The Inspired Pilot Podcast is an audio podcast hosted by Marvyn Robinson. A weekly show interviewing pilots with inspiring journeys from all around the world. Each week we will highlight the life of our featured pilot, follow their aviation journey, experiences gained and lessons learned. Every episode will be packed with actionable advice and resources to INSPIRE seasoned pilots, low hour pilots, wannabe pilots and pilot enthusiasts alike. Wherever you are on your pilot journey, be prepared to be inspired!
28: Jeff Simon - FAA A&P IA, Aircraft Owner, Inventor & Social Flight Founder
What does it take to become a pilot?
Jeff Simon's love of aviation is taking him on a journey well beyond the cockpit. Jeff is a pilot, an aircraft owner, an FAA certified A & P mechanic and inspector, writer, and inventor.
Jeff has spent the last 18 years promoting owner-assisted aircraft maintenance, holds several STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) for aircraft modification and recently certified the FlexAlert multifunction annunciator to increase flight safety.
Driven by a mission to get people flying more, Jeff is also the creator of SocialFlight.com and the free Social Flight mobile app which maps over 20,000 aviation events, destinations, and hundred dollar hamburgers to support the GA (General Aviation) community in the US and beyond.
Most recently, Jeff and his two teenage boys have begun building a Titan T-51 aircraft kit in the living room of their home.
Join us as Jeff gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey.
Listen to Jeff’s episode here: https://www.inspiredpilot.com/podcast/jeff-simon-social-flight-faa-ia/
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27: Jeremy Robertson - Former Airline, Now Private Pilot With Diabetes & Junior Doctor
Jeremy Robertson started flying at age 15 in Canberra, Australia, completing his PPL at the end of high school and gaining his commercial licences via the University of New South Wales Bachelor of Aviation program.
Jeremy has worked as a flying instructor, bush pilot, and an airline pilot. Accumulating 7,500 flying hours across aircraft ranging from ultralights to B747s before a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in 2010 ended his commercial flying career.
Jeremy has recently graduating from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery and is currently working as a junior doctor, and aiming for a career in general practice and aerospace medicine.
Now holding an unrestricted Class 2 medical, Jeremy continues to instruct for his local ultralight club, maintains a current Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and will fly anything that is put in front of him.
Visit The Show Notes Page For Patrick’s Episode And For More Recommended Pilot & Aviation Resources here: http://www.inspiredpilot.com/podcast/jeremy-robertson-former-airline-pilot-private-pilot-diabetes-junior-doctor .
26: Patrick Smith - Airline Pilot, Author & Aviation Pundit
Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the host of the popular website askthepilot.com.
Patrick is also a published author and his book, COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL is a New York Times bestseller.
He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television outlets, and his work is cited on a regular basis in print publications worldwide.
He currently works as a first officer on the Boeing 767 and 757, flying both domestic and overseas routes.
As well as aviation Patrick travels extensively in his spare time and so far has visited more than eighty countries.
Visit The Show Notes Page For Patrick’s Episode And For More Recommended Pilot & Aviation Resources here:http://www.inspiredpilot.com/podcast/patrick-smith-ask-the-pilot/ .
25: Robert DeLaurentis - ZEN Pilot, Author & Aviation Speaker
Robert DeLaurentis, the “Zen Pilot”, is a noted aviation speaker and author with over 1400 flight hours.
Robert has his Visual, Instrument and Multi-engine Ratings and holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate as well as an advanced graduate degree in Spiritual Psychology.
Robert completed a circumnavigation of the planet in August 2015 where he visited 23 countries and 5 continents crossing 12 oceans and seas.
This record setting flight in the Spirit of San Diego is the topic of his Amazon best seller called, "Zen Pilot, Flight of Passion and the Journey Within."
Join us as Robert gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey.
Visit The Show Note Notes Page For Robert's Episode here: http://www.inspiredpilot.com
Check out Robert's book "Zen Pilot, Flight of Passion and the Journey Within." on Amazon
24: Karen Kahn - Retired Airline Captain, Speaker, Author, Career Counselor
Join us as Karen Kahn gives us insight into her inspiring pilot journey.
Karen Kahn piloted her first flight at the age of 19 and then 9 years later, in 1977, was one of the first woman hired by a major airline.
Karen now retired from a thirty six-plus year airline pilot career with Continental now United Airlines.A speaker and author of the self-help book "Flight Guide for Success: Tips and Tactics for the Aspiring Airline Pilot", Karen is committed to excellence.
She is a Master CFI, FAA aviation safety counselor, director of the California Pilot's Association and a current four-term Airport commissioner in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California in the United States.
Listen to Karen's Episode Here: Episode 24 - Karen Kahn
23: Colonel (ret) Richard Graham - Retired SR-71 Blackbird, USAF & Airline Pilot
Join us as Richard Graham gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey
After his first solo flight in 1962, with his father as the instructor, Rich Graham was hooked on a flying career. After 25 years in the United States Air Force flying the T-37/T-33/T-38/F-4/SR-71/U-2/KC-135Q aircraft he retired in 1989.
He flew at American Airlines for 13 years and was a Captain on the MD-80. With a total flying time of 14,437 hours, Rich is currently an instructor pilot at McKinney Airport in Texas, United States and is a member of the Dallas FAAST team.
Listen to Richard's Interview Here: Episode 23: Richard Graham
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I have listened to your podcast and found it hugely interesting and fun. A complete cross section of people, careers and history. I have been flying now for 36 years and still love to hear how each person has made their journey. Certainly helps my commute to work, listening to this.
If you want to hear my story, give me a call!
They’re just brilliant
Love the way that Twenty one pilots vary to the extent that nothing necessarily belongs together. I listen to them (almost daily) for Tyler’s exeptional lyrics and despite the style this persists. They don’t need to explain. Love Josh’s percussion and don’t think they can be compared with anyone else. That’s what it is about for me - what is said. No one writes like Tyler and this is the thing that sets them apart. Love the Mutemath mix...they don’t belong to a genre..they’re unique
Great podcast, very likeable presenter interviewing interesting guests. Keep up the good work!