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Episode 37 – Oversensationalism

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Max and Court are joined by Joe Murray from the new StoriesThatFly site.  The topic of choice this week is aviation journalism and Joe lends his expertice with several stories of innaccurate reporting.

Max’s pick of the week is GreenAirOnline.

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Brother Love is responsible for this episode’s opening and closing
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Episode 36 – Gorgon Stare

Gorgon Stare
Max and Court welcome Tracy Rhodes from http://www.aroundthepattern.com/ as they talk about the latest and greatest in aviation news.

Max’s pick of the week is Stories That Fly.

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

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We’ll be bringing you these show notes, as well as some of the week’s news we didn’t have time to cover.
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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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Episode 32 – Traveling Mamas

Tush Test

Max and Court are joined by Desert Mama and Cajun Mama of the TravelingMamas.com blog.  It get’s crazy fast as we talk about the Tush Test.  Yes, you read that right, the Tush Test.

Eclipse Sold to Pieper spinoff

Airlines More Likely to Defer Deliveries, UBS Survey Shows

Dear Mr. President: How Obama can fix travel

American to implement safety reporting program with flight attendants

After 16 hours, passengers end up where they started

Canadian doctors decry airline ‘tush test’

Thompson puts up airline ‘bill of rights’ proposal again

Max’s pick of the week is the Air Force YouTube Channel.

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
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Episode 31 – Maintenance with Kevin Michaels

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Max and Court spend some time with Kevin Michaels of the AeroStrategy Management Consulting group talking about the week’s event’s.  Kevin lend’s his expertice on aircraft maintenance and a variety of other topics.  We always have a good amount of news to discuss, and this week was no different:

Top 5 Mainstream Travel Blogs

What Happened on Flight 1549, Inside and Out

Effort under way to remove aviation restriction from rescue package



Max’s pick of the week is http://planehook.com/.

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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.

You can also leave us voice mail at (812) 757-4252. If you have
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Episode 28 – Good Riddance 2008

737 Crash in Denver

Max and Court welcome Will Hawkins, Rico Sharqawi, and David Allen from APilotsStory.com and Pilots Flight Pod Log Podcast.  We wrap up 2008, and discuss the breaking news out of Denver:

Data recorders found after Denver plane accident

ExcelAire Pilots Face Criminal Trial

British Airways, Qantas Talks Fail on Ownership Split

AOPA: TSA Plans To Step Up GA Scrutiny At Commercial Airports

TSA to listen to pilot concerns on proposed security program

Ten Worst Air Travel Stories of ’08

Max’s pick of the week is the Plane Spotter Radius Search.  Drag the little plane spotter guy to some location on the map (typically someplace near you) and it shows the planes within a 10 mile radius.

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

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We’ll be bringing you these show notes, as well as some of the week’s news we didn’t have time to cover.
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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.

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
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Episode 27 – Talking Airplanes with Richard Aboulafia

Embraer Phenom 100

Richard Aboulafia, an industry analyst and VP of analysis at Teal Group, joins The Geeks this week as we talk airplanes.  It turns out that Richard is not only very knowledgeable about the aviation industry, but he’s also very funny.  We spend almost the entire hour talking with him about the news:

Airlines’ on-time performance improves in Oct.

Invest in Aviation Infrastructure, Groups Tell Congress; Relatively Small Investments Could Yield Big Local Returns

Analysts see worrying trend in airport incursions

Embraer Phenom Wins Brazilian Certification

Bombardier to bring CSeries 110 to market first

ANA Mulling Seeking Compensation On Boeing 787 Delay

Airbus and Boeing plan loans for buyers

AIA dailyLead Special Report: Looking forward to 2009

Max’s pick of the week is a double shock with Aircraft Nicknames and Aviation Alias.  Both sites offer the endearing and sometimes humorous nick-names we give our aircraft.

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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.

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
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Episode 25 – The CEO of the Cockpit

Kevin Garrison of http://www.kevincreates.com joins Max and Court this week.  Kevin is an aviation writer, humorist, and retired airline captain who is kind enough to put up with us hanging up on him to spend some time talking airplanes with us.  We go international with several news items this week, but still have plenty to cover from within the U.S.:

Eclipse Aviation Files for Bankruptcy

Airlines Balk at UK Tax

Critics line up to attack APD

US airline labour flexes its muscles

Thai protesters seize second airport

Traffic Decline Continues – Second Month of Global Contraction

China’s first homegrown jet makes trial flight

Max’s pick of the week is le Cirque Volant.

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.
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Also, please keep supporting the first aviation radio station at  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
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Episode 24 – Cranky Again

Southwest Flight Attendants in the "Good 'ol Days"

Brett Snyder is back once more as he takes a break from the Cranky Flier Blog to spend some time talking shop with The Airplane Geeks.  Since we missed last week, we’re doing an all news episode.  Considering everything that’s happened, it wasn’t difficult to fill the time.


Better Late Than Never; Eclipse Covers Payroll

Boeing, Northrop tanker news

New runways open at 3 of nation’s busiest airports

Southwest employees grumble about Mexican code-share deal

LaGuardia The Target In Southwest ATA Bid

Bush: Government should ‘make airlines more accountable’

And our grand finale:

Max’s pick of the week is the brooxes.com/. Ever wonder what it would be like to attach a camera to a kite?  These guys have done it.

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.

Also, please keep supporting the first aviation radio station at  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.

Episode 22 – Flight Plan Magazine Editor Susan Pruitt

Susan Pruitt of Flight Plan Magazine join Max and Court this week. The new magazine is the topic of discussion, as well as the news of the week.

787 first flight date now officially up in the air

Embraer posts 70% profit drop, ‘studying’ larger aircraft

Air Taxi Company Closes New Round Of Financing

Tough Times In Wichita: Cessna Says It Must Reduce Workforce

EAA Rallies Members to Demand More Time to Comment on Onerous TSA Proposals

Max’s pick of the week is the hoglogblog. In the author’s own words, it is created by “Kevin Garrison, Aviation expert and professional smart-ass”.

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.
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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.

Episode 21 – Talking with the Doctor

Max and Court welcome Dr. Tim Brady, Dean of the College of Aviation at the Embry Riddle Daytona Beach campus as they discuss ERAU’s new aviation PhD program.  You can learn more about the first aviation PhD program at http://aviationphd.erau.edu/.  As always, we have a plethora of news:

Boeing strike ends; Machinists back on the job Sunday

New Delta-Northwest Mileage Program Is World’s Largest

Airline Fare Prices Dropping as Holidays Approach

Crew sacked over Facebook posts

Forecast Predicts Eclipse 500 Shutdown

Max finds a project at Bloodhound SSC to break the land speed record.

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.