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Birds of a feather flock together they say, and it’s true. While flying in Nepal, Aidan met two other oddball pilots from abroad. One morning they had an interesting chat about international flying jobs. Listen in, and learn about oddball jobs in New Zealand, Alaska, and elsewhere–and how to get them.

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After arriving in Kathmandu, Aidan sat down with Alex Haynes to bring you the inside scoop on becoming a ferry pilot. In this audio interview you’ll learn what the job is like, what the business is like, and the secret to getting started.

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Ferrying small airplanes around the planet is boring at times, nerve-wracking at others, but always a fun way to see the world. Come along as Aidan ferries a Cessna Caravan from Seattle to Kathmandu via Bangor, the Azores, Malta, Luxor, and Oman.

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Hauling fuel around rural Alaska is hard work … yet the job definitely has its benefits. If you like blue collar flying jobs and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, you’ll love this video walkthrough of an Everts Air Fuel C-46.

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Killer Chicken

Aidan is currently in Western Nepal for a month, helping some experienced Twin Otter drivers get experience flying the Cessna Caravan. Short and rough strips at 9,000 feet MSL make for some interesting flying. But the real hazards seem to be on the ground!

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This past summer Aidan stopped by Hageland Aviation Services’ office in Anchorage, and sat down with Assistant Chief Pilot Jason Wilson to bring you the latest scoop on how to go about getting hired. Hageland is one of the companies that now makes up Era Alaska, the airline featured in Flying Wild Alaska.

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If you’ve been watching Flying Wild Alaska on the Discovery Channel, you met Era Alaska pilot Doug Doherty in the episode that aired on January 28th. We recently gave Doug a call to see what he thinks of the show, and to get you an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to fly for Era. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to fly in bush Alaska today, here’s your chance to find out!

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Take a look at the cockpit, systems, and unique gear inside a NOAA de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. Learn about the internal 1250 lb. auxiliary fuel tank, the bubble windows, and the extensive avionics NOAA pilots have at their fingertips.

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NOAA Twin Otter

Ever wonder what it’s like to fly for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the folks who fly into hurricanes and do some really interesting research projects), and what it takes to get the job? Then you’ll love this audio interview with two NOAA Twin Otter pilots Aidan met in Barrow over the summer.

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While on a recent climbing trip in Moab, Utah, Aidan stumbled upon Canyonlands Airport (KCNY). He sat down with Mark Francis and Nick Lamoureux of Redtail Aviation to give you some insight into the sort of flying they do. He also got a look at one of their Cessna 207s.

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