The Pro-Pilot Playbook Podcast
The Pro-Pilot Playbook Podcast
Pro-Pilot Playbook
Enabling people to become pilots FASTER and CHEAPER
Was the TNFlyGirl Fatal Crash A Staged Act GONE WRONG?  A fresh perspective on the tragedy // #74
Sean and Mike revisit this fatal accident with a fresh perspective on the loss of Youtuber TNFlyGirl in her newly acquired Beech Debonair. It appears there is evidence pointing to this crash being part of elaborate internet stunt that went horribly wrong resulting in the loss of two lives. Here's the links we reference in the video, also links to Juan Brown's Youtube channel "Blancolirio" for a detailed analysis of this fatal crash: https://youtu.be/R1W1ml-uRT0?si=WthzaO5xUvjU9PKD https://youtu.be/kQUS-6SBZzM?si=NLPXLCDIgrX01JLB https://youtu.be/JDSJ_PyGNG8?si=YuoGpfQvZ_BRytoS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViO1j1iYn18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66z726rQNxc   DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Rip-offs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com   Chapters: 00:00 Intro 02:25 TN Fly Girl story is worse than we thought 03:03 Pro-Pilot Playbook student's plane crashes 05:20 Consequences of bad judgement piloting aircraft 06:05 Other Youtubers' videos about TN Fly Girl accident 07:01 Non-stop examples of bad piloting skills displayed by Jen Blalock 16:30 Mike's advice for student pilots and flight instructors on cross-country training flights 18:14 Sean's advice for student pilots in primary flight training 20:01 What can happen to us using automation even with driving a car 22:04 What navigation equipment Jenny Blalock TNFlyGirl actually needed to complete the simple 40nm flight on a VFR day 23:32 Money can sometimes allow a pilot to buy an airplane beyond their experience and skill level 25:15 Final words of advice for anybody currently working on their Private Pilot's certificate to become a professional corporate or airline pilot
Jan 30
26 min
The Secrets of Fly With Trent's Success Revealed // #73
Sean and Mike have a chat with the YouTube sensation, Fly with Trent https://www.youtube.com/@trent_dyrsmid We talk background, accelerated flight training, and his rise as the go-to guy in the "Career 2.0" space for folks wanting to become professional pilots. Use these link's to check out some of Trent's videos on his YouTube channel "Fly With Trent": https://youtu.be/2hxgwwS0PMo?si=ifttKfgwe7_vCH7U https://youtu.be/9j4hRPi-C7Q?si=ZMWhibWXbU_9IbLf https://youtu.be/CIRyt0Rq8_A?si=rM56HULFrNxUVmZK DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com    Chapters: 00:00 Intro 02:30 Trent's back ground 07:45 Trent gets into flying 16:37 Fly With Trent 18:08 Trent decides to be a professional pilot 19:41 Career 2.0 people can do anything, but want to become pilots 22:52 Accelerated flight training- Four checkrides in 2 weeks 27:02 The Fly With Trent YouTube channel 30:05 What's next for Trent- Airlines or Corporate Pilot 35:45 What's next for the Fly With Trent YouTube Channel? 37:02 Wrap up
Jan 23
37 min
TNFlyGirl Fatal Crash: Essential Viewing for Future Aviators // #72
Sean and Mike's take on the tragic news concerning the loss of Youtuber TNFlyGirl. There are lessons to be learned from what we know at this point in the investigation that every aspiring pilot should embrace. Use these link's to check out Juan Brown's Youtube channel "Blancolirio" for a detailed analysis of this fatal crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViO1j1iYn18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66z726rQNxc   DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com   Chapters: 00:00 Intro 02:15 TN Fly Girl story 03:13 Juan Brown - Blancolirio 06:37 Beech Debonair auto-pilot 09:03 Personal limitations 10:18 Getting proper flight instruction 14:05 Brandon's solo flight - aeronautical decision making 17:02 Consequences of bad judgement piloting aircraft 18:36 Aspen (ASE) Airport Operations 22:08 Sometimes paid to say no as a pilot 25:44 Automation causing aviation accidents 27:29 Flight instructor advice 35:19 Jim Rohn Quote
Jan 16
36 min
Make This YOUR Year: Transform your life with action! // #71
Our first podcast of 2024 is all about getting you off your butt and taking the right action in the right direction. This episode is packed full of useful insight to get you headed in the right direction to achieve your dream of becoming a professional pilot. There is no better or easier time in history to become an airline or corporate pilot. Make this your year by taking action and change your life. DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com   Chapters: 00:00 Intro 04:25 Take action with self discipline 06:47 Quotes for aspiring pilots 08:45 Thermostat theory 11:38 Paralysis by analysis: Goals & Habits 14:37 Inspiration vs. Information 16:35 Take an introductory/discovery flight 19:18 Waiting for the time/money to be "right" 21:44 Will flight training be easy? 23:02 What's coming up for the Pro-Pilot Playbook 25:20 Make this your year to become a pilot
Jan 7
25 min
The Secrets to Overcoming a Failed Pilot Checkride // #70
This week we have our first video question that came in from Marc concerning his recent failure of a Stage Check as he works on his Private Pilot Certificate at a Part 141 Flight School. Marc is on his journey to become an airline pilot and is bit discouraged after hitting his first bump in the road. Mike and Sean offer some advise that will useful to anyone attending a part 141 flight school. Pro-Pilot Playbook Episode #30: Choosing a Flight School https://youtu.be/DX8j0zZkA3s?si=0u_SYgKeU5evKjQv NEW!!! DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com   Chapters: 00:00 Intro 02:35 Sean's trip to Vegas for Formula 1 06:39 Marc's video question 08:41 Check ride vs stage check 10:45 Consequences of astage check failure 12:58 Check rides through your career 17:19 Part 141 vs. part 61 flight schools 19:50 Wrap up and Pro-Pilot Playbook paid program 21:02 Final advice for Marc
Nov 23, 2023
21 min
Psychedelic Drugs, Missing Windows, & Jets Colliding // #69
Some crazy industry news this week involving a jumpseating pilot, Joseph Emerson, that was charged with attempted murder after trying to shut down the engines of an airliner in flight. We also cover the story of an A321 that departed with cabin windows missing, and a Hawker 800 that collided with a Cessna Mustang at the Houston Hobby airport. Alaska Airlines pilot accused of trying to crash plane may have taken psychedelic mushrooms: https://youtu.be/wp6OiYd7-zw?si=76UXseQCmomjSHYG Titan Airways Airbus A321LR Took Off From London Stansted With Window Missing: https://youtu.be/PKBuEt1mSE8?si=dmaNwpVLvbEsmcTF Private Jets COLLIDE ON TAKEOFF & LANDING | Runway Incursion: https://youtu.be/ANJq5wBaXmE?si=SEO9Hi-4L-K4Kg-j NEW!!! DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com   Chapters: 00:00 Intro & Where have we been? 03:39 Shrooms, Missing windows, Mid-ground 04:48 Drugs in the jump seat 13:00 Opening a door in flight 14:35 Pilots with depression 21:33 Airbus airliner missing windows 25:52 Hawker hits a Cessna during takeoff at Houston Hobby 28:49 Comair crash at Lexington 35:07 Experience level of today's pilots 38:37 Taking action & Pro-Pilot Playbook Course
Nov 12, 2023
39 min
Family Time vs. Pilot Life: How Does it Work? // #68
We're answering two emails this week from Justin and Robert that have questions involving the family life of a pilot, work/life balance, aviation spouses, kids, and emergencies at home while being on the road as a pilot. Living the Dream: https://youtu.be/rNxz2hhSXuY?si=IftcmPgVu4l2oSHT Living the (Pilot's Wife) Dream: https://youtu.be/xpHNOWasFfs?si=Gac2TScjN_bPXtT3 NEW!!! DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com   Chapters: 00:00 Intro 02:48 Justin's Question 04:43 Robert's Question 06:15 Typical Corporate Pilot schedule 10:52 Airline Pilot schedule 11:55 Horrible pilot schedule 13:54 Having systems in place at home 18:21 Family getting to ride along on a private jet 21:06 Pilot's spouse dealing with your schedule 22:35 How much time at home a pilot has 25:00 "Mother in-law box" 27:10 "Living the Dream" Youtube videos 28:55 Video questions!
Oct 24, 2023
30 min
Flight Time Building Jobs to Get the REAL Pilot Job // #67
Karl emailed us a question about a choice he has to make to leave his aerial mapping job to go fly as a co-pilot at a part 135 charter company. After your flight training is complete your next mission is to find that entry level pilot job to reach 1500 hours to get to the airlines. Mike and Sean breakdown the pro and cons of each job and talk about the other flight time building pilot jobs available in today's market. How to be a Fighter Pilot Episode: https://youtu.be/RCF-qWoggME NEW!!! DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com     Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:30 New way to submit questions 03:15 Karl's question 05:22 King Air 90 part 135 job 06:40 Mike's first job 09:01 Networking 13:50 Other time flight time building pilot jobs 19:19 Flight Instructor for your first pilot job 21:00 Experience presented at an interview 22:06 Mike's Quote
Oct 17, 2023
22 min
I Suck at Math, Can I be a Pilot? // #66
Jon emailed us wanting know about his concern on the level of math he completed in school, or what math is required to be a pilot. Mike and Sean not only answer Jon's question but also talk about what intelligence is required in general to become a pilot. How to be a Fighter Pilot Episode: https://youtu.be/RCF-qWoggME NEW!!! DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com     Chapters: 00:00 Intro 03:28 Fan's email describing finding his passion in aviation 04:58 Jamal passed his Istrument Rating checkride at ATP Flight School 06:22 Jon's question 10:01 "Pilot smarts are going downhill" 16:10 Professional training is easier 19:12 Memorization for pilots is going away 25:44 Don't wait to start flight training 26:45 Dumb pilot story
Oct 10, 2023
30 min
Training the Elite: How to Become a Fighter Pilot // #65
If you've ever considered becoming a military pilot this is your episode. Mike and Sean interview Maj. Aaron Werner from the South Dakota Air National Guard. Maj Werner is an F-16 fighter pilot and instructor with over 20 years of military service. Maj Werner outlines the processes, training, and the day-to-day of a military pilot. Including a detailed breakdown of the steps to become a fighter pilot or military pilot in general. NEW!!! DON'T MISS THIS! Go to https://www.propilotplaybook.com and enter your email to get access to our list of "The Top 10 Flight School Ripoffs" and access to free lesson from our course. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, you can email us at: podcast@propilotplaybook.com Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:36 Introducing Maj Aaron Werner 06:50 Maj Werner's story 12:57 Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard 16:30 Military pilot training 20:28 A Fighter pilot's job 28:25 Application process to become a guard pilot 39:20 Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) 44:00 T-38 Performance 46:48 How the Air Force assigns you an aircraft type 51:36 Centrifuge / G-Force testing 59:13 Assigned aircraft training 1:01:44 How long to complete all pilot training 1:05:44 Fighter jet slot in your hometown 1:07:03 Best path to become a Fighter Pilot 1:09:55 How hard or how smart to you have to be to become a military pilot 1:16:00 Easiest route to be a military or Air Force Pilot 1:25:10 What's it like flying the F-16 1:29:09 The day-to-day of a military pilot 1:35:30 Maj Werner's job now managing aircraft 1:42:00 Are military fighter jet movies realistic 1:45:28 What advice do you for aspiring aviators
Oct 3, 2023
1 hr 49 min
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