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====== Uncontrolled Airspace Episode #116 "Like the Cat Thing" ====== [[ucap115|previous episode]] | [[http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/|main]] | [[ucap117|next episode]] {{ http://uncontrolledairspace.com/img/2009/ZZ549952CF.jpg}} The boys get together in the hangar to talk about dropping things from airplanes... Dave's chat with the new head of AOPA... and a double off field landing of the week. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #116 "Like the Cat Thing" Recorded: Sunday, January 11, 2009 [[http://jeburnside.com|Jeb Burnside]], [[http://kitplanes.com|Dave Higdon]], [[http://jackhodgson.com|Jack Hodgson]] [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/eps/UCAP116.mp3|Direct link]] to mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save). ---- ==== Show Notes ==== * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL8x_piDOhs|Pumpkin cluster bombing from a B-25]] (video) * Have you ever dropped anything from an airplane? * How about a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8abS3BkyfAw|flour bomb?]] (video) * How about Uncle Charlie? [[http://www.scatteringbyair.com/|(dropping cremated remains from airplanes)]] * Speaking of dropping from airplanes, do jumpers sometimes whack the plane on the way out? * [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2666453/Skydiver-escapes-unhurt-after-unconscious-4500ft-drop.html|This guy did,]] and was unconscious all the way down! * Intros and Chit-Chat * MS Flight Sim Training Survey [[http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=kVYUSBaAfMpBkGxO1KgTdA%3d%3d|Take the survey]] * PC-ATD [[http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/key/AC%2061-126|FAA Circular 61-126]] * XM Weather Outage for certain Garmin units * [[http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/XMOutageDarkensGarminWeatherlink_199514-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS|AvWeb Article]] * [[http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2009/01/victors-vectors.html|Garmin blog post]] says "all better now..." * OFLotW * Cirrus demo flight [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28453923/|requires forced landing]] * Cirrus [[http://www.aero-news.net/news/genav.cfm?ContentBlockID=968f6b40-06ad-44a8-9f23-e58c227d0dd4&Dynamic=1|chute deployment]] saves the day * More on DEN 737 crash [[http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_11381961|Denver Post article]] * [[http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/business/stories/2009/01/08/tsa_private_general_aviation.html|TSA catches heat over private aviation proposals]] (AeroNews) * [[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/06/business/06private.html?_r=1|NY Times article]] * TSA Workers: [[http://www.suntimes.com/news/transportation/1361821,CST-NWS-Ride05.article|"New rash of issues"]] * Dave's impressions of AOPA's Craig Fuller * Link to Dave's article once it's released? * AOPA's [[http://www.aopa.org/prez/|"prez" page]] on Fuller * Lynne Osmus [[http://eaa.org/news/2009/2009-01-07_osmus.asp|named Acting FAA Administrator]] * Shout Outs * [[http://pilotsnpaws.org/|Flying Fur Humane Purposes...]] * [[http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/exclusivevids/ExclusiveVideo_AviationSafety_GarminGPSMap696_SafetyFeatures_199475-1.html|Jeb's latest Garmin 696 video,]] and this time we see more than his nose! * [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=613|UCAP Forum Thread for Episode #116]] * Guest Disclaimer: Royce Ehrle * UCAP Theme: “Sledgeflattener”, Thomas Dolby