Airplane Geeks Podcast

Airplane Geeks Podcast

Latest Episodes

626 Aviation Safety Culture
October 28, 2020

The Director of Flight Operations for Quantum Spatial talks about International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certification and building a safety culture. Boeing 737 MAX order deferrals,

625 Aerospace Internships
October 21, 2020

A former USAF combat pilot and astronaut talks about the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship that matches interns with aerospace companies. Also, EASA and the Boeing 737 MAX, NTSB crash report, U.S. Army aviation fleet, airline expansion opportunities,

624 Aircraft Cybersecurity
October 14, 2020

GAO issues cybersecurity recommendations, Southwest pilot’s pay cut, National Center for the Advancement of Aviation, Singapore Airlines A380s, Boom Supersonic XB-1 demonstrator rolls out, all-electric airplane racing league announced.

623 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Move
October 07, 2020

Boeing to move 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina, FAA Administrator flies 737 MAX, Germany halts helicopter procurement, Covid-19 testing for passengers, furloughs after the CARES Act, go-arounds and accidents,

622 Hypersonic Flight
September 30, 2020

Hypersonic flight and the research being conducted at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Federal aid for the airlines, treating aircraft interiors with anti-microbial spray, a secret Air Force fighter jet, more on JSX and Orange County Airport.

621 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF)
September 23, 2020

We talk with Oshkosh Corporation about Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, or ARFF. Oshkosh Corporation builds tough specialty trucks and access equipment and Oshkosh Airport Products designs and produces ARFF and snow removal vehicles.

620 The Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL)
September 16, 2020

A 737 crew couldn’t properly hand fly the airplane after autopilot failures, and we discuss the Master Minimum Equipment List. Also, airline furloughs, Austrian Eurofighter Typhoons, Air Force pilot production efforts, an engine shutdown due to rain,

619 Spending Too Much Time at Home
September 02, 2020

Some Boeing 787s are grounded due to structural problems, Rolls-Royce financials don’t look good, a positive TSA story, another virtual flight option, US DOE funding for electric aircraft technologies, Pipistrel to set electric aircraft world records,

618 Leave No One Behind
August 26, 2020

A retired U.S. Air Force colonel tells the “leave no one behind” story of a pilot who ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin. Also, Boeing could consolidate 787 assembly lines, F/A-18 ski jump launch trials, a live air-to-air missile at Lakeland Airport,

617 Boeing 737 MAX NPRM
August 19, 2020

We look at the Boeing 737 MAX NPRM for return to service, Phillips 66 investment in sustainable aviation fuel, JetBlue carbon neutrality on domestic flights, this year’s Collier Trophy winner, American Airlines plans to eliminate some smaller destinati...