Avination, welcome back to the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Today, I am talking with Tyson Weihs, the co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight. This episode has been #interviewgoals since I started the podcast two years ago. So, to have the ability to sit down with Tyson and talk about ForeFlight was a great experience. Tyson was very open about ForeFlight, we talked about the beginning, where they are now and what the future of ForeFlight holds.
On Tuesday, August 27 I'm going to post this live to everyone as well as a giveaway announcement. ForeFlight will be giving away THREE gift cards that can be used on existing or new ForeFlight accounts. All you have to do is follow @pilottopilot and @teamforeflight onInstagramm, and comment on my post your favorite part of the episode.
What Tyson and I talked about...
Why Tyson stumbled into a career in aviation.
How the dot com crash led to a career in aviation.
Tyson had a fascination with aviation as a younger kid.
Flying flight simulators at a younger age.
Tysons grandfather was a bombardier on a B-24 in the Pacific.
Tyson talks about how aviation went from an idea in the back of his head to a career.
Tysons training was start and stop.
Why Tyson decided to switch flight schools during his private pilot training.
Why it is important to find a stable operation when looking for a flight school.
The importance of finding a good instructor and how they are a huge factor in the quality of your training.
It took Tyson four years to get his PPL.
Other struggles Tyson had during his training.
Why Sheppard air was life changing for Tyson and I.
Why Diamond is one of the best first airplanes to own
We talk about aerial survey flying in Texas with no air conditioning.
Tyson talks about his type ratings and training.
We talk about differences in a type rating training vs regular training.
Tyson talks about some maintenance issues while flying.
Why Tyson likes to fly with a second pilot.
We talk about Tysons goals for his flying career.
How ForeFlight has evolved with their own personal flying needs.
I asked Tyson if he wishes he had ForeFlight while he was training.
We talk about how ForeFlight has helped make aviation safer.
We goin into the history of fo ForeFlight.
What would ForeFlight be without the iPad.
ForeFlight was one time the most expensive app in the App Store.
How Apple talked with ForeFlight about how they were too expensive.
ForeFlight started out as a hobby and only worked on nights and weekends
When they knew ForeFlight was sustainable for full time employment.
Started with three owners of the business.
How was ForeFlight initially received by the public.
Why ForeFlight had doubts by the general public when it was first released.
Tyson talks about his big vision for ForeFlight.
Would there be a ForeFlight if Tyson didn’t have that one job in South Carolina.
How ForeFlight determines what new features come out,
Are there any features that surprised Tyson on whether they would be more popular or less popular than though.
Good Luck and Happy Flying,
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