APG 129 – Wifi Security Threat, EAA AirVenture, Light Beacons
Must be that time of year again… the Blackhat Security Show in Vegas. Another “expert” security consultant making the claim that he can hack into the wifi systems aboard airliners, causing all kind of mayhem. Problem is that the wifi systems share absolutely nothing with the navigation and control systems of our modern aircraft. Yawn.
The EAA’s AirVenture show ended last week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Fortunately, one of the APG community members, Chad the Financial Planner Guy, was on location and sent us an audio report! Also, we talk about the One Week Wonder, an airplane built during the seven days of the show. YouTube video here.
“Watch this!” Something you really never want to hear a pilot say. A Cirrus salesman in Australia flubs a potential sale when demonstrating the excellent stall and spin recovery characteristics of the craft. Unfortunately, he had to demonstrate the CAPS (Cirrus Airframe Parachute System) instead, landing in one very unhappy woman’s garden. Oops.
More news, including the new Airpooler service, the San Jose Police Department’s misunderstanding of UAV use, and inflight internet service for GA.
Bill Kempthorne – Air Canada Emergency
Guilherme Luís (WIlliam) – Domestic/International Flying, Madeira Island Approaches and Landings
Stephen – Radio Communications
Ahmad – Learjet question, brake cooling
Danish – Why I want to be a pilot
Eliot – International/Domestic
Ray – Shouting a round of drinks
Nick Carson – FMC on the Maddog?
William – Crosswinds
Nick Carson – Feedback about upgrading
Daniel – Captain Happy and DCA
Nick Carson – Long distance flying on the MD-88/90
Ross – pilot performance measurement and layover assistance
Round of Drinks
John – Suicide Attempt
Connor – 3 questions
Tim – Ultimate ATL Meet-up?
John – New ultra-thin film may protect pilots from laser beams
Derek – Pilot Shortage Forecast by Boeing
Tim – Standing Room Only coming to an airliner near you
Dan – Lightbulb Filaments
Zach – DC-9 Type Rating, Funny Airline Skits
Carol Burnett Show Funny Airline Skit
Monty Python – How to Irritate People – Airplane Sketch
Jorge – Wake turbulence
Jim Goudy – Weight and Balance?
Montana Airway Beacons
Guiding Lights: Montana’s Lighted Airway Beacons
Montana’s Lighted Airway System
Bob Hoover pouring tea in a barrel roll
Danish – Audio Feedback
Massimo – Glider pilot parachutes to safety after mid-air collision
Stan – A380 Video
Fahim – Knowing other languages gives advantage for Emirates?
Michael – Started Flying Lessons
Sport Pilot David – Third Class Medical Exemption for limited, noncommercial pilots
Medical reform moves forward
AOPA/EAA Medical Exemption FAQ
New bill would expand driver’s license medical
James – Logging Flight Time
Ryan – Track miles, ATC/Pilot relationships
Fahim – ACME perks?
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