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AvGeek Chronicles

Colin Hodges

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AvGeek Chronicles

AvGeek Chronicles

Colin Hodges

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Plays
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Welcome to the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast, hosted by pilot and aviation enthusiast Colin Hodges. On this podcast you will find a plethora of audio experiences from first hand insight into training that he goes through, interviews with fellow millennial aviators that are making a difference, and other random but great aviation content which will have everyone saying "I'm an AvGeek" after listening to an episode. Colin is the perfect example of putting your dreams into flight and he wants to help others accomplish their aviation goals too! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

Latest Episodes

Ep. 043 #ShortFinalAGC 001 - What's In Your Flight Bag?

It's the 1st episode of 2020! As I want to kick off 2020 in a big way, as promised, I am kicking off a new segment on the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast. Welcome to the first episode of #ShortFinal. "Short Final" is a way for me to take a random aviation topic and just have a short conversation about it. Most of these will be my random thoughts or things I see as I'm in and around airports. With today being the first episode, we're kicking it off with "What's In Your Flight Bag?" Today we're going to talk about what aviators carry around with them in their flight bag. The mysterious flight bag! In this episode I go through everything I have in my bag and I'd love for you to compare it to how your bag is packed. Everyone packs differently so I'd love to hear what you prefer to pack! Hit me up over on social media, on this episodes post, to let me know what you pack in your flight bag. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

34 minJAN 13
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Ep. 043 #ShortFinalAGC 001 - What's In Your Flight Bag?

Ep. 042: #AskTheAvGeek 020 with Sam Eckholm and Swayne Martin

THE PODCAST IS BACK!! AvGeek Nation, I am so stoked to rev the podcast back up and bring you a refreshed AvGeek Chronicles.After a break in the podcast due to personal and family reasons, it's time to bring it back. I know you all have loved following all the episodes, so I'm ready to be back with a refreshed vision. I do this podcast for you all and I can't wait to hear what you all have to say. This week on the podcast we are coming back with a bang! I am so happy to have Sam Eckholm and Swayne Martin on for a groupisode, to kick things back off. If you don't know these two now, you sure will very soon with all the work they're doing. Sam Eckholm is the Public Affairs Officer for the United States Air Force F22 Raptor Demonstration Team. As the Public Affairs Officer, Sam is responsible for photography & videography while also managing community & media outreach for the team. Sam's documentation and creative media has already made a mark inside the Air Force. Sam's work and passio...

111 min2019 OCT 23
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Ep. 042: #AskTheAvGeek 020 with Sam Eckholm and Swayne Martin

Ep. 041: #AskTheAvGeek 019 with Jerome Stanislaus and Fly For The Culture

EThe #AskTheAvGeek Show is bringing another great story for you all today. We've all known that the Aviation Industry has had a history of being an environment that lacks diversity and inclusion. Thankfully, there are organizations out there like "Fly For The Culture" who are trying to change this paradigm and bring about change to our great industry. I'm so stoked to have Jerome Stanislaus on the show today, from Fly For The Culture, to talk about the change they are bringing about. This change is catching a lot of big support too! We chat about life, Fly For The Culture, Jerome's personal beliefs and what it was like to be on National TV with CBS Evening News. Jerome not only loves his craft but he's willing to put aside his short term dreams to make sure that others can achieve their dreams in aviation. This is not an episode that you want to miss! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

93 min2019 MAY 22
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Ep. 041: #AskTheAvGeek 019 with Jerome Stanislaus and Fly For The Culture

Ep. 040: #AskTheAvGeek 018 with Brandon Maso

Coming in hot with another episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show! This week on the show I am happy to introduce another DFW native, Mr Brandon Maso to the audience! Lucky for you all, this is Brandon's 2nd time on the podcast but 1st as a solo guest. Brandon is bringing a lot of great aviation experience to the podcast today even though he is still so young! Brandon has and still instructs, he's flown sim's, small jets, Part 135 and now finds himself in the right seat of a Boeing 767 with a Cargo Carrier! Not only does he have a plethora of experience, but he's bringing it to us with his entertaining attitude. Brandon is becoming a good friend of mine and an aviator I think you guys will really enjoy hearing from! Like Brandon, make sure your not taking yourself so serious all the time! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

87 min2019 MAY 9
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Ep. 040: #AskTheAvGeek 018 with Brandon Maso

Ep. 039: #AskTheAvGeek 017 with Ian Rodriguez

The podcast is back after a 2 week break but were coming back with a great episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show. This week on the show I am so happy to have Ian Rodriguez on the podcast! Ian is with me and we are digging into the topic of what it's like living the Flight Instructor life. Ian has had a very interesting path to his CFI/I but he is giving everyone the whole story. Ian is bringing so much truth in this episode! We really dig into some topics that are very important to student aviators when it comes to their work and relationships with CFI's. I believe everyone will take something away from his story or his experience and this is one you don't want to miss! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

89 min2019 APR 24
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Ep. 039: #AskTheAvGeek 017 with Ian Rodriguez

Ep. 038: #AskTheAvGeek 016 with Steele Phillips and "Life of a young Naval Aviator"

EAfter a week off, the #AskTheAvGeek Show is back for another episode! This week we're moving to the military side of flying, as I have LTJG Steele Phillips on the show with me today. Steele is a MH-60S Pilot out of Virginia and is laying everything out there for #AvGeekNation on what it takes to become a Naval Aviator. There seems to be a lot of mystery on how people get those coveted Wings of Gold in the military, but Steele is giving everyone the information they need to decide if this is a career for them. Not only is Steele giving the audience the steps he took, especially through ROTC, he also gives us the other ways you can receive a coveted Naval Aviator slot. It's people like Steele that keep our country safe everyday, so I appreciate everything that Steele and his fellow Sailors are doing to keep the United States safe! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

88 min2019 APR 2
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Ep. 038: #AskTheAvGeek 016 with Steele Phillips and "Life of a young Naval Aviator"

Ep. 037: #FirstTimeFlyer - Introducing Pastor Luke Davidson to flying

So if you've followed the podcast, back in Ep. 027, I spoke with my wife about how one should introduce someone new to aviation. Today, I'm actually going to go through step-by-step exactly what I do, when I introduce someone to flying. This is such an important topic today as more people are gaining an interest in this industry, primarily driven by the fact that the pilot job market is booming. Doing introductory flights is not about your skills or what you want to do, it's about your guests total experience. I want to thank my Pastor Luke Davidson for being an awesome co-pilot and testing me with so many questions during our flight. It's an awesome experience introducing somebody new to aviation, but you have to take the right steps to make sure your guests feel as safe and as comfortable as possible...especially if your guest has a wife and 5 kids!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

27 min2019 MAR 30
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Ep. 037: #FirstTimeFlyer - Introducing Pastor Luke Davidson to flying

Ep. 036: #AskTheAvGeek 015 with The Davis Family and "There By Air"

Welcome back everyone for another weekly episode of the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast! I’m very excited for today’s episode because this is an episode my guests and I have been trying to schedule for a couple weeks now, Thankfully, we are finally making it happen! I am so excited to introduce AvGeek Nation to the Davis Family this week as they join me for a new episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show. If you’re out there on Instagram and YouTube, you’ll know them formally as The “There By Air” Crew. I absolutely loved having the opportunity to have the Davis’s with me this week and I know all the listeners out there are really going to fall in love with this young family. As soon as I found them, I loved all the fun they were having! Not only are they sharing their passion of aviation with their own little family but they are documenting their travel journeys and bringing us along as for the ride…even if it means it may get a littttttttle windy. I hope you all enjoy this weeks episode...

101 min2019 MAR 20
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Ep. 036: #AskTheAvGeek 015 with The Davis Family and "There By Air"

Ep. 035: #AskTheAvGeek 014 with Ryan Hunt

After last weeks solo pod, talking about a topic that not all aviators enjoy talking about, I've got another #AskTheAvGeek Show for everyone! This week on the podcast I am happy to introduce #AvGeekNation to Ryan Hunt! Ryan joins me all the way from Georgia. If you've been following the podcast, you'll remember that Ryan has a pretty big relation to another #AskTheAvGeek Alum. If you don't know what I mean, you'll have to listen to today's episode. Ryan is a commercial pilot, A&P, warbird pilot, and a member of the AOPA Fly By Crew. Ryan is another young, successful, and accomplished aviator. Ryan epitomizes doing the right thing is always the right thing. What's crazy about Ryan's story is it share's a lot of similarities to my story, but he knew aviation was his calling. Following his families footsteps laid an important foundation for his future. You'll always find Ryan at the airport and you'll probably see Cayla out there with him flying and advocating for youth in aviation. Ry...

91 min2019 MAR 12
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Ep. 035: #AskTheAvGeek 014 with Ryan Hunt

Ep. 034: Should you take out loans for Fixed Wing Flight Training?

This week I’m dropping a solo pod and were talking about a topic that every aviator knows very well… how exactly should you pay for Fixed-Wing Flight Training. I recently had a listener send me a DM over on Instagram asking me if I could talk about this topic as he had it on his mind and if I could get some opinions on it. I told him the topic was perfect for the podcast! I took his question and am going to break it into 2 different podcast episodes. This week, we are going to talk about whether you should take out loans for Fixed-Wing Flight School! I’m going to devote this episode to Fixed-Wing Training and I’ll follow up with an episode on Rotorcraft Training. I feel they each deserve an episode because they are so different. I give my opinion and then I bring in the opinions of a few of my past #AskTheAvGeek Show guests. What’s your opinion about this topic? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

47 min2019 MAR 5
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Ep. 034: Should you take out loans for Fixed Wing Flight Training?

Latest Episodes

Ep. 043 #ShortFinalAGC 001 - What's In Your Flight Bag?

It's the 1st episode of 2020! As I want to kick off 2020 in a big way, as promised, I am kicking off a new segment on the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast. Welcome to the first episode of #ShortFinal. "Short Final" is a way for me to take a random aviation topic and just have a short conversation about it. Most of these will be my random thoughts or things I see as I'm in and around airports. With today being the first episode, we're kicking it off with "What's In Your Flight Bag?" Today we're going to talk about what aviators carry around with them in their flight bag. The mysterious flight bag! In this episode I go through everything I have in my bag and I'd love for you to compare it to how your bag is packed. Everyone packs differently so I'd love to hear what you prefer to pack! Hit me up over on social media, on this episodes post, to let me know what you pack in your flight bag. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

34 minJAN 13
Comments
Ep. 043 #ShortFinalAGC 001 - What's In Your Flight Bag?

Ep. 042: #AskTheAvGeek 020 with Sam Eckholm and Swayne Martin

THE PODCAST IS BACK!! AvGeek Nation, I am so stoked to rev the podcast back up and bring you a refreshed AvGeek Chronicles.After a break in the podcast due to personal and family reasons, it's time to bring it back. I know you all have loved following all the episodes, so I'm ready to be back with a refreshed vision. I do this podcast for you all and I can't wait to hear what you all have to say. This week on the podcast we are coming back with a bang! I am so happy to have Sam Eckholm and Swayne Martin on for a groupisode, to kick things back off. If you don't know these two now, you sure will very soon with all the work they're doing. Sam Eckholm is the Public Affairs Officer for the United States Air Force F22 Raptor Demonstration Team. As the Public Affairs Officer, Sam is responsible for photography & videography while also managing community & media outreach for the team. Sam's documentation and creative media has already made a mark inside the Air Force. Sam's work and passio...

111 min2019 OCT 23
Comments
Ep. 042: #AskTheAvGeek 020 with Sam Eckholm and Swayne Martin

Ep. 041: #AskTheAvGeek 019 with Jerome Stanislaus and Fly For The Culture

EThe #AskTheAvGeek Show is bringing another great story for you all today. We've all known that the Aviation Industry has had a history of being an environment that lacks diversity and inclusion. Thankfully, there are organizations out there like "Fly For The Culture" who are trying to change this paradigm and bring about change to our great industry. I'm so stoked to have Jerome Stanislaus on the show today, from Fly For The Culture, to talk about the change they are bringing about. This change is catching a lot of big support too! We chat about life, Fly For The Culture, Jerome's personal beliefs and what it was like to be on National TV with CBS Evening News. Jerome not only loves his craft but he's willing to put aside his short term dreams to make sure that others can achieve their dreams in aviation. This is not an episode that you want to miss! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

93 min2019 MAY 22
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Ep. 041: #AskTheAvGeek 019 with Jerome Stanislaus and Fly For The Culture

Ep. 040: #AskTheAvGeek 018 with Brandon Maso

Coming in hot with another episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show! This week on the show I am happy to introduce another DFW native, Mr Brandon Maso to the audience! Lucky for you all, this is Brandon's 2nd time on the podcast but 1st as a solo guest. Brandon is bringing a lot of great aviation experience to the podcast today even though he is still so young! Brandon has and still instructs, he's flown sim's, small jets, Part 135 and now finds himself in the right seat of a Boeing 767 with a Cargo Carrier! Not only does he have a plethora of experience, but he's bringing it to us with his entertaining attitude. Brandon is becoming a good friend of mine and an aviator I think you guys will really enjoy hearing from! Like Brandon, make sure your not taking yourself so serious all the time! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

87 min2019 MAY 9
Comments
Ep. 040: #AskTheAvGeek 018 with Brandon Maso

Ep. 039: #AskTheAvGeek 017 with Ian Rodriguez

The podcast is back after a 2 week break but were coming back with a great episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show. This week on the show I am so happy to have Ian Rodriguez on the podcast! Ian is with me and we are digging into the topic of what it's like living the Flight Instructor life. Ian has had a very interesting path to his CFI/I but he is giving everyone the whole story. Ian is bringing so much truth in this episode! We really dig into some topics that are very important to student aviators when it comes to their work and relationships with CFI's. I believe everyone will take something away from his story or his experience and this is one you don't want to miss! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

89 min2019 APR 24
Comments
Ep. 039: #AskTheAvGeek 017 with Ian Rodriguez

Ep. 038: #AskTheAvGeek 016 with Steele Phillips and "Life of a young Naval Aviator"

EAfter a week off, the #AskTheAvGeek Show is back for another episode! This week we're moving to the military side of flying, as I have LTJG Steele Phillips on the show with me today. Steele is a MH-60S Pilot out of Virginia and is laying everything out there for #AvGeekNation on what it takes to become a Naval Aviator. There seems to be a lot of mystery on how people get those coveted Wings of Gold in the military, but Steele is giving everyone the information they need to decide if this is a career for them. Not only is Steele giving the audience the steps he took, especially through ROTC, he also gives us the other ways you can receive a coveted Naval Aviator slot. It's people like Steele that keep our country safe everyday, so I appreciate everything that Steele and his fellow Sailors are doing to keep the United States safe! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

88 min2019 APR 2
Comments
Ep. 038: #AskTheAvGeek 016 with Steele Phillips and "Life of a young Naval Aviator"

Ep. 037: #FirstTimeFlyer - Introducing Pastor Luke Davidson to flying

So if you've followed the podcast, back in Ep. 027, I spoke with my wife about how one should introduce someone new to aviation. Today, I'm actually going to go through step-by-step exactly what I do, when I introduce someone to flying. This is such an important topic today as more people are gaining an interest in this industry, primarily driven by the fact that the pilot job market is booming. Doing introductory flights is not about your skills or what you want to do, it's about your guests total experience. I want to thank my Pastor Luke Davidson for being an awesome co-pilot and testing me with so many questions during our flight. It's an awesome experience introducing somebody new to aviation, but you have to take the right steps to make sure your guests feel as safe and as comfortable as possible...especially if your guest has a wife and 5 kids!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

27 min2019 MAR 30
Comments
Ep. 037: #FirstTimeFlyer - Introducing Pastor Luke Davidson to flying

Ep. 036: #AskTheAvGeek 015 with The Davis Family and "There By Air"

Welcome back everyone for another weekly episode of the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast! I’m very excited for today’s episode because this is an episode my guests and I have been trying to schedule for a couple weeks now, Thankfully, we are finally making it happen! I am so excited to introduce AvGeek Nation to the Davis Family this week as they join me for a new episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show. If you’re out there on Instagram and YouTube, you’ll know them formally as The “There By Air” Crew. I absolutely loved having the opportunity to have the Davis’s with me this week and I know all the listeners out there are really going to fall in love with this young family. As soon as I found them, I loved all the fun they were having! Not only are they sharing their passion of aviation with their own little family but they are documenting their travel journeys and bringing us along as for the ride…even if it means it may get a littttttttle windy. I hope you all enjoy this weeks episode...

101 min2019 MAR 20
Comments
Ep. 036: #AskTheAvGeek 015 with The Davis Family and "There By Air"

Ep. 035: #AskTheAvGeek 014 with Ryan Hunt

After last weeks solo pod, talking about a topic that not all aviators enjoy talking about, I've got another #AskTheAvGeek Show for everyone! This week on the podcast I am happy to introduce #AvGeekNation to Ryan Hunt! Ryan joins me all the way from Georgia. If you've been following the podcast, you'll remember that Ryan has a pretty big relation to another #AskTheAvGeek Alum. If you don't know what I mean, you'll have to listen to today's episode. Ryan is a commercial pilot, A&P, warbird pilot, and a member of the AOPA Fly By Crew. Ryan is another young, successful, and accomplished aviator. Ryan epitomizes doing the right thing is always the right thing. What's crazy about Ryan's story is it share's a lot of similarities to my story, but he knew aviation was his calling. Following his families footsteps laid an important foundation for his future. You'll always find Ryan at the airport and you'll probably see Cayla out there with him flying and advocating for youth in aviation. Ry...

91 min2019 MAR 12
Comments
Ep. 035: #AskTheAvGeek 014 with Ryan Hunt

Ep. 034: Should you take out loans for Fixed Wing Flight Training?

This week I’m dropping a solo pod and were talking about a topic that every aviator knows very well… how exactly should you pay for Fixed-Wing Flight Training. I recently had a listener send me a DM over on Instagram asking me if I could talk about this topic as he had it on his mind and if I could get some opinions on it. I told him the topic was perfect for the podcast! I took his question and am going to break it into 2 different podcast episodes. This week, we are going to talk about whether you should take out loans for Fixed-Wing Flight School! I’m going to devote this episode to Fixed-Wing Training and I’ll follow up with an episode on Rotorcraft Training. I feel they each deserve an episode because they are so different. I give my opinion and then I bring in the opinions of a few of my past #AskTheAvGeek Show guests. What’s your opinion about this topic? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/avgeekchronicles/support

47 min2019 MAR 5
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Ep. 034: Should you take out loans for Fixed Wing Flight Training?
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