Living the Expat Life with Spencer Emch

Spencer Emch; Veteran On the Move

In this episode, Joe is joined by Army Veteran and entrepreneur Spencer Emch. Spencer served as an Apache Helicopter Pilot, leaving Active Duty after 12 years of service. His well planned transition to the airlines was derailed by the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and he moved to Romania where he continues to live today with his family. Spencer created his own business in Romania, providing contact pilot services and has recently published a book about his military experience. Check out Spencer’s book Time of Flight here.

About Our Guest  

Spencer was an AH-64D Longbow Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot and Warrant Officer in the US Army with 2.5 years total in the combat theaters of Iraq and Afghanistan over the course of his 12-year career. He left the service in 2020 for a life of adventure, now living as an expat and entrepreneur in Bucharest, Romania with his wife and newborn son, where he still flies helicopters and airplanes as a contract pilot as well. As a newly published author, Spencer seeks out engagements that allow him to share his experiences with those who are transitioning and help them understand how the attributes gained in the military can lead to personal peace and prosperity in the civilian world.


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Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 455 episodes. Our listeners have the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane. The podcast features people, programs, and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship.  As a result, Veteran On the Move has over 7,000,000 verified downloads through Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, iTunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.


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