Squawk Ident - an Aviation Podcast

Squawk Ident - an Aviation Podcast

At Squawk Ident we explore the many pathways to an aviation profession, the challenges that a professional aviator can expect in today’s market place, and we share many stories along the way. Join in on the conversation with your hosts Av8rTony, Captain Roger, and Rob D. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/squawkident/support

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May 15, 2021 107 min

Recorded on the 10th of May 2021

In this, the 78th episode of the Squawk Ident podcast - The 10% are Always Looking Ahead - Av8rTony & Rob D. have the opportunity to speak with Andi Lusha. He is an outstanding aviator that would definitely place in the “10% category.” He is a University of Illinois graduate, an exceptional photographer, an avid cyclist, a green thumb gardener, a former “SandPiper Airlines” Captain and Assistant...

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Recorded on the 05th of May, 2021

On today’s episode, Captain Roger and Av8rTony are joined by one of “Legacy" Airlines' newest captains. Captain Jerry Quinn has survived furloughs, merges, and multiple down-turns. His journey in aviation has followed a path very few have experienced. Together we discuss our latest flight schedules, some recently trapped errors, and the common debate, "will aircraft soon fly themselves?...

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Recorded on 20th of April 2021 On today’s show Av8rTony, Rob D., and special guest host Kyle Jansen discuss the importance of a good pair of aviation headsets, ditching in the surf, and cool facts about the Grumman TBM Avenger. We also explore some of the potential airline strategies, the return of full service flights, carriers on their way back, pilot hiring, and mainline carriers providing flight training education as a conditio...
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Recorded on 7th of April, 2021

In this, the 75th episode of the Squawk Ident podcast - Common Ground and Awkward Dynamics - Av8rTony, Rob D., and Captain Roger have the pleasure in welcoming a young hotshot aviator that shares his amazing journey in aviation with us. Juan Sossa joins us to share how his humble beginnings in Columbia shaped the adventure that brought him to the Big Apple, New York City. We explore how he came close ...

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March 26, 2021 137 min

Recorded on the 25th of March, 2021

On episode 74 of the Squawk Ident podcast - A Warrior and a Pilot - Av8rTony and the Squawk Ident Crew have the pleasure in welcoming an aviator and a true warrior to the show. She is a Gold Seal CFI, an aircraft owner and president of the AeroValley Flying Club. She is a co-host of the hit YouTube channels “Taking Off” and “In The Hanger” where together with co-host and fellow pilot Dan Millican...

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Recorded on the 12th of MAR, 2021 On episode 73 of the Squawk Ident podcast, Leadership, Mentorship, and Being Better, I have the privilege to sit down with a friend and former guest, Captain Kevin Elmore. The first time he was with us was on episode 50 - Captain, Commander, and Team USA. That was the episode where we introduced Captain Elmore to the podcasting world. In episode 50, he shared with us his journey in aviation, he out...
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March 12, 2021 66 min

Recorded on the 09th MAR 2021

On today’s episode Captain Roger and I discuss the challenges of ever changing and demanding flight schedules, back-side of the clock flying, staying hydrated on the flight line despite the walk of shame, and Captain Roger schools Av8rTony on VOR-A and LOC - D approach plates. Isn’t it fun to make fun of the airline pilot?


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  • LOC-D Approach to KSEE
  • VOR-D Approach to KRNO
  • Expressway Visual RWY 3...
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    February 25, 2021 110 min

    Recorded on the 24th FEB 2021

    On this episode of the Squawk Ident Podcast the crew and I discuss the chaos and adventure we each have witnessed over the past few weeks. From “Winter is Coming” in Texas to rampant flight schedules in the west. Today we discuss the challenges with winter operations, a possible game changer with de-icing technology for the future, engine failures, the longest journey from gate to the hotel van, circli...

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    February 8, 2021 116 min

    Recorded on the 5th FEB 2021

    In this episode of Squawk Ident we discuss the seesaw affect that has toyed with our ability to keep calm and fly on. With another round of WARN letters announced recently, the stress levels have started to creep back up again with airline aviators. In the WTF segment, we take a look at United CEO’s recent comments on making Covid vaccinations a conditional part of employment for its over 13,300 pilots....

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    January 30, 2021 82 min

    Recorded on the 29 JAN 2021

    On episode 69 of the Squawk Ident podcast - Rusty Pilots - Av8rTony and Captain Roger discuss PSA’s decision to ground most of their fleet and the effects it had on their mainline partner, we follow up on a JetPack Man update, and the ATP Flight School’s agreement with Frontier Airlines. We also discuss “Rusty Pilots” back on the flight line, the ASAP program, and much more.


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    January 19, 2021 93 min

    Recorded on the 18th of January 2021

    On episode 68 of the Squawk Ident podcast - Airport Terminal Living - Av8rTony and Rob D. discuss Rob’s recent 737-MAX training event. We also discuss a few recent 737 incidents, and the new FAA Order 2150.3C that places special emphasis on enforcement programs throughout March 30th, of 2021. We also talk about how 36 year old Aditya Singh lived at the Chicago O’Hare International airport for ov...

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    January 8, 2021 126 min

    Recorded on the 03JAN2021

    On this episode of the Squawk Ident podcast - Don’t Be That Guy - the Squawk Ident crew and I discuss how important it is to NOT be “That Guy”, we will also discuss the 3rd Jet-Pack man sighting, holding for volume vs weather, what an all inclusive layover hotel offers, the Stand Up 2 Cancer livery at Legacy Airlines, and an ATC Zero event and what it entails. We talk about an event that happened onboard a...

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    Recorded on the 21DEC2020 On today’s show the Squawk Ident crew and I discuss Covid on the Flight Line, the Aviation Business Information Board on Facebook, and Flight Schedules during the holiday season. We also spend a moment with a new segment call From the Hanger where we visit with our very own Captain Roger as he gives us a brief audio tour of the Dassault Falcon 2000. As if that is not enough to cover in this episode, we als...
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    December 12, 2020 109 min

    recorded on the 11 DEC 2020

    This is episode 65 of Squawk Ident, “Throw a Nickel on the Grass”, recorded on the 11th of December, 2020, from the Av8r Sound Studios from somewhere in Southern California. On today’s show I have the privilege in sitting down with my favorite podcast co-hosts from the podcast universe. Rob, Roger, and I wanted to spend this episode discussing recent events within our industry, vaccines and the FAA, our ...

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    December 5, 2020 110 min

    recorded on the Friday, December 4th, 2020

    On episode 64 of Squawk Ident, Tenacious K, Av8rTony and his fellow Squawk Ident crew members, Captain Roger and Rob D, sit down with a fascinating young Airline Pilot, Flight Instructor, Former Freight Dog, Flight School Founder, Entrepreneur, and dare I say, Social Media Influencer. We discuss his amazing journey in aviation, his position as a Co-Founder and of Director of Operations at ...

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    November 25, 2020 102 min

    recorded on the 24th of November, 2020

    On episode 63 of the Squawk Ident Podcast, Say That Again, RobD and I discuss his recent 737 recurrent training event, the return of the MAX, and Av8rTony’s most recent trip. From the National WWII Museum, to takeoff performance issues, high terrain drift down routes, and language barriers from international controllers, we discuss all this and more.

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  • National WWII Museum (link)
  • Hau...
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    November 13, 2020 167 min

    recorded on the 10th of November, 2020

    On episode 62 of Squawk Ident, Connecting the Dots, I and my co-hosts have the opportunity to speak with an exceptional aviator, aircraft fabricator, live-sound engineer, and culinary master chief. He is a Western Illinois University graduate of Music/Business Management, a professional flight instructor, and currently an Embraer 175 captain for an airline that we call "Sand Piper Regional...

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    November 5, 2020 144 min

    Recorded on the 2nd of November, 2020

    On today’s special episode of the Squawk Ident podcast, we are very grateful to have the opportunity to speak with an aviator who has navigated some rather challenging obstacles along his fantastic journey in aviation. His exceptional story tackles a topic that is often too uncomfortable for many pilots to even discuss. He shares with us how his disease nearly put an end to his aviation career ...

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    October 27, 2020 125 min

    Recorded on the 26th of October, 2020

    On todays show, I am so very fortunate to be joined by my magnificent Squawk Ident flight crew members, Rob D and Captain Roger. The three of us have been texting back and forth over the last few days because of a few aircraft accidents that have headlined aviation news. We aviators usually pay close attention when we hear of an aircraft issue. Not because we like to chase fire trucks, but more...

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    October 15, 2020 133 min

    Recorded on the 14th of October, 2020

    On todays show I am joined by my magnificent Squawk Ident co-hosts. That’s right, both Rob D and Captain Roger join us for this very special episode of the Squawk Ident Podcast. We have the privilege to have on program some very special guests that share their amazing journeys in both aviation and internet stardom. One of them got their start in aviation at a thrift store a few years back, wher...

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