We tackle the show without a guest, and take the opportunity to to fly largely unedited for a more raw, intimate episode.
We talk about flying ability based on gender and airliner recycling as alternative housing. On the technology front, we look at jet engine developments and the application of 3D printing to aerospace manufacturing.
Listener mail topics include aviation museums, the British Airways Future Pilot Programme, beer and wine on flights, good aviation books, and where you can buy your own bomber.
David even proposes an aviation cooking show and looks for recipes like Mitsubishi Meatballs, Boeing Bouillabaisse, Airbus Avocados, and Piasecki Pancakes. David also mentions a “dollar nineteen” airplane. Want to know what that is? Look it up on Emmanuel Gustin’s Aircraft Nicknames page.
The week’s aviation news:
- 3-D Printing in the Aerospace Industry: How General Electric and United Technologies Are Using This Technology
In this week’s Australia Desk:
Steve and Grant are rather exhausted after the RAAF’s Centenary of Military Aviation air show at Pt Cook. They cover some topics in summary:
The RAAF announces the first 2 pilots they will send over to learn to fly the F35
Qantas confirms job losses of 5,000 & early retirement of their 767s & more 747s
The Boxkite replica flew at the air show & looked great (check out the video we posted to our YouTube channel & Facebook page)
From there, we then play an excerpt from Steve’s interview with Air Marshal Geoff Brown, Chief of Air Force (RAAF)
Rob Mark’s Aviation Minute: The Transportation Security Administration and Weapons.
In this week’s Across the Pond segment:
We continue the discussion with Oussama Salah from Oussamas Take on developments in the Middle East ….but ‘spreading worldwide’ might be a better description. In our discussion this week we wonder if Alitalia will remain in one piece and where the growth stops, as Ireland and Switzerland get added attention.
Listen to the NBAA Flight Plan podcast from the National Business Aviation Association.
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.