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Great podcast

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I love the podcast! One of my favorites! Thanks for your good work!

Love these Aviators !

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Great listening. Look forward to every episode. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
56
5
6
8
4

Great podcast

By Mike - TN - Dec 06 2016
Read more
I love the podcast! One of my favorites! Thanks for your good work!

Love these Aviators !

By Biggusto - Dec 08 2011
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Great listening. Look forward to every episode. Thank you!
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Stuck Mic AvCast – An Aviation Podcast About Learning to Fly, Living to Fly, & Loving to Fly

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Rank #1: SMAC177 Weather Or Not A Decision Making Process

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Weather Or Not : A Decision Making Process. Welcome to another exciting episode of Stuck Mic AvCast. We are back from Sun N Fun, discussing the decision making process when weather comes up when your flying. We also have some great picks of the week. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Career Coaching, Scholarships, and Interview […]

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May 01 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: SMAC105 Preparing for a Real In-Flight Emergency

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Pre-Flight Checklist Carl, Rick, Larry, Eric, and Sean are here, as well as a special guest Tom Frick. Carl realized recently that he is an “AV Geek,” or Aviation Geek. Announcements Eric had a big signing ceremony today with ExpressJet, as Polk State’s Aerospace program entered into Expressjet’s Airline Pilot Pathway Program, which gives their […]

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Oct 01 2015

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: SMAC136 Third Class Medical Reform Is Here and Positive Trends for GA!

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In episode 136 we discuss third class medical reform, interview Victoria and discuss a recent article written about her, and discuss the approach to ILS 01 in Medellin, Columbia discussed in a past episode. Of course, we have picks of the week, exciting announcements, and more. Don’t forget to click on the video of the week […]

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Jan 15 2017

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Rank #4: SMAC185 The Successful Go Around

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We rarely do them and when we do they usually don’t go as planned. Your instructors always told you to be ready for one and be spring loaded to perform one. We hear many accidents and incidents of pilots performing one with no success. What are we talking about? The go around. In this episode […]

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Sep 01 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: SMAC094-What Makes a Good Student?

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What Makes a Good Student? The whole gang is back including Sean! Pre-Flight Checklist Sun n’ Fun is almost here April 21-26. Carl and Eric will both be here (despite what Carl thinks on the show!). In fact the next show will be LIVE from Sun n’ Fun at liveatc.net/snf. Tonight we are working on […]

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Apr 15 2015

1hr 10mins

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Rank #6: SMAC202 Spatial Disorientation And Prevention

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We are told to trust our instruments but many times our body tells us we are descending and turning when in reality we are flying straight and level. It takes discipline to trust our instruments and also vow to never fly into IFR conditions if we are not instrument current and competent. Today we discuss […]

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Mar 15 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: SMAC176 Live From The Deck Of Sun N Fun Radio 2018

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Welcome to our annual Live show from the deck at Sun N Fun Radio. Sun N Fun was a wonderful event this year. One of our favorite aspects of the show is meeting you the listener. It was fun meeting you at the show and taking selfies. Please search social media for #StuckMicSelfie to see […]

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Apr 15 2018

1hr 58mins

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Rank #8: SMAC224 Bird Strikes: Hazards and Avoidance

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SMAC224 Bird Strikes: Hazards and Avoidance. Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly.

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

News And Announcements:

https://www.sportaviationshowcase.com

Cruise Flight:

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Carl – West with the Night: A Memoir by Beryl Markham

Haunted Airfields

Tom – https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_Landing_Facility

Rick – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aviation-altimeter-for-watch/id1434085253

Aviation Altimeter for Apple Watch

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

https://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/haunted-airfields-90806234/?page=1

Photo credit: sribassantra

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Nov 01 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: SMAC200 Changes in Aviation since 2011

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Welcome to episode 200! This is a big milestone for us, not only 200 episodes but never missing a scheduled episode (1st and 15th of each month). Today we will be discussing Changes in Aviation since 2011, when we had our first episode. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. Use […]

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Mar 01 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #10: SMAC184 How To Be A Good Safety Pilot

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How to Be a Good Safety Pilot. In this episode I am joined by Russ, Tom, Larry, and Rick join me to discuss what a safety pilot is, what the rules are, and what the responsibilities are. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: https://aviationcareerspodcast.com/courses Tools to help you move forward with your aviation career – resumes, cover letters, […]

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Aug 15 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: Episode #3 – Believe What You See, Class C Airspace, & Pilots With Disabilities

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There were a lot of topics covered in Episode #3 and the show ran about 1hr 20min in length. BUT, it’s chock full of golden nuggets about Staying Safe in the Traffic Pattern, Class C Airspace, Pilots With Disabilities, and a whole bunch more! So stay tuned to the whole episode because it’s worth it. […]

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Jun 15 2011

1hr 23mins

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Rank #12: SMAC137 Flying With Diabetes, Jeppesen Chart Enhancements, Hold Short Of Where?

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Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: “Thank you to our sponsor Three Point Aviation Services. Check out Three Point’s book and video on IFR holding at ExpertAviator.com. You can find out more about Three Point Aviation at www.3pointaviation.com or facebook.com/3pointaviation.” Announcements: New Sun N Fun website: http://www.flysnf.org Fly In April 4-9, 2017 Cruise Flight: Flying with Diabetes : […]

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Feb 01 2017

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Rank #13: SMAC193 Stuck Mic AvCast Best Of 2018

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Happy New Year and Welcome to a special edition of the Best Of 2018 Stuck Mic AvCast. Every New Year we compile the 5 most popular shows and interviews. During the selection process each co-host selects their favorite podcast. Then we take the top 5 and bring you into the process by selecting the podcasts […]

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Jan 01 2019

4hr 16mins

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Rank #14: SMAC186 Teaching Skills or Creating Aviators

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Teaching Skills or Creating Aviators? While reading an aviation magazine I read a statement from the editor that “Flight training is great for teaching skills, but it’s terrible for making pilots”. This started a thought process in my head and made me realize that in many cases he was correct. Today we discuss how we […]

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Sep 15 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #15: SMAC194 Stalls, Spins, and Type Ratings

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Stalls, Spins, and Type Ratings. Welcome to our first episode for the new year. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. Use the coupon code “MLK” from now until Martin Luther King Jr Day for a 10% discount on all products. News And Announcements: 1 Million Thanks Russ is currently at […]

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Jan 15 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #16: SMAC097 Do Pilots Know How To Recover From Stalls?

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Carl, Rick, Sean, and Eric are here for this show. Victoria is on vacation in Ecuador. Larry Overstreet is also sitting in. Pre-flight Checklist Announcements: For episode 100, we are asking you the listeners to participate by sending in your 100th something in your aviation career. It could be your 100th landing, 100th trip to […]

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Jun 02 2015

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Rank #17: SMAC117 Crosswind Landings – What Is Your Limit?

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Welcome aviators and airplane geeks to the show where we talk about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Spring is upon us and for many this is the season where we start flying again from a winter break. It also is the season of dynamic changes in weather and strong winds. […]

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Apr 02 2016

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Rank #18: SMAC146 How to Survive A Plane Crash

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive a plane crash? Today Larry Overstreet and Carl interview a special guest who was involved in a plane crash and has some great advice for what to do. Preflight Checklist: Larry Overstreet and Jeff Jorgensen join me to talk about surviving a plane crash. Jeff […]

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Jun 15 2017

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Rank #19: SMAC130 Preventing Accidents Caused By Skipping Preflight Checks

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Preflight Checklist: In episode 130 we discuss preventing accidents caused by skipping preflight checks. Our discussion begins with a review of the NTSB report from the runway overrun in Bedford, Massachusetts. Image Source : NTSB Sponsors: AerospaceScholarships.com If you want your young children to dream of flight, help push their imagination with “The Day I learned to fly” […]

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Oct 15 2016

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Rank #20: SMAC071 Dealing With Turbulence

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It’s a bumpy one! The gang is back this week to discuss turbulence. Turbulence affects everyone who flies and so most pilots have developed their own ways of dealing with it. Join us for episode 71 of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Announcements Women Air Service Pilots reunion Sweetwater, TX May 24 Cruise Flight Dealing with […]

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May 01 2014

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SMAC229 Airplane Owner Maintenance with Dean Showalter

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Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Today we have a special guest Dean Showalter the Host of Airplane Owner Maintenance Podcast. Dean’s podcast has a plethora of information for the aircraft owner who takes an active role in aircraft maintenance. I am excited to have Dean on the show to discuss how you can benefit from becoming more engaged in your aircraft maintenance.

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

This month we have 60 new scholarships and 3 updates. 

If you become a Patron of the podcast we give away one scholarship guide for every 10 dollars we raise. You can truly make a difference in a person’s aviation journey by becoming a Patron of the podcast. To find out more please visit https://www.patreon.com/ValeriAviation or click on the link on our website.

News And Announcements:

Our next live event is Sun N Fun Aerospace Expo March 31 to April 5th.

Cruise Flight:

Dean Showalter and his journey to the flight deck.

How he is making a difference through his podcast.

Mistakes most owners make when they become involved in their maintenance.

How to talk to your mechanic.

What to do when your plane comes out of maintenance.

Advice for owners who want to do their own maintenance.

What to do if you don’t want to do your own maintenance but want to become more engaged in your aircraft maintenance.

Trip to Oshkosh.

How to Find Dean Showalter.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No picks of the week.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

http://airplaneownermaintenance.com

AirplaneOwnerMaintenance.com/exhaustvalves

115 – Which Borescope Should I Buy?

Use the link to OasisScientific.com and if they use the code “Dean” at checkout and get 10% off.

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Jan 15 2020

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SMAC228 Dual Engine Failure In A Jet with Bruce Monnier

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Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Today we have a special guest Bruce Monnier to discuss lessons learned from his dual engine failure in a jet. Before we begin we have a few announcements.

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

This month we have 60 new scholarships and 3 updated scholarships.

News And Announcements:

Our next live event is Sun N Fun Aerospace Expo March 31 to April 5th.

Cruise Flight:

Bruce Monnier Medevac Pilot.

The aircraft he was flying the day of the incident.

Engine failure at FL350.

Second Engine Failure at 8000.

Glide to a landing in a jet.

Lessons learned from this incident.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No picks of the week.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Interview with Baron Pilot

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/may/22/new-def-fuel-contamination-incidents-reported

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2019-05-27/def-contamination-downs-two-citations

https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/NR20190724.aspx

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190514X85601&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=IA

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Jan 01 2020

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SMAC227 Deland Sport Aviation Showcase 2019 Day 2

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Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Michael McLellan, Tom Frick, and Carl Valeri volunteered at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase. The DeLand Showcase is an annual, three-day event focused entirely on recreational flying and sport aviation. Tom and Carl volunteered for Showcase Live for the second and third day while Michael spent the entire event as airshow announcer. 

More than one hundred exhibitors will be featuring all kinds of sport aircraft, ultralights, trikes, rotorcraft, powered parachutes and paragliders, engines, avionics, pilot gear, and flight schools.

The crew at Stuck Mic AvCast interviewed some of the vendors for Showcase live and these are the recordings from those live video interviews. Make sure you visit the Facebook and YouTube channel to view all of the video interviews from the crew at Showcase Live brought to you by Dave Shalbetter, Mik Daniels, Elisabeth Daniels, Roy Brewer, Tom Frick, and Carl Valeri. The interviews were interesting and very informative.

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

News And Announcements:

Our next live event is Sun N Fun Aerospace Expo March 31 to April 5th.

Cruise Flight:

Today’s interviews are from the third day of the showcase to hear more please visit the Facebook and YouTube Channel for Deland Showcase Live.

Dwayne Swing, CEO of Velocity. 

http://www.velocityaircraft.com/

Viking Aircraft Engines

https://www.vikingaircraftengines.com/

Azalea Aviation Spyder Corvair Conversion and the Saberwing Aircraft

http://www.azaleaaviation.com/

Kanardia Avionics

https://www.kanardia.eu/

TL Aircraft 

https://tlaircraft.com/

John Zapp, Flying Musicians Association

http://flyingmusicians.org

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No picks of the week for a live show.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Deland Sport Aviation Showcase

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Dec 15 2019

1hr 51mins

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SMAC226 Deland Sport Aviation Showcase 2019 Day 1

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Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Michael McLellan, Tom Frick, and Carl Valeri volunteered at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase. The DeLand Showcase is an annual, three-day event focused entirely on recreational flying and sport aviation. Tom and Carl volunteered for Showcase Live for the second and third days while Michael spent the entire event as airshow announcer. 

More than one hundred exhibitors will be featuring all kinds of sport aircraft, ultralights, trikes, rotorcraft, powered parachutes and paragliders, engines, avionics, pilot gear, and flight schools.

The crew at Stuck Mic AvCast interviewed some of the vendors for Showcase live and these are the recordings from those live video interviews. Make sure you visit the Facebook and YouTube channel to view all of the video interviews from the crew at Showcase Live brought to you by Dave Shalbetter, Mik Daniels, Elisabeth Daniels, Roy Brewer, Tom Frick, and Carl Valeri. The interviews were interesting and very informative, to say the least!

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

News And Announcements:

Our next live event is Sun N Fun Aerospace Expo March 31 to April 5th.

Cruise Flight:

Our interviews start on the second day of the event to hear more please visit the Facebook and YouTube Channel for Deland Showcase Live.

Bryan Walstrom from the Experimental Aircraft Channel.

www.experimentalaircraftchannel.com.

Greg Ellsworth from Aviation Insurance Resources.

https://air-pros.com/.

Lou Mancuso Bristell Aircraft and “The Landing Doctor”. 

https://thelandingdoctor.com/

http://www.bristellaircraft.com/

Brant Howell from the Sebring Flight Academy. 

https://sebringflightacademy.com/

Don Rowell President of Sensenich Propeller.

http://www.sensenich.com/

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No picks of the week for a live show.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Deland Sport Aviation Showcase

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Dec 01 2019

1hr 18mins

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SMAC225 The Challenges And Rewards Of Becoming a Flight Instructor with Victoria Neuville

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Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Today we have a special interview and guest who happens to be our co-host, Victoria Neuville. Victoria recently passed her CFI checkride and is joining us to discuss the challenges and rewards of becoming a flight instructor.

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

News And Announcements:

Deland sport showcase. 

Region IX.

Cruise Flight:

Why the CFI?

The journey to the Flight Instructor Certificate.

Some of the greatest challenges.

Keeping your day job while trying to become a CFI.

Requirements to be a CFI.

The spin endorsement.

Why you should consider becoming a CFI.

Considerations before you put yourself out as an independent or part-time CFI.

You have your CFI now what?

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No picks of the week for an interview show.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/aviation_instructors_handbook/

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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SMAC224 Bird Strikes: Hazards and Avoidance

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SMAC224 Bird Strikes: Hazards and Avoidance. Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly.

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

News And Announcements:

https://www.sportaviationshowcase.com

Cruise Flight:

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Carl – West with the Night: A Memoir by Beryl Markham

Haunted Airfields

Tom – https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_Landing_Facility

Rick – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aviation-altimeter-for-watch/id1434085253

Aviation Altimeter for Apple Watch

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

https://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/haunted-airfields-90806234/?page=1

Photo credit: sribassantra

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Nov 01 2019

1hr 10mins

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SMAC223 Multi-Engine Safety and Listener Mail.

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Multi-Engine Safety and Listener Mail. Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly.

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

News And Announcements:

Listener mail:

Listener mail (Russ) – do ICAO equipment codes matter for VFR flight following/radar services?

I’m an active-duty soldier working in Army Aviation and transitioning to civilian life. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a strong interest in flying. I’ve always been drawn to aviation in general. Until recently I had continued to put off my pursuit of aviation for financial reasons or whatever other excuses I had at the time. I enlisted as a rotorcraft mechanic hoping to get at least some form of a fix. It’s been great. I wanted more but still had too many excuses.

I was deployed for a while and didn’t have much to do in my off-time other than listen to podcasts or watch movies. So I thought I’d take a look and find all the aviation-related podcasts and at least learn a few things. Needless to say, in my time there I managed to listen to and catch up on nearly every episode of about 35 podcasts. It’s amazing how quickly you can get through content when you listen at double speed while working 12-hour shifts. I have more notes written in my notebooks than I know what to do with.

When I returned stateside I got my first class medical and enrolled in a flight training program. I’m also beginning my airframe and power-plant certificate next week as part of my exit program from active duty. I couldn’t be happier. 12 years since my first flight and I’m finally pursuing my goals. 29 feels like a late start, but so long as I can fly you’ll never see me without a smile on my face again.

The scholarship guide, the countless episodes of pointers, the stories from other pilots, advice on ways to accomplish flight training, the different ways to build time, recommended products or strategies, and the encouraging words from all the podcasters out there have been an invaluable resource. I’m still not entirely sure which route I want to take with my career. I have made it my goal to get through all my ratings, and give back to the community at the very least. If I can just influence one person the way all of you influenced me; whatever I do in aviation will be worth it.

Thank you all so much for everything you put into the community. You’ve really lit a fire under me. Keep putting out all that amazing content!

Cruise Flight:

Russ’s oil leak and turbo failure in a piston twin. 

Are twins safer than single-engine aircraft?

How to become a proficient multi-engine pilot.

The risks we may not be aware of when considering flying a twin.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Carl – Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook: Powerplant: FAA-H-8083-32A

Russ – Max Trescott’s Aviation News Talk Podcast: https://aviationnewstalk.com/

Victoria – LewDix Aviation YouTube, specifically the Instructing the Instructor episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPiPmwDammRsj7ZIzKyc74A

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

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Oct 15 2019

1hr 5mins

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SMAC222 From the Back Seat of a Fighter to The Front Seat Of A Warbird with Roy Brewer.

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From the Back Seat of a Fighter to The Front Seat Of A Warbird with Roy Brewer. Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. If you have questions, comments, inspirational stories, or announcements please write us at feedback@aviationcareerspodcast.com

Today I have with me a friend and military aviator who wants to discuss jobs you may not realize are available in the military, Roy Brewer. Roy is retired military, active recreational aviator. His career is varied and he is a pilot who is truly had an interesting aviation career.

Announcements:

At AviationCareersPodcast.com, you can find the Scholarships Guide, Career Coaching, and various courses online.  Don’t forget to use the coupon code “payitforward”, all one word. Through the generosity of others you may receive the scholarships guide for free. 

If you want to make a difference in someone’s life by giving away a free scholarships guide please visit the Pay It Forward tab and listen to the short video on how you can help someone achieve their goals. For as little as 10 dollars you can make a huge impact in someone’s life by purchasing a year access to the scholarships guide online.

Want to purchase a Pay It Forward and give the gift of the scholarships guide to a specific person?  That is easy simply purchase the Pay It Forward Coupon and forward the receipt to us at feedback@aviationcareerspodcast.com. We will send you a coupon the person can use online to receive the scholarships guide for free.

How you can help students succeed at Polk State College by supporting the flight team. http://www.polkstateflightteam.com/donate/

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Military career
  • 10 years as enlisted and 10 years officer. 
  • Enlisted jobs:
    • 1. Avionics Technician
    • 2. Avionics Master Technician
    • 3. Avionics Master Instructor
  • Officer jobs:
    • 1. Weapons Director
    • 2. Senior Director – missile firing
    • 3. Director of Operations
    • 4. Soviet Aggressor
    • 5. Special Ops – Director of Operations/Squadron Commander
  • Aircraft owner X 2 – negotiations with my wife
    • Costs of ownership 
    • Is this a good way to build hours for a career?

Links Mentioned in This Podcast:

How To Be A Guest On Aviation Careers Podcast

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Oct 01 2019

1hr 9mins

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SMAC221 Smoke In The Cockpit

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Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Recently, Carl made and emergency landing after the cockpit began filling with smoke. Many lessons were learned from this event. Besides relating a tense inflight emergency we discuss how you can better prepare for a smoke or inflight fire.

Preflight Checklist:

First a quick word from our sponsor.

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

News And Announcements:

Girls In Aviation Day – Sat Oct 5th

https://www.wai.org/giad

International Seaplane Fly-in In Maine Sept 5-8 Moosehead lake.

ICAO Flight plan format now required as of 8/27/2019

Reminder – National Clearance Delivery Number no longer available as of 6/20/2019

Cruise Flight:

Why yes that is smoke.

Confusion.

Troubleshooting.

Types of smoke and fumes.

Why oxygen is not the best answer since it can feed the fire.

How you can better prepare for smoke in the cockpit.

Practicing smoke and fire emergencies.

When is it smoke or fire?

Fumes.

NASA ASRS

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Carl – https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/demo-ievac-smoke-hood.html

Tom – https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/

Russ – The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/940621.The_Happy_Bottom_Riding_Club

Michael – https://www.flysnf.org/help_bahamas/

Links Mentioned In The Podcast

iEvac

http://elmridgeprotection.com/wp-content/uploads/brochures/iEvac_Brochure.pdf

ICAO Flight Plan required: https://faasafety.gov/SPANS/noticeView.aspx?nid=9616

ICAO Flight Plan guide: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/res_links/media/icao_flight_plan_filing.pdf

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Sep 15 2019

1hr 9mins

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SMAC220 Around The World In A GyroCopter

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Around The World In A GyroCopter. Welcome to the show about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Today we have a special gyrocopter episode and an interview with two people who love to fly gyrocopters so much one will be flying one around the world. Victoria sat down with Frank Noe and James Ketchell.

Preflight Checklist:

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. 

The August scholarships are available! This month there are 25 new scholarships and 25 updates.

News And Announcements:

Girls In Aviation Day – Sat Oct 5th

WAI.org

International Seaplane Fly-in In Maine Sept 5-8 Moosehead lake.

Cruise Flight:

Victoria’s experience in Gyrocopters

How to get a rating to fly a gyrocopter.

Carl gets a new hangar

Hangar etiquette

Avoiding Hangar Rash

What are the 3 most important things I need to get for my Hangar?

Getting ready for the storm

After Landing Checklist:

Preview to smoke in the cockpit episode

Picks Of The Week:

Carl – https://www.bydanjohnson.com/great-news-for-gyroplanes-such-as-magni-gyro-a-video-pilot-report-at-midwest-lsa-expo/

Victoria – http://jamesketchell.net/product/the-ultimate-triathlon-book/ James’ first book about climbing Everest, rowing across the Atlantic, and cycling the world. 

Tom- Kermit and Miss Piggy WP-3D Orion https://www.omao.noaa.gov/learn/aircraft-operations/aircraft/lockheed-wp-3d-orion

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

http://jamesketchell.net

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Sep 01 2019

1hr 4mins

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SMAC219 Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman’s Firsthand Account of World War II

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Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman’s Firsthand Account of World War II. Welcome to the podcast about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Today I have a special guest Lt. Col. Harry Stewart. A passionate aviator with a unique story to tell. Fortunately Lt. Col. Stewart has launched a new book […]

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Aug 15 2019

1hr 8mins

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SMAC218 AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

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Welcome to the podcast about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Today we have discuss our impressions of AirVenture 2019 both from those that attended the event locally and who followed over the internet. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor : AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. News And Announcements: FAA’s B4Ufly […]

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Aug 01 2019

1hr 8mins

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SMAC217 Vintage Aviation Magazine’s Martt Clupper

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Vintage Aviation Magazine with Martt Clupper. Welcome to the podcast about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Today I have with me a special guest to discuss what many of us love and that is Antique Aircraft. Before we begin a quick word from our sponsor. Preflight Checklist: First a quick […]

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Jul 15 2019

56mins

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SMAC216 Greg McHale Piloting The Wild Yukon

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Greg McHale is a wilderness adventurer who uses his skills as an aviator to reach remote and untapped parts of the world. In his show Greg McHale’s Wild Yukon, he takes us to hidden corners of Canada’s untamed Yukon to pursue adventure, big game, and challenge. Today Greg and I discuss how he uses various […]

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Jul 01 2019

1hr

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SMAC215 Challenges After An Accident Or Incident

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Challenges after an accident or incident. Welcome to the Stuck Mic AvCast. Today we answer listener mail. If you have any questions please write us at StuckMicAvCast@gmail.com. Preflight Checklist: First a quick word from our sponsor. Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. News And Announcements: Sun N Fun Radio Starts a live […]

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Jun 15 2019

1hr 10mins

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SMAC214 Do You Need An Aviation Attorney

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Do you need an Aviation Attorney? Welcome to a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Recently we have received feedback from many of our listeners concerning a situation where they have received a letter from the FAA concerning their medical exam. We also have had a few folks who have been concerned about recent […]

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Jun 01 2019

49mins

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SMAC213 Inspiring Women and Young Girls – Natalie FlyGirl Kelley

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In this we episode we are inspiring women and young girls in aviation. Welcome to a special episode of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Today we are joined by a truly inspirational aviator, Natalie FlyGirl Kelley. Natalie has become an ambassador for women and young girls, inspiring them to reach for the sky. Before we begin […]

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May 15 2019

46mins

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SMAC212 Michael McClellan Airshow Announcer, Airport Owner and the First Light Sport Pilot

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Welcome back from Sun N Fun and a special edition of the Stuck MIc AvCast. Today I have with me airshow announcer, airport owner, and light sport pilot #1 Michael McClellan. Michael has been a volunteer at Sun N Fun for over 20 years! Preflight Checklist: Before we begin the show a quick word from […]

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May 01 2019

1hr 3mins

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SMAC211 Live From Sun N Fun 2019

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Welcome to a special live edition from Sun N Fun 2019! This is our end of show live episode, where we feature various aviation podcasters and some other interesting aviation friends in a series of interviews. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Coaching, and Interview Preparation. News And Announcements: We will be broadcasting Sun […]

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Apr 15 2019

1hr 49mins

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SMAC210 Open Pod Night at Sun N Fun 2019 Part 3

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Preflight Checklist: Welcome to part 3 of Open Pod Night at  Sun N Fun 2019! This is a new event at Sun N Fun, bringing podcasters together from various shows to talk about aviation and how they cover it. Announcements: Live stream Sun N Fun Radio at: LiveAtc.net/SNF To find out more about Sun N […]

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Apr 08 2019

1hr 1min

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Great podcast

By Mike - TN - Dec 06 2016
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I love the podcast! One of my favorites! Thanks for your good work!

Love these Aviators !

By Biggusto - Dec 08 2011
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Great listening. Look forward to every episode. Thank you!