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SMAC140 Aviation Podcast Pioneer Kent Shook

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.

(Read more and listen here.)

SMAC139 Squawking and Talking

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 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”
Read back correct???  Click here to listen to this episode.

SMAC137 Flying With Diabetes, Jeppesen Chart Enhancements, Hold Short Of Where?

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.

ACP132 Why Disability Insurance Is Unique and Important For Airline Pilots

Aviation Careers Podcast

"Today I want to talk about a sometimes uncomfortable topic, which is disability insurance. It has happened to me and I’m sure it has happened to some of you listening to the podcast. You get the dreaded letter from the FAA or you go to your medical exam thinking everything is ok but the FAA thinks otherwise."  Click here for more at Aviation Careers Podcast.

SMAC133 Winter Flying, Stabilized Approaches, and Flying Sick

Eric, Rick, Victoria, Larry, Russ and Carl are all here to discuss winter flying, stabilized approaches, and flying when sick.

Preflight Checklist:

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Cruise Flight:

Flying Sick – Tis the Season for Colds

SMAC132 Developing Good Aviation Habits

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.


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