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EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast

A podcast by Experimental Aircraft Association for those who build, restore, or fly for the love of it or are simply fascinated by the world of flight. The Green Dot features EAA news, general aviation topics, history, personal experiences from the hosts and a variety of guests, and anything fun, interesting, or cool in and around the world of flight.

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EAA’s The Green Dot – Returning to Flight with Instructor Steve Krog

EAA’s The Green Dot crew sat down with Cub Air Flight founder Steve Krog to take questions from listeners and give tips for out-of-practice pilots to return to the left seat.

55mins

2 May 2018

Rank #1

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Aviation Films II

The Green Dot crew invited EAA staff photographer Connor Madison to discuss their favorite aviation-themed films, television shows, and documentaries for a second time.

55mins

29 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Greg Hughes — Van’s Aircraft Director of Media, Marketing, and Community

The Green Dot crew sat down with Van’s Aircraft Director of Media, Marketing, and Community Greg Hughes to discuss his beginnings in aviation, how he got his start at Van’s Aircraft, his chapter involvement, the company’s recent logo change, and much more.

45mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Jon Bernstein — AH-64 Apache Pilot

On the latest episode of EAA’s The Green Dot podcast, the crew sat down with Jon Bernstein to discuss his unique background in aviation and transitioning from researching and writing about the Boeing AH-64 Apache to joining the Army and flying it.

32mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Patrick Harten — Miracle on the Hudson Controller

The Green Dot crew sat down with air traffic controller Patrick Harten who was on duty when Chesley Sullenburger ditched US Airways Flight 1549 safely on the Hudson River.

30mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Col. Al Whitley, Col. Ralph Getchell, and Col. Greg Gonyea — F-117 Pilots

The Green Dot crew sat down with Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk pilots Col. Al Whitley, Col. Ralph Getchell, and Col. Greg Gonyea to talk about their aviation journeys and their experiences flying one of history’s most secretive aircraft.

57mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Col. Richard Graham — SR-71 Pilot

This time on EAA’s The Green Dot, the crew was joined by former U.S. Air Force Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird pilot Col. Richard Graham, EAA 823636, to talk about his introduction to aviation, joining the Air Force, becoming an F-4C “Wild Weasel” pilot, transitioning to the Blackbird, and continuing to fly GA to this day.

46mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Andrew King — Vintage Restorer/Pilot

This time on EAA’s The Green Dot, the crew was joined by vintage aircraft restorer and pilot Andrew King, EAA 275985, to talk about his childhood spent at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the vintage aircraft he’s gotten to work on and fly, and some of his flying for television and film.

52mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Burt Rutan — Legendary Designer

This time on EAA’s The Green Dot, the crew was joined by an extra special guest as legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan sat down for a live episode during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.

37mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Ethan Brodsky — BuzzBall Inventor

The Green Dot crew was joined by Ethan Brodsky, the winner of the 2019 Founder’s Innovation Prize and inventor of BuzzBall, to talk about how his device uses tactile feedback to avoid loss of control during flight.

37mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Memphis Belle Expert Dr. Harry Friedman

EAA’s The Green Dot crew sat down with Dr. Harry Friedman to discuss the Memphis Belle’s history.

36mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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KC-135 Tanker Crew

Three crewmembers from a KC-135, who heroically risked their aircraft and lives to drag an F-4 Phantom jet to safety after it suffered mechanical issues, came to Oshkosh for a special episode of EAA’s The Green Dot, recorded in front of a live audience.

48mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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Col. Mark Tillman — Air Force One Pilot

On a somber special edition of The Green Dot, the crew was joined by Col. Mark Tillman on the 18th anniversary of 9/11 to talk about his experience being the pilot of Air Force One on that day, in addition to his background as an aviator and other topics.

45mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Ron Strauss — Elvis’ Pilot

This time on EAA’s The Green Dot, the crew was joined by Ron Strauss to talk about his beginning in aviation, becoming a professional pilot, being hijacked, and his time serving as Elvis Presley’s pilot.

52mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Col. Chris Stricklin — Former Thunderbird Pilot

The Green Dot crew sat down with Col. Chris Stricklin to talk about his experience becoming a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, a member of the Thunderbirds, ejecting during a performance, and his journey since then, including the release of a book.

56mins

26 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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Jack J. Pelton — EAA CEO and Chairman

The Green Dot crew sat down with EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack J. Pelton to look back at 2019 from an EAA and general aviation at large perspective.

41mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Breaking Down AirVenture 2018

On the latest episode of The Green Dot, several EAA staff members recap the fun of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.

43mins

15 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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Paul Dye – Former NASA Flight Director and Kitplanes Editor-in-Chief

Former NASA flight director and Kitplanes Editor-in-Chief Paul Dye stopped by The Green Dot studio to talk about his storied career, his homebuilding experiences, and more.

41mins

30 May 2018

Rank #18

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Hangar Flying with The Green Dot Crew

EAA’s The Green Dot crew sat down with EAA Flight Training Manager Joe Norris to swap some of their favorite flying stories.

43mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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Neil Hansen – Air America Pilot

Former Air America pilot Neil Hansen sat down with The Green Dot crew to discuss his life and share stories from his time flying for the CIA-run airline, which operated mostly during the Vietnam War.

51mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #20