This is a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Our reporter in the field, Russ Roslewski was in Norman Oklahoma for the AOPA Fly In. AOPA fly-ins happen around the country bringing many people together in the aviation community. This event broke all previous attendance records with over 7500 people including 500 planes. The AOPA Fly In’s are a great place to learn, share your passion for aviation, and help advocate for the GA community. Listen here.
Today we have a special guest Arnold Pieper. Arnold is an avid aviator and established Information Technology Executive and works on Flight Standards on the Embraer 190/195/Lineage 1000. Joining us from Indaiatuba, Brazil. Listen here.
If you have used an electronic logbook, or have an interest in switching to one, we have a special treat for you. Ken VeArd, who has harnessed his technological skills with his passion for aviation to produce a truly innovative, easy to use, and practical electronic logbook. Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Ken about his passion for aviation and his electronic log. Listen here.
Tom, Rick, and Victoria join Carl for a great technical episode on the challenges of picking up IFR clearance in the air. We also walk through a descend via example. (Hear the full episode at this link.)
Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive a plane crash? In this episode, Larry Overstreet and Carl interview Jeff Jorgensen who was involved in a plane crash and has some great advice for what to do. (Click here to read more and listen to the show.)
The days of barnstorming are not over because pilots such as Dewey Davenport are keeping the nostalgic golden age of flight alive! Dewey is an inspiration, outstanding pilot, and steward of aviation history. He is one of the few barnstormers in this country and the only active African American barnstormer. (Read more and listen to the show here.)
For over a decade Theresa Eaman has been touching hearts and souls through her singing and moving performance at airshows. I first heard Theresa at the WWII Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania and most recently at Sun N Fun. I am excited to have this lovely person, outstanding performer, and fellow aviation enthusiast on the show. Theresa Eaman is a patriot, outstanding entertainer, and accomplished WWII reenactor. (Read more and listen to the show here.)
Welcome to America's Front Porch at Sun n Fun 2017!
This is a recording of the live show produced at the fly-in from Sun n Fun Radio. Rick Felty is participating from home, while Carl, Eric, Larry, Tom and Russ are all on the deck together!
Whether you are a hobby pilot or looking to fly for a living, the multi-engine rating is always a challenge. However, it can be fun, and open up a lot of doors for more flights and types of flights. Today we are interviewing one of our co-hosts Tom Frick, who recently completed his multi-engine commercial.
- In The Beginning – The birth of aviation podcasting.
- How Podapalooza began and where we are today
- The melding of Kent’s aviation background and technical background.
- How Kent developed his passion for aviation and what he flys now.
- Kent has figured out many ways to have fun with his ratings.
- There’s always that “next rating” you can go for
- Flying club benefits.
- He’s figured out how to have a mission for flying, and not just do the same old stuff over and over.
Rick has released another book: Tabitha Fink, Ninja at Night. It’s a great kids book about being afraid of the dark.
Reader question from ExpertAviator.com Blog:
Controller: “Cessna 123NU squawk 2343, maintain 2000 on departure”
You: “Cessna 123NU, two thousand, squawk 2342?.
Controller: “Cessna 123NU read back correct contact ground on 121.9 for taxi”
Read back correct??? Click here to listen to this episode.
- Do you file flight plans when you fly?
- How to file a flight plan.
- Do you get a briefing every time you fly and how?
Dead Reckoning legs on Instrument Approach Procedures
Jeppesen Enhance the Charts in 2016. We will discuss some of the changes and how you can learn more at their training site:
Hold Short of Where? Understanding The New Taxi Procedures. – This article was based on safety reports from 2011. In March of 2014 there was an ATO policy change and update to the pilot controller glossary. The following are links to the taxi diagram and the ATO Policy Change. I was going to change the original article but will rewrite and link to a new article incorporating the changes. I want to leave the old article because it demonstrates the confusion amongst pilots and controllers that led to many safety reports and a change in the policy.
Carl is here with Rick Felty, Larry Overstreet, Tom Frick, and special guest Paul Grieco from the Aviation Careers Podcast.
- Fuel Planning
- Don’t be afraid to declare an emergency
- Minimum Fuel Explained
- Emergency Fuel Explained
- Before Deadly Crash In Colombia, Pilot Said He Was Out Of Fuel
- Air Safety Foundation – Fuel Management
- Crash: LAMIA Bolivia RJ85 near Medellin on Nov 28th, 2016, electrical problems, no fuel, impact with terrain
Aviation Careers Podcast
"Today I want to talk about a sometimes uncomfortable topic, which is disability insurance. It has happened to me and I’m sure it has happened to some of you listening to the podcast. You get the dreaded letter from the FAA or you go to your medical exam thinking everything is ok but the FAA thinks otherwise." Click here for more at Aviation Careers Podcast.
Eric, Rick, Victoria, Larry, Russ and Carl are all here to discuss winter flying, stabilized approaches, and flying when sick.
- Winter weather flying
- Practical Guide To Winter Flying – First Video Is Free
- Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA)
Flying Sick – Tis the Season for Colds
- Personal minimums
- Risk assessment (PAVE)
- 14 CFR Part 61.53
- Good medications database (you can search by category)
- Here’s an alternative medical database, which seems to have the same information
- AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE, UND STUDY STABILIZED APPROACH