082 – Getting What You Want with Scott Glaser

Getting What You Want with Scott Glaser

“I think a lot of what we miss today is that people fail and then say, ‘Well, I can’t do that.’  No!  That is absolutely NOT true.  You just have to keep pressing, and you might not know how you’re going to get there but you will.”  –Scott Glaser

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082 - Scott Glaser

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In This Episode

  • What is possible if you shut off the television?

  • Can you really do anything you want, if you set your mind to it?

  • How hard is it to learn to fly over 80 kinds of planes?

Join us today as we rocket into a conversation about goals, dreams, and the grit to achieve them.

I love today’s interview. I admit to having favorite episodes. This is one of them, but maybe not for the reasons you might think.

Today’s guest is an engineer who loves to fly planes. He has degrees in aerospace engineering, but his true passion is being in the seat holding the stick or the wheel.

Scott Glaser is a one-of-a-kind individual. He wasn’t able to go directly into military aviation but never gave up on the idea of flying military jets. Years later, he is now certified to fly many different kinds of planes including military aircraft. How did he manage to get to where he really wanted to be in the first place?

You’ll have to listen in to hear the story, but I’ll give you a hint: he learned to fail well.

I love Scott’s story. I especially enjoyed the part where he said that it is important to Fail a LOT! You don’t hear that very often trumpeted from the from of the room, but every innovator knows how important it is to be resilient. Scott specifically mentioned learning to “dust yourself off”.

I have been interviewing many professionals and innovators for our podcast, and they are all giving this message, “Learn to fail well.” Learning how to succeed is what we normally hear about, but learning to fail well is much harder yet infinitely more valuable to the innovator. I have heard it said, “If you aren’t prepared to fail, you aren’t prepared to innovate.”

If you want your teenager to learn to fail well, go to ttinvent.com and find out how you can get them involved in our programs. Failing well is in our DNA, and success is the natural outcome.

Parents AND students both tell us, “We can’t believe how much learning happened in just 4 days!”

We want to help you and your kids create the future!

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Guest Bio

Scott Glaser is the Vice President of Operations Flight Research, Inc, & The International Flight Test Institute

Aerospace has always been Scott’s passion. He has always had the drive and the ability to translate the theoretical to the pilot’s seat. This has led to both his professional and personal successes.

Scott has been fortunate enough to work on some of the world’s most leading edge aerospace projects. Every endeavor has been successful both for the programs and for himself personally. He strives every day to push both his own envelope and that of whatever project he is fortunate enough to be working on – safely, efficiently and aggressively.

Aerospace is still a young science and Scott looks forward to each day’s opportunities personally and for our society as a whole.

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Additional Notes

Connect with Scott:

Additional Links:

International Flight Test Institute: http://www.iftinstitute.com/

One of Scott’s new endeavors is the Airmanship Foundation (especially for students interested in aviation):

Flight Research, Inc.: http://www.flightresearch.com

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Favorite Quote…

“If you’re going through hell, don’t stop.” Winston Churchill

A Teacher Who Inspired…

Mr. Roger Baker. Taught me to fly Yaks, aerobatics, formation and so many other things. And never asked for anything more than camaraderie and friendship. I have been fortunate to have some many people like Roger in my life.

Something Scott Made Recently…

A guide to shorten the length of oil recycling pipe.

Something Scott Learned About Recently…

Maintenance items for the tailwheel of Yak­50 aircraft.

Text Transcript Coming Soon!

“The biggest thing is to keep pressing and keep pressing and keep pressing.”  –Scott Glaser


“In order to succeed, you have to fail A LOT!  Nobody gets to be successful without failing a lot.  The idea is when you fail to learn from your mistakes and continue to press [forward].”  –Scott Glaser


I think a lot of what we miss today is that people fail and then say, ‘Well, I can’t do that.’  No!  That is absolutely NOT true.  You just have to keep pressing, and you might not know how you’re going to get there but you will.”  –Scott Glaser

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