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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.

Sep 2, 2006

Hangar Flying with Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike, joined by Pilot Nick and CFI Chip

Recorded on September 1, 2006 - 01:14:55 - 34.4MB

Hangar Flying:
ConUS Challenge

Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike are joined by Pilot Nick from New Mexico and CFI Chip from Arkansas. Nick and Chip have founded the Con US Challenge, which challenges pilots to land at every airport in the United States in one year. Nick tells how the idea came about from personal target to land at every airport in New Mexico. Chip built the great web site on the challenge at

In the news:

  • The new AIM specifically bans the phrase "any traffic in the area please advise."  Nick figured out why pilots can't agree on the phrase being a problem.
  • A Cirrus passenger deploys the BRS parachute when the pilot is incapacitated saving three at Eagle Creek near Indianapolis.
  • The crash of a Comair commuter jet talking off of the wrong runway at Lexington, KY.

Chip tells about taking Pilot Kent up in his Extra for another session of aerobatics fun. Chip talks about the lessons and the fun he has giving aerobatic training to pilots and instructors.

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