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ACP166 Whatever You Do, Do It Well

Paul Grieco in the Cockpit, whatever you do, do it wellOur theme for today is "whatever you do, do it well." Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. Tonight I am joined by Paul Grieco to answer you questions but first a few announcements.

Announcements:

  • The Sport Aviation Expo will be in Sebring, FL January 24-27, 2018. Come out and see us!
  • Aviation Careers Podcast Bundle We have a new course bundle for those looking to get into an Flying! For $10 per month you will get access to 5 courses. It's a great deal because it gives you unlimited access for as long as you maintain your $10 subscription.
  • Find out more about upcoming events at Facebook Page.
  • 42 year old young pilot, has an MBA, do I need an Aviation degree to get hired by the airlines?

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Whatever You Do Do It Well.
  • Can you fly for the Regionals as a Seventh Day Adventist?
  • Retiring teacher, trying to figure out what direction to go changing careers to flying

Links Mentioned in This Podcast:

Aviation Careers Podcast Bundle

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This is a special episode where Carl and Bill English report live from the most seaplane friendly city in the World, Tavares, FL. Bill has his seaplane rating and wanted to take a tour of the SeaRay facility. So we where up for an adventure and drove to Tavares from Lakeland. What a wonderful city which I am sure you will enjoy as we describe our seaplane adventures.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor : AviationCareersPodcast.com - Career Advice, Coaching, and Interview Preparation.

Announcements:

Us Sport Aviation Expo 14th Annual Event January 24th – 27th, 2018

 

Cruise Flight:

Interview with Matt Elia, Aviation Manager, Tavares Seaplane Base - FA1

Why Tavares is the most seaplane friendly airport in the world.

Recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Tavares is a great place to visit for the whole family.

Where you can learn more about upcoming aviation events.

Seaplane-A-Palooza, April 7-8 2018

https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Tavares-Americas-Seaplane-City-124749307568135/

 

Interview with Bill English NTSB Lead Investigator and head of the Drone Program. Bill and I discuss:

Drones and their effect on public safety.

Drones and their effect on aviation safety.

How drones help the NTSB investigate accidents.

What type of accidents does the NTSB use drones to investigate?

What Bill enjoys about being a drone pilot and combining it with his passion of being an airplane pilot.

What model drones is he flying? How many do they have?

Can he estimate the cost savings to the NTSB/government vs contracting for an airplane/helicopter?

On what percentage of accidents do you bring out the drone?

 

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Interview show no pics of the week.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Video Of The Week:

NTSB Investigation Using Drones

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Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. Today we have with us CommutAir to discuss pilot job opportunities and new exciting announcements. Before we get started we have a few announcements.

Announcements:

January 24-27, 2018 in Sebring, FL.

To find out more about this event and other events we will be attending please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/aviationcareerspodcast

We would love to meet you there. Don’t forget to look for me and the crew in our orange polo shirts.

Today we have with us from CouumtAir:

  • Jeff Harris, Director of Training
  • Paul Grieco
  • Marie Assan, pilot recruiter
  • Joey Dhaliwal, communications director

In This Episode We Discuss:

CommutAir Announcements:

  • New LOA signed with pilots.
  • Retirement of Dash - 8 fleet.
  • Training department build up.
  • Upgrade times.
  • Downgrades.
  • CPP.
  • United 145 cost structure.

Pick Of the Week:

CommutAir on Facebook

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ACP164 Be an Airport Bum: Q&A with Robert Guyer

Today we answer several people's questions about how to get started from being both 17 or 35, how jump seats work, and the benefits of being an airport bum. Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. Happy New Year. In today’s episode we will be answering your questions. Don’t forget if you have a question or comment to send then to feedback@aviationcareerspodcast.com.

Announcements:

January 24-27 we will be at the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL. For more information visit https://www.sportaviationexpo.com
Also don’t forget to visit our facebook page to find out more events we will be attending. I hope to see you there. Look for us in the Orange polo shirts. If you have a story to tell I would love to interview you at the event.

Coaching pricing is staying the same for 2018: $75 an hour.
Career counseling, interview preparation, resume and cover letter review.

Visit the career coaching page at http://www.aviationcareerspodcast.com/coaching/

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • In a degree program in Canada, have a couple of failures due to lack of study, moving forward without excuses. Does not have a degree, how can he move forward and be competitive getting into the regionals?
  • Left the corporate world, would love to be on the show and tell my story.
  • Looking for information on how to move into being a pilot in mid 30’s without a degree.
  • Goal is to get into Corporate Flying, 22 Navy Veteran, how do you get a corporate job with low hours (about 200)?
  • Are there scholarships for middle-aged, private pilots to move beyond the private rating?
  • 17 years old, what path should he take to become a pilot while in school? Accelerated after high school or work at a local school?
  • How does riding in the jump seats work?
  • Do you get the same benefits as the majors when you work at a regional owned by a major?
  • How does pay compare from a left seat at a regional to the right seat at a major?
  • Are there pay for training programs here in the states?
  • As a private pilot, can you do flights like banner towing and charity? Is it legal to do things for business if they cover flight costs but don't pay you?
  • Can you carry a firearm as a pilot?

Bottom line: Be an airport bum.

Links Mentioned in This Podcast:

https://www.sportaviationexpo.com

https://www.facebook.com/AviationCareersPodcast/

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SMAC159 Best Of Stuck Mic AvCast 2017

Dave Abby

Happy New Year and welcome to our special best of Stuck Mic AvCast 2017 edition of the show. This is the annual podcast where the co hosts pick their favorite episodes and you can listen in a mini marathon special.

Of course we want to send a special thank you to all our listeners especially those that helped contribute to the podcast as occasional guest host. The picture in the show notes on our website is from one of our active listeners and occasional guest host Dave Abbey. We look forward to more news stories and field reports from our wonderful listeners and guests host. If you want to be a guest host please e-mail us at StuckMicAvCast@gmail.com.

From everyone here at the Stuck Mic AvCast we hope you have a safe and happy New Year!

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Advice and personalize coaching.

Announcements:

The US Sport Aviation Expo is coming up January 24-27 2018.

Cruise Flight:

SMAC148 The Challenges of Picking Up IFR Clearances In The Air and A Descend VIA Example

SMAC156 From Cessna To F16 One Pilots Dream Come True

SMAC153 When A Career And Passion Come Together

SMAC145 Modern Day Barnstormer Dewey Davenport

SMAC151 How One Pilot Changed The Approach Minimums In Brazil – Interview with Arnold Pieper

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Picks of the week for this special episode

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ACP163 How To Become A Flight Attendant Part 2

Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent podcast about aviation careers. Today we have a special guest to discuss flight attendant careers in Part 2 of How to Become a Flight Attendant.

Dan Freemen has been a flight attendant for 6 years and flies out of Las Vegas. Dan has been on previous episodes to discuss accelerated flight training because he is looking to move into the pilot seat. Today Dan is going to discuss how and why you should become a flight attendant.

Announcements:

Please visit our Facebook page to find out where our co-hosts will be and where you can come say hi.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Schedule
  • Bidding the month before - full month schedule at a time
  • Line vs Reserve (AM, PM, RR)
  • Types of Trips
    • Turn, Two-Day, Three-Day, Four-Day
  • Pay
  • How am I paid? (Per hour vs per trip)
  • Trip being nonstop mileage of 243 miles or less between airports and then one tenth every 40 miles.
  • TFP vs. Hourly examples: (rounded) $26/$30 - $56/$65

  • Per Diem
  • $2.15: $110 per average 3-day (52 hours) - Roughly $500/mo
  • Vacation
  • Paid for any trips awarded that lie within vacation days. Can then work at the same time.
  • Profit Sharing
  • Time and a Half, Double Time, VJA/White Flag …
  • Other Benefits
    • Travel Benefits

Pick Of the Week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bureau Of Labor Statistics - Flight Attendant

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SMAC158 What Flight School Is Best For You?

Many people make a New Year resolution to obtain their pilot certificate or new rating. Before the year ends and to help you move towards your aviation goal we will discuss what flight school is best for you.

Joining us today is guest host Dan Freeman of the Accelerated Flight School Podcast. Dan recently finished his commercial pilot certificate and is looking to complete his flight instructor certificate in the new year. This led to a a discussion of how to pick a flight school for his certificate. With that in mind we thought it would be a good topic to help you decide what is the best flight school for you to obtain your new rating, certificate, or endorsement in the new year.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com Inspiring tomorrow's aviation professionals through career coaching, interview preparation, and education.

Announcements:

Sport Aviation Expo 2018 January 24-27

Visit Facebook.com/StuckMicAvCast to learn where are co-hosts will be at various events

Cruise Flight:

What flight school is best for you?

  • Why are you going to flight school?
  • How long will you be training?
  • Full Time Or Part time?
  • Local or will you travel?
  • Sense of community/flight school activities -VN
  • Financing/discounts available? -VN
  • How to pick a flight instructor -VN
  • Part 61 / Part 141
  • What type of aircraft / how are they maintained
  • Pass rates

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Carl - AerospaceScholarships.com for all your aerospace scholarship needs!

Russ - Air-Pros.com A great aviation insurance company.

Rick - Super Wings A show for kids on Amazon Instant Video about talking airplanes.

Victoria - Nasa Live Nasa's live streaming area for all kinds of current and historical videos including Space X rocket landings.

Tom - Graphical Forecast for Aviation This replaced the textual area forecasts.

Dan - AOPA Learn to Fly Initiative

 

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ACP162 How To Become A Flight Attendant Part 1

Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent podcast about aviation careers. Today we have a special guest to discuss flight attendant careers.

Dan Freemen has been a flight attendant for 6 years and flies out of Las Vegas. Dan has been on previous episodes to discuss accelerated flight training because he is looking to move into the pilot seat. Today Dan is going to discuss how and why you should become a flight attendant.

Announcements:

For more information about where we are going to be and where you can meet up members of our crew, visit our Facebook page.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Getting Hired

  • Where to apply
    • Online/Job Fairs
    • Airline website and facebook page
  • How easy?
    • Regional vs. Major/Legacy
    • Knowing someone on the inside
  • Is it right for me
    • What is the right type of person for the job?
    • Customer Service
    • Patience
    • Leadership

Training

  • How long?
    • Average of 4 weeks
  • What’s involved?
    • Classroom
    • Hands-on
    • Electronic Exams
    • Practical Exams

Job duties - what does a flight attendant actually do?

  • Security and safety vs. slinging peanuts and coke
    • Safety of flight during normal operation
    • Evacuations
    • Medicals
    • Other security issues

Pick Of the Week:

How To Become A Corporate Flight Attendant with Mary Lou Gallagher of Beyond And Above – ACP060

ACP040 – How To Get Your FAA Dispatcher Certificate; Corporate Flight Attendant Jobs with ExecuJet Flight Coordinator Daniel Slapo

ACP015 Flight Attendant Careers, Interview With Betty In The Sky With A Suitcase

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Welcome to the inspirational, information, and transparent podcast about aviation careers. In this episode we answer your questions regarding the importance of a good pilot resume, logging time appropriately, and moving to an electronic logbook, among other things. Many of you have asked me to put together a sample resume  and a course on how to design a resume. We are working on the course but we already have a good course and sample resume in the form of The Pilot Jobs Book.

Announcements:

Pilot Jobs Book Course is available for purchase on our new learning platform. The free preview includes samples of resumes and cover letters so I highly recommend your reviewing them.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • The importance of a good pilot resume.
  • Logging Time Appropriately
  • Pilots taking one step towards their career goal.
  • Should you concentrate on your rotary or fixed wing pilot certificate?
  • Moving to an electronic logbook.
  • Proper logging of flight time.

Pick Of the Week:

http://www.aviationcareerspodcast.com/pilotjobsbook/

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Welcome to a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. One of the most important aspects of flying is our eyesight. One pilot, Dean Siracusa of Flying Eyes Optics, has made it his mission to help pilots increase their ability to see and avoid traffic while wearing functional and stylish eyewear.

Dean is the founder of Flying Eyes Optics and an avid Meyers 200 pilot. What is a Meyers 200 you might ask? You are about to find out.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AerospaceScholarships.com the largest directory of certified scholarships for the Aerospace Industry including pilots, engineers, mechanics and flight attendants.

Cruise Flight:

Dean And I discuss:

  • How he became interested in aviation
  • Why he loves the Meyers 200
  • What is a Meyers 200?
  • How he became interested in designing eyewear for pilots.
  • What makes his eyewear different.
  • What is next in Dean’s Flying Life.
  • How you can reach Dean and learn more about Flying Eyes Optics.
  • See him in San Marcos or Austin

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Pics of the week since this is an interview.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Flying Eyes Optics

Eyes that Fly

Meyers Aircraft Owners Association

Hangar Hotel

Flying Eyes Facebook Page

Flying Eyes Instagram

Video Of The Week:

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