Rank #1: Lift Factories
Most pilots, like us, are used to having an engine on the front of their plane. But there's a whole world of non-powered flight, and we wanted to learn more about it. So we headed out to the Boulder glider field to talk to the local gliding experts. We learned about how they keep themselves airborne for hours a time, and the different types of lift that keep them aloft.
May 25 2015
Rank #2: Death Spirals
Aviation is known for a lot of things. Record flights across the globe, connecting people in incredibly short periods of time, and, unfortunately, this term. Find out where "death spirals" originated, and how it remains a problem in aviation, even today. Intro music by Broke For Free (http://brokeforfree.bandcamp.com) Closing music by Birocratic (http://birocratic.bandcamp.com)
Jul 03 2015
Rank #3: Stories from the Field: Your Start in Aviation
How did you get your start in aviation? From models to barnstorming, this episode explores how pilots got their start, and their most memorable flights.
Jun 25 2015
Rank #4: Engine Fires
You prime your engine, crank it, and nothing happens. You prime again, crank, and still nothing. How many times can you do this before you risk an engine fire? And if you have an engine fire, what should you do?
Jun 18 2015
Rank #5: Running One of the Busiest Airports in the World
You pull up to the FBO, hop out of your plane, head in to use the internet, and call flight service from the FBO phone. How does all of that get paid for? We headed to one of the busiest general aviation airports in the world to find out. Intro music by Broke For Free (http://brokeforfree.bandcamp.com) Closing music by Birocratic (http://birocratic.bandcamp.com)
Jun 10 2015