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by thelaker
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode 376 - Orville the Flying Weasel
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Episode 376 - Orville the Flying Weasel

Regarding the Red Bull video, I believe that Matt Hall discussed this incident on an episode of the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast.
by thelaker
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: #328
Replies: 8
Views: 4411

Re: #328

Re: Bonanza crash video

The pilot who posted the video (Dale Hemman) died just a couple of weeks ago: ... dmpZKywWcI
by thelaker
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: #327 "Leprechaun"
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: #327 "Leprechaun"

Since the topic of climate change was brought up again, I once again feel compelled to note the irony of this being a topic on an aviation podcast. Are you willing to give up your access to personal airplanes to reduce your carbon footprint?
by thelaker
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: EP#320?????????????
Replies: 15
Views: 5675

Re: EP#320?????????????

I loved Jeb's "stop wining about it" retort! Regarding AOPA, Paul Bertorelli over on has been more pointed in his criticism here and here . For the time constrained, his biggest problem is summarized below: "For me personally, it's mostly about fiscal transparency and cost c...
by thelaker
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Bad Movie Physics (in The Dark Knight Rises)
Replies: 1
Views: 1796

Bad Movie Physics (in The Dark Knight Rises)

I'll admit that I'm a bit behind on my movies, but I recently rented The Dark Knight Rises and was particularly bothered by the "airplane heist" scene near the beginning of the film. In this sequence, a smaller, King Air sized twin is "hijacked" by tethered skydivers jumping out ...
by thelaker
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: EP #309
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

Re: EP #309

Regarding airspace "cutouts": In my neck of the woods, the class C airspace around KLAN has a mysterious cutout just to the east of KLAN for the former Davis Airport ( which closed in 2000. The land at Davis has been redevelope...
by thelaker
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Uncontrolled Airspace Episode #301 "Snarge"
Replies: 9
Views: 2760

Re: Uncontrolled Airspace Episode #301 "Snarge"

Regarding the weather commentary, I guess I'll be the first to point out the irony of talking about "doing what we can to minimize" climate change on a podcast that supports one of the more carbon intensive activities that we engage in on an individual level. We could all do our part and j...
by thelaker
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: The Map of My Dead Pilots
Replies: 0
Views: 678

The Map of My Dead Pilots

I've always been a sucker for reality shows based in the far north since they satisfy my childhood curiosity about what lies beyond the end of the roads as you traced them on the Rand McNally road maps into Canada and Alaska. My only complaint is that you know that they are edited to provide a compe...
by thelaker
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: NOVA - Bombing Hitler's Dams
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

NOVA - Bombing Hitler's Dams

Many of you might be aware of the whole WWII German dam busting project of the British, but a recent episode of Nova ( featured a contemporary effort to reproduce the project (er...not with a real bomb or dam, but still...). The Buffalo ...
by thelaker
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Jack on cover of Aviation Safety?
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Jack on cover of Aviation Safety?

I was thinking the same thing when I got my issue. Is Jack going to own up to this yet?

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