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Exploring ICARUS the View Limiting Training Device with Nick Sonopoli and Matt Johnson

Episode Description

Welcome to episode 88 of The Hangar Z Podcast Brought to you by Vertical Valor Magazine.

In this episode, we chat with Nick Sinopoli, the inventor of ICARUS, and Matt Johnson, a seasoned pilot and check airman from Metro Aviation. With them, we traverse a landscape of groundbreaking safety enhancements in aviation, discussing everything from their impacts on training and operations to the potential legacies they leave behind.

We then transition to explore Matt's aviation career. Matt flew as a full time law enforcement pilot before leaving to fly HEMS missions. Matt is a Designated Pilot Examiner for the FAA andCheck Airman for Metro Aviation.His story provides a unique lens through which we discuss the extraordinary safety programs at Metro Aviation, the integral role of weather in flight operations, and the ways in which these experiences have shaped his career. As we move through the episode, the conversation circles back to Nick's innovative device, shedding light on its conception, benefits, and potential improvements.

As we wind down, we delve into the weighty topics of mentorship in aviation and the significance of leaving a positive footprint in the industry. We touch upon the life-saving potential of the ICARUS device, as the future of instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) training for aviation.

I would like to thank our sponsors Metro Aviation SHOTOVER and CNC Technologies as well as our supporters on Patreon

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