The Pilotcast

Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike talk to Mike McConnell - Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Eclipse Aviation about the Eclipse Concept Jet and the Eclipse 500.

Opening: Some hangar flying and joking with two legendary NASA astronauts, Capt. Eugene Cernan who walked on the moon as Commander of the Apollo 17 mission and Capt. James Lovell, Commander of the Apollo 13 "Lost Moon" mission.

Recorded on July 27, 2007 - 00:07:52 - 46.2MB

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The Pilotcast pilots, Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike report from Hartford, CT after the first full day of AOPA Expo 2007 on Thursday October 4, 2007.

  • Dan talks to Doug Priestley of DTC Duat about DUAT and the new Duat Mobile at http://www.duat.com/mobile
  • Pilot Kent has more show news.
    • Fitting in the Cirrus Jet
    • The Piper Malibu Matrix
    • The new Diamond Diamond Star aircraft


Photo: Diamond Aircraft President Peter Maurer tries out the Cirrus Jet (mockup).
Click on the photo to see the higher resolution version.
00:15:27 - 7.3 MB

 

Stay tuned to The Pilotcast for our AOPA Expo 2007 reports!

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

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

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The Pilotcast pilots, Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike are joined in the Hangar Flying at AOPA Expo 2007 in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday October 3, 2007 for journalist and aviation author Rinker Buck and CFI Kate.


Photo: Left to right, Kent, Rinker Buck, Mike, and Dan.

  • Pilot Kent has a pre-show news update.
  • Rinker has a message for Patty.

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See the earlier post for pictures and more the news updates from Expo day -1. Click on the photos see the higher resolution versions.

Stay tuned to The Pilotcast for our AOPA Expo 2007 reports!

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

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

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Direct download: Pilotcast_AOPA07-2007.10.03.mp3
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The Pilotcast pilots are joining the Hangar Flying at AOPA Expo 2007 in Hartford, Connecticut through Saturday October 6. If you will be attending please say hello to the Pilotcast pilots or send us an email.

Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike with CFI Kate flew from Northern Illinois in Mike's Piper Cherokee 235. Pilot Dan greeted the Pilotcast flight as it landed Tuesday night in Connecticut.




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Preliminary pre-show open news:

Kent got the scoop the new Diamond Star XLS, which features a higher canopy and several more features over the regular Diamond Star. Kent was VERY grateful for the increased headroom.

 



 


Cessna is showing a Diesel powered 172 Skyhawk! You'll be able to fuel your Skyhawk with Jet A right there with the big boys.

 


Cirrus is displaying the mockup of The Jet.

 


We have it on good authority that Piper aircraft will be making an unveiling of a "secret" project at AOPA Expo on Thursday...

EXCLUSIVE SPY PICS! Piper Aircraft is showing the Malibu Matrix, which appears to be a non-pressurized piston Malibu.


Click on the photos above to see the higher resolution versions.


Stay tuned to The Pilotcast for our AOPA Expo 2007 reports!

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Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

The CFIcast #6 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Central Illinois
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Flight instructing in marginal weather conditions
    • What lesson do you hope the student pilot learns?
    • Is it necessary to do instrument training in actual Instrument Meteorological Conditions?
    • What about instrument training in places where there is no IMC to be found?

 

Recorded Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 00:35:58 - 16.5MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward

Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Direct download: CFIcast006_2007.04.12.mp3
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CFIcast #4 and CFIcast #5 coming later this year You may be wondering why the CFIcasts published went from CFIcast #3 to CFIcast #6.

It turned out that in CFIcast #4 and CFIcast #5 the CFIs discussed some topics about flying in the Winter.  Rather than send those out in the Summer and Fall we decided to hold those until it's closer to Winter.

Sad but true.  We're almost a year behind.  Sorry. 

We'll publish CFIcast #4 and CFIcast #5 in a few months. 

We have some more CFIcast shows and Pilotcast videos that will be published in the next few days.
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Join the Hangar Flying as Pilot Kent, Pilot Dan, and Pilot Mike of The Pilotcast host "The Aviation Podcast Podapalooza" at EAA AirVenture 2007 in Oshkosh, WI on Friday July 27, 2007.

 

 

Topics discussed include:

 

01:04:09 - 44.3MB

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

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Direct download: Pilotcast_059_OSH-Podapalooza_2007.07.27.mp3
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p>Join the Hangar Flying update from AirVenture 2007 in Oshkosh with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike talking about Pilot Kent's approach and landing to Oshkosh using the NOTAMed "Fisk arrival." Listen as the amazing Oshkosh air traffic controller calmly handles the white knuckle situation as Kent and other landing planes have to get out the way of a "Bozo to Oshkosh".

Join in and listen to Kent and Dan in the cockpit of the Cessna 182 as they fly in to Oshkosh on the evening of Sunday, July 22. Edited for time

Kent delivers the early news update from Oshkosh:

  • Eclipse surprises everyone by flying in a V-tailed single engine jet prototype, the Eclipse Concept Jet.
  • Cessna shows the Cessna Light Sport Aircraft "The Skycatcher".
  • Cirrus "unveils" the Cirrus Light Sport Aircraft but there's a catch.

00:20:48 - 9.6MB

Song: Fly Away to Summer Sun by Albert Forssell. 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

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Direct download: Pilotcast_058_OSH1_FlyingIn_2007.07.24.mp3
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Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike talking about plans for Oshkosh and an Oshkosh meetup as the Pilotcast hosts the Aviation Podcast-A-Palooza at the GAMA Pavilion, #2, 5:30PM Friday July 27.

  • Kent and Mike flew in the 4th annual Gaston's fly in. Some of the hangar flying from Gaston's.
  • Cirrus shows The Jet (sorta)
  • Dan got a thank you from the Blue Angels!
  • The user fee battle
  • The AFSS meltdown and the end of alternatives like DUATS?
  • The airlines still trying to take over the FAA and ATC.
Recorded July 10, 2007
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Song: Blue Sky Days by Joe Colledge. 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

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Direct download: Pilotcast_057_2007.07.10.mp3
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Pilotcast EXCLUSIVE Video report of the LANDING of a concept single engine jet from Eclipse at AirVenture Oshkosh 2007! See http://www.eclipseconceptjet.com

Correcting our first guess, it's not the Cirrus Jet, but it sure looks a like like the Cirrus Jet mockup and conceptual photos.

Recorded Sunday July 23, 2007. 8,0MB Copyright © 2007 The Pilotcast ALL RIGHTS RESERVED,
Direct download: Pilotcast_OSH_07_Vid_001_TheJet.2007.07.23.m4v
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You're invited to join the Pilotcast pilots and the aviation podcaster buddies at a LIVE podcast recording session, The Aviation Podcast-a-looza at EAA AirVenture 2007 in Oshkosh, WI. The party will be Friday July 27 at 5:30 PM in the GAMA Pavilion in the Forums plaza.

Join Pilot Kent, Pilot Dan, and Pilot Mike along with aviation podcast buddies CFI Jason Miller of The Finer Points, Steve Force of Airspeed Online, Captain Len of The Flying Pilot, the pilots of The Uncontrolled Airspace, Pilot Will of The Student Pilot Podlog and many more!

Join us for the Ultimate Pilotcast Hangar Flying session!

The Pilotcast will publish the session as soon as possible after the event.

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If you couldn't make it to join Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike at the Gaston's Fly-in 2007 you can visit some sites below to relive the fun.

Jesse Angell put together a terrific video at http://www.jesseangell.com/gastons07.html. Great job, Jesse!

Joe Areeda created a Gaston's 2007 photo gallery at http://www.areeda.com/gallery/Gastons-IV.

Dean Davis made another great video of the flying fun over the Gaston's turf runway. http://www.gastonsflyin.com/video/dean_2007.wmv.

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Patrick Raycraft, Photojournalist for the Hartford Courant joins the hangar flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike to talk about the last Lt. Cdr. Kevin J. "Kojack" Davis of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team who was lost in an accident during a Blue Angels demonstration on April 21. 2007 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in Beaufort, S.C. Pat flew with "Kojack" in 2006 in the two seat Blue Angel #7 F/A-18B in El Centro, California.

Kent gives an update on beginning flight training for his next goal.

01:29:30 - 41.3MB Recorded 2007.04.28

Note: You didn't miss any Pilotcast shows. We're still out of sequence. Pilotcast #53 and #55 will be published soon.

Songs:

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

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Direct download: Pilotcast_056_2007.05.11.mp3
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    Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Teaching landings
    • Teaching use of flaps
    • How the recommendations in the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) came to be.
    • When should you use partial flaps?>/li>
    • The CFIs answer a question from CFIcast listener and instrument student, Bill from New York:
    • Under IFR, how do you handle entering a holding pattern on a parallel entry?
    • When is the phrase "Clearance on request used?"
  • What can student do when they have a low time CFI?
  • How do CFIs get experience?
  • Is it good if the CFI has recent experience in getting your own pilot certificate?
  • What would happen if instruction did not count as PIC time?
  • One phenominal young and low time CFI who became a Blue Angel<.li>

 

The CFIcast #3 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a P.I.C. 10 day course instructor from Maryland
  • Chip Gibbons, CFI, aerobatic pilot from Arkansas
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
Recorded Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 00:58:13 - 26.7MB

 

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward

Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Copyright © 2007
Direct download: cfi003_2007.05.08.mp3
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A great article on the 2006 annual Gaston's fly in Lakeview Arkansas from the April 2006 issue of Twin & Turbine magazine by our friend, T&T Editor Ken Ibold. Ken really captures the fun of folks from all over the U.S. gathering at a fun and beautiful resort with a grass airstrip to talk airplanes.
Content Copyright © 2007 Ken Ibold, Village Press, Inc. Redistributed with permission.

Direct download: Pilotcast_T-T-Gastons2006_2007.04.29.pdf
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