519 Bits & Pieces XXII

This is a Bits & Pieces episode with recorded segments from the hosts, contributors, and listeners. The segments that make up this episode [with start times]:

Spurwink Farm Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In (Part 2)

Our Main(e) Man Micah has more interviews from this year’s Spurwink Farm Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In:

Bunk Chase comes from a flying family and talks about EAA Chapter 141, the history of the pancake breakfast and fly-in, growth of the event, and the Young Eagles program. [0:02:01]

Dave DeVries flew in the 1935 Kinner Sportwing, the only one in the world. He tells the story of how he acquired the plane. [0:08:46]

Tim Bickford tells us about his 1928 Travel Air 4000, an ex-cropduster from the 1950’s and now restored. [1:24:35]

Jonathan Goode is an FAA safety inspector and also air boss at the fly-in. [1:29:18]

Micah and a 1935 Kinner Sportwing B2

Micah and a 1935 Kinner Sportwing B2

The Travel Air

The Travel Air

Ernie Eaton sent us some photographs from the 2017 event:

Hillel in the Hangar

At AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, Hillel interviewed two company founders:

Crew Dog Electronics, maker of the Stratux ADS-B receiver. [0:16:47]

SkyVector, a provider of aeronautical charts, online mapping and related flight planning products and services. [0:30:31]

Launchpad Marzari

Airplane Geeks reporter at large tells us about his visit to the Titan Missile Museum, the only remaining Titan II site open to the public, located in Green Valley, Arizona, a short distance south of Tucson. [0:39:35]

Launchpad also tells us about his best flight. [1:33:33]

Innovations in Flight

Micah provides his thoughts on the 2018 Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. [0:49:34]

Micah, Mike, and Jeff

Some of the crew at the Red Robin after-party.

Micah and Bill Barry.

Captain Rick and Micah.

The Friendly Skies Exhibit

Brian reports on the Friendly Skies exhibit at the Peekaboo Gallery which is based on the Pan Am Experience. [0:59:07]

Across the Pond

Pieter Johnson talks with Neil McCarthy, a 20-year civilian pilot with over 800 hours on military jets. Neil has a habit of taking on new aviation projects every year and having last talked to Neil in 2012, Pieter hears about his latest projects which include a full size 737 flight simulator and his return to general aviation flying. [1:04:35]

Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six

Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six

A 14-year Old Student Pilot

After receiving an email from a 14-year-old student pilot in Australia, we had to talk with him about his passion for flying. Solomon intends to take his solo soon, and he has plans to encourage other young people to take an interest in aviation. [1:39:01]


Outtro by Bruno Misonne from The Sound of Flaps.