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How Pilots are Trained with Greg Krino

Episode 18 ·




This episode of Flying Smarter starts off by looking at why you have to take your shoes off when going through airport security in the US. Airline pilot Greg Krino then comes onto the podcast to talk about how pilots are trained.


  • Why do passengers have to remove their shoes when going through airport security in the United States? This requirement only exists in a few countries and has been in place in the US since 2006. Learn more in this episode.

  • Passengers put a lot of trust in the training and experience of their pilots. Greg Krino is a pilot with a major US airline who was previously a fighter pilot in the US Air Force. In this episode, Greg Krino shares his insights on pilot training, starting by talking about his experiences from learning to fly in the Air Force.

  • Greg then shares what pilots go through when they first arrive at a major airline, including what flying with passengers for the first time feels like. Finally, he covers what type of ongoing training an airline pilot has throughout their career.

You can find Greg’s podcast, The Greg Krino Show, on your podcast app and at www.gregkrino.com. You can also find him on Facebook and Instagram.

Listen to Greg’s full account of his US Air Force flight training journey below:




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Greg Krino is an airline pilot, lawyer, and podcaster. He served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years as a fighter pilot and has flown all over the world. Today he is a Los Angeles-based Boeing 787 pilot with major airline, while also serving part time in the Air Force Reserve and practicing part-time as a lawyer. He hosts his own podcast, The Greg Krino Show, which takes listeners on deep dives with experts from a variety of different fields.