Welcome to the Pilot's Journey Podcast, where we discuss aviation, proficiency and enjoying the journey. The show is hosted by Stuart Stevenson aka PilotStu, a private pilot in north Dallas, Stewart Stoll aka CFIStew, a certificated flight instructor near Fort Worth, Texas, and Mike Hart (aka Idaho Mike) a private pilot and aircraft owner in Idaho Falls.
PJP #060 - Living the Dream
us about his dream job flying freight for Empire Airlines. From a schedule with lots of
at-home time to one of his favorite aircraft, the ATR-72, Stew is living his part 121 dream.
Mike describes his dream of flying the back country with Gem Air, a part 135 airline flying
multiple makes and models. Stu tells about his new (to him) Cirrus and the Thrust Flight Zero
Time to Airline program where airline pilots are made.
PJP #059 - So Oshkosh
This episode we welcome Dick Knapinski, Director of Communications for EAA. Dick and the
crew discuss AirVenture 2018 as well as fond memories of past shows. The crew also catches up
on what they've been doing with their careers.
PJP #058 - 50 below
Stew tells us about his new job for "ATR Airlines", and tales of type ratings and IOE in frigid Alaska.
Stu also relates his visit to Alaska, but at 50 degrees above zero. His family vacation included helicopter rides and the chance to land a Cessna 170 on a glacier.
Mike drops the big announcement that he is making a career change into the air charter world. Before long he'll want to be called "Captain Mike".
PJP #057 - Texas Pecan Pie
This episode is on location at Bic's restaurant near the Addison,
Texas airport. The three Stews get in the same room for a rare occasion to
discuss Mike's progress in achieving his CFI rating.
PJP #056 - Elk Hauling
Stew tells us out about his “expedited takeoff” from Puerto Rico. He also gets to play
Aircraft Repo Guy with a Zenith Zodiac he received from his grandfather.
Stu talks about selling his beloved Cessna twin, and the completion of his multi-engine
ATP rating. He also mentions his visit to Sun-n-Fun 2016.Mike creates a buzz as he talks about his new book project. He also discusses staying
IFR current and meeting PTS standards. He also relates flying into challenging back
country strips where you have to be on your game.
PJP #055 - AirVenture 2015
The Stuews meet up at EAA AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Stu
describes a good tail wind while flying an Extreme Decathlon. Mike flew his trusty
Cessna 180, and Stew flew in the back of a Southwest 737. Stew announces his new
position as Chief Pilot for Stu’s US Sport Aircraft and Mike details his experience
flying the FISKE arrival into Oshkosh.