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Flying Alaska to Wisconsin in a Cessna 172 — AviatorCast 155

3000+ miles, 36+ hours, a whole lot of snacks, and a whole lot of pretty scenery. But Alaska and Canada are unforgiving in the winter, and this journey shouldn't be taken lightly. Relive our transport of 23U, our flight school 172, from Alaska to Wisconsin for upgrades. In this podcast we will: Discuss my journey from Alaska to Wisconsin for upgrades The intense preparation with paperwork and planning Leg-by-leg replay and the challenges we faced


Aviation Safety is a Choice — AviatorCast 154

Aviation Safety is a choice? Yes, it is. You're not subject to the winds like you think, and ultimately have a say in your safe passage through a long career.


Where I’ve Been — AviatorCast 153

Well, it's been a minute since I've posted a podcast. But, I want to get back into it and share all the things going on. I'll hit the high points on this episode, including: Busy 2020 Summer Flying Commercial Seaplane Rating Got a Hangar! Bought an Airplane! Flew to Wisconsin Upgraded Airplane Sun n Fun 21 Oversaw Final Install Flew Home to Alaska


Anna Rusinowski: Flying in Canada | Aviation Careers | Women in Aviation — AviatorCast 152

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsC2PYky4t4 PilotAnnie aka Anna Rusinowski joins us on today's episode of AviatorCast. If you're curious about the differences between Canadian aviation and that of the FAA way in the United States. Anna has an awesome Instagram and is a very active member of the aviation community. In the podcast we discuss her aviation journey and how she went from wanting to fly, picking a flight school, and eventually deciding to pursue a career as a pilot after some...


Ryan Dembroski: SuperAero YouTube | Flying Dad | Promoting Aviation — AviatorCast 151

Ryan is a dad of 2 young kids, has a full time job, is a part time owner of a Cessna 172, runs this great YouTube channel called SuperAero, and is a real force for good in aviation. He joins us on this episode of the AviatorCast podcast.


Rose Dorcey: Flying Grandma | Medical Emergencies | Wisconsin Aviation — AviatorCast 150

Just days from her commercial checkride, Rose suffered a very dangerous and life threatening ruptured aneurysm. It was only minutes earlier that John (husband and CFI) and Rose were landing at KOSH after a training flight. She shares her story on AviatorCast.


Cory Schow: Corporate Pilot & Creator — AviatorCast 149

The journey of a corporate pilot can be really great... or it can be... not so great. Cory Schow gives us a glimpse of life as a corporate pilot, the ups and downs, and how it can end up being one of the best jobs in the aviation industry.


Jake Tishman: New Airline Pilot | Aviation Medical | Perseverance — AviatorCast 148

Find yourself with clipped wings? Jake knows what that's like. And, he knows what it's like to push your way through and achieve your goals. This new airline pilot inspires us with his story of PHD; Passion, Hard-work and Determination.


Maj. John “Rain” Waters [ F16 Deployed & Demo Pilot | USAF Instructor | 777 Pilot ] — AviatorCast 147

Maj. John "Rain" Waters joins us today on the podcast, as we cover everything from Duty, to Dedication, and even Demonstration. John served in active duty USAF as an instructor, F16 deployed aviator, and F16 Demo pilot at various airshows. Tune in for the full episode to learn about his All-American story.


Ask the CFI #16 | 33 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions

https://youtu.be/SFTUtGZJs9E Questions on this episode: 1:43 As a very new student, what do you recommend I do to learn/study both towered and non-towered airport communications? 5:16 Which online course do you recommend for ground school refresher? 5:51 What is the procedure to come over to Alaska and finish my commercial license? 6:21 If I wanted to get into flight sim, what are the basics I would need for a home setup? 6:49 When descending from cruise say at 8500 ft, and leaned, do you...


Ask the CFI #15 | 26 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions

https://youtu.be/4IkrwYCcBSI Questions on this episode: 1:21 Having a hard time with my power off stall. Any tips? 4:40 I’m about 10 hours away from my checkride. Do you have any tips or any podcast episodes I should listen to leading up to it? 6:11 Best way to memorize airspace dimensions, etc? 8:49 Thoughts on ATP flight school and other fast paced programs? 10:50 What do you think about the situation in the aviation industry for new CPL pilots? 12:42 In case of engine failure after take...


Josh Flowers from Aviation101 — AviatorCast 146

On this episode of AviatorCast, Josh Flowers from Aviation101 joins us to talk about filmmaking on YouTube. We also talk about his trip to Alaska, some specific stories of that trip, in addition to his background in aviation.


Ask the CFI #14 | 29 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions

https://youtu.be/-VkUJsjBdz8 Questions on this episode: 1:40 Can you explain the ceiling for class G? Books say 14,500 sections 1,200 unless marked? 3:48 As a student, how do you ensure no stall spin on base to final? 7:23 Slow flight - should we hear the stall horn or not? ACS says no but shouldn’t we be used to the controls at that AOA? 10:29 What’s the best thing a student pilot can be doing in these uncertain times? 12:26 What is difference between POH, AFM, and PIM? 14:19 I’m working on...


Success While Flying a Desk at Home — AviatorCast 145

What do you do with this available time? This podcast will outline a handful of tips that can help you "line up and wait" for that time when you can get flying again with flight simulation, studying a ground school or books, and remote instruction.


Ask the CFI #13 | 34 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions

https://youtu.be/GER6hDsT25s Questions on this episode: 1:32 Is it a good idea to take flight lessons during the outbreak? 3:18 How does your ground school differ from King’s and Sporty’s? 4:35 New trip with Josh soon? 5:22 What exactly should one do when you find water in your fuel tester? I’ve seen people just keep syphoning until the water is gone. 6:52 Do you have any tips and tricks for unpublished holds? 7:28 What’s your guess for AirVenture 2020? 8:35 Do you think rates (CFI/rental)...


Your Content Ideas, Your Aviation Path — AviatorCast 144

The world seems to have changed over night! Many unknowns are ahead, but it's time to start to plan some positive outcomes. What content can Angle of Attack create for you? Fill out the survey!


25 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #12

https://youtu.be/cLjLjX4HC8w Questions on this episode: 0:59 Is it a bad idea to start my training now given the state of the economy and airline industry? 3:22 Teach the impossible turn? 5:07 Are you having a good day? 6:09 Is king schools course worth the money for IFR training? 7:30 Best online ground school? Just finished the free part of Sporty’s, should I pay and finish it? 8:09 Training on a Cirrus vs 172? 8:47 Major differences and how to choose a flight school. Not looking into...


Coronavirus’ Impact on Aviation & What’s Next for Pilots — AviatorCast 143

https://youtu.be/B58gdO1otC8 It's what everyone is talking about, but no-one wants to talk about. Coronavirus (COVID19) has taken the world by surprise, changing life as we know it. We'll go through some of the basic details of the virus, but mostly we'll get into the potential impact on aviation. In this podcast we will discuss: How this risk of COVID19 is a lot like aviation safety Brief overview of where things stand currently Where things MAY be going What you should be doing immediately...


19 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #11

https://youtu.be/NssyaMTbBxY Questions on this episode: 1:15 I’m 35 and I got my PPL, how do you see the chances of getting a job once I get my CPL in 2-3 years? 2:54 How long after private to wait before going into instrument training? 5:23 What sets your online ground school apart from others? 8:05 Finished my PPL straight into instrument ground school with no break how to avoid burn out? 10:41 How could a VFR-only pilot effectively use a FTD like a Redbird? 12:23 Best strategy to study...


Beginning Your Flight Training — AviatorCast 142

Do you think you're the only one struggling to put together the pieces for your training plan? We speak today with Jacob, not yet a student pilot, and gain some perspective on the challenges and triumphs he is facing in the beginning stages of flight training.