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SMAC078 Obtaining Your Instrument Rating

Pre-Flight Checklist Everyone is here tonight except for Sean, starting the discussion with airplane shaped foods. Cruise Flight Victoria kicks us off with a discussion of getting her Instrument Flight Rating and keeping your rating. This leads into a discussion of best practices for training, and how to handle communicating with the tower and keeping…

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SMAC077 Regaining your Currency And A Surprise Guest

Pre-Flight Checklist We have a surprise guest host this week! Also this week is the AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Cruise Flight This week’s main discussion is on getting current in single engine after a long hiatus. Practice techniques to keep current or “knock the rust off” Finding the time and money to afford practice Len discusses…

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SMAC076 What We Can Learn from Asiana Flight 214

Pre-Flight Checklist The crew is here along with special guest Bill English, Lead Accident Investigator on Asiana Flight 214. Mr. English is an Investigator-in-Charge for the Major Investigations Division for the National Transportation Safety Board headquartered in Washington, D.C. Mr. English also worked for the FAA and has a background in navigation. Cruise Flight This week’s…

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SMAC075 A first flight to Colombia, Flying the P2006T Tecnam and more.

Pre-Flight Checklist The crew is here except for Victoria who had to take the night off. It’s hot hot hot!! Shout outs from Rick for Andrew Blanchard getting his CFI at Purdue and Sam Debartolo who passed his written for his Private and possibly did his long cross-country! Cruise Flight Carl made his first flight…

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SMAC074 Interview With Air Show Announcer Rob Reider

Pre-Flight Checklist The whole crew is here with a special guest, discussing the wonders of air shows Cruise Flight Tonight’s show is a discussion of air shows, with special guest Rob Reider. You can also find Rob on Facebook. Pilot since 1982 Announcing Air Shows since 1978 Announced at 146 air shows all over the country…

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SMAC073 Drones, Toilet Paper Cutting, and Other Aviation Happiness

Pre Flight Checklist Everybody is really happy this week! Not only did Carl get to see the highest mountain in Peru, but even better, he got to touch a single engine airplane this week! Eric is beginning the summer semester at Polk State College in Florida. Rick is off this week trying to get his…

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SMAC072 – Innovations In Aviation Training with Eric Crump Of Polk State College

This episode features an interview with Eric Crump, Aerospace Director at Polk State University, on the innovations taking place in aviation training. Pre-Flight Rick is from Ft. Lauderdale! Cruise Flight Eric Crump is Aerospace Director for Polk State University’s Aerospace Program and our special guest tonight. Previously he worked for 8 years as Director of…

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SMAC071 Dealing With Turbulence

It’s a bumpy one! The gang is back this week to discuss turbulence. Turbulence affects everyone who flies and so most pilots have developed their own ways of dealing with it. Join us for episode 71 of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Announcements Women Air Service Pilots reunion Sweetwater, TX May 24 Cruise Flight Dealing with…

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SMAC070 – Live From Sun N Fun 2014, What We Learned, Third Class Medical Changes

Live from Sun ’n Fun 2014! It’s Carl’s first time as PIC of the Stuck Mic AvCast. This episode was recorded live from the deck at Sun ’n Fun radio. Instead of the usual gang, Carl is joined by Eric Crump, Thomas Frick, Robert Cigliano, and Larry Overstreet. Cruise Flight Aviation Career Fair at Sun…

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