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Jul 29, 2006

Live from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, a sleep deprived Pilot Mike, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Dan host a Pilot Roundtable discussion

Oshkosh Roundtable:

Joining the crew are:

  • CFI Jason Miller, host of the "Finer Points" PodCast
  • Pilot Ron from Mountain View, CA, a member of the Apple Air Force
  • Pilot William Foster, host of the "Pilot's Log" PodCast

Mike starts off by telling the story of how, just over a year ago, the Pilotcast began. Then we move on to the real reason for the discussion, Oshkosh. Pilot Dan gives his impressions as the only one of the three who had not attended before this year. Everyone joins in to talk about all of the sites and sounds they experienced at the show. Three of the group flew into the Airventure, two from California, and they talked about their flights. This was the fourth long cross country that CFI Jason has flown, and it was done in the ZuluWorks DA-40. Pilot Kent had the shortest flight, flying his Cessna 182 from Cadillac, Michigan. For Pilot Ron, this was his first long cross country flight, and he flew it from California, in a Cessna 172. Kent introduces a recording, thanks to, that shows how not to fly into Oshkosh. Back on the ground, the group gets back to talking about what they've seen at the show. There is a lengthy discussion of the new Very Light Jets and whether or not they're good for aviation.

Moving on, Dan and Mike begin an examination of the pros and cons of the two DUAT online briefing services, losing their current contracts with the FAA. The conversation ends up coming back around to what exhibits the group thought were the most interesting. Mike informs us the FAA has made, and is making, improvements in the handling of medical certifications. A microphone is passed to Pilot William(Will), who flew into Oshkosh in a 1958 Cessna 310, and tells a bit about his fight in and some his favorite displays at the show. We finish up the roundtable with the crew describing some of the Oshkosh related audio and video clips that will be in upcoming Pilotcasts.

Stay tuned for a special audio treat at the end of the show.

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Postscript: July 31, 2006
  • The Pilotcast will post a separate VIDEO podcast feed under Check iTunes and for the feed URL.
  • Thanks to the staff and volunteers of EAA for the hospitality, especially EAA President Tom Poberezny and EAA Media Relations Director Dick Knapinski.
  • Thanks to Dave Pascoe of LiveATC.Net for the ATC recordings. There are plenty more in the LiveATC archives.

Shownotes are at

Jim Howard
almost thirteen years ago

Great job, your Oshkosh wrap-up was the best I\'ve heard. For the first time in several years I had to stay home for Oshkosh, I\'ve been following events as best I can on the web from all the usual suspects.

That lost Skyhawk was this year. I was listening via when it happened.

One year I went out to Fisk and hung out with the controllers there. It was very interesting, and the controllers could not have been more accomodating. That would be a good place from which to podcast some year.


Jim Howard
almost thirteen years ago

PS: redirects to . Is that what you want?

Ed Danley
almost thirteen years ago

Who were the flighteous brothers?

Pilot Mike
almost thirteen years ago

Who were the flighteous brothers?

Jason and Kent.