Flying With a Purpose
Flying With a Purpose
Derek Fallon and David Allen
This is Flying With a Purpose, a podcast brought to you by Flight Review and Melbourne Flight Training. David Allen is a student pilot currently pursuing his private pilot certificate. And Derek Fallon is a certified flight instructor and owner of Melbourne Flight Training. Got a question about flight training or aviation in general? We'd love to answer it. Send your questions to podcast at FlightReview dot com.
What is flight training, anyway?
What is flight training? How is it different from other training or education? Derek answers that question here.
Nov 24, 2019
10 min
Concerned About Your Medical?
You're ready to start flight training, but you have concerns about your health and your medical eligibility to fly. Where do you go for help? We try to answer some of your questions here.
Nov 17, 2019
26 min
Episode 6: Landing in a Crosswind
In this episode of Flying With a Purpose, Derek talks about dealing with windy conditions on landing. We specifically discuss crosswind landings and changing wind conditions as the aircraft approaches the airport environment.
Mar 31, 2019
14 min
Episode 5:  Is the pace of my flight training too fast?
In this episode of Flying With a Purpose, we answer our first listener email. Joe is a student pilot, and he wonders if the pace of his flight training is too fast.
Mar 24, 2019
15 min
Episode 4: Have You Ever Been Scared While Teaching a Student?
In this episode, Derek tells the story of the most scared he has ever been while flight instructing.
Mar 16, 2019
22 min
Episode 3: Can a CFI Make a Living?
Many pilots see flight instruction as a way to build enough time and experience to be able to achieve an ATP rating and get hired by the scheduled airlines. But what if a pilot simply wants to teach? Is it possible to make a viable living as a full-time flight instructor? Derek and David answer that question in episode 3 of Flying With a Purpose.
Mar 3, 2019
12 min
Episode 2: Ratings, Add-ons, and the FAA Airman Certification Standards
In this episode of Flying With a Purpose, Derek and David discuss ratings and add-ons, the old FAA PTS versus the newer ACS, and how the new ACS helps pilots manage risk and execute better aeronautical decision making.
Feb 17, 2019
19 min
Episode 1: Standardization and Qualifications to Own a Flight School
In this episode of Flying With a Purpose, David asks Derek what qualifies him to own and operate a flight school like Melbourne Flight Training. They also discuss standardization of the flight instruction given at the flight school.
Feb 10, 2019
17 min
Episode 0 - Pilot
Welcome to the first episode, the "pilot" episode, of Flying With a Purpose.
Feb 3, 2019
17 min