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Virginia-based PT-19 warbird pilot Michael Kuhnert teaches tailwheel pilots in the stout, Golden Age trainer that introduced thousands to military aviation. Plus Ian and David discuss how simulator training can save money and time, the FAA's stance on uncomplicated mental health issues, and defending low-altitude runway inspection passes.…
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Eagles Nest resident Doug Vayda is a central Florida seaplane pilot who enjoys the convenience of airpark living including daily 'breakfast club' flyouts for coffee and camaraderie. Plus Ian and David explain the latest finger-pointing between NATA, GAMI, and the availability of unleaded G100UL fuel; the FAA reauthorization bill; updates from Europ…
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Learn how Siai Marchetti S.211 owner Mauricio Frizzarin flies his jet and Aerospatiale SA 341 Gazelle helicopter from a hangar-home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Plus, Ian and David discuss feature stories you don't want to miss in the next AOPA Pilot magazine; Icon's bankruptcy; an NTSB safety lookout; Sun'nFun standouts; and the blame game between…
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Hatz biplane builders Carlo Cilliers and Rick Van Lehn describe their challenges and successes during a collaborative effort to construct side-by-side Hatz biplanes. Plus Ian and David break down remote ID, the National Mall flyover, FAA’s mental health guidelines, and the Van’s Aircraft plan to emerge from bankruptcy. Become a member of the world'…
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VREF's Jason Zilberbrand talks about aircraft pricing formulas, the pre-owned aircraft market, and how much your airplane is worth. Plus, Ian and David comment on the April 8 total solar eclipse, Redbird's state of the training industry, pixels versus paper in the flight deck, and more. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at w…
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Fly Compton flight instructor Alex Barker helps Los Angeles inner-city youth discover flying; plus Ian and David comment on the NTSB's Tamarack reversal, the FAA's 'tarnished' NPRM process, Heli-Expo news, and more. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a podcast app or AOPA Online.…
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Cessna 182 pilot and "Flying Boat" filmmaker Dirk Braun shares details about a Grumman Albatross's transformation from a Tucson, Arizona, boneyard to a flying showpiece. Plus, commentary on the next AOPA Sweeps aircraft, Colorado lead studies, the hydrogen-powered Climate Impulse, runway safety, and the latest GAMA delivery numbers. Become a member…
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NORAD Command officer and GA aircraft owner Lt. Gen. Steven S. Nordhaus explains intercept procedures in effect during the Super Bowl and other temporary flight restrictions; plus commentary on parking fees, Amelia Earhart, new Garmin radios, the DeltaHawk diesel engine, and the Piper M700 turboprop. Become a member of the world's largest aviation …
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Sarah Deener shares a pilot report on the Pipistrel Velis Electro while Ian and David break down the latest in unleaded fuel, Hartzell raises prices, AOPA takes a stand with MOSAIC and BVLOS ops, and the $200K single-seat Helix eVTOL takes flight as an ultralight. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Liste…
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'Top Chef' finlist and private pilot Bryan Voltaggio talks about food, flying, and his next challenge. Plus, find out about the new Cirrus G7, Garmin 430/530 trade-in incentives, and the latest on a hot air balloon case with national airspace implications. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a p…
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The FAA’s Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC) performance-based rules; unleaded fuels including GAMI G100UL, Swift 94UL, and PAFI UL100E; and Van’s Aircraft’s bankruptcy top the general aviation news stories of 2023. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a podcast app or …
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Pilot, actor Edward Norton and Angel Flight West's Josh Olsen on the organization's 100,000th mission in Norton's 1976 Cessna U206F, the 1999 AOPA Sweeps aircraft, which he has owned since the early 2000s. And stick around for commentary on Trevor Jacobs, the Collings Foundation, mental health advocacy, the EcoPulse, and financial challenges for Va…
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Popular Instagrammer Joe Costanza, known as @bananasssssssss, reveals his passion for aviation, photography, and the 1941 Piper J3 Cub he pilots when he's not flying a passenger airliner. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a podcast app or AOPA Online.…
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AvWeb Editor Emeritus and Aviation Consumer advocate Paul Bertorelli discusses the future of the aviation industry, retirement, his least favorite aircraft, and more. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a podcast app or AOPA Online.By AOPA
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David flies with AOPA's Mark Baker in a dual fuel Baron testing GAMI G100UL unleaded aviation gas, Ian explains the Robinson helicopter SFAR, pilot Whitaker is confirmed as new FAA leader, six southwestern venues consider Nat'l Air Races, and Flight Sim Coach Mike Catalfamo tells how simulator tutoring in your own home leads to efficiency in the ai…
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Ever wondered what it's like to fly on Air Force One? This episode we catch up with Howie Franklin, the manager of the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in North Carolina, and also the former chief steward of Air Force One through five presidents. Plus good news on LODA relief and a look at the aircraft and avionics markets.…
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