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Hear experienced aviation and aerospace professionals share their perspective and expertise on how to productively navigate your career aspirations. Enjoy an eye-opening, engaging chat in a casual-conversation environment on the plethora of options, opportunities, and possibilities in aviation and aerospace and how to carve your on niche towards success. All Things Aviation & Aerospace is hosted by Vince Mickens, the Founder and CEO of the Private Air Media Group; previously Executive Direct ...
 
Brought to you by the Seaplane Pilots Association, "Water Flying" is a weekly podcast featuring news, tips and tricks, discussions on seaplane safety and interviews with manufactures, seaplane CFI's, industry leaders and passionate seaplane pilots from around the world. Fan, owner or operator, you will find these episodes entertaining and highly informative.
 
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"Those that haven’t had a close call in the air will, and those who have, will have more." This sobering statement comes from SPA Field Director Mike Kincaid in regards to midair collisions and avoidance procedures. On this week's podcast, Mike joins Steve and Abbie to share his experiences and give qualified advice on how to prevent midair collisi…
 
In acknowledgement of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, I had the pleasure of talking with two relatively young historymakers/trailblazers who are building inspiring legacies in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (S.T.E.A.M.) world of Aerospace and Aviation. Meet Dr. Yolanda Shea, Project Scientist - CLARREO Pathfin…
 
In this episode we announce an exciting new seaplane rating scholarship co-created with Ladies In Flight Training (LIFT) and the Seaplane Pilots Association. This scholarship will be awarded several times a year to women of all ages. Join Abbie & Steve with guests Kelli O'Donnell and Nicoletta Fala from LIFT. Inquire and apply for the scholarship a…
 
Meet Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson, an Aerospace Engineer, Professor, Technologist, and Program Manager, the New Business Lead for the Instrument Systems and Technology Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Dr. Ryan Kramer, Assistant Research Scientist, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Climate an…
 
Esteemed aviation lawyer and passionate seaplane pilot Ed Page joins Steve and Abbie for a highly informative discussion on NASA reports; a tool that few pilots know or understand. This episode explains how pilots should use this form not only to protect themselves, but to help provide valuable feedback regarding safety to the entire aviation commu…
 
Join Abbie and Steve as they sit down with Abby Austin from the Alaska Airmen's Association to talk about the organization and the upcoming Great Alaska Aviation Gathering on May 8 & 9 at the Alaska State Fairgrounds & Palmer Municipal Airport. The Alaska Airmen's Association is a vital partner organization to SPA in a state with more licensed pilo…
 
Did you know the Seaplane Foundation offers a seaplane rating scholarship? In this episode Steve & Abbie speak with Terry Hayes the Chairperson of the Tyler Orsow / Chuck Kimes Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship. This heartfelt episode with Terry, the mother of Tyler Orsow, discusses the two amazing pilots that inspired this scholarship program. …
 
Newly rated seaplane pilot and SPA member Kelli O Donnell has been putting her new found passion for seaplane flying into action. She joins Abbie & Steve in this episode to discuss how she has sent over 200 updates and additions to the SPA Water Landing Directory app and why; most importantly how you can help us make it better by your updates and a…
 
Join Steve & Abbie as they discuss five things pilots should consider before purchasing a flying boat seaplane such as a Lake Amphibian. Corey Johnson discusses what he learn going through the process of purchase of his first seaplane a Lake Amphibian flying boat. This highly experienced pilot, did extensive research before taking the plunge into s…
 
In this episode Steve and Abbie have a revealing discussion with Warren Curry from Icon Aircraft. If you have any interest in aviation or are a pilot, especially a seaplane pilot, you have heard of the Icon A5. The company has been promoting the heck out of this fascinating little flying boat for many years, but they have had more than their share …
 
East Hampton, New York is prosing a ban that would prevent seaplanes from using water within their city limits. The Seaplane Pilots Association is committed to working with seaplane operators, city officials, and local residents to create a solution that insures fair and equal access to seaplane operators while satisfying the concerns expressed by …
 
We have some New Years resolutions for seaplane pilots. Join Steve & Abbie to learn what you can do to be a safer seaplane pilot in 2021, how you can help the community and enjoy the process along the way. Get Proficient; especially before carrying passengers and a plane load of gear Try something new - a new rating, fly a new aircraft, get mountai…
 
As much of the country came to a halt due to Covid lockdowns and aviation events were canceled around the world - the Seaplane Pilots Association put their heads down and got to work on high value activities such as building a new website, working with US Fish & Wildlife on invasive species and assembling a seaplane and floats manufactures committe…
 
Steve & Abbie are joined by the only seaplane CFI in the world that is a factory authorized instructor in the Progressive Aerodyne Searey, the Icon A5 and Super Petrel LSA's. Mike Pearson has over 5,000 hours flight time, over 1,000 of which has been in LSA seaplanes. With a wide range of experience he has a unique level and knowledge to answer the…
 
The world's largest float manufacture Wipaire celebrated it's 60th anniversary in 2020, so we invited Chuck Wiplinger the companies CEO and Seaplane Pilots Association Board member on the show to discuss the colorful history of the Wipaire, their products and what we can expect to see from them in the future. wipaire.com seaplanes.org…
 
Legendary seaplane mechanic Harry Shannon joins Steve & Abbie to discuss seaplane corrosion, prevention and the most effective approach to combating corrosion in this highly informative episode. Learn how to avoid costly mistakes in your approach to maintaining seaplanes. Contact Harry Shannon via AmphibiansPlus.com or 863-534-8025…
 
Steve and Abbie sit down with our resident seaplane photographer Brad Fuller to discuss how we get the amazing seaplane photos that appear in Water Flying magazine. Brad has spent the majority of his life shooting film, video and still photos; much of that from boats and airplanes. He is respected as one of the best in the industry and we are so ve…
 
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