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A Podcast Journal in the Life of a Student Pilot

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A Podcast Journal in the Life of a Student Pilot

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I love this podcast, but can you add more podcast soon :)

By InvaderZim16 - May 24 2012
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I love this podcast, but can you add more podcast soon :)

KASW

By KASW - Sep 15 2011
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Hey Greg, really enjoy the podcast. Started watching when I lived up in Northern Indiana. I live around KFPR now. So now I can enjoy some of the scenery that I was watching on your videos. Keep the videos coming. Lots of fun. That's what it's all about. R.Kent

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4
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2

I love this podcast, but can you add more podcast soon :)

By InvaderZim16 - May 24 2012
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I love this podcast, but can you add more podcast soon :)

KASW

By KASW - Sep 15 2011
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Hey Greg, really enjoy the podcast. Started watching when I lived up in Northern Indiana. I live around KFPR now. So now I can enjoy some of the scenery that I was watching on your videos. Keep the videos coming. Lots of fun. That's what it's all about. R.Kent
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Student Pilot Journal Aviation Podcast

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A Podcast Journal in the Life of a Student Pilot

Rank #1: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #37

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This is a flight that Casey and I took to KOBE (Okeechobee) for some breakfast. We flew the 152 and also tried out my new camera mount which performed quite well. Casey also gives us a few tips for traffic pattern ops and situational awareness while flying cross country.

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Aug 31 2011

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Rank #2: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #4

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Ok...this one was interesting. We worked on arrival and departure stalls as well as touch and goes. The weather was perfect which helped out with the landings. Those were by far my favorite. Stalls...not so much, but with a little practice they will get better. I left out the improved stall recovery video, but I did get better as we kept doing them. Flying in the evening was great. We got to witness a nice sunset, so that added some fun to the flight.

-Greg

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Dec 16 2007

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Rank #3: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #5

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Happy Holidays! We worked some more with the power off stalls and also introduced steep turns, forward slips, and side slips. The slips were challenging for me...to say the least. Thanks again for Casey's patience. I am extremely fortunate to have picked a good instructor the first time. I can only wish the same experience for all of you.

-Greg

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Dec 22 2007

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Rank #4: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #38

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Hello aviators! This episode is from October 2011. I wanted to give everyone an update on what Casey has been up to lately. His new job has been good for him, but it has meant fewer episodes as we try to get our schedules in sync to record and fly. I hope you enjoy the update and we hope to get back in the air soon.

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Feb 02 2012

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Rank #5: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #14

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Night Flying

This was my first introduction to a number of things. Night flying, a Cessna 172, right hand traffic pattern at an unfamiliar airport, and takeoff from a towered airport. The video quality is extremely dark, so in an attempt to make things somewhat better I increased the resolution of the video to 640x480 so you might make out some objects so this is the reason for the larger download. It is still pretty dark, though. There is some good audio for those interested in what is different with night flying.

-Greg

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Mar 09 2008

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Rank #6: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #15

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Dual Cross Country

This is the video for the dual cross country from Melbourne to Okeechobee. See the blog post from Feb. 15 for details on the flight.

-Greg

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Mar 18 2008

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Rank #7: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #6

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For this lesson we worked on more landings and I was introduced to ground reference maneuvers, in particular, the rectangular course and s-turns. Once again, I was getting lost from above and had trouble identifying the rectangular course that Casey was pointing out, which made things difficult. S-Turns went well, though. On left downwind to runway 14 from the practice area, I made an early turn to base for some unknown reason which put me about 300 feet higher on base than I should have been and very close to final, so when I made my turn to final I was still high so Casey had me do a forward slip, which proved to be rather horrible..... Needless to say I had to abort that landing and do a go around. On the landing that followed I hit pretty hard and the camera move down toward the baggage area so that ruined the rest of the video. Things happen that way sometimes.

-Greg

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Dec 25 2007

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Rank #8: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #13

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Solo Flying

It has taken me longer than I wanted to get this one out. I have probably accumulated another 10 hours since this one. I have had the flu and have not felt up to editing the last couple of weeks. Not the most interesting of my podcasts, but hey.....flying is cool anyway you put it. My goal was to catch the sun rising but ground fog rolled in just when I was set to taxi out so I had to postpone for an hour. It is just me by myself talking so not too much in the educational department. Enjoy!

-Greg

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Feb 24 2008

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Rank #9: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #8

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Good lesson today. I felt much more relaxed....I hope I can maintain it for the remaining of my training. We introduced more emergencies - electrical and engine fires. We worked more on in flight engine outs and those went better for me this time around. Casey pulled the power on a downwind approach to rwy 14 so I had to turn an early base and final and forward slip to the landing since I had too much altitude. I really enjoyed the slips today. We had a nice 11/16 gust knot wind from 220° which made for descent sideslip practice for crosswind landings. Overall, landings were better although I still need to let the nosewheel come down slower in landing to trim off airspeed after touchdown and to lighten the force of the nosewheel falling. I also was able to do my first no flap landing and it was at that time that Casey decided to introduce passenger distractions. Check out the video for details. :-)

-Greg

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Jan 01 2008

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Rank #10: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #7

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Emergency practice day and towered airport operations.

Today was the introduction to dealing with emergency situations due to engine failure on takeoff, cruise, and landing. Casey pulled the power back to simulate a failure. It always amazes me how you can have a cool head on the ground and think that you will have no problem picking a field, only to freeze at 1800 feet like a deer in the headlights. Practice makes perfect is what I tell myself. I will say that when the lesson was over I was more relaxed than I have ever been...which makes me feel like I am making progress. A good motivator for me is looking forward to the day when things become more second nature.

We flew over to Melbourne International (KMLB) and practiced some landings and I was able to get some experience with ATC. Things got fairly hectic...very fast. Upon approach I was getting ready to announce my position and intent when a foreign helicopter student pilot chimed in and announced his position and intent for touch and go's. Apparently ATC believed him to be on the wrong frequency and instructed him to changed over to Space Coast tower in Titusville. He came back that he was indeed wanting to land at Melbourne, but there was a bit of hesitation in getting his request across and the language barrier did not help matters. When you watch the video you will understand when I say he did not make any new friends with ATC that day. You will hear a second pilot of similar country origin who it seems that they mistake for the first person, and he is promptly given the same treatment. It is extremely busy for ATC and I definitely can understand the importance of pilots being accurate and to the point....for safety purposes. A good lesson learned today.

-Greg

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Dec 28 2007

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Rank #11: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #9

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Back to flying! I am glad to be at it once again.....a week off feels like an eternity sometimes. I'd fly everyday if I could. For this lesson I was introduced to some hood work (Instrument work). For your private certificate you need a minimum of 3 hours instrument time. I included some video of things that have already been shown in previous podcasts, but it was such a beautiful day that I had to include some footage. All my videos are shot in HD and I wish I was able to show you just how awesome the view is....in a better resolution. It was great to see the waves crashing along the coastline and the manatees in the water. I even saw a set of four tires in the water...I hope there was not a car attached to them...in the past! Maybe somewhere down the road, I will publish a page of all the podcasts in HD, but the file sizes can get out of control, so for now the current format will have to work. :-( I will be flying this Friday with another instructor for the pre-phase solo so wish me luck.

-Greg

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Jan 11 2008

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Rank #12: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #12

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Busy week....finally I am able to get this out to you all. This is from last Saturday the 2nd. We intended to fly to Melbourne (MLB) for some more towered field work as well as Sebastian Municipal (X26). We only made it to Melbourne due to some holdups at Valkaria. In my previous post I mentioned the headset frustration so you will get to see it first hand in this one. Overall it was a good lesson as aggravating as it was. You are always guaranteed to learn something each time you fly, no matter your level of experience. I've taken a few more videos so I have plenty of material for the next few podcasts. I just need to find the time to edit them. This one took a while, since I wrote the music for it. Sometimes the better musical ideas come when you are not even trying to write anything.

-Greg

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Feb 09 2008

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Rank #13: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #10

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First Solo Podcast Video!

It is finally here. I did the best I could without pulling out the rest of my hair.....if I can even say that. My original video was more inspiring, but I did the best I could with the music that I could find and use. The music makes the video more comical than anything. Thanks to all who have emailed and posted comments as well as those who have given reviews on iTunes. I really do appreciate the kind words. ;-)

-Greg S

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Jan 28 2008

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Rank #14: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #11

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Second Supervised Solo Podcast Video!

We tried something different for the camera in this one. We mounted it on the passenger window (Out of my view, of course...for safety) which gave an over the nose view. It was a cool morning with winds around 4 kts. Per my previous post, my landings left a bit to be desired. I have picked them apart and will get them down for the next solo. I would appreciate feedback on the new camera view at greg@studentpilotjournal.com or you can leave a comment by clicking the link below.

-Greg

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Jan 29 2008

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Rank #15: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #2

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First Flying Lesson!

No video yet, but I was able to record some audio from the flight. I had to edit a lot of it and some of the audio may sound rushed. I cut out the dead space where we did not talk so I could provide a decent sample with minimal dead air. Here is a brief summary of what we covered:

  1. Pre-flight
  2. Checklists
  3. Traffic Pattern Operations
  4. Radio Communications
  5. Takeoff and Climb procedures
  6. Straight and level flight
  7. Shallow turns
  8. Climbs and descents
  9. Flight at varying airspeeds
  10. Normal approach and landing

Recording the audio is a huge help. I have been listening to it all day and making notes when I hear something that I need to remember or work on. My next lesson is this Saturday and I will be getting some video this time with my new Sticky Pod Dash. Yippee!

-Greg

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Dec 06 2007

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Rank #16: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #3

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I was able to get some video today. I forgot the wide angle lens so things are cramped and a lot of the video was dark so I had to do the best I could during post to brighten things up which in turn caused some overexposure. We are still experimenting here. I am trying to focus on absorbing as much as I can and at the same time document the experience, so you can appreciate the challenges that I face trying to capture the moment. I am having so much fun flying. There really are no words to describe it. It is great to break up the routine and I have been very routine for a long time. Don't get me wrong; I love my wife and son with everything that I have, so I cannot include them when I say "routine". A 3 year old is hardly "routine". This feeds a different part of me. Everyone needs an outlet and I highly suggest flying. :-)

-Greg

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Dec 11 2007

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Rank #17: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #36

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A very SHAKY instrument flying lesson!

The camera I borrowed was horrible! Never again. Anyway, sorry for the bad quality but something is better than nothing I always say. Stay focused in the panel and you will probably get through it without going into seizures. Stay tuned after the podcast for a good tip from yours truly about the usefulness of flight sims!

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Aug 23 2011

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Rank #18: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #34

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Talk about a flight to Daytona Beach for pre-buy inspection of N2521L.

Just me talking about a flight to KDAB in N2521L.  I also got an interview with an interesting girl from Embry-Riddle while I was there.  She is a part of a team that are building a hybrid glider for the Green Flight Challenge starting in September.  Stay tuned for the end of the episode for the interview.

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Aug 08 2011

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Rank #19: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #33

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A flight to an Aircraft Salvage Yard.....

There is something really fascinating about a salvage yard for aircraft.  It must be morbid curiosity for me as I look at the junked fuselages and think about their previous flights and owners.  Where are they? I imagine the planes coming off of the assembly line at one point all shiny and new.....What was their final flight? We had a good time this day.  On approach we were busily looking for the grass strip of zero two foxtrot alpha. It is not easy to spot when everything else is green around it. With my iPad in hand I was ready to help my friend Roy navigate the short 56nm trip.  No stick time for me....and I was perfectly content with technology at my side.

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Jul 30 2011

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Rank #20: Student Pilot Journal Podcast #32

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I recently took a trip with a friend to ferry an R44 Heli to the midwestern US. This podcast is a brief overview of the trip. The next podcast will cover in more detail the flight itself including the pre-flight and overview of the basic controls of a helicopter.

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Jul 19 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #43

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Multi-cam Madness!!!

My friend Jamie and I strapped a bunch of GoPros to the 172 and flew a short trip....during the heat of the day (probably why some shut off).  It was a hot but fun experiment and yielded some overall great results.  Shoot me an email and let me know what you think. greg@studentpilotjournal.com

-Greg
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Aug 04 2013

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #42

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Flying with club member Dave Merchberger

Hello everyone! I am glad to get a flying episode out...finally.  My new camera performed exceptionally! Dave and I made a quick fueling trip from MLB to X59. Nothing too exciting but hey...it's flying so it's always exciting.  Don't forget my show sponsor Coradine Aviation. Click on the banner on my site and check out LogTen Pro for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Safe Flying!

Greg

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Aug 25 2012

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #41

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SPJ Status Update

Hello everyone! Wanted to send out a short video of what I have been up to. Haven't been able to fly lately. My flight review has been due for a few months now so I haven't been able to book the plane. Weather permitting I will do that in the next day or so. I still have some footage stocked away so I hope to get that out one day as well as record some new footage. Hope you all are well.

Safe flying!

-G

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Aug 22 2012

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #40

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Greetings! Took another refresher flight to get back into some controlled airspace flying....it's so easy to get behind. Casey gives some good tips and also shows us a demo of LogTen Pro for the Mac and how it integrates with your iOS devices. Be sure to visit http://www.coradine.com and purchase this wonderful software and help support the podcast as well.

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Mar 23 2012

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #39

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Hey guys....this episode introduces a new sponsor, Coradine Aviation Systems with their wonderful electronic logbook software LogTen Pro 6 for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad.  It's way cool! Check them out at www.coradine.com. Casey and I took the good ole clubs 152 up for some refresher maneuver practice.  Boy do I need some work on a few things! The other club planes are out for maintenance so we couldn't so much in the way of instrument work. Also had some time to redo the intro.....I'm always searching for a better intro but only have so much footage to work with.

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Feb 16 2012

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #38

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Hello aviators! This episode is from October 2011. I wanted to give everyone an update on what Casey has been up to lately. His new job has been good for him, but it has meant fewer episodes as we try to get our schedules in sync to record and fly. I hope you enjoy the update and we hope to get back in the air soon.

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Feb 02 2012

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #37

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This is a flight that Casey and I took to KOBE (Okeechobee) for some breakfast. We flew the 152 and also tried out my new camera mount which performed quite well. Casey also gives us a few tips for traffic pattern ops and situational awareness while flying cross country.

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Aug 31 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #36

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A very SHAKY instrument flying lesson!

The camera I borrowed was horrible! Never again. Anyway, sorry for the bad quality but something is better than nothing I always say. Stay focused in the panel and you will probably get through it without going into seizures. Stay tuned after the podcast for a good tip from yours truly about the usefulness of flight sims!

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Aug 23 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #34

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Talk about a flight to Daytona Beach for pre-buy inspection of N2521L.

Just me talking about a flight to KDAB in N2521L.  I also got an interview with an interesting girl from Embry-Riddle while I was there.  She is a part of a team that are building a hybrid glider for the Green Flight Challenge starting in September.  Stay tuned for the end of the episode for the interview.

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Aug 08 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #33

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A flight to an Aircraft Salvage Yard.....

There is something really fascinating about a salvage yard for aircraft.  It must be morbid curiosity for me as I look at the junked fuselages and think about their previous flights and owners.  Where are they? I imagine the planes coming off of the assembly line at one point all shiny and new.....What was their final flight? We had a good time this day.  On approach we were busily looking for the grass strip of zero two foxtrot alpha. It is not easy to spot when everything else is green around it. With my iPad in hand I was ready to help my friend Roy navigate the short 56nm trip.  No stick time for me....and I was perfectly content with technology at my side.

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Jul 30 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #32

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I recently took a trip with a friend to ferry an R44 Heli to the midwestern US. This podcast is a brief overview of the trip. The next podcast will cover in more detail the flight itself including the pre-flight and overview of the basic controls of a helicopter.

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Jul 19 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #31

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Greetings from CFI Casey!

Casey gives us our first tips on checkride prep! This is to begin a series on taking your checkride. We are still thinking of useful material but this will at least get you started.

-Greg

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Apr 08 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Updates

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Hey guys! A quick SPJ update for everyone on what's been happening....

-Greg

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Apr 04 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast Update

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February 7, 2011

Hello pilots! Here is a quick update about some future podcasts that Casey and I are currently working on. Thanks again for all of your continued support!

-Greg & Casey

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Feb 07 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #30

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ForeFlight Mobile HD Review
Happy New Year! To keep things rolling we are following through and giving you a more in depth review of this amazing product for the iPad and iPhone. Enjoy!
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Jan 03 2011

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #29

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Weather Briefing Podcast!

Hello everyone. Check out this episode for some helpful tips on weather briefings. Topics covered include WX Brief, DUAT/DUATS, and some unofficial but very useful sources for obtaining weather before you fly. Also featured is Foreflight Mobile HD on the iPad! Enjoy.

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Dec 15 2010

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #28

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Flight Following Podcast

Hello everyone! I was finally able to devote time to edit this one. Took my entire Sunday but I finished it. I think you all will really enjoy this. This will cover how to initiate flight following and what you can expect from ATC along your flight. Enjoy!

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Nov 08 2010

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Student Pilot Journal Podcast #27

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Simulator Fun!
I got bored this past weekend and hooked 2 computers together with X-Plane. One was running the outside view and recording. The other was running the inside view so I could fly. I am sure there are better ways to do it. This could open up for some interesting future podcasts.
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Sep 07 2010

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Student Pilot Journal Update

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Hey All!
Went up for a bit today. It always feel great to get back into it and it also recharges by batteries a little bit and encourages me to at least put out a video update. The podcast is always on my mind but I am lazy with the video lately. Sorry again!!! Thanks for the continued support.
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Sep 03 2010

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January 8, 2010 News update

Here is a short video to talk about a few things. This is mainly to introduce the Student Pilot Journal Podcast Facebook fan page but I will also talk about a few other topics as well.

-Greg

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Jan 08 2010

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iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
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I love this podcast, but can you add more podcast soon :)

By InvaderZim16 - May 24 2012
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I love this podcast, but can you add more podcast soon :)

KASW

By KASW - Sep 15 2011
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Hey Greg, really enjoy the podcast. Started watching when I lived up in Northern Indiana. I live around KFPR now. So now I can enjoy some of the scenery that I was watching on your videos. Keep the videos coming. Lots of fun. That's what it's all about. R.Kent