Host of the "Airline Pilot Guy" podcast and one of the most senior airline pilots flying--Captain Jeff


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Jeff Nielsen, also known as “Capt. Jeff” is the host of the very successful "Airline Pilot Guy" Podcast. After seven years in the U.S. Air Force as a C-141B and T-37 Instructor Pilot, he was hired by a very large, international “legacy” airline (we refer to it as “Acme Air”). His 30 year airline career has included flight time in the B-727 (all seats), L-1011 (First Officer), and the “Mad Dog” MD-88/90 (Captain).
I had a great time talking with Capt. Jeff. He has the calm demeanor and soothing voice you'd expect from a senior airline pilot. He has a wide breath of aviation knowledge and is the subject matter expert on being an airline pilot. In order, we talk about:

  • Day in the life (minute 8:30)
  • Difference between Air Force and civilian flying (minute 12:30)
  • Routines-traveling (minute 18:45)
  • Routines-flying: (minute 20:30)
  • How flying in the airlines changed over the years (minute 24:45)
  • The function of a flight engineer (minute 29:00)
  • Future of the industry including automation (minute 41:30).
  • Advice for people getting into the airlines (minute 49:00)
  • Common issues new airline pilots have (minute 51:00)
  • His podcast--Airline Pilot Guy (minute 52:30)

Check out all the interviews at
Instagram/ Facebook-- @justinfighterpilot

19 episodes available. A new episode about every 8 days averaging 52 mins duration .