Photo by Stephen Tornblom

Aviation historian Anne Millbrooke is our guest. Anne is the author of the award winning book Aviation History, as well as Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Alphabets of Aviation: A Guide to Contemporary and Historical Terms Found in Aviation Literature. She is an Adjunct Professor of History at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and also at the American Public University System. Anne is a writer, researcher, coach, speaker, and you can follow her on Twitter at @AMWriter.

The week’s aviation news:

Steve Visscher and Grant McHerron from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast provide their Australia Desk Report. Follow their show on Twitter at @pcdu, Steve at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124.

In this weeks Across the Pond segment Pieter Johnson talks to Gareth Stringer, Deputy Editor of Global Aviation Resource about UK airshows and some interesting visits. Follow Gareth on Twitter @gaviationr and Pieter at @Nascothornet.

Thanks to Scott Spangler for his contribution.

Follow the @AirplaneGeeks on Twitter and on Facebook, send us email at thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com, or leave a message on our listener line: (361) GEEKS01.

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/.

Post photo by Stephen Tornblom.

2 Responses to “Episode 145 – Anne has 15,000 Acronyms”

  1. brian

    Hi All,

    Great podcast, I discovered you a couple of months ago and have been a faithful listener since.

    To correct a factual error, there is a scheduled DC-3 service out of Yellowknife NWT with Buffalo Airways

    http://www.buffaloairways.com/passenger-service

    Buffalo Airways is the “star” of Ice Pilots NWT; recently started broadcast in the USA on the National Geographic channel.

    I watch it every week, and can confirm that it is an interesting show. The characters at Buffalo Airways are accurately portrayed, as I have had friends who have had experience with them. If you like DC 3′s, DC-4′s, C-46′s and the like, you’ll like the show.

    But, for pure flying adventure, I prefer “Flying Wild Alaska”, which I admit with some remorse, as I am Canadian (in Vancouver), and I feel unpatriotic admitting my preference. Pssst, don’t tell anybody.

    May 4th, 2011 | 6:25 pm
  2. If you like Ice Pilots (http://www.icepilots.com/ and http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/ice-pilots) or great historic aircraft, be sure to watch for Episode 146 of the Airplane Geeks.

    That’s all I’m going to say…

    May 5th, 2011 | 6:27 pm
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