Enjoy a deep dive into the documentary filmmaking process with Darroch Greer and Ron King as they discuss their film The Millionaires' Unit.
The Film tells the unsung story of a group of Yale college students who took the initiative to learn to fly in preparation for America’s entry into World War I and became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve.
The award winning film’s VOD release date of February 15, 2018 was chosen to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of First Yale Unit member Albert D. Sturtevant, the first U.S. Naval Aviator killed in combat, when his plane went down in the North Sea on February 15, 1918.
Narrated by Academy Award® nominated actor Bruce Dern, grandnephew of one of the aviators, the feature length documentary charts the romantic, little known story of the origins of American airpower and features very rare archival footage and thrilling dogfighting sequences filmed air to air with replica WW1 planes, some with original engines.
Inspired by Marc Wortman’s book The Millionaires’ Unit the film has been developed and produced by descendants of the First Yale Unit, including filmmaker Ron King, producers Harry Davison and Mike Davison, and narrator Bruce Dern who are all grandnephews and grandsons of FYU members.
I was honored to be a guest on Chris Curran's Podcast Engineering Show! Check out Session 84 to hear me talk about how I make the Podcasting On A Plane Podcast!
The relationship between instructor and student is paramount. As is the relationship between you motivation and your ultimace success. Businessman and friend Marc Dean joins us to talk about his experience getting his Private Pilot License. Things weren’t right where he started and Marc’s gut feeling was that he wasn’t in the right place. Are you in the right place? Listen as we talk about common issues like: Student/Instructor relationship, Flight School vs. Flying Club, Concentrating on the process and craft vs. “beating the numbers.”
Sometimes a little mentorship goes a long way. Marc needed some and I’m glad we met.
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Music by: Reaktor Productions
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If you’re listening to this podcast, I’m guessing you’ve heard of Shaesta Waiz. But on the off chance you haven’t, she's the youngest woman to fly around the world. Solo. Only 6 WOMEN (of any age) have ever done it before her, in the history of aviation. But she didn’t do it for glory, she did it to help children all over the world become interested in STEM concepts, and in aviation as a career.
She is the first Afghan woman to earn a civilian pilot’s license.
She’s the first in her family to attend college.
She’s the founder and President of Dreams Soar Inc. A nonprofit she founded still in her 20s to help women all over the world land careers in STEM related fields. Her organization provides inspiration, outreach, and scholarships for young women with dreams of careers in fields involving Science Technology Engineering, and Math.
From her birth in an Afghan refugee camp, she was groomed for a traditional life as a mother and founder of a large family, more than the founder of a non-profit with global reach. But she decided to break the mold and travel the world encouraging young women to do the same.
Although she does still love to cook...
Jill Meyers, our "outreachiest" guest yet tells us about her roles in Dreams Soar, the organization founded by Shaesta Waiz. Hear Jill tells us about her role in her around the world solo flight, and her career as an engineer working on:Air Force One, the Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet,the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter,the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk UAS,U.S, NATO, and U.K. Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft,and 3D Robotics consumer drones.
Dreams Soar: http://dreamssoar.org/
Jill's Dreams Soar Fundraising page: https://dreamssoar.networkforgood.com/projects/32552-jill-meyers-s-fundraiser
Music by Reaktor Productions.
On September 23, 2017, Women in Aviation International chapters around the world will bring all of the passion, exploration, learning, and excitement of aviation and aerospace right to you. Across the Women in Aviation International network, plans are in the works for an extraordinary day of fun and inspiration!
Iknow it's been forever since the last episode so I'm happy to finally be back with another one for you. It's a little on the shorter side, but don't worry, I'll make it up to you!
Aviate, Navigate, Communicate
A short experimental episode!
What do you guys think? Should we continue with news content?
-Landing a drone on HMS Queen Elizabeth? -Flyingmag.com
-Know Thyself -AOPA
-FAA denies Signature FBO Complaint -AOPA
-Hitting back against outrageous fuel prices -planeandpilotmag
-ATC Privitization Emergency Checklist -AOPA
-DeLorean DR-7 -Flyingmag.com
Music by Reaktor Productions
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A candid discussion about UAS (drones) with Steve Nelson and Jeff Riolo
Visualize UAS Airspace:http://uas-faa.opendata.arcgis.comhttps://www.faa.gov/uas/
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In this Episode:
Feedback from:David Abbey - Thoughts on a brief ATC career
Kerry - How old is too old to fly?
Interview: Anthony Tamburrini Future Airline Pilot
Changes at KSNA as ACI Jet takes over for Signature
Intro/Outro music by: Reaktor Productions
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02:50 Bill Herron ATC interview
12:40 FBO Business | Price Gouging?
26:55 First Meetup | Serena Hart | Women In Aviation
34:18 ATC Privatization Comments
35:30 Dick Colliins Article: http://airfactsjournal.com/2017/06/8-31-1981-day-faa-disappeared/?utm_source=airfacts&utm_medium=email&trk_msg=3C1888N8HVU4L65BRDALPORQ6C&trk_contact=NILS86SCKT0F55MI4IRL35U32G&trk_sid=PAGUR0ATFG1E2H48V4EDH881SO&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=8-3-1981%3a+The+Day+The+FAA+Disappeared&utm_campaign=A17063F&utm_content=The+Day+The+FAA+Disappeared
Starting as a night grocer for Safeway stores, George McJimsey has served as Chief Training Pilot for a regional airline, Vice President of a commercial construction/development firm, Aircraft Lessor, Cessna Conquest Instructor, and finally, flight school owner. In this episode, George takes us through his lifetime of aviation and business experience.
Is it possble to go from CFI to American Airlines mainline with just one interview? No pressure! Envoy pilot recruiters Scott and Jessica tell us how it IS possible and discuss their journeys to the flight deck at what was formerly American Eagle.
...In the immediate aftermath I remember coming to, hanging upside down by my seatbelt and right in front of my face was a broken piece of glass. As I hung there, I was able to put together that what it was the rear window of the 210. through the broken glass a few inches from my face, I could see some dirt, a little smashed piece of grass and a stunned little bug crawling around. I was able to figure out that i was hanging upside down...