Archive for July 2011

UCAP Daily #244-hotel “For Real Binoculars”

Saturday Evening, July 30. From a Thai restaurant in Oshkosh. Guests: The Gang from the “Plane Crazy Down Under” podcast, Grant McHerron, Steve Visscher, & Bas Scheffers. Recorded Saturday July 30, 2011 Direct link for mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save).

Dreamliner takeoff with wing rock.

Here’s a nice video of the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” taking off from AirVenture Oshkosh 2011. My favorite moment is when it rocks its wings to the crowd just after lifting off.

New unit of time

UCAP #244-golf “Fore!”

Saturday Morning, July 30. From the convention grounds near the legendary brown arch. The Boeing Dreamliner, Meet the Administrator, and Noah’s Ark. Recorded Saturday Morning, July 30, 2011. Direct link to audio of episode.

UCAP #244-foxtrot “Surly Beer?”

Thursday, July 28. From the 2nd annual UCAP beer bash, we visit with a bunch of listeners and talk about strange beers, shortened Air Force careers, and more. Recorded Thursday July 28, 2011. Direct link to mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save). UPDATE: The “direct link” was broken there for a bit, but [...]

UCAP #246 “A Little Give on the Tush”

The Uncontrolled Airspace Stage Show in the EAA Welcome Center during AirVenture Oshkosh 2011. Amy Laboda and James Wynbrandt join Dave, Jeb and Jack on stage before a live audience. Recorded: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:00:00 -0500 Jeb Burnside, Dave Higdon, Amy Laboda, James Wynbrandt Jack Hodgson Direct link to mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save). [...]

Ice Chest Malfunction

We had a really great time meeting listeners last evening at the 2nd annual UCAP beer bash. Part way through the evening we suffered a near tragedy, seen below. No worries, there were no fatalities. Photo: Randy Dufault

Welcome Jeff Ward

Jeff Ward is, of course, the guy who has been dutifully compiling the UCAP Shownotes for a few years. Now we’ve invited Jeff to have a bigger role in the UCAP family, and that has begun in the form of him becoming a regular contributor to this blog. Jeff’s passion for flying, and his forced [...]

Congratulations to the 2011 Bax Seat Trophy recipient

Fellow av journalist and podcaster Roy Beisswenger. As host of the Powered Sport Flying Radio Show and editor of its monthly magazine, Beisswenger will receive the Bax Seat Trophy tonight. Established by Flying Magazine, the award is given annually to a journalist who communicates the excitement and romance of grassroots aviation. Beisswenger’s weekly two-hour radio show [...]


I was recently  introduced to the concept of FOMO by my wife.  “FOMO?”     “You know, FOMO:  Fear Of Missing Out!”     Hmm…What had prompted her to mention this was the sight of me, glued to my Droid X, standing frozen in place in the middle of the living room.  (I’m pretty sure she perceives my smart-phone to be [...]