Every other week the experts at AOPA bring you up to speed on all things flying.
Episode 140: SpaceX commander Jared Isaacman
38:20SpaceX commander, general aviation pilot, airshow performer, and philanthropist Jared Isaacman describes a three-day journey into space with the Inspiration4 crew. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.
Episode 139: Future of avgas tops 2021 GA news stories
34:03The future of avgas, a successful AirVenture, a wayward aviator, skyrocketing aircraft values, and insurance woes top the general aviation news stories with the most impact in 2021.
Episode 138: Steven Carlson plans small biz 48-state helicopter tour
50:52Helicopter and small business advocate Steven Carlson is planning an 8,300-mile helicopter tour through 48 states to support general aviation awareness and post-coronavirus pandemic economic recovery. Plus, get caught up on the latest GA news.
Episode 137: Corporate pilot Kim Kissh
52:37Chicago-based corporate pilot and 2020 NBAA “Top 40 Under 40” award winner Kim Kissh advocates for the next generation of aviators, hosts a scholarship tips series on LinkedIn, and is pursuing a passion for aerobatics. Plus, get caught up on the latest GA news
Episode 136: Aviation wellbeing coach Reyné O'Shaughnessy
46:31General aviation pilot and aircraft owner Reyné O'Shaughnessy is a former airline captain who advocates for aviation wellbeing, awareness, and safety. Plus, get caught up on the latest GA news.
Episode 135: Earthrounding hopeful Zara Rutherford
35:26Pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, talks mid-trip about her around-the-world attempt in a Shark Aero ultralight, talks about STEM-related careers, and encourages young women to pursue their dreams. Plus, get caught up on the latest general aviation news.
Episode 134: Autogyro pilot, serial adventurer James Ketchell
58:36Autogyro pilot and serial adventurer James Ketchell explains the preparation, the funding, and the execution of an around-the-world flight in a two-place Magni M16; plus get caught up on the latest general aviation news.
Episode 133: 'Latinas in Aviation' author and pilot Jacqueline Ruiz
36:24"Latinas in Aviation"' author and light sport pilot Jacqueline Ruiz introduced 15 Hispanic female pioneers who shared their aviation stories of courage and determination during the inaugural Latinas in Aviation Global Festival in College Park, Maryland. Plus get caught up on the latest aviation news.
Episode 132: Bearhawk Aircraft STOL manufacturer Mark Goldberg
43:00Bearhawk Aircraft’s Mark Goldberg explains how the line of rugged kit-built short-takeoff-and-landing taildraggers with aluminum wings offer good performance and value; plus get caught up on the latest general aviation news.
Episode 131: Remembering United Flight 93 First Officer LeRoy Homer Jr.
35:18Learn how the downing of United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11 turned tragedy into triumph with scholarships honoring first officer LeRoy Homer Jr., plus get caught up on the latest aviation news.