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Courtney Miller

Description: Podcasting Aviation Greatness Since 2008. The Airplane Geeks talk about the latest in the airline industry, general aviation, and military aviation. If it flies, we\'re talking about it.

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AirplaneGeeks 313 – Cathy With a C, Babies No E

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, general aviation flying, business aviation recovery, the new Eastern Air Lines, UPS 1354, hacker threats, two Lancasters and a Vulcan.

Guest

Most of Cathy Babis‘ professional experience has been in the aviation industry.  She is a pilot, flight instructor, ground instructor, air traffic controller, weather observer, and aviation chart cartographer. She’s also a standup comedian.

Cathy works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency making instrument flying charts for military pilots to use when flying outside the U.S. The NGA is both an intelligence agency and a combat support agency, and currently has some job opportunities. She tells us a few good flying stories, including one where she met Steve McQueen.

Visit Cathy’s Facebook.

The News Business Aviation’s Second Quarter Comeback

According to a report published by Jet Support Services Incorporated (JSSI), second quarter 2014 global business aviation activity grew by 8 percent quarter-over-quarter and by 3 percent year-over-year. JSSI tracks the number of hours that business aircraft have flown according to region, industry and aircraft type.

Aviation analyst sees slow growth in business jet market

Rolland Vincent, president of Rolland Vincent Associates, spoke at the recent Wichita Aero Club luncheon: He forecasts demand for 9,391 business jets in the next 10 years valued at $257 billion.

NTSB bans airline, pilots union from participating in UPS 1354 crash investigation

The Airbus A300 crashed short of the runway on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on Aug. 14, 2013, killing the two pilots on board.

Hackers Target Gaming Networks, Plane Carrying Sony Exec

Angry hackers tweet threats directed at the commercial flight of the Sony Online Entertainment President.

America’s Newest Airline Is a Very Old One

Created in 2011, Eastern Air Lines Group has moved their head offices to the old Eastern operations center at Miami International Airport. Boeing 737-800 jets are on order.

Across the Pond

© Steve Comber – www.globalaviationresource.com

Pieter talks about the Vulcan To The Sky, which dovetails into the even greater sight of the #Avro3Sisters flight.

Find Pieter on Twitter as @Nascothornet, on Facebook atXTPMedia, and at the Aviation Xtended podcast.

Listener Recording

From Micah, “Pueblo – A Geeks Dream.”

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Girls With Wings

Credit

Vulcan photo at Farnborough by Ian Allen.

Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.

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