Flying and Life Podcast
A show discussing the current aviation topics and the adventures of my family.
info_outline 63 - Airline Dispatchers Federation 08/21/2020
63 - Airline Dispatchers Federation Flying and life Episode 63 – News: Topic: Catherine Jackson President of ADF: After years of hoping to find time and money for flight lessons, Catherine finally decided to stop waiting and walked into the pilot shack at Lee Airport in Annapolis, MD in June of 2000 and asked if anyone there would teach her to fly. That weekend, she took her first flight in a small aircraft to the AOPA fly-in. A month later, she was camping under the wing at EAA AirVenture and soon after started looking for an aviation career to support her recreational flying. In 2001 she applied for a scholarship offered by the Airline Dispatchers Federation and was awarded the scholarship at the Women in Aviation conference that year. By the end of the year she left a long career in private club management and secured an Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.Catherine knew she wanted to work at Acme South so she returned to Baltimore and started applying for any job posted and started paying back by volunteering with the Airline Dispatchers Federation. It was not long before she had that Acme South job and a seat on the ADF Board of Directors. Hired into the Dispatch office in 2006 and elected President of ADF in 2018, Catherine is honored to serve the Dispatch community and enjoys the privilege of giving others the same opportunity. This year, ADF will award seven Dispatch Scholarships. Feedback:
info_outline 62 - Skills to be a Dispatcher 07/31/2020
62 - Skills to be a Dispatcher News: Airline earnings week: JetBlue - reports tomorrow Airline Loss Cash on Hand Cash burn per day AAL 2.7 or 4.3 B 10.2 B 30 mil/day DAL 3.9 or 7 B 15.7 B 43 for Q 27M end of June SWA 915m or 1.5b 14.5 B 23 for q 16m end of june per day Spirit 212m to 365m 1.2 B 9.5 to 1.5 M UAL 1.6 to 2.6B 15.2B A Lot Topic: Skills to be a dispatcher - Canada - United States Ethics of Dispatching Life: I got nothing. Well at least nothing to share.
info_outline 61 - Highs and Lows of Aviation 07/20/2020
61 - Highs and Lows of Aviation News: Feedback Links Justin Cook Topic The ups and down of the industry and what lies ahead and really just conversation about what we are hearing and what we are feeling and an personal update You can find show notes for this episode at flying and life.com/2020/61 You can find me on Twitter @flyingandlife Facebook.com/flyingandlife, instagram Or you can email Opening and closing music is from Bensound.com and bumper music is from purple planet.com You can find the podcast on Sticher radio
info_outline 60 - Reporting Light Chop 06/28/2020
60 - Reporting Light Chop News: (Final Report) Topic: Pireps: Dispatchers role in pirep reporting 14 CFR 121.561 What is a PIREP? Where do they come from? What are the different types of PIREPS? How are they submitted? How do dispatchers communicate PIREPS? How do dispatchers ‘see’ PIREPS? The struggle to get a useful pirep. Objective PIREPS Vs Subjective PIREPS Different Airlines, Different Policies Future of PIREPS / Discussion Life: How do you deal with stress? How do you manage rotating schedules AKA night shift to dayshift and vice versa changes.
info_outline 59 - Dispatching in Canada and the Differences from the USA 06/06/2020
59 - Dispatching in Canada and the Differences from the USA This episode we are joined by Dispatcher Joe of Acme Canada. We talk about the major differences between the regulations of Canada and the United States of America.
info_outline 56 - Medical Issues and CDC Requirements 01/31/2020
56 - Medical Issues and CDC Requirements Flying and life Episode 56– News: A350 inflight shutdowns - Linked to spilled liquids Kobe Crash NTSB Update: VAS Aviation Coweta County Crash Kills Airshow Pilot Bad weekend in Aviation - China Corona Virus. CDC Reporting requirements
info_outline 54 - Aviation Universities 08/13/2019
54 - Aviation Universities Aims Community College Elizabeth City State University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University LeTourneau University Lewis University Liberty University Middle Tennessee State University Minnesota State University – Mankato PEA (Phoenix East Aviation) Purdue University Southern Illinois University – Carbondale St. Louis University University of Dubuque University of North Dakota Utah State university Utah Valley University Western Michigan University
info_outline 48 - Planning Around Turbulence 02/28/2019
48 - Planning Around Turbulence News: Southwest maintenance issues Go fund me- Topic: Turbulence and flight planning Types of Turbulence Tools used to predict turbulence Prog charts GTG - Graphical Turbulence Guidance Tools to tell us when there is reported turbulence Pireps Sigmets Airmets
info_outline 47 - Overflight and landing Permits 02/18/2019
47 - Overflight and landing Permits News: New CRJ 550 for United Southwest paid for inspector during the shutdown Southwest test flight to HI Delta starts service on with the A220/CS100/BD500 Air New Zealand turned back after china regulatory Topic: Overflight and landing permits Freedoms of the air Aeronautical Information Publication United States - Russia - Country specific aircraft approval of aircraft Dominican Republic Feedback Life Mike Last 2 weeks: Super bowl Party Old house getting ready to relist Carpet- paint - staging…. Working - rough week with snow
info_outline 44 - Back behind the Microphone 09/25/2018
44 - Back behind the Microphone In this episode, News: Stolen Q400 - ATC audio from LiveATC.net JFK quarantine arriving aircraft AA capt buys Pizza Topic: All combined with the news Life New house construction and selling house Family Airplane down for annual -
info_outline 43 - Journey home from OSH 08/05/2018
43 - Journey home from OSH Links Mentioned in the Show: Photos: Water in the fuel sump during the preflight from OSH Maria Sophia asleep after a quick flight. My dad and all but one of the grand children (Maria Sophia is sleeping inside) Lock and Dam on the Ohio River VFR over the Top on the last leg home Friend and Colleague who passed away this week
info_outline 42 - OSH days 4, 5 & 6 07/30/2018
42 - OSH days 4, 5 & 6 Links in the Episode: Photos: C-17 on Low approach taken from my campsite Me trying on a paramotor Sean D Tucker and myself after the announcement that his aircraft will hang in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Friday in Wisconsin means Fish Fry Fly This Sim banner Fly this sim - TouchTrainer® FM 210 Fly this sim- TouchTrainer® VM The Famous Patty Wagstaff and I at the Goodyear booth The Show line during the night fireworks show A person going up in a hot air ballon without at basket... Why you need to always sump your fuel tanks before every flight!
info_outline 41 - Airventure Day 2 & 3 07/27/2018
41 - Airventure Day 2 & 3 Links to websites mentioned in the show: Photos from these day 2-3: A team of controllers operate one frequency Jessica Hodson in the Right Seat of the MD-11 Image of the radar as the thunderstorms come over OSH KC-135 performing A team of controllers operate a single frequency
info_outline 37 - Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display 2018 06/23/2018
37 - Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display 2018 For Photos please see the show notes at:
info_outline 36 - Weight Restrictions 05/20/2018
36 - Weight Restrictions In this episode, News: Topic: Weight Restrictions: What is a weight restriction? What causes them? How do we Maximize payload? What do we do if we can’t get everybody on? Can we reduce fuel? How do we determine fuel stops? What other considerations need to be made? How to communicate to the crew what your plan is? Patreon You can find show notes for this episode at flyingandlife.com/2018/36 You can find me on Twitter @flyingandlife Facebook.com/flyingandlife Gregg Twitter @wxfan1978 Or you can email email@example.com Opening and closing music is from Bensound.com and bumper music is from purple planet.com