Today we’re listening to Tracy Farley, as she explains how she went from just trying to get over her fear of flying and heights by taking a few piloting lessons, to now sitting in the right seat of a 737 flying for SouthWest.
Category - Episodes
40 – Mismatched Formations
Today, Jeff Edwards shares how he manages a team of mismatched aircrafts and pilots into great looking formation flybys.
39 – The Rest of the Prebuy
Today we have a returning storyteller, Don Sebastian is going to share a few more PreBuy stories and will also give us a look into how he inspects airplanes remotely and teaches classes on how to do it too!
38 – Gardner Aircraft Sales
Today we’ll hear from Phil Gardner, about the history of his company Gardner Aircraft Sales, it’s really fascinating!
37 – I Learn How To Fly Paramotors
Over this last spring break, I had an opportunity to learn how to fly Powered Paragliders with AviatorPPG and today I’ll share with you my story.
36 – Little Bitty Transoceanic Ferrying
Ever wonder how american general aviation airplanes get over to Europe? Well, of course they could be shipped, but the better way is to just fly them over and today Lynn O’Donnell tell us how she crossed over the atlantic ocean in small aircraft 52 times in 3 years!
35 – Pencil Written Checklist
Featured Image Photo Credit: Ted Carlson This time, Travis Burns tells the story of how he and five other pilots integrated the HC-144 Ocean Sentry into the US Coast Guard as their new primary surveillance airplane.
34 – The Wandering WACO
Many aviators dream of having their very own vintage aircraft, and for Lenny Ohlsson that dream came true when he acquired a WACO Biplane and flew it all over the country.
33 – Near Misses and Military Precision
Today, Joe Clark will share a couple of near miss stories, and how they could have been prevented, as well as telling us a few interesting times he had while flying for the Navy.
32 – Now What LORAN?
Featured Image Credit: Capital Aviation Pilots are told to trust their instruments, but today Dr. Cass Howell will read us a story he wrote about when trusting them might have become dangerous.
31 – Training Decision Makers
Decision making is a huge part of aviation, and this time Dr. Ken Byrnes shares a few stories where he and some students learned the importance of this seemingly simple process.
30 – It’s NOT as Easy as it Looks
This time we listen to a few stories from Mike Arthur and his friend Mark Macario, with the overall theme that being a captain for a commercial airline is not as easy as it may seem.
29 – Flying in a Pillow Case
This time we listen to George Dewitt as he explains how only a handful of mistakes can lead to a pretty serious situation.
28 – A Tuskegee Airman
This time we honor African American History month by listening to Bob Walker, one of the original Tuskegee Airman who got a chance to fly during WWII
27 – Two Weeks To Taxi
This time we learn about a unique program that allows customers to have all of the benefits of an experimental aircraft without the lengthy build times.
26 – Pre-Purchase Mach Tuck
In this episode out storyteller shares what goes into his extensive pre-purchase aircraft inspections, and some of the stories of what he found on the job.
25 – Flying the News
This episode we’ll hear about some minor airline aircraft malfunctions, and some interesting places our storyteller had to go flying for News Media.
24 – Pago Pago
This episode is in memory of Ollie Washburn: 1932-2015 This episode our storyteller shares how he became a senior captain for a steel company, and some of the interesting places he got a chance to visit.
23 – Microlight Championships
In this episode we hear about what it’s like to compete in some of the most challenging ultralight aircraft competitions in the world.
22 – Machine Mishaps
This time we hear several stories from an ultralight flying couple about their most interesting flights, but before that here’s the daredevilish way our first storyteller got into flying
Veteran’s Special 2015
This time we honor our veteran’s who served in the armed forces. So far, The Logbook has featured a few military stories, and in this special episode we’ll look back at some of the favorites. We’ll also hear stories that didn’t make it into the prior shows, and some that’ll be...
21 – Hang Glider Tug
This time we hear how a hang-glider flying club designs and builds a ultralight tow plane and we’ll hear some interesting stories that came with developing it.
20 – P-51C Experience Flying
This time we hear from a P-51C Flight Experience pilot, about what goes into giving rides in a P-51, and some of the interesting people he flew.
19 – Propeller Production Predicaments
This time we hear about what it’s like to build a kit plane and the difficulties that come with flying with friends to different air shows. We also learn how our storyteller started a business making airplane propellers.
18 – The Stearman Restoration Wall
This time we hear a few stories from Stearman restoration projects and what happened to those planes after they were completed and sold.
17 – The Deputized Fighter Pilot
This time we hear about how our storyteller became a fighter pilot in the air force, and some interesting things that happened to him while flying jet aircraft.
16 – “Greenville Woman Now...
This time we hear a few stories about learning how to fly as a woman in the 1920s and what it was like to start an airport back then and what went into running it
15 – Training Off Field
This time we listen to a few training stories from a pilot who wanted to prepare for emergency landings, and then ended up in that situation herself.
14 – “Haul’in Ass”
This time we listen to a few stories from a WWII P-47 fighter pilot, as he recounts times from during the war and some of his experiences afterwards.
13 – All Coast Aircraft Recovery
This time we hear a story from a retired NAVY aviation maintenance officer, and how he started his own business relocating historic airplanes such as, his favorite, a couple B-17’s.