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The Pilot Network Podcast

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Craig Fuller is the founder and CEO of Freight Waves and recently became the new owner and CEO of Flying Magazine. We are so excited to have him on the show because Adam and Matt have been huge fans of the publication. On the show today, we dive into Craig's journey in aviation, and what he sees in the future for the industry. We also talk about some of the plans Craig has for Flying Magazine under his leadership.  3:35 - Craig Fuller’s journey in aviation and founding his company 10:53 - What’s next for Flying Magazine under Graig’s leadership 13:44 - The aviation renaissance and the future of aviation 16:55 - How COVID has changed the direction of aviation 24:26 - Leveraging digital articles on Flying Magazine to report on fast-paced stories in aviation 36:35 - What Craig does when he’s not running his two companies Mark your calendars for the TPNX Conference in 2022 Contact Us -
January 11, 2022
All Call: Podcast Correspondants
We’ve had a lot of success with corespondants in our written content, so we would like to extend that practice to the podcast. We are looking for TPN members who are interested in dabbling in the podcast space and doing interviews about aviation. No prior experience is required, you just have to be motivated! If you are interested, please email us at
November 12, 2021
Bill Sims - From fighter pilot to entrepreneur to airline captain
Bill Sims is the co-founder of Spitfire Elite, an interview prep company that can help you to take your career in the direction of your dreams. We have a great conversation today about the aviation field, entrepreneurship, and so much more. This episode is great for those of you who happen to find your career in transition at the moment. 8:35 - How Spitfire is helping pilots through transitions in their careers 14:00 - “Interviewing is a competitive sport.” - Bill Sims 19:08 - What you absolutely have to study before a job interview 25:26 - What young pilots need to know about the hiring process
November 04, 2021
So frustrating! A tiny look at why TONS of flights cancel...
This is a quick PSA and some thoughts on what happened to Southwest over the weekend. It was not the best look for the company, and media has really taken over the story. I see this as a learning opportunity and a chance for us to talk about what happens behind closed doors in our industry.
October 19, 2021
Can I get a letter? How not to suck at asking for letters of recommendation
The hiring wave is back! There is a shortage of pilots as the airlines are a year behind in hiring, so we want to talk about letters of recommendation in this episode. We personally get asked for a lot of letters of recommendation, and TPN originally started because of our own struggle asking for recommendations. 5:30 - Our personal experiences and approach asking for letters of recommendation 14:46 - The one critical thing to say to someone when asking for a letter of recommendation 17:16 - How many letters of recommendation should you get for your airline application? 20:16 - What the airlines really care about in your letters of recommendation 26:11 - The best piece of advice we can give on letters of recommendation Resources Join the TPN Private Community
October 12, 2021
Charlie Venema and Adam talking apps... delicious, delicious apps
Charlie Venema is the founder of CheckedAndSet, a great resource for any pilots who are currently applying for jobs. In the episode we talk about letters of recommendation, references, and how to make sure you application is air tight before hitting that final submit button. We thought this episode would be relevant because 18 months into the pandemic, every airline is hiring like gangbusters, so there is a lot of opportunity for any pilots who are looking to begin their career or shift into the commercial airline space. So if you are caught off guard with this hiring wave and you don’t have everything to go yet to apply for your dream job, then this episode will be a great listen for you as you are checking all the boxes on your applications. 8:05 - The ins and outs of references and recommendations on airline applications 17:08 - Who should you ask when looking for professional recommendations? 21:23 - Can someone be a reference and a recommendation? 27:51 - How to get an advantage before your application is even published 29:30 - What happens after you submit your application to an airline? (hint, you’re not finished yet!) Connect with us  CheckedAndSet Website
October 05, 2021
Jason Depew and Nick Narbutovskih - Authors, Pilots, Storytellers!
In this episode, we are talking about how you can become an author, so you can tell your aviation stories. This can help us all become better pilots and preserve the fascinating history of aviation. After everything that has happened over the last year, many of us have stories to share. Listen to this episode to learn how you can carry on the history of aviation and make a few bucks while doing so. 6:03 - What inspired Nick to write a book about aviation 12:07 - The process that Nick followed to write his book 18:08 - Reasons why you might share your story through writing a book 23:32 - Ways to get your book published 27:43 - Finding the time to write an entire book while balancing a full-time job and life 38:19 - Can you get rich from being an author? 45:52 - The stories we all hope to hear from the Pilot Network 59:51 - Why professional flying is for everybody Links Find Nick Online
September 14, 2021
Thoughts on Afghanistan
Emotions are running high as we continue to move through some crazy times. This is your reminder that TPN has your back no matter what you may be going through. 
August 24, 2021
Evey Cormican CEO and Founder of VTR (Visionary Training Resources)
Evey Cormican from VTR is here with us today. This is going to be a fun podcast episode because we will be talking about tech and entrepreneurship through the lens of aviation. Evey is a Boeing 767 Captain with a major US based airline, is a B757/767 instructor, and has served as the Vice Chairman of her pilot union training committee. After going back to school for her MBA, she founded VTR: A company which uses virtual reality to train airline pilots. We talk with Evey about how VR significantly improves the quality of training for airline pilots, the gear needed for someone to get started using VR training, and opportunities to get involved with her project. Listen to learn about the future of training for commercial pilots. 4:25 - How VR can significantly improve airline pilot training 5:18 - “Today’s pilots deserve today’s technology.” - Evey Cormican 9:11 - The gear that is required to create a high-quality VR experience 13:53 - Potential challenges to implementing VR training into airline pilot training 18:30 - How VR will take traditional flight simulators to the next level 24:30 - Who is the target customer for this software? Where can you expect to find this in training programs? 27:10 - How you can get involved with a market research opportunity Links Website: Evey’s email address: #vrfd on LinkedIn Market research opportunity
August 10, 2021
#75 - Adam and Matt - 10 Things to Do Today To Start Your Airline Career
Matt and Adam are both here, and we have something to get off our chests. It has been a rough 16 months and we are currently in an intense recovery in the airline industry. Some of you may be looking to get into the airline industry at this time, so this episode is about 10 things to work on if you want to fly for the airlines, regardless of what stage you are in your career. 34:43 Recap Read Cockpit2Cockpit: This is a great read that gives you the high-level view of things you need to know coming out of pilot training (3:38) Get your logbook together: We recommend using MilKEEP. They have the easiest system for transcribing military records. (4:43) Get your ATP and CTP: Once you have this stuff, you are done, because you might be in a situation in the future where you will need it. (7:41) Official copies of high school and college transcripts: This is often put to the last second and they can take forever. (11:53) Applications and resumes: Use Checked And Set to review your application materials. They are the people who are going to help you get your stuff into perfect order when you are applying for airline jobs.  (14:36) Get your letters of recommendation: Start very early with this, give them ammunition on what to write, and send a thank you after they write the letter. (20:13) Get your FCC Radio Operator’s License: If you have never flown outside the military, you may have never heard of this, but it’s really easy to get and you will need it. (23:55) Get your driving record: There is the National Driving Record, but it might be different based on your location. If you have a ticket, be prepared to explain why. (25:08) Form 8 History: Look all the way back to pilot training and make review any less than 100 percent you have and be prepared to reflect on it. (27:44) Interview prep: There are a lot of resources out there. It’s really important to become a good communicator for the interview and to enhance your career in general. (30:29) Send TPN an email The Pilot Network Community
June 01, 2021
#74 - Jeff Nielsen - The Airline Pilot Guy
We are with Jeff Nielsen from the Airline Pilot Guy Podcast. Jeff was interested in being a pilot from a really young age, and he realized that the people that got hired in large airlines usually came from the military. He didn’t want to do that, so he studied engineering and business at Georgia Tech (and that didn’t work out). He studied Aviation Management at Auburn and ended up joining the military. He currently flies at a large airline where he has been employed for 32 years. In this episode, we talk about Jeff's perspective on the events of 2020 after a long career of witnessing the ups and downs of the aviation industry, career advice for aspiring pilots, and how he built his side hustle through the Airline Pilot Guy. 12:34 - Jeff’s perspective on how the last year in aviation compares to past events 22:07 - Why you should consider flying for the military if you need a job right now 25:07 - Tips for the kind of education and experience to seek out if you want to be a pilot 28:03 - How Jeff created his side hustle with Airline Pilot Guy 37:26 - Jeff’s plans for the future and what he is going to do in his retirement Links Airline Pilot Guy website Send TPN an email The Pilot Network Community
May 25, 2021
#73 - Dave Jesurun - High Country Air Service and Skillbridge
Dave Jesurun is an entrepreneur, former air force, and owner of High Country Air Service, an aviation services form. They are like a "turnkey flight department" for people who own airplanes (or who would like to) but are not qualified to operate them. They have the plans to also add a charter service to the business. Private aviation is outside the normal career path for our average listener, so if you are about to exit the military or you are considering a career change, you might find this episode interesting. We talk about the Skillbridge Internship, which is a 6 month program that helps active military members gain some experience flying private airplanes. 5:36 - The difference between part 121, 91, and 135 9:51 - The Skillbridge Internship and how they help military members transition into the next stage of their careers 14:16 - How military experience sets you up for success in the private aviation field 17:33 - The airplanes Dave works with at High Country Air Service 19:37 - What are the advantages of the internship and who is eligible? We also share directions on how to apply. Contact us for more information on the SkillBridge program: Email Dave at: Email Adam and Matt at:
May 18, 2021
#72 Pete Larrabee - DoD Skillbridge Program
Pete Larabee is joining us today. to talk about the DoD Skillbridge Program. On TPN, we like to talk about programs that are lesser known that can help pilots with their careers. Pete was in the program when he was transitioning from active duty to the next part of his pilot career, so he is on the show to share his experience. The Skillbridge Program allows you to do an internship in the last 6 months of your military career in any field you want to help with your transition into your career after the military. 5:47 - The process of signing up for the Skillbridge Program 6:04 - Caveats that you need to know before signing up for the Skillbridge Program 8:20 - Keeping your benefits as you do the Skillbridge Program 12:00 - The upcoming hiring wave that pilots can look forward to in the future Contact Pete on Facebook or TPN Learn about and apply for the DoD Skillbridge:
May 11, 2021
#71 - The Dangers of Automation with Jack J. Hersch
Jack Hersch, author of Dangers of Automation in Airlines: Accidents Will Happen. Jack is not an airline pilot, but he is a student of automation and the science of human factors. Jack started as a writer with his book Death March Escape, sharing his father's story of escaping the concentration camps. He is a self-proclaimed airplane nut, so when the MAX crashes happened, he took it upon himself to investigate and report what really happened to those planes. It turns out it was an issue with automation. 2:25 - "On the wrong day with the wrong bit of automation going bad, could run into a problem." 3:21 - Conclusions Jack came to while writing his book - issues he found with automation in commercial airlines 9:40 - What is automation culture and how does company culture or world culture influence some of the accidents investigated in the book? 15:54 - "At the end of the day, the question isn't is automation bettor or is hand-flying better. It's about having situational awareness." 18:28 - How automation would apply to single-pilot or no-pilot operations in commercial or cargo aircraft 31:12 - "I wrote the book not to be a guidepost but to show what could happen in various scenarios." Links Email Jack - Jack's website Jack's book
May 04, 2021
BONUS: Pat And Adam Are Scared!
My guest from the last episode, Pat, he and I had an emergency together. He and I had very different perspectives, and we break it down in this episode. If you liked this episode or if you have any thoughts, let us know! Email us at “If you are flying airplanes, there are people who have had something happen to them and people who will have something happen.” - Pat
March 23, 2021
#70 - Pat, RPA Operator
This is a really special episode where we talk to Pat, a current RPA operator. We talk about the path his career took after he left the military, how he got into remote flying, and some really valuable career advice that will apply during COVID or after the pandemic is over. Listen for a fascinating conversation with a unique individual and some really great takeaways you can apply to your life and career. 3:56 - Where to look for jobs after leaving active duty 20:25 - What is was like for Pat to fly corporate aviation and how “everything is career-broadening” 25:15 - Why Pat got into remote flying 30:17 - Similarities between flying and RPA (flying an aircraft remotely) 46:53 - What pilots are doing during the pandemic and what you should be doing 47:58 - “You have to look for the opportunities in things. We are not going to have an experience like this again in our lifetime. There is an opportunity to do something here that you may not have done otherwise.” 54:27 - Why you should always have a backup plan Links Send TPN an email The Pilot Network Community
March 02, 2021
#69 - CW Lemoine, Author of The Spectre Series
Joining us on the network today is air-force and navy fighter pilot, law enforcement officer, EMT, author of military and espionage thriller novels, The Spector and Alex Shepard Series, airline pilot, Youtube star, and dog lover, CW Lemoine. We have a great conversation about how being in the public eye has affected his career in aviation and words of wisdom for any pilots out there who also have an entrepreneurial side. We also share a limited-time offer to get the first four books of the Spectre Series for $1. That offer runs until the end of February, so make sure you take advantage of that! 2:33 - How CW Lemoine was able to achieve so much success in so many different areas 18:16 - The controversial video on CW Lemoine’s Youtube channel and precautions you need to take as a pilot posting things on social media 34:24 - CW Lemoine talks about his process of writing his novels 37:14 - How CW Lemoine’s fame and career as an author has affected his career as a pilot 37:51 - “You should want to be out from under the thumb of the government and corporate airlines.” 40:20 - CW Lemoine’s motivation for writing his book 46:15 - “Whatever your goals are, don’t shoot yourself down. Make someone else have to tell you no.” Links The Spectre Series - the first four books are only $1 until the end of February CW Lemoine's Website Send TPN an email The Pilot Network Community
February 19, 2021
#68 - Zero Emission Aviation with ZeroAvia
Val Miftakhov, founder and CEO of ZeroAvia Inc, a California-based company developing the world’s first zero-emission aviation power-train. This guy is going to change the world, and he decided to sit down with me for an hour! We talk about what inspired the creation of ZeroAvia, the technology behind the hydrogen fuel cell, and how these zero-emission planes will get into the market. Listen to catch a glimpse of the future of aviation! In This Episode  2:34 - How Val came up with the idea for ZeroAvia 5:13 - The difference between a battery and hydrogen fuel cell for electric propultion 17:25 - Regulatory hurdles to roll this project out in the USA and the UK and how Val overcame them 20:47 - Next steps for ZeroAvia to bring the product to market 21:51 - “It was interesting to see how the current aviation market crisis because of the pandemic has actually put some foundation behind the rethinking of aviaion.” - Val Miftakhov 29:29 - How big can these airplanes get? 35:38 - Can planes be retroactively fit with a hydro engine? 37:50 - How does a hydrogen fuel cell charge and how much can it carry? 45:31 - “Tesla has shown that you can go into an established market with huge players and basically show them how it’s done.” - Val Miftakov 52:05 - Val’s journey getting into aviation 56:11 - “Zero-emission air travel is possible, it’s coming very soon, and it’s going to be based on hydrogen” - Val Miftakov Links ZeroAvia's wesite - they are hiring! Send TPN an email The Pilot Network Community
February 03, 2021
#67 - Talking Real Estate with Bill Stainback
This is another TPN SideHustle Podcast, where we talk about what you can be doing outside of the cockpit to benefit your financial future, so you can call your own shot whenever you want to in the future. The guest today is an active duty pilot, Bill Stainback, who has been in the real estate game for a while. We talk about investment strategies that you can use to build your pilot side hustle. In This Episode  5:40 - “Real estate really is a team sport.” - Bill Stainback 9:48 - How Bill got a property in Hawaii that he rents out 13:33 - Benefits of getting into real estate and how to get them 19:25 - “The tax code is written for people to be in real estate.” - Bill Stainback 24:37 - How to take the first step getting into real estate and get past the analysis paralysis 38:48 - The pros and cons of long-distance landlording 42:40 - Self-managing vs getting a property manager 47:25 - How many properties should you have? 1:00:07 - Is now a good time to buy? 1:14:14 - “If you haven’t lost some money with real estate, then you aren’t trying hard enough.” - Bill Stainback Links Send TPN an email The Pilot Network Community
January 26, 2021
Talking with Kim and Chris about new features at MilKEEP
Episode #66 – We are talking with Kim and Chris at MilKEEP about logbook transcription and their new system to automate the painful transcription process from Air Force flight records to a workable logbook. MilKEEP is run by a husband and wife team. Chris brings his knowledge as an Air Force pilot and Kim lends her background in business to the running of the company's day-to-day operations. The idea for MilKEEP started when Chris was applying for his ATP. Together, they spent hours staring at a computer screen entering over 3000 of Chris' military flying hours into a conversion spreadsheet. Contact MilKEEP: Email MilKEEP: Email Matt and Adam at TPN Patreon: And check out TPN at
January 15, 2021
The Pilot Network Podcast - 2021 Giveaway
We are ushering in 2021 with free TPN merch for the 1st 1,000 subscribers! Help us grow the new TPN Channel and subscribe below for more content. Check us out on the web: Join the Private TPN Community today: Email us at:
January 06, 2021
#64 – Jeffery Van Orsow | Alternate Route: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Pilot in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve
You Don’t Have to Choose Air Force or Civilian Pilot: You Can Do BOTH Today we interview Jeffrey Van Orsow, author of Alternate Route: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Pilot in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Jeffrey Van Orsow is an Aircraft Commander on the C-17 Globemaster as part of the Air Force Reserve, as well as a First Officer for Alaska Airlines.
December 22, 2020
#63 – UK CAA – Nick Goodwyn
A new EU regulation has mandated that by February 2021, all commercial and air transfer operators in Europe in the EU are required to implement a pilot support program, which includes the use of trained peers. A similar recommendation was made by the Pilot Fitness Aviation Rulemaking Committee.
November 24, 2020
#62 – Buck Windham, Author of Hogs in the Sand: A Gulf War A-10 Pilot’s Combat Journal
In this episode, we talk about Buck's experience being deployed and his experience converting his journal into a book. We also talk about the lessons he took from his time in the military and applied to working as an airline pilot.
November 10, 2020
#61 – Rob Wright from Pilot Pipeline
We always try to bring on guests who are entrepreneurial, side-hustling pilots, and people who are working to innovate the aviaiton industry. Today is no different, we are talking to Rob Wright from Pilot Pipeline.
November 03, 2020
TTT3 – Should Pilots Learn Jiu Jitsu
I wanted to chat with you about an article by Joshua Scovalend about jiujitsu as a method for police reform. I am going to approach this from the aviation venacular. This is something that we can really consider in the aviation world, and we should be better prepared to handle situations where someone is a danger to ourselves, our crews, or our passengers. It would be a great service to learn how to nonlethally subdue another person.
November 02, 2020
TTT2 – Taking Care Of Your Fellow Pilots
This episode of TTT is Adam’s personal opinions on the industry. A lot of our friends are facing furlow, and it’s really rough for young airline pilots who have not been with their company for a long time.
October 27, 2020
Episode #60 – Brett Schnake from NBKC Bank
Today we are talking to Brett Schnake, and he is here to give us an update on the real estate market. One of the biggest questions that has been in the minds of a lot of pilots is wanting to know what is happening in the housing market.
October 20, 2020
TTT1 – The End of Human Fighter Pilots?
We are bringing back the touch and go as Touch and Go Tuesday. This going to be thoughts from the Network or things I find interesting to share with you. These will be short episodes. If you want to participate in the conversation, send us an email.
October 20, 2020
Episode #59 – Richard McSpadden: AOPA Air Safety Institute Sr. Vice President and former Commander of the USAF Thunderbirds
Richard is a commercial pilot and CFI with over 4,500 hours in 30 years of flying a variety of civilian and military aircraft. He has extensive experience in aviation safety, including ground, flight, and special event operations.
October 13, 2020
Episode # 58 – Ty Manegold from ROAM Fitness
Ty Manegold is the founder and president of ROAM Fitness, a fitness club in airport terminals. We love to spotlight entrepreneurship at TPN, and Ty is also a private pilot himself who has been flying for 15 years. In this episode, Ty and Matt discuss the vision and future plans of ROAM Fitness, what it is like to bring a fresh new idea to airports, a place where there are a lot of regulations and rules, and why airports are a perfect place for fitness centers.
October 06, 2020
Episode #57 – Marc Himelhoch from Cockpit2Cockpit
Marc Himelhock is an ex viper driver and current major airline pilot, and he is the author of Cockpit2Cockpit, a book that teaches former military pilots how to get hired by commercial airlines. Marc is returning to the podcast to talk about things pilots (whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional) can respond to the changes in the aviation industry resulted from COVID-19.
September 29, 2020
Episode #56 – Mike Bourget from ACM Warbirds of Canada
This time, we have decided to go north of the border and talk to Mike Bourget from ACM Warbirds of Canada. Mike runs the show at ACM Warbirds, and he has a unique backstory. He didn’t start out as a professional pilot, but he can fly circles around most of us.
September 22, 2020
Episode #55 – PreFlight Camp’s Scholarship Winners
TPN likes to celebrate, hard work, entrepreneurship, and paying it forward, which is why we are excited to be welcoming two future pilots and Liz Greene to talk about PreFlight Camp. PreFlight Camp is a non-profit and their mission to transform beliefs about gender roles and inspire young girls to take off into their future.
September 09, 2020
Episode #54 – TORGOEN: Established by aviation enthusiasts for quality, and classic aircraft design
Torgoen was established by a group of aviation enthusiasts and watch manufacturers, who boast decades of experience producing watches for the World’s most renowned Brands.
August 04, 2020
Episode #53 – Talking with Robert Sanchez of Miracle Flights: The Cure for Distance
Miracle Flights was founded in 1985 on the belief that a healthy life is the birthright of every child – regardless of income, ailment or distance from medical care. Originally called Angel Plane, Miracle Flights started out flying regionally on private charters. Over the years, they became an engaged member of the Las Vegas community, […]
June 19, 2020
Episode #52 – Bobby Quinn, Raven Spatial, and your future as a Drone Operator(?)! That’s right…
A twist on the usual TPN talk for today; Bobby Quinn, founder of Raven Spatial takes us on a tour of the future of drone technology. This episode is truly about how you can get involved and profit from a hobby. Enjoy and hit him up! Here is how to connect with Bobby and the […]
April 28, 2020
Episode #51 – Talking with David Heimbach from JetSeam
JetSeam is a US based apparel company specializing in high quality pilot apparel. JetSeam is based in North Carolina in the greater Raleigh area, shipping product throughout the US and internationally.I’m honored to have David Heimbach on the show. David’s been a great friend of TPN, and as the owner of JetSeam he plays an important role in the […]
April 21, 2020
Episode #50 – Talking with Warren Curry about how ICON Aircraft elevates the way you experience aviation
Whether you’re seeking your next adventure or simply want to reinvent the weekend getaway, ICON makes flying more exciting and more accessible than ever before. Prepare to redefine everything you thought you knew about aviation. The A5 reinvents recreational aviation, and lets you bring the exhilaration of flight to life like never before. Light Sport […]
April 16, 2020
Episode #49 – Charlie Venema checks in with a little wisdom and the 4 Steps
We continue to see things that none of us have ever imagined we would see. Charlie Venema gives us a nugget of wisdom to help compartmentalize our ‘Crisis state’ and how the phases could unfold. Enjoy the episode, subscribe to the podcast, and check us out on youtube as we expand our episode library ‘visually’. You can […]
April 10, 2020
Episode #47 – Pilot Math Treasure Bath with TPN’s very own Jason Depew
Network – We are in a crazy time right now. Jason and I recorded this last week before the cancellation of, well, nearly everything. This podcast talks about money and how to utilize the pilot math we have all learned to, financially, make the most of your career. His ideas and principles are spot on, […]
March 12, 2020
Episode #46 – Science of Success host Matt Bodnar drops some knowledge on the Network!
Today we step outside of the cockpit and talk with someone who can make us a little better, both on the ground and in the air. Matt Bodnar, host of The Science of Success Podcast , joins us with his vast array of knowledge in all things evidence based growth. From learning a little more […]
March 04, 2020
Episode #45 – Ross Franquemont takes us on a journey to the edge of space…and back – Part 2
Ross was a United States Air Force U-2 pilot, is a fairly new airline pilot, definitely one helluva photographer, and for sure a badass Dad! Ross gets into all the details of a typical (UNCLASSIFIED) U-2 sortie (and by all the details I mean ALL of the DETAILS…like how does one relieve thine self…). The […]
February 25, 2020
Episode #44 – Ross Franquemont takes us on a journey to the edge of space…and back
Ross was a United States Air Force U-2 pilot, is a fairly new airline pilot, definitely one helluva photographer, and for sure a badass Dad! Ross gets into all the details of a typical (UNCLASSIFIED) U-2 sortie (and by all the details I mean ALL of the DETAILS…like how does one relieve thine self…). The […]
February 11, 2020
Episode #43 – Charlie Venema, Founder of Checked and Set, lays down the law!
This was thrown together last minute because Charlie and Adam finally got their schedules to match up. It was epic. Charlie laid down the law! He shared the do’s and do not do’s of application and resume building. The guys waxed poetic a little bit about how the backgrounds of how they got to their […]
February 04, 2020
Episode #42 – Want a job? Jet Linx is hiring!
Today Adam chats it up with Ari Sarmento, Jet Linx System Chief Pilot (and Adam’s former boss!) about all things non-Part 121. Our wide ranging conversation runs the gamut from how Ari got his start in the industry to working as a straight civilian in Afghanistan to mentoring and the importance to find a good […]
January 29, 2020
Episode #41 – BogiDope is helping to navigate the stressful process of transitioning from the active duty to the Guard or Reserves
Reach out to John McFarlin and the BogiDope team: eMail: Website: Top Social Media:  Facebook: Instagram: Reach out to Matt and Adam: or the website: Do you want to be an Air Force pilot?  Do you want control over what you fly, where you live, and how often you […]
January 07, 2020
Episode #40 – Mortgages, money, and how to keep more of it with Brett Schnake
This episode came about for two reasons: One of our members suggested to his brother-in-law, Brett, that he could really help out the members of TPN through his mortgage processing and that he should attend TPNx to show how he is a little different than other lenders. He showed up and blew away everyone in […]
December 31, 2019
Episode #39 – Talking with Dave Jesurun from High Country Air Service about contract flying and entrepreneurship
High Country Air Service is a veteran-owned, multi-disciplinary aviation firm, offering contract services on aircraft from Beech (Bonanza, Baron, King Air 90/200/350), Cessna (C172, C182, Citation V / V Ultra / V Encore), Piper (M350 and M500), and Cirrus (SR22).  With 25 years of experience, you can trust High Country Air Service to operate or […]
December 18, 2019
Episode #37 – Talking with Tyler Allerding: Solving Aircrew Scheduling with ProFlyt Blue
Are you frustrated with your squadrons’ aircrew scheduling process?  Are you receiving emails of excel spreadsheets to view your monthly flying schedule?  Is the schedule you’re viewing outdated by the time you request to volunteer for an event?  Would you like to know instantly when a change is made to an event that you signed […]
July 18, 2019