The Commercial Aviation Mystique

December 31, 2015

When we hear “commercial aviation” most people instinctively think of airline operations. With over 50,000 airline pilots in the United States, it’s not surprising. But the commercial airline lake is much deeper than just scheduled airlines. Look up in the sky, and there’s a good chance you’ll see someone engaged in commercial aviation totally unrelated to airline flying.

There’s crop-dusting (aerial agriculture), flight instructing, fire-spotting, fire-fighting, airplane ferrying, combat flying, civilian flying in combat zones, test flying, charitable operations flying, aerobatic flying, air-show flying, warbird flying, air racing and a host of other careers.

And we’re going to try to cover them all in upcoming interviews with fascinating, inspiring people you’ll be thrilled to listen to.

We’re also going to be discussing educational topics, such as winter operations, windshear, layover security and more. Information you can use if you’re a working pilot right now, or put in your bag of tricks as you work your way up to the left seat.

If there’s a topic you’d like me to cover, drop me a line on the Contact Me page, and I’ll try my best to get it into a podcast. After all, this podcast is for you, the listener. So get those cards and letters coming!

Fasten your seat belts, and get ready for takeoff!