Podcasts

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

Lighthawk Needs You -- And Your Airplane »

Lighthawk, a non-profit group based in Wyoming, recently won a grant from the AOPA Foundation to help them expand their outreach efforts across the country. At AOPA Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, Lighthawk outreach manager Greg Bedinger and program officer Ryan Boggs spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady to explain how general aviation pilots can help in their efforts to protect endangered species. More

The Long and Short of $1 Avgas »

How many pilots will come out for $1 avgas? A lot. Even some who have given up flying. At Redbird's third annual Migration training conference, Jerry Gregoire debriefed us on the success of Redbird's recent promotion -- and its potential implications for the future of aviation fuel. More

Diesel for the People -- Making RedHawks Available to Flight Schools »

By now, you're likely familiar with Redbird's diesel-powered Cessna Skyhawk conversions (called "RedHawks"). At the Redbird Migration conference in San Marcos, Paul Bertorelli asked Roger Sharp when and flight schools can get their hands on them. More

On the Front Lines in China »

Shanghai Hawker Pacific is China's first FBO/MRO and is pioneering development of the nuts and bolts of the service side of business aviation in the country. AVweb's Glenn Pew spoke with the company's Carey Matthews at NBAA 2013 in Las Vegas. More

Aviation Group Draws Broad Support »

The Alliance for Aviation Across America has grown from a small advocacy group to a national force in setting aviation access policy, particularly in rural America. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Selena Shilad, the group's executive director. More

IPad for Advanced Simulators »

IPads are a fixture in modern cockpits, but integrating them to simulator training is relatively new. SimCom worked with Redbird Flight Simulations to allow iPad simulation in its devices. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Eric Hinson about how it all works. More

Insurance for Flying Clubs »

Next week, AOPA Insurance will announce new insurance products aimed at collective aircraft ownership. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the new president of AOPA Insurance, Bill Snead. More

Flexjet Flies Solo »

In September, Bombardier announced Flexjet, its fractional arm, had been sold to a group of investors. The investors promptly ordered up to 245 airplanes (firm orders and options) and on Monday added another 20 aircraft options. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Flexjet President Deanna White about how the flurry of transactions positions Flexjet for the future. More