Airplane Geeks Podcast

A Games, Hobbies and Aviation podcast featuring Max Flight and Max Trescott
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Reports from NBAA’s Regional Forum in Houston, attacking the pilot and mechanic shortage, and NBAA’s top safety focus areas. Wo look at the Boeing 737 Max, AOA indicators, MCAS, and the certification process. Also, a Southwest Airlines labor agreement, more coin tosses for good luck, B-52 re-engini…
Carl Valeri talks about aviation career opportunities, including the current employment outlook, some industry trends, and the wide availability of scholarships. We look at the Boeing acquisition of ForeFlight, the crash of an Ethiopian 737 MAX 8, FOD on new KC-46 tankers, a pilot who left his hand…
Airline seats from Layer Design that you control with an app, Boeing-Embraer deals, business jet deliveries, re-engining the B-52 fleet, regional jets and scope clauses, lithium-ion battery ban on commercial flights, another MH360 theory, F117 rumors, and flying with a fake license. Also, an airpla…
We look at the airline cabin environment, cameras in seatback IFE systems, Alaska Airlines and Sisters of the Skies working for more industry diversity, bringing a gun on a plane, the Amazon Prime Air B767 crash, a new drone marking requirement, and the winners of the Chicken Wings comics giveaway.…
Sky Kids is a project that puts children with special needs and disabilities in general aviation aircraft to give them confidence and self-esteem. In the news, Airbus announces that A380 production will cease, Southwest Airlines declares an “operations emergency” concerning aircraft maintenance, So…
We mark the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing 747 with a member of that flight test team, now a docent at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Also, the NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, the last commercial flight of the Boeing 727, Airbnb may be doing someth…
We look at how artificial intelligence is impacting commercial aviation and a consider a few of the areas that hold the greatest promise. In the news, a concept that would have pilot conversations monitored by an AI agent, how to get new airplanes signed off by the FAA during a furlough, Norwegian …
The brothers who create the Chicken Wings comics tell us about the very popular cartoons with aviation humor, and 10-year-old listener Jackson reports on flying a full-motion flight simulator at the United Airlines flight training center in Denver. Also, the effects on aviation of the now-concluded…
Tom Haines from AOPA joins us this episode to talk about the organization’s accomplishments and future priorities. In the news, we look at seven airline innovations, the fatal training accident rate, and the ANA dual engine shutdown. Also, Launchpad Marzari on snarge, plans for an around-Australia …
We learn about identity management, seamless travel at the airport, and the work of the SITA Lab. In the news: rogue drones at airports, impacts on aviation of the government shutdown, Generation 2 of the Cirrus Vision Jet, and USAF acceptance of the first KC-46 aerial tanker. Guest Sherry Stein l…
Guest George Kalbfleisch is the Deputy Director of DC-8 Flight Operations for the Samaritan’s Purse emergency relief organization. In the news, we discuss the Twin Mustang Prototype unexpected flight, the Chinese soft landing on the back side of the moon, commercial flights that get diverted due to…
This is a Bits & Pieces episode with recorded segments from the hosts, contributors, and listeners.
Guest Isaac Alexander gives us a taste of aviation action in the Pacific Northwest. In the news: updates on the Boeing/Embraer deal, more WOW Air woes, Virgin Galactic test flight, MRJ engine final assembly in Japan, the Northrop Grumman Firebird MALE, an airline turnback to deliver a heart, and pe…
Lockheed Martin and Airbus push A330 MRTT aerial tankers, air marshals, Brazilian court blocks Boeing-Embraer deal, airport biometrics, pilots and apps, AOPA STEM program, An-124 at Houston, Boeing 777X BBJ, Voyager 2 in interstellar space.
Airlines use the cloud for responsive customer service. Indigo Partners invests in Wow, airport micro-hotel rooms, B747 retirements, passengers pay for aircraft repairs, A320 engine cowling door problems, Piaggio insolvent, history segment on the TBF Avenger.
The upcoming Normandy Jump commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, new standards for obtaining an Airline Transport Pilot certificate or an airplane type rating, a solid-state propulsion system from MIT, and a carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship Finale report, Boeing Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, Lockheed Martin X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, Aurora Flight Sciences pseudo-satellite, JAL pilots, TSA Automated Security Lanes.
Bombardier sells off major portions of its commercial aviation business, FAA issues an Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Boeing 737, an American Airlines executive flys United, an update on United’s Polaris business class, Japanese pilots and alcohol consumption, and some visitors allowed to th…
Delta Air Lines celebrates 10th anniversary of the Delta/Northwest merger, new engine repair shop, first A220-100. American Airlines baggage handler, Lion Air crash, Boeing 737 MAX data servers, two Iceland airlines. Interviews with aviation Youtuber and Snowbird #1.
A new airline from the founder of Jetblue, a change to training regulations for experimental LSA, Tyndall AFB devastated by hurricane, Bombardier sues Mitsubishi, helicopter passenger saves the day, Lion Air fatal accident, air show and fly-in interviews.
Due to a death in the family, the Airplane Geeks podcast will be on a short hiatus.
The CEO of magniX talks about electric airplane propulsion. Also, FAA reauthorization, an initial NTSB report, why bad airline service is profitable, possible increase in the LSA weight limit, Air Force contracts for helicopters and the T-38 replacements.
The author of Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History looks at the true story of pioneering women aviators. Also, Air Canada’s near disaster, FAA approves ultralight VTOL, FAA reauthorization, F-35B crash, American Airlines podcast, Dorkfest 2018, Collings Foundat…
Dr. Patti Clark, Program Chair at ERAU on Aviation is Your Future course for youngsters aged 8-12. Also sustainability in the aviation industry, FAA reauthorization, A-10, misspelled airline name, falsifying FAA records, XP-82 Twin Mustang, Dorkfest.
Our Appareo Systems guest talks about ADS-B systems. United Airlines goal to cut greenhouse emissions by 50%, Airbus investing in synthetic spider silk, fatal Cessna 335 crash, bad behavior by emotional support animals, passing the Cirrus SF50 checkride.
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Podcast Details
Started
Jul 13th, 2016
Latest Episode
Mar 20th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
156
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours

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