Dan Webb at NBTA International Convention & Exposition

This episode’s guest is Mike Friesen, Principal at Leading Strategies, a provider of  consulting services and coaching for aviation executives, particularly in the airport industry. He’s also a former U.S. military pilot, having flown the F-4 Phantom and the F-15.

We talk about aviation news from the past week and we have a report from the Airplane Geeks Australia Desk (which is expecially amusing this time). We also have our This Week in Aviation history lesson from David Vanderhoof, and some listener mail.

The news:

A photo of the Etrich Taube, the airplane mentioned in David’s This Week in Aviation segment as the first aerial bombardment of a city by a fixed wing aircraft, can be found in Wikipedia.

The photo above is of our own Dan Webb at the National Business Travel Association International Convention & Exposition. It was taken when he wasn’t collecting free junk.

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6 Responses to “Episode 63 – Free Junk Kept Forever”

  1. Who wants to be an Aussie now, huh Dan???

    September 1st, 2009 | 8:32 pm
  2. Great site, old chaps.

    You and your buddies like awesome aircraft pix, humorous air tales, glamorous sky girls?

    You’re all more than welcome to taxi over and drop by to say hello at the top secret bunker over at the Royal Air Farce, Biggin Hill.
    Warmest regards,
    Wing Co

    September 2nd, 2009 | 12:13 am
  3. Kevin

    Now I see why Dan liked that V Australia booth. Wow!

    I wonder how the FA on Dan’s left doesn’t tip over.

    September 3rd, 2009 | 7:41 am
  4. maxflight

    [Richard writes…]

    Howdy! Thank you for all of the great work by y’all on AGP — I enjoy it a lot and look forward to it!

    If you’re on Facebook, you might find my recent pics from a pilgrimage to Willow Run interesting.


    [Richard: feel free to let us know who you are on Facebook! Max]

    September 4th, 2009 | 4:17 pm
  5. maxflight

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    [I know MotoArt – it’s really interesting stuff. Where else can you get a radial piston desk lamp or a coffee table made from a C-119 landing gear door? We’ll see if we can give you a mention on the show. -Max]

    September 4th, 2009 | 4:28 pm
  6. I love the Aussies! They are so funny. As a Expat POMIE, I even understand them. Me Dad & Mum spoke cockney, it’s very similar…

    Cheers! Jamie

    September 14th, 2009 | 3:50 pm