Season One

 
 
Season 1 Episode 1: Derek Vento, My Passion for Aviation  Derek Vento  The voice behind the pod! Derek Vento!

Season 1 Episode 1: Derek Vento, My Passion for Aviation

Derek Vento

The voice behind the pod! Derek Vento!

Season 1 Episode 2: Corporate Pilot, Derek Hood  Derek Hood  A day in the life of Derek Hood, a Los Angeles based pilot on the Embraer Phenom 300. Derek explains his love for aviation, the challenges of flying as a single jet pilot, and offers advice on how to be successful in the corporate world

Season 1 Episode 2: Corporate Pilot, Derek Hood

Derek Hood

A day in the life of Derek Hood, a Los Angeles based pilot on the Embraer Phenom 300. Derek explains his love for aviation, the challenges of flying as a single jet pilot, and offers advice on how to be successful in the corporate world

Season 1 Episode 3: Air Traffic Controller Cory David, New York Center  Cory Davids  On April 17, 2018 Southwest 1380, a Boeing 737 experienced a catastrophic engine failure which resulted in the casualty of one passenger and was forced to make an emergency landing. Cory, the first air traffic controller from New York Center to assist the crew, reflects back on that day and tells a story of how professionalism and teamwork assisted the pilots in conducting a remarkable landing in Philadelphia.

Season 1 Episode 3: Air Traffic Controller Cory David, New York Center

Cory Davids

On April 17, 2018 Southwest 1380, a Boeing 737 experienced a catastrophic engine failure which resulted in the casualty of one passenger and was forced to make an emergency landing. Cory, the first air traffic controller from New York Center to assist the crew, reflects back on that day and tells a story of how professionalism and teamwork assisted the pilots in conducting a remarkable landing in Philadelphia.

Season 1 Episode 4: Jet Driver Ben Chapman  Ben Chapman  CRJ Captain & Line Check Airman, Ben Chapman explains the airline industry from the perspective of a regional pilot, offers advice to upcoming pilots and provides insight into the training process new hires take part in, to get certified in the cockpit!

Season 1 Episode 4: Jet Driver Ben Chapman

Ben Chapman

CRJ Captain & Line Check Airman, Ben Chapman explains the airline industry from the perspective of a regional pilot, offers advice to upcoming pilots and provides insight into the training process new hires take part in, to get certified in the cockpit!

Season 1 Episode 5: Devin Albrecht and His Vans RV4  Devin Albrecht  General aviation pilot Devin Albrecht, the owner of a Van's Aircraft Inc. RV-4 talks about the market of experimental aircraft, benefits of ADS-B, his goals for connecting pilots & enthusiasts within the community and explains the importance of situational awareness.

Season 1 Episode 5: Devin Albrecht and His Vans RV4

Devin Albrecht

General aviation pilot Devin Albrecht, the owner of a Van's Aircraft Inc. RV-4 talks about the market of experimental aircraft, benefits of ADS-B, his goals for connecting pilots & enthusiasts within the community and explains the importance of situational awareness.

Season 1 Episode 6: N5MW The Vision Jet!  Max Weldon  Max Weldon, a newly rated jet pilot, gives a first hand perspective on his training with Cirrus aircraft as he transitions from the SR22 to the SF50 Vison Jet!

Season 1 Episode 6: N5MW The Vision Jet!

Max Weldon

Max Weldon, a newly rated jet pilot, gives a first hand perspective on his training with Cirrus aircraft as he transitions from the SR22 to the SF50 Vison Jet!

Season 1 Episode 7: FlightSim Expo 2019  Evan Reiter  Evan Reiter, Co Founder of FlightSimExpo, North America's largest flight simulation community driven event is set to take place June 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. With 1100 attendees, 45 exhibitors, and 21 speakers in 2018, you can bet 2019 will be a blast! Whether you're a professional, enthusiast or hobbyist, this is the event for you.

Season 1 Episode 7: FlightSim Expo 2019

Evan Reiter

Evan Reiter, Co Founder of FlightSimExpo, North America's largest flight simulation community driven event is set to take place June 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. With 1100 attendees, 45 exhibitors, and 21 speakers in 2018, you can bet 2019 will be a blast! Whether you're a professional, enthusiast or hobbyist, this is the event for you.

Season 1 Episode 8: Lt. Col. (Ret.) John “Slick” Baum  John Baum  Lt. Col. (Ret.) John "Slick" Baum, former F16 pilot and #2 Thunderbird reflects back on his time as a pilot in the United States Air Force. John has flown over 50 combat missions over various countries and was recognized as the 31st Fighter Wing’s Wingman of the Year (2003) and Flight Lead of the Year (2004). Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Strategic Projects and Security at Draken Intl.

Season 1 Episode 8: Lt. Col. (Ret.) John “Slick” Baum

John Baum

Lt. Col. (Ret.) John "Slick" Baum, former F16 pilot and #2 Thunderbird reflects back on his time as a pilot in the United States Air Force. John has flown over 50 combat missions over various countries and was recognized as the 31st Fighter Wing’s Wingman of the Year (2003) and Flight Lead of the Year (2004). Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Strategic Projects and Security at Draken Intl.

Season 1 Episode 9: Mindy Lindheim: Commercial Pilot & CFI  Mindy Lindheim  Cessna/Beechcraft Sales Director, Commercial Pilot and CFI Mindy Lindheim explains her passion for flying, emphasizes the importance of PIREPs, and explains the dynamic of flying during the winter.

Season 1 Episode 9: Mindy Lindheim: Commercial Pilot & CFI

Mindy Lindheim

Cessna/Beechcraft Sales Director, Commercial Pilot and CFI Mindy Lindheim explains her passion for flying, emphasizes the importance of PIREPs, and explains the dynamic of flying during the winter.

Season 1 Episode 10: NOAA Commander Justin Kibbey  Justin Kibbey  NOAA Commander and hurricane hunter pilot, Justin Kibbey reflects on some of his most challenging moments while sharing his unique perspective of aviation!

Season 1 Episode 10: NOAA Commander Justin Kibbey

Justin Kibbey

NOAA Commander and hurricane hunter pilot, Justin Kibbey reflects on some of his most challenging moments while sharing his unique perspective of aviation!

Season 1 Episode 11: Zenith Aircraft CEO Sebastien Heintz  Sebastien Heintz  President and CEO of Zenith Aircraft, Sebastien Heintz speaks about how Zenith came to be, important factors to consider prior to building, and what the experimental community means to him. Join Sebastien, and the Zenith team at Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL January 23-26.

Season 1 Episode 11: Zenith Aircraft CEO Sebastien Heintz

Sebastien Heintz

President and CEO of Zenith Aircraft, Sebastien Heintz speaks about how Zenith came to be, important factors to consider prior to building, and what the experimental community means to him. Join Sebastien, and the Zenith team at Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL January 23-26.

Season 1 Episode 12: Ryan Hunt: Flying Warbirds & Turning Wrenches  Ryan Hunt  Inside the hangar at Falcon Field (KFFC) with AOPA Flyby Crew member, Ryan Hunt. A 23 year old commercial pilot flying T6's, turning wrenches and creating his own legacy in aviation.

Season 1 Episode 12: Ryan Hunt: Flying Warbirds & Turning Wrenches

Ryan Hunt

Inside the hangar at Falcon Field (KFFC) with AOPA Flyby Crew member, Ryan Hunt. A 23 year old commercial pilot flying T6's, turning wrenches and creating his own legacy in aviation.

Season 1 Episode 13: Trade-A-Plane: Steve Champness  Steve Champness  Senior Associate Publisher and Atlanta Aero Club President, Steve Champness. Steve walks us through his 26 year career with Trade-A-Plane, the importance of chasing your dreams, how aviation has evolved, and his Presidency of the Atlanta Aero Club.

Season 1 Episode 13: Trade-A-Plane: Steve Champness

Steve Champness

Senior Associate Publisher and Atlanta Aero Club President, Steve Champness. Steve walks us through his 26 year career with Trade-A-Plane, the importance of chasing your dreams, how aviation has evolved, and his Presidency of the Atlanta Aero Club.

Season 1 Episode 14: Stephanie Grant, Historic Flight 5202  Stephanie Grant  Stephanie Grant, pilot of the first all female African-American flight crew shares her account of history made, 10 years ago. On February 12, 2009, airline pilots Stephanie Grant and Rachelle Jones along with flight attendants Robin Rogers and Diana Galloway, operated Delta Airlines flight (ASQ5202) from Atlanta, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee. Stephanie shares her story of determination, and how stepping out on faith provided her and many others with the chance to pursue their dreams.

Season 1 Episode 14: Stephanie Grant, Historic Flight 5202

Stephanie Grant

Stephanie Grant, pilot of the first all female African-American flight crew shares her account of history made, 10 years ago. On February 12, 2009, airline pilots Stephanie Grant and Rachelle Jones along with flight attendants Robin Rogers and Diana Galloway, operated Delta Airlines flight (ASQ5202) from Atlanta, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee. Stephanie shares her story of determination, and how stepping out on faith provided her and many others with the chance to pursue their dreams.

Season 1 Episode 15: The Savy Traveler, Chasing Dreams  Savannah Raskey  In our season finale, Savannah aka The Savy Traveler. Savannah is a private pilot, service member of the air national guard, and volunteer for Pilots n Paws. She's on a mission...to ensure people value their worth, and meet life's number one goal...be happy and always be yourself.  "The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible."

Season 1 Episode 15: The Savy Traveler, Chasing Dreams

Savannah Raskey

In our season finale, Savannah aka The Savy Traveler. Savannah is a private pilot, service member of the air national guard, and volunteer for Pilots n Paws. She's on a mission...to ensure people value their worth, and meet life's number one goal...be happy and always be yourself.

"The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible."