Pilots Journey Aviation Podcast



The Pilot's Journey Podcast discusses aviation, proficiency and enjoying the journey.


  • PJP #060 - Living the Dream

    22/12/2019 Duración: 59min

    This episode the crew describes how they are living the aviation dream! Stew tells us about his dream job flying freight for Empire Airlines. From a schedule with lots of at-home time to one of his favorite aircraft, the ATR-72, Stew is living his part 121 dream. Mike describes his dream of flying the back country with Gem Air, a part 135 airline flying multiple makes and models. Stu tells about his new (to him) Cirrus and the Thrust Flight Zero Time to Airline program where airline pilots are made.

  • PJP #059 - So Oshkosh

    15/07/2018 Duración: 01h21min

    This episode we welcome Dick Knapinski, Director of Communications for EAA. Dick and the crew discuss AirVenture 2018 as well as fond memories of past shows. The crew also catches up on what they've been doing with their careers.

  • PJP #058 - 50 below

    11/02/2017 Duración: 01h11min

    Stew tells us about his new job for "ATR Airlines", and tales of type ratings and IOE in frigid Alaska. Stu also relates his visit to Alaska, but at 50 degrees above zero. His family vacation included helicopter rides and the chance to land a Cessna 170 on a glacier. Mike drops the big announcement that he is making a career change into the air charter world. Before long he'll want to be called "Captain Mike".

  • PJP #057 - Texas Pecan Pie

    14/05/2016 Duración: 14min

    This episode is on location at Bic's restaurant near the Addison, Texas airport. The three Stews get in the same room for a rare occasion to discuss Mike's progress in achieving his CFI rating.

  • PJP #056 - Elk Hauling

    17/04/2016 Duración: 51min

    Stew tells us out about his “expedited takeoff” from Puerto Rico. He also gets to play Aircraft Repo Guy with a Zenith Zodiac he received from his grandfather. Stu talks about selling his beloved Cessna twin, and the completion of his multi-engine ATP rating. He also mentions his visit to Sun-n-Fun 2016.Mike creates a buzz as he talks about his new book project. He also discusses staying IFR current and meeting PTS standards. He also relates flying into challenging back country strips where you have to be on your game.

  • PJP #055 - AirVenture 2015

    01/08/2015 Duración: 34min

    The Stuews meet up at EAA AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Stu describes a good tail wind while flying an Extreme Decathlon. Mike flew his trusty Cessna 180, and Stew flew in the back of a Southwest 737. Stew announces his new position as Chief Pilot for Stu’s US Sport Aircraft and Mike details his experience flying the FISKE arrival into Oshkosh.

  • PJP #054 - Survival

    28/02/2015 Duración: 01h02min

    Stew tells us about his new job as an assistant chief pilot for a part 141 flight school. He also describes his flight bringing a new Cessna 310Q from the Pacific Northwest to its new home in Texas. Stu describes his trip to Sebring Florida for the US Sport Aviation Expo. He also tells us about their new Xtreme Decathlon aerobatic plane. Mike has been flying quite a bit, including some IFR and night flying. He also relates getting back into "real" IFR vs flying under the hood. The crew discusses the "selfie pilot" and how chains of errors lead to accidents. We also talk about Ballistic Recovery Parachutes and advanced avionics.

  • PJP #053 - Breakfast - Yes or No?

    07/11/2014 Duración: 50min

    This episode we discuss landing by truck headlights, Stu's new ratings, and the Red Bull Air Races. Wealso discuss new tablet/phone apps for pilots and more.

  • PJP #052 - The Spin Doctor

    15/06/2014 Duración: 01h14min

    This episode we discuss an FAA Safety event where Mike got to work with Rich Stowell, the Spin Doctor. We also discuss FAA waivers, long cross country trips, collecting ratings, buying twin engine and aerobatic planes, and more.

  • PJP #051 - Rush to ATP

    03/03/2014 Duración: 46min

    This episode we discuss Mike’s test flight of his Cessna 180 after a top overhaul, New ATP certificate requirements and the rush to get in before the changes, Stu’s search for a light twin, and more.

  • PJP #050 - Taking a spin

    01/02/2014 Duración: 01h11min

    This episode we discuss hand propping a Cessna 180, intentional and unintentional spins, iPads, and much more.

  • PJP #049 - Boeing Test Pilot

    17/10/2013 Duración: 01h11min

    This episode we discuss ending the summer flying season, tail wheels, and welcome a special guest: Bob Kay, a retired production test pilot for the Boeing Corporation.

  • PJP #048 - Traffic Patterns and Tail Trouble

    10/08/2013 Duración: 59min

    Mike has "trouble with his tail" as he describes landing with a damaged tailwheel. CFI Stew describes his recent flight to Aspen in a Cessna 182. Pilot Stu had the opportunity to do some more formation flight while shooting a promotional video. The crew also rants about traffic patterns.

  • PJP #047 – A New Baby

    24/05/2013 Duración: 01h07min

    CFIStew prepares for a new little one in his hangar, while Mike welcomes a mature beauty to his.

  • PJP #046 – Women in Aviation

    28/02/2013 Duración: 01h31s

    Mary Latimer We welcome Mary Latimer and Victoria Neuville to the virtual hangar this month to discuss the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.

  • PJP #045 - Checkrides

    24/12/2012 Duración: 50min

    Chris Findley Our guest this time is Chris Findley - host of the MyFlightCoach.com podcast, author and creator of a unique checkride prep tool. Chris discusses the phases students go through during training, things he's seen in checkrides, ways to prepare and challenges he has getting students in the right frame of mind for a practical test.

  • PJP #044 - A Puddle of Oil and Check the Web Cam

    29/11/2012 Duración: 50min

    PIREPS: Stu describes the odd feelings flying an Ercoupe. The Stews also discuss some new aircraft including a Decathlon and perhaps a Cesnna 310 light twin. Cavanaugh Flight Museum offers flight training in a Stearman, T6 Texan, or a P51 Mustang. Mike relates his recent exercise in flight planning where his most valuable tools were highway web cams. Mike also discusses an FAA Safety course he took with which he disagreed on some of the "best" answers. The crew discusses personal minimums and the best approach to marginal weather that bumps against personal or approach minimums.

  • PJP #043 - Call Me Drippy

    25/10/2012 Duración: 51min

    PIREPS: Stu does some formation flight as part of a high school aeronautics program; Mikes faces IFR currency issues; Mike takes on spins in the Cub; Stew describes his adventures at the Alliance Air Show; Stu laments his lack currency for both IFR and log book updates; Stew comments on improvements in General Aviation Safety

  • PJP #042 - 30 Hours in a Cub

    15/09/2012 Duración: 01h06min

    PIREPS: Stu has been busy at work as a CFI; Mikes flight in a SR-22T; Mike took a 30 hour cross country flight in his J3 Cub; Stew went to Oshkosh 2012 Airventure; Tiger returns to production Tiger going back into production; Redbird Simulators with ATRC in Carrolton TX; FEATURED SITE: LightspeedAviationFoundation.org; PRODUCT REVIEW: Garmin My Pilot App for iPhone/iPod/iPad - 3.5 Stars

  • PJP #041 - Technicolor Badge of Courage

    09/05/2012 Duración: 01h06min

    In this episode we hear about Stu's puker on a discovery flight. The crew discusses ways to counter act and "dequeazify" flying. Stu also describes a "failure to communicate" with another discovery flight student.

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