Welcome to The Helicopter Podcast, with your host Halsey Schider!This podcast is for helicopter pilots, maintainers, and enthusiasts! Whether you've been in the industry for 30 years or are just someone that loves helicopters, this podcast is for you! The podcasts will feature guests from a wide array of industry sectors to have casual conversation, answer questions, give sound advice, and talk shop. Finally, a podcast produced by helicopter professionals for all types of helicopter people!
The Helicopter Podcast Season #2 EP. 1 - York Galland (iflyheli) & Hoss Golanbari (Eurotec Canada)
Get ready for a front-seat helicopter adventure with one of Instagram’s major stars! Season #2, episode #1 kicks off with the famed York Galland of @iflyheli.
Halsey, York, and EuroTec Canada owner, Hoss Golanbari, set off on an epic journey exploring Utah's rugged and remote landscape.
Beginning as a fixed-wing pilot, York first started flying helicopters nearly two decades ago. This “hobby” would soon take him down an unexpected and exciting path as he photographed and shared his helicopter ventures with the masses!
Today, after owning an R44, R66, and Bell 505, York proudly captains his beautiful Airbus H130T2 "Ashley Red" helicopter on photographic exhibitions for more than 105,000 Instagram followers.
In this podcast, you’ll learn how York's 20-year helicopter journey made him a prominent social media success. You’ll hear about the various airframes he’s owned and how York worked with EuroTec Canada to custom complete his one-of-a-kind H130. All this and more, as we soar above some of Utah’s most breathtaking mountain ranges.
Great conversation, stunning natural beauty, and a state-of-the-art helicopter make this episode one for the ages. Please like, share, and most importantly, enjoy!
The Helicopter Podcast Episode #11 - Forrest Krupin
The Helicopter Podcast Episode #10 - Dan Deutermann
This week, Halsey talks shop with Dan Deutermann. Dan spent his military career flying in both the Navy and Coast Guard. Since retirement, Dan has made his way into the civilian sector, most recently flying a corporate Bell 429.
While in the military, Dan founded The Squadron, an aviation risk management company that performs a mix of audits and operational assessments, safety-related training, operational training, and consulting on operation aspects (from procurement to development of procedures and operations).
We are excited to partner with Dan for future episodes. We will be doing a monthly podcast series where Dan covers a wide range of topics centered around operational risk management and how his past experiences have shaped his view on creating a safer industry for all helicopter operations.
The Helicopter Podcast Episode #9 - Stephen Ryan
The Helicopter Podcast Episode #9
Halsey chats it up with Stephen Ryan, pilot, and founder of
The Rotor Break, a helicopter-specific blog allowing industry professionals to share their "day in the life" stories. Even though Halsey and Stephen were born on nearly opposite ends of the Earth, they both, from a very young age, were looking skyward and imagining the day they could control the machines flying above. Stephen set some airframe goals on what he "had" to fly, and he's achieved those goals in his nearly twenty-year career.
This episode has a little something for everyone: Stephen's path, starting his blog, flying his dream machines, and other industry topics, including the importance of learning from NTSB reports and developing strong decision-making skills. Thank you, Stephen, for making this an excellent episode!
The Helicopter Podcast Episode #8 - Erik Thresher
Mr. Erik Thresher joins The Helicopter Podcast to discuss his industry experience and journey thus far. We also discuss how his passion for helicopters, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, led to his company, Helicopter Safety Services. Among other safety topics discussed in this episode, Erik introduces Halsey to his "Thresher's 10% rule."
We had a blast talking helicopters, safety, and everything in between. To learn more about Erik and his company, Helicopter Safety Services, check out www.safehelicopters.com
The Helicopter Podcast Episode #7 - Nick Falloon
The Helicopter Podcast Episode #7
This week Halsey chats with New Zealand native and now Canadian utility pilot, Nick Falloon. They discuss Nick's path from learning in NZ, to flying tours, among other Australian operations.
Additionally, Nick discusses his most current venture of flying in the Yukon and the process it takes to convert your license in Canada. Off-airport landings, chainsawing logs for makeshift helipads, and external load operations are just part of your daily flying activities up in the Yukon. Thank you, Nick. We hardly scratched the surface and cannot wait to connect with you again soon!
Feel like Episode 1 was geared toward the initial CFI, which is the stage I hope to shortly tackle.
Loved all the descriptions & emphasis placed on the PTS by both
Sean & Halsey.
Unfortunately the person I been working (ratings wise) with is Not going to be able to complete my initial CFI thus I’ll have go somewhere else 🥲
Have a good idea of where I would like to go & finish my training, but also open to suggestions.
I can easily be found on the social networks under the name #SkyBaum
Great for any helicopter enthusiast!
I’ve been listening to the helicopter podcast for a few days now and so far it’s been awesome. I’m currently going through flight training in Utah working on my PPL and I wanted to find something to listen to in order to keep immersing myself in the helicopter world. I’ve loved listening to the shop talk and helicopter flying experiences. I’m looking to make a career flying helicopters so it’s been great to hear about the careers of various pilots and get a better look into what options for jobs are available in the industry, as well as getting advice for how to land those jobs. The podcast has been great so keep the episodes coming!