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Episode 19: Alaska Airlines Captain Carlos Zendejas,

Captain Mike Swanigan sits down with Captain Carlos Zendejas to talk about his life and his career.

Carlos moved to the Untied States from Mexico with his family when he was a 5th grader. Spanish was his first language,but he found out by accident that he could speak and read english. Their new home was in the traffic pattern of Laughlin AFB Texas, and he was amazed by the T-37 jets flying over him. He decided then and there that he was going to figure out a way to fly them.

In this podcast, Carlos tells us about the hard work that it took for him to get through USAF Pilot Training, and what it was like to be the Aircraft Commander on KC-10 refueling mission. 

Carlos inherited his parents amazing work ethic and applied it to all areas of his life.

Carlos is now one of the Seattle Base Chief Pilots for Alaska Airlines. He serves the 1000 Alaska Airlines pilots based in Seattle Washington. We get an inside look at what it takes to keep an airline operation running smoothly and safely.

I came away from this interview inspired and amazed by this amazing person.

 

Direct download: zendejas.m4a
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 7:59pm EST