Jul 29, 2006
Joining the crew are:
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 LiveATC.net, 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.
Shownotes are at http://www.pilotcast.com