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Direct To: Squawk Your Parrot


Why would you fill your aircraft tires with nitrogen? Plus, the backstory behind transponder codes, and why you use the phrase "squawk"...

The Story For Our Very First Podcast

If you've ever topped off a 737's tires (bet you haven't), or if you're a fan of NASCAR, you know that they fill up their wheels with nitrogen. But why? And should light GA aircraft do the same? We take a look at the science behind dry nitrogen - and whether the payoffs are worth the cost for your plane.

And, have you ever wondered where your squawk code comes from? We take a look at how a Parrot evolved into your transponder - and how the ATC system divvies up squawk codes for VFR and IFR flights.

This show is sponsored by... our training courses! Out of everything we build, they're our favorite products. They'll make you a better pilot - whether you're a student or a veteran. Check them out...

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Credits Music: Birocratic (
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Aleks Udris

Aleks is a Boldmethod co-founder and technical director. He's worked in safety and operations in the airline industry, and was a flight instructor and course manager for the University of North Dakota. You can reach him at

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