Guests Martt Clupper from the AirPigz blog and Martin Rottler, a faculty lecturer at The Ohio State University’s Center for Aviation Studies join Rob to tell us about the just completed EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh. We talk about the planes, the people, the airshows, and some of the innovations. We hear about the essence of what AirVenture is all about.
Also in this episode is Rob’s interview with Michimasa Fujino, President & CEO, Honda Aircraft Company.
The week’s aviation news:
- Beechcraft lands nearly $1.4 billion deal
- Why Boeing Is Buying Up Older 747s
- Airbus Tanker Jet’s Fuel-Boom Bug Confounds Australian Air Force
David Vanderhoof’s Aircraft of the Week: the WB-57F Canberra.
In this week’s Australia Desk:
Bas Scheffers represented the PCDU team at Oshkosh. He caught up with Ryan Cambell, the 19 year old flying solo around the world.
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:
We return to look at the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) this week with Oussama Salah our expert from the region. We discuss how the gulf carriers continue to grow and how air cargo fits into the plan. This is the first of a two part segment which will conclude next episode. See Oussama’s Take and circle Oussama on Google+
- Open-source airplane could cost just $15,000
- More Speedbird Strats
- Children of the Magenta
- Paul Filmer
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.