The Traffic Pattern show

The Traffic Pattern

Summary: A New York native turned southern gentleman! Derek found a niche for public speaking and aviation early on during his years of high school and ultimately realized that he wanted to give back to the community. Derek believes facilitating meaningful and constructive dialogue surrounding emotional and complex topics is the first step toward plausible and sensible solutions. Derek’s passion for aviation is undeniable! In Derek’s spare time he enjoys flying with friends, traveling to new destinations and trying new craft beers!

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 Derek Vento: More Than Airplanes... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1778

It's been two years since I launched The Traffic Pattern podcast. In one But life has been different lately, and that's what I want to share. A little bit more about me. I'm talking about family, a reflection on my time at Atlanta TRACON, a few personal stories and experiences, but most of all explaining life balance. On today's episode it's just me. A raw and transparent version. Hope you enjoy. I hope you all stay safe! Love ya'll.

 Dana Colten: Long Live the Maddog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2793

Captain Dana Colten, from Acme Airlines shares his flying journey during the midst of a global pandemic. Stick around for the heartfelt ending. Long live the Maddog!

 Laura Savino: This Is Your Captain Speaking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3893

She piloted the B777, B767, B757, B747, B737, B727, A319 and A320 as an international airline pilot/captain for United Airlines.She flew for Eastern and Pan Am regionals before that. On her way to becoming an airline pilot, she worked as a flight instructor, charter pilot, freight pilot and aerial sightseeing tour pilot.Today only 5% of pilots are female, a number essentially unchanged since Amelia Earhart’s era. Of those, less than 1% are Captains. She wants to change this. Her dream now is to help other young women rock STEM fields!

 Captain Eric Jordan: An Incredible Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2625

Airbus 330 Captain, Eric Jordan has been flying for over 30 years! His passion for flying is undeniable. With a plethora of unknowns in the aviation industry, Eric reflects on the early stages of the pandemic, the gracious moments of his flying career, and most of

 Ryan Campbell: "Born To Fly" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3907

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. Although Ryan’s world flight brought its own brand of adversity, the true test would come just two years later. A normal day at work turned into anyone’s worst nightmare. A plane crash that occurred after liftoff left Ryan in the hospital, fighting for his life. Six months of hospitalization, over a year-and-a-half in rehabilitation, and the ongoing struggles of living with a spinal injury transformed Ryan into a different person. “I may have lost out physically, but I gained mentally in ways I never knew possible.”

 Bonus: PilotEdge SimVenture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2390

While I offer a personal sentiment in this episode, Kevin from PilotEdge ATC shares all of the details about the upcoming SimVenture event! Have you ever considered flying into Oshkosh?! Try it virtually first! Give it a try! You don't want to miss it!

 Robert Burgess: Activist & Law School Candidate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2635

I am incredibly privileged to have father, husband, veteran, nonprofit enthusiast, founder of the ProSocial Network and 2021 law student candidate, Robert Burgess on the podcast tomorrow afternoon to discuss race relations, implicit bias, and policing in America.Robert’s friendship has pushed me to educate and stretch myself on the importance of correct public practice and policy while embracing my journey.

 Steve Harfst: President & CEO Eastern Airlines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1939

Today I sit down with CEO of Eastern Airlines Steve Harfst. Commissioned in the U.S. Navy, Harfst graduated number one in his class at flight school. As a Naval aviator, he served the rest of his decorated 10-year career in the cockpit of the F-14 Tomcat, logging 38 combat missions and 227 aircraft carrier landings. Temporarily, Eastern Airlines took on a new mission: to go boldly wherever there is a critical mass of displaced Americans and bring them home. Season 5 of The Traffic Pattern premieres June 23rd on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & iHeartRadio. Big thanks to creative director, of Amalgam, Ned Wallroth for all of your help. Looking to improve your brand... Amalgam is an agency built for precision. They help companies grow with brand development, digital marketing, and content creation.

 The Secret Sauce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1248

Season 5 is here at last! New guests, fresh content, you don't want to miss it! Host Derek Vento and Producer Chris Phillips provide a little bit of insight as to how they make their show come alive! Season 5 premiers June 23rd!

 Cory Schow: Pilot Vlogs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2667

Join me as I sit down with experienced Captain...real Captain, Cory Schow. Cory explains the importance of education outside of the cockpit through his platform PilotVlogs. You know him on Instagram as realcaptaincory. Listen in as he explains the importance of being well rounded in the cockpit.

 Derek Vento: A Day In The Life w/xADITL | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2779

Experience A Day In The Life xADITL Podcast @acouplewithapodcast 'We're taking a trip to the busiest airport IN THE WORLD, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, to experience a day in the life of Derek Vento, who sits in the tower as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. He's also the host of the best aviation podcast out there, The Traffic Pattern!'Check out the show notes that has all the pictures, links and everything we discussed in this episode.Also find us on IG and DM us what job and career you want to experience next! @acouplewithapodcast

 Nicole Linse: My First 250 Hours | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3263

She speaks from the heart with an attitude that shows, shes always thinking about the big picture. Private pilot, and avid adventurer Nicole Linse, talks about what shes learned in her first 250 hours. Not only does she self-reflect on some of her most interesting moments, she makes it a priority to ensure other newly rated pilots always utilize their greatest resource...air traffic control. Connect with Nicole on Instagram @nicole_kristiana

 Evan Reiter: FlightSimExpo2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3166

FlightSimExpo 2020 JUNE 12-14, 2020 • TROPICANA LAS VEGAS • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA • North America's community-driven flight simulation conference. Co-Founder, and pilot, Evan Reiter has truly created something special; FlightSimExpo is a community-driven flight simulation and aviation conference and the largest enthusiast flight simulation event in North America, FlightSimExpo connects simmers, developers, exhibitors, and real-world aviators from across the globe.The three-day event includes seminars and exhibits designed to showcase the power of at-home simulation for real-world flight training and to debut the latest technology and trends for home simmers. Join us in Las Vegas on June 12-14, 2020 to meet others who share your passion, learn from experts, and try out others' simulators. At FlightSimExpo, attendees have endless opportunities to network with the people behind their favorite flight simulation titles, put names and faces to voices, and build lasting connections that transcend the online world.From the conference's dedicated mobile app to the event social, there will be plenty of opportunity to get out of the basement and into a group of like-minded enthusiasts. FlightSimExpo brings together some of the biggest names in the industry with a full series of seminars throughout the weekend. Hear about technology tweaks, flight planning and real-world operations, and the latest releases right from the source.The biggest news of the year comes out at FlightSimExpo.Don't miss my presentation on Saturday, June 13th at Tropicana Las Vegas. How Real It Gets: Maximizing Your Simulation EnvironmentAs an air traffic controller in Atlanta, Derek speaks to pilots from around the world every day. Most of these communications are routine: “fly this heading, join the localizer, contact tower”. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? Real-world pilots spend hours in simulators training for eventualities. They practice making decisions, working with available resources, and interacting with air traffic control. And so can you!Join Derek, who has also had the privilege of speaking with aviators from across the industry through his podcast, on a journey of simulation and real-world scenarios.Register today @

 Aubrey Warrick: Collecting Copilots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2703

Corporate pilot, and entrepreneur Aubrey Warrick is taking a different approach at life. She's "Collecting Copilots". Collecting Copilots is a female aviator's collection featuring destinations, travel tips & celebrated people from around the world, focusing on travel-lifestyle and all things aviation for a healthy travel/home-life balance while maximizing your experiences abroad! Her mission for Collecting Copilots is to provide a platform for traveling entrepreneurs to share their story and grow their cause. Connect with Aubrey at You will also find real and attainable travel goals and information from both a passenger and aviation-professional standpoint.

 Mel Williams: Pilot & Aircraft Maintenance Technician | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3535

Mel Williams aka Mel The Traveler is a local based pilot of out HMP (Hampton, Georgia). Through his social media platform and love for aviation, he is providing a vision for future aviators and aircraft maintenance technicians. He speaks about his growth over the last 15 years in an industry that has changed his life. Tune in to hear the personal story of an individual that is paving the way for the aviation community.


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