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Accelerated Flight School Podcast

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Rank #15 in Aviation category

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Aviation
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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

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.

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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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 002 – Aeronautical University, Flying Club, FBO, or Accelerated Flight School?

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Before you begin flight training, you need to know what your training options are.   Should you attend an Aeronautical University, join a local Flying club, hire a CFI from an FBO, or attend an Accelerated Flight School?   There are many differences between these options and I cover them here.
Aviation Careers Podcast:  http://www.aviationcareerspodcast.com/
AOPA Flying Club Finder:  https://www.aopa.org/CAPComm/flyingclubs/flyingclubfinder/
GI Bill Flight Training Information:  http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/flight_training.asp

Apr 02 2017

32mins

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Rank #2: AFSP 003 – Week 1: Steep Turns, Stalls, and Pattern Work

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The fun has begun!!!  Yes!  I have finally started my flight training!  The first week of training has been amazing.  It feels so good to be back behind the controls.
Let's get right into things.  We dove into some steep turns (and I sucked!), did some power on and power off stalls, and spend two entire days on pattern work.  Boy did I need that pattern work!  Hop on in, folks, and enjoy episode 3!
SHOW NOTES:
Live ATC:  www.liveatc.net / m.liveatc.net

Apr 09 2017

31mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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/
Music: Energy - Bensound.com
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Dec 19 2017

35mins

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Rank #5: AFSP 004 – Week 2: Pattern Work, Radio Calls, Short/Soft Field, and Slow Flight

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We begin week 2 with two hand fulls of pattern work.  Up, down, up, down, up down...developing that ever-important sight picture.
We then introduced flying through Bravo airspace and using visual references to get places (See it.  Fly to it.).
Finally, we introduced Short Field and Soft Field takeoffs and landings.  Boy were these fun.  I nailed the soft field landings.  Short field landings gave me some trouble though.
Week 2 was a blast!
Show Notes:
Website:  www.acceleratedflightschoolpodcast.com
E-Mail:  support@acceleratedflightschoolpodcast.com
Live ATC:  www.liveatc.net / m.liveatc.net

Apr 16 2017

21mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: AFSP BONUS Episode 001 – My Top Recommended Pilot Apps

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My Top Recommended Pilot Apps

ForeFlight  www.foreflight.com (itunes)

Basic: $99.00/yr
Pro: $199/yr
FAR/AIM by ASA (itunes) or Pilot FAR/AIM by CoDeveloper Inc (itunes)

FREE
Sporty's E6B (itunes)

$9.99
AeroWeather (itunes)

FREE
Pro:  $3.99
MyRadar (itunes)

FREE
Pro:  $1.99
Deep Weather (itunes)

FREE
TapaTalk (itunes)

FREE
Pro:  $2.99
LinkedIn (itunes)

FREE
CloudAhoy  wwwcloudahoy.com (itunes)

FREE
Pro:  $65/yr

Apr 05 2017

17mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: AFSP 010 – Week 8: The Flight Review and Check-Ride

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Although I'm not taking a check-ride for my private certificate, I will be doing a Flight Review (BFR) with my instructor before I move on to instrument flying.
In today's episode, I cover the Flight Review and Check-Ride, how they differ, and when you would expect to see each.  You will be performing a check-ride for all your new certificates or add-on ratings (such as Multi-Engine), so listen in to find out what you're in for.

May 29 2017

30mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: AFSP 005 – Week 3: Emergency! Emergency! And, can you say, Cross Country?

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In my third week in the accelerated flight school, we cover basic emergencies including engine failures in the pattern.
On the second day, the weather threw us some wonderful crosswinds so we spent the day practicing crosswind takeoffs, patterns, and landings.
Week three also brought me my first official cross-country flight! It was amazing!
Finally, Radio calls and position reporting are incredibly important and I tell you why.

Apr 23 2017

35mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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 #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

14mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: AFSP 009 – Week 7: Night Flight, Pattern Work, and more Cross Countries

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In week 7, I flew my first Night Flight in a very long time.  I preflighted at dusk and took off in the dark which was pretty cool.  We flew to St George to do pattern work in the dark.  The pilot controlled lighting system was difficult to use there for some reason so we had to fly directly over the airport before we could even get the lights to turn on.  Once we got that all ironed out, the pattern work began.  We flew patterns until they closed the airport down - they had scheduled maintenance around 10:45 that night.
The rest of the week was fairly basic with more pattern work and cross countries - working on VOR radial interception and tracking, managing work load, and decent planning.

May 21 2017

25mins

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Rank #20: 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/

Music: Energy - Bensound.com
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Nov 12 2017

26mins

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