From Tower to NY Fashion Week: Special Guest | Rachel Mason | Part 3 of 3
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
4M ago
The Grand Finale with Rachel Mason. Rachel and I met serendipitously while I was on a long sit in Denver. I knew her as “Dolly Parkin” as she was a ramp controller in Denver.  When we finally met in person, I was starstruck! Listen to this series to learn about her story! About Rachel: Aviation fell into her lap, starting with Alaska Airlines. After about a year with AS, she craved more and applied to every major airline at STL. One of the big ones called her first and she took the job. With STL being a line station, she rarely got anything larger than a 73 or Airbus. She wanted more, so ..read more
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From Tower to NY Fashion Week: Special Guest | Rachel Mason | Part 2 of 3
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
5M ago
This is part two of a three part series with Rachel Mason. Rachel and I met serendipitously while I was on a long sit in Denver. I knew her as “Dolly Parkin” as she was a ramp controller in Denver.  When we finally met in person, I was starstruck! Listen to this series to learn about her story! About Rachel: Aviation fell into her lap, starting with Alaska Airlines. After about a year with AS, she craved more and applied to every major airline at STL. One of the big ones called her first and she took the job. With STL being a line station, she rarely got anything larger than a 73 or Airb ..read more
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From Tower to NY Fashion Week: Special Guest | Rachel Mason | Part 1 of 3
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
5M ago
This is part one of a three part series with Rachel Mason. Rachel and I met serendipitously while I was on a long sit in Denver. I knew her as “Dolly Parkin” as she was a ramp controller in Denver.  When we finally met in person, I was starstruck! Listen to this series to learn about her story! About Rachel: Aviation fell into her lap, starting with Alaska Airlines. After about a year with AS, she craved more and applied to every major airline at STL. One of the big ones called her first and she took the job. With STL being a line station, she rarely got anything larger than a 73 or Airb ..read more
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Humble Pie & A Surprise!
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
5M ago
Hey there, folks! You won't believe the crop of newbies we've got at SkyWest lately. They strut in with chips on their shoulders the size of airplanes! It's starting to mess with our training and putting a real dent in our sky-high culture. But fear not, because as an instructor, I'm here to guard the good vibes and give any culture-disturbers a friendly heads-up. Remember, it's all about humility, my friends! Embrace that and you'll soar through life with a smile. Oh, and guess what? I've got a fun surprise in store...for me, but I can't wait to spill the beans to y'all! Stay tuned! ?  R ..read more
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Manny: Back from the dead
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
5M ago
A little early for a Día De Los Muertos celebration, but this guy is back from the dead with another fresh episode! Now I’m going live on Instagram so you can ask your questions live, so keep an eye out for that.  In this episode I’m jabbering about:  Travel updates Favorite overnights Continuing Qualification (CQ) 2023 Training Contracts New United Airlines pay…. NOT I forgot to talk about it! Lol Interviewing Airlines  And other none-sense REACH OUT! Email me at: mannythecfi@gmail.com Instagram: climbvx BOOK YOUR APPEARANCE ON THE SHOW Interview availability dates  ..read more
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Avoiding Disaster at JFK
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
8M ago
Deconstructing JFK Runway Incursion Expectation Bias New Procedures at American Breakdown in CRM Pilot Training to prevent incidents (Briefings) Pilot pacing  Examples of personal accounts of distractions NTSB and FAA investigating Aggressive Mediocrity Observation at Costco Common theme of the show to inspire a new generation of professional pilots New information about metering at mainline partners Mainline partners: are they slowing down hiring from regionals? Is it still a good idea to go to an ULCC How to get a tour of a cockpit Ask the lead flight attendant Be nice Bring tr ..read more
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Episode 2: The one about cancellations
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
8M ago
Thank you for all the support and your subscriptions! I really appreciate it.  Subscribe, rate, leave feedback and comments on the podcast. The elephant in the room: Southwest Airlines A disaster in the making. Herb Kelleher’s airline is suffering because of profit hungry executives.  Southwest IT department hails from the 1990s and needs an extreme makeover! Aggressive Mediocrity:  More and more people are ok with doing the bare minimum and are proudly mediocre. How is this affecting the industry?  ..read more
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Unveiling the Turbulent Truth: How Inexperience in Aviation Industry Led to Near-Disasters
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
8M ago
This podcast episode sheds light on the concerning rise of aviation incidents in recent months and highlights the importance of a collaborative approach towards finding a solution. Factors such as staffing shortages and technological drawbacks have been identified by the FAA during their investigations, but they are still analyzing a critical human factor component. Before the pandemic, the aviation industry was experiencing its safest period in history, but due to lack of investment in infrastructure and staffing, potential issues were masked, resulting in the increase of close calls and more ..read more
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Non-rev Travel: Not for the faint of heart
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
8M ago
Have you ever wondered what a “buddy pass” is? Well, they don’t exist… hahahaha just kidding, but not really.  Today’s episode is all about non-rev or what it is usually known as, Standby Travel. You’ll learn how to ask your airline employee friend how to get on their benefits, how much it costs, and I give you full-disclosure on what it means to non-rev so you can determine if traveling standby is for you. APPS/SITES I USE FOR TRAVEL United Airlines App Flightview Google Flights Flightaware Flightradar24 MINGLE WITH ME Email me at: mannythecfi@gmail.com Instagram: climbvx BOOK YOUR APP ..read more
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Ep06: Special Guest: Daniel Sims | Part 3 of 3
The Tailwinds & Sunshine Podcast
by Manny Ramirez
8M ago
This is a very special episode! My friend Daniel Sims joins me in Episode 6 of the show to share his experience as a future cargo pilot. In today’s episode, we chat about the value of good training, the recent close calls and how the FAA plans on handling it. We also dive in on possible solutions of our own and how slowing down during flight operations can help mitigate our current lack of pilot experience at the airlines. Finally we talk about Frontier’s new unlimited travel pass, is it a hard pass or worth the money?  ABOUT DANIEL SIMS Following in the footsteps of his aviation loving g ..read more
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