Aug 9, 2006
Recorded on August 8, 2006 - 01:09:30 -
The crew have all made it back to their respective home base after a grueling week at Oshkosh. They saw a showing of the wonderful aviation movie, One Six Right, on a new high definition theatrical projection system. The movie tells the history of the Van Nuys Airport, but is really a take off point for any discussion of general aviation.
Next, Kent does an interview with Alan Klapmeier, co-founder and president of Cirrus Design. There is also a link to the vidcast version of the interview available in the Show Links section. Afterwards, they engage in a bit of a rant about Cessna's vaporware showing at Oshkosh. Dan then talks about his experience of attending his first Oshkosh Airventure. The conversation shifts to a discussion of Very Light Jets, and how they could revolutionize corporate air travel and air taxi services. We end our Oshkosh chat with Dan giving a big shout out to "Simple Green" for the new aircraft cleaner samples he managed to wrangle.
Dan bids adieu as he is called back to a late night session at he day job but Kent and Mike continue the chat in the hangar. Kent tells of his second excellent flying adventure with Rick Durden and his friends at KCAD in Cadillac, MI, this time flying Cubs on floats! Kent describes what it's like landing on water. Kent also got to fly a Stearman biplane.
Then Kent tells of the great time had by all as he joined our buddy, "EdFred" for the grand reopening of Prickett-Grooms Airfield in Sidnaw, MI. Ed bought the airport from the state of Michigan and then put in many long days of work on the runway and property and in getting a new license for the airport. Just about the whole town showed up in appreciation to celebrate and greet the planes. Congratulations, and a Pilotcast THANKS to Ed!
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