Podcasts

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

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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

Talking Safety with NTSB's Earl Weener »

While visiting AirVenture 2014, NTSB board member and experienced pilot Earl Weener sat down at an outdoor café with AVweb's Rick Durden. Weener talked about his aviation background and what the NTSB does and made some specific air safety recommendations. More

Thinking of Building, Buying a Homebuilt? »

AVweb's sister publication Kitplanes is starting a new monthly newsletter called The Homebuilt Portal for those interested in getting into the homebuilt sector. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with editor Louise Hose. More

SocialFlight's Parade of Planes »

This week, you're attending AirVenture — but where can you fly next week? No matter where you're based, the SocialFlight app has an answer, from $100 hamburgers to airports where you can see some of the world's most interesting airplanes. Lead developer and CEO Jeff Simon gives us the inside track on SocialFlight's September Parade of Planes (and a tiny hint about the future of SocialFlight releases). More

Superior Air Parts' Aviation Town in China »

Superior Air Parts says it's expanding its presence in China by establishing an aviation-oriented town near Bejing whose main intent is to provide non-Chinese companies a means of initiating business in China. In this podcast, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Tim Archer about the new community. More

Amelia Rose Earhart on Her Circumnavigation »

Following her successful attempt to become the youngest woman to fly a single-engine airplane around the world, Amelia Rose Earhart is at AirVenture. She spoke with AVweb's Rick Durden about flying the Pilatus PC-12, operational challenges she and her copilot Shane Jordan faced on the trip, and the future of the foundation she established to raise money for scholarships for young women to learn to fly. More