Podcasts

Podcast: Jack Pelton on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

Jack Pelton on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 »

EAA has been a strong advocate for changing the FAA's medical rules that apply to private pilots, and last week the effort moved in a new direction as a new Pilot's Bill of Rights was introduced in Congress. EAA chairman Jack Pelton talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about his take on the bill and what happens now. More

Podcast: 3-D Manufacturing Goes to Space

3-D Manufacturing Goes to Space »

Maybe you haven't used a 3-D printer to make your own cogs or dowels (yet), but Jim Bertel and Joel Smith of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing are putting additive manufacturing to work in mankind's final frontier — outer space. More

Podcast: FAA's Second Look at Sleep Apnea

FAA's Second Look at Sleep Apnea »

Dr. Brent Blue, a senior FAA medical examiner, was one of the many who critiqued the FAA's proposed sleep-apnea policy for pilot medical exams when it was released in late 2013. AVweb's Mary Grady asked for his take on the revised policy the FAA announced last week. More

Podcast: Earl Weener, National Transportation Safety Board, on 2015's Most Wanted

Earl Weener, National Transportation Safety Board, on 2015's Most Wanted »

The NTSB this week released its annual "Most Wanted" list of safety improvements. Board member Earl Weener, who is a general aviation pilot himself, talked with Mary Grady about the issues affecting the GA fleet and some strategies that can help improve the safety record. More

Podcast: The Show Will Go On

The Show Will Go On »

Flying Aviation Expo President Marco Parrotto says the turnout and feedback from the first event is enough to start planning for the future. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with him on the convention floor. More

Podcast: SR-71 as a Metaphor for Life

SR-71 as a Metaphor for Life »

Brian Shul didn't just fly the hottest manned aircraft ever built; he overcame tremendous odds to do it. He was the keynote speaker at Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs, and AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with him before his presentation. More

Podcast: The Skycatcher Replacement?

The Skycatcher Replacement? »

Glasair Aviation thinks it has come up with the aircraft Cessna should have built. Think strong landing gear. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Glasair's Nick Frisch about how a sturdy, reliable and cheap-to-fly aircraft can help GA. More

Podcast: Flying Classroom Reaches Australia

Flying Classroom Reaches Australia »

Barrington Irving of Experience Aviation is on the first leg of a flight around the world in a Hawker jet to help teach school kids about science and technology. He spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady during a stopover in Australia about the project, the jet, and the expeditions he's taking part in along the way. More

Podcast: Record-Breaking Skydive About More than Publicity

Record-Breaking Skydive About More than Publicity »

Google executive Alan Eustace has broken Felix Baumgartner's "highest skydive" record — but that's only the beginning of the story, as Eustace's record-shattering jump yielded massive amounts of data for scientists and engineers to study. James Hayhurst of the U.S. Parachute Association spoke on the significance of this latest record jump. More

Podcast: Used Aircraft Market

Used Aircraft Market »

Aircraft broker René Banglesdorf says the market is better but still not great. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with her at NBAA 2014. More