#14 Hallett Griffin
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by Jimbo Burgess
2w ago
I'm flying solo again as we welcome Hallett Griffin, a luminary in the agricultural aviation industry with over six decades of experience. Starting his career in 1963, Hallett founded Griffin Ag-Air Ltd in 1981 with his wife Gloria, growing it into a respected family-run business. Join us as we yarn about Hallett and his amazing career as an Ag pilot. Another thanks to the Chris Hoffman, who helped fund this trip. What a legend ..read more
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#13 Neville Worsley - Topdressing in a DC-3
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by Jimbo Burgess
1M ago
In this episode I'm flying solo, having a sit down with Neville Worsley, a celebrated agricultural pilot whose distinguished career has made a significant mark in the skies of New Zealand. Neville, known for his exceptional skill in flying the DC-3 on single-pilot operations, shares fascinating insights and thrilling experiences from his time topdressing throughout New Zealand's beautiful landscape. For those eager to dive deeper into Neville's story, his book "Tiger Moths to Topdressing DC-3s" is a must-read. It's a treasure trove of aviation history, personal anecdotes, and insights into the ..read more
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#12 Engine Failures!
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by Jimbo Burgess
6M ago
Chris is a legend! Today we tackle the age old debate: Where do we land in an engine failure? That and several other topics we wander off into: Standard Overhead Rejoins, Hawkes Bay Floods, and several others, on our journey of aviation tangents. We hope you enjoy ..read more
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#11 Weather and Wind
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by Jimbo Burgess
8M ago
Join us in this high-flying episode as our trio of aviators navigate through the swirling intricacies of weather and wind patterns in aerial topdressing. Learn how pilots tackle unexpected weather challenges and harness the power of the wind to ensure successful operations. Buckle up as we soar through the skies and delve into the atmospheric elements that shape the world of aerial topdressing ..read more
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#10 Pete Blake - Soaring Above the Storm: Mental Health Recovery in the Aviation World
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by Jimbo Burgess
8M ago
In this powerful episode, we delve into the life-changing story of our very own co-host Pete, who experienced firsthand the impacts of trauma and mental health struggles. After witnessing a horrific incident that deeply affected him, Pete began his own arduous journey towards healing and recovery. Through his experiences, he has become a passionate advocate for mental health awareness in the aviation sector. Join us as we explore the challenges he faced, the stigma he encountered, and the steps he took to reclaim his life. Pete's story illuminates the critical need for mental health support in ..read more
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#09 Fatigue
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by Jimbo Burgess
8M ago
In this thought-provoking episode of our podcast, we tackle the often underestimated but critical issue of pilot fatigue. Delving deep into the aviation world, we explore how fatigue impacts pilots' performance, decision-making, and overall safety in the skies. Hear from seasoned pilots as they share real-life experiences and shed light on the causes, effects, and potential solutions to this pervasive problem. Tune in to understand why a well-rested pilot isn't just an option, but a necessity for safer air travel. For our NZ based listeners- here is the link to the TV Show Pedro will be featur ..read more
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#08 Ag Spraying, aircraft comparisons, QandA
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by Jimbo Burgess
8M ago
What is better: The PAC750XL or the Cresco? Spraying in Australia, what's it like? We discuss these and a few other Q and A's you kind folk have sent in! Enjoy ..read more
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#07 Airstrips, incidents, and learning the hard way
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by Jimbo Burgess
8M ago
Welcome aboard our next episode of Pyjama Pilots. Today we discuss airstrips and dive into the things we've learnt, and the experiences we had to endure while learning them. Some fun, some funny, and others getting a little hair raising to say the least ..read more
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#06 Jacob Reed
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by Jimbo Burgess
8M ago
Our first guest!! This fine gentleman has worked in several countries around the world. From bush flying in the Outback Australia, to the cool temperatures of Canada, and flying up and down Nepal's Himalayan mountain range. Join us as we catch up with his adventures. **WARNING** there's a bit of poo chat in here, if that puts you off you may like to consider listening while not eating ..read more
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#05 Pilot Bambles
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by Jimbo Burgess
8M ago
It's been a couple of weeks since our last catch up, so we spent our time catching up! Talking our usual pilot bambles, with a bit of banter to boot ..read more
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