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Airplane Geeks Podcast

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Rank #28 in Aviation category

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

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

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Great podcast

By dgertz31 - Nov 02 2017
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Enjoyable podcast to listen to

Don The Prebuy Guys

By Don Sebastian - May 04 2017
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Great podcast, weekly episodes so very informative. Keep up the good work

iTunes Ratings

235 Ratings
Average Ratings
183
23
8
11
10

Great podcast

By dgertz31 - Nov 02 2017
Read more
Enjoyable podcast to listen to

Don The Prebuy Guys

By Don Sebastian - May 04 2017
Read more
Great podcast, weekly episodes so very informative. Keep up the good work
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Airplane Geeks Podcast

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 556 A New Microsoft Flight Simulator

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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.

Jun 12 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #2: 549 Civil Air Patrol

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The Civil Air Patrol, noncommissioned officers in aviation, the V-22 Osprey. Last Doolittle Raider passes, F-35A recovery, SOCOM and light attack aircraft, Stratolaunch first flight, Ethiopian AOA sensor, reduced seat recline, 60 electric airplane order.

Apr 17 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #3: 570 Flying in the B-2 Stealth Bomber

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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.

Sep 18 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #4: 578 Aircraft Certification

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The president and CEO of AeroTEC explains the process for engineering, testing, and aircraft certification. In the news, Boeing expects deliveries of the 737 MAX to resume in December 2019, the FAA has a new ADS-B privacy policy, WOW rises from the ashes as Icelandic LCC Play, and a gender reveal stunt ends in a crash. Also, the Commemorative Air Force’s first Air Force One, the Evolution Turbine, comments on Garmin’s Autoland, and the Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Guest

Lee Human, AeroTEC president and CEO.

Lee Human is president and CEO of AeroTEC, an independent provider of initial engineering, design, prototype manufacturing, testing, and airworthiness certification. The company uses in-house instrumentation, software, tools, and processes throughout the projects.

We discuss aircraft certification: what it is and how it takes place within the overall design and development process of a new aircraft or aircraft modification. Lee explains organizational delegation and why there is a partnership between the FAA and the manufacturer. We talk about the independence of the decisions DERs make and the establishment by the FAA of the roles in the compliance review community.

Since aircraft certification is a current topic as it relates to the Boeing 737 MAX, we take the opportunity to consider if larger quality system issues are the root of recent aircraft problems. Lee discusses the certification criteria used for the 737 MAX and the possible impact of a long legacy design history.

Lee explains why OEMs come to AeroTEC for services, and he tells us about some of the new initiatives, such as electric aircraft projects with magniX (see episode 524 where we talked with CEO Roei Ganzarski) and Eviation. He also touches on the Supersonic Flight Alliance which seeks to provide a space for responsible supersonic development in Washington State.

Lee has been personally involved in the testing, engineering, and certification of over 50 major aerospace projects, including Aviation Partners’ Blended Winglets on the B737, B757, and B767 as well as Gulfstream, Hawker, and Falcon aircraft. Lee also worked on the Lockheed Martin Cooperative Avionics Test Bed (CATB) 737-300 with F35 (JSF) systems, the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 250, and the Mitsubishi MRJ type certificate.

Prior to starting AeroTEC in 2003, Lee was flight test manager at Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) and before that he was a lead engineer at Aircraft Engineering Specialists (AES).

Lee is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering and has earned credentials as an FAA DER, as well a private multi-engine instrument pilot’s license.

Aviation News

Boeing expects to resume 737 Max deliveries in December and commercial service green light in January

Boeing said 737 MAX deliveries should resume in early December 2019. Airlines could start flying the plane in January. Recently, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines pulled the 737 MAX from their schedules until early March. A Boeing spokesman said, “We know they need more time to get their fleets ready and pilots trained, but the plane and training [approvals] will both be done by January, permitting commercial service.” The Federal Aviation Administration reiterated that its officials “have set no timeframe for when the work will be completed.”

What FAA’s New ADS-B Privacy Policy Means for Business Aviation Operators

A new Privacy ICAO Address (PIA) will be available on January 1, 2020, on 1090 MHz ADSB-Out in U.S. domestic airspace. This will happen in two phases: First, business and general aviation operators will be able to apply for the program directly through the FAA. Later, the FAA will transition the service to a “third-party service provider.” The FAA commented, “The NBAA and members of the GA community have cited the lack of privacy as a barrier to ADS-B Out equipage. In order to mitigate these concerns, the FAA has initiated the Privacy ICAO Address program with the objective of improving the privacy of aircraft operators in today’s ADS-B environment by limiting the extent to which the aircraft can be quickly and easily identified by non-U.S. government entities, while ensuring there is no adverse effect on ATC services.”

New Airline PLAY Paints WOW Red

New low-cost carrier PLAY will operate the A320 family, flying both passenger and freight. As did WOW, the airline plans to fly east and west from Iceland. When the fleet grows to six by spring serving Europe, PLAY will then look at North American routes in the Summer. See also Play Plans to Expand Fast.

Gender Reveal Stunt Injures Pilot, Damages Plane

An expecting couple planned to have an Air Tractor 602 aerial application aircraft spray pink dyed water to announce they would be having a girl. That part worked, but what happened next was unplanned.

Report

Reporter-at-large Launchpad Marzari speaks with Nick Widenkoff at Wings Over Dallas about the first Air Force One, an Aero Commander. To learn more about this aircraft, visit Ike’s Bird and the Commemorative Air Force.

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Troubled Russian Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Failure

Delta Airlines Safety Card Safety Video (2019)

https://youtu.be/d0BPRS2LcY8

Evolution Turbine

Austin Meyer’s Evolution Turbine

Austin Meyer’s Evolution Turboprop.

Xavion

Avionics: When all else fails an app that helps you glide to safety

Nov 13 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #5: 557 Innovations in Flight 2019

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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.

Jun 19 2019

2hr 15mins

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Rank #6: 577 Garmin Autoland System

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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.

Nov 06 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #7: 580 Dubai Airshow 2019

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News from the 2019 Dubai Airshow, Boeing’s 737 MAX 10, splitting up families who want to sit together on the airplane, NTSB findings on the fatal Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 accident, and a commercial aerial tanker company. Also, the application of structural batteries to aircraft, flying in formation down under, and romance in the air.

Dubai Airshow 2019

The 2019 Dubai Airshow ran November 17 – 21, reportedly with 1300 exhibitors, 100 aircraft on display, and around 90,000 in attendance over the five days. We talk about some of the aircraft orders placed and other topics from the airshow.

The Truth Is That Emirates Net Canceled $20 Billion Of Aircraft Orders At The Dubai Airshow—Contrary To Headlines

Dubai Air Show wraps up with $54.5b in deals

Honda Aircraft Reports Global Expansion

Video: Dubai Airshow 2019 – Watch the weeks highlights

https://youtu.be/1Cv7tIRpJFU

Aviation News

Boeing Debuts 737 MAX 10

The largest Boeing 737 MAX is the MAX 10, and the company debuted the aircraft at its Renton, Washington facility. Boeing says they currently have more than 550 orders and commitments for the aircraft. With a range of 3,300 NM and maximum seating for 230 passengers, Boeing says it will offer the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane yet produced.

Boeing’s 737 Max shouldn’t be allowed to fly with a controversial flight-control system, an aviation regulator reportedly said in leaked emails

Reportedly, the Transport Canada Civil Aviation manager of aircraft integration and safety assessment sent an email saying the “only way I see moving forward at this point, is that MCAS has to go.” The manager’s email was sent to the FAA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and the National Civil Aviation Agency in Brazil.

Sen. Schumer to airlines: Stop splitting up families on flights

The FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 directed the Department of Transportation to study guidelines that would keep families together on airlines. Carriers were to have policies that keep parents and children under 13 sitting together. But that hasn’t happened and Senator Chuck Schumer from New York isn’t happy. See Family Seating from the DOT for tips.

NTSB Issues 7 Safety Recommendations Based on Findings from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Investigation

As a result of the engine failure on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018, material pierced the fuselage and caused the cabin to depressurize, with one fatality. The NTSB explains:

“…portions of the fan cowl separated in flight after a fan blade, which had fractured due to a fatigue crack, impacted the engine fan case at a location that was critical to the structural integrity and performance of the fan cowl structure.  The NTSB found that the separated fan blade impacted the engine fan case and fractured into multiple fragments. Some of the fragments traveled forward of the engine and into the inlet. The impact of the separated fan blade with the fan case also imparted significant loads into the fan cowl through the radial restraint fitting, which is what caused the fan cowl to fail.”

It was the failed engine inlet and casing that impacted the fuselage. An abstract of the final report is available and includes the findings, probable cause, and safety recommendations.

Video: A380 Blade Off Test

https://youtu.be/j973645y5AA

The First Boom-Equipped Tanker For A Private Aerial Refueling Company Has Arrived

Omega Air operates a few hose and drogue aerial tankers and has now received the first of two surplus KDC-10 tankers with aerial refueling booms from the Royal Netherlands Air Force. That will allow Omega Air to provide contractor refueling support to the USAF and other allies.

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Video: Expedition Overland S4 EP 1:The Great Pursuit – New Horizons

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Carbon fibre can act as a structural battery component in vehicle bodies

Kevin, Eddie, Monty, Mal, Mark, and Jorgo at the HARS museum at Wollongong. Eddie’s immaculate RV-7 is behind.

LifeFlight helicopter lands in Penobscot field following mechanical anomaly

Couple tie the knot 37,000 feet in the air between Australia and New Zealand

Nov 27 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #8: 560 Aircraft Valuation with VREF

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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.

Jul 10 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #9: 566 Aviation Conversations

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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.

Aug 21 2019

2hr 18mins

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Rank #10: 563 Circumnavigating the Globe in a Pilatus

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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.

Jul 31 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #11: 550 AOPA Foundation You Can Fly Challenge

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AOPA Foundation You Can Fly initiatives create a stronger and safer pilot community. Also, Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet grounded, CFMI Leap engine coking issue, Boeing 787 Dreamliner production quality, N9M flying wing fatal crash, ADS-B and accident rates.

Apr 24 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #12: 561 Vintage Aviation

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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.

Jul 17 2019

1hr 40mins

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Rank #13: 576 Bell V-280 Valor

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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.

Oct 30 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: 553 Museum of Flight

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Interviews from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. Also, one pilot for the NMA, airline deals in Canada, more European airline failures, cryogenic hydrogen fuel cell, an app for bumping, special paint jobs, USAF aggressor squadron F-35A’s.

May 22 2019

2hr 3mins

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Rank #15: 548 Champaign Aviation Museum

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Champaign Aviation Museum restoration work, volunteers, the role of aviation museums. 737 safety cards, Scaled Composites Model 401, flight attendant trip brokering, Wow Air, Collier Trophy winner. 2019 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-in and Expo.

Apr 10 2019

1hr 32mins

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