Podcast: The Future of 100LL By Mary Grady The FAA this week announced its new plan for finding a replacement fuel for 100LL. Doug Macnair, vice president for government relations at EAA, talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about the details of the plan and what it will mean to general aviation pilots and aircraft owners.
Podcast: Toxic Tax in New York? By Russ Niles 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.
Podcast: WWII Veterans Fly Free By Russ Niles 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.
Podcast: Think Global Flight Counting Down By Russ Niles 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.
Podcast: New Financing Options from AOPA By Russ Niles 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.
Podcast: 25 Years of Growth for Women in Aviation By Mary Grady 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.
Podcast: AOPA Foundation 'Giving Back' By Mary Grady 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.
Podcast: Prof. Kent Lovelace on the Pilot Pool By Mary Grady 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.
Podcast: Pilots Get Social By Russ Niles 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.
Podcast: A Flying Car for Everyone By Mary Grady 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.