Startup to Shutdown - The Podcast Startup to Shutdown - Series 1

Startup to Shutdown - Series 1

Join your hosts, Paul and Rhett as we explore the far reaches of the aviation world. Spreading positivity for aspiring pilots, hope for those persevering through challenging careers and touching on conservation with a uniquely African perspective.

Paul, formerly a charter pilot with extensive experience in Operations and Safety Management and now an airline pilot with a major South African carrier and Rhett, a Grade 2 flight instructor with a passion for bush flying, reignite a 10 year friendship to bring you this podcast.

With some incredible individuals lined up, we look forward to sharing their unique stories with you, insights from industry leaders and lessons from those who have lived to tell the tales.

Join us as we delve into the depths of the aviation industry. We will shed light on the numerous possibilities out there for anyone passionate about flying and share insights into all the aspects of being a pilot, from flight school to the flight deck and well beyond.

We will endeavour to do our best in bringing you the utmost value throughout the course of this series.
Weekly English South Africa Aviation · Careers
4 Episodes

Why do birds sing? - A candid chat with Sean Cronin

The Triple Threat, Sean Cronin, meticulous engineer, heartfelt conservationist and passionate aviator. Sean has worked his way from the ground up, quite literally, starting as an airforce ground engineer, swinging spanners on all sorts of military and civilian aircraft and now building kit planes on his farm and willingly lending…
13 Aug 2020 45 min

International Woman of Mystery

Kaitlyn Costa, the female corporate pilot that has just about done it all. With 2,500 hours she has fought tooth and nail to make it to where she is today, flying a Global Express across the globe. Her story starts in South Africa where she completed an integrated “frozen” ATPL…
8 Jul 2020 52 min

It's All About Attitude - Capt. Walter Waldeck

In this episode we chat with Senior Training Capt. Walter Waldeck. Currently flying with SAA on A350's, Walter has almost 30000 hours of experience on no less than 150 aircraft types. Walter also owns and runs Flight Training College in George and continues to instruct in the general as well…
19 Jun 2020 47 min

Startup to Shutdown - Episode 1

For the first episode, Paul and Rhett introduce themselves and the Startup to Shutdown Podcast. They share their separate journeys that both began at Flight Training College in George almost 10 years ago and retrace their different career paths up until today where the Startup to Shutdown show begins. We'll…
30 May 2020 41 min