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Podcast: Triple R Affordable Aircraft Company Opens »

A company dedicated to providing a supply of general aviation aircraft refurbished in accordance with a standard protocol announced its formation at AirVenture. Triple R president and AVweb publisher Tom Bliss sat down with AVweb's Rick Durden to describe how the company intends to reach its goal of providing like-new airplanes at half the price of new. More

Podcast: Adept Airmotive Aims for V-6 Engine Certification »

Adept Airmotive is a South African company with a V-6 gasoline engine. After a couple of years of flying the engine experimentally, the company is funded for a two-year certification effort. CEO Richard Schulz brings us up to date. More

Podcast: Inside "The Millionaires' Unit" »

The Millionaires' Unit was the appellation given to a group of wealthy Yale University students who were determined to fight the Axis before the U.S. was involved in World War I — and they did so by learning to fly. They formed the nucleus of what became naval aviation and served — some died — in aerial combat against Germany. Marc Wortman, author of the book The Millionaires Unit, and Darroch Greer, producer of a documentary based on the book, spoke to AVweb's Rick Durden about the documentary, which is being sneak-previewed at AirVenture, and about Wortman's book. More

Podcast: Thinking of Building, Buying a Homebuilt? »

AVweb's sister publication Kitplanes is starting a new monthly newsletter called The Homebuilt Portal for those interested in getting into the homebuilt sector. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with editor Louise Hose. More

Podcast: Talking Safety with NTSB's Earl Weener »

While visiting AirVenture 2014, NTSB board member and experienced pilot Earl Weener sat down at an outdoor café with AVweb's Rick Durden. Weener talked about his aviation background and what the NTSB does and made some specific air safety recommendations. More

Podcast: Shell on Unleaded Avgas »

At AirVenture this week, Shell executives were making the rounds explaining — at least in general terms — what their plans are to replace leaded 100LL with an unleaded fuel of equivalent performance. In this long-form podcast, Shell's Rob Midgley hinted that Shell's aiming for a fuel that could be produced in a larger number of refineries than now make leaded avgas. More

Podcast: AOPA's Mark Baker -- User Fees Still Unacceptable »

Although AOPA's Mark Baker recently traveled to Canada to discuss how that country has integrated user fees for general aviation, he says the association remains unequivocally opposed to user fees. He also told AVweb he expects action from the FAA very soon on the elimination of the Third Class medical. More

Podcast: SocialFlight's Parade of Planes »

This week, you're attending AirVenture — but where can you fly next week? No matter where you're based, the SocialFlight app has an answer, from $100 hamburgers to airports where you can see some of the world's most interesting airplanes. Lead developer and CEO Jeff Simon gives us the inside track on SocialFlight's September Parade of Planes (and a tiny hint about the future of SocialFlight releases). More

Podcast: Amelia Rose Earhart on Her Circumnavigation »

Following her successful attempt to become the youngest woman to fly a single-engine airplane around the world, Amelia Rose Earhart is at AirVenture. She spoke with AVweb's Rick Durden about flying the Pilatus PC-12, operational challenges she and her copilot Shane Jordan faced on the trip, and the future of the foundation she established to raise money for scholarships for young women to learn to fly. More