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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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Alaska Discovery Flight — “Where do I sign up?!”

What’s it like to take a Discovery Flight in Alaska? This is a glimpse into a flight I took a few days with a new student, Ryan. The idea of a Discovery Flight is to see if you like flying, and like your instructor. If you get lined up with the right person, then it’s …

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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 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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