Podcasts

RAF Targets Private Airstrips »

The Recreational Aviation Foundation is making great progress in its effort to amend laws in all 50 states to make it easier for pilots to gain access to privately owned airstrips. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with John McNade, an RAF volunteer, about how the RAF is getting it done and why it's important. More

Adept Airmotive Aims for V-6 Engine Certification »

Adept Airmotive is a South African company with a V-6 gasoline engine. After a couple of years of flying the engine experimentally, the company is funded for a two-year certification effort. CEO Richard Schulz brings us up to date. More

Jeppesen Introduces Revised Apps, Streamlines Coverage Areas »

At AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Jeppesen announced revisions to its Mobile FliteDeck products and, for digital subscribers, it has reduced chart coverage areas to just ten globally. Jepp's Reggie Arsenault supplies the details. More

Triple R Affordable Aircraft Company Opens »

A company dedicated to providing a supply of general aviation aircraft refurbished in accordance with a standard protocol announced its formation at AirVenture. Triple R president and AVweb publisher Tom Bliss sat down with AVweb's Rick Durden to describe how the company intends to reach its goal of providing like-new airplanes at half the price of new. More

Bill Moffitt of NavWorx on Welcoming ADS-B into Your World »

2020 is no longer some far-future date you'd see in a summer blockbuster and that means the clock is ticking on equipping your airplane for next-generation airspaces. NavWorx may have the friendliest price point for entering the ADS-B equipment market, so we spoke with CEO Bill Moffitt at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. More

Appraisers Struggle with Refurb Market Values »

As the aircraft refurbishment market blooms, appraisers are struggling with how to set higher values on airplanes that are 30 years or older. At AirVenture, AVweb spoke with Brian Jacobson of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association about how appraisers are coping. More

Podcast: Inside

Inside "The Millionaires' Unit" »

The Millionaires' Unit was the appellation given to a group of wealthy Yale University students who were determined to fight the Axis before the U.S. was involved in World War I and they did so by learning to fly. They formed the nucleus of what became naval aviation and served some died in aerial combat against Germany. Marc Wortman, author of the book The Millionaires Unit, and Darroch Greer, producer of a documentary based on the book, spoke to AVweb's Rick Durden about the documentary, which is being sneak-previewed at AirVenture, and about Wortman's book. More

EAA's Pelton -- Attendance Up Double Digits »

On Saturday, EAA's Jack Pelton told AVweb that, although final figures aren't in yet, for some days during AirVenture, attendance has increased by nearly double digits. Hear more in this exclusive AVweb podcast with Pelton. More

Shell on Unleaded Avgas »

At AirVenture this week, Shell executives were making the rounds explaining at least in general terms what their plans are to replace leaded 100LL with an unleaded fuel of equivalent performance. In this long-form podcast, Shell's Rob Midgley hinted that Shell's aiming for a fuel that could be produced in a larger number of refineries than now make leaded avgas. More

AOPA's Mark Baker -- User Fees Still Unacceptable »

Although AOPA's Mark Baker recently traveled to Canada to discuss how that country has integrated user fees for general aviation, he says the association remains unequivocally opposed to user fees. He also told AVweb he expects action from the FAA very soon on the elimination of the Third Class medical. More