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Guest Scott Spangler is an instrument-rated commercial pilot and the founding editor of Flight Training magazine. He launched and edited NAFI Mentor for the National Association of Flight Instructors, and was editor in chief of EAA publications. As a freelancer he’s written for Air & Space Smithsonian, Overhaul & Maintenance, Aviation for Women, Twin & Turbine, Avionics News, Kitplanes, a number of non-aviation titles. Oh, and of course, he posts at the Jetwhine blog.

Scott joins Max, David, Dan and Rob to talk about the week’s aviation news and how to get started on an aviation career. That plus This Week in Aviation and the Australia Desk report.

The 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/. Australia Desk music is “Six Months In a Leaky Boat” by Split Enz.

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This week we’re joined by a trio of aviation journalists to talk about the recent NBAA Convention: Jon Ostrower, the Flightblogger from Flight Global, Randy Padfield, the Editor-in-Chief at Aviation International News, and Benet Wilson, Online Managing Editor for Business Aviation at Aviation Week.

Also, Airplane Geeks Historian David Vanderhoof provides This Week in Aviation, Steve Visscher and Grant McHerron from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast have their Australia Desk report, and Court has another Wiskey Tango Foxtrot look at aviation.

Some NBAA news highlights:

Links from David’s This Week in Aviation:

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This episode’s opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. Visit his site at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.

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Max and Court are joined by Eddy Pieniazek from Ascend Worldwide. We once again have split the podcast into two episodes, and you’ll find the latest and greatest in news in this episode.

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Richard Aboulafia, an industry analyst and VP of analysis at Teal Group, joins The Geeks this week as we talk airplanes.  It turns out that Richard is not only very knowledgeable about the aviation industry, but he’s also very funny.  We spend almost the entire hour talking with him about the news:

Airlines’ on-time performance improves in Oct.

Invest in Aviation Infrastructure, Groups Tell Congress; Relatively Small Investments Could Yield Big Local Returns

Analysts see worrying trend in airport incursions

Embraer Phenom Wins Brazilian Certification

Bombardier to bring CSeries 110 to market first

ANA Mulling Seeking Compensation On Boeing 787 Delay

Airbus and Boeing plan loans for buyers

AIA dailyLead Special Report: Looking forward to 2009

Max’s pick of the week is a double shock with Aircraft Nicknames and Aviation Alias.  Both sites offer the endearing and sometimes humorous nick-names we give our aircraft.

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Brother Love is responsible for this episode’s opening and closing
music, and you can visit his site at 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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Max and Court welcome Joel Mier from the Think for a Moment blog as he talks about his “Open Letter to the Airline Industry Leadership.”  As a marketing professional experienced in a variety of industries, Joel provides an interesting perspective on customer service in the airline industry.  Of course, there’s still a plethora of news to cover:

Blink and JetBird aim to slash private jet costs

CEO McNerney says strike hurts Boeing reputation

American Airlines moves to airfare unbundling

Study reveals what we love, and hate, about flying

Don’t miss Max’s pick of the week at the Dark Roasted Blend blog.

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.
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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 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
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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.:

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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.
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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 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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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.

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.

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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