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New Year, New You, 2022, — AviatorCast 165 by Angle of Attack

It’s a new year, and many are thinking of goals ahead. Pilots are goal oriented, but a new year brings on a whole new meaning to completing the mission. In this podcast, we’ll talk about how to make this YOUR year for success.In this podcast we will: * Discuss Goals and Steps in Aviation * …

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Rolling with the Punches — AviatorCast 164

Have you seen the classic movies series Rocky? It’s incredibly motivational. What makes this story the most compelling of all is the wrestle with that inner struggle we all have — pain vs gain. When a pilot goes through flight training, self doubt, destructive inner voices, victimhood and excuses are abound. There are absolutely things …

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“Your Life in My Hands” A Lesson in Aviation Professionalism — AviatorCast 163

A few weeks ago I would have never envisioned myself in the ER a few times, in pain for weeks. Along the way, I learned a lesson or two that helps we as pilots recognize the incredible responsibility we have. A recent medical event that had me out of action, the result of that medical …

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Self Doubt & “The Right Stuff” — AviatorCast 162

All too often I get student pilots that succumb to self doubt. That is, not believing they can make it through flight training or that they don’t have what it takes. This is a VERY common occurrence that we all face, so we’re going to tackle it head on in today’s podcast. In this podcast …

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Thankful for Flight — AviatorCast 161

What a year it’s been! There’s much to look back on and be grateful for. Not only on a personal level, but throughout the aviation industry at large. In this podcast we will discuss: A perspective on today’s aviation What we have to be thankful for as a community at large A few things I’m …

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The Future & ForeFlight — AviatorCast 160

The future is here. It’s actually been here for a while, but it’s here. That is the EFB, or Electronic Flight Bag. With all the data a pilot needs to manage into today’s data rich world, you NEED ForeFlight as a pilot. So, let’s talk about WHY you need it, and some of the features …

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It’s NOT Worth It — AviatorCast 159

They say “build your time” and “pay your dues”. But in aviation, is it worth giving EVERYTHING up for that ultimate dream? Or are there limits to the insanity we should put ourselves through? In this podcast we will discuss: The typical path followed in an aviation career The Good part of growing in a …

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10 Aviation Commandments — AviatorCast 158

For some, aviation is a religion. Not sure that’s good or bad, but it is what it is. There is something spiritual about flying, so it makes sense. I came up with 10 Aviation Commandments, most of them fairly ‘serious’ and spot on. They’re mostly safety-related, but many are related to growing and improving as …

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The Grind – AviatorCast 157

Flight training is a load of fun if you’re lined up with the right instructor and school. But even then, eventually it’ll get difficult. Not because it isn’t fun, but because it’s a lot of work. That’s why you need to be committed to “The Grind”. In this podcast we will: Discover how making up …

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10 AirVenture Moments – AviatorCast 156

AirVenture takes place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin every July. It’s a theme park for aviators and aviation enthusiasts. Everywhere you look, rare planes of all varieties are flying. It’s an aviation Mecca. In this episode,  I share 10 of the standout memories I have from AirVenture. This could be an exhaustive list, though, as there’s so …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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

  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 …

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Guy on a BUFFALO! Flying a Small Airplane to Catalina Island

Guy on a buffalo, or two guys on a buffalo… Stephen and I head to Catalina Island in Southern California for a day of flying, $100 hamburgers, beautiful sites, and just a really cool excuse to commit aviation. Stephen is time building in his Cessna 150, preparing to be a commercial pilot. Right now he’s …

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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.

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Chris Palmer – Angle of Attack – SuperAero LIVE #3

Chris Palmer, owner and founder of Angle of Attack, shares his story on a recent interview with SuperAero.

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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.

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Breaking Down METARs — 1 Minute Wings

Raw vs Plain Language? METARs have been around for a LONG time. Some may be used to breaking down the raw, and others find that tech like ForeFlight makes it a lot easier. Remember a METAR is what is happening NOW, an observation, whereas a TAF would be an actual forecast of the FUTURE.

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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.

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Out of Quarantine / Homer Alaska Flying Tour

What an odd world we’re living in now. My family and I are now out of quarantine, and I wanted to celebrate by flying solo. But, you should come along — at least virtually. I’ll take you on a tour of Homer, Alaska and narrate as I would if you were sitting next to me. …

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Aviation History OVERLOAD: 2 of the BEST Museums in 1 Day

Aviation history overload! Two amazing places in one day, starting with the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio and ending with the Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop, not far away. Lots of cool stories and history in between. Check it out!

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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!

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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27 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #10

https://youtu.be/n7rFgOIsD2Q Questions on this episode: 2:06 Advice for commercial maneuver mastery? 4:34 Are you allowed to fly an instrument approach at a controlled field with a non IFR rated safety pilot on a VFR day? 5:21 Tips on establishing personal minimums? What are yours? 6:53 Planning on coming to Cape Fear Aviation in the summer …

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Your First Solo — AviatorCast 141

https://youtu.be/CXBlK_CDCco Got a solo coming up? Soloing an airplane is a thrill. It’s the culmination of a lot of training and effort. At that point things really click, and for the first time you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But what is the process like? In this podcast we will …

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21 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #9

https://youtu.be/r88ydvPG0Q4 Questions on this episode: 1:36 Important tips for a flight instructor check ride 2:47 How do you incorporate the student into a lesson plan/teaching guide? 4:50 Struggling to learn the E6B and make flight plans. Any advice? 8:29 Hi Chris, what’s your process to determine a VFR flight is a go or no go? …

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The Hobby Gap — Professional Flying for the Recreational Pilot — AviatorCast 140

This podcast is sure to be thought provoking for those pilots who want ultimate safety, growth, and success in their aviation journey. That starts, first and foremost, with being a safe and proficient pilot. But when that proficiency program isn't required, that's where we have to self commit to a 'higher way'.

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Kobe Bryant Crash from a Flight Instructor’s Perspective — AviatorCast 139

I've held off on commenting and sharing my thoughts on the Kobe Bryant accident. Now that more facts are available, it's time for us pilots to have a serious discussion about ways we can learn from this tragic accident.

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Flight Instructor Refresher Course with AOPA & Jason Miller — AviatorCast 138

https://youtu.be/bmfdJfGfi4E Every 2 years, flight instructors have to go through recurrent training to remain legal. This course is called a Flight Instructor Refresher Course or FIRC (FURR-K). It’s an opportunity to stay up to snuff on a lot of things that are foundational, in addition to learning something new. In this podcast we will discuss: …

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22 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #8

https://youtu.be/SB0hefxa8oo Questions on this episode: 0:48 Tips for the oral side of the instrument checkride 4:17 Have any tips for remembering the numbers for the regulations? 6:49 What is the best way to not get “burn out” during instrument training towards the end? 11:06 What app do you use for the FAR/AIM? 11:34 Do you …

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22 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #7

https://youtu.be/pkCAygG3fdc Questions on this episode: 0:55 Instrument Rating. How do you keep everything straight in your head? 2:34 Ownership expenses/upgrades, and what to prioritize? 4:47 In your opinion, what’s the most difficult subject for PPL? 7:04 Hello Chris, I will start flying school soon and I will fly twice a week due to full time …

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Stupid-proof Your Flying with Aviation Safety — AviatorCast 137

https://youtu.be/wz7qEGln8g4 What is the biggest liability we have as pilots, in our support of aviation safety? It’s OURSELVES. We are the ultimate decision makers. If we don’t make good choices, then bad things happen while flying. That’s why we need to stupid-proof our flying as much as possible, in the name of aviation safety. In …

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15 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #6

https://youtu.be/ZPgnJJCmi2g Questions on this episode: 1:01 What do you think of programs like Sheppard Air for written test? 2:46 Would you recommend buying or renting an airplane? 4:13 iPad mini or iPad Pro (11”)? 6:03 Do you know of crossovers between being a pilot and geologist? 7:38 What is the hardest instrument approach you have …

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For the Pilot’s Spouse — AviatorCast 136

Pilots, this podcast is directed straight to your spouse. Do you have a hard time explaining to them why you love flying so much? Sit down together, listen, enjoy, and perhaps you'll understand each other better!

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13 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #5

https://youtu.be/N5ZXCrV4Dlc Questions on this episode: 1:40 Are there well paying aviation jobs that allow you to be home with your family every night? 3:23 Going into the military, do you suggest commercial? Have 135 hours and about to get instrument. 4:24 Transitioning to a new airplane in the middle of PPL training. Good or bad? …

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22 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #4

https://youtu.be/iZhrKJFL-hA Questions on this episode: 0:37 Do you offer PPL, Instrument and Commercial flight training and when can I start? 1:49 Any tips for Commercial lazy 8’s and 8’s on pylons? 5:02 Any advice on forming partnerships to buy a plane? 6:21 Best advice for a new CFI? Best advice for a CFI check ride? …

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How to Get Back Into Aviation & Flight Training — AviatorCast 135

Do you want to stupid-proof your aviation? It's up to YOU and no-one else. You've got to check yourself before you wreck yourself. More on how in this podcast.

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19 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt46keIk1gY Questions on this episode: 0:23 I find myself canceling flights for winds aloft. How can I become more comfortable with crosswind? 4:08 Can you quickly explain how the carburetor system works? Plain and simple. 6:11 What type of headsets do you prefer? 8:12 In flying Cessna 172, how soon after takeoff should one adjust …

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24 Flight Training & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #2

https://youtu.be/3MuiM7y8jMY Questions on this episode: 1:58 How do you pay back a student loan after taking one out for a private pilot’s license? 3:23 Can a private pilot log hours towards a commercial pilot’s license if flying an empty commercial plane? 4:41 Is 35 too old to start training for a commercial pilot’s license? 6:09 …

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Motivation Monday — 30 Flight Training & Aviation Career Questions LIVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVCRQeMTtB8 Questions on this episode: 0:02 How do I keep my #flight lessons productive? 1:38 Commercial 180 Tips — I have trouble getting the aircraft right to my aiming point 3:15 Partial Panel Instrument Tips — Having trouble with timed turns 4:35 Lately I’ve been floating past my touchdown point — Any tips on how …

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Teenagers: How to Become a Pilot — AviatorCast 134

For teenagers wondering how to become a pilot, you probably have a lot of questions on how to get started. This podcast will go through many of those big questions, in addition to a lot of the steps it takes to reach that dream.

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Checkride ACE + Preparation, Overview & Breakdown — AviatorCast 133

Nervous for an upcoming checkride? Checkride ACE is a new program from Angle of Attack. This podcast exclusive look will breakdown the new course for private, instrument and commercial. We’ll start with the “why” it was created and end with the “what” was created.

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Wind Wise Tips for Flying Airplanes — AviatorCast 132

Wind is a major factor to flying an aircraft through the sky. Would you believe me if I said we’ve been looking at it all wrong? Let’s dive into the fundamentals of wind, and what you can look forward to in each phase of flight as you are battling (or working) with the winds.

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Aviation Needs All Your Talents and Skills — AviatorCast 131

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPBdI7MIIAI Are you a bit sheepish about not knowing everything in aviation? Not sure if you’ll ever catch up? The aviation industry and community actually needs what you have RIGHT NOW. What skills have you already built that can benefit the community? This podcast is all about cultivating and translating over those talents you have …

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Smoke is No Joke! Flying Dangers + Aviation Safety — AviatorCast 130

Smoke is an aviation topic rarely mentioned. But it cost lives this summer. I had my own encounter with it while flying, and feel the message needs to get out on the dangers.

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Preflight Rules to Live By — AviatorCast 129

Why are preflights so important? What happens if you DON’T do one? Let’s take a dive into the reasons we should recommit ourselves to the exercise, getting every flight off on the right foot.

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Path to Success in CFI Flight Training — AviatorCast 128

Are you wanting to enter the world of teaching and become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)? This license will be different than any other training you’ve done, from the training and experience itself, all the way through the checkride.

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Commercial Pilot Flight Training Success | AviatorCast 127

Are you in the process of your commercial flight training? Here are some tips on how to succeed, what to look out for, and how to do it right.

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Your Path to Instrument Flight Training Success #AviatorCast 126

Wanting to know the pathway of success through your instrument training? While there’s not just one way to get your instrument rating, there are certainly more efficient ways. Find out more in this podcast!

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Don’t Quit Flight Training #AviatorCast 125

Are you wanting to quit flight training because it’s become too hard, expensive, you’ve run out of time, don’t get along with your instructor, etc? LISTEN TO THIS FIRST!

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Part 141 vs Part 61 Flight Schools #AviatorCast 124

Are you wondering the difference between Part 61 and Part 141 Flight Schools? This podcast will share the pros and cons of each to make your decision easier.

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How to Avoid Study Burnout in Private Pilot Training — #AviatorCast 123

Are you the type of person that could burn out because you try and study so hard? Are you so excited about flying that you think you might overdue it? This podcast is all about pacing, and it's for you.

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Becoming a Commercial Pilot Will Change Your Aviation Life #AviatorCast 122

Have you thought of flying for a living? When you become a commercial pilot, your whole flying world changes. Then it is a part of life, and you're getting paid for it. Learn more about the journey in this podcast!

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Where I’ve been and what is next? #AviatorCast 121

Learn why there was such a long hiatus from the podcast, and what is in the near and distance future for the show and for Angle of Attack.

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WWII Triple Ace Pilot Col. C.E. “Bud” Anderson — AviatorCast 120

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYUe0l_mibI Colonel Clarence E “Bud” Anderson joins us on this episode of AviatorCast. He’s a WWII Triple Ace, with 16 1/4 kills to his name during his 300 hours flying over the European Theatre during World War II. The most notable airplane that Col. Anderson flew during the war was the P-51 Mustang. …

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Justin Siems — Corporate Pilot | Pilot to Pilot Podcast: AviatorCast 119

Becoming a pilot takes a whole lot of hard work, dedication and planning. Nearly everyone has a unique path to their career in the skies. Whether that’s as an airline pilot, military aviator, corporate pilot or so many different types of flyers in between, there is a path to your dream. Today we talk to …

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IM SAFE Checklist — AviatorCast Episode 118

  Today’s Flight Plan The IM SAFE Checklist. As pilots we spend a whole lot of time making sure that our airplanes are running well and we’re setup for flight. We have routine maintenance, we do extensive preflight procedures, engine runups, and much more. So why not check ourselves as well? Before you got flying, …

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The Prepared Aviation Student — AviatorCast 117

Today’s Flight Plan How do you best prepare for flight training of any kind? What does your instructor expect of you? How can you squeeze the most out of every hour? Through my time as an instructor, I’ve seen a range of preparedness, from the completely unprepared to the fully prepared. On this episode of …

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Collision Avoidance — AviatorCast 116

Today’s Flight Plan Collision Avoidance. It’s another one of those FAA terms that someone flying a desk came up with. But hey, it’s fairly accurate. And it’s certainly important to avoid colliding with things, especially when you’re in an airplane. In this episode of AviatorCast, we’re going to go over situations both on the ground, …

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A Benchwarmers Guide to Aviation — AviatorCast Episode 115

Today’s Flight Plan Have you heard of flight following? Have you known about it, but don’t use it? Flight Following is a way to be under the watchful eye of air traffic control for traffic and other advisors. With that come a lot of other benefits. For example, say you are having difficulty or have …

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AviatorCast Episode 114: Flight Following

Flight Following Have you heard of flight following? Have you known about it, but don’t use it? Flight Following is a way to be under the watchful eye of air traffic control for traffic and other advisors. With that come a lot of other benefits. For example, say you are having difficulty or have a …

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5 Pilot Fears (and how to overcome them) — AviatorCast 113

Today’s Flight Plan Even as pilots, there are still fears we haven’t got over. These are things we need to keep working at to be more proficient, safe and capable. It’s true that you don’t have to overcome these fears, but life is sure easier (and more fun) as a pilot if you do. So, …

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AviatorCast Episode 112: The Battle for Valdez

Today’s Flight Plan It’s been a journey there and back to Valdez this year. I’ve got quite a few stories to tell. Through our difficult trips there and back, I found my limits, and had to adhere to my better self to come out safely. If you’ve ever wondered about this awesome aviation event, this …

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AviatorCast Episode 111: 11 Steps to Instrument Mastery

Today’s Flight Plan After having just received my CFII, I find myself aware of a lot of things that make a good instrument pilot. They are things that I want to see in myself and things I expect of my future students, at least eventually. That’s why I decided to do a podcast on the …

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AviatorCast Episode 110: Phil Stokes: Flying as a One-Armed Pilot

Today’s Flight Plan Learning to fly is hard enough. With the time, money and effort required to get it done, there’s a high washout rate and very few people achieve the end result; a pilots license. Can you imagine also going through this process with a “limitation” or “disability” like having the use of just …

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AviatorCast Episode 109: Sarina Houston: CFI | Aviatrix | Flying Mom | Writer

Today’s Flight Plan Ever wonder if you can be a mom AND be a pilot? Well, the answer is yes. Is it easy? Of course not. In our last interview we talked to Zoan who was a CFI while raising her kids. This time we talk to Sarina, mother of a few young boys, and …

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AviatorCast Episode 108: Sky Wars: The Last Pilot — 9 Flying Lessons from the Galaxy of Star Wars

Today’s Flight Plan The epic battles, the last second saves, the crazy things we’d never do as real pilots — this is aviation/astronautics in the Galaxy of Star Wars. What can we learn from our flying friends from a Galaxy… far, far away? In this episode I’ll share 9 lessons we can learn from the …

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AviatorCast Episode 107: Zoan Harclerode: AOPA National Best Flight Instructor 2017

Today’s Flight Plan Zoan and I met at Redbird Migration where we were able to spend a bit of time working on a fun aviation education video. She was full of life, passion and knowledge so I wanted to get her on the show. Turns out that Zoan ended up winning the AOPA National Best …

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AviatorCast Episode 106: Tres Clinton: Flight Instructor | Tailwheel | Floatplanes

Today’s Flight Plan There are types of flying that few pilots ever do. Getting your tailwheel endorsement and seaplane rating are just a few of them. While tailwheel used to be a norm for all pilots, today it is a novelty. And of course, most of us don’t live near laudable water, so it makes …

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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, …

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AviatorCast Episode 104: Wisconsin Fall Flying

Today’s Flight Plan I just got back from a business trip in Wisconsin for the fall. I’ve done my CFI in Wisconsin in May, and attended AirVenture many times in July, but never did spend time in Wisconsin in Fall. First off, Redbird Migration was on the list. This is a gathering of like-minded aviation …

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AviatorCast Episode 103: Finding, Picking and Keeping a Flight Instructor

Are you about to start training? Are you starting a new rating? You need an awesome instructor. Find out how to find, pick and keep one.

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AviatorCast Episode 102: First Private Pilot Student PASSED

Find out what it's like to pass off a student for a PPL checkride, and some of the steps and emotions involved.

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AviatorCast Episode 101: The Future Near and Far

Big new announcements for the future of Angle of Attack, AviatorCast, AviatorTraining.com and the Angle of Attack Show

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AviatorCast Episode 100: Celebrating 100 Episodes with CFI

It's finally here! Episode 100, and a new era for the podcast. New music, new direction. Hear all about what it's like to go through CFI training.

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AviatorCast Episode 99: Commercial Pilot Training Part III — The Checkride and “What Makes a Professional Pilot”

Join us for the final thoughts on the Commercial Checkride, including the checkride itself. Also, "What Makes a Professional Pilot".

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AviatorCast Episode 98: Commercial Pilot Training Part II w/ Michael Phillips

Part II of our series having an honest, frank and educational discussion about what transpired during my commercial training. Get both the student and instructor perspectives.

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

Join a unique instructor/student candid and honest discussion about the challenges of the Commercial Rating.

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AviatorCast Episode 96: Ken Wittekiend: DPE | Checkrides | Promark Aviation | SAFE

Ever been incredibly nervous on a checkride? DPE Ken Whittekiend helps demystify the process, and pass with flying colors.

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AviatorCast Episode 95: Dave Herwig: Golden Knight | CFI | Cape Fear Aviation

Dave Herwig, former US Army Golden Knight now CFI joins us to talk about his love and passion for all things aviation.

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AviatorCast 2016 Message & Santa’s Aviation Secrets

Here's a quick Christmas message and an excerpt from a podcast several years ago that talks about Santa's training secrets, reindeer aerodynamics, and SOPS -- Santa Operating Procedures

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AviatorCast Episode 94: Written Test: The “Pass” in Passion

Get some Pro-Tips on how to pass your next FAA Written Exam with flying colors.

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AviatorCast Episode 93: Bob Hoover & Veterans Day

Today’s Flight Plan We owe so much to our Veterans on this Veterans Day. They’ve sacrificed so much for our country. On this episode I share some stories from the recently late Bob Hoover. His passing came with both celebration and sadness in the aviation community. If you don’t know who Bob Hoover is, this …

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AviatorCast Episode 92: Medical Mystery Tour: Third Class Medical Reform and MORE

Confused about medicals? Want to be updated on Third Class Medicals? Let's go through a comprehensive update.

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AviatorCast Episode 91: Flying in Alaska This Summer – 6 Focus Points

Today I'll focus on 6 Focus Points of Flying in Alaska this Summer. This area is so much different than the rest of the US!

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AviatorCast Episode 90: SR-71 Blackbird Crew: Richard Graham & Don Emmons

Today’s Flight Plan What would it be like to strap into a top secret machine, fly at 80,000 feet and Mach 3+? Our guests today did just that as a crew, flying top secret missions. We catch up with Richard Graham and Don Emmons to hear a few stories of what it was like flying …

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AviatorCast Episode 89: EAA AirVenture #OSH16 Report

Hear our story of AirVenture 2016 from a Massive Water Bomber called Martin Mars, to meeting a Dolittle Raider, and interviewing an SR-71 Crew.

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AviatorCast Episode 88: Rod Machado: Flight Instructor | Becomeapilot.com | Speaker | Edutainment

Rod Machado helps us answer important flight training questions. Is all flight instruction created equal? Are pilots of today too focused on their EFBs and not enough on Stick and Rudder? These and more on this episode of AviatorCast.

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AviatorCast Episode 87: Valdez Fly-in and STOL Competition 2016

Valdez Fly-in 2016 in the books. Find out what makes this one of the best airshows in the whole world, and a true bush pilot rodeo.

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AviatorCast Episode 86: Steve Vihlen: Airline Cargo Pilot | Fighter Pilot | GA Lover

From a RC Airplanes to F16s, and 727s, MD11s and 777s, Steve Vihlen shares his path in aviation.

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AviatorCast Episode 85: Sun ’N Fun 2016

My report on Sun 'n Fun 2016 with the people I met, the things I saw, and the flying that happened on the last day.

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AviatorCast Episode 84: Celebrating 10 Years

10 Years! Angle of Attack, parent company to AviatorCast, turns 10. I tell you the startup story, history, and a teaser about what's next.

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AviatorCast Episode 83: Flight School from Dovetail Games w/ Stephen Hood

Join us as we discuss Flight School, the new simulator from Dovetail Games, with the DTG Creative Director himself, Stephen Hood.

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AviatorCast Episode 82: Don Sebastian | Airplane Detective

Thinking of buying an airplane? You need a knowledgable guy in your corner, ensuring you don't get a lemon. We talk to your guy- Don Sebastian.

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AviatorCast Episode 81: Flying While Grounded

Today’s Flight Plan Sick of not being able to fly during the winter months? Well, flight simulation can be your medicine! Today we talk about what it takes to get into flight simulation, from the cost, all the way to perfecting procedures. We have tips on a whole lot of things that can help you …

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AviatorCast Episode 80: Dan Pimental: Aviation Writer | GA Advocate | Camp Bacon | Social Media

Talking/writer about flying is the second funnest thing to flying itself. Dan, our guest for this episode, is a writer for many popular aviation magazines.

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AviatorCast Episode 79: Patrick Smith: Cockpit Confidential | Askthepilot.com | Airline Pilot | Travel

Patrick Smith, Airline Pilot and Author, joins us to talk about passenger fears, questions, and the joy of travel as part of an airline pilot job.

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AviatorCast Episode 78: Mike Rushforth: Sendaero | Mentoring | Airline Pilot

Need an aviation mentor? Look no further than Sendaero. Founder Mike Rushforth, also an airline pilot, shares more on this episode.

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AviatorCast Episode 77: Virtual Reality with Daniel Church: FlyInside | Oculus Rift | Flight Simulation

What's the biggest upgrade you can make to your sim in the new year? Look no further than Oculus Rift with "FlyInside" for an awesome experience.

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AviatorCast Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas! This is just a short message. Refer to episode 49 from last year to get the full story on Santa and the Reindeer!

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AviatorCast Episode 76: Star Wars | The Forces of Flight Awaken

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AviatorCast Episode 75: MapleWood 2015 | Redbird Migration | Space Shuttle | Flying

After a short time away, AviatorCast is now back! I've got some stories to share from various journeys- Atlanta, California, Brazil, Texas and more.

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AviatorCast: Ed Bolen- NBAA CEO | Pilot | Corporate | Business | Government | GAMA

Business, corporate and charter is an awesome career path for a pilot. We hear from one of the most influential industry leaders, NBAA President Ed Bolen.

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AviatorCast: P51s in Review at Oshkosh

The P-51 is alive and well thanks to a select group mechanics, owners and fliers who keep them in the air today. At Oshkosh, I heard a bit about them.

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AviatorCast: Craig Fuller- Former AOPA President | Redbird Chairman | Pilot | Advocacy | Government

Craig Fuller has done much for the freedom and growth of aviation. Always an advocate, this former AOPA President is still fighting for pilots today.

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AviatorCast: Charles McGee- Tuskegee Airman

If the danger of being a fighter pilot in WWII isn't enough challenge for you, imagine facing racial discrimination as well. That's the Tuskegee Airmen.

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AviatorCast: Brian Terwilliger- Living in the Age of Airplanes

You know him for the film One Six Right. His next film, Living in the Age of Airplanes is now in theaters nation wide. Inspiring to say the least!

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AviatorCast: Kim Furst: Flying the Feathered Edge Movie | The Bob Hoover Project | Filmmaker

Kim Furst is a well known filmmaker. Her latest film tells the life of Bob Hoover (who was on the last podcast) in great, inspiring detail. #TEAMHOOVER

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AviatorCast: Bob Hoover- Ole’ Yeller | POW | Airshow Pilot | Test Pilot | Forever Flying | Flying the Feathered Edge

Bob Hoover, one of the remaining true - and best aviators of all time, speaks of his time in the war, flight testing and more. This guy is unreal!

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AviatorCast: Apollo 13- Jim Lovell | Fred Haise | Milton Windler | Bill Reeves

"Houston, we have a problem"- a phrase almost anyone can tell you came from Apollo 13. AviatorCast was at an event with Apollo 13 Astronauts, and recorded the session.

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AviatorCast: National Aviation Day 8 Point Roll

Today’s Flight Plan The last month of aviation is one to be remembered. Starting with Oshkosh where AviatorCast picked up a lot of great interviews, it now seems Summer is coming to a close having just celebrated National Aviation Day. To celebrate National Aviation Day (at least the week thereof), we have a very special …

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AviatorCast Episode 74: OpenAirplane Cofounder Rod Rakic: Aircraft Rental | PPL | Pilot Checkout | CAP

Imagine being able to rent aircraft with ease, almost anywhere in the US. OpenAirplane does just that- and we learn more from the Cofounder on AviatorCast.

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1st Edition AviatorCast T-Shirts – FLY OR DIE

Want an awesome t-shirt? Checkout the 1st Edition AviatorCast Tees. And, you can even get one for free.

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AviatorCast Episode 73: Jeffrey Graham: Naval Aviator | P3 Orion | P8 Poseidon | Aviation Safety Officer

It's not easy becoming a Naval Aviator. It takes hard work, great grades as well as physical and mental endurance. P8 and P3 Pilot Jeffrey Graham joins us.

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AviatorCast Episode 72: Sarah Fritts: Think Aviation | Army Helicopter Pilot | War Veteran | Regional Pilot

Helicopter Pilot, Army Officer, War Veteran, and now Regional Airline Pilot, Sarah Fritts from ThinkAviation joins us on AviatorCast.

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AviatorCast Episode 71: Paul Dye: NASA | Space Shuttle | Flight Director | Kitplanes Magazine | Pilot

A lifelong pilot himself, our guest Paul Dye spent most of his career at NASA as their longest standing Flight Director at 35 years.

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AviatorCast Episode 70: Brad Tate: Airline Pilot | Family Man | American Airlines | @AAFO4EVER

Have you dreamed of being an airline pilot? Brad Tate is doing just that, and he loves it. It's not all sunshine and rainbows. Have a listen to his story.

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AviatorCast Episode 69: BackcountryPilot.org’s Zane Jacobson: Bush Flying | Forums | Wilderness | Videos | Blog

To fly in the Wild- that is what BackcountryPilot.org is all about. The founder, Zane, comes on AviatorCast to talk flying in the bush as a weekend warrior.

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AviatorCast Episode 68: John Dorcey of S.A.F.E: Society of Aviation and Flight Educators | Education | CFI | K-12

We were all student pilots at one time or another. Quality aviation education is essential. Today's guest, John Dorcey from SAFE, shares why... and more.

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AviatorCast Episode 67: Jim Hoddenbach of Disciples of Flight: Photography | A&P IA | Backcountry | Video | Bountiful Skypark

Jim Hoddenbach, and aviation cinematographer, pilot, mechanic (what doesn't this guy do!) joins us to talk all things aviation. What a cool dude!

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AviatorCast Episode 66: Leland Shanle: Naval Aviator | 777 Pilot | Author | Broken Wing Productions

What do you get when you mold a naval aviator, author, airline pilot, and producer into one? You get Leland Shanle- an aviator of awesome proportion.

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AviatorCast Episode 65: 7 Lasting Wright Brothers Lessons

The Wright Brothers- you know the name. I recently read the new book by David McCullough. In this podcast, 7 Lasting Wright Brothers Lessons.

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AviatorCast Episode 64: Report on WATS and Sun ‘n Fun 2015

Lots to share from my journey to WATS and Sun 'n Fun. A new perspective on the industry, and new passion moving forward.

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AviatorCast Episode 63: AirlinePilotGuy aka Jeff Nielsen: Airline Pilot | Children of the Magenta | Automation Dependency | Captain Authority

We are joined by the one and only AirlinePilotGuy. Jeff talks to us about an Air Force career, flying the 727 and L-1011, automation dependency and more.

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AviatorCast Episode 62: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Aviators

You've heard of the 7 Habits for Highly Effective People- What about the 7 Habits for Highly Effective Aviators? Listen in to learn more.

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AviatorCast Episode 61: Austin Meyer of X-Plane: XPLANE | XAvion | Startup | Software | Flight Simulator | iOS | Android

The founder of X-Plane joins us to talk all about this flight simulator. Austin Meyer is a very creative and smart guy. You'll be on the edge of your seat.

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AviatorCast Episode 60: AvGeek Fest 2015: #AGF15 | Boeing | Alaska Airlines | Karlene Petitt | Mike Swanigan

I took a tip down to the Pacific Northwest for a week full of VIP Boeing Tours, Airliner Simulators, and awesome people.

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AviatorCast 59: Jason Schappert of MzeroA: CFII | Flying Again | Training Videos | Private Pilot Blueprint

Jason Schappert of M0A fame joins us to talk Flight Training, the Flying Again Documentary, flying Mopeds, and so much more.

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AviatorCast Episode 58: Karlene Petitt: Airline Pilot | Author | Blogger | Women in Aviation | Flight to Success

Airline pilot, author, and inspirational aviator Karlene Petitt joins AviatorCast. Talk about a cool pilot!

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AviatorCast Episode 57: LiveATC.net Founder Dave Pascoe: ATC | IFR Flying | Entrepreneur | NTSB | Mic Fright

LiveATC.net founder Dave Pascoe joins us to talk to startup of LiveATC, a behind the scenes look, and also a bit about him as an aviator.

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AviatorCast Episode 56: Don Lee – Alaska Bush Pilot for 35+ Years | Skis | Floats | Glaciers | Instructor – by Angle of Attack

What's it like to be a bush pilot in Alaska? Find out from Don Lee. He's been doing it for 35 years. Floats, skis or tundra tires, he's done it all.

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AviatorCast Episode 55: Jeroen Doorman – Flight Sim Video | Tweaking | Hardware | FSX | Prepar3D | X-Plane

We talk everything flight simulation hardware, software, and setup with Jeroen Doorman.

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AviatorCast Episode 54: Matt Hall: Red Bull Air Racer | Top Gun Instructor | Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) | Bad @$$

Red Bull Air Racer + RAAF Top Gun Instructor + Cool Guy= Matt Hall. Checkout this interview with a Top Gun aviator who has spent his career flying the edge.

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AviatorCast Episode 53: 1st Anniversary/Birthday!

AviatorCast is officially 1 year old! With 52 episodes under our belt, it's time to say hello to year #2- but not until we have a look back at year #1.

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AviatorCast Episode 52: Brent Owens: FixedWingBuddha.com | Corporate Pilot | RV-8 | Author

Today we are joined by Brent Owens- corporate pilot, blogger, podcaster, RV-8 owner, author, and an awesome guy.

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AviatorCast Episode 51: FlightChops (Steve Thorne): Youtube | Weekend Warrior | Canadian | Flying Videos

FlightChops from Youtube joins us today to talk about his awesome aviation videos.

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AviatorCast Episode 50: SMART 2015 Goals- Your Personal Annual

2014 is gone and 2015 is here. What aviation goals do you have for this next year? We share how you can achieve your goals the S.M.A.R.T. way.

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AviatorCast Episode 49: Santa’s Aviator Secrets Revealed

Where did Santa learn to become an aviator? What is Santa's flight plan? What is on Santa's instrument panel? We answer just a few of these questions.

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AviatorCast Episode 48: Rob Burgon- Fighter Pilot | F-22 Raptor | U.S. Air Force

He went from filling spreadsheets to flying F-22 Raptors. Our guest Rob Burgon is a top notch pilot. Find out more about military flying in this interview.

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AviatorCast Episode 47: Ultimate Simulated IFR & 7 Healthy IFR Mindsets

Do you want to setup the Ultimate IFR Simulator? We give you some thoughts and ideas on the what's and how's. In addition, we talk about 7 Healthy IFR Mindets- things you should thinking about before, during and after your IFR training.

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AviatorCast Episode 46: Jerry Gregoire of Redbird Simulations: RedHawk | Full Motion | Connected Airplane | SkyPort

Perhaps you've heard of Redbird, who produce some of the best general aviation flight simulators on the market. Today we hear from founder Jerry Gregoire.

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AviatorCast Episode 45: A2A Simulations | Scott Gentile | Cessna 172 | Cessna 182 | Accusim | Flight Simulation

Do you require the ultimate realism from your simulations? That's what you get with A2A Simulations. Hear from the owner, Scott Gentile, about their new 182.

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AviatorCast Episode 44: Hangar Talk w/ Mariano Ripoll: Airline Pilot | Inspiring | Flight Simulation

Talk about overcoming adversity! Mariano shares how even the most difficult circumstances can't keep you back from achieving the airline pilot dream.

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AviatorCast Episode 43: Flightsim Visuals & Learning from Accidents: PLAN-B | Oculus Rift | ADM

How can you upgrade to some stellar flightsim visuals? & Learning from air accidents, and not repeating them. Remember- "PLAN-B"

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AviatorCast Episode 42: Redbird Migration: Connected Airplane | FMX | Redhawk

Learn about new and exciting technologies in flight training & flight simulation with this report on the Redbird Migration.

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AviatorCast Episode 41: Brendan Farmer: CFI | UND Aerospace | Meteorology

What's it like to be an instructor at one of the worlds best collegiate flying programs, UND Aerospace? We sit down Brendan Farmer and ask that and more.

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AviatorCast Episode 40: Teen to Pilot | Tips & Tricks on How to Get Your Private Pilot

Are you a teen looking to become a pilot? (or looking to become a pilot, and not a teen?) Here are some tips and tricks to help you get your real license.

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AviatorCast Episode 39: Rick Todd: NAFI | Flight Simulators | Chicago Premiere Flight Training

Rick Todd of NAFI and Chicago Premiere Flight Training talks simulation in flight training, preparing better students, and making higher quality instructors

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AviatorCast Episode 38: 9 Seaplane Challenges You Wont Get with Wheels

Have you ever wondered what it's like to fly a floatplane? Here you'll learn some of the challenges that come with flying a waterborne aircraft.

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AviatorCast Episode 37: Ron Rapp: Gulfstream IV | Aerobatics | Writer | Opinion Leader

Want to hear thoughts, tips and stories from a Gulfstream IV, aerobatic, CFI, warbird, seaplane rated pilot? Enter Ron Rapp, writer and pilot extraordinaire

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AviatorCast Episode 36: Cap’n Aux: Airline Pilot | Author | Blogger | Passionate Aviator

What do you get when you mix an airline pilot, talented author, great video maker and cool guy together? You get Eric Auxier!

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AviatorCast Episode 35: Bush Flying Blast: Float Planes | CubCrafters | Backcountry Flying

What's it like flying a new CubCrafters Carbon Cub and/or a 172 on floats in the Alaskan Backcountry?

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AviatorCast Episode 34: Lockheed Martin Flight Service: Mike Glasgow | 1800WXBRIEF

Where does your flight info come from? Flight Service or 1800WXBRIEF is one of the best places for info in the US. Increase safety with these new features.

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AviatorCast Episode 33: Hangar Talk w/ ForeFlight: Ryan McBride | iPad Apps | EFB

What is ForeFlight? It's only one of the coolest apps by pilots, for pilots. Seriously, this will help you be an even awesome-er aviator.

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AviatorCast Episode 32: Hangar Talk w/ Aero Glass: Augmented Reality HUD for Pilots

What will it be like to be a pilot in the future? Well, you may not have to wait long to see. Aero Glass may just be what the future looks like.

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AviatorCast Episode 31: Hangar Talk w/ Matt Guthmiller: Youngest Pilot to Fly Solo Around the World

Matt Guthmiller just broke the record to become the youngest pilot to fly around the world SOLO. This guy is inspirational, daring, and pretty much awesome.

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AviatorCast Episode 30: The 10 Commandments of Pilots-in-Command

What tools and pieces do you need to be an awesome Pilot-in-command? Well, we came up with 10 Commandments.

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AviatorCast Episode 29: 3 Coolest Things From Osh Kosh Airventure 2014

It's been a huge week at Osh Kosh! Learn about some of the things I loved most, from flight simulation, flight training and aircraft.

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AviatorCast Episode 28: Osh Kosh 2014

Anyone going to Airventure? I am, and would LOVE to see you there.

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AviatorCast Episode 27: MH17 Tragedy | PMDG 777 SP1 and 777-300ER

We talk about the sad tragedy of MH17, in addition to the great news coming out about the PMDG 777-300ER.

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AviatorCast Episode 26: Hangar Talk w/ Real Environment Xtreme: Weather | Textures | REX 4 DIRECT

Real Environment Xtreme founders tell us all about their amazing weather program, what's out now, what's coming next, and a lot of other great details.

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AviatorCast Episode 25: Independence Day | Louis Zamperini | WWII Aircraft

Who is Louis Zamperini and what does he have to do with WWII aircraft? These two short subjects on this Independence Day!

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AviatorCast Episode 24: Hangar Talk w/ Nick Collett Pt. II: Airline Pilot | Flight Simmer | Passion

Nick Collet joins us for part II of our conversation, talking about what it was like to become an airline pilot- after years of flight sim, and hard work.

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AviatorCast Episode 23: The War on VMC into IMC | Real Training=Real Simulator

Do clouds really kill pilots? We don't think so either. So why do people keep dying that way? AND why realistic flight training means a realistic simulator.

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AviatorCast Episode 22: 5 Aviation Acronyms to Know By Heart | Microsoft Sells Flightsim Franchise?!

Learn or refresh up on 5 popular and important aviation acronyms, and learn about some really interesting developments in flight simulation software.

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AviatorCast Episode 21: Hangar Talk w/ Ivy McIver: Cirrus Aircraft | Female Pilot | Cyclist | Skier | Boeing Field

Have you ever sat in a beautiful, new Cirrus SR22T G5? I have. Ivy McIver, our guest, gave me the tour. She joins us to talk about Cirrus and more!

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AviatorCast Episode 20: Hangar Talk w/ Keith Smith: PilotEdge | ATC | Radio Communication | Aviation English

Are you having trouble with ATC communication? Do you need more practice on the radios? Want to add realism to your sim? You must check out PilotEdge!

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AviatorCast Episode 19: FAA Medical Mess and Redbird Round Robin

FAA Medicals are confusing and a mess, especially mine right now. Kidney Stones? Really? And, why Redbird Flight Simulators (and my wife) ROCK!

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AviatorCast Episode 18: Hangar Talk w/ Rick Durden: The Pilots Lounge Author | Aviation Lawyer | The Thinking Pilot’s Flight Manual Author | FAAST Team

What does over 7000 hours in 200 types of airplanes get you? Rick Durden, highly experienced aviator, author and aviation lawyer, talking airplanes!

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AviatorCast Episode 17: Hangar Talk w/ Capt. Mike Swanigan: Alaska Airlines Captain | Talking Flight Podcast | Airline Pilot | Blogger

Alaska Airlines Captain Mike Swanigan joins us to talk about his challenges, career, and love for flying Boeing Jets. You'll love this!

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AviatorCast Episode 16: Hangar Talk w/ Shane Schmidt: Pilot | Flight Simmer | 10 Minute Taxi | The Squawk Shoppe

Shane Schmidt and AviatorCast talk flight simulation, Redbird, awesome aviation headsets, and a great love for aviation on this episode.

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AviatorCast Episode 15: Hangar Talk w/ John Venema: Founder of ORBX | Scenery | Simulation Environment | Industry Leader

John Venema, owner of ORBX, joins us to share his flight simulation expertise. He's a top notch developer, making the absolute best scenery you can get.

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AviatorCast Episode 14: Hangar Talk w/ Trevor “Grizz” Bair: PPL | Avid Flight Simmer | IFR Student

Trevor "Grizz" Bair joins us and talks about the growth of flight simulation, the application of simulators in real world training, and his getting his PPL.

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AviatorCast Episode 13: Hangar Talk w/ Matthew Roesener: PPL | Flight Sim Enthusiast | Author

Matt Roesener joins us and talks about growing up with flight simulators, getting started with and getting your private pilot, in addition to other things.

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AviatorCast Episode 12: Hangar Talk w/ Bruce Williams: Author | CFII MEI | Aerobatics | Simulator Books

Bruce Williams- he'll make you jealous with his aerobatics, envious of his IFR-eating Bonanza, and thankful for his great flight simulator books.

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AviatorCast Episode 11: Hangar Talk w/ Dr. Paul Craig: The Killing Zone Author| Aviation Professor | CFII MEI ATP

"The Killing Zone: How and Why Pilots Die" will shape you forever as an aviator. Hear from the author as he answers many of questions regarding his studies.

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AviatorCast Episode 10: Hangar Talk w/ Swayne Martin: PPL | Blogger | Traveler | Future Pro Pilot

Swayne Martin, from the popular "From Private to Professional Pilot" blog joins us on this episode of AviatorCast. You'll love this episode!

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AviatorCast Episode 9: Hangar Talk w/ Jason Sokoloff: Aviation Safety | NTSB | Aeronautical Decision Making | Accident Investigation

Jason and I engage in Hangar Talk. We'll talk about his time at the NTSB, and a look at aviation safety. Quite the interesting discussion!

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AviatorCast Episode 8: Hangar Talk w/ Nick Collett: Flight Simmer | GA Aviator | Airline Pilot

It's time for a Hangar Talk with Nick Collett. He and I get together and talk at length about his journey to becoming an airline pilot. An amazing story!

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AviatorCast Episode 7: Big Announcement! You’ll want to be a part of this

We've got a big, new announcement. You'll really want to be a part of this! It's called ____________. Learn more inside!

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AviatorCast Episode 6: The Big Checkride Lie | 6 Flight Simmer Errors, and How to Correct Them

Have you taken a checkride before to get a real pilot rating? Then you may want to listen to why the checkride is a 'big lie'. Also, we give tips to flight simmers on how to correct common errors.

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AviatorCast Episode 5: 5 Dangerous Pilot Attitudes | My Recommended Aircraft Addons

Have you ever wanted to know more about Human Factors? In this episode, I start to lay out just some of the dangers facing aviators. And give you my recommended addons.

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AviatorCast Episode 4: My Scariest Pilot Moment | 7 Environment Add-ons for the Perfect Setup

During this episode of AviatorCast I share my scariest moment as a pilot. Additionally, we'll talk about the 7 Environment Add-ons for the Perfect Setup.

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AviatorCast Episode 3: What Makes a Solid, IFR Aviator | How to Nail Virtual Jet Landings- Every Time

Welcome to AviatorCast Episode 3! Here, you'll find tips to make you a solid IFR Aviator. Then, we will discuss how to land a virtual jet, in detail.

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AviatorCast Episode 2: The Age of Autopilot & All Hands on Deck!

Welcome to the second episode of AviatorCast! Today we are going to touch on some subjects that are all the rage to talk about these days. Namely, how much we as pilots should be using autopilot.

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AviatorCast Episode 1: New Show, New Year, New Aviator

Welcome to the first ever episode of AviatorCast! We're so happy to have you here and a part of this wonderful new venture at Angle of Attack.

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Major Announcement: Presenting the AviatorCast Podcast

How would you like to have a weekly flight simulation/real world flight training podcast to look forward to? Look no further than AviatorCast. In the coming weeks, we are going to start this free podcast. I’m planning on this being about an hour long, having actual flight training topics that will help you become a …

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