AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

AvTalk - Aviation Podcast


Latest Episodes

AvTalk Episode 68: Cracked Pickle Forks
October 11, 2019

Cracked pickle forks have been found on dozens of inspected 737NGs, the 737 MAX’s road to return remains a winding one, and we welcome back Andrew Poure who fills us in on the hot new cargo route from Colombo to Columbus and what he learned in flight d...

AvTalk Episode 67: Operation Matterhorn
September 27, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, we review an awful week for European airlines and Operation Matterhorn, the largest peace time repatriation effort in history. And we talk with Qantas 787 fleet manager Captain Lisa Norman to get the details on the upcoming P...

AvTalk Episode 66: Our Super Avgeek Week
September 13, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Roswell, New Mexico for the Super80 Send Off. Then we cap off our avgeek week in Los Angeles with Cranky Flier’s Dorkfest and SpotLAX2019. Plus an American Airlines mechanic is arrested for sabotage and there’s a f...

AvTalk Episode 65: NOTAM’d
August 30, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome OpsGroup founder Mark Zee to discuss NOTAMs and why his group is trying to change how they’re written. We also get updates on the Ural Airlines A321 that landed in a cornfield, the 737 MAX timeline,

AvTalk Episode 64: AvTalk summer spectacular
August 16, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, our quickest 737 MAX update yet, protesters snarl traffic at Hong Kong Airport, and the internet makes a thing out of nothing, part the infinity. Editors note: this episode was recorded on 14 August prior to the Ural Airlines...

AvTalk Episode 63: Sir, you can’t dump that fuel here
August 02, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, we talk with Joseph Tar Schmidt, a regional airline pilot for a major US carrier. Plus, more MAX headaches for Boeing and the airlines and a HiFly A340 makes a mess in Orlando. Boeing’s 737 MAX problems grow Southwest Airline...

AvTalk Episode 62: Drying Cherries with a Helicopter
July 19, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, we talk to pilot Maria Langer about what it’s like to dry cherry trees with a helicopter. Also, the 737 MAX will stay grounded even longer and Pakistan reopens its airspace to all commercial flights.

AvTalk Episode 61: La Compagnie co-founder Jean-Charles Perino
July 05, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, we’re joined by Jean Charles Perino, co-founder of La Compagnie, the all-business class transatlantic airline, for a wide-ranging discussion about the airline and where La Compagnie finds itself within the industry.

AvTalk Episode 60: A Paris Surprise
June 21, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft. We also discuss a recent GPS issue that grounded some flight...

AvTalk Episode 59: From Regional Jet to Space Jet
June 07, 2019

On this episode of AvTalk, Mitsubishi sets its eyes on the CRJ program, we learn more about the Air Astana loss of control incident in Portugal, and Jason and Seth Miller check in from the IATA annual general meeting in Seoul.