Podcasts

Podcast: Light Sport Aircraft For Aerial Work

Light Sport Aircraft For Aerial Work »

If drones can do pipeline patrol and survey work, why canít a light sport aircraft do the same? Thatís the question the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association is asking the FAA to consider and the answer may eventually result in an approval for just such work. In this Sun 'n Fun podcast, LAMA's Dan Johnson filled AVweb in on the proposal. More

Podcast: Wireless Hotspots For The GA Cockpit

Wireless Hotspots For The GA Cockpit »

Full-time internet connectivity is a fact of life for businesses, homes and even some cars and will soon be just as common in light aircraft, according to Avidyneís Dan Schwinn. The company is busily whiteboarding what may be the next big thing in avionics. Dan Schwinn explains in this Sun 'n Fun podcast. More

Podcast: Lightspeed: Have Headsets Reached Peak Quiet?

Lightspeed: Have Headsets Reached Peak Quiet? »

The noise-cancelling aviation headset has been with us for three decades and may have now reached a plateau in further development, according to Allan Schrader of Lightspeed Aviation, which just released the Zulu3, an incremental upgrade to its best-selling Zulu2. But what's ahead for future headset technology? Allan Schrader offers his views in this podcast. More

Podcast: Rhett Ross On Continental's New Factory

Rhett Ross On Continental's New Factory »

At Continental's Mobile, Alabama, HQ this week, the company announced that it's building a clean-sheet factory on new ground near the existing plant. It plans to install $40 million in new equipment to improve production efficiency. In this long-form podcast, Continental CEO Rhett Ross explains the company's business plan and marketing philosophy. More

Podcast: How New Machinery Improves Engine Manufacturing

How New Machinery Improves Engine Manufacturing »

A million bucks doesn't buy what it used to, unless you're buying five new axis machining cells, in which case it buys a lot more than it ever has. As Continental announces a major new investment in a new factory in Mobile, it will be building what we simply don't see very often: a new, clean-sheet aircraft engine manufacturing plant. In this podcast, Continental's production chief, Michael Skolnik, explains the signifigance of that investment on the factory's efficiency. More

Podcast: Katie Wiatt On Her Film, Fly Like A Girl

Katie Wiatt On Her Film, Fly Like A Girl »

Inspired by seeing women fly at Sun 'n Fun, independent filmmaker Katie Wiatt hopes her project, Fly Like A Girl, will encourage girls to explore aviation careers. More

Podcast: AOPA's Mark Baker With BasicMed Update

AOPA's Mark Baker With BasicMed Update »

In six weeks BasicMed will take effect and AOPA President Mark Baker updated us on what he's hearing from members and how he hopes neighboring countries will see the benefits of recognizing it. More

Podcast: Pilot Shortage And The Regional Air Cargo Carriers

Pilot Shortage And The Regional Air Cargo Carriers »

Stan Bernstein is the president of the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association. He spoke with AVweb about the pilot shortage from the perspective of regional air cargo carriers, a collection of Part 121 and Part 135 operators who have been most affected by increased demand for professional pilots. More

Podcast: Ed Bolen On Trump ATC Privatization

Ed Bolen On Trump ATC Privatization »

NBAA President Ed Bolen has long opposed any notion of ATC privatization and outlines why in reacting to the Trump administration's inclusion of privatization in their budget. He spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles. More

Podcast: Will Drones Require ADS-B?

Will Drones Require ADS-B? »

Just as the world of manned aircraft struggles to understand drones, the unmanned world is trying to grasp how autonomous or remotely piloted aircraft will fit into the national airspace system. More