Mary Kirby and the Runway Girl Network, flight sim, the USS Midway, the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Canowindra International Balloon Challenge, military aviation stories, Gareth Stringer and European air shows, the PBY, and the NTSB investigation of USAirways flight 1549.
Interview with Mary Kirby
Max talks with Mary Kirby, founder of the Runway Girl Network aviation news service where journalists provide informed industry intelligence covering the airline passenger experience. Runway Girl Network also serves as a platform for highlighting the achievements of women in aviation, promotes equality, and celebrates culture, compassion and diversity across the industry.
Listener Nicolas tells is about the history of flight simulation on home computers and how you can get started with flight sim. As he says, “No sim can give you the true feeling of flight. But for a person like myself who doesn’t qualify for the medical and lacks the funds to take flight lessons, it is a great option. And for most of us, flight sim gives us the very unique opportunity to fly a jet. Something that only a lucky few can do in the real world.”
You can watch Nicnacjak live playing Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Twitch.
Brian Coleman visits the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California and provides his report.
Canowindra International Balloon Challenge
Grant McHerron from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast talks about the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge, including how balloons can be steered, the tasks used to challenge pilots, and how competitions are run.
Learn more about hot air balloon events and typical tasks at Ultramagic Balloons.
Military Aviation Reminisces
Rob Mark tells some stories from his military aviation past.
Across the Pond
Pieter Johnson returns to talk with fellow Xtended co-host and Executive Editor of Global Aviation Resource Gareth Stringer about the latest articles on GAR, including the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain and the summer airshows.
Pieter provided an addendum: A decision has been made and this is definitely the last year we will the Vulcan XH558 fly: Important announcement on the 2015 season.
My Favorite Airplane
Listener Micah tells us about his favorite, the PBY.
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Brian Coleman visits the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour and brings us his report.
NTSB investigation of USAirways flight 1549
Listener Carl Klaiber describes one interesting aspect of the NTSB investigation of USAirways flight 1549 – the “Miracle on the Hudson.” It illustrates some of the sophisticated analysis techniques that are at the disposal of the NTSB in doing their investigations.
A great interview by Carl Valeri that adds additional perspective and complements our AirplaneGeeks 348, Flying Above and Beyond with Harold Livingston.
Aerospace Scholarships – There Is Money Out There For You! Aerospace Scholarships 2015 is available as an e-book.
#InFlight15 is the hashtag for this June 20, 2015 event. See you there!
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at brotherloverocks.com.