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The LogBook - Aviation Storytelling Podcast

Aviation Stories Told By the Men and Women Who Lived Them

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36 – Little Bitty Transoceanic Ferrying

Ever wonder how american general aviation airplanes get over to Europe? Well, of course they could be shipped, but the better way is to just fly them over and today Lynn O’Donnell tell us how she crossed over the atlantic ocean in small aircraft 52 times in 3 years! You can check out pictures of […]

18mins

27 Jun 2016

Rank #1

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33 – Near Misses and Military Precision

Today, Joe Clark will share a couple of near miss stories, and how they could have been prevented, as well as telling us a few interesting times he had while flying for the Navy. You can check out pictures of Joe, and of the planes that he flew, along with more information about these stories […]

19mins

16 May 2016

Rank #2

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22 – Machine Mishaps

This time we hear several stories from an ultralight flying couple about their most interesting flights, but before that here’s the daredevilish way our first storyteller got into flying You can check out pictures of Gary and Jan’s aircrafts and more information related to these stories by going to the article at thelogbookpodcast.com

24mins

30 Nov 2015

Rank #3

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26 – Pre-Purchase Mach Tuck

In this episode out storyteller shares what goes into his extensive pre purchase aircraft inspections, and some of the stories of what he’s found on the job. You can also check out pictures of Don, and more information related to these stories by going to the article at thelogbookpodcast.com

26mins

25 Jan 2016

Rank #4

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31 – Training Decision Makers

Decision making is a huge part of aviation, and this time Dr. Ken Byrnes shares a few stories where he and some students learned the importance of seemingly simple process. You can check out pictures of Dr. Byrnes, his office, and some images of the Embry Riddle flight line, along with more information about these […]

20mins

18 Apr 2016

Rank #5

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25 – Flying the News

This episode we’ll hear about some minor airline aircraft malfunctions, and some interesting places our storyteller had to go flying for News Media. You can check out pictures of Jim, his aircrafts, and more information related to these stories by going to the article at thelogbookpodcast.com.

16mins

11 Jan 2016

Rank #6

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27 – Two Weeks To Taxi

This time we learn about a unique program that allows customers to have all of the benefits of an experimental aircraft without the lengthy build times. You can check out pictures of Byron and his Sportsman, along with more information on the two weeks to taxi program by going to the article at thelogbookpodcast.com

23mins

8 Feb 2016

Rank #7

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30 – It’s NOT as Easy as it Looks

This time we listen to a few stories from Mike Arthur and his friend Mark Macario with the overall theme, that being a captain for a commercial airline is not as easy as it may seem. You can check out pictures of Mike and Mark, some of the planes they flew, and some pictures of […]

20mins

4 Apr 2016

Rank #8

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29 – Flying in a Pillow Case

This time we listen to George Dewitt as he explains how only a handful of mistakes can lead to a pretty serious situation. George actually has some pictures from the crash mentioned in this story, and you can check those out, along with other images of George, his tornado, and more information about these stories […]

20mins

7 Mar 2016

Rank #9

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21 – Hang Glider Tug

This time we hear how a hang-glider flying club designs and builds a ultralight tow plane and we’ll hear some interesting stories that came with developing it. You can see pictures of Steve’s airplanes, the tug, and his other projects as well as more information about these stories by going to the article on: thelogbookpodcast.com

21mins

2 Nov 2015

Rank #10

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32 – Now What LORAN?

Pilots are told to trust their instruments, but today Dr. Cass Howell will read us a story he wrote about when trusting them might have become dangerous. You can check out pictures of Dr. Howell and of the plane he flew, along with more information about these stories and Eagle Tales by going to the […]

15mins

2 May 2016

Rank #11

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24 – Pago Pago

This episode our storyteller shares how he became a senior captain for a steel company, and some of the interesting places he got a chance to visit. You can check out pictures of Ollie, his aircrafts, and Pago Pago as well as more information related to these stories by going to the article at thelogbookpodcast.com

10mins

28 Dec 2015

Rank #12

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Veteran’s Special 2015

This time we honor our veteran’s who served in the armed forces. So far, The Logbook has featured a few military stories, and in this special episode we’ll look back at some of the favorites. We’ll also hear stories that didn’t make it into the prior shows, and some that’ll be featured in future episodes.

27mins

15 Nov 2015

Rank #13

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34 – The Wandering WACO

Many aviators dream of having their very own vintage aircraft, and for Lenny Ohlsson that dream came true when he acquired a Waco Biplane and flew it all over the country. Lenny had a bunch of great pictures from his trips, and some of them that apply to the stores he shared in this episode. […]

20mins

30 May 2016

Rank #14

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23 – Microlight Championships

In this episode we hear about what its like to compete in some of the most challenging ultralight aircraft competitions. You can check out pictures of Steve’s aircrafts he flew during the competition and what he flies today as well as  more information related to these stories by going to the article at thelogbookpodcast.com

16mins

14 Dec 2015

Rank #15

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35 – Pencil Written Checklist

This time, Travis Burns tells the story of how he and five other pilots integrated the HC-144 Ocean Sentry into the US Coast Guard as their new primary surveillance airplane. You can check out pictures of Travis and the HC-144, along with more information about these stories and AviatorPPG by going to the article at […]

20mins

13 Jun 2016

Rank #16

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20 – P-51C Experience Flying

This time we hear from a P-51C Flight Experience pilot, about what goes into giving rides in a P-51, and some of the interesting people he flew. You can check out pictures of the P-51C, Bob and his and airplanes, as well as more information about these stories by going to the article at thelogbookpodcast.com

16mins

19 Oct 2015

Rank #17

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19 – Propeller Production Predicaments

This time we hear about what it’s like to build a kit plane and the difficulties that come with flying with friends to different air shows. We also learn how our storyteller started a business making airplane propellers.  You can check out pictures of Ed’s homebuilt, the tomahawk, and some of his propellers, as well […]

21mins

5 Oct 2015

Rank #18

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28 – A Tuskegee Airman

This time we honor african american history month by listening to Bob Walker, one of the original Tuskegee airman who got a chance to fly during WWII You can check out pictures of Bob from his time in the war, along with more information about the Tuskegee airmen and their accomplishments by going to the […]

15mins

22 Feb 2016

Rank #19

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18 – The Stearman Restoration Wall

This time we hear a few stories from Stearman restoration projects and what happened to those planes after they were completed and sold. You can check out pictures of Pete’s stearman restoration wall ad pictures from his other builds, as well as more information about these stories by going to the article on thelogbookpodcast.com

17mins

20 Sep 2015

Rank #20