Episode 59 – It’s Always About the Cash

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Photo Courtesy Flightblogger

Photo Courtesy Flightblogger

The usual cast is joined this episode by Tom, author of The Airline Blog, Max Trescott, an author, CFI, and the man behind the Max Trescott on General Aviation blog, and Steve Visscher, one half of the Airplane Geeks Australia Desk and also co-host, along with Grant McHerron, of the new Plane Crazy Down Under podcast.

Rob and Max Trescott talk about their experiences at the 2009 AirVenture Fly-in at Oshkosh. We also have a report from the Airplane Geeks Australia Desk, a This Week in Aviation segment, listener mail, and more.

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This episode’s opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. Visit his site at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.

13 thoughts on “Episode 59 – It’s Always About the Cash

  1. maxflight Post author

    [from Stephen Toernblom who sent in some nice Oshkosh photos…]

    The photos attached were taken from the company employee site, I don’t know who took them. This is the 2nd year that JetBlue has had an aircraft at Oshkosh, although this year it was only for 1 day. Our CEO, Dave Barger is in the white shirt, glasses and JetBlue hat. I did enjoy hearing Elizabeth Clark and what she does. Also I believe that JetBlue is the only airline that has forcasted a profit for the rest of the year. Take care

    Stephen

    My LGB Blog – http://klgb.blogspot.com

  2. maxflight Post author

    [Phil wrote in…]

    Hi guys,

    I was recently turned on to your site and am very surprised I hadn’t come
    across it sooner. I love witnessing success with anything pertaining to
    aviation enthusiasm, and I’ve been following your stuff on twitter as
    well, which I also enjoy.

    I run NYCAviation.com, an enthusiast site that started off years ago for
    New Yorkers, but has now expanded beyond our city limits to include the
    rest of the country and soon the rest of the world. We have some airline
    news, our “This Day In Aviation” feature, in-depth forums, guides for
    planespotting at various airports and a bit more.

    I love networking with similar sites, and I would be very interested in
    participating in a podcast sometime if you folks ever want to highlight a
    fellow enthusiast site. I’d also like to see how I might be able to push
    and promote your site on mine.

    Keep up the great work guys. I hope to get to chit chat with you soon.

    -Phil

    [Phil’s site, http://nycaviation.com/, is really well done. Have a look! – Max]

  3. maxflight Post author

    [Bruce writes:]

    Please! The possessive form of “it” is “its.” The word “it’s” is a contraction of “it is.”

    […but then it got worse…]

  4. maxflight Post author

    [Richard sent in a link to the funniest airline-related video I have ever seen. It’s called “Hitler’s 787 Delayed” and it has a little profanity so if you are easily offended by these things, don’t click. Most will find it pretty mild, however. Max]

    Dunno if your personal sense of humour swings this way, but I thought Court might appreciate it, at any rate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF_P77VEPKA

  5. maxflight Post author

    [Shawn sends a link to the video “Danielle prepares for the FAA Knowledge Exam for Private Pilots.”]

    I thought i would share a little video that i put together of a friend of mine after an evening of a few too many cocktails with me quizzing her for the PP knowledge test…..this is very comical! http://gallery.me.com/scpenn#100000 Enjoy!

  6. maxflight Post author

    [Jonathan asks…]

    Hi, I hope you can answer my questions: On old airliners, what are the black streaks that run over the wings and how do they get there?

  7. maxflight Post author

    [Brian asks…]

    Can you get an interview with the pilot who flew Clinton to North Korea? It must have been an amazing task — like where do you get charts for North Korea? talking to ATC?

    The Washington Post suggests that Stephen Bing, a close Clinton friend and longtime Democratic fundraiser, is the plane’s owner, confirmed Marc Foulkrod of Burbank, Calif., chairman of Avjet Corp., the company that manages the aircraft.

  8. maxflight Post author

    [Gene took a look at the newsletter, and found confusion:]

    This sentence is incomplete, meaningless. It is about the new service between LA and Sydney.

    “We speculate if all four carriers will stick with the route, and also the proposed joint-venture between Virgin and Delta.”

    [We need better proofreading! Sorry… Max]

  9. maxflight Post author

    [Brian has a guest suggestion:]

    Can you get an interview with the pilot who flew Clinton to North Korea? It must have been an amazing task — like where do you get charts for North Korea? talking to ATC?

    The Washington Post suggests that Stephen Bing, a close Clinton friend and longtime Democratic fundraiser, is the plane’s owner, confirmed Marc Foulkrod of Burbank, Calif., chairman of Avjet Corp., the company that manages the aircraft.

    [That would be an interesting interview! Maybe Rob knows the pilot. Rob seems to know everybody! …Max]

  10. maxflight Post author

    [Jonathan has a question…]

    Hi, I hope you can answer my questions: On old airliners, what are the black streaks that run over the wings and how do they get there?

    Thanks

    [Rob says: If these are old propeller aircraft what he saw was probably a combination of dirt, oil and exhaust gas from those old radial engines.]

  11. Connie

    I do know the pilot who flew Bill Clinton into North Korea and back. He’s Stephen Bing’s pilot and my brother-in-law. He told us the story when he got back and said he’ll save the details for when we all get together! Sorry I can’t reveal his identity~not without his permission.

  12. Connie

    I did find out that the flight crew names of those on board the flight carrying Bill Clinton to North Korea had already been published by the AP. Dale Wheeler was Chief Pilot and John Scheenstra (my brother-in-law) was Lead Captain.

  13. skippy

    I little late in a reply – I’m behind in listening

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