Podcasts

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

Summer Camp, With Airplanes »

For kids ages 12 to 18, AeroCamps offer a chance to spend some time at a local airport, learn about the aviation industry, and fly an airplane. Jim White, who runs the AeroCamp at Double Eagle Aviation in Tucson, talked with AVweb's Mary Grady about the nationwide project. More

Aviation Safety Culture Change Urged »

Mike Slack founded the law firm of Slack and Davis, headquartered in Austin with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, which provided much of the background information for the controversial USA Today story that examined general aviation safety a couple of weeks ago. Slack, an IFR-rated pilot and owner of a turbo 182 and a T-6, told AVweb's Russ Niles that rather than shoot the messenger, GA should be looking at meaningful changes to the way airplanes are built and accidents investigated. More

GAMA's Pete Bunce on GA Safety »

An extensive report on general aviation safety in "USA Today" this week doesn't convey the whole story, says GAMA President Pete Bunce. He took a break from his work in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to talk with AVweb's Mary Grady about ongoing efforts to build safer airplanes. More

Flight of Passage, 48 Years On »

Chris Nesin knew he had to have the Piper Cub Special that the Buck brothers flew as Rinker Buck's inspiration for Flight of Passage. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the new owner of the iconic aircraft about its next transcontinental trip. More

Report from San Marcos »

AOPA launched their first new regional fly-in last weekend in San Marcos, Texas. AVweb's Mary Grady talks with Katie Pribyl, AOPA's vice president in charge of events, to find out more about how the new format worked out and whether it's meeting the association's goals. More

GAMA's Greg Bowles on Changes to Part 23/CS-23 »

In the U.S. we know it as Part 23, but the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is concerned with revisions to what the rest of the world knows as CS-23. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli caught up with Greg Bowles form GAMA at Aero in Friedrichshafen to get the lowdown on changes to the rule and what they may mean for aircraft manufacturers like Flight Design. More