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At Squawk Ident we explore the many pathways to an aviation profession, the challenges that a professional aviator can expect in today’s market place, and we share many stories along the way.

Join in on the conversation with your hosts Av8rTony, Captain Roger, and Rob D.
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Squawk Ident - An Aviation Podcast Av8rTony

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At Squawk Ident we explore the many pathways to an aviation profession, the challenges that a professional aviator can expect in today’s market place, and we share many stories along the way.

Join in on the conversation with your hosts Av8rTony, Captain Roger, and Rob D.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/squawkident/support

    077 How's My Sick Voice?

    077 How's My Sick Voice?

    Recorded on the 05th of May, 2021

    On today’s episode, Captain Roger and Av8rTony are joined by one of “Legacy" Airlines' newest captains. Captain Jerry Quinn has survived furloughs, merges, and multiple down-turns. His journey in aviation has followed a path very few have experienced. Together we discuss our latest flight schedules, some recently trapped errors, and the common debate, "will aircraft soon fly themselves?" Jerry then shares his experiences and even a few tales from the flight line here, on the 77th episode of the Squawk Ident podcast.

    references:


    Should Airplanes Fly Themselves (Vanity Fair article)
    Slátur (traditional Icelandic meat)
     Episode 049 - Vikings Take Flight

    chapters:

    [02:11] Roger's intro

    [08:50] Slátur

    [10:45] Captain Jerry Quinn intro

    [22:00] Ferry Fuel & Pilot Error

    [39:00] Good Layover and the Big Easy

    [48:20] Jerry's Journey

    [54:15] Ab Initio Program with Mesa Airlines

    [1:08:12] From RJs is Airbuses

    [1:12:30] How Sick Do I Sound?

    [1:36:35] Flight Line Issues

    [1:39:02] Is This Career Still Worth the Time?

    [1:49:34] Blown Tires?





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    • 2 hr 7 min
    076 Ditching, New Strategies, and Comebacks

    076 Ditching, New Strategies, and Comebacks

    Recorded on 20th of April 2021
    On today’s show Av8rTony, Rob D., and special guest host Kyle Jansen discuss the importance of a good pair of aviation headsets, ditching in the surf, and cool facts about the Grumman TBM Avenger. We also explore some of the potential airline strategies, the return of full service flights, carriers on their way back, pilot hiring, and mainline carriers providing flight training education as a condition of employment.

    References: 

    LiveATC audio of THL tornado 
    Aviation Business Information Board on FB
    BeechTalk.com
    TBM Ditching article
    Grumman Avenger wiki page
    George H. Bush Avenger crash video
    TBM squadron over Bermuda Triangle video
    Delta restoring InFlight Service
    American restoring InFlight Service
    ExpressJet making a comeback 
    Who's Hiring? AirlinePilotCentral.com
    United to hire pilots with no experience 

    Chapters:
    [15:20] Kyle's Intro
    [22:10] TDY to NY
    [24:25] Meal Breaks
    [32:20] the Vaccine faux pas
    [38:20] The Big Picture of Dynamic Airline Stratagies
    [49:45] Liability Relief and Voluntary Jabs
    [58:05] Coco Beach Ditch
    [ 1:07:20] Delta/American to resume meal service
    [1:14:05] ExpressJet to resume operation
    [1:17:00] Who is now hiring?
    [1:20:02] United to hire zero time pilots
    [1:29:01] Everyone should just be a number

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    075 Common Ground and Awkward Dynamics

    075 Common Ground and Awkward Dynamics

    Recorded on 7th of April, 2021

    In this, the 75th episode of the Squawk Ident podcast - Common Ground and Awkward Dynamics - Av8rTony, Rob D., and Captain Roger have the pleasure in welcoming a young hotshot aviator that shares his amazing journey in aviation with us. Juan Sossa joins us to share how his humble beginnings in Columbia shaped the adventure that brought him to the Big Apple, New York City. We explore how he came close to becoming an air traffic controller instead of becoming an aviator, and how Av8rTony and Juan’s journeys crossed.  We discuss CFI challenges, students locking up, how initial ground school at 121 carriers have evolved, and how the right attitude is key. We even get into awkward flight-deck dynamics, commuting challenges, Encyclopedia Man, the Northwest Alliance, baseline contracts vs. the idea of a National Seniority List, and so much more.



    references:


    KPDK - DeKalb Peachtree Airport
    KRYY - Cobb County International-McCollum Airport
    Forbes Article on the Northeast Alliance
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    chapters:

    [02:16] Intros

    [12:20] Introducing Juan Sossa

    [21:45] Having Support on the Journey to Embry-Riddle 

    [29:00] ATC or PIC?

    [34:50] Double-up on Ratings

    [38:37] When Students Lock-Up!

    [51:00] From CFI to a 121 Job

    [1:02:20] The evolution of 121 ground schools

    [1:11:00] Are Regional New Hire Classes Harder than Mainline Classes?

    [1:24:05] Potato Jet and Commuter Challenges

    [1:38:40] Awkward Flight-Deck Dynamics

    [1:41:00] Encyclopedia Man

    [1:52:10] Stirring the Pot with the NorthEast Alliance

    [2:02:00] National Seniority List? or Foundation Contracts?

    [2:20:00] Final Thoughts with Sossa 



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    • 2 hr 26 min
    074 A Warrior and a Pilot

    074 A Warrior and a Pilot

    Recorded on the 25th of March, 2021

    On episode 74 of the Squawk Ident podcast - A Warrior and a Pilot - Av8rTony and the Squawk Ident Crew have the pleasure in welcoming an aviator and a true warrior to the show. She is a Gold Seal CFI, an aircraft owner and president of the AeroValley Flying Club. She is a co-host of the hit YouTube channels “Taking Off” and “In The Hanger” where together with co-host and fellow pilot Dan Millican, they have produced over 100 episodes over 5 seasons. She is a long time resident of Lantana, TX where most of her neighbors know her as the president and co-founder of a local non-profit Lantana Cares, which is “dedicated to resident-empowered beautification, education, and recreation.” Her journey is both inspiring and filled with opportunity. Join us as we sit down with a Denton, TX warrior, Ms. Christy Wong.



    References:


    AeroValley Flying Club
    Taking Off YouTube channel
    Lantana Cares on FB
    AirSafety Institute



    Chapters:

    [09:10] Christy's introduction

    [23:21] The three T's

    [26:00] The AeroValley Flying Club

    [40:30] CheckRide-Zilla

    [45:00] Lantana Cares

    [52:30] The Big 121 Interview

    [1:05:00] Fundamentals of Instruction

    [1:09:10] 6 Pack of Glass trainers?

    [1:16:18] the AeroValley Flying Club and the ChowderHeads

    [1:30:30] the Cost of Recklessness 

    [1:33:00] the Dream of Flight

    [1:36:10] Significant Factors to Success 

    [1:38:30] Final Thoughts



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    • 2 hr 17 min
    073 Leadership, Mentorship, and Being Better

    073 Leadership, Mentorship, and Being Better

    Recorded on the 12th of MAR, 2021
    On episode 73 of the Squawk Ident podcast, Leadership, Mentorship, and Being Better, I have the privilege to sit down with a friend and former guest, Captain Kevin Elmore. The first time he was with us was on episode 50 - Captain, Commander, and Team USA. That was the episode where we introduced Captain Elmore to the podcasting world. In episode 50, he shared with us his journey in aviation, he outlined his service to our country, where he served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy, and how at the age of 50, he decided to start training to become a triathlon athlete to his long list of accomplishments.
    In this episode we have a discussion on the qualities it takes to be an effective leader and mentor. We also speak of the Threat and Error Management model and the foundation what it means to being better. With over 20,000 hours at the controls of a variety of aircraft, we are honored in having Captain Kevin Elmore join us again on episode 73.
    references:

    Last Chance U Basketball (Netflix series)
    Admiral McRaven's 2014 University of Texas at Austin commencement speech
    Threat and Error Management Model


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    072 What Day Is It?

    072 What Day Is It?

    Recorded on the 09th MAR 2021

    On today’s episode Captain Roger and I discuss the challenges of ever changing and demanding flight schedules, back-side of the clock flying, staying hydrated on the flight line despite the walk of shame, and Captain Roger schools Av8rTony on VOR-A and LOC - D approach plates. Isn’t it fun to make fun of the airline pilot?



    references:


    LOC-D Approach to KSEE
    VOR-D Approach to KRNO
    Expressway Visual RWY 31 to KLGA
    Travel.Hawaii.gov/

    chapters:


    [03:00] Health & Hydration on the flight line
    [13:00] The Walk of Shame
    [22:00] Biological Diversions
    [27:00] LOC D & VOR A Approaches



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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

laldjdifidnd ,

Well Done Tony!

Keep up the good work and engaging conversations to keep all those listening, engaged and thinking about different scenarios and solutions that will maybe save many lives one day.

BravoMike09 ,

Very well done!

I can identify with the experiences discussed in these podcasts. It is a part of who I am. For four decades.

Flying Woody ,

A fresh new take on the aviator lifestyle

As a pilot, I listen to many aviation related podcasts. This one is becoming my favorite. Maybe because I’m in the same age range as the hosts, living through the same aspects of life (i.e. working full time, raising kids, being a spouse.) I find Aviator Tony and his buddies as being very relatable. Although I don’t work in the aviation field (yet), I really like the insight they give into their careers. They have lots of good stories and some pretty hilarious ones too. And being that the host lives in the Los Angeles area like I do, it’s really cool to hear him talk about the places I see in my daily routine, such as NO TRAFFIC during this pandemic. I have a SEL Comm certificate and am preparing for my CFI checkride. We’ll see what the near future holds for aviation, as we all ride out this pandemic to who knows what destination. Great podcast and thank you!

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