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Welcome back! This week we sit down with Rob Dumovic and have an absolute blast! There was a bit of an audio lag so don’t be too hard on us. Rob owns Spread Aviation, was an instructor at Executive Flyers, ferries Mike Goulian’s Extra 330SC, flies competition aerobatics, eyeing the US Advanced Team, is a test pilot for a cool flying car start-up, a…
 
Welcome back! This week Mark and Jeff catch up and talk about what was probably the best episode with Rob Holland so far. Jeff tried his technique for ratcheting the harness down and you can hear his thoughts when you listen to the episode. We talk about a couple of contests that occurred including Intermediate Worlds which spawns a bunch of differ…
 
Welcome back! Also welcome back to Rob Holland! Rob took some time from his insanely busy schedule to chat with us since it had been a while. We get into almost everything! We talk about the nuances of the 2022 Sportsman Known, getting coaching and critiquing, and random contest stuff. Rob gives us an update on WAC with regard to insurance coverage…
 
Welcome back! This week we talk about Jeff’s diet, hanging out with the Don, and his progress flying unlimited. We talk about the unfortunate death of Mark Sampson of the Marksmen Aerobatic Team and doing complex maneuvers too low without an out. We also talk about the IAC chapter 38 Open West Championships in Tracy CA. This is the only contest in …
 
Welcome back! This week we chat about a bunch of random stuff. There are some contests coming up that we cover, we talk about Jeff easing into unlimited more and more, the fact that he is going to hang out with the Don while he is in town performing for Jones Beach Airshow, and so much more! This was a pretty random episode just catching up and sho…
 
Welcome back! This week, Mike joins the podcast to talk about Yak 52 Intermediate Championships coming up in Poland. We learn all kinds of Yak 52 facts, the logistics of putting a team together, and getting airplanes from Lithuania to Poland to use in the contest. It was such a fun episode! To donate to the team, check out: https://www.paypal.com/d…
 
What up!? This week we talk a bunch about Extra versus Gamebird again (we keep doing that lol) after Joe McMurray teases us all with his fantasy trip to Gamebird HG in Bentonville Arkansas. It looks like he had so much fun. We talk about composite monoplanes and life limits, sales tactics and wowing, etc. and so much more. Jeff finally gets a helme…
 
Welcome back! Jeff is fresh off a birthday vacation and we catch up about what has been going on in the aerobatic world. We dive into the last unlimited team camp in Union City TN that concluded earlier this week. We also talk about the plans for the unlimited team and the issues of getting aircraft over to Poland from the U.S. and underwriters unw…
 
Welcome back! This week poor Petro is on a lavish vacation to parts unknown while Mark slaves away back in the studio. We have Bryan Jones, Alex Huey, and Eric Moore back on the podcast together to talk about Borrego! This was really fun and it actually worked well having 4 people trying to talk lol. Bryan breaks the contest down from a contest dir…
 
Welcome back! We thought we were going to have AJ Wilder on as well but he got called away last minute. We were plagued with internet and audio issues so please forgive us! Thanks so much to Chris for coming on. Chris is an aerobatic competitor, coach, instructor, and co-founder of the Figure One Foundation. We talk about all kinds of different stu…
 
Welcome back, everyone! This week we have a really fun episode for you all. U.S. Air Force Capt. Haden Fullam joins the podcast. Gator is your 2021-2022 A-10 Thunderbolt II demonstration team pilot so if you have seen the A-10 demo at airshows across the country, it has been Gator doing the yanking and banking. We talk about all kinds of amazing st…
 
Welcome back! This week we have Joe McMurray on the podcast. Joe is a Doctor from he California Bay Area who is an absolute aerobatic nut who currently flies a Super Decathlon. We talk about Joe’s other airplanes which are a Bonanza and an amphib Carbon Cub. This was such a fun podcast! Lots of laughs and jokes but we also talk about what drives Jo…
 
Welcome back! This week we catch up with things going on. Mark’s Extra is finishing up annual, and Jeff is doing Weight Watchers :p. We talk about all kinds of stuff. Maintenance, crashes, failure modes, Sukhoi’s, biplanes, and so much more! Thanks to LIFT Aviation! Head to www.liftaviationusa.com and use the promo code FLYCOOLSHIT and get 25% off …
 
Welcome back! This week we have two Laser flying bad asses on the podcast. Alex and Eric are both competition aerobatic pilots from Arizona, and are both absolutely crushing it. It was super fun to have them on and chat as both Jeff and Mark are big fans. These guys both push each other to be better with each flight. We talk about all kinds of rand…
 
Hey everyone, we are back this week after chatting together for a few weeks which felt so good. Basically just shooting the shit about random stuff. We talk about what it would be like to fly or have drinks with Goulian and Holland, we talk about Extra NG prices again, and much more. Thank you to LIFT Aviation for supporting the podcast. Use the pr…
 
Welcome back to part two of our interview with Skip Stewart! Skip is one of the most incredible airshow pilots on the circuit. We talk about all kinds of awesome stuff. We talk about P1, P2, P3, his start in airshows, inspirations and so much more! head on over to www.skipstewartairshows.com to learn more about Skip. Also, thanks to his sponsors li…
 
Welcome back! This week is a fun one! We have the incredible Skip Stewart on. Skip is one of the most incredible airshow pilots on the circuit. We talk about all kinds of awesome stuff. We talk about P1, P2, P3, his start in airshows, inspirations and so much more! head on over to www.skipstewartairshows.com to learn more about Skip. Also, thanks t…
 
Hey all! Sorry about not dropping a podcast on Friday, both Jeff and I were caught up doing awesome stuff. This week we recap glider Nationals, the episode with Wayne Handley, power Nationals coming up later this year, and so much more! We also talk a fun hypothetical of having 350k to spend on a used aerobatic airplane, and what we would pick! Tha…
 
Welcome back everyone! This week we have the legendary Wayne Handley on the podcast. We could have talked to him all night and had intended on asking him so many more questions than we got to ask, but that’s ok! We loved hearing the stories of his old crop dusting strip in the valley, and all the incredible pilots that flew in and out of there. Of …
 
Hey all! This week we talk about a bunch of stuff. This week the Aerobatic Pilots page on FB got into a spirited debate regarding whether or not Citabrias are good tailwheel airplane or not so we talked a bunch about that. We answer fan questions which was super fun, we also talk a bit about nicknames and callsigns. Enjoy this weeks episode! Thank …
 
Welcome back! This week Mark’s gardeners didn’t ruin the podcast, and your eardrums! We talk about a bunch of random stuff. 2022 price of thee GB1 and one of Marks former students buying one. We do more comparisons between that and the NG. Jeff talks about riding the Peloton a bunch, but also how much he loves pizza. We also talk about how an Extra…
 
Hey hey! This week we visit the 2022 IAC propose knowns which takes up a lot of the discussion. Mark gets visited by the gardeners while he was recording in his garage, Jeff had a snow day and so much more! Thank you to LIFT Aviation! Head over to www.liftaviationusa.com and use the promo code FLYCOOLSHIT for 25% off! Also head over to www.flycools…
 
Welcome back everyone! This week we attempt to record a podcast despite the internet having better ideas lol! Never the less, we get the job done. Jeff and I talk about Mark’s car accident, Jeff’s first flight in his 330SC in about two months and we answer some of your fan questions! So much fun with lots of laughs! If you want to ask us question t…
 
Welcome back, and Happy New Year!! We kick off the new year right with the always incredible, Rob Holland! With all the drama from the Acro Exploder, Rob posed an idea to the aerobatic community about the possible idea of a 6th contest category. No bias, no agenda, just simply exploding the idea. It isn’t an easy yes or no answer so it was really f…
 
Welcome back! This week we talk a little about getting old and fat. We also talk about the drama surrounding the Acro Exploder regarding the fall board meeting. It is still such a contentious topic with strong opinions on both sides. Let us know what you think on the topic! Thanks to LIFT Aviation for supporting the podcast! Check out www.liftaviat…
 
Hey all, welcome back! This week we talk about aircraft prices. Some friends are trying to acquire Extras of different flavors and the used market is really tough if you are in the market for a 330SC. Also, looking at buying new airplanes for 2022, the prices increases due to Lycoming and other vendors have pushed Extras officially passed the half …
 
Welcome back! No guest this week so Jeff and I catch up and and talk about the recent guests we have had on. We also get Jeffs thoughts on the Fall board meeting, the 2022 known proposals, and so much more! Thank you all for your feedback, and thanks for your continued support! Head on over to flycoolshit.com/merch and buy some shirts! Thank you to…
 
Happy Thanksgiving!! Hopefully you crawled to your phone, half awake from your turkey coma and found the latest episode! Brad Wursten joins us this week to talk about all kinds of stuff. He took delivery of his MX2 a little while ago so we talk about the comparisons between his MXS and the new MX2. He tells us how he got into airshows, what it was …
 
Welcome back this week! IAC President Jim Bourke joins the podcast again to talk about the fall board meeting. There has been some controversy surrounding the decisions made, and hopefully this sheds some light on the thought process of the board. FCS really appreciates the members of the board and their hard work. They made some tough decisions an…
 
Welcome back! We are a day late but it was worth the wait in our opinions. Today we have U.S. IAC Unlimited Team member, and pilot of the incredible Yak 110, Jeff Boerboon on the podcast. Jeff is an airline pilot, airshow pilot, competition pilot and all around incredible human being. We talk about Jeff returning to Nationals this year and making t…
 
Welcome! This week we talk about a bunch of random stuff. In a couple weeks is the November board meeting. There were 44 rule change proposals and we look at some of those. We talk about Jim and Marianne flying the NG from Southeast Aero to Sebring and speculation on if Jim was going to fly it in unlimited. We also talk about how much we want Aaron…
 
Hey all! This week we talk a bit about camera mounts and cameras. Jeff picked up an Nflightcam ball mount and has been playing around with it. We talk different mounts and different cameras. We also talk a little bit of editing and the apps that we use. We get into WCAR a bit again and speculate on the likelyhood of WCAR even happening. We talk abo…
 
Better late than never! Sorry for the late release, but Mark’s airline schedule changed last minute and screwed up recording. Today we don our tinfoil hats and get into some real rumor mill stuff. We talk about the rumors of Patty Wagstaff flying a Gamebird GB1, and what that potentially means with her relationship with Extra and Southeast Aero. Me…
 
Welcome back! This week we sit down with Emerson Beinhauer, the collegiate winner of the first ever FCS Title Belt. He shares his experience at his first Nationals flying the family Pitts S2B. We also talk about Jeff dipping into unlimited and where he is at in that process, Marks family weekend trip to San Francisco Fleet Week airshow, the best fi…
 
This week is a good one! The incredibly talented Sammy Mason comes back on. Since his last interview, Sammy picked up an S-2C and an Edge 540 so we talk all about it. Rob Holland and Mike Goulian hung out in Santa Paula for a few days before the Pacific Airshow and lots of fun stories came out of that. We get his take on Nationals, training in the …
 
Welcome back! We are back to regularly scheduled episodes (hopefully lol). Nationals is in the books and live moves on! This week we have Chapter 36 president (or Vice President according to the website ha!) Bryan Jones on the podcast. Bryan is an aerobatic competitor, Contest Director, chapter President, and so much more! We ask about Bryans thoug…
 
Welcome back! This will be the last episode of unorthodox podcast episode releases as we wrap up the 2021 IAC Nationals. This Nationals had its ups and downs but there were lots of positive takeaways. We talk about our first annual FCS title belt winner, Emerson Beinhauer, the situation with Britt Lincoln, AJ Wilder and so much more! Check out www.…
 
We back! We took a break yesterday to relax, and we recap a bit of day 3 and 4 of Nationals. Firs off, congrats to your ten time National Champion, Rob Holland! Huge accomplishment! There was a bit of drama again today but we tried to stay away from it. Enjoy the episode!By Mark Pollard & Jeff Petrocelli
 
Save the drama for your mama! Day 2 was packed with issues and disqualifications. Winds were a huge issue, which hit the advanced category hard. Jeff and Mark rant pretty hard on the issues surrounding day two, most notably the DQs of two pilots for doing things unrelated to their flying in the box. Let’s hope tomorrow is more trouble free!…
 
Welcome back!!! Happy 1 year anniversary for FCS!!!! Even though we missed last weeks episode, we intend to make up for it by covering Nationals daily, so buckle up buttercups! Between Jeff’s family vacation, and Mark’s family vacation, today was the first day we could actually connect and record, and boy did the first day of 2021 IAC Nationals not…
 
Welcome back! This week we talk about the updated list for IAC Nationals 2021, some fun hypotheticals, the fact a Yak 55 is going to fly unlimited and so much more! Helmets and wobblies, breaking canopies, broken canopies passing tech at contests etc. Great job to Susan Bell, and IAC 26 for a successful contest this past weekend, and congratulation…
 
Welcome back! This week we sit down with Leigh Hubner. Leigh bought and restored Patty Wagstaff’s famous Extra 300S and it looks better than ever! Leigh walks us though his decision to buy the plane, issues along the way and how much fun it is to fly. We talk about contests, being an influencer, sponsorships and outside the box thinking to the appr…
 
Nationals is almost here!!! We take a look at the current entrants registered for Nationals and break the categories down a little bit. This years Nationals is going to be a big one, and is obviously special given the fact that we missed last year due to COVID. Jeff and Mark make some predictions on who will podium (all in good fun of course) and w…
 
Welcome back! This week we have Michel Lents on the show. Mike runs the aerobatic program at the University of North Dakota. He has won numerous IAC contests flying the mighty Super Decathlon, and achieved a second place finished in Intermediate Power at the 2019 IAC Nationals. We talk about his role as a coach for the UND team, ins and outs of fly…
 
Welcome back! We were plagued with technical issues so, we apologize in advance. This was also our first time having two guests on at the same time, so sorry for the crappiness! Rob and Mike share how Airventure was for them after having 2021 cancel, we talk about a bunch of stuff like memorable fans, airplanes, most memorable performer, what makes…
 
Never a dull moment while recording! This week we talk a little bit about how Petro is flying lights out after his Extra is fresh out of condition inspection, his slow and deliberate creep into unlimited and his upcoming vacation. Marks dog attacks an Amazon Prime delivery driver during the podcast lol (just scared the crap out of him, didn’t touch…
 
Welcome back! This week we sit down with the incredible, Goody Thomas! Goody is fresh on the recovery from an injury, and is gearing up for Nationals. We talk about his injury, the path moving forward, Stars of Tomorrow, Flying the Sukhoi, transitioning to the Extras, world competition, and so much more! Go show Lift some love at www.liftaviationus…
 
Hey everyone! This week we talk about the Acro Exploder and the drama that unfolded. We address the worthless troll that loves to go after Mark, the most expensive used Extra 300L on the planet, Oshkosh, Jeff’s condition inspection on his 330SC and so much more! Don’t forget to head on over to www.liftaviationusa.com and use the promo code FLYCOOLS…
 
Welcome back! This week we have IAC President, airshow performer, competition pilot and IAC Unlimited team member, Jim Bourke on the show! We talk about the aircraft he has owned, electric aircraft, IAC issues and presidential duties, American competition versus the rest of the world, and so much more! You can follow Jim on Instagram: @jimbourkeair…
 
Hey! This week we record a podcast at the 11th hour. Mark had airline training all week, and Jeff just got back from vacation. We talk about a bunch of stuff! IAC elections are hot hot hot right now, and voting closes July 27th so get those votes in. We talk Hawaiian shaved ice, membership and retention for the IAC, Nationals, and so much more! Go …
 
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