Aviation Stories From Around The World. Every week, we speak to pilots and aviation professionals with stories from all over the world, giving you insights and advice on how to have an adventurous, fun, exciting and fulfilling career as a pilot.The Pilot Base is a show hosted by Dave Rogers and co-hosted by Ben Hall, made for pilots and people interested in aviation.
S02E02 - The C17 Power Couple
Jared and Emily Barkemeyer are a serious power couple. Living in Hawaii, they both fly the C-17 for the US Air Force; instructing, evaluating and demonstrating the capabilities of the aircraft to air show spectators.
We talk about their journey to getting to the positions they're in, life of a C-17 pilot, and how they juggle family life with such wonderful military careers. They are also doing an amazing job encouraging, mentoring and influencing the younger generations through their social media accounts. If you want to follow their exploits, you can check them out here:
S02E01 Noah Lieberman | CEO of Coradine Aviation Systems
Season 2 is a go! 🥳
We kick this season off speaking to the CEO of Coradine, Noah Lieberman. Noah is an American pilot and software engineer, who founded Coradine back in 2003. He's so passionate about aviation and has a real desire and drive to improve the aviation software industry.
We hear about his aviation background, how and why he started Coradine and what his plans are for the future.
"Where we're going, we don't need roads..."
One Leg Up On Life
Christy Wise is an above knee amputee, flying in the US Air Force. If you need a bit of a positivity boost to start your week , this episode is for you!
We cover a lot of ground including the US air force (obviously), being a search and rescue pilot, skiing, losing a leg and setting up a charity just to start.
If you want to read more about the One Leg Up On Life Foundation, you can find their website here: http://www.oneleguponlife.org/
An interview with the founder of Project Wingman
In this episode, we meet Emma Henderson, MBE. Captain, TV star, wife, mother, farmer, triathlete, founder of Project Wingman - recognised by the queen and honoured for her services to charity. She's come a long way since joining that university Air Squadron in her youth. We cover a lot of ground in this podcast and those headlines and just the start. It's a great chat with a great human being to sit back and enjoy.
A 10 year struggle to the flight deck
Mike is a pilot flying for Scottish Airline, Loganair. His journey to land his dream job has been a long and frustrating one. We hear his story of changing careers from the oil and gas industry to aviation, and the 10 year struggle he had to realise his dream to get in the cockpit full time. Mike's passion for aviation is clear and he gives us some honest insights into the challenges faced by people trying to make their way as a pilot.
From South Africa to Antarctica and Beyond
Kat McSeveney is a South African helicopter pilot who has operated all over the globe, from the frozen islands of Antarctica to the jungles of Malaysia. Kat has flown a myriad of different types of operations, including medevac, tracking stolen cars, and ship resupply and is now instructing new pilots for the eSwatini defence force.
Well done, informative and entertaining. Keep up the great work. Look forward to future episodes.
Great Personalities & Interesting Topics
Give Pilot Base a try, you will not be disappointed.
Whether you’re in the aviation world or not this podcast is a fun listen. It’s captivating and keeps the listeners interested by telling the stories of others and their amazing lives in the aviation world. Highly recommend. Excited to see what other stories will be told!