The Pilotcast

Hangar Flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike featuring Pilot Kent's exclusive interview with Christian Dries, CEO of Diamond Aircraft

Recorded on September 14, 2006 - 00:44:19 - 20.4MB
Hangar Flying:

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 #42Prickett-Grooms Airfield

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 interviews Christian Dries, CEO of Diamond Aircraft from EAA Airventure 2006 Oshkosh

Available as iPod-compatible Quicktime Video on Pilotcast #044 OSH Videocast #2
Diamond

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!

  • Diamond Aircraft
  • Diamond planes discussed:
    • The Diamond D-Jet personal jet
    • Diamond D-Jet
      • Designed for the owner-pilot
      • Business jet
      • Seats 5
      • Roomy interior
    • The Diamond D-42 Twin
      • First owner flown D-42 shown at Oshkosh
      • First D-42 flown around the world,
        • with 3 on board
        • using less than 1000 gallons of fuel.
        • Flew non-stop Hawaii to California.
      Christian Dries
    • The Diamond D-40 XL
      • Can cruise 160 knots
      • 150 knots at 10 GPH

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.


Pilotcast notes:

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.

In the news:
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Direct download: Pilotcast_044_2006.09.21_Diamond.mp3
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Pilotcast videocast #2 from EAA Airventure 2006 Oshkosh

Diamond

A Pilotcast Exclusive! Pilot Kent interviews Christian Dries, CEO of Diamond Aircraft

Recorded on July 27, 2006 - 00:04:45 - 23.9MB

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 Germany!

Diamond D-Jet
  • Diamond Aircraft
  • Diamond planes discussed:
    • The Diamond D-Jet personal jet
      • Designed for the owner-pilot
      • Business jet
      • Seats 5
      • Roomy interior
    • The Diamond D-42 Twin
      • First owner flown D-42 shown at Oshkosh
      • First D-42 flown around the world,
        • with 3 on board
        • using less than 1000 gallons of fuel.
        • Flew non-stop Hawaii to California.
      Christian Dries
    • The Diamond D-40 XL
      • Can cruise 160 knots
      • 150 knots at 10 GPH

This is a QuickTime format video that is compatible with the "video iPod" but can be played with the free Apple QuickTime player on most computers.

Pilotcast show notes are at http://www.pilotcast.com

Copyright © 2006 The Pilotcast
Direct download: Pilotcast_044_2006.09.21-Diamond.m4v
Category:video -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

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 http://www.goflyamerica.org

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.

Reminder: Please join the Pilotcast forums at http://pilotcast.com/forums.

Show Links:

Song: "Astronauts and Angels" by The Blue Alarm
Music on the Pilotcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Pilotcast show notes are at http://www.pilotcast.com

Copyright © 2006 The Pilotcast
Direct download: Pilotcast_043_2006.09.01.mp3
Category:audio -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT