Pilot to Pilot podcast episode 33 ft. Michael Healey: Commercial Pilot and College Student.

What is going on Avination and welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Michael Healey. Michael is a current commercial pilot that is balancing both being a college student and flight training.

Some of the things we talk about in today’s episode.

  • Why Michael became a pilot.
  • How he wanted to originally be a filmmaker.
  • How Instagram actually led to him wanting to learn to fly.
  • How Michael how to get over motion sickness on his path to becoming a pilot.
  • How GingerAle helped Michael get over motion sickness.
  • We talk about Michaels flight training.
  • How everyone learns at their own pace.
  • I talk about why I chose aerial survey.
  • Why I chose to fly for a single pilot IFR operation.
  • Why it is important to use shepherd air for all of your written exams.
  • How he taxied the wrong way on his Private pilot check-ride.
  • How and Why his Private Pilot check ride was the hardest check ride he ever took.
  • What his training was like once he started College.
  • How you need to be on your game during your instrument training.
  • Michael gives his advice as to how a college student can fly while in school.
  • Why it is important to surround yourself with people that have the same goals you do.
  • How he got to tag along in king airs.
  • How Michaels nickname was “kid behind the fence”
  • His first experience with dodging weather.
  • How he got to be a campus ambassador for Republic airlines.
  • Why Michael really likes Republic airlines.
  • How different airlines work for different people.
  • Michael talks about what working in Charter Sales is like.
  • Why he wished he would have done more research on his flight school.

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