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Oddball Pilot Radio: Fuel for an unconventional flying career

Conversations, interviews, Q and As, and other interesting audio from the world's largest community for unconventional professional pilots.

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"Number 3's not there, number 4's just hanging …" - C-130 propeller gearbox failure with Evan Smith

What happens when a C-130's #3 propeller gearbox explodes at flight level 270? It ain't pretty. Listen to the cockpit voice recording of the incident, and hear Evan Smith--who was in the left seat on that day in 1988--tell the tale. See photos of the aircraft in the show notes for this episode. That and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career" at OddballPilot.com!

1hr 8mins

24 Nov 2015

Rank #1

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Hiring Trends, a DC-2, Firefighting, and AirVenture 2015

Bryan and Aidan check in with their thoughts on the aviation job market, talk with Marty about aerial firefighting jobs, and hear about Marty's time at AirVenture Oshkosh this past summer. (Recorded at the end of July.)

1hr 15mins

31 Oct 2015

Rank #2

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Fly Low. Fly Fast. Turn Left. A Conversation with Air Race Pilot Thom Richard

"Professional Air Race Pilot" is a rather unique job title. Thom Richard always knew he wanted it. In this conversation, you'll hear how he worked his way up through flying and wrenching to eventually racing (and winning) at the Reno Air Races and the Air Race One World Cup. Discover more about Thom in the show notes for this episode. That and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career" at OddballPilot.com!

1hr 16mins

10 Nov 2015

Rank #3

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Getting’ the Gouge on AirVenture 2016

Last year we promised to get the inside scoop on this year’s AirVenture, the biggest aviation event in the United State, and arguably the world. It’s a must-attend for the oddball pilot, so we talked to the folks at EAA, and here’s what you can expect. See the show notes for this episode, and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career," at OddballPilot.com!

1hr

15 Jun 2016

Rank #4

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An Update with NOAA Pilots--Five Years Later

It's been five years. Brad Fitzler and Rob Mitchell, pilots with the NOAA Corps, rejoin Oddball Pilot to catch up about their careers, flying with NOAA, and what it's like to fly into a hurricane ... on purpose. See photos and videos of the NOAA Corps in action in the show notes for this episode. That and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career" at OddballPilot.com!

59mins

14 Mar 2016

Rank #5