Flying And Life Podcast



A show discussing the current aviation topics and the adventures of my family.


  • 71 - AirVenture 2021 - Friends, People and Airplanes

    06/08/2021 Duración: 01h58min

    This episode contains all of the interviews that we did at EAA AirVenture 2021.  Gregg, Dan and Mike all conducted interview of things that they were interested in.  Many of these interviews are with non-profit organizations that use aviation for good.  They are linked below.  Also there are some of the photos that I took during the week. Tuskegee Next -  "Our Mission: Honoring the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, Tuskegee NEXT seeks to transform the lives of at-risk youth through aviation education and career path opportunities, so they can transform their communities. Our Strategy: Tuskegee NEXT seeks to provide role models and a clear path toward aviation careers through: Flight Training, Life Skills, and Educational Assistance. United Aviate- Aviate is United's industry-leading pilot career development program offering aspiring and established pilots the most direct path to a United flight deck. Orbis International- "We are an international non-profit that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness

  • 70 - AirVenture 21 - First impressions and Takeaways

    30/07/2021 Duración: 45min

    Dan, Gregg and Mike just talk about their first few days at OSH and What they are looking forward to for the week.

  • 69- EAA AirVenture 2021 Arrival

    26/07/2021 Duración: 01h13min

    This episode Dan and I fly the Fisk VFR arrival into KOSH.   width="225"]   

  • 68 - Hello is this thing on???

    22/06/2021 Duración: 01h26min

    In this episode,  Life Link to Joe's Book Mars Hill News:  Sully Sullenberger Selected as U.S. Ambassador to ICAO - AIN Sullenberger nominated as ICAO ambassador - AOPA  CX and Airbus working on single pilot A350 in cruise GE and Safran tout new ‘open rotor’ engine future for sustainable aviation  United Adding Supersonic Speeds with New Agreement to Buy Aircraft from Boom Supersonic Southwest cancels due to technology problems Unruly skies: Union chief highlights airline passenger misconduct  Airventure Topic: Knowing aircraft, capacity and performance Patreon  You can find show notes for this episode at You can find me on Twitter @flyingandlife Or you can email  Opening and closing music is from and bumper music is from purple You can find the podcast on Sticher radio

  • 67 - Just an Aviation Conversation

    29/12/2020 Duración: 01h14min

    In this episode,  NEWS: Aviation Stats Update: December 15, 2020 Air Baltic becomes all A220 operator following retirement of final 737 REX (Austraila) receives approval to operate B737s UK Supreme Court rules LHR third runway a go UPS engine issues out of Dublin ASA A320 CAE-SEA diverts to LAX over NW USA due to anti-ice/avionics issue Oceanic Tracks Patreon    You can find show notes for this episode at flying and You can find me on Twitter @flyingandlife Or you can email  Opening and closing music is from and bumper music is from purple You can find the podcast on Sticher radio

  • 66- Winter Ops are Coming

    18/12/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    In this episode,  News: FAA’s Dickson flies Max, declares ‘I like what I saw’ Israeli-Jordan airspace pact set to unlock more Middle Eastern routes Boeing to Move All 787 Dreamliner Production to South Carolina - WSJ New A220 ACJ deal signed A339 MTOW increase approved Iceland Air to scrap four, sell three, and store nine 752s MEA takes delivery of 10,000th A320 Serial Number Topic- Winter operations  Deice Runway conditions code (RCAM Matix) RUNWAY CONDITION ASSESSMENT MATRIX (RCAM) Development & Background Special winter operations airports Winter Passenger weights - 5lb increase (2.2 kilos) Feedback- Commuting  Patreon 

  • 65 - Non-Standard Operations

    30/09/2020 Duración: 01h25min

    In this episode,  News: Spirit predicts Asco purchase will terminate, describes Bombardier buy as uncertain  Boeing lays off pilot group that supports service entry of new aircraft types FAA head Dickson to pilot the 737 Max next week How Boeing Lost Its Bearings WestJet Employees Could See Pay Cut By Half As Subsidies Change  9 out of 10 787s could have major manufacturing defect Topic- Non-Standard Flying Ferry flights Maintenance and position Charters Test Flights Patreon

  • 64 - ETOPS

    29/08/2020 Duración: 01h22min

    In this episode,  News: YouTube- FedEx B763 Emergency Landing at LAX | LEFT MAIN GEAR NOT EXTENDED FedEx Boeing 767F Lands Without Left Gear Locked In Los Angeles May Turned Out To Have The Lowest Number Of Flights In US History Qantas CEO Says Vaccine May Be Necessary To Resume US Flights Cargolux Reveals Special Mask Livery On A Boeing 747 Cute: Delta Pilot Couple Retires On Same Flight ExpressJet to wind down operations on 30 September – PaxEx.Aero Topic: ETOPS AC120-42B - ETOPS ACAircraft Needs- Balanced vs Unbalanced ETOPS

  • 63 - Airline Dispatchers Federation

    21/08/2020 Duración: 01h19min

    Flying and life Episode 63 –  News: United to drop contract with ExpressJet, dealing fatal blow FAA 737 engine AD Viva Las remote office? Allegiant Air to pitch 'work from Vegas' travel packages to boost bookings Topic:  Catherine Jackson President of ADF:  After years of hoping to find time and money for flight lessons, Catherine finally decided to stop waiting and walked into the pilot shack at Lee Airport in Annapolis, MD in June of 2000 and asked if anyone there would teach her to fly. That weekend, she took her first flight in a small aircraft to the AOPA fly-in. A month later, she was camping under the wing at EAA AirVenture and soon after started looking for an aviation career to support her recreational flying. In 2001 she applied for a scholarship offered by the Airline Dispatchers Federation and was awarded the scholarship at the Women in Aviation conference that year. By the end of the year she left a long career in private club management and secured an Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.

  • 62 - Skills to be a Dispatcher

    31/07/2020 Duración: 01h39min

    News: Airline earnings week: American Delta JetBlue - reports tomorrow Southwest Spirit United     Airline Loss Cash on Hand Cash burn per day AAL 2.7 or 4.3 B 10.2 B 30 mil/day DAL 3.9 or 7 B 15.7 B 43 for Q 27M end of June SWA 915m or 1.5b 14.5 B 23 for q 16m end of june per day Spirit 212m to 365m 1.2 B 9.5 to 1.5 M UAL 1.6 to 2.6B 15.2B A Lot   Qantas flew their 747 retirement flight Jetblue and American Codeshare  Alaska to join OneWorld NASA confirms plans for Crew Dragon splashdown Aug. 2, weather permitting   Topic:  Skills to be a dispatcherBook - Canada Book - United States Ethics of Dispatching Life: I got nothing.  Well at least nothing to share.  

  • 61 - Highs and Lows of Aviation

    20/07/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    News: FAA SAFO - Oceanic Airspace in COVID times  PIA 431 - Prelim report  End of the 747 Another airline bailout? Feedback Links Justin Cook   Topic The ups and down of the industry and what lies ahead and really just conversation about what we are hearing and what we are feeling and an personal update You can find show notes for this episode at flying and You can find me on Twitter @flyingandlife, instagram Or you can email  Opening and closing music is from and bumper music is from purple You can find the podcast on Sticher radio

  • 60 - Reporting Light Chop

    28/06/2020 Duración: 01h52min

    News: Fatal Atlas Air Flight 3591 Cargo Plane Crash Subject of Board Meeting Complex NAT planning due to alternate airport restrictions Faa Safety warnings Accident: Dynamic B762 at Fort Lauderdale on Oct 29th 2015, fuel leak results in engine fire (Final Report) Topic: Pireps: Dispatchers role in pirep reporting  14 CFR 121.561 What is  a PIREP? Where do they come from?  What are the different types of PIREPS?  How are they submitted? How do dispatchers  communicate PIREPS? How do dispatchers ‘see’ PIREPS?  The struggle to get a useful pirep. Objective PIREPS Vs Subjective  PIREPS Different Airlines, Different Policies Future of PIREPS / Discussion Life: How do you deal with stress? How do you manage rotating schedules AKA night shift to dayshift and vice versa changes. 

  • 59 - Dispatching in Canada and the Differences from the USA

    06/06/2020 Duración: 01h05min

    This episode we are joined by Dispatcher Joe of Acme Canada. We talk about the major differences between the regulations of Canada and the United States of America.

  • 57 - A Whole New World

    16/04/2020 Duración: 01h13min

    In this episode Gregg and I talk about the Covid-19 pandemic and how it is changing the way we operate an airline. Parked aircraft Videos:  

  • 56 - Medical Issues and CDC Requirements

    31/01/2020 Duración: 01h20min

    Flying and life Episode 56–  News: A350 inflight shutdowns - Linked to spilled liquids Kobe Crash NTSB Update: VAS Aviation Coweta County Crash Kills Airshow Pilot Bad weekend in Aviation - China Corona Virus.   CDC Reporting requirements

  • 55- We have a podcast?

    13/01/2020 Duración: 51min

    This episode Gregg and I just talk about life and why we haven't podcasted in the last 6 months.   We talked about:  

  • 54 - Aviation Universities

    13/08/2019 Duración: 01h33min

    Aims Community College Elizabeth City State University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University LeTourneau University Lewis University Liberty University Middle Tennessee State University Minnesota State University – Mankato PEA (Phoenix East Aviation) Purdue University Southern Illinois University – Carbondale St. Louis University University of Dubuque University of North Dakot

  • 53 - EAA Opening Remarks and All About The F-15E

    31/07/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    Show notes coming soon

  • 52 - Podcasting by the plane and OSH arrival

    31/07/2019 Duración: 56min

    Show Notes Coming Soon

  • 51 - Pre OSH to OSH

    22/07/2019 Duración: 01h28s

    Airplane co-owner Dan and I talk about our pre OSH planning, and our journey to AirVenture 2019

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