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. 

411 Making Airlines Remarkable

07/27/2016 07:21 AM
Airline branding and marketing strategies, Farnborough International Airshow 2016 coverage, an MH370 update, Southwest Airlines revenue and a system glitch, a large Chinese amphibian, a few world records, and news from Maine. Guest Shashank Nigam is the CEO of SimpliFlying, a large aviation marketing strategy firm. We talk with Shashank about airline branding strategies and how […]

410 Ask Patrick Smith, He’s a Pilot

07/20/2016 06:13 AM
An airline pilot and world traveler talks about the theater of air travel, airport security, cockpit automation, and the aesthetics of airliners. In the news, we discuss Farnborough 2016, Airbus, Boeing, and the F-35B. Also, the FAA authorization extension, third class medical reform, and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as “Doc.” Guest Patrick Smith is […]

409 Vet Air: Flying Veterans in Need of Medical Care

07/13/2016 06:57 AM
Providing veterans with air transportation to and from healthcare facilities, an around-the-world record attempt, Air Force to use enlisted airmen as RPA pilots, FAA encourages GA aircraft owners to voluntarily install safety equipment, a cable break during a carrier landing, and growing military aircraft in chemical vats. Plus, a report on the new Boeing Milestones […]

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.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.

Ep.61 – ‘Xtra’ Boeing 100

07/10/2016 02:00 PM
In this 'Xtra' episode we bring you an audio exclusive interview with Mike Lombardi, Curator, Historian and Archivist at Boeing to celebrate the Boeing Centenary.

Ep.60 – Foxy Lady

06/21/2016 10:54 AM
In this episode we preview this seasons' airshows and talk to Lewis Gaylard about his latest book on the Sea Vixen, Foxy Lady. We also talk to all the senior officers behind Air Day 2016.

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.

UAV155 Amazon Docking Station for sUAS

07/22/2016 08:37 AM
The MQ-25 Stingray UAS, Star Wars drones, an Amazon patent for sUAS flight decks, Customs and Border Protection solicitation for small drone studies, how drones might make the future of aviation brighter, an arrest for a drone flight, new geofencing firmware, and Facebook laser drones. News Amazon patents special drone housing in the sky Amazon was awarded U.S. patent number 9387928 for sUAS docking stations that can be attached to structures such as telephone poles or street lamps. Amazon proposes that these multi-use UAV docking stations can be networked and provide package handling facilities, and act as a final destination or a delivery hub. The docking stations could recharge or refuel UAVs, become navigational aids, and provide routing information from a central control system. USN carries out MQ-25 aerial refuelling surrogate testing The UAS that had been called the Carrier Based Aerial Refueling System (CBARS) will be now known as MQ-25 Stingray. Developed from the X-47B, it will use the current Navy refueling pod as its equipment. The system is being tested using a Gulfstream jet as a surrogate and the RFP for the MQ-25 prototypes requests a flyoff in 2017. Star Wars Drones You Can Battle With Propel is making X-wing, Millennium Falcon, TIE Interceptor, and Speederbike quadcopters with clear props to give the illusion of flight. The drones are outfitted with lasers that allow game playing similar to laser tag. Border Patrol calls on Silicon Valley for advice on small drones The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking for new ways that Customs and Border Protection could use UAVs and has published an Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS) to fund studies. The OTS Call on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Word doc) offers grants of $50,000 to $200,000, and describes three objectives: User interfaces for effective communication and enhanced immediacy for reaction. Sensors to improve situational awareness and the ability to track multiple targets. Platform security improvement for UAS self-defense capabilities. Why Drones May Save Aviation This opinion piece describes how sUAS might be a pathway to bring people into aviation. California makes first arrest for drone flight over wildfire A man charged with hampering firefighting efforts was caught after he posted his videos on YouTube. He faces FAA fines of up to $27,500 and possible jail time. DJI drones will now get real-time wildfire alerts New software updates bring geofencing to temporarily restricted areas. Report claims small UAV ruling places USA ahead of Europe Aerospace and defense industry researcher Teal Group says the United States is now ahead of Europe after developing sUAS regulations. The U.S. is “putting pressure on Europe to come up with its own set of regulations.” Facebook wants to use fluorescence to make its laser drones work better Facebook and Internet.org have been developing the Project Aquila fixed-wing drones to provide internet access to remote locations using lasers to transmit data. However, light sent through the atmosphere can produce an undesirable “twinkling” effect. The Facebook team has a solution that uses a structure covered with wavelength shifting dyes that re-emit the light at a different wavelength and reduce the twinkling effect. Video of the Week Drone helps in rescue of stranded boaters near Algona Listener Todd pointed us to this video that documents a DJI Phantom 4 used to locate a man and his 10-year-old granddaughter who stranded in their boat.  

UAV154 Cargo Drone Challenge Winners

07/15/2016 12:30 PM
Crowdsourcing designs for cargo drones, UAS for higher education, US Air Force training enlisted RPA operators, NASA detect and avoid tests, delivering vaccine by drone, a woman freed by a Phantom, and drones interfering with wildfires. News Airbus reveals cargo UAV challenge winners The Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge was created by Local Motors and Airbus Group to crowdsource the design of a commercial-grade package delivery drone for medical supplies and other types of cargo. Local Motors reports in Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge winners announced that 425 submissions were received, and assessed on mission performance, weight and balance, and preliminary flight performance. Video: Winners Revealed in the Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge by Local Motors. Early Days for Drone Use in Higher Education Drones in the academic environment offer the opportunity to focus on design and development and also using them for academic instruction and research. The Higher Education UAS Modernization Act would let students and educators operate UAVs without FAA approval if certain conditions are met. Air Force plans 100 enlisted drone pilots by 2020 The Air Force expects to graduate the first class of enlisted airmen in 2017 for remotely piloted aircraft, specifically unarmed RQ-4 Global Hawks used for high-altitude reconnaissance missions. The graduates would become the first Air Force enlisted pilots since World War II. NASA Concludes UAS NAS Integration Flight Tests NASA has completed a two-month series of flight tests at Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. NASA tested technologies for Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) algorithms developed by NASA, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell, and other partners. The tests included more than 260 scripted encounters between the Ikhana UAS and manned “intruder” aircraft. The algorithms successfully alerted the pilot on the ground. Drones to unleash vaccine-laced pellets in bid to save endangered ferrets The endangered black-footed ferrets in Montana eat prairie dogs, and both are susceptible to the sylvatic plague transmitted by fleas. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service wants to help the animals by dispensing vaccine-laden pellets from drones.  Note:  The article originally reported that the drones would shoot vaccine-laced M&Ms. Video shows man use drone to save person trapped in bathroom A woman in a bathroom was unable to unlock the door from the inside. A DJI Phantom trailing a string was flown over the bathroom window and the woman then tied the door key to the string. With the key in hand, those outside could unlock the door and free the woman. Authorities in Utah can now legally disable or destroy drones near wildfires Lawmakers approved a bill that would allow firefighters or law enforcement to shoot down or disable drones interfering with efforts to contain wildfires. The bill also provides for a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine if a drone causes a firefighting aircraft to crash. Video of the Week Engineers Hack Pokemon Go by Using a Drone Thanks to @ProfVanderhoof’s sister Marianne for bringing this to our attention. http://youtu.be/-bpEgmUkr7w        

UAV153 ADS-B Out for Small UAS

07/08/2016 11:40 AM
Flightradar24 and Skysense collaborate on ADS-B for drones, Boeing establishes the Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Kansas chooses an unmanned aircraft director, Eurotunnel employs UAVs, implications of AI, and DJI updates its geofencing capability. News The Site That Lets You Track Planes In Real-Time Wants to Track Drones Too Flightradar24 and Skysense are partnering to bring ADS-B solutions to drones. Flightradar24 is investing capital in Skysense, who will use the investment for product development. Skysense has been developing small, lightweight ADS-B OUT boards for small UAS and manned aircraft. They call their BCON1, “the world’s lightest, most energy-efficient and smallest ADS-B OUT device for drones.” Boeing Opens Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Missouri The new 8,100-square-foot Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory (CASL) will conduct research to test hardware and software that makes autonomous vehicles work together more effectively as a team or unit. The Lab will work with academic institutions, research partners, government agencies. Kansas names Air Force veteran first unmanned aircraft director Kansas has chosen Bob Brock to be its first director of unmanned aircraft systems, reporting to the state’s director of aviation. Brock had a 22-year career in the Air Force and held positions in intelligence and special operations units utilizing drones. He’ll help develop drone-related businesses, ensure safe operation of drones by individuals and companies, and developing a plan with the Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture to bring jobs to Kansas. Drones deployed to keep migrants and refugees out of Channel Tunnel amid warnings of post-Brexit surge Eurotunnel operates the 30-mile tunnel between Britain and France, and they had already been thinking about tracking people seeking asylum. With the Brexit vote, they are even more concerned about migrants passing through the tunnel before it becomes more difficult to get into Britain. To help address this, Eurotunnel has demonstrated using small surveillance drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras if they believe people are in the 18-mile secure zone surrounding the tunnel entrance in France. Is AI The Worst Mistake In Human History? This LinkedIn “Pulse” article by John Battelle looks at the possible implications of a world dominated by Artificial Intelligence, also called Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing. DJI makes it easier to keep your drone out of no-fly zones DJI is making improvements to the geofencing system employed by its Phantom and Inspire drones. Permanent and temporary flight restrictions are included, as well as a process to unlock the geofence when that is necessary. Connecticut father, son fight Federal Aviation Administration over gun-firing, flame-throwing drones A teenager and his father are refusing to comply with subpoenas ordering them to provide information about the videos they posted. They claim the subpoenas violate their constitutional rights, and they question the FAA's authority to regulate recreational drones. During questioning for an unrelated assault event, police seized the teen’s phone and reportedly found material that could lead to felony charges. Video of the Week Salmon Seining Listener Josh Jarvis is a commercial fisherman in Southeast Alaska who started flying drones in 2013. After receiving encouraging feedback about his video clips on Instagram, he edited this video that shows commercial salmon fishing in Alaska. Josh has a video channel for his other drone video projects, all filmed with a Phantom 2 and a GoPro HERO3+. Feedback This X-shaped sensor will alert you to incoming drones, so you can freak out FAA Part 107 Frequently Asked Questions in Drone Law by Jonathan Rupprecht US sUAS/Drone Owner Maps      

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.

"It Takes a Village" UCAP #409-delta

07/28/2016 11:00 AM
Jeb, Dave, and Jeff, talk with Deland Airport's Sport Aviation Administrator Jana Filip on Day Three of OSH16. UCAP Daily from AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. On the Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded July 27, 2016.

"Crossing The Line" UCAP #409-charlie

07/27/2016 06:00 AM
UCAP Daily from AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. Jeb, Dave, and Jim G, talk with Canadian Owners and Pilots Association's President Bernard Gervais on Day Two of OSH16. On the Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded July 26, 2016.

"Five Hundred Bucks" UCAP #409-bravo

07/26/2016 06:00 AM
UCAP Daily from AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. Jeb, Dave, and Jim G, talk with AEA's Ric Peri on Day One of OSH16. On the Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded July 25, 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 - 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.


Airspeed - River Days Airshow - Part 3 - Fast Footwork

05/25/2015 07:50 AM

This is the third installment of the series that covers - in near-realtime - the events leading up to the GM Detroit River Days Airshow on the Detroit River 20-21 June 2015. As before, David Allen of Other People's Airplanes has taken the mic and is running the show in order to keep things moving.


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.

Rudy Maxa interviews Todd Curtis about how heat can affect airliners

06/26/2016 12:20 PM
Todd Curtis is interviewed on the show Rudy Maxa's World on 25 June 2016 about the how high temperatures can lead to airliner delays and cancellations.

Interview on the Tomi Lahren show about TSA deficiencies in their organizational processes (Audio - MP3)

04/11/2016 10:15 PM
On 11 April 2016, Todd Curtis was interviewed on the Tomi Lahren show on TheBlaze.com about how the TSA is lacking in the organizational processes that could improve the effectiveness of their security personnel.

Interview on CKTB radio on 31 March 2016 about the Lockheed Martin airship (Audio - MP3)

04/01/2016 10:55 AM
On 31 March 2016, Todd Curtis was interviewed by CKTB radio about the Lockheed Martin airship, which can fill for transporting heavy cargo to areas lacking airports and other transportation infrastructure.

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!

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

120-Where Do Guidebooks Fit In; I Hate Shopping for Suitcases

03/12/2016 04:44 PM
Using guidebooks in the digital travel world; review Bluesmart smart luggage; packing strategies are very personal; foreign exchange apps; digital travel security

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.

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


130 Miss London Airport

06/07/2016 10:06 AM

In this show we have stories about relish, panties, beach boys, seeing eye dogs and a very touching military story.

Contact....  flywithbetty@gmail.com

Music "Fly" by The Good Sirs

Cute Miss London Airport video


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.
  • 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.