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The New Pilot PodBlog

Summary: The General Aviation Podcast from the perspective of a new Private Pilot. Follow me as I transition from a student pilot to an experienced Private Pilot.

Podcasts:

 The New PilodPodBlog Ep26 - Flying Careers with Carl Valeri | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is another episode of what you can do with your private pilot's license besides the typical $100 hamburger or pancake breakfast flight, I welcome Carl Valeri from the Aviation Careers Podcast into the virtual hanger to talk about flying careers. I know a number of private pilots,including myself who would love to turn their hobby into a career. Carl is an airline captain and very experienced in counseling pilots on careers. So I figured who better to have on the podcast then Carl to discuss turning the passion of flying into a career. Carl gives some great advice and suggestions on the different types of jobs that you can do in the aviation industry. It is not just flying for a regional or major airlines. Their are endless opportunities; maybe you want to teach ground school, be a banner tower or manage an FBO. Maybe you are looking for a mid-life career change or just looking for a part-time job while still maintaining your current one. Listen in and Carl will give you the information you need to map your career path.   I hope you enjoy the podcast and it gives you some ideas on what you can do to turn your passion into a career. Even if it is a part-time job so you can have a little extra money to pay for your $100 hamburger. Some information about Carl Valeri. He is a co-host on the Stuck Mic Avcast, blogger on his website ExpertAviator.com, host of the AViation Careers podcast and a CFI. He does this all on his spare time when not flying in the left seat of an Embraer as a Captain of an airline. He has also volunteered at Sun-N-Fun where he was a field reporter. You can reach Carl at the following: Aviation Careers Podcast www.aviationcareerspodcast.com/ www.twitter.com/FlyingCareers www.facebook.com/AviationCareersPodcast email:carl@aviationcareerspodcast.com And for questions, comments, or suggestions please leave a voicemail at: 347-MY-WINGS Stuck Mic Avcast www.stuckmicavcast.com/ Expert Aviator www.ExpertAviator.com www.twitter.com/expertaviator Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is called On The Run 1 and it is bywww.pacdv.com/sounds/ Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New PilodPodBlog Ep25 - The Wakatipu Aero Club & Mountain Flying in New Zealand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode I welcome Alex Turnbull into the virtual hanger. Alex is a mountain flying instructor at the Wakatipu Aero Club in Queenstown, New Zealand. This is another episode of what you can do with your certificate aside from the typical $100 hamburger or pancake breakfast flight. Listen in as Alex talks about mountain and remote strip flying in this unique and challenging airspace. He also talks about the unique requirement of private pilot training in New Zealand, hint it involves mountain flying. I hope Steve and Grant from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast don't get angry with me for encroaching on their part of the world. Below is information from Gareth Allen, in charge of promotion for the club, on the club itself and the area. The aero club flies four cessna 172s, a cessna 206, and a Tecnam P2002JF. Most of the club revenue comes from flights into Milford Sound, a popular scenic area, with a challenging approach and landing at Milford Sound airstrip. The strip itself is 1800ft long, at the intersection of two valleys and the sound itself, producing a washing machine of turbulence, and an awkward traffic pattern. On busy summer days the airspace can get quite busy, with Islanders, Caravans, and smaller planes shuffling tourists in and out from Queenstown. Weather in the area is quite changeable, making the flight impossible roughly a third of the days during the summer, as all tourism operations are done under VFR. Often when weather is marginal, some passes into the area will be closed, making local knowledge of the network of creeks and valleys in and out of the sound essential. Flight training makes up the rest of the club's income, with a mixture of overseas and local pilots earning PPLs, CPLs, and doing mountain flight training. There is no instrument flight training at Queenstown, as the IAFs are all at ~10k feet, and the DHs at 4000 (runway elevation is 1200ft). The specialty here is mountain flying, as every flight that leaves Queenstown interacts with the mountains, and there are an almost endless supply of new valleys to explore. A few dozen remote strips of ranging difficulty within a half hour's flight round out the saddle-crossing, low flight, and contour flight training. There's also a beach landing strip 40 minutes away, for beach operations training. Given Queenstown's reputation as the "adventure capitol of the world," many tourists want an aviation experience that is less scenic, and more exhilarating. The club gives trial flights daily during the summer months, mostly to foreign tourists, through the river valleys and back over the lake to Queenstown. At the high end of the adrenaline spectrum is the aerobatic flight, using a Pitts Special. The Pitts is known for being extremely difficult to fly, and especially to land. It can't be landed with a "wheel landing" and instead needs a three-point landing. At that flight attitude there is zero forward visibility, meaning that pilots must use peripheral vision to keep lined up with the runway and avoid ground looping.  You can find more about the Wakatipu Aero Club at their website http://www.wakatipuaeroclub.com/ You can Email them at  frontdesk@wakatipuaeroclub.com And you can follow them on Twitter @AirWakatipu  Here is a short video showing one of the local strips the club uses for advanced strip training: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCZs91EYI-k https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lucas+Place+Queenstown+Airport+Queenstown,+New+Zealand&hl=en&ll=-45.015727,168.74897&spn=0.040956,0.090895&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=46.677964,93.076172&hnear=Lucas+Pl,+Frankton,+Queenstown+9300,+Otago,+New+Zealand&t=h&z=14 Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #24 - Flying the Hudson Corridor with Dave | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode I take you along as my flying buddy Dave Torrente and I fly the up the Hudson River on what is known as the City Tour.   We transversed the New York Class B Airspace Hudson River Exclusion Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA), flying northbound with Manhattan on our right and NJ on our left. This is another episode in my series on things that a pilot can do besides the $100 hamburger after receiving  his or her PPL. What you will hear is the cockpit audio as we flew from HWV along the south shore of LI, past the rockaways and Coney Island, up and over the Verrazano bridge, past ground zero where we saw the new 9/11 memorials and freedom tour, past governor’s island and the statue of liberty.  We continued up the Hudson past the Intrepid with the Concord on its deck, past Yankee stadium, over the GWB to the Alpine tower which marks the end of the exclusion.The cockpit audio is pretty much unchanged. I did remove some dead air but the running time is pretty close to the actual time of the flight. I did break into the audio with some comments, but I want the listeners to experience what it would be like to fly the New York Class B Airspace Hudson River Exclusion Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). So what is the SFRA? The exclusion is airspace that has been carved out between EWR, LGA and JFK airspace and goes up the Hudson and east river. Up until 2009 it was known as the Hudson River Class B exclusion and the rules of the road were not mandatory.  On November 19, 2009 the FAA issued an amendment to Part 93 which established a Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) and defined operational procedures for pilots within the SFRA. This made the rules of the road such as where to fly, the altitude to fly, the speed to fly at and what and where to communicate became mandatory. This came about after a mid-air collision in 2008 between a fixed wing aircraft and a helicopter. What I hope that everyone takes away from this podcast, is that if you prepare correctly, follow the rules and fly the airplane, you can easily handle flying near and through some of the busiest airspace in the world.  A low time or high time pilot can add flying the Hudson Corridor as one of the things that can be done after getting his or her certificate. Check out the pictures from the flight at My Facebook album of the flight You can find information about The Long Island Soaring Association at http://longislandsoaring.com/ Shoutouts: A shoutout to Dave Torrente (@DJTorrente). Every flight I take with Dave is fun. At least this time we were able to complete the flight and share it with a student pilot. Our next planned flight is back up to KASH for the UCAP meetup on February 25. Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #23 - My Third Anniversary and a Look Back at 2011 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On the third anniversary of receiving my pilot's license, I look back at 2011 to see if the goals that I had set at the end of 2010 were met. In 2011 I logged time in 2 different aircraft; Tecnam Sierra and of course the SportCruiser I logged 15 flights (7 less than 2010)21.4 PIC hours (3.6 less than 2010) and all LSA PIC hours9.1 XC hours (5.6 more than 2010)Landed at 6 different airportsI went over 100 PIC hours Had my first BFR So how did I do? Did I meet the goals I set out at the end of 2010 for 2011? Looking back, 2011 was a mixed year for me. I did get more XC hours but they were mostly from 2 flights to the UCAP meet up in Nashua NH. One we made and the other was aborted due to weather. That being said, they were the 2 longest flights since my long XC. And both were great learning experiences In 2011 I joined two volunteer organizations. I always wanted to use my pilot’s license to help others so I joined the Civil Air Patrol and Patient AirLift Services. Patient AirLift Services or PALS (http://www.palservices.org/), is an organization that arranges free air transportation based on need to individuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes. Overall, 2011was a good year. I continued to fly and meet new friends through aviation and my podcast. Have a listen to see if I met my goals and what my goals are for 2012. I would like to wish all of my listeners and your families, Happy Holidays and a safe and joyful New Year.  Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #22 - Flying to Oshkosh and Roadable Aircrafts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode, I welcome John Telfeyan to the virtaul hanger for a chat about flying to Oshkosh. John is a VFR pilot and has flown to AirVenture 5 times. A couple by himself. John shares his experiences about flying to the big show, what he learned along the way and his thoughts on how to do it safely and succesffully. John as I said is a VFR pilot with around 500 hours and busts the myth that you need to be a high-time IFR pilot in order to fly to Oshkos. Listening to him talk, you realize that a realtively low-time VFR pilot can do it safely and successfully. John also talks about his role in building Terafugia's rodable aircraft the Transition.It was an extremely interesting conversation on the safety feature, flight testing the production prototype and the new configuration of the Transition. This was an enjoyable conversation where I learned a lot about the thought process of flying a cross-country flight. Just so happen the flight was to Oshkosh. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and also learned a little about what it takes to fly to Oshkosh. Podcast Promos: 1) Pilots Journey Podcast 2) The Aviation Media Network Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #21 - Icing, Diverting and UCAP Meetups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dave and Jeff (back row), Jim, Rob, Len, Kristen, Rick, Dorrie, Jack and Rick  (Photo by Jeff Ward) In this episode, I talk with David Torrente about the recent flights we have taken together. All of them were up to Nashua NH to meet the gang at the UCAP meet-up. All three of them were somewhat adventurist and we learned a lot from them. We discuss what happened, our decisions, why we made the decisions and most importantly what we learned from each flight. So if you want to hear what happened along the way to Nashua, please join us in the virtual hangar. I hope you enjoy the discussion and maybe even learn something from it. As always, I had goals for this flight. One was to go on a cross-country flight. This is the one area where I would like to improve upon. Most of my hours up until this year have been either spent practicing or short sight-seeing trips around LI. I really want to fly more XC flights and get more comfortable landing at unfamiliar airports. As you will hear from this episode, Dave has more experience than me in XC flying and there is no one better to fly them with. A second goal was to meet the Jack and the gang for brunch at the midfield café. Isn’t that what getting your PPL is all about? Flying to an airport with a good restaurant to hang out with friends.  Not only were these goals met, but as you will hear, we had some practice de-icing a plane and diverting to other airports. Dave & Jack in conversation.Kristen and Len from the Stuck Mic AvCast.Myself, Dave and Jack.Dave, Rick and Dorrie in front of Rick's 172The gang chatting after a good mealWaiting for take-off. (Photo by Jeff Ward) Rick next to his plane Shoutouts: 1)  David Torrente, an excellent pilot and great flying companion. I look forward to many more XC flights with him. Hopefully not as eventful as our last few. 2) Jack Hodgson for arranging the meetups. They are a lot of fun. A great opportunity to meet up with friends that you only see at aviation events. 3) Dave Pascoe from LiveAtc.net, Rick Felty and Len Costa from the Stuck Mic AvCast (it was also great meeting Rick’s wife Dorrie and Len’s girlfriend Kristen), Jeff Ward from behind the scenes at UCAP, Rick Sheppe and Jim Goldman who were at the meetup. 4) A big shoutout to Bradley approach who helped us find the airport when we needed to land. Podcast Promos: 1) Pilots Journey Podcast 2) Plane Crazy Down Under 3) The Aviation Media Network Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #20 - Podapalooza 2011 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode you will hear the recording of Podapalooza 2011. It was a different format this year being held at the Sennheiser tent. It was more a party than a podcast. I hope you enjoy it. Shoutouts: Shout outs go to our sponsors who with out their support, this event could not be possible. myTransponder.com Sennheiser Aviation HeadsetsAnd to the participants.Hangar Flying Podcast (www.Upgrd.com/hangarflying) Gabrielle Palmas @TwiliteFlyerStuck Mic Avcast (www.stuckmicavcast.com) Victoria Neuville @ToriaFly Preflight TV (www.preflight.tv) Mark Newman @mrcnwmnOther Peoples Airplanes (www.otherpeoplesairplanes.com) David Allen @DaveFlysPursuit of Wings (www.pursuitofwings.com) Damon Favor @PilotDamonIn The Pattern Podcast (www.inthepatternpodcast.com) Chris Holub @cholubaz John  Conway @PilotConwayAirplane Porn (www.airplaneporn.com) Chris Bachelor @airplanepornPilots Journey (www.pilotsjourneypodcast.com) Stu Stevenson @PilotStuPlane Crazy Down Under (www.planecrazydownunder.com) Steve Visscher @stevevisscher Grant McHerron @falcon124Flight Time Radio (www.flighttimeradio.com) Milford ShirleyPowered Sport Flying Radio Show (www.psfradio.com) Roy BeisswengerAirplane Geeks (www.airplanegeeks.com) Robert Mark @jetwhine David Vanderhoof @DMVanderhoof Dan Webb @danwebbagePilot's Flight PodLog (www.pilotsflightpodlog.com) David Allen @DaveFlysAirPigz (www.airpigz.com) Martt Clupper (@airpigz)New Pilot PodBlog (www.thenewpilotpodblog.com) Robert Cigliano @RobertCigliano Mile High Flyers (www.milehighflyers.com) Nate Duehr @denverpilot Doug Hindman @dhindmanjr PilotCast (www.pilotcast.com) Kent Shook @flyingcheezhead Bill Williams @billwilStudent Pilot Cast (www.studentpilotcast.com) Bill Williams @billwilAirspeed (www.airspeedonline.com) Steve Tupper (@stephenforce)Also LiveATC.net for providing live internet streaming.And finally, those who provided prizesSennheiser (www.sennheiser.com)King Schools (www.kingschools.com) @FunFlyingThe Aviators (www.theaviators.tv) @TheAviatorsTVPilots Journey Podcast & WindTee (www.pilotsjourneypodcast.com) @PilotsJourney (www.windtee.com) @WindTeeBlue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #19 -The Civil Air Patrol Discussion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Hello everybody. In this episode I have invited special guests to a round table discussion the Civil Air Patrol. I have always been interested in joining and had some questions. So I decided to invite some very special guests, who are all members of the Civil Air Patrol to answer some questions and talk about their experiences in the Civil Air Patrol. I figured if I was interested in joining and had some questions, some of the listeners of this podcast might also have questions and might be interested in hearing about the Civil Air Patrol. We discuss many different subjects including how to join, the different types of squadrons, the commitment level required, the aircraft, the different jobs, the history and the mission of the Civil Air Patrol. The listener who is a pilot will be interested in hearing about what he or she can do with his or her private pilot's license. For the student pilot or a person interested in becoming a pilot, he or she will interested in the discussion of whether he or she can get their Private Pilot's License through the Civil Air Patrol (hint: the cadet member can the senior cannot, but he or she can get advanced ratings). I learned a lot about the Civil Air Patrol and am planning to join (I will keep everyone updated). This is a great organization where young people can gain very important skills that will serve them well for the rest of their life and where anyone can do great work and server their community and country. For anyone interested please go to http://gocivilairpatrol.com/. As a note, everyone who participated in this discussion were speaking as individuals and their comments do not reflect the views of the Civil Air Patrol. Future Discussion This is first in a series of discussions I am planning to have on different things that a new pilot, or for that matter any pilot, can do in addition to the $100 hamburger.  Hopefully this will get the juices flowing of anyone thinking about getting their PPL or kick-starting a dormant pilot. If anyone would like to hear about a specific subject, please email me. I will try to set up a discussion about it. Shoutouts: I will like to thank my guests for spending 2 hours with me discussing the Civil Air Patrol. Steve Tupper from Airspeed Podcast and Acro CampDavid Allen from The Pilot's Flight PodLog and Other People's AirplanesNate Deuhr from The Mile High Flyers PodcastRod Rakic from myTransponder.comDavid Crawford Podcast Promos:AirspeedPilot's Flight PodLog Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog A Proud Member of the Aviation Media Network: http://TheVoicesInYourHead.com The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #18 - Going Paperless With The iPad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Hello everybody. In this episode I talk about going totally paperless in the cockpit using the iPad. More importantly I talk about my flight with Colleen. If you remember, our last flight was memorable for all the wrong reasons. I made 4 BIG mistakes and Colleen felt a little sick at the end (see Episode #09 - Colleen's 1st Flight in the PiperSport and my 4 Mistakes). When I asked if she would fly with me again, she said she didn't think so. This crushed me. So this flight was very important to me. I wanted to get her back in the air and make sure that she was comfortable and having fun. Otherwise she may never fly in a GA airplane again. I also discus how I use the iPad. I pay special attention to the workflow and the apps that I use. I wanted to make sure that the flow was natural and that I could find all of the apps and information when needed. This is only a suggestion. You are the PIC and must decide what is appropriate for you. I hope you enjoy the retelling of my flight. Shoutouts: 1) Acro Camp 2 The casting call for Acro Camp 2 is now open. You have until June 2411:59 PM US ET to apply. So what are you waiting for? Climb over the airport fence and find out what it is like to fly upside down! Go to www.airspeedonline.com or www.acrocamp.com to find out more and apply. 2) Stuck Mic AvCast Podcast http://stuckmicavcast.com/ This is the newest member of the aviation podshere. It is hosted by good friends of The New Pilot PodBlog Len Costa (The PilotReport.com) Rick Felty Victoria Neuville Carl Valeri Please go to iTunes and subscribe to this excellent podcast. I did. 3) Colleen A BIG shutout to my daughter Colleen for having the faith in me to take her flying. I really love sharing my passion for flight with my children and was so happy that Colleen came with me. She had a great time and is willing to fly with me again.  Podcast Promos: 1) Pilots Journey Podcast 2) Plane Crazy Down Under 3) The Pilot's Flight PodLog 4) The Aviation Media Network Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #17 - I Didn't Hurl! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Hello Everybody! In this episode I take you along on my first aerobatic ride. On September 5, 2010 I go flying with Mike Bellenir in Mike Mancuso's Extra 300L for some aerobatic flying. We did aileron rolls, loops, hammerheads, Cuban eights, 90 degree hesitation rolls and Immelmans. It was absolutely INCREDIBLE! I take you into the cockpit with me as Mike takes me through all of the maneuvers. Mike is a great instructor and an accomplished acrobatic pilot and he really made the flight enjoyable. The day was picture perfect, blue skies, puffy clouds and a nice little crosswind. We flew for about 20 minutes and just about all of that time was filled with aerobatic flight. My favorite maneuver was the hammerhead. You climb straight up vertical until the plane runs out of airspeed and begins to stall, you then kick the rudder and the plane pivots to the side of the rudder used and dives straight down towards the earth. You the pull out from the dive to go to straight and level flight. It was absolutely amazing. Aerobatic flight is one of the goals that I laid out in episode 1 - Goal Setting. It is part of the New Experience category and I plan to do more this summer. I hope to add spins into the mix. Have a listen and join me in the cockpit for some aerobatic flight. Don't worry, I didn't hurl! Shout Outs: Mike Bellenir for taking me up and getting me hooked on aerobatics. If you are on Long Island and would like to go up for the flight of a lifetime with a great instructor, please stop by Mid Island Air Service at Brookhaven Airport (KHWV) and sign up for a flight.  http://mmairshows.com/ http://www.midislandair.com/COMPANY-INFO/Locations.html#location2Checkout these two airspeed episodes where Stephen Force interviews Mike Mancuso Airspeed - Aerobatics and Airshows with Michael MancusoAerobatic Ride with Michael Mancuso in the Extra 300LBlue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #16 - My Second Anniversary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

As I finish up my second year as a private pilot I look back at my accomplishments to see if I have met the goals I have set out for myself. It has been a very interesting and fun year but  2010 will always be the year of meeting new friends and going to my first Oshkosh. So have a listen and see how my second year turned out. One thing is for sure, next year will be even better. I would like to wish all of you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Blue skies and tailwinds always. You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #15 - The iPad in Aviation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Hello everybody. In this episode I invite a group of friends into the virtual hanger for a discussion on using the iPad in aviation. I recently purchased one and was trying to figure out how best to use this new, exciting tool. I took it up with me during a flight in the PiperSport and was very impressed with it. I immediate knew that the iPad will be great tool in my flight bag but I was unsure how best to fit it in my workflow, from preflight, enroute and post flight. To get a better understanding on how others use this cool, new toy, I decided to ask some friends who have already been using it. I figured that if I had these questions, others might have the same questions or at least be curious on using the iPad. So I decided to invite them to a round-table discussion to learn how they use it, what apps they use and to get any tips that might help me figure out how to use it in my flying. I hope you enjoy it. Show Notes: Highlight of what was discussed: How reliable is the GPSWhat apps does each guest use and how the use themWill the iPad replace paper chartsUntil the chart margin information is included in the apps it will never replace paper chartsA side note: after the episode I tried Flight Prep iChart and found that it displays the margin informationThe stitching of different charts and from TAC to SectionalThe utility of being able to see where you are on a section/TAC and not just on a topographical mapThere is a concern that pilots will be looking inside the cockpit instead of outside even more with the iPadConcern about the simulated flight instruments and pilots relying on themThe iPad as n educational toolFAA PDFseBooksJason Miller's (The Finer Points) communication appHow to mount the iPadRAM mountskneeboardsAnti-glare screen protectorAdam's custom pre-flight checklist that includes the iPad Social NetworkingHow myTrasnsponder.com and OshPlanner.com fit inLogbooksLog Ten ProLogbook ProJetRecord.comHow we use the iPad for funAngry BirdsX-PlaneIs it a legal Electronic Flight Bag Below are the guests who sat at the round table in the virtual hanger. I have listed the apps that they use and a little information about them so that you get an idea how others are using the iPad. Adam Fast @adamcanfly Private PilotCreator of OshPlanner.comUsed iPad on flight to OshkoshApps:ForeFlightSkyCharts ProMike Miley @mike_miley Co-creator myTransponder.comCFI/ME/CommercialApps:ForeFlightExternal GPS GNS5870 with Blue ToothLarry Overstreet @larryoverstreet PPL/Instrument/Glideruses iPad in Piper CubApps:ForeFlightPilot FAR/AIMMike Daniels @Mike_Flys Crew member of the Mile High Flyers PodcastPPLuses it to plan dream flightsApps:ForeFlightLog Ten ProAir Navigation ProMotion X Rick Felty @rfelty PPLAviation Videos on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/rdfelty)Apps:ForeFlightChecklistsBookmarks weather websitesWeather apps Darren @Shotgun15e Military (2000 hours F-15) and GA pilot (1000 hours SEL)Has taken the iPad to FL350AppsiFlyWhereForeFlighSkycharts ProAir Navigation ProWing X Pro 7I use the following apps:Air Navigation ProiChartDuatAeroWeatherAOPA AirportsiFlyWhereWingC Pro 7 (only for the AFD) Thanks for listening. Blues skies everyone! You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder.com group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNewPilotPodBlog The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #14 - Podcast From The Cockpit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Hello everybody. This podcast I try something unique. I am doing the whole podcast from the cockpit of N385PR a PiperSport which I rent from Mid Island Air Service at KHWV. I was inspired by Nate Duehr aka Denverpilot from the Mile High Flyers podcast. He recorded the cockpit audio of a flight that he took with Zyola and Mrs. Denverpilot and released it as episode 15, Zyola Returns to the Sky. In this episode he let the recorder run and released it with out any compression of time or editing of the audio. I thought that was pretty cool and got me started thinking about doing a whole podcast from the cockpit. This episode has been totally recorded from the cockpit of N385PR. I did a little editing and some minor compression. I tried to clean up the audio as best as I could but this is pretty much the audio as it was on my practice flight. It was a pretty typical Saturday at KHWV. You will hear a lot of chatter on the radio and there are a lot of traffic in the pattern including gliders. If you listen closely you will hear pilots calling on the CTAF of other airports that share the same frequency as KHWV. Before I take off as I do my run-up, you will hear that there was almost an incident when a C152 took the runway when another Cessna was on final. That is why your head needs to be on a swivel especially at an uncontrolled field. From the ATIS you will notice that the wind was 250@12 but the recommended runway was 15. This would be a tailwind. I was curious why we did not use 24 and briefly thought that I would ask to go to a runway more aligned with the wind but when I saw the limp windsock I continued on. Looking back, I should have questioned the runway and waited for them to switch the runway, which they did while I was on upwind. To give them time to switch the runway and make it easy for me, I decided to to fly to the south practice area. You will hear me reference a diagram that I use to determine how to approach the pattern when  I say that I need to fly to the golf course. I have a laminated diagram showing how to enter the pattern for each runway. On it I have marked the checkpoint where I need to be to enter the 45. The rest of the podcast you will hear me practicing landings and in the pattern. I try to add some comments on what I am seeing, thinking and what is going on. I hope this gives you a good idea of what goes on during a typical flight at KHWV on a hot, summer Saturday. This is in real-time and you hear what I hear and hopefully get a picture of what I see. Let me know what you think of this and if you like listening to pretty much unedited in-cockpit audio and if you would like me to do this again.. Remember I am not a CFI or professional pilot. So that anything I say or do in this audio, is not intended to teach. It is what I do as a relatively low-time pilot who is trying to not only stay current, but more importantly be more proficient. You are the pilot-in-command and if you have any questions ask your CFI. Shout Outs: @Denverpilot from the Mile High Flyers podcast for inspiring me to do this.@PilotDamon who has put a new aviation podcast, The Pursuit of Wings. It is one that I think will carve out its own niche. Damon is taking you along as prepares to become a professional pilot. He has a full-time job which he will be quitting to become a professional pilot. @CFIPilot Noah Carroll who I met at Oshkosh but forgot in my list of shoutouts on the last episode. Thanks for listening. Blues skies everyone! You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The New Pilot PodBlog is now on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Pilot-PodBlog/141071599274422 The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is h

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #13 - The World's Greatest Aviation Adventure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Hello Everybody. This episode is my recollections and imperessions of my first trip to Oshkosh. We spent 3 days at AirVenture, camping at Camp Scholler. I participated in Podapalooza on Friday night along with other aviation podcasters. This trip was very special for me since I was able to share my passion of aviation and my first trip to AirVenture with my sons. This was our first "boys" trip together and what a trip it was. The one thing that I will take from this trip is how social media is helping to bring people together, especially the aviation community. I met many of my "social media" friends for the first time in person at Oshkosh. We have all become friendly through Twitter, forums and listening to each other's podcasts. Even before I arrived at Oshkosh I already had meetups scheduled with my friends. So instead of not knowing anyone there, I had parties and meetups to go to. This is what our small community is all about. Strangers coming together with a single, common interest and hanging out like we knew each other for years. You can see my pictures from Oshkosh at http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertcigliano/sets/72157624676352535/ Some housekeeping, The URL for the web site has changed to be less of a mouthful, TheNewPilotPodBlog.com (removing blogspot from the name). The old URL will still work.I am using new equipment, a Behringer XM8500 microphone and Behringer Xenyx802 mixer. I hope the audio quality has improved. I plan to make some more equipment purchases. Please let me know if you hear any improvements.I also have finally created a logo. Please let me know what you think of it. Shutouts: Uncontrolled Airspace (uncontrolledairspace.com) Jeb Burnside @burnsidejJack Hodgson @jackhodgsonDave Higdon (twitterless) Steve Tupper @StephenForce Monika Petrillo @Flyabout Twitter Friends@juliewillfly @adamcanfly @PilotRob950 @TwiliteFlyer @pilot2b @PilotConway @scofreyjet @JHWellington @rfelty Pilot Tony from UCAP forums and myTransponder. Podapalooza Participants Pilots Journey Podcast (pilotjourneypodcast.com) @pilotsjourneyStewart Stoll @CFIStewStuart Stevenson @PilotStuMike Hart @IDMikeAirplane Geeks (airplanegeeks.com)  @airplanegeeksRob Mark  @JetWhinePilotcast (pilotcast.com) @pilotcastKen Shook  @flyingcheezheadTiffany Wolf  @tiffanykwolfBill Williams  @billwilAirPigz (airpigz.com)Martt Clupper @AirPigzMile High Flyers (milehighflyers.com)Nate Duehr @denverpilotMike Daniels @Mike_FlysElisabeth Daniels @LVMoxieGirlDoug Hindman, Jr. @dhindmanjrSpecial Shoutout to Zyola @SupovadeaPlane Crazy Down Under (planecrazydownunder.com) @pcdu (via recording)Steve Visscher @stevevisscherGrant McHerron @falcon124 myTransponder Team Mike Miley @mike_mileyRod Rakic @rodrakic Jason Miller @OnTheFlightLine Special Shoutout to my sons, Robert and Joey. Thanks for listening. Blues skies everyone! You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here

 The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #12 - Podapalooza 2010 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Podapalooza 2010 Hello everybody! This is a very special episode. It is the recording from Podapalooza at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh. On Friday night, July 30, a number of your favorite podcasters got together, live on EAA radio to swap stories and meet listeners. There was even a little music from Steven Force. This year there were many new faces, yours truly included. Those that participated were                                          Uncontrolled Airspace (uncontrolledairspace.com) Jeb Burnside @burnsidejJack Hodgson @jackhodgsonDave Higdon  (twitterless)Pilots Journey Podcast (pilotjourneypodcast.com) @pilotsjourneyStewart Stoll @CFIStewStuart Stevenson @PilotStuMike Hart @IDMike Airplane Geeks (airplanegeeks.com)  @airplanegeeksRob Mark  @JetWhine Pilotcast (pilotcast.com) @pilotcastKen Shook  @flyingcheezheadTiffany Wolf  @tiffanykwolfBill Williams  @billwil Airspeed (airspeedonline.com)Steve Tupper @StephenForce AirPigz (airpigz.com)Martt Clupper @AirPigz Mile High Flyers (milehighflyers.com)Nate Duehr @denverpilotMike Daniels @Mike_FlysElisabeth Daniels @LVMoxieGirlDoug Hindman, Jr. @dhindmanjr New Pilot Pod Blog (thenewpilotpodblog.blogspot.com) @NewPilotPodBlogRobert Cigliano @RobertCigliano Plane Crazy Down Under (planecrazydownunder.com) @pcdu (via recording)Steve Visscher @stevevisscherGrant McHerron @falcon124  It was great meeting all of the voices in my head in person. We had a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy the recording of Podapalooza. Be sure to get all of these aviation podcasts and others at the following  http://aviationpodcasts.net/ http://thevoicesinyourhead.com/ Thanks for listening. Blues skies everyone! You can reach me at TheNewPilotPodBlog@gmail.com Please send comments and suggestions. You can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/NewPilotPodBlog And LIPilot on myTransponder.com Please join the myTransponder group Friends of The New Pilot PodBlog. The intro and closing song is John Mellencamp's My Aeroplane. Direct access to the mp3 is here.

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