74 Red Bull Helicopter Aerobatics Air Show Performer – Aaron Fitzgerald Live Interview


74 Red Bull Helicopter Aerobatics Air Show Performer – Aaron Fitzgerald Live Interview

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Max talks with Aaron Fitzgerald at AirVenture about how he got inspired as a child to fly helicopters, and how he came to fly aerobatics for the Red Bull Air Force. After serving as a paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division he began flight training in 1994. Next he began flying news helicopters in Los Angeles. Today, he’s CEO of Airborne Images, and he has over 8,500 flight hours. He’s worked all over North America on over 100 film and television projects. He recently joined the Red Bull team flying aerobatics in a helicopter and his debut air show was earlier this week at AirVenture.

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71 Vicky Benzing Air Show Pilot Interview – Live from AirVenture 2018


71 Broadcasting live video from AirVenture – Watch Us Live on Facebook

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Max interviews Air Show pilot Vicky Benzing about how she first got interested in flying, and how she progressed to flying in air shows and as a racer in the Reno Air Races, where she earned the title “Fastest Woman Racer” flying in a one-of-a-kind L139 jet. She also talks about the importance of being a role model for women and girls.

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70 Broadcasting live video from AirVenture – Watch Us Live on Facebook


70 Broadcasting live video from AirVenture – Watch Us Live on Facebook

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Max talks about traveling to AirVenture, the people he met on the first evening, and how you can watch the Live versions of Aviation News Talk that will be streamed this week from AirVenture on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 AM CDT from the Lightspeed tent. To get notified when the Live shows start, go to Facebook.com/maxtrescott and click the Like button.

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69 AirVenture 2018 at Oshkosh – Jack Pelton, EAA CEO Interview


69 AirVenture 2018 at Oshkosh – Jack Pelton, EAA CEO Interview

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69 AirVenture is the World’s Largest Aviation Celebration. It’s held in July each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and it’s run by EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association. Over 10,000 airplanes fly in for the event, 40,000 people camp on the campgrounds, and over 500,000 people attend the week long show. AirVenture is the best of everything about aviation, and it’s a must visit destination for every pilot.

Jack Pelton is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of EAA, and he’s the former CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company. Before that, Jack was Cessna’s Senior VP of Engineering. While at Cessna, he was an active advocate for GA, often meeting with members of Congress about general aviation issues. Today that work still continues for Jack and his staff, as advocacy is just one of many facets of the Experiment Aircraft Association.

Jack talks first about what’s special and unique about EAA. He then discusses some of the advocacy issues that the association is currently involved in, including STCs that allow avionics for experimental aircraft to be used in certificated aircraft, and future changes needed for the Light Sport Aircraft category. Jack then talks about the many activities planned for AirVenture 2018. These include the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and a visit by the Gloster Meteor, the oldest flying Jet. The only flying XP-82, a twin fuselage Mustang, is also expected to fly to the show. The “One Week Wonder,” returns this year, in which show attendees help build a Vans RV-12 during the week and then see it fly on Sunday.

Other events include:
Doc – B-29, one of two flying in the world
Pilot Proficiency Center
Annual Salute to Veterans & Honor Flight to D.C.
Innovation Day – Tuesday
Founder’s Innovation Prize
Women Venture Day – Wednesday
KidVenture & Aviore Superhero
Night AirShows on Wednesday and Saturday
Twilight Night Fest on other evenings
Aircraft Rides – B-17, Ford Tri-Motor, Bell 47
Seaplane Base
EAA Museum

Mentioned in the Show
AirVenture Planning Site
Tedx Talk, by EAA’s Dick Knapinski on AirVenture
EAA AirVenture App – iPhone/iPad
EAA AirVenture App – Android
Join EAA – $10 Off Offer

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