Be sure to listen to Episode 10 First!
At age 19, after spending two years planning, training, and fundraising over a quarter of a million dollars, Ryan successfully flew solo around the world. This expedition broke the world record for the youngest pilot and first teenager to circumnavigate the globe solo in a single-engine airplane. 24,000 nautical miles, 35 destinations, and 15 countries providing some profound life lessons. (Part 2 of 2)
Author of: Born To Fly
Peter Duffey is the President and CEO of the Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association. He joins us to discuss how Nav Canada and the various Unions representing its employees have come together to quickly put in aggressive measures to ensure the safety of all the Air Traffic Service employees and the continued operation of Canada's airspace.
Peter is an airline pilot that has seen his un-fair share of aviation downturns. He experienced the 1990 Recession, September 11th and has been laid off from his job due to COVID19. He shares his insights and tips for weathering the storm in a time when so many aspiring commercial pilots may be second-guessing their career choice.
He was the youngest person to fly around the world then was involved in a horrific plane crash that left him a paraplegic. He has since beaten all odds and as a paraplegic earned his helicopter pilot license and dedicates his life to speaking about living a life of adventure and overcoming adversity. We discuss the accident as well as the power of the community and its impact on his recovery. (Part 1 of 2)
Author of: Born To Fly
What is the difference between VFR and VMC and the difference between IFR and IMC? How can you use this understanding to your advantage when flying IFR. Ever heard of a VFR climb for an IFR aircraft? Get your notebook out...
The current COVID19 (Corona Virus) Pandemic is having significant impacts on the aviation industry. We discuss some of the impacts and some things that you can do to stay sharp during these difficult times.
We discuss the importance of keeping your hand on the gear handle until the full gear cycle is complete and share a letter from a listener about how the Audio Briefings has helped his flying.
What is it actually like being a Woman in aviation? The good, the bad and the inappropriate. We talk with Cardinal Aviation Coach, Airline Pilot and Airshow Performer Jodi #quotafiller Rueger to learn about the challenges that she has faced and how we can do better. This is a must listen for all the men out there!
Do you use a kneeboard when you are flying? Does it help or get in the way. We discuss how that useful little tool may actually be getting in the way of your IFR workflow.
Check out the first episode of Flying BC, a podcast and YouTube series produced by Warwick Patterson. I am honoured to be a co-host on this series and invite you to listen and subscribe.
Do you have a friend that is an Air Traffic Controller? Is there a chance that they sound like someone else? Check out this episode so that you dont end up being THAT pilot...
Sometimes all it takes is 3 little questions to keep us on track when it comes to making and more importantly re-evaluating our decisions. Learn more about them in Episode 2 of the Cardinal Aviation Audio Briefing series.
Recently I was thinking of the power of the internet and social media and how it has changed the communication landscape. This is true in every industry including aviation. The Internet gives us an outlet to share our thoughts, ideas and opinions and for those that are open to learning, a place to consume the ideas and absorb the experience of others.
Over the past several years I have had the privilege to get to know and work professionally with some fascinating aviators that are dedicated to sharing their passion and ideas with those who are interested and hungry for knowledge, a dose of reality and perhaps a little entertainment.
In the intrest of continued learning, here are a few intriguing aviators that I follow and I think you should too.
Ryan Van Haren
We are pleased to present our new series of audio briefings. These will be ongoing short sessions focussing on common areas that we work on with our clients and were we will share stories and experiences that we hope will make your flying safer and allow you to operate your aircraft with the same precision and professionalism as career pilots.
If there are any topics that you would like covered please email us or leave a comment below.
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.