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The Airplane Geeks hosts interview each other to give you a closer look at the guys who create this podcast. Also, the Commemorative Air Force “12 Planes of Christmas,” the first Boeing KC-46 will miss its delivery goal, transmitting pre-departure air traffic control clearances to pilots’ mobile devices, a Van’s Aircraft milestone, the best U.S. airlines, the Boeing 717, and a Virgin Atlantic IFE solution for the visually impaired.
The 12 Planes of Christmas
Each year the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts the “12 Planes of Christmas” online giving campaign. Designed to support the aircraft of the CAF, this event highlights the efforts of the organization and its volunteer members who restore and preserve its fleet of over 170 World War II aircraft.
Boeing will miss 2017 delivery goal for first KC-46
Boeing will miss its goal to deliver the first KC-46 tanker to the Air Force by the end of 2017.
App Could Deliver IFR Clearances to Mobile Devices
AOPA is encouraging the FAA to promptly field test technology being developed to electronically transmit pre-departure air traffic control clearances to pilots’ mobile devices.
Van’s Aircraft reaches 10,000 flying kitplanes
Van’s Aircraft has officially broken the 10,000 flying aircraft mark.
Best U.S. Airlines ’17: Alaska Airlines Owns the Skies
Each year, the Airfarewatchdog team searches for the best domestic airline.
How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Boeing delivered the last two 717-200 jetliners in 2006, and it is currently operated primarily by Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, and Spanish Volotea. Yet airlines are scouring the planet looking for available Boeing 717s.
Airline Story of the Week
Virgin Atlantic to roll out portable IFE solution for visually impaired passengers
Virgin Atlantic is rolling out an accessible in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution that has been developed especially for passengers with visual impairment.
Intro music courtesy Brother Love from his Album Of The Year CD. Outtro by Bruno Misonne from The Sound of Flaps.