Airplane Geeks Podcast

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The weekly audio podcast that explores and expands your passion for aviation.

Episode Date
521 Appareo Systems ADS-B
Our Appareo Systems guest talks about ADS-B systems. United Airlines goal to cut greenhouse emissions by 50%, Airbus investing in synthetic spider silk, fatal Cessna 335 crash, bad behavior by emotional support animals, passing the Cirrus SF50 checkride.
Sep 19, 2018
520 UPS Airlines
A deep look at UPS Airlines, Perlan 2 altitude record flight, GA accident rates, F-35C incident, pizza for American Airlines passengers, the 97th birthday of a WASP, the Immortal Red Baron air show act, a new Old Guys and Their Airplanes video, the 2018 Audi Stuart Air Show.
Sep 12, 2018
519 Bits & Pieces XXII
This is a Bits & Pieces episode with recorded segments from the hosts, contributors, and listeners.
Sep 05, 2018
518 Betty in the Sky
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase podcast host and author Betty Thesky tells us about the life and experiences of a flight attendant. Airline seating, airline fees, flight attendant pay. Also, an indigenous fighter from Iran, the UK Light Aircraft Assoc.
Aug 29, 2018
517 Back at the Airport
Social and technology changes at airports, facial recognition, carry-on screening, passenger vehicle traffic. AAviation Day, the de-icing pad, airport outreach, stairs trucks. Southwest issues a policy for trained service animals.
Aug 22, 2018
516 University Aviation Program
Aviation program at University of Maine Augusta, stolen and crashed Horizon Air turboprop, proposed British jet fighter, elevated carbon monoxide levels, percentage of women pilots, lawsuit over lavatory access, fatal Ju 52 crash, pancake breakfast and fly-in.
Aug 15, 2018
515 Jon Ostrower’s The Air Current
Aviation journalist Jon Ostrower is now editor-in-chief of The Air Current and shares his views on Farnborough, electric aircraft, the Embraer/Boeing and Bombardier/Airbus linkups, and a Boeing middle market jet. Also, single pilot cargo planes, Trent 1000 problems, a GA exhibit coming to the National Air & Space Museum.
Aug 08, 2018
514 Aircraft Crash Sites
Our guest documents aircraft crash sites and helps next of kin find closure. Also, Boeing’s Aviall unit helping Antonov, GA fees charged by FBO’s, Delta’s new dining experience, an update on fan blade inspections following the fatal uncontained engine failure on Southwest.
Aug 01, 2018
513 Farnborough Airshow 2018
The 2018 Farnborough Airshow, Ryanair strikes, the top ten airlines, United flight attendants sell the airline’s credit card, Airbus A321LR and XLR, an interview with the director of the Portland International Jetport.
Jul 25, 2018
512 Aerial Firefighting
Aerial firefighting aircraft, pilots, and missions. Early Farnborough orders, the CSeries is now the Airbus A220, a Rolls Royce Hybrid VTOL, an engine OEM says, “not so fast.” Info on AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 gatherings of aviation podcasters and listeners.
Jul 18, 2018
511 Aircraft Dispatcher
Aircraft dispatcher training and knowledge, FAA won’t regulate airline seat space, Delta 777-200ER refresh, Boeing and Embraer, JetBlue helps pet, PIMA Air & Space Museum, going supersonic, airmail navigation arrows, Equator Aircraft P2 Xcursion first test flight.
Jul 11, 2018
510 U.S. Airmail 100th Anniversary
100th anniversary of airmail, new Goodyear airship, Aquila canceled, Boeing 797, a hypersonic airliner concept, a stealth tanker, TSA looks at your snacks, Heathrow expansion, a quieter airplane, reduced pilot training at USAF, finding airway beacons, Air Evac Lifeteam at COTA, student pilot Nicki’s new flight instructor.
Jul 04, 2018
509 New Distribution Capability for Airlines
New Distribution Capability (NDC) in the airline industry, travel booking trends, airport experience, airline computer systems, career pathway program with UA, ATC privatization, Rolls-Royce compressor problems.
Jun 27, 2018
508 Innovations In Flight 2018
Interviews from the 2018 Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display held by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
Jun 20, 2018
507 SR-71, Owning the Airspace Above 60,000 Feet
Talk with an SR-71 instructor pilot, airline pilot, author. Also, Airbus Helicopters H160, F-35 report from GAO, B-1B fleet grounding, must-see TV programs about airplanes, Texas Aircraft Expo.
Jun 13, 2018
506 Erika Armstrong in the Cockpit
Erika Armstrong is an experienced pilot, author, speaker, an instructional design director for aircrew training, and a university aviation professor. In the news, JetSuite is launch customer for Zunum hybrid-electric planes, onboard pet monitoring technology, airline flight 1’s, a Geico Skytyper is lost, Southwest Airline’s financial outlook, and kidnapping charges at a flight school.
Jun 06, 2018
505 Bits & Pieces XXI
A Bits & Pieces episode with recorded segments from the hosts, contributors, and listeners: New England Air Museum, VMA-311, Alan Bean, C-17 Globemaster, Tora Tora Tora, Pitts cross country, and more.
May 30, 2018
504 Honeywell Chief Test Pilot
The chief test pilot for Honeywell Aerospace is our guest. In the news, we look at 737-700 freighters, folding wingtips for the 777X, and an online general aviation community from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
May 23, 2018
503 D-Day Squadron and the C-47
Flying a fleet of C-47 aircraft over Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Apple sued over plane crash, airline maintenance practices, the disappearance of MH 370, passenger reaction to service takeaways, student pilot Nicki, the A-10 Demo Team.
May 16, 2018
502 Electric and Solar Aircraft from Bye Aerospace
Bye Aerospace founder George Bye on electric and solar aircraft, WC-130H crash in Georgia, breaking airplane windows, supersonic transports, history of Soviet airliners, Tom Larkin’s mini-jet, Mercury 13 documentary, the centennial of U.S. airmail service, lip syncing while flying.
May 09, 2018
501 OAG Travel Tech Innovation Survey
An OAG survey looks at future travel tech innovation and disruption. Uncontained engine failure on Southwest Boeing 737, integrating Bombardier CSeries into the Airbus organization, FAA reauthorization bill, and the effect of rising fuel prices on airfares.
May 02, 2018
500 Five Hundred Episodes!
Celebrating our 500th episode with messages from our listeners and contributors, Airplane Geeks facts and trivia, AusDesk report, and a big announcement. Also, an emergency AD for certain CFM engines, a proposed mandatory retirement age for charter pilots.
Apr 25, 2018
499 Great Britain’s Royal Air Force Turns 100
Great British Fly-In at the Smithsonian celebrating the 100th anniversary of Great Britain’s Royal Air Force, Li-ion thermal runaway containment products, Sun ‘n Fun, subsidy dispute, F-35, Allegiant Air, standoff missile, 787 with reduced ETOPS rating.
Apr 18, 2018
498 Sun ‘n Fun Radio
Dave Shallbetter talks about the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo and Sun ‘n Fun Radio. Also, Cirrus Aircraft, noncombat-related air crashes, cargo hold space passengers, the TSA, new NASM director, helicopter crash into the river, UA culture.
Apr 11, 2018
497 Designing an Airplane
The Chief Engineer at Vashon Aircraft talks about designing an airplane. Also, Bombardier and Embraer and the market for small commercial jets, the corporate culture of Boeing, where the A-10 Thunderbolt is going, a preliminary report from the NTSB on the fatal helicopter crash into the river.
Apr 04, 2018
496 Electric Aircraft and New Technologies
Electric aircraft, automation, new technologies in aviation, airport access for GA, GAMA jobs rally, DoD receives more aircraft, air cargo security.
Mar 28, 2018
495 Heritage Flights
The president of Planes of Fame tells us about the museum, restoring warbirds and historic aircraft, and flying heritage flights. The world’s largest jet engine, restraints on open-door helicopter flights, United Airlines and dogs, facial scanning at airports, Boeing 737 Max 7 first flight, hacking and GPS vulnerabilities.
Mar 21, 2018
494 Flight Training Management
An online flight training management application for flight instructors, students, and Part 61 flight schools. Also, Amelia Earhart, electric general aviation aircraft, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, comments on the Airbus A350 vs. the Boeing 787.
Mar 14, 2018
493 The Flying Tigers and the Forgotten War
The Flying Tigers, the search for MH370 four years after its disappearance, a newly designated national aviation museum, flight training in the F-104 Starfighter, slow acceptance of ADS-B, and the selection of the new FAA administrator.
Mar 07, 2018
492 Flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
A Boeing 787 FO talks about flying that plane. Also, implications of privatizing ATC, replacing the T-38C Talon, subsidy claims and Open Skies agreements, an interview with the Commander of 302 Squadron of the Dutch Royal Air Force.
Feb 28, 2018
491 Igor Sikorsky III
Igor Sikorsky III and the history of his grandfather, aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Also, Boeing and the cyclic industry, new fees proposed for air travelers, International Trade Commission report denying Boeing’s claim against Bombardier is out.
Feb 21, 2018
490 The Airbus A350
Conversation with an Airbus A350 captain, one-person flight crews, airlines looking to scale back consumer protection regulations, ADS-B vulnerabilities for military aircraft, the largest ever Piper order for training planes, the Air Force outlines plans for its bomber fleet, and Southwest runs out of glycol.
Feb 14, 2018
489 Airport Planner
Conversation with an airport planner, an organization for innovation in aviation, a paper travel voucher, germs in aviation, refrigerators for Air Force One, donations to the NASM, BA and the passenger experience, Qantas challenges Airbus and Boeing.
Feb 07, 2018
488 NASA Chief Historian
NASA Chief Historian looks look at events from the past, anniversaries coming up, and the future for NASA. Also, ITC rules for Bombardier and against Boeing, the pilot of the fatal Icon A5 crash, Putin wants a supersonic civilian airliner, big aerospace and defense deals in 2017.
Jan 31, 2018
487 Build an Airport then Take it Down
Aviation eyewear, building the airport at Burning Man and taking it all down, the impact of a U.S. Government shutdown on aviation, ending LASP, seat pitch, Boeing and Embraer, an Emirates A380 order, new support animal rules at Delta.
Jan 24, 2018
486 Flying Fast, High, and Far Away
General aviation in China, a Virgin Galactic flight, a hypersonic SR-71 successor, Costa Rica suspends a carrier, and the future of the A380. Also, GAMA President and CEO, the Bell Helicopter autonomous air taxi, and additive manufacturing for aerospace.
Jan 17, 2018
485 Women in Aviation International
Dr. Peggy Chabrian, president and founder of Women in Aviation International, is our guest. We also discuss the departure of the FAA Administrator, the Air Force tanker program, fighter jet intelligence gathering in Syria, woes at New York’s JFK International Airport, and remembering astronaut John Young.
Jan 10, 2018
484 Bits & Pieces XX
A big Bits & Pieces episode with a variety of aviation segments from the co-hosts, our listeners, and contributors.
Jan 02, 2018
483 Aircraft Brokerage and Acquisition Services
We explore business aircraft brokerage and acquisition services, the Delta A321neo order, Boeing and Bombardier, ethical business aviation transactions, the Aerion supersonic business jet, and the Atlanta airport power outage.
Dec 20, 2017
482 Helicopter Association International
The president of Helicopter Association International tells us about the helicopter industry.
Dec 13, 2017