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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, & Rob D.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/squawkident/support

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, & Rob D.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/squawkident/support

    Flight 109 - Pent Up Demand

    Flight 109 - Pent Up Demand

    recorded on 17Mar2022

    Welcome aboard Flight 109 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Pent Up Demand

    On today's show, Rob D. and Av8rTony discuss some recent flight sequences that include MELd APUs, reassignments, and hot airplanes. We also explore the possibility that ATP minimums may be lowered to 750 total time and the mandatory retirement age may be raised to 67 years old.  We also share the news that United has agreed to an AIP and what that means to the rest of the labor groups.  Finally, we discover who Scott Kirby is and ask why wingtips keep falling off aircraft.  

    All this and more on this episode of the Squawk Ident Podcast.



    references:


    ATC recording courtesy of LiveATC.net
    Retirement Age Increase article
    United and its Pilots sign an AIP article
    Who Is Scott Kirby
    Pilots at Risk for Cancer article
    E175 winglet falls off article 



    Chapters:

    [01:10] Tony's trip

    [18:54] Rob D.’s trip

    [31:30] Age 67?!

    [39:10] SWAPA survey

    [44:54] United AIP

    [50:25] United Airlines Quick Take

    [54:10] Who is Scott Kirby

    [57:10] Flight Crew and the Cancer Risks

    [1:03:00] CDC and Aircrew Cancer Risks

    [1:06:00] E175 Winglet Falls Off in Flight





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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Flight 108 - Pushing Past Barriers

    Flight 108 - Pushing Past Barriers

    recorded 02May2022

    Welcome aboard Flight 108 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Pushing Past Barriers

    On today’s flight we are joined by Captain Roger & Rob D. Together, we will hear about some BIG news from Captain Roger about his new type rating and the new jet to his growing fleet of corporate aircraft.

    We also are very excited to have on the show a Miami based Airbus A320 captain for Legacy Airlines. She takes us along as she shares her journey in aviation with us. From plane spotting with her family at Miami International to overcoming the extreme biases towards women in the industry. She is a Journalism graduate from Miami Dade College, a licensed real estate agent in Palm Beach, Florida, a mother, an airline captain, and she wears different hats every day. We are pleased to welcome to the show our featured guest Captain Adilia Roberts.

    All this and more on this very special episode of the Squawk Ident podcast.



    Chapters:

    [02:20] Captain Roger’s intro

    [13:24] Rob D.’s intro

    [15:30] Lima Sequence

    [25:04] Captain Adilia's intro

    [36:30] The Change in Direction

    [45:40] Flight Funding

    —Intermission—

    [51:00] From CFI to Chief Pilot

    [1:03:35] What Makes You Special?!

    [1:08:10] Less Than 5%

    [1:32:50] Q&A



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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Flight 107 - The Mask Circus, Pay Scales, & Contracts

    Flight 107 - The Mask Circus, Pay Scales, & Contracts

    Recorded on 23APR2022

    Welcome aboard Flight 107 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - The Mask Circus, Pay Scales, & Contracts.

    On today’s flight we catch up with Rob D., Alex D., and me (Av8rTony). Together, we will discuss the changes to the federal mask mandate and how Philadelphia and Los Angeles International Airports, and others have reacted to the ruling. We also discuss Alaska Airlines’ strike authorization efforts, why so many airline pilot groups are picketing, and we discuss pilot pay scales & how to know what to expect if you choose a career in aviation. All this and more on this, the 107th episode of the Squawk Ident podcast.

    References:


    Judge Throws Out Federal Mask Mandate for Public Transportation - WSJ article
    Philadelphia's indoor mask mandate, federal judge's ruling spark confusion - 6ABC.com
    Wearing masks indoors is 'strongly encouraged' but not required in Philadelphia - 6ABC.com
    Confused? Confounded? Why L.A. County is requiring masks again at airports and public transit - LA Times article
    Alaska Airlines Pilot Leadership to Send Strike-Authorization Vote to Pilots - ALPA press release
    MOU #22-02 – A321NEO NEW AIRCRAFT MODEL - ALPA press release
    BogiDope.com
    AirlinePilotCentral.com

    Chapters:

    [01:49] Rob’s intro

    [05:00] Alex’s intro

    [14:35] No More Masks!

    [28:10] Non-Rev to Mexico

    [55:00] Alaska's Strike Vote

    [1:06:30] Pilot Pay Scales 

    [1:22:04] Delta's A321Neo Pay Scale



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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Flight 106 - Always Round Down

    Flight 106 - Always Round Down

    recorded on 04APR2022

    Welcome aboard Flight 106 of the Squawk Ident Podcast, Always Round Down. From the mobile Av8r Sound Studios, high a top the 18th floor of the Westgate Hotel, in San Diego, CA.

    On today’s flight Rob D. and I discuss in-flight medical emergencies, diversions, and POCs. We also take a look at the ATP requirements needed to obtain and retain the coveted certification. Rob and I also take a look at the 95 year history of the worlds largest airline.

    So stay with us while we run our final checks, as we prepare to push back from the gate, Flight 106 of the Squawk Ident podcast is officially under way.



    references:


    Pilot Jailed for Lying About Flight Experience article 
    American Airlines' Full History article

    chapters:

    [02:15] Rob's Intro

    [15:34] Medical Diversions 

    [31:50] Beware of Biases 

    [52:00] FAR 117 Rent Rules of FAs 

    [55:00] Pilot Jailed for Lying About Flight Times 

    [1:04:45] ATP Certification

    [1:08:05] Rob's Medical Emergency

    [1:13:00] a 95 Year History of American Airlines 

    Music Credits:


    Cinematic Drone Documentary by Infraction (no copyright) - Flight
    Inspirational Cinematic Pack by Infraction (no copyright) - Discovery
    Inspiration Epic Drone by Infraction (no copyright) - Landscape
    Cinematic Background Epic by Infraction (no copyright) - The Journey



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Flight 105 - Hard Landings

    Flight 105 - Hard Landings

    recorded on 21MAR2022

    Welcome aboard Flight 105 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Hard Landings, recorded from the mobile Av8r Sound Studios, high a top the 7th floor of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, in San Diego, CA.

    On today’s flight Rob D. and I discuss late night meals and how to manage bad eating habits when you are at the mercy of difficult flight schedules while on the flight line. We will also talk about Hard Landings, Overweight Landings, and Heavy Landings as well. Last week, I had pilots occupying all of the available flight deck jump-seats going and coming into and from Nashville, Tennessee. We will discuss the 33rd annual Women in Aviation conference that took place March 17th through the 19th this month and what WAI offers aspiring aviators. We also have the chance to hear an audio update from Alex D. on his progress in his “SandPiper” training.

    So stay with us while we run our final checks, as we prepare to push back from the gate, Flight 105 of the Squawk Ident podcast is officially under way.



    references:


    Hard Landings link
    Overweight Landings link
    WAI.org link
    OBAP.org
    NGPA.org



    chapters:

    [03:15] Rob's Intro

    [15:00] Peeping Toms 

    [17:45] Eating Habits on the Line

    [42:05] Hard Landings

    [57:00] Aiming Points

    [1:01:33] Hard Landings

    [1:09:00] Overweight Landings

    [1:20:00] WAI.org 2022

    [1:28:30] Alex D. Audio Feedback



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    Original music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California.

    WAI segment music: "Flight to Tunisia" by Causmic (royalty free music), "Mamas" (royalty free music) 

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Flight 104 - The Speed of Heat

    Flight 104 - The Speed of Heat

    recorded on 01MAR2022

    Welcome aboard Flight 104 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - the Speed of Heat. Recorded from the mobile Av8r Sound Studios at the Maui Coast Hotel, in Kihei, on the island of Maui.

    On today’s flight Captain Roger and I sit down with an aviator that has agreed to share his remarkable journey in aviation with us. He started out on an aviation path at birth, born into an aviation family of historic proportions. A discovery flight at the age of 13 quickly cemented his resolve to earn his wings. After attending the University of Oklahoma he joined the U.S. Air Force where he flew KC-135s. He later followed in his mother's footsteps when he joined the ranks at "Legacy Airlines", where he has earned type ratings in the 75/76 and Airbus family of aircraft. Today we sit down with Captain Rob Cosand.

    So stay with us while we run our final checks, as we prepare to push back from the gate, Flight 104 of the Squawk Ident podcast is officially under way.



    chapters:

    [01:35] Rob's Intro

    [05:45] Captain Rob's intro

    [11:17] Well Traveled Youth

    [23:59] Thug Life for Mom

    [28:00] Aviation at UoO

    [31:17] intermission

    [43:05] Q&A



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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

Alexflys05 ,

Incredible!

I have listen to Tony for the past 4 months and burned through all of his episodes. His knowledge and the way he informs his listeners of what’s going on is just as the title says incredible. I am a CFI about to make that transition from GA to 121 and I find the insight that Roger, Rob and Tony all provide is second to none and feel that my level of competency has increased going into my interviews. I hope to cross paths with him someday in the future and be able to share my story with him.

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.

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