For this episode we could have gone with some flashy title like "U2 Pilot, Fighter Pilot, Reno Air Racer or Skydiver" but as we know from past episodes, those are all things that someone does, not what they are. In this episode we talk to the legendary Matt "Nova" Beaubien who does all those things but IS so much more. We talk about risk management, teamwork, trust and what happens if you S#!t in a quarter million dollar pressure suit.
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Matt Jumping Out Of My Bearhawk Over Deadcow
Short Documentary On The U2 Program
Dayle grew up on a small island and always wanted to fly helicopters. Twenty-Five years and a lot of obstacles later she finally risked everything to follow her dream and earn her commercial helicopter license. Interesting fact: Dayle is the newest member of the only 120 female commercial helicopter pilots in Canada and hopes that others will follow their dreams as well!
Steve grew up as the son of an airline pilot. He spent his childhood in the jumpseat but was always afraid to fly. After spending over 50 years as a white knuckle flyer he decided to face his fear head on and at the age of 59 earned his pilot's license. I talk to Steve and learn about how he conquered his life long flying demon to take control.
In this episode we chat with Cardinal Aviation client Steve Fekete. Steve got his private pilot's license in 2017, bought his Piper Arrow in 2018 and his instrument rating in 2019. As the ink was drying on his new IFR rating he set out to cross off a bucket list trip flying his Piper Arrow over 1600nm IFR trip from Alberta to Texas to visit his family. Steve shares what the experience was like and some of the lessons that he learned along the way.
In this episode, Gord and I have an unplanned and unscripted conversation that explores the deep dark corners of obsessive weather checking, real-world pilot decisions and the art of being vs. doing. If you find yourself obsessing over things that you cant control and wondering what you can do about the things that you can control then this episode is for you!
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The Cardinal Aviation Blog is a compilation of stories, tips, tricks and experiences from our Clients and Coaches. Some entries have a valuable learning lesson in them and some are to share some of what we are fortunate enough to experience when we fly.