The Traffic Pattern show

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!

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 United States Coast Guard: Air Station Savannah Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2801

USCG Lt. Jr Grade Rob Mineo and Commander Brian Erickson invite us to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah to provide us with a once in a lifetime experience to gain insight into the mission of those serving and protecting our coastline. In part one, we speak with Mineo, and 3rd Class AST (rescue swimmer) Dan Kellam.

 Red Bull Air Race Pilot: Matthias Dolderer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2068

He became the first to win it from Germany as the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Champion...but he's still hungry for more! A sit down chat on what it takes to be a race pilot!

 Pete Driver: Airbus Pilot & Twitch Influencer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2125

He speaks from the heart about his pursuit toward a career in aviation, and after many years of flying, he's giving back to the flying community by educating and inspiring those through Pete Driver F/O on the A320 will be attending Flight Sim Expo 2019, be sure to check him out at

 Clint Cottrell: Commemerative Air Force Pilot & Marketing Officer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2024

He's a gentleman with a plethora of flying knowledge while also taking on the role and responsibility as the Marketing Officer at Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing in Peachtree City, Georgia. Find out how you can support the CAF Dixie Wing by visiting or

 Leigh Hubner: Living The Dream at Hangar 145 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2790

He’s an award winning director of photography from Australia based in LA and a local Georgia pilot, living the dream at Mallards Landing. You know him as Leigh Hubner. Since 2008, Leigh has won 14 ACS Awards including two National Gold Tripods. He’s filmed with names such as Emma Stone, LL Cool J, Bon Jovi, Dan Rather, and Viola Davis. Check out Loose Cannon Films...known for cinematography and drone aerials!

 Tom Haines: AOPA's Senior Vice President of Media and Outreach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2186

An award-winning author, Haines was named editor in chief of AOPA Pilot in 1994. Under his leadership, AOPA has expanded its media properties to include Flight Training magazine and a host of electronic media. He is the co-anchor of the weekly video magazine AOPA Live This Week. His staff also manages AOPA’s presence at regional fly-ins and air shows.He holds an MBA and a BA in Journalism. He is a 3,500-hour Commercial pilot with multiengine, instrument, and seaplane ratings, and holds type ratings in Eclipse 500 and Cessna CJ business jets and a second-in-command type rating in the North American B-25. He owns a Beech A36 Bonanza.

 Married At First Flight: Andrew & Ashley Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2455

He's a pilot, she's an air traffic controller. A comedic yet informative insight into the lifestyle of husband and wife, sharing their passion for aviation with one another. Season 2 kicks off with the perfect duo to not only share a few laughs with us, but additionally provide guidance for those who may be on the fence about which path to pursue.

 The Savy Traveler: Chasing Dreams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2138

In our season finale, Savannah aka The Savy Traveler. Savannah is a private pilot, service member of the air national guard, and volunteer for Pilots n Paws. She's on a ensure people value their worth, and meet life's number one happy and always be yourself. "The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible."

 Stephanie Grant: Historic Flight 5202 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2344

Stephanie Grant, pilot of the first all female African-American flight crew shares her account of history made, 10 years ago. On February 12, 2009, airline pilots Stephanie Grant and Rachelle Jones along with flight attendants Robin Rogers and Diana Galloway, operated Delta Airlines flight (ASQ5202) from Atlanta, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee. Stephanie shares her story of determination, and how stepping out on faith provided her and many others with the chance to pursue their dreams.

 Trade-A-Plane: Steve Champness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2502

Senior Associate Publisher and Atlanta Aero Club President, Steve Champness. Steve walks us through his 26 year career with Trade-A-Plane, the importance of chasing your dreams, how aviation has evolved, and his Presidency of the Atlanta Aero Club.

 Ryan Hunt: Flying Warbirds and Turning Wrenches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2472

Inside the hangar at Falcon Field (KFFC) with AOPA Flyby Crew member, Ryan Hunt. A 23 year old commercial pilot flying T6's, turning wrenches and creating his own legacy in aviation.

 Zenith Aircraft CEO: Sebastien Heintz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2189

President and CEO of Zenith Aircraft, Sebastien Heintz speaks about how Zenith came to be, important factors to consider prior to building, and what the experimental community means to him. Join Sebastien, and the Zenith team at Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL January 23-26.© 2018 All Rights Reserved

 NOAA Commander and Hurricane Hunter Pilot Justin Kibbey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1626

NOAA Commander and hurricane hunter pilot, Justin Kibbey reflects on some of his most challenging moments while sharing his unique perspective of aviation!© 2018 All Rights Reserved

 Mindy Lindheim: Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1890

Cessna/Beechcraft Sales Director, Commercial Pilot and CFI Mindy Lindheim explains her passion for flying, emphasizes the importance of PIREPs, and explains the dynamic of flying during the winter.© 2018 All Rights Reserved

 Lt. Col. (Ret.) John "Slick" Baum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1922

Lt. Col. (Ret.) John "Slick" Baum, former F16 pilot and #2 Thunderbird reflects back on his time as a pilot in the United States Air Force. John has flown over 50 combat missions over various countries and was recognized as the 31st Fighter Wing’s Wingman of the Year (2003) and Flight Lead of the Year (2004). Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Strategic Projects and Security at Draken Intl. © 2018 All Rights Reserved


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