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.
David Neeleman’s new airline, Breeze Aviation; Boeing’s board of directors, the 737 MAX and the NMA and the FSA; United’s purchase of a flight school; NASA's experimental X-59 supersonic jet and the prospects for supersonic transport, and a Southwest Airlines Teddy bear.
Coronavirus and air travelers, airlines, aviation-related activities. A program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Delaware gets airline service, Collings Foundation ground tours, Muilenburg’s departure package, NMA, Kobe Bryant crash.
Aircraft insurance premiums on the rise, DOT NPRM for service animals, pet transportation, Boeing 777X first flight, vision-based flight control for GA, fuel dumping, positive airline stories from listeners.
New video series from Lightspeed Aviation inspired by the people, business, and adventure of aviation. New aircraft carrier named for WWII hero, US Navy disrupts GPS, autonomous A350 take-off, Garmin electronic steam instruments, Delta 777 fuel dump.
Flight shaming with the creative director of SimpliFlying. Also, Airbus production rates and employment growth, China’s COMAC C919 airliner struggle, Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor first autonomous flight, how a fugitive navigated through the aircraft charter business to make good his escape.
Preservation of World War II aviation history with Dave Homewood. In the news, we look at labor contract negotiations at US airlines, the latest on the 737 MAX crisis, the safest airlines to fly in 2020, the Punctuality League 2020 results, a great story from United Airlines, and why the A-10 Warthog can’t be stopped.
Our Main(e) Man Micah looks back at his aviation activities from 2019.
We talk about flight planning with the founder and CEO of SkyVector. Also, light attack airplanes, the Aircraft Noise Reduction Act, Boeing’s 737 MAX production pause, Alaska Airlines holiday sweater promotion, an Australia News Desk.
Airline safety in the context of the EU Air Safety List and a lax safety culture at Horizon Air. Also, free admission at EAA Airventure Oshkosh for youth 18 and under, layoffs coming to Textron, space-based ADS-B, and a helicopter load stability system.
AERObridge coordinates GA aircraft for disaster response. Also airliner formation flying, IndiGo engine failures, Boeing X-Wing drones, volcanic eruption, jetblast injury, bill to spur transportation careers, slipping a president out of the country.
The 2019 Dubai Airshow, Boeing 737 MAX 10, splitting up families on the plane, NTSB on fatal Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 accident, a commercial aerial tanker company, structural batteries to aircraft, flying in formation down under, romance in the air.
NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) and Bombardier Safety Standdown 2019. Strange ideas to make airlines greener, commuter planes to avoid road traffic, Southwest maintenance records, therapy animals, Hawaiian Airlines, 777X BBJ.
The new Garmin Autoland system, Veteran’s Day tributes, Interceptor 400, Boeing CEO at congressional hearings, R/C fatal accident, flying lessons from BA, the Labour Party wants to ban private jets that use fossil fuel.
The chief engineer on the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor talks about the program. Also, FAA revokes repair station certificate for Lion Air 737 MAX AOA sensor supplier, airline cabin crew stories: streaming video from a lav, crew arrests for money laundering, and fainting flight attendants.