Guest Carl Valeri is a commercial pilot and a flight instructor. He is also a prolific creator of aviation content. The broad appeal of his Aviation Careers Podcast goes beyond those looking for career advice. Its interesting to learn about what the jobs of others are like.
We talk about airline furloughs and seniority lists, things to think about when considering flying for a different airline, the age/seniority situation and what that means after an airline merger. Carl talks about how the Sun N Fun activities support and promote aviation. It’s not just the annual event. Sun N Fun radio broadcasts great interviews year round at Sun N Fun Radio.
The Week’s Aviation News:
- New, stretched Dreamliner takes off for first time
- Boeing Flies First 787-9 Dreamliner
- Risk of Flight Delays Returns as FAA Weighs Furloughs
- Why are some airlines better at saving fuel than others?
- U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2010
- F.A.A. Nears New Rules on Devices
David Vanderhoof’s Aircraft of the Week:
The so you want to be a Historian? Since David will be celebrating Thanksgiving with his family on October 14. He didn’t want to leave the show without a segment so this is where you come in. We are looking to have you write a 1000 word history segment on the Aircraft, Helicopter, Blimp or space craft of your choice. Here’s your chance to get that airplane you always wanted that David hasn’t done yet. So here’s the requirements:
A subject that hasn’t been done
Minimum of 800 words maximum of 1200 words
Provide your references
Proper Spelling and Grammar
Must be submitted to theGeeks@airplanegeeks.com by October 9th, 2013
So let’s see them. David will choose one to record for the episode. The others we’ll either post or maybe use them in later episodes. Good Luck Future Airplane Geeks Historians.
In this week’s Australia Desk:
Steve and Grant have finally finished running around to various events in Australia (for now ) and have (finally!) put together a “real” Australia Desk. They quickly review a few headlines before settling down to discuss a recent AirProx between two Qantas A330s.
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 our contributor from Spain Diego Lopez Salazar from AeroPodcast takes us behind the scenes at the Iberia Maintenance facility at Madrid Airport. In the first of two segments we hear all about seeing an A340 stripped down to its barest minimums, who owns the aircrafts tyres and how quickly emergency chutes are deployed.
Listener Micah, our Main(e) man, recorded a story he calls, “Fifteen Thirty At 2-O’clock.”
- NASA History Program Office
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt
- Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.