Dan's Lego 737

David Parker Brown, the owner/founder of, joins the Geeks to talk about the week’s aviation news, look back on 2010, and predict the aviation future for 2011. Follow David on Twitter as @AirlineReporter.

David Vanderhoof has his This Week in Aviation history segment, and Pieter Johnson provides an Across the Pond installment. We also answer some questions asked by faithful listener Micah on business jets, fighter airplanes, A320 and 737 variants, and the geared turbofan engine.

The week’s aviation news:


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Post photo: Dan builds a Lego 737 while we record the podcast.

Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at

4 Responses to “Episode 129 – David the AirlineReporter”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by M. Mikolay, David Parker Brown. David Parker Brown said: THE BEST @AIRPLANEGEEKS PODCAST OF THE YEAR has just been posted. Check it out: […]

    January 4th, 2011 | 7:18 pm
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    January 4th, 2011 | 7:24 pm
  3. Michael Robert

    I enjoyed the discussion on the pilot at SFO who posted youtube video of a security door. I appreciate the pilot’s point that ground crew and flight crew are subject to different types of screening before entering secured areas. But I’d like to point out that the door in question does not access the AOA, or a secured area. Before accessing the AOA an employee must swipe a badge and verify his/her identity with a biometric hand reader. The potential still exists that an employee could bring contraband through these access portals, but nonetheless the airport’s security program is in full compliance with federal requirements.

    January 5th, 2011 | 8:58 am
  4. […] Airplane Geeks podcast featured one of my favorite aviation people — David Parker Brown, AKA Airline […]

    January 7th, 2011 | 1:57 pm