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Marty had been intrigued by the Pilatus Porter PC-6 STOL for years, but had never actually seen one in person. But when he walked through the gates at AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh a few days ago, there it was. Inspired, he couldn’t help doing some research. If you’ve ever dreamed of flying a PC-6, this overview will point you in the right direction.

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High pile of hardcover books

If you’re headed for a flying career, you need some education. Don’t spend your hard-earned money before you listen to this great conversation Aidan had with Karl Baldessari, the Director of the Aviation Program at Central Oregon Community College in Bend. He lays out all your options, along with the pros and cons of each path.

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Member Q&A Session 004

Published on May 23, 2014 by in Q&A

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Garmin G1000

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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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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Q&A Session 003

Published on April 29, 2013 by in Q&A

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The Era Crew

You had questions, Aidan and the crew at the Era pilot house in Nome have answers. Pull up a chair and enjoy this wide-ranging discussion covering aerobatic training, wildlife survey flying, aerial firefighting, working abroad, and lots more!

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Q&A Session 002

Published on March 15, 2013 by in Q&A

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Our second Q&A session, from the Era pilot house in Nome. Aidan and a few other folks discuss the hiring outlook, low-time right seat jobs in Alaska, flying in Antarctica, the best aviation training options, supporting a family, international work permits, and more. Listen in …

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When career flight instructor Evelyn Johnson died last month at the age of 102, she had 57,635.4 hours, more than 3,000 students, and more than 9,000 checkrides recorded in her log book. We wish we could have interviewed Evelyn ourselves. Luckily, her thoughts on such a unique career are recorded in interviews scattered across the web. We’ve collected a bunch of them. If you’re considering flight instructing, or just want to be inspired, we encourage you to listen in.

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Flight Schools in Alaska

Published on August 17, 2011 by in Training

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Oddball flying jobs are plentiful if you know where to look. But what about oddball flight schools? We kick off our Flight School Directory with a list of flight training opportunities in Alaska.

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