Podcasts

Eclipse Delivers at Sun 'n Fun »

Following FAA certification on February 28, Eclipse Aerospace has already delivered five of its new model 550 jets. On April 2, it was set to deliver number six at Sun 'n Fun to a buyer who agreed to put the brand-new airplane on display during the show. Mason Holland of Eclipse briefed AVweb on the 550 and Eclipse's plans going forward. More

CAFE Symposium Preview »

The 8th annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium is coming up April 25 and 26 in Santa Rosa, California, bringing together a roster of experts and experimenters to share technology and ideas for the next generation of personal flying. Dr. Brien Seeley, president of the CAFE Foundation and organizer of the event, spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about some of the highlights on this year's agenda. More

A New Airplane Marketplace »

Tom Henn and A. J. Brown, the CEO and vice president of a new company called BiddingAce.com, hope to provide an easy-to-use online service for those looking to buy or sell a general aviation airplane. They spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about their plans. More

Private Airport Owners Seek Help »

The Bower family of Gualala, California would like nothing better than to keep their private, public-use airport open but since they don't fly themselves, they're hoping those with some skin in the game will pay the $60,000 necessary for repairs. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Julie Bower about the unique situation in a remote corner of Mendocino County. More

A New Take on the 172 »

Premier Aircraft Sales is now offering a fully refurbished pre-G1000 Cessna 172 with a new Garmin panel and Continental/Thielert Centurion diesel engine for less than the cost of a new avgas-powered Skyhawk. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Premier's VP of Operations Art Spengler about the instant market acceptance of the new product. More

"Charlie Victor Romeo" Now on Film »

Bob Berger and his partners created a stage play in 1999 with all of its dialogue drawn from the transcripts of cockpit voice recorders. Now they have produced a film of the play that's showing in theaters around the country. Berger spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady this week about what makes the film unique and the reaction it's had from the aviation community. More

Bach Flying »

Author and avid pilot Richard Bach is back at the keyboard and back in the cockpit after surviving a serious crash in his beloved SeaRey amphib Puff 18 months ago. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with him about the crash, the new book he wrote about the crash, and the fourth part of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." Spoiler Alert: Crashing an airplane and almost dying is actually kind of cool, but hospitals suck. More

Suddenly, An Emergency »

Sydney, Australia pilot Paul Reynolds was the only one around who could help the teen-aged passenger on a Piper Cherokee (previously incorrectly reported as a Cessna 150) whose pilot blacked out at the controls on January 25 over Forbes, New South Wales. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Reynolds about the actions he took to help ensure a positive outcome for the crisis. More

Time to Share the Sky? »

The military is already flying autonomous aircraft, and the private sector is eager to exploit this new technology. Michael Toscano, president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, explains to AVweb's Mary Grady why he thinks the FAA should reassess the risks and stop slowing down progress. More

Air Boss for Super Bowl »

Wayne Boggs is best known for keeping the performers and spectators safe at some of the world's biggest air shows, including AirVenture. A week from Sunday, he and his team will be orchestrating the safe and timely arrival and departure of about 600 business jets filled with spectators for one of the world's biggest sports spectacles. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Boggs about how he helps make that happen. More