119 Flying a General Aviation Aircraft Around the World Twice – Interview Robert DeLaurentis


119 Flying a General Aviation Aircraft Around the World Twice – Interview Robert DeLaurentis

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119 Robert DeLaurentis, author of Zen Pilot, Flight of Passion and The Journey Within talks about his upcoming polar circumnavigation, and about his previous around the world trip. His new plane, Citizen of the World, is a highly modified 1983 Gulfstream Turbine Commander 900. Robert talks about the challenges of flying a 4200 nm round trip over Antarctica that will take 17 to 18 hours to complete.

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Amazon book: Zen Pilot, Flight of Passion and The Journey Within
Amazon book: Flying Through Life
Robert DeLaurentis’ Pole to Pole website
Robert DeLaurentis’ AOPA Blog
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92 Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines – Book Interview with Scott Dennstaedt


92 Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines – Book Interview with Scott Dennstaedt

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92 Max talks with flight instructor and former research meteorologist Scott Dennstaedt about his new Weather book for student pilots to airline pilots. We talked about things pilots need to know about encountering icing. Later we talked about how to deal with the overwhelming number of online aviation weather sites. Finally, Scott talks about some of the tools that pilots can use to determine cloud tops.

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Scott Dennstaedt’s AvWxWorkshops.com website
Weatherspork.com

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64 New Book on Engines, General Aviation Maintenance – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation


64 New Book on Engines, General Aviation Maintenance – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation

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64 Max interviews Mike Busch, 2008 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year about his new book, Mike Busch on Engines. Mike founded Savvy Aviation, Inc, which includes a concierge maintenance management service, a prebuy management service, an engine monitor data analysis service, and a new 24/7 fast-response breakdown assistance service. His latest book, Mike Busch on Engines: What every aircraft owner needs to know about the design, operation, condition monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of piston aircraft engines, was published in March 2018. His first book was Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance.

Mike was born in New York City and grew up in the northeast. After majoring in math in college, he did graduate work in math and business, and soon after moved to the West coast, where he’s been ever since. After college, he worked in the computer industry as a software developer, and he managed major software development projects for corporations including Computer Sciences Corporation, General Electric, Honeywell, NCR, Phillips, and Visa.

In 1995, he began working fulltime in the aviation industry, when he cofounded AvWeb.com, a well known aviation news web site. He’s also a prolific writer of articles on maintenance that have appeared in many General Aviation magazines including his monthly maintenance column, “Savvy Maintenance” in AOPA PILOT magazine.

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Order Mike’s New Book on Amazon: Mike Busch on Engines
Order Mike’s 1st Book on Amazon: Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance
Mike Busch’s 70+ EAA Webinars on YouTube
Savvy Aviation – Mike Busch’s main web site

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