I’m pleased to announce some big news! Smart Flight Training now has a podcast!
It is available on iTunes (please leave a rating and comment!), and /or you can subscribe to get all future episodes at the RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SmartFlightTrainingPodcast
My goal is to release a new podcast episode every other Thursday. The host will be me (Andrew Hartley) most of the time, with other pilots and instructors discussing many topics.
I’ll be doing interviews as well, so if there is someone you’d like to hear on the podcast please let me know; you can reach me via Twitter (@SmrtFlightTrain), or by using our contact form, or leaving a voicemail message right through your computer using the "Send Voicemail" link on the right side of the screen, or even by leaving a comment or a quick post on the Smart Flight Training Facebook Page.
All episodes will have show notes & transcripts soon after the episode is released (please be patient, as I'm doing this all myself at this time!). My hope is that The Smart Flight Training Podcast will compliment the other good aviation podcasts currently available by providing good discussions and more specific and actionable information about how to become a pilot.
Funny story about the music for The Smart Flight Training Podcast - I struggled for months to find just the right sound for the show. Asking friends with bands for some of their music as instrumental, to finding the upbeat, rock-style music that is on most podcasts, I kept finding options but never committing. I finally sent a few options of music samples to my wife, who said "These all sound like every other podcast out there; you should find a sound that sounds like 'you.'" So again I went in search of a more folksy, alternative sound for the upcoming podcast, and lo-and behold, the same day she said that to me, I found the music you hear on the podcast today. The name of the song? Fittingly: Learning to Fly. You can hear the full-length version of Learning to Fly by clicking here.
Please don't hesitate to suggest topics for episodes and give feedback.
I'd also like to give big thanks for inspiration (and for providing great examples of good podcasts) to Pat Flynn, Jeremy and Jason at Internet Business Mastery, and too many aviation podcasters to list individually!
Andrew Hartley is a certificated flight instructor and commercial pilot in Columbus, Ohio. He is fated for great prominence, but is pacing himself nicely.