Stuck Mic AvCast – An Aviation Podcast About Learning to Fly, Living to Fly, & Loving to Fly http://stuckmicavcast.com Fly Smart. Fly Safe. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:06:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 A mix of flight instruction discussion, flying techniques, aviation product reviews, virtual hangar flying, and more! Brought to you by Carl Valeri (airline pilot/flight instructor) with co-hosts Victoria Zajko (GA flying enthusiast/blogger), Rick Felty (GA flying enthusiast/in-flight video artist), and Sean Moody (GA flying enthusiast/aspiring CFI). Fly Smart. Fly Safe. Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody stuckmicavcast@gmail.com stuckmicavcast@gmail.com (Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody) Copyright 2011-2015 - StuckMicAvCast.com - All Rights Reserved Fly Smart, Fly Safe. With Carl Valeri, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody, and Rick Felty. Stuck Mic AvCast – An Aviation Podcast About Learning to Fly, Living to Fly, & Loving to Fly http://stuckmicavcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/SMAC1400jpg-223.jpg http://stuckmicavcast.com TV-G Boston, DC, Tampa, Lexington Bi-Monthly SMAC150 Interviews From AirVenture – Oshkosh 2017 http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac150-airventure-interviews-2017/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac150-airventure-interviews-2017/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:39:31 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=6012 Preflight Checklist: Carl is joined by Russ Roslewski to narrate through the interviews Russ conducted at AirVenture 2017. Russ got to meet up with Larry, Tom, Dave Abbey, Dave Pasco, and Jennifer. AOPA is having a fly-in September 8-9, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. There will be seminars and talks on Friday and open displays on […]

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Preflight Checklist:

Carl is joined by Russ Roslewski to narrate through the interviews Russ conducted at AirVenture 2017. Russ got to meet up with Larry, Tom, Dave Abbey, Dave Pasco, and Jennifer.

AOPA is having a fly-in September 8-9, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. There will be seminars and talks on Friday and open displays on Saturday.

Cruise Flight:

Interviews from AirVenture 2017:

Levil Aviation – Michelle Leon:
Makers of the Beacon and BOM ADS-B products

Air Race Classic – Linda Evans:
Annual all-women cross country air race

American Bonanza Society – Tom Turner:
Type club and training programs for Beech Bonanza and Baron aircraft

Foreflight Scout – Stephen Newman:
Small, inexpensive ADS-B-Out receiver

University of Dubuque Flight Program – Ken Rizer and Yaya Lugo-Ruiz – University of Dubuque:
Bachelor of Science degrees in aviation fields

L3 – Russ Myers:
ADS-B In/Out transponder all-in-one solution

Air Journey – Anais Pouille:
Escorted or self-guided air journeys

After Landing Checklist:

If you were not able to attend AirVenture 2017, this is our way of bringing some of the show to you! We hope to see you next year!

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SMAC149 Pilot Partner Founder Ken VeArd http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac149-pilot-partner-founder-ken-veard/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac149-pilot-partner-founder-ken-veard/#respond Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:08:49 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5996 If you have used an electronic logbook, or have an interest in switching to one, we have a special treat for you. Ken VeArd, who has harnessed his technological skills with his passion for aviation to produce a truly innovative, easy to use, and practical electronic logbook. Today we have the pleasure of speaking with […]

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If you have used an electronic logbook, or have an interest in switching to one, we have a special treat for you. Ken VeArd, who has harnessed his technological skills with his passion for aviation to produce a truly innovative, easy to use, and practical electronic logbook. Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Ken about his passion for aviation and his electronic log

book PilotPartner.net.

Preflight Checklist:

Carl is joined by Tom Frick, Victoria Nuville, and Larry Overstreet who is in Oshkosh, WI getting ready for AirVenture.

Sponsor: Jeff Kennon's The Day I Learned to Fly: Eight-year-old Jeff’s imagination isn’t earth bound. He dreams of flying over his neighborhood, free from the bonds of gravity – becoming part of the elite list of eight-year-olds who have flown. When he and his brothers begin building a homemade go kart, he leaps on this opportunity to use his ingenuity, and make his dreams real!

Cruise Flight:

Ken and the crew at SMAC discuss:

  • Why he loves aviation.
  • His opportunity to fly in the 737 simulator.
  • Why he developed the electronic logbook.
  • The new PilotPartner.net and how he rekindled his desire to produce a practical and easy to use electronic logbook.
  • The technology behind the logbook.
  • Challenges pilots face with logbooks and how Pilot Partner provides a solution for all your logbook needs.
  • Importing, Exporting, and Reporting your times.

After Landing Checklist:

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

PilotParnter.net

Video Of The Week:

Pilot Partner Overview:

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SMAC148 The Challenges of Picking Up IFR Clearances In The Air and A Descend VIA Example http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac148-the-challenges-of-picking-up-ifr-clearance-in-the-air-and-a-descend-via-example/ Sat, 15 Jul 2017 12:00:40 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5972 Tom, Rick, and Victoria join Carl for a great technical episode on the challenges of picking up IFR clearance in the air Preflight Checklist: Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services, specializing in aviation seminars and training materials. Checkout Three Point’s facebook page, to browse its new collection of short aviation articles. It […]

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Tom, Rick, and Victoria join Carl for a great technical episode on the challenges of picking up IFR clearance in the air

Preflight Checklist:

Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services, specializing in aviation seminars and training materials. Checkout Three Point’s facebook page, to browse its new collection of short aviation articles. It can be found at www.facebook.com/3pointaviation.

Announcements:

Air Venture is almost here: https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure
July 24-30 Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Cruise Flight:

  • If you are cleared to descend via the star on the hyper7 for Rwy 19c into KIAD what altitude you descend too.
  • A listener asks about filing and activating a flight plan departing VFR and then continuing IFR.

 

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

CarlAviation Careers Podcast's new learning platform Our new place for learning about lots of Aviation topics.

RickTotal Eclipse 2017

VictoriaAirplane dresses on Amazon!

TomChart it All, a clothing company started by a young man saving for college, which provides all kids of clothing with your local sectional chart.

 

Images and Files For Discussion and Links in podcast:

 

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Tom, Rick, and Victoria join Carl for a great technical episode on the challenges of picking up IFR clearance in the air Preflight Checklist: Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services, specializing in aviation seminars and training materi... Tom, Rick, and Victoria join Carl for a great technical episode on the challenges of picking up IFR clearance in the air Preflight Checklist: Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services, specializing in aviation seminars and training materials. Checkout Three Point’s facebook page, to browse its new collection of short aviation articles. It […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:07:11
SMAC147 Soaring, Light Sport, Glider Clubs, and Weight-Shift Trikes with Pilot Jim G http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac147-light-sport-ultralights-airports-and-weight-shift-trikes-with-pilot-jim-g/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac147-light-sport-ultralights-airports-and-weight-shift-trikes-with-pilot-jim-g/#comments Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:12:58 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5958 In this episode Carl and Rick interview Pilot Jim G about his experiences with light sport, how to get into soaring, and it's advantages. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com offers the largest directory of aviation related scholarships, along with scholarship advice, career coaching, and more. Announcements: Valeri Aviation is moving to Lakeland, FL! Cruise Flight: Glider Rating […]

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In this episode Carl and Rick interview Pilot Jim G about his experiences with light sport, how to get into soaring, and it's advantages.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor:

AviationCareersPodcast.com offers the largest directory of aviation related scholarships, along with scholarship advice, career coaching, and more.

Announcements:

Valeri Aviation is moving to Lakeland, FL!

Cruise Flight:

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Picks since this is an interview show

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Video Of The Week:

There's a trike (weight-shift control) instructor/pilot named Henry who does some incredible videos from his trike. He's called “Henry TrikeLife” on YouTube.

Henry Trike Life on YouTube

Henry made a collection of his 2016 videos here:

 

Jim interviewed Henry for UCAP on episode 402C

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SMAC146 How to Survive A Plane Crash http://stuckmicavcast.com/flying-stories/smac146-survive-a-plane-crash/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:20 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5937 Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive a plane crash? Today Larry Overstreet and Carl interview a special guest who was involved in a plane crash and has some great advice for what to do. Preflight Checklist: Larry Overstreet and Jeff Jorgensen join me to talk about surviving a plane crash. Jeff […]

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive a plane crash? Today Larry Overstreet and Carl interview a special guest who was involved in a plane crash and has some great advice for what to do.

Preflight Checklist:

Larry Overstreet and Jeff Jorgensen join me to talk about surviving a plane crash. Jeff was a Flight Instructor involved in a crash and is here to tell his story.

Sponsor :

Aviation Insurance Resources (air-pros.com) provides insurance for aviators and their equipment. They are also pilots themselves, so they are pilots, providing insurance for pilots.

Cruise Flight:

  • Jeff was on a break from a flight when he had the opportunity to take a ride in a gyrocopter. Less than 1 minute into the flight he sensed something was wrong.
  • The vehicle is a 2 person, side by side configuration with a rotor on top and motor on the back. Visibility allows for seeing all around you except directly behind you.
  • Jeff said his training as a pilot and flight instructor prepared him for the crash, but not the aftermath afterward.
  • Because this is a small crash, there is not a “toolkit” or checklist for dealing with this, whereas in the airlines there are many resources and protocol.
  • Jeff learned that while his training on what to do in a crash worked, he realized he had no way of contacting people to let them know what was going on. This is important to think about and plan for.
  • Jeff has written a book called Open Air for Everyone, which discusses how to work toward becoming a pilot, whether it be for a vocation or a hobby.

 

After Landing Checklist:

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Open Air for Everyone

Sky Web Aviation

http://stuckmicavcast.com/airpros

 

Please Visit Our Sponsors:

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive a plane crash? Today Larry Overstreet and Carl interview a special guest who was involved in a plane crash and has some great advice for what to do. Preflight Checklist: Larry Overstreet and Jeff Jorgen... Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive a plane crash? Today Larry Overstreet and Carl interview a special guest who was involved in a plane crash and has some great advice for what to do. Preflight Checklist: Larry Overstreet and Jeff Jorgensen join me to talk about surviving a plane crash. Jeff […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC145 Modern Day Barnstormer Dewey Davenport http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac145-modern-day-barnstormer-dewey-davenport/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:00:27 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5917 The days of barnstorming are not over because pilots such as Dewey Davenport are keeping the nostalgic golden age of flight alive! Dewey is an inspiration, outstanding pilot, and steward of aviation history. He is one of the few barnstormers in this country and the only active African American barnstormer. Preflight Checklist: This is a […]

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The days of barnstorming are not over because pilots such as Dewey Davenport are keeping the nostalgic golden age of flight alive! Dewey is an inspiration, outstanding pilot, and steward of aviation history. He is one of the few barnstormers in this country and the only active African American barnstormer.

Preflight Checklist:

This is a special interview with Carl and Dewey, discussing Dewey's love of aviation and how he passes it along to others.

 

Cruise Flight:

  • Dewey tells his story of flying around Ohio giving rides in an antique biplane.
  • He has flown Travel Air, Steerman, the Standard.
  • Dewey explains the history of barnstorming right after World War I.
  • Why barnstorming in an open cockpit plane has become so rare.
  • Dewey's story about how he got started in barnstorming.
  • Dewey has worked with the Wounded Warrior project to help veterans achieve their dream of flying in a biplane.
  • Dewey also participates in the Barnstorming Carnival

After Landing Checklist:

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Check out Dewey's Facebook page

Video Of The Week:

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The days of barnstorming are not over because pilots such as Dewey Davenport are keeping the nostalgic golden age of flight alive! Dewey is an inspiration, outstanding pilot, and steward of aviation history. The days of barnstorming are not over because pilots such as Dewey Davenport are keeping the nostalgic golden age of flight alive! Dewey is an inspiration, outstanding pilot, and steward of aviation history. He is one of the few barnstormers in this country and the only active African American barnstormer. Preflight Checklist: This is a […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC144 Airshow Entertainer and WWII Reenactor Theresa Eaman http://stuckmicavcast.com/sun-n-fun-2/smac144-airshow-entertainer-wwii-reenactor-theresa-eaman/ Mon, 15 May 2017 20:50:31 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5907 Preflight Checklist: This is a special interview between Carl and Theresa Eaman, who sings classical jazz and WWII songs at air shows and other places. Sponsor : Jeff Kennon Author of The Day I Learned To Fly “If you want to ignite in your small child, or rekindle the first time you fell in love […]

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Preflight Checklist:

This is a special interview between Carl and Theresa Eaman, who sings classical jazz and WWII songs at air shows and other places.

Sponsor :

Jeff Kennon Author of The Day I Learned To Fly

“If you want to ignite in your small child, or rekindle the first time you fell in love with flying, purchase your copy today of ‘The Day I Learned to Fly‘ by Jeff Kennon, Speaker, Author and Pilot'

Cruise Flight:

Today I have a special guest on the podcast. For over a decade Theresa Eaman has been touching hearts and souls through her singing and moving performance at airshows. I first heard Theresa at the WWII Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania and most recently at Sun N Fun. I am excited to have this lovely person, outstanding performer, and fellow aviation enthusiast on the show. Theresa Eaman is a patriot, outstanding entertainer, and accomplished WWII reenactor.

Theresa Eaman and I discuss:

  • Her unique ability to combine her love for music and aviation.
  • How she started singing at various aviation events.
  • The National Anthem.
  • Her favorite Jazz songs.
  • When You Wish Upon A Star – my favorite song and the unique story behind the recording.
  • WWII reenacting rewards and challenges.
  • Her upcoming events and how you can find more about her.

After Landing Checklist:

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Theresa Eaman's Facebook

Video Of The Week:

Teresa Eaman Singing Brings Warbirds to Life SNF 2017

Thanks Again To Our Sponsor:

Jeff Kennon Author of The Day I Learned To Fly

“If you want to ignite in your small child, or rekindle the first time you fell in love with flying, purchase your copy today of ‘The Day I Learned to Fly‘ by Jeff Kennon, Speaker, Author and Pilot'

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Preflight Checklist: This is a special interview between Carl and Theresa Eaman, who sings classical jazz and WWII songs at air shows and other places. Sponsor : Jeff Kennon Author of The Day I Learned To Fly “If you want to ignite in your small child,... Preflight Checklist: This is a special interview between Carl and Theresa Eaman, who sings classical jazz and WWII songs at air shows and other places. Sponsor : Jeff Kennon Author of The Day I Learned To Fly “If you want to ignite in your small child, or rekindle the first time you fell in love […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC143 Interviews From Sun N Fun 2017 http://stuckmicavcast.com/sun-n-fun-2/smac143-interviews-sun-n-fun-2017/ Mon, 01 May 2017 15:48:35 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5882 Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome to a special episode of the podcast, featuring interviews from Sun N Fun 2017! Tonight Carl and Russ Roslewski will introduce and discuss the interviews conducted at the show. You can also check them out on LiveATC.net and Chats From The Deck. Cruise Flight: Interviews featured on this show: Jerrod and Jordan Hildreth, twins […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

Welcome to a special episode of the podcast, featuring interviews from Sun N Fun 2017! Tonight Carl and Russ Roslewski will introduce and discuss the interviews conducted at the show. You can also check them out on LiveATC.net and Chats From The Deck.

Cruise Flight:

Interviews featured on this show:

  • Jerrod and Jordan Hildreth, twins who received a Cessna 150 for their 15th birthday, which they completely refurbished including paint, wings, re-upholstered, engine, etc. all in about 4 months. They used it to learn how to fly in their own aircraft. They are now 17, however, this is their 18th trip to Sun n Fun, as their parents have come every year.
  • Andy Wall, CEO of AutoGyro USA discussing a new model of gyrocopter they premiered at Sun n Fun. The copter features advanced ergonomics, longer range, new look and styling, and a pre-rotation system that shortens the takeoff time considerably.
  • Paul Schulten, Pilot of Eagle Air Show. He flies a Christen Eagle, and has won awards for his acrobatics and learned from Miss Patty Wagstaff, his ACE.
  • Brad M. from Pipistrel, which makes a self-launching glider, which has a small engine to take off without being towed, can fly by engine with very low fuel usage, or turn off the engine and glide. You can get your Glider license at 14, which means you can solo their airplane, with a motor on it, 2 years before you can drive a car!
  • Carl interviews Eric from Monarch Aviation, Aviation Maintenance Technician of the year for the Southern Region, along with Kevin Lacey from Airplane Repo.
  • Russ interviews Nick Hanks of Hanks' Aero Adventures that has a self-flying safari out of Johannesburg. They provide the plane, accommodations at stops, as well as all the details for sights to see, best altitudes, airport information, etc.
  • Russ interviews Glen Ferguson from IAMA (International Association of Missionary Aviation). They are the overall coordinating association for about 60 mission organizations and support groups flying missionaries all over the world. He then interviewed Will from Mission Aviation Fellowship, Randy Smith from New Tribes Mission Aviation, Kerrick Tweedy of SOAR (Service Oriented Aviation Readiness), Byea Lacerta of Hope Alliance, Bruce Wolf of Brigade Air, Lori McClary of MMS (Missionary Maintenance Service), Jay Bigley of Moody Aviation, Crystal Pitts from the College of Missionary Aviation, Mike Mower of JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Service), Keswick Camp of Missionary Flight Training, Missionary Flights International, John Hoke of MASA (Mission Aviation Support Association of Florida).
  • Jason Shappert of MzeroA.
  • Joanna and Jared Jestice. Joanna is 17 and received her license at the beginning of the year. Jared is almost 16. They flew to Sun n Fun from Arkansas, about 850 miles. they flew a Cessna 150.
  • Mark Holt, who has an amazing paint job on a Phenom 100 called the Millennium Phenom because it is painted with elements from the Millennium Falcon of Star Wars, elements from Star Trek, and Back to the Future.
  • Mark Sorenson, Lead Pilot of Twin Tigers Acrobatic Team.
  • Lt. Col. Tom “Outlaw” Gustin of NORAD at Peterson Air Force Base, teaching people about how to avoid entering restricted airspace.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks of the Week:

No picks this week, as this is an interview show.

Links Mentioned in this Podcast:

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Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome to a special episode of the podcast, featuring interviews from Sun N Fun 2017! Tonight Carl and Russ Roslewski will introduce and discuss the interviews conducted at the show. You can also check them out on LiveATC. Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome to a special episode of the podcast, featuring interviews from Sun N Fun 2017! Tonight Carl and Russ Roslewski will introduce and discuss the interviews conducted at the show. You can also check them out on LiveATC.net and Chats From The Deck. Cruise Flight: Interviews featured on this show: Jerrod and Jordan Hildreth, twins […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC142 Live From Sun N Fun 2017 http://stuckmicavcast.com/sun-n-fun-2/smac142-live-from-sun-n-fun-2017/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:41:13 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5842 Welcome to America's Front Porch at Sun n Fun 2017! This is a recording of the live show produced at the fly-in from Sun n Fun Radio. Rick Felty is participating from home, while Carl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are all on the deck together! Preflight Checklist:   The crew gets right to it […]

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Welcome to America's Front Porch at Sun n Fun 2017! This is a recording of the live show produced at the fly-in from Sun n Fun Radio. Rick Felty is participating from home, while Carl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are all on the deck together!

Preflight Checklist:

 

The crew gets right to it discussing

Cruise Flight:

  • Eric got to ride along in a T-6 Texan!
  • If you ever wondered how The Polk State Aerospace program ever got started, here is your answer.
  • Tom discusses some of the many things he is doing here at the show, including working with mZeroA who has John Glenn's Baron.
  • For stats the show has 17 employees and about 3,500 volunteers.
  • Eric discusses the success of the Polk State program, as well as how he learned he could actually be a pilot. His program actually has graduates flying for airlines.
  • Larry introduced Bill from Titan Aircraft, who has built a replica T-51 Mustang with a BMW engine (T is for Titan).
  • June 8th Polk State is having their open house, featuring many of their partners.
  • David Allen from Other People's Airplanes came by to discuss aviation and scholarships and funding to pay for aviation, such as the Aerospace Scholarships Guide.
  • Kevin Lacey of Airplane Repo stopped by to discuss his show and helping people move forward in their careers. He is working on another show called Inside the Fence about what goes on in airports and aviation. He is also a mentor of the Eagle's Nest program, helping high school students learn to build airplanes. He also assists with Project Lead the Way. The also discussed The Lakeland Aero Club.
  • Bill English from the NTSB came on to discuss his job as a Lead Investigator in the Major Investigations Division as well as his love of being a GA pilot, Flight Instructor, and drones. He now uses drones to help investigate accidents.
  •  Pilot and Dispatcher Michael Carells of Flying and Life Podcast stop by to discuss their work.
  • @pilotJimG discusses delta shaped trikes designed for off road biking (like a mountain bike, but with 3 wheels).
  • Dave Pasco, creator of LiveATC.net discusses how their system works, it's use for training, and other countries that have outlawed listening in to tower communications.
  • Mike Harris for the Why we Fly Podcast discusses camping at Sun n Fun from beneath the wing of his plane and flying a vintage plane at Sun n Fun.
  • The next episode on May 1st will feature many interviews from around Sun n Fun 2017.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Picks of the week since this is an interview show.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Titan Aircraft

Other's People's Airplanes

Eagle's Nest Program

Project Lead the Way

The Lakeland Aero Club

Texas Airfleet

Live ATC

Flying and Life Podcast

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Welcome to America's Front Porch at Sun n Fun 2017! This is a recording of the live show produced at the fly-in from Sun n Fun Radio. Rick Felty is participating from home, while Carl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are all on the deck together! Welcome to America's Front Porch at Sun n Fun 2017! This is a recording of the live show produced at the fly-in from Sun n Fun Radio. Rick Felty is participating from home, while Carl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are all on the deck together! Preflight Checklist:   The crew gets right to it […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC141 Up For A New Flying Challenge? How About A Multi-Engine Rating? http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-flight-training/smac141-up-for-a-new-flying-challenge-how-about-a-multi-engine-rating/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 14:00:01 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5830 Whether you are a hobby pilot or looking to fly for a living, the multi-engine rating is always a challenge. However, it can be fun, and open up a lot of doors for more flights and types of flights. Today we are interviewing one of our co-hosts Tom Frick, who recently completed his multi-engine commercial. […]

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Whether you are a hobby pilot or looking to fly for a living, the multi-engine rating is always a challenge. However, it can be fun, and open up a lot of doors for more flights and types of flights. Today we are interviewing one of our co-hosts Tom Frick, who recently completed his multi-engine commercial.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsorship:

AviationCareersPodcast.com – Career Coaching, Interview Preparation, And Scholarships

Announcements:

Tom Frick completed his multi-engine commercial.

Next Episode will be our live from Sun N Fun Episode. Please come see us at the Sun N Fun Radio Booth near the Sunset Grill.

http://flysnf.org

liveatc.net/SNF

Cruise Flight:

  • The Many Reasons You Should Consider Adding Your Multi-Engine Rating.
  • FAA “The performance and systems redundancy of a multiengine airplane is a safety advantage only to a trained and proficient pilot.”
  • How to obtain your Multi-Engine Rating.
  • Can I fly VFR only in a twin?
  • Why it is all about flying single engine.
  • What are the challenges of flying a Multi-Engine airplane.
  • What are the added risks of flying a Twin.
  • Flying over water in a twin is safer but there are risks you should consider.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Picks of the week since this is an interview show.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

ACP039 – Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot Steven Vigus

Airplane Flying Handbook

Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Video Of The Week:

 

 

Image Credit : Tecnam.com

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Whether you are a hobby pilot or looking to fly for a living, the multi-engine rating is always a challenge. However, it can be fun, and open up a lot of doors for more flights and types of flights. Today we are interviewing one of our co-hosts Tom Fri... Whether you are a hobby pilot or looking to fly for a living, the multi-engine rating is always a challenge. However, it can be fun, and open up a lot of doors for more flights and types of flights. Today we are interviewing one of our co-hosts Tom Frick, who recently completed his multi-engine commercial. […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC140 Aviation Podcast Pioneer Kent Shook http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac140-aviation-podcast-pioneer-kent-shook/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:24:37 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5821 Welcome to the podcast where we educate and inspire you to fly. Today we have a special guest Kent Shook. Kent is an aviation podcast pioneer and one of the original organizers of Podapalooza at AirVenture. Kent has a varied technical and aviation background which helped him create the popular PilotCast Podcast. Joining us tonight […]

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Welcome to the podcast where we educate and inspire you to fly. Today we have a special guest Kent Shook. Kent is an aviation podcast pioneer and one of the original organizers of Podapalooza at AirVenture. Kent has a varied technical and aviation background which helped him create the popular PilotCast Podcast. Joining us tonight on the podcast are Rick Felty, Larry Overstreet, Tom Frick, and Victoria Neuville.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – New Membership benefit is the Advanced Holding Patterns Video. For only $10 a month or $100 a year membership includes:

  • The entire online directory of scholarships.
  • The Practical Guide To winter Flying
  • The Pilot Jobs Book Online Course.
  • Flying IFR Safely this summer.
  • Thunderstorms Hazards and avoidance.

Go to AviationCareersPodcast.com to learn more.

Cruise Flight:

  • In The Beginning – The birth of aviation podcasting.
  • How Podapalooza began and where we are today
  • The melding of Kent’s aviation background and technical background.
  • How Kent developed his passion for aviation and what he flys now.
  • Kent has figured out many ways to have fun with his ratings.
  • There’s always that “next rating” you can go for
  • Flying club benefits.
  • He’s figured out how to have a mission for flying, and not just do the same old stuff over and over.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Picks of the week since this is an interview.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

http://mountaincanyonflying.com/ – The mountain flying course
http://capcityflyers.org/ – Kent’s flying club Capitol City Flyers
http://www.greencastle-aeroclub.com – The other flying club Kent was in, where the pumpkin bombing was done
http://www.aeromedicaldoc.com – Dr. Bruce
http://www.rickdurden.com – CFI Rick Durden
http://northwoodsaviation.com – Northwoods Aviation, where Kent flies on floats and skis

The PilotCast

Video Of The Week:

Pilotcast Video – Oshkosh 2011 – LSAF – JAARS

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Welcome to the podcast where we educate and inspire you to fly. Today we have a special guest Kent Shook. Kent is an aviation podcast pioneer and one of the original organizers of Podapalooza at AirVenture. Welcome to the podcast where we educate and inspire you to fly. Today we have a special guest Kent Shook. Kent is an aviation podcast pioneer and one of the original organizers of Podapalooza at AirVenture. Kent has a varied technical and aviation background which helped him create the popular PilotCast Podcast. Joining us tonight […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC139 Squawking and Talking http://stuckmicavcast.com/air-traffic-control/smac139-squawking-and-talking/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:00:56 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5807 Carl is joined by Rick Felty, Tom Frick and Larry Overstreet to answer your emails and get some feedback! We talk extensively about communicating with the tower in Charlie and Bravo airspace. Preflight Checklist: Announcements: The new updated 2017 Aerospace Scholarships Book is now available in Amazon and the iBooks store. AOPA WELCOMES DRONE PILOTS Rick […]

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Carl is joined by Rick Felty, Tom Frick and Larry Overstreet to answer your emails and get some feedback! We talk extensively about communicating with the tower in Charlie and Bravo airspace.

Preflight Checklist:

Announcements:

The new updated 2017 Aerospace Scholarships Book is now available in Amazon and the iBooks store.

AOPA WELCOMES DRONE PILOTS

Rick has released another book: Tabitha Fink, Ninja at Night. It's a great kids book about being afraid of the dark.

Cruise Flight:

Reader question from ExpertAviator.com Blog:

First Question:

Controller: “Cessna 123NU squawk 2343, maintain 2000 on departure”

You: “Cessna 123NU, two thousand, squawk 2342?.

Controller: “Cessna 123NU read back correct contact ground on 121.9 for taxi”
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Read back correct???

Pilot/Controller Glossary

FAA Air Traffic Organization Policy Memo December 2016

Second Question:

If i got my squawk code and had my VFR flight following en route. My cruise altitude will be flying through Class C airspace and the altitude was approved by the approach. Am i clear to enter Class C airspace or do i have to contact the tower of the Class C before i could enter?

Tampa Airspace Map

Third Question:

Overheard on a podcast that filing and NOT opening a VFR flight plan still gives them a place to start looking if you don’t show up? How?

Question 4:

What season and episode is the Island Life HGTV Episode with TavernAero In Florida Keys? I cannot locate it for the life of me. Haha love the podcast btw. I’m a student pilot but hope to solo any day. Winter here in NH so your podcast helps keep my head in the game.m when I can’t fly. Thanks! HA! Me neither! THANK YOU!

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

CarlCollings Foundation Wings of Freedom Flight Experiences: A national tour of classic planes going around the country this year.

RickDreams of Flight book

Rick’s book

LarryASA “Say Again, Please” Guide to Radio Communications.

Tom – Fltplango:
Apple
Android
Windows

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Amazon HGTV episode

Video Of The Week:

At 96 years old, Bob Brocklehurst needs a little more help boarding a plane than he did back in the day. But give him a second and he's right at home inside a P-51.

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Carl is joined by Rick Felty, Tom Frick and Larry Overstreet to answer your emails and get some feedback! We talk extensively about communicating with the tower in Charlie and Bravo airspace. Preflight Checklist: Announcements: The new updated 2017 Aer... Carl is joined by Rick Felty, Tom Frick and Larry Overstreet to answer your emails and get some feedback! We talk extensively about communicating with the tower in Charlie and Bravo airspace. Preflight Checklist: Announcements: The new updated 2017 Aerospace Scholarships Book is now available in Amazon and the iBooks store. AOPA WELCOMES DRONE PILOTS Rick […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC138 Flight Plan Fear, Dead Reckoning Legs, and More http://stuckmicavcast.com/uncategorized/smac138-flight-plan-fear-dead-reckoning-legs-and-more/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/uncategorized/smac138-flight-plan-fear-dead-reckoning-legs-and-more/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:10:06 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5793 Preflight Checklist: Carl is here with Russ, Tom  and Larry to discuss flight plan fear, dead reckoning legs, and a number of other topics. Rick is out tonight, battling a big snowstorm. Sponsor : AviationCareersPodcast.com/Coaching if you are a GA pilot, looking into pursuing your hobby as a career, or you just need help figuring out how […]

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Preflight Checklist:

Carl is here with Russ, Tom  and Larry to discuss flight plan fear, dead reckoning legs, and a number of other topics. Rick is out tonight, battling a big snowstorm.

Sponsor :

AviationCareersPodcast.com/Coaching if you are a GA pilot, looking into pursuing your hobby as a career, or you just need help figuring out how to acquire your ratings for your hobby, then check out the coaching page at Aviation Careers Podcast. We have coaches that will meet with you to help you work through challenges, give you advice on moving forward in your career, and can help you with your resume and interview prep.

Announcements:

Website is back up and running. We were using too many resources of our host, and needed to do some “cleaning up” of our site so it not only is back up and running, but more efficient and built for the future.

Listener Mail:

Carl reads a great letter from a pilot who's girlfriend recently tried flying and liked it so much that she has taken it up and recently soloed! A shout out to Kimberly from the San Fernando 99's, who is now planning on attending AirVenture this year! Congratulations!

Shout-out:

Larry – Sun n Fun (and other air show) volunteers who are planning, organizing, and preparing for safe and exciting fly-ins and air shows all across the country this season.

Cruise Flight:

Flight Plans:

  • Do you file flight plans when you fly?
  • How to file a flight plan.
  • Do you get a briefing every time you fly and how?

Dead Reckoning legs on Instrument Approach Procedures

Russ discusses dead reckoning legs and how he teaches his students to deal with it using the chart, GPS, FMS, etc. Russ has a great article on his website. The article is here.

Getting Current when you have been out of the cockpit for the Winter

With Spring coming (it REALLY IS coming, right??), and people getting ready for SnF and other aviation adventures, some of us colder-climate pilots are a little rusty. How do you plan to get back in the pilot’s seat after a few months of not being in the air? What if you’re IFR current, but maybe not so proficient. What do you do BEFORE you head out to the airport to get your head back in the game?

  • SIM time?
  • Reading?
  • Reviewing ACS?
  • Reviewing the POH?
  • Other?
  • What is that first flight going to be? Three landings and you’re good to go, or anything more structured? Slow flight, stalls, short takeoff/landing, ground reference maneuvers? Do you take an instructor or pilot friend? What thought goes into that first preflight?

After Landing Checklist:

FAASafety.gov

Picks Of The Week:

CarlIsland Life HGTV Episode with TavernAero In Florida Keys

RussThe Cannibal Queen by Stephen Coonts A book about a trip in a Steerman making almost 2 laps of the country in 1991.

Larry – Elevate your mood by purchasing your tickets for SnF, OSH, etc. in advance. Just doing that and knowing you have your tickets makes the show seem so much sooner!
SnF http://www.flysnf.org/sun-n-fun-intl-fly-in-expo/admission-rates/
OSHhttps://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-tickets

TomGround School Academy, a great website for preparing for reviews. Their guarantee is if you don't pass your check ride, they will pay for it!

Video Of The Week:

Video of Toilet Paper Dog Fight

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SMAC137 Flying With Diabetes, Jeppesen Chart Enhancements, Hold Short Of Where? http://stuckmicavcast.com/air-traffic-control/smac137-flying-diabetes-jeppesen-chart-enhancements-hold-short/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:02:09 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5775 Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: “Thank you to our sponsor Three Point Aviation Services. Check out Three Point’s book and video on IFR holding at ExpertAviator.com. You can find out more about Three Point Aviation at www.3pointaviation.com or facebook.com/3pointaviation.” Announcements: New Sun N Fun website: http://www.flysnf.org Fly In April 4-9, 2017 Cruise Flight: Flying with Diabetes : […]

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Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor:

“Thank you to our sponsor Three Point Aviation Services. Check out Three Point’s book and video on IFR holding at ExpertAviator.com. You can find out more about Three Point Aviation at www.3pointaviation.com or facebook.com/3pointaviation.”

Announcements:

New Sun N Fun website: http://www.flysnf.org
Fly In April 4-9, 2017

Cruise Flight:

Flying with Diabetes : Raising Diabetes Awareness

Jeppesen Enhance the Charts in 2016. We will discuss some of the changes and how you can learn more at their training site:

Jeppesen Chart Changes for 2016

Hold Short of Where? Understanding The New Taxi Procedures. – This article was based on safety reports from 2011. In March of 2014 there was an ATO policy change and update to the pilot controller glossary. The following are links to the taxi diagram and the ATO Policy Change. I was going to change the original article but will rewrite and link to a new article incorporating the changes. I want to leave the old article because it demonstrates the confusion amongst pilots and controllers that led to many safety reports and a change in the policy.

KSDF Taxi Diagram

ATO Policy Change

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Carl – Blood Pressure Refresher

Russ – The Savvy Flight Instructor: Secrets of the Successful CFI, 2nd edition.

Rick – deep weather ios app

Victoria – Scheyden Precision Eyewear, Watches, and Flight Crew Luggage 

Tom – TouchTrainer Flight Simulator

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Video Of The Week:

We have heard of living with your plane how about living IN your plane:

Sponsor:

“Thank you to our sponsor Three Point Aviation Services. Check out Three Point’s book and video on IFR holding at ExpertAviator.com. You can find out more about Three Point Aviation at www.3pointaviation.com or facebook.com/3pointaviation.”

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Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: “Thank you to our sponsor Three Point Aviation Services. Check out Three Point’s book and video on IFR holding at ExpertAviator.com. You can find out more about Three Point Aviation at www.3pointaviation.com or facebook. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: “Thank you to our sponsor Three Point Aviation Services. Check out Three Point’s book and video on IFR holding at ExpertAviator.com. You can find out more about Three Point Aviation at www.3pointaviation.com or facebook.com/3pointaviation.” Announcements: New Sun N Fun website: http://www.flysnf.org Fly In April 4-9, 2017 Cruise Flight: Flying with Diabetes : […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC136 Third Class Medical Reform Is Here and Positive Trends for GA! http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac136-third-class-medical-reform-positive-trends-ga/ Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:48:55 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5759 In episode 136 we discuss third class medical reform, interview Victoria and discuss a recent article written about her, and discuss the approach to ILS 01 in Medellin, Columbia discussed in a past episode. Of course, we have picks of the week, exciting announcements, and more. Don't forget to click on the video of the week […]

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In episode 136 we discuss third class medical reform, interview Victoria and discuss a recent article written about her, and discuss the approach to ILS 01 in Medellin, Columbia discussed in a past episode. Of course, we have picks of the week, exciting announcements, and more. Don't forget to click on the video of the week and visit our sponsor AerospaceScholarships.com.

 

Preflight Checklist:
Sponsor: AerospaceScholarships.com

Announcements and Shout Outs:

Tyler Watkins was listening to the stuck mic podcast on min fuel and realized that Larry was the DA40 that he helped in Springfield.

FAA RELEASES THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM FINAL RULE

Cruise Flight:

FAA BasicMed

Flying Fast And Strong …. Continuing To Soar!

SPORTY'S AVIATION TREND REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GOOD NEWS

ILS RWY 01 Medellin, Columbia

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Carl – Third Class Medical Reform | What It Means For You!

Russ – “The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight”

Rick – http://weatherlineapp.com

Victoria – The Concorde type plane in The Man in the High Castle

Larry – EAA IMC Clubs 

Tom – Stick and Rudder / Wolfgang Langewiesche    

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

FAA Final Rule (PDF)

Video Of The Week:

AOPA Mark Baker Comments on Third Class Medical Reform

 

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In episode 136 we discuss third class medical reform, interview Victoria and discuss a recent article written about her, and discuss the approach to ILS 01 in Medellin, Columbia discussed in a past episode. Of course, we have picks of the week, In episode 136 we discuss third class medical reform, interview Victoria and discuss a recent article written about her, and discuss the approach to ILS 01 in Medellin, Columbia discussed in a past episode. Of course, we have picks of the week, exciting announcements, and more. Don't forget to click on the video of the week […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC135 The Best Of 2016 http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac135-best-2016/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:00:19 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5748 Happy New Year from all of us here at the Stuck Mic AvCast and welcome to a special edition of the podcast. In this episode, as we do every year,  we compiled a show with the best of 2016. The bests episodes for the year based on your feedback and those chosen by our co-hosts. […]

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Happy New Year from all of us here at the Stuck Mic AvCast and welcome to a special edition of the podcast. In this episode, as we do every year,  we compiled a show with the best of 2016. The bests episodes for the year based on your feedback and those chosen by our co-hosts. Enjoy the show!

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com

Scholarships, Career Coaching, Interview Preparation, and your Advice to move you towards your career goal.  

Cruise Flight:

SMAC116 Airmen Certification Standards Explained – Interview with Eric Crump

SMAC113 NTSB Most Wanted List

2 Interviews From SMAC118 Live from Sun N Fun 2016

Ken Cage from Airplane Repo

Rod Rakik of Open Airplane

SMAC119 Getting The Most Out Of Your Flight Review

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Picks of the week for this special New Year's episode.

We hope you enjoyed listening to the Stuck Mic AvCast as much as we have enjoyed bringing these episodes together. This podcast is all about you and your feedback is much appreciated. At the Stuck Mic AvCast, we are about learning to fly, learning to fly, and loving to fly.

We look forward to bringing you more informative and entertaining content in the New Year. Before we close this episode and open 2017 I want to challenge you to do one thing this year to help promote aviation. We challenge you to do one thing in this year towards sharing what you have learned about flying, or why you live to fly, or why you love to fly. Share aviation with your friends, family, or even strangers who show an interest. We are all ambassadors of general aviation. Let’s let the world know why we are learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly.

All of us at the Stuck Mic AvCast hope you have a wonderful New Year. We can’t wait to talk to you next episode! Safe Flying.

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Happy New Year from all of us here at the Stuck Mic AvCast and welcome to a special edition of the podcast. In this episode, as we do every year,  we compiled a show with the best of 2016. The bests episodes for the year based on your feedback and thos... Happy New Year from all of us here at the Stuck Mic AvCast and welcome to a special edition of the podcast. In this episode, as we do every year,  we compiled a show with the best of 2016. The bests episodes for the year based on your feedback and those chosen by our co-hosts. […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC134 Fuel Planning; Emergency and Minimum Fuel Explained http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-flight-training/smac134-fuel-planning-emergency-minimum-fuel-explained/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-flight-training/smac134-fuel-planning-emergency-minimum-fuel-explained/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:01:54 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5727 Carl is here with Rick Felty, Larry Overstreet, Tom Frick, and special guest Paul Grieco from the Aviation Careers Podcast. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AerospaceScholarships.com is the largest online directory for aviation scholarships for those looking to be a professional pilot, a GA pilot looking to learn more or knock the rest o their skills, or for those aspiring […]

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Carl is here with Rick Felty, Larry Overstreet, Tom Frick, and special guest Paul Grieco from the Aviation Careers Podcast.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor:

AerospaceScholarships.com is the largest online directory for aviation scholarships for those looking to be a professional pilot, a GA pilot looking to learn more or knock the rest o their skills, or for those aspiring to other positions such as mechanics or air traffic controllers.f

StuckMicAvCast.com/pilotmall

Listener Email:

  • The easiest way to learn about glider flying and towing.
  • Email from a listener from Oklahoma, who listened to 20 hours of the show all at once!
  • New listener looking for a copy of Penelope Pilot

Cruise Flight:

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks Of The Week:~

Carl – PilotsNPaws.org Helping people transport pets, as well as adopt. Also a great place to find gifts such as their calendar.

Rick – Airplanista Aviation Blog

Tom – StuckMicAvCast.com/pilotmall A great place to find gifts for anyone interested in aviation.

Paul – Weather Flying by Robert Buck. A great and current book about weather and aviation.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Instagram.com/PilotMandi

Video Of The Week:

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SMAC133 Winter Flying, Stabilized Approaches, and Flying Sick http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-training/smac133-winter-flying-stabilized-approaches-flying-sick/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:31:37 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5708 Eric, Rick, Victoria, Larry, Russ and Carl are all here to discuss winter flying, stabilized approaches, and flying when sick. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Counseling, Interview Preparation and more. Go To AviationCareersPodcast.com. Announcements: Thanks to Pilot Mandi On Instagram for the photo this week. Follow Us On Instagram: Eric Crump – Students […]

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pilotmandyfall-smaller-for-internetEric, Rick, Victoria, Larry, Russ and Carl are all here to discuss winter flying, stabilized approaches, and flying when sick.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Counseling, Interview Preparation and more. Go To AviationCareersPodcast.com.

Announcements:

  • Thanks to Pilot Mandi On Instagram for the photo this week.
  • Follow Us On Instagram:
  • Eric Crump – Students interview. Four of his students just interviewed and were given offers for ExpressJet. Carl helped with interview prep, 100% of students Carl has helped with interview prep have received job offers!
  • Carl reads an email from a listener about his success story.

Cruise Flight:

Flying Sick – Tis the Season for Colds

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Eric – ASI interactive online courses Great free resources for anyone that needs a refresher or for learning new skills.

Carl – Avidyne IFD440 Video Page Lots of video tutorials for using the 440.

Russ – NASA web page and apps.

Rick – Unmatched Air Traffic Control It's a pretty good ATC app, but there are some drawbacks.

Victoria – Lularoe Airplane Leggings Very popular leggings for women, some of which now have aviation related prints.

Larry – PilotMall A great place to get all kinds of aviation related gear.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

AOPA Medical database

Video Of The Week:

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Eric, Rick, Victoria, Larry, Russ and Carl are all here to discuss winter flying, stabilized approaches, and flying when sick. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Counseling, Interview Preparation and more. Eric, Rick, Victoria, Larry, Russ and Carl are all here to discuss winter flying, stabilized approaches, and flying when sick. Preflight Checklist: Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com – Scholarships, Career Counseling, Interview Preparation and more. Go To AviationCareersPodcast.com. Announcements: Thanks to Pilot Mandi On Instagram for the photo this week. Follow Us On Instagram: Eric Crump – Students […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC132 Developing Good Aviation Habits http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-training/smac132-developing-good-aviation-habits/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:00:49 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5672 Preflight Checklist: Carl is joined by Rick, Larry, Russ, Tom, and Victoria to discuss developing good aviation safety habits. Sponsor: Aviation Careers Podcast – Scholarships, Coaching, and Career Advice. Announcements: As a reminder Turbo the Flying Dog's third book: Turbo Flies through History is due out oct 19th. Victoria is also helping Turbo release a […]

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Preflight Checklist:

Carl is joined by Rick, Larry, Russ, Tom, and Victoria to discuss developing good aviation safety habits.

Sponsor: Aviation Careers Podcast – Scholarships, Coaching, and Career Advice.

Announcements:

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As a reminder Turbo the Flying Dog's third book: Turbo Flies through History is due out oct 19th. Victoria is also helping Turbo release a limited edition calendar. If you want one of those you should contact Victoria ASAP.

Dave Pascoe from LiveATC.net came to visit Russ for OKC tower and approach. Working together, Russ was able to get OKC air traffic control on the Live ATC website, which broadcasts air traffic control communications from various airports which are great for education and training.

Polk State Flight Team wins numerous awards at Region 9 SAFECON at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach. You can learn more about the team and their awards on their Facebook page.

ICON Aircraft Opens Tampa Flight Center.

Cruise Flight:

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks Of The Week~

CarlIcon Aircraft Videos Page

RussGoDirect Flight Preview

RickCloud Topper app

VictoriaMilwaukee Tools Heated Jacket

LarryFlight of Passage Movie. Flight Of Passage In Amazon

TomGreat Aviation Quotes.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Wiley Post

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SMAC131 The Flying Musicians with John Zapp http://stuckmicavcast.com/interview/smac131-flying-musicians-john-zapp/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:00:13 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5652 Carl is joined by Rick, Tom, and Victoria for a special interview with John Zapp of the Flying Musicians! Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services. Providing business and technical support for general aviation. Three Point now offers EPA and OSHA compliance reviews for airports, FBOs and aircraft operators. A safety review […]

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flyingmusicianslogoCarl is joined by Rick, Tom, and Victoria for a special interview with John Zapp of the Flying Musicians!

Sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services.

Providing business and technical support for general aviation.

Three Point now offers EPA and OSHA compliance reviews for airports, FBOs and aircraft operators. A safety review today is cheaper than an accident tomorrow.

Find them at www.3pointaviation.com.

Preflight Checklist:

Announcements:

Carl is the coach of the Polk State Aerospace Flying Club, which provides practical experience and competition for students at Polk State University. The team could really use your help to raise money for competition, which you can provide at: StuckMicAvCast.com/donate.

Victoria announced that the third book in the Turbo the Flying Dog series will be available November 19th! This one is called Turbo Flies Through History, and will be available on Amazon and at Turbo's website.

Victoria also appears in the AOPA Pilot Magazine discussing gear that she uses as a female pilot.

One of the podcast's listeners sent audio feedback about Victoria and Aviation Insurance Resources, which offers insurance for the aviation community. All the agents there are actual pilots which allows them to provide help to pilots from a place of experience.

Cruise Flight:

Our main topic this week is an interview with John Zapp of the Flying Musicians.

  • The organization is for people that have both a passion for flying and making music.
  • An Air Force study found that Musicians are one of the most likely groups of people to finish and be successful in flight training because they are trained to be precise and to practice what they do, be it music or aviation.
  • The Flying Musicians put on great shows that come off like jam sessions but like programming, they are magic!
  • John is not a pilot by vocation but for pleasure, flying around the country for various events. He primarily plays guitar and vocals, but also dabbles in saxophone and keyboards.
  • The Flying Musicians is a 501(c)3 educational organization, beginning in 2009.
  • Their FMA Solo scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors nominated by their band teacher as someone who shows a passion for both music and aviation.
  • In 2017, they expect to offer 4 scholarships. They provide money as well as materials to help get them to their solo flight, and then continues to support them in their pursuit of aviation and music.
  • The organization accepts donations at their website and can work with donors to customize how their donation works, such as designating it for their particular state.
  • There are many different membership opportunities even for those that are non-musicians but have a passion for music.
  • The association participates in all kinds of career, aviation and music events such as education days and recruiting events.
  • If you would like to find other members of the group, either locally or when traveling, they have a Google Map on their site.
  • John also announced their new internship program for college upper class men.

Sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services.

Providing business and technical support for general aviation.

Three Point now offers EPA and OSHA compliance reviews for airports, FBOs and aircraft operators. A safety review today is cheaper than an accident tomorrow.

Find them at www.3pointaviation.com.

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No pics of the week since this is an interview show.

Links Mentioned in This show:

Video of Bob Hoover, a great air show pilot we recently lost:

Buy The Video Here

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SMAC130 Preventing Accidents Caused By Skipping Preflight Checks http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-flight-training/smac130-preventing-accidents-caused-by-skipping-preflight-checks/ Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:00:56 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5632 Preflight Checklist: In episode 130 we discuss preventing accidents caused by skipping preflight checks. Our discussion begins with a review of the NTSB report from the runway overrun in Bedford, Massachusetts. Image Source : NTSB Sponsors: AerospaceScholarships.com If you want your young children to dream of flight, help push their imagination with “The Day I learned to fly” […]

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Preflight Checklist:

In episode 130 we discuss preventing accidents caused by skipping preflight checks. Our discussion begins with a review of the NTSB report from the runway overrun in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Image Source : NTSB

Sponsors:

AerospaceScholarships.com

TheDayILearnedToFly

If you want your young children to dream of flight, help push their imagination with “The Day I learned to fly” By Jeff Kennon. This a true life story about Jeff and now in his 50’s he is pursuing flying with a fervour.
SMAC098 Interview With Aviation Author Jeff Kennon

StuckMicAvCast.com/donate

Announcements:

NEW FLYING CLUB THE LATEST ADDITION AT THRIVING FLORIDA AIRPORT

Cruise Flight:

Feedback Email:

  • A question about speed on approach.
  • A comment about the review of the movie “Sully”

 

Article: Corporate Pilots Found to Skip Safety Checks on 18% of Flights

Article: Fatal Katz Crash Pilots Ignored Safety Check on 99% of Trips

NTSB Report: Runway Overrun During Rejected Takeoff, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation G-IV, N121JM

Picks Of The Week:

Carl – Behind the Scenes – Step Inside the Museum of Flight

Russ – book – 81 Days Below Zero

Tom – fltplan go app

Sean – Waldo Wright’s Flying Service

Rick – living in the age of airplanes

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Preflight Checklist: In episode 130 we discuss preventing accidents caused by skipping preflight checks. Our discussion begins with a review of the NTSB report from the runway overrun in Bedford, Massachusetts. Preflight Checklist: In episode 130 we discuss preventing accidents caused by skipping preflight checks. Our discussion begins with a review of the NTSB report from the runway overrun in Bedford, Massachusetts. Image Source : NTSB Sponsors: AerospaceScholarships.com If you want your young children to dream of flight, help push their imagination with “The Day I learned to fly” […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC129 Inspiring Tomorrow’s Pilot – ClayViation http://stuckmicavcast.com/interview/smac129-inspiring-tomorrows-pilot-clayviation/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/interview/smac129-inspiring-tomorrows-pilot-clayviation/#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:37:37 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5613 Preflight Checklist: “There is something magical about a seed planted in our younger years. So many passions are born during this time, and the seed that gets the best water and sun is the one that grows the strongest. In aviation, it’s not hard to find people completely addicted. The bug bites hard. ClayViation is […]

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clayvviation“There is something magical about a seed planted in our younger years. So many passions are born during this time, and the seed that gets the best water and sun is the one that grows the strongest. In aviation, it’s not hard to find people completely addicted. The bug bites hard. ClayViation is about growing that passion.” – Clay Aviation

Sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast inspires future aerospace professionals by providing an inside look into aviation and aerospace careers. Aviation Careers Podcast publishes the largest scholarships directory and provides interview preparation and career coaching. To find out more visit AviationCareersPodcast.com.

Advanced Holding Patterns – ExpertAviator.com use Coupon code “BackToSchool” for 50% off.

Announcements:

Carl recently got his SUAS certificate to fly drones!

Cruise Flight:

 

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SMAC128 Ben Sclair Publisher Of General Aviation News and Lessons From The Movie “Sully” http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac128-ben-sclair-publisher-general-aviation-news-lessons-movie-sully/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:48:30 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5582 Preflight Checklist In this episode we interview Ben Sclair, publisher of General Aviation News and Living With Your Plane. We also review the movie “Sully” and discuss lessons learned. Visit Our Sponsor: Aviation Careers Podcast inspires future aerospace professionals by providing an inside look into aviation and aerospace careers. Aviation Careers Podcast publishes the largest scholarships directory and provides […]

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In this episode we interview Ben Sclair, publisher of General Aviation News and Living With Your Plane. We also review the movie “Sully” and discuss lessons learned.

Visit Our Sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast inspires future aerospace professionals by providing an inside look into aviation and aerospace careers. Aviation Careers Podcast publishes the largest scholarships directory and provides interview preparation and career coaching. To find out more visit AviationCareersPodcast.com.

Announcements:

Tom Frick received his  Instrument Flight Instructor Certificate!

Victoria Neuville– Paws and Planes. TurboTheFlyingDog.com or Facebook event.

Rick Felty“Tabatha Fink” receives Readers favorite award.

Larry Overstreet – Listener feedback from JD Smoot.

Cruise Flight:

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

Sully the Movie

Sully the Book

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~Links~

Sully On Facebook

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Stiftung Mayday Foundation

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Preflight Checklist In this episode we interview Ben Sclair, publisher of General Aviation News and Living With Your Plane. We also review the movie “Sully” and discuss lessons learned. Visit Our Sponsor: Aviation Careers Podcast inspires future aerosp... Preflight Checklist In this episode we interview Ben Sclair, publisher of General Aviation News and Living With Your Plane. We also review the movie “Sully” and discuss lessons learned. Visit Our Sponsor: Aviation Careers Podcast inspires future aerospace professionals by providing an inside look into aviation and aerospace careers. Aviation Careers Podcast publishes the largest scholarships directory and provides […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC127 Without Precedent by Owen Zupp http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac127-without-precedent-by-owen-zupp/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac127-without-precedent-by-owen-zupp/#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:03:59 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5558 Preflight Checklist: Interview with pilot and renowned author, Owen Zupp.  Owen has written 7 books and has a Masters Degree in Aviation. He has literally flown around Australia, which is a subject of another one of his books. He has recently written about the history of aviation in Australia. You can check out all his […]

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Preflight Checklist:
WithoutPrecedentCoverInterview with pilot and renowned author, Owen Zupp.  Owen has written 7 books and has a Masters Degree in Aviation. He has literally flown around Australia, which is a subject of another one of his books. He has recently written about the history of aviation in Australia. You can check out all his writing and work at StuckMicAvCast.com/owenzupp.

Cruise Flight:

  • Why this book and why now?
  • Without Precedent is the biography of Phillip Zupp, Owen's father, Australia's first Purple Heart recipient.
  • The book opens with an exciting  narrative with his father flying fighters in Korea.
  • Owen's Dad served in various capacities in the military including infantry, special forces, air force mechanic, and pilot.
  •  Passionate people support passionate pursuits even if they are different from their own.
  • Sometimes you don't land where you expect to land, but you eventually get to your goal.
  • If you think you know everything in Aviation you are becoming dangerous.
  • SMAC104 Owen Zupp, Inspirational Aviator from Down Under

 

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

StuckMicAvCast.com/OwenZupp

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SMAC126 Live From AirVenture 2016 http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac126-live-from-airventure-2016/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:06:25 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5536 Preflight Checklist: We have exciting interviews and analysis from AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Larry Overstreet, Russ Roslewski, and Tom Frick attended  AirVenture, while Rick Felty and Carl Valeri virtually attended through social media.  Listen to the crew of Stuck Mic AvCast as they discuss the greatest air show on earth! Please send you questions or comments to contact@stuckmicavcast.com. Cruise […]

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Vision-SideView-2We have exciting interviews and analysis from AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Larry Overstreet, Russ Roslewski, and Tom Frick attended  AirVenture, while Rick Felty and Carl Valeri virtually attended through social media.  Listen to the crew of Stuck Mic AvCast as they discuss the greatest air show on earth!

Please send you questions or comments to contact@stuckmicavcast.com.

Cruise Flight:

Larry Overstreet speaks with Keith Smith from  Pilot Edge.

Russ Roslewski speaks with Cirrus VisionJet.

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

No picks of the week this episode, as this is an interview show.

Photo Credit:

Cirrus Aircraft

PilotEdge

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Preflight Checklist: We have exciting interviews and analysis from AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Larry Overstreet, Russ Roslewski, and Tom Frick attended  AirVenture, while Rick Felty and Carl Valeri virtually attended through social media. Preflight Checklist: We have exciting interviews and analysis from AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Larry Overstreet, Russ Roslewski, and Tom Frick attended  AirVenture, while Rick Felty and Carl Valeri virtually attended through social media.  Listen to the crew of Stuck Mic AvCast as they discuss the greatest air show on earth! Please send you questions or comments to contact@stuckmicavcast.com. Cruise […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC125 Remote Pilot Certificate Explained http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac125-remote-pilot-certificate-explained/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac125-remote-pilot-certificate-explained/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:52:59 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5516 Preflight Checklist: We are at Lakeland Linder Airport at Polk State College with Dr. Ryan Wallace to discuss the new Remote Pilot Certificate. Cruise Flight: FAA estimates that there will be 7 million UAS by 2020, including commercial and recreational use. The FAA estimates about 100 incidents per month involving a visual sighting of unmanned […]

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Preflight Checklist:

RyanJWallaceWe are at Lakeland Linder Airport at Polk State College with Dr. Ryan Wallace to discuss the new Remote Pilot Certificate.

Cruise Flight:

  • FAA estimates that there will be 7 million UAS by 2020, including commercial and recreational use.
  • The FAA estimates about 100 incidents per month involving a visual sighting of unmanned aircraft systems by pilots. These are not necessarily collisions, near misses, or other problems, just sighting which could potentially be a problem.
  • UAS are allowing for faster, safer, more economical missions and services.
  • Those with a pilot's certificate have a relatively easy transition to obtaining the Remote Pilot Operator Certificate. So anyone holding any certificate other than a student is eligible to apply for a job in this area.
  • Although anyone may earn a Remote Pilot Certificate, those with an existing pilot’s certificate (excluding student pilot certificate) have a relatively easy transition to obtaining the newly-created sUAS Remote Pilot Certificate.
  • A UAS is an overall system, as opposed to just a model aircraft. The difference is what you use the plane for.
  • Videography, hurricane and weather observance, law enforcement, etc. The applications are only limited by the imagination of the designers.
  • Part 333 FAA Modernization Act of 2012, new small UAS regulations.
  • New, less restrictive rules for UAS education rules.
  • Part 107 Fly for Hire rules including the new Part 107 SUAS Remote Pilot Certificate.
  • Why you should consider becoming a UAS Pilot.
  • FAA Summary of Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107)
  • FAA Advisory Circular on Small Unmanned Aviation Systems (sUAS)
  • The Rebirth Of Aviation” – Article
  • FAASafety.gov
  • Part 107 sUAS Course Link.

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

No picks of the week this episode, as this is an interview show.

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SMAC124 ATC Handoffs and Special Guests http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac124-atc-handoffs-and-special-guests/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac124-atc-handoffs-and-special-guests/#comments Sat, 16 Jul 2016 02:13:09 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5496 Preflight Checklist: Do you ever wonder what happens when you are handed off to another air traffic controller? In this episode we will explain. Joining us today is Chris Pezalla who discusses his article he posted on ExpertAviator.  We also have some other special guests from our mobile reporting studio at Air Venture.  Listen to […]

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Do you ever wonder what happens when you are handed off to another air traffic controller? In this episode we will explain. Joining us today is Chris Pezalla who discusses his article he posted on ExpertAviator.  We also have some other special guests from our mobile reporting studio at Air Venture.  Listen to find out who our surprise guest was on the show!

Announcements:

AirVenture July 25-31, 2016

Students fly A320 at JetBlue!

Cruise Flight:

We have a few special guests joining us on the podcast today. First, Larry is live from Ardy and Ed's Drive In, Oshkosh, Wisconsin with Pilot JimG.  Jim will be presenting at the AirVenture Forums concerning aircraft maintenance records. Check out his form and others clicking here.  It sounds like Larry and Jim are having a great time at Oshkosh already.

Our main topic this episode is ATC Handoffs and the mystery behind them.  Carl and our other special guest Chris Pezalla lead the discussion. It is interesting discovering what happens behind the scenes during a handoff from Air Traffic Control.

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

Tom – VOR Simulator

Sean – Dreamliner Farnborough practice video

Carl – Airbus response to Boeing 100 year anniversary.

Rick – Landing a Cessna 172 at O’Hare.

Victoria – Her New Confidence To Fly Blog

Jim G – Forum Maintenance Records for Pilot Owners

Larry – Camp Scholler at AirVenture

 

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Pre-Flight:

ChrisFlyingPiper-300x534Welcome to another edition of the Stuck Mic AVCast! Carl, Larry, Eric, Rick, Tom, and Victoria are all here. We have a special interview tonight with Chris Pezalla, who literally wrote the book on advanced holding patterns! But first, some announcements:

  • AirVenture is coming up July 25-31. You can get more information at their website. Larry and Tom are going and Carl is hoping to be there for one day.
  • Pat Summit passed away on the day that this was recorded. She was the winningest coast in Women's Basketball history, and a true inspiration to Carl as a coach.

Cruise Flight:

Today we have a pre-recorded interview between Carl and Chris Pezalla, the author of the Advanced Guide to Holding Patterns. This is a great resource for instrument flyers. He has also appeared on the Aviation Careers Podcast.

  • Chris is an airline pilot, has an aviation MBA, and is working on Aviation Law. He has also restored a 1961 Piper Cherokee, an original with the trim crank on the ceiling.
  • Chris is available at his website Three Point Aviation.
  • Holding patterns vs. procedure turns.
  • Understanding the G1000 Holding Pattern.

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

The only Pick of the Week is The Advanced Holding Patterns Video. Click Here or on the page below to watch the introductory video and learn more about this educational online video series. Don't forget listeners of Stuck Mic AvCast get a 10% discount on all products and services at ExpertAviator.com.  Use the coupon code SMAC10 for your discount.

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We will be doing a Q& A session in one of our next episodes so stay tuned!

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SMAC122 Airmen Certification Standards Go Live and Climb Gradients Explained http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac122-airmen-certification-standards-go-live-and-climb-gradients-explained/ Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:45:46 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5454 Preflight: Welcome to Episode 122 of Stuck Mic AvCast. We have a great discussion today about the new Airmen Certification Standards. Also, we have been receiving feedback on climb gradients so we will explain how to calculate the required rate of climb. Before we take off there are a few things to go over on our […]

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ACS ElementsPreflight:

Welcome to Episode 122 of Stuck Mic AvCast. We have a great discussion today about the new Airmen Certification Standards. Also, we have been receiving feedback on climb gradients so we will explain how to calculate the required rate of climb. Before we take off there are a few things to go over on our preflight check list.

Announcements:

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 25-31.

Blue Angels Return to Vero Beach Air Show June 25-26, 2016

Aerospace Students at Polk State College Get “Hired” T-Shirts at the open house. 

Cruise Flight:

Today Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) Go Live for the Private and Instrument rating. We will go through some of the highlights of ACS. For a an in depth explanation listen to Eric Crump Explain the new Airmen Certification Standard in episode 116. We are excited about the new ACS!

In this episode we will discuss climb gradients and calculating your rate of climb. One of the questions I receive while teaching IFR and a question often asked by examiners is “how do you know you will be safe while climbing to your cruise altitude”.  Methods of calculating your rate of climb are discussed in the article Departure Procedure Climb Gradient And Calculating Your Rate Of Climb . We review these methods and provide tips used by pilots and instructors.

After Landing:

Picks Of The Week:

Victoria – Density Altitude Calculator

Larry – Weather 4 Dummies

Russ – FAA Weather Cams

Rick – Brighton City Airport Webcam

Tom – DROTAMS – Drone NOTAMS by SkyVector

Carl – Advanced Guide To Holding Patterns Book

 

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SMAC121 Safety and The Selfie Generation http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac121-safety-and-the-selfie-generation/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:02:26 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5441 Pre-Flight Checklist: Carl, Rick, Russ, and Tom are here tonight to talk about the passion of aviation and electronic devices. Tonight's sponsor is Aviation Careers Podcast, which provides aviation scholarships, career coaching, and interview prep. If you are looking to get a new rating come check us out! Cruise Flight: Tonight Carl is going to […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

SenneSelfieCarl, Rick, Russ, and Tom are here tonight to talk about the passion of aviation and electronic devices. Tonight's sponsor is Aviation Careers Podcast, which provides aviation scholarships, career coaching, and interview prep. If you are looking to get a new rating come check us out!

Cruise Flight:

Tonight Carl is going to play an interview he did with Senne from hangar.flights, which is a growing pilot community. Senne is from Belgium, and is 20 years old. He started training on gliders at 12 years old, his airplane training when he was 14, and did his first solo at 16. His airfield is ETBN, which is a former military airport being used by a flying club.

The second topic comes from Rick, based on a story he found about taking selfies doing almost everything, including aviation.

  • It's great to take videos and pictures, showing your passion for aviation. However there is a time and a place for it, and safety issues that need to be considered.
  • In addition to distractions taking photos while flying, there are legal issues about transferring photos to the internet while flying.
  • Russ recommended having another person in the plane take the photo, but definitely don't take the photo in a heavy workload part of the flight.
  • Rick discussed setting up video cameras in his plane during pre-flight, then leaving them alone until parked.
  • There are different rules for Airline Pilots than in General Aviation.
  • There are ways to attach cameras to the outside of a plane, but you must do it properly.
  • When GPS first came out, people were concerned about distractions. Today, there are lots more devices such as iPads, but they must be pre-flighted as well.

After Landing Checklist:

Rick Felty YouTube Channel

We have a new contributor named Mandi sending us great photos. Check out her Instagram page.

~Pick of the Week~

No picks this week, as this is an interview show.

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SMAC120 Air Race Classic Pilot Lin Caywood http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac120-air-race-classic-pilot-lin-caywood/ Mon, 16 May 2016 02:06:51 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5430 Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome to the show, we have a very special guest with us along with Carl, Rick and Victoria. Carl suggested you checkout the June issue of Flight Training magazine, has a cover article on cross wind landings, which ties right in to the recent episode we did on this same topic. Also please […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

LinAndVicWelcome to the show, we have a very special guest with us along with Carl, Rick and Victoria.

Carl suggested you checkout the June issue of Flight Training magazine, has a cover article on cross wind landings, which ties right in to the recent episode we did on this same topic. Also please continue to contact us on the site with your comments and questions.

Victoria reminded about the Get into the Air Scholarship from Air Pros, which has a deadline coming up this year of June 15th.

Cruise Flight:

Victoria introduced this episode's Interviewee Lin Caywood. Lin helped Victoria get into the 99's and further her aviation career. She was also one of the participants in the Air Race Classic.

We discuss with Lin:

  • How she got into flying
  • Training
  • Her experience in being introduced to aviation
  • 15 years ago went through 4 instructors
  • Has seen a change in more Women in the cockpit
  • Have seen a change in general?
  • 4 days to complete the race
  • 1 day weather buffer
  • How handicapping for the race works
  • Have a special competition for school teams
  • Mother bird program
  • If first time race team.
  • Like fly camp
  • Airraceclassic.org
  • For crew just need a license
  • They have a few small scholarships that are raise
  • 501(c) 3
  • Girl scouts
  • Lots of awareness
  • 99’s wai.
  • All have local chapters
  • Where she is going next
  • Eventually wants to get her CFI
  • Mentor in the learn to fly scholarship
  • Oshkosh 99’s booth
  • PBS documentary filmed during the race
  • Beyond the powder
  • Used to be called the powder puff derby in the early days
  • Will air again in june on pbs.
  • Local 99’s has set up a local school visit for airport day
  • Host of 2017 of start of the race.
  • Sugarloaf 99’s in fredrick

After Landing Checklist:

~Pick of the Week~

No picks this week, but here are some links mentioned in the episode:

http://www.beyondthepowder.com

http://www.airraceclassic.org

https://99lin.shutterfly.com/pictures/4275

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Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome to the show, we have a very special guest with us along with Carl, Rick and Victoria. Carl suggested you checkout the June issue of Flight Training magazine, has a cover article on cross wind landings, Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome to the show, we have a very special guest with us along with Carl, Rick and Victoria. Carl suggested you checkout the June issue of Flight Training magazine, has a cover article on cross wind landings, which ties right in to the recent episode we did on this same topic. Also please […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 53:33
SMAC119 Getting The Most Out Of Your Flight Review http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac119-getting-the-most-out-of-your-flight-review/ Sun, 01 May 2016 10:27:57 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5411 Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome aviators and avgeeks. We have a special show for you today focusing on a very important topic you will discuss during your entire flying life. The topic is an idea from our co host Russ Roslewski. Cruise Flight: Russ asked why don’t we talk about about flight reviews? Specifically, as the pilot, […]

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MandiBFR smallerPre-Flight Checklist:

Welcome aviators and avgeeks. We have a special show for you today focusing on a very important topic you will discuss during your entire flying life. The topic is an idea from our co host Russ Roslewski.

Cruise Flight:

Russ asked why don’t we talk about about flight reviews? Specifically, as the pilot, how to make sure you're getting something out of it, it's effective, worthwhile and
educational instead of just maneuver practice? Good Questions Russ!

As a CFI, I love it when prospective flight reviews come to me with
specific areas they know they need to work on. But, unfortunately, few ever actually do. Many probably don't even realize that they can have input to the Flight Review – they just show up, get quizzed for an hour, fly steep turns, stalls and a few landings and get signed off for another 2 years. Instead, they should help make it tailored to their needs.

After Landing Checklist:

~Pick of the Week~

Russ – Google Books – Flying Magazine Archives A great resource for free flying articles and information.

Victoria – UAS/UAV Insurance Flying drones still can incur liability, this is how you protect yourself.

Carl – Deland Sport Aviation Village and Showcase November 3-5, 2016 is the air show/expo, but also a commercial village to promote the growth of Sport Aviation.

Tom – FAA Wings Program The FAA's safety program.

Rick – Tabitha Fink On A Mission To Mars Rick's second kids book about a cat going to Mars and is geared for first to third graders.

Sean – MissHattan – Amazing photos from above

Links Mentioned In This Podcast:

Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check

Conducting an Effective Flight Review FAA

Photo Credit:

Pilot Mandi

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Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome aviators and avgeeks. We have a special show for you today focusing on a very important topic you will discuss during your entire flying life. The topic is an idea from our co host Russ Roslewski. Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome aviators and avgeeks. We have a special show for you today focusing on a very important topic you will discuss during your entire flying life. The topic is an idea from our co host Russ Roslewski. Cruise Flight: Russ asked why don’t we talk about about flight reviews? Specifically, as the pilot, […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:02:32
SMAC118 Live from Sun N Fun 2016 http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac118-live-from-sun-n-fun-2016/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:06:05 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5389 Pre-Flight Checklist: This is a special, LIVE episode of Stuck Mic from the Sun N Fun Air Show! Carl is joined by special c0-hosts Russ Roslewski, Larry Overstreet, Robert Cigliano, Tom Frick, Eric Crump, and Derek Lagasse. Carl is meeting Russ Roslewski in person for the first time. Russ has his own CFI blog and […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

BreitlingSunNFun2016This is a special, LIVE episode of Stuck Mic from the Sun N Fun Air Show! Carl is joined by special c0-hosts Russ Roslewski, Larry Overstreet, Robert Cigliano, Tom Frick, Eric Crump, and Derek Lagasse.

  • Carl is meeting Russ Roslewski in person for the first time. Russ has his own CFI blog and accepts user submissions.
  • Eric Crump announced that he missed announcing some people in his initial welcome to Sun N Fun including his wife and kids, Dad, and his Mom.

Cruise Flight:

  • Polk State College asked Carl to be the coach of the flight team this year, and it has been a great year. The team captain also joined them on the deck. M0A donated so they could have a plane to use. Kevin Lacey of Airplane Repo promoted the organization. A number of others donated and assisted including ASA and the local FBO. You can donate to the team as well.
  • The captain of the flight team this year is now a working pilot flying around the Caribbean and will be Assistant Coach next year.
  • Rod of Open Airplane stopped by the deck to talk about the way they rent airplanes the same way people rent cars.
  • AOPA is advocating starting a flight club, and is giving away an airplane to support it. Check out their site for details.
  • Ken Cage of Airplane Repo discusses their show and how it promotes aviation.
  • Rob Williams, Executive Director for the Aerospace Center for Excellence
  • Victoria and Turbo the Flying Dog joined by Skype
  • Listener mail about accidents or incidents, which led to a discussion about talking about your mistakes and learning from them.
  • Inspiring future aviators

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

No picks of the week as this is a live interview show.

Photo Credit @pilotmandi on Instagram

This episode is sponsored by Aviation Careers Podcast and the Aerospace Scholarships Guide

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Pre-Flight Checklist: This is a special, LIVE episode of Stuck Mic from the Sun N Fun Air Show! Carl is joined by special c0-hosts Russ Roslewski, Larry Overstreet, Robert Cigliano, Tom Frick, Eric Crump, and Derek Lagasse. Pre-Flight Checklist: This is a special, LIVE episode of Stuck Mic from the Sun N Fun Air Show! Carl is joined by special c0-hosts Russ Roslewski, Larry Overstreet, Robert Cigliano, Tom Frick, Eric Crump, and Derek Lagasse. Carl is meeting Russ Roslewski in person for the first time. Russ has his own CFI blog and […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 2:00:07
SMAC117 Crosswind Landings – What Is Your Limit? http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac117-crosswind-landings-what-is-your-limit/ Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:01:29 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5369 Welcome aviators and airplane geeks to the show where we talk about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Spring is upon us and for many this is the season where we start flying again from a winter break. It also is the season of dynamic changes in weather and strong winds. […]

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RickShuttleWelcome aviators and airplane geeks to the show where we talk about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Spring is upon us and for many this is the season where we start flying again from a winter break. It also is the season of dynamic changes in weather and strong winds. Tonight we are going to discuss one of the most important topics and one that can prevent most landing accidents; crosswind landings and how to set our personal limits.

Joining us this evening we have with us aviators from a variety of backgrounds including flight instructors, new pilots, and airline pilots. This should be an interesting discussion and most importantly I hope you will learn something about setting your own personal crosswind limits.

Pre-Flight Checklist:

Before we begin our discussion of crosswinds we have a few announcements:

  • April 15th episode will be the recording from our live show at Sun N Fun 2015 and if you missed the live discussion this would be a great way to listen in. We normally break the record for the longest live podcast at Sun N Fun and hope to do it again this year. Make sure you listen because we always have some very special guests.
  • Feedback: Thanks for the e-mails and very positive comments on how you are enjoying the new/old format of the show as we get back to our roots and the original charter of this podcast to entertain but also to provide teaching moments you can discuss with your friends and instructor. Please visit StuckMicAvCast.com if you have a question or feedback.
  • Please visit our sponsor AviationCareersPodcast.com If you or someone you know is interested in a career in aviation this will help them navigate a path towards their career goal. AviationCareersPodcast.com provides career coaching, interview preparation, and the largest online directory of scholarships so visit AviationCareersPodcast.com today.
  • Rick Felty visit Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Museum, where many Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum planes are exhibited.
  • Victoria discussed a $500 scholarship her employer is offering to cover any type air training. You can find the information on their website or in the ACP Scholarship Guide.

Cruise Flight:

Crosswind Landings – What is Your Limit?

  • Personal Minimums
  • Crosswind limitations
  • Tips And Tricks
  • What are our wind challenges?
    • Gusty Winds
    • Wind Shear
    • Cross Wind
  • Max demonstrated crowsswind
  • Safe ground handling
  • Pilot limitations : stress, lack of recent experience, fatigue, etc.
  • Determining your crosswind based on airspeed and crab angle.

After Landing Checklist:

~Pick Of The Week~

VictoriaAircraft Wrecks in Arizona and the Southwest: A site dedicated to history of crashes complete with modern pictures.
RickVideo of an Extra300 doing maneuvers.
CarlFDOT Airport Directory. You can get a spiral bound copy with all Florida airports including military.
RussWind History: A great website to get detailed historical wind data for local airports. Averaged 2006-2010.
Tom – Flightintel app for Android or iOS: wind and weather information for 50 miles around you.

The next episode of Stuck Mic AVCast will be broadcast LIVE at Sun n' Fun! Carl, Tom, and Russ will all be there, stop in and say “hi!” Rick and Victoria will also be on the live episode.

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Welcome aviators and airplane geeks to the show where we talk about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Spring is upon us and for many this is the season where we start flying again from a winter break. Welcome aviators and airplane geeks to the show where we talk about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Spring is upon us and for many this is the season where we start flying again from a winter break. It also is the season of dynamic changes in weather and strong winds. […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:10:08
SMAC116 Airmen Certification Standards Explained – Interview with Eric Crump http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac116-airmen-certification-standards-explained-interview-with-eric-crump/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac116-airmen-certification-standards-explained-interview-with-eric-crump/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 21:49:35 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5347 Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome to another informative episode of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Joining me today are my favorite scholarly aviators: Tom Frick, Larry Overstreet, Paul Grieco, Russ Roslewski, and Sean Moody. As with most scholarly aviators our hosts are continually trying to improve their aviation skills and knowledge. Today we will be discussing the new […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

EricCrumpThumbsUpWelcome to another informative episode of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Joining me today are my favorite scholarly aviators: Tom Frick, Larry Overstreet, Paul Grieco, Russ Roslewski, and Sean Moody. As with most scholarly aviators our hosts are continually trying to improve their aviation skills and knowledge. Today we will be discussing the new standards the FAA is implementing to test pilot skills and knowledge, the Airmen Certification Standards.

Joining us is a very special guest. He is one of the working group members of the Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) team and chaired the group responsible for prototyping ACS in the field.  He also is involved in leading the effort towards implementation of ACS for the Private Certificate and Instrument Rating due out in June 2016. Our guest today is an outstanding aviation educator, pilot advocate, and all around nice guy; Eric Crump of Polk State College. Welcome to the show Eric!

Cruise Flight:

Announcements:

How to contact us : Twitter, Facebook, Website Comments.

Sun N Fun 2016 April 5 through April 10th. We will broadcast an episode live from Sun N Fun Radio.

Sun N Fun Fly-In and Expo

The 2016 Edition of the Aerospace Scholarships Guide has been released on our site and on Kindle.

We discuss:

  • What is ACS?
  • Why ACS and why now?
  • How Eric was chosen to be involved in the process.
  • Other key players in the ACS and the diverse backgrounds of those individuals.
  • The prototyping process.
  • The advantages of ACS for the applicant.
  • The Advantages of ACS for the instructor.
  • The new format of ACS and how it works.
  • An example comparing ACS to the PTS.
  • Implementation Dates.
  • Where we can find more information about ACS.

After Landing Checklist:

Links:

Changes to pilot testing and certification set for June from AOPA

FAA Airman Testing Site

Sun n Fun Radio

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SMAC115 Hold In Lieu Of Procedure turn http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac115-hold-in-lieu-of-procedure-turn/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac115-hold-in-lieu-of-procedure-turn/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:21:01 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5322 Pre-Flight Checklist: Welcome To The Stuck Mic AvCast. Tonight I am joined by my favorite aviation advocates. We have a special episode which is a continuation of our discussion from the last episode. Announcements: One of Russ' private pilot students (mentioned in a previous episode) completed his Private Pilot checkride after having some engine problems […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

CarlAndTomFrickWelcome To The Stuck Mic AvCast. Tonight I am joined by my favorite aviation advocates. We have a special episode which is a continuation of our discussion from the last episode.

Announcements:

Cruise Flight:

Topics:

After Landing Checklist: 

~Favorite Museums / Picks Of The Week:~

Carl – Mid Atlantic Air Museum: Carl's first museum he joined, has one of the few P-61's.

Larry – Oklahoma Museum of Flying and Arkansas Air & Military Museum: Two great regional air museums.

Rick – Collings Foundation: Great museum in Massachusetts that also has classic cars.

Paul – Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: In Virginia, has a space shuttle, SR-71, and more.

Russ – National Museum Of The Unites Sates Air Force: Huge military flight museum, it also has a virtual tour on their site.

Tom – Royal Air Force Museum London: The UK's military air museum, where you can see the air history of military flight from the UK's point of view.

Sponsor:

AerospaceScholarships.com

Aerospace Scholarships 2016 Cover

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SMAC114 Are You Prepared For An In-flight Fire? http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac114-are-you-prepared-for-an-in-flight-fire/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac114-are-you-prepared-for-an-in-flight-fire/#comments Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:02:27 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5297 Pre-Flight Checklist: Carl, Tom, Paul, the other Tom, Russ, and Eric are all on this episode to discuss how to be prepared for an in-flight fire. Eric announced that Polk State University recently had their first hiring visit from Express Jet, which gave conditional offers to seven of his students. Eric also announced that he […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

Carl, Tom, Paul, the other Tom, Russ, and Eric are all on this episode to discuss how to be prepared for an in-flight fire.

Eric announced that Polk State University recently had their first hiring visit from Express Jet, which gave conditional offers to seven of his students. Eric also announced that he actually got to get in an airplane today for some observation in a 172.

Carl announced that the 2016 edition of the Aerospace Scholarships guide will be out shortly on Amazon.

Paul has been mentoring a friend named Doug that recently completed his private rating in 12 days, and then went ahead and finished his commercial rating.

Tom Frick announced that he recently taught a student named Mark through his private rating so he could fly drones.

Cruise Flight:

  • Carl recently had a flight where smoke was detected in the bathroom of the plane he was flying. He discussed the procedure of the pilot and flight attendants investigating where the smoke is coming from.
  • Eric said smoke and fire is discussed in training, but might not be trained enough for it in a form of practice.
  • Eric said you don't have time to pull out a checklist and flip through it, you must have “immediate action items” that you memorize and do immediately.
  • Paul discussed a fire he had on a flight and how he got back to an airport safely. He said his instructors trained him very well to be prepared for a fire emergency.
  • Paul also discussed another fire he heard about where a crew did not land a plane with a fire because they were going through checklists, not wanting to land overweight, etc. rather than just landing the plane, which ultimately crashed.
  • Tom W. and Carl discussed procedures and equipment for dealing with laptop and phone batteries which sometimes catch fire on a plane and are almost impossible to put out.
  • Tom also mentioned that it's a good idea to practice these procedures in the simulator because when the cockpit fills with smoke, you can't see the controls and sometimes you need to just know where the controls are.
  • Three components to a fire: oxygen, heat, and fuel. If you take any one of those away from the fire it will go out.

After Flight Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

Russ: FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Gateway-which lists charts and upcoming changes at all airports. You can also create an account to get updates to airports you use.

Tom F: Garmin Pilot– A comprehensive suite of  Android navigation apps designed for GA and corporate pilots

Paul: Everything Explained for the Professional Pilot– A book that explains flight rules and regulations without confusing jargon.

Carl: Fore-Flight– Electronic flight bag and apps for pilots

Tom W: Wind Map– a website that shows wind patterns to help you plan your flight

Carl: Sunset Pub and Grill at Lincoln Park airport– A great restaurant to eat at and watch planes take off and landLincoln Lincoln

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SMAC113 NTSB Most Wanted List http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac113-ntsb-most-wanted-list/ Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:02:21 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5278 Pre-Flight Checklist: We have a special show tonight with a big cast of characters: Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Tom Frick, Larry Overstreet and Sean Moody. Paul Grieco also joins us tonight as a special guest. Cruise Flight: Tonight's topic is the NTSB Most Wanted List Reducing fatigue-related accidents and FAR 117 Stories from the crew […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

PrintWe have a special show tonight with a big cast of characters: Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Tom Frick, Larry Overstreet and Sean Moody. Paul Grieco also joins us tonight as a special guest.

Cruise Flight:

Tonight's topic is the NTSB Most Wanted List

  • Reducing fatigue-related accidents and FAR 117
  • Stories from the crew about flying fatigued
  • Implementing fatigue management training at your flight school, having a fatigue checklist, and knowing your personal limits
  • Medical fitness for duty, considering other issues in our medical background that could prevent flying
  • Disconnecting from deadly distractions
  • The difficulty of learning to use apps and devices in the cockpit, which often do not work on the ground.
  • Loss of control, and the use of an angle of attack indicator

Listener Mail:

A listener from Facebook had a question about approach segments such as initial, intermediate and final.

After Flight Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

Sean: Airporttag-Pillows, t-shirts, and other things marked with airport codes, along with quotes on flying

Victoria: Garmin 796-portable touchscreen GPS for weather, approach plates, and other general aviation features

Larry: Sun n' Fun is coming April 5th-10th 2016.

Rick: LearnTailwheel.com– A website for learning tail wheel flying by Paul Santopietro, a good friend of the show (you can check him out in episode 32A)

Carl: Flyers and Why they Fly– an out of print coffee table book that captures the love of aviation.

Tom: rucsoundings.noaa.gov– A site to determine where the temperature and dew point are going to converge to discover cloud heights.

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Pre-Flight Checklist: We have a special show tonight with a big cast of characters: Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Tom Frick, Larry Overstreet and Sean Moody. Paul Grieco also joins us tonight as a special guest. Pre-Flight Checklist: We have a special show tonight with a big cast of characters: Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Tom Frick, Larry Overstreet and Sean Moody. Paul Grieco also joins us tonight as a special guest. Cruise Flight: Tonight's topic is the NTSB Most Wanted List Reducing fatigue-related accidents and FAR 117 Stories from the crew […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:04:15
SMAC112 Cold Weather Flying http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac112-cold-weather-flying/ Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:49:28 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5259 Pre-Flight:  Carl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are here for this episode to warm your heart for aviation in this cold weather. Eric is currently in Washington, D.C. working on the new Airman Certification Standards with an FAA working group, and he's not used to it being this cold! Larry is even colder weather where […]

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Pre-Flight: 

SnowyMountainsCarl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are here for this episode to warm your heart for aviation in this cold weather. Eric is currently in Washington, D.C. working on the new Airman Certification Standards with an FAA working group, and he's not used to it being this cold! Larry is even colder weather where it is 1 degree!

Russ announced new rules for Student Pilot Certificates beginning April 1st. From now on when you go for your 3rd class medical certificate you will not get your Student Pilot Certificate there, you will get it through your flight instructor, and it will be a plastic card. The new plastic certificates do not expire, but it is expected that the processing time may be lengthened because it needs to go to the FAA and TSA, which could potentially delay the time to solo. The FAA is trying to get the turnaround time to 3 weeks or less, but advanced planning will be required to avoid delays.

Cruise Flight:

The main topic for today is flying in colder weather, especially when flying IFR and utilizing cold weather restricted airports.

  • From high to low, from hot to cold, look out below! Altimeters could potentially give altitude errors in cold weather. This creates restrictions at certain cold weather airports.
  • Russ explained required obstacle clearance in cold weather restricted airports.
  • The colder it is, and the higher up you are above the weather station (usually airport you are flying to) the more the altimeter can be off, as much as 500 or more feet.
  • In a VFR environment, it's not as big of a deal, and in some places or in some groups flying is not done below temperatures that would cause altitude problems.
  • Airplanes have conditions in which they are designed to operate, and it is very important to know what those limitations are and abide by them.
  • Heaters and blankets can be used to keep planes warm while on the ground, but heaters can also damage certain parts of the engine.
  • If it's too cold to fly, you can still keep your skills up by using a simulator.

After Flight Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

Tom: Weather Flying by Robert N. Buck, a great and current book about weather and aviation.

Russ: The Stafford Air and Space Museum at Weatherford Airport (OJA) near Oklahoma City, which has all kinds of aviation and space exhibits right off I-40.

Carl: The 2016 edition of the Aerospace Scholarships Guide will be out in the next week!

Larry: Jacobson Flare App, which addresses the flair portion of the landing procedure.

Eric: Eric had to cut out early, but you can check out Polk State College where Eric runs the Aerospace Program. This is a great university for an aerospace education!

Links:

AIM Table 7-2-3

AIM Table 7-2-3

AC 91-13C – Cold Weather Operation of Aircraft

InFO 15002, Implementation of cold temperature altitude corrections at “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” found in Notice to Airmen Publication (NTAP)

Published NOTAMS

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Pre-Flight:  Carl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are here for this episode to warm your heart for aviation in this cold weather. Eric is currently in Washington, D.C. working on the new Airman Certification Standards with an FAA working group, Pre-Flight:  Carl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are here for this episode to warm your heart for aviation in this cold weather. Eric is currently in Washington, D.C. working on the new Airman Certification Standards with an FAA working group, and he's not used to it being this cold! Larry is even colder weather where […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:06:58
SMAC111 Honoring the Women Air Force Service Pilots http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac111-honoring-the-women-air-force-service-pilots/ Sat, 02 Jan 2016 02:08:30 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5250 Happy New Year and welcome to the New Years 2016 episode of The Stuck Mic AvCast. We start the year by honoring a special group of  veterans, the Woman Air Force Service Pilots with one of our most requested interviews. At Sun N Fun 2012, Carl interviewed World War II pilots Dora Dougherty McKeown and Barry Smith. One […]

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Happy New Year and welcome to the DoraAutographPhotoNew Years 2016 episode of The Stuck Mic AvCast. We start the year by honoring a special group of  veterans, the Woman Air Force Service Pilots with one of our most requested interviews.

At Sun N Fun 2012, Carl interviewed World War II pilots Dora Dougherty McKeown and Barry Smith. One of the pilots, Dora, is one of only 2 women to ever fly a Boeing B29. Their inspirational stories of perseverance in the Women’s Air Force Service Pilot Corp will have you listening to this interview more than once.

Links:

WASP Museum

Whirly-Girls

 

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Happy New Year and welcome to the New Years 2016 episode of The Stuck Mic AvCast. We start the year by honoring a special group of  veterans, the Woman Air Force Service Pilots with one of our most requested interviews. At Sun N Fun 2012, Happy New Year and welcome to the New Years 2016 episode of The Stuck Mic AvCast. We start the year by honoring a special group of  veterans, the Woman Air Force Service Pilots with one of our most requested interviews. At Sun N Fun 2012, Carl interviewed World War II pilots Dora Dougherty McKeown and Barry Smith. One […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 41:00
SMAC110 The Disappearing CFI and Why We Need Stall Training http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac110-the-disappearing-cfi-and-why-we-need-stall-training/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac110-the-disappearing-cfi-and-why-we-need-stall-training/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 02:56:08 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5227 Pre-Flight: Rick, Larry, Tom, Victoria, and Carl are all here for this episode! Russ will be joining in a bit later in the show. Announcements: The Affordable Aircraft Expo (also knows as the Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo) is January 20-23 2016 and Carl is trying to make it there with SMAC. and Sun N Fun […]

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Pre-Flight:

LarryTowPilotRick, Larry, Tom, Victoria, and Carl are all here for this episode! Russ will be joining in a bit later in the show.

Announcements: The Affordable Aircraft Expo (also knows as the Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo) is January 20-23 2016 and Carl is trying to make it there with SMAC. and Sun N Fun Radio. Tom is trying to get there, and some of Victoria's colleagues will be there.

Cruise Flight:

Our first topic this evening is the disappearing CFI.

  • Carl says it can be difficult to find a CFI to do a flight review or checkout with because the CFI's are being hired by the airlines and pulling them away. How can we achieve training without relying on a particular instructor?
  • Tom has seen the same thing at multiple schools, going through 3 different CFI's while working on his private.
  • Larry has experienced this and has compensated by trying to use several different instructors so he usually has several different people he can go to that he has flown before.
  • Victoria experienced this same problem and was disappointed at first, however switching to a new CFI helped her to realize that her old CFI was not very interested in her progress and her new CFI helped her get moving much faster.
  • Rick had a good experience with this issue because he enjoyed learning from different people and he was very early in his training.
  • Carl suggested asking good questions when choosing a flight school such as if they use a syllabus, how you progress, and what happens when you loose an instructor.
  • Tom said it helped to be proactive in his training and using flight sim software at home.

Stall Training and Stall Recovery Training:

  • Russ R. joins for this topic.
  • Carl said this training has often been put off and not done, telling students to just not stall the plane, but it is important to know what to do in these situations.
  • Russ discussed how he teaches stall recovery with his students and said they are appreciative for it.
  • Victoria said it's important for the instructor to teach the stalls but without surprising the student so much that it breaks trust.
  • The group also discussed stall training with sims, and whether or not they are helpful for this training.
  • Russ discussed the differences with the new commercial standards. He also said more emphasis is often placed on the set up of the stall then the recovery.

Smoke in the Cockpit:

  • Russ discussed a situation where one of his students had to deal with smoke in the cockpit doing touch and goes. The exhaust pipes had broken away, causing smoke and melting wiring.
  • Victoria described a similar situation where she and Bob did not have smoke in the cockpit, but their exhaust pipe broke away similar to Russ's student.

After Flight Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

Tom: 60th Anniversary of NORAD Santa, based on a mistake that happened in 1955.

Larry: Dan Johnson website, information on picking the right aircraft and has great videos for affordable aircraft.

Russ: The Thinking Pilots Flight Manual I & II

Victoria:  Map Shirts Etsy Store, which prints maps on shirts. You can pick from their selection or they do custom orders, so you could get your hometown on a shirt!

Carl: Article from FAA called Fly Safe, Prevent Accidents and Loss of Control.

Rick: Ferrite Recording Studio, for editing audio on iOS!

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SMAC109 Reinstating your CFI and Flying Drones http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac109-reinstating-your-cfi-and-flying-drones/ Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:15:08 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5204 Preflight: Welcome to Episode 109 and Happy Thanksgiving! In this episode, we discuss reinstating your CFI and Flying Drones. Carl, Rick, Tom, Larry and Eric are here on a warm November day. Carl just finished his annual recurrent training. If you have recently finished some training or rating please let us know so we can […]

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Preflight:

Welcome to Episode 109 and Happy Thanksgiving! In this episode, we discuss reinstating your CFI and Flying Drones. Carl, Rick, Tom, Larry and Eric are here on a warm November day.

Carl just finished his annual recurrent training. If you have recently finished some training or rating please let us know so we can give you a shout out!

Cruise Flight:

Tonight we have a special interview with Bill English. Bill is a Commercial Drone Operator and a CFI who recently reinstated his flight instructor certificate after 6 years of dormancy!

After Landing Checklist:

No picks this week because it is a special guest episode.

Sponsor:
Aerospace Scholarships 2016 Cover

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Preflight: Welcome to Episode 109 and Happy Thanksgiving! In this episode, we discuss reinstating your CFI and Flying Drones. Carl, Rick, Tom, Larry and Eric are here on a warm November day. Carl just finished his annual recurrent training. Preflight: Welcome to Episode 109 and Happy Thanksgiving! In this episode, we discuss reinstating your CFI and Flying Drones. Carl, Rick, Tom, Larry and Eric are here on a warm November day. Carl just finished his annual recurrent training. If you have recently finished some training or rating please let us know so we can […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:02:49
SMAC108 Drone Registration and Airplane Parachutes http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac108-drone-registration-and-airplane-parachutes/ Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:22:37 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5175 Preflight: Welcome to Episode 108. In this episode we discuss  the proposed drone registration and airplane parachutes. The Cirrus Ballistic Recovery system saves another life and we discuss this incident.  We also have some cool flying videos to discuss. Drone registration is proposed to increase safety and promote education on the safe use of drones. This episode […]

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Carl Valeri at Wyoming Valley Airport, PA

Carl At Wyoming Valley Airport , PA

Preflight:

Welcome to Episode 108. In this episode we discuss  the proposed drone registration and airplane parachutes. The Cirrus Ballistic Recovery system saves another life and we discuss this incident.  We also have some cool flying videos to discuss. Drone registration is proposed to increase safety and promote education on the safe use of drones.

This episode was recorded on Veterans Day and we have a special message to Veterans who are important in our lives. We especially want to say thanks to our veteran friends and family of the podcast.

Cruise Flight:

All Unmanned Aircraft Systems or Drones will be required to be registered.

Airframe Chute saves another life.

Cirrus Ballistic Parachute deployed.

Jetpack flying around NYC

Twin formation jet packs near Emirates jet.

After Landing Checklist:

Pick Of The Week:

Victoria – Fly Girls – The Forgotten Fliers Of WWII – TV Mini Series

Tom – Global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Carl – National Museum Of The Mighty Eighth Airforce 

Larry –  Red Says : Up Up And Away : My Life and How I Flew It

Rick – Tabitha Fink: The Cat With One Eye

Links:

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Preflight: Welcome to Episode 108. In this episode we discuss  the proposed drone registration and airplane parachutes. The Cirrus Ballistic Recovery system saves another life and we discuss this incident.  We also have some cool flying videos to discu... Preflight: Welcome to Episode 108. In this episode we discuss  the proposed drone registration and airplane parachutes. The Cirrus Ballistic Recovery system saves another life and we discuss this incident.  We also have some cool flying videos to discuss. Drone registration is proposed to increase safety and promote education on the safe use of drones. This episode […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 59:20
SMAC107 Flying With ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Flying a Maule, and More http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac107-flying-with-als-lou-gehrigs-disease-flying-a-maule-and-more/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac107-flying-with-als-lou-gehrigs-disease-flying-a-maule-and-more/#comments Sun, 01 Nov 2015 22:18:20 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5139 Pre-flight Checklist: Welcome to Episode 107 of The Stuck Mic AvCast, an aviation podcast about Learning To Fly, Living to Fly, and Loving to Fly! Sharing the magic of aviation is a joy flight instructors experience every day. Occasionally, instructors have a student which changes our lives and perspective on life. Today we discuss flying with ALS (Lou […]

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Pre-flight Checklist:

Welcome to Episode 107 of The Stuck Mic AvCast, an aviation podcast about Learning To Fly, Living to Fly, and Loving to Fly! Sharing the magic of aviation is a joy flight instructors experience every day. Occasionally, instructors have a student which changes our lives and perspective on life. Today we discuss flying with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and how the lessons have changed the life of both the student and the instructor.

Joining us for this episode are two guest hosts Russ Roslewski, flight instructor and aviation blogger; and Tom Frick, Flight Instructor from West Florida.  Are regular hosts Victoria and Carl also join the conversation today.

Announcements:

Paws & Planes Day Holiday at the airport

Paws & Planes Day : Holiday at the Airport 

Aerospace Scholarships Cover 200 wide

Aerospace Scholarships Guide Update

PolkStateFlightTeamPhoto

Polk State Flight Team Place in the NIFA Region 9 SafeCon Event

Flight Team Wins The Society Of Experimental Test Pilots Challenge Award

Flight Team also won The Safety Award from ExpressJet Airlines. 

Cruise Flight:

After Landing Checklist:

Pick Of The Week:

DIY ADS-B Receiver – Russ Roslewski

Aviation Weather TAF Board – Tom Frick

WASP_logo

National WASP WWII Museum – Victoria Zajcko

Solo Flight: One Pilot's Aviation Adventure around Australia – Carl Valeri

Links:

CFI Russ 

 

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The ALS Association

ALS Information

ALS Information

ChallengeAir For Kids and Friends

ChallengeAir for Kids and Friends

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SMAC106-Interview with Jason Schappert of MZeroA http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac106-interview-with-jason-schappert-of-mzeroa/ Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:22:04 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5121 Pre-Flight Checklist: Carl, Sean, and Tom are here to interview Jason Schappert of MZeroA, which is an online training site for pilots which includes online ground school, books, videos and more. They work with pilots of all levels from brand new pilots in training, to current pilots, and even “rusty” pilots that have not flown […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist:

JasonMZeroACarl, Sean, and Tom are here to interview Jason Schappert of MZeroA, which is an online training site for pilots which includes online ground school, books, videos and more. They work with pilots of all levels from brand new pilots in training, to current pilots, and even “rusty” pilots that have not flown for a while and need to resharpen their skills.

Cruise Flight:

In this Interview, Jason and the crew discuss:

  • How Jason got into flying.
  • Living to fly vs. flying to live.
  • How he got into the online marketplace.
  • How to successfully get your spouse into aviation.
  • Working with the Young Eagles program and the Rusty Pilots Program.
  • Jason is developing a documentary movie about the Rusty Pilots program called Flying Again. You can watch trailers, pre-order the DVD, and also get the companion book which provides the how-to of getting back into the left seat.
  • 31 Days to becoming a safer pilot.
  • Having the right attitude to move forward in aviation.
  • For those interested in starting flight training, or restarting, Jason has the Private Pilot Blueprint book.
  • If you want to get a hold of Jason, you can visit m0a and click on their support, or ask Jason a question, and speak with one of their CFI's.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

No picks of the week because this is an interview episode.

Announcement: Carl has set up a donation link for the Polk State Flight Team. Carl is donating one full day's salary to raise money for the team, and is encouraging others to do the same. Please consider donating, and email at contact@stuckmicavcast.com to let us know.

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Pre-Flight Checklist: Carl, Sean, and Tom are here to interview Jason Schappert of MZeroA, which is an online training site for pilots which includes online ground school, books, videos and more. They work with pilots of all levels from brand new pilot... Pre-Flight Checklist: Carl, Sean, and Tom are here to interview Jason Schappert of MZeroA, which is an online training site for pilots which includes online ground school, books, videos and more. They work with pilots of all levels from brand new pilots in training, to current pilots, and even “rusty” pilots that have not flown […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:00:59
SMAC105 Preparing for a Real In-Flight Emergency http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac105-preparing-for-a-real-in-flight-emergency/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac105-preparing-for-a-real-in-flight-emergency/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:14:03 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5098 Pre-Flight Checklist Carl, Rick, Larry, Eric, and Sean are here, as well as a special guest Tom Frick. Carl realized recently that he is an “AV Geek,” or Aviation Geek. Announcements Eric had a big signing ceremony today with ExpressJet, as Polk State's Aerospace program entered into Expressjet's Airline Pilot Pathway Program, which gives their […]

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Pre-Flight Checklist

Photograph: Jacob Steinberg for the Guardian

Photograph: Jacob Steinberg for the Guardian

Carl, Rick, Larry, Eric, and Sean are here, as well as a special guest Tom Frick.

Carl realized recently that he is an “AV Geek,” or Aviation Geek.

Announcements

  • Eric had a big signing ceremony today with ExpressJet, as Polk State's Aerospace program entered into Expressjet's Airline Pilot Pathway Program, which gives their students preferred consideration in hiring, allows for sharing of curriculum, and really boosts and validates their three year old program.
  • Carl is now current for single-engine! He achieved his currency and got his flight review by completing part of the W.I.N.G.S. program. His W.I.N.G.S. was certified, and validated by Tom Frick, because……..
  • Tom is now a CFI!!!! He recently complete his check ride and tests on a VERY long day.

Cruise Flight

  • Owen Zupp recently wrote a great article about passenger evacuation from British Airways 2276. Carl opened the discussion to what general aviators can learn from these situations.
  • Tom has a briefing card that his school keeps in each plane, which tells passengers what to do in an emergency. It is similar to what you would hear on an airline flight.
  • Tom then discussed an emergency, off-airport landing he had when the engine quit on a plane he was flying.
  • Eric discussed teaching how every second could be the second before an emergency begins, the important things is what happens and how you deal with your “startle response.” He also talks about teaching his students to go through a safety briefing before starting the plane, and a take-off briefing before entering runway environment. They use a kneeboard device with reminders for them.
  • Carl brought up the concern that many pilots only go over emergency procedures every two years when they recertify.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Links:

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SMAC104 Owen Zupp, Inspirational Aviator from Down Under http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac104-owen-zupp-inspirational-aviator-from-down-under/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac104-owen-zupp-inspirational-aviator-from-down-under/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:15:52 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5076 Pre-Flight Checklist: Carl, Sean, and Victoria are here with our special guest Owen Zupp from Australia! Owen loves to fly for the airlines and is also passionate about General Aviation. Thank you to Plane Crazy Down Under for hooking up Carl and Owen. Cruise Flight: Owen's parents both served in the Australian Air Force, introducing […]

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Carl, Sean, and Victoria are here with our special guest Owen Zupp from Australia! Owen loves to fly for the airlines and is also passionate about General Aviation. Thank you to Plane Crazy Down Under for hooking up Carl and Owen.

Cruise Flight:

  • Owen's parents both served in the Australian Air Force, introducing him to aviation at a young age.
  • Owen did a trip around Australia in a small single engine aircraft and wrote a book about it called Solo Flight. The trip was supposed to be with his Dad, who passed away before they could make it happen.
  • Owen's Dad did almost all of his flight instruction.
  • Owen's Dad grew up in the Depression and served as an Army Commando in WWII. He then served as a mechanic in the Australian Air Force and then served as a fighter pilot in the Korean War. He had over 200 certifications and over 23,000 hours in his log book. He flew Gloucester Meteors, but his favorite fighter was the P-51 Mustang. Owen is working on a book about his father's life.
  • The airplane he chose was a Jabiru, which is Australian designed and built, and is very accessible to non-aviation people because it is smaller and cost about the same amount as a car. It made the flight very accessible to the school children that he saw during his trip.
  • Planning the trip took a lot of work such as planning where he could refuel, physical fatigue, media commitments, and safety concerns.
  • Owen also said that the solo flying was great for reflecting on the beauty of the country and the flying itself.
  • Owen said he loves airline flying because it is the safe execution of a task, but GA flying is just flying for the joy of seeing things. It's kind of like the difference between piloting a cruise ship vs. sailing a yacht.
  • Early in his career Owen flew Outback and scenic flying in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
  • Carl and Owen agreed that flying helps clear the mind  and helps people learn to think and be well rounded in life in general.
  • Sean asked about differences between Australia and US GA flying. Owen said in the US much of the country is covered by radar that identifies and tracks planes, where Australia has vast tracks outside of major cities that do not have radar coverage. GPS helps with finding planes, but it can still take awhile if a plane gets lost.
  • Owen also said many airfields in Australia have auxiliary fees like landing fees which make it more expensive, and the FBO's are very different such as having many unmanned terminals. Some terminals don't even have bathrooms or they keep them locked up.
  • Australia is a prime location for General Aviation due to good weather, low hills, and vast expanses, but the population is so low that traffic through many airfields simply does not justify the upkeep and the low demand keeps supply expenses high.
  • Owen talked about some of the amazing things he saw on his flight such as beautiful coastal land, followed by desert 2 hours later. He also said he crossed the Spencer Gulf, which is known for huge sharks.
  • Owen stayed in “Shearing Sheds,” which are the sheds ranchers use to shear sheep so he could meet people.
  • During his flight, Owen flew to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, an organization that flies around the Outback rescuing people and providing doctors and nurses to very remote areas.
  • Carl asked what a visiting GA pilot would need to do in order to fly in Australia. Owen said to contact the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to see what requirements are needed to convert your local license to an Australian license, then do a flight check before going up.
  • Owen has written many other books. His book Down to Earth is the story of a WWII fighter pilot from the RAF from Dunkirk to D-Day, and one of the only pilots from his class still alive at the end of the war.
  • Owen said he once flew through a colony of bats, doing damage to his airplane.
  • Owen has also written 50 Tales of Flight and 50 More Tales of Flight, which are collections of articles he has had published over the years.
  • Owen also writes a blog called The Pilot's Blog, which is as much for aviation and travel enthusiasts as it is for experienced pilots.

After Landing Checklist:

~Picks of the Week~

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SMAC103 Jessica Cox First Armless Pilot http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac103-jessica-cox-first-armless-pilot/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac103-jessica-cox-first-armless-pilot/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:30:54 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5054 Pre-Flight Checklist:  Carl is flying today, but Rick, Tom Frick, and Victoria are here to interview Jessica Cox and Nick Spark about Jessica's inspiring story. Cruise Flight: During Air Venture Victoria got to sneak away from her booth to view the movie “Right Footed,” the documentary about Jessica's life as the first armless pilot She […]

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JessicaCarl is flying today, but Rick, Tom Frick, and Victoria are here to interview Jessica Cox and Nick Spark about Jessica's inspiring story.

Cruise Flight:

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

No picks this week, as this is an interview show.

This episode is sponsored by AerospaceScholarships.Com

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This is a special edition of the show, featuring interviews from Air Venture! Sitting in with Carl is Rick, Victoria, and special guests Larry Overstreet and Tom Frick. Victoria, Larry, and Tom were all at the show and shared their experiences.

  • Victoria was there promoting aviation insurance, as well as promote the Turbo the Flying Dog books.
  • Tom was working the booth with MzeroA.com, which provides an online ground school and many aviation manuals and books.
  • Larry said he has been going to the show almost every year since 1979 and posted lots of Facebook pictures this year. He said the number of airplanes and types of planes was amazing, the camping area is the third largest “city” in Wisconsin for that week, and there was a great Pilot Proficiency Center where you get learn and get some re-certifications for free.

Announcement: Tom Frick recently finished his Commercial Single Engine Rating!

Cruise Flight

  • Victoria interviewed three lady pilots who represent the 6% of pilots who are female.
    • Lesley Page who operates Courage To Soar encouraging women to fly
    • Lin Caywood who has participated in air races
    • Carol Caywood, Lin's  Mom who just loves coming to the show
  • Larry Interviewed Brian Bishop at the Pilot Proficiency Center, discussing their efforts through EAA to encourage general aviation safety.
  • Victoria interviewed John from Aviation Insurance Resources, who is also on the Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys show.
  • Larry interviewed Stasi Poulis from Mindstar Aviation who is the avionics provider for Redbird.
  • Victoria interviewed Santa and Mrs. Claus, their first trip to Air Venture!
  • Larry interviewed Jim Crest from Pioneer Airport Flight Operations
  • Victoria interviewed the Berry family, who operate a seaplane that is the fastest on their lake.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

No picks this week, as this is an interview show.

This episode is sponsored by AerospaceScholarships.Com

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Polk State’s New Aviation Partner, Gun Toting Drones, and the Spruce Goose http://stuckmicavcast.com/news/news-events-and-announcements-july-6-2015/ Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:48:02 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4930 Our friends over at Polk State University (of which our own Eric Crump is the Aerospace Program Director) are continuing to grow their program and announced a new flight training partner in Sunrise Aviation: Polk State College Announces Sunrise Aviation as new flight training provider for the aerospace program. Drones continue to be in the […]

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7094477279_1648abe678_zOur friends over at Polk State University (of which our own Eric Crump is the Aerospace Program Director) are continuing to grow their program and announced a new flight training partner in Sunrise Aviation:

Polk State College Announces Sunrise Aviation as new flight training provider for the aerospace program.

Drones continue to be in the news a lot, and this week is not an exception. While drones can provide some great benefits to our society such as search and rescue, crop dusting, and national defense, this new technology can be dangerous in the wrong hands as this video shows.

Connecticut teen flies gun-toting drone. How is this legal? (+video)

Finally this week the Spruce Goose, Howard Hughes' famous “flying boat” built during World War II as a prototype wooden cargo plane, will be staying in Oregon at The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum where it has been for over 20 years. The previous owners, the Aero Club of Southern California had a with dispute Evergreen over a final payment for the plane, which has been settled.

Oregon aviation museum reaches deal to take ownership of Spruce Goose, Howard Hughes' airplane

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SMAC101 Crossing the Continental Divide In A Vintage Aircraft with No Electricity http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac101-crossing-the-continental-divide-in-a-vintage-aircraft-with-no-electricity/ Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:17:03 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=5008 Pre-Flight Checklist The whole gang is here for a special interview with Matt VanDervort and discuss his crossing the Continental Divide in a vintage aircraft. Victoria just got back from AirVenture and gave a little report and preview of the upcoming report in episode 102. Also, Turbo Learns to Fly is out and for sale! […]

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30-yearsThe whole gang is here for a special interview with Matt VanDervort and discuss his crossing the Continental Divide in a vintage aircraft.

Victoria just got back from AirVenture and gave a little report and preview of the upcoming report in episode 102. Also, Turbo Learns to Fly is out and for sale!

Cruise Flight

Tonight's show is a special interview with Matt VanDervort of Vans Flying Services. Matt repairs and restores many types of aircraft but specializes in antique and vintage.

  • Matt's Grandfather got him started with flying, right after he was potty trained!
  • He acquired his recreational flight certificate when he was 17 in a Taylorcraft.
  • Matt's Grandfather was an Auto Body Teacher and A&P Mechanic, and encouraged Matt to get his licenses.
  • Matt also delivers aircraft, and recently delivered a Piper J-5 Cub Cruiser, crossing the Continental Divide to do it.
  • Matt gave some great answers to questions about fabric airplanes including evaluating before purchase, a bit about how they work, and how to find someone to work on them.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

No picks of the week this week since this is an interview episode.

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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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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 ... 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. Pre-Flight Checklist Air Venture in Oshkosh, […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 55:15
SMAC099-Laughs, Loops, and Rolls http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac099-laughs-loops-and-rolls/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:35:33 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4924 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 […]

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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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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. 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:08:21
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JeffKennon webCarl recorded a special episode interview with Jeff Kennon 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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SMAC097 Do Pilots Know How To Recover From Stalls? http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac097-do-pilots-know-how-to-recover-from-stalls/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 02:43:14 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4873 Carl, 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 […]

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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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Carl, 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 som... Carl, 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC096-Hello Larry Overstreet! Tailwheels, gliders, and building the Sonex http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac096-hello-larry-overstreet-tailwheels-gliders-and-building-the-sonex/ Fri, 15 May 2015 12:24:08 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4849 We're back from Sun N Fun with Rick, Sean, and a special guest Larry Overstreet! Preflight Checklist We are coming up episode 100! We would like you to celebrate with us by sending in one of your 100th milestones in your aviation life such as 100th landing, 100th airport, or whatever you can come up […]

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LarryWe're back from Sun N Fun with Rick, Sean, and a special guest Larry Overstreet!

Preflight Checklist

  • We are coming up episode 100! We would like you to celebrate with us by sending in one of your 100th milestones in your aviation life such as 100th landing, 100th airport, or whatever you can come up with. Send them to contact@stuckmicavcast.com or send them to our contact page.
  • Larry is working on taking Sun N Fun Radio worldwide, and cover air show events at liveatc.net/snf and Chats from the Deck.
  • The Aerospace Scholarships Guide 2015 is out on PDF right now, and soon will be on Kindle and iBooks.
  • Larry will be at AirVenture in Oshkosh along with Victoria and Turbo.

Cruise Flight

Our main topic tonight will be an interview with Larry Overstreet. Larry discusses:

  • His great story about how he got into aviation
  • Building his own Sonex airplane in his basement with his family
  • Flying gliders and the Soaring Society Of America.
  • Larry recommended Hartford Airport (HXF) and Cub Air Flight near Oshkosh for refueling and getting a tailwheel endorsement
  • IMC clubs for safer IFR pilots

Pick Of The Week:

LarryFlight of Passage audio book by Rinker Buck, recounting a flight from New Jersey to Southern California

CarlThe Day I learned to Fly by Jeffrey Kennon

Sean & RickApple Watch

After Landing Checklist:

Thanks to Larry for coming on. We will be having an email related show soon!

TheDayILearnedToFly

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We're back from Sun N Fun with Rick, Sean, and a special guest Larry Overstreet! Preflight Checklist We are coming up episode 100! We would like you to celebrate with us by sending in one of your 100th milestones in your aviation life such as 100th lan... We're back from Sun N Fun with Rick, Sean, and a special guest Larry Overstreet! Preflight Checklist We are coming up episode 100! We would like you to celebrate with us by sending in one of your 100th milestones in your aviation life such as 100th landing, 100th airport, or whatever you can come up […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:26:49
SMAC095 – Live From Sun N Fun 2015 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac095-live-from-sun-n-fun-2015/ Fri, 01 May 2015 12:34:43 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4826 Welcome to this special edition recorded live from Sun N Fun 2015. Today we have a very special show with some inspirational and interesting guests. Plus a very special guest from the Air Force! Preflight Checklist Polk State Flight Team announces their campaign to raise funds to compete in the regionals. Read their story and […]

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SunNFunAirplaneRepoWelcome to this special edition recorded live from Sun N Fun 2015. Today we have a very special show with some inspirational and interesting guests. Plus a very special guest from the Air Force!

Preflight Checklist

Polk State Flight Team announces their campaign to raise funds to compete in the regionals. Read their story and visit their GoFundMe page at GoFundMe.com/PolkFlightTeam.

Remember to listen live to Sun N Fun Radio at LiveAtc.net/snf.  We have events all year and past events including Sun N Fun 2015 are repeated throughout the year. Remember their are many ways to get in touch with us at Sun N Fun Radio by visiting SnfRadio.com.

Cruise Flight

We had some special guests join us on the deck at Sun N Fun Radio including:

Topics:

  • The students at Polk State College Aerospace are asked to join the folks from the Discovery Channel and Airplane Repo for an upcoming appearance. Stay tuned…
  • Polk State Grows from 25 to over 300 students in only few years and becomes the first public institution in the State of Florida to offer a Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Science.
  • Interest in aviation is growing amongst the younger generation.
  • Sun N Fun Love Story
  • Turbo The Flying Dog
  • Turbot gives Back to the community.
  • Victoria Inspires Woman Aviators.
  • Victoria Wins A Ninety-Nines Scholarship.
  • IMC Clubs keeping you Instrument Current.
  • SocialFlight.com
  • Camp RadioActive.
  • Some of the great guests we have had on Sun N Fun Radio.
  • How LiveATC.net works with the founder Dave Pascoe.
  • Behind the scenes at Sun N Fun Radio.
  • How You can volunteer at Sun N Fun.
  • Swearing In of the military recruits at Sun N Fun.
  • Carl wearing his “colors”
  • Dave Abbey talks about the free education aviation podcasts provide.

Pick Of The Show:

TheDayILearnedToFly

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SMAC094-What Makes a Good Student? http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac094-what-makes-a-good-student/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:22:06 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4805 What Makes a Good Student? The whole gang is back including Sean! Pre-Flight Checklist Sun n' Fun is almost here April 21-26. Carl and Eric will both be here (despite what Carl thinks on the show!). In fact the next show will be LIVE from Sun n' Fun at liveatc.net/snf. Tonight we are working on […]

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StudentCarlWhat Makes a Good Student?

The whole gang is back including Sean!

Pre-Flight Checklist

  • Sun n' Fun is almost here April 21-26. Carl and Eric will both be here (despite what Carl thinks on the show!). In fact the next show will be LIVE from Sun n' Fun at liveatc.net/snf.
  • Tonight we are working on clearing out the backlog of listener email going back to the middle of 2014. You can continue to send us questions at contact@stuckmicavcast.com. Going forward we will be answering them on a regular basis.
  • Eric and Victoria recently updated their meet the hosts bios.
  • Sean recently got current in a DA-20.
  • Sean also said the B-29 “Fifi” will be flying all over the country this summer. Check out the Commemorative Air Force Website for dates.

Cruise Flight

Topics covered:

  • Know Your Why
  • Commit to a consistent training schedule
  • Commit to a consistent study schedule
  • “Chair Fly”
  • Ask Questions
  • Be prepared
  • Take your training and have a healthy respect for the training environment
  • Be open to learning and input
  • Have fun while learning
  • Join a flight club and share aviation
  • Check on your recreational mindset
  • Be open to feedback
  • Apply the naked butt theory to training
  • Set and know your training milestones
  • Ask for homework
  • Realize ground briefing time is important
  • Know what’s next in your training and prep for it
  • Pick a professional CFI
  • Schedule time every week to fly AND to study
  • Fly no less than twice a week
  • Set training milestones and hold yourself to them
  • Simulation!! Logable or not
  • Communicate and expect communication in return
  • Flight training is not an on/off activity – must prep before and review after

~Picks of the Week~

Eric: Waze, a crowd sourcing traffic app to help you be on time, including for getting to the airport!

Rick: Air Wings, an aviation game based on point of view flight of a paper airplane

Victoria: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin historical fiction about the wife of Charles Lindbergh

Sean: Ageless Aviation Dreams, a non-profit honoring US Military veterans by giving flights in a Steerman

Carl: Colorado Pilots Association, which has tons of information on mountain flying, backcountry flying, etc.

After Landing Checklist:

Check out our new Pick of the Week Page

To find all the ways to contact us check out our Contacts Page

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What Makes a Good Student? The whole gang is back including Sean! Pre-Flight Checklist Sun n' Fun is almost here April 21-26. Carl and Eric will both be here (despite what Carl thinks on the show!). In fact the next show will be LIVE from Sun n' Fun at... What Makes a Good Student? The whole gang is back including Sean! Pre-Flight Checklist Sun n' Fun is almost here April 21-26. Carl and Eric will both be here (despite what Carl thinks on the show!). In fact the next show will be LIVE from Sun n' Fun at liveatc.net/snf. Tonight we are working on […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:10:50
SMAC093 – Finding Bucolic New Jersey and Listener Mail http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac093-finding-bucolic-new-jersey-and-listener-mail/ Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:15:34 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4749 Pre-Flight Checklist Carl recently flew in a 172! We'll put a picture in the show notes. Eric's student Esteban soloed! Cruise Flight Tonight we are working on clearing out the backlog of listener email going back to the middle of 2014. You can continue to send us questions at contact@stuckmicavcast.com. Going forward we will be […]

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Finding Bucolic New Jersey

Pre-Flight Checklist

  • Carl recently flew in a 172! We'll put a picture in the show notes.
  • Eric's student Esteban soloed!

Cruise Flight

Tonight we are working on clearing out the backlog of listener email going back to the middle of 2014. You can continue to send us questions at contact@stuckmicavcast.com. Going forward we will be answering them on a regular basis.

Topics covered:

  • Thank you for the show and good luck to Len from Zurich, Switzerland.
  • A comment from episode 74: You can now fly if you are color blind, but you will have a restriction on your medical certificate.
  • Training question: do you need to retake your written FAA test if you have a break in training?
  • A question on training hours in a simulator and changes from the FAA.
  • A request for a podcast on the Reno Air Show.
  • Sandpoint, Idaho Air Park.
  • A comment from Russ Roslowski about askcfi.com.
  • An answer to what happened to Columbine I, General Eisenhower's personal plane.
  • An offer to help Sean when visiting the air show in Stuart, Florida.
  • A comment about a hanger home bed and Breakfast in Danville, Florida.
  • A request to discuss more air shows especially the smaller ones that do not get much airtime.

~Picks of the Week~

After Landing Checklist

Links:

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Pre-Flight Checklist Carl recently flew in a 172! We'll put a picture in the show notes. Eric's student Esteban soloed! Cruise Flight Tonight we are working on clearing out the backlog of listener email going back to the middle of 2014. Pre-Flight Checklist Carl recently flew in a 172! We'll put a picture in the show notes. Eric's student Esteban soloed! Cruise Flight Tonight we are working on clearing out the backlog of listener email going back to the middle of 2014. You can continue to send us questions at contact@stuckmicavcast.com. Going forward we will be […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 57:20
SMAC092 – Is It Time to Fire Your Flight Instructor? http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac092-is-it-time-to-fire-your-flight-instructor/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac092-is-it-time-to-fire-your-flight-instructor/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:24:57 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4728 Pre-Flight Checklist: You can ask us questions by using our hashtag #asksmac, or by emailing us at Contact@StuckMicAvCast.com, or by calling 347-699-4647 (DIP MY WINGS). Please send us questions or stories about your aviation successes. Victoria said she no longer needs a special issuance medical certificate! Eric has a shout out for one of his students named […]

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InstructorCarlPre-Flight Checklist:

You can ask us questions by using our hashtag #asksmac, or by emailing us at Contact@StuckMicAvCast.com, or by calling 347-699-4647 (DIP MY WINGS). Please send us questions or stories about your aviation successes.

Victoria said she no longer needs a special issuance medical certificate!

Eric has a shout out for one of his students named John who earned his Private Pilot's License today!

Eric also said a big “thank you” to Women in Aviation and JetBlue, who paid for four of his students to attend the Women in Aviation conference in Dallas, Texas. You can check out the pictures of John and the students who attended the conference at their Facebook page.

Cruise Flight:

Our topics this week are coming from our Twitter hashtag #asksmac about when to fire your flight instructor:

  • Billing issues
  • Safety
  • Personality issues
  • If they smell bad
  • Lack of integrity
  • Lack of progress
  • Degrading
  • Just a time builder
  • Lack of availability
  • Lack of communication

~Picks of the Week~

Rick: F18 Carrier Landing Lite-a free iOS game

Victoria: Fly Girl by Sheri L. Smith, a Young Adult book about a girl torn between her heritage and wanting to fly as part of the WASPS

Carl: FAA Wildlife Strike Database– a website for logging birdstrikes and learning all kinds of things by exploring the data

Eric: Avare– an offline navigational app that allows you to draw on the screen in GPS mode

After Landing Checklist

Be sure to send us feedback, especially your opinion on the best aviation app for the iPhone 6

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http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac092-is-it-time-to-fire-your-flight-instructor/feed/ 1 Pre-Flight Checklist: You can ask us questions by using our hashtag #asksmac, or by emailing us at Contact@StuckMicAvCast.com, or by calling 347-699-4647 (DIP MY WINGS). Please send us questions or stories about your aviation successes. Pre-Flight Checklist: You can ask us questions by using our hashtag #asksmac, or by emailing us at Contact@StuckMicAvCast.com, or by calling 347-699-4647 (DIP MY WINGS). Please send us questions or stories about your aviation successes. Victoria said she no longer needs a special issuance medical certificate! Eric has a shout out for one of his students named […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:02:47
SMAC091-Nancy Spielberg producer of “Above And Beyond – The Untold True Story” http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac091-nancy-spielberg-producer-of-above-and-beyond-the-untold-true-story/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac091-nancy-spielberg-producer-of-above-and-beyond-the-untold-true-story/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:14:10 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4706 Pre-Flight Checklist Carl, Victoria, and Rick are here, and everyone is cold and buried. Announcements: Sean says Thunder over Louisville is coming April 18th and includes the US Air Force Thunderbirds and huge fireworks. Victoria thanked everyone for coming out for Paws & Planes. The turnout was hampered by 7 inches of snow, but the 20 […]

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Carl, Victoria, and Rick are here, and everyone is cold and buried.

Announcements:

  • Sean says Thunder over Louisville is coming April 18th and includes the US Air Force Thunderbirds and huge fireworks.
  • Victoria thanked everyone for coming out for Paws & Planes. The turnout was hampered by 7 inches of snow, but the 20 or so kids there had a great time.
  • Carl says Sun n Fun is coming soon, and the team will be covering it, including a story about a romance involving one of the co-hosts!

Cruise Flight

Carl Recently interviewed film maker Nancy Spielberg, Producer of the feature length documentary Above and Beyond. Carl replays the interview before the team opens for discussion.

~Picks of the Week~

Carl: The Bent Prop Project: a documentary about the search for various aircraft lost to the Pacific Ocean.
Sean: The Art of Aircraft a website with great aviation related pictures including planes, posters, and very realistic renderings.
Victoria: AOPA National Aviation Community Center: a special hanger for community events and education including classrooms and simulator located at the AOPA HQ in Frederick, MD.
Rick: Overcast: a great app for listening to podcasts on iOS. The app has some great features such as cutting out dead space to save time, and is free with limits or can be unlocked for $4.99.

After Landing Checklist

  • Eric could not be on the show due to a last minute conflict at Polk State University where he is the Aerospace Director
  • Please check out our revamped Facebook Page.

This episode is sponsored by:

AerospaceScholarships.com

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SMAC090 Steve Tupper, motor gliders, flying upside down and special words about hurling http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac090-steve-tupper-motor-gliders-flying-upside-down-and-special-words-about-hurling/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:14:07 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4695 This episode is an interview with Steve Tupper aka Stephen Force. “Stephen Force” is the superhero alter ego of mild-mannered tech and aviation lawyer, commercial pilot (glider, with private privileges in ASEL, AMEL, ASES, IA, and DC-3 (SIC) type-rated), and Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) lieutenant colonel and search-and-rescue pilot Steve Tupper. To Read More about Steve Click […]

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TupperTurnThis episode is an interview with Steve Tupper aka Stephen Force.

“Stephen Force” is the superhero alter ego of mild-mannered tech and aviation lawyer, commercial pilot (glider, with private privileges in ASEL, AMEL, ASES, IA, and DC-3 (SIC) type-rated), and Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) lieutenant colonel and search-and-rescue pilot Steve Tupper.

To Read More about Steve Click Here.

This Episode Sponsored by:

AerospaceScholarships.com

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This episode is an interview with Steve Tupper aka Stephen Force. “Stephen Force” is the superhero alter ego of mild-mannered tech and aviation lawyer, commercial pilot (glider, with private privileges in ASEL, AMEL, ASES, IA, This episode is an interview with Steve Tupper aka Stephen Force. “Stephen Force” is the superhero alter ego of mild-mannered tech and aviation lawyer, commercial pilot (glider, with private privileges in ASEL, AMEL, ASES, IA, and DC-3 (SIC) type-rated), and Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) lieutenant colonel and search-and-rescue pilot Steve Tupper. To Read More about Steve Click […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:07:44
SMAC089 The Affordable Aircraft Expo! Live From The US Sport Aviation Expo 2015 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac089-the-affordable-aircraft-expo-live-from-the-us-sport-aviation-expo-2015/ Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:02:23 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4673 Aviation Starts Here! This episode is dedicated to the excitement we felt when we first discovered flying! You should feel the excitement and again when you hear the many passionate aviators in this episode. Representing Sun N Fun radio, Carl Valeri and Eric Crump spent their days at the US Sport Aviation Expo exploring the newest […]

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This episode is dedicated to the excitement we felt when we first discovered flying! You should feel the excitement and again when you hear the many passionate aviators in this episode.

Representing Sun N Fun radio, Carl Valeri and Eric Crump spent their days at the US Sport Aviation Expo exploring the newest products, listening to lectures , and interviewing many of the exhibitors. This is a long episode because we decided to include all the interviews from the show. We feel each interview has something special to offer to you the listener. Remember the individual interviews will be loaded up to Chats From the Deck and will be streamed at LiveATC throughout the year.

Interviews:

ExpoHostsLinks:

US Sport Aviation Expo

Sun N Fun Radio on LiveATC.net

Chats From The Deck

 

This episode is sponsored by:

AerospaceScholarships.com

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Aviation Starts Here! This episode is dedicated to the excitement we felt when we first discovered flying! You should feel the excitement and again when you hear the many passionate aviators in this episode. Representing Sun N Fun radio, Aviation Starts Here! This episode is dedicated to the excitement we felt when we first discovered flying! You should feel the excitement and again when you hear the many passionate aviators in this episode. Representing Sun N Fun radio, Carl Valeri and Eric Crump spent their days at the US Sport Aviation Expo exploring the newest […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
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Carl, Victoria, Rick and Eric are here, and everyone is cold!

  • We start with some announcements. Carl and Eric  will be attending the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida.
  • You can tweet the show using the Twitter hashtag #asksmac.
  • Victoria said that Turbo the Flying Dog wants to invite everyone to the Frederick Municipal Airport for AOPA's Paws & Planes Day February 21st 9am-1pm. Turbo will be signing books and there will be about a dozen aviation related stations. The event is free, and kids that visit all the stations will get a free gift!

Cruise Flight

~Picks of the Week~

This episode is sponsored by:

AerospaceScholarships.com

Flying Automobile Popular Mechanics 1960

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SMAC087 – Best of 2014 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac087-best-of-2014/ Thu, 01 Jan 2015 15:54:05 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4633 Pre-Flight Checklist This episode features segments from the best of 2014, as voted by you the listeners and our staff! Cruise Flight SMAC066 – How To Build An Instrument Approach With Russ Roslewski SMAC069 – Goodbye Len Costa and Three Places To Land In Your Lifetime SMAC073 – Drones, Toilet Paper Cutting, and Other Aviation […]

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This episode features segments from the best of 2014, as voted by you the listeners and our staff!

Cruise Flight

This episode is sponsored by:

AerospaceScholarships.com



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Pre-Flight Checklist This episode features segments from the best of 2014, as voted by you the listeners and our staff! Cruise Flight SMAC066 – How To Build An Instrument Approach With Russ Roslewski SMAC069 – Goodbye Len Costa and Three Places To Land... Pre-Flight Checklist This episode features segments from the best of 2014, as voted by you the listeners and our staff! Cruise Flight SMAC066 – How To Build An Instrument Approach With Russ Roslewski SMAC069 – Goodbye Len Costa and Three Places To Land In Your Lifetime SMAC073 – Drones, Toilet Paper Cutting, and Other Aviation […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:41:19
SMAC086 – Skywriting and The Most Memorable Moments of 2014 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac086-skywriting-and-the-most-memorable-moments-of-2014/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac086-skywriting-and-the-most-memorable-moments-of-2014/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:00:51 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4609 Pre-Flight Checklist The whole gang is here for the last new show of the year (hey, that rhymes!) including Turbo, the Flying Dog! We start with some announcements. Eric has a shout out for Jason from Alaska (brrrr!) who despite setbacks is continuing to his work on his aerospace education. Victoria announce that Turbo the […]

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TurboCoverThe whole gang is here for the last new show of the year (hey, that rhymes!) including Turbo, the Flying Dog!

We start with some announcements. Eric has a shout out for Jason from Alaska (brrrr!) who despite setbacks is continuing to his work on his aerospace education.

Victoria announce that Turbo the Flying Dog book is now for sale click here: Turbo the Flying Dog (Volume 1).

Cruise Flight

Victoria discusses the Dare to be Different scholarship, which requires you to do something unique in aviation. Using her GPS she flew in the pattern that spelled out “dare 2 be.” You can see the details on her blog. Victoria was also on Airplane Geeks.

The topic for this week is their reflections on their year in flight, including what they did in aviation and the most amazing thing they saw from the air.

  • Eric discussed using General Aviation to go visit his sister when she had her baby.
  • Sean talked about getting a ride on Fat Albert, the Blue Angels C-130 that does something akin to aerobatics.
  • Victoria said one of her favorite things is sharing aviation with others, and how earlier this year her and her husband flew their plane along with another couples plane for a special hamburger.
  • Carl's best flight was actually getting to fly a 172, which is a big change after flying for the airlines. The most beautiful thing was seeing wave formations flying into Trinidad.
  • Rick said he did not do any flying this year due to family commitments and discussed the difficulty of trying to stay current and how important that is if you really cannot go flying anywhere. However he did discuss flying around New England at some really beautiful airports.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

  • Victoria: 1800wxbrief.com, a great site for filing a flight plan and plotting your route.
  • Sean: XPlane 10 Mobile flight simulator game for iOS. the 172 comes free, you can purchase other planes in app.
  • Carl: Paul Job Photography, an aerial photographer taking great aerial, airplane photography.
  • Eric: FAA Safety Briefing Magazine, which is a great resource for pilots. It is available for free as e-pub or Kindle, or in print for a low fee. Also, the FAA Safety Briefing Twitter account is a great resource and has a lot of interaction among pilots sharing information.
  • Rick: MPING (Meteorological Phenomenon Information Near the Ground), a free app that lets you report on weather phenomenon near the ground, where radar cannot detect. The app is available for iOS, Android.

This episode is sponsored by:

 AerospaceScholarships.com

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SMAC085 – When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge and Warbird Fly-In http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac085-when-pigs-fly-south-bbq-challenge-and-warbird-fly-in/ Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:34:21 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4587 Pre-Flight Checklist Carl and Eric reporting live from the When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge and Warbird Flyin weekend at Sun N Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at LiveATC.net/SNF or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on the Sun N Fun Radio button. You can also listen to […]

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Carl and Eric reporting live from the When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge and Warbird Flyin weekend at Sun N Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at LiveATC.net/SNF or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on the Sun N Fun Radio button. You can also listen to the individual interviews from this episode at Chats From The Deck.

A great place to listen to interviews with your favorite air show performers, historic aviation figures, and passionate aviators is by visiting Chats From The Deck. This wonderful resource is hosted by the volunteer chairman of Sun N Fun Radio Dave Shallbetter. Recordings include live interviews from the deck at Sun N Fun, interviews by volunteers reporting during the fly-in , and recordings from various live events throughout the year such as Aerospace Discovery.

The Flyin features an F-18 simulator, warbirds from Punta Gorda, lots of BBQ, motor cycles, classic cars, and a bounce house, fun and games!

Cruise Flight

Here are the interviews Carl conducted:

  • Jose Figueroa, Safety Programmer, Tampa FSDO, presenting the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, which is a 50 year safety record! You can see the honor roll at faasafety.gov
  • Jim from Warbirds of America local chapter, national organization, who fly retired military planes and raise money for veteran's organizations.
  • Lunar from flyjivefly.
  • Bill Johnston of Silver Wings, an aviation fraternity.
  • Jim Frees, one of the BBQ challenge judges.
  • Lights Leenhouts President and CEO of Sun N Fun.
  • Rob Williams, Executive Director Aerospace Discovery Center for Excellence at Sun N Fun.
  • John Iskara, Education Director for Aerospace Center for Excellence.
  • Neil Glazer, owner of Pilot Mall. Also checkout Aviation Custom Carts.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

No picks this week since the show is at the event.

Sun N Fun Radio is sponsored by:

Sennheiser



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Pre-Flight Checklist Carl and Eric reporting live from the When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge and Warbird Flyin weekend at Sun N Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at LiveATC.net/SNF or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on the Sun... Pre-Flight Checklist Carl and Eric reporting live from the When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge and Warbird Flyin weekend at Sun N Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at LiveATC.net/SNF or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on the Sun N Fun Radio button. You can also listen to […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
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Carl reporting live from the Aerospace Discovery weekend at Sun n Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at LiveATC.net/SNF or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on the Sun N Fun Radio button. You can also listen to the individual interviews from this episode at Chats From The Deck.

A great place to listen to interviews with your favorite air show performers, historic aviation figures, and passionate aviators is by visiting  Chats From The Deck. This wonderful resource is hosted by the volunteer chairman of Sun N Fun Radio Dave Shallbetter. Recordings include live interviews from the deck at Sun N Fun, interviews by volunteers reporting during the fly-in , and recordings from various live events throughout the year such as Aerospace Discovery.

Cruise Flight

Here are the interviews Carl conducted:

  • Carl Interviewed Air Force Pilot Craig Pricer, pilot of the F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter
  • Trip from Sun n Fun Radio, talking about volunteer opportunities
  • Roger Davis, one of the pilots taking kids for Discovery Flights
  • Robb Williams, discussing some of the things kids can do including Boy Scout merit badges, stomp rockets, laser tag, a star party, and more
  • Wayne Harris, one of the pilots flying kids in a suped up Cherokee
  • Buzz Allman, another pilot taking kids up
  • Laura Vaughn, volunteer organizer of flights for kids
  • Jive from Fly Jive Fly
  • Jamie Jamesson, discussing summer camps at Sun n Fun
  • Amy from Girl Scouts in Gainesville, Florida
  • Elaine from Tampa Bay Geocaching store
  • Angel Castianos, pilot of a Breezer with the Lakeland Aero Club

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

No picks this week since the show is at the event.

Sun N Fun Radio is sponsored by:

Sennheiser

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Pre-Flight Checklist Carl reporting live from the Aerospace Discovery weekend at Sun n Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at LiveATC.net/SNF or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on the Sun N Fun Radio button. Pre-Flight Checklist Carl reporting live from the Aerospace Discovery weekend at Sun n Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at LiveATC.net/SNF or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on the Sun N Fun Radio button. You can also listen to the individual interviews from this episode at Chats From […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:01:25
SMAC083 – Live From The National Business Aviation Association Convention 2014 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac083-live-from-the-national-business-aviation-association-convention-2014/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac083-live-from-the-national-business-aviation-association-convention-2014/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:28:39 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4546 Pre-Flight Checklist Carl and Eric report live from the National Business Aviation Association Convention 2014. Cruise Flight Carl interviewed Mark Miller from WSI about weather related products they make for GA pilots, including predicting turbulence, storms, radar, etc. You can buy a subscription to their iPad app for $120.00/year. Marina from Wyvern discussed being an […]

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Carl and Eric report live from the National Business Aviation Association Convention 2014.

Cruise Flight

  • Carl interviewed Mark Miller from WSI about weather related products they make for GA pilots, including predicting turbulence, storms, radar, etc. You can buy a subscription to their iPad app for $120.00/year.
  • Marina from Wyvern discussed being an advocate for the Cedar Key Airport, and the challenges associated with flying in and out of the airport.
  • AvPlan-EFP: Plan smarter, fly sooner with Bevin Anderson. This app serves as an electronic flight plan and does everything a flight bag does but electronically.
  • ForeFlight Intelligent apps for pilots produces another electronic flight bag product.
  • Veterans AirliftCommand: Flying post-9/11 veterans for medical and other compassionate reasons outside the airline system as volunteers. Carl also spoke with a veteran and passenger of Veterans Airlift Command.
  • Mygoflight with Charlie Schneider. Their Armor Glass screen protector is all glass, anti-glare, anti-shatter, and anti-scratch. They also make other accessories including chargers, rechargeable batteries, flight bags, etc.

After Landing Checklist

Carl and Eric will be reporting live from the Sun n' Fun  3rd Annual When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge November 7th and 8th. Please come visit us if you are there.

~Picks of the Week~

No picks this week since the show is at the convention.

 This Episode Sponsored By:

AerospaceScholarships.com



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Warbirds, BBQ, Cars and More at Sun N Fun When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge Nov 7-8 http://stuckmicavcast.com/sun-n-fun-2/warbirds-bbq-cars-and-more-at-sun-n-fun-when-pigs-fly-south-bbq-challenge-nov-7-8/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/sun-n-fun-2/warbirds-bbq-cars-and-more-at-sun-n-fun-when-pigs-fly-south-bbq-challenge-nov-7-8/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:38:22 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4531 Carl Valeri will be reporting for Sun N Fun Radio at the 3rd Annual When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge.   If you see him at the show please stop him and say hello. Click Here for Event Details. Bring your family, friends and your appetite to the 3rd Annual When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge. This […]

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Carl Valeri will be reporting for Sun N Fun Radio at the 3rd Annual When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge.   If you see him at the show please stop him and say hello. Click Here for Event Details.

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Bring your family, friends and your appetite to the 3rd Annual When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge. This year, we have more BBQ Competitors, more Cars, more Motorcycles and more Airplanes… including the Warbirds!

Friday, November 7
5-10 p.m.

Saturday, November 8
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Plenty of BBQ to eat!!

  • Beer

  • NEW!  Hog Wash Saloon (Bar)

  • Live Music

  • Warbird Arrival

 

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    BBQ to eat!!

  • Beer

  • NEW!  Hog Wash Saloon (Bar)

  • Live Music

  • Kids Activities

  • Show Cars

  • Motorcycles

  • Airplanes… including Warbird Aircraft

FREE Admission • Parking $5
Weekend camping available. 

 

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SMAC082 – Ever Wonder What it’s Like to Fly a Corporate Jet? Find Out in this Episode! http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac081-corporate-jet-flying/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:08:48 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4514 Pre-Flight Checklist Carl, Eric and Rick are here interviewing Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast. Update on Log Ten Pro: Rick had an update on his pick of the week Log10Pro. Log10Pro is not currently compatible with iCloud. When the problem is fixed there should be an update, which is usually a free update […]

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mza_6093442509855536240.170x170-75Carl, Eric and Rick are here interviewing Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast.

Update on Log Ten Pro: Rick had an update on his pick of the week Log10Pro. Log10Pro is not currently compatible with iCloud. When the problem is fixed there should be an update, which is usually a free update but it is possible it could be a paid upgrade.Check their website for details.

Aerospace Discovery Weekend: Eric announced that the Wings & Things aviation youth camp from Sun N' Fun is being rebranded as Aerospace Discovery Weekend, and is taking place the weekend of October 24th, 2014. A lot more activities have been added. This is a camping event, and children 8 and up can get their first flight. Carl and Eric will be attending recording interviews and possibly live broadcasting.

Aviation Maintenance Presentation: Carl recently participated in a W.I.N.G.S. Safety Presentation, and was given permission to post the slides online. The talk covers new GPS rules and other important recent changes.

Turbo the Flying Dog: Victoria has an article out on Buzzfeed about Turbo with a great animated picture of Turbo.

Cruise Flight

Our main topic today is an interview with Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast.

  • Tom discusses currency in the planes he flies, some of the technologies used and the rules surrounding them.
  • Tom and Eric discuss the differences between being current and being proficient.
  • Letters of Authorization and other things needed to stay in compliance with corporate jets, which are more difficult than smaller planes.
  • Tom's career path into Corporate Jets.
  • How the scheduling works for corporate pilots: scheduling ahead of time versus being on call.
  • Rick asked about plane ownership versus renting, which led to a discussion on using corporate jets and the organization No Plane No Gain, which crunches the numbers on why corporations need planes to save time and money.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Since this is an interview show, there are no picks of the week. Enjoy the interview!

This episode is sponsored by:

AviationUniverse

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Pre-Flight Checklist Carl, Eric and Rick are here interviewing Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast. Update on Log Ten Pro: Rick had an update on his pick of the week Log10Pro. Log10Pro is not currently compatible with iCloud. Pre-Flight Checklist Carl, Eric and Rick are here interviewing Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast. Update on Log Ten Pro: Rick had an update on his pick of the week Log10Pro. Log10Pro is not currently compatible with iCloud. When the problem is fixed there should be an update, which is usually a free update […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:03:51
SMAC081 – Reducing Risk in Aviation & Flying around Iceland http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast/smac081-reducing-risk-in-aviation-flying-around-iceland/ Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:22:12 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4502 Pre-Flight Checklist Carl is recording from near Sky Manor Airport in Pittstown, NJ where he watched balloons taking off this evening. Sean is out this week but everyone else is here and ready to go! Cruise Flight Victoria visited Iceland, where she got to see about 75% of the country. She said General Aviation is well represented […]

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Carl is recording from near Sky Manor Airport in Pittstown, NJ where he watched balloons taking off this evening. Sean is out this week but everyone else is here and ready to go!

Cruise Flight

Victoria visited Iceland, where she got to see about 75% of the country. She said General Aviation is well represented and very healthy there. You can check out pictures at her blog.

Also Victoria will be at the AOPA Homecoming Saturday 10/4 at the Frederick Municipal Airport booth 21 (Aviation Insurance Resources) from 9-4. Turbo The Flying Dog will also be there. You can also come to hanger E-7 11-2 for a free cookout!

For tonight's main topic, Carl reads an email from a listener about mitigating safety problems in General Aviation. The group discussed various safety issues, different types of aircraft and the mitigating circumstances. Victoria also discussed some of the issues related to different planes and insurance rates, and the whole group discussed seat restraints and how they use them. 30% of GA deaths are a result of head injuries which could possibly be prevented by using restraints.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Victoria: Skyfunder.com Flexible, worldwide crowd funding for aviation and aerospace projects.

Rick: Log Ten Pro for Mac & iOS. Digital log book for flight tracking, syncs with iCloud.

Carl: Pilot Get – a – Ways. A wonderful site for adventure travel for aviators.

Eric: AOPA Flight Risk Evaluation App. ASI online risk course evaluation tool, which includes weather data.

This episode is sponsored by:

AviationUniverse

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Pre-Flight Checklist Carl is recording from near Sky Manor Airport in Pittstown, NJ where he watched balloons taking off this evening. Sean is out this week but everyone else is here and ready to go! Cruise Flight Victoria visited Iceland, Pre-Flight Checklist Carl is recording from near Sky Manor Airport in Pittstown, NJ where he watched balloons taking off this evening. Sean is out this week but everyone else is here and ready to go! Cruise Flight Victoria visited Iceland, where she got to see about 75% of the country. She said General Aviation is well represented […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:00:07
SMAC080 – Flying Around Volcanoes, Oxygen Deprivation and Pressurization http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac080-flying-around-volcanoes-oxygen-deprivation-and-pressurization/ Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:41:56 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4486 Pre-Flight Checklist The comment period for proposed rule making related to what can be stored in airport hangers has been extended until October 6th. You can find more details about this in Episode 079 as well as the link to comment. Aviation Careers Podcast is hosting another webinar September 30th, this one titled Should You Become an Airline […]

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The comment period for proposed rule making related to what can be stored in airport hangers has been extended until October 6th. You can find more details about this in Episode 079 as well as the link to comment.

Aviation Careers Podcast is hosting another webinar September 30th, this one titled Should You Become an Airline Pilot? This webinar is free but you must sign up.

Eric Crump's sister had her first baby today, so Eric flew his family to see his sister's family in Central Alabama.

Victoria announced that her kickstarter campaign for Turbo the Flying Dog launched last week and has already reached 50% of it's goal!

Cruise Flight

Victoria is heading to Iceland, and opened a discussion on how volcanoes can disrupt flights. You can check volcanic activity around the world.

Rick brought up the recent crash of a TBM900 near Jamaica due to possible hypoxia and depressurization. Carl went over some of the warning signs of depressurization and how to protect yourself in the event of a loss in cabin pressure. Carl also went over the CARE checklist, which is Consequences, Alternatives, Reality, and External Pressures.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Rick: Hyperlapse for video capture with your phone. It's claim to fame is using image stabilization in a phone app. The app is currently only available for iOS.

Eric: Ask a CFI blog for posting questions and sharing information on aviation.

Carl: Tomorrow's Aviation Museum.

This episode is sponsored by:

AviationUniverse

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Pre-Flight Checklist The comment period for proposed rule making related to what can be stored in airport hangers has been extended until October 6th. You can find more details about this in Episode 079 as well as the link to comment. Pre-Flight Checklist The comment period for proposed rule making related to what can be stored in airport hangers has been extended until October 6th. You can find more details about this in Episode 079 as well as the link to comment. Aviation Careers Podcast is hosting another webinar September 30th, this one titled Should You Become an Airline […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:00:46
SMAC079 – What’s in your hangar? The Government wants to know. http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac079-whats-in-your-hangar-the-government-wants-to-know/ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:21 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4467 Pre-Flight Checklist The Plymouth Air Show is Saturday, September 27th in Plymouth, Massachusetts 10-3 at the Plymouth Airport. The featured attraction is an acrobatics show with Mike Goulian. The event is free and Rick will be there. The Stuart Air Show in Stuart, Florida is November 1st & 2nd, with a special night show and Halloween festivities […]

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The Plymouth Air Show is Saturday, September 27th in Plymouth, Massachusetts 10-3 at the Plymouth Airport. The featured attraction is an acrobatics show with Mike Goulian. The event is free and Rick will be there.

The Stuart Air Show in Stuart, Florida is November 1st & 2nd, with a special night show and Halloween festivities October 31st. Stuck Mic AVCast will be reporting live from the show.

August 23rd was the grand opening of Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum, located in Lakeland Florida, home of  Sun n' Fun. This new exhibit is designed to be more interactive with simulators and hands on activities.

Aviation Careers Podcast has a new webinar up on “Should You Choose a Career in Aviation?”

Cruise Flight

Carl kicks things off by bringing up a proposed rule regarding non-aeronautical uses of airport hangers. The comment period is open until September 5th. Airports that accept federal money, public or private, can only be used for aeronautical usage. Many airports are allowing people to store things like boats and cars in hangers, leaving pilots to complain that they do not have hanger space to store their aircraft. This led to a discussion of hanger homes.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Victoria: The Day I Learned to Fly, a children's book by Victoria's friend Jeff Kennon.

Sean: Iridium Go Satellite based wi-fi hotspot for planes, boats, or anytime you are out of cell phone range and need connectivity (weather reports, directions, etc.).

Carl: Aviation Careers Podcast has a new webinar up on “Should You Choose a Career in Aviation?”

Rick: Airplane Mt. Everest Flying Game for iOS and Android

This episode is sponsored by:

AviationUniverse

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Pre-Flight Checklist The Plymouth Air Show is Saturday, September 27th in Plymouth, Massachusetts 10-3 at the Plymouth Airport. The featured attraction is an acrobatics show with Mike Goulian. The event is free and Rick will be there. Pre-Flight Checklist The Plymouth Air Show is Saturday, September 27th in Plymouth, Massachusetts 10-3 at the Plymouth Airport. The featured attraction is an acrobatics show with Mike Goulian. The event is free and Rick will be there. The Stuart Air Show in Stuart, Florida is November 1st & 2nd, with a special night show and Halloween festivities […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:04:36
SMAC078 Obtaining Your Instrument Rating http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac078-getting-and-maintaining-your-ifr/ Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:03:44 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4448 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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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 track of information. We also discusses Automation Management and the danger of over-relying on automated systems.

Carl brings up a situation where a friend of his flew an aircraft where she was the Captain and her sister was the Co-Pilot, which may be a first in aviation history. Very few people seem to know that there are female pilots in the airlines, and automatically assume that a man always does the flying.

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Eric: Polk State College is about to become the first state institution in Florida to offer a four year degree in aviation.

Victoria: Bring Fido Web site to find pet friendly places to stay when you are flying to your next $100 hamburger!

Rick: First Air Force One The story of the first plane to be called Air Force One, which is the only plane to use that call sign and not be preserved in a museum or other other collection.

Carl: Aviation: The Invisible Highway This is a new movie coming out next year about flying and what it means to so many people.

This episode is sponsored by:

AviationUniverse

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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. 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC077 Regaining your Currency And A Surprise Guest http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac077-regaining-your-currency-and-a-surprise-guest/ Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:17:53 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4435 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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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 the difficulties in keeping current when living in a foreign country
  • Differences in aviation and airlines in other parts of the world

After Landing Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Eric: Gyronimo.com weight, balance, and performance planning done graphically

Victoria: Victoria is going to be a published author! She is having a children's book published about Turbo the Flying Dog Check Turbo out on Facebook Instagram and Twitter

Rick: iOS and Android glider game Fsim Space Shuttle Simulator

Sean: Ageless Aviation Dreams

Len: Dynon Avionics Video to the Cockpit

Carl: Bahamas Habitat

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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. 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC076 What We Can Learn from Asiana Flight 214 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/asiana214/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/asiana214/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:08:15 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4417 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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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 main discussion is on the crash investigation of Asiana flight 214 in San Francisco in July 2013.

  • How the NTSB learns about an accident and how they assemble a team and get to the accident.
  • How the Major Investigation Division team members deal with the tragedy of these accidents themselves.
  • How the NTSB determines what pictures and information is what released and what is kept confidential.
  • How the NTSB sorts out all the data from an accident to determine the “probably cause” of an accident but also the recommendations the NTSB makes to the FAA, airlines, etc.
  • The different products, reports and information put out by the NTSB.
  • What's in the investigator's “go bag?”
  • Importance of standard operating procedures when calling out what the pilot is doing with the aircraft.
  • What we as general aviation pilots can learn from Asiana 214.
  • The importance of teaching and instruction even for experienced pilots.

After Flight Checklist

No picks this week, as we enjoy this wonderful interview of our very special guest.

After Landing Checklist

This episode is sponsored by:

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SMAC075 A first flight to Colombia, Flying the P2006T Tecnam and more. http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac075-a-first-flight-to-colombia-flying-the-p2006t-technam-and-more/ Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:59:56 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4397 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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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 to Medellin Colombia!

This weeks main discussion is on the Tecnam P-2006T

  • Eric got to fly the P-2006T by Tecnam
  • Twin engine, gas powered plane
  • Dual redundancy on everything
  • Light twin plane but with plenty of room like a cabin-class plane

After Flight Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Rick: Aviationstatistics.org for learning about General Aviation accidents and how to learn from them.

Sean: Antarctica Flights: Flights that depart from Australia to give aerial tours of the Antarctic.

Carl: Vision of flight: Creating the next generation of people passionate about aviation.

Eric: AOPA Regional Fly-ins, which is a great organization for pilots to get together, talk, and learn. This summer they are having some great fly-ins where you can fly in, meet other pilots, and have a great time.

After Landing Checklist

This episode is sponsored by:

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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 hi... 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:00:39
SMAC074 Interview With Air Show Announcer Rob Reider http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac074-interview-with-air-show-announcer-rob-reider/ Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:45:19 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4370 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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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 in the last 7 years
  • Received the International Council on Air Shows Sword of Excellence (highest honor air show professional can receive)
  • Honorary Blue Angel (only one of 48 that have ever received this distinction)

The team discusses Air Shows with Rob, how he got started announcing air shows, and his work with Sporty's Pilot Shops developing flight teaching videos.

After Flight Checklist

No picks this week, as we enjoy this wonderful interview of our very special guest.

After Landing Checklist

This episode is sponsored by:

AviationUniverse

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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. 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:04:13
SMAC073 Drones, Toilet Paper Cutting, and Other Aviation Happiness http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac073-drones-toilet-paper-cutting-and-other-aviation-happiness/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac073-drones-toilet-paper-cutting-and-other-aviation-happiness/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 19:31:10 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4335 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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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 computer fixed, and Victoria is home with Turbo watching a distant thunderstorm.

Announcements:

AOPA Learn to Fly Day Saturday June 7th (rain date June 8th) 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Frederick Airport in Frederick, MD. This is an opportunity for the public to come down and tour the airport, learn about General Aviation, and get free flights! If you can attend tweet Victoria to see about meeting up! Learn to Fly Day 2014

Cruise Flight

First up we have a listener email on a technical question from Carl's Expert Aviator blog on alternate landing strips when visibility is too low, which requires filing alternative flight plans. Here is a link for checking the weather.

Topics:

Cutting Toilet Paper with an Airplane in a RANS S7 homebuild

Paragliding Kickball

Eric started a discussion about finding things to do that allow you to enjoy aviation, like flying from mainland Florida to one of the islands just to get a hamburger.

The group discusses an incident where a drone or R/C plane having a close call with a commercial airliner near the Tallahassee Airport.

91.15 dropping objects

 

After Flight Checklist

~Picks of the Week~

Victoria: The sexiest paper on earth-Renova

Sean: Skyguide for iOS: An app for identifying the stars in your view of the sky

Eric: Aviation Summer Camps from Sun n' Fun

Carl: B-29 Doc's Friends: An organization restoring the B-29 known as Doc from World War II

After Landing Checklist

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SMAC072 – Innovations In Aviation Training with Eric Crump Of Polk State College http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac072-innovations-in-aviation-training-with-eric-crump-of-polk-state-college/ Thu, 15 May 2014 11:21:35 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4324 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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photoThis episode features an interview with Eric Crump, Aerospace Director at Polk State University, on the innovations taking place in aviation training.

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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 Content Development for Gleim Publications.
  • Eric gives a history of Polk State and it’s flight training curriculum from humble beginnings to nearly 200 students in the aerospace program and plans to double in the near future.
  • Eric details what makes their program different from other training programs that do not offer degrees.
  • The program includes a professional pilot track and an aerospace administration track.
  • Polk State uses a Redbird Flight Simulator
  • Polk Aviation Alliance advocacy group and liaison between all the groups participating in this program.
  • Contact Eric on Twitter: @seeericgo

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After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

No Picks Of The Week were included in this interview episode

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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... 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC071 Dealing With Turbulence http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac071-dealing-with-turbulence/ Thu, 01 May 2014 15:06:55 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4317 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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ThunderstormIt’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 turbulence
  • Turbulence avoidance
  • Turbulence penetration speed
  • Turbulence anxiety
  • Turbulence with passengers
  • Maneuvering speed and turbulence
  • Autopilot and turbulence
  • Turbulence reporting
  • Turbulence forecasting

Picks of the Week

Victoria – Aviation photos on Instagram – #avgeek #aviation #aviatrix

Rick – Helios iOS app – sun position calculator

Sean – Blue Grass Airport: An American Aviation Story

Carl – The Finer Points podcast

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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! 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:04:48
SMAC070 – Live From Sun N Fun 2014, What We Learned, Third Class Medical Changes http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac070-live-from-sun-n-fun-2014-what-we-learned-third-class-medical-changes/ Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:34 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4299 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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SNFRadioRobAndCarlLive 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.

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After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

  • No Picks Of The Week were included in this interview episode

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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, 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 […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean
SMAC069 – Goodbye Len Costa and Three Places To Land In Your Lifetime. http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac069-goodbye-len-costa-and-three-places-to-land-in-your-lifetime/ Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:00:59 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4274 We’re wishing Len blue skies this episode. He’s hanging up his captain’s hat and setting off on a worldwide adventure. Help us say farewell. Also, do you have an aviation dream destination? The SMAC gang shares their favorites. Pre-Flight Sun ’n Fun! April 1-6, 2014 www.sun-n-fun.org 50 year anniversary of first female Around-the-World flight! 38Charlie.com, […]

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We’re wishing Len blue skies this episode. He’s hanging up his captain’s hat and setting off on a worldwide adventure. Help us say farewell. Also, do you have an aviation dream destination? The SMAC gang shares their favorites.

Pre-Flight

Sun ’n Fun!
April 1-6, 2014
www.sun-n-fun.org

50 year anniversary of first female Around-the-World flight!
38Charlie.com, twitter.com/fly38charlie

Congratulations to Andrew Blanchard! He’s a student in Purdue University’s aviation program and has passed three check rides in just four months! Great job, Andrew!

Cruise Flight

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  • Len’s moving on
  • Len and his girlfriend will embark on an adventure across the world!
    TrekAboutLife.com
  • Carl’s taking over the reins
  • Aviation Universe
  • Three airports you’d love to go to…

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

This Episode Is Sponsored By

AviationUniverse

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We’re wishing Len blue skies this episode. He’s hanging up his captain’s hat and setting off on a worldwide adventure. Help us say farewell. Also, do you have an aviation dream destination? The SMAC gang shares their favorites. Pre-Flight Sun ’n Fun! We’re wishing Len blue skies this episode. He’s hanging up his captain’s hat and setting off on a worldwide adventure. Help us say farewell. Also, do you have an aviation dream destination? The SMAC gang shares their favorites. Pre-Flight Sun ’n Fun! April 1-6, 2014 www.sun-n-fun.org 50 year anniversary of first female Around-the-World flight! 38Charlie.com, […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:20:36
Valeri Aviation Corporation Acquires Stuck Mic AvCast – Former Owner of Popular Aviation Podcast Retires, Travels the World http://stuckmicavcast.com/news/valeri-aviation-corporation-acquires-stuck-mic-avcast-former-owner-of-popular-aviation-podcast-retires-travels-the-world/ Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:13 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4287 For Immediate Release: Valeri Aviation Corporation Acquires Stuck Mic AvCast Former Owner of Popular Aviation Podcast Retires, Travels the World (South Pasadena, FL.) – Stuck Mic AvCast has quickly grown with more than 229,000 downloads in less than three years, proving to be a popular bi-monthly aviation internet radio show. Len Costa, founder and creator […]

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For Immediate Release:

Valeri Aviation Corporation Acquires Stuck Mic AvCast
Former Owner of Popular Aviation Podcast Retires, Travels the World

(South Pasadena, FL.) – Stuck Mic AvCast has quickly grown with more than 229,000 downloads in less than three years, proving to be a popular bi-monthly aviation internet radio show. Len Costa, founder and creator of Stuck Mic AvCast, has passed the captains mic to co-host of the show, Carl Valeri. Officially announced today, Valeri Aviation Corporation has acquired Stuck Mic AvCast.

With more than 17 years in the aviation industry, including his most recent role flying Embraer 145 regional jets as pilot-in-command, Costa was the creative mastermind of the podcast bringing the concept of learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly, to life through Stuck Mic AvCast.

“My entire childhood I dreamt of soaring into space and becoming a pilot was the next best thing,” stated Costa. “Regarding my accomplishments as an aviator, I’ve reached every goal and desire I’ve ever had in aviation, and it is time for the next chapter in my life.”

Costa will begin a new journey as he formally retires his airline captain’s wings for a new adventure traveling the world. He is an avid traveler, who has paid off all his financial debts, downsized his life to a single backpack, and on April 15 departs the United States with his girlfriend for a legendary, life-long dream of extended global travel.

When asked the reason for his decision to leave Stuck Mic AvCast, Costa said, “As a business owner, you have to know when you’re no longer capable of steering the ship. With my overseas absence, I would not be in a position to appropriately lead the Stuck Mic AvCast. So for the integrity of the show, our listeners, and our visitors, I’ve decided to step down and ‘transfer the controls’ to my great friend, my co-host, and accomplished business owner himself, Carl Valeri.”

Valeri, whose company owns and operates two other aviation websites, The Expert Aviator and Aviation Careers Podcast, brings with him a fresh perspective for the future of Stuck Mic AvCast.

“I have some very big shoes to fill here with Len leaving the show,” said Valeri. “But, I’m excited for the challenge.”

While Costa is extremely excited for his new adventure, he will miss Stuck Mic AvCast.

“Admittedly, this was a tough decision for me,” said Costa. “I will miss being a part of this awesome team, I will miss hearing from our valued and loyal listeners, and mostly, I’ll miss the family we’ve all become. I’ve found solace in my accomplishments as an aviator and I’m sincerely humbled for having the chance to serve everyone.”

Stuck Mic AvCast is produced bi-monthly and can be downloaded at StuckMicAvCast.com. Follow Costa’s new adventures at TrekAboutLife.com.

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SMAC068 – Women Can Fly Too, Fish Strikes, GPS Turbulence Detection http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac068-women-can-fly-too-fish-strikes-gps-tubulence-detection/ Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:50:41 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.expertaviator.com/?p=4265   We've got lots of aviation news to share in this edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Victoria’s back with us this week to let us know how Women of Aviation Worldwide Week 2014 is going. Join the (unusually named) SMAC gang for this episode! Suppose we should get to it, eh? ***Don't forget to […]

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We've got lots of aviation news to share in this edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Victoria’s back with us this week to let us know how Women of Aviation Worldwide Week 2014 is going. Join the (unusually named) SMAC gang for this episode!

Suppose we should get to it, eh?

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Pre-Flight

  • Wondering where we got our funny names in this episode? Check out the John Travolta Name Generator widget!
  • Carl will be representing the SMAC crew at SUN n FUN 2014. You can find him volunteering as an on-the-air personality broadcasting from the newly built deck of the SUN n FUN radio station. If you can't be there in person you can always tune in live online through LiveATC.net/snfradio.
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  • Shout out to Lora, Richard, and the entire Aviation Universe gang for supporting this episode. We love having you on the team! Especially your dogs Orville and Wilbur.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

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SMAC067 – Forced Landings Gone Bad & Tips For Not Landing At The Wrong Airport http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac067-forced-landings-gone-bad-tips-for-not-landing-at-the-wrong-airport/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac067-forced-landings-gone-bad-tips-for-not-landing-at-the-wrong-airport/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:07:46 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4247   And we're back with episode 67 of your beloved Stuck Mic AvCast! Recently in New Zealand, a pilot made a forced landing on a beach after experiencing an engine failure in flight. Once safely on the ground it was determined (details sketchy) that the engine was once again operational. A takeoff was attempted which led […]

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And we're back with episode 67 of your beloved Stuck Mic AvCast!

Recently in New Zealand, a pilot made a forced landing on a beach after experiencing an engine failure in flight. Once safely on the ground it was determined (details sketchy) that the engine was once again operational. A takeoff was attempted which led to the aircraft impacting the water and damaging the aircraft. Fortunately, both the pilot and passenger were unharmed. And we discuss some of the considerations you evaluate if you were to encounter similar circumstances.

Speaking of landings… With all the US news about airplanes landing at the wrong airports, we discuss some of our personal tips and tricks that we use every day to help minimize this risk and help identify your correct airport and runway. You'll even hear about which co-host's nearly landed at the wrong airport and how they were alerted of the error in progress.

So let's get to it, shall we?

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Pre-Flight

  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week is just around the corner. From March 3rd to March 9th, this week celebrates women and their accomplishments in aviation as well as exposing more women to the love of flight. Our very own Victoria Zajko is hard at work as always and we wish her a successful event this year.
  • From CNN we bring you an article on the 14 Best Aviation Museums around the world. Turns out we've been a quite a few of them and look forward to checking out some new ones in our travels.
  • Also coming up this month is the March Field Airfest at March Air Reserve Base in California. This 2-day event on March 22nd and 23rd will feature the usual suspects of air shows, static aircraft displays, and other attractions. This years notable performers are the US Navy Blue Angles. If you've never seen them before then you better make it a point to! The performance is simply mind-boggling with the high speed, close proximity maneuvers, that will dazzle your eyes. Check it out.
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  • Shout out to Lora, Richard, and the entire Aviation Universe gang for supporting this episode. We love having you on the team!

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

This Episode Is Sponsored By

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SMAC066 – How To Build An Instrument Approach With Russ Roslewski http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac066-how-to-build-an-instrument-approach-with-russ-roslewski/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac066-how-to-build-an-instrument-approach-with-russ-roslewski/#comments Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:20:45 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4226   Thanks for tuning in to episode 66 of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Today, we’ve got special guest Russ Roslewski who used to work at FAA AeroNav Products designing instrument procedures. He’s got a ton of knowledge about how procedures come about. Russ sat down with us to talk about all kinds of aspects of […]

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Thanks for tuning in to episode 66 of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Today, we’ve got special guest Russ Roslewski who used to work at FAA AeroNav Products designing instrument procedures. He’s got a ton of knowledge about how procedures come about.

Russ sat down with us to talk about all kinds of aspects of instrument approaches from how they’re designed to keep airplanes (and pilots!) safe and what the future of instrument approaches could be. Sit back and hit that play button to learn more!

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Pre-Flight

  • Florida Ice Cream Festival – Enjoy a decadent day of delicious treats on the grounds of SUN n FUN's Lakeland Linder Airport in Florida. On April 12th and April 13th you can enjoy entertainment and eating contests and see World Ice Cream Eater attempt to out the 2013 record of 14 1/2 pints in 6 minutes! Holy crap I have a stomach ache just thinking about that…
  • Sign up to become a Stuck Mic AvCast VIP! Get all of our sweet, yummy content delivered your email inbox, including sneak preview access to episodes before they release to the general public.
  • Thank you to Aviation Universe for supporting this episode. What, what!!

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

  • No Picks Of The Week were included in this interview episode

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We can't take responsibility for curating this list. Nevertheless, an article on FOX NEWS chronicles some 42 airport observation decks worldwide.

And being that avgeek that you are we figured you'd enjoy adding these locations to your list of hotspots to dwell and drool over the sexy metal that dazzles our eyes and imaginations.

The entire list is available at Airport Observation Decks Around The World.

How many of these have you been to?

Got another airport observation deck to tell us about? Send us an email!

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How To Build An Instrument Approach http://stuckmicavcast.com/ask-a-guest/how-to-build-an-instrument-approach/ Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:41:06 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4216 Today we interview a former FAA AeroNav Products employee who spent his time with the feds designed and building instrument approaches in the western United States. Pretty cool, eh? Here's your chance to send us your questions for our guest. What would you like to know? Here's a brief bio to get you started: My […]

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Today we interview a former FAA AeroNav Products employee who spent his time with the feds designed and building instrument approaches in the western United States. Pretty cool, eh?

Here's your chance to send us your questions for our guest. What would you like to know?

Here's a brief bio to get you started:

My work with the FAA AeroNav Products organization was primarily with airports in the western U.S., all the mountainous states, including Alaska. This made for some very challenging approach procedure design as you would expect, with terrain issues that were not a problem in most of the rest of the U.S.

I enjoyed this work immensely. For me, it was a perfect combination of math, science, flying, map reading, and trying to make the best possible approach design, which to me meant mostly two things – how low could I get the minimums to be, and could I make it (relatively) easy to fly? I got to work with local airports, users, airlines, ATC, NBAA, and other interested parties daily.

My favorite project by far was also my last major project – the new airport at St George, Utah (SGU). I was given the task of designing all approach and departure procedures out of a brand-new airport – pretty rare these days! St George sits in a valley in southern Utah, with mountains surrounding it. There were very limited ways to bring an airplane into the airport. If you look at the approach charts, you'll see there is an LDA/DME to runway 19 (complete with a glideslope, too). It is actually offset about 7 degrees to the runway centerline, specifically to align with a pass in the mountains to the north (this is why it's an LDA with glideslope, and not labeled an ILS). As you fly down the LDA, you descend below the tops of the mountains just a few miles away! Similarly, the LPV approach to runway 1 is offset about 3 degrees, to allow a 300-ft DA, the best we could get here. The VOR/DME-A is a circling approach only because the terrain in final was too high to allow a safe descent, even though it's almost straight-in to the runway. The kind of tradeoffs here were typical – “if I bring the final approach course over a few degrees, it could get lower minimums, but then this other hill is a problem and might affect the missed approach” – that kind of thing. It was a challenging balancing act of all the factors involved, like a big puzzle that had to be solved!

As for departures, the two RNAV departures are reasonably straightforward, though they do require a higher than standard climb gradient to clear terrain. But the JITKA ONE (OBSTACLE), which needed to be designed for non-RNAV-equipped aircraft and also to keep the climb gradient as low as possible, is [tricky]. It’s perfectly safe, just a little complicated. A good training DP! You fly runway heading until an altitude, turn back to the VOR on the field, enter a holding pattern for your climb, then head out a radial to intercept the nearby airway. Almost as bad as the MONTROSE TWO (OBSTACLE) at Montrose, Colorado, which I also developed – turn to a heading, intercept a radial outbound from the VOR, climb to an altitude, turn around direct back to the VOR, and climb in a holding pattern until 11000, then on course.

I also worked various projects at larger airports, like Seattle, Anchorage, and Salt Lake City, remote places like Barrow and many tiny Alaskan airports, and several of the new RNAV (RNP) procedures. Look at the RNAV (RNP) RWY 12 at Wenatchee, Washington (EAT) – it draws a big circle around a nearby mountain during the descent, then continues, curving, down a river valley before rolling out on a 4.5 nm final. Fun stuff!

Like I said, I really enjoyed my work there.

So don't miss out on this opportunity to ask those burning instrument approach procedure questions you've always wanted to know! Flown a procedure and wondered, “What the heck is this?” – email us and we'll ask our guest.

Just Contact Us to email your questions.

Until next time…

Fly Smart, Fly Safe,

SMAC

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SMAC065 – Braking Action Reports, Runway Condition NOTAMs, & Experimenting With ADS-B http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac065-braking-action-reports-runway-condition-notams-experimenting-with-ads-b/ Sun, 02 Feb 2014 03:37:52 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4192   Welcome to this edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Victoria wishes she could've been here but she was feeling a little under the weather so we gave her the episode off to recover. Today, we have a lot of information to share. Everything from IACRA to ADS-B as well as some tips for snowy-weather […]

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Welcome to this edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Victoria wishes she could've been here but she was feeling a little under the weather so we gave her the episode off to recover. Today, we have a lot of information to share. Everything from IACRA to ADS-B as well as some tips for snowy-weather flying including a handy PDF reference card for your kneeboard.

Strap in, cuz here we go!

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Pre-Flight

  • The US Navy Blue Angels will be performing at Thunder Over Louisville on April 12th. Here's your chance to see one of the greatest aerial demonstration teams work their magic in your back yard.
  • Every Saturday between noon and 2pm, Sporty's Pilot Shop pulls out the grill to heat your favorite rolled meats: hot dogs, metts and brats, all in appreciation for their customers. Maybe we'll see you there?
  • February 23rd marks Canadian National Aviation Day. A day for celebrating safety, strength, and success at the aviation museum in Ottawa with activities, special guests, and interactive presentations.
  • Episode 64a – Favorite Things In The Aviation Universe chronicles the eye catching avgeek gifts available from our sponsor.
  • Sign up to become a Stuck Mic AvCast VIP! Get all of our content delivered right to your email inbox including sneak preview access to episodes before they release to the general public.
  • And of course a thank you to Aviation Universe for supporting this episode! Yup, they rock.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

  • Reviewing IACRA and what NOT to do when filling out your paperwork
  • Deciphering braking action reports
  • Understanding runway condition NOTAMs
  • Download the Stuck Mic AvCast Braking Action & Runway Condition NOTAMs Quick Reference Card (PDF)
  • Quick refresher on airport operations in wintery conditions
  • Experimental ADS-B flight testing
  • ADS-B In and Out

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

This Episode Is Sponsored By

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Jumpseat In This Airbus A340 Cockpit http://stuckmicavcast.com/flying-video/jumpseat-in-this-airbus-a340-cockpit/ Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:01:50 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4195   That's right! For the next 5 minutes and 24 seconds you can ride along in the cockpit of this Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340 for spectacular views not available from your cabin seat. Get a behind-the-scenes look at heavy, international, airline flying in and out of French Ploynesia. Videos like this remind us why […]

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That's right! For the next 5 minutes and 24 seconds you can ride along in the cockpit of this Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340 for spectacular views not available from your cabin seat.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at heavy, international, airline flying in and out of French Ploynesia. Videos like this remind us why we love to fly.

Enjoy!

Got a flying video to share with us? Send us an email!

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SMAC064a – Favorite Things In The Aviation Universe http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac064a-favorite-things-in-the-aviation-universe/ Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:23:37 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4169 Today we bring you our favorite things in the aviation universe. A play on words as co-host Len Costa visits our sponsor and find's the most interesting products they have to offer. Join Len and Lora Yowell of Aviation Universe as they share and discuss their aviation favorites! From books, to belt buckles, coffee mugs, bag tags, […]

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Today we bring you our favorite things in the aviation universe. A play on words as co-host Len Costa visits our sponsor and find's the most interesting products they have to offer.

Join Len and Lora Yowell of Aviation Universe as they share and discuss their aviation favorites! From books, to belt buckles, coffee mugs, bag tags, TSA-friendly backpacks, dolls, miniature windsocks, and more.

Each item mentioned during the show is viewable in the slideshow at the top of this page.

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Today we bring you our favorite things in the aviation universe. A play on words as co-host Len Costa visits our sponsor and find's the most interesting products they have to offer. Join Len and Lora Yowell of Aviation Universe as they share and discus... Today we bring you our favorite things in the aviation universe. A play on words as co-host Len Costa visits our sponsor and find's the most interesting products they have to offer. Join Len and Lora Yowell of Aviation Universe as they share and discuss their aviation favorites! From books, to belt buckles, coffee mugs, bag tags, […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 20:07
SMAC064 – Island Flying In The Bahamas, Haiti, And Ignored Go Arounds http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac064-island-flying-in-the-bahamas-haiti-and-ignored-go-arounds/ Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:19:55 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4149   The SMAC gang is cold! Carl’s braving 30º temps in Florida, Victoria’s taking cover from frost-quakes, Len’s in his Chi-beria bunker, Sean’s absent, loaded up with bronchitis antibiotics, and Rick is holding it down in Boston. Even though they’re frozen right now, Carl and Victoria have each been to the islands recently. Victoria, her […]

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The SMAC gang is cold! Carl’s braving 30º temps in Florida, Victoria’s taking cover from frost-quakes, Len’s in his Chi-beria bunker, Sean’s absent, loaded up with bronchitis antibiotics, and Rick is holding it down in Boston. Even though they’re frozen right now, Carl and Victoria have each been to the islands recently.

Victoria, her husband Bob, and their dog Turbo flew down to the Bahamas for some relaxation. She’ll tell you all about what it’s like getting in and out of the islands in a GA airplane with a dog. Carl flew a trip down to Haiti recently. He’ll discuss what it’s like getting in and out of the country and how his crew had to adapt to new rest rules.

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Pre-Flight

  • US Sport Aviation Expo Sebring Sport Aviation Expo is almost here! From January 16th to 19th this event focuses on Sport Aircraft and the Sport Pilot Certificate with exhibitors, static aircraft displays, forums, speakers, workshops, and a bunch more. Carl expects to be there volunteering for Expo Radio which will be broadcast live, on the web at LiveATC.net/expo
  • It’s less than two months to Women of Aviation Week! Join Victoria in helping promote aviation to women from March 3rd through March 9th. Whether through hosting your own event, volunteering, or sponsoring, every lit bit makes a difference.
  • Listener, friend, and CFI Ron Klutts’ first student passed his private pilot check ride! Congrats to Varun on this awesome achievement. You can read the full story called A New Pilot and learn about Varuns' experience during a real life emergency on his check ride! As if the excitement of a check ride isn't enough.
  • Sign up to become a Stuck Mic AvCast VIP! Get all of our content delivered right to your email inbox including sneak preview access to episodes before they release to the general public.
  • Shout out to our rockin' sponsors, Aviation Universe for supporting this episode!

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

  • What do you need to fly to the islands?
  • What’s it like flying all the way to the Caribbean with a dog?
  • How much does it cost to fly into the Bahamas?
  • Bahamas Flight Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, With Dogs
  • Flying into Haiti
  • Flying with new airline rest rules
  • FAR Part 117
  • Getting around in Haiti
  • Dealing with customs
  • Benefits of GA flying vs airline flying
  • 737 lands at London-Gatwick despite instructions to go around http://avherald.com/h?article=46e21731&opt=0
  • Discussion on dangers of landing without clearance

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

This Episode Is Sponsored By

AviationUniverse

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  The SMAC gang is cold! Carl’s braving 30º temps in Florida, Victoria’s taking cover from frost-quakes, Len’s in his Chi-beria bunker, Sean’s absent, loaded up with bronchitis antibiotics, and Rick is holding it down in Boston.   The SMAC gang is cold! Carl’s braving 30º temps in Florida, Victoria’s taking cover from frost-quakes, Len’s in his Chi-beria bunker, Sean’s absent, loaded up with bronchitis antibiotics, and Rick is holding it down in Boston. Even though they’re frozen right now, Carl and Victoria have each been to the islands recently. Victoria, her […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:19:34
SMAC063 – The ‘Best Of Stuck Mic AvCast’ First Edition http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac063-the-best-of-stuck-mic-avcast-first-edition/ Wed, 01 Jan 2014 19:27:51 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4131   HAPPY 2014!!! Episode 63 is in the house, woot woot. We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and the happiest of New Year festivities. The SMAC gang is nursing food comas and holiday hangovers, so we decided to share some highlights of our favorite episode bytes from the past two and a […]

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HAPPY 2014!!! Episode 63 is in the house, woot woot.

We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and the happiest of New Year festivities. The SMAC gang is nursing food comas and holiday hangovers, so we decided to share some highlights of our favorite episode bytes from the past two and a half years!

We'll return on January 15th with a hot new show so saddle up cuz it's podcast day!

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Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • Shout out to our super-cool-and-totally-awesome sponsor, Aviation Universe, for supporting this episode! Together we can do great things and we're excited to see what's next.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

Again, this show is a compilation of our favorite bits and pieces from day 1 of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Here's some of the things we'll be reviewing today:

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks Of The Week ~

  • No Picks Of The Week were included in this ‘Best Of' show

This Episode Is Sponsored By

AviationUniverse

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  HAPPY 2014!!! Episode 63 is in the house, woot woot. We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and the happiest of New Year festivities. The SMAC gang is nursing food comas and holiday hangovers, so we decided to share some highlights of our fav...   HAPPY 2014!!! Episode 63 is in the house, woot woot. We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and the happiest of New Year festivities. The SMAC gang is nursing food comas and holiday hangovers, so we decided to share some highlights of our favorite episode bytes from the past two and a […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:13:38
Cleared To Land, Las Vegas Boulevard? http://stuckmicavcast.com/listener-mail-2/cleared-to-land-las-vegas-boulevard/ Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:25:50 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4030 Back in Episode 58 – Flying The Ford Tri Motor And Landing On Roads, we shared a story about a pilot who made an emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago after experiencing flight control problems. Since then, we've received some fun listener mail about their stories of both road and emergency landings. […]

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Back in Episode 58 – Flying The Ford Tri Motor And Landing On Roads, we shared a story about a pilot who made an emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago after experiencing flight control problems. Since then, we've received some fun listener mail about their stories of both road and emergency landings.

Today's mail comes from Mike Hart of the Pilots Journey Podcast. Mike writes,

I did an accelerated program in Las Vegas for my commercial certificate. After a week of intensive training in a Piper Arrow, it was time for my last checkout by the school before signing me over to the DPE. I went up with the Chief pilot of Monarch Aviation and completed all maneuvers to the PTS.

We left the tiny airport of Jean, NV (0L7) and headed back to Henderson, NV (KHND) on the south side of Las Vegas. We were perhaps 800 feet AGL on climb-out and perhaps 9 miles south of KHND when the engine stopped making full power and began coughing and running extremely rough. I turned the fuel pump on, switched tanks, messed with the mixture and mags, looked at the Chief pilot as I pitched for best glide and identified Las Vegas Blvd as the best option for off field landing.

He said, “Keep at it this is real, I didn't do anything.” When I pitched for best glide, the engine ran better, so I tried to  climb to put some more altitude in the bank, the engine ran rough and started to fail again. We did this dance up and down and we we able to clear terrain barely holding on to 800-1000 AGL.

We called tower at Henderson asking for clearance direct to the numbers with a rough engine. The whole time, Las Vegas Blvd was below but it was turning from a frontage road (which it is  south of the city) into a major suburban artery. I tried to find other clear fields and streets, but Las Vegas Blvd was always my main option until we were essentially over KHND.

We fortunately were able to land on the runway. A citation coming in on IFR with clearence was asked to go around to give us the full runway. On the ground, mechanics later identified that the 4 cylinder IO-360 had thrown a rocker arm and valve guide.

So, I just missed landing on an equally famous road. I got lucky. I passed my checkride the next day (in a different airplane).

It is an old story and was told in Episode #25 of the Pilots Journey Podcast – Short final for Las Vegas Blvd

MAN, that would have been pretty nerve wracking to perform a forced landing on such a major arterial road way such as Las Vegas Boulevard! What an adrenaline rush. What do you think of Mike's experience? Leave us a comment below.

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Only 10 Days Left! http://stuckmicavcast.com/special-offer/only-10-days-left/ Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:04:56 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4114 That's right, only 10 days left until our 30 Days Of Thanks offer expires! From now until December 29th, use coupon code THANKS2013 during checkout and you'll receive $20 OFF The Practical Guide To Winter Flying e-course. You've heard about it in the last few episodes so here's your chance to take advantage of our […]

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That's right, only 10 days left until our 30 Days Of Thanks offer expires!

From now until December 29th, use coupon code THANKS2013 during checkout and you'll receive $20 OFF The Practical Guide To Winter Flying e-course.

You've heard about it in the last few episodes so here's your chance to take advantage of our loyal listener offer before it's too late. Once this coupon expires it will NEVER be offered again!

Visit PracticalGuideToWinterFlying.com right now, during checkout enter coupon code THANKS2013, click “Apply” and you'll automatically get the course for this one-time price of $47.

Happy Holidays and thanks for your listenership in 2013!

Until next time…

Fly Smart, Fly Safe,

SMAC

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SMAC062 – Broken Throttles, The AirCam, & Our Aviation Holiday Wish List http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac062-broken-throttles-the-aircam-our-aviation-holiday-wish-list/ Sun, 15 Dec 2013 17:49:34 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4095   Episode 62 returns with your favorite group of aviation misfits – Carl, Victoria, Rick, Sean, and Len and holiday season is in full effect! In this episode we share and discuss some listener mail from Ron, who, tells us about an emergency landing he made due to a broken throttle cable. Then the SMAC […]

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Episode 62 returns with your favorite group of aviation misfits – Carl, Victoria, Rick, Sean, and Len and holiday season is in full effect!

In this episode we share and discuss some listener mail from Ron, who, tells us about an emergency landing he made due to a broken throttle cable. Then the SMAC gang reveals their holiday aviation wish list. If you’re feeling generous, we’re sure we can find some hangar space to store those gifts you send us *wink wink*.

So grab a hot buttered rum or beverage of your choice cuz it's podcastin' time!

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Announcements

  • Sebring Sport Aviation Expo is coming up next month. From January 16th to 19th this event focuses on Sport Aircraft and the Sport Pilot Certificate with exhibitors, static aircraft displays, forums, speakers, workshops, and a bunch more. Carl expects to be there volunteering for Expo Radio which will be broadcast live, on the web.
  • Friend and fellow aviation podcaster, Stephen Force of Airspeed, has spent the last year and a half preparing, producing, and sharing his chronicles from air show spectator to air show performer in his three-part series called Inside Airshows. A worthy achievement worth your time to check out and enjoy.
  • SPECIAL THANK YOU for the nominations we received for the 2013 Podcast Awards. We didn't make it to the final round this time but we're determined to make a run for it again in 2014. Stay posted next year for details on how to vote for us.
  • Sign up to become a Stuck Mic AvCast VIP! Get all of our content delivered right to your email inbox including sneak preview access to episodes before they release to the general public. Sign up at StuckMicAvCast.com/VIP.
  • Our “30 Days Of Thanks” celebration is still running strong. Get $20 OFF The Practical Guide To Winter Flying course by using coupon codethanks2013” during checkout. This is our way of thanking you for your loyalty and listenership in 2013. The coupon expires 12/29/13 so make sure you act fast!
  • Shout out to our rockin' sponsors, Aviation Universe and For Pilots Only for supporting this episode! We really enjoy having you on our team.

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Show Notes

As mentioned before, the first part of the show is spent sharing and discussing listener mail from Ron of RightSeatFlying.com about an emergency landing he had to make in San Jose as a fairly new pilot, on a major holiday no less. Ron shares his story – Broken Throttle Cable In-Flight? Here's One Outcome – where we learn about the HUGE clue to what, we believe is, a major red flag to help you recognize a possible engine control cable failure.

Then we share the following aviation holiday wish list items:

  • Rick – Cirrus SR22 for fast and long range travel. Bird Dog or Cub for low and slow. And a hangar to house them all.
  • Sean – Vans RV12 for the fast and upside down flying. Garmin D2 pilot watch.
  • Carl – G-Shock Aviation Watches. AirCam for low and slow adventures. Powered Parachute flight.
  • Victoria – Garmin VIRB action camera. TBM850 for speed, long rage, and all weather capabilities. Got a spare one sitting around? She'll be happy to babysit it for you.
  • Len – Shell 100 Unleaded AvGas. OpenAirplane success and expansion. Electric engines. Creative ways to make aviation more affordable.

On January 1st, 2014 we WILL NOT be releasing a regular episode. Instead, we've prepared a “Best Of SMAC” show containing our favorite bits and pieces from the archives. Look for that on New Years Day 2014!

We close the show today with our second yearly tradition of playing the Podsafe Christmas Song. A fun parody of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

With all that being said – HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours! Safe travels and we'll see you back here in 2014 🙂

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We Entered A Spiral And Impacted The Ground http://stuckmicavcast.com/listener-mail-2/we-entered-a-spiral-and-impacted-the-ground/ Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:07:33 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4041 During Episode 57 – Bird Strikes, Flying Turtles, And Flight Simulators, Carl shared his experience and views on flying the increasingly popular, full motion, Redbird flight simulator for general aviation aircraft. He had a lot of good things to say about it's capabilities and we've received some listener mail that supports how wonderful this training […]

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During Episode 57 – Bird Strikes, Flying Turtles, And Flight Simulators, Carl shared his experience and views on flying the increasingly popular, full motion, Redbird flight simulator for general aviation aircraft. He had a lot of good things to say about it's capabilities and we've received some listener mail that supports how wonderful this training tool truly is.

CFI Russ writes in to tell us how he uses and enjoys the Redbird to keep his students safe:

Just listened to your episode #57 where Carl flew the Redbird. Thanks for the flying turtle visuals by the way.

I am an active part-time CFI and also teach in the Redbird FMX in a nearby community college's aviation degree program. It is a GREAT tool for flight instruction. Most of the students we have in it are working on their instrument rating, as you'd expect, and in this capacity it's a wonderful piece of equipment. The ability to simulate system failures realistically, establish a cloud layer at minimums with poor visibility below that, and not being limited to approaches at a few local airports is very conducive to effective instrument training.

I've also found it to be great for VFR training though. I had a student sign up for the Redbird course who was not an instrument student – he was actually a retiree working on his Sport Pilot license. So I had to develop a curriculum specifically for him. At first I was a little concerned that the device wasn't going to be very appropriate, but quickly found ways to make it a very effective training environment.

Although the version we have is set up for a typical 6-pack Cessna 172SP, some of the things I was able to do were:

  • “Fail” all the instruments except what he'd have in the typical “Cub” type aircraft he intends to fly, and have him enter inadvertent IMC with absolutely no training or discussion beforehand. The FAA statistic is with no training, you have something like 178 seconds to live. He lasted about 120 seconds before we entered a spiral and impacted the ground. Pretty eye-opening. But then, with a little work and training on compass errors and how to keep the plane upright, he now can fly for plenty long enough to get out of it. Success!
  • Recreated flying at high density-altitudes and the effect on takeoff and climb performance. We even inadvertently flew up a dead-end canyon in Colorado where the ground climbed faster than the plane could, and there was no way to turn around – end up stalling it in while trying to turn. Again, eye-opening for the student!
  • Went over night-time illusions, black hole effect, and false horizons to expand his aviation knowledge.
  • Simulated pitot and static system failures.
  • We even recreated the Cory Lidle Cirrus crash flying up the East River – we were able to set the wind and visibility and such exactly by the NTSB report, and when he turned at the same point and direction they did, sure enough, we hit a building.  But when we ran it again and turned into the wind instead, we made the turn with room to spare. I was really proud of this one, the simulation worked out exactly right.

Many other things as well.  It was fun and educational for both him and me. It is a great tool for lots of training purposes, and certainly allows us to get things done on a rainy day.

I do really like that I can have the students fly instrument approach procedures anywhere in the U.S. and can therefore find approaches that exactly meet my lesson objectives for that day (need work on DME arcing approaches? No problem!) Of course, you can do that with most PCATD-type products too, but the visuals and motion are what sets the Redbird apart to me.

I've had students do an approach to closely spaced parallel runways in a crosswind and low vis, for example, to see if they pick out the correct runway. Stuff like that – keeps it fun and challenging. (Full disclosure – up until a few years ago I worked for the FAA developing instrument approach procedures, so I know lots of little remote airports with procedures that are unusual for some reason or another – like I said, keeps it fun and challenging!)

Well thanks for sharing all that Russ! It really shows the value of flight simulators in the training environment and also how capable and realistic the Redbird truly is.

But what about you? Have you flown a Redbird before? Tell us about your experience and what you liked about this full motion general aviation flight simulator. Leave a comment below!

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Broken Throttle Cable In-Flight? Here’s One Outcome. http://stuckmicavcast.com/listener-mail-2/broken-throttle-cable-in-flight-heres-one-outcome/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/listener-mail-2/broken-throttle-cable-in-flight-heres-one-outcome/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:24:31 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4033 Today's listener mail comes from the West Coast and was sent in by our friend Ron of RightSeatFlying.com. Ron share's his story of a broken throttle cable that caused him to make an emergency landing in San Jose, CA. As we were exchanging emails with him, we found out he later had a mixture control […]

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Today's listener mail comes from the West Coast and was sent in by our friend Ron of RightSeatFlying.com. Ron share's his story of a broken throttle cable that caused him to make an emergency landing in San Jose, CA.

As we were exchanging emails with him, we found out he later had a mixture control cable break on him as well. Two different flights, one common clue. Read more  to learn what Ron believes is the dead giveaway to an impending cable failure!

I had more of an emergency landing with a twist. To set the stage when I started the flight the throttle in the Warrior we were flying was rather stiff. It was a friends plane and I got to fly it a lot as the part-owner wasn't a pilot. So it took two hands to rotate the throttle back and forth and it loosened up after a bit. Yes, I ignored that big clue!

So the flight goes fine for an hour or so and we come back to our departure airport, I do a few landings for some practice and as I'm turning to downwind and reducing power the throttle cable breaks. Fortunately it stayed in the full power position.

I declare an emergency and continue climbing while I have power to do so. The airport was KRHV (Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County, CA) and the runway is about 3,000 feet long. However, I was a newish private pilot with about 100 hours or less and I wanted more options. So I went over to KSJC (San Jose International Airport, CA) and, even though it was the Monday night of a closing holiday weekend, I shut them down and the airliners scattered and I got the big 9,000 foot runway (or so it was back then).

After climbing up to about 5,000 feet so I can make the 6 mile flight over safely, I pulled the mixture to kill the engine and deadsticked it in. The controller asked while I was on short final if I would please make the high speed taxiway so they can get the airliners in. I said I'd try.

As I flared the prop stopped windmilling and we were committed but I made sure we were going to land a little long as that was the point of going there to not have to put it on the numbers and then find myself short a little. So we touched down and the high speed taxiway is coming up and I make it and coast off the runway and past the yellow lines and tell the tower were are safe and we need a tow.

A police car came out to meet us and I don't think we got the fire trucks at all. After giving a statement that was it. No other paperwork or repercussions from declaring the emergency.

And here was our reply:

Wild story! To be honest, I don’t know if a stiff throttle would have been a big enough clue for me to consider a pending cable issue. Obviously it’s easy to see the relationship after it broke, but that’s an interesting point that perhaps truly was indicative of a cable issue. Did you ever ask a mechanic if that is a typical clue in such a malfunction?

You were definitely fortunate to find yourself with full power versus the other way around. I’ve often though what I would do if I wasn’t able to regulate or reduce the throttle for landing and all I can come up with was what you did, pulling the mixture. Although, I’m honestly curious if you can manipulate the power setting enough through minor mixture reductions to slow the engine and still keep it running down final.

It would be an interesting experiment in a simulator to reduce the mixture as if you were reducing the throttle to slow the engine before flare and full mixture cutoff.

And then we learned this wasn't the first time Ron has experienced a broken cable. In his followup response, he explains the second time he experienced a broken engine control cable.

To prove that lightning does strike twice, a few years ago a friend and I were flying to KOSH (Oshkosh, WI) in a Mooney. Departing KPAO (Palo Alto, CA) my friend was flying the rented Mooney and during the prop cycle said the prop [lever] seems stiff. He was referring to the same push-pull on the cable. All seemed fine and we flew to KWYS (West Yellowstone, MT) 5 hours away for our first stop.

I flew the second leg leaving KWYS and during the runup and prop cycle the rpm’s never came back up. We could never get it above 2,000 rpm at full power. [We] Taxi back and shut down and called a mechanic. 2 hours later, as he had to be called from Billings, he pops the cowl and we start it up and he sprays lube on the cable. As I cycle it many times the prop never really goes to flat pitch. After cycling it 15-20 times the cable sheared off at the end of the blue knob and I pulled it all the way out. I raised it to show him the BLUE and he finally understood. [I] Shutdown and he wired it to flat pitch and we went on our way with a mostly fixed pitch prop except in descents.

So the moral is a stiff cable is something indicative of impending failure. I even have that part on audio as my buddy says the prop is stiff. Kinda ominous to go back and hear that.

So there you have it! Moral of the story is a stiff engine control is very likely the onset of an impending cable malfunction. Hopefully these stories have helped educate you of the possibilities of losing engine control and how to cope with it.

Have you ever experienced an incident like this? Leave us your stories and comments below!

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Episode 61 is live and in living color with your favorite group of aviation drones – Carl, Victoria, Rick, Sean, and Len. We've got a special guest on the show today who's going to talk about drones and unmanned aerial systems. From the in's and out's of regulatory concerns to privacy and security, we learn nearly everything there is to know about this often-controversial topic of unmanned aerial vehicles navigating our nations airspace. This show is full of really great information and takeaways.

Grab a drink and settle in! Here we go.

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  • The Practical Guide to Winter Flying e-book is now for sale in Amazon Kindle Bookstore and Nook Bookstore. Once Apple reviews the book it will also be available in the iBook Store and we'll be sure to let you know once that happens.
  • Speaking of The Practical Guide To Winter Flying, we're running a very special holiday promotion called “30 Days Of Thanks” where you can get $20 off the winter flying course by using coupon codethanks2013” during checkout. This is our way of thanking you for all your loyalty and listenership in 2013 because we truly believe this e-course will help you fly safer and fly smarter during the cold, winter months. The promotion started on 11/29/13 and ends 12/29/13 so make sure you act fast before this coupon expires (and it will)!
  • Shout out to our sponsors, Aviation Universe and For Pilots Only for supporting this episode, we genuinely appreciate you!

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Show Notes

Bradford Camps Sikorsky WeekendToday we interview Max Flight, one of the producers of the Airplane Geeks podcast and owner of ThirtyThousandFeet.com. Max became interested in aviation as a child watching the space race and he recently retired from Pratt & Whitney. He prides himself on the quality of his website and podcast and consistently books high-profile guests. Max recently launched a new aviation podcast all about drones called The UAV Digest and he joins us today to answer our questions about all flying things unmanned.

  • What got Max interested in flying
  • How has Max helped others get started in podcasting?
  • How does Airplane Geeks change as hosts come and go?
  • How will unmanned aerial systems change the aviation ecosystem?
  • Will drones pose a safety risk to pilots?
  • Be sure to let the FAA know what you think about drones!
  • Can local authorities create rules pertaining to drones?
  • What are the privacy concerns?
  • What are some possible drone applications?
  • Will there be a job market for drone pilots?
  • When model airplanes become drones
  • What are the cybersecurity concerns?
  • Will there ever be pilot-less passenger planes?
  • How will sense-and-avoid work?

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30 Days Of Thanks Special Discount Offer http://stuckmicavcast.com/special-offer/30-days-of-thanks-special-discount-offer/ Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:26:03 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4085 We here at the Stuck Mic AvCast are SOOOO grateful for your loyalty and listenership! To show that appreciation, we're running a special 30 Days Of Thanks discount offer with $20 OFF our online training course, The Practical Guide To Winter Flying. Learn more about the course at PracticalGuideToWinterFlying.com Simply use coupon code thanks2013 during the checkout process to receive this discount offer. […]

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We here at the Stuck Mic AvCast are SOOOO grateful for your loyalty and listenership!

To show that appreciation, we're running a special 30 Days Of Thanks discount offer with $20 OFF our online training course, The Practical Guide To Winter Flying.

Learn more about the course at PracticalGuideToWinterFlying.com

Simply use coupon code thanks2013 during the checkout process to receive this discount offer. The coupon will be valid for 30 days starting today, November 29th, 2013, and ends on December 29th, 2013.

This is our year-end, holiday gift to you because we genuinely appreciate you tuning in month after month and know this course will really help you understand winter flying operations.

We've said it before and we'll say it again — we would NOT be here today if it wasn't for you. So honestly, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.

And don't forget to claim this offer before it expires! PracticalGuideToWinterFlying.com

Until next time…

Fly Smart, Fly Safe,

SMAC

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Pilot Ejects, Aircraft Lands Itself http://stuckmicavcast.com/video/pilot-ejects-aircraft-lands-itself/ Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:47:01 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=4024 In what happens to be one of the most bizarre events known to aviators, a pilot in an unrecoverable flat spin ejects from his aircraft only to find out later his empty airplane safely landed itself in a farmers field. This story is of the “Cornfield Bomber,” a Convair F-106 Delta Dart which mysteriously recovered […]

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In what happens to be one of the most bizarre events known to aviators, a pilot in an unrecoverable flat spin ejects from his aircraft only to find out later his empty airplane safely landed itself in a farmers field.

This story is of the “Cornfield Bomber,” a Convair F-106 Delta Dart which mysteriously recovered itself from a spin after the pilot ejected. Have you ever heard such a thing? Turn out, it's true!

And this pilot not only flew the Cornfield Bomber again later in his career but he also tells the amazing and odd story that surround this unique aircraft codename. It's well worth the couple of minute distraction from your day to watch.

So what do you think? If this happened to you, do you think you could fly this airframe again? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Enjoy.

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What would it be like if someone showed up on your doorstep with video of you crash landing an airplane 61 years ago? In Spitfire 944 that's exactly what happened.

On September 12th, 1944, Lt. Col. John S. Blyth made an emergency, gear-up landing in his Spitfire at Mount Farm Airbase in Great Britain. Unbeknownst to him, airbase flight surgeon James Savage, aka “Doc”, happened to be out filming that morning and caught the entire event on tape.

In this short, yet intriguing documentary, relatives of airbase flight surgeon “Doc”, armed with videos in hand, visit Lt. Col. Blyth to ask him about his Spitfire missions some 60 years in the past. And then they show him the video of his Spitfire crash landing. Footage from 1944 which had never been seen before.

Needless to say the pilots reaction to the video is one of confusion and excitement. We really think you'll enjoy this video and would love to hear your comments below.

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SMAC060 – Precision GPS Approaches, Midair Collisions, And Parachutes http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac060-precision-gps-approaches-midair-collisions-and-parachutes/ Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:57:17 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3959   Episode 60 is on the air with your favorite group of aviation insomniacs – Carl, Victoria, Rick, Sean, and Len. We’ve got the whole gang together! In today's episode we talk about how Len learned something new at work in the past couple of weeks. Have you ever made a GLS approach? Learn everything […]

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Episode 60 is on the air with your favorite group of aviation insomniacs – Carl, Victoria, Rick, Sean, and Len. We’ve got the whole gang together!

In today's episode we talk about how Len learned something new at work in the past couple of weeks. Have you ever made a GLS approach? Learn everything you need to know about this new precision approach making its way to an airport near you. There’s also video floating around the internet of two skydiving planes colliding while the jumpers and one of the pilots parachute to safety. The co-hosts talk about their reactions to that video as well as what might happen if they find themselves in a similar situation including their thoughts on the merits and uses of parachutes for pilots and for airplanes.

So lets kick the tires and light the fires cuz it's SMAC time! Here we go.

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Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • Centennial of Commercial Flight – January 1, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial airline flight in the USA. This flight departed from St. Petersburg, FL for Tampa, FL in 1914 and was flown in a bi-wing seaplane called the “Benoist Airboat.” Mayor Abe Pheil of St. Pete won an auction to be that first passenger and a Florida group is working to recreate that flight next year.
  • Our podcast sponsor, Aviation Universe, has donated $500 of prizes for Women of Aviation Week 2014. 20 winners will get receive one of the $25 gift certificates.
  • SMAC VIP List – Sign up to become a Stuck Mic AvCast VIP! We’ll deliver all of our content right to your inbox and you’ll even get sneak peeks at episodes before we publish them to the general public.
  • Practical Guide to Winter Flying – Our Practical Guide to Winter Flying Course is now available! Len and Carl put together their combined general aviation and airline experience to help you become more aware of some of the hazards of winter flying and how to mitigate them.
  • Shout out to our sponsors, Aviation Universe and For Pilots Only for supporting this episode, we sincerely appreciate you!

Listener Mail

  • Gérard enjoys listening to the podcast to and from work in Ottawa, Canada. He tells us to try landing at CYRO instead of CYOW to avoid landing fees plus some other helpful information about CYRO. We share his listener mail on the air, PLUS, you can read it here: Flying to Ottawa? Here’s One Recommendation.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

  • GLS Approaches – GPS-based precision approaches
  • GLS Grows in Popularity
  • Unbelievable video of two skydiving planes colliding
  • Are jump pilots required to wear parachutes?
  • How difficult is it to exit an out-of-control airplane?
  • What do you do in a midair?
  • If you’re wearing a parachute, when/how do you jump?
  • Cornfield Bomber – The pilot of an F-106 ejected after the airplane entered a spin, only to see the plane recover itself and continue flying on its own until it glided into a farmer’s cornfield with minimal damage

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Where’s Baldo – October 2013 Edition http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/wheres-baldo-october-2013-edition/ Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:38:05 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3931 He used to be bald but now he has hair! Usually it's the other way around but not when you intentionally shave your head for the summer season. Anyway… In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len […]

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He used to be bald but now he has hair! Usually it's the other way around but not when you intentionally shave your head for the summer season. Anyway…

In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in October 2013.

Enjoy!

  • Norfolk, VA (ORF)
  • Albany, NY (ALB)
  • Cleveland, OH (YUCK)
  • Toronto, Ontario (YYZ)
  • Burlington, VT (BTV)
  • Akron, OH (CAK)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • Roanoke, VA (ROA)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Chicago, IL (ORD)
  • Dayton, OH (DAY)
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Houston, TX (IAH)

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SMAC059 – Aircraft Salvage, Recovery, and Transport with @FastAviationFL http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac059-aircraft-salvage-recovery-and-transport-with-fastaviationfl/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac059-aircraft-salvage-recovery-and-transport-with-fastaviationfl/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:41:48 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3876   Episode 59 is on the air with your favorite group of aviation junkies – Victoria, Rick, Sean, and Len. Carl couldn't join us on this recording as he recently got MARRIED and was away on his honeymoon! Make sure to send a big congrats to Carl when you get a chance, we're sure he'll […]

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Episode 59 is on the air with your favorite group of aviation junkies – Victoria, Rick, Sean, and Len. Carl couldn't join us on this recording as he recently got MARRIED and was away on his honeymoon! Make sure to send a big congrats to Carl when you get a chance, we're sure he'll appreciate it 🙂

We've got a cool guest today to talk about aircraft salvage, recovery, transport, and all kinds of other cool topics like growing up with some of aviation's legends. Not only does she have an amazing story and background, but she's also overcome some pretty difficult heath issues on the road to pursing her pilot's license. In fact, we are proud to also announce her recent completion of her Private Pilot Certificate!

So let's clear that prop and fire it up! Here we go.

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Announcements

  • PracticalGuideToWinterFlying.com – The Stuck Mic AvCast website has been updated and configured for VIP membership access to NEW online digital training products! Check out our VERY FIRST e-course, the Practical Guide to Winter Flying. You’ll learn all things winter flying for GA pilots based on Len and Carl's flight instructing and airline experience. Packed chock full of useful tips and information, this training will give you the confidence to make smart decisions and fly safely during the cold, winter months.
  • New blog posts on the website for your reading pleasure – List Of Record-Breaking Airports Worldwide and Flying to Ottawa? Here’s one recommendation. Make sure to check those out and leave a comment on the blog when you're done.
  • Special Thank You to our AMAZING sponsors, Aviation Universe and For Pilots Only for supporting this episode. We're really grateful to have you on board with us.

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Show Notes

Special Guest – Rachel Payne – Florida Aircraft Salvage & Trasport (FAST) AviationBR1BKvJCIAEXTQp.jpg-large

Rachel’s dad was a pilot, so she was born into the aviation world. She’s been flying in one way or another ever since she could sit in the front seat with her dad. Rachel had to overcome several medical issues until she finally earned her certificate just a few months ago. She’s got time in all kinds of airplanes including Bonanzas and a Beech 18!

Rachel says she’s doing her part to keep general aviation alive by finding parts for people who need them. She travels from airport to airport dropping in to see what people are working on and if they need to unload any parts or airplanes. Rachel’s family has always accumulated airplanes. In fact, she built her 172 with her father.

When it was time to look into buying a car as a teen, Rachel decided to start selling airplane parts on eBay to make money. From there, Rachel’s business grew. She went to different people offering to sell their parts online. Rachel’s company also does airplane hauling. She’s been able to do some REALLY interesting flying with her job.

Rachel’s contact info:

FastAviationFlorida.com

Facebook.com/FASTAviation

Twitter.com/FastAviationFL

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SMAC058 – Flying The Ford Tri Motor and Landing On Roads http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac058-flying-the-ford-tri-motor-and-landing-on-roads/ Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:35:47 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3673   Episode 58 is here for your listening pleasure and the usual group of aviation trainees were in the house; Len, Carl, Victoria, and Rick. Sean tried to dial in from the one of those iconic red phone booths while on vacation in England but we couldn't keep the connection, so the show went on. […]

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Episode 58 is here for your listening pleasure and the usual group of aviation trainees were in the house; Len, Carl, Victoria, and Rick. Sean tried to dial in from the one of those iconic red phone booths while on vacation in England but we couldn't keep the connection, so the show went on.

Today, Victoria shares her story of a recent flight in the Ford Tri Motor around Frederick, MD while accompanyied by Turbo the Flying Dog. We understand it was quite a thrilling experience and we talk about all things Tri Motor as a result including how you too can catch a ride in this historical flying machine. Following that, Len talks quickly about a recent forced landing on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago after an airplane made an emergency landing in the city.

Also check out the announcements and Picks of the Week for this episode. Now let's get down and dirty!

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Announcements

  • Wings Over Houston Airshow – On October 26th to 27th at Ellington Field, Houston, TX come and enjoy static warbird aircraft displays and performances by some of the greats like Michael Goulian, Matt Younkin, Red Tail P-51C, the Jet Truck, Tora Tora Tora, and a bunch more, including Dusty from Disney's Planes.
  • Airplane Geeks Episode 267 – Co-host Carl Valeri was recently a guest on the Airplane Geeks podcast! He joined them to talk about aviation careers, pilot furloughs, and airline hiring to name a few.
  • Polk State College Aerospace – Polk State College has achieved a great milestone by becoming the FIRST state school to offer a B.S. in Aviation, a degree typically held only by private college institutions. A giant congratulations to Polk State!
  • SMAC Audio Update – The MP3 only show in iTunes has been removed as we've recently migrated to a single audio feed due in part to some changes at Apple and so now ALL our files are MP3 and delivered through our primary feed. You can subscribe in iTunes or your favorite podcatcher to http://stuckmicavcast.com/feed/podcast.
  • SMAC Mobile App – The free Stuck Mic AvCast mobile app available on Apple and Android mobile devices has recently been updated and once again includes access to our YouTube videos. That and a slight redesign of the app are now available in your favorite mobile app store. Download it today, it's free!
  • SMAB Blog Update – Our website got a minor facelift, a chin tuck of sorts. In addition, there's a new blog post for your reading pleasure called Where's Baldo September 2013 Edition. Head on over for a read.

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Flying to Ottawa? Here’s One Recommendation. http://stuckmicavcast.com/listener-mail-2/flying-to-ottawa-heres-one-recommendation/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/listener-mail-2/flying-to-ottawa-heres-one-recommendation/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:01:24 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3537 In Episode #29 – Porpoising, Flying in Canada, & OpenAirplane we first talked quite extensively about flying general aviation aircraft into Canada, customs, regulations, and Canadian TSA to name a few. After a recent flight to Ottawa (CYOW), Victoria added her experiences to the Canadian flying discussion in SMAC056 – Broken Airplanes, Over-Flight Permits, Pre-Flight […]

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In Episode #29 – Porpoising, Flying in Canada, & OpenAirplane we first talked quite extensively about flying general aviation aircraft into Canada, customs, regulations, and Canadian TSA to name a few. After a recent flight to Ottawa (CYOW), Victoria added her experiences to the Canadian flying discussion in SMAC056 – Broken Airplanes, Over-Flight Permits, Pre-Flight Oversight, & Pathfinding Expeditions.

After airing SMAC056 we received listener mail that added some additional advice, tips, and information about the local Ottawa area. Today, we share with you those comments, titled “For your next visit to Ottawa, try CYRO.”

First, I wanted to congratulate you all for having such an enjoyable show to listen to on a regular basis. Really a pleasure for my commute to and back from work.

Living in Ottawa, ON, Canada, I found your recent podcast [SMAC056] very interesting. I wanted to add a few comments to your discussion for future trips to the Canadian capital. In summary, next time you plan to come to Ottawa, try CYRO (Rockcliffe Airport) instead of CYOW. CYRO is an uncontrolled field located 10 minutes away with a cab ride from downtown.

There are no landing fees at CYRO (the only thing to remember is that the circuit for 27 is with right turns, and we don't do entries at 45 degrees downwind in Canada). The field itself is managed by the Rockcliffe Flying Club www.rfc.ca, a great club with passionate aviators like yourselves, and there is a mechanic on the field.

As pointed out during the show, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum is also located at CYRO. The great thing is that you can actually fly into CYRO to go and visit the museum (just call ahead so that Unicom can make sure you can get into the museum).

Regarding custom clearances, you can only do it at CYRO if you have CANPASS. I would recommend stopping in Kingston or other airports close to the border without landing fees to clear customs and the continue your wait to Ottawa if you want to avoid the high costs of Ottawa International.

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We can't take credit for this list but that doesn't make it any less interesting.

Compiled by the Telegraph UK the list includes: the highest and lowest civilian airports, world's shortest airline flight, closest international airports, shortest commercial use runway, airport with the most runways, most isolated airport, and the scariest runway, are just some of the highlights of the 20 airports listed.

Won't you have a read? Record-Breaking Airports.

What do you think? And have you ever been to any of these airports yourself? Let us know in the comments below!

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No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.

In an effort to determine if the current cost of avgas makes flying prohibitive, a month long experiment is currently underway at the Redbird Skyport (KHYI) in San Marcos, Texas. For all of October 2013 the airport will be selling avgas for $1 per gallon with hopes that flying activity increases during this generous discount period.

Now don't get all excited thinking you can borrow your uncles KC-135 and load it up with cheap fuel to hedge your future flying addiction. Sorry. The rules are that the airport will ONLY fuel standard aircraft tanks in piston-powered GA aircraft; no bladders, ferry tanks, or milk jugs allowed! 200 gallons per airplane, per day. Anything above 200 gallons will be charged at normal market fuel prices.

Fueling operations will be available from 6AM to 10PM daily from October 1st through October 31st. Surveys will be distributed to pilots to help Redbird collect additional data during this experiment.

Because of the expected high demand for fuel at Redbird, you have the option to call ahead on the phone (512.878.6670) or pre-register online to skip to the front of the line.
Not too shabby, eh?

Let us know in the comments below if you had the chance to benefit from this wild fuel experiment. We'd love to hear about your experience!

Also – would you fly more if avgas was in fact cheaper than current market prices? Let us know in the comments below.

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This show is chock full of useful goodies, starting first with a flying story from Victoria about a bird strike on landing. We discuss many areas of this topic from national statistics to reporting bird strikes to the FAA. Then Carl share his recent experience flying the Redbird FMX full motion general aviation flight simulator. So let's jump right into it.

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Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • Autumn Airshow – October 13th, 2013 brings the 40th annual Ducksford Autumn Airshow in Cambridgeshire, England. This historic airfield will feature a display of Sea Furys, Spitfires, and Hurricane Hunters, including some aerial demonstrations. Venture out for a day of aviation history.
  • SUN ‘n FUN Wings n Things – Youth Aerospace Weekend, from October 25th-27th, introduces people to the world of aviation. Kids from ages 7 to 18, free flights for first time youth fliers, an F-18 simulator, camping, scout badges, including a chance to meet an astronaut. Your child will adore you for this.
  • LIVE From Meigs Field Chicago – Len sits down with Jon Kessinger to talk about his passion for aviation, the background and mission of Midwest Flight Lines, and our observations of the once great Meigs Field and all that remains, all live on-site. An audio episode NOT to be missed!
  • Subscribe Via E-Mail – You can now get all of your favorite SMAC content delivered straight to you e-mail inbox and never miss one of our updates again! Plus, other special e-mail offers and sneak peaks for our newsletter members only. Sign up right now.
  • Podcast Feed Maintenance – As a another reminder, Apple recently stopped supporting Enhanced Podcast Feeds, so all of our audio files have been swapped and updated to MP3 format. Our secondary MP3 feed has now been removed and unlisted from iTunes. Everything has been automatically redirected and we expect no show interruptions on your end.
  • New Sponsor – We're excited to have teamed up with Aviation Universe, Chicago's Aviation Emporium, to sponsor us. Join us in welcoming them to our aviation family!

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After Landing Checklist

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Where’s Baldo – September 2013 Edition http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/wheres-baldo-september-2013-edition/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/wheres-baldo-september-2013-edition/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:22:53 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3507 In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in September 2013. You'll notice the list is significantly shorter than previous months. The primary reason for that […]

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In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in September 2013.

You'll notice the list is significantly shorter than previous months. The primary reason for that being 2 weeks of vacation which means there were only 9 work days of flying. Rough life but, hey, somebody's got to do it.

Enjoy!

  • Moline, IL (MLI)
  • Lansing, MI (LAN)
  • Chicago, IL (ORD)
  • Madison, WI (MSN)
  • Green Bay, WI (GRB)
  • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
  • Traverse City, MI (TVC)
  • Lexington, KY (LEX)
  • Houston, TX (IAH)
  • Shreveport, LA (SHV)
  • Dallas, TX (DFW)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • St Louis, MO (STL)

And that's all she wrote.

In the interest of full disclosure, Len is no longer shaving his head, but we'll continue to call him “Baldo” for continuity sake. Hey, winter is coming… he needs the warmth 😉

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Welcome Our Sponsor, AviationUniverse.us! http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast-news/welcome-our-sponsor-aviationuniverse-us/ Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:31:09 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3411 You've heard them before on Episode 51a – Len Costa Reporting From the Center of the Aviation Universe, so you KNOW just how wonderful, passionate, and awesome these folks are. And we're ecstatic to announce Aviation Universe has joined us as a sponsor! Aviation Universe, Chicago's Aviation Emporium, the premier Aviation and Pilot Shop offers […]

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You've heard them before on Episode 51a – Len Costa Reporting From the Center of the Aviation Universe, so you KNOW just how wonderful, passionate, and awesome these folks are. And we're ecstatic to announce Aviation Universe has joined us as a sponsor!

Aviation Universe, Chicago's Aviation Emporium, the premier Aviation and Pilot Shop offers pilot and crew gear, diecast models, aviation books and magazines, collectibles, aviation themed furniture, gifts, kids toys and so much more.

Aviation Universe also offers a full line of supplies to meet the needs of pilots and aviation enthusiasts, including:

– Pilot supplies such as a complete cycle of FAA charts, training materials from ASA and Jeppesen, a large selection of the finest headsets, crew bags and uniforms.
– An extensive assortment of diecast and other models, as well as historic airline logos offered on a variety of objects.
– A large variety of aviation DVDs, magazines and books including some autographed by the author.
– A selection of clothing ranging from hats and t-shirts to bomber jackets.
– Gifts of all kinds from greeting and holiday cards, to kids toys.
– Unique items such as furniture made from aircraft parts, rare books and hand-carved models.
– Much … Much … More

We're confident they're a perfect addition to our aviation family. So join us in welcoming aboard Lora, Richard, Orville, Wilbur, and the rest of the AviationUniverse.us crew!

Aviation Universe

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Where’s Baldo – August 2013 Edition http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/wheres-baldo-august-2013-edition/ Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:11:43 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3401 In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in August 2013. Enjoy! Savannah, GA (SAV) Chicago, IL (ORD) Greenville, SC (GSP) Newark, NJ (EWR) Washington, DC […]

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In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in August 2013.

Enjoy!

  • Savannah, GA (SAV)IMG_6495
  • Chicago, IL (ORD)
  • Greenville, SC (GSP)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Washington, DC (IAD)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Quebec City, QB (YQB)
  • Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Indianapolis, IN (IND)
  • Green Bay, WI (GRB)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Memphis, TN (MEM)
  • Houston, TX (IAH)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
  • Lincoln, NE (LNK)
  • Wichita, KS (ICT)
  • Columbus, OH (CMH)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • New York, NY (LGA)
  • Tulsa, OK (YUL)
  • Greensboro, NC (GSO)

All in a months work.

Cheers!

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SMAC056 – Broken Airplanes, Over-Flight Permits, Pre-Flight Oversight, & Pathfinding Expeditions http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac056-broken-airplanes-over-flight-permits-pre-flight-oversight-pathfinding-expeditions/ Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:53:40 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3194 Welcome back! By our collective years of experience as aviators we truly hope these shows help you fly smarter and fly safer and today's episode is no exception. Back in Episode 29 we talked about flying to Canada. After a recent experience taking the Glasair and Turbo the Flying Dog to Ottawa, co-host Victoria Zajko […]

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Welcome back! By our collective years of experience as aviators we truly hope these shows help you fly smarter and fly safer and today's episode is no exception.

Back in Episode 29 we talked about flying to Canada. After a recent experience taking the Glasair and Turbo the Flying Dog to Ottawa, co-host Victoria Zajko has some information to add the the Canadian discussion regarding broken airplanes, dealing with customs, and animal issues to name a few.

In Episode 53 we talked about aviation accidents and how we cope. Co-host Rick Felty had some thoughts to add to 53 after a recent general aviation crash fatally injured the occupants allegedly due in part because of failure to remove a flight control lock.

Then to wrap things up, Len Costa Carl Valeri talk about the risks and responsibilities of being a pathfinder flight including some considerations you should take into account before accepting such a departure. All that and more, coming up now, on this edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast!

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Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • Women of Aviation – Find out how you can help, support, or even host your very own Women Fly It Forward event in 2014 so we can spread the love and joy of flight with women of all ages to show them how attainable a hobby or career in aviation truly is.
  • California International Airshow – Located in Salinas, CA this airshow takes the skies on September 21st and 22nd to include military and civilian aircraft displays, performances by Mike Goulian, The Patriots Jet Team, a Russian MIG-17 Demo, Robosaurus, and a bunch, bunch, more.
  • Stuck Mic AvCast Blog Posts – Yet another addition to the website – Bingo Fuel iOS App Video Demo. Have a look, will ya?

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

  • Flying to Canada
  • Maintenance issues abroad
  • Taking animals and food across the border
  • International flying paperwork
  • Ottawa sights
  • Update on Aeronca crash at Taunton
  • Complacency and checklist usage
  • Flying as a pathfinder
  • Lightning safety

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

Sean – Check out the Smithsonian Channel's “Aerial America”

Victoria – Find out more about insurance for planes within the OpenAirplane network through STARR Aviation

Rick – Download ATC Voice game for iPad

Len – The ResQLink PLB

Carl – The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

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Welcome back! By our collective years of experience as aviators we truly hope these shows help you fly smarter and fly safer and today's episode is no exception. Back in Episode 29 we talked about flying to Canada. Welcome back! By our collective years of experience as aviators we truly hope these shows help you fly smarter and fly safer and today's episode is no exception. Back in Episode 29 we talked about flying to Canada. After a recent experience taking the Glasair and Turbo the Flying Dog to Ottawa, co-host Victoria Zajko […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:06:33 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2KBT-IZoRE
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Today is a very cool in-the-field interview with pilot and aviation website owner, Jon Kessinger, recorded on location from none other than Chicago's (closed) Meigs Field. In this episode, co-host Len Costa sits down with Jon to learn about Midwest Flight Lines, including:

  • Jon's background
  • Army helicopter pilot grandfather
  • First flight lesson on Valentines Day
  • Pursuing the Private Pilot certificate
  • Mission behind the website
  • Stuffing a Ford Trimotor with AvGeeks
  • Experiences at Oshkosh 2013
  • The best story on the website to date
  • Flying the Breezy open cockpit airplane
  • Aspirations to become CFI
  • Thoughts on closing Meigs Field
  • And more!

Make sure to visit the website at MidwestFlightLines.com, Follow @MWFlightLInes on Twitter, and Like Midwest Flightlines on Facebook!

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SMAC055 – Flying Lawn Chairs & Crash Landings with Joe Barbera http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac055-flying-lawn-chairs-crash-landings-with-joe-barbera/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac055-flying-lawn-chairs-crash-landings-with-joe-barbera/#comments Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:15:00 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3067 Today's interview is without a doubt the most UNIQUE and CRAZY story we've shared on the podcast yet! A while back one of our listeners sent us an email after hearing a guy tell the story of his homemade flying lawn chair adventure at a local EAA chapter meeting. Curiosity got the best of us […]

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Today's interview is without a doubt the most UNIQUE and CRAZY story we've shared on the podcast yet! A while back one of our listeners sent us an email after hearing a guy tell the story of his homemade flying lawn chair adventure at a local EAA chapter meeting. Curiosity got the best of us so we reached out to this flying lawn chair aviator and asked him to come on the show.

The story of Joe Barbera includes his inspiration behind the flying lawn chair, trials and tribulations of building the homemade craft, launch day challenges and why he left everything (including his shoes and toilet paper) behind, intentions to break world records, crash landing in the trees, and so much more. This episode is not to be missed!

Without further ado we bring to you Flying Lawn Chairs and Crash Landings with Joe Barbera.

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Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • California Capital Air Show – The California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport on October 5th and 6th, 2013 promises, “spine-tingling performances including an international jet team, the Snowbirds, jet demonstrations, world-class aerobatics, wingsuit flyers, barnstorming, wing walking, and endless entertainment and displays along the ramp.”
  • Georgetown-Scott County Aviation Festival – On September 14th, 2013 the gates open for this Kentucky aviation festival featuring static aircraft displays, B-25 and Huey rides, skydiver demonstrations, antique tractors, and more! Sorry, no whiskey or bourbon until after the show.
  • Stuck Mic AvCast Blog Posts – Some new additions to the website – Stuck Mic? There's a Message For That! and Quick Guide to Air Traffic Control Facility Guides. Check those out for some reading enjoyment!

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

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After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

No Picks of the Week were included in this interview episode.

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Bingo Fuel iOS App Video Demo http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-software/bingo-fuel-ios-app-video-demo/ Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:22:51 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=3090 In today's video demonstration Len Costa walks you through using the Bingo Fuel iOS App to determine your: Burn to Destination, Calculate Bingo, Time to Hold, including some additional tips and tricks for both turbine and piston pilots. Thanks for watching this video demonstration! PS – Did you know that by clicking the affiliate links […]

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In today's video demonstration Len Costa walks you through using the Bingo Fuel iOS App to determine your: Burn to Destination, Calculate Bingo, Time to Hold, including some additional tips and tricks for both turbine and piston pilots.

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Thanks for watching this video demonstration!

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Quick Guide To Air Traffic Control Facility Codes http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-article/quick-guide-to-air-traffic-control-facility-codes/ Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:37:45 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2877 It's pretty amazing JUST how much information is out there on the Internet; you can find the answer to virtually any question in the universe. Except maybe what the meaning of life is or Where's Waldo (still on the loose that little bugger!). On July 13, 2013, the C90 TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) was […]

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It's pretty amazing JUST how much information is out there on the Internet; you can find the answer to virtually any question in the universe. Except maybe what the meaning of life is or Where's Waldo (still on the loose that little bugger!).

On July 13, 2013, the C90 TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) was evacuated for a fire alarm. It was noted on the FAA National Airspace System Status website, cited as the reason for an FAA issued Ground Stop.

Quick explanation of a Ground Stop; that's when Air Traffic Control does not permit any air traffic to depart an airport for flight into or out of their airspace for various reasons. Most commonly used when bad weather is affecting a large area or specific airport.

But who is C90 and where is that facility located? You obviously failed Pilot Training 101.

KIDDING!

There actually happens to be a list of all these codes to help you decipher the myriad of abbreviations. Behold, the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Facilities code list provided so graciously by the FAA. Using this list you can see that C90 is the Chicago TRACON located in Elgin, Illinois. Use it the next time you need to crack these mysterious identifiers.

The above mentioned fire alarm caused the Chicago TRACON to be evacuated and a subsequent Ground Stop was issued at Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Chicago Midway (MDW) as you clearly can't control air traffic from a parking lot. In fact, sources close to us said the fire alarm incident was the second one over the course of about a week. Hey, these things happen! True story.

Hope you have enough gas to hold or divert–just another contingency to plan for it seems. Who knew?

Clear Skies & Calm Winds,

SMAC

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SMAC054 – Backyard Flying, Kitfox Aircraft, Rotax Engines, CRAZEDpilot http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac054-backyard-flying-kitfox-aircraft-rotax-engines-crazedpilot/ Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:32:15 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2891 Today we bring a fun interview with a really cool pilot, aircraft and aviation business owner, who's fortunate to fly from his own backyard runway, leaping into the Oregon wilderness for all the off-airport flying adventures one can handle! Brendan O'Mara of CRAZEDpilot.com shares his experiences flying Kitfox aircraft, the reliability of Rotax engines, what […]

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Today we bring a fun interview with a really cool pilot, aircraft and aviation business owner, who's fortunate to fly from his own backyard runway, leaping into the Oregon wilderness for all the off-airport flying adventures one can handle! Brendan O'Mara of CRAZEDpilot.com shares his experiences flying Kitfox aircraft, the reliability of Rotax engines, what it's like to operate into his 16% grade grass-runway in his backyard, and a whole bunch more.

Time to saddle up and get your listen on for this Episode 54 sponsored by ForPilotsOnly.com.

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Pre-Flight

Announcements

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

No Picks of the Week were included in this interview episode.

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Today we bring a fun interview with a really cool pilot, aircraft and aviation business owner, who's fortunate to fly from his own backyard runway, leaping into the Oregon wilderness for all the off-airport flying adventures one can handle! Today we bring a fun interview with a really cool pilot, aircraft and aviation business owner, who's fortunate to fly from his own backyard runway, leaping into the Oregon wilderness for all the off-airport flying adventures one can handle! Brendan O'Mara of CRAZEDpilot.com shares his experiences flying Kitfox aircraft, the reliability of Rotax engines, what […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:16:50
Stuck Mic? There’s A Message For That! http://stuckmicavcast.com/flying-stories/stuck-mic-theres-a-message-for-that/ Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:15:16 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2871 Sometimes it's hard to tell when your Push To Talk switch is stuck in the transmit position, also known as having a “stuck mic.” You've heard about it, maybe even read about it before. There's plenty of stories on the Internet about pilots with stuck mic's transmitting their cockpit conversations in-the-blind while we all listen […]

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Sometimes it's hard to tell when your Push To Talk switch is stuck in the transmit position, also known as having a “stuck mic.”

You've heard about it, maybe even read about it before. There's plenty of stories on the Internet about pilots with stuck mic's transmitting their cockpit conversations in-the-blind while we all listen and cringe. They don't always end up being sexually explicit, expletive riddled, conversations between two professional Boeing 737 pilots like that infamous incident out there (Google it, it's embarrassing to link to). Nevertheless, they do happen. There was even a recent incident where the Air Traffic Controller had a stuck mic on his end!

So how do you know if it's you?

As it turns out, many avionics packages DO alert the pilot when their Push To Talk switch is stuck in the transmit mode. One example of this is a feature of the Radio Management Unit produced by Honeywell. The system is not only built with a red “MICSTK” alert message that displays on the radio screen, but it also disables the transmission function with an automatic cutout of the affected Push To Talk button–affectively disabling itself and all the Push To Talk switches on the affected side of the cockpit. So at least with this particular Honeywell unit the transmission will cut out (cease) on it's own.

Many of the new, digital, glass general aviation avionics packages out there also alert the pilot of a similar instance. While it may not alert you that the mic is stuck or automatically cut out the transmission, there's almost always a very small “TX” inscription depicted on the radio unit screen as you transmit. A constant illumination of the TX inscription while you're not intentionally talking or transmitting on your radio would be the best indication that your Push To Talk switch is stuck.

Check it out, there's a good chance you didn't even notice the TX inscription before–it's certainly there on all Garmin radio products.

Just why is a stuck mic so problematic? Well, the obvious reason is that it prohibits Air Traffic Control from communicating with pilots and vice versa. You recall what happens when two people try to transmit on the same frequency at the same time? Usually a bunch of squealing and radio distortion where typically nobody can be understood clearly. You wouldn't want to miss that important traffic or low altitude alert that could save your bacon. Mmmmm, bacon. Anyway…

Next time you're out flying and you hear a stuck mic, check your radio unit screen and look for one of these inscriptions and then sigh in relief when it isn't you.

Clear Skies & Calm Winds,

SMAC

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Where’s Baldo – July 2013 Edition http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/baldo-july-2013-edition/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/baldo-july-2013-edition/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:19:28 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2864 In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in July 2013. The above photo depicts Len in Hohenshwangau, Germany on his 32nd birthday where he spent […]

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In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in July 2013.

The above photo depicts Len in Hohenshwangau, Germany on his 32nd birthday where he spent time visiting Castle Neuschwanstein, depicted below.

Enjoy!

  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Charleston, SC (CHS)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)
  • Norfolk, VA (ORF)
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Peoria, IL (PIA)
  • South Bend, IN (SBN)
  • Lexington, KY (LEX)
  • Charleston, WV (CRW)
  • Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Washington-Dulles, VA (IAD)
  • Birmingham, AL (BHM)
  • Munich, Germany (MUC)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Lansing, MI (LAN)
  • Fargo, ND (FAR)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Nashville, TN (BNA)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Williston, ND (ISN)
  • Maddison, WI (MSN)
  • Springfield, MO (SGF)

Another month bites the dust.

Cheers!

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SMAC053 – Aviation Accidents, How We Cope, What Keeps Us Flying http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac053-aviation-accidents-cope-flying/ Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:22:26 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2851 Today's show is on the more serious and sober side as we discuss aviation accidents and how they've affected us on a personal level. Recently, co-host Victoria Zajko came to learn that 2 of the aircraft she flew during her flight training had been involved in fatal crashes where the pilot and occupants did not […]

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Today's show is on the more serious and sober side as we discuss aviation accidents and how they've affected us on a personal level. Recently, co-host Victoria Zajko came to learn that 2 of the aircraft she flew during her flight training had been involved in fatal crashes where the pilot and occupants did not survive. Not long after that Victoria also lost her friend and wing walker Jane Wicker in a tragic air show accident in Dayton, OH.

These events spurred a back stage conversation amongst the co-hosts and today we share with you our own experiences losing friends and family in fatal aviation related accidents including how we've dealt with each situation and what keeps us in the saddle, behind the yoke, still flying.

Have you ever lost someone close to you in an aviation related accident? How did that experience affect you or change your views on flying? Please share your story with us in the comment section below.

So settle in for Episode 53 sponsored by ForPilotsOnly.com.

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Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • Favorite $100 Hamburger Joints – Continuing our online discussion about favorite $100 hamburger joints, we'd love to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite spot be it the food, location, type of approach, etc. If you've got menu recommendations you can include those, too. Use #benburger to track the conversation on Twitter.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

Victoria – Aviation Forecast Discussion

Rick – iPro Aviator iPad Kneeboard

Len – AviationUniverse.us – check out Len's interview with the owners: Episode 51a

Carl – Aviation Week

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No Second Chances http://stuckmicavcast.com/flying-video/no-secondchances/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/flying-video/no-secondchances/#comments Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:25:13 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2794 If you've ever wanted to learn about bush and back country flying then No Second Chances is the DVD for you! Once again our awesome friends at CRAZEDpilot lent us this video so we could see what kind of crazy flying adventures exist outside of the airlines and cross country GA flying. The DVD chronicles […]

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If you've ever wanted to learn about bush and back country flying then No Second Chances is the DVD for you!

Once again our awesome friends at CRAZEDpilot lent us this video so we could see what kind of crazy flying adventures exist outside of the airlines and cross country GA flying.

The DVD chronicles Loni Habersetzer, based out of Marabou Landing, Alaska, as he flies his Super Cub in search of the most audacious one-way airstrips. That's his thing, he loves one ways.

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From dragging the bush wheels in the water to landing in box canyons with no possibility of a go-around, Loni excites the senses and dazzles the eye through his unique, daring flying adventures in the Alaska Range.

The idea of this DVD is about learning to fly into difficult airstrips. Loni takes us into and out of strip after strip after strip, explaining the complexities of each landing area from the terrain to aircraft handling. Co-host Len Costa pretty much relived his entire experiences flying the Super Cub in Alaska while watching this video. Rumor has it he had to break out the plastic tarp to protect his floor from all the drool!

SO – if you're interested in not only learning about off airport flying but also enjoying one pilots journey through Alaska, then we think No Second Chances is the DVD for you.

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Focusing strictly on one-way airstrips, the true tests really begin. Cubdriver: No Second Chances is a high quality, multi-camera-angle film that truly documents not only the extreme talent of Loni Habersetzer, but the performance from a well maintained Supercub, and the unforgiving land of Wild Alaska.

There is no turning back on many of the strips Loni selects – and the ice glaciers take the cake along with ‘shelf’ landing strips only 200ft in length. Watch Loni as his Supercub 749er nearly slips away on the glacier, plus the exstreme skills required to make proper landing decisions from the air!  Over TWO HOURS of footage!

Order your copy if you dare.

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You're out flying, you hear, “Satan Zero Three leaving three thousand, climbing to one zero thousand.” If you're anything like us you're thinking, “Who the heck is Satan Zero Three? In fact, you probably even wrote down the call sign on your kneeboard so you could search the interwebs when you got home.

Well look no further! As it turns out, Ron at MonitoringTimes.com has compiled a list of all MILITARY call signs as of 2011 (link to download text file).

Some of our personal favorites? Air Force 1, Ambush, Bandit, Demon, Devil (yea, we like the really odd, dark names), Doughboy, Hotdog, Jeckyl, Jedi, Nightstalker, Reaper, Savage, Scandal, Snoopy, Taco, Top Gun (dang right it's real!), Voodoo, and Zombie – to name a few.

Pretty cool, we know. You can thank us later.

Clear Skies and Calm Winds,

SMAC

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Mom, Where Do Airplanes Go When They Die? http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-photos/mom-where-do-airplanes-go-when-they-die/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-photos/mom-where-do-airplanes-go-when-they-die/#comments Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:11:44 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2785 Sometimes we stumble upon some really cool aviation related articles while swimming through cyberspace. This one is no exception. Titled, “The World's Most Bizarre Aircraft Graveyards” it is what it sounds like – a collection of images of aircraft laid to rust around the world. From California to Arizona to New Mexico, Nigeria, Germany, and […]

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Sometimes we stumble upon some really cool aviation related articles while swimming through cyberspace. This one is no exception.

Titled, “The World's Most Bizarre Aircraft Graveyards” it is what it sounds like – a collection of images of aircraft laid to rust around the world. From California to Arizona to New Mexico, Nigeria, Germany, and Ukraine to name a few. Enjoy this visual journey of retired airplanes.

Oh and be sure to grab a box of tissues. Don't say we didn't warn you…

Clear Skies and Calm Winds,

SMAC

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SMAC052 – Insurance Discounts, Standardized Aircraft Rental Checkouts, @OpenAirplane http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac052-insurance-discounts-standardized-aircraft-rental-checkouts-openairplane/ Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:22:33 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2838 In Episode 51 we interviewed commercial pilot and co-founder of OpenAirplane, Rod Rakic, and learned about his flight adventures in Civil Air Patrol. Everything from how he got started to working his way up the ranks to mission pilot. Rod also shared some really neat information about the organization itself like how you can participate […]

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In Episode 51 we interviewed commercial pilot and co-founder of OpenAirplane, Rod Rakic, and learned about his flight adventures in Civil Air Patrol. Everything from how he got started to working his way up the ranks to mission pilot. Rod also shared some really neat information about the organization itself like how you can participate and many of the different types of volunteer opportunities available, even for the non-pilot out there.

Episode 52 is part 2 in this series where Rod explains everything there is to know about OpenAirplane and our predictions on how it'll revolutionize the aircraft rental industry as you know it. Haven't heard of OpenAirplane yet? Basically you'll finally be able to rent an aircraft WITHOUT having to to do multiple checkouts for each FBO you fly out of. Yea, it's the bomb, yo!

Now go grab a beverage, sit back, relax, and join us for Episode 52 sponsored by ForPilotsOnly.com.

Don't forget to share this episode by clicking that Like, Share, Tweet button to spread the love!

Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • Favorite $100 Hamburger Joints – We've started an online discussion about favorite $100 hamburger joints and would love to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite spot be it the food, location, type of approach, etc. If you've got menu recommendations you can include those, too. Use #benburger to track the conversation on Twitter.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

  • Meet Rod Rakic
  • Introducing OpenAirplne
  • How to help OpenAirplane get rolling
  • How OpenAirplane gives you a local briefing
  • OpenAirplane's reputation system
  • Finding OpenAirplane online
  • OpenAirplane

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

No Picks of the Week were included in this interview episode.

This Episode Is Sponsored By

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In Episode 51 we interviewed commercial pilot and co-founder of OpenAirplane, Rod Rakic, and learned about his flight adventures in Civil Air Patrol. Everything from how he got started to working his way up the ranks to mission pilot. In Episode 51 we interviewed commercial pilot and co-founder of OpenAirplane, Rod Rakic, and learned about his flight adventures in Civil Air Patrol. Everything from how he got started to working his way up the ranks to mission pilot. Rod also shared some really neat information about the organization itself like how you can participate […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 59:16
Damian DelGaizo on Tailwheel Training http://stuckmicavcast.com/product-review/damian-delgaizo-tailwheel-training/ Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:11:59 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2762 For the aspiring tailwheel pilot, or someone looking for a refresher on the basics, Damian DelGaizo offers Tailwheel: 101. Recently our friends at CRAZEDpilot sent us this DVD for our review. Co-host Len Costa, being the only tailwheel pilot of the group, took the task of watching this instructional video and has these insights to […]

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Tailwheel 101 Training DVDFor the aspiring tailwheel pilot, or someone looking for a refresher on the basics, Damian DelGaizo offers Tailwheel: 101.

Recently our friends at CRAZEDpilot sent us this DVD for our review. Co-host Len Costa, being the only tailwheel pilot of the group, took the task of watching this instructional video and has these insights to offer.

But first, let's look at the product description:

Flying low, slow, in the bush or even inverted all start with the tailwheel endorsement. Tailwheel: 101 will teach you through quality tailwheel instruction and clear high definition video exactly what is needed to achieve that amazingly fun taildragger endorsement!

Damian DelGaizo will guide you along with his student Jill through the whole process of tailwheel transition in this wonderful DVD, the first of the series, in Tailwheel:101!  No where will you find more clear DVD instruction, clear examples, and excellent video production quality that you can understand and use in your own training.

Ok, so after watching this DVD entirely, I can offer these comments.

Now, I've NEVER watched a training DVD before and this was my first. Admittedly it was difficult for me to get settled into the training mind set while not being in person with a CFI in front of me. After getting over the initial oddness of learning through video, I was able to follow along nicely.

DelGaizo does, what I feel is, an excellent job not only talking through his topics, but demonstrating them as well. I learn best through being shown so his techniques were extremely helpful to me in understanding the training points.

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 1.26.59 PMMy favorite visual demonstration was his use of a spinning bicycle wheel to simulate the gyroscopic forces as they pertain to a tailwheel aircraft versus a tricycle gear aircraft. Other demonstrations included getting in different models of aircraft from the Top Cub, Sport Cub, and a Stearman to show us real life examples of ground looping, S-turn taxi techniques, and taking of and landing under various wind conditions.

The training video is fun because it takes student Jill Wood from start to finish in earning her tailwheel endorsement while we get to “ride along”. From ground instruction in the hangar with models and diagrams, to actual in-flight video showing the real struggles of a first time tailwheel student, this video helped me become reacquainted with the basic operation of a tailwheel aircraft.

It's not often that I get to fly GA aircraft, and even less often flying a tailwheel, so training like this helps me stay educated. Of course no training DVD is a supplement for actual flight instruction and you should always fly with a competent flight instructor before attempting anything you learn from a video.

If you're someone looking to learn about tailwheel flying, or need a refresher like myself, Tailwheel: 101 will deliver in high quality video format.

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SMAC051a – Len Costa Reporting From the Center of the Aviation Universe http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac051a-len-costa-reporting-from-the-center-of-the-aviation-universe/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac051a-len-costa-reporting-from-the-center-of-the-aviation-universe/#comments Sun, 07 Jul 2013 14:58:38 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2753 Recently co-host Len Costa had an opportunity to visit Aviation Universe, a local pilot shop in Bensenville, IL. During his visit he met the shops owners, Lora Yowell and Richard Wells. What ensued was a fun interview detailing the history of the store, the owners background in aviation, meeting Orville and Wilbur (the dogs), and […]

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Recently co-host Len Costa had an opportunity to visit Aviation Universe, a local pilot shop in Bensenville, IL. During his visit he met the shops owners, Lora Yowell and Richard Wells. What ensued was a fun interview detailing the history of the store, the owners background in aviation, meeting Orville and Wilbur (the dogs), and even a commuter train happened to find it's way into the show.

Other topics include:

  • Beech Musketeer
  • RCAF
  • Normandy Hurricane Pilot
  • Canadian Pilot
  • Canadian to FAA Certificate Conversion
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Flight Instructor Certificate
  • FAA Charts
  • Pilot Training Materials
  • Collectible Models
  • Kids Toys
  • Handmade Crafts
  • Meigs Field
  • Jewelry
  • Magazines
  • Lanyards
  • Stickers
  • Pins
  • ORD Airport Watch (mentioned on CNN)
  • United 787
  • Air Berlin
  • Karlene Pettit
  • Flight For Control
  • Airplane Spotting
  • And a whole heap more!

The store is located at 13 W Main Street, Shop #6, Bensenville, IL and available online at AviationUniverse.us. Follow AviationUnvrse on Twitter, Like Aviation Universe on Facebook, or join Aviation Universe on Pinterest.

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Where’s Baldo – June 2013 Edition http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/wheres-baldo-june-2013-edition/ Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:15:42 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2739 In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in June 2013. He even found a stowaway during his travels, the cheeky monkey pictured above. Enjoy! Burlington, […]

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In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in June 2013. He even found a stowaway during his travels, the cheeky monkey pictured above.

Enjoy!

  • Burlington, VT (KBTV)
  • Washington-Dulles, VA (KIAD)
  • Cleveland, OH (KCLE)
  • Richmond, VA (KRIC)
  • Chicago, IL (KORD)
  • Syracuse, NY (KSYR)
  • Baltimore, MD (KBWI)
  • Traverse City, MI (KTVC)
  • Greensboro, NC (KGSO)
  • Norfolk, VA (KORF)
  • New Orleans, LA (KMSY)
  • Dallas, TX (KDFW)
  • Corpus Christi, TX (KCRP)
  • McAllen, TX (KMFE)
  • Houston, TX (KIAH)
  • Birmingham, AL (KBHM)
  • Charlotte, NC (KCLT)
  • Newark, NJ (KEWR)
  • Maddison, WI (KMSN)
  • Montreal, QB (CYUL)
  • Nashville, TN (KBNA)
  • Austin, TX (KAUS)
  • Denver, CO (KDEN)
  • Albuquerque, NM (KABQ)
  • Huntsville, AL (KHSV)
  • Louisville, KY (KSDF)

All in a months work.

Cheers!

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SMAC051 – @RodRakic on Civil Air Patrol, Zombies, & Locator Beacons http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac051-rod-rakic-on-civil-air-patrol-zombies-and-locator-beacons/ Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:35:28 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2745 Today we interview commercial pilot and co-founder of OpenAirplane, Rod Rakic, to talk about his flight adventures in Civil Air Patrol. Everything from how we got started to working his way up the ranks to mission pilot. Rod also shares some really neat information about the organization itself like how you can participate and many […]

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Today we interview commercial pilot and co-founder of OpenAirplane, Rod Rakic, to talk about his flight adventures in Civil Air Patrol. Everything from how we got started to working his way up the ranks to mission pilot. Rod also shares some really neat information about the organization itself like how you can participate and many of the different types of volunteer opportunities available, even for the non-pilot out there.

This interview with Rod is actually Part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 2 will release next as Episode 52 as we learn everything there is to know about OpenAirplane, especially how it's going to revolutionize the aircraft rental industry as you know it. Good news is you'll finally be able to rent an aircraft at any participating FBO in the country WITHOUT have to do any additional rental checkouts. Yea, it's that awesome.

So grab a cold one and join us for Episode 51 sponsored by ForPilotsOnly.com.

Don't forget to share this episode by clicking that Like, Share, Tweet button to spread the love!

Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • AirVenture – It's almost that time of year where we all flock to Wisconsin for the biggest airshow in the world, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. Dates for the 2013 event are Monday July 29th through Sunday August 4th. You'll be able to meet co-host Carl Valeri and Len Costa on various days so stay tuned for more information on their dates of attendance.
  • NJ Balloon Festival – If you can't make it to AirVenture we suggest you make your way to the 31st Annual QuickChek Ballon Festival at Solberg Airport, Readington, NJ from July 26th through July 28th.
  • Favorite $100 Hamburger Joints – We've started an online discussion about favorite $100 hamburger joints and would love to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite spot be it the food, location, type of approach, etc. If you've got menu recommendations you can include those, too. Use #benburger to track the conversation on Twitter.
  • Aviation Universe – Coming in Episode 51a, co-host Len Costa sits down with Lora Yowell and Richard Wells, owners of Aviation Universe pilot shop, to learn more about the store, their background in aviation, and even the best locations for plane spotting at Chicago O'Hare.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

No Picks of the Week were included in this interview episode.

This Episode Is Sponsored By

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Today we interview commercial pilot and co-founder of OpenAirplane, Rod Rakic, to talk about his flight adventures in Civil Air Patrol. Everything from how we got started to working his way up the ranks to mission pilot. Today we interview commercial pilot and co-founder of OpenAirplane, Rod Rakic, to talk about his flight adventures in Civil Air Patrol. Everything from how we got started to working his way up the ranks to mission pilot. Rod also shares some really neat information about the organization itself like how you can participate and many […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 59:14
Welcome Our Sponsor, ForPilotsOnly.com! http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast-news/welcome-our-sponsor-forpilotsonly-com/ Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:41:11 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2714 We're excited to introduce our sponsor, ForPilotsOnly.com! For Pilots Only offers 4 kneeboard options for iPad pilots to help reduce your cockpit workload; the iPro Aviator, iPro Aviator/M, iPro Navigator, and the Naked Navigator. These kneeboards are available for both the full sized iPad and also the newer iPad Mini. In fact, co-host Rick Felty […]

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We're excited to introduce our sponsor, ForPilotsOnly.com!

For Pilots Only offers 4 kneeboard options for iPad pilots to help reduce your cockpit workload; the iPro Aviator, iPro Aviator/M, iPro Navigator, and the Naked Navigator.

These kneeboards are available for both the full sized iPad and also the newer iPad Mini. In fact, co-host Rick Felty uses the iPro Aviator when flying with his iPad and he absolutely loves it!

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And do you know what else? It's made in the USA and it's guaranteed FOREVER. See their guarantee for yourself:

If your iPro Aviator fails or breaks in any way, we'll replace it. Forever. Even if it's your fault. If you drop it, we'll replace it. If your dog chews up the strap, we'll replace it. If you just plumb wear it out, we'll replace it! Forever!

Heck, we've never seen a guarantee like that for an aviation product EVER!

But don't take our word for it – visit ForPilotsOnly.com to check our their products and customer reviews for yourself.

And don't forget to tell them Stuck Mic AvCast sent you!

Cheers,

SMAC

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{Product Update} MyRadar iOS App Weather Alerts http://stuckmicavcast.com/product-review/product-update-myradar-ios-app-weather-alerts/ Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:37:47 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2674 You've heard it mentioned a few times now from both Carl Valeri and Len Costa. The MyRadar iOS App is exactly what the name implies: weather radar on your iPhone or iPad. But we're here today to tell you about one pretty cool feature (besides the flight plan layover function). And that's the weather notifications. […]

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You've heard it mentioned a few times now from both Carl Valeri and Len Costa. The MyRadar iOS App is exactly what the name implies: weather radar on your iPhone or iPad.

But we're here today to tell you about one pretty cool feature (besides the flight plan layover function). And that's the weather notifications.

After experiencing 2 tornadoes, one in Arkansas and one in Illinois, co-host Len Costa decided to configure MyRadar on his iPhone to alert him when any weather event would affect him based on his GPS location.

While on layover in Burlington, VT the MyRadar iOS app, based on his iPhone GPS location, alerted Len that a “Severe Thunderstorm Warning” was in effect for his last known location. Here's 2 screen shots: first of the weather warning and second of the weather radar.

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After the weather alerts were experienced, coupled with the 2 co-hosts previous recommendations, we really like MyRadar iOS App and highly suggest it!

PS – Did you know that by clicking the affiliate links in this blog post that you help support our website? There's no extra cost to you, we receive a small percentage, and it helps us maintain the podcast. Plus you'll get extra karma points in our logbook! Thank you for so much for your listenership.

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Runway Lit by Motorcycles? http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-news/runway-lit-by-motorcycles/ Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:20:47 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2670 Published by Vagabondish, the article talked about the 10 most difficult places to land a small plane worldwide. One of the destinations included was Peru where, during a medical emergency, local residents lined the runway with their vehicles to provide lighting for the charter aircraft to depart with it's 3 patients on board. Alaska ranked […]

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Published by Vagabondish, the article talked about the 10 most difficult places to land a small plane worldwide. One of the destinations included was Peru where, during a medical emergency, local residents lined the runway with their vehicles to provide lighting for the charter aircraft to depart with it's 3 patients on board.

Alaska ranked as one of the destinations most challenging to fly in and co-host Len Costa can vouch for that from personal experiences in a Piper Super Cub.

Read the full story: 10 of the World’s Most Challenging Destinations to Land a (Small) Plane

What's the most challenging airport or approach and landing you've ever flown? Share with us a comment below!

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SMAC050 – The Show About 50’s – Our 50th Flight, 50th Hour, 50th Airplane, & More! http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac050-show-about-50s-our-50th-flight-50th-hour-50th-airplane/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac050-show-about-50s-our-50th-flight-50th-hour-50th-airplane/#comments Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:28:18 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2690 Holy takeoffs and landings, Batman – We've hit 50 episodes! To celebrate our 50th show each co-host spent time going through their pilot logbooks to find and share some of their 50th flying events. From their 50th logbook entry, to the 50th hour flown, 50th landing, 50th aircraft flown, and a whole heap of other […]

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Holy takeoffs and landings, Batman – We've hit 50 episodes! To celebrate our 50th show each co-host spent time going through their pilot logbooks to find and share some of their 50th flying events. From their 50th logbook entry, to the 50th hour flown, 50th landing, 50th aircraft flown, and a whole heap of other 50's! This is our golden episode, the show about 50's, where we reminisce in logbook memories.

Don't forget to share your 50th logbook events with us in the comment section below and click that Like, Share, Tweet button to spread the love!

Pre-Flight

Announcements

  • AIR Pro's Cookouts – Victoria's employer and aircraft insurance company, Aviation Insurance Resources, has resumed their annual hangar cookouts which they host Friday evenings, weather permitting. You don't have to be customer or local resident to enjoy one of KFDK's most beloved summer traditions so drive or fly on over!
  • Pensacola Beach Airshow – July 12th and 13th, “Witness exhilarating stunts and heart-stopping maneuvers… Civilian aircraft will perform aerial acrobatics over the Gulf of Mexico during a weekend of high-flying fun.” (from the airshow website)
  • FAAST Events – The FAA Safety Team will resume their monthly events in the Clearwater, FL on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the National Aviation Academy. Co-host Carl Valeri will be speaking at some of these events.
  • SMAC Meetup – To celebrate the our 50th show we're hosting an open invitation meetup on June 22nd at Pilot Pete's in Schaumburg, IL (06C). We'll be having cake and gift bags for everyone that can make it. All avgeeks are welcome and we hope to see you there!
  • Favorite $100 Hamburger Joints – we've started an online discussion about favorite $100 hamburger joints and would love to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite spot be it the food, location, type of approach, etc. If you've got menu recommendations you can include those, too. Use #benburger to track the conversation on Twitter.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

  • Logbook 50s
  • 50th Entry
  • 50th Hour
  • 50th Day Landing
  • 50th Aircraft Flown
  • 50th Hour PIC
  • First Flight at 50 Years or Older
  • 50th Landing
  • 50th Night Landing
  • 50th Cross-Country Hour
  • 50th Hour Solo
  • 50th Instrument Approach
  • 50th Flight with Someone
  • 50th Hour in the Airbus
  • 50th Hour as Airline Captain
  • 50th Hour of Training
  • 50th Blogbook Post
  • 50th Flight as Airline Captain

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

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{BS or Truth?} iPhone Sends Airliner Off Course http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-news/bs-or-truth-iphone-sends-airliner-course/ Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:09:58 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2663 Recently, Cult of Mac reported that interference from and iPhone allegedly sent an airliner off course during flight. Laboratory tests have shown that some devices broadcast radio waves powerful enough to interfere with airline equipment, according to NASA, Boeing, and the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority. Read the full story here: iPhone Interference Blamed For Sending Airliner […]

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Recently, Cult of Mac reported that interference from and iPhone allegedly sent an airliner off course during flight.

Laboratory tests have shown that some devices broadcast radio waves powerful enough to interfere with airline equipment, according to NASA, Boeing, and the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority.

Read the full story here: iPhone Interference Blamed For Sending Airliner Off Course

What do you think, is this BS or true? Share your experiences about in-flight mobile phone interference with us in the comment section below.

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What’s Your Favorite $100 Hamburger Joint? http://stuckmicavcast.com/online-discussion/whats-your-favorite-100-hamburger-joint/ Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:38:41 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2621 Tell us about your favorite $100 hamburger spot like how you found it and why it's your top choice; be it the location, scenery, fun approach, or other. Got any menu recommendations? Share those, too! Don't forget to use #benburger to track the conversation. Why #benburger? Benjamin is slang for a $100 bill and burger […]

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Tell us about your favorite $100 hamburger spot like how you found it and why it's your top choice; be it the location, scenery, fun approach, or other. Got any menu recommendations? Share those, too!

Don't forget to use #benburger to track the conversation. Why #benburger? Benjamin is slang for a $100 bill and burger is short for hamburger (duh!) and so #benburger was born.

Click here to join this discussion on Nestivity!

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Stuck Mic AvCast 50th Episode Bash/Fly-In Event http://stuckmicavcast.com/upcoming-events/stuck-mic-avcast-50th-episode-bash-fly-in-event/ Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:28:37 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2657 Because it feels like it's been far too long since we've geeked out together about airplanes over food and beverage AND to celebrate our 50th episode, we're hosting an OPEN INVITATION meetup! Join us on June 22nd at Pilot Pete's in Schaumburg, IL (O6C) as we celebrate our 50th podcast episode. There will be CAKE […]

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Because it feels like it's been far too long since we've geeked out together about airplanes over food and beverage AND to celebrate our 50th episode, we're hosting an OPEN INVITATION meetup!

Join us on June 22nd at Pilot Pete's in Schaumburg, IL (O6C) as we celebrate our 50th podcast episode. There will be CAKE and gift bags with cool surprises so make sure to help us spread the word and share this event with your friends and family so they can come, too.

You DO NOT have to be a listener of Stuck Mic AvCast to attend – ALL AVGEEKS ARE WELCOME! Whether you drive in or fly in, we'd love to see you for this special occasion.

Please RSVP if you're confirmed to attend so we can guarantee your seat and gift bag. We will have a section of tables for our use – everyone is responsible for their own tab.

We can't wait to see you!

Cheers,

SMAC

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Where’s Baldo – May 2013 Edition http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/wheres-baldo-may-2013-edition/ Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:05:58 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2598 In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in May 2013. Enjoy! Valparaiso, FL (KVPS) Houston, TX (KIAH) Omaha, NE (KOMA) Chicago, IL (KORD) Charlotte, NC […]

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What happens there, stays there (sometimes).

In the life of an airline pilot, one can visit many destinations over the course of the job. Here's a list of all the cities Len Costa, aka “Baldo”, has flown to for work and for pleasure in May 2013.

Enjoy!

  • Valparaiso, FL (KVPS)
  • Houston, TX (KIAH)
  • Omaha, NE (KOMA)
  • Chicago, IL (KORD)
  • Charlotte, NC (KCLT)
  • Toronto, ON (CYYZ)
  • Washington-Dulles, VA (KIAD)
  • Charleston, WV (KCRW)
  • Lansing, MI (KLAN)
  • Kansas City, MO (KMCI)
  • Los Angeles, CA (KLAX)
  • San Luis Obispo, CA (KSBP)
  • San Francisco, CA (KSFO)
  • College Station, TX (KCLL)
  • Killeen, TX (KGRK)
  • Savannah, GA (KSAV)
  • Portland, ME (KPWM)
  • Boston, MA (KBOS)
  • Cleveland, OH (KCLE)
  • Fayetteville, AR (KXNA)
  • Newark, NJ (KEWR)
  • Memphis, TN (KMEM)
  • Indianapolis, IN (KIND)

PS – Do you live in or near one of the cities listed above? Use the comment section below to let Len know so you can meetup next time he spends a night in your area.

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Where’s Baldo – A Month in the Life of an Airline Pilot http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast-news/wheres-baldo-a-month-in-the-life-of-an-airline-pilot/ Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:01:33 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2612 We thought we'd poke a little fun at one of our co-hosts in addition to starting a fun online game called, “Where's Baldo?”, where we chronicle the monthly destinations of co-host Len Costa as an airline captain for both work and pleasure. He gets around (literally). Why “Baldo” you ask? Back in December 2012 Len […]

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We thought we'd poke a little fun at one of our co-hosts in addition to starting a fun online game called, “Where's Baldo?”, where we chronicle the monthly destinations of co-host Len Costa as an airline captain for both work and pleasure. He gets around (literally).

Why “Baldo” you ask? Back in December 2012 Len decided he'd had enough of his luscious, soft, head of hair and went the shaved route courtesy of the awesome peeps at Head Blade (check them out, their stuff works). As a self-appointed baldy, the catchy phrase “Where's Baldo?” was a fun play on pop culture icon Waldo who we seem to be eternally searching for. Seriously… will somebody PLEASE find that guy!

Anyway, we'll be publishing a monthly blog post with all the destinations he's set foot in. We hope you enjoy this new online game and the first edition releases on Friday, June 7th, 2013.

Clear Skies & Calm Winds,

SMAC

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SMAC049 – Puppy Puke, Radar & Instrument Approach Lights, Currency vs Proficiency http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac049-puppy-puke-radar-and-instrument-approach-lights-currency-vs-proficiency/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac049-puppy-puke-radar-and-instrument-approach-lights-currency-vs-proficiency/#comments Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:14:08 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2587 In this show Victoria shares her experiences flying with her new dog, Turbo, what to do when dogs become airsick, protecting their hearing, in-flight doggy gear, and other flying with pet considerations. Carl answers some listener questions about radar requirements on instrument approach plates and we talk about instrument approach lights. Then we wrap it […]

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In this show Victoria shares her experiences flying with her new dog, Turbo, what to do when dogs become airsick, protecting their hearing, in-flight doggy gear, and other flying with pet considerations. Carl answers some listener questions about radar requirements on instrument approach plates and we talk about instrument approach lights. Then we wrap it up with a discussion about currency versus proficiency including some tips on how to stay safe when returning to the skies. That and more coming up right now!

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After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

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Where Captain Why http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast-news/where-captain-why/ Thu, 16 May 2013 18:20:52 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2577 Back in December 2012, at a Christmas party, co-host Len Costa had the chance to meet a fascinating man by the name of Dr. J. Scott Brown while visiting Knoxville, TN on a work related overnight trip. A conversation ensued about life and the decisions we make and how they lead us here and there. […]

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Back in December 2012, at a Christmas party, co-host Len Costa had the chance to meet a fascinating man by the name of Dr. J. Scott Brown while visiting Knoxville, TN on a work related overnight trip. A conversation ensued about life and the decisions we make and how they lead us here and there. So motivated by our conversation, Dr. Brown decided to share a very personal and touching poem he had written entitled, “Where Captain Why” about the thrill of the journey.

And while this poem has a very specific nautical theme it relates nearly word for word for aviators and pilots alike.

We now present, “Where Captain Why” by Dr. J Scott Brown:

The Fearless Captain holds the wheel

A place in mind his soul can feel.

He goes forward with no stress or doubt,

For he knows where he is, and has chosen his route.

Even with the waves and wind, He may be blown off course,

but corrects again.

For this place he seeks, he must go.

This is the place that will make him whole.

The Captain, the Ship and the Sea are one.

When the reason you sail is the right one.

Before you know it your port will appear and you can dock

without any Fear.

As your foot hits land, and you tie up the lines,

Your eyes look to the ocean for new goal to find.

For you see,

It is not the port you desire most,

Is is the thill of the journey from coast to coast.

If you've enjoyed this poem we would love for you to use one of the share buttons above or below this blog post and send this poem forward.

Cheers,

Stuck Mic AvCast

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SMAC048 – Victoria’s Back, Pitch Down Dummy, Autolandings http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac048-victorias-back-pitch-down-dummy-autolandings/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac048-victorias-back-pitch-down-dummy-autolandings/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 04:00:52 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2572 Today's show marks the triumphant return of our beloved and sassy Victoria Zajko as she fills us in on all the exciting news from her absence including the amazing statistics from 2013's Women of Aviation Week Worldwide events. Rick's recent flight with a CFI conducting simulated engine out procedures invokes an interesting conversation about pitching […]

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Today's show marks the triumphant return of our beloved and sassy Victoria Zajko as she fills us in on all the exciting news from her absence including the amazing statistics from 2013's Women of Aviation Week Worldwide events. Rick's recent flight with a CFI conducting simulated engine out procedures invokes an interesting conversation about pitching down when it may seem completely counterintuitive. And Carl wraps it up with a story and explanation about his first autolanding in the Airbus A320 on an ILS during 1,400 RVR. All that and more coming up right now!

Pre-Flight

From July 26-28th, 2013 the Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ will feature over 100 hot air balloons, flights, entertainment, headlining bands, fireworks, plus more. As one of the nations greats balloon events this is not to be missed.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

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It’s Not Us, It’s You… Goodbye Facebook http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast-news/its-not-us-its-you-goodbye-facebook/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/podcast-news/its-not-us-its-you-goodbye-facebook/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 15:09:12 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2558 We here at the Stuck Mic AvCast believe in a world where our message is freely distributed to our listeners around the world without impedance or fees. As of recently, Facebook is no longer that medium for us. What Happened? You're probably aware that Facebook is now a NASDAQ publicly traded company. In an interest […]

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We here at the Stuck Mic AvCast believe in a world where our message is freely distributed to our listeners around the world without impedance or fees. As of recently, Facebook is no longer that medium for us.

What Happened?

You're probably aware that Facebook is now a NASDAQ publicly traded company. In an interest to their shareholders and to earn income they've implemented some changes to their software. One major change is the way Facebook's algorithm determines the exposure of each posting made on their website.

For our Page with 194 “Likes” only a tiny percentage of those 194 dedicated fans actually get to see our postings because of this Facebook algorithm. And I mean a tiny amount. Whereas before all this money making, stock exchange nonsense all our fans would see every single post. But that's simply not the way of the world anymore.

What A Racket

Now you may be thinking, “Why would Facebook limit the exposure of your posts?” and here's why: MONEY.

The idea is that a Facebook Page owner can pay an advertising fee to “Promote” a post which allegedly generates more exposure over the limited percentage currently allowed by their system algorithm. And while we don't take issue with a company trying to earn a profit (go for it) we refuse to let that affect what we share with you.

We've ran the tests, paid some promotion and advertising fees just for the heck of it, and have seen NO valuable increase to our podcast family.

So Here's The Deal

The Stuck Mic AvCast is leaving Facebook. As of Thursday May 23rd, 2013 we will no longer be a brand that supports Facebook and will be shutting down our Page permanently.

The BEST way to keep in touch of all that's happening at the podcast is through Twitter. You DO NOT have to sign up for an account to Follow Us but it's highly recommended, and hey, it's a great hangar flying community you won't want to miss out on.

The address is: Twitter.com/StuckMicAvCast. You can visit the site from any internet device to see what we're up to if you choose not to Follow Us. Or you could subscribe to our Tweets by using this link in your favorite RSS reader: https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=stuckmicavcast.

The Big Break Up

Well there you have, we've said our peace, and now it's time to part ways.

So goodbye Facebook – it's been real and it's been fun, but it ain't been real fun.

PS – NO, you can't have your favorite sweatshirt back either…

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SMAC047 – LIVE From the Deck of SUN n FUN Radio 2013 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac047-live-from-the-deck-of-sun-fun-radio-2013/ Wed, 01 May 2013 13:22:29 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2542 Today's show was broadcast LIVE from the deck of SUN n FUN Radio on Thursday April 10th, 2013 on 1510AM Lakeland, FL. We've edited the audio and packaged it as Episode 47 in case you weren't able to join us when we were live, so this is our replay for your listening enjoyment! Pre-Flight Due […]

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Today's show was broadcast LIVE from the deck of SUN n FUN Radio on Thursday April 10th, 2013 on 1510AM Lakeland, FL. We've edited the audio and packaged it as Episode 47 in case you weren't able to join us when we were live, so this is our replay for your listening enjoyment!

Pre-Flight

Due to technical difficulties at show beginning, you'll hear Carl Valeri and Larry Overstreet leading the show until Sean Moody, Rick Felty, and Len Costa were able to patch in.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

No Picks of The Week were included in this LIVE episode.

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Today's show was broadcast LIVE from the deck of SUN n FUN Radio on Thursday April 10th, 2013 on 1510AM Lakeland, FL. We've edited the audio and packaged it as Episode 47 in case you weren't able to join us when we were live, Today's show was broadcast LIVE from the deck of SUN n FUN Radio on Thursday April 10th, 2013 on 1510AM Lakeland, FL. We've edited the audio and packaged it as Episode 47 in case you weren't able to join us when we were live, so this is our replay for your listening enjoyment! Pre-Flight Due […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 48:23
Victoria Returns to SMAC But What About Sean? http://stuckmicavcast.com/cohost-news/victoria-returns-to-smac-but-what-about-sean/ Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:57:30 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2550 Sheeeeee's Baaaaaaaack! That's right, our favorite sassy redhead returns to Stuck Mic AvCast! And no, she didn't open an Italian restaurant… Rather after a brief hiatus to orchestrate Women Fly It Forward 2013 and kick some butt as US Team Leader for Women of Aviation Week Worldwide co-host Victoria Zajko will once again be joining […]

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Sheeeeee's Baaaaaaaack!

That's right, our favorite sassy redhead returns to Stuck Mic AvCast! And no, she didn't open an Italian restaurant… Rather after a brief hiatus to orchestrate Women Fly It Forward 2013 and kick some butt as US Team Leader for Women of Aviation Week Worldwide co-host Victoria Zajko will once again be joining us on future episodes.

What About Sean?

It was suggested that Victoria and Sean should fight to the death to see who'd be one of the coveted 4 co-hosts of our pimpin aviation podcast. But we spared the mess and instead asked Sean to remain on with us FULL TIME.

Having 5 co-hosts will actually help us with some scheduling issues since Carl and Len are always on the road so we're proud to announce our podcast family has grown by 1!

Now Back To The Show

May 1st we release SMAC047 – LIVE From the Deck of SUN n FUN Radio 2013, an instant replay of our live podcast broadcast on 1510AM Lakeland, FL for those of you who weren't able to join us live. So keep an eye out for that and more as the year continues to unfold.

Cheers,

SMAC

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SMAC046 – The SMAC Down Under – An Australian Edition http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac046-the-smac-down-under-an-australian-edition/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac046-the-smac-down-under-an-australian-edition/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:00:21 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2532 Today's show was dual-recorded from the United States and Australia as host Len Costa traveled Down Under. During his holiday in Oz he met up with Steve and Grant of Plane Cray Down Under, an Australian aviation podcast about “Looking at the world of aviation from an Australia/Pacific point of view,” at which time they […]

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Today's show was dual-recorded from the United States and Australia as host Len Costa traveled Down Under. During his holiday in Oz he met up with Steve and Grant of Plane Cray Down Under, an Australian aviation podcast about “Looking at the world of aviation from an Australia/Pacific point of view,” at which time they collaborated on an episode to discuss the differences between USA and Australian aviation. Join us in for this in-depth look at how they do it on the other side of the world!

Also be on the lookout for some photos above the Yarra Valley, Australia from Len's hot air ballooning excursion – COMING SOON.

Pre-Flight

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

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Win FREE @Scheyden Sunglasses at #SnF13 from Heaven’s Angels! http://stuckmicavcast.com/free-giveaway-contest/win-free-scheyden-sunglasses-snf13-heavens-angels/ Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:23:18 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2527 When pilots demand precision from their eyewear in the cockpit they trust Scheyden. And thanks to Chris at AviationJunkie.net we're going to raffle off ONE pair of Scheyden Panorama sunglasses at SUN n FUN! Panoroma's Features “The largest style in the fleet, the Panorama offers full wrap protection in a resilient Cedar Rolled Composite frame. 100% […]

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When pilots demand precision from their eyewear in the cockpit they trust Scheyden. And thanks to Chris at AviationJunkie.net we're going to raffle off ONE pair of Scheyden Panorama sunglasses at SUN n FUN!

Panoroma's Features

“The largest style in the fleet, the Panorama offers full wrap protection in a resilient Cedar Rolled Composite frame. 100% UV protected lenses include crystal clear clarity with an Anti-Reflective coating.” – Scheyden website.

These lenses provide up to 6x scratch resistance, unmatched optical quality, provide the lowest distortion rate, and are both oil and water resistant. Don't miss this opportunity to win!

How to Enter

We've placed a box at SUN n FUN Radio marked “Stuck Mic AvCast” where you can submit your name or business card for an opportunity to win these Scheyden sunglasses valued at $309!

ONLY one entry per person and you MUST be present to win.

Drawing Saturday, April 13th at 2:oo PM

The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 PM on the deck of SUN n FUN Radio located next to the Sunset Grill as noted in block D3 of the SUN n FUN Convention Map.

Names will drawn by the beautiful angels from Heaven's Landing who've so graciously agreed to join us in presenting this par of precision Sheyden eyewear to our lucky winner.

What Are You Waiting For?

Run, don't walk, over to the SUN n FUN Radio station and enter to win!

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SUN n FUN Has Begun – Join Us LIVE! http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-news/sun-fun-begun-join-live/ Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:46:38 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2513 Listen LIVE TO SUN n FUN Radio by CLICKING HERE Today marks the start of the 39th Annual SUN n FUN International Fly-In and Expo! Co-hosts Carl Valeri and Len Costa will be on the grounds again this year volunteering for SUN n FUN Radio so make sure to stop by and say hello! Housekeeping […]

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Listen LIVE TO SUN n FUN Radio by CLICKING HERE

Today marks the start of the 39th Annual SUN n FUN International Fly-In and Expo!

Co-hosts Carl Valeri and Len Costa will be on the grounds again this year volunteering for SUN n FUN Radio so make sure to stop by and say hello!

Housekeeping Items

If you wish to listen into the happenings of SUN n FUN Radio you can tune-in online via LiveATC.net/SNF

Reach Carl Valeri on Twitter at @ExpertAviator

Reach Len Costa on Twitter at @LenCosta

SUN n FUN Event Guides

There's many ways to keep track of the events at this years SUN n FUN!

Check out the 2013 SUN n FUN Events and Activities Webpage

Download the SUN n FUN App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Download the SUN n FUN App for Android

Stuck Mic AvCast LIVE Broadcast

Just like last year the Stuck Mic AvCast team will be broadcasting live from the deck of SUN n FUN Radio on Wednesday, April 10th, at 6PM Eastern. You can find co-host Carl Valeri on on the deck and co-hosts Rick Felty, Sean Moody, and Len Costa joining in virtually from around the United States.

Of course you can tune-in by dialing your radio to 1510 A.M. if located in the Lakeland, FL local area or by visiting LiveATC.net/SNF to join us virtually from anywhere on the planet!

We're super excited to share this week long event with you and look forward to meeting you in person!

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This weekend at the Lafayette, IN Purdue University Airport (KLAF) is the annual Fly-In/Drive-In Purdue Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Aviation Technology Department!

Great time for kids and adults alike with a huge static display on the ramp. It's on April 13th at 7:30 AM and running till about noon. See the flyer below for more details.

And don't forget to say hello to Andrew Blanchard, one of our avid listeners, who'd love to meet you if you can make it!

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SMAC045 – SUN n FUN Radio with Dave Shallbetter http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac045-sun-fun-radio-withdave-shallbetter/ Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:51:16 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2499 In this episode we sit down with Dave Shallbetter of SUN n FUN Radio and get the inside scoop on how it all started, what it's like to run the radio station, behind the scenes of everything SUN n FUN Radio, volunteering, forgetting names, his fur-babies, and a ton more! Be sure to pay close […]

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In this episode we sit down with Dave Shallbetter of SUN n FUN Radio and get the inside scoop on how it all started, what it's like to run the radio station, behind the scenes of everything SUN n FUN Radio, volunteering, forgetting names, his fur-babies, and a ton more! Be sure to pay close attention to this special episode and don't forget to Like It, Share It, or leave a Comment.

And even though our co-host Carl Valeri was once again absent from this show as he was flying the Airbus, he does send his best wishes and can't wait to join us again.

Pre-Flight

SURPRISE – It's April Fools Day! Nothing to see here, please keep moving.

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After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

  • No Picks of the Week were included in this interview episode

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In this episode we sit down with Dave Shallbetter of SUN n FUN Radio and get the inside scoop on how it all started, what it's like to run the radio station, behind the scenes of everything SUN n FUN Radio, volunteering, forgetting names, In this episode we sit down with Dave Shallbetter of SUN n FUN Radio and get the inside scoop on how it all started, what it's like to run the radio station, behind the scenes of everything SUN n FUN Radio, volunteering, forgetting names, his fur-babies, and a ton more! Be sure to pay close […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:23:20
SMAC044 – Carl’s First Landing, Overcoming Training Obstacles, Trusting Your Instruments http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac044-carls-first-landing-overcoming-training-obstacles-trusting-yourinstruments/ Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:32:43 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2490 In this episode we hear about Carl's first landing in the Airbus A320 (caught on film). The Alton Bay NH Ice Runway is open and you can watch this Cessna Landing on the Ice Runway. Also we talk about overcoming flight training obstacles after learning that the student pilot who collided with an SUV recently […]

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In this episode we hear about Carl's first landing in the Airbus A320 (caught on film). The Alton Bay NH Ice Runway is open and you can watch this Cessna Landing on the Ice Runway. Also we talk about overcoming flight training obstacles after learning that the student pilot who collided with an SUV recently earned his Private Pilot certificate. It all starts here!

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Florida International Air Show – Named one of the “10 Best Airshows Around the World” as seen on USAToday.com, this event is held in Punta Gorda, FL on March 23-24 and includes demonstrations and performances by high-speed military jets and acrobatic aircraft. Not to mention the static aircraft displays, kids area, refreshments, and more!

SUN ‘n FUN Radio – As you know the 2013 SUN n FUN “Spring Break For Pilots” event is coming up on April 9-14th! For those of you that can't make the show in person you can always tune in to all that's happening by visiting SUN ‘n FUN Radio on the web at LiveATC.net/snf and bring the airshow to your living room.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

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In this episode we hear about Carl's first landing in the Airbus A320 (caught on film). The Alton Bay NH Ice Runway is open and you can watch this Cessna Landing on the Ice Runway. Also we talk about overcoming flight training obstacles after learning ... In this episode we hear about Carl's first landing in the Airbus A320 (caught on film). The Alton Bay NH Ice Runway is open and you can watch this Cessna Landing on the Ice Runway. Also we talk about overcoming flight training obstacles after learning that the student pilot who collided with an SUV recently […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:05:29
SMAC043 – Stuffy Noses, Flying the Airbus A320, Top Gun 3D http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac043-stuffy-noses-flying-airbus-a320-top-gun-3d/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac043-stuffy-noses-flying-airbus-a320-top-gun-3d/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:17:56 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2471 Join us in this episode as Carl Valeri returns after 2 months of grueling flight training to learn the Airbus A320! We talk type ratings, Airbus flying, and learn about the automation behind Airbus in addition to some upcoming airshows, one of us travels to Australia, and our thoughts on Top Gun 3D. It all […]

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Join us in this episode as Carl Valeri returns after 2 months of grueling flight training to learn the Airbus A320! We talk type ratings, Airbus flying, and learn about the automation behind Airbus in addition to some upcoming airshows, one of us travels to Australia, and our thoughts on Top Gun 3D. It all begins now!

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Air Fiesta 2013 – this airshow is brought to you by the Commemorative Air Force Rio Grande Valley wing and includes aerial performances and static displays of World War II Trainers, Bombers, Fighters, Aerobatics, to name a few. This show will be on March 9th – 10th in Brownsville, TX.

First Annual Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation – this aviation film festival at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH runs from April 11-14 and commemorates the grand re-opening of the Air Force Museums 400-seat-massive-screen theater. Screenings of 10 aviation classics will be running for your enjoyment. The full schedule can be seen here: Schedule.

Top Gun 3D – you've kicked the tires and lit the fires, you've felt the need for speed. But have you done it in 3D? Don't miss this limited engagement opportunity to catch this classic aviation flick digitally remastered in 3D and feel like your there riding behind Maverick!

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

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“I’m Too Hungry Not To Stop” – A Bird Dog Landing 28M http://stuckmicavcast.com/flying-video/im-too-hungry-not-to-stop-a-bird-dog-landing-28m/ Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:14:27 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2466 This is a short video shot by co-host Rick Felty from his Bird Dog interview with tailwheel pilot extraordinaire, Paul Santopietro, as they line up for approach and landing on Runway 36 at Cranland Airport, MA (28M). If you missed the audio interview that accompanied this video, check it out, as Rick asks Paul all […]

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This is a short video shot by co-host Rick Felty from his Bird Dog interview with tailwheel pilot extraordinaire, Paul Santopietro, as they line up for approach and landing on Runway 36 at Cranland Airport, MA (28M).

If you missed the audio interview that accompanied this video, check it out, as Rick asks Paul all about tailwheel flying while conducting this interview in cruise flight. That audio segment is available: Episode #32a – Flying Tailwheel with Paul Santopietro.

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Radio Tuned, Volume Up, We Are Listening http://stuckmicavcast.com/general-news/radio-tuned-volume-up-we-are-listening/ Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:14:47 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2433 We value you. We adore you. What else can we say. You are the engine that propels our aviation podcast. But there's something we want you to know… We're NOT like everyone else. Everything For Someone See, the Stuck Mic AvCast was not created to be one of those podcasts that has “something for everyone” […]

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We value you. We adore you. What else can we say. You are the engine that propels our aviation podcast. But there's something we want you to know…

We're NOT like everyone else.

Everything For Someone

See, the Stuck Mic AvCast was not created to be one of those podcasts that has “something for everyone” – NOPE – but rather we want to be everything to someone. And that someone is YOU!

And while there are plenty of podcasts out there that think it's all about them and what they want, plain and simple, they are wrong. This is probably an unpopular comment and I (Len Costa) am sure to catch some flack in the podsphere for my public opinions. So be it.

The Peoples Podcast

We'd rather be considered the “Peoples Podcast”; reporting on and sharing content that YOU want. After all, without you, we wouldn't be here.

Naturally we are going to screw things up. We know that we can't create the perfect product and that you won't enjoy every single piece of content that we share. That's just a fact of life.

And your patience and feedback is what helps us get closer to the bulls eye.

Full Disclosure

In the interest of full disclosure, the Stuck Mic AvCast is a business, and just like any other business there are costs involved in it's operation; web hosting, file hosting, domain names, etc.

That means we might share advertising, products for sale, or other related items that we feel could be useful or helpful to you which we may earn money from those sales or recommendations. We promise that we won't inundate you with meaningless garbage for the sake of a quick buck. That's not what we're about.

We know that you're cool with the fact that we may earn money from things we share with you as long as it's relevant and we just wanted to remind you.

Will YOU Help?

So we sit here today to charge you with a most important task. Feedback.

Every comment you share on our blog, email you send, voicemail you leave us, every Tweet, Facebook comment, Like, Share, etc, drives the way we operate.

So do us a huge favor – when you enjoy something we do, Like It on Facebook, share it on Twitter, +1 on Google Plus, or wherever you hangout online. We love listener mail so send us an email or leave us a voicemail. And of course, leave some comments on the blog and join us in a conversation about the topic at hand.

Whether it's a comment (good or bad – we don't mind), feedback, or maybe you have a great show topic or special guest idea, send them our way. We research everything you send us.

And don't forget…

Radio is Tuned, Volume is Up, and We Are Listening!

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Headset BLOWOUT Sale http://stuckmicavcast.com/headsets-2/headset-blowout-sale/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:24:13 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2423 CRAZEDpilot is offering a BLOWOUT sale on BRAND NEW David Clark H10-60 Aircraft Headsets for only $297! With 23 db's of nose reduction you can count on clear and reliable communications in the cockpit. Other great features include: Super Soft Head Pad New Comfort gel, undercut ear seals Headset Pressure Adjustment Headband Size Adjustment M-7A […]

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CRAZEDpilot is offering a BLOWOUT sale on BRAND NEW David Clark H10-60 Aircraft Headsets for only $297!

With 23 db's of nose reduction you can count on clear and reliable communications in the cockpit.

Other great features include:

  • Super Soft Head Pad
  • New Comfort gel, undercut ear seals
  • Headset Pressure Adjustment
  • Headband Size Adjustment
  • M-7A Microphone
  • Dual volume control lets you adjust the level for each ear
  • Boom Guide Lock
  • Exclusive, patented flex/wire boom for easy, precise microphone placement
  • Dome jack lets you select from three different cord assemblies
  • 5-year Guarantee
  • FAA TSO Approved C57 Cat. B and C58a

But hurry because Brendan tells us there's not very many left!

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SMAC042a – CONGRATS on 100 Episodes of Plane Crazy Down Under http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac042a-congrats-100-episodes-plane-crazy-down-under/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:16:28 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2415 Holy heaping podcast episodes, Batman, the boys at Plane Crazy Down Under just released their 100TH EPISODE!!! From all of us here at the Stuck Mic AvCast, we wish Steve, Grant, and the entire PCDU crew another awesome 100 shows 🙂 Cheers, mates! PS – Don't forget to check out PCDU's 100th episode: http://www.planecrazydownunder.com/2013/02/21/pcdu-episode-100-the-ton

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Holy heaping podcast episodes, Batman, the boys at Plane Crazy Down Under just released their 100TH EPISODE!!!

From all of us here at the Stuck Mic AvCast, we wish Steve, Grant, and the entire PCDU crew another awesome 100 shows 🙂

Cheers, mates!

PS – Don't forget to check out PCDU's 100th episode: http://www.planecrazydownunder.com/2013/02/21/pcdu-episode-100-the-ton

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Holy heaping podcast episodes, Batman, the boys at Plane Crazy Down Under just released their 100TH EPISODE!!! From all of us here at the Stuck Mic AvCast, we wish Steve, Grant, and the entire PCDU crew another awesome 100 shows 🙂 Cheers, mates! Holy heaping podcast episodes, Batman, the boys at Plane Crazy Down Under just released their 100TH EPISODE!!! From all of us here at the Stuck Mic AvCast, we wish Steve, Grant, and the entire PCDU crew another awesome 100 shows 🙂 Cheers, mates! PS – Don't forget to check out PCDU's 100th episode: http://www.planecrazydownunder.com/2013/02/21/pcdu-episode-100-the-ton Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 20
SMAC042 – Sun N Fun is Coming, Rick’s 100th Video, Primer to Winter Flying http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac042-sun-fun-coming-ricks-100th-video-primer-winter-flying/ Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:10:47 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2402 And we're back for another episode where we talk Sun n Fun 2013, Rick's 100th Flying Video, and a whole heaping host of winter flying goodies! As many of you know, Carl is in training for the Airbus A320 and so his schedule has been difficult for podcasting so he wasn't able to join us […]

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And we're back for another episode where we talk Sun n Fun 2013, Rick's 100th Flying Video, and a whole heaping host of winter flying goodies! As many of you know, Carl is in training for the Airbus A320 and so his schedule has been difficult for podcasting so he wasn't able to join us on this show. BUT we were able to snag our friend and inventor of The AvPad iPad Kneeboard, Mike Ladd, to replace our lovable co-host that talks with his hands with a guest co-host that talks with a drink in his hands.

Pre-Flight

Sun N Fun 2013 is just around the corner. Both Carl and Len have signed up to volunteer for Sun N Fun Radio again this year so you can expect to see us running around campus conducting interviews on behalf of the radio station. We're also working to schedule in a LIVE podcast form the deck of Sun N Run Radio at some point during the event so stay tuned for more information.

Rick recently found out by virtue of one of his YouTube Channel subscribers that he'd uploaded his 100th flying video. That video can be seen here: Cessna 172SP Pattern #3 OWD 2-5-12. Certainly a fun and nifty achievement so lets all join in to congratulate him! We look forward to many more videos to come.

Cruise Flight

Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

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And we're back for another episode where we talk Sun n Fun 2013, Rick's 100th Flying Video, and a whole heaping host of winter flying goodies! As many of you know, Carl is in training for the Airbus A320 and so his schedule has been difficult for podca... And we're back for another episode where we talk Sun n Fun 2013, Rick's 100th Flying Video, and a whole heaping host of winter flying goodies! As many of you know, Carl is in training for the Airbus A320 and so his schedule has been difficult for podcasting so he wasn't able to join us […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:04:31
Welcome our Friends at CRAZEDpilot! http://stuckmicavcast.com/partnership-news/welcome-our-friends-at-crazedpilot/ Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:28:34 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2367 In the world of aviation, relationships are king. That's why we've decided to partner up with the folks at CRAZEDpilot.com to serve as an affiliate for their products! The reality is people do business with people. And Stuck Mic AvCast founder Len Costa has spent a great deal of time speaking with and becoming good […]

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In the world of aviation, relationships are king. That's why we've decided to partner up with the folks at CRAZEDpilot.com to serve as an affiliate for their products!

The reality is people do business with people. And Stuck Mic AvCast founder Len Costa has spent a great deal of time speaking with and becoming good friends with both Brendan and Dan of CRAZEDpilot and can personally speak for not only their friendly attitude but their excellent customer service. We highly recommend you check them out if you're looking for such aviation products as: DVD's, Headsets, Pilot Gear, Aircraft Gear, and More!

In the interest of full disclosure, being an affiliate means that Stuck Mic AvCast will receive a commission from any products that you buy using our links. Those commissions support the operational costs of the website and podcast and we know you're cool with that so we just wanted to be upfront with you. That being said, we usually only share things we consider safe for our lovely Mother, but we have to mention it either way.

So check them out! We promise you'll have a wonderful buying experience otherwise we wouldn't put our reputation on the line for them.

CRAZEDpilot Aircraft and Pilot Accessories

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How to Record Cockpit/ATC Audio with GoPro or Camcorder http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-hardware/record-cockpit-atc-audio-with-gopro-or-camcorder/ Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:42:42 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2375 In this short video Len Costa shows you how he records cockpit and ATC audio on his GoPro Hero 2 including the audio cable he uses and where to buy it. This very cable CAN be used to record cockpit and ATC audio on ANY camcorder or video camera that has a 3.5mm (⅛ inch) […]

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In this short video Len Costa shows you how he records cockpit and ATC audio on his GoPro Hero 2 including the audio cable he uses and where to buy it.

This very cable CAN be used to record cockpit and ATC audio on ANY camcorder or video camera that has a 3.5mm (⅛ inch) Microphone Input plug so it's not exclusive to only recoding with GoPro's.

However, this cable WILL NOT work with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch! No Android devices were available for testing so no comments can be made on compatibility with this audio cable.

Quick link to the cable here: StuckMicAvCast.com/audiocable

***CORRECTION: Cable plugs into airplane headphone port, not microphone port***

***UPDATED FEB 10, 2013*** Due to cable malfunctions with the original product seen on Aircraft Spruce we now recommend a NEW cable that you'll be directed to when clicking StuckMicAvCast.com/audiocable for more information

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SMAC041 – Flying Resolutions, Tailwheel Adventures, and the 787 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac041-flying-resolutions-tailwheel-adventures-boeing-787/ Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:55:15 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2357 Glad to have you back for Episode #41! Carl has some exciting news to share about learning to fly the Airbus A320 at a new airline including some stories about jumping out of the airplane in his water ditching class. Also, we've had a temporary co-host restructuring – Victoria has been extremely busy as the […]

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Glad to have you back for Episode #41! Carl has some exciting news to share about learning to fly the Airbus A320 at a new airline including some stories about jumping out of the airplane in his water ditching class. Also, we've had a temporary co-host restructuring – Victoria has been extremely busy as the US Team Leader in charge of organizing and assisting with Women Fly It Forward events throughout the United States that she needed more time to dedicate to those pursuits. While we surely do miss her spunky, ginger perspective on all things flying, please welcome our friend and listener Sean Moody as the interim co-host!

Listen in to learn more about Sean, how he got started flying, his background, and even his new volunteer position with Stuck Mic AvCast! We're very excited to have him on board not only as an interim co-host but to help out behind in the scenes in an effort to assist us in delivering more quality content for your enjoyment. Don't forget to Follow Sean on Twitter.

Pre-Flight

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the entire crew of Plane Crazy Down Under for approaching their 100th Episode! As fellow mates and podcasters we know what a crowning achievement this is and wish Grant, Steve, and the everyone at PCDU a prosperous future. In addition, co-host Len Costa will be visiting the Aussie guys in March for what is likely to be a memorable vacation in the land of kangaroos, Vegemite, and Coopers Vintage Ale.

In the spirit of Oz accomplishments, we recommend you check out the Australian Airshow from February 26th through March 3rd, 2013 located in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. This event is a 2 part show consisting of the Trade Exhibition followed by the Public Airshow. If you happen to find yourself down under you should check out this event!

Cruise Flight

2013 Aviation Resolutions

  • Sean – Work on his CFI Certificate
  • Rick – Work on his Instrument Rating
  • Carl – Pursue a type rating in the B-25
  • Len – More GA flying including tailwheel time

Additional Show Notes

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

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Glad to have you back for Episode #41! Carl has some exciting news to share about learning to fly the Airbus A320 at a new airline including some stories about jumping out of the airplane in his water ditching class. Also, Glad to have you back for Episode #41! Carl has some exciting news to share about learning to fly the Airbus A320 at a new airline including some stories about jumping out of the airplane in his water ditching class. Also, we've had a temporary co-host restructuring – Victoria has been extremely busy as the […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 1:03:56
SMAC040a – Freshman Year at Purdue University’s Aviation Technology Program with Andrew Blanchard http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac040a-freshman-year-purdue-university-aviation-technology-program-andrew-blanchard/ Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:12:19 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2346 If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to study aviation at the college or university level, then this special episode is for you. Co-host Rick Felty sat down for a one-on-one interview with Andrew Blanchard, private pilot and freshman at Purdue University’s College of Technology. Andrew is specifically enrolled in the Undergraduate Professional […]

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Screen Shot 2013-01-19 at 4.11.45 PMIf you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to study aviation at the college or university level, then this special episode is for you. Co-host Rick Felty sat down for a one-on-one interview with Andrew

Blanchard, private pilot and freshman at Purdue University’s College of Technology. Andrew is specifically enrolled in the Undergraduate Professional Flight Technology program within Purdue’s Aviation Technology school and at the time of this interview had just completed his first semester.

In this episode you get some background on Andrew including his evaluation of different programs at other schools and why he chose Purdue. Then we discuss the program itself with first hand insight into how it works, what a typical day is like and how the program rolls out in the semesters ahead.

But a big part of our discussion is the flying itself. From the fleet of Cirrus SR-20’s to a review of a few recent cross-country flights, Andrew gives us all an idea of what this kind of training is like at the University level.

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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to study aviation at the college or university level, then this special episode is for you. Co-host Rick Felty sat down for a one-on-one interview with Andrew Blanchard, If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to study aviation at the college or university level, then this special episode is for you. Co-host Rick Felty sat down for a one-on-one interview with Andrew Blanchard, private pilot and freshman at Purdue University’s College of Technology. Andrew is specifically enrolled in the Undergraduate Professional […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 43:12
SMAC040 – Behind the Scenes of Flying Wild Alaska with John Ponts – Part 2 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac040-behind-the-scenes-of-flying-wild-alaska-with-john-ponts-part-2/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac040-behind-the-scenes-of-flying-wild-alaska-with-john-ponts-part-2/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:24:19 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2316 In Episode #39 we shared Part 1 of Behind the Scenes of Flying Wild Alaska with John Ponts. This audio interview is Part 2 in the series with Ponts as we wrap up our discussion from his desire to be a professional athlete to his transition into flying and includes your listener questions answered by John. […]

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In Episode #39 we shared Part 1 of Behind the Scenes of Flying Wild Alaska with John Ponts. This audio interview is Part 2 in the series with Ponts as we wrap up our discussion from his desire to be a professional athlete to his transition into flying and includes your listener questions answered by John. Join us as we finish getting down and dirty with the real John Ponts!

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No announcements were included in this interview episode.

Cruise Flight

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

No Picks of the Week were included in this interview episode.

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SMAC039a – Best of 2013: iFlyBlog.com with Brent Owens http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac039a-best-of-2013-iflyblogcom-with-brent-owens/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac039a-best-of-2013-iflyblogcom-with-brent-owens/#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:22:55 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2287 In this exclusive, heard-it-here first interview, Len Costa sits down with Brent Owens, creator and founder of iFlyBlog.com to learn more about: Aircraft ownership Corporate flying Being a new aviation blogger Why you shouldn't teach yourself aerobatics Flying the Cessna 152, 172, Twin Beech, Luscombe & more Becoming an EAA Chapter Vice President The Young […]

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In this exclusive, heard-it-here first interview, Len Costa sits down with Brent Owens, creator and founder of iFlyBlog.com to learn more about:

Well don't just sit there, have a listen! Seriously, Brent and his website are a Best of 2013. Now go get it.

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http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac039a-best-of-2013-iflyblogcom-with-brent-owens/feed/ 3 In this exclusive, heard-it-here first interview, Len Costa sits down with Brent Owens, creator and founder of iFlyBlog.com to learn more about: Aircraft ownership Corporate flying Being a new aviation blogger Why you shouldn't teach yourself aerobatic... In this exclusive, heard-it-here first interview, Len Costa sits down with Brent Owens, creator and founder of iFlyBlog.com to learn more about: Aircraft ownership Corporate flying Being a new aviation blogger Why you shouldn't teach yourself aerobatics Flying the Cessna 152, 172, Twin Beech, Luscombe & more Becoming an EAA Chapter Vice President The Young […] Carl Valeri, Rick Felty, Victoria Zajko, Sean Moody clean 39:03
SMAC039 – Behind the Scenes of Flying Wild Alaska with John Ponts – Part 1 http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac039-behind-the-scenes-of-flying-wild-alaska-with-john-ponts-part-1/ http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac039-behind-the-scenes-of-flying-wild-alaska-with-john-ponts-part-1/#comments Tue, 01 Jan 2013 14:33:53 +0000 http://stuckmicavcast.com/?p=2262 First and foremost, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Because of your support and listenership 2012 was a record breaking year as we out grew ourselves nearly month over month. Thank you from the bottom our our props for tuning in week in and week out. We couldn't do it without you! Cheers 🙂 Welcome to one of […]

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First and foremost, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Because of your support and listenership 2012 was a record breaking year as we out grew ourselves nearly month over month. Thank you from the bottom our our props for tuning in week in and week out. We couldn't do it without you! Cheers 🙂

Welcome to one of our favorite editions of the Stuck Mic AvCast! Today we had the distinct honor of interviewing ERA Airlines Captain and co-host of the Discovery Channel's Flying Wild Alaska show, John Ponts. In a chance encounter in late 2012 co-host Carl Valeri bumped into Ponts at the Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ which lead to this interview opportunity. At the time, Ponts was traveling to Germany for vacation but not before agreeing to come on the show and talk about his passion for aviation.

This audio interview is Part 1 of a 2 part series with Ponts as we cover everything from his desire to be a professional athlete to his transition into flying. Join us for this tell-all show as we get down and dirty with the real John Ponts!

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Women of Aviation week is March 4 – 10, 2013 and Victoria is still looking for volunteers in the United States to host events. As the US team leader she's currently responsible for managing such events in over 30 states so far! To get in involved or request information on how you can host an event in your city or state visit: Organizing A Women of Aviation Event.

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