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The General Aviation Podcast from the perspective of a new Private Pilot. Follow me as I transition from a student pilot to an experienced Private Pilot.

The General Aviation Podcast from the perspective of a new Private Pilot. Follow me as I transition from a student pilot to an experienced Private Pilot.
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The General Aviation Podcast from the perspective of a new Private Pilot. Follow me as I transition from a student pilot to an experienced Private Pilot.

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Episodes

The New PilodPodBlog Ep26 - Flying Careers with Carl Valeri

8/29/2012
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This is another episode of what you can do with your private pilot's license besides the typical $100 hamburger or pancake breakfast flight, I welcome Carl Valeri from the Aviation Careers Podcast into the virtual hanger to talk about flying careers. I know a number of private pilots,including myself who would love to turn their hobby into a career. Carl is an airline captain and very experienced in counseling pilots on careers. So I figured who better to have on the podcast then Carl to...

Duration:01:34:28

The New PilodPodBlog Ep25 - The Wakatipu Aero Club & Mountain Flying in New Zealand

6/30/2012
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In this episode I welcome Alex Turnbull into the virtual hanger. Alex is a mountain flying instructor at the Wakatipu Aero Club in Queenstown, New Zealand. This is another episode of what you can do with your certificate aside from the typical $100 hamburger or pancake breakfast flight. Listen in as Alex talks about mountain and remote strip flying in this unique and challenging airspace. He also talks about the unique requirement of private pilot training in New Zealand, hint it involves...

Duration:00:48:24

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #24 - Flying the Hudson Corridor with Dave

2/18/2012
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In this episode I take you along as my flying buddy Dave Torrente and I fly the up the Hudson River on what is known as the City Tour. We transversed the New York Class B Airspace Hudson River Exclusion Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA), flying northbound with Manhattan on our right and NJ on our left. This is another episode in my series on things that a pilot can do besides the $100 hamburger after receiving his or her PPL. What you will hear is the cockpit audio as we flew from HWV...

Duration:01:19:31

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #23 - My Third Anniversary and a Look Back at 2011

12/26/2011
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On the third anniversary of receiving my pilot's license, I look back at 2011 to see if the goals that I had set at the end of 2010 were met. In 2011 I logged time in 2 different aircraft; Tecnam Sierra and of course the SportCruiser I logged So how did I do? Did I meet the goals I set out at the end of 2010 for 2011? Looking back, 2011 was a mixed year for me. I did get more XC hours but they were mostly from 2 flights to the UCAP meet up in Nashua NH. One we made and the other was...

Duration:00:10:42

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #22 - Flying to Oshkosh and Roadable Aircrafts

11/21/2011
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In this episode, I welcome John Telfeyan to the virtaul hanger for a chat about flying to Oshkosh. John is a VFR pilot and has flown to AirVenture 5 times. A couple by himself. John shares his experiences about flying to the big show, what he learned along the way and his thoughts on how to do it safely and succesffully. John as I said is a VFR pilot with around 500 hours and busts the myth that you need to be a high-time IFR pilot in order to fly to Oshkos. Listening to him talk, you...

Duration:01:34:09

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #21 - Icing, Diverting and UCAP Meetups

10/8/2011
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In this episode, I talk with David Torrente about the recent flights we have taken together. All of them were up to Nashua NH to meet the gang at the UCAP meet-up. All three of them were somewhat adventurist and we learned a lot from them. We discuss what happened, our decisions, why we made the decisions and most importantly what we learned from each flight. So if you want to hear what happened along the way to Nashua, please join us in the virtual hangar. I hope you enjoy the discussion...

Duration:01:19:08

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #20 - Podapalooza 2011

9/6/2011
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In this episode you will hear the recording of Podapalooza 2011. It was a different format this year being held at the Sennheiser tent. It was more a party than a podcast. I hope you enjoy it. Shoutouts: Shout outs go to our sponsors who with out their support, this event could not be possible. myTransponder.comSennheiser Aviation HeadsetsAnd to the...

Duration:02:05:49

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #19 -The Civil Air Patrol Discussion

7/26/2011
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Hello everybody. In this episode I have invited special guests to a round table discussion the Civil Air Patrol. I have always been interested in joining and had some questions. So I decided to invite some very special guests, who are all members of the Civil Air Patrol to answer some questions and talk about their experiences in the Civil Air Patrol. I figured if I was interested in joining and had some questions, some of the listeners of this podcast might also have questions and might...

Duration:02:20:35

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #18 - Going Paperless With The iPad

6/18/2011
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Hello everybody. In this episode I talk about going totally paperless in the cockpit using the iPad. More importantly I talk about my flight with Colleen. If you remember, our last flight was memorable for all the wrong reasons. I made 4 BIG mistakes and Colleen felt a little sick at the end (see Episode #09 - Colleen's 1st Flight in the PiperSport and my 4 Mistakes). When I asked if she would fly with me again, she said she didn't think so. This crushed me. So this flight was very...

Duration:00:28:45

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #17 - I Didn't Hurl!

4/3/2011
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Hello Everybody! In this episode I take you along on my first aerobatic ride. On September 5, 2010 I go flying with Mike Bellenir in Mike Mancuso's Extra 300L for some aerobatic flying. We did aileron rolls, loops, hammerheads, Cuban eights, 90 degree hesitation rolls and Immelmans. It was absolutely INCREDIBLE! I take you into the cockpit with me as Mike takes me through all of the maneuvers. Mike is a great instructor and an accomplished acrobatic pilot and he really made the flight...

Duration:00:38:40

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #16 - My Second Anniversary

12/23/2010
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As I finish up my second year as a private pilot I look back at my accomplishments to see if I have met the goals I have set out for myself. It has been a very interesting and fun year but 2010 will always be the year of meeting new friends and going to my first Oshkosh. So have a listen and see how my second year turned out. One thing is for sure, next year will be even better. I would like to wish all of you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Blue skies...

Duration:00:06:14

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #15 - The iPad in Aviation

12/20/2010
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Hello everybody. In this episode I invite a group of friends into the virtual hanger for a discussion on using the iPad in aviation. I recently purchased one and was trying to figure out how best to use this new, exciting tool. I took it up with me during a flight in the PiperSport and was very impressed with it. I immediate knew that the iPad will be great tool in my flight bag but I was unsure how best to fit it in my workflow, from preflight, enroute and post flight. To get a better...

Duration:01:53:06

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #14 - Podcast From The Cockpit

10/26/2010
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Hello everybody. This podcast I try something unique. I am doing the whole podcast from the cockpit of N385PR a PiperSport which I rent from Mid Island Air Service at KHWV. I was inspired by Nate Duehr aka Denverpilot from the Mile High Flyers podcast. He recorded the cockpit audio of a flight that he took with Zyola and Mrs. Denverpilot and released it as episode 15, Zyola Returns to the Sky. In this episode he let the recorder run and released it with out any compression of time or...

Duration:00:48:26

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #13 - The World's Greatest Aviation Adventure

9/19/2010
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Hello Everybody. This episode is my recollections and imperessions of my first trip to Oshkosh. We spent 3 days at AirVenture, camping at Camp Scholler. I participated in Podapalooza on Friday night along with other aviation podcasters. This trip was very special for me since I was able to share my passion of aviation and my first trip to AirVenture with my sons. This was our first "boys" trip together and what a trip it was. The one thing that I will take from this trip is how social...

Duration:00:37:49

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #12 - Podapalooza 2010

8/13/2010
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Podapalooza 2010 Hello everybody! This is a very special episode. It is the recording from Podapalooza at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh. On Friday night, July 30, a number of your favorite podcasters got together, live on EAA radio to swap stories and meet listeners. There was even a little music from Steven Force. This year there were many new faces, yours truly included. Those that participated were Uncontrolled Airspace (uncontrolledairspace.com) Jeb Burnside @burnsidej Jack Hodgson...

Duration:01:58:53

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #11 - The PiperSport Interview

7/25/2010
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Hello Everybody, in this episode I interview Bart Jones Chief Pilot of Piper Aircraft about the PiperSport. The PiperSport is Piper's new Light Sport Aircraft which has captured the attention of the aviation community. As most of you know, this is the plane that I personally fly. Bart shares his insights about this exiting new plane. So sit back and listen and enjoy the interview. I will be at Airventure 2010, arriving Thursday morning and staying until Sunday afternoon. I will be camping...

Duration:00:40:02

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #10 - The 1940 Air Terminal Museum Airplane Raffle

7/2/2010
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Hello everybody. This is a special episode. PJ Gustafson has joined me on the podcast to talk about the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the vintage Cessna that they are raffling off. Each year, the museum gives away a vintage Cessna airplane to raise money for the continued operation and restoration of the museum building. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in a beautiful art-deco air terminal building at the William P. Hobby Airport (KHOU) in Houston, Texas. It pays tribute to the...

Duration:00:22:16

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #09 - Colleen's 1st Flight in the PiperSport and my 4 Mistakes

5/29/2010
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In this episode follow Colleen and I as we take a sight-seeing flight along the south shore of Long Island. We start of from Brookhaven airport (KHWV), fly along the south shore beaches and then circle the Montauk lighthouse. This was Colleen's first flight in the PiperSport and her first time flying with me since I received my private pilot's license. I try my hand at recording in-cockpit audio. I hope to show everyone how to get flight following and how easy it is. Even in the busy New...

Duration:00:29:21

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #08 - My Flight in the SportCruiser AKA PiperSport

3/21/2010
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In this episode I again do something a little bit different. This is my first Pilot Report. I discuss my first flight in a Czech Airworks SportCruiser. Piper Aircraft has just recently announced that they are dirstibuting this sleek and sexy airplane as the new PiperSport You can read more about the new PiperSport at http://piperaircraftinc.com/home/pages/PiperSport.cfm. I discuss my first flight with Mike Bellenir in this cool aircraft. I had always wanted to try the SportCruiser, ever...

Duration:00:24:56

The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #07 - Monika Petrillo's Flight Around Australia and Her DVD Flyabout

2/16/2010
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http://www.flyaboutmovie.com/ In this episode I do things a little bit differently. I don't talk about one of my flights; instead I have invited Monika Petrillo into the virtual hanger to chat about her documentary film, Flyabout. As a relatively new pilot, Monika decided to fly around the continent of Australia with her father, brother and father's wife. Flyabout is the inspirational and beautiful film which chronicles her flight around Australia. It is not a travel log, it is more than...

Duration:00:52:41