The Malibu Guru

Casey Aviation


The Malibu Guru Podcast features interviews and discussions about all things PA46. We'll talk about everything from PA46 acquisition, training, and ownership to emergency survival stories to just about anything else in the aviation world. If you fly (or are just thinking about flying) a PA46, this is the podcast for you.

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88 episodes

From Aerostar to M600 w/ Art Tarlow

This week, Joe sits with Art Tarlow to discuss his aviation journey and how he got from a Piper Aerostar to the M600.

Mar 24
Is Your Checklist Being Used Properly?

This week, Joe talks all about checklists. This may seem like a no brainer but listen in to see if you are using your checklist properly in your PA46.

Mar 17
Q&A with Joe

This week, Joe answers your questions on the Podcast. If you've got a question that youve been wanting to ask, chances are that someone else has the same question. You can send your questions to to have them featured on the Malibu Guru Podcast.

Mar 10

This week, Joe discusses an interesting word, "Rumination." Listen in to see how thinking of this word from a different perspective can help you to become a better and safer pilot.

Mar 03
The Story of Casey Aviation

This week, Joe sits down solo to tell the story of how Casey Aviation came to be. From getting his private pilots license to becoming a paint salesman. Listen in to see how Joe's experiences might be similar to your own.

Feb 24
The Black Swan

This week, Joe sits down with Ben Dorman, the newest owner of a Piper Meridian. Ben talks about why the Meridian was the right airplane for his mission and why "downgrading" from a jet was necessary.

Feb 17
That's a Simism

This week Joe breaks down the questions, "What is a Simism?" Listen in to hear about the Pros and Cons of simulator training and how it applies in large aircraft training and why it is not the best option for the PA46.

Feb 10
Why Not? Standardized Training in the PA46

This week, Joe takes time to discuss why standardized training within the PA46 airframe would be nearly impossible to put in place. Listen to see how this applies to you.

Feb 03
A Broadening Experience, Part 2

This week, Joe continues his discussion on broadening as a pilot with his current training at Berry Aviation. The deep dive goes into topics of simulators and different types of instructors.

Jan 27
A Broadening Experience

This week, Joe discusses his current broadening training at Berry Aviation. Listen in to hear about how Joe is continuing to expand his aviation career.

Jan 20
A Japanese Ferry Adventure

This week, Joe sits down with Deanna Wallace to discuss their most recent ferry flight of a King Air 350 from Sendai, Japan to Flying Cloud, MN. Listen in to hear about all of the challenges and adventures faced along the way.

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Jan 13
Interview: Can You Hear Me? w/ Tom Thomason

This week, Joe trained with Tom Thomason; an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor out of Florida. Joe and Tom dive deep on hearing, hearing aids, and the use of noise cancelling headsets while flying and during high noise activities.

Jan 06
Winter is Coming

Listen in this week as Joe dive deep into icing. Joe breaks down Supercooled Liquid Droplets (SLD) and how changes in atmospheric condition lead to ice accumulation. Find out how to manage on this weeks podcast.

Dec 23, 2022
Emotional Health and the Pilot

This week, Joe discusses what happens mentally and emotionally to a pilot after having an aviation accident. Joe shares a personal experience from his own pilot career and breaks down a recent experience from a dear friend who suffered an accident.

Dec 16, 2022
Interview: The Catalina Amphibious Airplane

This week, Joe got the opportunity to sit inside a Catalina Amphibious Airplane and interview the Pilot in Command. Listen as Joe discusses this unique piece of history.

Dec 09, 2022
PA46 vs TBM, Part 2

This is part 2 of the comparison of the TBM and PA46 airplanes. Listen in as Joe walks around a TBM and discusses the difference you should note when deciding between a PA46 and a TBM.

Dec 02, 2022
PA46 vs TBM, Part 1

This is the first of a 2 part series where Joe compares and constrasts the TBM with the Meridian. Today's episode compares a flight from KLFK to KOJC in the same exact environmental conditions. Listen in to see the difference in speed, fuel burn, and overall performance.

Nov 25, 2022
Interview: In the [Casey] Hangar w/ Dan Millican

This week, Joe turns the tables on someone who usually does the interviewing, Dan Millican, from the YouTube channel "Taking Off." Listen in to hear Dan's story of how the "Taking Off" channel came to be and how he fell in love with aviation.

Nov 18, 2022
Interview: PA46 Ramblings w/ David Frager and Rick Swisher

This week, Joe sits down with two longtime friends of Casey Aviation. David Frager and Rick Swisher are proud owners of a JetPROP. Today's discussion goes everywhere from partnerships to CD players to autopilots. There is surely some great information for you!

Nov 11, 2022
When Should You Step Away from the Cockpit?

This week, Joe discusses a challenging topic that all pilots will face at some point during their time as a pilot. When is it time to step away from the cockpit and hang up the wings?

Nov 04, 2022
PA-46 Q&A

This week, Joe addresses several commonly asked questions and unique situations faced in the PA-46 community. Listen in and see if these answers can help you in your PA-46.

Oct 28, 2022
Interview: Transition from a C182 to the M500 w/ Heather Cannon

This week, Joe got the opportunity to fly with Heather Cannon, a proud owner and pilot of the M500. Heather discusses what drove her to upgrade from the C182 and how the M500 helps her to meet her mission more effectively.

Oct 21, 2022
MMOPA Convention Highlights, Part 2

Today's episode is Part 2 from the MMOPA Convention in Tuscon. Joe had the opportunity to sit down with the team from RC Avionics and discuss what sets their shop apart from others. He also provides his overall comments on the success of the MMOPA Convention.

Oct 14, 2022
Interviews from MMOPA

Last week, the people of Casey Aviation attended MMOPA Tucson Live 2022. Joe had the opportunity to speak with a few key attendees from the conference. Listen in to see how their product can help you!

Oct 07, 2022
Interview: Why It's Time to Upgrade to a Turbine w/ Bill Davidson

This week, Joe trained with Bill Davidson who just moved from a Continental Malibu into a Meridian. Listen in to see why Bill made the decision to upgrade and to see if the time is right for you.

Sep 30, 2022
Interview: Losing Weight to Fly w/ Chris Simmons

This week, Joe talks with the nation's latest Sport Pilot, Chris Simmons. Chris has a fantastic story about weight loss and being committed to become a pilot that is truly inspirational.

Sep 23, 2022
Interview: MMOPA Safety Standdown w/ Justin Burkholder

Today, Joe talks with Justin Burkholder about the upcoming safety standdown event at KMVN in October. This event will be focused on the Safety and Maintenance of the Nose Landing Gear. Listen in to learn more! We hope to see you there!

Sep 16, 2022
Interview: Why the Kodiak with Knut Mjolhus

This week, Joe sits down with Knut Mjolhus, a long time aviation enthusiast. Knut has owned many different airplanes including a Meridian and M600 in the past. He explains why the Kodiak fits his mission better than the PA-46.

Sep 09, 2022
Interview: Moving from a Cirrus into a Meridian w/ John Kolar

This week, Joe discusses a very common aircraft move from a Cirrus into a Piper Meridian. John Kolar joins the podcast today to discuss what it takes to step and the decisions that were made in order to upgrade.

Sep 02, 2022
Employee Spotlight: Mark Dunn

We are beginning a new series where we feature each one of our employees. We want you to know everyone when you come and visit for your training. We begin by introducing you to Mark Dunn, Aircraft Brokering Manager for Casey Aviation.

Aug 26, 2022