Podcasts

OpenAirplane Grows »

OpenAirplane, a network of aircraft rental outlets with a common database of renting pilots, has more than doubled in size in a month. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with OpenAirplane co-founder Rod Rakic. More

AirVenture Gets First Viewing of 'Planes' »

The Disney animated feature Planes got its first screening Friday at AirVenture. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the movie's director, Klay Hall, about the movie and what it might mean for GA. More

GreenWing Ready to Sell Electric-Powered Ultralight Kit »

At EAA AirVenture this week, AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with GreenWing spokesman Eric Bartsch about the company's products and their plans for the U.S. market. The California company, a spin-off of China-based Yuneec, is now selling an electric-powered aircraft as an experimental amateur-built kit. Bartsch said the company is ready and eager to provide more electric-powered aircraft as soon as U.S. regulations allow. More

Sam's Thierry Zibi »

Thierry Zibi, president of Sam Aircraft, brought the light sport kit aircraft to EAA AirVenture and talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about the options available for builders. More

AOPA Sweepstakes Airplane »

At EAA AirVenture this week, AOPA is displaying a 1963 Beech Debonair that is in the process of being restored as the prize in their next sweepstakes. AOPA's Tom Horne, who is overseeing the project, spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about the progress so far and plans to complete the restoration. More

Funding Issues for Kestrel »

Kestrel Aircraft has accomplished a lot on its new turboprop single, but a new round of financing is needed to build the conforming prototype. Kestrel CEO Alan Klapmeier spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at AirVenture 2013. More

CAF on the Move »

The Commemorative Air Force wants to build a new headquarters near an urban center with a big tourism base. President Steve Brown spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at AirVenture 2013. More

Kids Build Two Planes in Two Weeks »

Lyn Freeman has championed BuildAPlane.org and has seen the project maintain a successful outreach, attracting young people to the aviation industry. AVweb spoke with him about a recent project that saw eight high school students build two planes in two weeks. More

The Man Behind HondaJet »

Mishimasa Fujino created the HondaJet from a drawing on the back of a calendar and eventually convinced Honda to pursue light jet development. Now he is the president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. AVweb spoke with him at AirVenture 2013, where two of the first conforming HondaJets were publicly displayed. More

5,300 Young Eagles Flown »

Larry and Maxine Durst of Roseburg, Oregon have combined efforts to allow Larry to fly more than 5,300 Young Eagles since 1994 to earn the Phillips 66 Aviation Leadership Award. The couple spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at Airventure 2013. More