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Podcast on aviation Safety

Aviation Safety 1: 1. Flight training trends with Eric Radtke, Sporty’s Academy

Why is flight training so strong, even after a pandemic that stopped airline pilot hiring? What do flight instructors wish students knew about learning to fly? Eric Radtke answers these questions and many more, in the first episode of Sporty’s Fast Five Podcast. Eric and host John Zimmerman also talk about what it’s like to be an airline pilot, why flying with family is the best, and whether YouTube is good or bad for student pilots. In the “ready to copy” segment, Eric talks about the best Cincinnati chili restaurants, whether he prefers steam gauges or glass cockpits, and his favorite airplane.

Host: John Zimmerman (@jtzim), Sporty’s Pilot Shop

Guest: Eric Radtke, President – Sporty’s Academy (

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