AviatorCast Episode 97: Commercial Pilot Training Part I w/ Michael Phillips


Today’s Flight Plan

Well, my commercial training didn’t go as planned. Murphy’s Law was in effect the whole time. In other words, what could go wrong did go wrong. My instructor for the journey, Michael Phillips, joins us on this podcast to dive into the journey. Get both perspectives, student and instructor, in this rare and fresh look into training to become a Commercial Pilot.

Useful Links

Michael’s Flight School (Aviation Instruction)
Camarillo Flight Instruction
Flying is Slowing Than Driving



A huge thanks to Michael for joining us on the program!


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Hi Chris,
only yesterday I thought why it has been so long since your last podcast. But wow, this comes in super handy as I’ll be starting my commercial training next week immediately after getting my PPL here at Purdue University. I started listening to your podcasts in Germany where I’m from and they accompanied me transitioning to a new set of experiences and flying adventures. Looking forward to listening to this and more of your engaging podcasts!

P.S.: Fun fact, my commercial instructor’s name is also Chris

So cool man! Very happy to hear the podcast has been helpful to you along the way, and that this comes at a good time. There are still a few more episodes of Commercial stuff to come out! The next one is dropping here in a few.


Thanks Chris! Just saw the update on the new podcast. Looking forward to listening o it soon. Today I became a private pilot. Tomorrow starts Commercial I. I will finish the course in two months before summer break.
Have a great day!

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