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How to FLY ANYWHERE in YOUR OWN PLANE

January 2, 2020


*crickets* *music* Matt: Lawrence ground, Bonanza 367HP with Sierra, looking for an IFR to Columbia County Flying about 5,000 miles this week, uh tonight we’re just going to Rochester, New York, gonna stop in Columbia County for some cheap fuel, then on to South Dakota tomorrow another stop in South Dakota on Wednesday, Thursday we’re heading down to Sun n’ Fun then Friday after Sun n’ Fun we’re heading to the Bahamas for a couple days so it’s gonna be an action packed adventure here ATC: Attention all aircraft, wind shear alert uh 20 knots gained for Runway 22 arrival on the runway? Matt: Yeah this has been pretty interesting, uh they’re super busy for 11 pm and uh the wind er the weather’s been crazy, wind’s switching directions, we’ve had to switch approaches *altitude alert* and they’re just shuffling everybody around and right now the surface winds are 130 at 7 knots and 1,500 feet in the air the winds are 145 at 50 knots ATC: Bonanza 367HP, Rochester Tower, wind 260 at 26 gust 44 Runway 25 cleared for takeoff Matt: 25 cleared for takeoff, 367HP Seatbelt tight? Rachel: Always ATC: Bonanza 7HP contact Departure Matt: 7HP over to Departure, good day So yeah it’s not too bumpy up here but the wind’s still, still got a 53 knot headwind right now so we’re only going 60 knots over the ground as we climb So we’ve got a little bit of weather here just around Rochester that was making the wind pretty crazy, gusting to 44 knots during takeoff but uh I think it should be pretty much a clear shot the rest of the way got a little bit more uh just over Michigan, but we’ll probably just go around that and then uh over in South Dakota there’s just a little bit but I don’t think that’s gonna turn into much So other than the wind when we took off the weather’s just perfect for flying today Got these beautiful views out here So yeah let’s take out a snack *music* So now that we’re all set up here in cruise, got some good snacks great day to go flying uh just wanted to uh explain a little bit about what we’re actually doing this week and uh also I get a lot of questions about why I have a plane and how I afford to go flying so first for those of you who don’t know, a few years ago in 2014 I flew this plane around the world, set the world record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world so that’s sort of how I ended up with the plane in the first place um I currently lease the plane, that’s how I started it, basically I came across this idea to go fly solo around the world and I needed a plane to use So I needed to find someone who would lease me a plane and so that was a pretty tough sell to find somebody who was actually willing to lease a 19 year old with 500 hours a plane to go fly solo around the world. So I finally found this guy out in San Diego, that’s where I got the plane for the trip I raised money uh had enough, a bunch of different sponsors so that’s how I paid for the trip, since then I’ve been doing a lot of speaking engagements and so I go around talking to different businesses and groups and whatever telling the story of how I flew around the world and kind of all the you know business and life challenges involved in doing something like flying around the world. So there’s enough that I’m able to do because I have the Bonanza that it covers a huge portion of the actual fixed cost of continuing to have the Bonanza a lot of my trips uh you know end up traveling somewhere with friends so we split the cost so it generally keeps the cost pretty low there’s a lot of different ways you can make flying very affordable uh particularly if you already travel a lot, so you know if you travel a lot you can probably save some money and just have a lot more fun flying yourself in your own plane but you know if you need to travel a lot for business you can also save money, save a lot of time, be able to do more which is essentially what I’m doing, you know I’m able to do more speaking engagements to the point where it pays for you know the cost of the plane that’s essentially how I make this affordable and uh so I hope that makes sense, if you guys have any questions you know hit me up in the comments below. I think I like Triscuits a lot more than I thought I liked Triscuits. Rachel: Yeah? Matt: Yeah I like how salty they are. Rachel: Yeah Matt: So a little bit about what we’re actually doing this week, last night I started in Boston, stopped in Columbia County, New York, uh Hudson, New York I guess to get some cheap gas. I met a guy uh Chris who came out and said hi to me, helped me fuel the plane up uh showed me his new Travel Air that he just got. One of the great things about aviation is just how friendly uh the whole aviation community is ATC: N367HP descend and maintain 2,300, report Niles in sight, 12 o’clock, 10 miles *music* Matt: 2,300, 7HP Now today we are flying from Rochester to…I don’t actually know where we’re going right now, right now we’re going to uh Rachel: Somewhere in Michigan Matt: Niles, Michigan uh to get some more cheap gas and then we’re continuing on to Rapid City, South Dakota I got to speak there a couple times tomorrow uh then we’re flying home to Aberdeen so we’re just gonna uh spend the overnight there, then Thursday we might meet up with another friend then we’re gonna fly down to uh Lincoln, Nebraska to meet some other friends uh just to see them for a little bit, then we’re gonna fly down to probably somewhere around Memphis to get gas, gonna fly to Bartow uh just outside, next to Lakeland, Florida go check out Sun n’ Fun Friday morning, speak there, just take in the show for a little bit then we’re gonna fly down to uh somewhere in the Palm Beach area, we’re gonna meet up with a couple other friends, couple pilot buddies down there, they’re flying down on JetBlue then the four of us are gonna go fly around the Bahamas for a couple days and then uh fly back to you know essentially Rochester and then Boston and this stuff is really just made possible by the fact that a plane is just an incredible business tool and uh so you know you can use it in so many different ways you know really just adding Sun n’ Fun and the Bahamas stuff is only a few hundred dollars because that’s all the extra it is compared to just flying from Boston to uh South Dakota and back like I would have had to for the speaking engagements and I see now we’re kind of in and out of the clouds and the air temperature is 0 Celsius a minute ago it was -1 so we’ll have to keep an eye out for icing and maybe go just a little bit lower today Matt: Heading towards MAPPS then KELSI and then direct Rapid City ATC: What takes you to Rapid City? Matt: Uh I’ve got a little speaking engagement ATC: Oh cool, I used to work Ellsworth Approach, I used to live there for a few years Matt: Were you ever there when anybody uh accidentally landed at Ellsworth? ATC: No, uh I think that there was one that happened last year and one about ten years ago and I was in between those two Matt: They point it out every time ATC: Yep, every time and they still find a way to mess it up Matt: Yeah *music* Matt: Approach, Bonanza 7HP has the airport ATC: 367HP cleared for visual approach Runway 32 Matt: Cleared visual 32, 7HP We’ll dim that ATC: 37HP left turn when able, you’ll make a right on to Alpha, remain this frequency and taxi to the GA ramp Matt: Right on Alpha, this frequency 7HP Announcer: Please welcome Matt Guthmiller *applause* *audience laughing* Matt: and if you just start to take on all those challenges every time you come to one you start to develop this habit of just not accepting that something can be too hard *applause* Matt: So just finished a fun day of speaking, spoke at this Day of Excellence event uh there were like 1,400 people, just a ton of energy, it was really fun, some other great speakers uh including Judson Laipply the creator of The Evolution of Dance so that was pretty cool, got to see that live and in person uh just stuff like that, now we’re heading home to Aberdeen for a the night and then tomorrow we’re heading to Sun n’ Fun Matt: Ellsworth Departure, Bonanza 367HP, 3,900 climbing 9,000 ATC: N367HP, Ellsworth Departure radar contact *music* Matt: doing good, how are you? Shawn: good Matt: Just had to stop in and say hi at Hangar 9 here in Aberdeen, the best FBO in the world and now we’re gonna go to Sun n’ Fun Ryan: Hey Matt, you copy? Matt: Yeah Ryan: Hey this is your cousin, Ryan I’m number two behind you in the Mooney Matt: Oh hey how’s it goin? Ryan: Good man, didn’t even know you were in town Matt: Yeah just stopped for the night, headed down to Sun n’ Fun today and then the Bahamas for a couple days then back to Boston Ryan: Man! I need to go with you! *laughing* Matt: What are you up to? Ryan: Headed up to North Dakota to get our Air Tractors ready for the season Matt: Nice Aberdeen Traffic, Bonanza 7HP is departing Runway 13 Aberdeen Ok window is shut, you’re buckled, I’m buckled, that’s shut Alert: Traffic, 11 o’clock, same altitude, 0 miles Matt: Aberdeen traffic Bonanza 7HP is off of 13 departing straight out, Aberdeen *music* ATC: Bonanza 7HP use caution for parallel runway misalignment, if not familiar, advise Matt: 7HP ATC: Bonanza 7HP keep your turn to final inside of four miles, cleared visual approach, Runway 35 Matt: turn inside 4 miles, cleared visual 35, 7HP ATC: 7HP thanks for your help, contact tower 118.5 Matt: Tower 18-5, 7HP good day Matt: Lincoln Tower, Bonanza 367HP visual 35 ATC: Bonanza 367HP Lincoln Tower, good afternoon, Runway 35 cleared to land wind 340 at 10, gusts 16, traffic Citation mile final Matt: 35 cleared to land, looking for traffic, 7HP ATC: Bonanza 7HP, Citation traffic no factor Matt: 7HP Ok gear’s down, got three green, prop’s forward enough for the moment for final here bleed off some airspeed, we’ll be just right on ATC: Bonanza 7HP make the right turn at Kilo ground .9 we’ll see ya Matt: right Kilo, ground .9, 7HP see ya Ground, Bonanza 367HP, Kilo, going to Silver Hawk ATC: 367HP, Lincoln Ground, tax taxiway Kilo, East Ramp Matt: Kilo, 7HP Matt: So one of the great things about flying yourself wherever you’re going is that you can stop anywhere along the way, like nothing is really out of the way so we’re just dropping in to Lincoln, Nebraska for a minute That’s way to far back Rachel: *laughing* to see a couple friends from high school, grab some ice cream or something with them and then we’ll get back in the air and head down to Sun n’ Fun *music* ATC: Bonanza 7HP contact departure, good day Matt: 7HP over to departure, good day So yeah but on longer flights like this there’s not a whole lot to do other than to just sit back, relax drink some Coke to stay awake, keep an eye on the traffic, weather, and hopefully get the uh latest vlog out on time this week I think we’re in Missouri right now Matt: Memphis Center, Bonanza 367HP 11,000 ATC: Bonanza 367HP Memphis Center, roger, *unintelligible* altimeter 3012 Matt: 3012 You can tell we’re getting to the south 45 minutes out from Memphis, I suppose it would be appropriate to crank some Elvis *Viva Las Vegas* ATC: 7HP Runway 22 cleared to land, wind’s 2905 Matt: 22 cleared to land, 7HP *music* ATC: Bonanza 7HP contact Memphis Departure 124.15 thanks for coming by, we’ll see ya Matt: over to Departure, thanks for the help, 7HP, goodnight ATC: Attention all aircraft hazardous weather information air AIRMET for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Coastal Waters on HIWAS, Flight Service frequencies ATC: 7HP contact Jacksonville Center on 135.8 if no joy on that frequency reattempt Jacksonville on 134.3 Matt: Ok we’ll try 135.8 or 134.3, 7HP goonight ATC: goodnight Matt: Ok, we made it, we’re in Bartow, Florida, it’s 2:30am but we made it Now we just have to figure out how to get out of here, find which car is ours and find the hotel and then get up in like 6 hours to go speak, so it’ll be fun We have five minutes to find the Sporty’s tent, get set up and be ready to speak, we might make it There’s a lot to be said about having a plan, flying the plan but you also have to be ready to completely throw the plan out the window Hi there, so do you have ice cream and strawberry shortcake? Or is it all one thing? Vendor: No we have, well the strawberry shortcake is a dip of ice cream Matt: How far down were we? We have no idea where we parked If you hold it up to your head do you get a better signal? Rachel: I think

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  1. Hi Matt! I've been following your channel for a long time! Thanks for the amazing content! Quick question: I'm a digital nomad and I want to start my pilot training. If you could learn anywhere in the world, which country and even school would you recommend?

  2. Good to see Lincoln in your video. I spent a lot of time on the Air Guard flight line with the KC-135s. Good choice with Lazlos. Hope you enjoyed your time in Huskerland!

  3. Is there a law or something to add some music to the vid? You make an excellent original video content and add external music. Why for God sake? I'd rather hear all the noises you hear instead of music. If and when I wanna music I know how to get it. I think without music your vids would improve. Many luck in the skies and keep on with your wonderful journeys!!!

  4. you have an STC for that go pro on the right wing? bc I'm pretty sure that's not standard equipment. lol

  5. Great video as always :), what is cheap fuel for you in the US, cheap here in Qld/Australia is approx $8.0 per gallon.

  6. This was a great video! Enjoyed the scenery but I never did really hear how one can own maintain and fly their very own plane???? Maybe I just missed it? Thanks for sharing!

  7. 1 get your pilot's license
    2 find a great AME to help you buy a great plane
    AME = areo maintenance engineer
    3 decide where you want to go
    4 go there…..

  8. Had a moment there when you mentioned inadvertent landings at KRCA. I worked both tower and RAPCON at Ellsworth for 6 years and had 3 drop out of the clouds onto the runway. Quite an experience for them, especially when the base was big time nuclear. Haven’t been back to SD in 20 years but I plan to retire there someday. Amazing place.

  9. New to the channel and I’m sure it’s been asked but did you upgrade your avionics after you got the plane? How much would your avionic set up cost?

  10. Why do you drain the fuel after filling?
    I was told the potential water in the fuel needed some time settling at the bottom to be drained?

  11. Regular People after visiting somewhere from home: Drive home or take some ground transportation.
    Him: Flies a plane home.

  12. I've been flying since I was 14yrs old. I started in a Piper Geronimo (Pa-23/180) but I never did speaking engagements. BTW; your g/f is gorgeous😎 Happy flying

  13. Step 1 Get lots of money!
    Step 2 Get a pilots licence
    Step 3 Get even more money!!
    Step 4 Buy an aeroplane.
    Step 5 Make sure you have more money!!!
    Step 6 Pay for hangarage, servicing, insurance and fuel.

  14. I didn't even watch the video because as soon as I saw " in your own plane " I knew this video was for wealthy bastards, not a common man like me who had to give up aviation years ago for lack of money. You have no idea how much I hate you people.

  15. I STILL DON'T KNOW "HOW". THIS VIDEO DOESN'T TEACH "HOW" TO FLY ANYWHERE IN YOUR OWN PLANE. IT'S A GOOD POINT FOR EMOTIONAL MATURITY, THAT IT HAS A BIG CONNECTION TO HOW SMART OR STUPID SOMEONE IS. LOOKS LIKE IT DOES NOT TAKE MORE TO FLY A PLANE THAN TO DRIVE BUMPER CARS, B/C OF WHO IS FLYING HERE. BUT IT TAKES BRAINS FOR A PROPER TITLE.

  16. THE ANSWER ON , "HOW TO FLY ANYWHERE IN YOUR OWN AIRPLANE": BEING FILTHY RICH, THAT'S HOW. THE SILVER-SPOON-UPLOADER IS WAY OUT OF TOUCH W/THE LIFE CONDITION, INCLUING THE COMPARATIVELY LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCES WHICH THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HAS. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN AT THE UPLOADER'S AGE IS FORCED TO MAKE THE TOUGH CHOICE OF COLLEGE OR NO COLLEGE, BECAUSE OF NO INHERITANCE AND NO RICH PARENTS. IF THE RICH FLY BOY WERE IN TOUCH HE WOULD NOT FLAUNT HIS RICH BOY'S LIFE. SPARE YOURSELF REPLYING TO CALL ME "JELLY", OR JEALOUS, OR, '"UMADBRO". I'M NOT A HATER EITHER. HOWEVER FLAUNTING OF WEALTH, EVEN DONE INDIRECTLY, CAN AND DOES, TRIGGER RESENTMENT. SO CALL ME HUMAN. THEN EAT SHIT AND DIE!

  17. "HOW TO FLY ANYWHERE IN YOUR OWN PLANE". ANSWER: BY BEING BORN IN A RICH FREAKING FAMILY. BECAUSE OTHERWISE THERE IS JUST NO WAY IN HELL YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD YOUR OWN PLANE AT WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE YEARS OF THE END OF HIGH SCHOOL AND THE EARLY YEARS OF COLLEGE. NO WAY, EVEN IF YOU WERE SELLING DRUGS. SO GO GET REBORN. THAT'S HOW.*

  18. Wow! So glad I came upon this channel. What would you say are the highest costs associated with this hobby/job? Are there forums for this kind of lifestyle like there are for sailing/cruising? Blown away by the prospects of this idea! Do you land in larger airports in places like NYC etc?


  19. I have a question it might never be seen or answered. Becoming a pilot is my absolute dream but as I am diabetic I can only get a Private Pilot Certificate and there is no funding for such. So my question is should I save a little and start trying little by little to get it done or should I try to save for the whole amount, if possible and do it all at once?

  20. WHY DO HIGH SCHOOL KIDS WHO ARE BORN IN RICH FAMILIES LOOK AND TALK SO STUPID? I HAD TO ASK, SINCE THE OBSERVABLE BEHAVIOR BEGS IT.

  21. Watching your videos, and I've always wanted to fly but I thought it was kind of a silly dream. Now I'm looking up classes near me for flight school and trying to figure out how I can afford it LOL

  22. I've thought about flying on my own, however, the thought of flying a plane with only 1 engine is my main worry. At least a commercial plane has more than 1 engine and if 1 fails it can still land on that 1 engine. Can you talk about the dangers of flying a small plane with 1 engine, how safe is it maybe I should reword it

  23. Cool bro. I admire you. I am looking into getting a plane in the next year or so so doing research and came across your cool chanel. Cant wait to see the rest videos. Question: Looking for a plane to fly from Reno Nevada to Guadalajara Mexico. Estimate 200 miles. I have a family of 5. 3 kids.

  24. Sao basically I just have to be the youngest person in the world and then fly around it and then speak gud?

  25. Start a go fund me page. Once established periodically provide viewers with a different flying destination and some tid bits about the area. We as viewer will eat it up. That's what I call a good reality show/adventure.

  26. Where can I get a list of your avionics package? Want to start compiling a list to save up for when the day comes that I can obtain my very own plane as well 😉

  27. Student pilot here with a question for you. Why do you put the gear up so early? Shouldn't you wait until you have more altitude? What if you have an engine failure and have to put the plane back down? Would there be enough time to both process that you need gear down and actually get it fully extended?

  28. Hasn't the fact that you no longer hold the record affected your speaking business? How did you fund all the training required for the pilot's licence, or were you an extremely forward thinking 12 year old?! I think you need to take on a new challenge to prove yourself once again as perhaps the world's finest aviator!

  29. Thanks a lot talking money in detail. I was just writing and asking about money by the second you started to explain what and how you are doing.

  30. When he starts explaining how he can afford it it makes me want to vomit. Trying to explain how he gets to cruise around in a glass cockpit A36, without really saying it. Okay, you come from money. No need to dance around it. A few more years of experience and he might understand how fortunate he is.

  31. How cool having your own plane to explore the world! I wonder what does the process looks like everytime you touch down in a airport

  32. dude… you say that like it's nothing, 19 yo with 500hrs. I'm 24, work almost 6 years in my job now and just saved enough to get my license and I have 7 hours in training 😂
    Sometimes I wish aviation was that easy like in the US…

  33. Thank you for sharing your aviation journeys! Very interesting! I'm 56 and just beginning my private pilot training! Never too late to dream! 🙂

  34. another factor: modern passenger flight has become hell dealing with airport security, check in, late flights etc. Private plane starting to look more attractive everyday

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