Music for Pilots

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Elzy, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. Elzy

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    Amid a Covid stay-at-home lockdown I was looking for some video related to ATC. By chance I came across a funny Christmas tune on Youtube called called 'North Pole Air Traffic Control' and it made me realize there really isn't a thread related to Music For Pilots.
    What's good to keep your mind in the clouds while sitting on the ground?
     
  2. KeepWatch

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    I'm a big fan of the Iron Eagle soundtrack. I can see the scenes in my head when it's playing.
     
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    I have a folder in my IPod that I keep flying music on. It ranges from The Foo Fighters to David Benoit, most of them upbeat or classic piano relaxation music.
     
  4. Elzy

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    While it was Joe Cocker who got himself a ticket for an aeroplane in 'The Letter', it was John Denver who was 'Leaving on a Jetplane'....
     
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    Sticking with the Christmas spirit.....

     
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    Dwayne O'Brien's "Song Pilot" album... I Have Arrived, Something in the Air, High Flight, Crystal Ocean, Unusual Attitude, Biplane, Low and Slow, People Places and Planes, We Remember, High Flight Reprise. Not to shamelessly plug my own videos, but I can't find any other links to listen to his music:







    There's also Lenny Kravits (Fly Away), Al Stewart (Flying Sorcery), Pink Floyd (Learning to Fly), Steppenwolf (Magic Carpet Ride), some others... I try to use at least mostly aviation related music in my videos.
     
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    I put Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins) on repeat all day.
     
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    If you get really bored you can make up your own ...

     
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    Leaving on a jet plane...
     
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    The sound track cd from One Six Right.
     
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    I love listening to this when I fly cross country... What the rider sees in the train we see in our aircraft in many ways...

    I always hope I don’t have a stuck mic during that one... though I sound almost as good on the intercom as I do in the shower ;)

     
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    Byrds, Eight Miles High:


    No, it's not about drugs, it's about travel.
     
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    "Learning to Fly," -Pink Floyd.
     
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    There's the old Arthur Godfrey novelty Teterboro Tower.

    And (given our propensity for folk-rock in the famous pilots thread), John Denver's Leaving on a Jet Plane and Gordon Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain.
     
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    In no particular order:

    John Denver
    Jim Croce
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Patsy Cline
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Buddy Holly
    Randy Rhodes
     
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    Mark Knophler and Emmy Lou Harris - Red Staggerwing

     
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    Today, of all days, you must listen to this by Livingston Taylor (brother of James Taylor and C-205 owner/pilot):

     
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    Just a looping track of B17s in flight.
     
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    Nope, want no part of the John Denver... bad pilot juju right there...
     
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    Swing and a miss
     
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    Ride of the Valkyries
     
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    And then this on 2x speed when I am doing a hand flown ILS to mins