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 about aerospace journalism, a hybrid car/airplane, the Piper Pilot 100 series aircraft, Stratux ADS-B, the Electric Jetpack, and a Wings and Wheels event at an aviation museum.
DOT Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee, British Airways pilot strike, B757 compressor stall, snake in the airport, Chinese stealth bomber, AirVenture North 40 flight line operations, airshow review, and listener dream plane rides.
FAA NextGen portfolio manager, InfiniteFlight CEO, the crew of NOAA WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter, a decorated WWII pilot, an aviation-themed hotel, fuel cell-powered airplane, China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, A-10 Warthog, landing an A321 in a cornfield.
Airshare COO Harry Mitchel talks about fractional jet ownership and aircraft management. Also, ADS-B equipage biz jets, C-130 grounding, airplane hacking security alert from DHS, airport noise, Southwest program to create career paths for pilots.
The 100-year history of GE Aviation, the path forward for electric planes, hidden city ticketing, Boeing plans to employ a second flight computer on the 737 MAX, an employment cutback at ICON Aircraft, a successful English Channel crossing on a flyboard.
Circumnavigating the globe in a Pilatus PC-12. Allegiant seat pitch, fuel dump ruins a runway, 737 MAX fallout, a hoverboard across the Channel, FAA administrator confirmed, the PLANE Act, Chinese aircraft carriers.
The director of the Portland International Jetport on airport development, noise, attracting airlines. Also, A321neo pitch problem, an airline seat idea, a PAX banned for life, electric airplane pre-orders, the Owls Head Transportation Museum, a young CAP cadet, and a retired pilot.
A project to present photos and stories of vintage aviation. Also, Zunum closes shop, FAA publishes new ADS-B pre-flight policy, GE9X engine recognized by Guinness Book of World Records, aviation in the environmentalist crosshairs, the latest on “DB” Cooper, a rebranding of the 737 MAX or maybe not, a hotel room with a full flight simulator.
President of VREF on aircraft valuation. A new Fat Albert, electric airplane from André Borschberg, EASA & 737 MAX, additive manufacturing, supersonic flight emissions, Boeing T-X experimental test pilot, major general with Japanese Ministry of Defense.
Boom Supersonic’s facility for the Overture Mach-2.2 supersonic aircraft. Bombardier exits commercial aviation, government probe of the 787, UTC hybrid-electric regional plane, 14-year-old flew a glider cross country solo, PPG at the Paris Air Show.
What to expect at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. In the news, we discuss a woman trapped in an airliner, crosswind testing in Iceland, the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, and the Paris Air Show.
Interviews from the annual Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display held at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
Microsoft Flight Simulator returns, the operations manager and the chief pilot of Skydive Spaceland San Marcos, Boeing 737 slats issue, value of business jets, proposed Raytheon and United Technologies merger, airport facial scans, electric hybrid Cessna 337 Skymaster.
An airplane geek goes skydiving, a talk about the Spurwink Farm Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In, a proud papa talks with a new Civil Air Patrol cadet, more on cryogenic hydrogen fuel cells for electric airplanes. An eVTOL with a 400-mile range, CBS interview with Boeing CEO, assumptions made during 737 MAX design and certification, trapping flight attendants in the plane.
Upcoming Innovations in Flight Family Day and Aviation Display, aviation tour of Pacific Northwest, Micah’s update of his piece on flight sims, the D-Day Squadron in Connecticut, Launchpad’s connection to Normandy invasion, smoke oil.