Episodes
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.flycoolshit.com/merch and buy some shirts!
Published 01/21/22
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 to be answered on future episodes, head over to @flycoolshit on Instagram or email us at [email protected] Thanks to LIFT Aviation! head on...
Published 01/15/22
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 fun to talk about. Let us know what you think by shooting us an email! We also talk a bit about Rob flying the hours off of his new MX2 and so much...
Published 01/07/22
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.liftaviationusa.com and use the promo code FLYCOOLSHIT for 25% off!
Published 12/17/21
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 million dollar mark, so we talk about it! We also chat about ICAS as it is going on right now. Enjoy! Thanks to LIFT Aviation for supporting the...
Published 12/10/21
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 LIFT Aviation! Go to www.liftaviationusa.com and use the promo code FLYCOOLSHIT at checkout for 25% off!
Published 12/03/21
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 like learning aerobatics and doing his first airshow, the Elevate Your Life program and so much more! Brad is a total gear head and you can tell he...
Published 11/26/21
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 and not everyone agreed with those decisions. We also talk about Southeast Aero, and Jim’s plans to buy the facility. We touch on Jim and Marianne...
Published 11/19/21
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 the team again, and lots of competition related stuff. We also get into how he balances competition flying with airshow flying and we talk a lot...
Published 11/13/21
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 McCartan to get an NG. Jeff and Mark talk about which single seat aerobatic plane looks the best, and so much more! Head on over to...
Published 11/05/21
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 about an aerobatic pilot who made a book on finding Mr right, and so much more! Thanks to Lift Aviation! Show them some love by going to...
Published 10/29/21
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. Melissa Burns has also been spending some time with thee folks at Bentonville, and it looks like she has plans to become a racer at WCAR. We also...
Published 10/23/21
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 figure coming soon the Aresti catalog, the Snowcone and so much more! Buy shirts and support the podcast at www.flycoolshit.com/merch Head over to...
Published 10/15/21
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 Edge to add it to his SAC card, airshows and so much more! We even asked some questions that fans wanted to know. Thanks to Scheyden Eyewear for...
Published 10/08/21
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 thoughts on Nationals and how he thought the contest went from a scoring standpoint, from a CD standpoint, and then of course his thoughts on the...
Published 10/01/21
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.liftaviationusa.com and use the promo code FLYCOOLSHIT at checkout for 15% off most items.
Published 09/28/21
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!
Published 09/23/21
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!
Published 09/21/21
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 disappoint! Unlimited opened the contest with the known, and Rob Holland crushing it to a first place finish. We talk about the finishes, how we...
Published 09/20/21
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 congratulations to all the competitors. 2021 Southern California Classic is coming up next month hosted by IAC 36 and IAC 49. Cash money for the top 3 finishers,...
Published 09/10/21
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 approach of sponsorship and flying contests, and all kinds of fun stuff! We also get super weird and talk about kissing guys for money hahaha! Check...
Published 09/03/21
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 who will be some wildcards to watch whoop some potential ass. Most categories are getting very stacked with some entries still to go, but advanced...
Published 08/27/21
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 flying the Super Decathlon, and his recent flight where he flew a Super D in advanced. Head on over to www.liftaviationusa.com and use the promo code...
Published 08/20/21
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 a good performer, and so much more! Head over to www.liftaviationusa.com and use the promo code FLYCOOLSHIT at checkout for 25% off most stuff...
Published 08/13/21