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Rich Bergmann is a Senior Executive with Accenture and gives us some observations from Farnborough, airline strategies, and what’s happening with the defense segment. We talk about new commercial airliners from Russia and China, and maintenance strategies for commercial operators. Also, global capacity constraints in view of the order backlog, and even what it takes to be considered for an aviation consulting position.

Rob is already at Oshkosh for AirVenture and is joined by Benet Wilson, Scott Spangler, and Peter Moll, the Director of Wittman Regional Airport. In particular, we talk with Peter about airport preparations for AirVenture. Visit Wittman Regional Airport on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

The week’s aviation news:

CAC CA-15

David’s Aircraft of the Week is the CAC CA-15, also known unofficially as the CAC Kangaroo.

In this week’s Australia Desk report:

Steve calls in from work to discuss Qantas dumping their Blackberrys for iPhones, Emirates being the third largest employer of Australians of any airline, Etihad getting approval to increase their ownship of Virgin Australia to 10% and the RAAF getting some of their aircraft repainted. All this and investment properties on this week’s AusDesk.

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. Australia Desk archives can be found at www.australiadesk.net.

In this week’s Across the Pond segment:

This week on Across The Pond we welcome back pilot and Journalist David Cenciotti, David often publishes really exciting and leading edge aviation articles on his Website (TheAviationist.com) and although at Farnborough we didn’t get the chance to cath up with him then so we talk to him this week about recent V22 incidents, the Turkish F4 that was shot down over Syria and the Spartan Gunship. David also shares his views on some of the aircraft highlights from Farnborough including an amusing story about the Yak130.

You can find David on Twitter as @Cencio4
and his website which is really worth visiting and then tracking is http://www.TheAviationist.com.

Find Pieter on Twitter as @Nascothornet, on his blog Alpha Tango Papa, on Facebook at XTPMedia, and at the Aviation Xtended podcast.

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

4 Responses to “Episode 207 – Getting Ready for AirVenture”

  1. Looks like that CA-15 is a Mustang that ate too much oats & hay.

    July 25th, 2012 | 12:34 pm
  2. David Pedersen

    Can you send me instructions on how I can load you podcast to my iPhone?

    July 25th, 2012 | 1:21 pm
  3. David: It’s easy. Download (http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/) and install the iTunes program on your PC or Mac, Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, connect your iPhone to the computer. That’s it.

    July 25th, 2012 | 6:53 pm
  4. Marin

    Howdy

    in episode 207 you had someone comment on flight testing an Airbus by staling the airplane and thought is a bad idea because of the stall testing of the Cessna 162 and loss of two airplanes. Cessna went on to test the 162 a third time and passed. I was surprised by your answer as for any plane to be certified by the FAA it needs to go through testing them trough stalls. If you search you-tube for the 787 stall tests you will see Boeing did the tests and I’m sure Airbus did there testing also.

    Great Podcast Keep it up

    Marin

    July 27th, 2012 | 11:40 am
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