Episode 14 - The Dylan Horn Interview
In Episode 14 of Stick Talk, I interview my very good friend, Dylan Horn. Dylan and I met our freshman year of college at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as he was beginning his helicopter training with Universal Helicopter Institute. Dylan and I bonded over our mutual passion for things without wings and I have learned so much about the differences between rotary and fixed wing flight from him.
Dylan and I discuss his journey through initial flight training, his time as a CFI/CFII, and his decision to become a tour pilot after the demise of UHI. If you haven't heard of UHI, they are a classic case of how mismanagement, greed, and poor company culture can make unlimited profit go 100-0 real quick.
A tragic incident occurred on Sunday January 26th as a Sikorsky S-76B model helicopter crashed near Calabasas, CA killing all occupants. My thoughts and prayers are with the families, loved ones, and fans of the deceased; Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser, Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John Altobelli, Gianna Bryant, Kobe Bryant, and Ara Zobayan. Dylan and I discuss the facts we are aware of thus far that might have played into the helicopter going down, including external pressures and IMC conditions. Here is the ATC audio from the accident:
Dylan and I also discuss a great resource for helicopter education and a VERY cute copilot. youtube.com/watch?v=BTqu9iMiPIU