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Conversations, interviews, Q and As, and other interesting audio from the world's largest community for unconventional professional pilots.

    Getting’ the Gouge on AirVenture 2016

    Getting’ the Gouge on AirVenture 2016

    Last year we promised to get the inside scoop on this year’s AirVenture, the biggest aviation event in the United State, and arguably the world. It’s a must-attend for the oddball pilot, so we talked to the folks at EAA, and here’s what you can expect.
    See the show notes for this episode, and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career," at OddballPilot.com!

    • 1 hr
    An Update with NOAA Pilots--Five Years Later

    An Update with NOAA Pilots--Five Years Later

    It's been five years. Brad Fitzler and Rob Mitchell, pilots with the NOAA Corps, rejoin Oddball Pilot to catch up about their careers, flying with NOAA, and what it's like to fly into a hurricane ... on purpose.

    See photos and videos of the NOAA Corps in action in the show notes for this episode. That and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career" at OddballPilot.com!

    • 59 min
    Check-in: 2015 Reno Air Races

    Check-in: 2015 Reno Air Races

    What happens in Reno rarely stays in Reno! Bryan and Marty swap stories and tips from the recent Reno Championship Air Races, and from years gone by at the fastest motor sport in the world.

    See some eye candy from the 2015 Reno Championship Air Races in the show notes for this episode. That and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career" at OddballPilot.com!

    • 53 min
    A Career in Warbirds: A Conversation with Jim Dale, Part 2

    A Career in Warbirds: A Conversation with Jim Dale, Part 2

    In part 2 of our conversation with Jim "JD" Dale, we hear more about his 30-year career flying, restoring, and maintaining warbirds. But wait … there's more here than just warbirds! JD tells us how working with older civilian airplanes can be just as interesting (and beneficial) to oddball pilots.

    See the show notes for this episode and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career" at OddballPilot.com!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Career in Warbirds: A Conversation with Jim Dale, Part 1

    A Career in Warbirds: A Conversation with Jim Dale, Part 1

    "Wanted: Pilot/Mechanic to restore and fly warbirds." You just don't see that in the want-ads. But can anyone be successful in a long-term career with warbirds? Yes, they can. Meet Jim Dale, and hear about his 30-year career flying, restoring, and maintaining warbirds.

    See photos of Jim with a T-33, and at the controls of a Grumman F8F Bearcat, in the show notes for this episode. That and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career" at OddballPilot.com!

     

    • 47 min
    "Number 3's not there, number 4's just hanging …" - C-130 propeller gearbox failure with Evan Smith

    "Number 3's not there, number 4's just hanging …" - C-130 propeller gearbox failure with Evan Smith

    What happens when a C-130's #3 propeller gearbox explodes at flight level 270? It ain't pretty. Listen to the cockpit voice recording of the incident, and hear Evan Smith--who was in the left seat on that day in 1988--tell the tale.

    See photos of the aircraft in the show notes for this episode. That and more "fuel for an unconventional flying career" at OddballPilot.com!

     

     

    • 1 hr 8 min

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