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I know that users with Internet Explorer don't see this page properly.  Believe it or not this message should be at the top of the page, not below  the left column. With not much chance to fix that we've decided that it's time to move.

I'm working on the new Pilotcast blog to replace this one.  (I can hear the cheers already.)

It's going to take a lot of time to fully flesh out, but then this one took way too much to time just posting each page of show notes.  In the long run we'll be better off with new one, which will be a standard Wordpress blog.

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Let me know what you think. In particular if it looks bad to you and the problem isn't fixed shortly please let me know right away.

We'll be cutting over to the new blog A.S.A.P.

--Pilot Mike
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

Pilotcast #047 Aviation Podcast - CFI Doug Stewart and Rinker Buck on the Cory Lidle Tragedy, Flying the Hudson Corridor, New Planes and New Pilots

Recorded Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 01:19:03 - 36.4MB
Doug Stewart

 

Master CFI Doug Stewart and author Pilot Rinker Buck join the hangar flying on the Pilotcast with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike with a frank, spirited, and informative discussion about the possible causes of the tragic Cory Lidle accident in Manhattan in New York City.

 

Doug Stewart is THE expert instructor on flying the New York City Hudson River VFR corridor around Manhattan.

Doug and Rinker discuss the multiple causes behind such accidents and what can be done to prevent them.

Among the topics discussed are the dangers of pilots with overconfidence and hazardous mental attitudes who fly with complacency, with too much dependence on technology.

Doug Stewart reveals what he teaches at his pilot seminars on Flying the Hudson River VFR Cooridor around Manhattan. Doug gives his recomendation for flights on the East River side of Manhattan.

Rinker discusses what he found in his extensive research for a series of articles on the JFK, Jr. accident.

Is there a problem with Cirrus aircraft?

  • Doug Stewart - Master Certified Flight Instructor
    • Doug Stewart's DSFlight site where you can order Doug's "Flying the Hudson River VFR Corridor" DVD,
    • Doug Stewart joined in on the hangar flying in Pilotcast #009 and talked for the first time on the Pilotcast about flying the Hudson River VFR corridor. Doug joins at 32 minutes in.
  • Rinker Buck - Pilot, Journalist, and Author

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Song: "Flying Away" by Empyrion from the State of Washington. Music on the Pilotcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

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Copyright © 2006 The Pilotcast
Direct download: Pilotcast_047_2006.10.15_NYC.mp3
Category:audio -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

Pilotcast #046 Aviation Podcast with U.K. Student Pilot Rick

Recorded October 03, 2006 - 00:59:06 - 27.3MB
Rick

Pilotcast listener Student Pilot Rick from London, U.K. joins the hangar flying with Pilot Dan and Pilot Mike to talk about flyig in Britain. Rick made a video for the Pilotcast of his flight with his flight instructor on a (literally) cross country navigation training flight from Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey, U.K. across the English Channel to Le Touquet Airport in France. They have crepes for lunch, visit the beach, and fly back in the haze.

Pilot Mike and Leo

Pilot Mike reports on the plans for the Pilotcast insipired by his recent trip to the Podcast and Portable Media Expo in Ontario, CA. Mike was quoted in two stories from PPME in Information Week: 1st and 2nd.

Song: Summer in Britain by jamelopoeia from the U.K.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_046_2006.10.03-UK_Rick.mp3
Category:audio -- posted at: 6:37am EDT

We've added a Pilotcast tip jar for listeners who want to show support for the Pilotcast by dipping into the flying fund.

The tip jar is on the frame to the left.

For now you can make a one time donation.  We'll add a monthly subscription option so you can make a fixed donation per month.  We'll have exclusive benefits for subscribers.

The pilots of The Pilotcast appreciate your support.
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

The pilots of The Pilotcast have been contacted by media representatives looking for commentary on the tragic accident in New York City.

We'll be happy to make arrangements to talk but suggest for a more immediate response you should talk to the media relations team at AOPA - the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association at http://www.aopa.org You can call AOPA in Frederick, Maryland, USA 24 hours a day at +1 301-695-2162.

For facts and information on what GA - General Aviation is all about in America please see http://www.gaservingamerica.org

For information on airplanes flying the Hudson River VFR corridor around Manhattan Island in New York City

please listen to the detailed description from expert CFI - Certified Flight Instructor Doug Stewart on Pilotcast #009. Doug Stewart was CFI of the year in 2004. The Doug Stewart interview on flying the Hudson River VFR Corridor around Manhattan Island in New York starts at 32 minutes in. Doug created a DVD instructing pilots on flying the Hudson corridor. Doug Stewart's web site is http://www.dsflight.com

To contact us email:

pilotcast (AT) gmail.com


--The Pilots of The Pilotcast


 

Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

Pilotcast #046 - Video Fly Along with U.K. Student Pilot Rick - Aviation Podcast

00:10:11 - 59.5MB
Diamond

Join Pilotcast listener Student Pilot Rick from London, U.K. as he flies with his flight instructor on a (literally) cross country navigation training flight from Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey, U.K. across the English Channel to Le Touquet Airport in France. They have crepes for lunch, visit the beach, and fly back in the haze.

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_046_2006.10.03_UK-FR_Flight.m4v
Category:video -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

Flyboys producer/director, Pilot Tony Bill and movie stunt Pilot Andrew King join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Dan and Pilot Kent.

Dan visits Pilot Patty Wagstaff and Pilot Rinker Buck at the Nantucket Air Show

Recorded on October 1, 2006 - 01:08:12 - 31.3MB
Tony Bill Hangar Flying:

Pilot Kent is on the road in Peru, IL.

Pilot Dan and Pilot Kent talk to Pilot Tony Bill, actor and producer and director of the new thrilling. Flyboys movie.

  • Tony flies a Marchetti
  • The history of WWI aviation.
    • The pilots and the planes.
    • Reckless and dangerous flying was required!
    • Why didn't they have parachutes?
  • Flyboys the Movie
    • The DVD is sure to be a pilot film shelf must have!
    • How the movie was conceived, financed, and made
    • Shot with Pangenesis 35MM digital cameras.
    • Can you tell the real planes from those created with computer graphics (CG)? Wanna bet?
    • Why the movie IS historically correct, in spite of the criticism.
    • Some actual historical events were so unbelieveabel they couldn't be put into the movie.
    • Why there WERE many Red German Fokker tri-planes.
  • Tony's favorite flying movie

  • The surprising answer to "How many planes were built in WW I?"

Dan talked Flyboys to stunt pilot and actor Andrew King in July in Oshkosh at EAA Airventure 2006


Dan joined world famous aerobatic pilot "Pilot Patty" Wagstaff and author "Pilot Rinker" Buck at the Nantucket Island airshow September 30th featuring The Blue Angels.

Dan met Patty Wagstaff with the friend of the Pilotcast, author Pilot Rinker Buck.

Dan got a great job at the show!

Ribbon Cut
Patty Wagstaff

Kent has started toward his twin rating, flying a Piper Seneca. Kent took his dad for a flight for the first time Kent is planning to go to back to fly the yellow planes on skis.


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.

The Pilotcast is planning an open Pilotcast pilot roundtable Skypecast for Saturday, October 14 at 2100Z (1700 U.S. Eastern, 1600 U.S. Central, 1400 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.

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Song: "Aerodrome" by Flying Heroes
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Copyright © 2006 The Pilotcast
Direct download: Pilotcast_045_2006.10.01.mp3
Category:audio -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

This is an AMAZING behind the scenes documentary visit with Buck, one of the stunt pilots on the Flyboys movie.

What those poor guys went through.

--Pilot Mike

P.S. To see more Pilotcast video choices visit the Pilotcast group on YouTube at http://youtube.com/pilotcast

FlyBoys
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT