Sky Talk Radio

Sky Talk Radio, An Aviation Podcast

Airspeed Junkie is now proud to sponser Sky Talk Radio.  STR is an aviation podcast that features two captains talking and telling stories about the airline industry.  The podcasts generally run around 10-12 minutes and feature all kinds of stories from general aviation to p ...

aviation career

Do You Need to Study Calculus in your Aviation Career?

I remember when I was in college getting my degree in flight technology.  Back then everything was so fresh and new.  College was new and exciting and you pretty much took everyone’s word about what you needed with your education.  I wanted to be a professional pilot s ...

Pilot Shortage

Is There Really A Pilot Shortage?

All over the Internet and out in the marketplace, the aviation landscape is buzzing about a pilot shortage.  Some companies say there is a shortage and some pilots report that they cannot get the time of day for a job interview.  Part of the problem is the source of the repo ...

How do you Train Leadership in the Cockpit?

This is a great question and it really is aimed at more experienced pilots.  I have talked to a lot of people about this and the answers vary widely.  One of the most common answers is that you can’t really train leadership, you either are or you are not.  I am under the bel ...

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10 Skills You Must Posses To Be an Effective Flight Instructor

10 Skills You Must Posses To Be an Effective Flight Instructor There are some skills some flight instructors have that set them apart from other flight instructors.  You have seen them, they are the instructors that everyone wants to fly with.  Something about their confide ...

Airline Pilots

Funny or Stupid Things People Say to Their Airline Pilot.

Funny or Stupid Things People Say to Their Airline Pilot. Every time I see the news feature a story about airlines, I cringe in anticipation.  What negative spin is the media going to project that is going to make my job harder?  It is bad enough if there is an accident or i ...

Airline Passenger

What Airline Passengers Do You Get to Sit Next Too?

What Airline Passengers Do You Get to Sit Next Too? No doubt at one time or another you have taken a commercial flight somewhere.  If you are traveling with your family, you may have had the chance to sit together.  There are times when families are split up and have to sit ...

On the Slide: A Day in the Life of a Seaplane Pilot

On the Slide: A Day in the Life of a Seaplane Pilot

On the Slide: A Day in the Life of a Seaplane Pilot By: Regina Mesick Greetings from sunny St. Croix! I’ve been asked to share with the Airspeed Junkie community what a typical day looks like down a runway less traveled. There are few pilots with a single engine sea rating, ...

Aviation Job

Is it Only About The Money in an Aviation Job?

Is it Only About The Money in an Aviation Job? Question #1 This is the first article in the aviation career series publication by Airspeed Junkie.  You will find a lot of commentary and hidden advice throughout the series, however the end choice is yours.  Keep in mind I ref ...