Is a career flying, fixing, or supporting drones in your career future? Today I am joined by Ryan Wallace from Polk State College to discuss the career opportunities in the world of Commercial Drones. Ryan is a professor of Aeronautical Science and is actively involved in the local Unmanned Aircraft System Community.
Ryan and I Discuss:
The demand for drone pilots in the military and commercial world.
Why drones are causing an increased demand for pilots.
How to get started in the exciting career of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
Why more drones are in our future.
Organizations you can join to look towards a career in UAS.
Victoria, Larry, Rick, Sean, and Carl are all here for the 100th episode! A special guest Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast is here. Tom has been a guest on episodes since the 80's (show number wise) and flies corporate jests for work and model planes for fun.
Air Venture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is July 20-26. Victoria and Larry will both be there, Carl is trying to go. Victoria will be in the Insurance area and have books 1 and 2 of Turbo the Flying Dog. Get $2 off the book when you get an insurance quote. The books are also now available on Kindle. Check out Turbo the Flying Dog on Facebook and Instagram for updated photos.
Carl flew to Havanna for the first time this week! The country is beautiful, but the runways and airport area are a bit "rustic."
For this 100th episode, we asked you to send us your centennial events in aviation such as 100th landing, 100th hour, etc.
Victoria's 100th landing right after her solo stage check.
Rick's was a pattern at Norwood in a Cirrus.
Larry and Sean also got theirs practicing.
Carl discusses his first 100 Airports from 1989-2002.
Sean's 100th flight was his "2nd 1st" cross country flight (had to start curriculum over again).
Larry's 99th and 100th glider flights were taking his 2 sons on their first flights.
Victoria's 100th flight was right before her IFR stage check from Pontiac Airport to Flint Airport in Michigan.
Rick's 100th was a flight to Nashua in a Cirrus for lunch with the Uncontrolled Airspace gang for a meetup.
Rick's 100th "hour in type" was in a Cirrus over Portsmouth, New Hampshire which is a beautiful area and a huge airport to land at. After posting he got a message from a 747-400 pilot who used Rick's video to get a feel for the airport, flying in for the first time.
Carl shared 3 emails from listeners:
Len Costa sent a message congratulating everyone for the 100th episode.
Russ Roslowski sent his 100th's log book entry was his first landing at Kitty Hawk, NC. His first landing was at Jenkins, DE which is a little grass runway at a public use airport.
Antoine from Switzerland wrote in his 100th PIC hour.
Getting back to the gang
Larry's 100th powered flight was in 1990 in an Archer from Arkansas to Oklahoma and back. His 100th power hour was Arkansas to Kansas to pick up a friend for a visit.
Victoria's 100th flight with her husband was to Winwood, WV flying resort. Her 100th cross country hour was also with her husband Bob, trying to get to Florida to watch a shuttle launch and had difficulty getting there due to storms. Her 100th blog post where she was practicing landings and a little boy on the ground was waving and trying to cover his ears.
Carl did his 100th safety lecture a few years ago and has signed off on well over 100 people.
Carl mentioned the 100th anniversary of scheduled flight, which led to the Tony Janus Award. There is a mural commemorating it at Albert Whitted Airport.
Carl also asked for listeners to send in 100 things we can do to promote aviation.
Do you have a social media policy for your career? Welcome to the podcast where we inform, motivate, and give you an inside look at the many aviation careers. Some of our favorite co hosts join us. First , Eric Crump, Aerospace Director at Polk State College and a passionate aviation educator. We also have Tom Wachowski, Corporate Pilot and career advocate. Welcome to the show Eric and Tom!
Before we begin our show today I have a few announcements
Announcements / Shout outs:
Scholarships Guide Update: The PDF file has been fixed and the links and index now work.
Karissa strickland, one of Eric's students completed the Commercial Pilot Certification! She can now get paid to fly, and is a huge asset to the Polk State Aerospace program.
Aviation Careers Podcast is celebrating it's 3 years anniversary
Carl, Rick, Sean, Larry and Victoria are here for this 99th episode!
Stuck Mic AVCast has been around for four years!
We are starting new blog posts on our "off weeks" for the show for announcements, shout outs, and events.
Our next episode is #100! Please use our contact page or email to send us your 100th landing, airport, or other 100th event in aviation.
Victoria and Turbo on work on their second book, which should be out by AirVenture. They will be visiting AirVenture as well as a couple other places. Click on Turbo on the right to find out where to meet them!
Victoria discussed a really cool aviation video of a four your old girl's first aerobatic flight,which you can watch below.
The interview of Jeff Kennon from The Day I Learned to Fly was great and enjoyed by the co-hosts and fans.
Episode 100 will feature a special mystery guest.
Billy Wheeler, who does the music for Aviation Careers Podcast sent in an interesting picture to see if anyone else has seen something like this.
The topic of the month in May for the FAA Safety Team was Aircraft Performance. The topic discusses "weight and balance" and loosing control on take off and landing and how to prevent problems during take off and landing.
Welcome to episode 85. I speak with many pilots who have left the airlines for various reasons including work schedule, layoffs, furloughs, and the low initial pay. Often many former airline pilots miss the flying and challenges of being an airline pilot.
Today I have with me Travis Watson, an experienced skydiver and pilot who has returned to the airlines after a recent hiatus. Travis is truly passionate about everything he does and his excitement about life is infectious.
Travis and I discuss:
His background as a skydive vidographer and flight instructor.
His first experience with the airlines.
Why he decided to come back to the airlines.
Advice for those who left the airlines and are looking towards restarting their flying career.
The initial training experience at an airline.
Tips to pass your airline training.
The advantage of staying at the training center during breaks.
Advice for those who are looking at the challenges of low pay and inconsistent schedules in the beginning of their career.
Carl recorded a special episode interview with Jeff Kennon author of The Day I Learned To Fly a great children's book on Aviation.
For episode 100, we are asking you the listener to participate by sending in your 100th something in your aviation career. It could be your 100th landing, 100th trip to the airport, etc. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In this interview Carl and Jeff cover:
Intro the book and Carl's feelings about flying related to the book.
Why Jeff wrote the book.
The importance of the push cart.
Jeff's writing background.
What Jeff has done in the community with his book.
What’s book is next.
Jeff's Days as a youth minister
Where Jeff is in his flying and where he is going?
After Landing Checklist:
Thanks to Jeff for coming on. For a sample of his book click the image below:
Do you or your instructor know how to properly conduct an Instrument Proficiency Check? Find out how by viewing the slides from the presentation conducted by Dave Bear.
To learn more about free safety seminars and the Wings program please visit FAASaftey.gov. I am a Lead Representative in the Tampa FSO and if you have any questions about participation or earning your Wings please contact by clicking here.
Dave Bear is a Principal Operations Inspector at the Tampa FSDO. Before joining the FAA Dave worked with Chicago Express Airlines. Dave is originally from Illinois where he graduated from the College of DuPage with a degree in education.
A special thanks to the sponsors of this event National Aviation Academy and their years of supporting of the FAA Safety program. Visit http://www.naa.edu to learn more about their aviation maintenance programs.
Instructors and Pilots will:
Learn the methods to prepare for an IPC;
Understand the correct procedures and required tasks to complete an IPC in accordance with FAR 61.57(c) &(d)
Carl, Rick, Sean, and Eric are here for this show. Victoria is on vacation in Ecuador. Larry Overstreet is also sitting in.
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 the airport, etc. Send an email to email@example.com
Check out Jeff Kennon's The Day I Learned to Fly. Carl Just received his hard copy, and Larry just got one for his grandson
Socialflight.com is a great place to find all kinds of aviation related social events like fly-ins, seminars, etc.
Carl has given in to peer pressure from his co-hosts and ordered himself an Apple Watch! If anyone has any Apple Watch app recommendations please e-mail us.
This week we are covering email from our listeners:
A vote for the best show of 2014, which was episode 67 with Russ Roslowski talking about designing approaches.
An email from Switzerland, thanks for the show!
A question from #asksmac: Do ATP rated pilots know how to recover from a stall?
In this presentation I discuss:
- Loss of Control Accidents and recommendations from a work group that studies loss of control.
- Aircraft performance parameters and calculations.
- Suggestions that will help you with aircraft performance prediction.
- Tips and tricks that will help you to avoid performance-based accidents in any aircraft.
Welcome to Episode 84. The goal of this podcast is to inform, entertain, and motivate you to achieve your career goal. We to bring you the viewpoint of all those involved with careers in aviation and aerospace. Although we primarily focus on the positive aspects of a career in aviation and specifically as an airline pilot we also know that we must represent the challenges of choosing a career in aviation.
The Buckingham Memorial Scholarships are awarded to children of Air Traffic Controller Specialists who are US Citizens and enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher.