Podcasts

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: 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: 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: 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