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very informative and lots of fun

By Ryan_Bromley - Jan 10 2014
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The worst thing about this podcast is that I have to wait over a month in between episodes. Garrett is the type of pilot everyone strives to be like. Very good looking, smart, has a hot Slovakian girlfriend and isnt afraid to give a little extra altitude from the ladies and the guys! His experience as a skydiver and a jump pilot allows him to keep a cool head in stressful situations. I would know, one time Justin farted soo bad in the airplane everybody on the load experienced temporary blindness. Being able to fly and talk to ATC while blinded and choking is a skill few pilots have. On that same load he also lost his wheel on landing and handled it like a champ!

Great podcast.

By Philbert81 - Jul 21 2013
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I highly recommend this podcast to any aviation enthusiast. I am looking forward to hearing more shows in the future.

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very informative and lots of fun

By Ryan_Bromley - Jan 10 2014
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The worst thing about this podcast is that I have to wait over a month in between episodes. Garrett is the type of pilot everyone strives to be like. Very good looking, smart, has a hot Slovakian girlfriend and isnt afraid to give a little extra altitude from the ladies and the guys! His experience as a skydiver and a jump pilot allows him to keep a cool head in stressful situations. I would know, one time Justin farted soo bad in the airplane everybody on the load experienced temporary blindness. Being able to fly and talk to ATC while blinded and choking is a skill few pilots have. On that same load he also lost his wheel on landing and handled it like a champ!

Great podcast.

By Philbert81 - Jul 21 2013
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I highly recommend this podcast to any aviation enthusiast. I am looking forward to hearing more shows in the future.

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MPC-007 Seaplane Flying in the Islands with Captain Rudy Schloesing

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Paradise……….We all have our idea as to what that word means. The visions that we as pilots and passengers get to experience from the world above, gives this word “Paradise” a whole new meaning. In this episode, we speak with Captain Rudy Schloesing about what it is like to fly Twin Otter Seaplanes in the Caribbean and the Maldive Islands. Flying an airplane on floats brings forth a whole new set of challenges. For example, when you are taxing a float plane and would like to stop, there are not any brakes. This along with the complexity of learning how to steer the airplane on the water is probably one of the most challenging techniques to master as a new seaplane pilot. Being a seaplane pilot puts you into a whole new brotherhood  and opens up doors that you could not imagine.  Below are a few photos of Captain Rudy and the Twin Otter Seaplanes that he is currently flying.

To get a small glimpse into the world of flying a twin otter on floats, check out the video that Captain Rudy put together while flying for Seaborne Airlines in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Governor Rick Perry Talking Airplanes with Master CFII Aaron Dabney

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Dec 16 2014

1hr 19mins

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MPC-005 Bush Flying in the Alaska Mountains with Brad Benson

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In this Episode:
Southwest Airlines Lands at the wrong Airport.
Textron Purchases Beechcraft for $1.4 Billion
FAA Apologizes for the delay in the Drivers License Medical Program
Bush Pilot “Brad Benson” Describes flying in the Alaskan Mountains.

Bush Flying……What is it?    In this episode I sit down with Alaskan Bush Pilot Brad Benson who flys and runs a small charter/aerial sight seeing business based out of Healy Alaska.   Brad describes what it is like to fly in and around the mountains of Denali National Park, home of Mount McKinley.  McKinley is the highest peak in North America rising up to over 20,000′ in the air.   Bush flying is often thought of as some of the most dangerous types of flying that there is.  There are all kinds of hazards involved including, terrain, weather, emergencies and the skill that it takes to handle all of these conditions in a moments notice all at the same time.   Bush pilots typically operate out of small, unimproved runways that most of us would never dare put our prized Piper or Cessna down on.  These guys do it everyday as a way of life.   Up in Alaska, Airplanes out number all other means of transportation.  It is a way of life that would not be sustainable without the Bush Pilot and his Machines.   Flying in the bush……Yup, its just another day at the office for Mr. Brad Benson.

Show Notes & Links:

Check out Stampede Aviation….
www.stampedeaviation.com
Alaska Weather Webcams that Brad Talked about.    Very Interesting!
http://akweathercams.faa.gov/sitelist.php

Click Below for more information:

CONTACT ME:

If you would like to leave me feed back or comments, then please feel free below.   Or you may contact me at:

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Jan 14 2014

1hr 26mins

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MPC-004 Flying the SR-71 Blackbird with Bill Orcutt

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The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most advanced aircraft in the world.   With its incredible speed, high altitude flight, and stealth technology, the Blackbird was a giant leap forward in the United States’s Military program and our security.   Join me as Retired Air Force Pilot Mr. Bill Orcutt describes what it was like to pilot the SR-71 and the missions that he was a part of.

Air Force Pilot Bill Orcutt on the Right.

Here are a few facts and tidbits on the SR-71 Blackbird.

General characteristics

Performance

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  1. Los Angeles, CA to Washington, D.C., distance 2,299.7 miles (3,701.0 km), average speed 2,144.8 miles per hour (3,451.7 km/h), and an elapsed time of 64 minutes 20 seconds.[80]
  2. West Coast to East Coast, distance 2,404 miles (3,869 km), average speed 2,124.5 miles per hour (3,419.1 km/h), and an elapsed time of 67 minutes 54 seconds.
  3. Kansas City, Missouri to Washington, D.C., distance 942 miles (1,516 km), average speed 2,176 miles per hour (3,502 km/h), and an elapsed time of 25 minutes 59 seconds.
  4. St. Louis, Missouri to Cincinnati, Ohio, distance 311.4 miles (501.1 km), average speed 2,189.9 miles per hour (3,524.3 km/h), and an elapsed time of 8 minutes 32 seconds.

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Oct 04 2013

1hr

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MPC-013 Matt Guthmiller: Youngest person to fly solo around the world.

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MPC Podcast Epsiode #13

  • Garrett talks about the new job.
  • Aaron and his Tail Wheel Snafu!
  • Sun-n-Fun:  Its all happening now.
  • Oshkosh: 3 months and counting!
  • Special Guest – Matt Guthmiller: Circumnavigating the Globe at age 19

Lions and Tigers and Bears… OH NO!!!……….. Adventure!   We all have our definitions of what that word means.  To Matt Guthmiller, adventure turned out to be just a little trip around the world.   Oh….and he did it at the age of 19 making him the youngest person in history to accomplish this incredible feat.  In this episode, Matt joins us to talk about how he came up with the idea and made this dream a reality.   People fly around the world all the time in the airline industry.   It’s nothing for a 787 to cross the ocean from continent to continent.  Try it in a small single engine airplane with 200 gallons of extra fuel on board, 25% over gross weight,  dodging thunderstorms, drinking coke and eating oreos, all while catching up on the latest Game of Thrones from your buddies on a satellite phone.  Matt sure had a great time and his story is simply amazing.   Perfect example of…….Dream It – Plan It – DO IT!!!   Congrats Matt on an accomplishment of a lifetime!

Matt and his A36 Bonanza

Route of Matt’s trip. 

Yup…an entire family on a motorcycle.  One of the many sights Matt encountered.

Show Notes:
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Apr 23 2015

1hr 21mins

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MPC-012 Russell Armstrong and his 1950 DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver

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MPC Podcast Epsiode #12

  • Oldest Flying Jet F86A Sabre
  • Oshkosh 2015 and our Challenge to you.
  • Lonestar Maule Round Up Fly-in
  • Special Guest – Russell Armstrong and his 1950 DHC-2 Dehavilland Beaver

When you think of nostalgic aircraft and the history of aviation, there are a few aircraft that top the list.  Typically aircraft are designed and produced with a specific goal and task in mind.  In 1947 the aviation industry gave birth to one of the most iconic aircraft ever produced.  The DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver.  The Beaver was only in production for a short time period lasting from 1947 to 1967 of which over 1600 Beavers were made.  Many of these are still flying and working today.   The Beaver changed the way people live and work in the bush country of Alaska and Canada.

In this episode of My Pilot Chronicles, we caught up with Mr. Russell Armstrong who recently acquired a 1950 Beaver with a Serial number of 86.  This is a rare find and it practically looks brand new.   Mr. Armstrong, who is a native of Commerce Texas found his dream plane up in the Victoria B.C. area.  Finding the plane was the easy part, bringing back to Texas……….well, that’s a whole other story.   Join us as Russell describes how he found this beautiful Beaver and the adventure he experienced bringing it home.

Scroll down to see several photos and the past life of this beautiful aircraft.

Russell and his new Family Addition
Map from Victoria B.C. to Commerce, Texas


Before Russell acquired SN#86 – She performed many other rolls.

Ride Along with Russell in one of his latest videos

The F86 Sabre Jet – Look for it at Oshkosh 2015

AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH

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Feb 28 2015

1hr 27mins

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MPC-013 Matt Guthmiller: Youngest person to fly solo around the world.

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MPC Podcast Epsiode #13

  • Garrett talks about the new job.
  • Aaron and his Tail Wheel Snafu!
  • Sun-n-Fun:  Its all happening now.
  • Oshkosh: 3 months and counting!
  • Special Guest – Matt Guthmiller: Circumnavigating the Globe at age 19

Lions and Tigers and Bears… OH NO!!!……….. Adventure!   We all have our definitions of what that word means.  To Matt Guthmiller, adventure turned out to be just a little trip around the world.   Oh….and he did it at the age of 19 making him the youngest person in history to accomplish this incredible feat.  In this episode, Matt joins us to talk about how he came up with the idea and made this dream a reality.   People fly around the world all the time in the airline industry.   It’s nothing for a 787 to cross the ocean from continent to continent.  Try it in a small single engine airplane with 200 gallons of extra fuel on board, 25% over gross weight,  dodging thunderstorms, drinking coke and eating oreos, all while catching up on the latest Game of Thrones from your buddies on a satellite phone.  Matt sure had a great time and his story is simply amazing.   Perfect example of…….Dream It – Plan It – DO IT!!!   Congrats Matt on an accomplishment of a lifetime!

Matt and his A36 Bonanza

Route of Matt’s trip. 

Yup…an entire family on a motorcycle.  One of the many sights Matt encountered.

Show Notes:
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Contact Us or Leave some Feedback/ Rate us on iTunes

If you would like to leave us feed back or comments, then please feel free below.   Or you may contact us at:

Garrett@mypilotchronicles.com
Aaron@masterthetailwheel.com
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Be sure to subscribe iTunes My Pilot Chronicles.

Apr 23 2015

1hr 21mins

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MPC-012 Russell Armstrong and his 1950 DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver

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MPC Podcast Epsiode #12

  • Oldest Flying Jet F86A Sabre
  • Oshkosh 2015 and our Challenge to you.
  • Lonestar Maule Round Up Fly-in
  • Special Guest – Russell Armstrong and his 1950 DHC-2 Dehavilland Beaver

When you think of nostalgic aircraft and the history of aviation, there are a few aircraft that top the list.  Typically aircraft are designed and produced with a specific goal and task in mind.  In 1947 the aviation industry gave birth to one of the most iconic aircraft ever produced.  The DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver.  The Beaver was only in production for a short time period lasting from 1947 to 1967 of which over 1600 Beavers were made.  Many of these are still flying and working today.   The Beaver changed the way people live and work in the bush country of Alaska and Canada.

In this episode of My Pilot Chronicles, we caught up with Mr. Russell Armstrong who recently acquired a 1950 Beaver with a Serial number of 86.  This is a rare find and it practically looks brand new.   Mr. Armstrong, who is a native of Commerce Texas found his dream plane up in the Victoria B.C. area.  Finding the plane was the easy part, bringing back to Texas……….well, that’s a whole other story.   Join us as Russell describes how he found this beautiful Beaver and the adventure he experienced bringing it home.

Scroll down to see several photos and the past life of this beautiful aircraft.

Russell and his new Family Addition
Map from Victoria B.C. to Commerce, Texas


Before Russell acquired SN#86 – She performed many other rolls.

Ride Along with Russell in one of his latest videos

The F86 Sabre Jet – Look for it at Oshkosh 2015

AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH

Show Notes:
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Contact Us or Leave some Feedback/ Rate us on iTunes

If you would like to leave us feed back or comments, then please feel free below.   Or you may contact us at:

Garrett@mypilotchronicles.com
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Facebook: www.facebook.com/mypilotchronicles

Be sure to subscribe iTunes My Pilot Chronicles.

Feb 28 2015

1hr 27mins

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MPC-011 How Air Traffic Control and Pilots can work together.

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MPC Podcast Epsiode #11

  • TransAsia ATR Crash Update / Pilot Training
  • A little tail wheel talking
  • Special Guest – Philip Perez / Nicole Webb from Ft. Worth ARTCC

Are you afraid to talk to ATC?  Ever been on the verge of what you might think was an emergency and needed help?  Join us in this episode of MPC as special guest Philip Perez and Nicole Webb from the Fort Worth ARTCC (Center) discuss the role of ATC and the services they have to offer pilots.  ATC is a great resource to be able to tap into when needed.  They are trained for many years before they are allowed to handle the skies solo.   We as pilots probably do not know the amount of training and dedication that these controllers have to their jobs.   A few months ago, I was lucky enough to tour Ft. Worth Center and see the operation first hand.   Simply put, it was AMAZING!

Think of ATC as a life line when you need it.   These people are dedicated to make the skies safe for all of us.   If you think pilots have it hard, imagine memorizing a sectional and all the data, symbols, frequencies, colors, etc…….and then having to recreate that map and draw it by memory.  This is what the training is like for an air traffic controller and usually takes several years to develop the mental image.   ATC are people just like me and you.  They put their pants on the same way we do.   As I strolled through the ATC building, it was amazing to see the dance that was happening.   As a pilot, I had no clue the workload and the stress that a controller had.  ATC is there to help you have a safe flight.  Weather avoidance, traffic avoidance and sequencing, emergency situations, or just a friendly voice to talk to…..ATC serve many roles in our aviation world.   My recommendation is that if you are new, or maybe afraid to talk to ATC, then contact your local Center and setup a tour.  You will be surprised at what you learn and will help you as a pilot understand the system and the services they provide to us.   The one thing that I myself did as a young pilot was to request VFR flight following everywhere that I went.    This gets you in the system and lets you ease into a working interaction.  Bored on a flight? Call up ATC and ask how their day is going.  You will be amazed how easy it is to bust the dreaded fear of talking to ATC.   Go ahead, give it a try!

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Feb 20 2015

1hr 12mins

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MPC-010 ShareAviation and AOPA Team Up

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MPC Podcast Epsiode #10

  • Cirrus Deploys Parachute en route to Hawaii
  • Airshow Season is just around the corner
  • Special Guest – Matt Steward / Josh Flowers  Co-Founder of ShareAviation

Well the guys over at ShareAviation have done it again.   As you recall in episode #8, we interviewed Mr. Matt Steward as he explained the exciting world of what ShareAviation is.   The site and attention over the last year has grown exponentially grabbing the attention of people world wide.   It makes sense that the largest pilot based organization would take notice as well.  So here we are just over one year from the launch of ShareAviation.  In this episode, we talk with Matt and Mr. Josh Flowers, one of the other co-founders of ShareAviation, about the partnership with AOPA.

Watch below the new video on the ShareAviation and AOPA Partnership

Coast Guard video of Cirrus deploying Parachute system off the coast of Hawaii

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Feb 13 2015

32mins

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MPC-009 International Boeing 777 Pilot Andy Shane

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MPC Podcast Epsiode #9

  • Air Asia Flight 8501 Update
  • NASA Launches Single Pilot Airline Operations Study
  • Special Guest – Airline Pilot Andy Shane

Have you ever wondered what it was like to fly an international airline route?  Join us as our guest Andy Shane discusses some of the challenges flying the Boeing 777 half way around the world.  Whether you have aspirations of becoming an airline pilot or just a fun flyer like most of us, Andy gives a few words of advice when it comes to talking to ATC.   Traveling to different parts of the world, you get to experience the different dialects and cultural differences.   “You have to be a Recorder”, Andy says.   What ever ATC tells you to do, be sure to read back exactly what they say word for word so that there is not a miss communication.   This is one of the biggest barriers to international flight.  Luckily on the Boeing 777, these flights consist of 4 pilots in the cockpit.  That is 8 eyeballs, and 8 ears watching and listening to everything going on.   Andy spent 10 years prior to the airlines flying the KC-135 in the Air Force.   Some of the most fun flying in his aviation career for sure.  If you want to fly the Airlines, Andy’s advice is to go for it!  It is an amazing career that he has enjoyed for over 20 years.

Andy giving us a look inside the 777 Sim.

The Boeing 777 Cockpit

Andy and I recording Podcast #9 in his home office


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Jan 12 2015

1hr 17mins

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MPC-008 Matt Steward from ShareAviation.com

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MPC Podcast Epsiode #8

As a pilot or aviation enthusiast, we get to see and experience things that most do not.    ShareAviation.com has taken the next step in social media to resolve this problem.   There are sights and sounds from the world above that gives a whole new perspective on the world.    In this Episode, Mr. Matt Steward from ShareAviation joins us to discuss what he and his partners have developed to help SHARE our experiences with others or amongst fellow aviation geeks!

These days social media seems to be the way that people stay in touch from around the world.   ShareAviation has taken these same principles as we have all become accustomed to like facebook and twitter and customized it targeting the aviation community.   You can find all kinds of examples of the motto, the backbone, the theme, of ShareAviation all over the net.   YouTube, Vimeo, Google…..All of these sources have tons of information geared toward us as pilots and fans of aviation.  ShareAviation has created a once stop shop for all of this fantastic media.    Take for example a new student getting ready to solo……..what a way to capture that special moment in ones life than to record a video of the event.   What happens next…..You are so proud of the moment that you can not wait to “share” that experience with your friends and family.   It is on our nature to bring others in on our happiness and give them a glimpse into our dreams and realities.  Maybe its just some incredible aviation photography, a local fly in at your nearby airport, FAA Training Seminars, Air shows,  Young Eagle events or even veteran pilots helping those of us that are just starting out as student pilots.   These are all examples of things that we love to share with others.  If you are a pilot or aviation geek, please go visit ShareAviation, Sign up, and start to have fun discussing, learning, and sharing all things aviation.   These guys have really done an outstanding job in such a short time period bringing the aviation community together in one spot.

If you would like more information or have a question for Matt you may email him…..   Matt@shareaviation.com

Show Notes:
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Dec 30 2014

1hr 4mins

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MPC-007 Seaplane Flying in the Islands with Captain Rudy Schloesing

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Paradise……….We all have our idea as to what that word means. The visions that we as pilots and passengers get to experience from the world above, gives this word “Paradise” a whole new meaning. In this episode, we speak with Captain Rudy Schloesing about what it is like to fly Twin Otter Seaplanes in the Caribbean and the Maldive Islands. Flying an airplane on floats brings forth a whole new set of challenges. For example, when you are taxing a float plane and would like to stop, there are not any brakes. This along with the complexity of learning how to steer the airplane on the water is probably one of the most challenging techniques to master as a new seaplane pilot. Being a seaplane pilot puts you into a whole new brotherhood  and opens up doors that you could not imagine.  Below are a few photos of Captain Rudy and the Twin Otter Seaplanes that he is currently flying.

To get a small glimpse into the world of flying a twin otter on floats, check out the video that Captain Rudy put together while flying for Seaborne Airlines in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Governor Rick Perry Talking Airplanes with Master CFII Aaron Dabney

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Dec 16 2014

1hr 19mins

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MPC-006 Dave Pascoe Founder of LiveATC.net

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Podcast Epsiode #6

  • EAA Challenges the FAA on User Fees
  • Pilot Shortage –  Alive and Real?  You be the judge.
  • Disney Planes – Fire & Rescue
  • Special Guest – Dave Pascoe from LiveATC.net
  • New Co-Host of MPC Aaron Dabney from Master The Tailwheel

Have you ever been nervous talking to air traffic control?  Not quite sure what to say or how to say it?  On this episode of My Pilot Chronicles, Mr. Dave Pascoe joins us to discuss his website… LiveATC.net.    LiveATC has become the goto source for live and recorded air traffic control chatter.   Whether you a new student pilot trying to learn the endless jargon, or a seasoned pro that just enjoys listening to the skies above, LiveATC has you covered.   Listen in as Dave describes how he developed the site from a students perspective all the way to the massive world wide network of audio feeds that it is today.   Dave Pascoe has created a service that was needed within the aviation industry.   LiveATC.net allows you to listen to ATC transmissions all over the world.   You can also visit the archived section of the site and listen to anything from Comedic interactions between Pilots and Controllers, Emergency situations that you can learn from,  Tragedies and Heroic Acts are also all available via the archives.    After the podcast, head on over to LiveATC.net and start listening.  You will be immersed in a world of aviation chatter at your fingertips.

Check out LiveATC on the web…..
www.liveatc.net

New Co-Host: Aaron Dabney (Master CFII)
I would like to welcome my new co-host to the My Pilot Chronicles Podcast, Mr. Aaron Dabney from the Waco, Texas area.  Aaron will be joining me on a regular basis as part of the new show format.  Aaron is a Master CFII and owns a flight school called “Master the Tailwheel”   Aaron specializes in tailwheel ratings in the legendary J3 Cub.  I hear its some of the best flying you can ever do.   If you are looking for a tailwheel rating or any other rating be it, Private Pilot through Commercial, then give Aaron a call and go Master the Tailwheel.

www.masterthetailwheel.com
www.facebook.com/DabneyMCFI

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Feb 19 2014

1hr 10mins

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MPC-005 Bush Flying in the Alaska Mountains with Brad Benson

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In this Episode:
Southwest Airlines Lands at the wrong Airport.
Textron Purchases Beechcraft for $1.4 Billion
FAA Apologizes for the delay in the Drivers License Medical Program
Bush Pilot “Brad Benson” Describes flying in the Alaskan Mountains.

Bush Flying……What is it?    In this episode I sit down with Alaskan Bush Pilot Brad Benson who flys and runs a small charter/aerial sight seeing business based out of Healy Alaska.   Brad describes what it is like to fly in and around the mountains of Denali National Park, home of Mount McKinley.  McKinley is the highest peak in North America rising up to over 20,000′ in the air.   Bush flying is often thought of as some of the most dangerous types of flying that there is.  There are all kinds of hazards involved including, terrain, weather, emergencies and the skill that it takes to handle all of these conditions in a moments notice all at the same time.   Bush pilots typically operate out of small, unimproved runways that most of us would never dare put our prized Piper or Cessna down on.  These guys do it everyday as a way of life.   Up in Alaska, Airplanes out number all other means of transportation.  It is a way of life that would not be sustainable without the Bush Pilot and his Machines.   Flying in the bush……Yup, its just another day at the office for Mr. Brad Benson.

Show Notes & Links:

Check out Stampede Aviation….
www.stampedeaviation.com
Alaska Weather Webcams that Brad Talked about.    Very Interesting!
http://akweathercams.faa.gov/sitelist.php

Click Below for more information:

CONTACT ME:

If you would like to leave me feed back or comments, then please feel free below.   Or you may contact me at:

Garrett@mypilotchronicles.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mypilotchronicles

Be sure to subscribe iTunes My Pilot Chronicles.

Jan 14 2014

1hr 26mins

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MPC-004 Flying the SR-71 Blackbird with Bill Orcutt

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The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most advanced aircraft in the world.   With its incredible speed, high altitude flight, and stealth technology, the Blackbird was a giant leap forward in the United States’s Military program and our security.   Join me as Retired Air Force Pilot Mr. Bill Orcutt describes what it was like to pilot the SR-71 and the missions that he was a part of.

Air Force Pilot Bill Orcutt on the Right.

Here are a few facts and tidbits on the SR-71 Blackbird.

General characteristics

Performance

SPEED RECORDS.

  1. Los Angeles, CA to Washington, D.C., distance 2,299.7 miles (3,701.0 km), average speed 2,144.8 miles per hour (3,451.7 km/h), and an elapsed time of 64 minutes 20 seconds.[80]
  2. West Coast to East Coast, distance 2,404 miles (3,869 km), average speed 2,124.5 miles per hour (3,419.1 km/h), and an elapsed time of 67 minutes 54 seconds.
  3. Kansas City, Missouri to Washington, D.C., distance 942 miles (1,516 km), average speed 2,176 miles per hour (3,502 km/h), and an elapsed time of 25 minutes 59 seconds.
  4. St. Louis, Missouri to Cincinnati, Ohio, distance 311.4 miles (501.1 km), average speed 2,189.9 miles per hour (3,524.3 km/h), and an elapsed time of 8 minutes 32 seconds.

CONTACT ME:

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Oct 04 2013

1hr

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MPC-003 Wing Walker Jana Leigh Mcwhorter

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Wing Walking…….Yeah right!!   You won’t catch me climbing out of the cockpit of a perfectly good airplane and climbing all over it, but to Wing Walker Jana Leigh Mcwhorter, that’s an every day event for her.  You see these incredible people at just about all of the major airshows around the country.  The thrill and excitement of the danger involved has got to be one of the most adrenaline pumping activities there is.  I was able to catch up with Jana and talk to her about what it is like to crawl all over the wings and perform in front of thousands of people.   Jana has an incredible story and it was a pleasure getting the opportunity to interview her.   She performs a few times a month at an authentic flying circus that replicates the events from back in the 1920’s and 30’s.  Listen as Jana takes us through what it is like to be a Dare Devil Wing Walker.

Show Notes:
Visit the Flying Circus at www.flyingcircusairshow.com
Email Jana at  WingWalkerJL4858@gmail.com

Women of Aviation Week:   www.womenofaviationweek.org

If you would like to leave me feed back or comments, then please feel free below.   Or you may contact me at:

Garrett@mypilotchronicles.com
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Sep 24 2013

47mins

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MPC-002: Airventure Oshkosh 2013

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Airventure Oshkosh 2013:   The Greatest gathering of aircraft in the world.  Join me as I  bring you a few sites and sounds from this incredible show.

In this episode I got a chance to sit down and talk with some of the people that attend Oshkosh and also that perform in the daily airshows.

  • Allen and Lalah Harding – Piper Tripacer
  • Nadia Marcinko – Gulfstream Girl
  • Doug Rozendaal – P51 Redtail Pilot
  • Art and Charlotte Andersen – Grizzly Cub
  • Caroline Jensen – F16 Thunderbird Pilot


Art & Charlotte Andersen with their Grizzly Cub

Allen & Lalah Harding – 1954 Piper Tripacer

Me & Doug Rozendaal – P51 Mustang Pilot

Nadia Marcinko – Gulfstream Girl

Caroline “Blaze” Jensen – #3 F16 USAF Thunderbird Pilot

LINKS:

There are TONS of photos from the show on my Facebook page.  Be sure to visit that to see close to 800 photos from Oshkosh.

If you would like to leave me feed back or comments, then please feel free below.   Or you may contact me at:

Garrett@mypilotchronicles.com
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Aug 09 2013

1hr 25mins

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MPC-001: Welcome to Episode one of the My Pilot Chronicles Podcast

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This is the very first episode of the My Pilot Chronicles Podcast.  I will be bringing you all kinds of things in the aviation world.  In this first episode, I felt it right to go back to my beginnings.  I had the pleasure of interviewing the man who taught me how to fly, Mr. Robert Johnston CFII.   Robert is a local flight instructor at the Clark Field Municipal Airport in Stephenville, Texas.   He has been teaching people to fly for the last 10 years.   We discuss how Robert entered the aviation world and what keeps him motivated even still today.   Join me as Robert takes us through the steps of obtaining a Private Pilots License.


Robert Johnston CFII

If you would like to get in contact with Robert with any questions you may have, you can reach him at the following:

Email:  Robert@texasfromabove.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/flyingwithrobertjohnston

Bare with me as over the next few episodes, I will be improving the quality of the podcast itself.   There’s always a learning curve and I am really enjoying putting this together for you.

If you would like to leave me feed back or comments, then please feel free below.   Or you may contact me at:
Garrett@mypilotchronicles.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mypilotchronicles

Join me in Episode Two of MPC where I will be at the Largest Airshow in the World…… Airventure Oshkosh!!   TONS of fun stuff to come………….

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Jul 14 2013

1hr 13mins

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