Squawk Ident - An Aviation Podcast

Squawk Ident - An Aviation Podcast

Squawk Ident is an aviation podcast dedicated to the journey and the challenges surrounding the life and career of Av8rTony, his co-hosts, and his guests. Together we explore the pathways to an aviation profession, the realities of what a professional aviator can expect in todays market, and we share many stories along the way. I’m your host, Av8rTony, an airline pilot currently flying for a “Legacy Airline” with close to 20 years on the flight line. Join us on this amazing quest among the clouds. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/squawkident/support... Show More

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October 15, 2020 136 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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October 9, 2020 130 min

Today’s show is recorded on the 6th of October 2020

On today’s show RobD and I sit down with a pilot of both air and sea. We discuss the remarkable journey that led him to a position with a legacy carrier we call “Trans Global.” We discuss his aviation career, how the current global airline market has reached a tipping point, and the potential post pandemic landscape of our industry. From bridge programs to the continuing pilot ret...

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October 5, 2020 100 min

recorded on the Saturday, October 3, 2020

On episode 57 of Squawk Ident we celebrate a remarkable milestone. This episode marks the one year pod-aversary of the Squawk Ident Podcast. Here to help me in hosting the show today, our very own Squawk Ident co-host, Captain Roger. Also, joining in on the conversations is a special guest that we had on the show for episode 52 - Race, Fly, Build. Here to update us on his progress with the ...

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Recorded on the 25th of September, 2020

On episode 56 of Squawk Ident-Sick Calls, Expectation Bias, & the return of the Max. Av8rTony and RobD, explore the last few weeks from the flight line. They discuss when and why a pilot should call out sick, how to determine FAA prohibited medications, and holding at the end of a long day of flying. They also discuss the IAMSAFE acronym, Expectation Bias, High Terrain Operations, Interna...

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Recorded on the 13th of September, 2020

This is episode 55 of Squawk Ident, Restricted Medicals, French Simulators, Lasers, & 9/11. Recorded on the 21st floor of the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. On today’s show we discuss what happens when an airline pilot fails to show up for a scheduled flight. We also discuss restricted medicals, laser strikes, 115 degree (46C) days in Southern California combined with ext...

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September 3, 2020 139 min

Recorded on the 31st of August, 2020

On Episode 54 of Squawk Ident, Tomcats, Top Gun, & Recurrent Sim Rides,  we have much to cover. Since our last show a litany of events have filled each day with a rollercoaster of anxiety and emotional pitfalls. We will dive into what has transpired in our industry and how it has added to these stressful times. We also explain how it all occurred while I was in the middle of my recurrent tra...

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August 23, 2020 123 min

This is episode 53 of Squawk Ident, Furloughs, MELs, & EKGs, recorded on the 21st & 22nd of August, 2020. From both the Av8r Sound Mobile Studios from the 4th floor of the Doubletree Hotel in Orlando, FL and the Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California.

On today’s episode RobD and I discuss Brawls on Airplanes, FedEx flight 1026 heavy's emergency landing at LAX, Rob’s recent trip to the AME's office, Furlough Frida...

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August 11, 2020 110 min

Recorded on 5th of August, 2020

On today’s show, I am joined by Squawk Ident crew member and co-host RobD, who is taking a break from pouring money into his new yacht to join us today. We are recording as breaking news has spread around the aviation community just hours ago that a group of Senate Republicans are potentially backing the extension of the CARES act for an additional 6 months with an additional $25 billion in payroll a...

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Recorded on August 4th, 2020

This is episode 51 of Squawk Ident, recorded from the mobile Av8r sound studios on the 14th floor of the Prince Waikiki Hotel on the island of Oahu. We are under Hawaii’s mandated limited airline crew isolation while recording this episode. I can't think of a better way to spend time in isolation than to produce the Squawk Ident Podcast with all of you. Today, I am joined by Captain Chris in the stu...

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July 25, 2020 119 min

Recorded on the 23rd of July, 2020

On today's episode, I am so very excited to sit down with a phenomenal aviator whom I first met a few years ago, while flying a 2 day sequence together. I can remember that I was intrigued the moment he told me about the rigors of his Team USA triathlon training schedule. He was preparing for an event that he would be participating in just days after our flight sequence together.

He is an acco...

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July 20, 2020 95 min

Recorded on 17th of July, 2020

On episode 49 of Squawk Ident Captain Roger and I have the honor of speaking with a pair of aviators that both have an impressive international footprint in aviation. They both started their aviation careers in Iceland and eventually came to America to build flight time in Cessnas and Pipers at a little flight school named Tailwind Flight Centre, LLC, in Chandler, Arizona.  Their journeys have since a...

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July 16, 2020 119 min

Recorded on the 13th of July, 2020

On Episode 48 of Squawk Ident, I am joined in the mobile Av8r Studio on the 7th floor of the Georgetown - Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C. by an aviator that is sure to impress. His four plus decade journey in aviation started out with a ride on a cross country flight at the age of 10, where he joined his father on one of his flight lessons. From airport bum, to mechanic's helper, and later A...

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July 8, 2020 90 min

Recorded on 6th July, 2020

On episode 47 of Squawk Ident, Captain Roger, RobD, and I discuss our flying schedules, events from the flight line, and getting in a workout here and there to fight off the isolation weight gain.  We also dive into how diet and nutrition is a crucial part of any aviator's ability to perform. Is eating a safety to flight issue? We argue Yes, it is. We discuss long lines at airport food courts, Av8rTon...

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June 25, 2020 126 min

Recorded on 23rd of June, 2020

On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am very excited to be joined by a young aviator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian that was raised within a spectacular aviation family. He is a Texas native, a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Aviation Management, and he is currently a DFW based pilot with“Legacy Airlines”.  I sat down with him to discuss the amazing work that he and his family have contribut...

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Recorded on the 19th of June, 2020

On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by the infamous Captain Roger. Together, we describe what flight operation changes we are experiencing on the flight line, Roger tells us about his latest part 91 flying and the turbulent decent into Eagle, CO, we also share a few stories from our past. We discuss the changes to the mask requirements on-board US airlines, the suspension of alcohol servi...

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June 10, 2020 107 min

Recorded on 7th of June, 2020

On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by the Squawk Ident Crew. Together, we discuss the beginning stages of the return of crowded airports and flights that are at or near capacity (85% full, due to the CCP Virus limits).

We also talk about how our flight schedules are evolving,  how recent social events around the globe combined with the effects of the pandemic have affected our flying, and how...

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Recorded on 28th of May, 2020

On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am very excited to be joined by yet another amazing aviator who has agreed to share his journey in aviation with us. I am honored to have this opportunity to introduce to you a man who has dedicated over 20 years of service to our country in the U.S. Navy. He served as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate, a Reel Operator, and as a Flight Engineer on the EC-130G/KC-130F. He...

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May 23, 2020 132 min

Recorded on 21st of May, 2020

On todays show, we will be discussing load factors and the outlook for pilots looking ahead to October 1st. The president doesn’t seem concerned about the aviation industry, should we be? Also, with the reduction of flights throughout the country, the 5% increase in load factor, according to the TSA’s report last week, has started to become evident with aircraft that are starting to become "uncomfo...

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May 14, 2020 121 min

Recorded on 12th of May, 2020

On this episode of Squawk Ident, I discuss what flying the line has been like since our last episode. From mandatory face masks, to a few 2-day trip sequences that include LAX-DCA-CLT flying. I am happy to report, the flights starting to fill up!

I also have the opportunity, to speak with an incredible aviator that connected with me recently to share his journey in aviation with us. We discuss the path...

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Recorded on 01 May, 2020

On this, the 40th episode of Squawk Ident, I am so very honored to be joined by some fantastic aviators who have had incredible journeys in their aviation careers. Today, we start the show by catching up with the Squawk Ident Crew. We discuss a few of today’s headlines and how they affect an aviator's career potential. We then dive into many stories from our past, and what we learned from some of our ve...

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