August 05, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
#254 - The ups and downs, the highs and lows!
Coffee with Kenny, welcome to day 254. Today is just going to be laid back, I just want to talk a little bit about my book and all the ups and downs and highs and lows and all the struggles we go through to fulfill our dreams and become helicopter pilots. The connections we make along the way are pure gold! I've been lucky to meet some really awesome people.
I share my story to those of you who haven't heard it yet, about my losses and failures and how we can overcome them! We get past our trials and work hard and be the best we can be!
August 04, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
#253 FAA Written Test can delay the Flight Training process!
The FAA written test! Today we'll talk about some tips to think about while you're doing your research. You don't want to get stuck on the written test, it can delay your process! Depending on your circumstances, the sooner that you get that knocked out, the better! Listen as to why it took me 80 hours to get my Private! There are so many ways along the way of your journey to get behind, don't let it be the written test!
August 03, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
#252 Private Pilot Helicopter: How long does it take?
Day 252 Coffee with Kenny! We're going to talk about how long it takes to achieve your Private Pilot rating, we get this question a lot. Congratulations first goes to Kevin Simpson on his Solo Flight! Very very cool!
How long it takes to achieve your Private Pilot rating really depends on approximately 3 things. Commitment, weather, and maintenance! How committed are you or are you able to be? Where in the country do you live? And how well are you able to maintain? Of course there are other factors as well. Watch the video and let us know your questions in the comments below!
August 02, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
#250 ...oh, and for your viewers, I am 61 years old. Never too late!
Hey, day 250 CWK! Our member Sam smashed another rating with us! He is an airline pilot who is enjoying getting his rotor ratings! Update as of 11/11/19 Sam also got his Instrument rating! Sam has came to visit us and do video's with us at the hangar a couple times now. We really enjoy having him, he is a lot of fun when he comes up. So how cool is that when he's ready to retire from the airlines he can fly helicopters and do CFI stuff if he wants, it's never too late!
August 01, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
#249 71 Year Old Soloing the Cabri G2 and working on Private Pilot!
Check this out! One of our members shared this video with me, it's on YouTube, I will put the link below the video in case you want to watch the whole video. How cool is that though, he's 71 years old and finishing up for his Private Rating. He said it's been a life long dream of his and I just really wanted to share this cool story today.
July 30, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
#248 Breathe in and out!
My daughter Gloria just passed her drivers test after failing the first time! As most of you know, I failed my first check ride. The best advice, just breathe! All the tips that we talk about, this one is simple and it works! Don't forget to breathe! Congratulations Gloria!
July 29, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
Day 247 Coffee with Kenny, 18 Years ago...
Do you remember where you were when you heard what was happening on 9-11? Gives me goose bumps remembering that day. I remember stopping at my dad's house and just watching on tv and just not being able to believe it. It was hard to fathom what was taking place.
It changed the world and makes your problems seem small. Trying to explain to my daughter the magnitude of such a tragic event was hard. So those little things that bother us day to day are nothing compared to that. Please leave your questions and comments below!
July 28, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
#246 Brand New Weather Coming Courtesy Nationally Awarded Instructor!
Hello and welcome to day 246 Coffee with Kenny! We have been putting together all new studio equipment and it is looking great, we are loving it! Today I wanted to update you a little bit about our in site training. We are getting an all new weather section inside the site coming soon, taught by our personal friend and 2018 Flight instructor of the year, Dan "Taz" Christman! We are super excited about this, me especially because weather isn't one of my favorite things to teach. Dan loves it!
July 27, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
Day 245 Coffee with Kenny “Just Go Around”
Welcome to day 245 Coffee with Kenny! Out on the boat tonight and what's been on my mind is Go around's, it's been awhile since I've talked about it. That's what we as instructors teach. If something doesn't feel right, just go around! If you're not liking you approach, as the PIC it's your responsibility to go in with a safe landing! If you're a student and you're not feeling the approach, most examiners should appreciate the fact that you're doing it.
I want to see you over time, to make that good decision, there is no shame whatsoever to go around! Bottom line!
July 26, 2020 02:00 PM PDT
Helicopter Online Ground's Free 24 Hour Test Flight!
Are your working on your Private, Commercial, Instrument or CFI helicopter rating? Ar you feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to learn? I know how you feel, and that is why I started Helicopter Online Ground School! I failed my first check ride, and I know what it takes to pass! We have a 24 hour test flight here so there is no being billed for a full 24 hours! You decide whether the training is right for you! Go at your own pace!