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Flight Time Radio Hosts Milford & Charlie

Flight Time Radio Hosts Milford & Charlie tell us how their aviation radio program got its start in 2008. The program is broadcast live each Saturday via a local Jacksonville, FL radio station and is downloaded an amazing 7,000 times per week via its podcast. Listen in as Milford and Charlie, both pilots and airplane…

Building an FBO – Mid Island Air Service with Gail Mancuso

Building a successful FBO. Founded in Deer Park, NY in 1946 by WW2 pilot instructor Louis Mancuso, Mid Island is now one of Long Island’s most recognized FBOs. Gail Mancuso shares the story of Mid Island Air Service, its beginnings, and its deep community involvement. Website: Mid Island Air Service Aero Camp – AeroCamp is a program designed to…

Rod Rakic and OpenAirplane

OpenAirplane is a revolutionary aircraft rental concept that greatly expands the utility of a pilot’s license. Cofounder Rod Rakic tells us about OpenAirplane and the journey behind its launch. The full interview transcript is below. Key Podcast Points Universal, standardized pilot checkout National network of aircraft operators Innovative reputation management system Expands the utility of a…

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Starting a Flying Club – 7 Tips and a Checklist

Thinking of starting a flying club? It can be a great way to reduce the cost of owning and flying while potentially giving pilots access to more aircraft types than the one s/he owns. Here are some things I learned from starting and briefly operating a flying club and from many conversations with successful clubs…