179 episodes

Become the pilot you've always wanted to be. AviatorCast bridges the gap between actual flight training and flight simulation to give prospective aviators, current pilots, and even the seasoned flyer new perspectives in aviation.



Through studying Human Factors we learn to combat the worst enemy to our flying success; ourselves. How can we become better aviators by interacting with our airplanes more effectively? How can we overcome the shortcomings of our human condition to make better decisions on the flight deck?



We believe in learning to a confidence level, not learning to a level required by law. When you get a license, you should be ready to go out and fly in those conditions, with those aircraft, and do so with refined skills.



Flight simulators these days are very advanced, and we will discuss how you can sure up your flight training with a home based simulator, giving you limitless hours and practice in IFR with scenario based training.



Learn how to fly, become better at your flying craft, mold into a safer pilot, or perfect your professional skills.



AviatorCast is an engaging and entertaining podcast that is sure to deliver on the topics you care about.

AviatorCast: Flight Training & Aviation Podcast Chris Palmer | Angle of Attack

    • Aviation
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Become the pilot you've always wanted to be. AviatorCast bridges the gap between actual flight training and flight simulation to give prospective aviators, current pilots, and even the seasoned flyer new perspectives in aviation.



Through studying Human Factors we learn to combat the worst enemy to our flying success; ourselves. How can we become better aviators by interacting with our airplanes more effectively? How can we overcome the shortcomings of our human condition to make better decisions on the flight deck?



We believe in learning to a confidence level, not learning to a level required by law. When you get a license, you should be ready to go out and fly in those conditions, with those aircraft, and do so with refined skills.



Flight simulators these days are very advanced, and we will discuss how you can sure up your flight training with a home based simulator, giving you limitless hours and practice in IFR with scenario based training.



Learn how to fly, become better at your flying craft, mold into a safer pilot, or perfect your professional skills.



AviatorCast is an engaging and entertaining podcast that is sure to deliver on the topics you care about.

    Anna Rusinowski: Flying in Canada | Aviation Careers | Women in Aviation — AviatorCast 152

    Anna Rusinowski: Flying in Canada | Aviation Careers | Women in Aviation — AviatorCast 152

     

    PilotAnnie aka Anna Rusinowski joins us on today’s episode of AviatorCast. If you’re curious about the differences between Canadian aviation and that of the FAA way in the United States.

    Anna has an awesome Instagram and is a very active member of the aviation community. In the podcast we discuss her aviation journey and how she went from wanting to fly, picking a flight school, and eventually deciding to pursue a career as a pilot after some pretty big life events.

    “Annie” talks about ways to get through your flight training, how to overcome obstacles, why it’s important to take your moment of opportunity, and making the most of adversity when it comes.

    Join on this fun podcast with “PilotAnnie”.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ryan Dembroski: SuperAero YouTube | Flying Dad | Promoting Aviation — AviatorCast 151

    Ryan Dembroski: SuperAero YouTube | Flying Dad | Promoting Aviation — AviatorCast 151

    I’m a sucker for up and coming YouTube channels. Ryan has one, called SuperAero. Seriously some funny, funny and entertaining flying videos. A breath of fresh air among a lot of the serious stuff out there.

    Ryan is a dad of 2 young kids, has a full time job, is a part time owner of a Cessna 172, runs this great YouTube channel, and is a real force for good in aviation.

    He learned to fly in a Piper J3 Cub at a very unique spot in Wisconsin called CubAir. They can do your private pilot license in that old school airplane. Stick and rudder from the very beginning!

    You’ll really need to check out some of his videos on his channel, and give it a subscribe. You won’t regret it!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Rose Dorcey: Flying Grandma | Medical Emergencies | Wisconsin Aviation — AviatorCast 150

    Rose Dorcey: Flying Grandma | Medical Emergencies | Wisconsin Aviation — AviatorCast 150

    On today’s episode of AviatorCast we speak with Rose Dorcey and her sidekick (husband) John. John was my instructor for my CFI and I got to know the both of them very well over the few weeks we spent together.

    Rose is a walking miracle, and this podcast revolves around that miracle.

    Just days from her commercial checkride, Rose suffered a very dangerous and life threatening ruptured aneurysm. It was only minutes earlier that John and Rose were landing at KOSH after a training flight.

    During an emergency like this, minutes matter. John acted fast, and with one miracle after the next, Rose got the care she needed. She’s done very well in her recovery, while many others are not so lucky.

    While this is a podcast about what can happen, it’s also a podcast about overcoming the odds, having the right people in your life at the right time, and pursuing your dreams.

    Rose is an inspiration to us all, and I hope you find her story encouraging.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Cory Schow: Corporate Pilot & Creator — AviatorCast 149

    Cory Schow: Corporate Pilot & Creator — AviatorCast 149

     

    There are many different corners of aviation. Many look at the airlines as the pinnacle of a career. Yet, there is a whole network for private jets, turboprops and even smaller aircraft that are used to support many executives and businesses.

    Today we speak with Cory Schow about his career as a corporate pilot. We go through the hardships of building time, experience, and eventually landing a dream job.

    Cory also creates a lot of great content on YouTube and Instagram to give you an insight into life as a corporate pilot. He has many great videos showing the type of flying he does, which is much different than that of airline life.

    In this podcast we will discuss:



    * Pursuing the dream of flying at Utah State University

    * Working through a difficult first job flying Part 91

    * Moving to and working through a short stint in Ohio

    * Landing the dream job in Logan, Utah



    Cory has some great insight into his journey. If you’re looking to become a corporate pilot or curious what that side of the aviation industry is like, check out this podcast.

    Cory’s Instagram

    Cory’s YouTube

    • 45 min
    Jake Tishman: New Airline Pilot | Aviation Medical | Perseverance — AviatorCast 148

    Jake Tishman: New Airline Pilot | Aviation Medical | Perseverance — AviatorCast 148

    The truth is, some people just go through more than others in life. Jake saw this first hand as he worked hard to achieve his aviation dream of being an airline pilot. With many medical challenges in the way, Jake found himself having to work really hard and fast in the good times, because he knew he couldn’t take a moment for granted.

    Now a newly minted airline pilot, Jake is completely enjoying his pilot life. He’s worked hard to get where he is, and doesn’t take even the simple stuff for granted. Because the alternative is just not optional.

    In this podcast we will discuss:



    * Overcoming medical challenges through the FAA medical

    * Going for your dream and goal while things are good

    * Working as hard as you can to achieve that goal at ATP Flight School

    * Even while working ‘hard and fast’, enjoying the journey



    Jake does a great job articulating what it takes to succeed in aviation at all levels.

    Don’t miss this episode of the AviatorCast podcast.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Maj. John “Rain” Waters [ F16 Deployed & Demo Pilot | USAF Instructor | 777 Pilot ] — AviatorCast 147

    Maj. John “Rain” Waters [ F16 Deployed & Demo Pilot | USAF Instructor | 777 Pilot ] — AviatorCast 147

    When you think of service for your country, with a backdrop of incredible flying, you think of a fighter pilot like John “Rain” Waters. Join signed up for the Air Force, wanting to give back to his country in a big way after the events of 9/11.

    We go through his journey of ROTC both in High School and in College as he worked hard in academics, athletics and more to qualify for a flying track in the Air Force.

    From there, it only continued to get more difficult. He started in the T6 Texan II, went up to the T38, and some time instructing in the T6 Texan II. He then had a deployment in the MC-12, which on the civilian side is a Beachcraft KingAir 350. There he learned the F-16 Fighting Falcon (aka F16 Viper) was his airplane of choice.

    He got a slot flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon (aka F16 Viper) and continued his training on that platform, including mission training, and eventually ending up deployed in Afghanistan.

    There he was flying and fighting in one of the busiest and active wings, dropping more ordinance than any other F16 unit.

    After deployment he continued his active duty in a very public way as the USAF F16 Demo pilot, touring various airshows around the nation and world.

    Now John is flying the Boeing 777 for a cargo carrier, and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

    John conveys humility and honor in the way he conducts himself and his service. Today we are honored to get to hear from him and learn how we can take advice for all sorts of flight training, not just the military.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Aviatornut ,

Great Show

I started listening to Aviatorcast a few years ago but unfortunately due to work, moving home and life generally getting in the way I stopped. However I am in a good place now and back flying my SIM and catching up with all the episodes I have missed which is quite a few.
Keep up the great work Chris and .............................Throttle on!!!!!!!

JammyMatt ,

A healthy dose of aviation enthusiasm in every episode

Update [18/05/2017]
I already wrote a shining review AviatorCast, but thought it deserved an update!

Back in December 2015 shortly after the passing of a close relative, I was struck hard by the realisation that the only time to do what you dream of doing is right now, as "someday" might never come. Aviation had been a hole in my life since I was a teenager, and it had been on the "someday" list for far too long. At 30, whilst looking for aviation content I downloaded an episode of AviatorCast, then immediately binge-listened to the entire back-catalogue! Taking mental notes along the way, and meeting some great and inspiring people as a result (see original review below).

It's now 18 months later, I've moved to the west coast of Canada, I'm a Private Pilot, I fly at least twice a week alongside the beautiful mountains and coastlines of British Columbia, I'm working towards my night rating, building hours for Commercial, and have met even more incredible people in the aviation community via my local flying club and the online aviation community. Much thanks to the great advice I received via the mentoring programme I discovered on AviatorCast!

Chris' pleasantly infectious enthusiasm about aviation beams through the headphones each episode, and it's great to hear about his journey toward his own goals on the 'cast. So my heartfelt thanks Chris for what you do, and for bringing such openness to the way that you present the information and stories that you share. Here's to another 100!

P.S: No need for another t-shirt, I'll pick one up when I come up to AK for some bush flying lessons. #AvGoals ;-)

Original Review [05/02/2017]
AviatorCast is part of the open and approachable face of the contemporary aviation community, and such a great source of info that I often find myself taking notes as I listen.

I was looking into ways to get fired back up about aviation after more than a decade away from my last solo flight as an air cadet in the UK. I found AviatorCast when I saw FlightChops' Steve Thorne was a guest, and subscribed immediately after listening to it. Following that, I heard the interview with Sendaero’s Mike Rushforth, signed up for mentoring and am now preparing to start my PPL training later this year.

I can’t get enough of it, thank you for the content Chris, and please keep it coming!

P.S: I subscribed via PocketCasts - I don’t actually use iTunes, so came on here just to write this review. ;-)

Abunga ,

It gives me wings!

I have been a listener for some time now and love listening to Chris talk so passionately. It has been a dream for many years that i might one day fly for real. Finance and family have always taken this away, however, I have been a flight simmer for more than 25 years.
I am, right now, piloting my FlyUK 757-200F from JFK to Seattle on a late cargo flight. This keeps my passion for flight alive. I shall be adorning Hanger 1 at Cosford Air Museum in Shropshire, UK, tomorrow for Flight Sim 2016. Can't wait! This podcast is the icing on the cake. Here's to one day flying for real. For now though, I will accept a computer screen with an ever enticing yoke before it. Keep up the good work at Angle of Attack, I can't wait for the next episode, just make is snappy. Take care.

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