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AvTalk Episode 111: NTSB Investigator Sean Payne, Part 2

May 7th, 2021

1:07:58

On this episode of AvTalk, we continue our conversation with NTSB investigator Sean Payne to discuss the NTSB’s most wanted list and their call for …

AvTalk Episode 110: NTSB Investigator Sean Payne, Part 1

April 23rd, 2021

1:07:31

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome Sean Payne, an investigator with the US National Transportation Safety Board, for the first in a two-part interview. In part one this week, Payne walks us through how the NTSB …

AvTalk Episode 109: Meet Frugal the Squirrel

April 9th, 2021

1:04:33

On this episode of AvTalk, the densest version of the 737 MAX is certified, a ketchup packet shortage brings us back to a previous espiode, and we talk with Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren about an important but under-reported …

AvTalk Episode 108: Ian does his best to pronounce Fagradalsfjall

March 26th, 2021

1:09:54

On this episode, we check on Iceland’s erupting volcano, dig through the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 final report, and Gabe sits down …

AvTalk Episode 107: Strong words from Sir Tim Clark

March 12th, 2021

1:08:01

On this episode of AvTalk, we mark two years since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and the beginning of a years long effort to fix the 737 MAX and return it to service. We also discuss Sir Tim Clark’s recent …

AvTalk Episode 106: How to run an airport in Antarctica

March 5th, 2021

35:04

On this very special episode of AvTalk, we’re joined by Sven Lidström of the Norwegian Polar Institute to learn about Troll Research Station in …

AvTalk Episode 105: It’s raining engine parts

February 26th, 2021

49:45

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss what we know so far about the engine failure aboard United Airlines flight UA328 and what investigators and …

AvTalk Episode 104: Air Greenland CEO Jacob Nitter

February 12th, 2021

1:06:39

On this episode of AvTalk, Air Greenland CEO Jacob Nitter joins Gabriel Leigh for a discussion on how the airline has managed through the pandemic and how they’re planning to emerge on the other side. We also discuss …

AvTalk Episode 103: Ian’s plan to save Norwegian with GameStop cash

January 29th, 2021

44:02

On this episode of AvTalk, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority clear the 737 MAX for flight. And Ian hatches a plan to save Norwegian Air by getting the Norwegian …

AvTalk Episode 102: The crash of Sriwijaya Air flight 182

January 15th, 2021

58:17

On this episode of AvTalk, we review what we know so far about the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight 182. We also look at the state of aviation industry as we begin 2021. And our first 737 MAX update of the year has little …

AvTalk Episode 101: Our favorite conversations from 2020

January 1st, 2021

50:39

Happy New Year! This week we’re looking back at a couple of our favorite AvTalk conversations from 2020. We’ll be back on 15 January with our first new episode of the year. Completing the Trifecta Jon Weiswasser is a …

AvTalk Episode 100: Good riddance 2020

December 18th, 2020

1:12:17

On our 100th episode of AvTalk, we’re joined by John Walton to learn about the complexity of transporting the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine and why there’s a run on dry ice. Plus, we look back at 2020 and try …

AvTalk Episode 99: Solving the mystery of the whale song

December 4th, 2020

41:46

On this episode of AvTalk, whale songs, a Vulcan howl, Chewbaca’s greeting—whatever you want to call it, Graham Webb from Pratt and Whitney joins us …

AvTalk Episode 98: The MAX is back

November 20th, 2020

1:07:11

On this episode, The Air Current’s Jon Ostrower joins us to discuss the FAA’s approval of the changes to the 737 MAX and the withdrawal of its grounding order, clearing the way for the aircraft to begin its return to …

AvTalk Episode 97: The Piston-powered Episode

November 6th, 2020

1:10:09

On this episode of AvTalk, the impossible has happened—Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport is open! We welcome Matthew Colbert, founder of Empire Aviation …

AvTalk Episode 96: Everything is strange and nothing makes sense

October 23rd, 2020

48:38

On this episode of AvTalk, the longest flight in the world is set to return soon, but with a few twists. European regulators are moving forward with …

AvTalk Episode 95: Buddy Start

October 9th, 2020

1:03:03

On this episode of AvTalk, the FAA releases the Flight Standardization Board Report for the 737 MAX, which details the training pilots will need before they can fly the aircraft. And we’re joined by Steve Giordano of …

AvTalk Episode 94: What a mess

September 25th, 2020

44:45

On this episode of AvTalk, the last A380 rolls out of assembly, more aircraft are slated for storage, and we dig in to some of the more noteworthy …

AvTalk Episode 93: Shimmy Shake

September 11th, 2020

52:43

On this episode of AvTalk we’ve got jet packs, a bunch of helium balloons with an ADS-B transponder, and The Air Current’s Jon Ostrower joins us to discuss the new quality issues affecting the 787 and the subsequent FAA …

AvTalk Episode 92: Not great, not great at all

August 28th, 2020

40:06

On this episode of AvTalk, the FedEx 767 emergency landing at LAX, Canada takes the 737 MAX out for a spin, and we look at an unfortunately large amount of discouraging news from around the industry. FedEx 767 emergency …

AvTalk Episode 91: The public comment period

August 14th, 2020

46:22

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the proposed Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directive to return the 737 MAX to the air and what steps still need to be taken before the aircraft can return to …

AvTalk Episode 90: Long live the Queen

July 31st, 2020

1:07:52

On this episode of AvTalk we say goodbye to a big chunk of the passenger 747 fleet, one airline is bringing a 747 back from the desert, one airplane caught fire in Shanghai, and our resident numbers expert Gavin …

AvTalk Episode 89: The recovery that isn’t

July 17th, 2020

34:29

On this episode of AvTalk, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization details the chain of events that led to the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752. The NTSB issues its report on the Atlas Air 3591 crash. And …

AvTalk Episode 88: 262 out of 860

July 3rd, 2020

42:13

On this episode of AvTalk, we look at the preliminary report from the crash of Pakistan International Airlines flight 8303. We also discuss the …

AvTalk Episode 87: 100 kilograms of silica

June 19th, 2020

43:26

On this episode of AvTalk, we look at the signs of recovery around the world as aircraft are reactivated and passenger numbers rise. And we chat with Gabriel Leigh about how airlines and aircraft storage professionals …

AvTalk Episode 86: What’s next: a roundtable discussion

June 5th, 2020

48:03

On this episode of AvTalk, we see what the initial data tells us about the crash of Pakistan International Airlines flight 8303. And we sit down for a roundtable discussion about the state of the industry and where …

AvTalk Episode 85: We’ll see

May 22nd, 2020

29:46

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the extremely rare incident where a Southwest Airlines 737 struck and killed someone on the runway while landing in Austin. We also see which airlines are continuing to shrink their …

AvTalk Episode 84: Completing the trifecta

May 8th, 2020

47:59

On this episode of AvTalk, more airlines say goodbye to sizable portions of their fleets while one airline will press an A380 into cargo service. And pilot Jon Weiswasser joins us to talk about his trifecta—landing at …

AvTalk Episode 83: Have we hit the bottom?

April 24th, 2020

1:21:03

On this episode of AvTalk, we look at some COVID-19 related aviation innovation, Seth Miller returns to help us understand how airlines are navigating the CARES Act, and we talk with Karan Singh from the Lufthansa Group …

AvTalk Episode 82: Setting all the wrong records

April 10th, 2020

45:34

On this episode of AvTalk, we see how far air traffic fell in March and what we’re likely to see in April. We also take a look at some of the more interesting flights that airlines have operated in the past few weeks. …

AvTalk Episode 81: ATC 0

March 26th, 2020

39:51

On this episode of AvTalk, we review which airlines and countries have now canceled all flights. And journalist Ethan Klapper joins us to discuss the …

AvTalk Episode 80: Grinding to a halt

March 20th, 2020

31:22

On this special episode of AvTalk, Jason and Ian take stock of how the aviation industry has reacted to plummeting demand and ever changing …

AvTalk Episode 79: It’s nothing short of a crisis

March 13th, 2020

50:56

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back The Air Current editor-in-chief John Ostrower for a wide-ranging conversation as we try to understand the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on the aviation industry. We …

AvTalk Episode 78: Climb into the Skynest

February 28th, 2020

47:02

On this episode of AvTalk, air traffic in China is down over 80% from the beginning of the year, the first Air France A380 enters retirement, and Air …

AvTalk Episode 77: Jetting in the Jet Stream

February 14th, 2020

53:59

On this episode of AvTalk, a Pegasus Airlines 737 overruns the runway in Istanbul, traffic to China grinds to a halt, Air Italy calls it quits, and …

AvTalk Episode 76: The Coronavirus Response

January 31st, 2020

36:32

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the Coronavirus response, as authorities and airlines try to stop its spread. Kobe Bryant and his daughter are among those killed in a helicopter crash in California this past …

AvTalk Episode 75: The downing of PS752

January 17th, 2020

55:18

On this episode of AvTalk, we begin the year on a somber note to discuss the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 in Tehran and the effects of prohibitions by certain countries on flights in Iran and …

AvTalk Episode 74: Our favorite conversations from 2019

January 3rd, 2020

1:54:16

Happy New Year! On this episode of AvTalk we look back at some of our favorite conversations from 2019. We’ll be back with the first new episode of 2020 on 17 January. Mark Vanhoenacker We start by revisiting episode 56 …

AvTalk Episode 73: Boeing halts production of the 737 MAX

December 20th, 2019

51:29

On this episode of AvTalk, Boeing halts production of the 737 MAX, Harbour Air’s electric Beaver takes flight, and we run down the list of airlines …

AvTalk Episode 72: United’s Single Aisle Surprise

December 6th, 2019

47:33

On this episode of AvTalk, our reaction to United Airlines’ surprise order for 50 Airbus A321XLRs, an escape slide escapes mid-air, and the list of airlines to not survive 2019 grows longer. Escaping escape slides A …

AvTalk Episode 71: Firm Orders

November 23rd, 2019

53:08

On this week’s episode, our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff joins us to make sense of the orders from this year’s Dubai Airshow. We also say goodbye the first A380 to be dismantled and take a look at a few of …

AvTalk Episode 70: Fat Fingers in Amsterdam

November 8th, 2019

1:02:33

On this episode of AvTalk, we chat with Ian Matthews—a Flight Maintenance Engineer for a US-based cargo airline. Plus, a pilot makes a big mistake in Amsterdam, more pickle fork cracks, and we may see another Icelandic …

AvTalk Episode 69: A special 737 MAX update

November 1st, 2019

48:26

Return to service — if? when? On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome back The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower for a discussion on the state of the 737 MAX’s return to service and what we’ve learned this …

ANNOUNCEMENT: No AvTalk episode this week, special episode next week

October 25th, 2019

0:26

We unfortunately won’t have a new episode for you this week, but we will be back with a special episode next week that covers a lot of what has happened in the past few weeks, including an analysis of the just released …

AvTalk Episode 68: Cracked Pickle Forks

October 11th, 2019

50:45

Cracked pickle forks have been found on dozens of inspected 737NGs, the 737 MAX’s road to return remains a winding one, and we welcome back Andrew …

AvTalk Episode 67: Operation Matterhorn

September 27th, 2019

1:00:17

On this episode of AvTalk, we review an awful week for European airlines and Operation Matterhorn, the largest peace time repatriation effort in …

AvTalk Episode 66: Our Super Avgeek Week

September 13th, 2019

1:01:09

On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Roswell, New Mexico for the Super80 Send Off. Then we cap off our avgeek week in Los Angeles with Cranky Flier’s Dorkfest and SpotLAX2019. Plus an American Airlines mechanic is …

AvTalk Episode 65: NOTAM’d

August 30th, 2019

57:14

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome OpsGroup founder Mark Zee to discuss NOTAMs and why his group is trying to change how they’re written. We also get updates on the Ural Airlines A321 that landed in a cornfield, the …

AvTalk Episode 64: AvTalk summer spectacular

August 16th, 2019

39:28

On this episode of AvTalk, our quickest 737 MAX update yet, protesters snarl traffic at Hong Kong Airport, and the internet makes a thing out of nothing, part the infinity. Editors note: this episode was recorded on 14 …

AvTalk Episode 63: Sir, you can’t dump that fuel here

August 2nd, 2019

54:38

On this episode of AvTalk, we talk with Joseph Tar Schmidt, a regional airline pilot for a major US carrier. Plus, more MAX headaches for Boeing and the airlines and a HiFly A340 makes a mess in Orlando. Boeing’s 737 …

AvTalk Episode 62: Drying Cherries with a Helicopter

July 19th, 2019

58:29

On this episode of AvTalk, we talk to pilot Maria Langer about what it’s like to dry cherry trees with a helicopter. Also, the 737 MAX will stay grounded even longer and Pakistan reopens its airspace to all commercial …

AvTalk Episode 61: La Compagnie co-founder Jean-Charles Perino

July 5th, 2019

59:18

On this episode of AvTalk, we’re joined by Jean Charles Perino, co-founder of La Compagnie, the all-business class transatlantic airline, for a wide-ranging discussion about the airline and where La Compagnie finds …

AvTalk Episode 60: A Paris Surprise

June 21st, 2019

47:30

On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft. We also discuss a recent …

AvTalk Episode 59: From Regional Jet to Space Jet

June 7th, 2019

48:39

On this episode of AvTalk, Mitsubishi sets its eyes on the CRJ program, we learn more about the Air Astana loss of control incident in Portugal, and …

AvTalk Episode 58: Flying Nostalgia

May 24th, 2019

48:49

On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the Aeroflot 1492 accident. Southwest makes a deal with their mechanics while American goes to court with theirs. And Chris Sloan from Airways Magazine stops by to chat …

AvTalk Special Episode: A 737 MAX Update

May 17th, 2019

31:05

On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower as we discuss the status of the Boeing 737 MAX and the compendium of reporting that’s come out in the last few weeks. We’re …

AvTalk Episode 57: In an evacuation, leave everything

May 10th, 2019

27:48

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Aeroflot 1492 in Moscow, Miami Air’s runway excursion in Jacksonville, new liveries, and Jason heads to Italy. Next week we’ll have a special extended conversation with The Air …

AvTalk Episode 56: How to land a plane

April 26th, 2019

58:55

On this episode of AvTalk, Jet Airways halts flights, the FAA lays out its path to re-certification of the 737 MAX, and we sit down for a conversation with pilot and author Mark Vanhoenacker. United’s new livery We …

AvTalk Episode 55: The ET302 Preliminary Report

April 12th, 2019

1:04:39

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the Ethiopian investigators’ preliminary report on the crash of ET302 and Boeing’s efforts to get the MAX back in the air. We’re also joined by our resident numbers expert, Gavin …

AvTalk Episode 54: the 737 MAX MCAS Software Update

March 29th, 2019

41:49

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Boeing’s MCAS software update, the continued grounding of the 737 MAX fleet, and passengers on one flight are surprised to find themselves in the wrong country upon landing. MCAS …

AvTalk Episode 53: Ethiopian 302 and the grounding of the 737 MAX

March 15th, 2019

53:08

On this episode of AvTalk we’re joined by The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to discuss the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and the subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX. We also get an update from the …

AvTalk Episode 52: No, that seatback camera isn’t spying on you

March 1st, 2019

58:54

On this episode of AvTalk, we review what we know about the crash of Atlas Air 3591, incredulously read through the Aeromexico Connect flight 2431 …

AvTalk Episode 51: The end of the line for the A380

February 15th, 2019

45:24

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Airbus’ plans for the future of the A380, see which European low-cost carrier is no longer operating this week, tow a 747 across a field, and add some Flair to the podcast. The …

AvTalk Episode 50: AvTalk and the 747 turn 50

February 1st, 2019

38:02

On this episode of AvTalk, we celebrate our 50th episode and the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747. We discuss aviation’s role in ending the US …

AvTalk Episode 49: Shut it down

January 18th, 2019

52:53

On this episode of AvTalk, Indonesia finds the Lion Air 610 cockpit voice recorder, we look at the effects the US government shutdown is having on aviation, and our favorite roof top bar that’s also an airline announces …

Episode 48: Aviation 2018: the good, the bad, and the weird

January 4th, 2019

1:34:20

2018 was a year of highs, lows, and head scratchers. We take you through the year that was and we also revisit some of our favorite interviews from last year. What was new in 2018 We begin the show with new aircraft, …

AvTalk Episode 47: Emotional Support Chicken

December 21st, 2018

44:42

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the recent incidents allegedly involving drones, Norwegian ends up with a 737 in Iran, Korean Air takes on …

AvTalk Episode 46: Pickled Herring

December 7th, 2018

44:42

On this episode of AvTalk, Indonesian investigators release a preliminary report on Lion Air 610, Anchorage gets shaken up, WOW Air lives to fly …

AvTalk Episode 45: Tossing a FUD Grenade

November 23rd, 2018

49:47

On this episode of AvTalk, The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower joins us to discuss the investigation into the crash of Lion Air 610 and the attention now being paid to Boeing’s Maneuvering Characteristics …

AvTalk Episode 44: The crash of Lion Air flight 610

November 9th, 2018

58:05

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason heads to South Africa, we discuss the crash of Lion Air flight 610, Brandon Buz, senior social media analyst with the Greater Orlando Airport Authority joins us to discuss social media …

AvTalk Episode 43: A Little Brick Wall Won’t Stop a 737

October 26th, 2018

51:00

On this episode of AvTalk, an Air India Express 737 clips a brick wall, Cobalt Airlines becomes the second airline this month to cease operations, and fresh off the relaunched world’s longest flight, Jeremy …

AvTalk Episode 42: An Episode 60 Years in the Making

October 12th, 2018

56:14

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren report on their visit to London on the 60th anniversary of the first transatlantic jet flight. We get ready to welcome back the longest flight in the world and …

AvTalk Episode 41: Mistakes Were Made

September 28th, 2018

45:23

On this episode of AvTalk, Seth Miller joins us as he and Jason take in the Airline Passenger Experience Expo in Boston. We revisit some of the aviation mistakes made last week and with a Bloomberg report suggesting …

AvTalk Episode 40: A Hurricane Approaches and the Wheels Fall Off

September 14th, 2018

43:37

On this episode of AvTalk, tropical cyclones dominate the discussion. We also look at a close—or not so close—call in Kenya. And Crankyflier himself, Brett Snyder joins us to preview the upcoming LAX Dorkfest next …

AvTalk Episode 39: A Broken Flux Capacitator

August 31st, 2018

49:09

On this episode of AvTalk, we spend as little amount of time talking about Post Malone as possible. We find out that some aircraft are equipped with a ‘flux capacitator’. And Chris Sloan, the managing editor of Airways …

AvTalk Episode 38: The Horizon Q400 Incident

August 17th, 2018

47:56

On this episode of AvTalk we welcome Jon Ostrower back to the program to discuss the Horizon Air Q400 incident last week in Seattle. We review some of the other incidents over the past few weeks and recap fleet updates …

AvTalk Episode 37: Pushing Buttons and Pulling Levers

August 3rd, 2018

45:59

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Aeromexico flight 2431 and what we know so far. We delve in to this week’s strange-but-true aviation news. And Jason tries his hand at aircraft sales. Aeromexico Flight 2431 …

AvTalk Episode 36: Meet the new plane, same as the old plane

July 20th, 2018

49:35

On this episode of AvTalk, we review the order book from the Farnborough Airshow to see who bought what and how many. Airbus rebrands the C Series, we climb aboard the A330neo for a route proving flight, and two Air …

AvTalk Episode 35: A Whale of a Time

July 6th, 2018

56:07

On this episode of AvTalk we break records, we learn more about aircraft leasing with our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff, and Jonathan Khoo joins us to insist he isn’t an avgeek while listing the dozens of …

AvTalk Episode 34: No Experience Necessary

June 22nd, 2018

34:44

On this episode of AvTalk, the A330neo sets off on a 5 continent adventure, aviation finds its way into the World Cup, and we find out we’re overqualified for a seemingly important aviation job in the UK. Cathay …

AvTalk Episode 33: Parts for Sale, Inquire Within

June 8th, 2018

49:21

On this episode of AvTalk, the first A380s to fly passengers find out their flying days are over. Heathrow moves one step closer to a third runway. Singapore Airlines officially announces the return of service between …

AvTalk Episode 32: Jet Assisted Take Off

May 25th, 2018

55:54

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the aviation incidents that have occurred in the past two weeks and delve into the fortunes of major carries in the Middle East. And we’re joined again by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren to …

AvTalk Episode 31: Aviation Uncertainty

May 11th, 2018

48:37

On this episode of AvTalk, aerospace journalist John Walton joins us for a wide ranging discussion about aircraft and airlines new and old. And we …

AvTalk Episode 30: Engine Trouble

April 27th, 2018

47:35

On this episode of AvTalk, we take an in depth look at Southwest flight 1380, including some of the media coverage after the accident. And we talk to Jon Ostrower about the new Emergency Airworthiness Directive …

AvTalk Episode 29: Alerts, Orders, and Interiors

April 13th, 2018

55:13

On this episode of AvTalk, Gavin Werbeloff steps in for Jason as we dig into the numbers around some recent aircraft orders. And we send Jason to Hamburg for the Aircraft Interiors Expo. Download a transcript of this …

AvTalk Episode 28: Air India and Qantas Make History

March 30th, 2018

On this episode of AvTalk, Air India and Qantas make history and Singapore Airlines takes home the first 787-10. Plus, Ken Hoke is back to fill us in on RVSM airspace. Download a transcript of this episode. Air India …

AvTalk Episode 27: Just Don’t Call It a 757

March 16th, 2018

In this episode, we celebrate 1 year of AvTalk! We talk to aerospace journalist Jon Ostrower about Boeing’s new mid-market airplane, the 10,000th 737 …

AvTalk Episode 26: A 767 Full of King Cakes

March 2nd, 2018

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome UPS Airlines captain Ken Hoke for an extended conversation about life as a cargo pilot. We also discuss some recent deliveries, certifications, and another recent crash. An Extended …

AvTalk Episode 25: Saratov Airlines Flight 703

February 16th, 2018

On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the investigation into the crash of Saratov Airlines flight 703, two airlines suffer engine incidents, we explain why London City Airport closed for a day, and we learn …

AvTalk Episode 24: A Big Win for Bombardier

February 2nd, 2018

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back CNN aviation editor Jon Ostrower to discuss the surprise ruling by the ITC in the Boeing—Bombardier C …

AvTalk Episode 23: Ground Stop

January 19th, 2018

On this episode of AvTalk we recap the meltdown at JFK Airport in New York after a blizzard that forced some flights to wait over 7 hours for a gate. A 737 tries to go swimming in the Black Sea. We review the 2017 …

AvTalk Episode 22: AvTalk Revisited: Selected Interviews from 2017

January 5th, 2018

1:09:52

Happy new year from AvTalk! We’ll be back in 2 weeks with our first new episode of the year. In this episode, we revisit three interviews from our earlier episodes that really stood out to us. 225,000 pounds of ketchup …

AvTalk Episode 21: 2017 Aviation Year in Review

December 22nd, 2017

33:50

On this episode of AvTalk, we look back at 2017 for an aviation year in review and look forward to what may happen in 2018. Download a transcript of this episode Editor’s note: we recorded this episode prior to news of …

AvTalk Episode 20: A Look Inside Flightradar24

December 8th, 2017

34:03

On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Stockholm to go inside Flightradar24. We sit down with co-founder Mikael Robertsson to learn how FR24 got …

AvTalk Episode 19: They Bought How Many Planes!?

November 24th, 2017

47:26

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back Seth Miller to discuss his recent adventures on a variety of Japanese low-cost carriers and his flight on the COMAC ARJ 21. He also fills us in on the status of Operation …

AvTalk Episode 18: A United 747 Farewell

November 11th, 2017

32:23

In this episode of AvTalk, we send Jason to Hawaii on the final United Airlines 747 flight, the Maho Beach Cam comes back after Hurricane Irma, and Emirates takes delivery of its 100th Airbus A380. A United 747 Farewell …

AvTalk Episode 17: The C Series Double Take

October 27th, 2017

52:46

On this episode of AvTalk, we sit down with Jon Ostrower, CNN’s aviation editor, for an extended conversation about the recent Airbus and Bombardier C Series news. Jason makes a quick trip to France for the A330neo’s …

AvTalk Episode 16: Uncontained Failure

October 14th, 2017

46:01

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason finally gets to fly the Bombardier C Series, we say goodbye to Monarch Airlines, get an update on the Air France A380 that suffered an engine failure over Greenland, and find out how …

AvTalk Episode 15: Joon is a State of Mind

September 29th, 2017

40:16

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason reports from the APEX EXPO in Long Beach, we chat with Seth Miller about the fate of the Bombardier C Series in the US, and we Swoop in to discuss Air France’s newest creation, Joon. …

AvTalk Episode 14: Jason, Go Make Your Bed

September 15th, 2017

39:23

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the massive aviation impacts of Hurricane Irma. From Caribbean devastation to a total lack of flights in the air over Florida for more than a day, we take an in-depth look at what’s …

AvTalk Episode 13: Hurricanes and DSLRs

September 1st, 2017

42:58

In episode 13, we look at the effects of Hurricane Harvey on aviation and see how airlines are helping with relief efforts. GE Aviation retires the …

AvTalk Episode 12: Out on the Airfield

August 18th, 2017

50:37

On episode 12 of AvTalk, we discuss Air Berlin’s insolvency and what that might mean for other airlines in Europe, NASA gets ready to study the …

AvTalk Episode 11: 747s, Skunks, and Babies

August 4th, 2017

35:52

In Episode 11, we check in on the 747 to note a few melancholy milestones and the possibility that two 747s might soon find an interesting new home. …

AvTalk Episode 10: Construction, Cows, and 225,000 Pounds of Ketchup

July 21st, 2017

47:37

In episode 10, we talk to Andrew Poure, a flight operations supervisor for a U.S.-based major cargo airline. We see how construction fumes and cows affected aviation last week, celebrate an impressive milestone, and …

AvTalk Episode 9: Vectors for Landing and Coins for Luck

July 7th, 2017

48:16

In episode 9, we talk about some of the stranger aviation stories over the past few weeks, including a passenger new to approach patterns and a woman who threw coins into an engine for luck. We also talk with Jeremy …

AvTalk Episode 8: Turning the MAX up to 10

June 23rd, 2017

37:54

In episode 8, we recap some of the major announcements from the Paris Air Show, like the launch of the 737 MAX 10, this year’s big seller, Boeing’s tease of a ‘New Market Airplane’, and Airbus’ new A380plus winglets. A …

AvTalk Episode 7: Meltdowns and Bans

June 9th, 2017

32:13

In episode 7, we discuss the flight ban affecting Qatar and how it is reshaping air traffic in the region. We also attempt to understand the IT …

AvTalk Episode 6: An Update on the Mitsubishi MRJ from Japan

May 25th, 2017

39:18

In Episode 6 we head to Japan for an interview with John Walton to get an update on the status of the Mitsubishi MRJ regional jet program. We also …

AvTalk Episode 5: the COMAC C919 Takes Flight

May 12th, 2017

37:51

In Episode 5 we sit down for an extended interview with CNN Aviation Editor Jon Ostrower to talk about the COMAC C919’s first flight and burgeoning Chinese aviation market. We also learn how to track newly built …

AvTalk Episode 4: North Korea, Goodbye 747-200s, and Patterns in the Sky

April 25th, 2017

31:21

In episode 4, we learn how most airlines navigate their way around North Korea, sit down with Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren to talk about the last US-based 747-200 flight, and learn about tracking aircraft that may be …

AvTalk Episode 3: Visiting the Aircraft Interiors Expo

April 8th, 2017

27:54

In a special Episode 3, we visit the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany to see what you might find inside or connected to an aircraft in the coming years. Help more listeners find the show by leaving us a …

AvTalk Episode 2 – Jason Crawls Inside a Plane

March 25th, 2017

22:31

In Episode 2, Jason crawls inside a plane, we talk in circles about circular runways, wonder about the best job in aviation, and quickly preview the …

Introducing AvTalk—the Flightradar24 Aviation Podcast

March 14th, 2017

26:49

Introductions We’re excited to introduce ‘AvTalk’, our new Flightradar24 aviation podcast, hosted by Ian Petchenik and Jason Rabinowitz, two aviation geeks with a passion for anything that flies. Ian is Flightradar24’s …

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