Podcasts

Podcast: Breitling Jet Team Debuts

Breitling Jet Team Debuts »

The Breitling Jet Team, a seven-ship formation team that uses L-39 Albatros trainers, is starting its first U.S. tour at Sun 'n Fun this week. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with team lead Jacques Bothelin. More

Podcast: Commercial Use of LSAs?

Commercial Use of LSAs? »

The FAA is exploring the idea, and the small airplane groups are gathering the information. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Dan Johnson of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) at Sun 'n Fun 2015. More

Podcast: Rod Rakic on the Growth of OpenAirplane

Rod Rakic on the Growth of OpenAirplane »

Rod Rakic's vision of a nationwide airplane rental network is now a reality, with OpenAirplane nearing 10,000 members. "We're taking away a lot of the friction of renting an airplane," said Rakic when we caught up with him at Sun 'n Fun. More

Podcast: GAMA's Greg Bowles on EASA's New Certification Rules

GAMA's Greg Bowles on EASA's New Certification Rules »

It's hard to compete with regulatory change for a topic that's slow-moving, complex, and sleep-inducing, but GAMA's European rep Greg Bowles is excited about the progress happening now, which he says will have real impacts on aircraft owners, buyers, and manufacturers around the world within the next few years. He talked with AVweb's Mary Grady this week at Aero Friedrichshafen about EASA's newly published advance NPRM. More

Podcast: Alan Klapmeier on Becoming One

Alan Klapmeier on Becoming One »

At Aero Friedrichshafen this week, Kestrel's Alan Klapmeier spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about his rationale in joining forces with Eclipse Aerospace to form the new company, One Aviation. More

Podcast: Jane Poynter's Plan To Lift Tourists To The Edge Of Space

Jane Poynter's Plan To Lift Tourists To The Edge Of Space »

We caught up with space-tourism company World View Enterprises' CEO Jane Poynter at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Dallas, Texas. Poynter described the technology behind World View's balloon-and-parafoil plan to lift passengers into the upper atmosphere for a several-hour tour of the planet. More

Podcast: AEA President Paula Derks Previews the 2015 Show in Dallas

AEA President Paula Derks Previews the 2015 Show in Dallas »

Ahead of the 2015 Aircraft Electronics Association trade show, we reached out to AEA president Paula Derks for her show forecast. She answered a few questions about the ADS-B mandate and what FAA nextgen specialist Mike Whitaker may have to say at the show, as well as hinting at some of the product announcements in store. More

Podcast: FreeFlight's Tim Taylor Says Time to Equip for ADS-B Is Here

FreeFlight's Tim Taylor Says Time to Equip for ADS-B Is Here »

AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Tim Taylor of FreeFlight Systems about the company's EquipIt 2020 initiative, which aims to provide low-cost equipage options to meet the FAA's coming ADS-B mandate. With the Aircraft Electronics Association show going on now in Dallas, Taylor explained the logistics of FreeFlight's RANGR Lite system, encouraged owner-pilots to equip sooner rather than later, and answered that all-important question: Does he see ADS-B getting any more affordable than it already has? More

Podcast: Helicopter Accident Stats Improve

Helicopter Accident Stats Improve »

2014 was the first year that the number of helicopter accidents, including fatals, declined in the U.S. Tony Molinaro, communications lead for the International Helicopter Safety Team, spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at HAI Heli-Expo 2015. More

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