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.
Interviews from Sun ‘n Fun 2019: Aerospace Center of Excellence, family-owned aircraft interiors company, a high school student funds his pilot training, flight operations software company, a competitive glider pilot.
AOPA Foundation You Can Fly initiatives create a stronger and safer pilot community. Also, Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded, CFMI Leap engine coking issue, Boeing 787 Dreamliner production quality, N9M flying wing fatal crash, ADS-B and accident rates.
The Civil Air Patrol, noncommissioned officers in aviation, the V-22 Osprey. Last Doolittle Raider passes, F-35A recovery, SOCOM and light attack aircraft, Stratolaunch first flight, Ethiopian AOA sensor, reduced seat recline, 60 electric airplane order.
Champaign Aviation Museum restoration work, volunteers, the role of aviation museums. 737 safety cards, Scaled Composites Model 401, flight attendant trip brokering, Wow Air, Collier Trophy winner. 2019 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-in and Expo.
Live at the 2019 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-in and Expo
The Women Take Flight event at the New England Air Museum was held to commemorate Women's History Month and in conjunction with Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. Visitors of all ages celebrated women's contributions to aerospace history through a variety of hands-on activities, special events, and guest lecturers.
Two guests this episode: An airline Captain who flies the Boeing 737-800 and the 737 MAX 8 and the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants. In the news, we look at the nominee to be the next FAA Administrator, private pilots providing services to disaster victims, and the decision to replace aging F-15’s with the F-15X.
NBAA Regional Forum in Houston, pilot and mechanic shortage, NBAA top safety focus areas. B737 Max, AOA, MCAS, the certification process. Also, Southwest labor agreement, more coin tosses for good luck, B-52 re-engining, famous aviation siblings, Red Bull air races, Boeing 747.
Aviation career opportunities, current employment outlook, industry trends, and scholarships. Boeing acquisition of ForeFlight, the crash of Ethiopian 737 MAX 8, FOD in KC-46, pilot leaves handgun onboard, pax with an RPG, SUN ‘n FUN fly-in and air show.
Airline seats from Layer Design that you control with an app, Boeing-Embraer deals, business jet deliveries, re-engining the B-52 fleet, regional jets and scope clauses, lithium-ion battery ban on commercial flights, another MH360 theory, F117 rumors, and flying with a fake license. Also, an airplane of the week, and two must-see videos.
Airline cabins, cameras in seatback IFE systems, developing more industry diversity, bringing a gun on a plane, Amazon Prime Air B767 crash, new drone marking requirement, winners of the Chicken Wings comics giveaway.
Sky Kids puts children with special needs and disabilities in general aviation aircraft, Airbus announces end to A380 production, Southwest declares “operations emergency” but also conducts certification flights to Hawaii, Icon A5 demo flights spark calls to emergency dispatch.
50th anniversary of Boeing 747 first flight, NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, last commercial flight of B727, Airbnb and air travel, SFO outdoor observation deck, Virgin Galactic pilots earn astronaut wings, Collier Trophy nominees.
The impact of AI on commercial aviation, monitoring pilot conversations with AI, Southwest gets new airplanes signed off during a government furlough, Norwegian Air Shuttle’s share offering, and the loss of a remarkable female military aviator.
Chicken Wings aviation humor, flying a full motion flight sim at the United flight training center, effects on aviation of the partial US Government shutdown, the Airlander 10 prototype is retired, Boeing delivers 2 KC-46A tankers, unmanned wingmen.