Podcasts

Podcast: uAvionix ADS-B Experiment In U.K.

uAvionix ADS-B Experiment In U.K. »

As the 2020 ADS-B mandate pumpkin looms on the horizon, say this is about the system: Once you’ve ponied up for the installation cost, it does provide free weather and traffic. But in Europe and the U.K., no deal. And a recent experiment to see if pilots across the pond would pay for these services produced an unsurprising result. They won’t. In this podcast recorded at Aero this week, uAvionix's Mike Tetlow explains. More

Podcast: Jeff Zaltman Talks About Electric Airplane Racing

Jeff Zaltman Talks About Electric Airplane Racing »

Formula 1 racing is a popular event at the Reno Air Races, among other sites, and beginning late next year, it will evolve into something new: electric airplane racing. As AVweb covers Aero this year, Jeff Zaltman, CEO of AirRaceE, says in this podcast that airplanes are being designed and constructed for the first scheduled air race late next year. More

Podcast: Cirrus Expands Training Efforts

Cirrus Expands Training Efforts »

While Cirrus’ sales success with the SR line and now the VisionJet is obvious, less well known is that the company is becoming a force in the aviation training market. At Aero this week, Cirrus revealed that it’s staffed up and is investing in significant in-house training resources and video and that all of this information is available to all comers, not just Cirrus owners. In this podcast, Ben Kowalski explains the programs. More

Podcast: AOPA's Mark Baker Talks Certification Trends

AOPA's Mark Baker Talks Certification Trends »

AOPA President Mark Baker gave a presentation about some surprising growth trends in pilot certifications at Aero 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. In this podcast, he discusses the relationship between the number of active pilots, pilot salaries, and flight training in the U.S. and Europe. More

Podcast: GAMA President Pete Bunce On The Boeing 737 MAX

GAMA President Pete Bunce On The Boeing 737 MAX »

GAMA President Pete Bunce discusses the potential industry-wide impacts of the questions that have arisen regarding the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX including how to balance safety, regulation and providing a pathway for innovation and new certifications. In this podcast from Aero 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, he also talks the economics of sustainable aviation fuel. More

Podcast: Piper's Simon Caldecott On Aircraft Production

Piper's Simon Caldecott On Aircraft Production »

At Aero 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Piper's Simon Caldecott briefed the press on the company's market activity in Europe—the M-Class airplanes are hot sellers, it turns out. In this podcast, he also explained Piper's investment in improved and more efficient production. More

Podcast: Rust Remover For CFIs

Rust Remover For CFIs »

Hand flying is a major safety focus in the drive to reduce loss-of-control accidents and CFIs are being urged to sharpen their own stick and rudder skills and pass that on to their students. Society of Aviation and Flight Educators spokesman discussed a new initiative with AVweb's Russ Niles at Sun 'n Fun 2019. More

Podcast: High School Flying Club Starts Aircraft And Engine Builds

High School Flying Club Starts Aircraft And Engine Builds »

The high school students at the Lakeland Aero Club started several new projects at Sun ‘n Fun this year. Club President Mike Zidziunas talked with AVweb about the club’s history and the students’ work on aircraft and engine building, restoration and repairs. More

Podcast: Alsim Talks New U.S. Facility, More Automated Sims

Alsim Talks New U.S. Facility, More Automated Sims »

In addition to experiencing the best year in its 25-year history in 2018, simulator manufacturer Alsim is moving toward opening a new production facility in the U.S. and developing more automated simulators. Global Business Development Director Mike Tonkin sat down with AVweb at Sun ‘n Fun 2019 to share the details. More

Podcast: GAMI's Tim Roehl Explains The New GAMISPEC 550 Engine Program

GAMI's Tim Roehl Explains The New GAMISPEC 550 Engine Program »

In this podcast from Sun 'n Fun 2019, GAMI's Tim Roehl offers the details behind the new GAMISPEC 550 engines, gross-weight increases for various Bonanza models, and then offers an update on GAMI's unleaded avgas replacement. More