Image courtesy International Aero Engines

Guest Jim Hileman, an alternative fuels researcher from MIT, joins Dan, Rob, and Max to talk biofuels and reducing the carbon footprint of aviation.

In the news this week:


  • Sirus boss quits
  • Delta job cuts
  • Save Frontier

And some news from the green aviation front:

And finally, some related resources:

We also have a report from the Airplane Geeks Australia Desk.  Court returns with another Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot segment, we have a This Week in Aviation segment, listener mail, and more.

Follow the @AirplaneGeeks on Twitter, send us email at, or leave us voice mail at (812) 757-4252.

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

3 Responses to “Episode 60 – Flying Green”

  1. Flying Green?? I think this episode should be titled “Let’s everyone pick on Steve”!!


    I did leave the cash somewhere close for Rob….it’s in the USA…isn’t that close enough??

    Cheers guys!

    August 11th, 2009 | 12:48 pm
  2. maxflight

    Steve: we only pick on the people we like!

    Hope your trip back to Australia was good. Can’t wait to hear you pairing up with Grant again on the Plane Crazy Down Under Podcast!

    On the episode name, this one was filled with possibilities. I considered “Squished Like a Bug,” but thought better of it. “Rob’s Chemistry Lesson” was another possibility. It was a fun episode to record. Long, but fun.


    August 11th, 2009 | 2:31 pm
  3. I am glad to see you used a photo of a JetBlue A320!! Good choice! 😉

    August 12th, 2009 | 1:21 am