Guest Steve Harris is currently a senior at the University of Michigan in Aerospace Engineering and writes the Aeroscholar blog. He’s also the president of the UofM Student Chapter of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and is a member of the Jet Engine Team of Michigan. Steve is starting to pursue a private pilot’s license, he has taken students on a tour of the top aerospace companies in southern California, he attends the Aerospace Sciences Meeting every year, and through the AIAA he lobbies for the aerospace industry in Washington D.C. Steve Tweets as @Aeroscholar.

The week’s aviation news:

David’s aircraft of the Week: the Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama.

No Australia Desk news report this week, but you can still 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 talks again to Rohit Rao from AeroBlogger about developments in India with the focus on airlines. There’s more news from Kingfisher and the guys look at some of the new airlines starting up in the region. Find Rohit on Twitter as @TheAeroBlogger.

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

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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/.

Post photo by David Vanderhoof

 

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.

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Brother Love is responsible for this episode’s opening and closing
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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.

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