Episode #29 – Toby Hackford: His Journey from England to the USA Skies
June 20, 2023 | Hosted By: Halsey Schider
In this episode, we are joined by Toby Hackford, a seasoned helicopter pilot who has faced several obstacles in his journey to success. Toby shares his story, starting with his training with the Army in England, where he discovered his love for flying helicopters. Despite facing challenges in his training, Toby persevered and eventually made his way to the USA, where he completed his FAA certificates and ratings with Mauna Loa Helicopters.
Toby recounts his experiences as a flight instructor and tour pilot and the challenges he faced while trying to find his dream job as a utility pilot in Northern California. He emphasizes the importance of resilience and never giving up on one's goals, even in adversity.
Throughout the episode, Toby provides valuable insight, including the VISA requirements for foreigners training in the USA.
Overall, this episode is a fascinating look into the life of a dedicated and determined helicopter pilot who has overcome numerous obstacles to achieve his dreams. Listeners will be inspired by Toby's story and words of wisdom on achieving success in the face of adversity.