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Your Aviation Audio Magazine - A unique view... from both sides of the mic!Welcome! My name is Brandon Gonzales, I’m an Air Traffic Tower Controller at a busy General Aviation airport, but I also have a 25 year background in aviation as a Pilot, Flight Instructor, Aircraft Salesman, Ramper for a 2 major Airlines, FBO Line Serviceman, Plane Crash Survivor, and now Aviation Podcaster. My goal is to serve the aviation community at large, and to help you in your aviation endeavors, no matter what level you’re at.We discuss Aviation from as many angles as possible!

Podcasting On A Plane Brandon Gonzales

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Your Aviation Audio Magazine - A unique view... from both sides of the mic!Welcome! My name is Brandon Gonzales, I’m an Air Traffic Tower Controller at a busy General Aviation airport, but I also have a 25 year background in aviation as a Pilot, Flight Instructor, Aircraft Salesman, Ramper for a 2 major Airlines, FBO Line Serviceman, Plane Crash Survivor, and now Aviation Podcaster. My goal is to serve the aviation community at large, and to help you in your aviation endeavors, no matter what level you’re at.We discuss Aviation from as many angles as possible!

    094 | Enthusiasm Part 2 | Chad Fortenberry

    094 | Enthusiasm Part 2 | Chad Fortenberry

    Today’s Episode is a follow up and add on to the last Episode and because, as the music tells you, Chad’s back, and we’re really building on what we talked about last time. Not just becoming a flight instructor, but more like transcending that stuff you learn to get the certificate, and getting really deep into the real back story about what it takes to operate successfully, to pass this whole aviation thing on to someone else, and maybe even make a good living while you’re at it!
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode 093 | Enthusiasm | Feedback | Chad | Becoming a CFI

    Episode 093 | Enthusiasm | Feedback | Chad | Becoming a CFI

    These last few months have really been something for me. I think the best way to describe it is as a total reset. All of the hard lessons learned over the last year and a half, plus all of the great stuff too, all put back together in a new package, and with that, the show’s finally back. And with a bang because Chad’s here, and I’ve got a great reading from one of my favorite magazines that sums up “Enthusiasm” better than I ever could.
    So, while I was “away” I actually got a lot of feedback and emails and even a few new patrons too. And we’re going to get right to that. But first, the elephant in the room. No, I’m not at Oshkosh. I actually did plan to go, even managed to get the week off, but this summer, for whatever reason, I felt the need to be home and getting things back on track more than ever. And I’m glad I did, because a lot actually transpired over this last week of July I was glad to be home for.
    Including making this Episode!
    Let's welcome our new Patrons: Scott Sutton and Christian!
    And special thanks to those individuals who sent in their thoughts:
    David Bonnici
    Danlel Sternbergh
    Evan Schoo
    "Lima Hotel"
    Katherine Stafford
    Glen Towler
    And extra special thanks to Daniel Switkin for the inspirational topic!
    And to Gavin Green at CAR Magazine for writing such a wonderful piece about enthusiasm. If you like what you heard today, please follow him and subscribe!
     
    -BG
     
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    • 48 min
    Episode 092 | Languish | Rob Mark

    Episode 092 | Languish | Rob Mark

    I’ve been in a bit of a funk. Not really flying, not really participating in the industry, not really inspired to put it bluntly. And I know I’m not the only one. And it’s kinda funny, since by all counts, we’re actually coming out of this disaster time and getting the industry on the long road to recovery. Will it ever be the same. Well, probably not exactly, but who knows, maybe it’ll be better?
    But I finally started flying again on the regular. Every Saturday around noon you might find me in a Diamond Star somewhere over Southern California and it feels pretty good. But there were a few first flights back that felt more than a little uncomfortable and awkward. And I don’t like feeling that way in an airplane.
    Now I know, I know, this might be the last thing anybody wants to talk about ever again. Except maybe politics, that’s usually worse, and I usually make a point to steer clear of that as much as possible, but the conversation we have isn’t about that, although it may border dangerously close few times... It’s about what I call “getting it back.” Our lives, our inspiration, our mojo. Getting our groove back so that we can put this all behind us as quickly and healthily (I’m sure that’s a legitimate medical term) as possible. So, I hope you’ll stay listening, and let me know how you’re feeling as we come back to reality.
     
    JetWhine.com 
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    • 45 min
    Episode 091 | Remote View Flight Check? with Rob Mark

    Episode 091 | Remote View Flight Check? with Rob Mark

    I think it was Bob Dylan who sang about the times, they are a changin’. And while I guess that’s always a little true, it seems like it’s especially appropriate now. And I hope it’s all good, because there are a few things that really do need a changin’ so that we can resume functionality in the industry.
    And particularly this is true anywhere there’s bureaucracy. Like how many times have you said something like. “Don’t we have a technology to just automate this?” And since the beginning of the pandemic, maybe you’ve said something similar like “can’t we just do this remotely?”
    Well, more and more, it’s looking like the answer is yes! Just about every meeting and collaboration can now be done from the comfort of your home over Zoom or Teams, and for the most part, that’s cool. That is, unless your kid pops in on your live broadcast, or you’ve accidentally left your favorite sex toy on the shelf right behind you...
    But what about in aviation? We don’t pilot passengers remotely. Yet at least. We can, but do t really do remote tower operations. However you could argue that just about all radar stuff is remote though. But of course, not from home.
    But there is one thing we just may be able to do remotely now, but the jury is still out on whether or not it’s a great idea…
     
    Rob and I want to hear from you about this! Make sure to send in your feedback so that we can discuss it in a future Episode.
     
    GOOOOOOOD DAY!
     
    BG
     
    P.S. go to Rob's website jetwhine.com  where you're always welcome to "be a whiner."
     
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    • 46 min
    Episode 090 | Dave English | Famous Aviation Quotations

    Episode 090 | Dave English | Famous Aviation Quotations

    As I look back on my flying career, I often think about some of the quotes I’ve heard along the way. Aviate, Navigate, Commumnicate, Monitor the freq. before you speak. Speed is life, altitude is insurance. And, I’ll never not be able to hear Martha King say “Please, stay out of the trees.” But, there’s one quote that seems to keep coming up time and time again. It’s written on the walls of flight schools, seen on plaques and awards, quoted in films, and used in just about every piece of learn to fly marketing material I’ve ever seen.
    And that’s because it’s so beautiful. So expressive of the sentiment we all feel when aviation’s running through your veins, and spoken by one of the all time great artists, scientists, and thinkers of the last thousand years.
    Are you ready?
    “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” - Leonardo DaVinci
    There’s just one problem… DaVinci never said that!
     
    Enjoy!
     
    -BG
     
    Air Facts Article
    Aviation Quotations
    Dave English
     
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    • 35 min
    Episode 089 | Listener Feedback | Boeing settlement

    Episode 089 | Listener Feedback | Boeing settlement

    In the old school where print magazines were all we had, letters were pretty much how content creators (also before they were called that too) would interact with the readership. But now, I think it’s so cool that we have the ability to actually talk with the content creators we like, and one of my favorite parts of doing this podcast is talking with those of you that listen, and then come up with really good feedback and questions.
    And as we kiss good-bye they worst year on record in my lifetime, and start in to 2021 with a healthy amount of cautions optimism, I can’t say that I’ll be changing the show fundamentally. But, if there are any resolution-style changes I’d like, it’d be to get you all on it more, be it through voice feedback, emails, or whatever.
    And to that end, I’ve got quite a bit of it today, questions, comments, a little something for everyone, so let’s get to it. Oh, and we’re going to talk about that little 2.5 Billion dollar payout Boeing owes too...
    Seattle Times Article 
    Current state of Boeing & deliveries 
    Was MCAS even needed? (Thank you Russ Irwin for passing this one along)
     
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Elliott Cox ,

Shining the Spotlight Where it Counts

This is one of the most informative aviation podcasts out there. BG does solid research and puts out quality content intended to keep listeners educated and up-to-date. If you want to learn more about the SR-71, Concorde, or people who really make a difference in aviation, you’re where you need to be.

CelloThom ,

Nailed it!!

Love the Show Brandon!!

NewMorning ,

Very good

One of my top three aviation podcasts. Wide ranging topics, but always thoughtful and objective.

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