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We take the day off on account of the Labor Day holiday, but still provide you with aviation content:
Rob had some in great rides at Oshkosh this year, including one in a Bell Helicopter UH-1 Huey and he tells us about that. He has a conversation with Rick Welch, administrative director of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation based at Hampton, GA. Welch is a former Army Huey pilot himself.
David flew in the Collings Foundation B-24J and he tells us about that and speaks with Chief Pilot Jim Harley and also volunteer Carl Reese , who pilots the B-24 and Fifi, their B-29. Then we have a little “sneak behind the curtain” with a recording from last episode’s post-show where David provided a little more insight into his B-24 ride.
David’s Airplane of the Week is the Predator, then he and Max announce their new podcast, The UAV Digest, devoted exclusevely to unmanned aerial vehicles and systems.
Steve and Grant are back home after the Aviation Careers Expo and bring us an extended Australia Desk report and interviews with Andrew Rankin, General Manager of Strategy and Business Development, Aviation Australia, Jody Kitchen from CTC Training, and Trevor Ryan, Flight Safety Training, Aviation Australia.
Listener Ray Williams produced a great piece titled “Surviving the Desert — The Crash of G-ALDN” about a Handley Page HP.81 Hermes IV passenger plane accident. Some resources concerning the accident:
- Official Report of crash
- BBC Program Information – Includes Len Smee bomber crash and Bob Langley’s Wartime experience
- Chat about the BBC program from PpRuNe
- Article from Flight 24 Oct 1952
- Amiot AAC-1 Toucan
- Article with info on the case of beer dropped
- Dismissal of Captain and Navigator
- Suspension of Captain’s and Navigator’s licences
- Quote on Bob Langley’s “resignation” from BOAC from the book Atl-98 Carvair: A Comprehensive History of the Aircraft and All 21 Airframes
- Diary of a Hermes flight on the London-Tripoli-Kano-Lagos-Accra Route
Listener Micah produced the flight story “Thirty Angels or Flight Level Erica.”
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.
Collings Foundation doesn’t own Fifi. Fifi is the property of CAF.
Are you sure Rob knows how to fly a UH-1 Iroquois Huey? Watch out for rotoe bump, ROb …