HOW A PDA,
SOME QUICK THINKING, AND TRAINING GOT VINCE SCOTT SAFELY TO THE
Whenever a whole plane parachute is activated, there's
lots of news about it, and a gear-up landing is guaranteed to get news
choppers in the air, but every day pilots get themselves out of tense
situations using the skill and training they've accumulated. Well,
nothing has improved the odds of a happy outcome than the cockpit
technology now available to pilots of all types of aircraft
AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Chicago Mooney pilot Vince Scott
how about how a little electronic wizardry was on his side when his
engine ate an exhaust valve at 7,000 feet in IMC.
Click here to listen. 8.0 MB, 8:42
FOUNDATION'S ROBERT POOLE MAKES THE CASE FOR USER FEES
Director of Transportation Studies at nonprofit think-tank Reason Foundation, has long
been an advocate of aviation user fees, as well as a supporter of
commercializing the U.S. air traffic control organization. In an
interview with AVweb Editor-in-Chief Chad Trautvetter, Poole
explains why he sees user fees and a privatized ATC system as good
things for airspace users, despite what the aviation alphabet groups and
some congressional members have been saying lately about user fees.
Click here to listen. 14.9 MB, 16:18
Note that this is an extra-special double-length podcast, coming
in at 16 minutes. We hope you enjoy it!
|BONUS! An Upcoming Aviation Consumer Podcast