Sean Moody – @AviaSean – Like most pilots, I’ve been fascinated by aviation since before I can remember. Any family trip included picking up a airliner model from the airport gift shop. Being a professional pilot has always been my ultimate career goal.
I got my first taste of piloting in middle school when a family friend surprised me with a discovery flight. In high school I began my training and I’m now an instrument-rated commercial pilot. I hope to move on to CFI training soon.
When I’m not flying, I’m an absolute aviation junkie! Whether it’s going to air shows, watching aviation movies, or reading about aviation adventures, I love to do whatever I can to tide myself over until the next flight. Joining the Stuck Mic AvCast team has been a great way to do just that. Len, Carl, Rick, and Victoria bring varied aviation perspectives to the table and I look forward to bringing interesting discussion and content your way in the near future!
Victoria Neuville – @ToriaFly - I’m slowly but surely learning my way about the world and becoming the woman I’m destined to be. I’m eclectic, I’m passionate, I’m a giver. I’m an always dreamin’, airplane flyin’, avid crocheter. I’m a girl who loves to be on a “mission” whether it’s organizing a fundraiser or seeing how many turtles I can catch in the lake in a day. I don’t like raisins, but love raisinets and yogurt covered raisins. I don’t like purple grapes, but love the green ones. I hate blueberries except if they are in muffins. That about sums up the way my brain works.
I’m an instrument rated commercial pilot and work as a sales assistant for Aviation Insurance Resources. I am an active member of the Sugarloaf chapter of the Ninety-Nines, a VIP member of Women of Aviation Week and a member of Women in Aviation International and the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association.
It’s been a roller coaster of ups and downs to get where I am today and there is still so much more room for me to grow and explore. I am proud to proclaim that I am a pilot and have overcome many obstacles to do so. Despite the seemingly long journey, I am thankful for every minute of it because it has made me the passionate aviatrix I am today.
My continuous goal in aviation is to always be learning and to be open to new experiences within the industry. My favorite moments in life have always been those where I get to share aviation with others and I look forward to doing so for many years to come. I blog actively at toriaflies.blogspot.com – come and check it out!
Rick Felty – @RFelty – Beginning as a kid, playing with my father’s early mainframe flight simulator, I’ve always loved things that fly. However I only recently found space in my life to learn how, getting my single-engine land PPL in the summer of 2009. Since I’m a high tech geek, it’s no coincidence that I got there with some of the latest aviation technology, passing my check-ride in a G1000 Cessna 172, after doing most of my primary training in a Cirrus SR20.
As a marketing/advertising executive and writer/producer I’m an avid photographer and videographer, and love turning those lifelong skills loose on my new flying avocation. I’m probably not totally alone when I say that I got into flying because of the amazing visuals. My images can be found at my blog www.rickfelty.com and my flying videos at www.youtube.com/rdfelty.
I balance my time between work, aviation and my amazing supportive family. As the lowest time pilot on the podcast, I hope to add a new pilot’s perspective to the wide-ranging discussions. Oh and I just read Victoria’s bio and would be happy to take any of the non-muffin blueberries she doesn’t want.
Carl Valeri – @ExpertAviator - My name is Carl Valeri and my passion is flying and aviation.
I am fortunate to have turned my hobby of flying into my profession as a flight instructor and airline Captain. My passion for airplanes and flying started as a child building model airplanes. May 1, 1989 I took my first flight in a small airplane and I was hooked. Now I spend more days in the air than on the ground.
My website, ExpertAviator.com, is both educational and entertaining. I truly believe in the axiom “a good pilot is always learning”. Regardless of the type of flying you can always learn, I hope you will take away from this site new insights and knowledge that will make you a more competent and safe pilot.
For those interested in aviation and that do not fly airplanes, I also discuss topics and terms you may hear in the news or from friends to provide you with further understanding of the aviation either as a enthusiast or a user of the air transportation system.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, all questions are important to me. Also, please visit my other website CarlValeri.com, where I have compiled a collection of all my writing on various topics.
Len Costa – @LenCosta - As a pilot, I currently fly for a major airline and I’m probably one of the few airline peeps that still enjoys general aviation and I’ve stayed active in instructing (CFII/MEI) over the years. Although, flying the jet from place to place just to stay at a new hotel and eat some fast food lacks some glamour – and the remedy for that is of course, more cowbell!
Ok, I’m joking about the cowbell. The reality is I’m just a passionate aviator like yourself, with a talent for the interweb arts. In addition to co-hosting the Stuck Mic AvCast, I also created ThePilotReport.com. The mission of ThePilotReport.com was to provide the best aviation reviews for such items as aviation software (PC, Mac®, iPhone®, Android™, BlackBerry®, iPad ® apps), aviation hardware (GPS, radios, glass displays, etc), aviation gadgets & gear, aircraft demos, industry news, interviews, videos, podcasts, photos, and much, much more! However, ThePilotReport.com has now merged with Stuck Mic AvCast.
If I had to sum myself up in one sentence then I’m just an atypical entrepreneur; traveling, eating, shooting, dancing, smiling, skydiving, loving, flying, spontaneously crazy hombre.