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Squawk Ident is an aviation podcast dedicated to the journey and the challenges surrounding the life and career of Av8rTony, his co-hosts, and his guests. Together we explore the pathways to an aviation profession, the realities of what a professional aviator can expect in todays market, and we share many stories along the way.

I’m your host, Av8rTony, an airline pilot currently flying for a “Legacy Airline” with close to 20 years on the flight line.

Join us on this amazing quest among the clouds. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/SquawkIdent/support

Squawk Ident - An Aviation Podcast Av8rTony

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Squawk Ident is an aviation podcast dedicated to the journey and the challenges surrounding the life and career of Av8rTony, his co-hosts, and his guests. Together we explore the pathways to an aviation profession, the realities of what a professional aviator can expect in todays market, and we share many stories along the way.

I’m your host, Av8rTony, an airline pilot currently flying for a “Legacy Airline” with close to 20 years on the flight line.

Join us on this amazing quest among the clouds. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/SquawkIdent/support

    046 All in the Flying Family

    046 All in the Flying Family

    Recorded on 23rd of June, 2020

    On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am very excited to be joined by a young aviator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian that was raised within a spectacular aviation family. He is a Texas native, a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Aviation Management, and he is currently a DFW based pilot with“Legacy Airlines”.  I sat down with him to discuss the amazing work that he and his family have contributed to the Gary Sinise Foundation, we talk about his latest on-line venture, and his role as a pilot mentor in "Legacy's" Cadet Program. Kyle Jansen spends much of his time sharing his passion for aviation with many young aviators and today we discussed how his journey in aviation was shaped.



    reference: 

    Oklahoma State University Aviation Program   

    Gary Sinise Foundation

    EAA article on the Flying Memorial to the Fallen Baron

    Facebook page: Aviation Business Information Board

    Cadet Academy website



    Episode 46 chapters:

    [05:13] Long Call vs. Short Call Reserve

    [08:30] The Aviation Family

    [14:13] Getting Started in Aviation

    [31:23] Challenges Faced When Starting Out in Aviation

    [38:40] Oklahoma State Aviation Program

    [47:55] Getting Hired at a Part 121 Carrier 

    [52:30] New Hire Training at the "Legacy" Airline

    [1:00:53] The Flying Memorial to the Fallen

    [1:07:00] EAA Article on the Baron

    [1:09:48]Aviation Business Information Board

    [1:19:33]Aviation Mentor and the Cadet Program

    [1:25:45]Q+A with Kyle

    [1:58:20] Final thoughts



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    • 2 hr 3 min
    045 Some Bumps, No Booze, and Getting Started in Aviation

    045 Some Bumps, No Booze, and Getting Started in Aviation

    Recorded on the 19th of June, 2020

    On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by the infamous Captain Roger. Together, we describe what flight operation changes we are experiencing on the flight line, Roger tells us about his latest part 91 flying and the turbulent decent into Eagle, CO, we also share a few stories from our past. We discuss the changes to the mask requirements on-board US airlines, the suspension of alcohol service, what it takes to get started in aviation, and much more.

    references:


    Delta and American are Banning Alcohol
    Books to Get Started in Aviation

    chapters:

    [04:30] Hate & Fear

    [09:15] Busy Schedules and Part 91 Operations

    [25:20] Slow Down Before you Go Down

    [41:30] There We Were

    [1:02:05] Leave of Absences Offered at "Legacy"

    [1:07:39] No More Booze

    [1:13:47] Stricter Face Mask Rules

    [1:16:15] How to Get Started in Aviation



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    • 1 hr 34 min
    044 Return to the Skies

    044 Return to the Skies

    Recorded on 7th of June, 2020

    On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by the Squawk Ident Crew. Together, we discuss the beginning stages of the return of crowded airports and flights that are at or near capacity (85% full, due to the CCP Virus limits).

    We also talk about how our flight schedules are evolving,  how recent social events around the globe combined with the effects of the pandemic have affected our flying, and how GA flight schools are booming. We also share a few stories on passengers behaving badly and much more.



    reference material:

    Owen Cotto article

    Adding Summer Flights article

    Trump administration bans Chinese passenger airlines from flying to U.S. - CNBC

    Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Production - Article

    Boeing Field photos 



    chapters:


    Owen Cotto Featured Article [07:00]
    Flying the Line [08:02]
    Passenger Misconduct on the Rise [26:20]
    Karen photo bombs [47:10]
    Golden Rules [57:10]
    Busy Airports [1:03:45]
    Adding Summer Flights [1:06:45]
    October 1st Furloughs Looming [1:12:00]
    Blocking Asian Carriers [1:16:30]
    Boeing Resumes 737 Max Production [1:20:03]
    GA Flight Schools double down [1:27:20]
    Got Jokes? [1:30:30]



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    • 1 hr 44 min
    043 Forty Years of Flight is in the Details

    043 Forty Years of Flight is in the Details

    Recorded on 28th of May, 2020

    On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am very excited to be joined by yet another amazing aviator who has agreed to share his journey in aviation with us. I am honored to have this opportunity to introduce to you a man who has dedicated over 20 years of service to our country in the U.S. Navy. He served as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate, a Reel Operator, and as a Flight Engineer on the EC-130G/KC-130F. He also held stations as an E-6A Electrical Work Center Supervisor, a Quality Assurance Representative, and a Flight Engineer Training department coordinator. He was also an E-6 Model Manager for the Naval Training Support Unit. He earned his degree from Emery Riddle University in Professional Aeronautics and minored in Aviation Safety. As his journey continues, it has allowed him to become a CFI,II, MEI, and a Captain for a U.S. regional carrier we on Squawk Ident call "Sandpiper Regional." Currently, he holds a pilot position on the Boeing 737 for what we call “Legacy Airlines.” 



    reference:

    Episode 043 Guest Photo Book

    Terminal 9



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    • 2 hr 14 min
    042 Mask Shaming & Distance Learning

    042 Mask Shaming & Distance Learning

    Recorded on 21st of May, 2020

    On todays show, we will be discussing load factors and the outlook for pilots looking ahead to October 1st. The president doesn’t seem concerned about the aviation industry, should we be? Also, with the reduction of flights throughout the country, the 5% increase in load factor, according to the TSA’s report last week, has started to become evident with aircraft that are starting to become "uncomfortably almost full." We will also explore in the WTF segment face mask shaming, seriously…yes, seriously. There has also been some flight deck mask push back, why is that, we will discuss. And finally we will explain Distance Learning. To help me navigate these topics, I am honored to be joined by a group of aviators that I have bribed generously to be on today’s show. Did you guys get your Squawk Ident stimulus checks yet? I promise they are in the mail…

    reference:




    TSA checkpoint report




    Newsweek/Fox Trump says airlines are in good shape




    People are Flying again...Sort Of



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    • 2 hr 10 min
    041 Keep Calm and Carry On

    041 Keep Calm and Carry On

    Recorded on 12th of May, 2020

    On this episode of Squawk Ident, I discuss what flying the line has been like since our last episode. From mandatory face masks, to a few 2-day trip sequences that include LAX-DCA-CLT flying. I am happy to report, the flights starting to fill up!

    I also have the opportunity, to speak with an incredible aviator that connected with me recently to share his journey in aviation with us. We discuss the path that lead him on his journey in aviation.  From an EMT, to a flight instructor, a cargo pilot, a Critical Response Incident Pilot, an airline pilot, and Director of Flight Operations for a corporate operator, his  journey is filled with adventure and heart.



    reference:


    Astra SPX 
    G-100 wiki page



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    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

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!

Breakerpodcast ,

A well thought out aviation show!

I’ve listened from the beginning and it’s been a ride. This pod has become my go to for anything related to the skies. The flight line stories are my favorite segments. I hope aviator Tony and his new co-host become the main voices in aviation. Great show!

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