March 31st, 2018 | 58 mins 17 secs
adventure, aviation, careers, dream job, interview, wingwalking
Imagine climbing up and out of the cockpit of a Stearman biplane into the hurricane propwash. You then climb up and onto the top wing, secured only by a small metal frame. Then imagine that once you're there, the experience is so transformative you decide then and there that's what you want to do for the rest of your life. Unlikely? Well, it's just the beginning of the story of Carol Pilon's life.
August 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins
adventure, amundsen-scott, antarctic, arctic, aviation, borek, exploration, south pole
Sean Loutitt was the chief pilot of the first and second rescue flights to the South Pole in the middle of the Antarctic winter. It was a feat which had never been accomplished previously and was urgently required to save the lives of desperately ill members of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole staff. Sean tells this and other stories of a life flying at high latitudes and low temperatures on episode 013 of The WorkNotWork Show.
April 11th, 2017 | 58 mins 36 secs
airforce, aviation, interview, pilot, rcaf, snowbirds
Rob 'Scratch' Mitchell was born into a flying family, and would go on to become a third generation fighter pilot. He would also go on to become a CF-18 demonstrator pilot and did two tours with the Canadian Snowbirds precision aerobatic team. But that wasn't all: after 20 years in the Royal Canadian Airforce, Scratch Mitchell gave it up for a career in acting, producing and directing for television and movies.