Episode 252 – The Airplane Geeks Turn Five

Panshanger showing its heritage

We celebrate five years of Airplane Geeks episodes. Courtney Miller, Steve Visscher, and Grant McHerron join in and we recall some early moments.

The week’s aviation news:

Australia Desk:

Find 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. Australia Desk archives can be found at www.australiadesk.net. Also streaming 9:00am Saturdays on Kinglake Ranges Radio, a community radio station covering the greater King Lake area.

Dean Mcbride - Fighting to save our Heritage at Panshanger

Dean Mcbride – Fighting to save our Heritage at Panshanger

In this week’s Across the Pond segment:

Having solo’d from Panshanger in a Piper Tomahawk 13 years ago, the airfield has a very special place in Pieter’s heart, but it has a much richer heritage. He talks to Dean Mcbride about ‘Holwell Hyde’ and its role as a decoy airfield during the Second World War and how he is desperately trying to gain recognition for the role of the airfield as it faces the inevitable threat from development and encroachment from housing. Maybe this is not youir airfield but it could be soon.

Links: Petition, Website, Facebook.

Find Pieter on Twitter as @Nascothornet, on Facebook at XTPMedia, and at the Aviation Xtended podcast.


Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.

9 thoughts on “Episode 252 – The Airplane Geeks Turn Five

  1. Carlos Del Valle

    The Airplane Geeks Podcast was the very first podcast that I ever listened to. Three years ago, you were still below the 100th episode, and it was enough to give me the little “podcasting bug”.
    Thank you Max and the geeks for all these years of podcasting greatness,
    Long Live the Airplane Geeks

  2. Jamie

    Geeks – Past, Present and Future!

    Just finished listening to Episode 252, the five year anniversary Podcast. Great Podcast, Geeks – one of your best!

    First, it was great to hear Courtney’s voice again. And yes, I agree that you should invite him back as a Geek Emeritus . I am sorry that Dan couldn’t make the Podcast but to that I say welcome to the working man’s world! I also enjoyed having the Oz Desk boys, Steve and Grant on live with the rest of the Geeks. I do love Oz humor. It was humor – right? The Oz desk is one of my favorite Podcast segments. After the shoe, I spend a great deal of time decoding that strange language of theirs …

    I have a copy of Doug Worrell’s L.E.O and love it. I showed it to our EAA Young Eagles and they are currently addicted. It such a fun game and for $2.99 how can you go wrong?

    Please keep up the outtakes. There are another favorite although somewhat less fun sans Dan. I think the funniest show quip was David’s reference to the carrying Exocet missile Mig28s! Shades of a flashback! “You got ‘em Goose?” “I got ‘em, Mav!” Cut to the “Danger Zone” theme music.

    Suck, Squeeze, Bang Blow!

  3. Max Flight

    Carlos: We’re honored that we were your first! My first was PodAsia by Matthew Holden. It ran for a few years, then faded, but episodes were online for a couple of years, I think. Now it’s gone. While we might not live forever, my hope is that AirplaneGeeks will live on!

    Jamie: Thanks for being such a great listener and contributor of information, tid bits, and other interesting things!

  4. Grant McHerron

    Carlos: Yeah, I thought the same when he said it but wasn’t quick enough to react. Should make for some Brazil vs Argentina fun in the comments 🙂

    Jamie: Glad to hear you enjoy the challenge of decrypting our down-under commentary 🙂

  5. Courtney


    I just returned from Buenos Aires a few weeks ago, which was very clearly (and frustratingly) in Argentina. I went on to visit Brasil right after that, so maybe I just spoke too quickly. Trust me when I say, nothing in Buenos Aires is Brazilian…good or bad.

  6. Rob Mark

    Courtney said Buenos Aires was in Brazil? OMG … even I know it’s in Columbia … or was that Galapagos? Well, it’s one of those places isn’t it?


    Really was a fun show too.

  7. Doug Worrall

    Fabulous show, and thanks for the shout out! Congratulations on 5 years of awesome content.

    Great to hear from Courtney (I want some more “WTF” segments!), and having Steve and Grant on live is always a treat. Well earned praise for all of you… and especially the long-lived one… Max!

    And Jamie, glad you like the game. Just started working on the sequel, “LEO 2 LUNAR”. Not saying where you’ll get to fly in that one! 😉

    Best wishes to all involved in the Airplane Geeks show (which includes all of us listeners, of course!)

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