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Thoughts From The Flight Deck

TFTFD is a podcast about flying. Pilot/CFI Bill Duffy talks about flying and general aviation from the perspective of a pilot and Long Island, New York based flight instructor. The show is a mix of educational topics and hanger flying style chitchat.

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Saving money on your instrument training.

  Podcast 38 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII Pilot Bill on a way to save money earning your instrument training. 1. Instrument training is the hardest and therefore the most expensive. 2. Fly with a friend. 3. “Buddy Training” 4. Commercial pilot has a bad day on the radio. 5. Looking for a flight instructor, CFI Bill Duffy Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to leave a comment. . tftfd@cs.com  Saving money on your instrument training.    

12mins

2 May 2010

Rank #1

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Amount of money to get your CFI?

  Podcast 32.5 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII Amount of money to get your CFI? Pilot Bill gives his thoughts on the cost of a CFI ticket. 1. How much time to get pilot ratings? 2. Is becoming a CFI worth the money? 3. Always try to do things you love to do. 4. If you received this twice, sorry. I accidentally erased it and had to re-published it.     Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to leave a comment. . tftfd@cs.com   

9mins

27 Feb 2010

Rank #2

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The Multi-Engine Rating.

  Podcast 45 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look) Pilot Bill’s thoughts on his Multi-Engine rating. 1. Why would you need or want a multi-engine rating? 2. Sky King flew a multi-engine airplane! 3. What things to read, watch, do and buy to prepare for the multi-engine rating. 4. What is different about flying a twin? 5. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to contact me . tftfd@cs.com   The Multi-Engine Rating.      

15mins

1 Oct 2010

Rank #3

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Relatively Inexpensive flying Is Out There!

Podcast 55 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look) Relatively Inexpensive flying Is Out There! tftfd@cs.com CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the pilot dropout rate. 1. Today’s generation is just not that in to flying. 2. We need a new Top Gun movie. 3. Part time instructors give good value for the money. 4. Sell the aviation industry. 5. Crosswind landing hint. 6. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to contact me .

11mins

15 Feb 2011

Rank #4

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ATC and Diets.

Podcast 84 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look) CFI Bill‘s thoughts on how starting flight training is like starting a diet. 1. A bad day at the tower. 2. Pilot Bill gets a lesson from the tower. 4. Find me at www.foxfieldaviation.com . 4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to contact me . tftfd@cs.com

19mins

15 May 2012

Rank #5

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Flying and Golf, Different Yet The Same!

Podcast 28 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI Flying and Golf, Different Yet The Same! Pilot Bill was thinking about golf? 1. Flying and golf are different yet the same. 2. Landings! 3. A flight instructor is a lot like a golf pro. 4. Flight instructors are really coaches. 5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to leave a comment. . tftfd@cs.com

10mins

1 Nov 2009

Rank #6

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The Poor Rudder!

  Podcast 101 Thoughts from the Flight Deck       Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII    $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look)       The Poor Rudder!       1. Pilots, new and old, don’t know how the rudders work.   2. Flying with James Bond.   3. Flying with the Stratus !   4. Microsoft flight simulator updated buy Steam.   5. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII    Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!    Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

14mins

20 Sep 2015

Rank #7

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Feeling Like A Whole Flight Instructor, aka CFII!

Podcast 32 Thoughts from the Flight Deck  Your host is Pilot Bill Feeling Like A Whole Flight Instructor, aka CFII!  Pilot Bill adds CFII to the end of his name! 1. Bill takes his check ride and yes, he passes.  2. Check ride anxiety.  3. Pre check ride Anxiety 4. Flying at a non-towered(uncontrolled!!!!) airport can be great fun and very exciting. 5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/  Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to leave a comment. . tftfd@cs.com

13mins

1 Feb 2010

Rank #8

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Flight planning with a slide rule, really?

Podcast 102 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy, CFI,CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look)  Flight planning with a slide rule, really? CFI Bill’s thoughts flight planning.  E6B is outdated? We should be using modern day flight planning tools. What some FAA exaimers are saying about flight planning! Sky high Gear Freedom VII Compact Day Flight Bag review. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

19mins

15 Oct 2015

Rank #9

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Hash marks on the runway!

Podcast 118 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  Hash marks on the runway!   CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Calverton has hash marks on the runway. Don’t fly the DME/DME NA? Always watch the weather Fly a wind correction angle or a constant turn. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me.  tftfd@cs.com

14mins

16 Mar 2017

Rank #10