Hangar Flying Podcast

HF 21: Bump In The Night

Welcome back to the Hangar Flying podcast. In this episode, our pilots answer some listener questions about noises you hear during boarding and inflight. We also discuss some piloting news including:

Turbulence still hurts people Steve should work for the NTSB Dropping flight bags for ipads

Do you have a question about noises on the airplane? If so, let us know!

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HF 20: Ground Control

taxiway-alpha

Channel 9 on United Airlines inflight entertainment system has always been patched through to the pilots conversation with air traffic control.  In this episode of Hangar Flying our pilots discuss their ATC communication while taxing to and from the gate. They explain runway and taxiway naming and their first experiences talking with ATC. 

Taxiway Alpha sign:

Taxiway Bravo to the right

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HF 19: Flight Dispatcher

This week our pilots are joined by John, a flight dispatcher to discuss the duties and career of the flight dispatch officer. We discuss:

  • flight dispatcher salaries
  • typical duty days
  • operations work schedules and bidding for shifts
  • handling irregular flight operations as a dispatcher
  • monitoring flight progress
  • and more

If you are involved in airline or aircraft operations join us on a future episode. Contact us on on the link above.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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HF 18: Flying in New Zealand

On this episode of Hangar Flying we are joined by Alex Turnbull of the Wakatipu Aero Club in Queenstown, New Zealand to discuss mountain flying and more. Gabrielle is off on vacation this week so Saul graciously stepped in to co-host this week's episode. We discuss:

Flying the Pitts Special Mountain Flying Beach Operations Training New Zealand piloting requirements and whether or not to eat a big meal before aeroplane aerobatics

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HF 17: Flying By Association

A few weeks ago our pilots recorded this flying podcast about the associations available to private and commercial pilots alike. We covered some news at that time and discussed:

ANA flight nearly flips over, due to one button Thousands apply to be British Airways pilots Southwest Airlines hires 140 more, while American Airlines (AA) retires another 140 Benefits of membership in such groups as Women in Aviation, the 99s and more.

If you are a pilot, air traffic controller, or ...

HF 16: Jet Engines

In this week's aviation podcast we are joined by Max from the Airplane Geeks and Podcasting Passion podcast. We discuss jet engines, their cost, how airlines choose a manufacturer and more.

If you're a pilot, ATC controller, ground crew or other airline employee and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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HF 15: Multi Engine Rating

In this week's piloting podcast we discuss Gabrielle's multi engine rating certification and some old but interesting news including:

Wife takes over when husband can't fly The news (at the time we recorded this a few weeks back) that the black boxes were found from Air France 447 and more

What was your multi engine experience? Any stories to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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HF 14: Flight Plan

In this piloting podcast we discuss the commercial flight plan including routes, way points, and the process the crew reviews before taking off. In addition we discuss:

  • Some old news including the commuter flight hit by the A380 and air traffic controllers falling asleep
  • The differences in flight plans between private flights and commercial flights
  • The Captain's responsibility in signing off on his flight plan
  • and more

If you're a pilot, ATC controller, ground crew or other airline employee and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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HF 13: How Quickly Things Change

In this aviation pilot podcast Gabrielle recalls the crazy weather just before the Sun N Fun airshow. In addition our pilots are again joined by Keith to discuss how quickly an aviation career can change and his new training and new job location.

If you're a pilot, ATC controller, ground crew or other airline employee and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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HF 12: Flying in the UK

In this week's flying pilot podcast we speak with Saul, a pilot based in the UK, about the differences flying through Europe as compared to piloting in the United States. We discuss:

 The shirt tails tradition and whether or not it happens on the other side of the Atlantic The difference in ruling bodies and aviation laws between the two countries Differences between the UK CAA and the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) Limitations of Class A airspace in ...

HF 11: Airshows and Instrument Flying

In this week's pilot podcast we are joined by Joe to discuss the upcoming Sun n' Fun airshow and Gabrielle's instrument flying course. This episode was recorded two weeks ago and we discussed:

Shell of a Harrier Jump Jet that was for sale on eBay in the UK Amelia Earhart's wreck possibly found The time line of how instrument flying came about. Simulators, personal training devices or PTDs Requirements for instrument flying & regulations How Joe & ...
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HF 10: Air Traffic Controller

In this week's pilot podcast we are joined by an air traffic controller to discuss the job, the communication with pilots, and what life is like in the control tower. We discuss:

  • Interviewing and training for the air traffic control position
  • How stressful is the air traffic control job?
  • Who is easier to work with.. general aviation or airline folks?
  • and more...

If you're a pilot, ATC controller, ground crew or other airline employee and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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HF 9: Deicing

In this week's aviation pilot podcast we discuss winter flying and deicing. In addition we talk about:

  • Small aircraft and auto-pilots
  • Glycol and why might want to use it on pancakes (but you should not!)
  • The activities in deicing a commercial airliner
  • and more...

If you're a pilot and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

HF 8: Part 91

In this week's aviation pilot podcast, Gabrielle and Steve are joined by Josh to discuss corporate pilot flying under Part 91. They discuss:

Differences in Part 91 flying compared to part 135 and part 121 flying The Delta pilot jailed for six months for being too drunk to fly Scheduling differences when flying corporate Being a sky diving pilot and more...

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HF 7: Emergency Engine Out

In this week piloting podcast we discuss a youtube video of a strange single engine plane landing and:

New Bush Pilot series Enhanced landing system And we talk about emergency procedures and engine out conditions based on watching this video

If you're a pilot and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

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HF 6: Mountain Flying

In this week's commercial pilot podcast we are again joined by Keith and discuss the challenges of mountain flying. In addition we discuss:

  • Tail wheel flying
  • Favorite flights and airports
  • How much flying is done by computer vs by the pilots
  • Weather and conditions when flying near mountains
  • Box canyons
  • Weight and balance
  • ice conditions when flying

If you're a pilot and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

HF 5: Freight Dogs

In this week's commercial pilot podcast we are joined by Keith a freight dog to talk about piloting for a cargo airline. We discuss:

  • The continued issues with lasers being used around airports
  • The recent recount of the A380 engine problem
  • Working hours and schedules at a smaller freight airline that feeds the larger cargo companies
  • Fast student pilot training
  • The differences in schedules between flying freight and passengers
  • and more...

Keith will be joining us again, let us know in the comments below any freight flying questions you have.

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HF 4: Flying Express

In this week's aviation podcast our pilots are joined by John, a regional pilot, to discuss regional flying and reserve flying. Our pilots chat about:

  • Qantas A380 Issues
  • Regional jets headed to the scrap heap?
  • Regional Airline pilot hours, schedules, and differences from their mainline counterparts
  • Flying reserve and airport appreciation time
  • Commuting and more...

If you're a pilot and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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HF 3: A Day In The Life

This week our pilots discuss a typical day for a commercial aviation pilot. We walk through the entire duty day from entering the crew room to the final checklist when leaving the aircraft at night. Topics include:

  • Steve's recent visit to the Flyertalk DO in Atlanta
  • The recent AOPA summit
  • Commercial pilot tasks including before, during and after the flight.
  • and more...

If you're a pilot and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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HF 2: Climbing The Ladder

In this week's pilot podcast we talk about the career of a commercial airline pilot. From the day you get your pilot certificate, continuing through your training, to working at a regional and major airline. Topics include:

Who Pays to Train Pilots? Hole found in plane Getting your hours Landing your first job Moving on to a regional airline Hiring at a major carrier Moving up the seniority list to better flying

If you're a pilot and would like ...

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