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Flying Into Burning Man AirportHave you heard of  Burning Man? Did you know you can fly there?  We are interviewing Dean Siracusa a volunteer at Burning Man Airport. He discusses this unique event and how you can fly into the airport designed specifically for Burning Man.

We also have a special guest and our first in studio co-host! Pilot Jim G is a hospitality volunteer at Sun N Fun and an avid aviation enthusiast.

Preflight Checklist:

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Announcements:

Pilot Jim G and the Ace Ambassasdor Fly Experience at Sun N Fun

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Cruise Flight:

Today we have with us a guest who is passionate about all things aviation and especially flying the Meyers 200. We had Dean on a previous episode of the podcast to discuss the Meyers and his company Flying Eyes Optics. Listen to episode 157 to learn more about the Meyers and his outstanding eyewear. Dean is back to discuss another unique interest and that is Burning Man.

Flying Into Burning Man Airport with Dean Siracusa:

  • What is Burning Man?
  • Burning Man has an airport?
  • The history of Black Rock City Airport.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Picks of the week since this is an interview.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Burning Man Preparation and the Black Rock City Airport

Burning Man Home Page

Black Rock City Airport FAA Information

Black Rock City Airport Homepage

Burning Man has a temporary airport for the 1% who take luxury helicopter rides to the playa

Video Of The Week:

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ACP169 Pilot Pay Shortage?

Is there a pilot pay shortage, a pilot shortage, or is it something else? Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. Today we are discussing the answers to these controversial questions, as well as some basic information on VA Vocational Rehab, and a few other topics.

Announcements:

AviationCareersPodcast.com/coaching - Make sure you receive a confirmation e-mail for your appointment.

Scholarship 2018 is live in Amazon. Should be available in iTunes soon.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Links Mentioned in This Podcast:

Aerospace Scholarships Book 2018

Photo Credit: Photo by Miguel A. Amutio on Unsplash

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US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 Day 4 – SMAC164

Welcome to a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Carl attended the US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 in Sebring, FL. This four day event is what Carl describes as "where aviation begins because we all start flying in small light aircraft".

With many hours of interviews we decided to try something new and publish a daily show from Sebring. We wanted you to experience all the exciting new aircraft, equipment, and inspirational people who participated in the expo. We hope you enjoy the show and would appreciate your feedback if you would like to see more daily editions at future aviation events.

The fourth and last day of the event was on Saturday and ended with many happy vendors and visitors. Don't forget to visit the show notes for links to all the links to the products and services in this episode.

Sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Coaching, Scholarships for all ages, and inspiring you to reach your aviation career goal through a free podcast.  Visit AviationCareersPodcast.com

Day 4 Interviews:

uAvionix - Shane Woodson of uAvionix.com discusses the world's first "zero install ADS-B out" solution. He also discusses ADS-B solutions for drones of all sizes.

UAS- Doctor Ryan Wallace of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University discusses career opportunities and the UAS pilots code of conduct.

ByDanJohnson.com - Dan Johnson the light affordable aircraft expert closes the show with insightful commentary. Don't forget if you are looking for a small affordable aircraft ByDanJohnson.com is the place to find over 600 video reviews.

After Landing Checklist:

Don't forget to visit our facebook page Stuck Mic AvCast and see more show news and photos. Additionally, Victoria Neuville our social media manager and co host is posting some really cool pictures on our instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/stuckmicavcast/

Please send feedback on the daily shows and if you would like to hear more daily shows in the future. You can reach us at StuckMicAvCast@gmail.com.

Visit our sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Coaching, Scholarships for all ages, and inspiring you to reach your aviation career goal through a free podcast.  Visit AviationCareersPodcast.com

I hope the interviews from the US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 have inspired you to get out and fly or research a new rating, product, or aviation service. We enjoyed bringing  you these interviews and look forward to bringing you more regular episodes in 2018.

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US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 Day 3 – SMAC163

Welcome to a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Carl attended the US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 in Sebring, FL. This four day event is what Carl describes as "where aviation begins because we all start flying in small light aircraft".

With many hours of interviews we decided to try something new and publish a daily show from Sebring. We wanted you to experience all the exciting new aircraft, equipment, and inspirational people who participated in the expo. We hope you enjoy the show and would appreciate your feedback if you would like to see more daily editions at future aviation events.

The third day of the event on Friday was great for me since I was able to explore more of the show. Don't forget to visit the show notes for links to all the links to the products and services in this episode.

Sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Coaching, Scholarships for all ages, and inspiring you to reach your aviation career goal through a free podcast.  Visit AviationCareersPodcast.com

Day 3 Interviews:

Discover Aviation Center - Paul Koziol of Discover Aviation Center discusses how he inspires young people to pursue their dreams in life and in flight. Paul is also training to be a pilot on the Ford Tri-Motor and discusses flying this piece of history.

SAFE - David St. George, Board Member, the Society Of Aviation and Flight Educators discusses how  SAFE helps professional aviation educators and with resources and tools. The SAFE toolkit is the "go to app for news and tools". Safe sponsors online seminars such as the one on Feb 8th, 2018 titled "The Improbable Turn" presented by Rod Machado.

Trade-A-Plane - Steve Champness, Senior Associate Publisher, of Trade-A-Plane discusses the 80th anniversary of the Iconic publication. He also answers the questions "why is Trade-A-Plane yellow" and how this publication makes dreams come true.

After Landing Checklist:

Don't forget to visit our facebook page Stuck Mic AvCast and see more show news and photos. Additionally, Victoria Neuville our social media manager and co host is posting some really cool pictures on our instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/stuckmicavcast/

Visit our sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Coaching, Scholarships for all ages, and inspiring you to reach your aviation career goal through a free podcast.  Visit AviationCareersPodcast.com

See you Tomorrow for Day 4!

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US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 Day 2 – SMAC162

Welcome to a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Carl attended the US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 in Sebring, FL. This four day event is what Carl describes as "where aviation begins because we all start flying in small light aircraft".

With many hours of interviews we decided to try something new and publish a daily show from Sebring. We wanted you to experience all the exciting new aircraft, equipment, and inspirational people who participated in the expo. We hope you enjoy the show and would appreciate your feedback if you would like to see more daily editions at future aviation events.

The second day of the event on Thursday was fun and saw many more vendors and visitors. Don't forget to visit the show notes for links to all the links to the products and services in this episode.

Sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Coaching, Scholarships for all ages, and inspiring you to reach your aviation career goal through a free podcast.  Visit AviationCareersPodcast.com

Day 2 Interviews:

AeroPilot L600 - Alex Williams, Chief Pilot of AeroPilotUSA.com discusses flying the AeroPilot L600 and following your dream of flying an airplane.

AOPA You Can Fly - Jamie Beckett, AOPA You Can Fly Ambassador, encourages you to pursue your dream of flying through their many initiatives. Whether you are a new pilot or an experienced airline pilot, Jamie will show you how to get back into flying small airplanes.

NOAA - Lt. Billy Bonner, Public Affairs office for NOAA discusses the many careers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Lt Bonner is excited to be flying for NOAA but wants you to realize there are many career fields within the agency that are fun and exciting.

CFI Boot Camp - Mike Shiflett, director of training for CFI Boot Camp, wants you to know why you should pursue your sport pilot flight instructor certificate.

Aviation Insurance Resources - Gregg Ellsworth, Sales Executive and Account Manager with Aviation Insurance Resources discusses insuring your light sport aircraft in addition to all your aircraft insurance needs.

Sensenich - Don Rowell, President of Sensenich Propeller, discusses the interesting history of the propeller company icon. Don also discusses the advantages of both the wood and composite propellers.

Bristell - John Rathmell, Partner and Sales Manager of Bristell Aircraft, discusses "the art of defying gravity" in their attractive and comfortable aircraft. John discusses why Bristell is selling out of inventory so quickly and why you should join the many people flying the aircraft.

After Landing Checklist:

Don't forget to visit our facebook page Stuck Mic AvCast and see more show news and photos. Additionally, Victoria Neuville our social media manager and co host is posting some really cool pictures on our instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/stuckmicavcast/

Visit our sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Coaching, Scholarships for all ages, and inspiring you to reach your aviation career goal through a free podcast.  Visit AviationCareersPodcast.com

See you Tomorrow for Day 3!

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US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 Day 1 – SMAC161

Welcome to a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Carl attended the US Sport Aviation Expo 2018 in Sebring, FL. This four day event is what Carl describes as "where aviation begins because we all start flying in small light aircraft".

With many hours of interviews we decided to try something new and publish a daily show from Sebring. We wanted you to experience all the exciting new aircraft, equipment, and inspirational people who participated in the expo. We hope you enjoy the show and would appreciate your feedback if you would like to see more daily editions at future aviation events.

The first day of the event was on Wednesday and it was truly a fun day with many vendors saying this is the best show they have had so far. Don't forget to visit the show notes and click on all the links mentioned in this show.

Sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Coaching, Scholarships for all ages, and inspiring you to reach your aviation career goal through a free podcast.  Visit AviationCareersPodcast.com

Day 1 Interviews:

Icon A5 Aircraft - https://www.iconaircraft.com , Genesah Duffy - Chief Pilot East Coast -discusses the Icon and how Genesah prompts women in aviation.

Dash Sports One L39 - https://www.facebook.com/dashaerosports/ - Scott Farnsworth discusses digital currency through dash.org, flying the L-39, and following your dream in aviation.

Flight Design CTLS - Tom Peghiny president of http://flightdesignusa.com  discusses light sport, history of the air show and the attractively designed CTLS. Tom further discusses why light sport flying has been successful.

Fly The Beach - Rose Bartlett and Ryan Gure of FlyTheBeach.com show how you can fulfill your dream of landing your plane on the water and taxing up to the beach of your dreams.

Ford Tri-Motor - Todd Mather pilot of the EAA Ford Tri-Motor presents a history of this aircraft and how you too can fly this plane.

Tactical Hearing - Darrin Johns of Tactical Hearing discusses how to protect and enhance your hearing.

After Landing Checklist:

Don't forget to visit our facebook page Stuck Mic AvCast and see more show news and photos. Additionally, Victoria Neuville our social media manager and co host is posting some really cool pictures on our instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/stuckmicavcast/

Also don't forget to visit our sponsor:

Aviation Careers Podcast - Career Coaching, Scholarships for all ages, and inspiring you to reach your aviation career goal through a free podcast.  Visit AviationCareersPodcast.com

See you Tomorrow for Day 2!

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Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. Today I will be answering listener mail and we have a few announcements so let's get started. Don't forget to like us on facebook.

Please send your questions to feedback@aviationcareerspodcast.com and look for upcoming events and appearances on our facebook page. I would love to meet all of you just like we did at the Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo 2018. Listen to those inspirational interviews at StuckMicAvCast.com.

Announcements:

Aerospace Scholarships Book 2018 is now available. We will have an online course that will include how to use the book and apply for scholarships at our online learning center https://valeri-aviation.thinkific.com.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Can I use my VA vocational rehabilitation benefits to pursue a flying career?

Can you advise me on the current expectations for education within the industry for people with only an associates degree?

I am 44 years old with 315 hours. Should I build time as a flight instructor or look into one of the time building programs?

Links Mentioned in This Podcast:

ACP113 So You Want to Work in Aviation with Jennifer Adams

ACP140 Accelerated Flight Schools with Dan Freeman

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Justin AshToday I have with me Justin Ash to discuss why you should start your pilot financial life early. Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. As you know we care about all aspects of your life including financial planning.

Announcements:

Check out our Facebook page for information on where we will be and how you can stop by and say "hi!"

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Benefits offered at the airlines with common questions.
  • A and B funds.
  • New Tax Reform
  • Long term planning / distribution
  • Starting early / young pilots
  • Where we think the airline industry is headed with respect to CBA’s, benefit packages etc.

Links Mentioned in This Podcast:

Expo History

Justin Ash on LinkedIn

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ACP166 Whatever You Do, Do It Well

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

Announcements:

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

In This Episode We Discuss:

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

Links Mentioned in This Podcast:

Aviation Careers Podcast Bundle

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

Preflight Checklist:

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

Announcements:

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

 

Cruise Flight:

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

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

Recovery from Hurricane Irma.

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

Where you can learn more about upcoming aviation events.

Seaplane-A-Palooza, April 7-8 2018

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

 

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

Drones and their effect on public safety.

Drones and their effect on aviation safety.

How drones help the NTSB investigate accidents.

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

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

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

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

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

 

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Interview show no pics of the week.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Video Of The Week:

NTSB Investigation Using Drones

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