Pilots Journey Aviation Podcast
By Stuart Stevenson, Stewart Stoll and Mike Hart
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Welcome to the Pilot's Journey Podcast, where we discuss aviation, proficiency and enjoying the journey. The show is hosted by Stuart Stevenson aka PilotStu, a private pilot in north Dallas, Stewart Stoll aka CFIStew, a certificated flight instructor near Fort Worth, Texas, and Mike Hart (aka Idaho Mike) a private pilot and aircraft owner in Idaho Falls.
||CleanPJP #058 - 50 below||Stew tells us about his new job for "ATR Airlines", and tales of type ratings and IOE in frigid Alaska. Stu also relates his visit to Alaska, but at 50 degrees above zero. His family vacation included helicopter rides and the chance to land a Cessna 170 on a glacier. Mike drops the big announcement that he is making a career change into the air charter world. Before long he'll want to be called "Captain Mike".||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #057 - Texas Pecan Pie||This episode is on location at Bic's restaurant near the Addison, Texas airport. The three Stews get in the same room for a rare occasion to discuss Mike's progress in achieving his CFI rating.||5/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #056 - Elk Hauling||Stew tells us out about his “expedited takeoff” from Puerto Rico. He also gets to play Aircraft Repo Guy with a Zenith Zodiac he received from his grandfather. Stu talks about selling his beloved Cessna twin, and the completion of his multi-engine ATP rating. He also mentions his visit to Sun-n-Fun 2016.Mike creates a buzz as he talks about his new book project. He also discusses staying IFR current and meeting PTS standards. He also relates flying into challenging back country strips where you have to be on your game.||4/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #055 - AirVenture 2015||The Stuews meet up at EAA AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Stu describes a good tail wind while flying an Extreme Decathlon. Mike flew his trusty Cessna 180, and Stew flew in the back of a Southwest 737. Stew announces his new position as Chief Pilot for Stu’s US Sport Aircraft and Mike details his experience flying the FISKE arrival into Oshkosh.||8/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #054 - Survival||Stew tells us about his new job as an assistant chief pilot for a part 141 flight school. He also describes his flight bringing a new Cessna 310Q from the Pacific Northwest to its new home in Texas. Stu describes his trip to Sebring Florida for the US Sport Aviation Expo. He also tells us about their new Xtreme Decathlon aerobatic plane. Mike has been flying quite a bit, including some IFR and night flying. He also relates getting back into "real" IFR vs flying under the hood. The crew discusses the "selfie pilot" and how chains of errors lead to accidents. We also talk about Ballistic Recovery Parachutes and advanced avionics.||2/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #053 - Breakfast - Yes or No?||This episode we discuss landing by truck headlights, Stu's new ratings, and the Red Bull Air Races. Wealso discuss new tablet/phone apps for pilots and more.||11/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #052 - The Spin Doctor||This episode we discuss an FAA Safety event where Mike got to work with Rich Stowell, the Spin Doctor. We also discuss FAA waivers, long cross country trips, collecting ratings, buying twin engine and aerobatic planes, and more.||6/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #051 - Rush to ATP||This episode we discuss Mike’s test flight of his Cessna 180 after a top overhaul, New ATP certificate requirements and the rush to get in before the changes, Stu’s search for a light twin, and more.||3/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #050 - Taking a spin||This episode we discuss hand propping a Cessna 180, intentional and unintentional spins, iPads, and much more.||2/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #049 - Boeing Test Pilot||This episode we discuss ending the summer flying season, tail wheels, and welcome a special guest: Bob Kay, a retired production test pilot for the Boeing Corporation.||10/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #048 - Traffic Patterns and Tail Trouble||Mike has "trouble with his tail" as he describes landing with a damaged tailwheel. CFI Stew describes his recent flight to Aspen in a Cessna 182. Pilot Stu had the opportunity to do some more formation flight while shooting a promotional video. The crew also rants about traffic patterns.||8/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #047 – A New Baby||CFIStew prepares for a new little one in his hangar, while Mike welcomes a mature beauty to his.||5/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #046 – Women in Aviation||Mary Latimer We welcome Mary Latimer and Victoria Neuville to the virtual hangar this month to discuss the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.||2/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #045 - Checkrides||Chris Findley Our guest this time is Chris Findley - host of the MyFlightCoach.com podcast, author and creator of a unique checkride prep tool. Chris discusses the phases students go through during training, things he's seen in checkrides, ways to prepare and challenges he has getting students in the right frame of mind for a practical test.||12/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #044 - A Puddle of Oil and Check the Web Cam||PIREPS: Stu describes the odd feelings flying an Ercoupe. The Stews also discuss some new aircraft including a Decathlon and perhaps a Cesnna 310 light twin. Cavanaugh Flight Museum offers flight training in a Stearman, T6 Texan, or a P51 Mustang. Mike relates his recent exercise in flight planning where his most valuable tools were highway web cams. Mike also discusses an FAA Safety course he took with which he disagreed on some of the "best" answers. The crew discusses personal minimums and the best approach to marginal weather that bumps against personal or approach minimums.||11/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #043 - Call Me Drippy||PIREPS: Stu does some formation flight as part of a high school aeronautics program; Mikes faces IFR currency issues; Mike takes on spins in the Cub; Stew describes his adventures at the Alliance Air Show; Stu laments his lack currency for both IFR and log book updates; Stew comments on improvements in General Aviation Safety||10/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #042 - 30 Hours in a Cub||PIREPS: Stu has been busy at work as a CFI; Mikes flight in a SR-22T; Mike took a 30 hour cross country flight in his J3 Cub; Stew went to Oshkosh 2012 Airventure; Tiger returns to production Tiger going back into production; Redbird Simulators with ATRC in Carrolton TX; FEATURED SITE: LightspeedAviationFoundation.org; PRODUCT REVIEW: Garmin My Pilot App for iPhone/iPod/iPad - 3.5 Stars||9/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #041 - Technicolor Badge of Courage||In this episode we hear about Stu's puker on a discovery flight. The crew discusses ways to counter act and "dequeazify" flying. Stu also describes a "failure to communicate" with another discovery flight student.||5/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #040 - Sun-N-Fun Radio 2012||Live, on Sun-n-Fun Radio, the crew hears from our good friend Jason Schappert of m0a.com on the presentations he gave at Sun-N-Fun 2012. We also talk with another good friend, David Allen, host of OtherPeoplesAirplanes and co-host of the PilotsFlightPodLog. Topics included affordable aircraft ownership, training hurdles, and much more.||4/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #039 - The Mayhem Episode||In this episode we hear about runway closures, engine seizures, radio failures, emergency electrical problems and other manners of mayhem. We also have a product review and information about our live episode from Sun-n-Fun 2012.||3/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #038 - Not Enough Tail||In this episode we welcome special guest Nathan Carriker, discuss vortex generators, a product review, and more.||1/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #037 - Kick It And Stick It||In this episode, the Stews discuss the SportCruiser LSA, tail wheel flying, Crew Resource Management (CRM), a product review, featured site and more.||11/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #036 - New Ratings and New Airplane||This month the crew reunites to catch up on Stu's new CFI rating, a "new" J3 cub added to Mike's hangar, and accident investigation training undertaken by Stew. We also have a product review and a few recommended books.||10/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #035 - Newly Minted CFIs||This month we welcome Lynda Meeks and Ron Klutts, both newly minted CFIs. We discuss the process of becoming an instructor, checkrides and learning to teach. We also have a product review and the winner of our last Aviation challenge.||9/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #034 - Pilot's Bill of Rights||This is a special AirVenture episode featuring a forum session conducted by Senator James M. Inhofe, presenting Senate bill 1335, The Pilot's Bill of Rights.||8/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #033 - Bob Hoover||This is a special AirVenture episode featuring comments and stories related by the legendary Bob Hoover in a press briefing.||8/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #032 - OSHPlanner||This month we're joined by Adam Fast, creator of OSHPlanner.com, to discuss how you can optimize your time at AirVenture. We also discuss FAA testing practices, flight training and a product review.||7/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #031 - IMC Inside The Cockpit||Steve Tupper AKA Stephen Force Steve Tupper, AKA Stephen Force, joins us as we discuss the movie AcroCamp, Civil Air Patrol and AirVenture. We also battle the Skype gods as Mike transitions between human and cyborg forms.||6/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #030 - Chunks of Metal||PilotStu discusses exercising his Advanced Ground Instructor certificate, CFIStew plans his Instrument Proficiency Check in a Cessna 310, and Mike describes an Arrow that visited his field with severe engine issues.||5/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #029 - Under a Waco on Wires||The crew update us on what's happening (or not happening) in their flying adventures, and Mike describes the "christening" of his Cessna 206 N1505T. PilotStu introduces us to his latest ride, N87MT, an F33A Bonanza. The crew also welcomes back Jason Schappert of MzeroA.com. Jason is a CFI, author, new media producer, web entrepreneur, and most recently, survivor of Sun-n-Fun 2011. Jason joins us to discuss his experiences during the Sun-n-Fun tornado, training adventures, and his other recent aviation projects.||4/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #028 - Captain Cary Grant||The crew welcomes Cary Grant (his real name), former Air Force pilot, captain for a major U.S. airline, Tri-pacer owner and FAASTeam member to discuss his career, flying and the FAA Safety Team.||3/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #027 - Steppin Up||In this episode, CFI Stew narrowly escapes disappearing from the FAA certificates database and Pilot Stu gives an update on Cardinal dings and his ground-bound and elusive Commercial ticket. Meanwhile Mike continues on yet another aviation adventure as he acquires N1505T, a 1966 Cessna 206 Turbo.||2/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #026 - Thunderbird to Heavy Metal||This episode we welcome Major John Baum, USAF. John has just completed a tour as left wing for the US Air Force Jet Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds. He now prepares for new civilian adventures with Heavy Metal, an L39 Jet Demonstration Team and Air Combat Ace, a place where you can try your hand at dogfighting in an Extra 330.||1/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #025 - Short Final for Las Vegas Blvd||A new Commercial Pilot! Hear the details of Mike's journey from new Instrument Pilot to Commercial Pilot in just over a week. Spurred on by Mikes achievement, Stu makes headway on his commercial ticket, and shares a new set of goals and opportunities for the coming months.||11/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #024 - Logbook Discipline||This episode AskACFI's Paul Tocknell joins the Stu's on a wide range of topics. A healthy discussion about logbooks (FSDO examination of them, where to keep them, not losing them and keeping them up to date), airport courtesy cars, sharing GA, picking a flight school (ATP School, Parts 61 and 141) and more.||10/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #023 - A nice consistent let down||This episode the Stus talk about cross country flying, knocking rust off, commercial flying, product review, featured web site and much more.||9/24/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #022 - Spinner Screw||In this episode we hear about Mike's exciting journey to Twin Falls, ID, the site of his long awaited instrument checkride. We also discuss favorite AirVenture 2010 experiences and hear tales of Mike and Stew's epic journey in N225M, Product Review, and More!||9/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #021 - Podapalooza 2010||This episode brings you Podapalooza 2010 from EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. PilotStu, CFIStew and Mike join many other members of the Aviation Podcasts Network for a panel discussion on all things aviation. Kent Shook of the Pilotcast moderates the discussion (to the extent anyone can moderate a bunch of aviation podcasters).||8/13/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #020 - Impressions of OSH10||This episode PilotStu, CFIStew and Mike discuss first impressions of AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh, WI. For Stu, it is quite a bit different than 2009 in that the ground was so saturated from heavy rains that very few aircraft or recreational vehicles were able to get on the grounds. Mike and Stew were lucky in that Mike's N225M Cessna 182 qualifies for Vintage parking.||8/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #019 - Cold Cocking The Guy At The Yoke||This episode we discuss CFI refreshers, preparations for Airventure, Stupid student pilot tricks, poker runs and more.||7/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #018 - Preparing for OSH10||This episode PilotStu and Mike welcome Kent Shook from the Pilotcast, and Adam Fast to discuss the FISKE VFR Arrival for Airventure 2010 in Oshkosh, WI. We also have an interview of Monika Petrillo, producer of the documentary film Flyabout which details her flight circumnavigating Australia.||7/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #017 - Cozy in a C150||In this episode Mike relates lessons learned from his instrument checkride and Stew describes watching an FAA King Air land gear-up. We also speak with Jason Schappert of Flying Across America, Product Reviews, Featured Site and More!||6/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #016 - The Ballet of Flight Training||In this episode the crew talks about the ins and out of flight training, Padapalooza 2010, Featured Site ShortField.com, and special guest Michael Combs of Flight for the Human Spirit.||6/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #015 - Ready or Not the Checkride is Coming (How long from Throttle to Bottle?)||In this episode the crew discusses IFR checkride preparation. Topics include checklist mnemonics - WIRE, the 6 (or 7) Ts, GRABCARD, Preparing for IFR Orals, what to expect during an IFR checkride. We also begin a new segement on product reviews - Brightline Flight Bags.||5/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #014 - Nothing But A Ticking Sound||The crew discuss IFR flight planning, Lost Comm experiences, and knowledge exam study aids.||4/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #013 - Flight Training is like Catholic School||The crew discuss gunshot holes in wings, certain illegal activities and GPS approaches||3/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #012 - Mike Hart (a.k.a Idaho Mike) joins the Pilot's Journey Podcast||Stu and Stew welcome Mike as a new co-host of the show.||2/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #011 - P.J. Gustafson of The 1940 Air Terminal Museum||Stew and Stu discuss the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the 2009-2010 raffle plane, a 1958 Cessna 175 with P.J. Gustafson.||1/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #010 - David Kruger of the Aircraft Partnership Association||Stew and Stu discuss aircraft ownership groups with David Kruger.||1/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #009 - Mike Hart on Aircraft Ownership||Stew and Stu discuss aircraft purchasing and ownership with Mike Hart.||11/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #008 - Flying Jobs and Flying for Fun||Stew and Stu discuss flying jobs and flying for fun, as well as microphones and other podcast topics.||10/18/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #007 - Podapalooza 2009 From Oshkosh||Recorded live by EAA Radio||9/12/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #006 - Bill Williams - Oshkosh Recap||Guest: Bill Williams of the Student Pilotcast||8/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPJP #005 - Michael Combs - Flight for the Human Spirit||Guest: Michael Combs of Flight for the Human Spirit||7/16/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Project Volksplane with Martt Clupper||Guest: Martt Clupper of AirPigz.com||6/18/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Weather with Gordon Barnes||Guest: Gordon Barnes. Former Pan Am Captian and TV Meterologist||6/2/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Preflight||Guest: David Allen, Co-host of the Pilots Flight Podlog and occasional student pilot||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - So You Want To Be A Pilot||Guest: Susan Pruitt, Student Pilot||3/6/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
Pilots Journey Podcast
Enjoyed it. A different format than most of the other aviation podcasts. Informal, but professional and informative.
General Aviation FTW!!!
I'm writing this review because they said they'd give me a shout-out if I gave them a 5-star review.
I kid... I don't care about that. I'm actually writing this because PJP is one of the best podcasts out there for General Aviation and GA pilots. It seems like so many aviation podcasts go on and on about the airline business, and no disrespect, but I don't give a dang about airlines or about flying heavy iron. Like many thousands of other podcast seekers out there, I'm a weekend warrior GA pilot and I want to hear about GA topics and GA flying!
PJP delivers, and the guys do a great job with it. They talk about getting commercial and instrument ratings, doing the CFI/CFII thing, mountain flying, backcountry flying, tips and techniques, and just general bug-smashing in planes that us GA pilots can relate to. Give 'em a listen--you'll probably enjoy it.
Enjoyable, chatty show for pilots, aspiring pilots and aviation enthusiasts
I've been listening to the podcast since the beginning. The sound quality is OK. The hosts are always chatty and carry on some interesting conversations with guests and with each other. If you've got some time and want to do some hanger flying, you can't beat the Pilot's Journey Podcast.
The only criticism I would make is that they don't seeem to have a predictable publishing schedule. But that's a minor point.
I eagerly await each new episode!