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====== Uncontrolled Airspace Episode #284 "Too Much Wx Talk" ====== [[ucap283|previous episode]] | [[http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/|main]] | [[ucap285|next episode]] The boys marvel over the career of a crusty old East Nashville pilot... they answer some listener questions... and lookout, here come the drones. Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded April 26, 2012. [[http://jeburnside.com|Jeb Burnside]], [[http://davehigdon.biz|Dave Higdon]], [[http://jackhodgson.com|Jack Hodgson]] [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/eps/UCAP284.mp3|Direct link]] to mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save). ===== Show Notes ===== * **Beech Belly** landing. This guy has quite the history, and apparently he's not done yet... * Pilot missing: [[http://www.newschannel5.com/story/17653672/plane-crash-lands-in-east-nashville-but-no-sign-of-the-pilot|Plane makes safe gear-up landing]] but whereabouts of pilot unknown. * Pilot found: [[http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120423/NEWS01/304240006/Elderly-pilot-criminal-past-explains-East-Nashville-emergency-landing?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE|Pilot with criminal past explains emergency landing.]] * Pilot is proud: [[https://twitter.com/#!/tonyfdesign/status/194791948681359361|Pilot lists "Expert Smuggler" as job from 1984-87]] * Pilot expounds: [[http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120424/NEWS01/304240028/Emergency-landing-provokes-questions-about-pilot-s-past?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE|The long version of the story.]] * **//Intros and Chit-Chat//** * **Drones - coming soon** [[https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/faa-releases-its-list-drone-certificates-leaves-many-questions-unanswered|to a jurisdiction near you!]] * **Starry Story, Right?** Not exactly. [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2404&p=10946#p10946|Laminar sets us straight on the Venus story in the UCAP Forums]] * **Warbirds Grounded?** [[http://www.commemorativeairforce.org/?page=cms%2Fevent&eventID=147|Not for now, at least.]] * **Rising Eclipse** Eclipse Aerospace [[http://www.eclipse.aero/news_indiv.php?id=31&n=3|receives FAA production certificate for Eclipse 550 twin jet.]] * **//Listener Questions//** * Tom C, Alexandria VA: Is it ever OK for a passenger to enter/exit the plane while the prop is spinning? * Bill M., UCAP Brunch Gang: Differences between Rotax and some other experimental category engines, vice typical Lycoming and Continentals * Tim V., Panama City FL: The Glasair Super 2 - is it a suitable plane for a 100-hour VFR pilot? * **//Shout Outs//** * 787 at DCA for [[http://naa.aero/html/events/index.cfm?cmsid=264|awarding of 2012 Collier Trophy, May 10th]] * Richard Bach [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2409&p=10955#p10955|and his flying blog]] * The Washington Post's John Kelly, and listener Brian Carlson [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-urge-to-fly-under-bridges/2012/04/21/gIQAhJvSYT_story.html|for the Jim Greenwood piece in the Post]] * Congrats to NASA's [[http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/publications/callback/cb_387.html|ASRS system and their One-millionth report!]] * To Have and Have Not - a clue about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSgqrrWyF0Y&feature=youtu.be|the dead bee reference]] (hey, if the movie'd had a robot in it, I would have watched it! -jsw-) * Guest Disclaimer: Simon Holland * Closing Theme inspired by: "Sledgeflattener", Thomas Dolby