The Traffic Pattern
Summary: A New York native turned southern gentleman! Derek found a niche for public speaking and aviation early on during his years of high school and ultimately realized that he wanted to give back to the community. Derek believes facilitating meaningful and constructive dialogue surrounding emotional and complex topics is the first step toward plausible and sensible solutions. Derek’s passion for aviation is undeniable! In Derek’s spare time he enjoys flying with friends, traveling to new destinations and trying new craft beers!
What I’m feeling is indescribable. I just met the most remarkable woman that saved the lives of 148 people, on April 17, 2018. Southwest Airlines Captain, Tammie Jo Shults one of the first Naval female aviators of the F/A18 was incredible. We developed an immediate connection and even listened to snippets of my podcast The Traffic Pattern. In November of last year I sat down with air traffic controller Cory Davids from New York Center which assisted Southwest flight 1380. Season 1 Episode 3. SWA1380 suffered a catastrophic engine failure mid flight and miraculously landed in Philadelphia. Today, Tammie and I discussed the events of April 17th and her latest book, Nerves of Steel: How I Followed My Dreams, Earned My Wings, and Faced My Greatest Challenge. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. Huge thanks to Tammie Jo, and W Publishing Group! Thank you to so many for the words of encouragement and genuine support.© 2019 All Rights ReservedNerves of Steel is the captivating true story of Tammie Jo Shults’s remarkable life—from growing up the daughter of a humble rancher, to breaking through gender barriers as one of the Navy’s first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, to safely landing the severely crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 and helping save the lives of 148 people.
Dulles Ramp Tower Controller and CFI, Andrew Burnham with special guest Derek Hood, gives us insight into the daily life of a ramp tower controller! He's moving heavy jets around the airport and it's not as easy as it seems!© 2019 All Rights Reserved
A story from Cape Air Captain, Eric Bolt. He shares a powerful story about how he came up through the grassroots.© 2019 All Rights Reserved
Today I sit down with certified flight instructor and Special Agent, Andy Hanson from the Division of Criminal Investigations. The DCI is the investigative bureau at the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office. Andy speaks about his team and the work they do to solve cold case homicides. After a 1985 murder, Andy shares just how important the advancement of DNA technology is, as well as having patience and persistence in bringing justice to those that are no longer able to speak for themselves nearly 20 years later.© 2019 All Rights Reserved
Dewey Davenport, he flies for a fractional jet company while mentoring and keeping the modern day barnstormer concept alive!© 2019 All Rights Reserved
My long time friend, someone who I have grown up in the aviation industry with is redefining how flight schools manage and operate in the pursuit of educating student pilots. At the age of 22 years old, Karim has found a way to make a name for himself as a Co-Founder and Director of Operations at Icarus Flying Academy, in Farmingdale, New York.© 2019 All Rights Reserved
Professional air traffic control for flight simulators. Keith Smith is changing the way both real world and flight simulation hobbyists approach their flying endeavors. Work with live air traffic controllers 15 hours a day and engage your "flying brain" from home. See other aircraft, and hear other pilots on the radio. Put on your headset, dial up ground, and call for taxi. It's that easy. The platform is being used within flight schools and major universities to train students and CFIs. Check out www.pilotedge.net© 2019 All Rights Reserved
She's flying Js. high performance turbo props and if you cant find her sitting solo in the left seat of a PC12, she's probably out jeepin!© 2019 All Rights Reserved
An informative sit down with the CBP!© 2019 All Rights Reserved
A gentleman with a story that goes back to the 1950s! Good friend, pilot and crew chief of Twin City Barnstormers in Stanton, MN shares his personal account of what flying means to him.
Insight into one of the world's busiest air traffic control en route sectors. Irish Air Traffic Controller Nicola, talks about her 25 year experience with the Irish Aviation Authority. We cover the importance of team building, her challenges as an OJTI but most of all the service she provides to the flying public. She's absolutely hilarious, but most of all a true professional.
A recap of WWII Heritage Days in Peachtree City, Georgia. Interested in being apart of a networking event?! Stayyyy tuned! We have an amazing Season 3 ahead! 15,000 plays of the pod! WOW! Thank you!
Their mission is unique as they protect the skies over various parts of the world at nearly 50,000 feet. A surreal and up front experience with United States Air Force, MQ9 Reaper Pilot, "Hood".
We had the time of our lives! A recap of our full week experience at SNF 2019!
We're wrapping up our visit at CGAS Savannah! As we recap on our flight, we sit down with AMT 3rd Class Lorezno Leon, Lt. Cmdr & Pilot Russ Mathis, and CGAS Savannah Commander Brian Erickson.