"There I was..." An Aviation Podcast

There I was…, presented by the AOPA Air Safety Institute, invites you into the cockpit with pilots across the aviation community. We fly with them as they encounter unpredictable scenarios and we learn from the knowledge and skills they utilize to fly safely out of them. This podcast honors the tradition and heritage in aviation to leverage “hangar flying” as an avenue to pass along knowledge and experience.

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Episode 71: Engine Failure at Night
On a night flight to Grand Strand Airport in Myrtle Beach, SC, pilot Greg Duckworth experiences an engine failure in his Rutan Long-EZ. With a sea of city lights below, Greg must resort to quick thinking and help from ATC to find a place to land.
38 min
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Episode 70: Ferry Flight
AOPA Western Pacific Regional Manager Jared Yoshiki recounts the story of purchasing his first airplane - a Cherokee 180. While ferrying it from Indiana to his home airport in California, things went awry.
54 min
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Episode 69: Unexpected Fuel Consumption
CFI Bill Tomkovic takes a Cessna 172 flight for the purpose of breaking in a new engine. In an effort to complete the break-in faster, Bill opts to fly longer than he originally intended. Unfortunately, the airplane’s fuel consumption is higher than he expects.
33 min
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Episode 68: Engine Failure in the Pattern
Student pilot Bradley Riedle was performing touch and goes with his instructor when they experienced an engine failure in their Cherokee 140. Bradley discusses the aftermath of the event, including a hard landing that resulted in aircraft damage and a back injury, as well as some unexpected anxiety during his first flight after the accident.
30 min
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Episode 67: Stabilator Malfunction
Retired airline captain and designated pilot examiner John Blum tells the story of giving a multiengine checkride in a Piper Seneca, when a loud bang from the tail section of the aircraft derailed the flight.
58 min
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Episode 66: Trouble at Mile Hi - Part 2
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32 min
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Episode 65: Trouble at Mile Hi - Part 1
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44 min
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A Tribute to Richard McSpadden
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4 min
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Episode 64: Chris and Michael Easton
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27 min
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Episode 63: Carl Hancock
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37 min
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Episode 62: Lee Trotter
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42 min
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Episode 61: Bill Fredericks
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35 min
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Episode 60: Eric Hinson
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42 min
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Episode 59: Chris Yates and Taylor Hash
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44 min
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Episode 58: Ben Zwebner
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24 min
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Episode 57: Kerry McCauley - Part 2
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20 min
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Episode 56: John Berman
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36 min
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Episode 55: Bruce Landsberg
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42 min
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Episode 54: Kerry McCauley
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25 min
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Episode 53: Ken Urban
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23 min
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Episode 52: Derick Jones
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38 min
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Episode 51: Devin Miller
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58 min
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Episode 50: Cody Goodan
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35 min
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Episode 49: Michael Koury
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45 min
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Episode 48: Paul Loewenstein and Larry Suter
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32 min