The New Pilot PodBlog
By Robert Cigliano
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The General Aviation Podcast from the perspective of a new Private Pilot. Follow me as I transition from a student pilot to an experienced Private Pilot.
||The New PilodPodBlog Ep26 - Flying Careers with Carl Valeri||This is another episode of what you can do with your private pilot's license besides the typical $100 hamburger or pancake breakfast flight, I welcome Carl Valeri from the Aviation Careers Podcast into the virtual hanger to talk about flying careers||8/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New PilodPodBlog Ep25 - The Wakatipu Aero Club & Mountain Flying in New Zealand||In this episode I welcome Alex Turnbull into the virtual hanger. Alex is a mountain flying instructor at the Wakatipu Aero Club in Queenstown, New Zealand. This is another episode of what you can do with your certificate aside from the typical $100 hambu||6/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #24 - Flying the Hudson Corridor with Dave||In this episode I take you along as my flying buddy Dave Torrente and I fly the up the Hudson River on what is known as the City Tour. We transversed the New York Class B Airspace Hudson River Exclusion Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA), flyin||2/18/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #23 - My Third Anniversary and a Look Back at 2011||On the third anniversary of receiving my pilot's license, I look back at 2011 to see if the goals that I had set at the end of 2010 were met. In 2011 I logged time in 2 different aircraft; Tecnam Sierra and of course the SportCruiser I logged 15 flights||12/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #22 - Flying to Oshkosh and Roadable Aircrafts||In this episode, I welcome John Telfeyan to the virtaul hanger for a chat about flying to Oshkosh. John is a VFR pilot and has flown to AirVenture 5 times. A couple by himself. John shares his experiences about flying to the big show, what he learned alo||11/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #21 - Icing, Diverting and UCAP Meetups||Dave and Jeff (back row), Jim, Rob, Len, Kristen, Rick, Dorrie, Jack and Rick (Photo by Jeff Ward) In this episode, I talk with David Torrente about the recent flights we have taken together. All of them were up to Nashua NH to meet the gang at the||10/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #20 - Podapalooza 2011||In this episode you will hear the recording of Podapalooza 2011. It was a different format this year being held at the Sennheiser tent. It was more a party than a podcast. I hope you enjoy it. Shoutouts: Shout outs go to our sponsors who with out their s||9/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #19 -The Civil Air Patrol Discussion||Hello everybody. In this episode I have invited special guests to a round table discussion the Civil Air Patrol. I have always been interested in joining and had some questions. So I decided to invite some very special guests, who are all members&nb||7/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #18 - Going Paperless With The iPad||Hello everybody. In this episode I talk about going totally paperless in the cockpit using the iPad. More importantly I talk about my flight with Colleen. If you remember, our last flight was memorable for all the wrong reasons. I made 4 B||6/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #17 - I Didn't Hurl!||Hello Everybody! In this episode I take you along on my first aerobatic ride. On September 5, 2010 I go flying with Mike Bellenir in Mike Mancuso's Extra 300L for some aerobatic flying. We did aileron rolls, loops, hammerheads, Cuban eights, 90||4/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #16 - My Second Anniversary||As I finish up my second year as a private pilot I look back at my accomplishments to see if I have met the goals I have set out for myself. It has been a very interesting and fun year but 2010 will always be the year of meeting new friends and goi||12/23/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #15 - The iPad in Aviation||Hello everybody. In this episode I invite a group of friends into the virtual hanger for a discussion on using the iPad in aviation. I recently purchased one and was trying to figure out how best to use this new, exciting tool. I took it up with me durin||12/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #14 - Podcast From The Cockpit||Hello everybody. This podcast I try something unique. I am doing the whole podcast from the cockpit of N385PR a PiperSport which I rent from Mid Island Air Service at KHWV. I was inspired by Nate Duehr aka Denverpilot from the Mile High Flyers podcast. H||10/26/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #13 - The World's Greatest Aviation Adventure||Hello Everybody. This episode is my recollections and imperessions of my first trip to Oshkosh. We spent 3 days at AirVenture, camping at Camp Scholler. I participated in Podapalooza on Friday night along with other aviation podcasters. This tr||9/19/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #12 - Podapalooza 2010||Podapalooza 2010 Hello everybody! This is a very special episode. It is the recording from Podapalooza at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh. On Friday night, July 30, a number of your favorite podcasters got together, live on EAA radio to swap stories and meet l||8/13/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #11 - The PiperSport Interview||Hello Everybody, in this episode I interview Bart Jones Chief Pilot of Piper Aircraft about the PiperSport. The PiperSport is Piper's new Light Sport Aircraft which has captured the attention of the aviation community. As most o||7/25/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #10 - The 1940 Air Terminal Museum Airplane Raffle||Hello everybody. This is a special episode. PJ Gustafson has joined me on the podcast to talk about the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the vintage Cessna that they are raffling off. Each year, the museum gives away a vintage Cessna airplane to raise||7/2/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #09 - Colleen's 1st Flight in the PiperSport and my 4 Mistakes||In this episode follow Colleen and I as we take a sight-seeing flight along the south shore of Long Island. We start of from Brookhaven airport (KHWV), fly along the south shore beaches and then circle the Montauk lighthouse. This was Colleen's first flig||5/29/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #08 - My Flight in the SportCruiser AKA PiperSport||In this episode I again do something a little bit different. This is my first Pilot Report. I discuss my first flight in a Czech Airworks SportCruiser. Piper Aircraft has just recently announced that they are dirstibuting this sleek and sexy airplane as t||3/21/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #07 - Monika Petrillo's Flight Around Australia and Her DVD Flyabout||http://www.flyaboutmovie.com/ In this episode I do things a little bit differently. I don't talk about one of my flights; instead I have invited Monika Petrillo into the virtual hanger to chat about her documentary film, Flyabout. As a relatively new||2/16/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #06 - My First $100 Hamburger||Happy New Year everyone. In this episode, I talk about my flight with Joey to the Wings Sports Bar and Grille in Hartford (KHFD) for our first $100 hamburger trip. This is the trip that we had tried to take before but could not due to weather and traffic||1/19/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #05 - My First Anniversary||Happy Holidays! In this episode I look back at my first year as a new private pilot and forward to my second year. It has been an interesting first year for me. I have changed flight schools, got checked out in a new plane, started new training and introd||12/26/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #04 - The Scenic Route||In this episode I discuss another flight with Joey. How fuel flowing from a wing tip is not a bad thing, alternative plans and how to get flight following on a sight-seeing flight. I also get caught by my instructor when I make a non-standard departu||12/1/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pilot PodBlog Ep #03 - Joey's First Flight and My First Passenger||In this episode I discuss my first flight taking up a passenger, my 14 year old son Joey. Which also happens to be his first General Aviation flight. I wanted to make this flight fun for him so that he would continue to fly with me. I felt it||11/8/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
Great story teller would love to hear more.
Your episodes are very well crafted. I'm in the NYC area and I did not think there were any pilots who commented on their flight experiences. Especially from KFRG. Your usage of LSA's are also a great idea to reduce the cost of flying. I hope to start training this summer and look forward to hearing further audio cast from you.
A lot of fun
It's fun to listen to Robert talk about what he's been up to since passing his check ride. Lately he's been getting in to more exotic activities (like riding an Extra 300), but he typically doesn't stray too far from his new pilot roots. Topics like renting, flying LSA, bringing friends and family, and all the things that are on the mind of a new pilot are the domain of this friendly, enjoyable podcast.