MPC-009 International Boeing 777 Pilot Andy Shane

MPC Podcast Epsiode #9

  • Air Asia Flight 8501 Update
  • NASA Launches Single Pilot Airline Operations Study
  • Special Guest – Airline Pilot Andy Shane

Have you ever wondered what it was like to fly an international airline route?  Join us as our guest Andy Shane discusses some of the challenges flying the Boeing 777 half way around the world.  Whether you have aspirations of becoming an airline pilot or just a fun flyer like most of us, Andy gives a few words of advice when it comes to talking to ATC.   Traveling to different parts of the world, you get to experience the different dialects and cultural differences.   “You have to be a Recorder”, Andy says.   What ever ATC tells you to do, be sure to read back exactly what they say word for word so that there is not a miss communication.   This is one of the biggest barriers to international flight.  Luckily on the Boeing 777, these flights consist of 4 pilots in the cockpit.  That is 8 eyeballs, and 8 ears watching and listening to everything going on.   Andy spent 10 years prior to the airlines flying the KC-135 in the Air Force.   Some of the most fun flying in his aviation career for sure.  If you want to fly the Airlines, Andy’s advice is to go for it!  It is an amazing career that he has enjoyed for over 20 years.

 

 Andy giving us a look inside the 777 Sim.

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Andy and I recording Podcast #9 in his home office


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MPC-008 Matt Steward from ShareAviation.com

MPC Podcast Epsiode #8

  • Air Asia Flight 8501
  • Matt Steward – ShareAviation.com

 

As a pilot or aviation enthusiast, we get to see and experience things that most do not.    ShareAviation.com has taken the next step in social media to resolve this problem.   There are sights and sounds from the world above that gives a whole new perspective on the world.    In this Episode, Mr. Matt Steward from ShareAviation joins us to discuss what he and his partners have developed to help SHARE our experiences with others or amongst fellow aviation geeks!

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These days social media seems to be the way that people stay in touch from around the world.   ShareAviation has taken these same principles as we have all become accustomed to like facebook and twitter and customized it targeting the aviation community.   You can find all kinds of examples of the motto, the backbone, the theme, of ShareAviation all over the net.   YouTube, Vimeo, Google…..All of these sources have tons of information geared toward us as pilots and fans of aviation.  ShareAviation has created a once stop shop for all of this fantastic media.    Take for example a new student getting ready to solo……..what a way to capture that special moment in ones life than to record a video of the event.   What happens next…..You are so proud of the moment that you can not wait to “share” that experience with your friends and family.   It is on our nature to bring others in on our happiness and give them a glimpse into our dreams and realities.  Maybe its just some incredible aviation photography, a local fly in at your nearby airport, FAA Training Seminars, Air shows,  Young Eagle events or even veteran pilots helping those of us that are just starting out as student pilots.   These are all examples of things that we love to share with others.  If you are a pilot or aviation geek, please go visit ShareAviation, Sign up, and start to have fun discussing, learning, and sharing all things aviation.   These guys have really done an outstanding job in such a short time period bringing the aviation community together in one spot.

 

If you would like more information or have a question for Matt you may email him…..   Matt@shareaviation.com

 

 

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MPC-007 Seaplane Flying in the Islands with Captain Rudy Schloesing

Paradise……….We all have our idea as to what that word means. The visions that we as pilots and passengers get to experience from the world above, gives this word “Paradise” a whole new meaning. In this episode, we speak with Captain Rudy Schloesing about what it is like to fly Twin Otter Seaplanes in the Caribbean and the Maldive Islands. Flying an airplane on floats brings forth a whole new set of challenges. For example, when you are taxing a float plane and would like to stop, there are not any brakes. This along with the complexity of learning how to steer the airplane on the water is probably one of the most challenging techniques to master as a new seaplane pilot. Being a seaplane pilot puts you into a whole new brotherhood  and opens up doors that you could not imagine.  Below are a few photos of Captain Rudy and the Twin Otter Seaplanes that he is currently flying.

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To get a small glimpse into the world of flying a twin otter on floats, check out the video that Captain Rudy put together while flying for Seaborne Airlines in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

Governor Rick Perry Talking Airplanes with Master CFII Aaron Dabney
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Commercial Single Engine Sea Rating

Have you ever wondered what it was like to fly a Seaplane?  I sure have, and finally after dreaming about it for so long, it became a reality.   There is just something about the freedom of flying over the water knowing that for the most part you can land anywhere now.   Flying a Seaplane is much different than being stuck to the pavement.   Everything about the Take-offs, to the increased drag while in cruise flight, to the landing, is all new and different.  When taking off on the water, there is so much drag that it seems like it takes you forever to get going.  You finally bring the airplane up on to the step and start to basically SKI across the water.  Once up on the step, this is when the speed builds to lift off.  One thing that I found was, it takes a bit of finesse to fly the seaplane.  You let it break the surface of the water on its own……After lift off, its a little nose down trim as the flaps come out and your off.    Taking off is a blast…but landing the float plane is the most enjoyable part to me.

At David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport in Texas, they have a water runway.   This is where I did a majority of my training.  Tons of Take-Offs and Landings!  You’ve got to perfect both before moving on to the lake.  On landing the Seaplane as you approach the rotation height, you basically just hold the site picture just a little nose high, playing with the stall warning, and then all of a sudden the floats kiss the water.  Once down, reduce the power to idle with full aft yoke and the Seaplane settles down into the drink.   It really is an incredible feeling and something that I would suggest every pilot go do.   Flying a seaplane opens up a whole set of other doors into aviation.

Below is the video from my training.   I tried to condense about 3 hours of footage into 10 mins.   Hope you enjoy…

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Seaplanes, then check out the Seaplane Pilot Association on the net…    www.seaplanes.org

 

 

 

 

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