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====== Uncontrolled Airspace Episode #136 "Mt. Sunflower?" ====== [[ucap135|previous episode]] | [[http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/|main]] | [[ucap137|next episode]] {{ :mtsunflower_sm.jpg|Copyright Keith Stokes, www.kansastravel.org}} It's a very casual gathering this week. The boys talk about the GPS system wearing out... slow flight... and the summit of Kansas. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #136 "Mt. Sunflower?" Recorded: Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 //(Shown: Mount Sunflower shrine, Kansas - Photo: Keith Stokes)// [[http://aviationsafetymagazine.com|Jeb Burnside]], [[http://davehigdon.biz|Dave Higdon]], [[http://jackhodgson.com|Jack Hodgson]] [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/eps/UCAP136.mp3|Direct link]] to mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save). ===== Show Notes ===== * **Intros and Chit-Chat** * Voices in My Head - [[http://www.salon.com/mwt/col/tenn/2009/05/20/voices/index.html|Salon.com Article]] * Barnstorming Movie [[http://www.barnstormingmovie.com/]] * Landing in fields... * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bach|Richard Bach]]'s "Biplane" * Ultralights * **Tupper's T-6A Texan II Ride ** [[http://www.airspeedonline.blogspot.com/|Airspeed Online]] * **Airventure Oshkosh:** * The NOTAM: Get it now! [[http://www.airventure.org/flying|Flying to Airventure]] * Oshkosh: Spirit of Aviation [[http://www.eaa.org/spiritmovie/|movie updated for 2009]] * **Glide, Approach, & Sink** - Listener Noah starts a conversation on Glide and Approach Speeds - [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=807|UCAP Forum Link]] * **FAA, eh?** - [[http://www.aero-news.net/news/commair.cfm?ContentBlockID=32b59f78-4b23-4c11-8c85-6bff0e8dc6f8&Dynamic=1|U.S. Senator comments on "Federal Airline Administration"]] * **Whither GPS?** To Fail or Not to Fail... * [[http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227085.700-ageing-satellites-to-hit-gps-accuracy.html|One of many articles based on the GAO report.]] * [[http://www.cringely.com/2009/05/waas-up/|An opposing viewpoint from Bob Cringeley]] (thanks to Luca in the forums) * **JIFR Update** - Ground School done, but the written...? * **Mount Sunflower, Kansas** * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Sunflower|Mount Sunflower in Wikipedia]] * [[http://www.kansastravel.org/mountsunflower.htm|Mount Sunflower info in Kansas Travel website]] * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronado_Heights|Coronado Heights in Wikipedia]] * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coronado_expedition.jpg|Coronado's route to Kansas]] * **Shoutouts** * Rick Peri of [[http://www.aea.net/|AEA]] - [[http://www.aero-tv.net/index.cfm?do=app.bestView&videoid=58089381-c269-4ad2-9dfd-f1e0d1be17be|Getting the word out in videos]] * UCAP Fly-in at Barnes (KBAF) on June 27 -[[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=16&p=4093#p3953|Forum Discussion]] * Randy Babbitt [[http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=comm&id=news/BABBITT052209.xml|confirmed as FAA chief]] * Guest Disclaimer: Michael Clark * UCAP Theme: “Sledgeflattener”, Thomas Dolby