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4 (Student) Pilots hangar flying about their experiences with flight training and enjoying all things aviation.

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    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017: Quickcast Alpha

    Our first quickcast from EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017. Listen to Brad, John, and Chris talk about the first few days of the show as they huddle under an awning in Camp Bacon to escape the pouring rain.

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    Episode 64: We Couldn't Think of a Title

    Brad's club gets a new plane, John does some pattern work, and Chris...well we have to get this episode in your hands, so listen and find out!

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    Episode 63: It exists, but it's no longer airworthy

    John misses his first Oshkosh since 2009 and is night current, Chris flies a lot of light sport, Mark has more experience with density altitude, and Brad keeps currency while waiting for his club to buy more planes.

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    Episode 61: There was no screaming

    In this much delayed (but still excellent episode!) Brad goes mountain flying and John went to Sun n Fun and is about to have a baby.

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    Episode 60: Larry Might Sell You One

    John starts racking up the hours, Chris helps hand prop a champ, Mark starts IFR ground, and Brad can't seem to get a charity flight in.

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    Episode 58 Bravo: Cleared into Bravo, VFR your Discretion

    We are joined by two special guests Franz and Fred as they talk about their flight with Mark and Chris to Catalina Island. John also joins us after figuring out Zulu time and updates us on his flying.

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    Episode 58 Alpha: We Get At Least 3 Good Hours a Day

    We are joined by two special guests Franz and Fred who talk about mooney ownership and formation flying. Plus we hear from some of the gang as we lead up to a big flight in part two of this two part episode.

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    Episode 56: Following the Starship

    The gang is back after Oshkosh 2015, and a few of us have actually flown! We recap those flights and some closing thoughts on Oshkosh 2015 in this episode of In The Pattern Podcast.

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    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2015: There's an Airshow Here

    Ariel Tweto joins us to kick off the episode and talks about her trip to Oshkosh, working with Jason Shappert of MZeroA, and her desire to be an Aerobatic Pilot.

    Then Brad, Chris, and John go over flying into Oshkosh and their experience at the show.

    All this and more in our all Oshkosh episode from Camp Bacon at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2015.

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    Episode 54: It's like landing on a wall

    In this episode, we have a very special guest, Matt Dearden, join us to talk about Bush Flying in Papua New Guinea and his co-ownership of a Catalina.

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    Episode 55: The Beer Podcast

    We catch up on our latest flights and talk about the upcoming EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2015.

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    Episode 53: Bender

    This episode, recorded winter 2015, we talk about flying in the winter, plans for Oshkosh 2015, and our latest flights at the time.

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    Episode 50: Aww That's Cute

    A Mooney returns, and a Mooney is taken away. We get updates on the Mooneys, discuss airports in our home states, ADS-B, and medical exams in this historic episode 50.

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    Episode 49: Poly Wants a Piper

    Chris and John are back after plenty of scheduling conflicts. They have both flown once and tell all the details.

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    Episode 47: A Real Zero

    Mark volunteers at an airshow, John aborts a few takeoffs, and Chris waits for a Mooney in pieces.

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    Episode 46: Oshkosh Wrapup

    We are back! After an unplanned hiatus, many cancelled recordings, we finally got together to recap and wrap up Oshkosh 2014.

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    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014: MzeroA

    Chris chats with Jason Schappert about new developments on his training programs, a new college curriculum deal, and the latest books for MzeroA.com

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    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014: Pilots N Paws

    Chris heads over to hangar C to speak with Pilots n Paws about their mission organization helping to transport rescue animals to a shelter or forever home.

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    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014: SkyVector

    Chris continues his tour of the exhibit hangars at Oshkosh and speaks with SkyVector about their flight planning website and future plans like an iPhone app.

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    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014: CloudAhoy

    Chris tours the exhibit hangars at Oshkosh and talks with the developer of CloudAhoy, and iPhone/Android app for tracking flights with some nice features like maneuver tagging.

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    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014: Quickcast Bravo

    The second quickcast from Camp Bacon, we talk about our eventful Friday at the show where Mark, Brad, and Chris finally get out to see what's at Oshkosh 2014.

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    EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014: Quickcast Alpha

    Our first quickcast from Oshkosh 2014 and we are all finally in one place at the same time! We discuss our first day at the airshow since everyone arrived.

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    Episode 45: A Short Chat With Mark

    The last show before EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014. We talk about our plans for this year's show. After that it's a mostly Mark show as he gets his complex, flies some kids, does a formation flight, finds new personal minimums, and more!

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    Episode 44: On the Step

    Chris is back and takes the show filling us in on his flight in an American Champion Scout on Floats.

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    Episode 43: Just The Two of Us

    John and Brad go through what we carry in our flight bags, the trails of renting, and we talk a bit about the new ForeFlight Pack feature.

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    Episode 42: Neil Bradon

    Special guest Neil Bradon ([@pilot_ngp][pngb]) joins us to talk about his experience flying in the US versus flying in Europe and the importance of stopping the US from adopting user fees.

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    Episode 41: Buying an Aircraft

    This episode we are joined by Franz Forman who recently bought a Mooney. We have a great discussion on how the process of purchasing the aircraft and what goes into an aircraft purchase.

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    Episode 38: 10 Dollar Parking

    Brad is finishing up his Mooney checkout, Chris is busy trying to park, and John is busy with SUN 'n FUN 2014 preparation.

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    Episode 33: Devices...Again

    High approaches, Canyons, and Icy Runways. All this and more in this not so short episode.

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    Episode 32: If It Just Stops

    Mark returns to talk about being a Safety Pilot, Brad flies for Pilots N Paws, Chris lands on a race track, and John takes up three family members for their first flights.

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    Episode 31: A Couple Of Flight Reviews

    Chris and John discuss their successful Flight Reviews, Brad talks about getting checked out in his club's Mooney and Cherokee Six, and the group discusses flying with smaller tablets.

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    Episode 27: Negative a Whole Bunch

    Mark gets a lot of flying in preparation for his checkride, Chris learns to spin, and Brad takes on some ice.

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    Episode 26 Bravo: It's Bent

    In this continuation of Episode 26 Alpha, John discusses his lack of flying, Brad's club might be getting an Ovation, Chris is checked out in lots of airplanes, and Mark claims the AOPA Debonair Sweepstakes plane all to himself.

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    Episode 26: Where's the Beacon

    In this episode, we are happy to have Mark back with us with exciting training news! He is back in the saddle and quickly finishing up his Private! We hear all about his recent progress and also have a great discussion about the difficulties of finding airports at night and during the day.

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    Episode 25: Runway Log

    In this episode we have a special guest, the one and only Jason Schappert of MzeroA.com, who joins us to discuss his brand new app, RunwayLog. Runway Log is a great new way to keep track of your logbook and get reminded of important currency events.

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    Episode 24: In The Tower

    This is our Airventure Oshkosh 2012 Wrap-up episode and we have Brad, Chris, and John on to discuss their favorite parts of the week. So strap in and get ready for the latest episode of the In The Pattern Tower Podcast.

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    Oshkosh Quickcast Foxtrot

    In this quickcast, Chris and Brad discuss their experiences of Day 5 and Podapalooza. Thanks to MyTransponder and Sennheiser for sponsoring Podapalooza which was a blast!

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    Oshkosh Quickcast Echo

    In this quickcast Chris and Brad have finally made it to Oshkosh! We discuss some crazy weather that came through over the past 24 hours and some first impressions from Brad and Chris.

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    Oshkosh Quickcast Delta

    In this quickcast we discuss Day 3 of EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2012 which includes an incredible tour of the Orbis DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital. The Orbis DC-10 is literally a flying hospital, operating room and all which flys to countries in need of medical care. Check out their great work at http://www.orbis.org/us and keep and eye out for the footage of our tour coming in a later episode of Other People's Airplanes.

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    Oshkosh Quickcast Charlie

    In this quickcast we have a good friend of the podcast CFI Stew from the Pilot's Journey Podcast join us and talk about his experience at Oshkosh this year.

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    Oshkosh Quickcast Bravo

    This is quickcast bravo coming to you live from EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2012. John is joined by Damon Favor of The Pursuit of Wings and David Allen of Other People's Airplanes as they discuss opening day of the show.

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    Oshkosh Quickcast Alpha

    This is quickcast alpha coming to you live from EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2012. John is joined by Damon Favor of The Pursuit of Wings as they discuss the prep for opening day on Monday and they content you can expect in the coming weeks.

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    Episode 23: Wet Ticket

    In this episode of the In The Pattern Podcast, Chris flies a few more flights and gets checked out in another 172. Brad gets his ticket wet and John gets checked out in a 172P at his new flying club.

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    Episode 22: Canada Geese

    In this episode we hear Brad tell us more stories of his flying adventures, Chris gets checked out in a 172 and gives rides to co-workers, and John and Mark talk about flying clubs.

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    Episode 21: OpenAirplane

    In this episode we have a very special guest, Rod Rakic, who joined us to discuss his exciting new venture, OpenAirplane.

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    Episode 20: The Number for the Tower

    Brad follows up from the last episode about the CO dectector and how his club feels about installing them on the planes. He also tries to go up with his CFII to shoot some approaches but can’t get the plane to go above 2100 RPM after trying to sort out some engine roughness.

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    Episode 19: Carbon Monoxide and Winter Weather

    In this episode, Brad tells us a personal story about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and why it’s important to be aware of it and how to prevent it. Winter weather and cold engine starts are also discussed (a topic very unknown to Chris).

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    Episode 18: Chris Passes his Checkride

    In this episode of the In The Pattern Podcast, Chris passes his Private Pilot Checkride with flying colors. He also talks about his first flights as a private pilot. Mark hasn't done any flight training, but he did get to take a nice flight in a Cirrus and he discusses the flight down to Long Beach and the flying over KLAX. Brad also discusses more of his IFR training and John doesn't do much of anything.

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    Episode 17: GATS Jars

    In this episode, Mark discusses his reasons for the lack of flying he has been doing and Brad talks about his Instrument progress including Circle to Land and 0/0 takeoff.

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    Episode 16: All Things Oshkosh!

    In this episode, Chris goes over his first checkride attempt, then Chris, Brad, and John discuss their trips to Airventure Oshkosh 2011!

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    Oshkosh Quickcast 2

    John and Chris get one last quickcast in on their way to KMKE from Oshkosh. They talk about their Friday and Saturday at the show and the painful ride home ahead of them.

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    Oshkosh Quickcast 1

    Chris and John create a quick podcast on the grounds of EAA Airventure Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI. We discuss what we have seen this week including Fifi the only flying B-29, the 787 Dreamliner, and quite a few social media events.

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    Episode 15: Approach to Oshkosh!

    In this episode the gang discusses their Oshkosh plans and Brad discusses how he is preparing to fly in. Chris talks the Haboob in Phoenix and his cross country flight the next day. Also, Chris shares his checkride preparations. John discusses his lack of flying and some unfortunate incidents with training planes at his airfield.

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    Episode 13: Nervous Passengers, Hood Work, and More IFR Training

    In this episode Brad shares his latest IFR training flights. John takes his friend for his first airplane ride and learns a lot about nervous passengers. Chris discusses some of the hood work he has done. Mark has been stuck on the ground due to weather.

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    Episode 12: A New Co-Host Joins the Crew

    In this episode we welcome Brad Koehn, a new co-host who is currently training for his instrument rating. We also listen to Chris procrastinate on his FAA written and get some hood work in. Lastly, Mark and John dream of taking to the skies. All this and more in this very special episode of In The Pattern Podcast.

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    Episode 11: Mark is a CRM Master

    Mark goes over his latest cross country dual flights, John wishes he was flying, and Chris is getting close to being done.

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    Episode 10: Cross Countries and the Dog Bag

    In this episode, Mark starts his cross country training, Chris flies his tail off, and John takes up his Dad for his first flight. Plus, a we share a few in flight oops stories. Better hold on to your lunch, cause it's time to go In The Pattern.

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    Episode 8 Bravo: Chris and Mark Make One Good Pilot

    In the second half of episode 8, Chris and Mark get to talking about what they have been up. Chris is starting full steam on Cross Countries and finds that multiple airports along his route may not have been the best idea. Mark continues to work towards taking the written so he can get into doing Cross Countries himself. All this and more in this final part of episode 8.

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    Episode 8 Alpha: John Passes the Checkride

    John discusses passing his Private Pilot Checkride! We hear all about the long day he had and even the one big mistake he made. Even with his slight slip up, he still passed and became a brand new Private Pilot.

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    Episode 7 Bravo: The Checkride

    Part 2 of our great discussion with Doug Hindman and Mark Pollard about the Private Pilot Checkride. During this segment, we discuss general checkride topics and John asks a few questions he has about his upcoming checkride.

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    Episode 7 Alpha: Checkrides and Significant Others

    We did it again, another two parter. This time, we have two special guests, Doug Hindman from the Mile High Flyers and Mark Pollard from Inverted Cast, who join us to discuss the Private Pilot checkride. We also have a good discussion on how our significant others feel about our flying money pit. Plus, we talk about judging your passengers and convincing them flying is safe so they have an enjoyable flight.

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    Episode 6 Bravo: Another Solo

    In this episode, we finish our discussion about what we have been up too, and we have some great news. Chris had his first solo!

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    Episode 6 Alpha: A Whole Lot of Everything

    In this episode the gang returns, and boy do we have a lot to talk about. So much in fact, this is a two part episode. So here in episode 6 alpha, we talk about what we have done the past few weeks, and well, we ran out of time!

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    Episode 5: A Few Weeks of Nothing

    After a few weeks off, the gang is back to discuss the FAA Written Exam and Pre-Solo Test. We discuss where we are in our studies, what test prep aides we use, and also what to expect on the pre-solo written test. Finally, John has a question about wheel pants and pre-flight.

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    Episode 4: Pitot Tube Covers

    In this episode, we talk about our latest lessons, more soloing, and the problems with having multiple instructors. Also discussed, the one and only Emergency Landings.

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    Episode 3: Museums and Maneuvers

    In this episode, the gang talks about local museums and their initial thoughts on doing the maneuvers for the private pilot certificate. They discuss thoughts and reactions to learning slow flight, stalls, ground reference maneuvers, and steep turns. Finally, Mark talks about his first solo!

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