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The Pilot to Pilot podcast is a place for aviators to come for inspiration and encouragement. We aim to help all types of aviators to continue pursuing their aviation dreams, whether that be flying commercially or flying for fun.

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The Pilot to Pilot podcast is a place for aviators to come for inspiration and encouragement. We aim to help all types of aviators to continue pursuing their aviation dreams, whether that be flying commercially or flying for fun.

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Best aviation podcast out there

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Awesome conversations with some really great people within the aviation community

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A great diverse selection of interviews with everyday pilots and trend setters too. I started listening when I started my private pilot training and it kept me going through the tough periods of self doubt. It helped to hear others shared stories about the same rough patches and help keep me motivated.

iTunes Ratings

447 Ratings
Average Ratings
431
10
3
0
3

Best aviation podcast out there

By Jdebrey - Jan 20 2020
Read more
Awesome conversations with some really great people within the aviation community

Avination!

By GANIII - Jan 18 2020
Read more
A great diverse selection of interviews with everyday pilots and trend setters too. I started listening when I started my private pilot training and it kept me going through the tough periods of self doubt. It helped to hear others shared stories about the same rough patches and help keep me motivated.
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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Logan Flood: Plane Crash Survivor & Southwest FO

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PILOT TO PILOT PODCAST EP 024 FT. LOGAN FLOOD: REGIONAL AIRLINE PILOT & PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR

What is going on Avination?!

Today, I am talking with Logan Flood. Logan is a current regional airline captain, flying out of everyone's favorite Laguardia airport. Logan has overcome an incredible amount of adversity and disabilities to get to where he is today. If you would like to read more about Logan and his accident check out this article "No One Would Ever Hire Me"

Some of the things we talk about in this episode are.

  • His dream was to be a starship cargo pilot.
  • Star Wars helped him find his love for aviation.
  • We talk about his hometown in Nebraska.
  • How he thought the only way to become a pilot was by going to the Air Force.
  • Talked about how Flight Sim helped Logan get familiar with flying.
  • How working at Sears led him to find out he can be a pilot with poor vision.
  • How his high school teacher got him an internship at a local FBO.
  • How he quit Sears as soon as he realized he could work at the airport.
  • How Logan chose what College to go to.
  • How he saved money in college.
  • Logan was renting airplanes for $50 with the instructor fee.
  • How he started his flying career.
  • How Logan's connections helped him get his first job.
  • Why it is important to have a mentor in your career.
  • Why it's all about networking.
  • How regionals used to require 2,000 TT.
  • We talk about how he built his time.
  • Logan goes into detail about what happened with his accident.
  • We talk about the extent of his injuries
  • How long it took him to recover.
  • How he was able to get his license back.
  • What it was like dealing with the FAA.
  • How he was able to help a paralyzed student reach his dream of becoming a pilot.
  • Why he thought he could never fly for the airlines.
  • How he overcomes his disability
  • How Logan was able to stay positive in such a horrific accident.

Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to me on Instagram @pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 17 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #2: Kurt Leuschner: Major Airline Pilot

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What is going on #Avination?! In this episode, I talk with Kurt Leuschner who is a major airline pilot. You might know Kurt from his popular aviation Instagram account @stabilizer_motion. In today’s episode, we talk about.
  • How he got his commercial rating by age 18.
  • Odd jobs he did around the airport to help fund his training.
  • How you need to treat yourself as a business.
  • Why a 750-hour pilot needs to be extremely careful.
  • What the interview process is like.
  • How he almost wrecked his car when he found out he got a job with a major airline.
  • And a story about how he lost an engine in a Cessna 150 as a flight instructor.
If you enjoyed today's episode, please let us know. Either email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Download Episode!

Aug 29 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #3: 24 Year Old Delta Pilot: Marlon Dayes

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Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast, this is episode 74 featuring Marlon Dayes. Marlon is a current Delta airlines MD88 pilot and in this episode we talk about...

  • How and why Marlon fell in love with aviation.
  • How a trip to Disney gave Marlon the ability to board his first flight.
  • Marlon talks about always being a mischievous kid.
  • What the aviation community is like in Jamaica.
  • Marlon talks about moving to Kingston by himself at age 11
  • Marlon left Jamaica for the States with one year left in high school.
  • Marlon was the first member of his family to go to college.
  • Marlon talks about how he was able to get scholarships to pay for University.
  • Talks about his degree at Florida Tech.
  • How he was a flight instructor his joiner year in college.
  • Marlon talks about struggles with his training and how getting his PPL was difficult.
  • How holds are the toughest part of instrument approaches.
  • How Marlon combats a pilot struggling to solo.
  • Marlon talks his aviation goals after CFI.
  • Why Marlon loved Delta so much.
  • Marlon talks about his life as a regional pilot.
  • Marlon talks about being burnt out as a regional pilot.
  • Why Marlon chose to get his application professionally looked at.
  • Marlon talks about the interview process at Delta.
  • Marlon was hired at Delta at age 24!
  • Marlon talks about how flying the MD88 made him a much better pilot.
  • Marlon talks about bidding away from the MD88.
  • Why October 3rd is a big day for Marlon.
  • Marlon talks about his dreams of giving back.
  • The importance of not getting too comfortable.

If you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Sep 17 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: Logan Flood: Plane Crash Survivor & Regional Airline Captain

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PILOT TO PILOT PODCAST EP 024 FT. LOGAN FLOOD: REGIONAL AIRLINE PILOT & PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR

What is going on Avination?!

Today, I am talking with Logan Flood. Logan is a current regional airline captain, flying out of everyone's favorite Laguardia airport. Logan has overcome an incredible amount of adversity and disabilities to get to where he is today. If you would like to read more about Logan and his accident check out this article "No One Would Ever Hire Me"

Some of the things we talk about in this episode are.

  • His dream was to be a starship cargo pilot.
  • Star Wars helped him find his love for aviation.
  • We talk about his hometown in Nebraska.
  • How he thought the only way to become a pilot was by going to the Air Force.
  • Talked about how Flight Sim helped Logan get familiar with flying.
  • How working at Sears led him to finding out he can be a pilot with poor vision.
  • How his high school teacher got him an internship at a local FBO.
  • How he quit Sears as soon as he realized he could work at the airport.
  • How Logan chose what College to go to.
  • How he saved money in college.
  • Logan was renting airplanes for $50 with the instructor fee.
  • How he started his flying career.
  • How Logan's connections helped him get his first job.
  • Why it is important to have a mentor in your career.
  • Why its all about networking.
  • How regionals used to require 2,000 TT.
  • We talk about how he built his time.
  • Logan goes into detail about what happened with his accident.
  • We talk about the extent of his injuries
  • How long it took him to recover.
  • How he was able to get his license back.
  • What it was like dealing with the FAA.
  • How he was able to help a paralyzed student reach his dream of becoming a pilot.
  • Why he thought he could never fly for the airlines.
  • How he overcomes his disability,
  • Why he wants to stay at Republic his whole career.
  • How Logan was able to stay positive in such a horrific accident.

Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to me on Instagram @pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Nov 07 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #5: Ryan Tseko: Gulfstream Pilot

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Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 35 FT: Ryan Tseko: Gulfstream Pilot.

What is going on avination and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. In this episode I am talking with Ryan Tskeo. Ryan has previously flown as a flight instructor, regional pilot and is currently flying Grant Cardone's private plane. 

In this episode Grant and I talk about.

How a family member got him into aviation. We find out how Aviation and Real Estate change his life. How Ryan was told he can’t become a pilot because he didn’t come from a rich family. How he went from part 61 to part 141 and why he did his training that way. How your training can depend on how good of an instructor you have. How Ryan failed his private pilot check ride. Why it is important to take aviation very serious if you want to be successful in the industry. Why it is important to surround yourself with like-minded people to help your career out. How Ryan went from Regional first officer to Training captain. Why it is important to love learning. How it is very crucial for you to find a mentor to help you navigate through this career. What it is like being struck by lightning in an airplane. We talk about if Ryan prefers to fly a variety of the same aircraft or just one airplane all the time. Why Ryan wanted to be more than just a pilot for his regional. Why Ryan got into real estate. How to land your dream corporate job. Start your training as early as possible. How you will be underpaid until you are overpaid. How Ryan was able to fly Neil Armstrong. Ryan gives advice on what to do when you get 1500 hours. Find out how you can add value to a company you want to work for.  In the corporate world, you have to be more than a pilot. How Ryan started sweeping floors in Falcon Field.  At the end of the day, we have a really cool career. How flying for Grant Cardone doesn’t happen overnight. Ryan worked hard and kept a good attitude. What Ryan has learned from Grant.   Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to me on Instagram @pilottopilot. Also, make sure to check out the Pilot to Pilot patreon page.

Get your free Audible trial at audibletrial.com/pilottopilot.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Feb 14 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #6: Alex Abad: Gulfstream Captain

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Episode 65 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Alex Abad. Avination, what is going on and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with probably the coolest pilot on Instagram, Alex Abad. 

Today, Alex and I talk about...

  • How growing up around LAX led Alex to an interest in aviation.
  • Alex, took an intro flight when he was 13
  • How Alex started training once a week at 14
  • Why he had no business flying when he was younger.
  • How Alex influenced his dad to start his training too.
  • How a pilot can be dangerous with low time without even knowing.
  • Alex shares a story about pushing a plane to the limits.
  • Why it is important to always think about the big picture.
  •  We talk about Aspen flying.
  • How Alex approaches every day
  • Alex goes into detail about his training.
  • How doing spins every day during training made Alex a better pilot.
  • Alex talks about his career progression as a pilot
  • How he talked his way into flying right seat in a King Air.
  • What it is like being on the lead captain on a Gulfstream
  • How he left his marketing job to become a pilot.
  • Don’t burn any bridges. 
  • A lot of aviation jobs in private aviation is about how you know.

These are just some of the many things we talk about, today. If you enjoyed the episode, make sure to leave a review and check out our Patreon page!

Happy flying,

Justin

Jul 02 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: Kylie Giffin: Commercial Pilot

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Avination, welcome to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode #76. Today, I am talking with commercial pilot Kylie Giffin. In this episode, Kylie walks us through her path to becoming a commercial pilot. We talk about the positive moments, struggles and failures in her training. Kylie also touches on how she is building her time for the airlines. 

I hope you enjoy today's episode if you do please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page. 

Happy Flying

Justin

Oct 01 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: Anders Young: Building Time and Flying For the Regionals

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This is episode 85 of the Pilot to Pilot podcast featuring Anders Young. Anders has a strong passion for aviation, when he isn't flying himself he is often times non-revving all over the world. Come listen in to his journey to find out why Anders became a pilot and the path he chose.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 10 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #9: Dianna Klein: United Airlines 787 Pilot

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What is going on avination? Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 72 ft. Dianna Klein. Dianna has accomplished a lot in her aviation career, she is a 787 Dreamliner pilot and a C5 pilot in the Air Force Reserves. All while being a wife, mom and very active in her local community.

Some of the things Dianna and I talk about are...

  • Dianna talks about why she got into aviation
  • How her dad never pushed aviation on her.
  • Why Dianna's military aviation career didn’t go as planned.
  • Why Dianna chose Embry Riddle for her flight school.
  • Why Dianna felt bad for her mom at sometimes in her training.
  • How Dianna was able to leave early from high school to fly.
  • Why Dianna wanted to go to the Air Force Academy to learn how to flying fighters.
  • When Dianna knew she caught the aviation bug
  • Dianna talks about being very focused on her training.
  • Dianna talks about struggling with math with the SAT.
  • Dianna didn’t let a setback deter her aviation dreams.
  • Why it is important to have your own board of personal directors.
  • Dianna talks about how 9/11 affected her and her family.
  • How Dianna built her time.
  • We talk a little bit of the struggle of building your time.
  • Dianna talks about getting hired by American Eagle.
  • How Dianna was always pursuing the Air Force Reserves
  • Dianna talks about her military flight training and how she loved it.
  • The importance of being financially aware as a pilot.
  • Talks about her dreams and goals personal and aviation-related.
  • The importance of learning to say no.
  • How important it is to ask for help when you need it.
  • We talk about the importance of getting more women into aviation.
  • What needs to be done to get more aviators to get into aviation.
  • Dianna talks about her sons thinking about aviation.
  • What it is like to fly the C5.
  • She talks about the difficulties his husband had transitioning from fighter pilot to an airline pilot.
  • She talks about the importance of teamwork in aviation (military and civilian).
  • Dianna talks about some emergency situations in the C5.
  • The kinds of missions Dianna would fly as a C5 pilot.
  • Dianna talks about working on the management side of United while being a line pilot.
  • What it is like to work 9 days a month.
  • What her future looks like at United... Possible management or stay as a line pilot.
  • Dianna faces the rapid-fire section.

if you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Sep 03 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: AJ Ramsey: Floyd Mayweather's pilot

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What is going on Avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode #39! I can't believe it has been 39 episodes already, time flies when you are having fun. Today's episode is a big one, I talk with TMT pilot AJ Ramsey. Yes, TMT as in Floyd Money Mayweather's pilot. I mean talk about one of the best jobs in aviation. You truly never know where you can wind up in this crazy industry. 

In this episode, AJ and I talk about.

  • Why AJ wanted to become a pilot.
  • How he held a job during his training.
  • How AJ and I had the same first job.
  • What AJ’s training was like.
  • AJ talks about how you decide between a part 61 or part 141 flight school.
  • How you are still going to end up being a good pilot no matter what flight school you choose.
  • It all comes down to the type of person you are.
  • It's not a one size fits all type of business.
  • How you build the foundation of the type of pilot you will be when are a CFI or building your hours.
  • The importance of learning how to adapt to other flying personalities.
  • Why AJ became a CFI.
  • How there is no norm in aviation.
  • Now is the time to get into aviation.
  • AJ and I talk about pilotless airplanes and the future of aviation.
  • Would a plane flying on automation be able to make the same choices as Sully did?
  • What did AJ love about being a CFI.
  • Most memorable experience as a flight instructor.
  • AJ talks about students trying to kill him.
  • What is one thing students struggle with on check rides?
  • Why I didn’t become a flight instructor.
  • AJ is a testament to why it is important to stay in touch with your flight instructors.
  • Don’t let aviation become a job. Make sure you keep the passion.
  • What it is like to fly a Gulfstream.
  • Why you need to look at more than salary when choosing a job.
  • How a lot of times a job pays more for a reason.
  • Why AJ believes we have a lot in common with the medical field.
  • How Aviation is all about delayed gratification.
  • AJ talks about why it is important to enjoy each stage of the process.
  • What it is like to fly for Floyd Money Mayweather.
  • Rapid Fire questions with AJ
  • How to get a job flying Floyd Mayweather.

Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to me on Instagram @pilottopilot. Also, make sure to check out the Pilot to Pilot patreon page.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Aug 14 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #11: ATC Memes

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What is going on avination?! Welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with David Lombardo, a co-founder of everyone's favorite aviation meme page ATC Memes. 

What we talked about in today's episode.

  • Pilots are more than just pilots. 
  • How David loves Youtube and it is the epitome of the internet.
  • How the page really exploded when they messed around with audio.
  • We find out why David wanted to be involved with aviation.
  • He got into aviation because of video games.
  • Why it is important to have people to bounce ideas off of.
  • Why he didn’t want to be a pilot.
  • How a college professor inspired him to work with audio.
  • Why he left his job as a controller.
  • How news channels have used their content for real-life events.
  • Was he ever recognized while working ATC.
  • Were his supervisors every unhappy with him running the page.
  • David quotes the Kim Kardashian principle.
  • How ATC Memes and Airline Pilot memes had an epic meet up in Houston.
  • How a delivery went from a great idea to really awkward.
  • Why he decided to start selling aviation style apparel.
  • Why they decided to create leggings.
  • How David has always been an entrepreneur.
  • How to being creative can help you in your career.
  • Three tips to make a great internet page.
  • Create content and don’t be afraid to fail.
  • We find out where "say no to kilo came from."
  • My favorite Washington Center story.
  • His favorite moments from being a controller.
  • We talk about if Drone pilots are actually pilots.

Happy Flying Avination,

Justin

Mar 13 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #12: David Campbell:

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What is going on Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 53 featuring David Campbell. David is 49 Private pilot who walked away from a high paying job to start his career in aviation. Some of the things David and I talk about in this episode are.

  • Why David left a $100,000 a year job to start training and learn to become a pilot.
  • How David originally went to college to become a pilot.
  • Why David didn’t finish his pilot training at Western Michigan.
  • How struggles in college and not seeing how he could pay for flying cause David to stray from his dream in college.
  • How flying has always been expensive and always will be expensive.
  • We talk about if David regrets any of the decisions he made in the past.
  • How he had a good friend who finished his training at Western Michigan and quit flying farther down the line.
  • How aviation is something that will rule your life.
  • How an annual goal sheet helped David get back into aviation.
  • David quit his job without a plan of action for whats next.
  • How he used AOPA to find a local flight school.
  • How seeing someone older than him complete his training helped David realize that it is a real possibility.
  • David and I talk about when is it too late to make the switch.
  • What to do when debating on switching careers.
  • Is it too late for you to change?
  • How it is important to make a plan when you switch careers.
  • Its not going to be an easy switch so make sure your family is okay with it.
  • The importance of using your GI bill to pay for your flight training.
  • How easy it is to make excuses to not go fly.
  • The first flight David went on after his checkered was to propose to his GF.
  • What it is like to get your PPL while you are working.
  • We talk about some things that can keep you from getting your PPL.
  • David talks about a 10 hour flight in a LSA down to the Bahamas.
  • We talk about how Foreflight has changed the game.
  • We talk challenges of owning a plane.
  • Differences between the corporate route and commercial route.

If you enjoyed today's podcast make sure you leave a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon page.

Happy Flying,

Justin

Apr 02 2019

57mins

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Rank #13: Premier 1 Driver

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Pilot to Pilot podcast ep 28 ft Greg Mink Business Aviation and former F16 pilot.

What is going on avination, this week I am talking with Greg Mink. You might know Greg by his Youtube name Premier 1 Driver. Greg is former Air National Guard F16 pilot and current Beechcraft Premier pilot.

In this episode Greg and I talk about.

  • How Greg's dad got him into aviation
  • How struggling to taxi a 172 made Greg wonder if he would ever be able to master flying.
  • How Greg and his dad did their training together.
  • How there was a competition between him and his dad on who could finish their training first.
  • Greg was flying before he could drive himself to the airport.
  • How he had to wait until he was 17 before he could take his PPL check ride.
  • How he built time and experience before taking his PPL.
  • How 75 nautical mile cross countries used to feel like long flights.
  • Some reasons why I chose aerial survey.
  • What he struggled with in his training.
  • How you learn from other pilots mistakes.
  • How no one will second guess safety.
  • What it is like going form an arrow to a HP multi.
  • How he graduated high school with his instrument rating.
  • How we both thought we were hot stuff flying a Seneca.
  • You have to enjoy the moment that you are in.
  • Why Greg really enjoyed Instrument flying.
  • Why he recommends anyone he talks with to get their instrument rating.
  • Why it is important to not only get your IFR rating but also maintain proficiency.
  • What was next in his training.
  • How Top Gun pushed Greg towards the air national guard.
  • What the air national guard training was like.
  • How they treated him like a brand new pilot.
  • We go into detail about his training and life in the National Guard.
  • I ask Greg what flying the F16 is like.
  • What it is like to be 24 years old and fly an F16.
  • We talk about his favorite F16 stories.
  • What it is like going from an F16 to a C 210.
  • Why he got out of the Air national guard.
  • Why Greg chose the business world over airlines.
  • What it is like to fly low altitudes at high speeds with night vision goggles on.
  • What business aviation was like.
  • What to look for when buying a plane.
  • The different planes he has owned and flown.
  • We find out what an MU2 salute is.
  • Why they chose the Beechcraft premier.
  • Why business aviation is important for companies.
  • Why he created premier1driver.
  • What the goal of premier 1 driver is.

Avination, thank you for listening to today's episode. If you enjoyed it, please let me know! Email me at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to me on Instagram @pilottopilot. Also, make sure to check out the Pilot to Pilot patreon page.

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Happy Flying,

Justin

Dec 05 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: Justin Zeller: Airline Pilot

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What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, I am talking with Justin Zeller. You might know Justin Zeller from his Instagram page @carlsbadpilot. Justin has done a lot to get to where he is today. He has gone from flying for the regionals to 135 charter, to 121 airline pilot. Some of the things we talk about in today’s episode are.
  • How he was able to solo before he could drive a car.
  • Why it is important to get your hours as fast as possible.
  • How a Craigslist ad helped him build his time.
  • How Youtube is a great resource to use in your training.
  • We talk about his intense multi-engine training.
  • A step by step walkthrough of regional training.
  • And why this is the perfect time for you to become a pilot.
If you enjoyed today's episode, please let us know. Either email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Download Episode!

Aug 29 2017

57mins

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Rank #15: Joshua Maddox: Seaplane Pilot

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Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 48. In this episode, I am talking with Joshua Maddox. Joshua and I have a few things in common, we both flew aerial survey instead of becoming a CFI and we were both freight dogs. Joshua and I flew together in Omaha, Nebraska flying Amazon packages and dodging thunderstorms. 

For episode notes make sure to check out our Discord page. Episode notes are for Patreon members only as of now. 

Happy Flying,

Justin 

Dec 11 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: Captain Joe: 747 and Aviation Educator

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Special shoutout to today's sponsor AOPA Pilot Protection Services. Don't leave the ground without AOPA's Pilot Protection Services. Find out more information by visiting AOPA's Pilot Protection Services website

Avination, this is a big episode!! A few weeks ago, I sat down and recorded an episode with Captain Joe. It was great to talk with him and find out more about his story and about Joe as a person. 

Some things Joe and I talked about during this episode...

  • How Joe’s childhood dream was not to become a pilot 
  • Joe was the first pilot in his family. 
  • Joe talks about his first flight in a small airplane. 
  • Joe talks about how he studied dentistry for a few semesters before leaving for a flight school in Austria. 
  • Joe is jealous of current flight students in Florida. 
  • What would have been if Joe became a dentist? 
  • How Joe’s first love wasn’t flying. 
  • Joe talks about what it is like to be the first pilot in your family. 
  • Joe talks about the support of his family on his aviation journey. 
  • What it is like to work for an airline that went out of business. 
  • Why European flight students are sent to the States for their training. 
  • Joe talks about VFR flying in Germany. 
  • Joe breaks down how he attained his ratings. 
  • What Joe struggled most within his training. 
  • We talk about the differences in training between Europe and the States. 
  • Joe talks about how you have to have luck in aviation. 
  • How Joe was able to get his first job in aviation. 
  • Joe talks about how you should work in aviation to create connections while you are in your training. 
  • How most pilots want to help other pilots succeed. 
  • Joe talks about his favorite type of flying. 
  • Joe talks about the decline of Air Berlin. 
  • We talk about the dark side of aviation and what you don’t see from your favorite Instagram pilots. 
  • Joe gets into his freight flying schedule. 
  • We talk about negative comments we can get from haters. 
  • Joe talks about how he doesn’t like the word influencer. 
  • Why Joe created Captain Joe. 

Avination, I hope you truly enjoyed this episode. If you did, please make sure to share it with all your friends, avgeeks or not. 

Let me know what you think below!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Jun 18 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #17: Pilot Maria: European Airline Pilot

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What is going on #Avination?! In today’s episode, I am talking with European airline pilot and mega aviation social media influencer @pilotmaria. It doesn’t matter if you are a major airline pilot, sim geek, or taking your first lesson today. This is an episode you do not want to miss. Some of the things we talk about in today’s episode. Why she became a pilot Differences between European and American flight training. Differences in Modular and Integrated training. The biggest struggle for her while in flight training. Why she went to South Africa for training. Why Bose A20’s are a must have for all pilots. How it took Maria two years to get a flying job after graduating flight school. Why pilots are so good at complaining. How she gave up her flying license for ten days. Why she started her Instagram page @pilotmaria And how she met @mariathepilot and @flymalin. If you enjoyed today's episode, please let us know. Either email us at pilottopilothq@gmail.com or reach out to us on Instagram @pilottopilot. Happy Flying #Avination! Justin Links Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth Dual Plug Cable, Black GoPro HERO5 Session Download Episode!

Aug 31 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #18: Mentour Pilot

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Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode number 51 featuring Petter from Mentour Pilot. Petter, as many of you know is the creator of the amazing aviation page Mentour Pilot on Youtube and Instagram. In this episode, Petter and I talk about.

  • Petter wanted originally to be an archaeologist. 
  • How Petter’s dad got him into aviation.
  • How Petter’s intro flight sealed the deal for Petter to begin a career in aviation.
  • How you are very fortunate to figure out you want to be a pilot early in your career.
  • How Petter found a way to get his flying paid for?
  • Petter dives into his training and what it was like.
  • How and why Petter became a Firefighter.
  • Petter lets me know that American coffee is nowhere close to as strong as Swedish coffee.
  • Petter talks about why it is important to get your FATP as soon as possible
  • Petter and I talk about the differences between FAA and European flight training.
  • Petter and I talk about the 1500 hour rule in the states.
  • How Petter became a simulator instructor.
  • How to become a captain at Petter’s airline.
  • How his airline is not based on seniority.
  • How you are evaluated on becoming a captain at Petters airline.
  • We talk about the differences between US airlines and European airlines.
  • We talk about what it means when a pilot only has two epaulets.
  • How and Why Petter decided to become a training captain.
  • We talk about proper CRM and how to manage emergencies.
  • We talk about why Petter started Mentour pilot.
  • Why Petter started the Mentour pilot application.
  • We talk about how being a pilot can suck sometimes.

Avination, thank you for taking the time out of your day to listen to this episode. If you enjoyed the podcast please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to check out our Patreon page!

Happy Flying,

Justin

Feb 05 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: Korry Franke: 737 Captain

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Today's episode is sponsored by AOPA Pilot Protection Services. To find out more about PPS visit AOPA Pilot Protection Services.

Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. This is the Patreon exclusive sneak peek of episode 67 featuring United Airlines 737 captain, Korry Franke. 

Some of the topics Korry and I talk about are...

  • How a flight to London led Korry to the aviation bug. 
  • Korry became a 737 Captain for United Airlines at 31 years old. 
  • Why Korry as inspired to write the book three feet to the left. 
  • How Korry went from having a dream of becoming a pilot to actually accomplishing that dream. 
  • Korry details his path to becoming a pilot. 
  • How Korry came to choose Embry Riddle as his university. 
  • Korry talks about the struggle of building your hours. 
  • Aviation is all about delayed gratification.  
  • Korry talks about how Embry Riddle is a special place. 
  • Korry got hired as flight instructor right before 9/11 
  • I talk a little bit about my dad flying for US Airways and some of his 9/11 story. 
  • We talk a little bit on the dark side of aviation. 
  • How your career in aviation can be completely out of your control. 
  • Korry talks about his first international flight.  
  • We talk about transitioning from the propeller to jet world. 
  • I ask Korry when he finally felt like he was a real pilot. 
  • Korry talks about getting hired at an airline. 
  • Korry talks about going through a major airline major. 
  • Talk about his two favorite stories from Korry’s book. 
  • Rapid fire questions

I have a goal to make this the number one aviation podcast and I need YOU to help. Help me spread Pilot to Pilot to all your friends/haters or any aviators you know. Share the podcast via Reddit, Facebook, IG, Tumblr, Myspace (is that still a thing?)

Happy Flying,

Justin

"The thoughts and views expressed by Korry Franke on this podcast are his alone, completely independent of any United Airlines affiliation. United Airlines has not contributed or endorsed the content in any way.” 

in 2013, Korry Franke became the youngest captain then flying for United Airlines. Now, the pilot, author, and speaker merges his years of airline leadership experience with the creativity he's honed as an accomplished jazz pianist, the discipline he's developed as a two-time marathoner, and the real-world business acumen he's gained as a Penn State University MBA graduate to lead people and organizations on life-changing journeys toward success and fulfillment. When Korry isn't flying or focusing on inspiring others to embrace their own captain's mindset, he's usually hiking with his wife, reading books to his young daughter, or volunteering with charities such as United We Care, where he serves on the employee relief fund's Board of Directors. Learn more about Korry and his keynotes at www.KorryFranke.com.

Book: http://www.tinyurl.com/3FeetToTheLeft

Jul 16 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #20: Captain Moonbeam

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Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 57 featuring Jim Sorsby aka Captain Moonbeam. Jim has an incredible story and it is one that you will not want to miss. Avination, I need your help, I want to get this podcast in as many pilots ears as possible. Make sure you are sharing this with all your aviation friends!

Some of the things Jim and I talk about are...

  • How Jim got hooked on Aviation. 
  • Why Jim convinced himself aviation was too expensive. 
  • Jim was 28 when he started his training. 
  • Took Jim took Jim 2 years to get his PPL  
  • What Jim did to make money before he became a pilot. 
  • Why Jim quit his day job with only his PPL. 
  • How and why Jim quit regionals. 
  • Why it is important pilots know the history of aviation hiring. 
  • Jim doesn’t believe someone should pay for a type rating. 
  • Jim talks about working full time while he was training 
  • Jim talks about failing two check rides. 
  • Talks about an examiner voluntarily turning in his ticket. 
  • What Jim's mentality was like after he failed his first check ride. 
  • How a failed check ride is nothing more than a learning experience. 
  • How people create their own limitations. 
  • Network, network, network 
  • How a lot of jobs never make it to job boards. 
  • Talks about the different types of flying Jim has done in his career. 
  • Jim lists about every plane that he has ever flown. 
  • We find out why Jim made his Youtube channel 
  • Why Jim still has to force himself to make sure he films himself in his videos. 
  • Jim answers your questions. 
  •  We talk about being careful about building your time 

I hope you enjoyed today's episode. Make sure to leave a review on iTunes and check out our website!

Happy Flying,

Justin

May 01 2019

1hr 23mins

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