite some time, and this episode features us discussing out time at SUN 'n FUN, aviation safety, what it's like to be an instructor and student...

Duration:00:54:19

@newyorkskypirate - Aviation, Music, Friendship

3/25/2019
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Today, I sit down with one of my best friends, @newyorkskypirate. Learn about his love of aviation from an early age, how he found a mentor, and what his life is like today. We also share stories of him being a musician, making prank phone calls, and one of the most famous diners in Upstate NY. @newyorkskypirate is one of the most passionate people I have ever met in aviation, and since the early days of our teenage years plane spotting and playing in bands, he also happens to be one of my...

Duration:00:50:15

The Future: Software, Automation and Aviation?

3/14/2019
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Computers can calculate huge amounts of data much more efficiently than a human brain. But, can they make decisions? Are they intelligent? Are they creative? Perhaps most intriguing, do they have a conscious? With the recent crashes of the two Boeing 737 MAX airliners, the discussion of whether or not industries like aviation have become too automated and complex has once again resurfaced. With President Donald Trump tweeting that airplanes have "become far too complex to fly" a very real...

Duration:00:29:52

Radar and ADS-B: Stories From The Past, Thoughts For The Future

3/7/2019
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Radar technology has been the foundation of air traffic control for more than 80 years. However, newer technology, such as ADS-B, promises to change that. In this episode, I take a break from the interviews to expand upon a 'Instagram Live' discussion that occurred last week on @atcmemes. I talk about a brief history of radar systems, how GPS was made available to the public, and what ADS-B means for pilots. I also talk about some potential security issues related to the newer technologies,...

Duration:00:26:08

@madinkaclairec - Aviation, Tennis, and Travel

2/27/2019
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From photos of Athens, Greece, to photos of the 737 Max flight deck, the Instagram account of Madina K (@madinkaclairec) is hard to ignore. As a skilled tennis player originally from Moscow, Russia and now studying in the United States, Madina takes the time to explain what it's like being obsessed with aviation in both the United States and in Russia. Join us on episode 6 of the Aviation LO Down as we discuss a cheering A380, being stuck on a plane for 20 hours, what it's like flying in...

Duration:00:44:53

@pilotemilie - The Fit, Traveling, Adventuring Pilot From Canada

2/20/2019
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With an Instagram following of over 30,000 fans and growing, @pilotemilie inspires and motivates her followers from both the flight deck as well as from the gym. As a Canadian pilot with an unmistakable smile, Emilie has an eclectic taste for fitness, colorful Instagram photos, and setting her goals high, in both aviation and in life! Join me, LO, as I talk to Emilie about how she got into aviation, what challenges it presents for her fitness goals, and how being occasionally uncertain of...

Duration:00:33:09