Guest Linda L. (Heid) Maloney had a 20 year military career as a naval flight officer flying the A-7, EA-6A, and the EA-6B Prowler. She was one of the first women to join a combat military flying squadron. Since then, she’s provided engineering and technical support to the Navy’s aviation acquisition programs and has just authored the book, Military Fly Moms ~ Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope.

We talk with Linda about being a female military aviator, and the time she had to eject from her plane. In her book, a collection of women military pilots tell their stories, the decisions they have had to make, the legacy they want pass down to their children, and the encouragement they give to other women. A portion of the proceeds from the book go to Girls With Wings.

Find Linda (and her book) at www.LindaHeidMaloney.com or on Twitter as @militaryflymoms. Also see the Military Fly Moms ~ Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope Facebook page.

The week’s aviation news:

David’s Aircraft of the Week: The EA-6A Electric Intruder.

In this week’s Australia Desk report:

In addition to the airshow noise, Grant and Steve talk about CASA grounding another animal themed airline, Qantas considering laying off 400 maintenance workers in Melbourne, Qantas delaying two A380s but increasing domestic capacity to fight off Virgin Australia and the recent Australian decision to delay making a decision on when to purchase the F35.

Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124.

This week on Across the Pond, Pieter again talks with UK airline consultant Tim Gresty from Cognitio. Tim shares more of his views on the way the industry is developing and where he thinks things will develop for some of the carriers.

Find Pieter Johnson on Twitter as @Nascothornet, on his blog Alpha Tango Papa, and also on Facebook at XTPMedia.

Mentions:

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/.

Tattoosinflight.com

This week we welcome Ryan Keough of TattoosinFlight.com to the Airplane Geeks as he takes us through his new collection of aviation related tattoos.  If you have an aviation related tattoo, Ryan is interested in showing it off.  You can see his latest collection at tattoosinflight.com.

Max’s pick of the week is Takeoff Tube.  You can view their outstanding aviation video collection at http://www.takeofftube.com

Once again, this week’s intro music courtesy of Bruno Misonne.  Check out his site at http://www.brunomisonne.com.  Our ending music is by Brother Love.  You can learn more about brother love through his site at http://www.brotherloverocks.com.

This weeks News:

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New intro music for the Airplane Geeks provided by:

Bruno Misonne

Check out Bruno’s aviation music at http://www.brunomisonne.com

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.

If you have any questions or comments, please send us emails at thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com.

You can also leave us voice mail at (812) 757-4252. Leave a message and we’ll get you on the podcast.

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