The Wayward Pilot Podcast

The Wayward Pilot Podcast

A discussion about all things aviation with certificated flight instructor and general aviation pilot, Jonathan Groner.


September 17, 2021 76 min
Jonathan discusses what it's like to become a new regional airline First officer with Aaron Weems
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Join us as we welcome back the podcast after a long hiatus! Mary and Danielle join the podcast once again to give insights on their time as flight instructors dring the past year and Jonathan gives updates on new episodes and how to watch the podcast as it is recorded live on YouTube!

Note: This Podcast episode has been recorded live on YouTube, be sure to go to our channel and see these recordings as they are made! Since this was t...

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Jonathan checks back in with Mary and Danielle who have recently passed their CFI checkrides and gets their thoughts on what it's like to be the newest instructor(s) at a flight training center.

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Jonathan discusses the best ways to ensure you are successful and make the most of your private pilot training in the least amount of time, for the best price.

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Jonathan talks about his path to becoming a professional pilot that took over 10 years and the lessons learned from a checkride failure.

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May 22, 2020 74 min

Jonathan talks with local Air Traffic Controller Matt Craviotto and interviews Arel English, creator of, a web app used to create a virtual map of your personal flight log. To support Arelplane project, please visit

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In this episode Jonathan talks with Designated Pilot Examiner David Lackey about practical testing for pilot certificates, and answers a student pilot's questions about how to fix his landings.

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Jonathan discusses what it's really like at ATP Flight School with fellow alum, commercial pilot, and flight instructor, Aaron Weems.

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May 9, 2020 63 min

In this episode, we discuss the process of purchasing and owning an aircraft. Also, we discuss the fears and joys of flying with some very special guests.

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May 9, 2020 87 min

Two former students, Mary Kuehn and Danielle Donovan, discuss their path from student pilot through instrument and commercial ratings, and their upcoming CFI check ride.

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