Guest Brent Owens is a professional pilot, a flight operations manager in a large corporate flight department, an EAA Technical Counselor and an EAA Flight Advisor. He writes about general aviation topics on his two blogs, the I Fly Blog and Fixed Wing Buddha, which helps new and existing aviators deal with the biggest hurdle of flying – the money.
Brent has been flying for almost 30 years with just under 10,000 hours. He flies a Falcon 2000 professionally and has owned an Ercoupe and a Bucker Jungster I. He currently flies a Van’s RV-8, which he built.
We talk about learning to fly without spending too much money and building your own airplane.
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- Future of commuter aviation expected to take flight soon (China)
- Can airshows come back? – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
- Flight Options Parent Buys FlexJet
- Sykipot Now Targeting US Civil Aviation Sector
David’s Aircraft of the Week: Schweizer SGS 2-32 and variants.
In this week’s Across the Pond segment:
Jason Smart like many people went through the range of emotions when he set out to learn to fly. But it did not all turn out to be easy to achieve and took some hard work, dedication and a little humour. Jason joins Pieter to talk about his story and humorous look at the journey in his book ‘Take Your Wings and Fly – A Journey Through a Private Pilots License’. Also available through The Red Quest and Destin World.
- JPL Solar System Ambassadors Program
- Northern Utah Aircraft Navigation Arrows Circa Early 20th Century
- Two bomber crash sites located in Natrona County – 90 Casper Army Air Field planes crashed between 1942 and 1945
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.