flight team logo 300It is important to inspire our future aviators and aerospace professionals through events, education, entertainment, and sports. That is why we provide links to crowd funding sources such as Go Fund Me. As coach of the newly formed Polk State College Flight Team I am asking you to read their story. Please consider donating to the team through the Go Fund Me crowd sourcing website by clicking on the image or the link below. I am very proud of the team members and students at Polk State College for their perseverance during the formative years of the new aerospace program and flight team.

Click Here To Donate to the Polk State Flight Team

Comprised of students from the Polk State College Aerospace Program, the members of the flight team range from student pilots to Certified Flight Instructors,
with varying skill and educational levels.

As a flight team, it is not only our goal to be competitive but to also inspire college and high school students to
become aviation professionals. Through fundraisers, public outreach and working with other organizations, we hope to reach out and inform the community about aviation.

Just as any other collegiate team has a governing body, the Polk State Flight Team falls under the rules of NIFA. As a member of NIFA Region IX, we compete against some of the best flight teams from around the nation. During the regional and national competition, the team members will compete in events such as flight planning,
preflight inspection and accuracy landings.

Being a public college, our team must raise our own funds to compete in both the regional and national competition. As a flight team, we need uniforms, funds for fuel, the aircraft and costs of practicing and traveling to the competition. We are asking you to help us reach our goal of 15,000 dollars to send us to our first regional NIFA competition. With your contribution not only will you be providing assistance to our team but you are also promoting aerospace education amongst collegiate students

Click Here To Donate to the Polk State Flight Team



SaturnVRocketWelcome to Episode 82 Avoiding A 2 Million Dollar Mistake In Your Pilot Career

In This episode we discuss:

  • Kennedy Space Center Inspires Aerospace Careers
  • Avoiding A 2 million dollar mistake in your pilot career
  • Lessons learned in aviation safety from last episode.
  • Answer listener mail
  • Listen To Us At Sun N Fun

Listener mail:

  • Military Pilot considering transition to airlines, 1000 hours
  • Struggling to pay for ratings after college
  • 15 years old, what should be my first step in aviation?
  • Internation Pilot Information


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ACP081-Making a Living as a Flight Instructor and Listener Mail

April 8, 2015

Welcome to episode 81. Today wa have some very interesting listener mail and to help me review the mail and answer your questions I have not one but two co hosts today; Eric Crump and Tom Wachowski. Tom has been on a break from podcasting and is excited to be here today. One of our […]

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ACP080 – Overseas Flying with Ed Abraham

March 22, 2015

Welcome to episode 80. Many of you are interested in working overseas because you heard foreign pilots are paid well. Today I have with me someone who will help us understand more about the benefits and challenges of overseas flying. Ed Abraham is the International Pilot Advisor at Cage Marshal Consulting. Ed is living proof […]

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ACP079 – Burn Out, Scholarships, and Moving Your Aviation Career Forward

March 10, 2015

We are back after a brief delay. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and prayers. In this episode I have a bunch of listener email to answer coping with burn out, getting your ratings current after a lapse and how to pay for it, and a number of questions about moving your aviation […]

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ACP078 – Mission Aviation Fellowship with Ron Hilbrands

February 13, 2015

Welcome to Episode 78. Aviation is a challenging and rewarding career. Some want to fly for the airlines and others seek a challenging flying environment dedicated to helping others. Many listeners have written me and feel Mission Aviation Fellowship would fulfill your need to serve others while living the dream of being a “bush” pilot. […]

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Survey : Book Cover For Aerospace Scholarships 2015

February 2, 2015

We have finished the Aerospace Scholarships Guide for 2015 and will soon publish the e-book but we need your help deciding on a cover. Check out the samples below and let us know which one is your favorite by clicking here AviationCareersPodcast.com/vote. Cover 1 Cover 2 Cover 3 Cover 4 Please vote for your favorite book […]

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ACP077 – Planning Your Piloting Career with Angie Marshall of Cage Marshall Consulting

January 28, 2015

Welcome to Episode 77. The path towards an airline piloting career can be varied depending on your personal circumstances and the choices you make in life. You may want to live in a certain location, you may want to fly only certain types of aircraft, or you have a family and you need to make […]

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ACP076 – Sky Dive Pilot Dennis Downing

January 9, 2015

Welcome to episode 76. I have received many questions regarding the career of skydive pilot so we thought we would dedicate this episode to the job of skydive pilot. Joining me for this episode is Dennis Downing, a pilot flying skydivers in Zephyrhills, Florida. It seems to be an exciting job and along with my […]

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ACP075 – Questions from a College Grad, the CTP Requirement, Pilot Shortage, PRIA Requests, and More

December 28, 2014

This week I have another great episode of listener email with my good friend, Flight Instructor, and Aerospace Director at Polk State College Eric Crump. In this episode we answer questions related to: Questions from a College Grad The CTP Requirement Pilot Shortage PRIA Requests Plus a few more Links Mentioned in the Podcast: Regional Airline Association […]

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