Dan's Lego 737

David Parker Brown, the owner/founder of AirlineReporter.com, joins the Geeks to talk about the week’s aviation news, look back on 2010, and predict the aviation future for 2011. Follow David on Twitter as @AirlineReporter.

David Vanderhoof has his This Week in Aviation history segment, and Pieter Johnson provides an Across the Pond installment. We also answer some questions asked by faithful listener Micah on business jets, fighter airplanes, A320 and 737 variants, and the geared turbofan engine.

The week’s aviation news:

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Post photo: Dan builds a Lego 737 while we record the podcast.

Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.

Dr. Alfred Kahn, the Father of U.S. Airline Deregulation Max and Court are pleased to bring you an interview with Dr. Alfred Kahn, the father of U.S. airline deregulation.  Dr. Kahn led the push for airline deregulation during the late 70’s and has been called on for airline industry advice ever since.  Dr. Kahn is the only guest we’ve had on the Airplane Geeks with his own Wikipedia page.

News:

First LASP Hearing Draws A Crowd

TSA catches heat over private aviation proposals

Aviation Biofuels: More Hype Than Hope?

NTSB gives an update on the Denver crash

AirAsia unveils plans for own airport outside Malaysian capital

Five Big Changes Coming to Air Travel in 2009

Max’s pick of the week is www.air-valid.co.uk.

The Airplane Geeks are now on Twitter!  You can follow us @AirplaneGeeks.

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Brother Love is responsible for this episode’s opening and closing
music, and you can visit his site at brotherloverocks.com.

If you have a question or a comment for the Airplane Geeks, you
can send it to thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com.

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Evan Sparks of the Evan Sparks Aviation Policy Blog joins The Geeks this week as they celebrate 30 years of deregulation.  Of course there’s plenty of news from last week to be discussed as well:

Armadillo Aerospace, Rocket Racing Inc challenge Virgin Galactic

Travel Slowdown Worst Since SARS, Says Airline Group

Savvier Airline Schedules, Fewer Cheap Fares

Aeroports De Paris, Schiphol Group to Create Long-Term Alliance

Happy (?) 30th Birthday Airline Deregulation

Check out Max’s Pick of the Week at the AirSafe Podcast.  Also, don’t miss Stephen Force’s outstanding podcast following his ride with the Thunderbirds.

Make sure to sign up for our new newsletter, “Airplane Geeks Week in Aviation.”
We’ll be bringing you these show notes, as well as some of the week’s news we didn’t have time to cover.
You can sign up at AirplaneGeeks.com.

We’re also happy to announce our partnership with Flightline Internet Radio.
You’ll be able to hear excerpts of The Airplane Geeks weekly.

Brother Love is responsible for this episode’s opening and closing
music, and you can visit his site at brotherloverocks.com.

If you have a question or a comment for the Airplane Geeks, you
can send it to thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com.

You can also leave us voice mail at (812) 757-4252. If you have
a question you’d like mentioned on the podcast, this is the best
way to go about it.

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