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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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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] …
 
We're back! The pandemic put a little damper in podcasting for a bit but that was then and this is now.Nick P. (@nicksglasseye) and James (@3.61meda) chat with military aviator Outbound Course and discuss beginnings, training, the Covid cruise aboard the Nimitz, his stunning photography and of course, the mighty EA-18G Growler.…
 
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…
 
Swedish airplane maker Saab has tested a new application for 3D printing: aircraft battle damage repair. Using a Gripen jet fighter as a test subject, the company has flown an external access panel 3D printed from an engineering grade of nylon, with good results. The company worked from a part scan, rather than a CAD file and hopes to make the proc…
 
Two former SpaceX engineers have formed a startup to develop a composite, piggyback air transportation system that combines vertical takeoff drones with fixed wing aircraft for downtown-to-downtown intercity transportation. It’s all electrically powered, but can it really work? Also this week, Volkswagen has placed a massive 14 billion-dollar order…
 
Thermal power generation is all about converting heat into rotational motion, and for grid scale generation that means steam turbines. Scaling factors matter in turbine efficiency, and General Electric has delivered a new record in single blade low pressure turbine technology with a 75-inch blade. It will be used in very large steam turbines to be …
 
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 …
 
SpaceX’s torrid lunch rate continues, and last week the test vehicle was Starship serial number 10, which rose to 10 km before settling down on his landing pad. A post landing fire destroyed the vehicle, but SpaceX has already rolled out the next test vehicle for possible flight this week. The speed with which SpaceX flies is unprecedented in the s…
 
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…
 
Boeing Australia has announced the first flight of the company’s new Loyal Wingman unmanned combat aircraft as part of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Airpower Teaming System. The ongoing global semiconductor shortage has taken a toll on auto production, and now it’s affecting consumer goods as well. In a rare collaboration between two major playe…
 
Besides NASA’s spectacular delivery of the perseverance rover to the surface of Mars, there was a lot going on in spaceflight this week. The ISS received two visitors, Starlink continues to build their constellation, and Paraguay joined the satellite club. Closer to Earth, Pratt and Whitney turbofans suffered uncontrolled blade failures on Boeing 7…
 
The Learjet brand, currently owned by Bombardier, announced that in the fourth quarter of this year, Wichita Kansas based Learjet production will end forever. A project milestone was reached this week for the ITER nuclear reactor in France as critical component manufacturing began in Europe, specifically the vacuum vessel blanket that isolates the …
 
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? […
 
On today's episode, NASA’s Gateway program will create the first long-term lunar orbiting space station, to support lunar missions under the Artemis program. The agency has announced that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been chosen to launch the two core elements of the Gateway complex. When architects or engineers need transparency, they choose glass or po…
 
On today's episode, The U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program, intended to create a new generation of multipurpose combat rotorcraft, has selected two finalists: Lockheed’s Raider X, and Bell’s 360 Invictus. A team from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, School of Physics at the University of Sydney in …
 
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…
 
On today's episode, Biden signed an executive order that the administration declares is a substantial update of “buy American" legislation. Loon was a Google X R&D project begun in 2011 to use a network of balloons operating in the stratosphere at altitudes as high as 16 miles to create a wireless network with up to 1 Mb per second download speeds.…
 
On today's episode, there's a new headwind for automakers worldwide: a shortage of integrated circuits. ICs have proliferated in modern automobiles, with some models containing up to 150 chips, and multiple automakers have begun shutdowns due to the supply crunch. Newly inaugurated Pres. Joe Biden spent his first day in office by signing a flurry o…
 
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]…
 
On today's episode, after half a century, the most iconic program in aerospace engineering history is drawing to a close. Atlas Air Worldwide has ordered four Boeing 747-8 freighters for delivery through October 2022, representing the last 747s to be built in the program. With the success of Tesla and the rapid introduction of competing electric ve…
 
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…
 
On This Week in Engineering: Hyundai and Autodesk Collaborate on Concept Design for Innovative Walking Vehicle Self-Stabilizing Robot Car Always Lands on Its Wheels Mind the Gap: Executives and Engineers Differ Wildly in How They Perceive Their Companies Click here to watch the latest in video.By Engineering.com
 
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…
 
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