Thoughts From The Flight Deck
TFTFD is a podcast about flying. Pilot/CFI Bill Duffy talks about flying and general aviation from the perspective of a pilot and Long Island, New York based flight instructor. The show is a mix of educational topics and hanger flying style chitchat.
 

Podcast 114 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

 

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 The $5000 Skycatcher Door!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 

  1. A new door for the skycatcher cost $5000.
  2. Health concerns due to new FAA medical?
  3. Is 300 lbs. too heavy to fly a light sport?
  4. Are they rusty pilots or just poor pilots.
  5. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Direct download: podcast_114.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

Podcast 113 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

 

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Should I move on to a private pilot rating from my sport pilot!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 

  1. Visiting the New England Air museum.
  2. Elevator stalls?
  3. Is a Sport Pilot license still a valid choice?
  4. Reasons to move up to a Private Pilot license.
  5. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Direct download: podcast_113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Podcast 112 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Approaching flight training as a hobby activity!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 How many times a week should I fly.

  1. Flying as a social activity?
  2. Your flight instructor as a tour guide or social director?
  3. Work with your flight instructor to fit your needs.
  4. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Direct download: podcast_112.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

Podcast 111 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Are you a better pilot today!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Flight review.

  1. Who scares flight instructors more?
  2. After earning your private pilot certificate have you become a better pilot?
  3. Never think it cannot happen to you.
  4. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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 Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com

 

 

Direct download: podcast_111b.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm EST

Podcast 110 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 A Sad Story!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training. 

  1. NY college flight school goes out of business.
  2. Yelled at by ATC again.
  3. Commercial drone operators no longer need a pilot certificate?
  4. Never think it cannot happen to you.
  5. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Direct download: podcast_110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

Podcast 109 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Squawking 1300!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training. 

  1. Helicopter mayhem.
  2. Yelled at by ATC.
  3. Get your commercial rating in a Skycatcher light sport?
  4. Transponder malfunction.
  5. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Direct download: podcast109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am EST

Podcast 108 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

 

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Leave the motor running!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Safety in the pattern.

  1. CFI Weight.
  2. Skycatcher catchers on fire.
  3. Weather can change in a lap around the pattern.
  4. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Direct download: podcast_108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

Podcast 107 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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Dancing with the helicopter!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 

  1. Strange communications.
  2. Student asking for recommendations.
  3. 300 no shows?
  4. Why do soft field landing have to be so hard.
  5. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Direct download: podcast_107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

Podcast 106 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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 The Terminator on the ILS6!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Student says talking to ATC is nerve racking.

  1. Seasoned pilots can be worse then student pilots?
  2. How long does it take to learn ATC speak?
  3. Pilot sounds like the Terminator.
  4. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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 Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com

 

Direct download: podcast_106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49am EST

Podcast 105 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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 141 Checkout!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training. 

  1. CFI’s abused by flight school.
  2. Who hit the runway end identifier lights?
  3. Bad ignition switch causes engine shutdown!
  4. 141 checkout.
  5. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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 Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com

 

Direct download: podcast_105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52am EST