Squawk Ident - An Aviation Podcast

Squawk Ident - An Aviation Podcast

By Av8rTony
Squawk Ident is an aviation podcast dedicated to the journey and the challenges surrounding the life and career of Av8rTony, his co-hosts, and his guests. Together we explore the pathways to an aviation profession, the realities of what a professional aviator can expect in todays market, and we share many stories along the way.

I’m your host, Av8rTony, an airline pilot currently flying for a “Legacy Airline” with close to 20 years on the flight line.

Join us on this amazing quest among the clouds.
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046 All in the Flying Family
Recorded on 23rd of June, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am very excited to be joined by a young aviator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian that was raised within a spectacular aviation family. He is a Texas native, a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Aviation Management, and he is currently a DFW based pilot with“Legacy Airlines”.  I sat down with him to discuss the amazing work that he and his family have contributed to the Gary Sinise Foundation, we talk about his latest on-line venture, and his role as a pilot mentor in "Legacy's" Cadet Program. Kyle Jansen spends much of his time sharing his passion for aviation with many young aviators and today we discussed how his journey in aviation was shaped. reference:  Oklahoma State University Aviation Program    Gary Sinise Foundation EAA article on the Flying Memorial to the Fallen Baron Facebook page: Aviation Business Information Board Cadet Academy website Episode 46 chapters: [05:13] Long Call vs. Short Call Reserve [08:30] The Aviation Family [14:13] Getting Started in Aviation [31:23] Challenges Faced When Starting Out in Aviation [38:40] Oklahoma State Aviation Program [47:55] Getting Hired at a Part 121 Carrier  [52:30] New Hire Training at the "Legacy" Airline [1:00:53] The Flying Memorial to the Fallen [1:07:00] EAA Article on the Baron [1:09:48]Aviation Business Information Board [1:19:33]Aviation Mentor and the Cadet Program [1:25:45]Q+A with Kyle [1:58:20] Final thoughts Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Twitter & YouTube. Facebook and Instagram user search @Squawk Ident Podcast Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
2:03:51
June 25, 2020
045 Some Bumps, No Booze, and Getting Started in Aviation
Recorded on the 19th of June, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by the infamous Captain Roger. Together, we describe what flight operation changes we are experiencing on the flight line, Roger tells us about his latest part 91 flying and the turbulent decent into Eagle, CO, we also share a few stories from our past. We discuss the changes to the mask requirements on-board US airlines, the suspension of alcohol service, what it takes to get started in aviation, and much more. references: Delta and American are Banning Alcohol Books to Get Started in Aviation chapters: [04:30] Hate & Fear [09:15] Busy Schedules and Part 91 Operations [25:20] Slow Down Before you Go Down [41:30] There We Were [1:02:05] Leave of Absences Offered at "Legacy" [1:07:39] No More Booze [1:13:47] Stricter Face Mask Rules [1:16:15] How to Get Started in Aviation Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Twitter & YouTube. Facebook and Instagram user search @Squawk Ident Podcast Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:34:20
June 21, 2020
044 Return to the Skies
Recorded on 7th of June, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by the Squawk Ident Crew. Together, we discuss the beginning stages of the return of crowded airports and flights that are at or near capacity (85% full, due to the CCP Virus limits). We also talk about how our flight schedules are evolving,  how recent social events around the globe combined with the effects of the pandemic have affected our flying, and how GA flight schools are booming. We also share a few stories on passengers behaving badly and much more. reference material: Owen Cotto article Adding Summer Flights article Trump administration bans Chinese passenger airlines from flying to U.S. - CNBC Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Production - Article Boeing Field photos  chapters: Owen Cotto Featured Article [07:00] Flying the Line [08:02] Passenger Misconduct on the Rise [26:20] Karen photo bombs [47:10] Golden Rules [57:10] Busy Airports [1:03:45] Adding Summer Flights [1:06:45] October 1st Furloughs Looming [1:12:00] Blocking Asian Carriers [1:16:30] Boeing Resumes 737 Max Production [1:20:03] GA Flight Schools double down [1:27:20] Got Jokes? [1:30:30] Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Cover Art photo by RobD Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Twitter & YouTube. Facebook and Instagram user search @Squawk Ident Podcast Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:44:57
June 10, 2020
043 Forty Years of Flight is in the Details
Recorded on 28th of May, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am very excited to be joined by yet another amazing aviator who has agreed to share his journey in aviation with us. I am honored to have this opportunity to introduce to you a man who has dedicated over 20 years of service to our country in the U.S. Navy. He served as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate, a Reel Operator, and as a Flight Engineer on the EC-130G/KC-130F. He also held stations as an E-6A Electrical Work Center Supervisor, a Quality Assurance Representative, and a Flight Engineer Training department coordinator. He was also an E-6 Model Manager for the Naval Training Support Unit. He earned his degree from Emery Riddle University in Professional Aeronautics and minored in Aviation Safety. As his journey continues, it has allowed him to become a CFI,II, MEI, and a Captain for a U.S. regional carrier we on Squawk Ident call "Sandpiper Regional." Currently, he holds a pilot position on the Boeing 737 for what we call “Legacy Airlines.”  reference: Episode 043 Guest Photo Book Terminal 9 Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Twitter & YouTube. Facebook and Instagram user search @Squawk Ident Podcast Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
2:14:26
May 30, 2020
042 Mask Shaming & Distance Learning
Recorded on 21st of May, 2020 On todays show, we will be discussing load factors and the outlook for pilots looking ahead to October 1st. The president doesn’t seem concerned about the aviation industry, should we be? Also, with the reduction of flights throughout the country, the 5% increase in load factor, according to the TSA’s report last week, has started to become evident with aircraft that are starting to become "uncomfortably almost full." We will also explore in the WTF segment face mask shaming, seriously…yes, seriously. There has also been some flight deck mask push back, why is that, we will discuss. And finally we will explain Distance Learning. To help me navigate these topics, I am honored to be joined by a group of aviators that I have bribed generously to be on today’s show. Did you guys get your Squawk Ident stimulus checks yet? I promise they are in the mail… reference: TSA checkpoint report Newsweek/Fox Trump says airlines are in good shape People are Flying again...Sort Of Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Twitter & YouTube. Facebook and Instagram user search @Squawk Ident Podcast Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
2:10:35
May 23, 2020
041 Keep Calm and Carry On
Recorded on 12th of May, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I discuss what flying the line has been like since our last episode. From mandatory face masks, to a few 2-day trip sequences that include LAX-DCA-CLT flying. I am happy to report, the flights starting to fill up! I also have the opportunity, to speak with an incredible aviator that connected with me recently to share his journey in aviation with us. We discuss the path that lead him on his journey in aviation.  From an EMT, to a flight instructor, a cargo pilot, a Critical Response Incident Pilot, an airline pilot, and Director of Flight Operations for a corporate operator, his  journey is filled with adventure and heart. reference: Astra SPX  G-100 wiki page Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Twitter & YouTube. Facebook and Instagram user search @Squawk Ident Podcast Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:59:33
May 14, 2020
040 Virus Warheads, Student Pilots, and Nasty Crashpads
Recorded on 01 May, 2020 On this, the 40th episode of Squawk Ident, I am so very honored to be joined by some fantastic aviators who have had incredible journeys in their aviation careers. Today, we start the show by catching up with the Squawk Ident Crew. We discuss a few of today’s headlines and how they affect an aviator's career potential. We then dive into many stories from our past, and what we learned from some of our very first experiences in aviation. From GA flight training, to some of our early experiences as flight instructors. We also explore dealing with the adventures of crash pads while sitting on a reserve schedule. So stay with us as we discuss our experiences with you. References: Virus Warhead article Enhanced Cleaning and PPE article US Airlines require passenger face masks article American Suspends all Regional Flying out of MIA article Farewell to Five Fantastic Fleets article Jetstream 32 cockpit photo Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California *Jeri D's intro music Jupiter One by YouTube Creator's Studio You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Twitter, & YouTube. Facebook and Instagram user search Squawk Ident Podcast Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
2:42:16
May 4, 2020
039 A Journey Filled with Giving Back
Recorded on April 21st, 2020 On episode 39 of Squawk Ident, I am so very honored to be joined by a fantastic individual who has paved an incredible journey in aviation. From his start in the U.S. Navy, to excelling within the ranks at Legacy Airlines by maintaining positions in Reservations, Ramp Agent, Customer Service, Gate Agent, Flight Attendant, and Pilot to name a few. He has held positions as an Aeromedical HIMS Chairman, a Peer Mentor, a Flight Department Recruiter, and a Board Member for the Something MAAgic Foundation. Todays guest exemplifies the term “giving back” to his community. His story is filled with tenacity, growth, and determination. His experiences in the industry has allowed him a perspective that very few can say they have achieved. References: Flight 4184 Crash in Roselawn, IL (1994) Something MAAgic Foundation AeroMedical & HIMS program EAP services Flight 3168 DFW-CVG Diversion (2015) AmericanWay Magazine Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Twitter, & YouTube. Facebook and Instagram user search Squawk Ident Podcast Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:57:06
April 26, 2020
038 Flight Schedules, No Furloughs, & Remember When
Recorded on the 21st of April, 2020 On this episode RobD, Roger, and I discuss our recent flight schedules (or lack-there-of), and we compare how long our beards can grow before we need to shave them before we need to go flying again. We discuss the LAX at home program and how Southwest leadership has declared no furloughs ahead. We also dive into a new segment we call "Remember When", where we explore some of the lessons we picked up in our general aviation flight training, all those years ago, and how those early moments have shaped how we operate as aviators today.  reference:  LAX at Home article  LAX Art Program  LAX Coloring Pages Southwest CEO promises not to furlough article  APG @ www.airlinepilotguy.com  Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share  Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more.  Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California  You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram  Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more.  Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved  Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved  Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:50:08
April 23, 2020
037 Ghost Airports, VLoAs, & 1940's Flight Schedules
Recorded on the 10th of April, 2020 Today, we will discuss some of the latest moves that have taken place in the aviation industry and how we as professional aviators find ourselves navigating our careers and enduring the calamity of our collective new reality. We discuss some of the changes to our daily routines and how Voluntary Leaves of Absences are affecting the potential furloughs ahead. From an increase in crew members testing positive to CoVid-19, to the NYC market nearly coming to a standstill, we take a look at what is happening right now in the aviation market. We also point out the good that is coming of this crisis and share some stories that we hope will lift your spirits as well. References: 41 American Airlines pilots and 33 at Southwest have tested COVID-19 positive  Leaked Video Suggests Delta Hid Sick Pilots’ Diagnoses From Exposed Flight Crews Navy admiral admits that morale has taken a hit Airline Flights Into And Out Of New York City Cut Drastically Because Of Coronavirus United Airlines Could Soon Resume U.S.-China Passenger Flights HSBC expects European airline consolidation amid Covid-19 crisis Boeing And Airbus Halt Production; Future Of Airplane Manufacturing Uncertain AA Donates 81,000 lbs. of Food to Local Food Banks Delta has 200,000 pounds of food we can’t use. So we’re giving it to people in need Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
2:07:52
April 12, 2020
036 Empty Aircraft, Isolation, & Pickle Ball
Recorded on the 2nd of April, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by my co-host RobD. Together we discuss what it has been like out on the flight line. We talk about how our schedules have been disappearing out from under us, how flights are going out empty, and how airports seem like they have been abandoned. We hear how Av8rTony got a call from his chief pilot informing him that one of his passengers tested positive for CoVid 19. We also discuss SAFOs, NOTAMS, DOT bailouts, FAA Medicals, and social distancing with family. And let us not forget Pickle Ball. references: SAFO - Safety Alert For Operators DOT Bailout - Investers.com  AA Gate Agent loss Slowing the Virus - nytimes.com   FAA medicals amendment Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
2:08:23
April 5, 2020
035 Embraer Captain, World Traveler, & YouTuber
Recorded on the 24th of March, 2020 Todays guest is a graduate of the Wisconsin Aviation Academy where he earned his PPL at the age of 17, he has a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Sciences from Emery-Riddle Aeronautical University of Daytona Beach, he is a Certified Flight Instructor, an avid Surfer, a hurricane survivor, a guitar tickler, a world traveler, a devoted husband, and father to the most beautiful 1 year old. He is a co-host with his wife Shalyn of their travel YouTube channel Intrepid1080, and at present an Embraer Captain at an airline we here at Squawk Ident refer to as Sandpiper Regional. Joining us from his New Smyrna Beach home, Captain Adam Kraus. References: Wisconsin Aviation Academy on Facebook Emery Riddle Aeronautical Academy of Daytona Beach AVHarold.com Intrepid1080 YouTube Channel Intrepidlife4 on Instagram  Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more.  Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California  You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram  Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more.  Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved  Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved  Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:42:01
March 28, 2020
034 Italian Quarantine, Captain Luca, & Florida Beaches
Recorded on the 24th of March, 2020 We first introduced today's guest on episode 21. He and I first crossed paths in the year 2000, when I had my first discovery flight and thus began the birth of my journey in aviation. He is currently working for a cargo operator we call “Zulu Air”. He joins Captain Roger, RobD, and Av8rTony from his home in Vicenza, Italy, were he is currently under a country wide mandatory quarantine. We are going to discuss how he has been coping with all the changes to our new reality and what it means for his journey looking ahead. References: Husbands of Target - (video) Hanes Makes Masks for First Responders - (article) Tesla acquires Ventilators - (article) Ford & GM to Join Tesla in Making Supplies - (article) AA Offers Early Retirement - (article) US Domestic Airlines Could Shut Down - (article) Nature is Taking Back Venice - (article) Florida Beaches - (video) Cathay Pacific Sells 6 777s - (article) Woman Sneezes at Texas Bus Stop - (video) Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:59:03
March 26, 2020
033 In the Fight of Our Lives!
Recorded on March 19th, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by two of my fellow aviators that are currently from very different sides of the industry. Returning to Squawk Ident for the third time, you might recognize his voice from episodes 8 and 15, he is a CFI, CFII, & MEI instructor, a former Embraer-145 airline pilot, a KingAir flight instructor, a multi-typed corporate captain, a major bird strike survivor, a loving father, and a co-host on Squawk Ident.  Captain Roger joins us today. I am also honored in welcoming to the show, for his first time. He is an Embraer-145 Airline Captain, an All Conference/Division One - 3 Meter and 1 Meter springboard diver, an Outdoor Adventurer, a Marathoner Runner, an Olympic Sport Connoisseur, and an expecting father as well, joining us today Captain Nathan. Today, we are going to dive into Captain Nathan’s journey in aviation, and then we will have a conversation on the realities of our current market place. The three of us currently hold three very different positions with-in the aviation industry and we will dive into the outlook from each of our perspectives. References: Trans States to Shut Down April 1st - The Points Guy Compass Airlines to Shut Down Operations - Flight Global Bill Gates Ted Talk 2015 (video) Corona Fears are Leading to a Jump in Interest in Private Jets - Barron's We Are in the Fight of Our Lives... - Dallas Morning News Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:58:29
March 22, 2020
032 Stronger Together, an Aviation Couple's Journey
Recorded on 17th of March, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by an aviation couple that have shared their journey in aviation together. I first met Jeri in 2017, when she was just getting back into the airline world after 13 years away from the profession. She and her husband Ty have been able to navigate the many downturns and celebrate great accomplishments in their careers all while raising a family. From sound engineering to space camp to civil air patrol and more, they both have been an inspiration to me for many years. Today, I was able to interview them. Their journeys have been filled with love and sacrifice. At a time when what we need more of is positivity and celebration, I am honored to share our discussion with all of you. ref: (click to link) Captain Roger Victor - The Acronym Song Wings Field, PA Aviation Challenge Space Camp Women In Aviation FAA LOSA program Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
2:00:52
March 18, 2020
031 Do Not Panic!
Recorded on 12th of March, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I have a conversation with my co-host RobD. We discuss what has been spreading around the flight line faster than an infectious disease spreading on a crowded cruise ship, that’s right…we are talking about “job security.” No, not the mall cop kind, we are taking about the kind of job security we pilots worry about worse than this virus itself, we are talking about stagnation, furlough, line quality, canceled upgrades, and pilot hiring freezes. Most importantly, there is one piece of advice I can give in my 3 decades of employment, and nearly two decades at the airlines, DON’T PANIC! This industry is very cyclical and is affected by many complex factors. RobD and I are going to dive into the latest information about how the current climate of the US airline market is moving towards. References: CDC.gov WHO.int Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus in NY: Passenger on JetBlue flight from JFK tests positive - NYPost What if you as a pilot show signs of the flu? - USA Today Airline Restrictions on Flying - FitforTravel OVER 66,000 PEOPLE HAVE RECOVERED FROM CORONAVIRUS AROUND THE WORLD - Johns Hopkins University The Joe Rogan Experience - Philly Voice American Suspends Pilot Hiring - CNBC @SouthMauiFishCompany - InstaGram Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:38:43
March 13, 2020
030 Economic Turbulence Ahead?
Recorded on the 4th of March, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by my co-host RobD. Together, we discuss some of the factors that continue to adversely affect the aviation profession and how they could potentially create a big problem for an aviator's journey in todays market.  First, we take another look at the 737-Maximus. Will it return to the flight line as we have come to know it, or will it be rebranded? We then look at how the CoVid19 state of emergency might just be the next big economic disaster for the airline industry. And, does art imitate life? We look at a few films and novels from the past that are eerily familiar to the headlines of today. Join us on this journey here on Squawk Ident Podcast Reference: article: Is Boeing Quietly Rebranding the 737 Max? from: OneMileAtATime.com article: Should Boeing Rename the 737 Max? from: Quartz Global Business News - QZ.com article: Virus prompts Delta to Slash Japan capacity from: FlightGobal.com article: Coronavirus News: Regular Updates on COVID19's Impact on the Airline Industry from: Apex.Aero article: Delta Air Lines CFO Departs as Airline Industry Faces Coronavirus Impact from: the Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com article: Major Airlines, U.S. Officials Clash Over Passenger Tracking Related to Coronavirus Cases from: WashingtonPost.com Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Please visit Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:29:47
March 6, 2020
029 Tupelo, Delta State, & an Acme Bus Driver
Recorded on the 28th of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I have the opportunity to speak with young aviator who’s journey intersected with mine early on in the progression of advancements in our respective careers. His path directed him left, when mine went right. Here we are over a decade later, he flying for a U.S. Legacy career we refer to as ACME Airlines on this show, and I at a U.S. Legacy career that we call LEGACY Airlines on Squawk Ident. We as aviators often find ourselves saying things “like you never know where you are going to end up in this profession, it is a little luck, a little bit of chance, and a whole lot of timing.” This statement can not be better represented than tales from the journey we will dive into on this episode of Squawk ident. Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:34:44
March 3, 2020
028 From Building Airbuses to Flying Them
Recorded on the 25th of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I have the honor in speaking with a captain that I shared a flight sequence with a few weeks ago. Listening to the tales he shared about his journey in aviation was an amazing experience. All of us professional aviators have our unique stories to tell about how we progressed through the challenges that come with this profession, but his story stands out. From an apprenticeship at a company that later became British Aerospace to flying for Air Atlanta Icelandic. He has survived multiple furloughs and recalls, mergers and bankruptcies, and countless interviews in between. In addition to having the patience to answer my barrage of questions about his journey, he is also one of the most kindest and personable individuals that I have come across. Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:14:37
February 29, 2020
027 Apaches, C-12s, Uc35s, and a Battalion Commander
Recorded on the 20th of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I have the honor of speaking with an aviator and a Colonel in the United States Army. We discuss the progression and the choices that he has navigated on his personal journey in aviation and the service of our country. We take a look at how he is continuing to developing a path paved with opportunity for further advancement among the blue skies ahead. Stay with us to hear more about this solider’s journey on this episode of Squawk Ident. Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave audio feedback, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:38:21
February 25, 2020
026 Disrupting Bias and the 10 Percent
Recorded on the 18th of Feb, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, RobD and I explore Rob’s upcoming recurrent training and some of his study techniques he uses to ensure a successful training event. We also discuss new training programs that have been popping up at 121 carriers across the United States lately with program titles like Disrupting Unconscious Biases & Equality and Acceptance. Why now? We will start a conversation to explore some the reasons behind it.  We also discuss the 10%, we all know that about 10% of any work group is going to have individuals that might just be a little left of center. Got a good story about it? We do. All this and more on this episode of Squawk Ident. Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave lister feedback audio, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:12:04
February 22, 2020
025 Legacy Captain at 35, Civil Air Patrol, and Pearl Harbor
Recorded on 16 Feb, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, we will explore a four day sequence that ended with a delayed red-eye flight and the reactions we received from some very nervous passengers. I am also joined by one of the youngest Airbus captains at “Legacy Airlines”.  We discuss his journey in aviation, the outing we shared on the HNL layover as we paid our respects to the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor, and how pilot mentor programs benefit those who are new to the industry.  All this and more on this episode of Squawk Ident. ref: gocivilairpatrol.com  Colgan Flight 3407 Colgan 3407 NTSB Animation Video BGSU - Bowling Green Aviation Donald Stratton, one of the last USS Arizona survivors, died peacefully with his family by his side. - Fox News article Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave lister feedback audio, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
2:02:16
February 18, 2020
024 2019-nCoV Prevention & a Pharmacist’s Journey
Recorded on the 8th of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident I am joined by Kellie Miller. She is a doctor of pharmacology, a pilot, and a friend. Together, we will discuss the current risk factors to flight crews and passengers alike while flying within the US as it pertains to the 2019 novel coronavirus, and the best practices to prevention. We also find out about the Miller Results Group, and of course we hear a little about the journey Ms. Miller has navigated. Reference Links: article:  Coronavirus Safety Measures at Major International Airports website: World Health Organization website: CDC Risk Assessment website: OpenWho.org Miller Results Group, TM info@MillerResults.com Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave lister feedback audio, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
47:43
February 10, 2020
023 Sequence Details, Corona Panic, and Layover Safety
Recorded on 06 February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident I am joined by Rob D. Together we will discuss our trip details in a segment we call From the Flight Line. We also briefly tackle a topic that has been flooding the headlines with the Coronavirus epidemic in full scare! What are your risk factors if you fly domestically in the U.S. right now? Do those cheap masks that you buy at your local pharmacy actually protect you or is it all just overreaction driven by media frenzy? And in a recent and tragic turn of events, we will discuss the importance of situational awareness and safe layover practices in the wake of some devastating news that a fellow aviator lost his life when caught in the cross fire while on a layover in San Juan, Puerto Rico. All this and more on this episode of Squawk Ident. Reference Links: Sex Trafficking Hotline - 1 (888) 373-7888 Humantrafficinghotline.org  Foggy Geezer Hazy IPA - WarPigs Brewing Company World Health Organization website MarketWatch article CDC says Americans shouldn’t wear face masks to prevent coronavirus WBTV article Charlotte Pilot Killed in Puerto Rico  Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, leave lister feedback audio, and more.  Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California  You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram  Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:46:18
February 7, 2020
022 From Traffic Watch Pilot for AM-720 to Boeing 737 Pilot
Recorded on the 01st of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident…I had the opportunity to speak with an amazing pilot who started out in the aviation industry as a dispatcher for Singapore Airlines freight division. He soon migrated over to flying a Traffic Watch Cessna 172 around Chicago Land for WGN AM 720. Find out more about his journey and the steps he took to earning his position as a Boeing 737 pilot at a U.S. Legacy carrier.  All this and more on this episode of Squawk Ident. Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Become a producer of the show & leave audio feedback here  visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:22:25
February 3, 2020
021 World Seasoned Pilot, from Italy with Love
Recorded on 29 January, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident…I have the opportunity to speak with a phenomenal pilot that joins us from the other side of the Atlantic. From his gorgeous home in the beautiful town of Vicenza in northern Italy. He shares with us his journey in aviation which is filled with courage, sacrifice, & tenacity. From Italy to Albuquerque, Aruba, Africa, and the Isle of Man, he is a true world flyer. Join us in the exploration of this amazing aviators journey. reference:  Double Eagle II Airport, NM  Isle of Man Airport Fokker 27 Fokker 50 ATR 72 Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Become a producer of the show and leave audio feedback here   visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Introduction and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:03:15
January 30, 2020
020 Schedules Torn Apart, the Sync Button, & the Power of the Break
Recorded on the 20th of January, 2020. On this episode of Squawk Ident I had the opportunity to have a casual conversation with a guest that I introduced on the show in episode 19, Mr. Rob DeJesus. We had more we wanted to talk about, so we decided to make time to discuss how our flight schedules often get torn apart due to all kinds of things from weather events to training displacements. We also explore the difference between performing manual revisions vs. pressing the sync button on the EFB. We even share a story about the actions of a "class act" captain and the power of the parking break. All this and more on this episode of Squawk Ident.  ref: Hollister Brewing Company - Santa Barbara, California  Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share  Become a producer of the show and leave audio feedback here   visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more.  Introduction and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California  You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram  Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more.  Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved  Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved  Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:29:11
January 23, 2020
019 Racquet Ball Champ, the 9G club, and a Pilot Career
Recorded on the 18th of January, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident…I have the pleasure in speaking an individual who has has an amazing journey on his path to becoming a professional aviator. He is a former U.S military F-111 and F-16 mechanic, a general aviation flight instructor, a Part-121 check airman, a racket ball champion, and currently a Boeing 737 first officer at a US “Legacy Airline.” We discuss the pathway that let him through his career progression and share some stories from the flight line. ref: The Art of Manliness podcast - #557 Grow, Adapt, and Reinvent Yourself Through Ultra-Learning Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Become a producer of the show and leave audio feedback here  visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:48:12
January 19, 2020
018 Dead-Heads, Jump-Seats, & Passengers Behaving Badly
Recorded on 14 January, 2020 In Episode 18 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony outlines a sequence reassignment and a Latin American Terrain re-qualification for “Legacy Airlines.” The sequence involved 3 days consisting of 4 DHs. We will talk about the differences between Jump-seating vs Non-Reving & Dead-Heading. 2 of the Dead-Heads were from the passenger cabin which involved some inflight entertainment. And yes, more on passengers behaving badly. All this and more on this episode of Squawk Ident. Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Become a producer of the show and leave audio feedback here  visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
53:16
January 15, 2020
017 Now is the Time, Rare Finds, & Aeronauts
Recorded on 06 January, 2020 In Episode 17 of Squawk Ident, we will explore why NOW is the time to make the move into a career in aviation. We also discuss the many avenues available to train to be a pilot in todays market. We share “rare finds” and discuss the film The Aeronauts and how it was based on actual events that paved the way we understand climate and weather pattern predictions.  All this and more on this episode of Squawk Ident.   references: Snapped Up - AOPA Pilot magazine, July, 2018 - Article by Ian J. Twombly Joe and the Amazing Box - AOPA Pilot magazine, July 2018 - Article by Julie Summers Walker Should you be a Pilot Quiz - Owlguru.com Do you Have What it Takes to become a Pilot Quiz - QuizPug.com Wrong Reasons for Wanting to be a Pilot - The Balance Career.com The Aeronauts(2019) review - Rogerebert.com James Glaiser - Wikipedia.com Henry Tracey Coxwell - Wikipedia.com Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share Become a producer of the show and leave audio feedback here  visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Intro and transition music & cover art by Av8rTony and produced at Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
1:10:55
January 7, 2020
00 Introduction to Squawk Ident
This is Squawk Ident, an aviation podcast dedicated to the journey and the challenges surrounding the life and career of Av8rTony and his guests. Together we will explore the pathways to an aviation profession, the realities of what a professional aviator can expect in todays airline market, and we share many stories along the way. I’m your host Av8rTony, an airline pilot currently flying for a “legacy airline” with close to 20 years on the flight line. Join us on this amazing quest among the clouds. Visit www.Av8rTony.com for more details. Copyright © Squawk Ident 2020, All Rights Reserved Copyright © Av8r Sound Studios 2020, All Rights Reserved Squawk Ident by Av8rTony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License
02:43
January 2, 2020
016 The Journey & Rise to Legacy Captain, Exploring Old San Juan, and the End of the 2019 Holiday Travel Season
Recorded on 28 Dec 2019 In Episode 16 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony is joined in the Av8r mobile studios while on a San Juan layover with Captain Hans of "Legacy Airlines" to discuss his journey as a professional aviator. Av8rTony details the sequence flown and the adventure shared in Old Town San Juan, Puerto Rico.   [00:00] Show Opener [05:50] Introduction to Captain Hans [0845] Passengers behaving badly [14:25] Austin, TX layovers [19:25] The journey and career progression of Captain Hans of "Legacy Airlines" [1:10:00] Sequence details & exploring Old San Juan [1:18:45] Mofongo! [1:23:45] Final 2019 closing & episode credits references: Tripsavvy.com's review of the best Mofongo restaurants in San Juan Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Music & cover art by Av8rTony. You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more.
1:23:28
December 29, 2019
015 Pilot Errors, Abnormalities, FADEC Failures, & BFRs
Recorded on 19 Dec 2019 In Episode 15 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony is joined in studio with Captain Roger to discuss what can go wrong on the line and how it is not always textbook. We also explore abnormal procedures, CFI's, BFR's, and pilot errors. [04:15] Episode 15 opener [06:25] On the Line when Abnormals are not Textbook [09:25] the Electric City & FADEC Failures [25:20] the Airline Structure vs. Charter Structure with abnormalities [34:30] CFI's Young vs. Old [37:15] Abnormals and a BFR [46:30] the Unforeseen Circumstance [51:20] Pilot Mills and Dead Batteries [1:17:40] Outro/Credits  visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Music & cover art by Av8rTony. You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, & Sponsor. Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more.
1:18:02
December 22, 2019
014 Holiday Travel, Infectious Diseases, and Navy Vets
Recorded on 15 Dec 2019 In Episode 14 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony details holiday travel, the exposure to the flu virus, and many other infectious surfaces in aircraft. Av8rTony also has an opportunity to sit down with an 83 year young Veteran and chronicle his journey thus far. All this and more in this episode of Squawk Ident. [04:35] Episode 13 recap [06:05] Holiday Travel & Infectious Diseases [08:48] discussion of Geoff Whitmore's Forbes.com article entitled How Dirty are Airplanes? [21:42] discussion of Jordi Lippe-McGraw's PointsGuy.com article entitled It's Flu Season - Here's How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane [27:30] Av8rTony's holiday travel experience [33:10] Interview with U.S. Navy Veteran Tony Chavez, ret'd [52:10] Outro credits CDC.gov definition of influenza How Dirty are Airplanes? - by Geoff Whitmore It's Flu Season - Here's How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane - by Jordi Lippe-McGraw visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Music & cover art by Av8rTony. You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, & Sponsor. Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more.
53:16
December 16, 2019
013 Recurrent Training & the Jean-Michael Interview
Recorded on 09 Dec 2019  In Episode 13 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony details recurrent flight training at "Legacy Airlines." He also sits down with a former flight student and now fellow pilot at "Legacy Airlines" that has earned a position as a 737 first officer.  [00:00] Opener [04:10] Recurrent training overview  [10:50] Day one - RGS  [15:30] Day two - RTS  [18:20] Day three - RVA & RAD  [26:50] Interview with Jean-Michael  [1:09:40] Closing  visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, cover art, Squawk Ident gear, and more.  Music & cover art by Av8rTony.  You can also follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram  Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, & Sponsor.  Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more. 
1:09:38
December 10, 2019
012 Hazardous Attitudes vs. Positive Attributes
Recorded on the 3rd of December, 2019 In Episode 12 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony describes his last 5 day sequence that had him celebrating the holiday from the hotel lounge in Austin Texas. Tony briefly discusses 5 hazardous attitudes and how they differ from positive attributes of aviators.  In the There We Were segment Tony shares a few stories from the flight line. [00:00] Opener [03:25] From the Flight Line - a 5 day over the holiday [15:25] Hazardous Attitudes [22:02] Career Progression [33:20] Cooperate & Graduate mentality [38:50] Positive Attributes [43:00] Closing  visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Please follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, and Sponsor. Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more.
1:07:57
December 6, 2019
011 CRM, TEM, UAPs, and Crews Behaving Badly
Recorded on 27 Nov 2019 In Episode 11 of Squawk Ident Av8rTony describes the last few flight sequence. He explores what CRM & TEM are and how it effects a flight crew. He also reviews and plays audio from a UAP (unidentified areal phenomena) in the skies over Memphis. Tony also tells a few stories about crews behaving badly in the There We Were segment. All this and more in this episode of Squawk Ident. [3:50] From the Flight Line [10:04] UAPs over Memphis [11:26] Live ATC audio [16:15] CRM & TEM [26:59] "Thank you for being cool" [30:40] On the Run [38:15] There We Were  [44:44] Airport ready from the crash pad story [53:25] Forward energy story ATC Audio from LiveATC.net  visit www.Av8rtony.com for all show audio, Squawk Ident gear, and more. Please follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, and Sponsor. Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more.
1:18:25
November 27, 2019
010 a Breaker Breaker & Squawk Ident crossover event
Recorded on 21 Nov 2019 Episode 10 of Squawk Ident is a crossover show with the Breaker Breaker podcast. Av8rTony has DomZ from Breaker Breaker in the Av8r Studios to discuss the strange and unusual that occurs while either on the road or in the air.  A casual discussion about transportation industry wows and more.  visit www.Av8rTony.com for all your Squawk Ident gear, show audio, and more.  Also check out www.BreakerBreaker.onuniverse.com for more about DomZ and the Breaker Breaker podcast.  Music created by Av8rTony.  Please follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, and Sponsor.  Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more
1:19:40
November 21, 2019
009 AA Flt. 4125, De-Icing, Recurrent Training, and Old Movies
Episode 09 of Squawk Ident was recorded on 11 Nov 2019. Av8rTony details a passenger's suggestion that we were going the wrong way in the From the Flight Line segment. We will also talk about the Embraer RJ aircraft that slid off runway 10L at Chicago's O'hare airport on the, 11th of November, 2019. Tony also explores de-icing, recurrent training, IOE, and a classic aviation film. [01:37] - Episode 8 recap [16:26] - AA flight 4125 operated by Envoy Air slides off icy runway at O'hare  [26:40] - What happens to the flight crew after an accident? [35:55] - There We Were - Slippin' and Sliding on IOE [56:20] - Recurrent Flight Training overview [01:08:55] - Why Squawk Ident? - breaking the stereo types  [01:07:30] - Who is Av8rTony? [01:12:50] - Aviation in Film AA Flight 4125 - Chicago Sun Times  AA Flight 4125 - ABC7Chicago Only Angels Have Wings (1939) - directed by Howard Hawks - Full Film with Introduction by Allan Arkush visit www.Av8rtony.com for all your Squawk Ident gear, show audio, and more. Please follow Av8rTony and Squawk Ident Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, and Sponsor. Squawk Ident can now be heard on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and more
1:24:08
November 12, 2019
008 Surviving Furloughs, Bird Strikes, and Bad Schedules
Episode 08 of Squawk Ident recorded on 7th of November, 2019 In our very first interview on Squawk Ident, Av8rTony has a wonderful discussion with Captain Roger. They discuss everything from how Roger started down the path of an aviation career to the many hurtles he had to overcome.  From student pilot to multi-engine instructor, from airline furloughs to cargo operations, we even talk about a bird strike or two. [1:02] Introduction [4:00] The Start of the Dream [17:04] First Part 121 Job [21:57] Surviving a Furlough by Floating Down Stream [27:57] Bird Strike! [44:32] Choosing Quality of Life Over Bad Schedules [48:32] Colgan Flight 3407 [52.36] King Airs to Part 135 [01:01:01] Pilot Shortage [01:13:49] Closing Statements Roger's Beach 99 - http://www.birdstrikenews.com/2009/12/full-size-photos-from-show-low-bird.html Bird Strike near Show Low, AZ - http://www.airsafenews.com/2009/11/amerifligt-aircraft-escapes-disaster.html Colgan Flight 3407 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colgan_Air_Flight_3407 Pilot Shortage Article - https://theconversation.com/the-us-is-facing-a-serious-shortage-of-airline-pilots-95699 visit www.Av8rtony.com for all your Squawk Ident gear, show audio, and more. Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, and Sponsor.
1:15:51
November 8, 2019
007 Layovers, Delays, Bird Strikes & Flight Physicals
Episode 07 of Squawk Ident was recorded on 04 Nov 2019.  Av8rTony discusses a 3 day trip with a 34 hour layover in OGG, hanging with the crew, favorite watering holes, fatiguing delayed return trips, bird strikes, recovery struggles,  FAA medicals, and more. [01:18] - Introduction to the LAX-OGG-LAX trip [10:02] - Layover hangouts in Kihei (Three's Bar & Grill, Kahale's Local Dive Bar) [12:52] - Hanging with the crew and snorkel Bob's [15:21] - The return leg delays, WOCL, and fatiguing trips [26:26] - Too tired to drive [29:08] - From the Flight Line - tales of Bird Strikes [29:50] - Good Kills! [42:35] - ATC is Looking Out [48:30] - The Struggle is Real - how mainline trips require recovery [55:35] - FAA Medicals are a 1st Class business [01:02:09] - closing credits Three's Bar & Grill - www.threesbarandgrill.com Kahale's - Maui's local dive bar-  www.Kahales.com visit www.Av8rtony.com for all your Squawk Ident gear, show audio, and more.  Thank you for listening and don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Share, and Sponsor.     
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November 5, 2019
006 Final Report of Lion Air 610, Malfunctions Happen, & Asleep at the Helm
Episode 6 of Squawk Ident recorded on 29 Oct 2019.  Av8rTony discusses some of the findings in the NTSC's final report of the Lion Air 610 737-MAX8 crash that occurred exactly one year ago today, malfunctions and mechanical things, and asleep at the helm stories. [0:48] - 737 MAX 8 and the NTSC final report of the Lion Air flight 610 crash that killed all on board [19:24] - High-speed abort at LAX [36:27] - "Minimum Fuel" Captain and "I live for this shit" [01:00:13] - Captain vs. Sun-visor [01:06:57] - Asleep at the Helm Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Support, and Share visit www.av8rtony.com to find out more references:  CNN Article - 737 Max grounding will cost American and Southwest Airlines more than $1 billion - https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/24/business/american-airlines-southwest-boeing-737-max-costs/index.html FLYING magazine article - NTSC Issues Final Report on Last Fall’s Lion Air Accident - https://www.flyingmag.com/ntsc-lion-air-final-report/ Wikipedia.org references -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_MAX_groundings
1:16:36
October 30, 2019
005 Do's and Don'ts of Airline Commuting
Episode 5 of Squawk Ident was recorded on the 23rd of October, 2019.  Av8rTony explores the do's and don'ts of airline commuting, getting stuck at an outstation due to weather, and packing light vs the kitchen sink. [04:29] From the Flight Line [13:21] Commuting 101 [22:37] The Don'ts of Commuting, Rule #1 [29:37] The Don'ts Continued, Rule #2 [33:16] What Can be Learned from Sitting in a Jumpseat  [45:25] Fast Asleep [51:19] Snowzilla [59:38] Packing Light vs. Heavy [1:02:50] My Wife Didn't Pack My Street Clothes Thank You for Listening! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, and Share visit www.av8rtony.com to find out more
1:12:52
October 24, 2019
004 Long Ass PAs, Oceanic Crossings, the Little Guys, & more
This episode of Squawk Ident was recorded on 17 OCT 2019 Episode 04 of Squawk Ident explores passenger address techniques, oceanic crossings, ETOPS and more Long Captain PA at boarding  [03:31] Trip Details  [05:05] Long Ass PAs  [22:17] Oceanic Tracks [30:19] Non-Normals   [35:46] There We Were - bad O2 mask  [51:16] Lav Smoke  [57:52] We’ll follow the little guys story  [01:03:00] Junior Aviator  [01:09:23] The Struggle is Real visit www.Av8rTony.com for audio, cover art, pilot shop and more
1:17:04
October 17, 2019
003 Crash Pads, Commuting, Schedules & more
This episode of Squawk Ident was recorded on 14 OCT 2019 In Episode 3 Av8rTony dives into airline schedules, reserve vs. line holders, the good, the bad & the ugly of crash pads, commuting nightmares & more. [2:40] - Flight Schedules, reserves vs. lines [20:05] - Commuting nightmares [38:40] - Crash Pads [50:37] - Beyond the Flight Deck Door - Uniforms [57:20] - In the News - Captain Gives up his Wings - from the Orlando Sentinel [1:02:00] - There We Were - Laser Strikes [1:09:48] - The Kit Bag - Flashlights [1:12:14] - The Struggle is Real - Juggling Family Life and a Career - She Can STEM Summit #SHECANSTEM
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October 14, 2019
002 Pink Ties & the Preflight Love Affair
Episode 02 of Squawk Ident was recorded on 06 OCT 2019, details a (2-2-1) four day sequence with PHX & LIH layovers. We discuss Breast Cancer Awareness month and the pink ties we wear, a typical routine before a trip.  We also highlight the sights, sounds, and smells of a preflight. A tale of a closed airport in a snow storm and more on this episode of Squawk Ident. Susan B. Komen website: ww5.komen.org [02:45] - From The Line [06:40] - Susan B Komen foundation [12:55] - A Love Affair with a Walk Around [19:12] - PHX layover [26:00] - On the Run [30:00] - Behind the Flight Deck Door   [35:30] - There We Were [49:05] - What's in the Flight Bag? [54:29] - Contribute a Verse
58:30
October 8, 2019
001 Av8rTony's First Podcast, you nervous too?
Episode 01 of Squawk Ident is an introduction to Av8rTony as he describes last weeks flight sequence, how his career in aviation began, and some of the challenges that come with a career in aviation. [0.45] - Episode Opener [6.20] - Last week from the Flight Line [23.28] - On the Run [36.00] - How I got Hooked on Flying [52.50] - Headlines [01:01.00] - There we Were... [01:10.50] - Off the Plate [01:13.51] - Final Thoughts
1:15:12
October 5, 2019