Tag Archives: Eclipse

Episode 17 – An In Depth Look at VLJ’s

It’s all VLJ’s this week as Max and Court welcome Shane Price from the Eclipse Aviation Critic NG Blog. Shane shares his expertice with the VLJ industry in some interesting conversations about the new industry.

Southwest to challenge Northwest with Midway flights to Minneapolis (Chicago Tribune)

JetBlue’s eBay auction scores a big hit with buyers (ATW)

TSA Likely to Relax Restrictions on Liquids in 2009 (Wall Street Journal)

The World’s Greatest Aviation Innovations (Wired)

Eclipse Aviation Meets Congress (AIN Online)

Eclipse Will Make Its Small Jets in Russia (New York Times)

Market, Aircraft Issues Sealed DayJet Fate (Aviation Week)

Pick of the week:

Sky-Lens.com is by French aviation writer and photographer François Brévot and has some very impressive photography of air shows and other events.:

Sky-Lens.com

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Episode 16 – ‘Flyer Talk’ with Randy Petersen

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This week, Max and Court are proud to bring you a “special” guest, Randy Petersen, Founder of Flyer Talk and Boarding Area.  Randy is a self-proclaimed “Frequent Flier Geek” and gives us some insight into the minds of a business traveler.  Word associations don’t seem to phase Randy, as he passes with flying colors (pun intended).

This Week’s News:

Max has a “Double Shock” pick of the week:

AirportGuide.com

Go Pro Digital Video Cameras

Why, you ask?  Because Max thinks this would produce some good video footage attached to a light aircraft. Video from an ultralight or LSA or a hang glider would probably capture the thrill of it real well.

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 http://www.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 15 – An Interview with Lynn Gardner


This week, Max and Court welcome Lynn Gardner to the Airplane Geeks Podcast.  Lynn is a Citation X pilot as well as a consultant for corporate and sport aviation.  Since we missed last week due to the power outage, we decided to throw in a little extra news:

Max also brings his pick of the week, Airchive.net.

Brother Love is responsible for this episode’s opening and closing music, and you can visit his site at http://www.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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Not Even a Cincinnati Blackout can Stop Airplane Geeks…

…Well, kinda.

Max and I had this great episode lined up for this week…Then Ike hit.  Actually it took more than Ike to produce the 80mph winds that hit Cincinnati Sunday.  Apparently a cold front, combined with the remnants of Ike are the culprits of my lack of electricity for the past 3 days and counting.

So, after a 1.5 hour drive to electricity and internet this morning, all I can offer to all of you loyal airplane geeks is a self portrait of myself during the blackout (above), and a list of news we would have covered if I’d have had power.  I promise we’ll be back next week (assuming my power will be back up by then), and Max and I will bring you great aviation discussion with another great guest.  Until then, here’s the news:

See you next week!

Court

Episode 12 – Top 5 Worst Airliners

This week, Max and Court welcome back Dan Webb from the his Blog About Those Things in the Sky.  The news dominated the week:

And don’t miss this week’s main topic as Max, Court, and Dan discuss their top five picks for history’s least successful airliners.

The intro music is once again produced by Bruno Misonne.  Check out Bruno’s aviation music at http://www.brunomisonne.com.   Brother Love is responsible for the closing music, and you can visit his site at http://www.brotherloverocks.com.

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Episode 9 – “I Might as well be Naked”

I might as well be Naked Book Cover Max and Court welcome Natalia Ippolito, author of “I Might as Well be Naked – How to Survive Airport Screening with your Clothes on.” She talks about her book, and gives some great tips.  Her website can be found at airportbook.com and she offers some great freebies, including excerpts from chapter 2, some great tips, and some funny stories.

Of course, there’s a bunch of news that has come out of the Oshkosh EAA Air Venture 2008.

Max also offers his pick of the week at http://www.jetpedia.com.

But the big news to come out of episode 9 is the announcement about episode 10.  We’ll be holding the first live aviation new media meet-up through Talkshoe.com.  Sunday evening at 8:00 pm EST (That’s midnight zulu, for you true airplane geeks), we’ll be holding a live podcast.  If you have an aviation related site, blog, or podcast, we want to hear from you.  You can view the detailed information at http://www.airplanegeeks.com/live.

The intro music is once again produced by Bruno Misonne.  Check out Bruno’s aviation music at http://www.brunomisonne.com.   Brother Love is responsible for the closing music, and you can visit his site at http://www.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 2 – Extra Fees, Stuck Throttles, and Word Associations

New intro music for the Airplane Geeks provided by:

Bruno Misonne

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This week, The Geeks discuss the latest and greatest in aviation news:


Rocket Racing League

Max’s pick of the week is the Rocket Racing League.

http://www.rocketracingleague.com/

http://www.youtube.com/rocketracingleague

Max and Court decide to try some word associations, and it gets funny fast.

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Episode 1 – Improving Service at the Airlines?

Welcome to the Airplane Geeks Podcast! On this first of many podcasts, Max Flight and I discuss the news events of the week.

The new Eclipse 400 single engine jet is in the news.

The main discussion this week covers the problems with service in the airline industry. How can the airlines fix the problems, and more importantly, should they? There are some interesting comments on this one.

Max has is pick of the week, which you can also view at: http://www.treeflights.com

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