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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 326 Aviation Job Boards

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Finding employment through aviation job boards, a new airline seating idea, KLM caters to avgeeks, bribing your way to airline upgrades, and challenges to flying on the airlines.

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Tim Kirkwood has been a flight attendant for 38 years. He’s President of the aviation jobs board AviaNation.com, an online aviation employment board and recruitment site with aviation jobs in all job categories, worldwide.

Tim is author of The Flight Attendant Career Guide, now in its fourth edition. This book is a career resource for U.S. and Canadian flight attendant applicants.

Tim is also Executive Director for , a non-profit organization of mentoring, networking and scholarships for men and women in corporate aviation.

You can follow GeezerStew on Facebook.

We’re also joined by aviation journalist Jason Rabinowitz. Jason is also Data Research Manager for .

News Bye-Bye, Rows? New Airplane Design Has You Sitting in a Circle

We’ve seen a number of patents in the last few months from Airbus. Some a little wacky. This patent application shows an airplane that looks like the designs we’ve seen from Boeing for a blended wing body. But the seating arrangement is in the round.

For Airline Geeks Only: Win A Night In A Parked KLM MD-11

KLM continues to provide interesting opportunities for aviation enthusiasts, this time a contest where the prize was to spend the night inside one of its retired MD11s parked at Schiphol.

The Under-the-Tray-Table Upgrade

On a recent trip from Los Angeles to Chicago, the writer of the article decided to try for his own upgrades. At every opportunity, he discreetly offered cash to airline employees, Transportation Security Administration employees and fellow passengers in exchange for a better seat or faster service.

The worst thing about flying? These people

JetBlue announced they will reduce leg room on some flights and they plan to introduce baggage fees. We’ve seen incidents involving seat reclining disagreements that resulted in flight diversions. What’s going on here?

David Vanderhoof’s History Segment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, David tells us Martin’s Story.

The Australia News Desk

Aside from helping explain where “Jabiru” comes from, the boys also give an update on CASA’s “Brisbane West Wellcamp airport in Toowoomba has gone from bare dirt to accepting its first commercial airline operation in less time than Brisbane Airport took to negotiate who’d pay for their third runway.

Across the Pond

Pieter talks further with Oussamas Take Blog.

Listener Recording

Listener Evan Schoo tells us a little story about his one and only helicopter trial instructional flight. He also sends the link to a .

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, by George Hobica.

Title transfer documents for the orbiters, signed at the formal, public hand-over ceremonies.

Ace Abbot’s  book signings.

 

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AirplaneGeeks 325 Conversation with an NTSB Board Member

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NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt, a penalty against Asiana Airlines, A350-900 type certification, the Fisher P-75 Eagle, Jabiru engines, UAV sense and avoid, Etihad growth into Europe, and aircraft at the G20 summit.

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Robert Sumwalt, Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board...

AirplaneGeeks 324 The California Science Center

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Malaysia Airlines woes, F-35C conducting at-sea testing, what to do about thin airline seats, American flight attendants reject contract proposal, and Southwest Airlines Captain grabs the controls.

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AirplaneGeeks 323 A Solar-Electric Airplane

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The Sun Flyer solar-electric General Aviation airplane, the FAA and GA accidents, the SpaceShipTwo accident, the Ford bomber plant, and the last MD-11 passenger flight.

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George Bye is CEO of Bye Aerospace and also Chairman of AEAC, the Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation which was created to pro...

AirplaneGeeks 322 Flying a KC-135 When the Ground is all Sparkly

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Aerial refueling, airline profits boosted by lower fuel prices, the future of the U.S. Air Force, bad behavior at the airport, and the NBAA Convention.

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Guest Matt Fritz is a KC-135 Instructor and Commander with over 2000 hours, including combat and combat support. He is also a certified acquis...

AirplaneGeeks 321 Benet is the Aviation Queen

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The first Mitsubishi MRJ, screening for Ebola at the airport, the aging military aircraft fleet, mobile phones on the plane, FAA drone enforcement for licensed pilots, and Airways News.

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We talk with Benét Wilson, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Airways N...

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