Radial Rocket

Jeff Ackland, President of New Century Aerosport Inc., is our guest thie week. He produces the Radial Rocket, a two place performance and aerobatic kit plane with a 9 cylinder radial engine in the nose. We talk about what this beautiful airplane is like to fly, and what it takes to build one.

We also have the aviation news from the past week, the Australia Desk Report by Steve and Grant from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and Pieter Johnson’sAcross the Pond segment.

The week’s aviation news:


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

1960 Beech G18S C/N BA-552

1960 Beech G18S C/N BA-552 by Stephen Tornblom

4 Responses to “Episode 138 – The Radial Rocket”

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    March 10th, 2011 | 7:16 am
  2. Alex

    Hi Guys,
    The radial rocket is such a great looking machine.
    On another issue there seems to big problems with the pilots in India, this time testing positive for alcohol before flights. I’m not sure what is happening in aviation, but standards are dropping badly. Educating anyone to be a pilot seems to be having a detrimental effect. I think cranking out young people to fly the big machines may be just pushing the “Ego Button” too much. Let’s hope this push to get more young girls in aviation doesn’t backfire. More mentors, good training and respect of what you are doing, not computer screens and snake oil salesmen!!

    March 13th, 2011 | 12:49 am
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    March 21st, 2011 | 8:57 am
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