16 episodes

There I was…, presented by the AOPA Air Safety Institute, invites you into the cockpit with pilots across the aviation community. We fly with them as they encounter unpredictable scenarios and we learn from the knowledge and skills they utilize to fly safely out of them. This podcast honors the tradition and heritage in aviation to leverage “hangar flying” as an avenue to pass along knowledge and experience.

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There I was…, presented by the AOPA Air Safety Institute, invites you into the cockpit with pilots across the aviation community. We fly with them as they encounter unpredictable scenarios and we learn from the knowledge and skills they utilize to fly safely out of them. This podcast honors the tradition and heritage in aviation to leverage “hangar flying” as an avenue to pass along knowledge and experience.

    Episode 16: Patty Wagstaff

    Episode 16: Patty Wagstaff

    We’re delighted to welcome back our inaugural podcast guest - Patty Wagstaff. Patty returns to tell about an incident in September of 2019, in which she and a fellow pilot experienced a runway excursion in Patty’s V-tail Bonanza.

    • 27 min
    Episode 15: Julie Clark

    Episode 15: Julie Clark

    In this episode, we talk to aerobatic airshow performer and Living Legends of Aviation member Julie Clark. Against the backdrop of a distinguished career and her retirement in 2019, Julie shares some interesting experiences and lessons she’s learned over more than 40 years as a solo aerobatic pilot.

    • 37 min
    Episode 14: Devin Miller

    Episode 14: Devin Miller

    Join us as we chat with Devin Miller, GA pilot and creator behind the Youtube channel, Family Pilot.
    Devin shares the story of a recent flight with his wife and children in a Piper Arrow, in which his throttle cable breaks and leaves the engine stuck at full throttle.
    To see Devin’s Youtube video of the incident, click here.

    • 34 min
    Episode 13: Dan Bass

    Episode 13: Dan Bass

    In this episode, we talk to Minnesota-based pilot Dan Bass. While flying his Mooney on a return trip from Ontario, Dan experienced carbon monoxide poisoning and lost consciousness while airborne. Hear Dan’s incredible story of survival as he wakes up in a snow-covered field in the bitter February cold.
    To see photos from Dan's incident, click here.

    • 56 min
    Episode 12: Air Trek

    Episode 12: Air Trek

    In this episode, we talk with Florida-based air ambulance service Air Trek. On a routine transport flight from Naples to Niagara Falls, Captain Bruce Monnier and co-captain Gerald Downs experienced a dual engine flameout in their Cessna Citation II.
    Strangely, that wasn’t the only jet in Air Trek’s fleet to experience an emergency that day.
    Join us as we talk to the pilots and hear how they worked together to land safely – and uncover the cause of the incident.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 11: Ed Regensburg and Jillian Harner

    Episode 11: Ed Regensburg and Jillian Harner

    Join us on an adventure in the Caribbean as we talk to Ed Regensburg, Cirrus SR22 pilot, and Lt. Jillian Harner, commander of a US Coast Guard HC-144.
    Flying home after a trip to St. Croix, Ed was piloting a Cirrus SR22 with his friend, Dan Tucker, when a drop in oil pressure and subsequent engine failure forced them to pull the plane’s parachute and land in the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, a Coast Guard HC-144, led by Lt. Jillian Harner, heard the distress call and began the search and rescue mission.
    To see video and photos from this story, click here.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

Jkent27 ,

Super interesting podcast

Great podcast...Keep up the good work!

DL_2402 ,

Great show and super informative

Thank you!

N2GJ ,

Coast Guard rescues downed Cirrus pilot & friend

WOW! Best podcast ever! I heard about this podcast on my weekly listen to AOPA Live. In a way it’s an audio version of “I Learned About Flying From That” which I used to read as a “Flying” magazine subscriber years ago. A suggestion might be to add a “show notes” page with links to info on relevant topics to the podcast. Examples might be bios of the participants, a link to HC-144 aircraft, Cirrus, the Coast Guard mission, videos/photos referenced in the interview, etc.

I was really touched by Ed’s personal recollection. You could hear his voice crack when expressing his gratitude to Jillian & her crew. I really enjoyed the interviewer’s style. Great job!

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