AvGeek Chronicles

41 EpisodesProduced by Colin Hodges

Welcome to the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast, hosted by pilot and aviation enthusiast Colin Hodges. On this podcast you will find a plethora of audio experiences from first hand insight into training that he goes through, interviews with fellow millennial aviators that are making a difference, and other… read more

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41 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Ep. 041: #AskTheAvGeek 019 with Jerome Stanislaus and Fly For The Culture

May 22nd, 2019

1:33:39

The #AskTheAvGeek Show is bringing another great story for you all today. We've all known that the Aviation Industry has had a history of being an …

Ep. 040: #AskTheAvGeek 018 with Brandon Maso

May 9th, 2019

1:27:46

Coming in hot with another episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show! This week on the show I am happy to introduce another DFW native, Mr Brandon Maso to the audience! Lucky for you all, this is Brandon's 2nd time on the …

Ep. 039: #AskTheAvGeek 017 with Ian Rodriguez

April 24th, 2019

1:29:05

The podcast is back after a 2 week break but were coming back with a great episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show. This week on the show I am so happy to have Ian Rodriguez on the podcast!  Ian is with me and we are digging …

Ep. 038: #AskTheAvGeek 016 with Steele Phillips and "Life of a young Naval Aviator"

April 2nd, 2019

1:28:15

After a week off, the #AskTheAvGeek Show is back for another episode! This week we're moving to the military side of flying, as I have LTJG Steele Phillips on the show with me today. Steele is a MH-60S Pilot out of …

Ep. 037: #FirstTimeFlyer - Introducing Pastor Luke Davidson to flying

March 29th, 2019

27:00

So if you've followed the podcast, back in Ep. 027, I spoke with my wife about how one should introduce someone new to aviation. Today, I'm actually …

Ep. 036: #AskTheAvGeek 015 with The Davis Family and "There By Air"

March 20th, 2019

1:41:56

Welcome back everyone for another weekly episode of the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast!

I’m very excited for today’s episode because this is an episode my …

Ep. 035: #AskTheAvGeek 014 with Ryan Hunt

March 12th, 2019

1:31:31

After last weeks solo pod, talking about a topic that not all aviators enjoy talking about, I've got another #AskTheAvGeek Show for everyone! This …

Ep. 034: Should you take out loans for Fixed Wing Flight Training?

March 5th, 2019

47:32

This week I’m dropping a solo pod and were talking about a topic that every aviator knows very well… how exactly should you pay for Fixed-Wing Flight …

Ep. 033: #AskTheAvGeek 013 with Cayla McLeod

February 25th, 2019

1:25:09

After last weeks group episode of the #AskTheAvGeek Show, I'm bringing in another new guest this week. This week on the podcast I am happy to introduce #AvGeekNation to Cayla McLeod. Cayla joins us all the way from …

Ep. 032: #AskTheAvGeek 012 What is Type Rating Training with Aaron David and Brandon Maso

February 21st, 2019

1:12:18

On this episode I'm doing something I haven't yet done on the podcast.. welcoming 2 guests on 1 episode! I'm very thankful to have the opportunity to …

Ep. 031: My Aviation Story - Where It All Started

February 7th, 2019

1:03:06

So I haven't done a solo podcast in a while and it just so happened that a listener asked a very great question while he was giving me some feedback …

Ep. 030: #AskTheAvGeek 011 with Pilot Sergio

January 28th, 2019

1:39:21

This week on the podcast I’m bringing you another great episode of the #AskTheAvGeekShow and I am happy to have Pilot Sergio on as my guest this week. I’m stocked to have Sergio on this week because he’s the first …

Ep. 029: The real side of young aviators feat. Colin Hodges and Eli Maloy

January 21st, 2019

1:08:55

As promised, I am releasing a new segment on the podcast with the help of one of my very good friends Eli Maloy. Eli was my very first guest on the #AskTheAvGeek Show but now in 2019, we are starting a new segment …

Ep. 028: #AskTheAvGeek 010 with Mark Brown

January 14th, 2019

1:16:23

We are back for 2019!! I'm back from a little break with family and we are ramping up the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast for the New Year. To start off the new year, I'm bringing in an amazing guest today and I was super …

Ep. 027: Introducing Newbies To Aviation feat. Pilot Wife, Kirstin Hodges

December 18th, 2018

48:08

Have you ever had that 1 individual, whether that be a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, sister, brother, mom or dad who you really wanted to take flying? I'm sure everyone has and it can be daunting sometimes. We've …

Ep. 026: #AskTheAvGeek 009 with Matt Oliveira

December 10th, 2018

1:39:36

I've been looking forward to this podcast for a while because it really hits my purpose. My whole goal of the podcast is to truly show the diversity …

Ep. 025: #AskTheAvGeek 008 with Aaron David

December 3rd, 2018

1:21:16

From surfing, to skiing, to traveling the world..Aaron has always been on the move. Now, he's just on the move in a Corporate King Air 350i! If there is one thing that you will take away from Aaron's story, it's that …

Ep. 024: #AskTheAvGeek 007 with Mark Robinson from One Above Aviation (ieatsleepfly)

November 26th, 2018

1:21:22

Passion, the love of flying, and wanting to give back to the aviation community that his given so much to him truly defines our most recent guest on …

Ep. 023: How to pay for flying Pt. 2 - Bartering

November 10th, 2018

16:48

After the last fire episode with AJ aka the TMTPilot, I wanted to delve back into the financial side of flying and how YOU CAN AFFORD to fly or start flight training. Today's episode is super applicable to any aviator …

Ep. 022: #AskTheAvGeek 006 with AJ Ramey from The Money Team (TMT)

October 26th, 2018

1:15:15

When hard work, determination, and a goal come together...great things can happen and huge opportunities present them self. That's an easy way to sum up AJ Ramey's rise in aviation. AJ is 1 of 3 corporate pilots for …

Ep. 021: How to pay for flying PT. 1 - #FlipLife

October 20th, 2018

21:34

I'm looking forward to this episode because I know what I'm talking about is super applicable to all young aviators out there. I am so stunned at all the people out there that say they can't afford to fly or "I can't …

Ep. 020: #AskTheAvGeek 005 with Matthew Dunham from Winged Aviation

October 6th, 2018

1:23:34

This week on #AskTheAvGeek Show, I am happy to have Matthew Dunham from Winged Aviation and the AOPA "Fly By Crew" as my guest. I'm also celebrating the podcast surpassing 1000 listeners a few episodes back as well as …

Ep. 019: #AskTheAvGeek 004 with Sam Adams

September 29th, 2018

1:31:26

#AskTheAvGeek would love to welcome Sam Adams to the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast this week. Sam is another perfect example of having a dream and taking …

Ep. 018: Which is better, Airplanes Or Helicopters??

September 22nd, 2018

31:27

After a week break, due to some business travel, we're back to launching podcasts! Since everyone knows that there is this "pilot shortage" happening right now globally, there's a lot of people out there thinking about …

Ep. 017: Mind Over Matter; My reaction to an AOPA Flight Training Magazine article

September 7th, 2018

20:05

I'm adding some more flavor to the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast! On this episode I'm doing a little commentary and opinion piece after I read an …

Ep. 016: #AskTheAvGeek 003 with Mel Williams

September 1st, 2018

1:32:45

The #AskTheAvGeek Show is back 2 weeks in a row! We are bringing in an amazing guest who is showing us that the opportunities are endless in aviation... if you just go for it and don't make excuses! Mel is dropping some …

Ep. 015: #AskTheAvGeek 002 with Austin Claborn

August 24th, 2018

1:10:46

The #AskTheAvGeekShow is back and I am happy to have Austin Claborn as a guest. Austin is a young up and coming helicopter pilot who is taking his love of aviation and content creation and bringing them together. Even …

Ep. 014: Top 5 Aviation Trends of 2018

August 17th, 2018

31:33

There has been a lot of aviation topics in the news lately and I believe a few are becoming trend worthy. On this week's episode, I am going to bring you all what I believe to be the Top 5 trending topics in aviation, …

Ep. 013: Are you a healthy aviator??

August 10th, 2018

45:23

On this weeks episode of AvGeek Chronicles I want to dive into a topic that I think is sorely overlooked in the aviation world. I want to talk about …

Ep. 012: #AskTheAvGeek 001 with Eli Maloy talking whirly birds and motivation

August 3rd, 2018

1:18:49

Welcome to episode 012 of AvGeek Chronicles! I am so stocked to be starting a new pillar show as part of the AvGeek Chronicles Podcast. I am proud to bring you all episode 001 of the #AskTheAvGeek show. The goal of this …

Ep. 011: Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Aviation

July 27th, 2018

21:28

Welcome to episode 011 of AvGeek Chronicles! There are a lot of people out there that don't understand why folks in aviation love it so much. I mean …

Ep. 010: Top 5 ways to jump start your flight training!

July 20th, 2018

23:13

Welcome back everyone for episode 10 of AvGeek Chronicles! Now that I have my private pilots license, I've gotten a few questions on social media asking me “How do you start training for your private pilots license or …

Ep. 009: Top 10 reasons why you're an #AvGeek

July 13th, 2018

15:01

Welcome back for Ep. 009 of AvGeek Chronicles. I'm switching the content up today and going to try and make you all laugh a little. Today I'm dropping the "10 Ways You Know You Are An AvGeek." You may say you're not an …

Ep. 008: I am now a FAA Private Pilot!!

July 6th, 2018

31:07

I am now an FAA Private Pilot!!!! Listen in to today's episode and catch up on everything that's been going on.

First I just wanted to apologize for …

Ep. 007: I’m back at it and SOLO’ed! 🙌🏻✈️

April 23rd, 2018

7:29

The AvGeek is back at it and he’s got some big news...I’VE SOLO’ED!! ✈️ What an incredible experience this but I know it was a culmination of a lot …

Ep. 006: DRONES Are No Joke!!

March 15th, 2018

35:17

I've been thrown many curveballs in my flight training so far. A recent curveball was a run in with a drone! Instead of being worried or mad about it, I want to give drone users some important drone operational safety …

Ep. 005: First Landings!!! ✈️

March 4th, 2018

9:39

After a 2 week hiatus, I was finally able to get up in the air twice this weekend! I’m still working towards getting to my first solo but I’m finally …

Ep. 004: 🚨MILESTONE #1 ALERT 🚨

February 12th, 2018

9:43

🚨 MILESTONE # 1 ALERT 🚨: I’m so excited to announce that I have surpassed 10 hours of training and have officially logged 12 training hours! Just 1 …

Ep. 003: Aircraft Swap

February 9th, 2018

9:58

My normal aircraft is in the shop getting a new interior so we had to borrow the neighboring flight schools Cessna 172. It was my first time in a …

Ep. 002: Flying ✈️ > Super Bowl 🏉

February 5th, 2018

4:59

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I’m flying rather than watching the game. On this episode, I introduce myself a bit more and fill you in on where I’m at …

Ep. 001: My First Podcast!!!

February 4th, 2018

4:53

The first episode of AvGeek Chronicles!

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