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The Learning to Fly....Together Podcast

Come on into the hangar, make yourself comfortable and follow the saga as two totally opposite types of personalities teach each other to fly. Rob is a certified flight instructor and airline captain for a major airline. Tina is the anxious but eager student pilot who has a few things to teach Rob about getting a clue. Both have been married to each other for 23 years and are still learning to live together, love together, grow together and raise their four kids together. So come on in pull up a chair, get your favorite beverage and lets educate one another. Oh, we have a bird problem here in the hangar so watch your head. They sometimes crap on the airplane and life, but you just wipe it off, move on and don't forget to laugh about it.
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Yes we are still alive and we mean that literally.  A few weeks ago Captain Rob had a life or death medical emergency that involved a very expensive helicopter ambulance ride to the regional trauma center (and he couldn't even enjoy it since he wasn't awake).  He was in the hospital for 4 days and has been home since but unable to go back to work flying as of yet. 

Needless to say producing our next podcast has once again been put on hold.   We sincerely apologize for the extreme tardiness in getting you the next episodes.    And our last podcast update was a poor excuse of an audio file for you to listen to.  We are planning to record the next episode this next week.   We have the a lot to update you on and hope to get back on the production schedule we have always wanted.

For those who have stuck with us.....thank you so much.  For those listeners we have lost we apologize and hope we can win you back.  Captain Rob will put out an audio update in the next few days so those who haven't checked the website or don't subscribe to the feed in a RSS reader get the same info as this text update.

The voice mail line has expired so we will get a new one soon.  In the mean time you can reach us by e-mail learningtoflytogether-at-gmail.com or by leaving a comment on the website.

Thanks, Fair Skies and Tail Winds,

Rob and Tina
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT

Added Feature on the Learning to Fly...Together Website Happy Valentines Day everyone (at least to the ones that care).  Tina and I are busy with first of the year stuff and still haven't gotten into the studio to record a real episode.  For that I apologize.  Sorry for calling the last post an episode it was more of a audio update.

All of our spare time has been used up with fixing some websites for some non-profits, teaching sound tech, installing a multimedia system in our church shoveling snow off of roofs (see picture) and of course work.

As stated in the last audio post I mentioned that we were going to start using other internet tools (Skype, Talkshoe, Utterz) to increase the availability for Tina and I to record episodes.  Today I have added an Utterz player to the side panel of the website.

The Twitter and Utterz badges on the website will allow you to check in on what is going on with us (if you care to..who would?)  in between episodes.  The Twitter badge lets you see that latest text update that I enter from my cell phone.  While on flying trips, I usually post the flight info of my next flight.  Things such as Flight Level, flight time, fuel burn, Takeoff Weight and weather at destination.    The Utterz Badge plays the last audio post (with pictures) that I make from my cellphone, hotel computer or home.  I will post, from my layovers to Utterz,  info covering the city I am in and the "interesting" people I meet.   Additionally, we will post mini episodes (less than 2 minutes) to Utterz when we don't have time for a regular episode.   Email us to let us know the type of content you might like delivered via these methods.

So if you want to see more of The Learning to Fly...Together activity between episodes check the Twitter and Utterz Badges here on the sidepanel of the website.  You can also check out the Utterz and Twitter websites to find out how to have content delivered to your cell phone and participate your self.

Have a great day and weekend.....I am off to a 24 hour layover in Miami.....yes.....listen for a Utterz post.

Captain Rob
learningtoflytogether at gmail.com
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am PDT

Hello Everyone!  Hope you are all having a great New Year.  I was able to get Tina in the studio today and then the compressor and audio levels were all messed up (my oldest son and friends recorded some of their music over the holidays) and by the time I got it dialed in we had to go to town.  Got home late tonight and I go out for another 5 day trip tomorrow.  Bottom line....didn't record today.   Have a great show lined up but it will have to wait until I get home next Monday, so look for an episode then.

Thanks for being so patient with us this year about release dates.  I will explain in the next episode how I am going to get to our release schedule of every ten days going come....come....come....oh I don't know but it will happen.  2008 will be the year the podcast really gets going.   Listenership and viewership is way up over the holidays and we have some things planned for the year.

Feel free to contact us by leaving comments on the blog or calling our voicemail at 206-666-4533.  Follow me on Twitter.  I twitter my flights with the jet and give flight info via twitter.  You can monitor the twitter badge here on the website or follow captain_rob on twitter. 

Thanks to all the feed back and calls and we will cover the latest in the next episode.  Just because haven't gotten back to you doesn't mean with are not grateful for you input.


Captain Rob
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm PDT

Tina and I are at the Podcast and New Media Expo in Ontario, CA this weekend.  This is our first trade show since we are so new to podcasting.  Besides seeing the newest equipment and techniques we are able to see the hosts and producers of the shows we listen to.  It is also giving us some ideas in improving the show.  Bottom line new and hopefully better episodes coming your way!

Tina\'s spirit is renewed and we plan to record the next episode here in Ontario and post it up and get back on the production schedule of an episode each 10 days.

I let the voicemail line expired because I missed the renewal by a few hours.  Our new voicemail line is 206-666-4533 so leave us some feedback.   Email is learningtoflytogether\'at\'gmail.com

Talk to you soon

Captain Rob
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am PDT

Were has the summer gone?  And why haven't we put out a podcast?  Well let me update you.

As most of you who listen know,  our good friend was killed in his aircraft and that took the flying wind out of Tina's sails for a couple of months.  Every time we had a chance to podcast at the hangar she wasn't up to it.   Additionally I had some repairs to do on the airplane for the month of August so we haven't flown since May.

We made several trips to California to check out colleges for our oldest and the planning preparation and application of those trips took us away from home also.

Well I finished the annual inspection on the airplane yesterday and after we go pick up our son from camp today,  we are going to go fly!  Afterwards we are going to podcast....yes.

So look for a podcast in the next 24 hours.  I will put it out on both feeds to serve as an update and new episode.  I let the voice mail number expire so I will have a new one at podcast time.

We ask you forgiveness for being remiss on getting a podcast out.  For those still subscribed and listening,  I thank you so much and look forward to reconnecting with you all.   We look forward to hearing from you.

You can reach us here by leaving a comment or e-mail us at learningtoflytogether at gmail.com.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am PDT

It's all about choice here at the Learning to Fly...Together Podcast.   As mentioned from the beginning of the podcast we are starting a seperate feed for the Lesson episodes.   This gives you the listener the choice to what content you would like to listen to.

Our original feed, Learning to Fly...Together will cover the stories, events, segments and topics of interest to families, couples, kids, ham radio operators, parents and aviation fans as it pertains to what our family is learning about life.

The new feed, Learning to Fly...The Lessons, will be for the listener that has a more intense interest in flying or learning to fly.  These episodes will cover the actual ground and flight lessons that Rob gives to his wife Tina and his kids.  This feed is for entertainment and self improvement only.  It is not intended to be a substitute for a course of instruction about flying.

We hope that you subscribe to both feeds.  Having both feeds let's you the listener select the content you want, when you want.  This webpage, www.learningtoflytogether.com, will continue to the be the blog for shownotes for both feeds.  The Lessons Feed was submitted to iTunes and should be available soon and should show up next to the Learning to Fly...Together Podcast.

To subscribe to the feeds, use the RSS and iTunes badges along the side panel to the right or you can use the following links:

The Learning to Fly...Together Podcast - http://feeds.feedburner.com/LearningToFlytogether

The Learning to Fly...The Lessons Feed - http://feeds.feedburner.com/LearningToFlytheLessons

The proposed release schedule for the Learning to Fly...Together Podcast will be weekly.  The proposed release schedule for The Lessons Feed will be as the lesson happen here at the Eaglerock Hangar.

We look forward to hearing from you.  Please leave comments here on under each blog entry or email us at learningtoflytogether@gmail.com.  You can leave voicemail feed back at (206) 984-2359.

Thanks for listening,

Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am PDT

Rob is feeling under the weather so no flying or podcasting today.  Hopefuly tomorrow we can record the next lessons episode and go over more of the pre-solo review for Tina and Aileron.

Rob is resting and working on his laptop and just started his personal blog.  If your are interested in his blog covering other topics not covered in the podcast take a look at RF Radiation. If you would like to subcribe to RF Radiation the RSS feed is http://rflog.wordpress.com/feed.

Untill tomorrow.....
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT

Rob just completed a week of recurrent ground school and simulator so he is good for another year.  He is now leaving today for a 3 day Mexico City trip after being home for a day.  No time for any lessons for Tina or Aileron so there wasn't any time for posting the next lessons podcast either.  Rob will be back mid week so we will be able to post the next lessons podcast likely on Wednesday.  If you have any questions, comments, feedback or suggestions for what you what like us to cover on the podcast, use the contact info below to get ahold of us.   Until mid week....

Rob and Tina

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm PDT

Left for a 3 day trip today so there won't be any flying out of the Eaglerock Hangar until Monday. Tina and Aileron will be studying up for Pre-Solo Test this weekend so that I can issue the knowledge test next week. That way we can have the freedom to solo them when there ready in the next week or so. Trying to balance, work, kids, school, and flying is such tiring work..... Will post a lesson podcast when I get back. You will be able to hear the preflight briefing and inflight chatter of stalls. Aileron and I did spins yesterday. Let us know what interests you and what you want to hear about. Rob www.learningtoflytogether.com learningtoflytogether@gmail.com (206) 984-2359
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm PDT

My attempt at at disclaimer as to the content of The Learning to Fly Together Podcast.

"Any instructional information that is in The Learning to Fly Together Podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only.  This podcast is not to be used as or incorporated into any course of instruction without prior permission, for other than those who are in the podcast.  The Learning to Fly Together Podcast makes no guarantee implied or stated, as to the validity and accuracy of the content.  Anything gleaned from the podcast shall be validated by outside documentation and industry standard sources if the information is to be used for other than entertainment.    If you are a pilot or someone who is learning to fly,  your  instructor, local FAA office and flight school is your source of your training and aeronautical information."

Working on the First Part of the Pre-Solo Review ground lesson with Tina and Aileron.   Will probably post it tonight.


Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm PDT