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Listener Feedback and Questions:

  • I'd like to know if you or your guests have any experience owning an airplane. Would it make sense to buy a cheap trainer aircraft as an easy way to start a business and employ my brother to train me as well as others to offset the cost of expensive flight hours?
  • Could you explain how bidding  works?
  • How much vacation time does a pilot get?
  • The pay where I work is substantially better than a regional and  I am unsure whether I should make the jump to a regional.
  • Which regional should I choose?
  • How do you log right seat time?
  • Here in Australia I'm really struggling to get my aviation career off the ground.
  • From listening to the podcast, it sounds like there are more jobs that need to be filled in the USA. Is this really the case?
  • When should a CFI be a contractor vs employee?
  • When should a CFI buy insurance and what type of insurance?
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Advanced Holding Patterns Video Series, Video 1:


PaulDrinkingjpeg OnlineWelcome to episode 111!  Carl Valeri and Co-Host Paul Grieco discuss a number of questions from listeners including preparing for training and how to pick the right regional. First, Paul discusses his upgrade to Captain versus Carl's decision to remain as a First Officer. They also discuss the differences in Operation Specifications (Op-Specs) and Operations Manuals.


Carl recently interviewed Chris Pezalla on the Stuck Mic AVCast regarding Holding Patterns, which you can check out at Stuck MicAvCast.com. They also put together a new video series titled Advanced Holding Patterns. The first video is free! The entire series may be purchased for only $64 and listeners of this podcast are eligible for a 10% discount using the code ACP10.

Questions and Listener Mail:

  • What books should I read before beginning training and what should I take with me?
  • Guidance for choosing a regional airline.
  • The" Valeri Effect".
  • Training and working on IFR time because that is what the airlines are looking for.
  • Idea: create an all sim flight school in New York City and partner with FBOs.
  • Question on accessing scholarships.
  • Questions on Airman Certification Standards and Private Instructions. You can learn more at Stuck Mic AVCast 116.
  • Difference between part 141 or part 61 training, joining Air Force Reserves and then getting leave time to train for the airlines. Check out information on the Soldier's and Sailor's Relief Act.


ACP110 Is Turbine Time or Total Time Better For The Regionals?

June 22, 2016

Welcome to this episode of Aviation Careers Podcast, where we answer your questions about all aspects of careers in Aviation and Aerospace! Announcements: The new version of the 2016 Scholarships Guide will be out soon on the website and on Amazon. If you already purchased the guide on Amazon, you can simply re-download the book […]

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ACP109 Air Force Loadmaster To Professional Pilot

June 8, 2016

Today we have a special guest who is transitioning from an Air Force loadmaster to professional pilot. Larry Unger is truly an inspiration. If you are considering transitioning from the military to a professional pilot you need to hear his story. Larry is an advocate for those considering serving their country through a career in […]

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ACP108 From Russia With Lenny – Changing Country and Careers

May 20, 2016

Welcome to the podcast where we inspire you to pursue your career goals and give you an inside look at many aviation careers. Today we have a special guest who will discuss the challenges and rewards of moving to a new country and changing careers to a satisfying career as an airline pilot. Announcements: Congrats […]

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ACP107 Be clear on what you want your career lifestyle to look like

May 8, 2016

Welcome to another question and answer show of Aviation Careers Podcast! Tonight I am joined by Eric Crump and Paul Grieco to tackle your questions about moving forward in your Aviation career. We start with a comment from Tom Wachowski, who recommends that you get clear on what you want your career lifestyle to look […]

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ACP106 Working Towards Your New Career While Supporitng a Family

April 22, 2016

Welcome to episode 106 of the podcast where we help you move toward your career goal. Hearing your stories of achieving your career goal keeps us motivated and helps inspire others. Please keep sharing your success stories including your challenges along the way toward your goal. In this episode we answer your questions. You will […]

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ACP105 Are You Too Old To Fly?

March 31, 2016

Welcome to Episode 105 of the podcast where we inspire you to achieve your career goals and live your dream by following your passion and doing a job you love. Today is a spacial episode where we help you answer one question: Are You too Old To Fly? This is probably the most common one we […]

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ACP104 Making a Good Job Great

February 27, 2016

Making a Good Job Great! Welcome to Episode 104 of the podcast where we give you an inside look at the various aerospace careers and inspire you to move forward towards your career goals. Most of us start our careers following our passion. We then move forward toward a career we feel will fulfill our […]

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ACP103 Regionals are Hiring Are You Prepared?

February 6, 2016

Welcome to episode 103 of the podcast where we give you an inside look at all aviation and aerospace careers. Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past 5 years you would never have noticed the increasing lack of qualified pilots in the pool of applicants. All the airlines both regional and […]

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