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Fathers Flying Floats AND Fun [+] Backcountry Alaska Fishing

Summer is off to slow start in Alaska with all the virus stuff shutting down travel, so a few local bush pilots, all of us fathers, went flying with our sons to the Alaska backcountry. We haphazardly got a few poles together to try our hand at fishing — all from the shores of a …

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5 Common Landing Mistakes [+] How To Fix Them | Flight Training

Having trouble landing an airplane? Finding yourself out of control at the wrong moment? In this video we’ll go through 5 common landing mistakes, plus how to fix them as you’re flying, or even doing flight training. [WIDE Traffic Pattern] When we’re working in the traffic pattern, we’re putting ourselves in a precarious situation. While …

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Beachhoppin’ Bushwheel Birthday Bash | Alaska Flying

What better way to celebrate a birthday than to go flying with a friend, go beach hopping on some remote Alaska beaches, and commit some aviation together? You’re right, there isn’t a better way. Rob and I do just that, flying in his Piper Pacer out of Homer, Alaska as we visit some beaches on …

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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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Back to Flying | 8 PRO Steps to Pilot Proficiency

You’ve been away from flying for a while, and now it’s time to get back in the cockpit. What do you do? Join me, Chris Palmer, a CFI in Alaska, as I take you through a flight with 8 steps to get you back to flying, and back to pilot proficiency. More Info Below. Don’t …

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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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BUUUSY Class Bravo Airspace at SFO — AOPA FIRC | The Finer Points | Jason Miller

For this Alaskan boy, the big city sure is… BIG! I’ve only been down town San Francisco once, and never done a tour of SFO from an airplane. Transitioning through the Class Bravo airspace was busy, but it was made easy with the pro knowledge from Jason Miller of The Finer Points. Having fun and …

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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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FARs Temporary Changes in response to COVID-19

The FAA has made some temporary changers to the Federal Aviation Regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes affect a lot of pilots, so make sure to browse the document and see if you qualify for this regulatory relief. https://ift.tt/3f5p1Wo Personally, I had my Flight Review (part 61.56) due in the next few …

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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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TO THE CHOPPA! [Flying a Helicopter | Skeet Shooting | Aviation VLOG]

Our aviation adventure continues in Ohio. Now we take a Robinson R44 Helicopter to Kentucky where we go skeet shooting. Flying a helicopter is something new for me, as I’ve never done it. Follow along in this aviation vlog as we go from Ohio down to Kentucky, where we land in the middle of a …

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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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Flying a Pilatus PC12 TO THE MOON: Neil Armstrong | Ohio | Sporty’s | Flight Outfitters

We continue our flying adventure in Ohio, this time jumping in John’s Pilatus PC12. Our eventual destination is Neil Armstrong’s hometown, Wapakoneta Ohio. There they have a cool museum celebrating his life, aviation career, journey through the Navy and NASA, and of course documenting a fair bit of his being the First Man on the …

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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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Sporty’s: Inside the Amazon of Aviation

Sporty’s let us in their mothership, to tour and see what it’s all about. For those of you don’t know about Sporty’s, let me give you the quick elevator pitch… If you were going to identify any company as the Amazon of aviation, this is it. They not only have a massive warehouse full of …

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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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AWESOME Flying in Ohio | Flight Outfitters HQ – Sporty’s Mecca – $100 Hamburger

No matter where you fly, there are little gems of aviation history. Ohio is no different. This was my first time coming to Ohio, and I had very good reason. My friend Mark is owner of Flight Outfitters, makers of great aviation clothing, bags and gear. They have a great relationship with Sporty’s which is …

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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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Keepin’ it Fresh like a CFI — 1 Minute Wings

CFIs are endowed and empowered with a magical genius the moment they get their certificate… not. CFI’s, while they’ve put in a lot of work to get where they are, have one thing in their corner that makes them seem so genius. The KEEP IT FRESH. So many pilots get stagnant, not improving beyond when …

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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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The Pilot License is NOT the Goal — 1 Minute Wings

It’s that ultimate goal… the checkride… the license… the GLORY! But really, that shouldn’t be our goal in aviation. While we’re working hard to become a pilot and go through flight training, our eyes should go far beyond that checkride. We should be planning for a life full of learning, with an eventual goal of …

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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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Align Your Course in Aviation — 1 Minute Wings

While flying to and fro, a pilot constantly changes course. If done right, this is done little by little. But sometimes, an entire storm must be circumnavigated. This is a metaphor for flight training. There are a bunch of little bumps in the road, things that try to prevent us from achieving our dreams, and …

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Check Their Work — 1 Minute Wings

Any time we have line service, a mechanic, another pilot, etc touch our airplane, we need to check their work. We do trust and honor other professionals, but we are the PIC and in charge of the safe operation of the flight. ⠀ ⠀ For the comments: Has anything happened to you or others because …

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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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Who helped fan your flying flame? — 1 Minute Wings

As children many of us looked skyward in awe of airplanes. Many of those seeing this video, already pilots, eventually achieved the dream of getting in the air. For others, the dream was always there but not quite realized… yet. Aviators have an altruistic desire to fan the flying flame. That is, the internal desire …

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Ferry an Airplane — 1 Minute Wings

Want to fly a bunch of different kinds of airplanes? Commercial pilots sometimes get paid to relocate airplanes. This is called a ferry flight. ⠀ ⠀ What kind of airplane would YOU want to ferry? Find more training resources at AngleofAttack.com. #flying #aviation #learntofly via https://youtu.be/h8F5QRnQ9HQ

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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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Is a flight simulator part of your flight training tool kit? — 1 Minute Wings

Technology is alive and well in aviation. One of the best uses of tech is with simulators. Are simulators a part of your training and proficiency? How have they helped you? Join the conversation! Flight simulation is getting more and more high fidelity. With what is called an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), a pilot …

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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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The Incurable Aviation Bug for Flying Things — 1 Minute Wings

Where did you first notice airplanes… and get hooked? It may have been as a child, or even as an adult, but at some point that ‘light’ went on for all of us. What’s your unique and special story? Share in the comments! You can find more training resources at AngleofAttack.com

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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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Commit to Aircraft Inspections and Maintenance — 1 Minute Wings

There’s a reason we go through all those inspections and routine maintenance. A healthy aircraft is a capable one. As pilots, it falls on us to make sure the aircraft is ready for flight, and that it remains in a quality flying state. What’s one of the crazier stories you have about aviation maintenance? Share …

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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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Thank Airport Maintenance — 1 Minute Wings

Those runways and taxiways don’t maintain themselves! Airport managers and groundskeepers do a lot behind the scenes that we take for granted. Get to know yours and thank them! They make our flying more enjoyable, and the aviation world go round. #flying #aviation #1minutewings via https://youtu.be/mSIO7vXlHAM

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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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Enjoy Your Aviation Journey — 1 Minute Wings

As we grow as pilots, we need to take stock of the moment. We can move the world pretty fast with an airplane, but let’s not forget to slow down, enjoy the moment, and the type of flying we’re doing. Some day they will become “the good ol’ days”. Brittany is a bush pilot here …

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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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Why We Are Pilots — 1 Minute Wings

Why are we pilots? Sure, a lot of times it’s just for fun. But aviation connects and improves humanity. We as pilots are at the forefront of that purpose. via https://youtu.be/ygPdmerE-Js

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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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Warming Your Plane in Winter — #1MinuteWings

✈️ ❄️ 🔥 😁 Got a “Chilly Cessna”? Preflighting in the winter time brings on extra challenges, and takes extra patience. Preheating becomes a major task, and keeping your wings clean remains essential. Here are a few tips in this weeks You can find more flight training resources, including online ground school and checkride preparation …

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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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Come Inside the Fence — 1 Minute Wings

Have you found yourself on the wrong side of the fence? #Aviation can seem like an uninviting industry with barriers all around the airports. But really there are many people that want to help you out and not only getting an aviation but also along the way through your entire journey. Sometimes this happens when …

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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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“CLeeEaaAaRr”

Primer, primed and locked… mixture full rich… throttle cracked… mags on… deep breath… “CLeeEaaAaRr!!!” It’s the perfect way to start off a flight with a glorious, terrifying, puberty-induced scream. Every onlooker will know you’re about to be cleared hot, firing up all cylinders. Let no-one question your prop swinging intentions. Made popular by Chris, owner …

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You are the BOSS in YOUR Flight Training — 1 Minute Wings

It’s no secret that sometimes a student pilot can get lined up with a poor flight instructor. Do you only get one shot at this process, and you don’t want to risk the process by trying to be too nice to that flight instructor sitting next to you. The truth is that you are the …

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Finish Your Steps in Flying Airplanes — 1 Minute Wings

I often see students not finishing their steps when going through certain procedures or maneuvers in an airplane while flying. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance that those flying procedures and checklists are completed thoroughly and safely, no matter what experience you have as a pilot. Distractions can often get in the way in …

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The Power of Self Talk in Flying — 1 Minute Wings

Want a quick tip to help you fly better? Talk to yourself. Really. Talk to yourself as if someone is there, and go through what is called “self talk”. Self talk helps you slow things down and do things right. Do you do self talk while you’re flying? Did you feel like it helped in …

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Humility is the Anti Hazardous Attitude — 1 Minute Wings

Recently we were all shocked to see the crash of Draco. Even more than the shock was the relief that Mike Patey, his wife and friend all walked away from the accident. The dust hadn’t settled and Mike was out of his airplane and talking about why he had made a bad decision, and encouraging …

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VMC Into IMC: Leading Killer In General Aviation — 1 Minute Wings

It’s true that VMC (visual meteorological conditions) into IMC (instrument meteorological conditions) is one of the leading causes of fatal accidents. This statistic hasn’t budged much over the years, and still remains a major safety concern. Disorientation is real and it’s serious. Flying into IMC when you’re supposed to be a VFR pilot is no …

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Commercial Pilot Flight Training Success— AviatorCast 127

Are you thinking of flying for a living? Becoming a commercial pilot is a big growing experience, and takes a good number of hours to get there. But once there you’ll find it very rewarding to actually be paid to fly, for once! In this podcast we will discuss: ▪ Some of the key differences …

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Plan for Gliding Distance and Engine Out Over Water — 1 Minute Wings

If you find yourself needing to cross large bodies of water in a single engine airplane on wheels, and even those on floats, consider your gliding distance and ability to reach land for an emergency landing. Imagine the alternative, especially in colder climates where the water can be inhospitable. If you survive the crash (and …

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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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Lines, Signs, & Runway Incursions | 1 Minute Wings

What’s are all these signs and markings at the airport all about? Well, it turns out they serve one common purpose. That is to prevent Runway Incursions. A runway incursion is when an aircraft presents a hazardous situation by entering a runway, approach path, or anywhere in the protected zone around the runway without permission, …

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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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4 Tips to Taxi an Airplane — 1 Minute Wings

Airplanes weren’t meant to be efficient on the ground in taxi. But, these homesick angels can be corralled with a few simple steps. Here are my 4 to get started. Taxiing an airplane is a necessary evil. We have to someone get from that parking spot to the magical moment where we get to fly. …

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Part 141 vs Part 61 Flight Schools — AviatorCast 124

Are you looking into different flight schools? Have you heard the term “Part 61” or “Part 141”? In this podcast we’ll not only define Part 61 and 141, but we will also tell you the differences between the two, and what kind of experience you can expect for either one. This is often one of …

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Out of radio range for ATC and Weather? Use this trick

Have you ever been approaching an airport trying to get the weather, only to have it be silent? Or take a handoff to the next controller and not hear anything when you check in? This one trick can fix that. Sometimes we can’t hear those radio frequencies from ATC (air traffic control) or from weather …

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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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Flying is Art — Airmanship vs FAA Maneuvers — 1 Minute Wings

The FAA requires you show off your skills during a checkride in a set of ACS guided maneuvers. But, are test-standard-maneuvers what we should strive for, or is there a higher order? Let’s talk Airmanship. #flying #aviation #1minutewings via https://youtu.be/vxZDHoH6-qI

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Crosswind Landings & Takeoff — Prep for PPL Checkride

Are you intimidated by crosswind landings and takeoffs? Or, just want to learn more and freshen up? In this video, I teach Leif, a Student Pilot who is preparing for his Private Pilot Checkride. We waited until the time was right to do this lesson and fly in some actual challenging winds. While these aren’t …

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Crosswind Landings & Takeoff — Prep for PPL Checkride

Be a fly on the cockpit wall and watch as Leif and I go through some Crosswind Landings and Takeoffs flight training prior to his Private Pilot Checkride.

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

Starting out in aviation isn’t the simplest of endeavors. In fact, that’s an understatement. Getting to the point where you become a commercial pilot takes discipline and hard work, not to mention passion. Once there, however, everything changes. Suddenly you can get paid to fly (in certain cases). And, your life really starts to mold …

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Get over ATC & Radio “Mic Fright” — 1 Minute Wings

Are you more fearful of speaking on the radio than you are flying an airplane? Talking to ATC or even communications and uncontrolled airports can be intimidating at first. But guess what? Everyone has to start somewhere! You can talk to ATC with confidence, and learn how to talk on the radio like a pro. …

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