Sep 22, 2006
Pilot Kent is on the phone from Dexter, MN. Pilot Dan spent his first ever two week vacation working on his house on Martha's Vineyard. Dan will be at the Nantucket Island airshow September 30th and October 1st with The Blue Angels, Patty Wagstaff and Rinker Buck.
Over the U.S. Labor Day weekend Kent returned to join "EdFred" at the reopened Prickett-Grooms Airfield in Sidnaw, MI discussed on Pilotcast #42
As he flew home Kent claimed 15 Wisconsin airports for the ConUS challenge discussed on Pilotcast #43. Door County, Wisconsin is popular destination in the Autumn for tourists to view the fall color show.
Mike and Kent have a "friendly discussion" on the short field performance numbers of their high performance planes, the real world experience they've had, and why they may look at short runways differently.Airports mentioned:
The Pilotcast pilots also talked to Tony Bill, producer and interviewed an actor pilot from the new thrilling. Flyboys movie. Look for the "Flyboys" interviews on the Pilotcast soon.
Pilot Kent managed to talk to Mr. Dries in front of the the Diamond D-Jet prototype just minutes before the D-Jet was towed out for the flight back to London, Ontario!
The pilots discuss the position of the Diamond D-Jet and Javelin"personal jet" vs. the other "VLJ," Very Light Jets like the Eclipse 500. The D-Jet is designed to be simpler to fly and owner flown.
A reminder to join the Pilotcast forums at http://pilotcast.com/forums. We've had great participation from Pilotcast pilots from all over the world.
We've gotten great feedback on special Pilotcast with Pilot Kent's flight into Airventure Oshkosh. The Pilotcast will have more "fly-alongs" from all over the world. If you want participate or have ideas please add those to the forums.
The Pilotcast is planning an open Pilotcast pilot roundtable Skypecast for Tuesday, October 10 at 2300Z (1900 U.S. Eastern, 1800 U.S. Central, 1600 U.S. Pacific). If you have a Skype account, a PC headset or microphone and earphones you can join in for free as the show is recorded. Listen on the Pilotcast and look on the Pilotcast forums for updates.