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ACP150 California Highway Patrol Pilot Jan Sears

CHP Pilot Jan Sears

In this episode, we interview California Highway Patrol Pilot Jan Sears. Jan is passionate about aviation and has a unique path towards his career goal and will share with us.

 

 

 

Announcements:

Facebook.com/AviationCareersPodcast page is great for learning about new episodes, asking questions and discussing careers in aviation. I am also going to be adding announcements for quick meet ups for cities I am going to be in. If you would like to meet up for a cup of coffee or lunch let me know under those posts!

Jan and I Discuss his journey to becoming a Pilot for the California Highway Patrol Pilot:

  • His passion for aviation and how it began at the young age of 10. His attempt to fly fighters and the challenges due to a medical issue as well as life as an EMT.
  • Hired by California Highway Patrol.
  • Moving to air operations with CHP.
  • The aircraft and missions of CHP.
  • His advice to aspiring pilots.

Pick Of the Week:

CHP Air Operations, Golden Gate Division

Links:

California Highway Patrol on Wikipedia

California Highway Patrol Aviators Division in Action

CHP Aviation VehiclesSan Francisco from a CHP CockpitCHP performing a rescue

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In this episode, we continue our a new series titled “Tips for high-Income Pilots. This series will eventually be an online video course.

As a reminder, we are not allowed by law to give you financial advice but this is only general information. You should consult your financial advisor for information specific to your needs. We recommend your finding a fee-based certified financial planner who must comply with the FINRA rules and regulations. Fiduciary is important.

Announcements:

Aviation Careers Facebook Page
For upcoming meetups, career news, and all of the episodes.

Tips For High-Income Pilots:

  • Saving for retirement
  • What to do when you're maxing out your retirement plan limit.
  • "Excess Benefit Plan" options
  • What if you have a 401(k), Profit Sharing Plan, and a 401(a) plan?
  • Getting within "visual range" of how much you might need - it's not as simple as you might think

Pick Of the Week:

Airspeedandmoney.com

Image Credit: Shutterstock.com

 

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SMAC149 Pilot Partner Founder Ken VeArd


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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ACP148 Life Of A Medfly Pilot with Sean Edwards

Have you ever heard of a Medfly pilot? Building flight time towards becoming an airline means flight instructing for most pilots. A unique way to not only build flight time but to build much sought after multi engine turbine time is as a Medfly pilot. Here to discuss this unique job is medfly pilot Sean Edwards.

Announcements:

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Sean Discusses his Journey to Being a Medfly Pilot:

  • What is a Medfly?
  • How to find a job as a Medfly pilot.
  • The advantages of building turbine Multiengine time.
  • The Challenges of being a Medfly pilot.
  • Things you might not realize while building multi engine time as a Medfly pilot to advance your career.

Links:

A Day at Medfly

The Battle Over the Medfly

MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY PREVENTIVE RELEASE PROGRAM

Image Credit:

Photograph by Scott Bauer, USDA

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At Aviation Careers Podcast we receive many questions about building hours as a Flight Instructor. We also get questions about how to get over the hurdle of color blindness. In this episode Robert Guyer and Carl Valeri answer your questions about these and other topics.

Announcements:

Don’t forget to look for meet ups at on our Facebook page.

Listener Questions and Feedback:

Terminal Aerodome Forcast, Building Time as a Flight Instructor, and Color Blindness

  • A question about the Terminal Aerodrome Forecast, TAFS and how this helps with aviation and flight planning. This will be discussed in detail on a future episode and Stuck Mic AvCast.
  • Writer is 55, retiring from a 30 year career in finance industry, looking for advice on opportunities for professional pilots at his age and what kinds of things could give him a leg up.
  • Australian flight student, paid a flight school but then decided to leave, has not been able to get money paid back.
  • Comment about Dan Freeman's comments about building time.
  • Is there a better test than the standard used for color blindness?

Pick Of the Week:

Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence

Terminal aerodrome forecast

 

Image Credit:

Shutterstock

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ACP146 Tips For High Income Pilots Part 1

In this episode we start a new series called five tips for high Income Pilots. This series will eventually be an online video course. This podcast prepares you for your career as a pilot but one thing lacking is help for those pilots that listen who are high wage earners. In general in life once we start making over two hundred thousand a year there are not many avenues for advice and we hope to change that with this series.

Today I am joined by Andy Garrison, a Certified Financial Planner.

As a reminder we are not allowed by law to give you financial advice but this is only general information. You should consult your financial advisor for information specific to your needs. We recommend your finding a fee based certified financial planner who must comply with the FINRA rules and regulations. Fiduciary is important.

Announcements:

https://www.facebook.com/AviationCareersPodcast/
For upcoming meetups.

Tips For High-Income Pilots:

  1. The best three ways to reduce your lifetime taxes
    a. Don’t make it worse (minimize your investment taxes and withdrawals)
    b. If not meeting itemized deductions, bulk your giving and property taxes
    c. For charitable giving - consider assets and appreciated stocks
    d. Make the best use of your PS and RP contributions

Pick Of the Week:

Air, Speed, and Money Andy's website, where you can sign up for his mailing list and receive a free copy of his book.

 

Image Credit:

Shutterstock

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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:

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

Rick - Total Eclipse 2017

Victoria - Airplane dresses on Amazon!

Tom - Chart 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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Welcome to the Inspirational, Informational, and Transparent Aviation Career Podcast. In this episode we answer your questions regarding CFI schools, changing careers, and low minimums a red flag.

Announcements:

AerospaceScholarships.com 2018 will be published in September. We are moving to a purely electronic book version with links to current information online in the future.

Our online courses are moving to a new platform and will be complete by the end of the year. If you have a membership already we will transfer to the new platform. Currently, the course can be individually purchased at https://valeri-aviation.thinkific.com and will be available as bundles once we move all courses to this new platform.

The new studio is almost open in Lakeland. We will be moving in the middle of July and will have a meetup soon after at KLAL.

CFI schools, changing careers, and low minimums a red flag:

  • Looking into accelerated CFI training programs, questions about where to go and recommendations
  • Feedback from an Air Force Veteran using my GI Bill for flight training
  • Would Medivac or Air Evac flying Leer Jets help with my career and building time?
  • Working at a great job flying a KingAir, dispersing sterilized fruit flies low to the ground next to a mountain

Pick Of the Week:

https://valeri-aviation.thinkific.com our new membership learning program.

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In this episode, we discuss flying freight to build hours, ab-initio programs amidst the pilot shortage, and having confidence in your aviation career.

Announcements:

Scholarships Deadlines are approaching.

One example is SMS Pro's aviation scholarship. The deadline of July 1st is swiftly approaching.

The scholarship is $1,000 and only requires three 500 word mini-essays on aviation safety. The scholarship can be found in our book on iTunes or Kindle at AerospaceScholarships.com.

Update: the deadline for this scholarship has been extended to July 7th!

Listener Questions and Feedback:

  •  I have a similar story to Jim in Episode 137. Starting at 39, have kids and lots of bills, working as an AMP-IA. I would like to know if career changers have anything in the works to help career changers move forward.
  • Avid listener, Av Geek, working in finance. Based on the shortage, do you think airlines will start ab initio programs? Do you see the future of flying eliminating the need for First Officers or even Captains?
  • After high school, I started college to study Criminal Justice but when I tried to switch to Aviation I could not get funding. So I switched to a local flight school. I then found a university that accepted my training along with online learning to obtain a Bachelor's in Aviation Science. After instructing, I found a job flying freight in a Leer 35. Would I be hirable by the majors after flying freight?
  • Finishing up 4-year service as an officer in the US Marines, just turned 29, entering into flight training program paid by GI Bill. Considering part 121, but also flying in the reserves as C130. Which is better?

Pick Of the Week:

Aviation Safety Management Scholarship from SMS-Pro

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SMAC143 Interviews From Sun N Fun 2017

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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