SunsetCloudsWelcome to this episode of Aviation Careers Podcast, where we answer your questions about all aspects of careers in Aviation and Aerospace!


  • 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 to get the new version.
  • In my own Aviation exploits, I recently got to fly in to Liberia, Costa Rica for the first time.
  • We just released a video series on Holding Patterns on our Expert Aviator site, in conjunction with Chris Pezalha, who literally wrote the book on holding patterns and all you need to know about them. Use ACP10 to get 10% off.

Questions answered on this Episode:

  • Should I apply as a First Officer for a regional to build total hours, or stay as a Flight Instructor to build PIC time?
  • There is a different path for everyone, from a listener living in Hong Kong and working on his pilot career.
  • A listener enjoyed fixed wing and low flyer interviews. You can find them all here.
  • An inspiring story from a Canadian who worked as a barber to pay for flight school.
  • Book recommendation on Silver Wings by James Lackey.
  • Looking for a second career as an airline pilot, already 61 years old.
  • Recommendation for accelerated ATP or other ways to get started on a budget.
  • Questions about the Gateway Select Program.
  • Recommendation for Jeppison approach plate resource.
  • Inspiration from a guy who served 20 years in the Navy, and now works as a contractor teaching students to fly.


LarryC17Today 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 the military.  He explains how military service will enhanced your life and career.

Joining me today is Russ Roslewski who has a special connection to Larry's flying career. Listen the episode to learn more.

In This episode we discuss:

  • Flying in the C-17 around the world.
  • The benefits of choosing an aviation career in the military.
  • Positions  including:  mechanic, crew chief, and  loadmaster.
  • Transitioning from the military to a professional pilot.

Links Mentioned in the Podcast:


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