About Our Podcasts

Mission Statement:

The world of aviation is a great thing, and until I got my break into the scene with my first job at an airport I was unaware of the greatness that was in store.  The Unsterile Cockpit is a podcast that hopes to bring this greatness forward and showcase the aviation world through the spoken word for the average listener.

The act of flying has puzzled and amazed man since the days of the Wright Brothers. Over the years we have taken leaps and bounds in technology that goes in the planes. Easily knowing the aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft, and safety features save lives and property. But one bit of humanizing is the The Sterile Cockpit Rule. This FAA regulations require aircraft pilots to refrain from non-essential activities in the cockpit during critical phases of flight, normally below 10,000 feet. We don’t need to worry about that here in the Unsterile Cockpit.

We hope that this information is both informative and interesting for both the people that already work and live in the aviation industry. But we think it still remains relevant to people curious to hear what it is all about.  Join us on the podcast and see for yourself the greatness that is aviation.

Stay tuned for greatness!

About Us

My aviation journey started in early February of 2012 as a Line service professional at McCormick Air Center, a Yakima, WA FBO (Fixed Base Operator).
— Conner Otey —

My aviation journey started in early February of 2012 as a Line service professional at McCormick Air Center, a Yakima, WA FBO (Fixed Base Operator). After I was bit by the proverbial aviation bug, I decided to make it official and get my pilot license in July of 2016.

As a result of my new found wings, I continued onward to make it a career. I decided to go back to school. In the fall of 2016 I started in the Aviation program at Central Washington University were I met Connor Craig (Co-Creator of the podcast) and we started this podcast.

Unfortunately life got in the way and some school changes happened. We had to put the podcast on hold for a short time, but now we are back stronger than ever. We have put more effort into the production values and content, hoping to bring the message to you, the listener.

Now life is back on track and we hope to share our passion for aviation with the masses and show just how awesome it can be. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!