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 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 share my passion for aviation.
I started out on the aviation journey a little later in life. 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 you all to 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 flying the Boeing 737 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 look forward to sharing my experiences and my journey with all of you on the Squawk Ident Podcast.