Our guest this episode is Igor Sikorsky III, grandson of the man many consider to be the father of the helicopter industry. Igor flys a float plane and, along with his wife Karen, operates The Bradford Camps in the North Maine Woods. Besides providing fishing, hunting, and family vacations in a beautiful setting, Igor offers the annual, three day Sikorsky Weekend, an immersive experience in Sikorsky history.
The week’s aviation news:
- JFK runway collision: Who’s to blame?
- FAA official resigns over sleeping controllers
- FAA & Controllers Need to Wake Up
- U.S. has kept up Libya airstrikes
- Frontier Airlines reduces fees
Steve Visscher and Grant McHerron from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast have another great Australia Desk Report.
In his Across the Pond segment Pieter Johnson talks with Tim Robinson, Editor of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s magazine Aerospace International about the UK Military Helicopter fleet and how it has been affected by the spending review. We also hear what its like to participate in a live helicopter training exrecise with the Royal Marines, Royal Navy and the Army called Pastan Jaguar. Follow Tim on Twitter at @RAeSTimR, and Pieter at @Nascothornet.
- Air Transport Association
- Regional Airline Association
- American Association of Airline Executives
- Air Line Pilots Association
Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.