Podcasts

Every Landing a Smooth One? »

Alaska inventor John Pursley had some jarring smooth water landings in his new amphib a few years ago and drew on his technical background to get some help. He spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at the U.S. Light Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla. More

Continuous Production of the RV-12 S-LSA Begins »

After a couple of "experimental" runs of ready-to-fly RV-12s last year, Van's Aircraft is taking the plunge and going into full production of the popular design. Adam Smith spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about the process at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. More

Financing for ADS-B Equipage »

A private-public partnership administered by the Aircraft Electronics Association will provide loans to those who need money to upgrade their aircraft to meet the ADS-B mandate. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with AEA President Paula Derks on how the program works and how AEA hopes it will streamline the transition to NextGen. More

Aspen Challenger Pilot Reported Windshear »

Thanks to radio traffic recorded by LiveATC.net, we know that winds may have been a factor in the crash of a Challenger 600 at Aspen on Sunday. AVweb's Russ Niles prepared this report. More

Aviation Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 »

The National Aviation Hall of Fame, based in Dayton, Ohio, added six new names to its roster of more than 200 air and space pioneers this week. Ron Kaplan, enshrinement director for the NAHF, tells AVweb's Mary Grady about the varied and impressive achievements of this year's class. More

Scorpion Debut »

Textron AirLand flew its Scorpion light tactical jet last week and by all accounts it went well. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Dale Tutt, chief engineer on the project, a day after the flight about the airplane and its potential market. More

Whatever the Season, MAF Gives »

Mission Aviation Fellowship operates small aircraft in and out of some of the most remote airstrips in the world, often while those areas are in crisis. Their version of routine flying is the kind of stuff most stateside pilots will never experience. AVweb spoke with MAF's Gene Jordan to learn more. More

Opening China's Airspace »

This week, China moved forward with expanding access to their air space for general aviation operations. Ed Smith, vice president of international affairs for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, chats with AVweb contributing editor Mary Grady about what that news means for the industry. More

ASA's Checkride Apps »

Educational training supply company ASA launched six new apps in October designed to aid pilots in preparation of a checkride. AVweb speaks with ASA curriculum director Jackie Spanitz to learn more. More

Sleep Apnea Policy 'Crazy,' Says Senior AME »

Dr. Brent Blue is a senior FAA air medical examiner from Wyoming who says the new policy on sleep apnea announced by Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton is "one of the craziest things to come out of the FAA in many years." AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with him. More