Hangar Talk - An Aviation Podcast

Hangar Talk - An Aviation Podcast

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

Episodes

August 2, 2021

Find out the latest from EAA AirVenture after thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts flocked to Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and learn more about the X-Prize from cofounder Gregg Maryniak.

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Learn how Travis Ludlow, 18, recently completed a Guinness World Record flight as the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world; and get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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Student pilot, aviation maintenance apprentice, and scholarship recipient Meagan Huerta sold her motorcycle to pay for flight lessons and markets original artwork to continue funding her flying bug.

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Find out what it’s like flying 13 cats and a dog to their new home during an in-flight chat with Pilots to the Rescue founder Michael Schneider; and get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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Learn how New Yorker Paul Seibert relies on general aviation helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for aerial photography missions that help make his beloved Manhattan skyline shine; and get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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Find out how Young Pilots USA founder Luc Zipkin, 16, plans to fly a Piper Cub across the country from Connecticut to California to increase aviation awareness for youth, plus get up to speed on the latest aviation news.

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Curator Dorothy Cochrane provides insight about the popular museum’s new general aviation exhibit, plus get caught up on the latest aviation news.

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Former Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot and University of Georgia Aviation Club member Jason Hedrick talks about the transition from military helicopter pilot to fixed wing GA pilot and how to share flying with other aviators. Plus, hear the top aviation news of the week.

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Nearly every pilot dreams of flying his or her own jet. Accomplished mentor pilot Neil Singer gets to guide those who fulfill that dream. This episode Singer talks about what it takes to fly these incredible aircraft. Plus, hear the top news of the week.

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Airline captain Jenny Beatty has researched gender bias in the aviation community and shares ideas about diversity and inclusivity that could help grow the aviation industry.

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The discipline he learned as a pilot led adventurer, explorer, investor, and retired military intelligence officer Victor Vescovo to conquer both poles plus the top and bottom of the world.

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Nick Hoffman, a Minnesotan who grew up in and around aviation, explains how he became a Nashville country musician, a pilot, and the host of the adventure TV show, Nick’s Wild Ride.

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Freight-hauling pilot and Nashville recording artist "Big City" Brian Wright talks about cargo aviation careers, making music, and following your dreams.

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Talkeetna, Alaska-based aviator, artist, and 'AOPA Pilot' magazine contributor Katie Writer explores how general aviation pilots can play a role for scientists studying environmental and weather changes.

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Michigan high school senior, private pilot, and AOPA scholarship recipient Madison 'Maddy' Seymour shares tips that can make scholarship, college, and job applications shine.

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Join a special year-end discussion on the top aviation news stories of 2020 and predictions about what could affect pilots in 2021 and beyond. 

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Get to know former PGA tour competitor Andy Matthews, the brawn and the brains behind the iFlightPlanner for AOPA and learn what the flight planning software can do for you.

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Running a flight school is hard work. Doing it in Alaska is even harder. Doing it as a woman in Alaska? That’s practically unheard of. But Jamie Patterson-Simes isn’t just running a school in Alaska, she’s crushing it. Patterson-Simes is the owner of SkyTrek Alaska, AOPA’s Best Flight School of 2017. AOPA Hangar Talk co-host David Tulis sat down with Patterson-Simes to discuss what it’s like to run a school, working at Wal-Mart to ...

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Dean Greenblatt is a leader of Operation Good Cheer, an organization that uses general aviation aircraft to deliver tens of thousands of presents to children in the Michigan foster care system every year.

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Learn how aviation can lead to a variety of career opportunities during a candid conversation with California Aeronautical University President Matt Johnston and JSfirm.com Executive Director Abbey Hutter.

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