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, Captain Rob, Alex, and Terry. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/squawkident/support


May 7, 2023 168 mins

Recorded on 02MAY2023

Welcome on board Flight 133 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Sick or Fit - Recorded from the mobile Av8r Sound Studios, high a-top the 8th floor of the Sonesta Hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, OH.

On today’s flight I am excited to be joined by a gaggle of the excellent Squawk Ident co-hosts. Captain Roger, Alex, Terry, Kyle and I discuss the start of the summer travel season, adverse weather, diver...

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Recorded on 19APR2023

Welcome on board Flight 132 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - the Syndrome Effect

On today’s flight I am grateful to be joined by some excellent co-hosts Captain Rob & Terry . Together, we will discuss our latest flight schedules, we have an audio update that Alex has sent in, and I will share an event that I was able to take part in that involved some very special Make-A-Wish families. 

We also welcome a spec...

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March 30, 2023 146 mins

recorded on 29MAR2023

Welcome on board Flight 131 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - The Reluctant Pilot

On today’s flight, I have the honor of being joined in the mobile studios by an aviator who’s journey began the Pacific Northwest when his older brother dared him to take a Demo Flight after a heated discussion that people with glasses can’t fly airplanes. From student pilot, airport lineman, gold seal flight instructor, to airl...

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March 24, 2023 137 mins

recorded on the 23MAR2023

Welcome on board Flight 130 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Flying Fatigued 

On today’s flight, I have the honor of being joined by Squawk Ident co-hosts Roger, Terry and Alex.  Together, we will discuss what causes Pilot Fatigue, we discuss the recent Emergency Safety Summit hosted by the Federal Aviation Agency, and what we have learned from it.  We also look at joy riding around the boroughs of New York i...

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March 5, 2023 128 mins

recorded on 02MAR2023

Welcome on board Flight 129 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - It's Still Worth It

On today’s flight, I have the honor in speaking with an aviator we first had on our podcast on Flight 23 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Apaches, C-12s, and Battalion Commander. He has since retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service. Today, he is a B737 first officer at Trans Global Airlines (an alias to his employ...

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February 24, 2023 120 mins

recorded on the 20FEB2023

Welcome on board Flight 128 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Peeling Away the Armor

On today’s flight Av8rTony has the opportunity to speak with an American Airline Captain whose journey in aviation began when she and her family moved to the U.S. from Hungry in the year 1975. She accomplished an education that thought her to speak a little more than a handful of languages. 

After earning a degree from th...

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recorded on the 11FEB2023

Welcome on board Flight 127 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Going Where the Jet Stream Takes Us

On today’s flight, Av8rTony, Captain Roger, and Alex D. discuss pilot egos and the high stakes of an aviation profession. With the recent report that the NTSB has subpoenaed the 3 American Airlines flight crew members involved in last months runway incursion at JFK, we ask the question, “How does One protect their...

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January 27, 2023 129 mins

recorded on 23JAN2023

Welcome on board Flight 126 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - NOTAMs & EKGs 

On today’s flight I am joined by Captain Roger, Rob D, and Alex D. Together we discuss scheduling snafus, Captain upgrades, complacency, old school training, pilot EKG issues and the FAA Aero Medical Division, the reason for the FAA system outage, Pilot Bonuses for SWA pilots, and much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the...

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recorded on 08JAN2023

Welcome on board Flight 125 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Seniority is not Everything, It's the Only Thing

Today’s episode marks the first Squawk Ident flight of season 5. 

Alex and I recently had the honor in sitting down with a truly remarkable aviator who’s journey in aviation started in the early 1970s. That is when our featured guest’s decorated military veteran father paid the steep cost of $600, fo...

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December 29, 2022 147 mins

Recorded 27DEC2022

Welcome on board Flight 124 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Turbulence & Meltdowns

On today’s flight Av8rTony, Rob D., and Alex D. discuss their 2022 Holiday flight experiences. We explore turbulence, the recent uptake in injuries caused by airliners encountering turbulence, and we ask the question, is there a wrong way to wearing a seatbelt?

We also discuss how winter storm Elliott may have caused ramp agents ...

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December 6, 2022 139 mins

recorded 05DEC2022 

Welcome on board Flight 123 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Fight, Flight, Win!  

On today’s flight Rob D., Captain Roger, and Alex D. join me as we welcome back got the show a gentleman whose amazing journey includes a distinguished career as a Naval Commander where he flew E-2s and ES3As for the U.S. Navy. He had the honor of serving aboard the USS Briscoe, Enterprise, America, Midway, Independenc...

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Recorded on 21NOV2022

Welcome on board Flight 122 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - The Golden Age of Aviation Bonuses

On today’s flight we are joined by an aviator who’s parents exposed him to aviation at the tender age of 5 years old, when he was able to witnesses the awesome display of air power by the U.S. Navy Blue Angles F4 Phantom team. In his teen years he joined the Civil Air Patrol, took high school classes on aviation where ...

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November 2, 2022 150 mins

recorded on 30OCT2022

Welcome aboard Flight 121 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Quiet the Noise

On today’s flight, I am joined by Squawk Ident co-host Alex D. Together, we will discuss Snakes on a Plane, Regionals merging with Mainlines, and Life Saving Advice for Flight Instructors and Student Pilots alike.

We will have these conversations and much more with today’s featured guest. He is a professional airline pilot, a rock sta...

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October 13, 2022 131 mins

recorded on 11OCT2022,

Welcome aboard Flight 120 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - The Scram Jet is on Layaway

On today’s flight I am joined by Captain Roger, Rob D., and a special guest host, Captain Rob Cosand. Captain Rob first joined us on Flight 104 - The Speed of Heat. That is when we first heard about his aviation journey, his service to our country, and his families legacy.

On Today’s flight we explore the possibility of hackin...

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September 26, 2022 119 mins

recorded on 22SEP2022

Welcome aboard Flight 119 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Fumes & Bullet Points

On today’s flight, I am joined by Captain Roger, Alex, and Rob D. Together we will discuss the FAAs recent denial to Republic Airways’ request to be exempted from the minimum ATP flight hour requirements, American Airlines’ plans to close some Flight Attendant bases in California, Rob D’s Fumes in the Cockpit event, Roger’s ovati...

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September 5, 2022 142 mins

recorded on 04SEP2022

Welcome aboard Flight 118 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Jingle Psychology

Recorded from the mobile Av8r Sound Studios 517 on the 5th floor of the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei, on the island of Maui

On today’s flight, I am joined by Rob D. and Alex. Together we will discuss heavy flight schedules, overweight landings, summer time weather avoidance, recurrent flight training, composite lines, and over worked and ti...

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August 29, 2022 108 mins

recorded on 25AUG 2022

Welcome aboard Flight 117 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - The Leadership Toolbox.

On today’s flight, I am honored to spend some time with a phenomenal aviator, leader, and mentor. He is a retired Major General for the California Air National Guard. That is where he was responsible for the mission readiness and operational effectiveness across a broad spectrum of programs and activities involving five wings and ...

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August 20, 2022 89 mins

recorded on 08AUG2022

Welcome aboard Flight 116 of the Squawk Ident Podcast, TOMATOAFLAMES.

On today’s flight Alex D. and I are excited to welcome back to the show a special guest that we first had on the podcast on Flight 52 - Race, Fly, Build, again on Flight 57 - Fabrications & the Magenta Line, and on Flight 93 - Moderate or Greater. That is when we had the privilege to hear all about his journey in aviation, and how he has...

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August 10, 2022 127 mins

recorded on 07AUG2022

Welcome aboard Flight 115 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Under Condition of Anonymity. Recorded from the Mobile Av8r Sound Studios on the 4th floor of the Sheraton Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

On today’s flight Alex D. joins me and we catch up with his progress as a newly minted first officer at “Sandpiper Airlines”. We also discuss a few topics that are currently affecting our industry. From cock...

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July 21, 2022 98 mins

recorded on the 20JUL2022

Welcome aboard Flight 114 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Hanging On by the Tail

On today’s flight, Captain Roger and Rob D. join me as we discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of corporate flying vs. airline flying. Alex D. also drops by to fill us in on his progression during his Initial Operating Experience sequence. Captain Roger fills us in on what it is like flying Mach .90 at 47,000 feet in...

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