O'BRIEN BRINGS GA TO THE MASSES
Miles O'Brien, a
Cirrus pilot, covered aviation and space for CNN for 16 years until his
job was downsized last December. Since then, he's been finding new ways
to bring stories about flight to a broad audience. He talks with
AVweb's Mary Grady about his trip to Africa with Patty Wagstaff
to film her work training pilots for the Kenya Wildlife Service
the documentary will screen at EAA AirVenture on
July 28 and he reveals the new ways he's finding to connect with
his audience, from writing a blog to "narrowcasting" online.
Click here to listen. (15.8 MB,
AVweb recently visited Robinson
Helicopter's Torrance, California plant. Although sales are slow, the
factory is buzzing with activity, including work on the new R66 turbine.
Frank Robinson gave us an update in this podcast.
Click here to listen. (9.5 MB,
TUCKER EXPLAINS OFF-AIRPORT LANDING
It's a lesson that every
new flight student learns, and it's one that 23,000-hour aviation icon
Sean Tucker learned again last Sunday. The legendary aerobatic
pilot tells AVweb's Russ Niles why he'll never fly again without
first dipping the fuel tanks.
Click here to listen. (12.5 MB,
on Sean Tucker's Fuel Exhaustion Adventure
at the AVweb
Boy, that Sean Tucker sure screwed
up when he ran out of fuel, didn't he? Um, yeah and
AVweb's Paul Bertorelli has a little confession to make on that
front, too. Read all about it in the latest installment of our AVweb
Insider blog and if you're not in the club with Paul and
Sean, be sure to take the lesson to heart.