At Aviation Careers Podcast we receive many questions about building hours as a Flight Instructor. We also get questions about how to get over the hurdle of color blindness. In this episode Robert Guyer and Carl Valeri answer your questions about these and other topics.


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Listener Questions and Feedback:

Terminal Aerodome Forcast, Building Time as a Flight Instructor, and Color Blindness

  • A question about the Terminal Aerodrome Forecast, TAFS and how this helps with aviation and flight planning. This will be discussed in detail on a future episode and Stuck Mic AvCast.
  • Writer is 55, retiring from a 30 year career in finance industry, looking for advice on opportunities for professional pilots at his age and what kinds of things could give him a leg up.
  • Australian flight student, paid a flight school but then decided to leave, has not been able to get money paid back.
  • Comment about Dan Freeman's comments about building time.
  • Is there a better test than the standard used for color blindness?

Pick Of the Week:

Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence

Terminal aerodrome forecast


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ACP146 Tips For High Income Pilots Part 1

by CarlValeri on July 17, 2017

In this episode we start a new series called five tips for high Income Pilots. This series will eventually be an online video course. This podcast prepares you for your career as a pilot but one thing lacking is help for those pilots that listen who are high wage earners. In general in life once we start making over two hundred thousand a year there are not many avenues for advice and we hope to change that with this series.

Today I am joined by Andy Garrison, a Certified Financial Planner.

As a reminder we are not allowed by law to give you financial advice but this is only general information. You should consult your financial advisor for information specific to your needs. We recommend your finding a fee based certified financial planner who must comply with the FINRA rules and regulations. Fiduciary is important.

For upcoming meetups.

Tips For High-Income Pilots:

  1. The best three ways to reduce your lifetime taxes
    a. Don’t make it worse (minimize your investment taxes and withdrawals)
    b. If not meeting itemized deductions, bulk your giving and property taxes
    c. For charitable giving - consider assets and appreciated stocks
    d. Make the best use of your PS and RP contributions

Pick Of the Week:

Air, Speed, and Money Andy's website, where you can sign up for his mailing list and receive a free copy of his book.


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ACP145 CFI Schools, Changing Careers, and Are Low Minimums A Red Flag?

July 10, 2017

Welcome to the Inspirational, Informational, and Transparent Aviation Career Podcast. In this episode we answer your questions regarding CFI schools, changing careers, and low minimums a red flag. Announcements: 2018 will be published in September. We are moving to a purely electronic book version with links to current information online in the future. Our […]

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ACP144 Confidence In Your Aviation Career and Flying Freight To Build Hours

June 26, 2017

In this episode, we discuss flying freight to build hours, ab-initio programs amidst the pilot shortage, and having confidence in your aviation career. Announcements: Scholarships Deadlines are approaching. One example is SMS Pro’s aviation scholarship. The deadline of July 1st is swiftly approaching. The scholarship is $1,000 and only requires three 500 word mini-essays on aviation […]

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ACP143 Logbook questions, Challenges of Living on the Road, and When Do I make Six Figures?

June 19, 2017

Welcome to the Inspirational, Informational, and Transparent podcast about all aviation careers. Today I will be discussing questions from listeners including logbook questions, the challenges of being on the road, and when you can expect to make six figures as an airline pilot. Sponsor: Thank you to our sponsor, Three Point Aviation Services, specializing in […]

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ACP142 Should You Sign A Long Term Contract As A Flight Instructor and More Questions Answered

June 12, 2017

Welcome to the Inspirational, Informational, and Transparent Aviation Careers Podcast. Today Robert Guyer Joins me to Answer your questions, including one about whether you should sign a long term contract as a flight instructor. Announcements: If you are looking for coaching, the schedule has been getting really tight. If you are having trouble getting booked […]

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ACP141 The Podcast Is Moving To Lakeland, Florida

June 5, 2017

The Podcast Is Moving To Lakeland, Florida! When choosing a career and where you want to live there are many factors you must consider. Some want to be close to work, others wish to be near their recreational activities, and others choose a town with good schools. One of the greatest benefits of being a […]

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ACP140 Accelerated Flight Schools with Dan Freeman

May 25, 2017

Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. Today I have with me a special guest, Dan Freeman of the Accelerated Flight School Podcast.  Dan has a wonderful podcast sharing his journey towards the airlines by using an accelerated training program. Dan is a flight attendant with a major airline and is a mid-life […]

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ACP139 What Is An Aircraft Dispatcher? with Michael Karrels

May 15, 2017

Did you know that an aircraft dispatcher shares fifty percent of the operational control of a flight with a captain? A career as an aircraft dispatcher can be both rewarding and is not very well known by the traveling public. Today I have with me Mike Karrels who will help us understand the role of […]

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ACP138 Strategies For Pilots To Build Significant Wealth

May 8, 2017

In This episode we talk with co-host and author of Million-Air, Strategies For Pilots To Build Significant Wealth. In his book, you will learn tested and proven strategies to build significant wealth and manages the unique risks you face as a professional pilot. Any truly helps you create a “flight plan” for you financial goals. […]

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