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. 

429 Corporate Flight Attendants

11/30/2016 05:01 AM
We examine the role and training of the corporate aviation flight attendant as the third crewmember. In the news, we look ABX Air pilot concerns and more broadly at the air cargo capacity needed to support Amazon.com, private airplane flights to Cuba, an NBAA conference focusing on security, a world’s best airline list, and some […]

428 The Life of a Second Officer

11/23/2016 02:23 PM
We talk about being a second officer with an expat from a major Asian airline. In the news, families of MH-370 victims take the search into their own hands, a new flight approach pattern is under study, a WASP T-6 trainer and a film, a looming strike at Chicago O’Hare, and a Suzy story. Guest […]

427 How the Airplane Changed the World

11/16/2016 06:09 AM
We talk with the producer and director of a film about the ways aviation has transformed the world. Also, relationships between Middle Eastern and U.S. airlines, the outlook for business aircraft sales, Chinese radar advancements, a report of health problems with crew uniforms, and a compelling story by a Marine. Guest Brian J. Terwilliger is […]

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 128: Unprecedented

10/29/2016 10:13 PM

From Grant’s collection of ballooning interviews to a chat with Owen Zupp about his latest book and our tribute to Hannes Arch, this episode is our biggest yet (yes, even bigger than Episode 51, our tribute to the RAAF’s F-111s!). We’ve even captured Anthony “The Infrequent Flyer” Simmons’ first ever viewing of the movie TopGun . . . → Read More: PCDU Episode 128: Unprecedented

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 . . . → Read More: PCDU Episode 127: From the Vault

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 . . . → Read More: PCDU Episode 126: Emirates Wants You!

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.65 – Courage in the air

10/28/2016 01:02 PM
Welcome to our longest show ever, with RAF Typhoon pilot Roger Cruickshank and Owen Zupp. We talk to Roger about the challenges of coming back from injury to become an Olympic skier whilst training to fly fighter jets, and tragedy striking in his domestic life. Owen tells us about his amazing father, as featured in his latest book 'Without Precedent'.

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.

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.

UAV173 Counter-UAS Technology

12/02/2016 07:38 AM
Aerial Information Systems describes counter-UAS technology, the Karma drone recall exposes a larger issue, and some areas to watch in the UAS space in 2017. Interview Tim Trott from Southern Helicam interviews Larry Friese, Jr., president of Aerial Information Systems Corporation (AIS) at the inaugural Emerald Coast Unmanned Systems Business Expo in Pensacola, November 19, […]

UAV172 Drone World Expo 2016 Review

11/25/2016 07:57 AM
A report on Drone World Expo, held November 15-16, 2016, in San Jose, California. Guest Max Trescott attended Drone World Expo 2016 and brings us his observations from the show. Max tells us about the makeup of the attendees and the keynote panel. We hear a clip from the keynote where moderator Gretchen West of […]

UAV171 UAS Flights Over Unsheltered People

11/18/2016 07:36 AM
Rulemaking for sUAS flights over people moves forward, fuel cell-powered UAVs, a drone detection system, a Predator for humanitarian relief, drones flying in formation, and autonomous aircraft collaboration. News Big News: Proposed Small UAS Rule for Flights Over People at White House for Review Hogan Lovells reports that the FAA sent to the White House […]

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.

"Nearly Flightless" UCAP #417

11/29/2016 09:00 PM
A lot of foam in San Jose... Flying with your mind... Remembering Bob Hoover... Air Greenland Dash 8 save... Two seconds!!!... OFLOTW... Doc flies some more... A troubling finding on a tragic midair... Turkey drops... This and more in Uncontrolled Airspace. Recorded November 22, 2016.

"The Answer is Yes" UCAP #416-bravo

11/04/2016 06:00 AM
Dave phones Jack to tell him about the first DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase in Florida. He's joined by guests Jana Filip, DeLand Sport Aviation Administrator, and Charlie Becker, EAA's Community and Chapters guy. This and more in Uncontrolled Airspace. Recorded November 3, 2016.

"UCAP at NBAA2016" UCAP #416

11/02/2016 11:00 AM
Jeb and Dave report on the 2016 of this huge aviation conference and exhibition. They also talk about a well deserved award. This and more in Uncontrolled Airspace. Recorded November 1, 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 - Because Glider - Part 2

09/11/2016 09:00 AM

The second in a two-part series chronicling the long road to becoming a CFI. In this episode, our hero suffers more indignation at the hands of a check airman who calls off Christmas, after which he begins the long slog down the self-launch mountain, through the valley, and back up the adjacent peak of aerotow.


Airspeed - Because Glider - Part 1

09/03/2016 06:04 PM

Here's Part 1 of the epic quest for the CFI certificate. It covers everything from deciding to go for the certificate up to the failed attempt to transition to a different motorglider at a faraway school. Part 2 is already recorded and will be up soon. In the meantime, enjoy the comedy and the tragedy that is pursuing a glider CFI ride in a world not equipped to make that ride happen.


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.


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.

Todd Curtis BBC 5 Live interview on LaMia RJ85 crash near Medellin, Colombia

12/04/2016 06:30 PM
Todd Curtis interviewed by BBC 5 Live about the 28 November 2016 crash of a LaMia Avro RJ85 near Medellin, Colombia that killed 71 passengers and crew, including several members of the Chapecoense soccer team.

Todd Curtis BBC Newsday interview on LaMia RJ85 crash near Medellin, Colombia

12/04/2016 06:25 PM
Todd Curtis interviewed by BBC Newsday on 29 November 2016 about the 28 November 2016 crash of a LaMia Avro RJ85 near Medellin, Colombia that killed 71 passengers and crew, including several members of the Chapecoense soccer team.

Todd Curtis CKTB Radio interview on LaMia RJ85 crash near Medellin, Colombia

12/04/2016 06:20 PM
Todd Curtis interviewed by CKTB Radio about the 28 November 2016 crash of a LaMia Avro RJ85 near Medellin, Colombia that killed 71 passengers and crew, including several members of the Chapecoense soccer team.

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!

125-Uber Driver Stories; Overseas for the Election

11/22/2016 08:05 PM
Back from Tuscany avoiding the noise of the US presidential election. I ask Uber drivers for their life stories and talk about using Bluetooth in rental cars.

124-Craft Beer Hunting; I Hate Rick Steves

09/28/2016 08:14 PM
My son and I talk about hunting down craft beers; a few "a-ha" moments from a trip to Scotland; Bitch tweeting; Why I hate the Rick Steves travel juggernaut.

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.

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.

135 The Tubes of Terror

11/07/2016 08:43 AM

Show 135

Hello everyone!  In this show we have stories about pee, poop and plums.  A crazy guy and an impressive man.  Quacks and geese.  Dicks and ducks, and at the end of the show we hear about the Tubes of Terror.

Contact... flywithbetty@gmail.com

Music for the show:  Everything Good by Twintwelve

Interesting travel story by Amanda jones


134 A Tale of Three Betty"s

10/07/2016 09:00 AM

Episode 134

In this show we have stories about three different Betty's along with butts, babies, bras and avocados.

Contact...  flywithbetty@gmail.com

Great article: Pan Am Baby Lift

Music "Betty" by the Lascivious Biddies

Good story:  Gifts From Our Parents


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.