Hangar Talk - An Aviation Podcast

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Episode 176: Skyward Aviation founder, pilot Ge...
Jet pilot and Skyward Aviation founder Gene Pecar describes how aviation opportunities led to a career flying charters and establishing a network of aircraft that help save lives. Plus, news commentary with the week’s headlines
46 min
Episode 175: Reliable Robotics CEO Robert Rose
The optionally piloted future is here
57 min
Episode 174: Barnstormer Andrew King
Barnstormer, ferry pilot, and aviation mechanic Andrew King has logged more than 4,400 hours mostly flying low and slow pre-1950 aircraft to airshows across the US helping to celebrate the Golden Age of aviation. Plus stick around for the latest aviation news.
53 min
Episode 173: Jason Capra's Beach City Baby Skyt...
Pennsylvania pilot Jason Capra and a host of volunteers put their heart and soul into restoring 'Beach City Baby,' a troop-carrying version of the venerable Douglas DC-3. Plus, stick around for the news.
51 min
Episode 172: Mark Baker, AOPA leadership delive...
Mark Baker and AOPA leadership update members on efforts to protect the freedom to fly and build a stronger, safer general aviation community during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Plus, stick around for the news.
57 min
Episode 171: Aviation and aerospace professiona...
Aviation and aerospace professional Bob Kromer, who has held leadership positions at Blackhawk Modifications, Cessna, Piper, Mooney, and other aviation businesses, talks about the past, the present, and the future of aviation. Plus, stay tuned for the news.
44 min
Episode 170: Aerial firefighter Craig Patton
Fire Boss pilot Craig Patton of Australia describes what it takes to fly aerial firefighting missions for Dauntless Air in support of ground-based wildfire teams in the U.S. and worldwide; plus stay tuned for the latest aviation news.
39 min
Episode 169: Rookie STOL pilot Corina Lottman
Flight instructor Corina Lottman describes what it takes to fly short takeoff and landing events in a 1967 Cessna 150 during a training seminar at the Mayday STOL Drag event in Nebraska.
36 min
Episode 168: Former FAA certifications speciali...
Former FAA certifications specialist, Xwing compliance officer, and Piper Twin Comanche pilot Earl Lawrence shares insight on autonomous flight, general aviation safety advances, and unleaded fuel initiatives.
62 min
Episode 167: Aircraft technician, pilot Chelsea...
Learn about aircraft maintenance technician and pilot Chelsea Smith’s passion for working on airplanes and logging hours with Cessna 172 flying partner Josh Flowers of Aviation 101.
30 min
Episode 166: Meet Fly with Bruno
Meet New York-based pilot Bruno Brasileiro and hear how he shares his flying adventures in a Grumman AA5A Cheetah on social media as Fly_With_Bruno while enjoying general aviation.
33 min
Episode 165: Pipistrel takeover, G100UL top 202...
Textron’s takeover of Pipistrel for electric technology and the approval of GAMI’s G100LL fuel top the general aviation stories in 2022; plus a few predictions for 2023.
32 min
Episode 164: Former Air Force Chief Steward How...
37 min
Episode 163: Aviation fuels expert Paul Millner
Are you confused about the future of unleaded aviation fuel? You’re not alone. This episode we speak to Paul Millner, a fuels expert and independent consultant in the ongoing move away from avgas. Plus GAMA delivery numbers and crazy pilot trick
57 min
Episode 162: Jumpers Away founder Ed Scott
Jumpers Away parachute jump pilot school founder, instrument rated commercial pilot, and skydiver Ed Scott tells us what it takes to safely fly skydivers to altitude, quickly descend in the drop zone, and pick up the next load. Plus catch up on the latest general aviation news.
51 min
Episode 161: Aviation 101 founder Josh Flowers
Aviation 101 founder and CFI Josh Flowers shares candid advice and coaching through his YouTube channel to help aviators become better pilots; plus catch up on the latest general aviation news.
37 min
Episode 160: Teen earthrounder Mack Rutherford
Hear how teen Mack Rutherford, 17, flew around the world solo in a small piston aircraft, following in the footsteps of his older sister Zara; plus stick around for the latest aviation news.
43 min