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.
FAA aeronautical charts, TWA Flight 800 reconstruction decommissioning, Collier Trophy finalists, Flying Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards, Boeing fined by FAA, Boeing 737 MAX order, Delta reactivating pilots, Icelandair flight to Antarctica.
Aircraft line maintenance, engine failures on commercial flights, single pilot aircraft, possible all-new design for an F-16 replacement, a mid-air wedding.
AOPA events planned for 2021, Bombardier ending Learjet production, United Airlines investment in eVTOL, VFR charts move to a 56-day production cycle, F-35A engine issues impact the demo team schedule, and a TSA agent saves the day for some confused passengers.
Amazing true stories of Australian woman pilots, predicting air travel recovery, airline demand shifts, flying on the jetstream, USAF tankers, disappearing cabin crew, Alaska Airlines sweepstakes for lovers.
The new AeroEducate youth aviation initiative from the EAA, pandemic effects on airline pilots, FedEx relocating Hong Kong-based crew, 5G and satellite-based navigation, new Norwegian Air Shuttle strategy, F-18 conformal fuel tanks, first contractor-owned F-16 aggressors.
Geospatial data for airports, airport investment strategy and reductions in operations, international flights restricted, health bill for domestic air travel, aviation events, criminal conviction for unsafe drone operation, a B-21 update, and the outlook for New Zealand.
The impacts of COVID-19 and the 737 MAX on air travel. New CDC test requirements for air passengers, airlines and the relief package, booking the middle seat, growth of air cargo, F-35B qualifications, Australia orders Apache, aviation event postponements.
Boeing’s $2.5 Billion 737 MAX settlement, FAA rules for supersonic aircraft testing, O’Leary accuses government of mismanaging travel restrictions, a warning for disruptive air travelers, Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 crash, and TSA canines.
A roundtable discussion of the positive aviation news stories from 2020, the year everybody would like to forget.
An interview with an F-35 pilot from the United States Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team and an audio recording of her performance.
Congressional report critical of aviation safety and the FAA, Air Force flies an AI co-pilot, precision airdrops as a service, Antonov AN-124 cargo, Chinese SODramjet, world's first female aeronautical engineer, airline emissions statistics, flying through smoke.
Jason Miller (The Finer Points) produces flight training videos, a podcast, and the Ground School flight training app. Chuck Yeager dies at 97, Covid-19 flight training restrictions, airline plans to transport vaccines, insurance rates for pilots, DPEs, hydrogen fuel cell-powered research aircraft.
Airlines release plans for 737 MAX return to service, pilots advised against participating in clinical vaccine trials, Southwest warns of furlough, in-flight cell phone calls off the table, final rule for traveling by air with service animals, Paris Air Show cancelled for 2021.
Former co-host Brian Coleman recently flew from California to Florida and tells us about his experiences at the airport, inflight, and at the hotel during a global pandemic.
Interview with an Air Traffic Controller at London Heathrow, Boeing 737 MAX airworthiness directive, Delta and Airbus tariffs, UK slots and strikes at Heathrow, speed dating in the air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, autonomous airplane tugs, F/A-18C Hornet goes into the Smithsonian.