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.
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.
Brett Snyder, the Cranky Flier, returns as our guest. United changes MileagePlus requirements, Costco selling private jet program memberships, Korean Air and Asiana merge, outlook for business aviation, Covid testing at the airport, an immunity passport proposal.
Airline pay cuts, prospective student pilots told to wait, 737 MAX training, Boeing sells yacht, a Brit to pilot Air Force One, holiday flying festival, Kitty Hawk Flyer, A-10 Distinguished Flying Cross, electric air speed record attempt, New Zealand’s first electric airplane.
The Director of Flight Operations for Quantum Spatial talks about International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certification and building a safety culture. Boeing 737 MAX order deferrals, best practices for small flight department maintenance, masks and Covid-19, fighter jets in the Middle East, the next generation U.S. fighter, high tech plane floats.
A former USAF combat pilot and astronaut talks about the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship that matches interns with aerospace companies. Also, EASA and the Boeing 737 MAX, NTSB crash report, U.S. Army aviation fleet, airline expansion opportunities, a dog evades capture at an airport.
GAO issues cybersecurity recommendations, Southwest pilot’s pay cut, National Center for the Advancement of Aviation, Singapore Airlines A380s, Boom Supersonic XB-1 demonstrator rolls out, all-electric airplane racing league announced.
Boeing to move 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina, FAA Administrator flies 737 MAX, Germany halts helicopter procurement, Covid-19 testing for passengers, furloughs after the CARES Act, go-arounds and accidents, Rolls-Royce fast electric airplane, advanced preflight after maintenance, Flightradar24 DDoS attack.
Hypersonic flight and the research being conducted at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Federal aid for the airlines, treating aircraft interiors with anti-microbial spray, a secret Air Force fighter jet, more on JSX and Orange County Airport.
We talk with Oshkosh Corporation about Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, or ARFF. Oshkosh Corporation builds tough specialty trucks and access equipment and Oshkosh Airport Products designs and produces ARFF and snow removal vehicles.
A 737 crew couldn’t properly hand fly the airplane after autopilot failures, and we discuss the Master Minimum Equipment List. Also, airline furloughs, Austrian Eurofighter Typhoons, Air Force pilot production efforts, an engine shutdown due to rain, flights to nowhere, too much PPE for American Airlines, an airport throws out an operator.