Episode 169 – Martin Rottler

200 person jump at Perris Valley Airport by Stephen Tornblom

Martin Rottler returns as our guest. Martin is now an Aviation Lecturer at the Center for Aviation Studies at The Ohio State University. He recently completed an internship with Korean Air in Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA), and participated in a summer program through Korea Aerospace University. We talk about NextGen, pilot training in the modern age, what gets trained in simulators and what doesn’t, cockpit management, industry networking as a component of your career development, and other topics.

Find Martin on Twitter as MartinRottler, or on his new webpage at martinrottler.net. The Center for Aviation Studies tweets as cas_osu and can also be found on Facebook.

The week’s aviation news:

In this week’s Australia Desk Report, Grant talks about CASA audits and what DAMP means, Qantas dispute worsens with five airplanes grounded due to industrial action, Jetstar staff also taking industrial action, and Virgin Australia happy to take the surplus pax from Qantas.

Find the boys down under at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu. Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124.

This week on Across the Pond, Pieter talks to Jelle Hieminga from the popular VC10 segment. Jelle is a Qualified Flight Instructor with a frozen ATPL License and talks to us about the general aviation scene in Holland and what its like to fly in Dutch airspace. Jell can be found at www.vc10.net.

On this week’s Grill the Geeks segment, Rob nails the listener questions.


Follow the @AirplaneGeeks on Twitter and on Facebook, send us email at thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com, or leave a message on our listener line: (361) GEEKS01.

Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.

6 thoughts on “Episode 169 – Martin Rottler

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  2. TKO

    Love the podcast guys. It is the “horsing around” which keeps some of us coming back! It keeps it fun! Run them long and keep the blooper reels coming!

  3. Richard Porter

    Hi Max

    I think that the Ask the Geeks segment question came from the town of Naas which is west of Dublin.

    Your question from Alex – BA are under taking a huge pilot recruitment. They are looking to take on 800 pilots, so maybe a good time to get in touch with them



  4. Max Flight

    Richard: Thanks for the BA recruitment video. They mention a website in the video, and one of the commenters provided: http://www.bafuturepilot.com/.

    TKO: Some listeners love the horsing around, others can’t stand it and unsubscribe. The fact is, either way we’re going to horse around sometimes. That’s just the way we are. The question is, how much stays in the final edit, how much goes into the outtakes, and what happens to the purely unpublishable stuff!

  5. Dan W

    Hey Geeks,

    Just wanted to chime in on the “When’s NextGen?” question… The FAA published Destination2025 recently, [1] which expects the complete package implemented in 2025, with a major waypoint set for 2018. If you’d like to see timelines of what’s expected, they also have the National Airspace System (NAS) Enterprise Architecture (EA). [2] There’s roadmaps for different aspects the NAS, and they are updated periodically.


    [1] FAA Plans and Reports: http://www.faa.gov/about/plans_reports/

    [2] NAS EA: https://nasea.faa.gov/

    P.S. – It was good to see you guys at Dulles a few months ago, the child came out fine so far, still love the show!

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