Podcasts

Toxic Tax in New York? »

A Buffalo flight school owner says the state is trying to balance its budget on the backs of flight school owners and those who lease their aircraft to flight schools. AVweb 's Russ Niles spoke with Bob Miller about New York state's retroactive re-interpretation of the sales tax code. More

WWII Veterans Fly Free »

From August 2-4 in Topeka, Kansas, more than 90 vintage military aircraft will take part in a cooperative event that will honor veterans of the Second World War with free rides in aircraft of the era. AVweb 's Russ Niles spoke with organizer Dan Gryder about The Gathering of Warbirds and Legends and how veterans and family members of veterans can get aboard. More

Think Global Flight Counting Down »

A circumnavigation flight that will launch from Sun 'n Fun 2014 is aiming to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to high school students. AVweb spoke with pilot and founder Judy Rice . More

New Financing Options from AOPA »

AOPA has revamped its aircraft financing division to include a broader range of prospective lenders. Adam Meredith , head of the AOPA Aircraft Finance Company spoke with AVweb 's Russ Niles. More

25 Years of Growth for Women in Aviation »

The organization Women in Aviation International launched with a conference in Prescott, Arizona 25 years ago, and members are marking that anniversary with several events in Oshkosh, Arizona, and Florida. Peggy Chabrian , the founder and president of WAI, talked with AVweb 's Mary Grady about the group's achievements, her goals for the future, and what's in the works for EAA AirVenture this summer. More

AOPA Foundation 'Giving Back' »

The AOPA Foundation has launched a new initiative that aims to give away money to non-profit aviation groups and student pilots, as well as offering free AOPA memberships to teenagers and members of the armed forces. AVweb 's Mary Grady spoke with Stephanie Kenyon , a vice president of the foundation, to learn more about it. More

Prof. Kent Lovelace on the Pilot Pool »

It's not an easy road from first solo to an airline left seat, and new rules now in the works are making that journey even bumpier. Kent Lovelace , chair of the aviation department at the University of North Dakota, talks with AVweb 's Mary Grady about the impact of new rules that raise the bar for that first job, how airlines and students are adapting, and some new programs that aim to address some of these issues. More

Pilots Get Social »

The $100 hamburger can be a pleasant quest for pilots, but there's nothing like planning a flight to a specific event to get the prop turning. That's the theory behind Social Flight, an app that lists more than 3,500 flying-related events all over the U.S. with customized features that let pilots know where they can fly -- but, more importantly, why they should. AVweb 's Russ Niles spoke with Social Flight's Jeff Simon . More

A Flying Car for Everyone »

Terrafugia announced plans this week to proceed with development of a four-seat VTOL hybrid electric semi-autonomous flying car with a 500-mile range. Even with a time frame of 10 years or more, the regulatory, technological, and funding challenges are steep. Terrafugia CEO Carl Dietrich spoke with AVweb 's Mary Grady about the company's plans. More

Think Flying's Too Expensive? Listen Here Before You Complain »

Just back from Europe and tamping down jet lag, correspondent Paul Bertorelli recorded this podcast with fliegermagazin 's Thomas Borchert during the Aero show in Friedrichshafen. Before you complain about user fees or regulations in the U.S., listen to what Thomas has to say about flying in Europe. Yet still, pilots there persevere, $13 dollar avgas and approach fees be damned. More