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Feb 12, 2019

Air race champion, entrepreneur, cinematographer, test pilot, aviation mentor, and R.A. 'Bob' Hoover Trophy winner Clay Lacy, who has flown more than 300 aircraft types and logged more than 50,000 flight hours, talks about his aviation career and the importance of inspiring others. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

Jan 25, 2019

Visit with AOPA airspace guru, multi-engine student, and former military air traffic controller Rune Duke for a chat about airspace, acronyms, the government shutdown’s effect on aviation, and more. Also, stick around for the week's headlines.

 

Jan 11, 2019

Flying around the world is a great accomplishment. Doing it at 18 years old is simply incredible. Hear the experience of earthrounder Mason Andrews and stick around for the week's headlines.

Dec 14, 2018

December 17 is the 115th anniversary of the world's first powered heavier-than-air flight. What better way to celebrate than with a trip to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where we met with Ranger Amiee Ginnever. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Dec 7, 2018

Take a deep dive into 80 years of aviation history and advocacy with AOPA Editor at Large Tom Horne, as he uncovers research that led to “Freedom to Fly,” a hardcover book documenting general aviation. Plus, get up to speed on the rest of the week's aviation headlines.

Nov 19, 2018

Traveling to Europe for generation aviation flying rates highly on many aviators' wish lists. Hear about the trip of a lifetime from Virginia student and AOPA French Air Rally travel winner Amy Rose and stick around for the rest of the week's aviation headlines.

Nov 2, 2018

Find out from Operation Airdrop volunteer pilot and Cessna T210 owner Sean Malone how you can put your pilot skills to use after a hurricane or other natural disaster. Plus stick around for the rest of the week's aviation headlines.

Oct 18, 2018

Find out from Rachelle Spector how one organization is boosting the pilot population, especially among young women. Plus learn what’s new at NBAA and stick around for the rest of the week's aviation headlines.

Oct 5, 2018

Learn the inside scoop from Ameravia importers Chris Benaiges and Mike McMann on what it takes to bring the European designed Vulcanair V1.0 four-seat single to the flight training market. Plus, stick around for the week's headlines.

Sep 26, 2018

He's a guy who's been there and done that in aviation. Hear about Pat Brown's exciting career doing everything from writing for Rod Machado to towing gliders. Pat is currently AOPA's regional ambassador to Texas as part of the You Can Fly program. Plus, stick around for the week's headlines.

Sep 11, 2018

Cirrus Aircraft regional sales director Gary Black, a former test pilot for the manufacturer, talks about general aviation’s best-selling aircraft. Plus, stick around for the latest headlines.

Aug 17, 2018

With the pilot shortage now fully upon us hear what major flight training institutions such as Embry Riddle Aeronautical University are doing to make more and better pilots as we talk to university head Dr. P. Barry Butler. Plus stick around for the week's headlines. 

Aug 2, 2018

Are you going through Oshkosh withdrawal? So are Ian and David. Relive the big show this week as we cover all the headlines, plus bring in AOPA's Alyssa Cobb to talk all about your sweepstakes Super Cub.

Jul 11, 2018

Foreflight and the iPad have revolutionized how we fly. This week hear from Foreflight co-founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller about how they got started, what has surprised them about their impressive run, and what's next. Plus stick around for the headlines. 

Jun 27, 2018

Warbird pilot Larry Kelley describes what it's like flying the B-25 Panchito, plus catch up on the latest aviation news in this week's podcast.

Jun 13, 2018

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University archivist Kevin Montgomery helped uncover the mystery of President John F. Kennedy's Florida floatplane training. Plus catch up on the latest aviation news.

Jun 1, 2018

This week we talk to Samaritan Aviation's Mark Palm, a pilot and mechanic operating in Papua New Guinea. Palm shares tales of his amazing flights, what it's like to live there with his family, and how to get started in missionary flying. Plus stick around for the headlines.

May 17, 2018

Have you had an engine failure? Mark Levy has, and it was all caught on dramatic video. Watch the video first, and then listen to Mark digest what happened with Richard McSpadden, the director of AOPA's Air Safety Institute. Plus stick around for this week's headlines.

May 3, 2018

Airline hiring is on a big boom, and will only get stronger in the coming years. This week, Boeing's William Ampofo talks about Boeing's pilot forecast and what it's going to take to fill all those cockpits in the coming years. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Apr 18, 2018

Ramona "SkyChick" Cox is an aviation adventurer who has taken her Cessna 206 to scores of remote airfields. She shares practical and safety tips you can use for a successful off-airport journey, plus catch up on the latest aviation news in this week's Hangar Talk podcast.

Apr 5, 2018

You love to fly, which probably means you also need to travel. Join us this week for tips on great places to fly as we chat with Crista V. Worthy. Crista has been traveling around North America by GA for years, and she shares her favorite spots. Plus stick around for the headlines.

Mar 22, 2018

Join us this week as we talk to Shaesta Waiz, an earthrounder and STEM advocate who sees aviation as a pathway for all young people. Hear her inspiring story, and stick around for the headlines.

Mar 7, 2018

Quest Kodiak factory demo pilot Mark Brown talks about what many say is the best job in aviation and catch up on the latest aviation news in this week's Hangar Talk podcast.

Feb 21, 2018

Instrument-rated private pilot, mother, and AOPA Pilot Managing Editor Sarah Deener, and husband, Matt, share tips for flying with children; also, catch up on the latest aviation news in this week's Hangar Talk podcast.

Feb 7, 2018

Pilot and aviation mechanic Kyle Fosso, with flying partner Samantha Sky Hagan, will soon embark on a 50-state journey across the U.S. in a 1954 Cessna 170B that Fosso restored. Along the way the couple hopes to inspire kids to dream big and imagine what aviation can do for their futures. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

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