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ACP087 Drones and Your Aviation Career

RyanSimIs 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.

 

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

The Golden Age of Unmanned Flight

Air Force Will Offer Bonuses To Lure Drone Pilots

AUVSI - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drone Delivers Medicine to Rural Virginia Clinic

FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The UAV Digest

Special Investigation Report on the Safety of Agricultural Aircraft Operations

Polk State College Aerospace

Scholarship of The Week:

Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship

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LongIslandSunRiseVictoria, 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.

Pre-Flight Checklist

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."

Cruise Flight

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.

~Picks of the Week~

We now have over 100 picks on the Picks of the Week page!

After Landing Checklist

Please send us an idea or list of ideas on how to promote aviation to the next generation.

 

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ACP086 Social Media and Your Career


RedBirdPolkStateDo 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
  • Derek Lagasse - Scholarship.
  • Membership clarification.
  • We are raising money for the Polk State Flight Team, and you can help!
  • New Veterans Page

Your social media policy for your career:

  • What social media should you use. -facebook, twitter, linkedin
  • How to prevent a career limiting move on social media.
  • How to use social media to your advantage.
  • What you should not do on social media.
  • How long does a picture last on social media
  • Who sees your social media….everyone!
  • Social media grows professional relationships.

 

Scholarship of the week:

Lockhart Smith Jr. Scholarship

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SMAC099-Laughs, Loops, and Rolls


Photo and Route
Carl, Rick, Sean, Larry and Victoria are here for this 99th episode!

Pre-Flight Checklist:

  • 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!
  • Please visit our sponsors The Day I Learned to Fly and Aerospace Scholarships

Cruise Flight:

  • 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.
  • Instrument Proficiency guidelines

Pick of the Week:

Rick - The Wright Brothers

Carl - AvPlan EFB on The Apple Watch

Sean - Garmin D2 Bravo Pilot Watch

Larry - Pilot Partner Logbook

Victoria -

After Landing Checklist:

Links:

AOPA Interview - "Pure Joy"

This episode is sponsored by:

TheDayIlearnedToFlyTall

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TravisFlightDeckWelcome 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.

Scholarship of the Week:

Greg Koontz Airshows Aerobatic Instructor Scholarship

Greg Koontz Airshows Aerobatic Instructor Scholarship in Memory of Bobby Younkin. The recipient must be a CFI with some tangible experience in aerobatics. Value $ 2,780

Links:

Weiser Airpark-The "friendliest airport" in the United States

United States Parachute Association

Skydive San Marcos: Austin Skydiving

About Teresa Stokes - Gene Soucy Airshows

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Seattle Indoor Skydiving

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Trader Joe's

http://www.crashpad411.com

http://www.crashpads.com

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JeffKennon webCarl recorded a special episode interview with Jeff Kennon author of The Day I Learned To Fly a great children's book on Aviation.

Pre-flight Checklist

Announcements:

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 contact@stuckmicavcast.com

Cruise Flight

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:

TheDayIlearnedToFlyTall

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Conducting the Instrument Proficiency Check.001Do 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)

Download the Presentation as a PDF File By Clicking Here.

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Rick27Carl, 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 the airport, etc. Send an email to contact@stuckmicavcast.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.

Cruise Flight

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?

Books discussed:

Pick Of The Week:

After Landing Checklist:

Thanks to Larry for coming on. This show is sponsored by:

TheDayIlearnedToFlyTall

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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.

Subscribe to our YouTube Chanel for more updates YouTube.com/ExpertAviator

Links:

http://expertaviator.com/FlyAlaska

General Aviation Joint Safety Committee Documents Including Loss Of Control Report

Joseph T. Nall Report - AOPA

Angle Of Attack Demonstration from Alpha Systems:

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ACP084 Pilots On Food Stamps with Ben Mandell

PilotsOfFoodStampsCoverWelcome 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.

To help you understand some of the challenges concerning salaries in the piloting career I have with me Ben Mandell author of Don't Pay Any Flight School More Than $2500 In Advance: The Censored Information The Bad Guys Don't Want You To Know and Pilots on food stamps: An Inside Look At Why Your Flight Was Cancelled.

You can find his book by clicking here or going to AviationCareersPodcast.com/foodstamps :

Ben and I discuss:

  • Why You should not Pay more than $25000 in advance to a flight school.
  • Scholarships to watch out for.
  • Ways to save money on flight training.
  • Why Flights are being cancelled.
  • How pilots are paid.
  • How the shortage of pilots is affecting salaries.
  • How the shortage of pilots affects the Majors.
  • Upgrading and Pay.
  • What he feels is the solution.

Scholarship of the Week:

Buckingham Memorial Scholarship-Air Traffic Controller’s Association (ATCA)

Average Award for all ATCA scholarships $6454.54

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.

Links:

Bureau Of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook - Airline and Commercial Pilots

Sun N Fun Radio on LiveATC.net

Alumni from these colleges (almost) always pay their debts

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