Learning to Fly...Together (podcasts)

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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Come on into the Eaglerock Portable Studio as Captain Rob and Tina record there first podcast together in over two years.  Our lives continue to be busy and in an effort to start producing podcasts again, we recorded this at the kitchen table with a portable podcasting setup.  A little degradation in the recording quality is in order so that we can record more often.  Also our regular studio hasn't been put back together so we hope you don't mind the recording.  We learned a few things that we can do to improve the next portable recording of our next epidsode in the next couple of weeks.


We are joined by our 16 year old son who we think previous listeners will remember as Trim Tab.  We talk  a little about what has been going on and then get right into listener feedback.  This episode also serves as an opportunity for Captain Rob and Tina to get there feet wet again at podcasting.  We appreciate your patience with us.


For those folks interested in the ground lesson Captin Rob gives Tina and their son, be sure to listen to the Lessons Feed.  That episode is the same as this one but we continue recording into a lesson after the 41 minute mark.   It is good to be back and we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.


Please contact us and give us your feed back at:


email: learningtoflytogether at gmail.com

Voicemail: 206-337-6300

Twitter: captain_rob

Skype: learningtoflytogether


Intro song is "Learning to Fly" by Josh Woodward.

Outgo song is "Set to Fly" by Elisa Peimer

Both available at the Podsafe Music Network



Direct download: LTFT20110319.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm PDT

After 2 years and 1 month since are last little epidsode we are sending out this episode to give you and update on our contact info.   We still see many downloads each month of older episodes and we want to let you know we are still here and are ready to start putting out new content.


One week after the last episode Captain Rob lost his father and within the month Tina lost here mother.  So it has taken us 2 years to normalize enough to have time to get back to flying and podcasting.   We want to thank you listeners that are still subscribed and welcome new listeners.


We want to hear from you if your are still out there.  Please drop us an email or better yet call our new voicemail number.  We want to hear from you.


Here is the contact info:


email: learningtoflytogether at gmail.com

Voicemail: 206-337-6300

Twitter: captin_rob

Skype: learningtoflytogether


Intro Song is "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward
Outgo Song is "I Fly" by Tresa Street
Both from the Podsafe Music Network

Direct download: LTFT20110218.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46pm PDT

New Year, New Chapter in our Lives and Still Learning To Fly Together! Yes Tina and Captain Rob have finally gotten into the Eaglerock7 Studio to record a episode.   Episode 12 is the start of a New Year and a New Chapter in our lives.  In this episode:

Welcome Back
Rob and Tina explains what happened to Rob medically
What that means for the job
Plans for the podcast and family
Listener Feedback

From Capt'n Chris from The Plane Madness Podcast
From Matt at The Redboy Podcast
Answer to Redboy with "The Man Song" from Sean Morey
Flight Instructor/Student Relationship
Career Planning and Flight Schools

Intro Song is "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward
Outgo Song is "Airplane Ride" by Sera
Both from the Podsafe Music Network

Please contact us and leave feedback at:
Email:  learningtoflytogether at gmail.com
Voicemail:  (206) 333-1733
Skype:  learningtoflytogether
Twitter:  captain_rob

Leave a comment here on the website.

See ya next episode in less than two weeks....really!

Captain Rob and Tina

Direct download: 20090118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06am PDT

Well hello everyone!  For the first time in six weeks I was able to get down in the studio and hook everything back up.  That meant that I better record something.  This is not a normal episode but an audio update.

For those who haven't  heard, Captain Rob had an medical emergency and the Eaglerock Hangar has been a place of recovery and not one of flying or podcasting lately.  That is about to change as we get back in the saddle again and plan to have an episode for you every 2 weeks starting the last week of April.  We have a lot plans for both feeds.

On the Together feed we plan to bring you a lot of stuff regarding life, kids, emergencies, career planning, life with 3 teenagers, college planning, and hopefully some laughs as this is the best medicine.

On the Lessons feed we are planning to bring you video and audio content from within the hangar (Since Rob can't Fly).  We still have some flying lessons to edit and put out along with ground briefings of preparation for Tina and Ryan's written test.   Captain Rob also plans to do a series of systems discussions on the Cessna 150 and maybe the Boeing 737.

Please give us your thoughts and comments to our new voicemail line at (206) 495-3111.  You can also e-mail us at learningtoflytogether at gmail.com

Todays song is "I Want My Flying Car" by Tom Smith and of course our intro music is "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodard.  Check them both out at the Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: ltft20080418.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56pm PDT

In this quick little episode we explain where we have been and what we are going to do to get a more reliable release schedule going.  We will be using the many internet vehicles out there to get Tina and I together behind a mic.  Will be using Skype, Utterz, Talkshoe.

Here is our contact info:

Skype: learningtoflytogether or captainrob_737
Twitter: captain_rob
utterz: captainrob
Talkshoe: captainrob
Voicemail 206-666-4533
Email: learningtoflytogether at gmail.com

We close out with a the song Airplane Ride from Sera on the Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com
Direct download: LTFT20080130.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17am PDT

Finally, Finally got Tina back in the studio so we could do an episode.  It has been like pulling teeth.   Listen to the episode and see what Rob has had the privilege to live with lately.   In these episode:

New equipment in the studio dbx 286a
What is vinyl?
Mark Jensen's review of the dbx 286a at podsqod.com
Tina's personal challenge is a family challenge
Trying to balance....mixer levels or life?
Tina gets to fly to a Tower controlled airport
Winter prep
Playing Auto mechanic
Feed back from Matt at Pizza Go Here and Captain Chris from the Plane Madness Podcast
Music Fly..Fly..Fly from Adrina Thorpe

Happy Thanksgiving to our US listeners.
Direct download: ltft20071121.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am PDT

Well here it is......Tina and I are behind the mic again.   A episode we recorded on October 4.   It is good to be back and spend some time with you.   Thanks for staying subscribed.  In this episode:

Tina's back
What happened 50 years ago today?
Our Memorial Day
We tried to fly but got Mud Daubbed
The Plane is Inspected again
Our PNME experience
Congratulations to FWIW Podcast on 2 years
Tina Gets Encouraged
Close Encounters of the Stripper Kind
Tina wins the BFG from Culture Catch
We answer Rusty's Question whether he should become a Airline Pilot
Feedback Catchup

Podcasters we met at the Podcast and New Media Expo:

Redboy Podcast
FWIW Podcast
Love Long and Prosper
Pizza Go Here
Ed's Mixed Bag
Wicked Good Podcast
Barely Podcast
Philosophy Guy Podcast
Scotty J
Tucker Tales
Madtown Aces Audio Production
Hamradio Class Podcast
The Big Show
Desperate Husbands


Here is the Women in Podcasting Directory by Marina of I Love Lard.

And we met and enjoyed the music of:

Karmyn Tyler
Jimmey Bratcher

It took some effort to get this podcast up.   Had a software crash during recording so it took hours to reconstruct the recording from raw files....hours...hours while on the road in my hotel room.  So sorry for the lip smacking and clipping on the recording.   Next episode will be of better quality.

Leave a comment on the website or email us at learningtoflytogether/at/gmail.com or leave voice feedback at 206-666-4533.   Follow Rob on his trips at twitter.com/captain_rob

See ya next episode,

Captain Rob
Direct download: LTFT20071004.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39pm PDT

Rob is out on the road and deceided to do a podcast from his hotel room in Newark, NJ.   This podcast covers a story from Bill, one of Rob's co-workers while in flight on the B737.  The story is about Bill's flight on a B-24 Liberator.  Rob and Tina are back together in the hangar at the end of the month so a podcast with the both us together is coming.

Here is the links of some of the organizations that operate warbirds.  Take a look at the tour schedules and see if you can go see one.

Collings Foundation
B-24/B-29 Squadron

Leave us comments here at www.learningtoflytogether.com or email us at learningtoflytogether@gmail.com.   Call our voicemail at 206-984-2FLY (2359) and leave a comment.
Direct download: LTFT20070625.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm PDT

I just had to post this mini podcast to let you know where we are.   Because of the tradegy of our friend and co-worker's death in his Cessna 185 we still haven't gotten into the studio.   I have been assisting the family and Tina is not able to get to the microphone without breaking down in tears.   I have to leave for a 5 day Mexico trip and won't be back until Wednesday.  That means we should have a new episode next Friday.

In the mean time please catch up with earlier episodes and leave us feedback.

Thanks and 73

Rob and Tina
Direct download: LTFT20070608.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm PDT

It has been an absolute whirlwind around the Eaglerock Hangar for the last several weeks.   Hence the reason for no new episodes on either feed. 

Besides work, we have been extremely busy with the theatrical production the family has been involved in.  Additionaly two fellow pilots, one who Rob and Tina have spoken about flying into their place on the podcast,  was killed when his Cessna 185 crashed off the end of his private airstrip.  We have been over at his house helping the family for the last week.

With all the late nights and no sleep, Rob has caught a cold and lost his voice over the weekend.   The voice maybe back enough to record some podcasts in the next few days.   We look forward to getting back with you the listeners this week.  Right now we are going to go flying after a very hard week.

God Bless,

Rob and Tina
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44am PDT

We wanted to release a update to let you know why it has been over a week since our last episode.    This is a short episode on both feeds to update you and let you know of our proposed release schedule of every 10 days.

I mentioned our theartre group of CYT that we are busy with for the next two weeks.  It is one of the reasons we haven't been in the Eaglerock Hangar Studio.

Music today is Learning to Fly by Josh Woodward and Fly Away to Summer Sun by Albert Forssell
Direct download: LTFT20070525.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm PDT

Honey Do List is long and therefore the episode is Late!  In this episode:

Were not John Travolta,

Rob intoduces Yuri to the Joy of Flying!

Rob gets snarky with Tina in Flight,

Our hero Ed helps Tina Land,

Rob's ex-girlfriend is his sister-in-law,

Playing Mr. Mechanic,

The challenge of Daylight Podcasting

Feedback and Voicemail,


Podcasts Mentioned:

Redboy Podcast

Love Long and Prosper

Feel free to leave feedback,

Intro Music is Learn to Fly by Josh Woodward and Outgo is Fly by Jennifer Avalon from the Podsafe Music Network.

Leave comments at www.learningtoflytogether.com or email us at learningtoflytogether at gmail.com.   Voicemail comments can be left at (206) 984-2FLY (2359)

Direct download: LTFT20070512.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10am PDT

We have recorded Episode 6 and am working on the editing tonight.   It will be ready late tonight or tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay but Rob is on vacation and the Honey Do list is a mile long and for some reason the podcast doesn't seem to be on Tina's mandatory list.   A lessons episode will go out on the lessons feed in the next few days also.

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm PDT

Thank Goodness were back on the ground.   In this episode:

New Intro and New Mic - MXL DRK

Don't try to change your spouse!

Meet Jeremiah Tina

Balancing Airline Life with kids, family, wife and house repairs,

Almost a counseling moment

Cockpit Voice Recorder - Rob and Tina survive a trip around the pattern

Learn why Rob is gray-haired,

It's the process of learning to fly and being a Mom that is important

Voice Mail

Tina can't afford me

Podcasts Mentioned:

Love Long and Prosper

Music is Learn to Fly by Josh Woodward from the Podsafe Music Network.

Leave comments at www.learningtoflytogether.com or email us at learningtoflytogether at gmail.com.   Voicemail comments can be left at (206) 984-2FLY (2359)

Direct download: ltft20070427a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm PDT

Welcome to Episode 4.  This is a lesson podcast and is Part II of the Pre-Solo Review that Rob is giving to Tina and Ryan.   This episode is being posted to both the Learning to Fly...Together Podcast Feed and the new Lessons Feed.  After this episode all Lesson episodes will be posted only to the Lessons Feed so if you want to continue to get the lessons delivered to you then you will need to subscribe to the lesson feed.  Use the badge on the right side of the webpage.  The Learning to Fly...Together Podcast will continue to be delivered to the normal feed.   The normal feed will be the podcast we produce that covers subjects that should be of interest to a larger audience including non-aviation listeners.

This episode covers:

FAR 61 and 91 regarding Student Pilots, PIC Responsibilty, Careless or Reckless operations, Dropping objects, Alcohol or drugs, Portable Electronic Devices, Prelight Action, Use of Saftey Belt.

Rob tells his story of dropping a dummy from an airplane while in high school.  For non-aviation listeners you can skip to that story at 19:30 minutes into the podcast.

From the Podsafe Music Network "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward


Rob and Tina

learningtofly at gmail.com
Voice comments (206) 984-2359

Direct download: LTFL20070420.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:41pm PDT

LTFT Episode 3, Will you talk to me while I sleep? Welcome to Episode 3 of the Learning to Fly...Together Podcast.  In this episode: Bass Fishing, Flying to a friends house, Do I weight too much? Our wedding and courtship, Rob is so smooth...not, For What It's Worth, Love Long and ProsperTucker Tales, Wicked Good Podcasts, Puerto Vallarta Layover (see picture...very tough) ,  A Flight Attendant tries to eat a super burrito, I put my Flight Attendants to Sleep,  I meet some Australian Moms,  Have a wonderous Easter Sunday.

Contact us at:

learningtoflytogether at gmail.com

Direct download: ltft20070407.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28am PDT

Episode 2 of our Podcast.  This episode is focused more on an actual lesson that I presented to Tina and Aileron in preparation for solo.

For now we plan to have our odd number episodes cover the more social, family and relational topics and should be more entertaining as it relates to Learning to Fly, Love, Live and Parent together.   The even episodes such as this one,  will cover more of the technical aspects of learning to fly and will be segments of our acutal flight and ground lessons here at the Eaglerock Hangar.

Show Notes for this episode:

Intro and Update on Episode Sequence and Subject Manner,

Mention to the listeners of subscribing to the text part of the RSS Feed - point your RSS reader to http://learningtoflytogether.com/rss

V Speeds and definitions


Go Arounds, Use of Flaps,  L/D explaination

Aileron and Elevator make up a song


And for the purpose of claiming our feed on Odeo and Podcast Alley

My Odeo Channel

My Podcast Alley Feed

<a href="http://odeo.com/claim/feed/271e6955769700f4">My Odeo Channel</a> (odeo/271e6955769700f4)

<a href="http://www.podcastalley.com/">My Podcast Alley feed!</a> {pca-3e615e63002914745116a6ff200ea09d}

Contact us at learningtoflytogether@gmail.com or (206) 984-2359

Direct download: LTFT20070402.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm PDT

Well here is our first real episode after our introduction.  Late night doing all the editing as we try to experiment and find a format that works for us and you (Please let us know).  This episode ended up being 42 minutes...a little longer than we want but we think you may enjoy it.  Here are the show notes for this episode:


Eaglerock Hangar visited by Norwegians

Trying to explain Podcasting to family

Exposing the real Aileron

Captain Rob explains why you can't use Cell phones and other Devices in the jet

Go get some more coffee

How our family is compared to an airplane

Whose on first?....Nav Lights

Some Family History and mention of Tina's 94 year old Grandmother

We welcome all feedback, comments and recommendations.  Here is the contact info:

Comment at www.learningtoflytogether.com
E-mail us at:  learningtoflytogether@gmail.com
Voice mail: 206-984-2359 (2FLY)

Direct download: LTFT20070329.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49am PDT

Well Here it Goes!

This is our first episode and serves as a introduction of the Learning to Fly Together Podcast.  In this episode we introduce ourselves and try to describe the vision and purpose of launching the podcast.  Like all new endeavours it may be a little rough around the edges but we had fun doing it and hope you have fun listening.

We don't know of any couples who have taken on teaching a spouse to fly and lived to tell about it so we are going to tell the story as it happens (incase we don't live to tell about it).  We will let you know about all and will have fun doing it. 

When the podcast gets technical, as Rob teaches the actual meat of learning to fly, will will split the feed and run a concurrent "lesson" type of podcast.   We will do the same for episodes when we talk about the technical aspects of ham radio and computers.   This way the listeners who want the "human story" and more entertaining part of our experience, don't have to listen to the overly technical sessions.  For those who will be interested in the technical episodes we will give you the feed details for those specific episodes as they occur.

Let us know what you think and we look forward to getting to know you.  Contact us by leaving comments here or e-mailing us at learningtoflytogether@gmail.com.   You may also leave a voicemail message at 206-984-2359 (2FLY).
Direct download: LTFT20070322.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm PDT