The Pilotcast (general)

Dead-Stick Takeoff - Pilot Kent and Pilot Bill visit with two pilots (Mike Daniels and Larry Overstreet) who are building their own homebuilt aircraft, and discuss the many options available to those who choose to craft their own flying machine.

Flight Crew:
Pilot Kent (kent *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @flyingcheezhead
Pilot Bill (bill *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @billwil

Reach the entire Pilotcast flight crew at pilots *at* pilotcast *dot* com, and follow us on Twitter at @Pilotcast

Ground Crew:
Every flight requires a good support crew, and ours is GREAT! The Pilotcast would not exist without their help:

Audio Editor: Pilot Stu Stevenson, (stu *at* thevoicesinyourhead *dot* com), @PilotStu, http://www.pilotsjourney.com/
Webmaster: Pilot Jason Wilkinson, (jason *at* pilotcast *dot* com), @jawilk
Music: Pilot Steve Tupper, (steve *at* airspeedonline *dot* com), @StephenForce, http://www.airspeedonline.com/
Announcer: Pilot Troy Whistman, (troy *at* whistman *dot* com), @TJWhiskey, http://www.whistman.com/

Pilotcast show notes can be found at http://pilotcast.com

Direct download: Pilotcast_087_-_Dead_Stick_Takeoff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The Pilotcast - Episode 83

Dateline Sloshkosh - PILOT KENT GETS LUCKY!!  In this episode, Pilot Bill and Pilot Tiffany get all the juicy details about Kent's salacious encounter on an airport ramp.  Plus, a delightful buffet of other aviation topics of interest.  Hangar talk at its best!

Flight Crew:
Pilot Kent (kent *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @flyingcheezhead
Pilot Bill (bill *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @billwil
Pilot Tiffany (tiffany *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @tiffanykwolf

Reach the entire Pilotcast flight crew at pilots *at* pilotcast *dot* com, and follow us on Twitter at @Pilotcast

Ground Crew:
Every flight requires a good support crew, and ours is GREAT! The Pilotcast would not be back without their help:

Audio Editor: Pilot Stu Stevenson, (pilotstu *at* pilotsjourneypodcast *dot* com), @PilotStu, http://www.pilotsjourney.com/
Webmaster: Pilot Jason Wilkinson, (jason *at* pilotcast *dot* com), @jawilk
Music: Pilot Steve Tupper, (steve *at* airspeedonline *dot* com), @StephenForce, http://www.airspeedonline.com/
Announcer: Pilot Troy Whistman, (troy *at* whistman *dot* com), @TJWhiskey, http://www.whistman.com/

Show Links:

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

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Direct download: Pilotcast_083_-_PILOT_KENT_GETS_LUCKY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

The Pilotcast - Episode 78

It's time to talk glass cockpits, iPod, and other electronic "gadgetry" for use on the ground and in flight.  Max Trescott joins the Pilotcast crew to share his unique perspective, as the leading author and instructor about the G1000 / Avidyne cockpits, and beta tester on many electronic cockpit tools.

Flight Crew:
Pilot Kent (kent *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @flyingcheezhead
Pilot Bill (bill *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @billwil
Pilot Tiffany (tiffany *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @tiffanykwolf

Reach the entire Pilotcast flight crew at pilots *at* pilotcast *dot* com, and follow us on Twitter at @Pilotcast

Ground Crew:
Every flight requires a good support crew, and ours is GREAT! The Pilotcast would not be back without their help:

Audio Editor: Pilot Stu Stevenson, (stu *at* thevoicesinyourhead *dot* com), @PilotStu, http://www.pilotsjourney.com/
Webmaster: Pilot Jason Wilkinson, (jason *at* pilotcast *dot* com), @jawilk
Music: Pilot Steve Tupper, (steve *at* airspeedonline *dot* com), @StephenForce, http://www.airspeedonline.com/
Announcer: Pilot Troy Whistman, (troy *at* whistman *dot* com), @TJWhiskey, http://www.whistman.com/

A member of the Aviation Podcasts Network

Show Links:

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

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Copyright © 2010 The Pilotcast

Find this and other great shows at the Aviation Podcasts network http://TheVoicesInYourHead.com

Direct download: Pilotcast_078-Max_Trescott_and_Pilot_Gadgets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation was established out of the commitment and passion of the Lightspeed Aviation Corporation to serve the aviation community.

In this third in a three part series, hear Pilot Tiffany interview the following aviators:
 - Allan Schrader, president of Lightspeed Aviation and LSAF
 - John and Martha King, Co-owners of King Schools, Inc.
 - Bruce Wolff, Executive Director, Brigade Air
 - Lyn Freeman, President, Build A Plane

The mission of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is to promote a vibrant and growing pilot community, support education that will preserve and extend the future of aviation and use our gifts within the aviation community to serve others for the betterment of our world.

It is the vision of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation to enthusiastically advance aviation in three key areas:

1. Growth — To assure a vibrant and growing pilot community, our goal is to introduce, engage and mature the next generation of aviation enthusiasts.

2. Advocacy — We feel it is fundamental to support education and action outside the pilot community that will preserve and extend the future of aviation.

3. Compassion — We think it is essential that we use our gifts within the aviation community to serve others for the betterment of our communities and world.

As members of the aviation community, we will seek ways to partner with all members of the pilot world to advance the future of aviation. Our goal is to work together to identify worthy causes, give pilots a voice in who we will support and together, work to make a lasting difference.

This episode is also available as video and can be found here:  http://pilotcast.com/2010/08/27/pilotcast-082-lsaf-3-growth/.

Pilotcast Flight Crew:
Pilot Kent (kent *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @flyingcheezhead
Pilot Bill (bill *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @billwil
Pilot Tiffany (tiffany *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @tiffanykwolf

Reach the entire Pilotcast flight crew at pilots *at* pilotcast *dot* com, and follow us on Twitter at @Pilotcast

Ground Crew:
Every flight requires a good support crew, and ours is GREAT! The Pilotcast would not be back without their help:

Audio Editor: Pilot Stu Stevenson, (stu *at* thevoicesinyourhead *dot* com), @PilotStu, http://www.pilotsjourneypodcast.com
Webmaster: Pilot Jason Wilkinson, (jason *at* pilotcast *dot* com), @jawilk
Music: Pilot Steve Tupper, (steve *at* airspeedonline *dot* com), @StephenForce, http://www.airspeedonline.com
Announcer: Pilot Troy Whistman, (troy *at* whistman *dot* com), @TJWhiskey, http://www.whistman.com

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

Recorded Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
at EAA AirVenture 2010, Oshkosh, WI

Copyright © 2010 The Pilotcast

Find this and more great shows at the Aviation Podcasts Network
http://AviationPodcasts.net
http://TheVoicesInYourHead.com

Direct download: Pilotcast_082-Lightspeed_Aviation_Foundation-Growth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

It's that time again! The pilotcast is happy to present the Audio from the 2010 edition of the Podapalooza from EAA Airventure in Oshkosh.  This is the audio that ran live on EAA Radio on Friday, July 20th, 2010.

Thanks for listening.  We've got even more great content coming from this years Oshkosh, so keep checking back!

Show notes can be found at http://pilotcast.com.

Direct download: PC080_Podapalooza_2010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09am EST

Pilotcast #77 - Pilotcast Guest Benefits

On this 77th episode of the Pilotcast, the crew discusses preparations and plans for this year's Airventure 2010 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  The history of the Pilotcast, as well as this year's big plans, are outlined.  Learn where you can meet the Pilotcast crew, and how they're teaming up with LightSpeed Aviation and John & Martha King to bring recognition to worthy aviation causes.  And learn more about two air-adventures that should be on everyone's bucket list--flying the Hudson River VFR corridor through New York City, and flightseeing Niagra Falls.

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

 

Direct download: PC077_Pilotcast_Guest_Benefits.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am EST

Happy Birthday PA-28! Though there have been many thousands of airplane designs through the years, only a very few have ever been so good, so timeless as to still be flying in normal service as opposed to being a vintage-classic relic when they're a half-century old. The Douglas DC-3, Boeing B-52 and KC-135, and the Lockheed U-2 come to mind. Even rarer are those types that manage to actually remain in production for 50 years (with, of course, some relatively minor modifications along the way): The Beechcraft Bonanza, the Cessna 172 and 182, and the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. (I'll leave it to others to argue over whether the Mooney M20 series or the Piper Cub/Super Cub and their descendants should be included.)

Today, another aircraft joins this list of vaunted aircraft designs: The Piper PA-28 Cherokee, which first took to the skies on January 14th, 1960 from Vero Beach, Florida and which has resulted in over 32,000 airplanes being built in several variants, continuing today. Congratulations to Piper Aircraft and designers Karl Bergey, Fred Weick and John Thorp on their excellent achievement.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm EST

This time for sure!

The Pilotcast has a NEW, PERMANENT Voicemail phone number, 312-233-2759. That's 312-BED2SKY....or something. (Let us know if you can make up a better sentence.)

GIVE THE PILOTCAST A CALL! 312-233-2759. Let us hear from you!

This time we know the number won't get reassigned or go away. We're paying for it. Thanks to all of our supporters for the financial help!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am EST

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!

Copyright © 2007 The Pilotcast

Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

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.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

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.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

It has been confirmed that, sadly, the Blue Angel that crashed this weekend was Kevin "Kojack" Davis who Pat Raycraft flew with on our Blue Angels video.

RIP, "Kojack," indeed.

Pilotcast #33 Video

On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM9t_bbkeQc
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

We've found a great talk by Burt Rutan in audio and video forms at TED talks 2005 (Technology Entertainment Design).

Check it out and see why Burt is the most popular forum speaker at AirVenture in Oshkosh.

Link:  http://ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=b_rutan

--Pilot Mike
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

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.

If you want to peek in through the peep hole visit:   http://www.pilotcast.com/wp

Keep in mind that it's being built, so you may get a an error once in a while.  If so please check back.

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 EST