Interviews With Inspiring Pilots From Around The World

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22: Brent Blue – FAA ATP Certified Pilot, Senior AME & Aeromedix Co-Founder

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What does it take to become a pilot?  Join us as Brent Blue gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey. Dr. Brent Blue MD Inspired Pilot Podcast Episode 22

Brent Blue is a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner who introduced Digital Pulse Oximetry to general aviation in 1995. He has been the team doctor for the US Unlimited Aerobatic team at the world competition in Hungary and lectures extensively on Hypoxia and carbon monoxide at altitude. Keep Reading >>

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21: Andrew Underwood – Blogger, Douglas DC3 & Commercial Pilot

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Andrew Underwood was born in the UK but has called New Zealand his home for the past thirteen years, learning to fly at Ardmore airfield in Auckland.

Since gaining his commercial licence, he’s been employed as a skydive drop pilot, international aerial survey pilot, before more recently, moving into scheduled passenger operations. Keep Reading >>

20: Colleen Mondor – Private Pilot, Alaska Aviation Writer & Author

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What does it take to become a pilot?  Join us as Colleen Mondor gives us insight into her inspiring pilot journey.

Colleen Mondor is a freelance writer and the author of “Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying In Alaska“. She contributes regularly to Alaska dispatch news, writing about Alaskan aviation, and owns an aircraft leasing company with her husband. Keep Reading >>

19: John Laity – Microlight Pilot & ‘Flying For Freedom’ Co-Founder

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John Laity is a pilot engineer and pilot with over eighteen years flying experience in ultralights. He co-founded Flying for Freedom in 2010 in response to the large number of injured and wounded veterans who applied to be a part of the British Antarctic Microlight Expedition.

Flying for Freedom is now funded and supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry via their endeavour fund. Further supporting the course, both Prince Harry and Prince George are proud owners of special Flying for Freedom flying suits. Keep Reading >>

18: Rick Durden – ATP, CFI, Aviation Lawyer & Author

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Rick Durden started flying in junior high school. He became a flight instructor during his first year of college and helped pay for college and law school for flight instructing and hauling air freight. Holding an ATP with type ratings in the Douglas DC-3 and Cessna Citation 500 series, Rick splits his time between practicing Aviation law and as an editor of Aviation consumer magazine and AVweb, the Internet Aviation Magazine.

Rick has been a volunteer pilot for Lighthawk, a public benefit flying organization that supports conservation efforts in North and Central America for 25 years and is also the author of the book, “The Thinking Pilot’s Flight Manual: Or, How to Survive Flying Little Airplanes and Have a Ball Doing It“, Volume 1. Volume 2 will be released shortly. Keep Reading >>

17: Owen Zupp – Airline Pilot, Author & Blogger

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Owen Zupp’s passion for flight began in childhood and he now possesses over 17,000 hours on a wide range of aircrafts. Owen’s career has included remote region charter flying and flights instruction, international ferry flights, flight testing, and the airlines.

He holds a master’s degree in aviation and his writings on the subject have been widely published. Beyond the cockpit, Owen has offered four books, and the popular website, the Pilot’s blog at www.thepilotsblog.com.

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16: Rod Rakic – FAA Commercial Pilot & OpenAirplane Founder

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What does it take to become a pilot?  Join us as Rod Rakic gives us insight into his inspiring pilot journey.

Rod Rakic is committed to helping aviation work better. He’s the co-founder of OpenAirplane which makes renting an airplane as easy as renting a car.

Rod’s career spans twenty years of building businesses as tools to enhance and manage plans, a digital strategist, professional pilot, and user-experience nerd with a mission.

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15: Dean Siracusa – Meyers 200D & Instrument Rated Pilot, Flying Eyes Sunglasses Inventor

 

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Dean Siracusa is a 2000-hour FAA single engine land and instrument rated pilot, inventor and serial entrepreneur based in Austin, Texas in the United States. In 2006, Dean purchased a rare 1966 Meyers 200D which still to this day is one of the fastest and safest single-engine piston aircraft ever built.

The Meyers 200D still holds speed records to this day for production aircraft.

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