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ACP162 How To Become A Flight Attendant Part 1

Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent podcast about aviation careers. Today we have a special guest to discuss flight attendant careers.

Dan Freemen has been a flight attendant for 6 years and flies out of Las Vegas. Dan has been on previous episodes to discuss accelerated flight training because he is looking to move into the pilot seat. Today Dan is going to discuss how and why you should become a flight attendant.

Announcements:

For more information about where we are going to be and where you can meet up members of our crew, visit our Facebook page.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Getting Hired

  • Where to apply
    • Online/Job Fairs
    • Airline website and facebook page
  • How easy?
    • Regional vs. Major/Legacy
    • Knowing someone on the inside
  • Is it right for me
    • What is the right type of person for the job?
    • Customer Service
    • Patience
    • Leadership

Training

  • How long?
    • Average of 4 weeks
  • What’s involved?
    • Classroom
    • Hands-on
    • Electronic Exams
    • Practical Exams

Job duties - what does a flight attendant actually do?

  • Security and safety vs. slinging peanuts and coke
    • Safety of flight during normal operation
    • Evacuations
    • Medicals
    • Other security issues

Pick Of the Week:

How To Become A Corporate Flight Attendant with Mary Lou Gallagher of Beyond And Above – ACP060

ACP040 – How To Get Your FAA Dispatcher Certificate; Corporate Flight Attendant Jobs with ExecuJet Flight Coordinator Daniel Slapo

ACP015 Flight Attendant Careers, Interview With Betty In The Sky With A Suitcase

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Welcome to the inspirational, information, and transparent podcast about aviation careers. In this episode we answer your questions regarding the importance of a good pilot resume, logging time appropriately, and moving to an electronic logbook, among other things. Many of you have asked me to put together a sample resume  and a course on how to design a resume. We are working on the course but we already have a good course and sample resume in the form of The Pilot Jobs Book.

Announcements:

Pilot Jobs Book Course is available for purchase on our new learning platform. The free preview includes samples of resumes and cover letters so I highly recommend your reviewing them.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • The importance of a good pilot resume.
  • Logging Time Appropriately
  • Pilots taking one step towards their career goal.
  • Should you concentrate on your rotary or fixed wing pilot certificate?
  • Moving to an electronic logbook.
  • Proper logging of flight time.

Pick Of the Week:

http://www.aviationcareerspodcast.com/pilotjobsbook/

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Welcome to a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. One of the most important aspects of flying is our eyesight. One pilot, Dean Siracusa of Flying Eyes Optics, has made it his mission to help pilots increase their ability to see and avoid traffic while wearing functional and stylish eyewear.

Dean is the founder of Flying Eyes Optics and an avid Meyers 200 pilot. What is a Meyers 200 you might ask? You are about to find out.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AerospaceScholarships.com the largest directory of certified scholarships for the Aerospace Industry including pilots, engineers, mechanics and flight attendants.

Cruise Flight:

Dean And I discuss:

  • How he became interested in aviation
  • Why he loves the Meyers 200
  • What is a Meyers 200?
  • How he became interested in designing eyewear for pilots.
  • What makes his eyewear different.
  • What is next in Dean’s Flying Life.
  • How you can reach Dean and learn more about Flying Eyes Optics.
  • See him in San Marcos or Austin

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No Pics of the week since this is an interview.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Flying Eyes Optics

Eyes that Fly

Meyers Aircraft Owners Association

Hangar Hotel

Flying Eyes Facebook Page

Flying Eyes Instagram

Video Of The Week:

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ACP160 NIFA, Networking, and Recurrent Training

It has been a few weeks since we last spoke and much has happened. As many of you know I was away doing two very important things in my career, giving back and moving forward. By giving back to the aviation community I volunteer as the coach for the flight team at Polk State College.

We recently spent a week in Auburn, Alabama competing in the Region 9 Safecon. What is Safecon? What is NIFA? And how does it affect my career? Well, I’m glad you asked. We will discuss this shortly.

Announcements:

Remember to visit Facebook.com/AviationCareersPodcast to see where we will be and when you will have a chance to meet me or one of our co-hosts. Our next planned event is January 24th to 27th, 2018 at the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. Remember to check facebook since we may have some last minute events pop up.

The new 2018 Scholarships guide will be published soon. One thing we did not expect is how many people like the online directory. We heard your feedback and will be offering an online directory but as a separate website with stronger search capability. Stay tuned for new details. In the meantime, you can still purchase the book online at Amazon and in the iTunes. Store. Visit AerospaceScholarships.com to learn more about how you can purchase the guide.

NIFA, Safecon, and Recurrent Training:

  • What Is NIFA?
  • What is Safecon?
  • Polk State Flight Team Results.
    • 8th place ground trainer Andrew Costello.
    • 3rd place tie Clay Whatley and Andrew Costello Preflight Inspection.
    • 9th place Computer Accuracy Marshall Richmond.
    • 7th place Computer Accuracy Clay Whatley.
    • 9th place Simulated Comprehensive Aircraft Navigation Clay Whatley.
    • Message Drop:
      • 3rd place Tyler Moore and Marshall Richmond.
      • 2nd place Marshall Richmond and Zack Martin.
    • Navigation:
      • 10th place Jake Sikora and Ismael J. Jimenez
    • Power Off Landing:
      • 3rd place Tyler Moore.
  • Visit Polk State Flight Team Page at https://www.facebook.com/pscflightteam/
  • Why it is important to involve yourself in more than just flying to move forward in your career.
  • Networking at target rich environments.
  • Recurrent Training and how it affects the rest of your career.

Pick Of the Week:

FAR AIM 2018

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SMAC156 From Cessna To F16 One Pilots Dream Come True

Today we have with us a former co-host and now television reporter for NBC affiliate KSL 5 in Utah, Sean Moody. Sean is a private pilot and had the fortunate opportunity to fly in the F16. The F16 recently received a new lease on life pushing back the retirement to 2048.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com

Announcements: Facebook.com/StuckMicAvCast

Cruise Flight:

Former co-host Sean Moody discusses his childhood dream come true when he had the chance to fly the F16.

We discuss From Cessna to F16:

  • Sean’s aviation journey and how he reached this pinnacle.
  • How he was able to get a ride in the F16 Preparing for the ride of a lifetime.
  • Flying the F16.
  • Why 2017 is a significant year for the F16. What is next for Sean in his aviation journey.

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No picks of the week since this is an interview.

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

https://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/f16.html

F-16 Flight

F-16 History

F-35 Future

 

 

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SMAC155 Live From AOPA Fly-In Tampa FL

AOPA Fly-In Tampa FLWelcome to a special edition of the podcast live from AOPA Fly-In 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Carl was on assignment in conjunction with Sun N Fun Radio. The Fly-In was a fun and informative event held at one of Carl’s favorite airports Peter O. Knight airport.

This airport is where Carl began his aviation career and you will hear his excitement about returning to his roots. The weather was wonderful and as you will hear in the interviews everyone was excited to attend. This was two days and had over 339 airplanes and an estimated 5,478 attendees. If you could not attend the show or you did not get to visit all the exhibitors you can hear about what happened on this episode.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AviationCareersPodcast.com

Announcements:

Watch for upcoming events at Facebook.com/StuckMicAvcast

Cruise Flight:

Interviews From AOPA Fly-In Tampa, FL

  • Sun N Fun Kid Zone Exhibit, Preflight Pavilion, and what Sun N Fun has to offer all year long. - Greg Gibson
  • Professional Aviation Safety Specialist - Mike Perrone
  • Pilots N Paws - Dan Landry
  • Tavares - America’s Seaplane City - Matt Elia, Aviation Manager
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship - Chuck Weatherstone
  • Sebring US Aviation Expo -Melissa Finger
  • Trade-A-Plane - Kelly Monday new publisher
  • Cessna Pilots Society
  • Drone Nerds
  • Gulf Coast Avionics - Levi VickersTeam Riggs Real Estate
  • Team Riggs Real Estate
  • AOPA You Can Fly Ambassador Jamie Beckett
  • Tampa Bay Aviation Association Daniel Slapo

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

No picks of the week since this is a live show. Check out past picks of the week at http://stuckmicavcast.com/picks-of-the-week/

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

LiveATC.net/SNF

FlySNF.org

https://www.passnational.org

NexGen Advisory Committee

https://www.pilotsnpaws.org

http://www.tavares.org

Mission Aviation Fellowship

US Sport Aviation Expo

Cessna Pilots Society

Drone Nerds

Gulf Coast Avionics

Tim Riggs Real Estate

AOPA You Can Fly

Tampa Bay Aviation Association

Video Of The Week:

AOPA Introduces Peter O. Knight Airport

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Accelerated Flight Training is one of our most requested topics for this podcast. In this episode, we discuss the pro’s and con’s of accelerated flight training plus receive an update from a friend of the podcast Dan Freeman. Dan is the Host of Accelerated Flight School Podcast where he describes his career change and training experience. Currently Dan is a flight attendant with a major airline and has many years of experience in the air and now in the cockpit.

Announcements:

I will be at the Region 9 NIFA Safecon event at Auburn University. Since I will be gone for the week we may not publish a podcast but stay tuned since we may have a special episode live from Auburn!

In This Episode, We Discuss Accelerated Flight Training as well as:

  • An update on Dan’s progress since he was on the show in episode 140. The advantages of accelerated flight training
  • The disadvantages of accelerated flight training
  • What recruiters think
  • Finding a job after you finish with one of the programs
  • Working as a CFI at an accelerated school
  • How to find accelerated training in your area?

Pick Of the Week:

Polk State Flight Team

Learn more about College Flight Teams and the history of the competition.

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ACP158 CommutAir

CommutAirIn this episode, we are joined by pilot recruiters from CommutAir. With up to $74,000 in first-year competition and fast upgrades, CommutAir is a great opportunity for pilots who want to advance their careers.

Announcements:

For Upcoming meetups, events, news, and announcements visit our Facebook page

In This Episode We Discuss CommutAir:

  • Who is CommutAir?
  • Why CommutAir?
  • Pilot Qualifications.
  • How To Apply.
  • The life of A CommutAir Pilot.

Pick Of the Week:

CommutAir Recruiting

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ACP157 What Would You Do Different In Your Career?


What Would You Do Different In Your CareerWhat Would You Do Different In Your Career? Welcome to the informational, inspirational, and transparent podcast about aviation careers. In this episode, Robert Guyer and Carl Valeri answer your questions.

Announcements:

Look for us at AOPA Fly-In Tampa, FL at Peter O. Knight Airport.

Facebook.com/Aviation Careers Podcast

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What Would You Do Different In Your Career?
  • What are the requirements to teach in a Multi-Engine Aircraft?
  • What is the best regional to work for?
  • What would you do different in your career?
  • What books or podcasts would you suggest I read?
  • Where do I get my first class medical Certificate?

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

FAA Medical Certificate info

61.183   Eligibility requirements.

61.195   Flight instructor limitations and qualifications.

Pick Of the Week:

http://www.aviationcareerspodcast.com/recommended-reading/

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Welcome to Episode 154 of the podcast about learning to fly, living to fly, and loving to fly. Today we have a few special guests to discuss Ways to improve your piloting skill and have fun in the process. Chris Pezalla is an aviation consultant, attorney, and author. To learn more and read his aviation articles visit: https://www.facebook.com/3pointaviation/. Before we get started we have a few announcements.

Preflight Checklist:

Sponsor: AerospaceScholarships.com

Announcements:

See You At AOPA Fly-In Tampa, FL. Peter O. Knight Airport.

Polk State Flight Team Competition in Auburn, AL.

New Online Courses can be by visiting https://valeri-aviation.thinkific.com

Cruise Flight:

Dave Abby reports from AOPA Fly-In Groton, CT.

Ways To Improve Piloting Skill And Have Fun In The Process:

Why do you improve our skills?

How much more is there to know?

Additional Training and Certification

Gliders

  •  -Improved energy Management
  • -Improved Stick and rudder skills
  • -Different viewpoint (learn new things)
  • -No written test if pilot has powered certificate

Tailwheel:

  • -Improves stick and rudder
  • -Improve situational awareness
  • -Improved skills transfer to other aircraft (ATR story)
  • -No checkride or written tests
  • -Never expires

Seaplanes

  • -Fun and low pressure
  • -No written test if pilot has land certificate
  • -Great for stick and rudder
  • -Multi-seaplane (funny story)
  • -Never expires

Single Engine ATP

  • -Why would anyone needs this?
  • -Lower Insurance that’s not going to do anything for insurance, sorry! -vn
  • -Includes Instrument Rating this does!
  • -Better transferable to international ratings

Flight Instructor

  • -Improved situational awareness
  • -Transform from pilot to flight manager
  • -Able to analyze own skill

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Chris - FAA Glider Flying Handbook

Carl - Sunrise Aviation

Rick - FlightChops

Victoria -https://www.jonesairandsea.com/

DaveAbby - AOPA Fly-In

Tom - https://www.aopa.org/community/events/aopaA-fly-ins/2017-aopa-fly-ins/tampa

Links Mentioned In The Podcast:

Video Of The Week:

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