AviatorCast Episode 105: John Chmiel: Flight Instructor | Airport Manager | Orange Roughy Stearman


Today’s Flight Plan

It’s not every day you run across someone that oozes aviation passion. John Chmiel is one of those guys. From the second you step foot into his FBO in Wausau, Wisconsin you’ll feel right at home, and ready to commit some aviation.

John joins us to discuss his unique journey in aviation, how to get kids into aviation, flying an old airplane like his Stearman “Orange Roughy”, thoughts on tech in training, and much more.

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Wausau Flying Service


John Chmiel

A huge thanks to John for joining us on the episode. Really, you need to go fly with him!


Major thanks to the amazing Angle of Attack Crew for all their hard work over the years. Our team works incredibly hard, and they’re very passionate about what they do.

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I enjoyed listening to both my favorite aviators whom I list as my mentors as well equals in Aviation. I am serious fan of Orange Roughy and Stearmans in general or anything with a radial engine. Those are some most beautiful photos of Roughy!

Have you flown in Orange Roughy? If no, you gotta!!! And wow, a mentor and equal? I am truly honored to be on that level… (ps, sent Kelly your way)

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