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====== Uncontrolled Airspace Episode #154 "Skynet Looming" ====== [[ucap153|previous episode]] | [[http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/|main]] | [[ucap155|next episode]] {{ http://uncontrolledairspace.com/img/2009/ZZ6F45DDFF.jpg}} Amy Laboda visits the virtual hangar this week. We talk about some aviation tech which is too antiquated, and some which may be too complex... We remember an aviation pioneer... And we ponder whether the robots are taking over. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #154 "Skynet Looming" Recorded: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 [[http://jeburnside.com|Jeb Burnside]], [[http://davehigdon.biz|Dave Higdon]], [[http://aviationforwomen.org/|Amy Laboda]], [[http://jackhodgson.com|Jack Hodgson]] [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/eps/UCAP154.mp3|Direct link]] to mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save). ===== Show Notes ===== * Air Force **shoots down Drone** over Afghanistan [[http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2009-09/when-drones-go-wild-air-force-shoots-them-down?page=|link]] * **Intros and Chit-Chat** * After a **Kitfox summer** Amy returns to **button-pushing** (aka "knob-dicking") in the RV-10 * [[http://grtavionics.com/|Grand Rapids Technologies]] * **Father of Hang-gliding** Francis Rogallo, [[http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FrancisRogalloDiesAt97_201129-1.html|Gone West at 97]] * **Jeb's claim:** "It's all about the cylinders" (OK, not really - but it's indicative of the larger problem with GA) * **Amy's question:** "Is there a better engine for GA?" * Mistral - Rotec - Wankel - GE-Czech - Rolls-Royce 500 * Did **failed readback** lead to the Hudson River mid-air? * Pilot read back the wrong frequency [[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i7snJnN8kUVlX69sAmaPg4IPi6aQD9AOIRB02|AP story]] * NTSB preliminary testimony and animation [[http://www.ntsb.gov/Speeches/hersman/daph090916-Animation-Description.htm|NTSB Link]] * **Senator Frank Lautenberg** of NJ: [[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/16/nyregion/16crash.html?_r=2|"Radar - it's the latest thing!"]] * **The Next Hour:** Richard Collins' [[http://www.sportys.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&Product_ID=12391&DID=19|new book]] * **Air France 447:** Black Boxes disappeared into a Black Hole * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_447|AF447 Wikipedia Entry]] * **Shout Outs** * All herald [[http://www.aia-aerospace.org/national_aerospace_day/National |Aerospace Day!]] * Lee Bottom's [[http://www.leebottom.com/|Wood, Fabric & Tailwheel Fly-In]] on Sept. 26 * AOPA [[http://www.aopa.org/summit/|Aviation Summit]] in Tampa, November 5-7 * UCAP team descends on Wichita in October * Bombardier Safety Stand-down * Potential meetup dinner * Ponca City breakfast and podcast session * Guest Disclaimer: Randa Dufault * UCAP Theme: "Sledgeflattener", Thomas Dolby