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October 9, 2020 127 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 retirements within the industry, we tackle many topics. Join us as we sit down with Tony Z.


  • Life by Z (YouTube)
  • chapters:

    [3:44] - Tony Z intro

    [10:50] - From Army to Air National Guard

    [18:50] - Don't Get Discouraged

    [23:00] - Bridge Programs

    [30:50] - Post Pandemic Landscape

    [43:00] - Media Wars and Financial Relief Reform 

    [1:06:00] - Drafted to Trans Global in the First Round

    [1:43:00] - Be Prepared for Anything

    [1:49:05] - Beaches, Booze, and Battlestar Galactica 

    [2:00:00] Life by Z

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