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Dec 21, 2020

Get to know former PGA tour competitor Andy Matthews, the brawn and the brains behind the iFlightPlanner for AOPA and learn what the flight planning software can do for you.

Dec 14, 2020

Running a flight school is hard work. Doing it in Alaska is even harder. Doing it as a woman in Alaska? That’s practically unheard of. But Jamie Patterson-Simes isn’t just running a school in Alaska, she’s crushing it. Patterson-Simes is the owner of SkyTrek Alaska, AOPA’s Best Flight School of 2017. AOPA Hangar Talk co-host David Tulis sat down with Patterson-Simes to discuss what it’s like to run a school, working at Wal-Mart to support herself when she first started instructing, and the challenges of being a woman running a business in a man’s world. 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.

Dec 7, 2020

Dean Greenblatt is a leader of Operation Good Cheer, an organization that uses general aviation aircraft to deliver tens of thousands of presents to children in the Michigan foster care system every year.

Nov 23, 2020

Learn how aviation can lead to a variety of career opportunities during a candid conversation with California Aeronautical University President Matt Johnston and JSfirm.com Executive Director Abbey Hutter.

Nov 9, 2020

Citizen of the World pilot Robert DeLaurentis shares the lessons he learned, the people he met, and the experiments he performed during a polar circumnavigation in a Gulfstream Twin Commander 900.

Nov 2, 2020

Sporty's Pilot Shop's John Zimmerman is at the forefront of aviation technology and products, and he has his pulse on the market. Hangar Talk sat down with Zimmerman to talk about Sporty’s, the best products on the horizon, and what Zimmerman wishes we had in our cockpits that isn’t yet available.      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.

Oct 26, 2020

Mathematician, aerobatics instructor, and spin specialist Catherine Cavagnaro of Ace Aerobatic School talks about mentorship, spin awareness, wing vortices, performance charts, and more.

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. 

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