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A podcast for Professional Pilots, by Professional Pilots. Join hosts Dylan and Max, both professional pilots with backgrounds in Flight Instructing, Airlines, and Business Aviation, on their quest to improve as travelers, pilots, and professionals. Expect to find interesting conversations with industry experts in a variety of aviation fields, thought-provoking discussions on hot topics, and hilarious stories from the (sometimes) wild aviation industry. Whether you’re corporate, airline, cha ...
 
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Mailbag: Can you dodge company policy and fly as a 'consultant' instead of a contract pilot? [6:26] // Dylan's chief pilot is not impressed with his mustache [11:22] // James Onieal is back with the latest airline hiring news [15:41] // The guys discuss the pros and cons of being a Direct Entry Captain [33:26] // Storytime: How Dylan met the girl o…
 
The guys discuss United's supersonic announcement. Flight Advice: Listener provides his perspective on leaving a stable career to become a professional pilot [7:45] // Dylan and Max explain the basics of contract flying [18:58] Professional contract pilot Dan joins us to share his experience as full-time Gulfstream contractor [32:00] Storytime: Dan…
 
Aerion Supersonic shutting down and thoughts on Starlink. Flight Advice: Should I leave my high paying job to become a pro pilot? [27:07] // Aviation Attorney Justine Harrison joins us to explain the recent Warbird Adventures ruling and the potential widespread ramifications of the decision in the industry [36:44] We ask Justine how the FAA is usin…
 
Flight Advice: low time pilot wonders if he should stay at 100 hr/yr job or go build time [19:08] // Former Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Michael Berry on getting your medical back after catching covid and what pilots need to know about sleep apnea [29:22] Storytime: Dr. Berry on his dad being "the astronaut's doctor" [52:49] // Bonus content: Podcasting…
 
Flight Advice: Stay at the regionals with a new baby or go corporate? [16:10] // Erika Armstrong updates us on the FAA requiring SMS for operators [26:04] // Erika shares some observations on the character traits of successful pilots she sees in her university classes [50:12] Story time: Erika uses humor to defuse an emergency on the 727 [1:08:30] …
 
Flight Advice: Take the PC-12 captain upgrade or go fly a jet? [12:37] // Apparently all the airlines are hiring again! James Onieal shares the latest hiring news and gives tips on how to get an interview ASAP [21:08] // United's diversity training announcement was a hot topic for pilots this week, the guys discuss [50:12] Show resources: Sleep wit…
 
Mailbag: Listener pushback on INTL Flying and what defines a Legacy airline? [9:12] // Communicating with your principal: Dylan and Max share what they've learned after participating in NBAA webinar [24:40] // Max gives an update on his Murphy Moose build [41:13] // Storytime with Max and Dylan: Flat tire in the Mooney [50:20] Show resources: NBAA …
 
Dylan has a PSA for those applying for jobs online // Should we change our perception of ULCCs and can they be good long-term destination for pilots? Jason DuVernay shares his perspective as a ULCC pilot and recaps his interview with former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza [14:43] // We discuss Breeze Airlines and Jason shares some insight on how t…
 
Max shares how he handled a mechanical during a recent trip and we open the mailbag // What's to be done about all of these runway excursions? Dan Boedigheimer, CEO of Advanced Aircrew Academy, joins us to explain what's going on and share some mitigation strategies [21:11] // Story time with Dan: What happens with the owner dies while on a trip? […
 
Airfare Snack Pouch giveaway winner announced // Straight talk with Ted: Captains who love YouTube plus the cat content you're here for [11:51] // Roy joins us to discuss pilot meme culture taking on mental health and the FAA [28:06] // Max talks about his latest project: building a Murphy Moose [43:30] // One of our listeners calls in to share the…
 
Dealing with tower closures at SNA, PHX, and a surprise burrito induced fire // Flight Advice: Furloughed regional airline pilot has a corporate opportunity but is getting recalled. James Onieal joins us to offer his insight [17:00] // One of our listeners shares an incredible story about accidentally landing at a cartel airport in Mexico [1:01:00]…
 
Dylan and Max reflect on 2020 and share some of their lessons learned including: adapting to changing market conditions, handling pay negotiations, and Dylan's lack of affection for KHCR // Flight Advice: What should a pilot do if the principal wants to break away from the management company? [27:45] // Storytime: Max outsmarts a broken APU in Goos…
 
Flight Advice: A young regional airline pilot in need of some relationship advice // John Clark, COO and Chief Counsel at Jet RVSM explains the flight department company trap and professional pilots should care [29:16] // John breaks down hot legal topics for professional pilots [1:09:00] // Story Time: Max rents a dirt bike to explore Karpathos, G…
 
Mailbag: Even more COVID-19 vaccine discussion // Christy DeYoung, President of JetRVSM, joins us to educate us on the current landscape of LOAs for Pt 91 aircraft [15:44] // Christy breaks down the latest with RVSM and ADS-B // Story Time: Part two of Dylan's fiasco in Trinidad plus Max and the buddy hose Connect with Christy DeYoung on LinkedIn J…
 
Mailbag: A timely listener email serves as a reminder for pilots to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine for now // Flight Advice: Advising a retired airline pilot on business aviation [10:21] // Featured Furloughed Flyer: Richie joins us to share his experience on being furloughed from Allegiant [17:45], transitioning from Army Blackhawk pilot to the Airlin…
 
Flight Advice: How do you gracefully give constructive feedback to another pilot? Click here to submit your flight advice request // Mailbag: Airfare Pouch and taking fall foliage through the FBO lobby // John Peroyea from FindAPilot.com shares his unique perspective on the current pilot job market [27:23] // Tom Hauge calls in to explain what cont…
 
The guys thank Jace M and Dustin B for their support then discuss training contracts in business aviation // More listener emails from EP39, an Australian pilot checks in, and a good pilot guitar story // Alaskan bush pilot Liz calls in to explain the ins and outs of flying piston airplanes year 'round in Alaska [28:57] // We cover a myriad of topi…
 
The guys thank Erik G and Jeremy M for their support then discuss a couple of interesting posts from pilot social media // We read listener emails in response to episode 39's interview with Lynsey Howell [11:15] // Straight talk with Ted: What's the deal with pilots who bring guitars on trips? [28:46] // [40:25] // Training: Dylan reviews FlightSaf…
 
The guys thank Philip B for a donation and dig into the mailbag // Dr. Tom Faulkner, AME explains why pilots can't participate in vaccine trials and shares his opinion on pilots getting the COVID-19 vaccine [13:05] // Lynsey Howell, professional pilot and career coach, tells her aviation story [25:18] // We discuss Lynsey's study of 50 successful f…
 
The guys discuss how to handle a cancellation on a contract trip // Featured Furloughed Flyer Chris shares his perspective and experience surviving a previous furlough by turning to long haul trucking // James and Jason from Raven Careers with tangible steps on what to do if you're getting furloughed // Dylan and Max share hilarious and cringeworth…
 
Max reveals his latest career pivot | We discuss how often BizAv pilots should check on their airplane during maintenance | Mike Healey joins us as our first Featured Furloughed Pilot | What happens when you drop a firearm in a C-17 lav with Matthew | Mike tells us tails from the glory days at America West and the early years at SWA | Dave relays a…
 
Dylan talks about his tailwheel training and the guys discuss ways to stay current if you’re not flying much at work. Mailbag discussion on ATC ground control inconsistencies and furlough flute feedback. James Onieal rejoins us to address the difficult questions furloughed airline pilots will face during job interviews. We all discuss what pilots i…
 
The guys are back after vacation and recap the latest (bad) news from the airline industry while introducing the ‘warn horn’ and ‘furlough flute’. We read some listener reviews. Derek Vento, Air Traffic Controller, and host of the The Traffic Pattern Podcast, joins us to talk all things ATC [16:35]. Derek explains the demanding training required to…
 
While stuck on vacation due to a road closure, Dylan and Max dig into the mailbag to discuss what CFI’s should do while waiting for hiring to resume, [3:05] and give their thoughts on wearing a mask in-flight [7:28]. James Onieal and Jason from Raven Careers join us to explain the importance of networking on LinkedIn for job hunting pilots [17:48].…
 
Max and Dylan call airline and business aviation contacts to discuss the Delta displacement and get the latest on how pilots are being affected by the pandemic. We chat with Delta Pilots Chad and Roy, Aubrey, a full time contract pilot, Regional Pilot Kaleb, 135 pilot Ryan, Fractional Pilot David, and Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions specialist Ken …
 
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