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. 

402 A Young Airline Geek

05/25/2016 07:49 AM
We talk with a teenage aviation enthusiast who created an aviation news site and has organized a major avgeek event with American Airlines for National Aviation Day. In the news, we discuss narrowbody production ramp ups, a B-29 receives an airworthiness certificate, the CSeries, and EgyptAir Flight 804. Guest Ryan Ewing is the teenage founder […]

AirplaneGeeks 401 Aviation Accidents as Emergent Properties of Complex Systems

05/18/2016 04:22 AM
We explore aviation accidents as emergent properties of complex systems, and discuss: the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association complaints about pilot wages, a survey on frequent flier rewards programs, an NPRM that would change FAR Part 61, third class medical reform in yet more legislation, and a two seat Robinson R44. David has an onfire history […]

AirplaneGeeks 400 That’s a Lot of Episodes

05/11/2016 07:10 AM
John Croft, Senior Editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology joins us for our 400th episode. We discuss Safety Management Systems (SMS), the IATA 2015 Safety Report, challenges for a safety culture that embraces self-reporting, and flight simulator changes that include models for high-altitude, high-angle of attack regimes. In the news, we discuss airline profits […]

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 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 :)

PCDU Episode 124: Avalon15 Bravo (Yet more Avalon Airshow Goodness)

03/11/2015 03:43 PM
The Australian International Airshow (aka Avalon Airshow) may well be over for 2015 but our collection of content recorded at the show is still being worked on. Here's another hour of interviews & discussions and we suspect there may be another two episodes before we're through with all of it. This is what happens when you let Steve, Grant & Maikha run loose with audio recorders at an airshow :)   Steve kicks us off with an overview of the episode which unfolds as: 0:02:42 - Grant caught up with Richard Woodward but instead of chatting in his usual ride (an A380), they're chatting about the new coaxial rotor helicopters he's working on with Coax Helicopters. They're amazing machines that are being targeted at those who like to ride sports bikes without fairings.  0:10:45 - Peta Denham Harvey is the vice president of the Australian Women Pilots' Association (Victorian Branch) and she tells Maikha about the Round Australia Relay which features women pilots flying around australia to raise money for the Cancer Council. The relay started during the Avalon Airshow and will conclude in April at the AWPA conference in Launceston (Tasmania).  0:16:21 - Grant talks with GPCAPT Guy Adams regarding Unmanned Aerial Systems within the Australian Defence Force ranging from backpack units Army squads can use through to Global Hawk & Triton. The discussions also covers how the Heron UAV is operating with the RAAF after Afghanistan, the Scan Eagle platform trials, operations with Reapers in the USA and what was involved in getting a Global Hawk to land at Avalon Airport.  0:38:04 - Craig Duncan from the Airline Academy of Australia has come down from Queensland for the show and he talks with Steve about their training operations at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba.   0:49:03 - Maikha's managed to get into the belly of an RJ85 Fire Fighting aircraft that's been derived from a BAe146. He's with Ray Horton from ConAir in Canada and they're talking about Ray's career, ConAir's operations, the RJ85 and fire bombing in Australia.  1:01:06 - Grant got to take a break with Jodi Davis and review what she's been up to over the last 18 months including her aerobatic flying and working as Matt Hall Racing's domestic business development manager based at Belmont Airport in Pelican (New South Wales).  1:06:18 - With a live-to-the-mic intro from Allan Van't Padje, Timbo joins Grant to give us yet another Timbo's Tarmac with the inside word on the Avalon warbird tarmac, some fun with soft ground and storing aircraft in the now empty ex-Qantas hangars.  1:09:47 - Steve wraps up the episode

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.58 – Beautiful airfields

05/23/2016 03:37 AM
We visit Henstridge and Compton Abbas airfields and learn about the role of the Light Aircraft Association.

Ep.57 – Aviation Photography and Biggin Hill

04/29/2016 04:08 AM
An action packed episode featuring professional photographer Rich Cooper from the Centre Of Aviation Photography, Photographer and Author Paul Fiddian on his new book 'The History of the Biggin Hill International Air Fair' and Mike Young from Aircrew Interview.

Ep.56 – ‘Xtra’ Soviet Cold War fighters

04/15/2016 11:11 AM
Journalist and author Alexander Mladenov joins us from Sofia in Bulgaria to talk through the four generations of Soviet Fighter aircraft from the early MiGs and Yaks through to the later air-superiority models, familiar in the skies around the world today.

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.

UAV147 Drones That Perch on Walls

05/20/2016 09:24 AM
The FAA tests a drone detection system at JFK and releases registration data, drone-on-drone refueling demonstrated, a drone that can perch on walls, a new UAS risk management course, and a review of a guide to drones. News FAA Tests FBI Drone Detection System at JFK The FAA conducted tests of the effectiveness of an FBI UAS detection system at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Five different rotorcraft and fixed wing UAS participated in about 40 separate tests. Also involved in the tests were the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice, Queens District Attorney’s Office, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Griffiss International Airport test site in Rome, NY, provided expertise in planning the individual tests as well as the flight commander for the tests and two of the UAS used. FAA Releases Drone Registration Location Data In response to a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the FAA released a spreadsheet showing the number of UAS registrations by country, state/province/region, city, and postal code. Almost 40,000 entries for “Hobbyist” registrations, and nearly 5,000 “Non-Hobbyist” registrations. Names and addresses of registrants are not part of this database, and will only be made available by registration number. We’d like to thank Airmap.com for providing the heat maps. Find the AirMap for Drones app in the iTunes store and use it to access low-altitude airspace advisories, create flights, file digital notices, manage aircraft, and more. Now drones can go on and on: Unmanned aircraft refuel autonomously in MID-AIR, meaning they can carry out longer missions Chinese researchers have developed a method of autonomous aerial refueling where the “tanker” uses cameras to determine the position of the “receiver.” The tanker then flies to the receiving drone and refuels it through a boom. Microspines Make It Easy for Drones to Perch on Walls and Ceilings Quadrotors have limited flight duration, so the ability to “perch” or land for extended periods of time would be beneficial, particularly for applications where the operator wants to collect data over time. Stanford’s Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory has been working on perching technology that would allow a small drone to land on a wall using an opposing gripping system. Video of the Week The Flying Scotsman crossing the Forth Bridge 15.5.16 Filmed by drone! Peter Keith captured the Flying Scotsman crossing the Forth Bridge after a 10-year restoration project. Shot using a DJI Inspire 1 X5r Drone. http://youtu.be/B58o1FA1OQM?list=PLU8l06oFoAozzVKUunvG41RAQ9ccj9EYv Mentioned Online Global Unmanned Aircraft Systems Risk Management Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announces a new 8-week on-line course which discusses risk management as it relates to UAS, and also covers international efforts at addressing that risk. Taught by Dr. Sarah Nillson, our guest on Episode 111. The Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display Join David and Max June 18, 2016, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia for a day of full immersion in both manned and unmanned aviation. Book Review The Complete Guide to Drones: whatever your budget David reviews this 144 page paperback by Adam Juniper and finds it to be a valuable resource. Author Juniper is a long-time R/C and drone flier, has produced many YouTube videos, and he has worked as a professional video producer.    

UAV146 The FAA Creates, Permits, and Rescinds

05/13/2016 09:55 AM
The FAA created an advisory committee, permits educational institutions to fly UAS, and rescinded a proposed website for collecting reports of bad drone behaviour. UPS and Zipline partner for drone delivery of medical packages, and more interviews from the Drone Dealer Expo. News FAA Administrator Makes Major Drone Announcements FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made two significant announcements at the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans. Another advisory committee is being formed to provide advice on unmanned aircraft integration issues. Huerta said, "Input from stakeholders is critical to our ability to achieve that perfect balance between integration and safety. We know that our policies and overall regulation of this segment of aviation will be more successful if we have the backing of a strong, diverse coalition." Huerta also announced that students can operate UAS for educational and research purposes without going through the Section 333 process. This allows educational institutions to conduct activities that have been restricted in the past. UPS-backed Rwandan blood deliveries show drones' promise, hurdles The UPS Foundation announced a partnership with Zipline, a California­-based robotics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to “explore using drones to transform the way life-saving medicines like blood and vaccines are delivered across the world.” The UPS Foundation has awarded an $800,000 grant to support the initial launch of this initiative in Rwanda using Zipline fixed-wing drones. Zipline International, Inc. is a robotics company that works with governments to provide access to medical products at the last mile. Zipline is supported by investors such as Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, SV Angel, Subtraction Capital, Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and Stanford University. UPDATE: FAA Withdraws Request for Drone Reports Dubbed Witchhunt By Many Congress has directed the FAA to “assess the flight behavior of [drones] and enable the reporting of [drone] sightings that cause public concern for safety, national security, and/or privacy.” In response, the FAA planned to launch a website to collect “airborne and ground based observations by the public of drone behavior that they consider suspicious or illegal.” Now, however, the FAA has withdrawn the plan [PDF], citing that the proposal “contained errors, and needs further clarification.” Drone Dealer Expo Interviews More interviews by Tim Trott of Southern Helicam from the Expo: David Alamillo, Chief Pilot and Flight Operations Manager, Farm Solutions, which manages sensor output for agricultural applications, and integrates with drone manufacturers Mark Manson, Consumer Experience Lead for Academy of Model Aeronautics Videos of the Week Max and @dronemama Fly Away Dronie This “fly away dronie” of Max Flight and @dronemama was taken by Hover Solutions, LLC at the 2016 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland. Hover Solutions was at the Festival with their DJI Inspire 1 to film the festival for the organizers. Hover Solutions provides aerial photography and video for clients, UAV education, and industrial applications such as orthomosaic mapping and multisensor scanning services, including 3D modeling and NDVI overlays. Hover Solutions will be exhibiting at the 2016 Howard County Fair, August 6-13, 2016, at the Howard County Fairground in West Friendship, Maryland. They’ll have a booth next to the main building. Stop by and say hello! Clash of epochs: Drone speared at history festival in central Russia A drone that was filming a historical reenactment in Russia was taken down by a spear thrown by a man dressed as an ancient Russian warrior. How often do you see that?

UAV145 The Autonomy Incubator with Dr. Danette Allen

05/06/2016 07:19 AM
Dr. Danette Allen from NASA Langley Research Center’s Autonomy Incubator describes projects that will advance autonomous technology for unmanned aircraft. Guest Dr. Danette Allen is the NASA Senior Technologist for Intelligent Flight Control System and the Head of the Autonomy Incubator at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). She is responsible for setting the strategic vision, transforming the workforce, and building systems to realize the promise of autonomy and robotics in enabling new missions in space, aeronautics, and science. Dr. Allen provides subject matter expertise on several DoD autonomy programs including ONR AACUS, DARPA CODE, and DARPA ALIAS. In this episode, Dr. Allen talks about the democratization of the airspace, and she explains the process by which NASA flies UAS at Langley, which is adjacent to active Air Force operations. Dr. Allen also describes an earth science delivery demonstration that is coming up. There, a payload sensor will be placed autonomously in a difficult-to-access location, where it can collect data. Later, the sensor is retrieved and returned to the scientist. Dr. Allen is also investigating an autonomous Mars explorer and the concept of “trusted autonomy.” Prior to her current position, Dr. Allen served as the Research Team Lead for Human-System Integration (HSI) and ATM Concepts in Crew Systems and Aviation Operations. She also served as Mission Manager in the Earth Science Systems Pathfinder (ESSP) Program Office as well as Head of the Mission Simulation Lab (MiSL) and the Integrated Design Center. Dr. Allen began her NASA career in the design, development and operation of spaceflight missions including Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE) on STS-64, Measurement of Air Pollution from Satellites (MAPS) on Mir, and Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III on ISS. Dr. Allen received her Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, MBA from Manchester University (UK), Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Old Dominion University, and her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill. She is the recipient of several NASA awards including the NASA astronauts’ “Silver Snoopy” award for achievements related to human flight safety and mission success as well as the NASA "Systems Engineering Excellence Award" medal. Follow Dr. Allen on Twitter @DrDanetteAllen

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.

"Worsening Conditions" UCAP #404

05/14/2016 09:00 AM
Human carrying multicopter, Volocoptor... UCAP400 recap... OFLOTW in the everglades... Landing on a roof... Jeb friend flying around the world... Drone midair in London???... Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded April 22, 2016.

"Spinny & Floaty" UCAP #403

04/30/2016 05:00 PM
Dave and Jack are visited by a parade of good friends on closing day of the 2016 edition of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in from Lakeland Florida. Recorded live from the deck of Sun 'n Fun Radio. Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded April 10, 2016.

"Long Strange Trip" UCAP #400-bravo

04/19/2016 12:49 PM
Jeb, Dave and Jack celebrate UCAP episode #400 by spending a beautiful Sunday flying around Florida, and visiting with friends. In this conclusion we visit Amy Laboda at her airport home near Fort Myers Florida. Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded April 3, 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 - 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.


Airspeed - River Days Airshow - Part 2 - We've Got an Airshow!

05/10/2015 09:06 AM

David Allen once again takes the host mic to talk with Steve about the upcoming River Days Airshow in Detroit 20-21 June 2015.


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.

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.

CJOB interview on EgyptAir hijack 29 March 2016 (Audio - MP3)

03/30/2016 10:10 PM
Todd Curtis was interviewed by CJOB radio of Winnipeg, Canada about the hijacking of an EgyptAir A320 on 29 March 2016, and whether this event should concern those who travel.

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!

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

119-Digital Security On The Road; US Airports Getting Better

12/20/2015 04:44 PM
Balancing the hassle-hacking trade-off when traveling; US airports slightly improving; Spirit Airlines growth; US immigration preclearance

118-Danger In the Travel Bubble; Switching Back to Apple

11/08/2015 04:44 PM
Dodgy situations when traveling; switching back to Apple from Android; updating my TripAdvisor review criteria

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.

129 Kennywoods Open

05/08/2016 10:24 AM

Episode 129

This show has a few stories about getting caught with your pants down, an Air Marshal story and a pilot talking about landing on an aircraft carrier.

Contact...  flywithbetty@gmail.com

Music "Flying" by The Catch

Check out the cute cartoon by www.jetlaggedcomic.com

 


128 Yellow Horses

04/07/2016 10:55 AM

Episode 128

This show has stories about yellow horses, an airplane fire, stinky dogs, a man hole and the Pips! 

Contact... flywithbetty@gmail.com

Check out this video from the musical Kinky Boots


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.