Our guest this episode is life-long test pilot James Patton. He was the Chief Test Pilot & Head of Flight Ops at NASA Langley, a naval aviator, an FAA test pilot, and an expert at spin testing. Jim was just inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.
David Vanderhoof has another This Week in Aviation, Steve Visscher and Grant McHerron from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast have their Australia Desk report, and we have some listener mail.
Our guest this episode is Joshua Abramson, he’s the Airport Manager at Winchester Municipal Airport, and also an aviation advisor for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) which carries out applied research on problems that are shared by airport operating agencies. We talk with Josh about issues of concern to regional airports. His website is Airport Solution, which is home of the Airport Executive blog.
We also have Steve Visscher and Grant McHerron from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast with their Australia Desk report. The guys sent along a second bonus clip that we found very funny and think you’ll enjoy. We also have some listener mail.
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Max has his pick of the week especially for us hard-core airplane geeks at http://www.flightmemory.com. Follow where you’ve been and how long you’ve been in the air, then show everyone else. Court’s mad he didn’t think of it himself 😉
The intro music is once again produced by Bruno Misonne. Check out Bruno’s aviation music at http://www.brunomisonne.com. After seven episodes, Court finally pronounces Bruno’s name correctly (sorry Bruno!)
This week, Max and Court welcome Brett Snyder of the Cranky Flier blog. Brett brings his insight to the industry, and discusses Allegiant and Frontier in detail. If you’d like to fast forward to Brett’s interview, it begins at 15:30.
Several topics are discussed in the news section including:
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