Podcasts

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

Podcast: Deer Jet's Zhang Peng on China's Expanding Bizav Sector

Deer Jet's Zhang Peng on China's Expanding Bizav Sector »

China's largest bizjet charter company, Deer Jet, sees plenty of room for expansion in the exploding Chinese marketplace — maybe not in fractionals (yet), but in some surprising segments, like providing flights in and out of the country. Deer Jet's Zhang Peng demystifies the world's fastest-growing bizav economy in a short conversation with us at the 2014 NBAA Convention. More

Podcast: Strong NBAA Show, Says Bolen

Strong NBAA Show, Says Bolen »

Ed Bolen, the CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, says the organization's 2014 show in Orlando is a little bigger than last year's show in Las Vegas. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Bolen at the static display at Orlando Executive Airport. More

ATC for Drones »

Parimal Kopardekar, principal investigator for NASA's Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project, is working to create a system that would help make it possible for UAS to operate in specified low-altitude zones within the national airspace. He talked with AVweb's Mary Grady about the technology and its timeline. More

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

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