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Pilotcast is the podcast for pilots, by pilots.  Join Pilot Tiffany, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Bill for interesting discussions and interviews, some news or industry coverage, and a whole lot of fun virtual hangar flying.

Jan 10, 2006

Special guest "Pilot Ken" Ibold, Editor of EAA's Sport Aviation magazine, joins the Hangar Flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike.

  • Introducing "Pilot Ken" Ibold, Editor of EAA's Sport Aviation and the IAC's Sport Aerobatics magazines from Jacksonville, FL.
  • Ken's airplanes.
    • Ken owned a Mooney, then a Lance.
    • Ken owns a formerly factory-new Citabria, and is looking at buying a Pitts biplane.
    • Update: Ken bought the Pitts!
      Here's a picture of the Citabria with the new Pitts:

      The new Pitts:
  • Ken, Kent, "CFI Ron" and Mike will join a large group of pilots from all over the U.S. at a fun fly-in at Gaston's White River Resort in Arkansas June 9-11 2006.
  • One Six Right, a general aviation movie!
  • Light Sport Pilot and Light Sport aircraft
    • Light Sport Aircraft - Why aren't they selling?
    • Sport Pilot certificates are VERY popular.
    • The quality of the Light Sport aircraft being made.
  • The safety record of the Cirrus aircraft. Is it due to owners not being experienced?
  • The record of Cirrus vs. other manufacturers.
  • The International Aerobatic Club.
  • World Aerobatic Competitions.
    • Why don't aerobatic competitions draw spectators?
    • Why aren't there facilities for spectators?
    • Why aren't they properly promoted with the public?

In the news:

  • Warrior with CFI and student crashes into the chilly Hudson River in NYC while flying the NYC VFR corridor.
  • A Cessna lands on a freeway in northern California.
  • Ken's Citabria lost a wing to Hurricane Charley.
  • Kent learned that the dark fields in Florida are a good choice in an emergency.

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