Cirrus SR22-GTSx G3

Guest Dan Pimentel is the publisher of Airplanista Magazine, a high quality, monthly online magazine targeted to general and business aviation. Dan was the man behind Av8rdan’s World of Flying blog, and has written articles for AOPA Pilot Magazine, InFlight USA, Atlantic Flyer, and National Speed Sport News. He’s also a frequent speaker at Oshkosh and aviation clubs and organizations, and he’s an instrumented-rated private pilot. Dan Tweets as @Airplanista.

Also joining us is Brian Foley to talk about his effort to create a counter-offer for Cirrus Aircraft through a group of American investors. You can find Brian at Brian Foley Associates where General Aviation management advisors focus on market research, industry analysis and forecasting, strategic marketing plans, new product evaluation and positioning, due diligence and transaction support.

Along the way, David Vanderhoof offers an outstanding overview of the current military aviation action in Libya.

We have the Australia Desk Report by Steve and Grant from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and Pieter Johnson’s Across the Pond segment.

The week’s aviation news:

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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/.

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During Episode 41, Jon Ostrower named Richard Aboulafia as the “funniest man in aviation.”  So we decided to put that to the test once more as we welcome Richard back from his blog at RichardAboulafia.com.

Jon was right.

Max’s pick of the week is Manchester Airport’s Guide to Traveling with Autism.

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Etihad Airways A350XWB

Captain Chris from the Plane Madness Podcast joins Max and Court this week as they talk podcasting, and the week’s news.  Fortunately, it seems like we may be seeing some improvement to the sound quality, thanks to Chris, and to the hundreds of listeners who’ve put up with some trying podcasts.  Regardless, this is another heavy news week:

FAA Warns Winter Travel Delays Possible Due To Runway De-icer Shortage

Airbus, Turkey sign A350 cooperation agreement

FlightBlogger: Airbus Dreamliner Dossier Revealed

US aviation industry needs foreign cash, Barack Obama told

US negotiator Byerly stands firm on ownership, cabotage changes in near term

Three airlines drop self-reporting safety program

Max’s pick of the week is Simpliflying.  This fantastic blog covers airline branding, and provides a great perspective of international aviation

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Max and Court are proud to welcome the aviation new media during our second aviation new media meet-up.  This one’s a bit long, and the sound quality isn’t necessarily the greatest, but we more than make up for it in content.  Here’s a list of those who joined us:

Steve Tupper – Airspeed Podcast

Captain Chris – Plane Madness Podcast

Martt – AirPigz.com

Jack Hodgson – Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast

Jen Whitley – Avweb

Dave Flys – Pilot Flight Pod Log and APilotsStory.com

Roger Bishop – Indy Transponder

Rod Rakic – MyTransponder.com

Susan Pruitt – Flight Plan Magazine

Rob Mark – JetWhine Blog

Thanks to all who joined in the discussion!  Make sure to check back here regularly for some possible announcements of some more roundtable discussions.

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”.

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This week, Max and Court are joined by an army of aviation new media members who talk about their projects.  It’s a long episode, but well worth it.

List of Guests -

Roger Bishop – IndyTransponder.com aviation blog.

Rod Rakic – myTransponder.com aviation social networking site

Harry Love – jetrecord.com aviation social networking site.

Pilot Will & Daveflys – Pilot’s Flight PodLog podcast and aPilotsStory.com.

Dan Webb – danwebb.us airline and aviation business blog.

Rob Mark – jetwhine.com aviation blog.

Ted Erickson – aviationbull.com aviation articles.

Stephen Force – airspeedonline.com podcast.

Bill Williams – Studentpilotcast.com podcast.

Todd Curtis – airsafe.com and the podcast.airsafe.org podcast.

Courtney Miller & Max Flight – AirplaneGeeks.com podcast.

We also had several people who were unable to make it, but are also engaged in Aviation New Media:

Bob Collins rvnewsletter.blogspot.com Letters From Flyover Country blog.

Paul Hamrick – airlinepilotcentral.com pilot community and forums.

Brett Snyder – CrankyFlier.com airline blog.

Ru Hartwell – treeflights.com environmentally concious site for aviators.

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