27: Jeremy Robertson – Former Airline, Now Private Pilot With Diabetes & Junior Doctor

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Jeremy Robertson started flying at age 15 in Canberra, Australia, completing his PPL at the end of high school and gaining his commercial licences via the University of New South Wales Bachelor of Aviation program.

Jeremy has worked as a flying instructor, bush pilot, and an airline pilot. Accumulating 7,500 flying hours across aircraft ranging from ultralights to B747s before a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in 2010 ended his commercial flying career.

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26: Patrick Smith – Airline Pilot, Author & Aviation Pundit

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Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and the host of the popular website AskThePilot.com. Patrick is also a published author, and his book Cockpit Confidential is a New York Times best-seller.

He has also appeared on hundreds of radio and television outlets and his work is cited on a regular basis in print publications worldwide.

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25: Robert DeLaurentis – ZEN Pilot, Author & Aviation Speaker

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Robert DeLaurentis, the “Zen Pilot”, is a noted aviation speaker and author with over 1400 flight hours.

Robert has his Visual, Instrument and Multi-engine Ratings and holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate as well as an advanced graduate degree in Spiritual Psychology.
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22: Brent Blue – FAA ATP Certified Pilot, Senior AME & Aeromedix Co-Founder

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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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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 >>

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