17 episodes

Scott interviews various people of interest who share their unique perspectives on life and their careers. Many of the episodes will be focused on aviation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-corley/support

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Scott interviews various people of interest who share their unique perspectives on life and their careers. Many of the episodes will be focused on aviation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-corley/support

    #16 Captain Michael Gillen, Ph.D. On Safety, Command, Proficiency, and the Boeing 737

    #16 Captain Michael Gillen, Ph.D. On Safety, Command, Proficiency, and the Boeing 737

    Mike Gillen is the Senior Manager Fleet Standards of the Boeing 737 for a global, U.S. based airline.   

    Mike's wealth of academic study and professional experience make him a true leader of global airline safety.  By age 30 he was the Lead Instructor Pilot of the B777 for his airline.  He has subsequently undertaken the professional roles of: Check Airman Captain, New Hire Pilot Program Manager, Command Development Program Manager, Project Manager of Corporate Safety Integration of merged airlines, and Management Representative for ASAP programs.  He has earned both Masters of Science, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Science with focus on degradation of pilot skills, and the effects of startle training on pilots.   

    In this conversation we discuss: Startle training and effects, airline safety in general, attitudes for successful training events, staying proficient, hand-flying the 737, Mike's career path, and what makes a good pilot.   

    I'm grateful for Mike sharing his perspectives in this conversation.


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    #15 Seth Witcher is Music

    #15 Seth Witcher is Music

    Seth Witcher is a musician/songwriter living in southeast PA.  His energy is contagious.   I loved talking to him.  I think he will achieve his dreams.
    This is not a typical interview of mine.  We get philosophical, spiritual and deep.  I hope you like it. 
    I have three more aviation interviews recorded coming out soon. Stay tuned! 
    Check out Seth on: 
    https://www.sethwitcherofficial.com 
    https://linktr.ee/SethWitcher 
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ZhkKeKtiudozmRzWpcBwM?si=DrkQZI0WTBeJyoimGw6YYw 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPmKJ5Wk3dA3uwrrVQYTKQ 
    https://www.instagram.com/seth_witcher/ 

    23:55 Trials of faith  
    33:50 Goals  
    39:30 What sustains Seth’s career  
    41:30 Lehigh valley  
    48:20 How do you make your music  
    52:35 Headspace for recordings  
    55:15 The Making of “We’re All Human” video  
    64:20 Seth’s Electric Guitar  
    71:45 Marionette  
    75:00 No Backup plan  
    78:30 Drums  
    83:45 Singles vs Albums  
    87:15 I Hate Love Songs  
    93:00 Flying  
    103:00 Seth’s ties to aviation

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    #14 Robert Gandt, Author of SkyGods: The Fall of Pan Am

    #14 Robert Gandt, Author of SkyGods: The Fall of Pan Am

    Robert Gandt is an award winning author and a highly accomplished pilot. His books have won multiple awards for excellence in history. His pilot skills have elevated him to the upper echelons in every organization in which he has flown. He has experience as a naval aviator, supervisory airline pilot, and general aviation aerobatic team leader. He has written more than a dozen books.
    You can find access to his books and learn more about Bob here:
    Gandt.com — His official site
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gandt
    https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Gandt/e/B000APS3Q8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
    Bob has been a featured contributor for the recent three part documentary “Across the Pacific”. Check it out here: https://www.panam.org/about/606-across-the-pacific-film
    Bob was hired by Pan-Am in 1965 and stayed until his feet got acquired by Delta airlines near the end of Pan Am.
    I am highly honored that he would have a conversation with me about his book SkyGods: The Fall of Pan Am, and his experience of being a pilot for the airliner
    This interview is a certainty a highlight of my podcasting endeavors. I cannot express enough gratitude to Bob for this opportunity. I hope you enjoy the following conversation.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    #13 Lamont McClure, Northampton County Executive

    #13 Lamont McClure, Northampton County Executive

    In the following interview with Lamont McClure, Northampton county executive you’ll learn his take on the context of the warehouse development in the Lehigh Valley and more. We discuss his role and responsibilities, and various other issues affecting the the Lehigh Valley today.

    This is the first in what will become a series of episodes where I meet with our elected officials, and those who seek office, to better understand their perspectives and what motivates them.

    I am always looking for feedback. Please send any comments or questions to sjctalks@gmail.com

    00:00 What the Executive does

    5:20 Fair elections

    10:45 Are local Politics as polarized at the local level? Differences between Democrats and Republicans

    11:30 Why did you choose the Democratic Party

    13:00 Perspective on Republican point of view.

    16:00 Warehouses

    18:30 The effect of the collapse of Bethlehem Steel as it relates to the economic development efforts in the Lehigh Valley

    20:00 Land preservation.

    22:30 Farmland preservation particulars

    24:40 Zoning

    29:30 Attracting white collar jobs to the Valley and help for small businesses

    32:20 Resources for entrepreneurs/small businesses

    34:00 Mental Health in the Lehigh Valley

    36:40 The role of unions in our economy

    43:45 The call to public service

    46:00 Taxes

    48:15 Lamont asks me questions about my career

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    • 56 min
    #12 Rob Bendall-Lead Certification Pilot: Virgin America

    #12 Rob Bendall-Lead Certification Pilot: Virgin America

    Rob Bendall was the lead certification pilot for the launch of Virgin America. Along with certification Rob has had a role in most things involving the pilots at Virgin America.  Hiring, checking, training, and otherwise supporting the pilots; he has acted as certification pilot, check airman, base chief pilot to system chief pilot.  In this interview we talk about what it took to launch the airline from a pilot’s perspective and many other aspects of the airline.  Rob’s integrity is something I have always admired.  I hope you enjoy this conversation.  Bendall Interview  00:00 Role in Certification  6:00  Pre-Virgin Background  12:25 How the FAA tests the operation via scenario cards on test flights.  16:45 Early VX manual sets  19:45 Pilot Culture and uniforms.    25:30 Goatees, FuManchus, and Professional looks.  44:00 The VA Inflight Entertainment System.  47:45 Ken Beiler Cabin 3.0  49:00 Unions and VX  53:00 ALPA organizing drive.  57:00 Biggest Challenges  60:00  Interviewing Pilots  69:00 Consolidation  71:00 B6/NK  76:50 Who owned the Planes  81:00  The Most Virgin Virgin Company  83:15 Own Safety  84:15 Props to Tech Ops  87:00  Protecting the dignity of the airline.

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    #11 Matt McNeil, MS, LPC on Mental Health Issues Affecting Pilots

    #11 Matt McNeil, MS, LPC on Mental Health Issues Affecting Pilots

    Matt McNeil, Licensed Profession Counselor, MS, LPC, helps pilots.  His company, LiftAffect, provides counseling, consultation, and coaching to pilots who are experiencing various mental health issues.  He talks through many issues, including reporting to the FAA. He was an airline pilot before transitioning to being a full time mental health professional.
    He can be reached at liftaffect.com

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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

chris3274 ,

Excellent!

Great show! Host listens to their guests and crafts an excellent interview. Almost through all the episodes. Came for the pilot interviews , but will check out the others. If you take requests, would love for you to interview a pilot who went to the airlines later in life as a second career or career change. Hope to see more episodes soon

Brew69 ,

Curious mind

Love the curious mind asking questions. So refreshing to actually have a conversation on current events. Look forward to the next one.

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