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

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 Contact Us or Leave some Feedback 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 www.mypilotchronicles.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/mypilotchronicles Be sure to subscribe iTunes My Pilot Chronicles.

1hr 19mins

16 Dec 2014

Rank #1

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

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: Southwest Lands at Wrong Airport Textron Purchases Beechcraft for 1.4 Billion FAA Apologizes for Drivers License Medical Delay “Into the Wild”  The Chris McCandless Story 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.

1hr 26mins

14 Jan 2014

Rank #2

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

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 Crew: 2 (Pilot and Reconnaissance Systems Officer) Payload: 3,500 lb (1,600 kg) of sensors Length: 107 ft 5 in (32.74 m) Wingspan: 55 ft 7 in (16.94 m) Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.64 m) Wing area: 1,800 ft2 (170 m2) Empty weight: 67,500 lb (30,600 kg) Loaded weight: 152,000 lb (69,000 kg) Max. takeoff weight: 172,000 lb (78,000 kg) Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney J58-1 continuous-bleed afterburning turbojets, 34,000 lbf (151 kN) each Wheel track: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m) Wheelbase: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m) Aspect ratio: 1.7 Performance Maximum speed: Mach 3.3[90][91][N 5] (2,200+ mph, 3,540+ km/h, 1,910+ knots) at 80,000 ft (24,000 m) Range: 2,900 nmi (5,400 km) Ferry range: 3,200 nmi(5,925 km) Service ceiling: 85,000 ft (25,900 m) Rate of climb: 197 ft/s (60 m/s) Wing loading: 84 lb/ft² (410 kg/m²) Thrust/weight: 0.44 SPEED RECORDS. 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] 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. 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. 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: 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.

1hr

4 Oct 2013

Rank #3

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

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: Click Links Below: Matt’s Site Limitless Horizons with TONS of Photos from the Trip Limitless Horizons Facebook Page  Continue to follow Matt on all his new adventures. 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 www.mypilotchronicles.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/mypilotchronicles Be sure to subscribe iTunes My Pilot Chronicles.

1hr 21mins

23 Apr 2015

Rank #4

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

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: Click Links Below: F86A Sabre Jet Lonestar Maule Round Up Fly-in Oshkosh 2015 History of Russell’s DHC-2 Beaver – The Manitoba Website 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 www.mypilotchronicles.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/mypilotchronicles Be sure to subscribe iTunes My Pilot Chronicles.

1hr 27mins

28 Feb 2015

Rank #5