Greg Morris is Chief Pilot at Gauntlet Warbirds, a warbird, aerobatic, and tailwheel training center with headquarters at Aurora Airport, just west of downtown Chicago. They are on the web at http://www.gauntletwarbirds.com/.
He has been flying for fifteen years, and instructing in warbirds and aerobatic aircraft for the past ten. He holds a current low level aerobatic waiver in the L-39 and T-6 and is a FAST rated formation pilot.
Greg has flown the FM-2 Wildcat, Extra 300, Su-29, Pitts S-2B and S-2C, Lazer Z-200, Cap-10B, Great Lakes, T-34, T-6, T-28, Ju-52, and is rated in the L-29 Delfin and L-39 Albatros.
A graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in aerospace engineering, Greg was designated a Master CFI-Aerobatic by the National Association of Flight Instructors and the IAC in September 2005. Greg has been published in the International Aerobatic Club’s Sport Aerobatics magazine and Warbirds of America’s Warbirds magazine writing about maneuver technique, how to get started flying warbirds and safety and risk management. He is a regular presenter at Oshkosh.
The week’s aviation news:
- American Airlines Parent Files for Bankruptcy
- USAF Air Combat Command reduces Demo Teams to F-22 and T-Birds
- Union members scrutinize wording of historic Boeing contract
- JetBlue joins WestJet in seizing LaGuardia slots, gains more at National
In this week’s Australia Desk report: Steve gets his instructor rating…for trains, doubts raised over new Qantas Asian airline, PCDU code share activated!….David gets serious with the light saber, RAAF KC-30A aerial refuelling trials begin, a little air to air refuelling history lesson, Army MRH90 helicopter contract comes under scrutiny. Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu. Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124.
This week on his Across the Pond segment, Pieter Johnson highlights the change in European Air Law which will make pilots work longer hours and he gives thanks for their so far excellent flying safety record. He also says thanks for a few other things too! Find Pieter on Twitter as @Nascothornet.
The Grill the Geeks questions this week are both great and goofy, and both Dan and David have Grill the Listeners questions.
Mentioned in the episode:
- American Airlines Court Documents and Claims Register
- Commemorative Air Force
- Me 262 photos from Ryan Hothersal: myaviation.net/?pid=02041781 and myaviation.net/?pid=02041782
- Aviation photographer Manny Gonzalez
- TF39 engine photo showing the “stage and a half” fan.
- Motherboard TV: Flying Around The World In A Solar Powered Plane
- Airbus sees 2012 A380 deliveries on par with 2011
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/.