Hangar Talk - An Aviation Podcast

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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August 1, 2022 39 min

EAA AirVenture 2022 is in the books, but not before David and Ian give their hot takes on why the RV-15 will be a big seller, the pregnant airplane, and why we'll need patience to replace avgas.

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New Orleans-based Cessna 172 pilot Gerald Herbert shares his passion for flying, Creole cuisine, and documenting southern Louisiana scenery from the air. Plus, get the latest news and find out what to expect during EAA AirVenture.

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Mooney Caravan President Chuck "Cowboy" Crinnian explains how 50 single-engine airplane pilots gain proficiency before staging in Madison, Wisconsin, in elements of three for a mass arrival to EAA AirVenture and Wittman Regional Airport.

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GAMI founder and engineer George Braly updates us on G100UL unleaded aviation fuel and explains the history of how it was developed. Plus, stick around for the news.

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“Top Gun: Maverick,” lead pilot and aerial coordinator Kevin LaRosa II prepared actors for the realism they bring to the big screen with an aviation curriculum designed by pilot Tom Cruise that included left-seat time in a Cessna 172 and aerobatic flights in an Extra 300. Plus, stick around for the latest aviation news.

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Frank and Niklas Nierhoff explain their step-by-step approach to gyroplane training that uses a regimen similar to martial arts. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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As Women Airforce Service Pilots celebrate the eightieth reunion of the pioneering World War II aviators, WASP advocate Erin Miller guides us through the process that allowed burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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Cirrus Aircraft fleet sales specialist David Moser talks about pilot training, the aviation market, supply chain challenges, how to grow the pilot community, and much more. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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AOPA Editor-in-Chief Tom Haines reveals some of his favorite assignments, and one that he would rather forget, during a wide-ranging interview upon his retirement. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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'Hangar Talk': Latina corporate pilot Jessika Hernandez

Latina corporate pilot Jessika Hernandez describes her life as a corporate pilot and talks about opportunities to help diversify the pilot population. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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Pulitzer prize-winning author and instrument-rated private pilot Beverly Weintraub talks about the trailblazing U.S. Navy female pilots profiled in her book, Wings of Gold. Plus, get caught up on the latest general aviation news.

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In the Pattern, cofounded by Texans Darren and Sherman Gardner, was named the best flight school during the AOPA Flight Training Experience awards. The brothers explain how their passion for aviation is helping others succeed.

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February 14, 2022 32 min

Career-changer and CFI Ambyr Peterson of Minnesota was named the best flight instructor during the AOPA Flight Training Experience awards and explains why she enjoys encouraging others to fulfill their dreams. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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Aviation writer and 14,000-hour pilot Martha Lunken describes how she re-earned her private pilot certificate after an FAA enforcement action grounded her for flying under an Ohio bridge. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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SpaceX 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.

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The 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.

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Helicopter 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.
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December 6, 2021 52 min
Chicago-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
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General 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.

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Pilot 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.
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