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Alaska Airlines Captain Mike Swanigan interviews some of the great people who he has met during his 36 year career as a military and commercial pilot

Talking Flight Mike Swanigan

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Alaska Airlines Captain Mike Swanigan interviews some of the great people who he has met during his 36 year career as a military and commercial pilot

    Episode 42: Retired Alaska Airlines Captain Mike Swanigan

    Episode 42: Retired Alaska Airlines Captain Mike Swanigan

    Mike Swanigan is his own guest on Talking Flight. His longtime friend, Tom Clark, interviews him on this podcast. Tom is a veteran broadcaster and he is the voice on the intro to Talking Flight. He is presently serving as the Commissioner of the South Carolina Film Commission.

    Mike tells us how his aviation dream was almost derailed when he was a 16-year-old High School Student, and how he overcame many obstacles in his quest to become an airline pilot.

    • 1h 49 min
    Episode 41: Alaska Airlines Captain Kevin Kay

    Episode 41: Alaska Airlines Captain Kevin Kay

    Captain Kevin Kay is the first former Fighter Pilot to join us on Talking Flight.

    Kevin took an unusual path to become a USAF pilot. He was accepted to Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) after applying through the Air National Guard. 

    Kevin tells us how he built a network of connections at Air National Guard units around the country to help him figure out what it took to be selected for the program.

    Kevin"s story is about what it takes to become an F-16 pilot.

    • 1h 16 min
    Episode 40: Beth Ruggiero York Tells Us About Her Book, Flying Alone

    Episode 40: Beth Ruggiero York Tells Us About Her Book, Flying Alone

    We sit down with Aviation Author Beth Ruggiero York and talk about her new book Flying Alone, a memoir.

    Her book takes us on a wild ride that shows the exhilaration of flying airplanes and the dangers of having to work for a few unscrupulous aviation companies.

    This is a thrilling story of how a young woman struggled and did all of the hard work that it took to be hired as a pilot for a major airline.

    • 1h 6 min
    Episode 39: Alaska Airlines Captain Ron Limes

    Episode 39: Alaska Airlines Captain Ron Limes

    Today's episode is an interview with Alaska Airlines Captain Ron Limes. He is one of the two Chief Pilots at the Seattle Pilot Base.

    Captain Lines shares his story about growing up in New York City, and how his 5th grade teacher got him interested in flying airplanes.

    It was his High School Guidance Counselor who told him how to get his aviation dreams off of the ground.

    Captain Limes also had a brilliant career in the USAF Reserves, ultimately commanding a C-17 squadron.

    • 57 min
    Episode 38: Nigel Sargent, Alaska Airlines Director/Flight Simulation

    Episode 38: Nigel Sargent, Alaska Airlines Director/Flight Simulation

    Nigel Sargent is the Director/Flight Simulation at Alaska Airlines. He is considered to be one of the foremost experts in the field of Flight Simulation.
    Mr. Sargent grew up in England and worked on Simulators all over the world before joining Alaska Airlines. He started his career right after high school when he landed an intern position with the British company, Redifon.
    Nigel tells us about his career and the exciting changes happening in the world of Simulators.

    • 1h 4 min
    Episode 37 Retired Alaska Captain Phil Pope

    Episode 37 Retired Alaska Captain Phil Pope

    Captain Phil Pope joined Alaska Airlines in 1964. He started in Ground Operations and worked his way into becoming a Flight Engineer on the Lockheed Super Constellation. He later flew the Lockheed C-130, the Boeing 727 and the Boeing 737. 

    Phil tells us about his part in helping to build Alaska Airlines into the Major Carrier that it is today.

    • 56 min

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