Podcasts

Podcast: Making Old King Airs New Again

Making Old King Airs New Again »

Innova Aerospace is taking 50-year-old King Airs and bringing them into the 21st century with new GE engines and a three-screen touchpad avionics suite. Innova's David Meske spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at AirVenture 2016. More

Podcast: China's Kitplane Movement

China's Kitplane Movement »

Amid the rapid growth of China’s aviation industry, there’s a movement afoot to bring personal flying, including homebuilding, into the general public. Among its advocates is aviation business consultant Francis Chao, who spoke with AVweb's Elaine Kauh about GA's future in China. More

Podcast: Still Many Questions About Third-Class Medical Implementation

Still Many Questions About Third-Class Medical Implementation »

The long-awaited Third Class medical exemption finally passed and was signed into law by the president last week. However, as you'll learn in this podcast with senior Aviation Medical Examiner Ian Blair Fries, for pilots with special issuances, there are still many more questions to be resolved before we know how the new law will benefit pilots worried about their medicals. More

Podcast: Aircraft Electronics Association Explains the FAA's $500 ADS-B Rebate Process

Aircraft Electronics Association Explains the FAA's $500 ADS-B Rebate Process »

The AEA (Aircraft Electronics Association) has been contracted by the FAA to manage the ADS-B rebate check processing. Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano spoke with AEA President Paula Derks about the specifics of the limited-time program, and with AEA's Mike Adamson about more financing options. More

Podcast: Brainteaser Airshow People's Choice Award

Brainteaser Airshow People's Choice Award »

The Brainteaser #220 Bonus Question asked readers to name their favorite airshow performers or performances. The results are in, and no one appearing on the upcoming November ballot made the cut here. (This is an audio recording of the People's Choice Award article .) More

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