Squawk Ident - An Aviation Podcast

Squawk Ident - An Aviation Podcast

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Squawk Ident is an aviation podcast dedicated to the journey and the challenges surrounding the life and career of Av8rTony, his co-hosts, and his guests. Together we explore the pathways to an aviation profession, the realities of what a professional aviator can expect in todays market, and we share many stories along the way. I’m your host, Av8rTony, an airline pilot currently flying for a “Legacy Airline” with close to 20 years on the flight line. Join us on this amazing quest among the clouds. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/squawkident/support


059 Aviation Puppet Master
Oct 15 • 136 min
Recorded on the 14th of October, 2020 On todays show I am joined by my magnificent Squawk Ident co-hosts. That’s right, both Rob D and Captain Roger join us for this very special episode of the Squawk Ident Podcast. We have the privilege to have on…
058 Life by Z at Trans Global Airlines
Oct 9 • 130 min
Today’s show is recorded on the 6th of October 2020 On today’s show RobD and I sit down with a pilot of both air and sea. We discuss the remarkable journey that led him to a position with a legacy carrier we call “Trans Global.” We discuss his aviation…
057 Fabrications & the Magenta Line
Oct 5 • 100 min
recorded on the Saturday, October 3, 2020 On episode 57 of Squawk Ident we celebrate a remarkable milestone. This episode marks the one year pod-aversary of the Squawk Ident Podcast. Here to help me in hosting the show today, our very own Squawk Ident…
056 Sick Calls, Expectation Bias, & the Return of the Max
Sep 26 • 116 min
Recorded on the 25th of September, 2020 On episode 56 of Squawk Ident-Sick Calls, Expectation Bias, & the return of the Max. Av8rTony and RobD, explore the last few weeks from the flight line. They discuss when and why a pilot should call out sick, how to…
055 Restricted Medicals, French Simulators, Lasers, & 9/11
Sep 16 • 108 min
Recorded on the 13th of September, 2020 This is episode 55 of Squawk Ident, Restricted Medicals, French Simulators, Lasers, & 9/11. Recorded on the 21st floor of the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. On today’s show we discuss what happens when…
054 Tomcats, Top Gun, & Recurrent Sim Rides
Sep 3 • 139 min
Recorded on the 31st of August, 2020 On Episode 54 of Squawk Ident, Tomcats, Top Gun, & Recurrent Sim Rides, we have much to cover. Since our last show a litany of events have filled each day with a rollercoaster of anxiety and emotional pitfalls. We will…
053 Furloughs, MELs, & EKGs
Aug 23 • 123 min
This is episode 53 of Squawk Ident, Furloughs, MELs, & EKGs, recorded on the 21st & 22nd of August, 2020. From both the Av8r Sound Mobile Studios from the 4th floor of the Doubletree Hotel in Orlando, FL and the Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California.…
052 Race, Fly, Build
Aug 11 • 110 min
Recorded on 5th of August, 2020 On today’s show, I am joined by Squawk Ident crew member and co-host RobD, who is taking a break from pouring money into his new yacht to join us today. We are recording as breaking news has spread around the aviation…
051 Human Factors, WARN letters, & Diversions
Aug 5 • 91 min
Recorded on August 4th, 2020 This is episode 51 of Squawk Ident, recorded from the mobile Av8r sound studios on the 14th floor of the Prince Waikiki Hotel on the island of Oahu. We are under Hawaii’s mandated limited airline crew isolation while recording…
050 Captain, Commander, & Team USA
Jul 25 • 119 min
Recorded on the 23rd of July, 2020 On today’s episode, I am so very excited to sit down with a phenomenal aviator whom I first met a few years ago, while flying a 2 day sequence together. I can remember that I was intrigued the moment he told me about the…
049 Vikings Take Flight
Jul 20 • 95 min
Recorded on 17th of July, 2020 On episode 49 of Squawk Ident Captain Roger and I have the honor of speaking with a pair of aviators that both have an impressive international footprint in aviation. They both started their aviation careers in Iceland and…
048 Airport Bums & Bandeirantes
Jul 16 • 119 min
Recorded on the 13th of July, 2020 On Episode 48 of Squawk Ident, I am joined in the mobile Av8r Studio on the 7th floor of the Georgetown - Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C. by an aviator that is sure to impress. His four plus decade journey in aviation…
047 Airline Apocalypse
Jul 7 • 90 min
Recorded on 6th July, 2020 On episode 47 of Squawk Ident, Captain Roger, RobD, and I discuss our flying schedules, events from the flight line, and getting in a workout here and there to fight off the isolation weight gain. We also dive into how diet and…
046 All in the Flying Family
Jun 25 • 126 min
Recorded on 23rd of June, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am very excited to be joined by a young aviator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian that was raised within a spectacular aviation family. He is a Texas native, a graduate from Oklahoma State…
045 Some Bumps, No Booze, and Getting Started in Aviation
Jun 21 • 97 min
Recorded on the 19th of June, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by the infamous Captain Roger. Together, we describe what flight operation changes we are experiencing on the flight line, Roger tells us about his latest part 91 flying and…
044 Return to the Skies
Jun 10 • 107 min
Recorded on 7th of June, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by the Squawk Ident Crew. Together, we discuss the beginning stages of the return of crowded airports and flights that are at or near capacity (85% full, due to the CCP Virus…
043 Forty Years of Flight is in the Details
May 30 • 137 min
Recorded on 28th of May, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am very excited to be joined by yet another amazing aviator who has agreed to share his journey in aviation with us. I am honored to have this opportunity to introduce to you a man who has…
042 Mask Shaming & Distance Learning
May 23 • 132 min
Recorded on 21st of May, 2020 On todays show, we will be discussing load factors and the outlook for pilots looking ahead to October 1st. The president doesn’t seem concerned about the aviation industry, should we be? Also, with the reduction of flights…
041 Keep Calm and Carry On
May 14 • 121 min
Recorded on 12th of May, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I discuss what flying the line has been like since our last episode. From mandatory face masks, to a few 2-day trip sequences that include LAX-DCA-CLT flying. I am happy to report, the flights…
040 Virus Warheads, Student Pilots, and Nasty Crashpads
May 4 • 165 min
Recorded on 01 May, 2020 On this, the 40th episode of Squawk Ident, I am so very honored to be joined by some fantastic aviators who have had incredible journeys in their aviation careers. Today, we start the show by catching up with the Squawk Ident…
039 A Journey Filled with Giving Back
Apr 26 • 119 min
Recorded on April 21st, 2020 On episode 39 of Squawk Ident, I am so very honored to be joined by a fantastic individual who has paved an incredible journey in aviation. From his start in the U.S. Navy, to excelling within the ranks at Legacy Airlines by…
038 Flight Schedules, No Furloughs, & Remember When
Apr 23 • 112 min
Recorded on the 21st of April, 2020 On this episode RobD, Roger, and I discuss our recent flight schedules (or lack-there-of), and we compare how long our beards can grow before we need to shave them before we need to go flying again. We discuss the LAX…
037 Ghost Airports, VLoAs, & 1940’s Flight Schedules
Apr 12 • 130 min
Recorded on the 10th of April, 2020 Today, we will discuss some of the latest moves that have taken place in the aviation industry and how we as professional aviators find ourselves navigating our careers and enduring the calamity of our collective new…
036 Empty Aircraft, Isolation, & Pickle Ball
Apr 5 • 130 min
Recorded on the 2nd of April, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by my co-host RobD. Together we discuss what it has been like out on the flight line. We talk about how our schedules have been disappearing out from under us, how flights are…
035 Embraer Captain, World Traveler, & YouTuber
Mar 28 • 104 min
Recorded on the 24th of March, 2020 Todays guest is a graduate of the Wisconsin Aviation Academy where he earned his PPL at the age of 17, he has a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Sciences from Emery-Riddle Aeronautical University of Daytona Beach,…
034 Italian Quarantine, Captain Luca, & Florida Beaches
Mar 26 • 121 min
Recorded on the 24th of March, 2020 We first introduced today’s guest on episode 21. He and I first crossed paths in the year 2000, when I had my first discovery flight and thus began the birth of my journey in aviation. He is currently working for a…
033 In the Fight of Our Lives!
Mar 22 • 120 min
Recorded on March 19th, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by two of my fellow aviators that are currently from very different sides of the industry. Returning to Squawk Ident for the third time, you might recognize his voice from episodes…
032 Stronger Together, an Aviation Couple’s Journey
Mar 18 • 123 min
Recorded on 17th of March, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by an aviation couple that have shared their journey in aviation together. I first met Jeri in 2017, when she was just getting back into the airline world after 13 years away…
031 Do Not Panic!
Mar 13 • 100 min
Recorded on 12th of March, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I have a conversation with my co-host RobD. We discuss what has been spreading around the flight line faster than an infectious disease spreading on a crowded cruise ship, that’s right…we…
030 Economic Turbulence Ahead?
Mar 6 • 92 min
Recorded on the 4th of March, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I am joined by my co-host RobD. Together, we discuss some of the factors that continue to adversely affect the aviation profession and how they could potentially create a big problem for…
029 Tupelo, Delta State, & an Acme Bus Driver
Mar 3 • 96 min
Recorded on the 28th of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I have the opportunity to speak with young aviator who’s journey intersected with mine early on in the progression of advancements in our respective careers. His path directed him…
028 From Building Airbuses to Flying Them
Feb 29 • 76 min
Recorded on the 25th of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I have the honor in speaking with a captain that I shared a flight sequence with a few weeks ago. Listening to the tales he shared about his journey in aviation was an amazing…
027 Apaches, C-12s, Uc35s, and a Battalion Commander
Feb 24 • 100 min
Recorded on the 20th of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, I have the honor of speaking with an aviator and a Colonel in the United States Army. We discuss the progression and the choices that he has navigated on his personal journey in…
026 Disrupting Bias and the 10 Percent
Feb 21 • 74 min
Recorded on the 18th of Feb, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, RobD and I explore Rob’s upcoming recurrent training and some of his study techniques he uses to ensure a successful training event. We also discuss new training programs that have been…
025 Legacy Captain at 35, Civil Air Patrol, and Pearl Harbor
Feb 18 • 124 min
Recorded on 16 Feb, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident, we will explore a four day sequence that ended with a delayed red-eye flight and the reactions we received from some very nervous passengers. I am also joined by one of the youngest Airbus captains…
024 2019-nCoV Prevention & a Pharmacist’s Journey
Feb 10 • 50 min
Recorded on the 8th of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident I am joined by Kellie Miller. She is a doctor of pharmacology, a pilot, and a friend. Together, we will discuss the current risk factors to flight crews and passengers alike while…
023 Sequence Details, Corona Panic, and Layover Safety
Feb 7 • 108 min
Recorded on 06 February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident I am joined by Rob D. Together we will discuss our trip details in a segment we call From the Flight Line. We also briefly tackle a topic that has been flooding the headlines with the…
022 From Traffic Watch Pilot for AM-720 to Boeing 737 Pilot
Feb 3 • 84 min
Recorded on the 01st of February, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident…I had the opportunity to speak with an amazing pilot who started out in the aviation industry as a dispatcher for Singapore Airlines freight division. He soon migrated over to flying a…
021 World Seasoned Pilot, from Italy with Love
Jan 30 • 65 min
Recorded on 29 January, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident…I have the opportunity to speak with a phenomenal pilot that joins us from the other side of the Atlantic. From his gorgeous home in the beautiful town of Vicenza in northern Italy. He shares…
020 Schedules Torn Apart, the Sync Button, & the Power of the Break
Jan 23 • 91 min
Recorded on the 20th of January, 2020. On this episode of Squawk Ident I had the opportunity to have a casual conversation with a guest that I introduced on the show in episode 19, Mr. Rob DeJesus. We had more we wanted to talk about, so we decided to…
019 Racquet Ball Champ, the 9G club, and a Pilot Career
Jan 19 • 110 min
Recorded on the 18th of January, 2020 On this episode of Squawk Ident…I have the pleasure in speaking an individual who has has an amazing journey on his path to becoming a professional aviator. He is a former U.S military F-111 and F-16 mechanic, a…
018 Dead-Heads, Jump-Seats, & Passengers Behaving Badly
Jan 14 • 56 min
Recorded on 14 January, 2020 In Episode 18 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony outlines a sequence reassignment and a Latin American Terrain re-qualification for “Legacy Airlines.” The sequence involved 3 days consisting of 4 DHs. We will talk about the differences…
017 Now is the Time, Rare Finds, & Aeronauts
Jan 7 • 73 min
Recorded on 06 January, 2020 In Episode 17 of Squawk Ident, we will explore why NOW is the time to make the move into a career in aviation. We also discuss the many avenues available to train to be a pilot in todays market. We share “rare finds” and…
00 Introduction to Squawk Ident
Jan 2 • 2 min
This is Squawk Ident, an aviation podcast dedicated to the journey and the challenges surrounding the life and career of Av8rTony and his guests. Together we will explore the pathways to an aviation profession, the realities of what a professional aviator…
016 The Journey & Rise to Legacy Captain, Exploring Old San Juan, and the End of the 2019 Holiday Travel Season
Dec 29, 2019 • 86 min
Recorded on 28 Dec 2019 In Episode 16 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony is joined in the Av8r mobile studios while on a San Juan layover with Captain Hans of “Legacy Airlines” to discuss his journey as a professional aviator. Av8rTony details the sequence flown…
015 Pilot Errors, Abnormalities, FADEC Failures, & BFRs
Dec 22, 2019 • 80 min
Recorded on 19 Dec 2019 In Episode 15 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony is joined in studio with Captain Roger to discuss what can go wrong on the line and how it is not always textbook. We also explore abnormal procedures, CFI’s, BFR’s, and pilot errors. [04:15]…
014 Holiday Travel, Infectious Diseases, and Navy Vets
Dec 15, 2019 • 56 min
Recorded on 15 Dec 2019 In Episode 14 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony details holiday travel, the exposure to the flu virus, and many other infectious surfaces in aircraft. Av8rTony also has an opportunity to sit down with an 83 year young Veteran and chronicle…
013 Recurrent Training & the Jean-Michael Interview
Dec 9, 2019 • 72 min
Recorded on 09 Dec 2019 In Episode 13 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony details recurrent flight training at “Legacy Airlines.” He also sits down with a former flight student and now fellow pilot at “Legacy Airlines” that has earned a position as a 737 first…
012 Hazardous Attitudes vs. Positive Attributes
Dec 5, 2019 • 70 min
Recorded on the 3rd of December, 2019 In Episode 12 of Squawk Ident, Av8rTony describes his last 5 day sequence that had him celebrating the holiday from the hotel lounge in Austin Texas. Tony briefly discusses 5 hazardous attitudes and how they differ…
011 CRM, TEM, UAPs, and Crews Behaving Badly
Nov 27, 2019 • 80 min
Recorded on 27 Nov 2019 In Episode 11 of Squawk Ident Av8rTony describes the last few flight sequence. He explores what CRM & TEM are and how it effects a flight crew. He also reviews and plays audio from a UAP (unidentified areal phenomena) in the skies…
010 a Breaker Breaker & Squawk Ident crossover event
Nov 21, 2019 • 81 min
Recorded on 21 Nov 2019 Episode 10 of Squawk Ident is a crossover show with the Breaker Breaker podcast. Av8rTony has DomZ from Breaker Breaker in the Av8r Studios to discuss the strange and unusual that occurs while either on the road or in the air. A…
009 AA Flt. 4125, De-Icing, Recurrent Training, and Old Movies
Nov 12, 2019 • 86 min
Episode 09 of Squawk Ident was recorded on 11 Nov 2019. Av8rTony details a passenger’s suggestion that we were going the wrong way in the From the Flight Line segment. We will also talk about the Embraer RJ aircraft that slid off runway 10L at Chicago’s…
008 Surviving Furloughs, Bird Strikes, and Bad Schedules
Nov 8, 2019 • 78 min
Episode 08 of Squawk Ident recorded on 7th of November, 2019 In our very first interview on Squawk Ident, Av8rTony has a wonderful discussion with Captain Roger. They discuss everything from how Roger started down the path of an aviation career to the…
007 Layovers, Delays, Bird Strikes & Flight Physicals
Nov 5, 2019 • 66 min
Episode 07 of Squawk Ident was recorded on 04 Nov 2019. Av8rTony discusses a 3 day trip with a 34 hour layover in OGG, hanging with the crew, favorite watering holes, fatiguing delayed return trips, bird strikes, recovery struggles, FAA medicals, and…
006 Final Report of Lion Air 610, Malfunctions Happen, & Asleep at the Helm
Oct 30, 2019 • 79 min
Episode 6 of Squawk Ident recorded on 29 Oct 2019. Av8rTony discusses some of the findings in the NTSC’s final report of the Lion Air 610 737-MAX8 crash that occurred exactly one year ago today, malfunctions and mechanical things, and asleep at the helm…
005 Do’s and Don’ts of Airline Commuting
Oct 24, 2019 • 75 min
Episode 5 of Squawk Ident was recorded on the 23rd of October, 2019. Av8rTony explores the do’s and don’ts of airline commuting, getting stuck at an outstation due to weather, and packing light vs the kitchen sink. [04:29] From the Flight Line [13:21]…
004 Long Ass PAs, Oceanic Crossings, the Little Guys, & more
Oct 17, 2019 • 77 min
This episode of Squawk Ident was recorded on 17 OCT 2019 Episode 04 of Squawk Ident explores passenger address techniques, oceanic crossings, ETOPS and more Long Captain PA at boarding [03:31] Trip Details [05:05] Long Ass PAs [22:17] Oceanic Tracks…
003 Crash Pads, Commuting, Schedules & more
Oct 14, 2019 • 80 min
This episode of Squawk Ident was recorded on 14 OCT 2019 In Episode 3 Av8rTony dives into airline schedules, reserve vs. line holders, the good, the bad & the ugly of crash pads, commuting nightmares & more. [2:40] - Flight Schedules, reserves vs. lines…
002 Pink Ties & the Preflight Love Affair
Oct 8, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 02 of Squawk Ident was recorded on 06 OCT 2019, details a (2-2-1) four day sequence with PHX & LIH layovers. We discuss Breast Cancer Awareness month and the pink ties we wear, a typical routine before a trip. We also highlight the sights, sounds,…
001 Av8rTony’s First Podcast, you nervous too?
Oct 5, 2019 • 76 min
Episode 01 of Squawk Ident is an introduction to Av8rTony as he describes last weeks flight sequence, how his career in aviation began, and some of the challenges that come with a career in aviation. [0.45] - Episode Opener [6.20] - Last week from the…