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, & Rob D. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/squawkident/support

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May 19, 2022 80 min

recorded on 17Mar2022

Welcome aboard Flight 109 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Pent Up Demand

On today's show, Rob D. and Av8rTony discuss some recent flight sequences that include MELd APUs, reassignments, and hot airplanes. We also explore the possibility that ATP minimums may be lowered to 750 total time and the mandatory retirement age may be raised to 67 years old.  We also share the news that United has agreed to an AIP an...

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recorded 02May2022

Welcome aboard Flight 108 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Pushing Past Barriers

On today’s flight we are joined by Captain Roger & Rob D. Together, we will hear about some BIG news from Captain Roger about his new type rating and the new jet to his growing fleet of corporate aircraft.

We also are very excited to have on the show a Miami based Airbus A320 captain for Legacy Airlines. She takes us along as she sh...

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Recorded on 23APR2022

Welcome aboard Flight 107 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - The Mask Circus, Pay Scales, & Contracts.

On today’s flight we catch up with Rob D., Alex D., and me (Av8rTony). Together, we will discuss the changes to the federal mask mandate and how Philadelphia and Los Angeles International Airports, and others have reacted to the ruling. We also discuss Alaska Airlines’ strike authorization efforts, why so many...

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April 6, 2022 99 min

recorded on 04APR2022

Welcome aboard Flight 106 of the Squawk Ident Podcast, Always Round Down. From the mobile Av8r Sound Studios, high a top the 18th floor of the Westgate Hotel, in San Diego, CA.

On today’s flight Rob D. and I discuss in-flight medical emergencies, diversions, and POCs. We also take a look at the ATP requirements needed to obtain and retain the coveted certification. Rob and I also take a look at the 95 year his...

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March 23, 2022 103 min

recorded on 21MAR2022

Welcome aboard Flight 105 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Hard Landings, recorded from the mobile Av8r Sound Studios, high a top the 7th floor of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, in San Diego, CA.

On today’s flight Rob D. and I discuss late night meals and how to manage bad eating habits when you are at the mercy of difficult flight schedules while on the flight line. We will also talk about Hard Landings, Overweight...

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March 7, 2022 55 min

recorded on 01MAR2022

Welcome aboard Flight 104 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - the Speed of Heat. Recorded from the mobile Av8r Sound Studios at the Maui Coast Hotel, in Kihei, on the island of Maui.

On today’s flight Captain Roger and I sit down with an aviator that has agreed to share his remarkable journey in aviation with us. He started out on an aviation path at birth, born into an aviation family of historic proportions. A dis...

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February 28, 2022 131 min

Recorded on 24FEB2022

Welcome aboard Flight 103 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Dents and CPTs.

On today’s flight we discuss the recent events onboard an American Airlines flight that caused the Captain to make the decision to divert the aircraft after an onboard disturbance turned into security threat. 

I am also joined on the flight deck today by a returning guest, Mr. Alex Daigle. He is here to discuss his successful completion of...

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February 11, 2022 134 min

recorded on 09FEB2022


Welcome aboard Flight 102 of the Squawk Ident Podcast, Interviews & ATP CTPs. 

On today’s flight Captain Roger and I are joined by Alex Daigle to discuss his journey, his exciting transition to his first 121 carrier, and the ATP CTP course he is preparing to complete. You might remember Alex from Flight 98 - 5G and Discovery Flights, where he exercised extreme patience with my GA flying skills. 

We also d...

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February 5, 2022 98 min

recorded on 03FEB2022

Welcome aboard Flight 101 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Off Schedule Operations

On today’s flight Rob D, Kyle J. and I discuss the off schedule operations we each find ourselves in during winter storm Landon. We discuss booking our own hotels, RTGs, checklist usage, uncomfortable crew members, future aircraft orders, the potential for age 65 changes, and informational picketing.

We look forward to having you j...

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January 29, 2022 163 min

recorded on 25JAN2022

Welcome aboard Flight 100! of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.

On today’s flight Rob D. and I discuss windshear on final, heavy cross winds, high altitude go-arounds, and the 5G affect on 121 operation. We also take a very special look back to some of our favorite moments of the past 100 episodes of Squawk Ident. So stay with us as we embark on our journey of the 100th Flight of the Sq...

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January 9, 2022 83 min

Recorded on 07JAN2022


Welcome aboard Flight 99 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Buckle-Up, Buttercup.

On today’s flight Captain Roger, Rob D. and I discuss flying during this season’s holidays. We discuss the dangers of riding in hotel vans, a we uncover a real life “Catch Me If You Can” incident. We also explore United’s Pilot Developement program at Pheonix’s Goodyear Airport.

We explain de-icing, the HOT App., what the triangle lo...

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December 24, 2021 118 min

recorded on 20DEC2021

Welcome aboard Flight 98 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - 5G and Discovery Flights. 

On today’s flight Captain Roger and I discuss Mx delays and Legacy Airline's Recovery Obligations, C-Band and 5G interference, Captain Sullenberger’s confirmation as the U.S. ICAO Representative, Bio-Aviation Fuel, and the Flight Training Bill elimination. We also listen in on a Discovery Flight on-board a Cessna-172 with Riv...

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December 12, 2021 100 min

recorded on 06DEC2021

Welcome aboard Flight 97 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Throwing Smoke.

On today’s flight Rob D. and I have the honor in speaking with a captain who’s journey in aviation is filled with opportunity, courage, and determination. We first introduced him on Flight 89 - Remembering 9/11, where he shared his experiences on that unforgettable day that changed the course of history. He is a veteran of the United States...

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December 5, 2021 83 min

Recorded on 01DEC2021

Welcome aboard Flight 96 of the Squawk Ident Podcast, High, Hot, & Heavy. On today’s flight Rob D. and I discuss removing passengers from a flight, unstable approaches, Special Qualifications Airports, the films Airplane! (1980) & Zero Hour (1957). We discuss mountainous terrain airports and we take a look back at the year 1953 and American Airlines’ launch of DC-7 on the New York to Los Angeles route....

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November 29, 2021 115 min

recorded on 25NOV2021

Welcome aboard Flight 95 of the Squawk Ident podcast - Correcting Nicely. On today’s flight I have the honor in speaking with an aviator that is starting his transition to retirement in the airline industry. He is a retired USAF Lt. Colonel with flight experience in T38s, B52s, and the B1b. His airline career started in 1999 flying B737s, and currently he finds himself on the A320 family of aircraft at “Legacy...

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November 11, 2021 80 min

recorded on 09NOV2021

Welcome aboard Flight 94 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - JetPacks and ACS. On today’s flight we explore the FAA's intention to have CFIs stop using PTS as an evaluation tool and replace it with ACS or Airman Certification Standards.

We also discuss nineteen-year-old, Zara Rutherford, and her world record attempt to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world.

And YES!, He is back…JETPACK MAN! We h...

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October 30, 2021 113 min

recorded on 28OCT2021

Welcome aboard Flight 93 of the Squawk Ident podcast - Moderate or Greater. On today’s flight the crew and I will explore pilot fatigue, cockpit slobs, moderate or greater turbulence, maximum T/O performance, and more. We also check in with Jon Gruber. You might remember Jon from Flight 52 - Race, Fly, Build, & Flight 57 - Fabrications & the Magenta Line. Jon will update us on the build progress of his...

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Recorded on October 15th, 2021


Welcome Aboard Flight 92 of the Squawk Ident podcast - Test Comes First, Lessons to Follow.

On today’s flight Rob D. joins me to discuss Paper Revisions, Static Discharge Wicks, St. Elmos Fire, Lavatory Vaping, Hot Crew Meals, and more. We are also excited to be joined by a returning guest, Ms. Christy Wong. Together with Kevin Shafer, they discuss Christy's recent experiences completing her rece...

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October 2, 2021 121 min

recorded on the 29th of September, 2021

Welcome aboard Flight 91 of the Squawk Ident podcast - Leadership Persistence.

On today’s flight Rob D. & Captain Roger join us. , We are excited to hear all about Roger's recent jet-setting adventure. We also discuss how President Biden has tapped a retired airline captain to lead the U.S. Mission to the International Civil Aviation Organization.

The Squawk Ident crew & I also ha...

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September 22, 2021 79 min

recorded on the 21st of September, 2021

Welcome aboard Flight 90 of the Squawk Ident Podcast - Air Shows and Slot Times

On today’s flight Rob D. and I discuss how we wrapped up the Summer of 2021 with some fantastic adventures.

I highlight my first aviation event in years as I detail the Redlands Inaugural IAC Acrobatic Cup at KRAI - Redlands Municipal Airport in Southern California. That is where I met the owner of the first Ces...

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