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

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

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Hartford, CT

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

Language:

English


Episodes

620 The Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL)

9/16/2020
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. The post 620 The Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:34:01

619 Spending Too Much Time at Home

9/2/2020
Some Boeing 787s are grounded due to structural problems, Rolls-Royce financials don’t look good, a positive TSA story, another virtual flight option, US DOE funding for electric aircraft technologies, Pipistrel to set electric aircraft world records, Elon Musk says 3-4 years for effective electric aircraft batteries, Spirit avoids layoffs, and $200 ticket change fees are dropped. The post 619 Spending Too Much Time at Home appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:12:33

618 Leave No One Behind

8/26/2020
A retired U.S. Air Force colonel tells the “leave no one behind” story of a pilot who ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin. Also, Boeing could consolidate 787 assembly lines, F/A-18 ski jump launch trials, a live air-to-air missile at Lakeland Airport, man arrested after driving under a taxiing airplane, a virtual airline, AI bests a human F-16 pilot in simulated dogfights. The post 618 Leave No One Behind appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:22:53

617 Boeing 737 MAX NPRM

8/19/2020
We look at the Boeing 737 MAX NPRM for return to service, Phillips 66 investment in sustainable aviation fuel, JetBlue carbon neutrality on domestic flights, this year’s Collier Trophy winner, American Airlines plans to eliminate some smaller destinations, and the F-16 fighter jet sale to Taiwan. The post 617 Boeing 737 MAX NPRM appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:00:29:42

616 Latinas in Aviation

8/12/2020
Latinas in aviation tell their stories, Pieter Johnson talks with Matt Bone from the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group, and Steve Vischer and Grant McHerron bring us up to date on Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways in the Australia News Desk. Launchpad Marzari reports from The Airplane Restaurant in Colorado Springs where the centerpiece is a fully intact Boeing KC-97 tanker. The post 616 Latinas in Aviation appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:24:49

615 Supersonic Commercial Aircraft

8/5/2020
Boom Supersonic and Virgin Galactic supersonic commercial aircraft eye Rolls-Royce engine technology, China’s AG600 large seaplane, United’s ERJ-145 regional jets to CommutAir, pilot re-examinations, Boeing’s quarterly loss and good 737 MAX news, airline passengers and booze, the growing stockpile of airline nuts, and Allegiant Air’s clever “work from Vegas” packages. The post 615 Supersonic Commercial Aircraft appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:00:52:51

614 Choosing a Flight School

7/29/2020
EPA aviation climate control proposal, airline furloughs, military pilot flying experience, Airbus autonomous A350, Delta Airlines simplifying fleet, Garmin outage, Australia News Desk, discount code, choosing a flight school. The post 614 Choosing a Flight School appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:25:00

613 A-10 Thunderbolt II

7/22/2020
An A-10 pilot talks about flying combat missions, Boeing 737 MAX cancellations, airline layoffs and furloughs, Emirates A380 plan, American Airlines and JetBlue partner, a bizarre Icelandair plan, aviation museums re-opening, Chrome Dome mission, a drive-in airshow, Urban Air Mobility. The post 613 A-10 Thunderbolt II appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:32:03

612 Difficult Times for Airlines

7/15/2020
Possible United furloughs, airline bookings down, flight training with social distancing, enforcing airline face covering policies, airports responding to the pandemic, Boeing’s 737MAX pilot training document, Spirit Airlines helps a family in need. The post 612 Difficult Times for Airlines appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:00:31:13

611 Aviation News

7/8/2020
Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests, Airbus job eliminations, COVID-19 protocols, Aeromexico bankruptcy, NBAA convention, Concept of Operations for Urban Air Mobility, Ryanair 737 MAX, Austrian Airlines rail service, uncontained engine failure report, geared turbofan engine replacements, yellow warning cards at Alaska Airlines. The post 611 Aviation News appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:26:38

610 Air Cargo

6/30/2020
An air cargo pilot talks about that business, American recovery plan includes more growth than others, Allied Pilots Association proposal for the government to buy middle seats, Lufthansa bailout, Italian ban on overhead bin luggage, contracts of carriage, USAF plan for some F-22 Raptors. The post 610 Air Cargo appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:25:02

609 Airline Cash Flow

6/23/2020
United uses MileagePlus to improve balance sheet, study says Amazon Air fleet to grow to 200, British aircraft carrier closer to operational capability, Southwest requires customer health declaration, Finland fighter competition, new flight sim hardware, how old is too old to get your pilot’s license? The post 609 Airline Cash Flow appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:17:12

608 Aviation Oxygen Systems

6/17/2020
The president and CEO of Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems explains the role of onboard aviation oxygen and gives us an update on the New England Air Museum and Patient Airlift Services. In the news, current industry troubles are having impacts on flight safety, a Twin Otter and an MV-22 Osprey meet on the tarmac, a […] The post 608 Aviation Oxygen Systems appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:05:34

607 Spirit of Aviation Week

6/9/2020
The EAA plans for "Spirit of Aviation Week," their big virtual aviation event. Also, Boeing customers defer 737 MAX orders, WOW Air plans to return as a cargo airline, and commercial pilots might seek refuge with the U.S. Air Force. Plus, a new AusDesk from the boys down under! The post 607 Spirit of Aviation Week appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:00:47:38

606 Cessna SkyCourier

6/3/2020
The new Cessna SkyCourier explained, strategic moves Triumph, engine competitions for B-52 and F-15EX, Pakistani airliner crash, Delta retires MD-80 fleet, USAF drops height requirement for pilot candidates, EAA youth programs, Van’s RV formation lands at SYD. The post 606 Cessna SkyCourier appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:34:38

605 Bits & Pieces XXVII

5/26/2020
A Memorial Day tale of the loss of a Douglas A-26 Invader, conversation with the young founder of an airship company, and flying a Focke-Wulf into a major airport. The post 605 Bits & Pieces XXVII appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:00:43:32

604 Aircraft Storage

5/20/2020
The chief commercial officer of one of the largest aircraft maintenance, storage, and reclamation operations explains aircraft storage in light of the large number of airplanes taken out of service. In the news, members of the new Women in Aviation Advisory Board are announced, the fatal Canadian Snowbird crash, the Cessna SkyCourier first flight, airline passenger policies for wearing masks, and Airbus looks to a downsized future. The post 604 Aircraft Storage appeared first on Airplane...

Duration:01:31:10

603 The RenegadeAV8R

5/13/2020
David Costa, the RenegadeAV8R, on being a jet airshow demo pilot, hosting the RenegadeAV8R Radio Show and engaging young engineers in a project to set new jet records. ALPA wants COVID rules, airline cash flow, tragic runway accident, Heathrow runway, Frontier middle seats, Qatar Airlines wants training expenses. The post 603 The RenegadeAV8R appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:28:07

602 The Life of a Pilot

5/6/2020
Chris Manno’s 42 years as a professional pilot, industry Q1 losses, production cuts, furloughs, and layoffs. Airline and airport safety measures, Federal bailout money, a hybrid-electric aircraft, and the Treaty on Open Skies. The post 602 The Life of a Pilot appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:17:52

601 Business Aviation

4/29/2020
The CEO of Imperium Jets explains the current demand for business jets, Airbus lays off 3200, Boeing pulls out of $4.2B Embraer deal and pushes back 737 MAX return to service, post-COVID-19 airline seat designs, American checked bag fees, 42-foot limo built from a Learjet. The post 601 Business Aviation appeared first on Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Duration:01:24:23