36 episodes

A podcast for Professional Pilots, by Professional Pilots. Join hosts Dylan and Max, both professional pilots with backgrounds in Flight Instructing, Airlines, and Business Aviation, on their quest to improve as travelers, pilots, and professionals. Expect to find interesting conversations with industry experts in a variety of aviation fields, thought-provoking discussions on hot topics, and hilarious stories from the (sometimes) wild aviation industry.
Whether you’re corporate, airline, charter, or anywhere in between, you’ll love our fresh and often funny take on all things aviation.
Come find us online at 21fivepodcast.com and connect with us via Insta/Facebook/Twitter: @21fivepodcast

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A podcast for Professional Pilots, by Professional Pilots. Join hosts Dylan and Max, both professional pilots with backgrounds in Flight Instructing, Airlines, and Business Aviation, on their quest to improve as travelers, pilots, and professionals. Expect to find interesting conversations with industry experts in a variety of aviation fields, thought-provoking discussions on hot topics, and hilarious stories from the (sometimes) wild aviation industry.
Whether you’re corporate, airline, charter, or anywhere in between, you’ll love our fresh and often funny take on all things aviation.
Come find us online at 21fivepodcast.com and connect with us via Insta/Facebook/Twitter: @21fivepodcast

    How to Answer: Will You Resign Your Seniority Number?

    How to Answer: Will You Resign Your Seniority Number?

    Dylan talks about his tailwheel training; Mailbag discussion on ATC ground control inconsistencies and furlough flute feedback. James Onieal rejoins us to address the difficult questions furloughed airline pilots will face during job interviews. We all discuss what pilots in business aviation should do if their employer presents a paycut. We call Ted for some straight talk on how to use bad news in the airline industry during a home renovation.Story Time: Max, Ted, a bachelor party, and a fire extinguisher.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Air Traffic Controller Derek Vento

    Air Traffic Controller Derek Vento

    The guys are back after vacation and recap the latest (bad) news from the airline industry while introducing the ‘warn horn’ and ‘furlough flute’. Derek Vento, Air Traffic Controller, and host of the The Traffic Pattern Podcast, explains the demanding training required to be a controller. [16:35] We discuss proper radio phraseology. Derek gives us a preview of the upcoming season of his podcast, freestyle raps a clearance, and shares a great story about how controllers and pilots work together to sa

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Why applying for jobs online won’t work

    Why applying for jobs online won’t work

    Dylan and Max dig into the mailbag to discuss what CFI’s should do while waiting for hiring to resume, [3:05] and give their thoughts on wearing a mask in-flight [7:28]. James Onieal and Jason from Raven Careers join us to explain the importance of networking on LinkedIn for job hunting pilots [17:48]. We discuss the latest numbers from the airlines and business aviation to gain insight on upcoming furloughs and potential opportunities [54:31]. Story time with Max: falling asleep on a check ride [1:26:44]

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Delta’s Displacement and Industry Check in

    Delta’s Displacement and Industry Check in

    Max and Dylan call airline and business aviation contacts to discuss the Delta displacement and get the latest on how pilots are being affected by the pandemic. We chat with Delta Pilots Chad and Roy, Aubrey, a full time contract pilot, Regional Pilot Kaleb, 135 pilot Ryan, Fractional Pilot David, and Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions specialist Ken Casey. Then, we chat with Lindsey about maintaining a healthy immune system on the road. For story time, Max shares some of his memories of being a check airman.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    What's the future of small flight departments?

    What's the future of small flight departments?

    Dylan and Max cover the latest news including positive signs in the fractional market. Jason joins us to explain SFAR 118 and how it applies to professional pilots [11:50]. David Keys, chairman of NBAA’s Small Flight Department committee, calls in to discuss the importance of a safety culture, as well as some of the challenges facing small flight departments [40:46]. David shares a hilarious prank from his days at Eastern Airlines [1:21:17].

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Furloughs explained by a former ALPA Furlough Rep

    Furloughs explained by a former ALPA Furlough Rep

    Dylan and Max discuss the big displacement bid announced by United Airlines over the weekend. Carl Valeri, joins us to cover furloughs in depth [13:30]. Carl shares advice and insight on how to financially plan for a furlough, how long to expect a furlough to last, and what the best use of your time is while furloughed. Then, Rob Alston from Harvey Watt Insurance calls in to discuss how leaves of absence, furloughs, and layoffs can affect pilot insurance coverage [1:11:52].

    • 1 hr 24 min

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