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BBC reporter Poonam Taneja tried to forget about aviation when her father was killed in a crash while delivering a plane from Scotland to Canada in 1999. 17 years later she wanted to learn more about what he did, and understand his passion for it. The result is a thoughtful short documentary that recently aired on BBC Radio 4.

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Bryan and Aidan check in with their thoughts on the aviation job market, talk with Marty about aerial firefighting jobs, and hear about Marty’s time at AirVenture Oshkosh this past summer.

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Eight Minutes

Published on September 17, 2015 by in Podcast

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Pilots, oddball pilots especially, tend to pride themselves on being self-reliant. Sometimes though, you owe everything to the kindness and professionalism of strangers. This second episode of Oddball Pilot Radio features some riveting audio content from the archives. Listen in as a real-life aviation radio drama unfolds over the Atlantic …

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Oddball Pilot Radio: Cleared for Takeoff

Published on August 21, 2015 by in Podcast

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Aidan and Bryan kick off the new Oddball Pilot podcast with their thoughts about career paths for unconventional pilots, and where future episodes of Oddball Pilot Radio will take you.

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Member Q&A Session 004

Published on May 23, 2014 by in Q&A

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In our fourth live Q&A call for Oddball Pilot members we talked about glass cockpits. It’s not a new topic, but we approached it from an oddball pilot perspective. If you’re headed for an oddball flying career, is it best to learn to fly on steam gauges or glass? Listen to the recording of the call to hear some different perspectives on this, and lots more.

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Quit Your Whining

Published on April 28, 2014 by in Videos

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Some people focus on their problems. Others try to solve them–as you’ll see in this short documentary about the team that repaired a crashed turbine DC3 … in Antarctica … and flew her home. Inspiring stuff!

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“Ketchikan: The Bush Pilots”

Published on April 11, 2014 by in Videos

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Dream of flying seaplanes? You’ll love this rousing cinematic tribute to the history, airplanes, people, and geography of Southeast Alaska.

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Member Q&A Session 003

Published on March 24, 2014 by in Q&A

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In our third interactive Q&A call just for Oddball Pilot members, we chatted with Gareth Bliss about flying the PBY-5A Catalina, working airshows, and making dreams real.

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When Aidan stopped by the UK last spring, he not only heard about Gareth Bliss’s unique path to the cockpit of a PBY Catalina–he also got a tour. Tag along and learn about the history and features of this unique aircraft!

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Member Spotlight: Gareth Bliss

Published on February 26, 2014 by in Member Spotlights

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In our first Member Spotlight you’ll hear about how Gareth Bliss found his way from aviation, to an IT career, and then into the right seat of a Consolidated PBY Catalina. Sometimes the route to your dream job isn’t a straight line. But it’s always worth the wait!

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