22 episodes

On The Fly Good Podcast we talk about Pilot Stuff and Flying Things. Providing you with Aviation Information, Motivation & Inspiration to keep you going on your aviation journey.
I’m dedicated to demystifying your flight training journey. My mission: help you become a pilot efficiently & cost effectively by sharing my own aviation journey with you, mistakes and victories, so you can learn from them.
But most of all, I want to give you an honest view of what it's like to be pilot and show you that flight training is and should be fun!

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On The Fly Good Podcast we talk about Pilot Stuff and Flying Things. Providing you with Aviation Information, Motivation & Inspiration to keep you going on your aviation journey.
I’m dedicated to demystifying your flight training journey. My mission: help you become a pilot efficiently & cost effectively by sharing my own aviation journey with you, mistakes and victories, so you can learn from them.
But most of all, I want to give you an honest view of what it's like to be pilot and show you that flight training is and should be fun!

    22. Starting A Pilot Career At A Later Age With Doug Wolfe

    22. Starting A Pilot Career At A Later Age With Doug Wolfe

    Today we are going to be speaking to Doug Wolfe, who after a fulfilling career in public safety, decided to become a pilot at the age of 56. 


    Not only did he not fall in the trap of “I’m too old to start flying”, which a lot of people still ask themselves. And spoiler alert, you most likely are NOT too old. He also made the bold move to buy his own airplane to flight train in. Something I wish I would’ve done when I started flight training. 


    I am always happy to talk to another pilot who is pursuing this aviation journey as a new thing in life, and it is also great to have someone on the podcast who can speak to being a student right at this moment. 


    Now we'd like to hear from you, let's have a conversation. At what age did you start flight training, and have you ever considered buying your own plane? Let us know in the comments.

    • 50 min
    21. Aviation YouTube and Flight Training With "Fly With The Guys" Carl Hancock

    21. Aviation YouTube and Flight Training With "Fly With The Guys" Carl Hancock

    Today we are going to be speaking to Carl Hancock. He is the brain behind the YouTube channel Fly With The Guys. 


    His aviation adventure started in 2015 when he took his son to a scouting event where the kids were introduced to an airplane. This ignited a fire in him that had been there for a while and decided to start flight training.


    Shortly after he started flying, Carl decided to share the knowledge about flight training on YouTube. With his content he wants to help student pilots find the answers to common flight training questions. 


    It’s great to talk to a fellow aviation YouTuber: Carl Hancock

    • 56 min
    20. Pilot Giving Back In The Civil Air Patrol With Bob Roberts

    20. Pilot Giving Back In The Civil Air Patrol With Bob Roberts

    Bob Robberts is a general aviation pilot and aerospace enthusiast that is using his skills and talents to help his fellow aviators. Bob is director of aerospace Education of the South Carolina wing of the Civil Air Patrol


    In our conversation we talk about the civil air patrol, what the organization does and how you can get involved. I was amazed by all the things that they do to help the community. 


    I was also floored by his story about that one time he flew a Cessna 152, you really need to stick around to the end of the podcast to hear it, it’s amazing and funny. 


    This is a pilot who clearly loves flying and makes a point to use his aviation knowledge and skills for a good cause.


    Now we'd like to hear from you, let's have a conversation. How would you use your flying knowledge and skills for a good cause? Leave a comment now!

    • 59 min
    19. Should You Quit Flight Training Or Recommit?

    19. Should You Quit Flight Training Or Recommit?

    Today I thought I’d answer a question that I got via email:
    I’m thinking about quitting flight training. How do I know if I just need to push through and break through my slump, or just quit. I have already spend so much time and more importantly money on the hours that I have flown already. I have over 60 hours and still don’t have my private certificate yet. Any input would be much appreciated...


    Now there are so many factors that play a role in a decision like that. And even though I am absolutely the type of person that doesn’t like to go give up on something, sometimes there are absolutely good reasons for you to have hit the pause button or even quit.


     


    If you're thinking about quitting
    If you are thinking about quitting and you are just continuing because you don’t want to look like a looser or a failure, that’s not the right reason to continue. Sometimes your interests just change and you want to do something else, and that’s ok.


    Staying in flight training because you feel like you’ve already spend so much time and money, is just not the way to go either in my opinion. Do you want to continue to invest more time and money and be miserable? I wouldn’t.


    You can think about it this way: all those investments are actually not a waste. You invested in a great experience that you will carry with you forever.


     


    Don't just quit because it gets hard
    Look, we’ve all been there. Learning plateaus happen and flight training does get hard at times. And we all do it in our own pace. Having more than 60 hours and no private certificate yet is nothing to be ashamed about. It might just be a little hard to continue right now, and that’s understandable. 


    If it was easy everyone would do it
     But we can do hard things, and let’s face it, if it were to be easy everybody would do it. So what I do when things get hard I evaluate what I’m doing and make a plan of action to push through it. At times that means I have to take a little bit of a brake in order to tackle it with renewed energy later. Sometimes it means that I have to change the approach, so that I can move through the problems in a different, potentially more effective way.


    Ask for help
    We all need some help once in a while. Don’t be stubborn like I was in the beginning, since I thought that I was just going to figure it all out by myself. It is way smarter to recognize when you need help and then actually go and find that help. Sometimes that means to watch some helpful YouTube videos or listen to podcasts, that might mean reaching out to a pilot mentor that your might have or your flight instructor.


     


    I would really love to hear from you as well. Have you ever thought about quitting flight training? What made you decide to keep going, or not? And what helped you make that decision? Leave a comment now!


     

    • 10 min
    18. An Unconventional Pilot Career With Airline Pilot Leslie Stephens

    18. An Unconventional Pilot Career With Airline Pilot Leslie Stephens

    They say that when you go through initial training you will make friends for life. And that is definitely the case with my guest today Leslie Stephens. She is a wonderful person that always manages to make me laugh even when it all doesn’t seem to be going that great. Her support was fantastic especially when we both went through the experience of our airline closing up shop.


    We have an awesome conversation about her unconventional pilot journey and we talk about the importance of being able to embrace change. Especially when you are a pilot! 


    I am so glad to share her humor and love for aviation here on the podcast. 

    • 52 min
    17 This is the way to SUCCEED In Flight Training And Become A Pilot

    17 This is the way to SUCCEED In Flight Training And Become A Pilot

    So many student pilots start, but never finish
    Anybody that has ever thought about flight training knows that not everybody that starts actually finishes. In fact, the majority of student pilots never finishes flight training. In this podcast I don’t want to focus on that. I want to focus on things that you can do so that you will actually succeed with your flight training goals and become a pilot.


    There are a few simple things you can do, to succeed in flight training
    To summarize the five tips to help you succeed with flight training that you might not have thought about before are:
     1. plan your flight training with QOL in mind
    2. stay consistent with your flight training.
    3. Be organized
    4. How what to expect from your flight training
    5. Accept that you will have to do a lot of studying


    I can go on with more tips that will help you succeed but I’d love to hear from you as well. What are your tips to get through flight training successfully? Let me know in the comments!


     

    • 10 min

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