AvGeek Chronicles

AvGeek Chronicles

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Welcome to the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast, hosted by pilot and aviation enthusiast Colin Hodges. On this podcast you will find a plethora of audio experiences from first hand insight into training that he goes through, interviews with fellow millennial aviators that are making a difference, and other random but great aviation content which will have everyone saying “I’m an AvGeek” after listening to an episode. Colin is the perfect example of putting your dreams into flight and he wants to help others accomplish their aviation goals too! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support


041: #AskTheAvGeek 019 with Jerome Stanislaus and Fly For The Culture
May 22 • 93 min
The #AskTheAvGeek Show is bringing another great story for you all today. We’ve all known that the Aviation Industry has had a history of being an environment that lacks diversity and inclusion. Thankfully, there are organizations out there like “Fly For…
040: #AskTheAvGeek 018 with Brandon Maso
May 9 • 87 min
Coming in hot with another episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show! This week on the show I am happy to introduce another DFW native, Mr Brandon Maso to the audience! Lucky for you all, this is Brandon’s 2nd time on the podcast but 1st as a solo guest. Brandon…
039: #AskTheAvGeek 017 with Ian Rodriguez
Apr 24 • 89 min
The podcast is back after a 2 week break but were coming back with a great episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show. This week on the show I am so happy to have Ian Rodriguez on the podcast! Ian is with me and we are digging into the topic of what it’s like…
038: #AskTheAvGeek 016 with Steele Phillips and “Life of a young Naval Aviator”
Apr 2 • 88 min
After a week off, the #AskTheAvGeek Show is back for another episode! This week we’re moving to the military side of flying, as I have LTJG Steele Phillips on the show with me today. Steele is a MH-60S Pilot out of Virginia and is laying everything out…
037: #FirstTimeFlyer - Introducing Pastor Luke Davidson to flying
Mar 29 • 27 min
So if you’ve followed the podcast, back in Ep. 027, I spoke with my wife about how one should introduce someone new to aviation. Today, I’m actually going to go through step-by-step exactly what I do, when I introduce someone to flying. This is such an…
036: #AskTheAvGeek 015 with The Davis Family and “There By Air”
Mar 20 • 101 min
Welcome back everyone for another weekly episode of the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast! I’m very excited for today’s episode because this is an episode my guests and I have been trying to schedule for a couple weeks now, Thankfully, we are finally making it…
035: #AskTheAvGeek 014 with Ryan Hunt
Mar 12 • 91 min
After last weeks solo pod, talking about a topic that not all aviators enjoy talking about, I’ve got another #AskTheAvGeek Show for everyone! This week on the podcast I am happy to introduce #AvGeekNation to Ryan Hunt! Ryan joins me all the way from…
034: Should you take out loans for Fixed Wing Flight Training?
Mar 5 • 47 min
This week I’m dropping a solo pod and were talking about a topic that every aviator knows very well… how exactly should you pay for Fixed-Wing Flight Training. I recently had a listener send me a DM over on Instagram asking me if I could talk about this…
033: #AskTheAvGeek 013 with Cayla McLeod
Feb 25 • 85 min
After last weeks group episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show, I’m bringing in another new guest this week. This week on the podcast I am happy to introduce #AvGeekNation to Cayla McLeod. Cayla joins us all the way from Georgia. Cayla is the youngest guest…
032: #AskTheAvGeek 012 What is Type Rating Training with Aaron David and Brandon Maso
Feb 21 • 72 min
On this episode I’m doing something I haven’t yet done on the podcast.. welcoming 2 guests on 1 episode! I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to have both Aaron David and Brandon Maso on the show this week for a special edition of the #AskTheAvGeek…
031: My Aviation Story - Where It All Started
Feb 7 • 63 min
So I haven’t done a solo podcast in a while and it just so happened that a listener asked a very great question while he was giving me some feedback on a recent episode. That listeners name is Isaiah and at the end of the conversation, he asked a really…
030: #AskTheAvGeek 011 with Pilot Sergio
Jan 28 • 99 min
This week on the podcast I’m bringing you another great episode of the #AskTheAvGeekShow and I am happy to have Pilot Sergio on as my guest this week. I’m stocked to have Sergio on this week because he’s the first airline pilot that I’ve had on the show.…
029: The real side of young aviators feat. Colin Hodges and Eli Maloy
Jan 21 • 68 min
As promised, I am releasing a new segment on the podcast with the help of one of my very good friends Eli Maloy. Eli was my very first guest on the #AskTheAvGeek Show but now in 2019, we are starting a new segment together. We don’t have a name yet but…
028: #AskTheAvGeek 010 with Mark Brown
Jan 14 • 76 min
We are back for 2019!! I’m back from a little break with family and we are ramping up the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast for the New Year. To start off the new year, I’m bringing in an amazing guest today and I was super excited for this episode with Mr.…
027: Introducing Newbies To Aviation feat. Pilot Wife, Kirstin Hodges
Dec 18, 2018 • 48 min
Have you ever had that 1 individual, whether that be a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, sister, brother, mom or dad who you really wanted to take flying? I’m sure everyone has and it can be daunting sometimes. We’ve invited Pilot Wife, Kirstin Hodges to the…
026: #AskTheAvGeek 009 with Matt Oliveira
Dec 10, 2018 • 99 min
I’ve been looking forward to this podcast for a while because it really hits my purpose. My whole goal of the podcast is to truly show the diversity of things one can do in the aviation world as well as showcase all the young aviators out there who are…
025: #AskTheAvGeek 008 with Aaron David
Dec 3, 2018 • 81 min
From surfing, to skiing, to traveling the world..Aaron has always been on the move. Now, he’s just on the move in a Corporate King Air 350i! If there is one thing that you will take away from Aaron’s story, it’s that you can’t be afraid to take 1 step…
024: #AskTheAvGeek 007 with Mark Robinson from One Above Aviation (ieatsleepfly)
Nov 26, 2018 • 81 min
Passion, the love of flying, and wanting to give back to the aviation community that his given so much to him truly defines our most recent guest on the #AskTheAvGeek Show. On this episode I’m introducing Mark Robinson to the AvGeek Nation and we are…
023: How to pay for flying Pt. 2 - Bartering
Nov 10, 2018 • 16 min
After the last fire episode with AJ aka the TMTPilot, I wanted to delve back into the financial side of flying and how YOU CAN AFFORD to fly or start flight training. Today’s episode is super applicable to any aviator that has some type of specialized…
022: #AskTheAvGeek 006 with AJ Ramey from The Money Team (TMT)
Oct 26, 2018 • 75 min
When hard work, determination, and a goal come together…great things can happen and huge opportunities present them self. That’s an easy way to sum up AJ Ramey’s rise in aviation. AJ is 1 of 3 corporate pilots for Floyd “Money” Mayweather and his TMT…
021: How to pay for flying PT. 1 - #FlipLife
Oct 20, 2018 • 21 min
I’m looking forward to this episode because I know what I’m talking about is super applicable to all young aviators out there. I am so stunned at all the people out there that say they can’t afford to fly or “I can’t pay for flying!” SOO on today’s…
020: #AskTheAvGeek 005 with Matthew Dunham from Winged Aviation
Oct 6, 2018 • 83 min
This week on #AskTheAvGeek Show, I am happy to have Matthew Dunham from Winged Aviation and the AOPA “Fly By Crew” as my guest. I’m also celebrating the podcast surpassing 1000 listeners a few episodes back as well as the podcast making it to episode 20!…
019: #AskTheAvGeek 004 with Sam Adams
Sep 29, 2018 • 91 min
#AskTheAvGeek would love to welcome Sam Adams to the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast this week. Sam is another perfect example of having a dream and taking immediate action to make that dream become a reality…with no excuses! Sam is bringing a great story to…
018: Which is better, Airplanes Or Helicopters??
Sep 22, 2018 • 31 min
After a week break, due to some business travel, we’re back to launching podcasts! Since everyone knows that there is this “pilot shortage” happening right now globally, there’s a lot of people out there thinking about fulfilling their childhood dreams of…
017: Mind Over Matter; My reaction to an AOPA Flight Training Magazine article
Sep 7, 2018 • 20 min
I’m adding some more flavor to the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast! On this episode I’m doing a little commentary and opinion piece after I read an incredible and insightful article in the latest edition of the Flight Training Magazine, put out by AOPA. AOPA…
016: #AskTheAvGeek 003 with Mel Williams
Sep 1, 2018 • 92 min
The #AskTheAvGeek Show is back 2 weeks in a row! We are bringing in an amazing guest who is showing us that the opportunities are endless in aviation… if you just go for it and don’t make excuses! Mel is dropping some knowledge on us and reminding us that…
015: #AskTheAvGeek 002 with Austin Claborn
Aug 24, 2018 • 70 min
The #AskTheAvGeekShow is back and I am happy to have Austin Claborn as a guest. Austin is a young up and coming helicopter pilot who is taking his love of aviation and content creation and bringing them together. Even at a young age, Austin has an…
014: Top 5 Aviation Trends of 2018
Aug 17, 2018 • 31 min
There has been a lot of aviation topics in the news lately and I believe a few are becoming trend worthy. On this week’s episode, I am going to bring you all what I believe to be the Top 5 trending topics in aviation, that you need to be watching out for……
013: Are you a healthy aviator??
Aug 10, 2018 • 45 min
On this weeks episode of AvGeek Chronicles I want to dive into a topic that I think is sorely overlooked in the aviation world. I want to talk about 5 areas in aviator health that we should take serious pride in! Those 5 topics are stress and mental…
012: #AskTheAvGeek 001 with Eli Maloy talking whirly birds and motivation
Aug 3, 2018 • 78 min
Welcome to episode 012 of AvGeek Chronicles! I am so stocked to be starting a new pillar show as part of the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast. I am proud to bring you all episode 001 of the #AskTheAvGeek show. The goal of this show is to showcase young aviators…
011: Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Aviation
Jul 27, 2018 • 21 min
Welcome to episode 011 of AvGeek Chronicles! There are a lot of people out there that don’t understand why folks in aviation love it so much. I mean heck, my wife even calls me a geek for talking about it all the time. For most aviators, it’s a deep…
010: Top 5 ways to jump start your flight training!
Jul 20, 2018 • 23 min
Welcome back everyone for episode 10 of AvGeek Chronicles! Now that I have my private pilots license, I’ve gotten a few questions on social media asking me “How do you start training for your private pilots license or how can I get a taste of the aviation…
009: Top 10 reasons why you’re an #AvGeek
Jul 13, 2018 • 15 min
Welcome back for Ep. 009 of AvGeek Chronicles. I’m switching the content up today and going to try and make you all laugh a little. Today I’m dropping the “10 Ways You Know You Are An AvGeek.” You may say you’re not an AvGeek right now but I can guarantee…
008: I am now a FAA Private Pilot!!
Jul 6, 2018 • 31 min
I am now an FAA Private Pilot!!!! Listen in to today’s episode and catch up on everything that’s been going on. First I just wanted to apologize for not releasing an episode in a while. Life gets busy and for the last few months my life has pretty much…
007: I’m back at it and SOLO’ed! 🙌🏻✈️
Apr 22, 2018 • 7 min
The AvGeek is back at it and he’s got some big news…I’VE SOLO’ED!! ✈️ What an incredible experience this but I know it was a culmination of a lot of hard work so far. Now that training is half over, its time to get into the second phase. Tune in to…
006: DRONES Are No Joke!!
Mar 15, 2018 • 35 min
I’ve been thrown many curveballs in my flight training so far. A recent curveball was a run in with a drone! Instead of being worried or mad about it, I want to give drone users some important drone operational safety information. Since drones are still a…
005: First Landings!!! ✈️
Mar 4, 2018 • 9 min
After a 2 week hiatus, I was finally able to get up in the air twice this weekend! I’m still working towards getting to my first solo but I’m finally to the landings stage. After a total of 7 low approaches in 2 days, my instructor finally allowed me to…
004: 🚨MILESTONE #1 ALERT 🚨
Feb 11, 2018 • 9 min
🚨 MILESTONE # 1 ALERT 🚨: I’m so excited to announce that I have surpassed 10 hours of training and have officially logged 12 training hours! Just 1 more check box to go before I can start thinking about my first solo! Check out today’s podcast to here…
003: Aircraft Swap
Feb 9, 2018 • 9 min
My normal aircraft is in the shop getting a new interior so we had to borrow the neighboring flight schools Cessna 172. It was my first time in a steam gauged aircraft! Tune in to hear how things went. Thanks for listening! —- Support this podcast:…
002: Flying ✈️ > Super Bowl 🏉
Feb 4, 2018 • 4 min
It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I’m flying rather than watching the game. On this episode, I introduce myself a bit more and fill you in on where I’m at so far in my flight training. Follow me more on my journey on Instagram and Twitter at @hodge_che! Thanks!…
001: My First Podcast!!!
Feb 3, 2018 • 4 min
The first episode of AvGeek Chronicles! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support