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Oct 12, 2020

Future and Active Pilot Advisors founder and career coach Louis Smith has ridden the aviation industry's ups and downs and he advises career pilots to weather the storm and prepare for new flying opportunities when they become available.

Oct 5, 2020

Max Trescott is a highly accomplished flight instructor and author. As a previous FAA Flight Instructor of the Year, Trescott has shaped countless pilots through his work as a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot in the SR20, SR22, and SF50 Vision Jet. Trescott is also the host of the Aviation News Talk podcast. This conversation is part of the Flight Time series from Hangar Talk, where we revisit some of the most popular interviews for the Flight Training audience.

Sep 28, 2020

Reno air race unlimited class champion Dennis Sanders describes how he flew the Hawker Sea Fury ‘Dreadnought’ to victory at an average speed of 403.274 mph during the 2019 Stihl National Championship Air Races.

Sep 14, 2020

If you’ve viewed a film featuring aviation scenes, then you’ve most likely witnessed Hollywood pilot J.W. “Corkey” Fornof performing flying stunts on camera.

Sep 7, 2020

What makes a great instructor? We ask the winner of AOPA's Best Flight Instructor of the Year, Zoan Harclerode. As a longtime flight instructor at a military flying club Harclerode discusses her love of night flying and the joys of instructing. This is one of a series of shows in the Flight Time series brought to you by Flight Training magazine. 

Aug 31, 2020

From the tattoos that share a story about his love of flying, to his passion for jumping out of airplanes, pilot Jerome Stanislaus is on a mission to share aviation with inner-city youth.

Aug 17, 2020

Bye Aerospace founder George Bye talks about the future of aviation and the efficiency of electric aircraft including the eFlyer line of aircraft in development for flight training and personal transportation roles.

Aug 10, 2020

Flight Instructor Jason Miller is a busy guy. Between his normal flight instructing work, Miller also teaches remotely through his company, The Finer Points of Flying. There's a website, instructional material, a podcast, and more. In this episode of Flight Time he sits down with AOPA Technical Editor Jill Tallman to discuss a mountain flying adventure. This is one of a series of shows in the Flight Time series brought to you by Flight Training magazine. 

Jul 30, 2020

Pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox, who was born without arms and uses her feet and toes in place of hands, talks about flying an Ercoupe across the U.S. to help celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act.

Jul 20, 2020

Fly8MA.com’s Jon Kotwicki talks about flying to all 50 states in an Avipro Bearhawk Patrol, and discusses his approach to flight training which includes a free ground school and an instructional spin awareness video.

Jul 6, 2020

AOPA President Mark Baker helps celebrate Hangar Talk Episode 100 with a candid conversation that includes insight on his favorite airplane, the state of aviation, and how to attract more people to the sky.

Jul 6, 2020

In this episode we revisit a chat with flight training legends John and Martha King about their beginnings, how they fly safely together, and Martha's status as an aviation pioneer. This is one of a series of shows in the Flight Time series brought to you by Flight Training magazine. 

Jun 22, 2020

Canadian pilot Dimitri Neonakis explains how he uses his Cirrus SR22 and GPS to create flight path images of causes that are close to his heart; and to introduce physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged young people to the joy of flight.

Jun 8, 2020

Maryland Air National Guard Capt. Nick “Rock” Sand describes the differences between flying a Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II ‘Warthog’ close air attack jet, a commercial jetliner, and his aerobatic American Champion Super Decathlon; and offers tips for entering aviation.

Jun 1, 2020

Do you need to laugh while you learn? Instructor and funny man Rod Machado is your guy. Machado is a successful instructor who has made a career of making difficult concept easy to understand through humor. This is a show in the Flight Time series, brought to you by Flight Training magazine, where we revisit popular Hangar Talk interviews.

May 25, 2020

Garmin’s Bailey Scheel explains how the Autoland system recently approved Piper’s M600/SLS was primarily designed with non-aviators in mind for deployment during an emergency situation.

May 13, 2020

Airline Training Orientation Program founder Wayne Phillips says you don’t have to be a professional pilot to “test drive” a jet aircraft simulator for a weekend and the experience is bound to make you a better pilot.

May 4, 2020

Mechanic, air show announcer, and now airline pilot. Jeremy King didn't always want to be a professional pilot, but thanks to some well-timed introductions, the flying bug caught hold and King is now a successful pilot for a major airline. This is a show in the Flight Time series, brought to you by Flight Training magazine, where we revisit popular Hangar Talk interviews. 

Apr 27, 2020

Pilot, seamstress, and flight dispatcher Brianne Kroupa organized a group of female aviators to hand-sew cloth face masks for fellow aviators that are available for free through the website OnePlaneJane.com. Plus, learn about the new iFlightPlanner for AOPA, and catch up to more general aviation news.

Apr 13, 2020

AOPA Senior Photographer Chris Rose describes preparation and safety precautions required to produce stunning air-to-air images, and shares tips to elevate your aviation photography.

Apr 6, 2020

It's safe to say Pete Bedell didn't take a traditional route to the airlines. An active GA pilot, Bedell was also an editor with AOPA when he decided to follow a dream and make the jump to the big leagues. This is first show in the Flight Time series, brought to you by Flight Training magazine, where we revisit popular Hangar Talk interviews. 

Mar 30, 2020

King Schools CEO and California-based flight instructor Barry Knuttila explains that flight training is called out in the state as a critical infrastructure sector, and also offers online study tips to keep your aviation sharp during social distancing measures

Mar 16, 2020

Career pilot and podcaster Carl Valeri advises prospective professional pilots to stay the course and keep flying as airlines weather the ups and downs of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 2, 2020

Pilot Ted Greenfield’s “Over 50 and Learning to Fly” YouTube channel encourages those in their early silver period to pursue aviation for a sense of personal accomplishment while exploring new opportunities.

Feb 17, 2020

CFI Jason Archer was flying a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub low and slow in the Berkshire Mountains when the engine failed. He chose to land in the top of a cherry tree to avoid injuring others and offers pilots key takeaways.

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