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The Inspired Pilot Podcast is an audio podcast hosted by Marvyn Robinson. A weekly show interviewing pilots with inspiring journeys from all around the world. Each week we will highlight the life of our featured pilot, follow their aviation journey, experiences gained and lessons learned. Every episode will be packed with actionable advice and resources to INSPIRE seasoned pilots, low hour pilots, wannabe pilots and pilot enthusiasts alike. Wherever you are on your pilot journey, be prepared to be inspired!

The Inspired Pilot Podcast is an audio podcast hosted by Marvyn Robinson. A weekly show interviewing pilots with inspiring journeys from all around the world. Each week we will highlight the life of our featured pilot, follow their aviation journey, experiences gained and lessons learned. Every episode will be packed with actionable advice and resources to INSPIRE seasoned pilots, low hour pilots, wannabe pilots and pilot enthusiasts alike. Wherever you are on your pilot journey, be prepared to be inspired!
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The Inspired Pilot Podcast is an audio podcast hosted by Marvyn Robinson. A weekly show interviewing pilots with inspiring journeys from all around the world. Each week we will highlight the life of our featured pilot, follow their aviation journey, experiences gained and lessons learned. Every episode will be packed with actionable advice and resources to INSPIRE seasoned pilots, low hour pilots, wannabe pilots and pilot enthusiasts alike. Wherever you are on your pilot journey, be prepared to be inspired!

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Episodes

28: Jeff Simon - FAA A&P IA, Aircraft Owner, Inventor & Social Flight Founder

1/18/2018
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What does it take to become a pilot? Jeff Simon's love of aviation is taking him on a journey well beyond the cockpit. Jeff is a pilot, an aircraft owner, an FAA certified A & P mechanic and inspector, writer, and inventor. Jeff has spent the last 18 years promoting owner-assisted aircraft maintenance, holds several STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) for aircraft modification and recently certified the FlexAlert multifunction annunciator to increase flight safety. Driven by a mission...

Duration:01:13:54

27: Jeremy Robertson - Former Airline, Now Private Pilot With Diabetes & Junior Doctor

4/3/2017
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Jeremy Robertson started flying at age 15 in Canberra, Australia, completing his PPL at the end of high school and gaining his commercial licences via the University of New South Wales Bachelor of Aviation program. Jeremy has worked as a flying instructor, bush pilot, and an airline pilot. Accumulating 7,500 flying hours across aircraft ranging from ultralights to B747s before a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in 2010 ended his commercial flying career. Jeremy has recently graduating from...

Duration:01:15:07

26: Patrick Smith - Airline Pilot, Author & Aviation Pundit

3/12/2017
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Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the host of the popular website askthepilot.com. Patrick is also a published author and his book, COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL is a New York Times bestseller. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television outlets, and his work is cited on a regular basis in print publications worldwide. He currently works as a first officer on the Boeing 767 and 757, flying both domestic and overseas routes. As well as aviation Patrick travels extensively in his...

Duration:00:59:20

25: Robert DeLaurentis - ZEN Pilot, Author & Aviation Speaker

2/23/2017
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Robert DeLaurentis, the “Zen Pilot”, is a noted aviation speaker and author with over 1400 flight hours. Robert has his Visual, Instrument and Multi-engine Ratings and holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate as well as an advanced graduate degree in Spiritual Psychology. Robert completed a circumnavigation of the planet in August 2015 where he visited 23 countries and 5 continents crossing 12 oceans and seas. This record setting flight in the Spirit of San Diego is the topic of his Amazon...

Duration:01:13:40

24: Karen Kahn - Retired Airline Captain, Speaker, Author, Career Counselor

4/6/2016
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Join us as Karen Kahn gives us insight into her inspiring pilot journey. Karen Kahn piloted her first flight at the age of 19 and then 9 years later, in 1977, was one of the first woman hired by a major airline. Karen now retired from a thirty six-plus year airline pilot career with Continental now United Airlines.A speaker and author of the self-help book "Flight Guide for Success: Tips and Tactics for the Aspiring Airline Pilot", Karen is committed to excellence. She is a Master CFI,...

Duration:01:22:32

23: Colonel (ret) Richard Graham - Retired SR-71 Blackbird, USAF & Airline Pilot

1/7/2016
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Join us as Richard Graham gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey After his first solo flight in 1962, with his father as the instructor, Rich Graham was hooked on a flying career. After 25 years in the United States Air Force flying the T-37/T-33/T-38/F-4/SR-71/U-2/KC-135Q aircraft he retired in 1989. He flew at American Airlines for 13 years and was a Captain on the MD-80. With a total flying time of 14,437 hours, Rich is currently an instructor pilot at McKinney Airport in...

Duration:01:15:17

22: Brent Blue - FAA ATP Certified Pilot, Senior AME & Aeromedix Co-Founder

11/25/2015
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What does it take to become a pilot? Join us as Brent Blue gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey. Brent Blue is a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner who introduced Digital Pulse Oximetry to general aviation in 1995. He has been the team doctor for the US Unlimited Aerobatic team at the world competition in Hungary and lectures extensively on Hypoxia and carbon monoxide at altitude. Dr. Blue flies a Cessna 340, a Cessna 185, and a 450 Stearman out of his home airport near...

Duration:01:05:03

21: Andrew Underwood - Blogger, Douglas DC3 & Commercial Pilot

10/7/2015
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Andrew Underwood gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey. Andrew Underwood was born in the UK but has called New Zealand home for the past 13 years, learning to fly at Ardmore airfield in Auckland. Since gaining his commercial licence, he has been employed as a skydive drop pilot, international aerial survey pilot before more recently moving into scheduled passenger operations. Listen to Andrew's Interview Here: Episode 21: Andrew Underwood

Duration:00:46:44

20: Colleen Mondor - Private Pilot, Alaska Aviation Writer & Author

9/3/2015
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Colleen Mondor is a freelance writer and the author of The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska. Colleen contributes regularly to Alaska Dispatch News, writing about Alaska aviation, and owns an aircraft leasing company with her husband.

Duration:01:02:00

19: John Laity - Microlight Pilot & 'Flying For Freedom' Co-Founder

8/13/2015
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John Laity is a pilot Engineer & pilot with over 18 years flying experience in ultralights. He co-founded Flying for Freedom in 2010 in response to the large number of injured and wounded veterans who applied to be part of the British Antarctic Microlight Expedition. Flying for Freedom is now funded and supported by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, via their Endeavour Fund. Further supporting the cause Both Prince Harry and Prince George are proud owners of...

Duration:01:17:12

18: Rick Durden - ATP, CFI, Aviation Lawyer & Author

8/5/2015
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Rick Durden started flying in junior high school. He became a flight instructor during his first year of college and helped pay for college and law school by flight instructing and hauling air freight. Holding an ATP with type ratings in the Douglas DC-3 and Cessna Citation 500 series. Rick splits his time between practicing aviation law and as an editor of Aviation Consumer magazine and AVweb, the Internet aviation magazine. Rick has been a volunteer pilot for LightHawk, a public...

Duration:01:11:22

17: Owen Zupp - Airline Pilot, Author & Blogger

6/23/2015
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Owen Zupp gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey. Owen Zupp’s passion for flight began in childhood and now he possesses over 17,000 hours on a wide range of aircraft. Owen’s career has included remote region charter flying and flight instruction, international ferry flights, flight testing and the airlines. He holds a Masters Degree in Aviation and his writings on the subject have been widely published. Beyond the cockpit Owen has also authored four books and the popular...

Duration:01:05:12

16: Rod Rakic - FAA Commercial Pilot & OpenAirplane Founder

5/25/2015
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Rod Rakic shares his inspiring pilot journey. Rod Rakic is committed to helping aviation work better. He’s a co-founder at OpenAirplane, which makes renting an airplane as easy as renting a car. Rod’s career spans 20 years of building experiences as tools to enhance and manage brands. A digital strategist, professional pilot, and user experience nerd with a mission.

Duration:01:20:33

15: Dean Siracusa - PPL & Instrument Pilot & Flying Eyes Sunglasses Inventor

5/13/2015
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Dean Siracusa Shares His Inspiring Pilot Journey. Dean Siracusa is a 2000hr FAA Single Engine Land and instrument rated pilot, Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur based in Austin, Texas in the U.S. In 2006 Dean purchased a rare 1966 Meyers 200D which to this day is still one of the fastest and safest single engine piston aircraft ever built. The Meyer 200D still holds speed records to this day for production aircraft. Dean is also the President and Founder of Transtock, Inc. which is The...

Duration:00:55:11

14: Kathy McCullough - Retired Boeing 747 Captain, Photographer & Pilot Mentor

5/5/2015
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Kathy McCullough shares her inspiring pilot journey. At the age of age 16 Kathy McCullough Flying career choice, was not wholly supported by her parents. However by the end of college, Kathy had purchased her first airplane, a Cessna 140 “taildragger”. Over the next few years a lot of change followed aviation wise for Kathy, including working as a flight attendant on Vickers Viscounts, flying Cessna 206’s to and from Mines and even helping fighting fires in Boise, Idaho. Kathy joined...

Duration:01:10:33

13: Mike Lesser - Boeing 737 First Officer & Blogger

4/6/2015
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Mike Lesser gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey. Mike Lesser was a frustrated pilot his whole life, but after completing his university degree there was nothing else he wanted to do except fly. Training full time, within about a year and a half Mike had his commercial license, instrument rating and ATPL subjects completed. After 8 years of hard work, Mike now has both Australian and New Zealand ATPL licenses and flies internationally as a First Officer on the Boeing 737.

Duration:00:48:27

12: Maria Langer - Commercial R44 Helicopter Pilot & Blogger

3/30/2015
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Maria Langer gives us insight into her inspiring pilot journey. Maria Langer is a commercial helicopter pilot and the owner/operator of Flying M Air, LLC based in Washington State in the United States. Flying is her third career and she’s been at it now for 15 years. Maria blogs about flying, building her new home, recovering from an ugly divorce and a variety of other things at www.MariaLanger.com.

Duration:01:03:57

11: Lauren Richardson – Airshow Pilot & British Female Aerobatic Champion 2012

3/16/2015
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Join us as Lauren Richardson gives us insight into her inspiring pilot journey. Lauren has been flying since she waved goodbye to her teens and is enjoying her fifth season of flying aerobatics along with her third as a display pilot. Self-funded, Lauren has flying in her blood as she is now living the dream her younger self conjured up. It’s clear she has talent alongside the passion as she has won many competitions including the British Female Aerobatic Champion of 2012. Lauren never...

Duration:01:02:33

10: Polly Vacher MBE – Wings Around The World, Record Breaking Pilot

3/12/2015
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Join us as Polly Vacher gives us insight into her inspiring pilot journey. It may have been over 20 years since Polly Vacher MBE gained her pilots licence but she’s packed a lot of flying into those years. Polly achieved incredible feats as she’s circumnavigated the Austraila, the United States and the entire globe. In 2004 she became the first solo woman to fly over the Polar Regions and she did all of this to gain scholarships for the disabled In 2007 she completed the Wings Around...

Duration:00:55:29

9: Mike Weeks - Airbus A320/321 Cadet First Officer

3/2/2015
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Join us as Mike Weeks gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey. Mike Weeks is a Cadet First Officer with Monarch Airlines, based out of Luton Airport in the UK. An Airbus A320 & A321 pilot, flying mainly to various destinations around Europe, to the Canary Islands, Egypt & Turkey. Mikes journey to the right hand seat has been via the ATPL Modular route and fully self funded.

Duration:00:47:08