Hangar Talk

Hangar Talk

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

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Get to know corporate pilot and ‘Pilot to Pilot’ podcast host Justin Siems who shares thoughts about professional aviation careers, fellow aviators, and the role of social media.

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October 21, 2019 48 min

Shinji Maeda lost an eye to an injury when he was a youth, but he battled back to pursue his aviation dreams, earned a commercial pilot certificate, and now has his sights set on an earthround flight to promote aviation.

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October 7, 2019 55 min

Find out how general aviation pilot and mechanic Jeremy King turned his passion for aviation into a full-time career in the big leagues; plus catch up on the week's aviation headlines.

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Alaska bush pilot, artist, and parent Leighan Falley explains the challenges of flying in the forty-ninth state’s backcountry; plus catch up on the week's aviation headlines.

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September 9, 2019 49 min

Hear from Garmin engineer and project manager Joe Gepner about how avionics are developed and where the next big ideas will come from. Plus stick around for the week's news.

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Robinson Helicopter's Chief Flight Instructor Tim Tucker—who literally wrote the book on how to fly the popular helicopters—drops in for a candid conversation; plus catch up on the week's aviation headlines. AOPA Online.

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August 12, 2019 43 min

Meet Sarah Rovner, an airline transport pilot who ferries airplanes for fun; plus catch up on the week's aviation headlines.

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July 29, 2019 25 min

Find out about Lycoming’s new electronic ignition, Garmin’s latest touchscreen navigator, Redbird’s GIFT program, Extra’s composite aerobat, Boeing’s job predictions, and more from EAA’s fiftieth AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Lunar landing site champion and space law expert Michelle Hanlon explains how the nonprofit For All Moonkind plans to preserve the six Apollo landing sites; plus, catch up on the week's aviation headlines.

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National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee and Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee says education and a love for flying can prepare future pilots for opportunities in aviation and aerospace; plus catch up on the most recent aviation news.

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Designated pilot examiner and AOPA Pilot columnist Natalie Bingham Hoover shares tips about how to pass your checkride; plus, stick around for the week's aviation headlines.

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World War II Pathfinder pilot and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dave Hamilton, 96, describes his D-Day experience dropping paratroopers behind enemy lines from a Douglas C-47; plus, stick around for the week's headlines.

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SiriusXM's Scott Dennstaedt is a former research meteorologist and an active flight instructor. Learn the differences between Sirius XM and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast weather. Plus, stick around for the week's headlines.

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What would you do if your aircraft propeller departed over populous Southern California? Hear how aerobatic pilot Spencer Suderman handled it and what you can learn from his experience, then stick around for the latest news.

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April 22, 2019 40 min

With all the talk about urban vertical takeoff and landing vehicles you'd think they are just a few months away. The truth is that the development, certification, and infrastructure are years away. Hear from eVTOL expert Bruce Holmes and stick around for the headlines.

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Hear the inside scoop on the future of the ADS-B mandate, what options aircraft owners still have, and why you may want to equip sooner rather than later with Freeflight Systems’ Pete Ring. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

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March 25, 2019 32 min

Sam Graves is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Hear Graves' thoughts on the recent Boeing crashes. Plus stick around the week's headlines.

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Get tips for flying the scenic backcountry of New England from Maine pilot Lincoln Benedict and his wife Jessica Marion. Plus stick around for the week's headlines.

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February 25, 2019 54 min

They say aviation is only full of old guys. But a new crop of young pilots is using video to spread a message of fun and excitement. This week we meet Savannah Raskey, a Utah Air National Guard member and a pilot with career aspirations. Plus stick around for the headlines.

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February 12, 2019 53 min

Air race champion, entrepreneur, cinematographer, test pilot, aviation mentor, and R.A. 'Bob' Hoover Trophy winner Clay Lacy, who has flown more than 300 aircraft types and logged more than 50,000 flight hours, talks about his aviation career and the importance of inspiring others. Plus, get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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