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What does it take to master flying and become an airline pilot? Join me on my journey from private pilot to commercial airline pilot through the wonders of an accelerated flight school.

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What does it take to master flying and become an airline pilot? Join me on my journey from private pilot to commercial airline pilot through the wonders of an accelerated flight school.

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Honest and realistic

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I found this podcast to be very honest, entertaining and informative. Thank you for giving back.

Accelerted Flight School Step by Step

By Aeon Aki - Aug 27 2017
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Pilot Dan has put together a great podcast here for anyone considering entering an accelerated flight school program. He breaks down his training week by week and offers crucial advice to his listeners to help them be 100% prepared for each stage of their training. From choosing a school to preparing for a check rides, Dan covers each topic with honesty, detail, and ultimitley will get you excited for your next step in flight training.

iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
4
1
1
1

Honest and realistic

By Rize Face Mors - Jul 31 2018
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I found this podcast to be very honest, entertaining and informative. Thank you for giving back.

Accelerted Flight School Step by Step

By Aeon Aki - Aug 27 2017
Read more
Pilot Dan has put together a great podcast here for anyone considering entering an accelerated flight school program. He breaks down his training week by week and offers crucial advice to his listeners to help them be 100% prepared for each stage of their training. From choosing a school to preparing for a check rides, Dan covers each topic with honesty, detail, and ultimitley will get you excited for your next step in flight training.
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Accelerated Flight School Podcast

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What does it take to master flying and become an airline pilot? Join me on my journey from private pilot to commercial airline pilot through the wonders of an accelerated flight school.

Rank #1: AFSP 027: Aviation Resumes and ATP Flight School Pros and Cons

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We start the show off with a quick reference for aviation resumes.  We will definitely have to dive into this topic in more detail another time.  Part two is what a lot of people have been asking about.  ATP Flight School - also knows as All ATPs - is a huge accelerated flight school program.  Because of it's size in influence, I get many questions about the program specifically.  I answer all the major questions about ATP flight school today.
 
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Oct 29 2017

45mins

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Rank #2: AFSP 030: The Road to CFI – The Beginning

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Although limited, there are a number of career choices for entry level pilots.  What we refer to as the first rung of the aviation career ladder, though, is the CFI rating.  A great many of pilots begin their professional career as a Certified Flight Instructor.  The road there, though, is not so simple.  Studying for your CFI rating will seem like an insurmountable task but the hard work and dedication you put forward will shape your future forever.  To begin, you must start somewhere and today, I discuss with you the beginning of my journey to becoming a CFI.
U.S. Civil Airman Statistics:  https://www.faa.gov/data_research/aviation_data_statistics/civil_airmen_statistics/
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Dec 19 2017

35mins

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Rank #3: AFSP 032: Motivation!

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Flight training can be difficult.  There may be times you struggle or maybe even want to give up.  We've all been there.  Today, I discuss with you some recent events in my life that have motivated me to move forward and I share some tips on keeping yourself motivated throughout your training.
 
Music: Energy - Bensound.com
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Jan 25 2018

27mins

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Rank #4: AFSP 011 – Week 9: Intro to IFR and IFR Time Building

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The introduction into IFR flying begins with a very relaxed and exciting week full of and new experiences. You'll be flying under the hood quite a bit but you'll be flying further than typical and to new places which is always exciting.
You'll be extremely overwhelmed trying to copy down IFR clearances this week and you'll see how busy a cockpit gets during an IFR arrival. However, you'll be spending a lot of time at cruise where you'll be discussing basic IFR flight information.

Jun 05 2017

34mins

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Rank #5: AFSP 012 – Week 10: Departure Procedures, Approaches, and Holding Patterns.

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Week 10 is all about learning Departure Procedures, Approaches, and Holding Patterns. You'll spend a bunch of time flying approach after approach after approach and you'll get familiar with how holding patterns work up in the air. You'll also be spending a great deal of time at home studying for your written exams (there's 2).  Be prepared to have your brain overloaded this week as there's a lot to learn and things come fast when you're flying.

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Jun 11 2017

36mins

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Rank #6: AFSP 026: Jobs for new commercial pilots and how my skills have improved

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Hello again everyone!  You've completed all your certificates and are now looking for an aviation job.  What kind of jobs can a 250 hour fresh off the presses commercial pilot actually get?  And now that you've had all this training, have you really improved as a pilot?  Do your skills now prove your training?  I'll answer this question as well in today's episode.
 
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Oct 23 2017

38mins

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Rank #7: AFSP 020: Multi-Engine Add-on Check Ride and Listener Mail

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Episode 20 is here and we're talking Private Multi-Engine Add-on Check Ride!  Listen in to this one because I lay down some sound advice for anyone taking a check ride.  I talk about what to expect in a multi add-on oral and practical and you'll find out if I passed!  I talk about what's coming up in my training and I answer some listener mail.  This episode is longer than normal but I felt it was worth it to answer your questions.  Please feel free to use any of the links below to send me your questions and/or comments.  Have a great week!
 
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Aug 13 2017

47mins

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Rank #8: AFSP 014 – Week 12: Instrument Rating Check Ride – Oral

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The time has finally come - your instrument rating check ride.  You're nervous our out of control, you've got that empty feeling in your stomach, and you're trying not to let any knowledge ooze out your ears before you have to vomit it all out in your oral.  It's a terrible feeling and it's there because we all have so much riding on this exam.  We don't want to spend the hundreds of dollars on this check ride and fail, do we?  Well, coming from a guy who did, you don't.  Trust me.  So, the question remains, how do I pass my instrument rating oral?  Listen in to this week's episode and I'll discuss the tools I used to pass my instrument rating oral.

IFR Know All Handout:
http://www.igot.net/fly/cfi/files/IFR%20Know%20all%20handout.pdf

IFR Quick-Review Sheets
http://pilotscafe.com/download/IFRQuickReviewSheets.pdf

Instrument ACS
https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/acs/media/instrument_rating_acs_8a.pdf
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Jul 02 2017

24mins

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Rank #9: AFSP 028: Listener Mail – Flight School funding options and Aviation audio books

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Today I answer two listener emails about flight school funding and where to get flight school audio books. Check out the links below:
Aviation Scholarships:  http://www.aviationcareerspodcast.com/scholarships/
Librivox: https://librivox.org/
Aviation Audio Books: http://www.aviationaudiobooks.com/

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Nov 12 2017

26mins

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Rank #10: AFSP 016: The Instrument Rating Check Ride – Practical (Second Attempt)

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So, I bombed my first Instrument Rating Practical Check Ride but I passed my second time around.  What were the differences and why did I pass on the second attempt?  I discuss a successful check ride with you in Episode 16 and how you can apply my failures to make your first attempt successful.  Hooray!
 
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Jul 16 2017

27mins

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Rank #11: AFSP 015 – Week 12: The Instrument Rating Check Ride – Practical

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So, we've passed our Instrument Rating Oral exam.  The next step is the Practical or flight portion of the flight.  Listen in to episode 15 and I'll discuss with you what an IFR practical is all about and we'll even discuss how to totally bomb it!  enjoy!
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Jul 03 2017

28mins

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Rank #12: AFSP 029: Leasing Your Aircraft To A Flight School and Fully Automated Airlines?

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I'm changing things up this episode.  I don't have any training material or school related topics to discuss so I'm calling on you, the listener, to write in with your opinion or experience with the two topics of today.  As you know, getting to 1500 hours isn't easy for everyone.  Should I buy a trainer aircraft and lease it to a flight school and then use the plane whenever I want?  That's topic number one.
Topic two is about whether or not we will ever see a fully automated airline.  Say what?  No pilot on board?  You must be crazy.  Well, it's already being done; not with passengers but drones the size of 737s exist and automation is a reality.  However, will we see it in commercial air travel?
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Nov 27 2017

37mins

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Rank #13: AFSP Bonus Episode 006 – Should I choose an Accelerated Program or Not?

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In this Bonus Episode, I answer the same question from two different listeners - should I choose an Accelerated  Program or not?  Both individuals are looking to start or continue their flight training and are considering an accelerated program but their situations are very different.  Listen in to see if the answers are the same or different.
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Oct 25 2017

27mins

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Rank #14: AFSP 023: Updates on my progress and new recommendations for Accelerated flight schools

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Hello everyone!  It's been a little while but for good reason.  I'm back with episode 23 and I think you'll like it.  I talk about my current progress in my accelerated program in this episode.  I also have an updated opinion about accelerated flight schools that I feel you will find interesting.  This is especially true if you are considering an accelerated program and have commitments outside of school such as a family or a job.  Initially, I said it's possible but lately, I am feeling that it may not be.  Listen in!
 
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Sep 20 2017

34mins

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Rank #15: AFSP 022: I answer a lot of questions!

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Can I work and attend an accelerated flight school? What if I don't work? Do accelerated flight schools really teach their students and are they prepared for checkrides? I also answer listener mail and speak about the state of DPEs. It's a long episode so grab a drink, hunker down, and enjoy!
 
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Aug 29 2017

48mins

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Rank #16: AFSP 021: Commercial training, pressures from above, what to do after commercial, and listener mail!

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Blackjack!  Episode 21 is a winner!  Come in and listen as I talk about what's going on in my flight school training.  I talk about Commercial flying, what to do after you are a commercial pilot, and the kinds of pressures you'll see as an accelerated flight school student.  Also, Listener Mail!!!
 
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Aug 21 2017

38mins

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Rank #17: AFSP Bonus Episode 003 – Passing your IFR Written Exam

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The IFR Written exam is said to be the most difficult written exam from PPL through CFI.  Mainly, people note the extensive bank of questions as the reason - nearly 1200.  But wait, don't give up now!  There's a way through this mess and it's called Flight Test 5 from Sheppard Air.  If you are okay with using a tool that helps you memorize the correct answers to the test questions, than this app is all you need to pass the exam.  No, seriously, if you do nothing but use this app you can pass the IFR and CFII written exams.  The CFII exam is based off the same bank of questions as the IFR exam.  So, check out the episode, download the app (links below) and pass your IFR written!
PC/MAC
Apple iOS
Android - Boo, no Android app.

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Jun 21 2017

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Rank #18: AFSP 038: Choosing The Right CFI School with special guest Carl Valeri!

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It is with great honor and pleasure to have my first guest on the podcast.  Of course, it would have to be none other than Carl Valeri from Aviation Careers Podcast and Stuck Mic Avcast!  Carl has been an inspiration of mine for producing this podcast and he continues to motivate me forward in my career.  As many of you know, I am in the market for a good CFI school and the task is daunting.  Carl and I discuss what makes a good CFI school and what to look for in your search.  Enjoy the episode - we had a blast recording it!
Music: Energy - Bensound.com
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Sep 26 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: AFSP 019: Multi-Engine Add-on Flights

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Hello and welcome to episode 19!  Today we talk about the Private Multi-Engine Add-On.  Last week we covered the SIM portion of training, so this week we'll cover the actual flights.  Basically, you'll be replicating what you did in the SIM but in the actual aircraft this time.  Folks, these twin engine aircraft are a BLAST to fly.  It's just downright awesome.  There's a LOT more work involved, but the flying itself is just great.  People say, "You've upgraded to a big boy plane," and it certainly feels that way.  Flying multi-engine aircraft is tons of fun!
 
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Aug 08 2017

33mins

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Rank #20: AFSP 013 – Week 11: The 250 Nautical Mile IFR required flight

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Take a moment and read 14 CFR part 61.65 (d)(2)(ii)(A, B, and C).  Just kidding, no one is going to do that.  But if you did, you would see that one requirement to take your Instrument Rating Check Ride is to perform a flight 250 nautical miles or longer filed as IFR, an instrument approach at each airport, and three different kinds of approaches.  So, our school actually has a predefined route for this for each location and ours takes us from North Las Vegas to Needles, then to Bullhead City, and finally back to North Las Vegas where we completed ILS, LOC, and GPS approaches (it's okay if those terms mean nothing to you).  The first segment is the longest but that's fine because Needles has an interesting approach - Coming in from the north at a high altitude, we had to perform the procedure turn and holding pattern to lose altitude for the approach.  Leaving Needles was the same but in reverse.  We had to follow the Departure Procedure and enter the holding pattern to gain altitude to depart the area.  Great practice with crosswinds in a holding pattern!  Bullhead was pretty simple and we stopped there for gas and to eat lunch.  The flight back to Vegas is always interesting.  We had a hard time receiving Las Vegas Approach and one of the other CFIs at our school was closer and heard us on the radio.  They acted as an intermediary and helped us out.  Way to go guys!  As we crossed over the hills around Vegas, we had a sudden wind shear.  This is exactly why you are always hands on the yolk when flying.  If I wasn't holding on and immediately correcting, we would have hit at least a 45 degree bank or more.  But I'm a good pilot - not today, wind!  Finishing of this week will consist of more SIMs and maybe another flight to shoot another approach - we flew to St. George to shoot the GPS approach.  I struggled on this one and we had to circle to land which was good practice.
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Jun 18 2017

27mins

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AFSP 043: Update With Josiah Freeman – Private Pilot Check Ride

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The last time we heard from Josiah Freeman was in February of 2019.  He was just a day away from taking his private pilot check ride when he decided to postpone the check ride for additional training.  Five months have passed and we have an exciting update on Josiah's story.

If you are a student pilot, be sure to listen in as we discuss what goes on during a private pilot check ride.  Not sure what to expect or you are super nervous?  We go over the check ride from start to finish.  Does Josiah succeed?  Listen in to find out.

If you have any questions for Josiah, please email me at the link below and I will forward the questions to him.  You can also reach me through the social media links below.
eMail Dan:  feedback@acceleratedflightschoolpodcast.com

Jun 09 2019

1hr 1min

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AFSP 042: Aviation Insurance

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All you need to know about Aviation Insurance!  Do you own an aircraft?  Are you a CFI?  Are you renting aircraft?  Are you attending flight school?  If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, you probably should have Aviation Insurance.

Join special guest Victoria and I as we discuss the ins and outs of Aviation Insurance.  We will define what types of insurance are available, how coverage is handled, and even cost.  If you're not sure if you should have insurance, listen in and find out.

For all your Aviation Insurance needs, contact Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR):
AIR:  https://air-pros.com/

You can find Victoria on social media here:
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Toriafly
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/victoria.at.air/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/toriafly
TURBO the Flying Dog!On Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Turbo-Flying-Dog-Kelly-Kennedy/dp/1942593007
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May 25 2019

1hr 12mins

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AFSP 041: Flight Training with a Family with Josiah Freeman

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Flight training isn't a walk in the park on its own.  Add in a job, spouse, and kids and you've made training much much more difficult.

On this episode, I bring in a friend of mine, Josiah, to discuss how having these responsibilities affect flight training.   Is your schedule filled with your child's sports and school activities?  Are you struggling to fund flight training because you have to hold a full-time job to make ends meet?  Are you afraid of failing and letting your family down?  You are not alone.  Josiah drops some great advice that will help you out.

We also answer a listener mail regarding the oh-so common question: can I get to 1500 hours with a wet commercial certificate without being a CFI?

Episode Links:

Climb to 350 - Climbto350.com

Contact Info:

E-Mail - feedback@acceleratedflightschoolpodcast.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheGingerDan
Twitter - https://twitter.com/GingerDanPilot
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Feb 25 2019

1hr 4mins

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AFSP 040: Regional Airline Interview Process with Brandon

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One of the critical steps in your progression into the airlines is the stepping stone of the Regional Airlines.  But first, you have to pass the interview.  How hard is it?  Is there any truth behind the statement "if you have a pulse you're hired"?  My good friend Brandon joins me to discuss exactly what goes down in the Regional Airline interview process.
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Dec 19 2018

53mins

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AFSP 039: Regional Airline Pay with Paul Perthus

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As we progress in our careers, some of us have some serious considerations to make directly related to the money we bring in.  One of those considerations, especially for those of us considering a career change, is our ability to earn a decent paycheck at a regional airline.  I brought in a friend of mine, Paul, to discuss the facts and give an honest account of one's ability to earn pay at a regional airline.  Do the numbers stack up?  Listen in because I think you'll be surprised.
Links is this episode:www.airlinepilotcentral.com/regional
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Dec 12 2018

1hr 7mins

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AFSP 038: Choosing The Right CFI School with special guest Carl Valeri!

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It is with great honor and pleasure to have my first guest on the podcast.  Of course, it would have to be none other than Carl Valeri from Aviation Careers Podcast and Stuck Mic Avcast!  Carl has been an inspiration of mine for producing this podcast and he continues to motivate me forward in my career.  As many of you know, I am in the market for a good CFI school and the task is daunting.  Carl and I discuss what makes a good CFI school and what to look for in your search.  Enjoy the episode - we had a blast recording it!
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Sep 26 2018

1hr 7mins

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AFSP 037: Cross-Country Planning Websites and Apps – Reviews

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Today, I look at 4 XC planning apps and websites:

NavMonster - www.navmonster.com
Preflight Data - http://preflightdata.com/default.aspx
Avare - https://apps4av.com/ https://skyvector.com/
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Sep 19 2018

39mins

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AFSP 036: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress – Sentimental Journey

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I had the wonderful pleasure of driving out to Bullhead City, AZ with my kids to pick up my uncle and take a tour of the B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey.  Despite the wind and heat (107 degrees), we had a great time climbing through and walking around the aircraft.  I managed to grab some interview audio from Shelby who is one of the volunteers with Arizona Commemorative Air Force - www.AZCAF.ORG . We talked about women in aviation - the WASPs - and the history of Sentimental Journey.  It was well worth the drive and cost to tour the aircraft.  We recommend that you take the opportunity if a CAF aircraft is touring near you.  Here is a link to my blog post with all the pictures we took that day!
http://www.gingerdan.com/b-17g-flying-fortress-sentimental-journey/
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Sep 12 2018

20mins

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AFSP 035: Never Stop Learning

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You know, we never stop learning as pilots.  This episode is about a lesson I learned about paying close attention to the FARs.   Please listen in so you can avoid the same mistake I made.  Also, this episode is a response to listener feedback from episode 34 so if you haven't listened to that episode, I recommend you do before listening to this one.  Thank you for listening!
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Sep 02 2018

17mins

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AFSP 034: IFR Currency

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EPISODE NOTE

Please be aware that I did NOT satisfy IFR currency with these practice approaches.  I did not have IMC, use a view limiting device, or have a safety pilot.  Please listen to the pre-show notes regarding such as well as episode 035 explaining the situation.

Another first!  I had the pleasure of taking my wife up on a plane for the first time.  Unfortunately for her, It was a little bumpy but we had a decent time.  Next time, we'll go up for pleasure and sightseeing!

Thanks for listening!

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Aug 29 2018

25mins

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AFSP 033: I’m Still Here!

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Hey everyone!  I'm not gone, I'm still alive, and I'm still producing episodes!  A lot has happened in my life in the last 6 months keeping me away from podcasting.  This episode updates you.  Enjoy!
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Jul 25 2018

30mins

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AFSP 032: Motivation!

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Flight training can be difficult.  There may be times you struggle or maybe even want to give up.  We've all been there.  Today, I discuss with you some recent events in my life that have motivated me to move forward and I share some tips on keeping yourself motivated throughout your training.
 
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Jan 25 2018

27mins

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AFSP 031: What’s in Ginger Dan’s Flight Bag?

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Are you a pilot?  If you are, then you have a flight bag with a variety of items inside.  Have you ever wondered what other people bring on their flights?  Today, I will reveal what I bring on all of my general aviation flights.  Here is a list of items in my flight bag:
This is my flight bag:
In the top section: Flashlight, Sunglasses, Beanie, Gloves, Meds/Personal Items, Foggles, Sectionals, E6B, Plotter, and a Fuel Stick.
In the main section:  iPad, Battery Backup, Multi-Tool, Knife, Headphones, Logbook.
Not pictured:  Wallet, Passport, Pilot Certificates, Medical, Extra Pens/Pencils, Gum, Car Keys, Plastic Spoon/Fork.
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Jan 01 2018

25mins

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AFSP 030: The Road to CFI – The Beginning

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Although limited, there are a number of career choices for entry level pilots.  What we refer to as the first rung of the aviation career ladder, though, is the CFI rating.  A great many of pilots begin their professional career as a Certified Flight Instructor.  The road there, though, is not so simple.  Studying for your CFI rating will seem like an insurmountable task but the hard work and dedication you put forward will shape your future forever.  To begin, you must start somewhere and today, I discuss with you the beginning of my journey to becoming a CFI.
U.S. Civil Airman Statistics:  https://www.faa.gov/data_research/aviation_data_statistics/civil_airmen_statistics/
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Dec 19 2017

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AFSP 029: Leasing Your Aircraft To A Flight School and Fully Automated Airlines?

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I'm changing things up this episode.  I don't have any training material or school related topics to discuss so I'm calling on you, the listener, to write in with your opinion or experience with the two topics of today.  As you know, getting to 1500 hours isn't easy for everyone.  Should I buy a trainer aircraft and lease it to a flight school and then use the plane whenever I want?  That's topic number one.
Topic two is about whether or not we will ever see a fully automated airline.  Say what?  No pilot on board?  You must be crazy.  Well, it's already being done; not with passengers but drones the size of 737s exist and automation is a reality.  However, will we see it in commercial air travel?
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Nov 27 2017

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AFSP 028: Listener Mail – Flight School funding options and Aviation audio books

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Today I answer two listener emails about flight school funding and where to get flight school audio books. Check out the links below:
Aviation Scholarships:  http://www.aviationcareerspodcast.com/scholarships/
Librivox: https://librivox.org/
Aviation Audio Books: http://www.aviationaudiobooks.com/

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Nov 12 2017

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AFSP 027: Aviation Resumes and ATP Flight School Pros and Cons

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We start the show off with a quick reference for aviation resumes.  We will definitely have to dive into this topic in more detail another time.  Part two is what a lot of people have been asking about.  ATP Flight School - also knows as All ATPs - is a huge accelerated flight school program.  Because of it's size in influence, I get many questions about the program specifically.  I answer all the major questions about ATP flight school today.
 
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Oct 29 2017

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AFSP Bonus Episode 006 – Should I choose an Accelerated Program or Not?

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In this Bonus Episode, I answer the same question from two different listeners - should I choose an Accelerated  Program or not?  Both individuals are looking to start or continue their flight training and are considering an accelerated program but their situations are very different.  Listen in to see if the answers are the same or different.
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Oct 25 2017

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AFSP 026: Jobs for new commercial pilots and how my skills have improved

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Hello again everyone!  You've completed all your certificates and are now looking for an aviation job.  What kind of jobs can a 250 hour fresh off the presses commercial pilot actually get?  And now that you've had all this training, have you really improved as a pilot?  Do your skills now prove your training?  I'll answer this question as well in today's episode.
 
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Oct 23 2017

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AFSP 025: Commercial Single Engine Addon Check Ride and Updates

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The last Check Ride - Single Engine Commercial Addon. It's finally over! I've passed my last check ride and have completed all my ratings. Listen in and I'll tell you all about this checkride. Thank you all so much for your support. This podcast isn't going away just because I'm done with flight school. I'm still here and I can still answer your questions so please send them in!
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Oct 16 2017

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Honest and realistic

By Rize Face Mors - Jul 31 2018
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I found this podcast to be very honest, entertaining and informative. Thank you for giving back.

Accelerted Flight School Step by Step

By Aeon Aki - Aug 27 2017
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Pilot Dan has put together a great podcast here for anyone considering entering an accelerated flight school program. He breaks down his training week by week and offers crucial advice to his listeners to help them be 100% prepared for each stage of their training. From choosing a school to preparing for a check rides, Dan covers each topic with honesty, detail, and ultimitley will get you excited for your next step in flight training.