Ciao! I am Anthony Ciaravella, aka Av8rTony, host of Squawk Ident podcast.
I created the Squawk Ident podcast as a place to discuss the many pathways to an aviation profession, the realities of what a professional aviator can expect in todays market, and to share many stories along the way. On my journey thus far, I have studied film production, music, photography, and aviation. It has been a natural progression for me to gravitate towards producing a podcast that helps bring some perspective to those who our my passion for aviation.
I started out on the aviation journey a little later in life as I redirected a career path from a big-box retail manager to an aspiring airline pilot in the year 2000. With many obstacles to overcome, I started out by earning my PPL at Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG) in Albuquerque, NM. I later attended a flight academy once named PanAm International Flight Academy at Deer Valley Airport (KDVT) in Phoenix, AZ .
After graduation, I obtained a job as an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor for Tailwind Flight Centre, LLC, out of Chandler Municipal Airport - KCHD. That led to a job flying an Emb-145 for a regional airline we at Squawk Ident call "Sandpiper Regional". I had the privilege of holding positions there as an Assistant Chief Pilot, a Line Check-Airman, & an FAC. Currently, I am typed in the Airbus A320 family of aircraft for a U.S. legacy airline we at the show call "Legacy Airlines".
We invite all of you to the Squawk Ident community and join us on this journey where we discuss how to navigate a modern day professional airline career.
HI! I'm Rob DeJesus, aka Rob D. co-host of the Squawk Ident podcast.
I am a veteran of the USAF, a former international and professional racquetball player, an RC aircraft pilot, a professional drone operator, a flight instructor, and an ATP rated pilot with type ratings in the EMB145, EMB 175, B737, currently flying the Airbus A320 family of aircraft at a "Legacy Airlines". I have over 20 years of flying experience along with 12 years of experience in military fighter aircraft maintenance. I enjoy sharing my passion for flying and all things aviation. I look forward to sharing with you my experiences as we discuss the aviator lifestyle on the Squawk Ident podcast.
Hello everyone. My name is Roger Wutke, a.k.a. Captain Roger. Co-host on the Squawk Ident podcast.
I am a certified flight instructor CFI, CFII, & MEI, a former cargo pilot, a former Embraer-145 airline pilot, a KingAir instructor, a multi-typed corporate captain, and a Western Grebe bird strike survivor. I have been in the business of aviation for over 15 years, and I have survived furloughs, industry fluctuations, economic crashes, and a whole lot more. I currently fly Dassault Falcons for a private operator based in the San Diego area. I look forward to sharing my experiences and my journey with all of you on the Squawk Ident Podcast.
Hello everyone. My name is Kyle Jansen, aka Kyle J. co-host of the Squawk Ident podcast.
I am a Texas native, an OSU grad, creator of the Aviation Information Business Board on Facebook, and a pilot mentor for the "Legacy Airlines" Cadet Program. I hold ATP type ratings in the EMB190 and the A320 family of aircraft. I am currently flying for "Legacy Airlines" domiciled at DFW International Airport. My family and I honored to actively support the general aviation community and the men and women of our country's armed forces. I am proud to be a part of the Squawk Ident community and look forward to be part of the discussion.