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A weekly podcast about VFR and IFR flying, and the stories behind the people and technology who make it possible.



  • 07/03/2015 - Like many popular terms, "death spiral" originated in aviation. But how? We found out.
  • 06/24/2015 - "How did you get your start in aviation?" That's what we asked our listeners. And these are their stories.
  • 06/17/2015 - You prime your engine, crank it, and nothing happens. You prime again, crank, and still nothing. How many times can you do this before you risk an engine fire? And if you have an engine fire, what should you do?
  • 06/11/2015 - You pull up to the FBO, hop out of your plane, head in to use the internet, and call flight service from the FBO phone. How does all of that get paid for? We headed to one of the busiest general aviation airports in the world to find out.
  • 05/30/2015 - You probably learned that when you fly below designed maneuvering speed, or Va, you'll stall before your airplane structurally fails. But that's not always the case. Find out why...
  • 05/24/2015 - Did you know there are factories that produce lift? We took a trip looking for them in the mountains of Colorado. Listen in to what we found...
  • 05/13/2015 - Are drones a true menace to General Aviation aircraft, and what's being done to keep us safe? And, are drone strikes more of a threat than bird strikes?
  • 05/06/2015 - Why would you fill your aircraft tires with nitrogen? Plus, the backstory behind transponder codes, and why you use the phrase "squawk"...