Airplane Geeks Podcast show

Airplane Geeks Podcast

Summary: This podcast covers all aspects of aviation: commercial airlines, military, and general aviation. Each week an industry guest joins to discuss current aviation news topics. Good conversation, analysis, and banter combine to make this an entertaining show.

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 724 National Air and Space Museum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:03

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum opened the completed portion of the renovation at the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Museum calls itself “the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials.” It’s typically the most visited museum in the United States. The museum occupies two locations: The original location is in Washington, DC and the newer Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the annex, located outside DC next to Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. That facility was made possible by a $65 million donation by Steven F. Udvar-Házy, a co-founder of the aircraft leasing firm International Lease Finance Corporation, or ILFC. In this episode, we look at the DC facility. It was established in 1946 as the National Air Museum and the main building opened on the National Mall in 1976. In 2018 the Museum started a $250 million seven-year renovation project. When the renovation is completed, all of the museum’s 23 galleries and presentation spaces will be updated or completely redone. On Oct. 14, 2022, the downtown museum reopened with eight new and renovated galleries in the west wing. Our Hillel Glazer was present representing the Airplane Geeks podcast at the press preview day, and he recorded some interviews. Christopher Browne Hillel recorded the opening video and the remarks from Christopher Browne, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Browne joined the museum as deputy director in 2017 and served as acting director from 2021 to 2022 when he was named director. Next, Hillel speaks with Dr. Jermery Kinner, the Associate Director of Research and Curatorial Affairs at the National Air and Space Museum. He leads the Museum’s three research and curatorial departments (Aeronautics, the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies or CEPS, and Space History). Kinner also provides counsel and advice on curatorial and museum affairs to the Director and the Senior Leadership Team. Finally, we’ll hear from Beth Wilson. She’s been an educator at the Museum since 2004. Video: Space For Everyone | The Reimagined National Air and Space Museum Open October 14 Hosts this Episode Max Flight and Hillel Glazer.

 723 Boeing MoM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:16

No Boeing MoM for now, propellers for aviation sustainability, high-wall super suites, passenger detention, large PAX weight and balance, KC-46 Class A mishap.

 722 Flight Tracking with Flighty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:36

The founder and CEO of Flighty describes the flight tracking app that pulls together a number of tools for flyers into one application.

 721 Hype Aviation News Aggregator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:27:36

Isaac Alexander is Chief Content Officer for Hype Aviation, a news aggregator and media intelligence service for aerospace industry professionals and enthusiasts.

 720 SkySquad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:35

SkySquad provides an extra set of helping hands at the airport. John and Martha King talk about their new book Lift: How to start, run, and grow your own business.

 719 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2022 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:30

Max Flight reports from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta held October 1-9, 2022. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Balloon Fiesta.

 718 Aircraft Towing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:23

Advances in aircraft towing systems, personal flying vehicles, and a story about becoming an airplane geek.

 717 Jetblue/Spirit Merger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:16

We talk with a mergers expert about the proposed JetBlue/Spirit merger.

 716 Air Navigation Services | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:02

We speak with four women working for air navigation services provider Air Navigation Solutions Ltd (ANSL). We also talk with the president of Hartzel Propeller.

 715 Airline Seats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:27

A human factors and ergonomic expert explains how the comfort and safety of airline seats are related. We also talk with the founder and CEO of and present our traditional Labor Day message.

 714 Airline Contact Centers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:38:55

Airline contact centers, Top Gun Maverick, Boeing and Airbus delivery problems, new aircraft carrier, avionics market report, Air France pilots.

 713 Women Aviators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:33:50

Two woman aviators: An insurance claims adjuster who became a B777 pilot, and a Marine MV-22 pilot in training. Also, DOT wants action from the airlines, an Apple AirTag leads police to a bag thief, two pilots reportedly fell asleep, and seaplane service in the eastern U.S.

 712 Digital Co-pilot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:42:29

AI digital co-pilot, 787 delivery, personal eVTOL, USAF eVTOL training, A-10 updates, partnering for pilots, pilot shortage, B-52 variant.

 711 Women Student Pilots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:55:28

Earning pilot’s license late in life, helping women become pilots, Cirrus Aircraft CEO, F/A landing injury, mother/daughter flying first, passenger refund NPRM, FAA seeks seat size comments, JetBlue turnover, flight cancellations and delays.

 710 Plane Crash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:23:24

Inside look at a 737 plane crash from a flight attendant. JetBlue to purchase Spirit Airlines, Piper Aircraft and CAE partner on electric aircraft, 2 million aviation professionals needed, FAA wants secondary fight deck barrier, EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2022 numbers.


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