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Aviation historian Anne Millbrooke is our guest. Anne is the author of the award winning book Aviation History, as well as Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Alphabets of Aviation: A Guide to Contemporary and Historical Terms Found in Aviation Literature. She is an Adjunct Professor of History at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and also at the American Public University System. Anne is a writer, researcher, coach, speaker, and you can follow her on Twitter at @AMWriter.
The week’s aviation news:
- Industry, FAA seek fix for knowledge tests
- Republic Airways Amends Delta Agreement to Add Six New E170 Aircraft
- American to park 10% of MD-80s to cut U.S. capacity
- American Airlines celebrates history
- Flight crash mystery: Robots find Air France flight recorder but key memory part missing
- Aircraft — eagle collison
- Investors Waiting On Cirrus Counter-Offer [PDF]
Steve Visscher and Grant McHerron from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast provide their Australia Desk Report. Follow their show on Twitter at @pcdu, Steve at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124.
In this weeks Across the Pond segment Pieter Johnson talks to Gareth Stringer, Deputy Editor of Global Aviation Resource about UK airshows and some interesting visits. Follow Gareth on Twitter @gaviationr and Pieter at @Nascothornet.
Thanks to Scott Spangler for his contribution.
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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 Stephen Tornblom.
Great podcast, I discovered you a couple of months ago and have been a faithful listener since.
To correct a factual error, there is a scheduled DC-3 service out of Yellowknife NWT with Buffalo Airways
Buffalo Airways is the “star” of Ice Pilots NWT; recently started broadcast in the USA on the National Geographic channel.
I watch it every week, and can confirm that it is an interesting show. The characters at Buffalo Airways are accurately portrayed, as I have had friends who have had experience with them. If you like DC 3’s, DC-4’s, C-46’s and the like, you’ll like the show.
But, for pure flying adventure, I prefer “Flying Wild Alaska”, which I admit with some remorse, as I am Canadian (in Vancouver), and I feel unpatriotic admitting my preference. Pssst, don’t tell anybody.
If you like Ice Pilots (http://www.icepilots.com/ and http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/ice-pilots) or great historic aircraft, be sure to watch for Episode 146 of the Airplane Geeks.
That’s all I’m going to say…