The Pilotcast
Pilotcast #77 - Pilotcast Guest Benefits

On this 77th episode of the Pilotcast, the crew discusses preparations and plans for this year's Airventure 2010 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  The history of the Pilotcast, as well as this year's big plans, are outlined.  Learn where you can meet the Pilotcast crew, and how they're teaming up with LightSpeed Aviation and John & Martha King to bring recognition to worthy aviation causes.  And learn more about two air-adventures that should be on everyone's bucket list--flying the Hudson River VFR corridor through New York City, and flightseeing Niagra Falls.

Pilotcast show notes are at


Direct download: PC077_Pilotcast_Guest_Benefits.mp3
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CFICast #15 - Preparing for Checkrides
  • Rick Durden (Host)
  • Kate Bernard
  • Bruce Chien
  • Tony Condon
  • Ron Levy 
  • Dr. Judith Parrish-Jones
  • Terri Watson

At the time of this recording, Terri had recently completed a series of part 135 checkrides in multiple fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Not to be outdone, on the day of the recording Tony completed his own part 135 checkride, flew his first part 135 revenue flight, and signed off a student for the private pilot practical test.

The panel discusses checkride preparation, pre-check jitters, what happens when you fail a checkride, and examiner quirks.

Ron also shares insights from his famous checkride prep notes on the Pilots of America forum at

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward from the Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at

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Recorded March, 2009
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Direct download: cficast015_2010.07.08.mp3
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