Podcast: Kirby Chambliss, Red Bull Air Race Pilot

Kirby Chambliss, Red Bull Air Race Pilot »

Flying in the annual Red Bull Air Races on a tight course with speeds up to 200 knots and forces up to 10 Gs isn't easy, and this year U.S. competitor Kirby Chambliss, who's won the series twice in the past, isn't doing as well as he'd like. He talked with AVweb's Mary Grady via Skype from Austria about the competition, the challenges, and the rewards. More

Podcast: Dianna Stanger and the L-139

Dianna Stanger and the L-139 »

Dianna Stanger's unique L-139 won the prize for best jet in the warbird division this summer at EAA AirVenture, and next week it will be flying at Reno, competing in the National Championship Air Races. Stanger talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about the airplane and her efforts to introduce more women and girls to aviation. More

Podcast: Think Global Flight Goes Around The World

Think Global Flight Goes Around The World »

Judy Rice and the Think Global Flight team have returned from their two-month trip around the world promoting education in an aviation context to students and adults in 25 countries. They departed Burbank, California on June 13 in a donated Citation Mustang. More

Podcast: Elliot Seguin, Spirit of Flight Winner

Elliot Seguin, Spirit of Flight Winner »

Elliot Seguin, who works as an engineer at Scaled Composites by day and designs and flies his own racing planes at night, won this year's Spirit of Flight Award, given by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots at EAA AirVenture. After flying home to Mojave, Sequin talked with AVweb's Mary Grady about what it meant to him to win the award, what he's working on now, and a glimpse of what's coming up on the horizon. More

Podcast: An Air Show for Catalina

An Air Show for Catalina »

Jeff Herold has helped to establish a new nonprofit group, the Catalina Island Aviation Foundation, to preserve and promote the island's traditional air show, which is held above the harbor at the tourist mecca of Avalon, 26 miles off the California coast. Organizing a show on a small, remote island comes with unique challenges, and Herold explains to AVweb's Mary Grady why he thinks it's well worth the effort. More

Podcast: Mike Glasgow on How LockMart Is Preparing for UAS in the Airspace

Mike Glasgow on How LockMart Is Preparing for UAS in the Airspace »

Lockheed Martin Flight Services is stepping up UAS awareness with its recently introduced unmanned traffic management (UTM) service. Aimed at increasing situational awareness when it comes to sharing the airspace with commercial drone operations, UTM includes an evolving set of functions and services including a simplified and automated UAS NOTAM filing process, online graphics (which show their operating position and altitude) plus plans for future services in preparation for a growing number of drone operations. In this podcast, "Aviation Consumer" editor Larry Anglisano speaks with Lockheed Martin's chief architect Mike Glasgow about UTM and what it means for pilots and UAS operators. More

Podcast: Mahindra Sees Expanding GA in India

Mahindra Sees Expanding GA in India »

As the world's largest democracy and free market, India may become a fertile place to expand general aviation. And according to S. P. Shukla, head of Mahindra's aerospace division, it's already happening. In this AVweb podcast, Shukla said Mahindra's acquisition of Airvan will allow the company to expand GA both to the personally owned aircraft market and to transportation between large cities and smaller towns. More

New Hypoxia Training for TBM Owners »

In tightly knit pilot communities, an accident often has profound effects on the group because most people in it know the accident pilot. That was definitely the case with the Larry Glazer TBM accident in 2014, in which the pilot became unresponsive, apparently due to hypoxia, and overflew his destination, crashing at sea near Jamaica. As a direct result of that accident, a Florida-based company, in cooperation with Daher, is developing a hypoxia training program specifically for TBM owners. According to Dr. Ian Blair Fries, who is working with Dr. Paul Buza on the project, the program may eventually be expanded to other types of aircraft. AVweb interviewed Dr. Fries at AirVenture this week for this exclusive podcast. More

Podcast: George Bye, CEO of Sun Flyer

George Bye, CEO of Sun Flyer »

Electric airplanes have generated a lot of interest for their potential to cut costs and complexity in entry-level GA airplanes. George Bye, CEO of Sun Flyer, says his company has blazed a new path for certification that he believes will enable them to bring to market a two-seat electric trainer with a three-hour flight duration that will sell for about $200,000. He explains it all to AVweb's Mary Grady. More