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Fly the Transition

Fly the Transition

By Flying Midwest Media

The aviation industry is seeing more and more people transition into second careers as pilots, controllers, content creators, and so much more.

So, where did they come from?
What were they doing before?
What made them realize and chase their dreams?

Join your host Jim Schilling as he seeks out those answers. He explores the stories of those making the leap into a new career in aviation. This is, Fly the Transition
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Episode 3: Ambyr Peterson, Mechanical Engineer, CFI of the Year, Regional Pilot

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Episode 4: This is Emily at the Airport - with Airport Manager Emily Herron
Episode 4: This is Emily at the Airport - with Airport Manager Emily Herron
Welcome back for Episode 4 of the Fly the Transition! In this podcast we explore the aviation industry and how more and more people transition into second careers as pilots, controllers, content creators, and so much more. So, where did they come from? What were they doing before? What made them realize and chase their dreams? We find out right here, on Fly the Transition. I'm joined by Airport Manager and social media content creator, Emily Herron. Emily has been around aviation her entire life. She is the third generation to fly in her family's WW2 era Piper J3 Cub. But growing up spending her weekends at turf airfields surrounded by tail draggers provided limited exposure to the vast opportunities aviation has to offer.   Emily went into education before getting the chance to serve on the board of a local airport. If was this opportunity that would start her down the path to a new career managing an airport. Emily tells us all about the efforts that go into running an airport.  Finally, Emily talks to us about how she got into content creation, the great community that she has found in it, and what is coming up for her in the future.  Hear Emily's story on this episode of Fly the Transition. You can find Emily on any of these social media links.  https://www.facebook.com/emilyattheairport https://www.tiktok.com/@emilyattheairport https://www.instagram.com/emilyattheairport/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXf6Zzyko5I4W_uipBR1aYw Be sure to check out the facebook page: facebook.com/flythetransition Do you have a great aviation transition story. Reach out to me at flythetransition@gmail.com You can also follow Jim on Instagram at @flymidwest_jim
59:40
February 01, 2023
Episode 3: Ambyr Peterson, Mechanical Engineer, CFI of the Year, Regional Pilot
Episode 3: Ambyr Peterson, Mechanical Engineer, CFI of the Year, Regional Pilot
Welcome back for Episode 3 of the Fly the Transition! In this podcast we explore the aviation industry and how more and more people transition into second careers as pilots, controllers, content creators, and so much more. So, where did they come from? What were they doing before? What made them realize and chase their dreams? We find out right here, on Fly the Transition. I'm joined by AOPA's 2022 CFI of the Year, Ambyr Peterson. Ambyr is a regional airline pilot, but aviation wasn't her first career path. Ambyr started out her aviation journey at 17, but never saw if as a plausible career option. She would go into engineering as a profession. She traveled often, and always dreamed of turning left into the flight deck.  After a 20 year break from flying, a chance conversation led her to change directions. She worked hard at getting her medical, powering through her ratings and becoming a CFI. She refused to just sitting in the right seat and build her hours until the airlines came calling. She was a passionate instructor, taking care of her students, and ultimately becoming AOPA's National CFI of the Year.  Hear Ambyr's story on this episode of Fly the Transition.  You can reach out to Ambyr Here:  linkedin.com/in/ambyr-peterson-94a5537 Be sure to check out the facebook page: facebook.com/flythetransition Do you have a great aviation transition story. Reach out to me at flythetransition@gmail.com You can also follow Jim on Instagram at @flymidwest_jim
52:26
January 16, 2023
Episode 2: From Police Officer to EMS Helicopter Pilot with Lou Gregoire
Episode 2: From Police Officer to EMS Helicopter Pilot with Lou Gregoire
Welcome back for Episode 2 of the Fly the Transition! In this podcast we explore the aviation industry and how more and more people transition into second careers as pilots, controllers, content creators, and so much more. So, where did they come from? What were they doing before? What made them realize and chase their dreams? We find out right here, on Fly the Transition. I'm joined by Retired Police Officer and EMS Helicopter Pilot Lou Gregoire. Lou grew up with a father who was an engineer with Piper, and had plenty of exposure to general aviation as a youth. He never considered a career in it as a teen. He would join the Air Force and work in a few miscellaneous fields before finding his path in policing.  Lou would find his way into and eventually command the aviation unit with his police department, flying police helicopters in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. Lou took advantage of many opportunities presented to him, building his hours and ratings. When he retired from policing he would make the transition into a new career flying EMS helicopters.  Hear Lou's story on this episode of Fly the Transition.  Be sure to check out the facebook page: facebook.com/flythetransition Do you have a great aviation transition story. Reach out to me at flythetransition@gmail.com You can also follow Jim on Instagram at @flymw_jim
01:05:28
January 02, 2023
Episode 1: Scott Oleson, Part 135 Pilot
Episode 1: Scott Oleson, Part 135 Pilot
Welcome to the first full episode of Fly the Transition. In this podcast we explore how the aviation industry is seeing more and more people transition into second careers as pilots, controllers, content creators, and so much more. So, where did they come from? What were they doing before? What made them realize and chase their dreams? We find out right here, on Fly the Transition. I'm joined by Scott Oleson, a pilot with a Part 135 private charter operation. Scott got an early start to aviation as a child flying with his father, and a hobby in RC aircraft. But it wasn't until later in his that Scott took the leap into a second career in aviation. After a successful career in the light energy industry, Scott got the opportunity of a lifetime to chase his dream of a career on the flight deck.  Be sure to check out the facebook page: facebook.com/flythetransition Do you have a great aviation transition story. Reach out to us at flythetransition@gmail.com You can also follow Jim on Instagram at @flymw_jim
46:38
December 18, 2022
Welcome to Fly the Transition
Welcome to Fly the Transition
Welcome to this preview episode of Fly the Transition.  In this podcast we explore how the aviation industry is seeing more and more people transition into second careers as pilots, controllers, content creators, and so much more. So, where did they come from? What were they doing before? What made them realize and chase their dreams? We find out right here, on Fly the Transition. This new podcast comes to you from Flying Midwest Podcast Creator/Co-Host/Producer Jim Schilling. In this preview he talks about how Fly the Transition came to be, and what he hopes to accomplish in sharing these great stories.  Be sure to check out the facebook page: facebook.com/flythetransition Do you have a great aviation transition story. Reach out to us at flythetransition@gmail.com
09:28
December 03, 2022