Podcasts

Doug Stewart On Airman Certification Standards »

The new Airmen Certification Standards for private pilot and instrument rating applicants will emphasize risk management while making checkrides more efficient, according to Doug Stewart. The pilot examiner and CFI, who served on the original FAA committee charged with rewriting test standards, says the result will be “safer pilots.” More

CAFE's Yolanka Wulff On The Electric Aircraft Symposium

CAFE's Yolanka Wulff On The Electric Aircraft Symposium »

The CAFE organization has been through big changes this year, and last week offered a whole new version of their 10-year-old annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, with a new venue and some new ideas about emphasis and priorities. More

Podcast: NASA’s Mark Moore On Emerging GA Technologies

NASA’s Mark Moore On Emerging GA Technologies »

Autonomy, electric engines and distributed powerplants will drive the design of a new generation of general aviation airplanes, says NASA researcher Mark Moore. AVweb’s Mary Grady talked with Moore about the possibilities, which he reported on at last week's CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium. More

Podcast: Nicolas Chabbert On The New TBM 930

Nicolas Chabbert On The New TBM 930 »

The new TBM 930 looks like a regular TBM 900 but it's what's inside that counts. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Daher's Nicolas Chabbert about taking electronic envelope protection to the next level. More

Podcast: Dr. Josef Kallo On Fuel Cell Progress

Dr. Josef Kallo On Fuel Cell Progress »

Hydrogen fuel cells are improving in efficiency and are technically viable for small aircraft but until gasoline gets a lot more expensive they won't be able to compete. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Dr. Josef Kallo on the promise and challenge of the technology. More

Podcast: NTSB Gearing Up For Drone Investigations

NTSB Gearing Up For Drone Investigations »

Although there haven't been many accidents involving unmanned aircraft systems, there have been enough for the NTSB to begin building the investigatory resources to determine causes, just as they have for years with manned aircraft. In this exclusive AVweb podcast recorded at the AUVSI trade show in New Orleans, the NTSB's Bill English explains what's involved. More

Why Miles O'Brien Built His Own Drone »

When Miles O'Brien moved to PBS, he discovered the world of tight budgets and MacGyvering equipment. He built his own drone to get aerial coverage for a Nova feature on flood protection and this year he hosted Exponential, the AUVSI convention in New Orleans. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with him at the convention. More

Podcast: Miles O'Brien — Drones Change The Way News Stories Are Told

Miles O'Brien — Drones Change The Way News Stories Are Told »

As an early proponent of drones for television news stories, journalist Miles O'Brien says this technology has fundamentally shifted the way stories can be told. O'Brien is a well-known independent science and technology reporter with stories appearing frequently on PBS. AVweb spoke to O'Brien Tuesday at Xponential 2016, the trade and technology show of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in Orlando. O'Brien is hosting the daily general sessions at the show. More

Podcast: FreeFlight Systems On ADS-B At AEA 2016

FreeFlight Systems On ADS-B At AEA 2016 »

FreeFlight Systems has been getting the word out in the past year on cost-effective ways for aircraft owners to comply with the ADS-B Out mandate effective Jan. 1, 2020. More

Podcast: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electrics In The Works

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electrics In The Works »

Even as it's deep into research on an electric hybrid drive system using internal combustion engines, the creative Slovenia company Pipistrel is looking into electric aircraft that will use hydrogen fuel cells. As part of AVweb's follow-up coverage of the Aero show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Paul Bertorelli recorded this podcast interview with the driving force behind Pipistrel's exploratory ethos, Evo Boscarol. More