Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum

Guest Robin Petgrave has over 10,000 hours of flight experience, and is Chief Pilot and President of Celebrity Helicopters, providing helicopter tours, charters, flight training, helicopter ferrying, and entertainment industry production work.

Robin is also the Founder of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, which mentors young, economically deprived future aviators. T.A.M. offers hands-on involvement with static displays, aircraft simulators, and youth programs that use aviation and Robin’s success to show kids that they have unlimited potential to do whatever they love to do.

Through an after-school outreach program, students earn credit for real flight lessons by performing community service.

The week’s aviation news:

  • MH370 Update

David Vanderhoof’s Aircraft of the Week:  From Failure to Success, Part 2, The P-3s the Americans.

In this week’s Australia Desk:

Grant’s back on deck (mostly) after an intense couple of weeks dealing with health issues and a CASA audit. He joins Steve to review the following news items:

787s in Melbourne

  • Royal Brunei have started flying their 787s from London to Melbourne.

  • Air NZ’s new 787-9 looks fantastic!

  • United converting the LAX to Melbourne route from 747s to 777s but their 787-9s will be here by the end of October.

How about some UAVs in the news?

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.

Ron Smith flying his rebuilt Tipsy Trainer

Ron Smith flying his rebuilt Tipsy Trainer ©RonSmith

In this week’s Across the Pond segment:

This week Pieter goes back to visit Ron Smith, co author of ‘Two Up‘ to look at Ron’s amazing flying history and his extremely comprehensive aviation collection of photo’s and books. With over 760 hours flying time in 36 different aircraft type (650 hours are in tail wheel aircraft), we hear about his flying experiences, owning aircraft and re building his beloved Tipsy Trainer.

Find Pieter on Twitter as @Nascothornet, on Facebook at XTPMedia, and at the Aviation Xtended podcast.

Ontario F22 by Ian Kershaw

Ontario F22 by Ian Kershaw

Mentioned:

By Errol Cavit

By Errol Cavit

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.

John Arvin at Luke Airforce Base Airshow

John Arvin at Luke Airforce Base Airshow

2 Responses to “AirplaneGeeks 294 – A Huge Hole in the Airport Fence”

  1. Hey Geeks!

    As a long time Airplane Geeks listener and occasional contributor, I loved your guest Robin Petgrave. I’m a member of EAA and our local Chapter 190 Moontown Airport (3M5), Alabama and very involved with the Young Eagles program. His ideas and enthusiasm where inspiring.

    I have asked him for some advice on how to approach the Huntsville School District with a program similar to his. Our Young Eagles Program flies about 450 kids a year and we only have 20 active members. About 80% are white kids and 20% blacks. We have an out reach to the local traditionally black university but don’t seem to get much interest. I’ve asked Robin for some tips and suggestion which would be very much appreciated.

    Great Show Geeks – can’t wait for the 300th show. Party time!

    April 12th, 2014 | 3:50 pm
  2. That’s great Jamie. Of course, we’ll be happy to talk on the podcast about your results. Stay in touch!

    April 13th, 2014 | 6:24 pm

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