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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.

Jan 24, 2018

Piper is synonymous with general aviation. The Cub is one of the world's most recognizable aircraft that helped to train a generation of pilots. This week we talk to Piper CEO to Simon Caldecott about what's new at the company, what the future holds, and if we'll ever see another Cub come from Vero Beach.

Jan 10, 2018

Outgoing FAA Administrator Michael Huerta guided the agency through the safest period in commercial aviation history, pushed air traffic modernization, saw the explosion of drones, and supported medical certification and aircraft certification reform. This week AOPA President Mark Baker sits down with Huerta to hear about his time at the FAA and what he learned about general aviation during his time at the FAA. Plus stick around for the week's headlines. 

Dec 15, 2017

No one in aviation knows gadgets better than Sporty's Pilot Shop's John Zimmerman. John is an active pilot and tests all of Sporty's new products. Hear his favorites, gift recommendations, and even a few busts the company has had over the years. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Nov 29, 2017

Join us this week as we talk to 2017 Miss Vermont Erin Connor and her push to see more women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Connor flew herself to the Miss America pageant earlier this year, and used aviation as a platform to talk about increasing the number of women in technology careers. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Nov 15, 2017

This week we talk to Jamie Patterson-Simes, owner of SkyTrek Alaska Flight Training, AOPA's flight school of the year. Hear about her incredible journey and dedication to bringing up the next generation of aviators. Plus stick around for the headlines.

Nov 2, 2017

The clocks are changing and the days are getting shorter. It's time to think about brushing up on your night flying skills. This week we chat with AOPA's Best Flight Instructor of 2017, Zoan Harcelrode, about her best night flying tips. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Oct 18, 2017

Pilots are supposed to avoid thunderstorms by 20 miles or more, right? For some brave pilots, not only do they not avoid thunderstorms, they seek them out. This week we talk to NOAA Hurricane Hunter pilot Kevin Doremus about the year's busy season, and what it takes to fly into the eye of the storm. 

Oct 6, 2017

Medical doctor, licensed pilot, astronaut, and mountain climber. Dr. Scott Parazynski has led a life of adventure far beyond what most of us could dream of. This week we catch up with Parazynski to learn about what it's like to be in space, serve as Senator John Glenn's physician, and what he's working on today. Plus stick around for the headlines.

Sep 25, 2017

This week we chat with Reno unlimited winner Jay Consalvi about his incredible race. Consalvi flew "Strega," just beating out rival "Voodoo." Hear what it's like to go 500 miles per hour just 50 feet from the ground. Plus stick around for the headlines.

Sep 8, 2017

This week we catch up for a brief chat with General Charles Boyd, a former POW in Vietnam who now keeps his flying decidedly less dramatic. Also stick around for the week's top headlines.

Aug 25, 2017

NASA's Kristen Erickson, who pulled together the agency's "Eclipse Across America" coverage, explains solar eclipse highlights; and catch up on the latest aviation news in this week's Hangar Talk podcast.

Aug 11, 2017

What's it like to fly close formation upside down, mere feet above the ground? This week David talks to Paul "Rocket" Hornick of the Phillips 66 Aerostars team. The team flies four Yak 52TWs in a dynamic routine that excites audiences everywhere they go. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

Jul 27, 2017

It's Oshkosh week! Hundreds of thousands of pilots have descended on Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for EAA Airventure this week to celebrate everything that takes to the skies. We cover the best of the show, plus talk to a few show-goers on what makes Oshkosh special to them.

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