165 How to get a Helicopter License and a Job Flying Helicopters + GA News
1 hr 10 min

165 How to get a Helicopter License and a Job Flying Helicopters + GA News

Summary165 Max talks with Steve Bush, owner of Lone Star Helicopters, about FAA requirements for a Private helicopter certificate and the typical hours required. Steve also talks about the different types of helicopters used in the training and their typical cost. He also talks about the current strong market for helicopter pilots, and typical number of hours needed to qualify for different helicopter jobs.

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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk
Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk
Air Traffic Talk
OB152: Circling Frozen Turkeys
Episode 152 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss the differences between circling maneuvers at a towered airport and a non-towered airport, circling maneuvers for seaplanes, and circling maneuvers designed to keep a safe distance from surrounding airports. Articles mentioned: http://code7700.com/pdfs/bca/bca_non-circle_circling_2017-09.pdf, https://code7700.com/kteb_circling_conundrum.htm, https://code7700.com/rot_vdp.htm Timely Feedback: * PATRON Bravo Charlie and former resident of Latvia tells us a little about aviation in that country. * PATRON Mike Romeo has something to add to proper radio frequency change etiquette. Feedback * Sierra Bravo offers insight into the difficulty finding airports at night. * PATRON Charlie Mike from the Frozen North asks about “N/A at Night” on local approach plates. Check out these articles from AOPA: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/june/20/not-authorized-at-night and https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/june/27/ifr-fix written by Dan Namowitz at AOPA. * November Quebec wants to know how busy a non-towered airport has to be in order to get a new tower. * PATRON Alpha Lima laments about being denied practice approaches at TRIAD due to a frequency issue. Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases. Music by audionautix.com. Third party audio provided by liveatc.net. Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC. Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only. There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA. All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent. For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor. Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.
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Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career
Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career
Captain George Nolly
RFT 450: The Flying Fahans
After flying planes around the world together for years, married couple Joe and Margrit Fahan co-piloted their last flight on August 13. The Fahans have both been pilots for more than 30 years and have been co-pilots on a Delta Airbus A330-300 aircraft for the past six years. The couple met while they were flying for the same commuter airline in New Jersey in the early 1980s. At the time, both Joe and Margrit were married to other spouses. Years later, when they were both single, they ran into each other again. The Fahans got married in 1992 and had two sons, both of whom went on to become pilots. The pilot couple met in the early '80s.  When the coronavirus pandemic impacted travel in the US earlier in the year, their once-busy flight schedule was almost entirely grounded. They flew just a handful of flights after mid-March. "When COVID hit, everything shut down. It just really came to a screeching halt, especially international travel," Joe told Insider. In July, the couple accepted an offer made by Delta Air Lines to retire early due to the lack of flights. Joe, 63, was nearing the required commercial airline pilot retirement age of 65, but Margrit, 60, still had a few years left in the career. "I still might do something else. I am enjoying a little bit of time off here and there, but I'm looking for other opportunities," Margrit said. The Fahans can look back on many years of co-piloting memories and stories.  The couple started their @flyingfahans Instagram account a few years ago to document their experience as married pilots. They recently posted a video marking their retirement.   In the video, the couple documented the experience of receiving a water salute, an aviation tradition to honor airline service in which fire hoses spray arcs of water over the plane. Some people have asked the Fahans how they managed to work together as a married couple. "We do get some people saying, 'I could never work with my spouse,'" Joe said. "My usual answer to them is: 'One day you're gonna be retired, and you'll have to get along with them then.'" The couple is enjoying retirement but said they are open to future opportunities in aviation.
29 min
Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
APG Crew
APG 449 - Bears and Bongs
Our crew today: Hosts Dr. Steph, Captains Nick and Jeff, Producer/Director Liz. Join us for the latest in aviation news, your feedback, and this week's Plane Tale: "You Couldn't Give These Away Either!" Photo Credit: Nick Anderson * [00:03:09] NEWS * [00:03:26] Accident: Volga-Dnjepr A124 at Novosibirsk on Nov 13th 2020 * [00:13:13] CONFLICTING VIEWS : Aviation Will Need 27,000 New Pilots in 2021 as Shortage Continues Despite Downturn * [00:21:57] Five Americans Among Seven Dead as Peacekeeping Helicopter Crashes in Egypt * [00:24:10] ATC Audio: Pilot Loses Engine On IFR Flight - Plane & Pilot Magazine * [00:33:15] Bear Strike in Alaska * [00:36:58] Pilots Of Pobeda Airlines 737 Flight 'Draw' Penis In The Sky During Scheduled Flight In Support Of Footballer * [00:40:19] The Max Returns * [00:45:28] GETTING TO KNOW US * [01:09:23] COFFEE FUND * [01:11:11] FEEDBACK * [01:11:20] Chopper Mike - Gyros, X to the factor of P, and Nerd Speak - Redux * [01:20:55] Texas Anla'Shok - The Last Super-Jumbo * [01:23:35] From Nick :-) - Russian Airport Car Chase * [01:29:27] Dana - Training #5 * [01:43:28] Glaucus - This is Scary... * [01:47:31] Sean - What Happens in the Tower, Stays in the Tower... * [01:53:48] PLANE TALES - You Couldn't Give These Away Either! * [02:15:34] Flyingkiwi - Wellington Tower, Instrument Rating Progress, Models * [02:24:06] Glen - Wellington Tower * [02:29:18] Tom - Jeffs IOE? * [02:31:32] Alex - Tulsa?! * [02:35:50] PAUL - Sun'n Fun Holiday Festival and Car Show * [02:37:47] Thomas - Look Closely! * [02:39:50] David - 727 Still Around as a Oil Spillage Dispersal Aircraft * [02:41:57] Matt - 727 at MSP * [02:44:35] Alex - Noob Pilot Procedure Question VIDEO Don't see the video? Click this to watch it on YouTube! Looking for the older episodes? You can find them by going here: All APG Episodes Feed ABOUT RADIO ROGER “Radio Roger” Stern has been a TV and Radio reporter since he was a teenager. He’s won an Emmy award for his coverage in the New York City Market. Currently you can hear his reporting in New York on radio station 1010 WINS, the number one all-news station in the nation. Nationally you can hear him anchor newscasts on the Fox News Radio Network and on Fox’s Headlines 24-7 service on Sirius XM Radio. In addition Roger is a proud member of and contributor to the APG community. Audible.com Trial Membership Offer - Get your free audio book today! Give us your review in iTunes! I'm "airlinepilotguy" on Facebook, and "airlinepilotguy" on Twitter. feedback@airlinepilotguy.com airlinepilotguy.com "Appify" the Airline Pilot Guy website (http://airlinepilotguy.com) on your phone or tablet! ATC audio from http://LiveATC.net Intro/outro Music, Coffee Fund theme music by Geoff Smith thegeoffsmith.com Dr. Steph's intro music by Nevil Bounds Capt Nick's intro music by Kevin from Norway (aka Kevski) Doh De Oh by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100255 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Copyright © AirlinePilotGuy 2020, All Rights Reserved Airline Pilot Guy Show by Jeff Nielsen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
2 hr 58 min
The Weekly Defence Podcast
The Weekly Defence Podcast
Shephard Media
UK injects £16.5 billion into defence, China’s microwave weapons and Sense-Through-The-Wall capabilities
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we speak with UK-based company Iceni Labs on its work with the UK MoD to develop a range of technologies including the SafeScan Tactical Sense-Through-The-Wall radar, and we catch-up on all the news from the Asia Pacific. *Newsround (00:38)* UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on 19 November a £16.5bn defence spending injection, the biggest boost for the sector since the Cold War. The new package includes a new focus on the space domain. In the same statement to the House of Commons, he also provided an update on the Integrated Review and said its results would be released in early 2021.  The US Missile Defense Agency and industry partners are claiming a breakthrough in defence against long-range ballistic missiles after conducting an interceptor test against an ICBM target on 17 November. The Aegis Combat System on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John Finn was upgraded to integrate the Standard Missile 3 Block 2A missile.  The Pakistan Navy commissioned into service the newest member of its fleet, PNS Tabuk, at a ceremony at the port of Constanza, Romania on 12 November, before it begins its transit home to begin operations in 2021.  News in Focus Land Reporter Flavia Camargos Pereira reports on the Brazilian MoD’s new line of investments which calls for higher defence spending across the country’s military forces. Can Brazil afford to make plans for the procurement of new capabilities?  The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $339 million contract to field a prototype Mid-Range Capability battery by 2023 to integrate the Tomahawk cruise missile and Standard Missile-6 into a new ground-launch system. News Editor Ben Vogel looks at what the US Army is looking to achieve with this new capability. A report from the UK Public Accounts Committee has raised questions about the UK's carrier strike capabilities. The 13 November report claims that the Crowsnest AEW radar system has been subjected to ‘poor contractor performance and inadequate departmental oversight.’ Air Editor Tim Martin reports on the matter.  *Deep Dive – News from the Asia Pacific (25:50)* Senior Editor Naval Richard Thomas is on the line with Asia Pacific Editor Gordon Arthur to discuss the major defence headlines from the past month in the region. *Interview- Iceni Labs (47:12)* Ben Vogel speaks with Alexand Giles, Chief Commercial Officer at UK- base enterprise Iceni Labs, about the newly developed SafeScan Technology. This Sense-Through-The-Wall (STTW) capability allows operators to identify individuals through barriers such as walls and doors without the requirement to physically penetrate a structure. This episode was produced by Noemi Distefano with music and sound mixing by Fred Prest
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