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A perspective on the pilot shortage from an Army aviator in Afghanistan and his thoughts on flying in combat, bringing a biz jet to the Reno Air Races, aviation humor from the M&R Joke Hour, and an interview with the COO of uAvionix on ADS-B equipment for manned and unmanned aircraft.
The Thunderbirds, an F-22, and actual people. Photo by David Vanderhoof.
Bits & Pieces
Segments in this episode [with start times]:
- Longtime listener Austin tells us a little about the pilot shortage from the perspective of an Army aviator in Afghanistan. He also gives us his thoughts on flying in combat. [1:39]
- Rob Mark talks to Dassault Falcon 7X test pilots at the Reno Air Races to find out why they brought a bizjet to an air race. [9:03]
- At Oshkosh, Tim Trott, “The Drone Professor,” interviewed Ryan Braun, the COO of uAvionix Corporation. uAvionix offers a very interesting line of transponders, ADS-B receivers, and transceivers for GA and unmanned aircraft. Tim and Ryan Braun talk about the outlook for ADS-B use with sUAS and general aviation. [23:00]
Intro music courtesy Brother Love from his Album Of The Year CD. Outtro by Bruno Misonne from The Sound of Flaps.
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Rand Peck joins Max and Court this week and Court goes on a couple of rants. Rand joins us from his site at FlyingWithRand.com and his blog, Rand Peck, a Life Aloft. There’s plenty of news to talk about, and we hit the highlights.
GA groups call for industry input on TSA plan
US House Transportation chairman takes aim at alliances
Aurora Flight Sciences Displays GoldenEye 80 Unmanned Aircraft at Virginia AeroSpace Legislative Reception
Max’s pick of the week is the Aviation Professionals Network.
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