"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!
24 Nov 2015
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.)
31 Oct 2015
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!
10 Nov 2015
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!
15 Jun 2016
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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!
14 Mar 2016