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.
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.
The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, crew chief of the T-38 Spirit of Alliance. Also, internal Boeing 737 MAX messages, 20-hour non-stop from New York to Sydney, German airfare taxes, aviation travel perks, registering a foreign plane in the U.S.
Airtime video series provides insights into innovators and disruptors, including Dale Klapmeier. Also, FAA Women In Aviation Advisory Board, AR and VR market in aviation, Air Safety Institute GA Accident Analysis, Porsche and Boeing collaborate on UAM.
The crash of the Collings Foundation B-17 and our interview with pilot Mac McCauley, recorded one week prior to the fatal crash. NTSB recommendations for the FAA, ICAO’s push with the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, tariffs on Airbus, airliners make emergency landings.
Manual piloting skill erosion, pickle fork cracks on the B737NG, EC review of Boeing’s plan to buy into Embraer, R44 helicopter crash, “MCAS-like” system on K-47, passive radar tracks stealth fighters, a Delta stake in LATAM, emotional support animals.
The Boeing 737 MAX: congressional investigations, changing the certification process, and regulatory agency harmony. Also, Canadian airline mergers, green aviation, COMAC developments, the collapse of Thomas Cook, Belgian F-16 crash, Chuck Yeager sues Airbus.
B-2 stealth bomber film from the cockpit in flight and a television series examining the US military global nuclear mission in the 21st century. Also, Heathrow protest, UAE views on 737 MAX, Boeing 707 to Australia, spilled coffee diverts a flight.
Sonia Greteman on the new book Wichita: Where Aviation Took Wing. Interviews from Dorkfest with UA CEO Oscar Munoz, Courtney & Isaac. Different 737 Max viewpoints between regulators, GA and hurricane Dorian, the last Red Bull Air Race.