In this episode, three seasoned aviation professionals have a very real conversation about what life is like after their plans changed both by choice and circumstance. Metaphorically speaking, even the best flight plan using the preferred routes is subject to a reroute. It is what we do with that reroute that will determine if we get to our destination or alternate.
In this episode I end up in the hot seat as Steve and Gord take the reins and interview me about my past both personally and professionally as a Pilot and Air Traffic Controller. I had no idea what was coming and since I trust both these gentlemen, I share a little more than I had planned. If you enjoy the Audio Briefings then this episode may lend a little perspective on where it all came from. If you are a new listener, we'd recommend listening to a few of the 70 past episodes first.
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Happy Anniversary! His episodes marks one year since we started the Audio Briefings. In this episode we get back to our roots with a short segment with a few tips and tips on how to work simplify your workflow and work smart when you're flying without working harder than you need to. They is specifically geared towards IFR flying. Thank you all for being part of this journey! We look forward to year 2 and what it will bring.
Multiple failures? Those never happen! In this episode we debrief with Private Pilot, TBM Owner and Cardinal Aviation Client Jamie Linden. A few weeks ago Jamie and Audio Briefings Host Ryan were flying together in a TBM850 when they experienced a cabin depressurization at FL310. They talk about what happened, what went right and some things that may have been done differently. Most importantly the story is told so that others may learn from their first hand experience.
In this episode we to chat with Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack Aviation (@angleofattack) about some of the risks and planning considerations for his upcoming late February flight in a C172 from Homer Alaska to Oshkosh Wisconsin including special considerations for American pilots flying in Canada. We talk mountains, survival and weather considerations before getting real and discussing how it is normal for even the most experienced pilots to have a bit of apprehension before a big trip like this. If you're a fan of @angleofattack you'll also get the story of how CLLLEEEEAAAAARRR! came to be.
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In this episode we start off by talking about slowing down in the airplane and have an interesting conversation about how COVID has forced us to slow down and re-evaluate how we approach life whether we like it or not. We touch on how communication has changed and share some personal stories. This is an aviation podcast but aviators are also humans and Gord and I often discover interesting parallels that apply to both flying and life on a deeper level.
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This week we talk about how amazing the aviation community is, why it is important to join your National aviation advocacy organization, getting back into the helicopter, my first engine failure that happened last week and a few other things that have been occupying my mine. Really, I recorded this episode so that nobody else would have to be the guest to follow Matt Beaubien form episode 65.
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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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What do you do when you've lost your job as an airline captain and consumed way too much bad airline coffee? In this episode with chat with Steve and Adam from Lost Aviator Coffee Company to learn about how they went from drinking espresso on layovers in Rome to roasting their own signature blends in Guelph. We learn how running a small business takes many of the same skills as dealing with an inflight engine fire in an Airbus.
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If you could spend an hour with anyone who would it be? In this episode, I had the privilege to learn about Bob's illustrious career. From fighter jets to airliners to the J3 Cub that has been in his family for over 60 years. Stories from a gentleman who is not just a pilot but an Aviator in its truest form.
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This week we are joined by Gord Stevens for part 2 of our mindfulness series. This series takes on many of the topics that have not been traditionally acceptable to talk about in an effort to shine a light on the human side of aviation. After all, airplanes don't fly themselves, people do. We discuss the power of believing that everyone is doing their best at any given moment and tackle our friend's accident head-on. You have heard about it in our past conversations but today we intentionally dive in to hopefully bring some closure to the topic.
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This episode is dedicated to: Luc Fortin & Matthew Robic
In this episode, we answer a follow-up insurance question and chat with Commercial Pilot and soon-to-be Flight Instructor Russell Graham about a flight that he had that really gave him some perspective on how he sees and manages risk and decisions in flying.
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In this episode, we chat with Martin Stork a former airline pilot who has discovered what life is like on the other side of the cockpit door. Martin shares his insights and experiences as he works to help other pilots discover that despite popular beliefs and their own narrative that they are more than just a pilot.
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In this episode, we answer all your aircraft and aviation insurance questions with Pilot and Aviation Insurance Broker Caleb from Air1 Insurance. This is a must-listen for all pilots, renters and aircraft owners
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In this Episode, Gord and I go full circle with this one where we discuss how Everyone is Dealing with Something, including his removing himself from work due to his emotional load, the stressors involved with moving across the country, his early challenges with training and subsequent observations as an instructor of what pilots actually may be dealing with when they struggle in training and how “outside the airplane’ stress is very real.
(Part 1 of 4 of Cardinal Aviation's Mindfulness With Gord Stevens which will be presented on the first week of NOVEMBER 2020, DECEMBER 2021, JANUARY 2021 & FEBRUARY 2021.)
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In this episode we talk about what has happened this week. We also continue our conversation with Vignesh Rajasekar and talk about what happened when someone reported him to the regulator for sharing his precautionary landing training method on a popular local Facebook group.
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In this episode we talk with flight instructor and remote charter pilot Vignesh about some of his experiences as a pilot including the time he had an electrical fire in a C172 while on top of a solid deck of cloud. We also get personal and talk about what it was like coming to Canada and not only becoming a pilot but also becoming a "bush" pilot in northern Alberta.
In this episode we discuss the 5 hazardous attitudes. Do any of them apply to you? I am guilty of at least one of them. Sometimes it is important to listen to the tough subjects, the ones that makes us a little uncomfortable in the pursuit of becoming safer, more conscientious pilots.
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In this episode, we chat with Kliff Wight about his journey to finally becoming a Helicopter Pilot. Kliff Shares some very personal and impactful stories about the road that he has travelled in pursuit of his goal. Kliff is a student at Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford, BC.
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