Aviation Podcasts

Aviation Podcast Program Guide

This Program Guide lists the most recent episodes of selected aviation podcasts.  The episode descriptions come directly from the podcast feeds.   Remember: You don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts - just your computer will do.

Airplane Geeks

Airplane Geeks

Max Flight, Rob Mark, David Vanderhoof, and Max Trescott are true #AvGeeks with an aim to educate and inform you, explore and develop your passion for aviation, and entertain you a little along the way.  In this podcast, they talk about the week's industry news and discuss aviation topics with industry analysts, consultants, journalists, pilots, bloggers, and others. 

415 Airman Certification Standards

08/24/2016 06:27 AM
An FAA Designated Pilot Examiner talks about checkrides, the old Practical Test Standards (PTS) and the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS).  Also, government interest in airline IT system failures, pilot recruiting in China, the Boeing cabin of the future, the huge ATC applicant response, and Textron interest in Learjet. Guest Jason Blair is an active […]

414 F/A-18, F-16, PBY, and P8 from Farnborough International Airshow 2016

08/17/2016 07:16 AM
More interviews from the Farnborough 2016 Airshow. We also discuss the future of widebody airliners, the U.S. Air Force pilot shortage, jetBlue air turbulence, an F-22 grounded by bees, an evacuation at a JFK terminal, a ride with the Geico Skytypers, and does the U.S. needs an airshow like Paris? Farnborough International Airshow 2016 We […]

413 Pay the Airline for What’s Important

08/10/2016 06:53 AM
We talk with an experienced travel writer about the air travel experience, frequent flyer programs (should they be regulated?), and an idea to centrally lock overhead bins. Also, regulating commercial balloon operators, the future of the A-10 (yet again), GA and biz jet sales, and a massive FAA hiring plan for Air Traffic Controllers. We […]

Plane Crazy Down Under

Plane Crazy Down Under

Steve Visscher and Grant McHerron produce a high quality podcast that covers aviation news and events in Australia and around the region.  Producing content online since July 2009, each episode usually lasts between 60 to 120 minutes and while some have featured one important interview or discussion, most have multiple segments. Guests on the podcast have included a number of pilots from all aspects of aviation as well as analysts, air traffic controllers, adventurers, business owners and museum staff. Topics and areas covered in the podcast so far range from hot air balloons, recreational flying, warbirds & sport aerobatics through to charter operations, airlines and the military.

PCDU Episode 127: From the Vault

07/17/2016 05:31 AM
We've gone back into our archives to pull out some great content that we never got around to releasing before. We have some more interviews from Avalon 2015 (yes, we recorded lots didn't we? :) ) and we also have WGCDR Tim Alsop (now a GPCAPT :) ) walking us through planning & implementing an F-18 Hornet handling display and doing a pre-flight walk-around. Thanks to the heroic efforts of Maikha (the king of the aviation selfie stick), the collection of content has been edited and put together ready for Steve to finalise and Grant to make the show notes. Send your thanks his way for having the time & energy to get it put together :) The episode unfolds as: 00:01:29 - Steve & Grant take a break from Steve's daughter's birthday to introduce the episode.  Avalon Coverage: 00:06:54 - Grant talks to SQNLDR Adrian about flying the PC-9 in the Forward Air Control role.  00:16:48 - Maikha catches up with Dave Wheatland from Mahindra about the GA10.  00:27:29 - Mike Seers from Northrop Grumman describes how the Triton UAS is providing Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS).  00:32:42 - Maikha speaks to three dedicated Mission Aviation Fellowship volunteers, long serving MAF Pilot Ron Watts, State MAF Advocate and retired MAF Pilot Max Chapman and MAF Promotional volunteer Daniel Prowse.  00:48:14 - CMDR James Walker of the US Navy talks about the upgraded Fire Scout UAS which is produced using the Bell Long Ranger helicopter.  00:56:38 - FLGOFF Moles talks to Grant about being a load master on the RAAF C-17.  01:00:58 - Grant discusses flying the RAAF C-17 with FLTLT Marshall.  01:06:49 - Maikha speaks to members of the Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) during their visit to Avalon 2015, starting with JASDF Staff Sergeant Yoshi Uesugi (translated by Public Relations officer Major Shigenari Tomioka) regarding the JASDF’s travelling Taiko Drums band, followed by an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Takahiro Seki, the Pilot In Command of the visiting JASDF KC-767 and also the Commander of 404th Squadron from Komaki Air Force Base in Japan.  RAAF F18 Handling Display Interviews: 01:15:17 - WGCDR Tim 'Slops' Alsop discusses his flying career from learning to fly at Tyabb and Moorabbin to his current role as CO 3SQN.  01:38:21 - WGCDR Tim Alsop discusses the planning and performance of the RAAF F-18 Handling Display performed for the Tyabb Air Show 2014.  02:06:19 - Grant catches up with FLGOFF Michael ‘Newbs’ Newby to discuss his flying background and career to date the with RAAF.  02:14:47 - WGCDR Tim Alsop walks us through an F-18 Hornet preflight.  02:26:14 - Steve & Grant wrap up the episode.

PCDU Episode 126: Emirates Wants You!

03/10/2016 11:47 AM
They say patience is a virtue and hopefully our audience has plenty of it because it's been a while since our last episode was released. Fortunately we've been able to make some time available to record content, edit it and get this episode into the feed. For this one Steve & Grant are joined by Maikha Ly for interviews with guests on topics including Emirates recruiting, photography at Melbourne Airport, the inaugural Womens' World Hot Air Balloon champion and breaking an ATC simulator (no, really, Maikha somehow managed to do it!). This episode unfolds as: 0:09:17 - Emirates are recruiting people from around the world to join their expanding crew ranks, both in the cockpit and the cabin. We speak with Andy Longley, Emirates' Recruitment Manager (Flight Operations) about the airline, their selection criteria & process and career opportunities. With an expanding fleet of aircraft including a healthy collection of Airbus A380s & Boeing 777s, there are plenty of good reasons to consider flying with Emirates. If you're interested in joining them, check out the Emirates Careers page for more information.   0:56:39 - Steve catches up with Anna Gillett from Melbourne Airport to clarify a few issues relating to aircraft spotting & photography options at the airport, especially with the recent introduction of the Terminal 4 car park.   1:06:45 - Back in 2014 Grant caught up with Nicola Scaife who had recently become the inaugural Womens' World Hot Air Balloon Champion. They chat about how she got started in ballooning, her career as a commercial balloon pilot, developing her competition skills, winning the championship and what it's like to compete alongside (and at times against) her husband.  1:42:32 - During the Avalon Airshow in 2015, Maikha traded his turboprop for the Control Tower as he had a try at Airservices Australia’s Air Traffic Control Tower simulator with Peter McMillan.  1:51:49 - Steve, Grant & Maikha wrap up the episode with the news that:PCDU will be at the Tyabb Air Show in March (we're once again producing the official air show DVD) We'll also be at Wings Over Illawarra on the 30th of April & 1st of May where, in addition to producing the official air show DVD, Steve & Grant will be joining Peter "Ando" Anderson on the commentary team. The Kyneton Air Show will be in October and although it's a long way off it's looking very promising. Photo credit: Cover art image courtesy of Victor Pody

PCDU Episode 125: Avalon Charlie (The Avalon Airshow Goodness Continues)

08/02/2015 03:57 AM
Welcome back to our coverage of the 2015 Australian International Air Show (aka Avalon Airshow) with our third release of content recorded at show. It's been a while since the last episode and we're sorry for that but as with many labours of love & fun, life gets in the way and paying the rent, keeping the family happy, doing airshow commentaries and producing the weekly Australia Desk for the Airplane Geeks often wind up taking priority over producing an episode. For this episode, we have: 0:03:33 - Grant catches up once again with Heidi Fedak from Gulfstream and they sit on board the G650ER to discuss the bizjet market & how Gulfstream aircraft fill the various segments within it.  0:13:41 - Still on board the G650ER, Grant chats with Todd Baker who used to fly AV8B Harriers in the US Marines before transitioning to Gulfstreams to fly the top brass around.  0:21:41 - Maikha Ly spent a few minutes with Andrew Carter from The Australian Vintage Aviation Society to see how he was enjoying flying the Fokker Triplane in the gaggle of WW1 aircraft at the show. We had previously caught up with Andrew & Gordon to talk about TAVAS & the Fokker Triplane late last year at the Avalon media launch session.  0:26:06 - Maikha also recorded a chat with Gene De Marco from The Vintage Aviator Limited in New Zealand about the collection of fantastic WW1 replica aircraft they brought over for the show.  0:43:13 - Steve talks with Jeff from the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame  0:50:32 - Grant gets to meet with Dr Graham Dorrington from RMIT about RMIT's involvement with Airbus' Fly Your Ideas competition and I get to talk with some of the students involved before wrapping up by chatting to Isabelle Floret, Snr Vice President, Airbus Pacific. Unfortunately the background sound was pretty high & we couldn't filter it all out so it's a bit noisy on this one :(  1:03:41 - Inside the Airbus chalet, Grant chatted with Mike Bausor, Airbus' A350 XWB Marketing Director about the A350 going live with Qatar Airways  1:08:23 - Bringing us back to corporate jets, Grant once again caught up with David Vellupillai to talk about Airbus Corporate Jets including the newly available ACJ330. They also discussed the A380 and its market niche, Airbus' view on passenger seating and the nuances of supporting ACJ owners.  1:23:35 - Show wrap up  Thanks to everyone for your patience with our delays and thanks also to those who have been contacting us to check that we're still alive and asking when the next episode would be out. We've not pod faded yet & there's still a big backlog of content for us to edit & get into the feed. Meanwhile, you can usually hear us each week on the Airplane Geeks podcast and Grant is helping out Dave Homewood with the Wings Over New Zealand Live show that comes up monthly on Warbird Radio. He's also recently appeared on Adam Knight's great podcast called Go Flying Australia as well as turning up as a guest on the Plane Talking UK podcast. We've also been mentioned on Global Pilot Life and Airport Spotting as both sites have included us in their lists of "Favourite Aviation Shows." Thanks to both sites for including us despite the gaps between episodes of late :)

Xtended

Xtended

Europe's premier aerospace internet program.  Produced and presented by XTP Media's Pieter Johnson, the show is co-hosted by Gareth Stringer (Editor of Global Aviation Resource) and Tim Robinson (Editor of Aerospace International).  Published on a monthly basis and covering all aspects of the aviation world.

Ep.64 – Let’s Talk Aviation

08/24/2016 08:22 AM
The team are back together for a summer talk about their interest in aviation and why the sector is so engaging and followed by so many.

Ep.63 – Layovers, Skyfaring and Flightchic

08/03/2016 04:36 AM
We focus on the passenger experience (#PaxEx) at airlines and airports, with our guest host Marisa Garcia from Flightchic.com.

Ep.62 – ‘Xtra’ Farnborough International Airshow 2016

07/14/2016 10:00 AM
Tim and Pieter report from Farnborough International Airshow 2016. With guest interviews from the participants, the trade and the media.

The UAV Digest

The UAV Digest

The weekly audio podcast by Airplane Geeks refugees David Vanderhoof and Max Flight that focuses on news, events, and issues concerning unmanned aerial vehicles and systems.  You'll also hear interviews with people who are advancing this growing industry.

UAV160 UAS for Newsgathering

08/26/2016 07:42 AM
A major news network launches a UAS newsgathering unit, a real-time UAS flight data exchange for a drone traffic management system, and a tethered drone solution for persistent applications. News CNN Launches CNN AIR News network CNN has launched a UAS unit called CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR) with two full-time UAS operators. They will provide aerial imagery and reporting for the CNN networks, Turner Broadcasting, and Time Warner. University UAS researchers share information network with NASA NASA and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) have created an interconnection security agreement that allows university researchers to directly access NASA's Ames Research Center and exchange real-time UAS flight data. This advances research for a drone traffic management system that is integrated with manned aviation. Drones do mix with airports, so long as they're kept on a leash French firm Elistair designs and manufactures tethered stations for small civilian drones. According to the company, applications include persistent aerial surveillance, continuous aerial broadcasting, complex industrial inspection, and traffic monitoring. Two tethered ground stations for drones are available, the Safe-T and ruggedized High-T. The ground stations provide constant data transfer, continuous power, unlimited flight duration, and keeps the multicopter from flying where it shouldn’t. Man sentenced to federal prison for pointing laser at sheriff's helicopter A 35-year-old California was has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for pointing a laser pointer at a police helicopter flying over a traffic accident. Baltimore PD Can Keep Tabs On The Entire City, Thanks To Privately-Donated Aerial Surveillance System The Baltimore, Maryland Police Department has acquired a wide area surveillance system developed for military use. The Persistent Surveillance Systems 192-million megapixel camera was purchased privately and given to the city. Due to the half-meter resolution, specific individuals cannot be identified, but their movement can be tracked. Program secrecy and privacy implications are causing some concern. Video of the Week FlexRC OWL Storm Edition FPV Racer - HeliPal.com The FlexRC Owl Storm Edition is a compact size box-shape FPV racer specially made for indoor (or outdoor) flying. http://youtu.be/pgXT8ONdDtI Upcoming Conferences Airborne ISR 26th – 27th October 2016, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK. In today’s complex and ever-changing operational environment, the demand for increased situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to understand the situation on the ground and act accordingly. Covering direction, collection, process and dissemination, Airborne ISR will thoroughly analyse the intelligence chain and deliberate best practice for the enhancement of ISTAR capability. Drawing on respective nations ISTAR structure, operational feedback and training, to explore the doctrine necessary to develop this vital asset. The conference will also benefit from the guidance of technical leaders from research and industry, whose insight into the latest platforms, systems and sub-systems will provide greater awareness of existing and future capability. The 2016 expert speaker panel includes: RAF, UK MoD, Joint Forces Command UK, United States Air Force, French Air Force, German Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Ministry of Defence Spain, Defence Command Denmark, RUSI, NATO, DSTL and many more. Benefits of Attending: Hear from those at the heart of air systems operation, development and integration Deliberate contemporary operational requirements that are shaping capability development Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry that are enhancing intelli...

UAV159 Taking the FAA Online UAS Training Course

08/19/2016 09:29 AM
We talk with a Part 61 pilot who has successfully completed the FAA UAS online training course. We also look at consumer drone vulnerabilities, the threats that drones represent to aviation, using big data to develop a contextual route-plan for autonomous drones, a globe-trotting drone racer, and flying drones in public parks. Part 107 The new small drone rule for non-hobbyists (also known as Part 107) becomes effective August 29, 2016. The person flying a drone must have a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating, or be directly supervised by someone with that certificate. To qualify for the certificate, you must either pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center or have an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. Those with a Part 61 pilot certificate must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and take an FAA UAS online training course. Guest Max Trescott is a certified flight instructor and co-host on the Airplane Geeks podcast. Max completed the ALC-451, Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) online course and tells us about his experience. At the FAA Safety Team website, pilots can start by clicking the Part 107 image at the top of the page. After completing the course, print the completion certificate or email to yourself. Then, on or after August 29, 2016, sign into IACRA.faa.gov and fill out the application for a Part 107 license. Flight Instructors, pilot examiners, and FAA inspectors can then approve pilot as a commercial drone operator. The materials can be reviewed by clicking the “Part 107 Knowledge Test Prep” button at www.faa,gov/uas. News Why Are Engineers Intentionally Crashing Drones? Researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering have been testing consumer drones for vulnerabilities. They found they could overload the drone’s CPU with wireless connection requests and cause an uncontrolled landing, they could crash the drone by sending it a large data packet and causing a buffer overflow, and the drone made an emergency landing when researchers confused the controller with false data packets. Lanier A. Watkins, the cybersecurity researcher who supervised the recent drone research, said, "You see it with a lot of new technology. Security is often an afterthought. The value of our work is in showing that the technology in these drones is highly vulnerable to hackers." Johns Hopkins Research Finds Drones Vulnerable to Attack http://youtu.be/0Ihin_9wVuA Drones, lasers seen as key aviation terrorism threats A report by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism titled, Trends in Aviation Terrorism identified three threats: lasers, radicalized airport employees, and drones. With respect to drone threats, the report notes: Proximity of drones to airliners and airports and the possibility of taking one down Terrorist websites advocating drones with explosives to take down airplanes Reports of terrorists using drones for intelligence gathering in Syria, Iraq and other countries. New AI program could help drones avoid flying over big crowds Artificial intelligence company Flock uses “Big Data” to drive a contextual route-planner for drones. Their AI platform “tracks in real time the position of people, vehicles, structures, weather systems and more, calculating the safest possible flight-paths for drones to fly through congested urban environments.” The algorithm “visualises population density and traffic statistics using real-time data streams.” Canadian drone racer says sport better version of Formula One racing 26-year old Andrew "MayMayDay" Meyer is traveling the world competing in drone races. Places like Canada, the United States, Dubai, and South Korea. He competed at Canada's Drone Nationals last year, he placed 10th at the U.S. National Drone Racing Championships in New York City this year, he flew at South Korea's Chuncheon Drone Race World Cup j...

UAV158 Fly Like a Bird

08/12/2016 07:50 AM
Drones and law enforcement, Disney and Google drone patents, a call for anti-drone systems, and a drone that looks and flys like a drone. News Modesto Police Unveil New Crime-Fighting Drones The Modesto, California police department has a DJI Phantom painted like a patrol car and recently they used it to track a suspected robber. Three officer pilots will use the drones for official police work only. Fox News reports: “The Modesto Police Department said their drone footage is subject to the same rules as their officers' body cameras.” Cops get eyes in the sky as N.J. county deputizes drones A New Jersey county has an exemption to operate drones for emergency response missions. Initially, there was just one pilot - a police officer with a fixed-wing pilot's license. But now, other public officials can fly drones after taking an aviation ground school class at a local college. They have used drones to search for a homicide suspect, a missing person, and a berm breach. 1st-ever civilian drone death? Woman killed in police pursuit after UAV spotted over prison Police received a report of a drone flying over Wandsworth prison in England. Officers chased a car seen leaving the scene, which crashed and the driver, a woman in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.  She may be the first person to die in a non-military drone-related incident. Disney Might Be Building Drones To Use In Its Theme Parks Disney applied for three drone-related patents: Aerial Display System with Floating Pixels, which contemplates using drones as floating pixels (or flixels) that could replace fireworks. Aerial Display System with Floating Projection Screens, which describes drones that can carry a full-sized projector and a screen for images and video. Aerial Display System with Marionettes Articulated and Supported by Airborne Devices, which explains a swarm of multicopter drones operating marionettes and puppets. Google wants to have drones buzzing around offices, projecting our faces at meetings Google was awarded a patent (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Collaboration) for a small drone fitted with a projector and optionally a small screen that can be used as a mobile telepresence system in an office environment. Interior Ministry announces tender for drone-killer system Czech police don’t have a way to bring rogue drones down, so the Czech Interior Ministry has announced a public tender for an anti-drone system. It would be used to take down drones in no-fly zones and other restricted areas. This Startup Wants to Build a Drone-Proof Fence to Protect Your Property The founder of Drone Go Home believes that the proliferation of inexpensive consumer drones will lead to the need for electronic perimeter fences around properties, such as prisons, power grids, and backyards. The company has a video, Drone Go Home Proof of Concept Demonstration. Video of the Week This drone looks and flies just like a bird The Bionic Bird is a drone designed to look and fly just like a real bird. The drone can fly up to 12 miles per hour for 10 minutes at a time. A patented control system uses wing bending, enabling fast and instantaneous maneuvers.  

Uncontrolled Airspace: The General Aviation Podcast

Uncontrolled Airspace

News and conversation about the world of General Aviation flying.  This is hanger flying at it's best with three pilots who are qualified to gab about GA with authority.  Dave Higdon is an accomplished aviation photographer and the senior editor of Kitplanes MagazineJeb Burnside is a writer and editor with Aviation Safety magazine, AVweb, and EAA AirVenture Today.  Jack Hodgson is a writer, technology commentator, special-events and new-media producer, lecturer, aviation essayist, and tries to keep the other two on topic.

The UCAP community now has an online forum to complete the listener experience.  Have a look at the Uncontrolled Airspace Forums and add your own contribution.

"Lights in the Cowlings!" UCAP #411

08/22/2016 06:00 AM
Back home after OSH16 the boys talk about the fun they had at AirVenture... they defend the Wright Brothers as first in powered flight... and they marvel at the idea of jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. This and more in Uncontrolled Airspace. Recorded July 31, 2016.

"Information Quebec" UCAP #410

08/02/2016 08:00 AM
Jack and Dave get together with UCAP Pals Mike Morgan, Jim Goldman, Jeff Ward, and James Wynbrandt to review AirVenture 2016 as it concludes. From AirVenture 2016. Recorded July 31, 2016.

"Never Too Late" UCAP #409-golf

08/01/2016 06:57 AM
All three of the UCAP Gang finally get together on Day Six of OSH16. UCAP Daily from AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. On the Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded July 29, 2016.

Airspeed

Airspeed

Airspeed podcasts go in depth to cover aviation, aerospace, space exploration, and associated topics.  Pilots, other aviation personnel, and enthusiasts will enjoy this podcast by "Stephen Force," the superhero alter ego of a technology lawyer, private pilot, and Civil Air Patrol captain.  Show notes can be found in the Airspeed Blog.

You might also have a look at Airspeed - The First Two Years Aloft, Force's book that highlights the first two years of the podcast, including interviews transcribed for the first time, the full text of several popular episodes, and also additional explanatory material.

Airspeed - River Days Airshow 2016 - Part 1

08/06/2016 08:08 PM

Jack Hodgson takes the bully mic for a pre-show discussion of what it takes to put on a hometown airshow in some of the most complicated airspace in North America.


Airspeed - The Assignment

06/09/2016 04:53 PM

An eighth-grade language arts assignment from FOD becomes an Airspeed episode. A father's expectations for his son at 14.


Airspeed - River Days Airshow - Part 4 - Debrief

06/27/2015 01:21 PM

David Allen (on the bully mic) and Dean Greenblatt (BIRD from the show) join Steve to debrief the first-ever airshow over the Detroit River.


The Conversation at AirSafe.com

AirShow.com

This is the official podcast of the AirSafe.com Foundation which uses technologies such as email and the Web to raise public awareness about key issues involving air passenger safety and security.  Dr. Todd Curtis produces this very informative podcast to cover aviation incidents around the world.  You'll find audio, video, and high quality written content here.  Be sure to listen to the Secrets of AirSafe.com special podcast series where Dr. Todd Curtis shares key insights and practices that have allowed AirSafe.com to thrive since its launch in July 1996.

Fox Business interviews Todd Curtis about the loss of an EgyptAir A320

08/02/2016 12:35 PM
Todd Curtis interviewed by Fox Business on 19 May 2016 shortly after the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804, which was flying from Paris to Cairo.

BBC Newsday interviews Todd Curtis on the loss of EgyptAir fight MS804

08/01/2016 07:50 PM
Todd Curtis interviewed by BBC Newsday on 19 May 2016 shortly after the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804, which was flying from Paris to Cairo.

Todd Curtis interviewed by NPR on the loss of an EgyptAir A320

07/30/2016 01:20 PM
Todd Curtis interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) on 19 May 2016 shortly after the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804, which was flying from Paris to Cairo.

Travel Commons

Travel Commons

Mark Peacock is a frequent business flier who puts in a lot of air miles each year.  He knows airlines and airports and hotels and technology for the road, so his podcast is valuable for any frequent flier.  The podcast subtitle tells it all: "Giving the voice of the traveler, more about the journey than the destination."  If you spend a lot of time flying commercially for business or pleasure, give this podcast a listen!

123-How To Avoid Travel Delays

08/13/2016 08:14 PM
Airline system outages and thunderstorms; travel delays are part of this month's travel experience. How can you avoid delays, or at least minimize their impact.

122-Data-Hungry Phones; Dramatic Iceland

07/07/2016 09:44 PM
Iceland is a hot travel destinations, maybe too hot? I think it's "dramatic." And why am I always surprised by the amount of international data my iPhone consumes?

121-TSA Lines; My Luggage is Where

05/30/2016 05:44 PM
TSA doesn't value travelers' time; lost luggage across Europe; Wow Air baggage strip tease; still need money back-up plans when traveling

Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase!

Betty

With this podcast, you can travel the world with flight attendant Betty.  This flight attendant for a major U.S. airline has been podcasting since August 2005.  She's got a delightful personality and seems like the attendant we all want to fly with.  Her podcasts relate her stories and the stories of the people she flys with.  Chek out Betty's book based on the podcast, Betty In the Sky With a Suitcase: Hilarious Stories of Air Travel by the World's Favorite Flight Attendant.

132 Really Bad Day

08/05/2016 11:26 AM

Episode 132

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer season.  In this show we hear stories about bad behavior, some smelly passengers, kids on planes, zombies and chainsaws.

Contact...   flywithbetty@gmail.com

The music for this show is a talented street artist in Venice Italy

Little CNN clip about Betty Nash


131 Bioluminescence and Hot Sauce

07/07/2016 07:15 AM

Episode 131

Hello, this show features stories from my recent trip to Puerto Rico, my run in with the cops, flirtatious passengers, bioluminescence and hot sauce.

Contact...   flywithbetty@gmail.com

The music for the show was recorded in a restaurant in Old San Juan


Aviation Podcast Directory

  • The Glider Show  An audio show for anyone interested in gliding and soaring and becoming a competent glider pilot.
  • Ace Abbott's Aviation Affair  An interview podcast hosted by Ace Abbott, an aviator with a 36 year career: F-4 Phantom jets, Learjet charter pilot, Boeing 727 Captain, and author.
  • Aero News TV  The folks at Aero-News.net have created this fantastic aviation video news site.
  • AeroPodcast  Podcast de aviacion comercial, todas las aerolineas, todas las novedades del mercado del transporte aereo.  A podcast in Spanish with talk about airlines.
  • Airline Pilot Guy  An aviation podcast about the love of flying and what its like to be an airline captain.
  • Airline Weekly Lounge  Hosted by the editors from Airline Weekly, this podcast its the upper echelon of the airline industry, as well as aviation suppliers, airports, and travel industries.
  • Airplane Geeks Podcast  Aviation enthusiasts talk about the week's aviation news, discuss a feature topic, offer some aviation history, and more.
  • Airspeed  Airspeed podcasts go in depth to cover aviation, aerospace, space exploration, and associated topics.  Pilots, other aviation personnel, and enthusiasts will enjoy this podcast by "Stephen Force," the superhero alter ego of a technology lawyer, private pilot, and Civil Air Patrol captain.
  • All Things That Fly  Learn all about the exciting hobby of Radio Controlled helicopters, planes and anything that flies.  Mods, upgrades, tuning, news, interviews, tips and testing.
  • The Amateur Traveler Podcast  A weekly travel podcast for people who love to travel, focusing on travel stories, travel news, tips, and travel resources.  All with a little bit of humor.
  • Aviation Careers Podcast  Discover the many careers in aviation, determine if a career in aviation is for you, learn how to advance your aviation career, discover jobs which allow you to work in your current profession while being able to enjoy a part time aviation career, learn the various paths toward reaching your aviation career goal.
  • Aviation Marketing Hangar Flying  Aviation and marketing sales consultants John and Paula Williams share strategies, tips, how-tos, and interviews to help you improve your marketing and sales results.
  • Aviation Today Radio  Podcasts on a wide range of aviation issues, generally with industry leaders.
  • Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast  This weekly program from the AW&ST editors looks at aerospace and defense.
  • AviatorCast  A new episode of flight training, flight simulation, and interviews each week.  From Angle of Attack, specializing in flight simulator training, but teaching to real world standards.
  • AVweb Podcasts  Twice weekly podcasts on current aviation topics.
  • Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase!  With this podcast, you can travel the world with flight attendant Betty.
  • The BoXX Office  "Celebrating and elevating the history of women, what we've done, where we are, and what we're doing. Not just pilots, but 'Plane Janes' of all stripe. Pilot or not, the sky is still home for all kindred souls." Faded.
  • Civil Air Patrol Today  A podcast produced by Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
  • Cleared En Route  An aviation podcast from Ontario, Canada with news updates, aircraft profiles, airshow coverage, and interviews from members of the aviation community in Canada and around the world.  Faded.
  • The Conversation at AirSafe.com  The official podcast of the AirSafe.com Foundation designed to raise public awareness about key issues involving aviation safety and security.
  • The Crew Lounge  A weekly podcast for flight attendants and crew.  Faded.
  • Desert Pilot Podcast  A blog and podcast about flying experiences around the great State of Arizona and beyond.
  • Edwards Air Force Base Podcast  A weekly podcast featuring news stories relevant to the Edwards community, usually about two to three minutes in length.
  • Flaps Podcast  A monthly podcast aimed at those who fly, those who wish they could, and those who do neither.  Produced by two pilots in the UK who decided that flying was too much fun not to talk about, and too much fun to take too seriously.
  • Flying and Life  Mike is an aviation enthusiast, pilot, and flight dispatcher for a major legacy airline. He shares real events in his life.
  • The Glider Show  An audio show for anyone interested in gliding and soaring and becoming a competent glider pilot.
  • Go Flying Australia podcast  Focus on General and Recreational stories within Australia.
  • Hangar49 Aviation Podcast  A podcast dedicated to general aviation flying in the Pacific Northwest, and featuring three private pilots who discuss aviation news of the day plus the high (and low) points of their flying exploits.
  • The Hangar Deck Podcast  Aviation discussions by a team of prior military pilots and engineers with airline experience.
  • The Home Based Travel Agent Podcast  A blog and podcast dedicated to the home based travel agent and the journey of learning the travel business.
  • IAGblog Podcasts  Aviation and travel industry podcasts from the Innovation Analysis Group.  IAG provides information and consulting services to the travel and aviation industries, and covers aircraft manufacturers, airlines, airports, and ground transportation.  The IAGblog offers breaking news, insights, and commentary on a wide range of issues affecting travel and aviation.
  • In the Pattern Podcast  Four student pilots get together to talk about their experiences with flight training.  Join them as they work together to get their certificates and ratings in this aviation podcast about the joys of learning to fly.
  • InvertedCast  From pilots Derek (single engine instrument rated private pilot) and Mark (single/multi engine instrument rated commercial pilot).
  • Jim N Texas!  Jim is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, a member of the Chandelle Flying Club, and has a lifelong love of aviation.  Intermixed in his blog, you'll find some podcasts.
  • layovers  The news, the startups, and the technologies defining the modern commercial air travel experience.
  • The Logbook  Aviation stories told by the men and women who lived them.
  • Maiden Flight Podcast  In this podcast you'll hear the adventures of Mark Maiden, born and bred in Dublin, learning to fly and living to fly in Ireland.
  • MzeroA Podcast  This full time flight instructor provides audio and video podcasts for general aviation pilots.
  • NBAA Flight Plan  News and information about the business aviation community: developments affecting NBAA Members and the Association's work to advocate for their interests.
  • #PaxEx Podcast  Passenger experience expert Mark Kirby is joined by co-host Max Flight and an expert guest to discuss the latest industry developments.
  • Pilot's Journey Podcast  Hosts Stuart Stevenson (a private pilot in north Dallas) and Stewart Stoll (a certificated flight instructor near Fort Worth, Texas) discuss aviation training and the steps involved in maintaining proficiency.
  • Plane Crazy Down Under  An aviation-based podcast with a focus on the Asia/Pacific area.
  • Plane Safety Podcast  Join Pilot Pip for a look at the latest aviation safety news, incidents and events.
  • Plane Talking UK Podcast  A weekly show with the important aviation-related news stories that matter in the UK.
  • Private Jet Podcast  Serving the business aviation community.  From founder and host Tom Wachowski, ATP Falcon 2000, Challenger 300/350 and 604.
  • RC Heli Nation  Great conversation about radio controlled helicopters on this podcast.  The website also has a forum, news, reviews, builds, swag, and more.
  • SFO Podcast  San Francisco travel information, tips from business professionals and leisure travelers, helpful SFO information, stories, and more in podcasts from the San Francisco International Airport.
  • Skydive Radio  This weekly podcast is dedicated to skydiving and offers discussions covering a variety of topics: news, events, dropzones, policies, memorable jumps, history, and any other hot topic related to skydiving.  Also, product reviews and conversations with well known skydivers.
  • This Week in Travel podcast  A weekly podcast covering news, topics and trends in the travel industry.
  • Stuck Mic AvCast  This well-produced aviation podcast includes talk about flight instruction, aviation products, and just general hangar flying.
  • The Student Pilot Cast  This podcast is the chronical of Bill Williams as he learns to fly and earn his Private Pilot License.  You'll find both audio and video episodes, as well as interviews with other pilots and coverage of cool aviation stuff.
  • That Drone Show  Sarah Oneal and David Oneal present a weekly video podcast all about drones, streamed live and then available in an edited version.  They're on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • The UAV Digest  A weekly audio podcast covering unmanned aerial vehicles and systems.
  • Thoughts From The Flight Deck  In this podcast about flying, Pilot Bill talks about learning to fly, general things about aviation on his way to becoming a certified flight instructor, and just seemingly unrelated things that pop in to his mind.
  • Travel Cast Network  Travel professionals and enthusiasts can find the latest travel news and information through this portal to podcasts and travel related videos.
  • TravelCommons.com  A very good travel podcast about airlines, security and the TSA, hotels, frequent flyer programs, travel tech, and a lot more.
  • UAS Today  This audio podcast and website looks at current and future applications of unmanned aerial systems.
  • UltraFlight Radio Show  The weekly show discusses subjects of interest to the ultralight or sport aircraft pilot: fixed wing, trike, powered parachute, powered paraglider, glider, gyro, and other topics are covered.  Also, safety subjects, flying events, and government issues.  Weekly email.
  • Uncontrolled Airspace: The General Aviation Podcast  News and conversation about the world of General Aviation flying.  This is hanger flying at it's (sometimes verbose) best with three pilots who are qualified to gab about GA with authority.
  • The University of North Dakota AeroCast  A series of video/audio training podcasts.
  • The Upgrd Podcast  A round table podcast with airline frequent flyers, elite hotel program members, and other business travelers.  Learn about airline upgrade strategies, flying first class, hotel upgrades, and mileage runs.
  • Warbird Radio  An Internet radio station devoted to military aviation.  Their goal is to preserve the stories and history of those who flew these airplanes, and still do.
  • Warbird Show  This show focuses on research and search associated with lost and missing aircraft from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and up to the present.
  • Why We Fly  A General Aviation podcast sharing pilot stories to inspire potential pilots to learn more about flying.
  • Wings Over New Zealand Show  WONZS is the podcast that brings you Kiwi aviation through interviews with people involved in all aspects of New Zealand aviation, from pilots to warbird restorers to authors and historians to homebuilders to war veteran aircrew to modellers to mechanics and beyond. The show is a spin-off from the popular Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum.