Guest Robin Petgrave has over 10,000 hours of flight experience, and is Chief Pilot and President of Celebrity Helicopters, providing helicopter tours, charters, flight training, helicopter ferrying, and entertainment industry production work.
Robin is also the Founder of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, which mentors young, economically deprived future aviators. T.A.M. offers hands-on involvement with static displays, aircraft simulators, and youth programs that use aviation and Robin’s success to show kids that they have unlimited potential to do whatever they love to do.
Through an after-school outreach program, students earn credit for real flight lessons by performing community service.
The week’s aviation news:
- MH370 Update
David Vanderhoof’s Aircraft of the Week: From Failure to Success, Part 2, The P-3s the Americans.
In this week’s Australia Desk:
Grant’s back on deck (mostly) after an intense couple of weeks dealing with health issues and a CASA audit. He joins Steve to review the following news items:
787s in Melbourne
Royal Brunei have started flying their 787s from London to Melbourne.
Air NZ’s new 787-9 looks fantastic!
United converting the LAX to Melbourne route from 747s to 777s but their 787-9s will be here by the end of October.
How about some UAVs in the news?
Northrop Grumman to sponsor the 2014 UAV Outback Challenge.
A near miss between a helicopter and a UAV prompts crack down on “Mavericks.”
- UAV hits runner in a triathlon.
In this week’s Across the Pond segment:
This week Pieter goes back to visit Ron Smith, co author of ‘Two Up‘ to look at Ron’s amazing flying history and his extremely comprehensive aviation collection of photo’s and books. With over 760 hours flying time in 36 different aircraft type (650 hours are in tail wheel aircraft), we hear about his flying experiences, owning aircraft and re building his beloved Tipsy Trainer.
- Aviation Investigation Report A11H0002 (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.