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Midlife Pilot Podcast

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All about flying in midlife. The challenges of flying in midlife are unique, but so are the rewards! Hosts Ben, Brian, and Ted talk learning to fly, growing as pilots, and the joy of flying to destinations. The purpose of the podcast is not to teach, but to share knowledge and experiences of being a midlife pilot. Join the Midlife Pilot Podcast Community and listen in every week!
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Airplane partnerships are often the best way for us midlifers to enjoy flying, and while there is good, there is sometimes the bad, or even the ugly. Several unique examples are given, plus a anonymous horror story from a listener. Mentioned on the show: * OG Chris Moran on the news: https://www.wdtv.com/2024/03/21/first-4-forum-chris-moran/ * Bria…
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Ben is away for this week, so Brian and Ted are joined by OG host and OG Midlife Pilot Chris Moran! They catch up with Chris, talking about how it's okay to not fly, how proficiency is affected with time, flying clubs, airport authorities, anxiety, carb heat, Super Deltas, cargo cults, West Wing, and more. Mentioned on the show: * Ted's Copalis bea…
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Ben, Brian, and Ted are joined by prospective pilot Laura to talk about things to think about before starting flight training. Even before starting, what's the mindset? What can you be doing even when you can't take your first lesson yet? Mentioned on the show: * Ted's "subcultures" video: https://youtu.be/979RVlzZ_3s * The 99s: https://www.ninety-…
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Join Ben, Brian, and Ted while they discuss what to do when you have a few hours to fly. Other topics include hyperbole, flying in Sweden, (engine) infant mortality, and a musical Bag o' Words. * Nashville Ninety-Nines: https://nashville99s.org/ * XNX Music City Executive: https://www.musiccityexecutiveairport.com/ * Mt. St. Helens eruption: https:…
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Join Ben, Brian, and Ted as they talk about the pitfalls of comparison and envy in training, airplanes, and in flight. It might be the missing hazardous attitude. Mentioned on the show: * Brian's "Comparison is a Thief" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4UoyWk6_Mk * PDK Good Neighbor Day Air Show: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/airport/good-n…
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Ben and Ted host while Brian is attending to house issues, but the pod must go on! The two discuss external pressures, from low-visibility rain during training to choosing to not fly to the Bahamas. Community feedback rounds out the topic. Ben is doing tailwheel training soon. Ted also shares a combination Bag o' Words and mistake while flying, and…
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We recap the Nashville Fly In, talk about the importance of the aviation community, newts, chinchillas, and many more insights from our gathering of podcast friends.Mentioned on the show:* Blairsville, Georgia: https://www.airnav.com/airport/DZJ* Published Vertical Guidance approaches: https://www.ifr-magazine.com/system/gps-alphabet-soup/* OG Midl…
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We preview the Nashville Fly-In, which is later this week - and are joined by BNA Nashville ATC controller Scott Wexler, who talks flight following, crossing the BNA arrivals and departures corridor, and makes a special offer of help for a possible Saturday adventure. The hosts talk through plans and weather possibilities. Show mentions: * Previous…
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We are joined by Erica Gilbert (Gilbert Aviation, Aerosafe), and her 9 year old son to talk about the things you need to think about when flying with children, the joy of making special memories with them while they are young. Patreon members also chime in with their tips, tricks, and questions. * Gilbert Aviation: https://www.gilbertaviation.com/ …
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We are joined by "Tailwheel Ben" Lehman, a CFI in Nashville who instructs in his Cessna 140A. Ben gives us great insights on learning the art of tailwheel flying, the ground loop monster, and much more! Brian learned tailwheel with Ben, so you can hear how Brian really did straight from the source. * Ben Lehman, Nashville tailwheel CFI: https://fly…
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We take a break from topics and planning to catch up, chat with the livestream audience, listen to a checkride debrief clip, and hear from 1dullgeek for a fantastic rant on Zulu time. The NASHVILLE FLY-IN is coming up at the end of the month, learn more, RSVP, and get one of the remaining hotel rooms: https://www.midlifepilotpodcast.com Discussed o…
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We talk though a great list of things our Patreon community would have done differently in their training and flying - and add a few of our own. Also we talk Nashville fly in details - be sure to fill out our pre-event survey! Ted also shares a Bag o' Words from a recent flight with a fellow Patron. * Midlife Pilot Podcast fly-in final survey: http…
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On this episode: Nathan Ballard's upcoming NAFI presentation, Ted's epic West Coast loop, and then discuss how to pace your aviation training. What's different about midlifers compared to young career-oriented pilots? What do the hosts and the community prioritize in their training and goals? * Sign up and watch CFII Nathan Ballard's NAFI MentorLIV…
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Night flying is surreal, beautiful, and presents its own challenges and dangers. We read your feedback on sport piloting episode, talk night flying, and we get a glorious rant from 1DullGeek on ACRONYMS. * Signature Aviation at Mobile Downtown: https://www.signatureaviation.com/locations/BFM * Tempest video game gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/wa…
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Ted talks about all things sport pilot. What are the limitations? How can a private pilot understand it? The crew talks about LSA planes, MOSAIC, and if Ted would want to fly night or IFR. Ben is out of town, so Mark (aka 1dullgeek) is the third host! Mentioned on the show: * MOSAIC NPRM: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/07/24/2023-14…
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Join Ben, Brian, and Ted as they talk knowledge gaps, being aware of them, and what to do about areas of weakness as a pilot. Feedback has us on a rant about IFR traffic expecting VFR traffic to be psychic, and sorting confusion around midfield crosswind entries in the pattern. Mentioned on the show: Airplane Flying Handbook, Chapter 8, "enter on a…
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After having to do a go around with episode 63 due to tech gremlins, we re-recorded the episode and are now back in the pattern! We talk about the problem with the term "mission", our quests for the perfect plane for what we do, and some thoughts on how you can go about your quest for the right airplane. 1DullGeek chimes in with a glorious rant, an…
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Ben, Brian, and Ted talk about combating complacency as a private pilot. They also celebrate podcast supporters who have passed checkrides recently! The new midlife pilot podcast website: https://midlifepilotpodcast.com/ * EP37 - Looking for a flying purpose? Join the Freedom Aviation Network: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/midlifepilotpod…
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Ben, Brian, and Ted talk about gaining confidence as a new pilot. The team also reads feedback from Mike Alpha Golf about the importance of having friends in aviation- for one thing, they keep you safe. MAG mentions Mike Patey's seminar, and Ted talks about it in the show as well. That's "Stop Hurting my Pilot Friends" from Experimental Aircraft Ch…
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We are joined by CFII Erica Gilbert of AeroSafe - she makes weather more fun! Erica speaks to her work as a CFII, the art of weather briefings, expanding your minimums, and how she came to sharing her knowledge through frequent weather breakdowns on her awesome new YouTube channel. Don’t forget to make or update your RSVP for the Nashville Fly-In, …
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After talking about filming flights on the last episode, Ben, Brian, and Ted talk about debriefing flights- using a gopro as a "black box", looking at tracks, or using pen and paper. show mentions: * AAS, Taylor County Airport, Kentucky: https://www.airnav.com/airport/AAS * Ted's flight to The Dalles with views that look greenscreened: https://www.…
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Many pilots are recording their flights now, whether to learning, or maybe just for content farming. Ben, Brian, and Ted talk pros and cons of filming your flights, and some ways to do it safer - if at all.Ben also talks about the Fly-In, which is in April. The "midlife compound" is in place and is filling up! Chris and Brian discussed the technica…
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Ted and Ben are in the same city and went on an adventure together, so they podcasted in the same room and talked with Brian about personal minimums: What are minimums? What is included? How to you expand them? Also, our thoughts on flying after dry spells of flying. AI takes over the intro. The Spruce Goose: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_H-…
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Ben, Brian, and Ted share some listener feedback and talk about their experiences with crosswind landings. Brian reads from The Killing Zone, including a story from a pilot in the book. The crew finishes talking about the Nashville Fly-In, which is April 26-28 2024 at KJWN. Lodging (Midlife Central) is in the works. * The Killing Zone, 2nd edition,…
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Ben, Brian, and Ted host a hilariously chaotic end-of-year episode, with Ben surprising Brian and Ted with snippets from the show. * Brian's "almost Brasher" Charlie vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YJYFuvB_9U * Wilson Air Chattanooga: https://www.wilsonair.com/cha-chattanooga/ * EP40, The Podcast Handoff: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh…
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Ben passed his commercial checkride, so Brian and Ted debrief (interrogate) him about the experience. The crew then talk about finding bad habits in yourself, and the value of communicating about risk to others. Finally the Nashville Meetup, aka White Claw Crawl, is discussed! See the link below for information and to signal your interest. Ron Hort…
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CFI (and midlife pilot) Nathan Ballard joins the show to talk about instructing midlifers and answer some listener questions. CFI Nathan Ballard's great YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@NathanBallardSaferFlying AOPA, Logging Pilot-In-Command Time: https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/learn-to-fly/old-pages/legacy-pages/aviation-subject…
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Ben is away, so Brian and Ted wing it without him and discuss the contents of a checkride binder, announce the April 2024 Midlife Pilot Podcast meetup in Nashville, and cover a strange potpourri of aviation topics, including announcing the April 2024 Nashville meetup! Show your interest for the April 26-28 2024 Nashville meetup! https://docs.google…
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EP51 - Your First Solo What's it like to solo? Ben, Brian and Ted discuss their flight training and their respective first solo flights. We respond to listener feedback from Dan B. who asked about dealing with the jitters and doubts that inevitably pop up in every pilots journey. Brian's solo vid: https://youtu.be.com/A7ma6pvmwxM Ted's solo vid: ht…
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Ben has an obligation, so Brian and Ted are joined by Chris, the "OG Midlife Pilot"! What happens when you haven't flown in a long time? What got the hosts into Aviation YouTube? Finally, Ben rejoins the show, and we get to hear a stellar "Bag O Words" from Chris' training days archive. Show mentions: Ted's videos: https://youtube.com/@flysport_ted…
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We have information whiskey ("booze news") and are ready to copy! Ben, Brian, and Ted catch up on flying adventures, talk about flight following from Delta towers, and read Keith C's story towards a second career. check out the new merch! https://store.midlifepilotpodcast.com/ We have moved to Patreon! Become a Patreon member for behind-the-scenes …
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We got a number to copy! We talked with Scott and Shelley, both pilots, air traffic controllers, and realtors out of BNA Nashville. We got flight following, learned about the BNA "super charlie", flying over the top of towers, and working hours.FAA on the Nashville "Super charlie": https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/community_engagement/nash_bna Scott…
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What is the future of aviation YouTube? We talk to Josh Flowers of Aviation101 about how it has evolved, the types of stories he likes to make, and what he would do if he wasn't flying.Josh Flowers and Aviation 101: @Aviation101 on YouTube aviation101.com highmaintenance_chels on Instagram Other mentions: Room 237 in The Shining is not where Ben is…
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We received a listener email about the challenges of flying with your spouse, so we got all of our significant others on the show to answer themselves! Grab your person and have a listen as we talk turbulence, pinch hitter training, and more. Mentions: Kim of BaronPilot learning to fly Ginny of SoCalFlyingMonkey, an anxious passenger, learning how …
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Ben, Brian, and Ted cover a partial LOTOT video, a tip from ncflyer's checkride, and delve into all things STC, centered around the STOL conversions on Ben's Cessna 182, aka "beast". Defining the term dooblidoo for youtube descriptions: knowyourmeme, english.stackexchange, urbandictionary Mike Rugnetta, PBS Idea Channel, saying dooblidoo CFI Sam (N…
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EP44 - Happy Hour! Ben, Brian, and Ted kick back for a casual episode and welcome Bryan Turner (aka Brian with a Y, aka Just Plane Silly) for a freeform discussion about Radio Shack, Cirrus and serious, icing on the vegetables, and Bryan's favorite metal albums. Podcast mentions: Bryan Turner / Just Plane Silly: https://www.youtube.com/c/justplanes…
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Ben, Brian, and Ted talk about how to think about cross-country flying, especially for the new pilot. In the climbout (training) segment, the crew discusses aircraft options for new student pilots: rent a plane, join a flying club, or even buying a plane. There are advantages to each! Podcast mentions: Alyssa's new avionics: https://www.youtube.com…
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How do you begin flying in midlife? Ben, Brian, and Ted spend an episode explaining how someone thinking about beginning training should get started, from before their first lesson to the first few dozen hours of training. This includes the time and money commitment, why it's important to get a medical before flying, what a discovery flight is like…
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Ben, Brian, and Ted share recent adventures. Ben is in an involuntary flying drought, Brian had a great BFR with impossible turns and 360 spirals, and Ted is finally learning to land the Egg. They then talk about Brian's trip to the art mecca of Marfa, Texas and his experience with the impacts of density altitude. A CFI's advice about following ind…
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The O.G. Midlife Pilot, Chris Moran has decided to move on to make time for other things in life. We all have that burden with aviation in midlife. Hear the future of the podcast, and meet the new additions in this sad but fun farewell episode. Stay tuned! The podcast is going weekly! Onward and upward! Support this podcast for as little as 99 cent…
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Chris recaps his Oshkosh 2023 experience, and we talk about opposing maintenance points of view. ---Follow us on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/midlife_pilot/https://www.instagram.com/brian.siskind/Subscribe to Chris' YouTube channel: / midlifepilot Subscribe to Brian's YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/briansiskindMidlife Pilot Patreon: https:/…
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We talk tailwheel training, conducting symphonies, the indignities of Osh Kosh public showers, and how you can meet up with Chris at Osh Kosh/Airventure 2023! ---Follow us on Instagram:⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/midlife_pilot/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠https://www.instagram.com/brian.siskind/⁠⁠Subscribe to Chris' YouTube channel: ⁠⁠ / midlifepilot ⁠⁠Subscribe to Bria…
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In this episode, we're joined by Jared Miller, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Freedom Aviation Network. We learn about the need to safe transportation for victims of human trafficking, and how the aviation community can help.Website: https://www.freedomaviationnetwork.org --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mi…
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How do you choose a flight instructor? Why do midlife pilots have to work a little harder than younger pilots? What's it like to run a flight school? We cover all this and more as we are joined by Jeff Ramsey - CFII, ATP, Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP), Gold Seal Instructor and owner of Frequency Change Aviation based at KJWN / Nashvil…
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We talk ways to be involved in aviation beyond just flying for yourself. We talk clubs, options for introverts, creativity as a path to connect, Angel Flights, Freedom Aviation Network, Type Clubs, and all the ways you can get past the weirdness of making new friends in midlife - through aviation! ---Follow us on Instagram:⁠https://www.instagram.co…
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In this episode, we're joined by special guest Gareth of the ZeroThreeDelta YouTube channel! We talk about the rigor of YouTube video production, how done is better than perfect sometimes, flying your own plane, the challenges of FAA medicals, and what it was like training with LewDix.https://www.youtube.com/c/ZeroThreeDelta ---Follow us on Instagr…
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We talk about weather and weather planning tools that we use, and why we basically don't trust forecasts, especially as VFR pilots. Support our podcast! --> ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/midlifepilot/support⁠ - Follow us on Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/midlife_pilot/⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/brian.siskind/⁠⁠ Subscribe to C…
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We hang with our friend The Sage and talk about the amazing aviation community, recap the recent fly in hang at St. Simons Island, and more! Support our podcast! --> https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/midlifepilot/support - Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/midlife_pilot/⁠ ⁠https://www.instagram.com/brian.siskind/⁠ Subscribe t…
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We talk about strange, weird, out-of-the-ordinary things that inevitably happen when flying. Some special guest pop-ins from The Sage, Josh, and 1DullGeek. - Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midlife_pilot/ https://www.instagram.com/brian.siskind/ Subscribe to Chris' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MidlifePilot Subscribe …
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We answer your questions about a wide range of topics, and even do a little storytime from The Killing Zone. Fun hang with everyone! - Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midlife_pilot/ https://www.instagram.com/brian.siskind/ Subscribe to Chris' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MidlifePilot Subscribe to Brian's YouTube chan…
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