Thu, 23 March 2006
We leave the Airspeed studios and have lunch at Pasquale's in Royal Oak, Michigan with Paul Stambaugh, aerobatic pilot (and owner of Pitts S1-S N34RM "Psycho Therapy") and Great Lakes Ferry pilot, among other things. We talk about aerobatics for both fun and safety, what it's like to be the premier Great Lakes aircraft ferry pilot in the United States, and why, despite all of his experience, Paul keeps his day job as a senior mechanical engineer. Pull up a chair at this classic southeast Michigan Itallian eatery and hangar-fly with Steve and Paul!
Direct download: AirspeedStambaughLong.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am EDT
Sun, 12 March 2006
We cover the Canadian Forces Snowbirds - The 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. From its earliest heritage in England in WWII to the Golden Centennaries in 1967 to the beginnings of the modern incarnation that started in Moosejaw in 1971. This is one American's take on the nine-aircraft demonstration squadron that takes beauty, coordination, discipline, and showmanship to a new level. Can't wait until they come to Battle Creek July 4!
Direct download: AirspeedSnowbirds.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT