94 episodes

An Aviation Podcast. Stories of aviation as told from West Coast Delta Tower!

I'm Brandon Gonzales, Air Traffic Controller, Pilot, CFI, Plane Crash Survivor, former Aircraft Salesman, and now Aviation Podcaster...

On this show, we cover aviation from as many angles as possible, but always including the narrative back story of those who share their experiences.

Podcasting On A Plane Podcasting On A Plane | Brandon Gonzales

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    • 5.0 • 83 Ratings

An Aviation Podcast. Stories of aviation as told from West Coast Delta Tower!

I'm Brandon Gonzales, Air Traffic Controller, Pilot, CFI, Plane Crash Survivor, former Aircraft Salesman, and now Aviation Podcaster...

On this show, we cover aviation from as many angles as possible, but always including the narrative back story of those who share their experiences.

    Episode 097 | David Moser from Cirrus | Tons of listener feedback!

    Episode 097 | David Moser from Cirrus | Tons of listener feedback!

    David Moser from Cirrus is here to tell us all about their recent deal with United Aviate Academy.  I think you’re really going to like what David has to say and I know you’re going learn a few things about the Cirrus, I know I certainly did. 
    And the best part is the rest of the show is all about you all, and the plethora of wonderful feedback that I’ve had since the show came back on the air.
    Music by: Damma Beatz

    • 45 min
    ATC Disruptors | Talk2Tower | Pam KTKI

    ATC Disruptors | Talk2Tower | Pam KTKI

    The Talk2Tower Aviation Radio Instruction Platform is the result of 3.5 years training, implementation and analysis of private radio instruction and was designed and developed to be an entirely new class of Aviation Radio Instruction. Talk2Tower’s unique program offers fully comprehensive radio instruction that is detailed, concise and operationally functional.
    The benefits of the Talk2Tower program are undeniable, but by far, the most important value is the tremendous increase in safety when a pilot is effective and efficient in communications with Air Traffic Control.
    Support: https://www.patreon.com/podcastingonaplane 
    Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BravoGolf
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastingonaplane/
    Twitter: podcastonaplane
    Website: www.podcastingonaplane.com 
     
     
    Music by:  Damma Beatz
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Where the F* have I been?

    Where the F* have I been?

    Well, it’s probably time to address the elephant in the room…
    It’s been since August 2021 that I’ve released a podcast Episode and yes, there’s a very good reason.
    And that’s what today’s show is. A bit of a comeback really, but mostly just an explanation of what happened and how I’ve dealt with it. And that’s not to be somber or negative. I’m genuinely happy to be back, and I want to thank everyone who has emailed and messaged me over the last six months or so, asking what’s up, and offering genuine words of encouragement to come back. And we’ll cover most of those in the talk.
    And I say ‘we’ because I asked my friend Rob Mark to come on and act as my sounding board as I talk through everything. He’s a good listener and I thank him for doing this one with me.
    It feels good to be back!
    GOOOOOD DAY!
    -Brandon
     
    Support: https://www.patreon.com/podcastingonaplane 
    Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BravoGolf
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastingonaplane/
    Twitter: podcastonaplane
    Website: www.podcastingonaplane.com 
     
     
    Music by:  Damma Beatz
     
    Make sure to use good equipment!
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    Bose ProFlight: https://amzn.to/2VZAJrP  
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 94 | Should you even be a CFI? Insurance? Chad? | Feedback

    Episode 94 | Should you even be a CFI? Insurance? Chad? | Feedback

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    Support: https://www.patreon.com/podcastingonaplane
    Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BravoGolf
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastingonaplane/
    Twitter: podcastonaplane
    Website: www.podcastingonaplane.com
    Music by: Damma Beatz
    Make sure to use good equipment!
    Bose Headset: https://amzn.to/2FFaKjN
    Bose ProFlight: https://amzn.to/2VZAJrP
    Lightspeed Sierra Headset: https://amzn.to/2suAqYA
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    • 50 min
    Episode 93 | Enthusiasm | Feedback | Chad | Becoming a CFI

    Episode 93 | 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!
    Thank you for your support of the show!
    -BG
     
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    Support: https://www.patreon.com/podcastingonaplane
    Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BravoGolf
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastingonaplane/
    Twitter: podcastonaplane
    Website: www.podcastingonaplane.com
    Music by: Damma Beatz
    Make sure to use good equipment!
    Bose Headset: https://amzn.to/2FFaKjN
    Bose ProFlight: https://amzn.to/2VZAJrP
    Lightspeed Sierra Headset: https://amzn.to/2suAqYA
    Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset: https://amzn.to/2RPGg5i
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    • 48 min
    Episode 92 | Languish | Rob Mark

    Episode 92 | 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.
     
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    Website: www.podcastingonaplane.com 

    Music by: Cushy
    Make sure to use good equipment!
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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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