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The Landing Gear

The Landing Gear is a podcast devoted to bringing you the major news in general aviation. We also open up our show to give the pilots a voice. Let us know what you want to hear or send us an email about your experience and have it read in one of our episodes.

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Episode 5

Real estate moguls fight over Van Nuys airport, Mandatory Mode-S transponders don't fly well in Holland, F-15s land plane in Jersey, Pilot avoids crash in Detroit, People with disabilities show their strength, Business people look to GA for commute, Lasers blind pilots, Hemet stops towing gliders in October.

31mins

1 Oct 2009

Rank #1

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Episode 4

Piper pilot in Hudson incident was on wrong frequency, USA Today claims GA funds are a waste of money, pilot uses skill to rescue sheltered animals

20mins

19 Sep 2009

Rank #2

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Episode 3

Plane crash in Arizona, hijacking in Mexico City, CRAAP tries to hurt GA in Santa Monica

21mins

12 Sep 2009

Rank #3

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Episode 2

We discuss new changes the FAA is proposing to pilot training, search for a windsock ends in a fatality, US says no to Air Canada charters which prevent NHL teams from flying to their games.

12mins

9 Sep 2009

Rank #4

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Episode 1

This week we introduce ourselves and go over some new rules that will affect the Hudson River airspace and more!

8mins

6 Sep 2009

Rank #5

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Episode 9

Plane crashes into Austin IRS building, Southwest jet avoids collision in Burbank, CA, Cessna works toward brighter economic future, Harrison Ford flies to Haiti for Operation Smile, pilot makes emergency landing in Sacramento.

22mins

20 Feb 2010

Rank #6

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Episode 8

GA down almost 50% in 2009 expected to get stronger in 2010, pilots are desperate for taxiway repairs not due until 2011, pilots fined for landing on lake to get a burger, FAA cracks down on Super Bowl fliers.

24mins

15 Jan 2010

Rank #7

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Special Holiday Episode

Here are my top 5 gifts this year for yourself or a close pilot. Happy Holidays everyone.

9mins

3 Dec 2009

Rank #8

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Episode 7

Vintage airplane to be displayed at the AOPA Summit, Garmin introduces the Aera, Burbank avoids night restrictions, Guy with laser gets 2 1/2 years in jail, FAA cracks down on DUIs, FAA proposes AD for Piper.

23mins

5 Nov 2009

Rank #9

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Episode 6

Aviator sends bill to the white house for TFR, The Hemet-Ryan glider drama continues, Plane crash in LA, Montell Williams to speak at AOPA summit, Compost near CA airport gets a no-go, More changes to the airspace over the Hudson River. Follow us at twitter.com/thelandinggear.

21mins

17 Oct 2009

Rank #10