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Bite-sized interviews from the world of aviation, produced by the world's premier independent aviation news resource since 1995, online since 1995.

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Bite-sized interviews from the world of aviation, produced by the world's premier independent aviation news resource since 1995, online since 1995.

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Welcome back!

By ilmioconto - Feb 02 2018
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You were missed, keep them coming. Niloofar Rahmani is an amazing aviator and woman. Good choice to start the year!

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By Above It All - Mar 25 2011
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Love the podcasts, however I wish the audio was balanced better.

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
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1

Welcome back!

By ilmioconto - Feb 02 2018
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You were missed, keep them coming. Niloofar Rahmani is an amazing aviator and woman. Good choice to start the year!

Updates

By Above It All - Mar 25 2011
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Love the podcasts, however I wish the audio was balanced better.

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AVweb Podcasts

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Bite-sized interviews from the world of aviation, produced by the world's premier independent aviation news resource since 1995, online since 1995.

Podcast: EAA On New PMA Process

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EAA and the FAA are building on the STC awarded to EAA allowing installation of experimental Dynon avionics in certified aircraft. EAA's Sean Elliott spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles on a Jan. 17 meeting that could set the course for more affordable access to new technology by certified aircraft owners.

Jan 22 2017

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Podcast: Pipistrel Surges Electric Aircraft Production

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Although electric airplanes still inhabit a regulatory backwater, Slovenian-based Pipistrel Aircraft is boosting its production of battery-powered trainers and reports a 50-50 split between gasoline and electric aircraft. In this exclusive podcast, the company told AVweb this week that a new production line is building five to six Alpha Electro trainers per month.

Mar 19 2018

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FlightAware's New Plan

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When Daniel Baker and his flying friends conceived FlightAware 12 years ago, they couldn't have imagined how important it has become to worldwide aviation. Founder and CEO Daniel Baker describes the journey.

Oct 10 2017

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Podcast: Sun 'n Fun Airshow Live Streaming

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Jumbotrons at airshows have become commonplace but this year at Sun 'n Fun, the airshow has both the giant screens and live streaming for those who can't make it to the actual event. In partnership with Sun 'n Fun, a company called LiveAirshowTV is feeding both both pre-show programs and the show itself to online audiences the world over. In this AVweb Sun 'n Fun podcast, LiveAirshowTV's Bryan Lee and Sun 'n Fun airshow director Greg Gibson give us an overview of the program.

Apr 10 2018

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Podcast: Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia On Market Trends

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As GAMA released another disappointing aircraft production report this week, the Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia recently told the National Air Transportation Association that market data suggests next year won't be much better. And although Teal says it's "cautiously confident" that things won't get worse, Aboulafia told us in this AVweb podcast that we're far from the disastrous days of 2009.

Nov 12 2016

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Podcast: Pilot Shortage And The Regional Air Cargo Carriers

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Stan Bernstein is the president of the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association. He spoke with AVweb about the pilot shortage from the perspective of regional air cargo carriers, a collection of Part 121 and Part 135 operators who have been most affected by increased demand for professional pilots.

Mar 17 2017

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Podcast: Uber At AirVenture

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Uber showed up at AirVenture this year, but it wasn't toting hardware. Instead, the company was touting its new Uber Elevate proposal that will do for on-demand air taxi what its networking service has done for ride sharing and on-demand transportation. In this podcast, Wyatt Smith and Nikhil Goel explain the details.

Aug 14 2017

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Podcast: Bailing Out Of A Warbird

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Ron Carlson's first parachute jump is one to remember. He and his passenger Kenny Franzese bailed out of a TBM Avenger over the mountains of Arizona on May 7. He was interviewed by Russ Niles for this extended (15-minute) podcast.

May 14 2018

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Podcast: LAMA Likes LSA Weight Change

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While some light sport aircraft manufacturers may have misgivings about a higher gross weight for LSA, Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association president Dan Johnson says it's a good idea and will be a boost for the entire GA industry. In this podcast recorded at AirVenture 2018, Dan Johnson outlines the possibilities.

Jul 24 2018

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Podcast: John King On FAA Inflexibility

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John King, of King Schools, has been without a medical for two years since he had a seizure and he's now fighting to get it back. Like many other pilots who have appealed disqualifications, he's finding it a frustrating experience that he says is ultimately hurting the FAA itself.

Feb 25 2017

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Podcast: Being An Aviation Photographer

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Aerographs Aviation Photography's John Slemp has been taking pictures of all things aviation for quite some time now. In an interveiw at AirVenture 2018, he told AVweb all about what its like to have a career in aviation photography.

Jul 29 2018

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Switchblade Almost Ready To Fly

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Billed as the world's first flying sports car, the Switchblade roadable aircraft is nearing first flight. Developer Sam Bousfield spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about tweaks and changes that he said will make it an even better performer.

Jul 24 2018

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Podcast: Ramping Up For ADS-B

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Although only a fraction of the aircraft that will need it have been equipped with ADS-B Out, the Aircraft Electronics Association is confident those who really need and want the upgrade will be ready for the FAA deadline of Jan. 1, 2020. Ric Peri, AEA's VP of government and industry affairs, spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about how he thinks it will play out.

Jan 20 2017

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Podcast: LSA Manufacturers Mixed On BasicMed Effects

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At the Sport Aviation Expo is Sebring this week, we spoke with several manufacturers of light sport aircraft (LSAs) about their expectations for the newly announced FAA BasicMed rule. The people who spoke to us for this AVweb exclusive podcast acknowledged that there are buyers for whom avoiding a medical is the key criterion and who might prefer a larger aircraft but felt most of their buyers were pilots who wanted a safe and modern two-seat aircraft.

Jan 28 2017

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ATC Privatization Perspectives

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As a bill proposing privatization goes through the legislative process, AVweb sought the opinions of industry veterans attending AirVenture 2017 on why it's a bad idea and what the alternatives might be.

Jul 26 2017

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Podcast: Huerta On Privatization, Certification Reform

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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made his farewell appearance at AirVenture Thursday and had some advice for his successor and for the agency's political masters. He spoke with Russ Niles after a news conference.

Jul 28 2017

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Podcast: Alsim Opens North American Office

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Alsim has been making flight simulators in France for 24 years and has sold dozens of flight training devices in North America. To better serve that market, it's opened an office in Austin, Texas. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the new manager of the North American operation, Scott Firsing.

Oct 12 2017

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Podcast: Trio's Autopilot Inches Toward Approval

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With the FAA relaxing certification requirements for avionics in certified light aircraft, Trio Avionics is closing in on approval for its three-axis autopilot, following a parallel path to another company, TruTrak. Both are well known in the experimental segment for capable autopilots.

Apr 09 2017

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Podcast: Airbus's Electric Future

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Airbus believes electric aircraft, including airliners, are the future and it's taking a leadership role in their development. Ken McKenzie, the company's senior VP of strategy and corporate development, discussed what that future might look at in an interview at AirVenture 2017.

Jul 30 2017

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Podcast: Lycoming Adapts To Market

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Lycoming's Mike Kraft says the training market is keeping things humming at his plant. An order for 200 of its most expensive and technologically advanced engines doesn't hurt either. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Kraft at AirVenture 2018.

Jul 29 2018

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Podcast: AOPA's Flying Club Initiative

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As part of a multifaceted effort to grow the pilot population, AOPA has been conducting a flying club initiative across the country, achieving some success at advising would-be members on how to start clubs. In this podcast, AVweb spoke to Katie Pribyl, who will soon be turning over the program to Elizabeth Tennyson. We also spoke with Jamie Beckett, one of AOPA's circuit-flying ambassadors who also helps with club promotion.

Feb 28 2019

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Podcast: Sebring Gets LSA-Based Flight Academy

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Veteran FBO and flight school operator Lou Mancuso has opened a new flight academy at Sebring, Florida, that he says will provide fast-track training for pilots planning professional flight careers. In this exclusive podcast recorded at the Sport Aviation Expo 2019 show in Sebring, Mancuso said the school will rely on light sport aircraft, specifically the Bristell.

Jan 25 2019

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Podcast: American Airlines Cadet Academy

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American Airlines recently opened a Cadet Academy for new flight students looking for airline pilot careers. With its first cadets already in training, American Airlines Pilot Career Strategy Manager Christopher Shope shared program details with AVweb.

Dec 10 2018

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Podcast: Iridium NEXT And Certus For Aviation

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The Iridium NEXT satellite constellation is nearly complete and the company is working on Certus, a satellite communications system aimed at, among other things, aviation. Iridium's Bryan Hartin and Michael Hooper told AVweb more about the latest developments at the 2018 NBAA convention.

Oct 19 2018

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Podcast: BendixKing Offers Subscription Avionics

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BendixKing recently began offering a subscription program for avionics. The company's vice president for product management and marketing, Stéphane Fymat, shared the details with AVweb at NBAA-BACE.

Oct 19 2018

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Podcast: Wheels Up On A Roll

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Wheels Up has gone from a curiosity to a major force in the charter world in six short years and it's not finished growing yet. AVweb spoke with co-found Gary Spitalnik about the untapped market and selling to millennials.

Oct 17 2018

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Podcast: Gulfstream G600 Approaching Certification

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Gulfstream recently delivered its first G500 business jet. Next up: the G600. Gulfstream's Dan Nale told AVweb more about the G600 and how the certification process is coming along at the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention.

Oct 16 2018

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Podcast: Aerion Gets An Engine And Flight Schedule

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Aerion Corporation announced it is ready to start building a supersonic business jet after solving most of the daunting technical and regulatory problems it faced. It will honor the legacy of Concorde in that schedule. Russ Niles spoke with Aerion CEO Tom Vice at NBAA-BACE in Orlando.

Oct 16 2018

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Podcast: EAA's Sean Elliott Explains LSA Weight Increase Proposal

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The FAA's just-revealed report that it would consider raising the light sport aircraft limit from 1320 pounds to 3600 pounds is just a proposed talking point and any rule is at least a year and a half away, according to EAA. And no, the 3600-pound figure isn't a typo nor confusion over kilogram conversion, as some have speculated. In this AVweb podcast, EAA's Sean Elliott explains the details of the new proposal.

Oct 09 2018

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Podcast: Being An Aviation Photographer

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Aerographs Aviation Photography's John Slemp has been taking pictures of all things aviation for quite some time now. In an interveiw at AirVenture 2018, he told AVweb all about what its like to have a career in aviation photography.

Jul 29 2018

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Podcast: Commuter Craft Innovator

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Commuter Craft is ready to welcome the first builders of the company's two-place homebuilt Innovator to Commuter's Cartersville, Georgia, factory to begin construction. Richard Hogan told AVweb more about the aircraft and the building process at AirVenture 2018.

Jul 29 2018

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Podcast: Lycoming Adapts To Market

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Lycoming's Mike Kraft says the training market is keeping things humming at his plant. An order for 200 of its most expensive and technologically advanced engines doesn't hurt either. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Kraft at AirVenture 2018.

Jul 29 2018

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Podcast: D-Day Squadron at AirVenture

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If flying 1000-plus C-47s to France was a logistical challenge in 1944, it's no less so in 2019. The Daks Over Normandy project, which will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, showed up at AirVenture this week to talk about its extensive planning. In this AVweb podcast, we talked to Eric Zipkin about how the event is shaping up.

Jul 28 2018

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Podcast: NFlight's Mic For Non-Aviation Headsets

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If you need an inexpensive noise cancelling headset for occasional use, one way to get that is to use a commercial non-aviation headset and fit it with a mic. A company called NFlight Technologies has the mic part wired, so to speak. In this podcast recorded at AirVenture, Courtney Martin explains how it works.

Jul 25 2018

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Podcast: Pipistrel Aims For Fasting Charging Electric Airplanes

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While Slovenia-based Pipistrel has aggressively expanded into electric aircraft and has dozens in the field, it acknowledges that lack of battery capacity still makes electrics less than fully functional airplanes. One possible fix: rapid charging systems that use water cooling to potentially halve the amount necessary to top off the batteries. In this exclusive AVweb podcast recorded at AirVenture 2018, Pipistrel's Michael Coates goes into the details.

Jul 25 2018

10mins

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Switchblade Almost Ready To Fly

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Billed as the world's first flying sports car, the Switchblade roadable aircraft is nearing first flight. Developer Sam Bousfield spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about tweaks and changes that he said will make it an even better performer.

Jul 24 2018

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Podcast: LAMA Likes LSA Weight Change

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While some light sport aircraft manufacturers may have misgivings about a higher gross weight for LSA, Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association president Dan Johnson says it's a good idea and will be a boost for the entire GA industry. In this podcast recorded at AirVenture 2018, Dan Johnson outlines the possibilities.

Jul 24 2018

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EPS Diesel Marks Development Milestones

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With a robust design, a projectable overhaul (not replacement), and Dick Rutan assisting with flight test, the EPS Diesel engine project is finding funding and meeting key milestones. AVWeb caught up with CEO Michael Fuchs and VP/CTO Steven Weinzierl at AirVenture 2018 for this podcast update.

Jul 24 2018

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Podcast: Stratos Rejigs Design

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Stratos Aircraft announced the 716 light business jet at AirVenture on Monday. It's a six-place version of its original four-place 714 and Manager of Engineering Carsten Sundin explains the change.

Jul 24 2018

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Podcast: Vulcanair Enters Training Market

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Vulcanair's V1.0 has arrived in America and has a future in the training market according to Ameravia spokesman Mike McMann. We spoke with him at AirVenture 2018.

Jul 24 2018

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