Hangar Talk - An Aviation Podcast

Every other week the experts at AOPA bring you up to speed on all things flying.

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Episode 201: Owning an FBO with Mike Laver
What it's like preparing for big events at an FBO
47 min
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Episode 200: Hangar home owner and pilot Doug V...
Eagles Nest resident Doug Vayda is a central Florida seaplane pilot who enjoys the convenience of airpark living including daily 'breakfast club' flyouts for coffee and camaraderie. Plus Ian and David explain the latest finger-pointing between NATA, GAMI, and the availability of unleaded G100UL fuel; the FAA reauthorization bill; updates from Europe's AERO show; and feature stories including Piper's Fury coming to AOPA Pilot magazine in June.
47 min
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Episode 199; Marchetti jet pilot Mauricio Frizz...
Learn how Siai Marchetti S.211 owner Mauricio Frizzarin flies his jet and Aerospatiale SA 341 Gazelle helicopter from a hangar-home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Plus, Ian and David discuss feature stories you don't want to miss in the next 'AOPA Pilot' magazine; Icon's bankruptcy; an NTSB safety lookout; Sun'nFun standouts; and the blame game between UND, SwiftFuels, and Lycoming. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join.
55 min
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Episode 198: Dual Hatz biplane builders Carlo C...
Hatz biplane builders Carlo Cilliers and Rick Van Lehn describe their challenges and successes during a collaborative effort to construct side-by-side Hatz biplanes. Plus Ian and David break down remote ID, the National Mall flyover, FAA’s mental health guidelines, and the Van’s Aircraft plan to emerge from bankruptcy.
44 min
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Episode 197: VREF's Jason Zilberbrand talks air...
VREF's Jason Zilberbrand talks about aircraft pricing formulas, the pre-owned aircraft market, and how much your airplane might be worth. Plus, Ian and David comment on the upcoming total solar eclipse, Redbird's state of the training industry, pixels versus paper in the flight deck, and more.
58 min
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Episode 196: Fly Compton flight instructor Alex...
Fly Compton flight instructor Alex Barker helps Los Angeles inner-city youth discover flying; plus Ian and David comment on the NTSB's Tamarack reversal, the FAA's 'tarnished' NPRM process, Heli-Expo news, and more. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join.
41 min
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Episode 195: Pilot and "Flying Boat" filmmaker ...
Cessna 182 pilot and "Flying Boat" filmmaker Dirk Braun shares details about a Grumman Albatross's transformation from a Tucson, Arizona, boneyard to a flying showpiece. Plus, commentary on the next AOPA Sweeps aircraft, Colorado lead studies, the hydrogen-powered Climate Impulse, runway safety, and the latest GAMA delivery numbers. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join . Listen on a podcast app or AOPA Online.
44 min
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Episode 194: NORAD Lt. Gen. Nordhaus raises air...
NORAD Command officer and GA aircraft owner Lt. Gen. Steven S. Nordhaus explains intercept procedures in effect during the Super Bowl and other temporary flight restrictions; plus commentary on parking fees, Amelia Earhart, new Garmin radios, the DeltaHawk diesel engine, and the Piper M700 turboprop. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join .
32 min
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Episode 193: Sarah Deener tests Pipistrel Velis...
Sarah Deener shares a pilot report on the Pipistrel Velis Electro while Ian and David break down the latest in unleaded fuel, Hartzell raises prices, AOPA takes a stand with MOSAIC and BVLOS ops, and the $200K single-seat Helix eVTOL takes flight as an ultralight. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a podcast app or AOPA Online.
39 min
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Episode 192: 'Top Chef' finalist, pilot Bryan V...
'Top Chef' finalist and private pilot Bryan Voltaggio talks about food, flying, and his next challenge. Plus, find out about the new Cirrus G7, Garmin 430/530 trade-in incentives, and the latest on a hot air balloon case with national airspace implications. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a podcast app or AOPA Online.
40 min
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Episode 191: 2023 top GA news stories include f...
The FAA’s Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC) performance-based rules; unleaded fuels including GAMI G100UL, Swift 94UL, and PAFI UL100E; and Van’s Aircraft’s bankruptcy top the general aviation news stories of 2023. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join.
25 min
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Episode 190: Pilot, actor Edward Norton and Ang...
Pilot, actor Edward Norton and Angel Flight West's Josh Olson fly the 100,000th mission in Norton's 1976 Cessna U206F, the 1999 AOPA Sweeps aircraft, which he has owned since the early 2000s. And stick around for commentary on Trevor Jacobs, the Collings Foundation, mental health advocacy, the EcoPulse, and financial challenges for Van’s Aircraft. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a podcast app or AOPA Online.
52 min
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Episode 189: Instagrammer Joe Costanza reveals ...
Popular Instagrammer Joe Costanza, known as @bananasssssssss, reveals his passion for aviation, photography, and the 1941 Piper J3 Cub he pilots when he's not flying a passenger airliner.
51 min
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Episode 188: 'AvWeb' Editor Emeritus and 'Aviat...
'AvWeb' Editor Emeritus and 'Aviation Consumer' advocate Paul Bertorelli discusses the future of the aviation industry, retirement, his least favorite aircraft, and more. Become a member of the world's largest aviation community at www.aopa.org/join. Listen on a podcast app or AOPA Online.
64 min
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Episode 187: Dual fuel Baron testing GAMI G100U...
David flies with AOPA's Mark Baker in a dual fuel Baron testing GAMI G100UL unleaded aviation gas, Ian explains the Robinson helicopter SFAR, pilot Whitaker is confirmed as new FAA leader, six southwestern venues consider Nat'l Air Races, and Flight Sim Coach Mike Catalfamo tells how simulator tutoring in your own home leads to efficiency in the air.
41 min
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Episode 186: EPA avgas ruling; HGTV personality...
Ian and David talk about the EPA ruling on leaded avgas, Hartzell changing hands, a proposed rudder AD for rag-wing Pipers, and the latest bizjet news from the NBAA convention. We also visit Andros Island in the Bahamas and get to know HGTV personality and private pilot Bryan Baeumler.
29 min
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Episode 185: Remembering Richard McSpadden
Ian and David remember ASI’s Richard McSpadden, talk about lightweight aircraft batteries, used aircraft price trends, and ATC saves.
33 min
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Episode 184: Two-time engine-out-after-takeoff ...
Two-time engine-out-after-takeoff survivor and Virginia-based flight instructor Toto Marchand describes successful low altitude return to base maneuvers in two different aircraft, with tips and learning lessons for other pilots to keep handy. Plus, commentary on the latest GA news.
54 min
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Episode 183: Garmin's aftermarket sales directo...
Garmin's director of aftermarket sales Jim Alpiser talks about avionics and new technology designed to make aircraft ownership easier and safer. Plus, commentary on the latest GA news.
44 min
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Episode 182: Maui pilot organizes fire relief e...
Maui pilot and flight school owner Laurence Balter organizes fire relief efforts in Hawaii with a general aviation airlift bringing needed supplies to stricken residents. Plus, commentary on the latest GA news.
37 min
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Episode 181: Aviation record holders Reynolds a...
Chicagoland flying buddies Bob Reynolds and John Skittone describe how they bested the 48-states-in-48-hours flying record. Plus, news commentary on the week’s headlines.
58 min
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Episode 180: Oshkosh AirVenture special 2023
Ian and David begin Season 8 with a report from EAA AirVenture 2023 including the sights, sounds, and people; AOPA's 85th anniversary flyover announcement; light sport aircraft regulatory expansion; the latest from Boeing's Pilot and Technician Outlook, and more.
26 min
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Episode 179: Ghostwriter Nate Hammond
Look up in the sky during EAA AirVenture and other airshows and you'll likely see the handiwork of Ghostwriter pilot Nathan Hammond, who travels across the country in a de Havilland Super Chipmunk to skywrite and perform in day and night airshows. Plus, news commentary with the week’s headlines.
33 min
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Episode 178: Ford Tri-Motor pilot Bill Thacker
EAA Ford Tri-Motor pilot and aviation mechanic Bill Thacker describes flying the iconic 1928 radial-engine, cabin-class aircraft which requires a deft touch on the control yoke and a lot of rudder. Plus, news commentary with the week’s headlines.
42 min
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Episode 177: Freedom Aviation Network's Stephan...
Pilots and Freedom Aviation Network founders Stephanie Lamar and Jared Miller founded the organization to bridge a gap in logistics support for survivors of human trafficking and their advocates. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.
61 min