037 - The Eclipse 500, How to Buy a Jet + More | Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, Don and I introduce the Eclipse 500 series of single-pilot jets. Then we shift our discussion to the ins and outs of buying a jet. Plus aircraft ownership news, Don’s tip of the week, and a new Alphabet Soup segment.

036 - Turboprop Engine Discussion + More | Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, Don discusses some of the differences between the Pratt & Whitney PT6 turboprop engines and the Garett TPE-331 engines found on many twin turboprops such as the Cessna 425 Conquest, MU2, and Merlin III. Plus aircraft ownership news and a new SAIB for turbocharger exhaust clamps.

035 - The Grumman AA5A Cheetah + More | Airplane Intel Podcast | Aviation Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week we interview one of our listeners to talk about his 1979 Grumman AA5A Cheetah. We discuss what it’s like to own and fly a Grumman including why he chose the Cheetah, maintenance considerations, costs, and a lot more.

034 - The Beech Debonair and how to buy an airplane + more!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective. 

In this episode, Don is flying solo! He discusses the Beechcraft Bonanza and Debonair. Then, he talks about the process of buying an airplane and what to expect during the pre-purchase inspection. Plus, Don’s tip of the week about preparing your airplane for the winter months and your feedback.

033 - Aircraft Turbocharging + More | Aviation Podcasts

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, thanks to requests from our listener survey, we talk about the pros and cons of buying a turbocharged airplane. Then we talk about some recent avionics equipment approvals in this week’s Alphabet Soup. Plus aircraft ownership news, Don’s tip of the week, and your feedback.

032.5 - The Cessna Cardinal Part 2 | Aviation Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we hear from our friend Arthur Billingsley to continue our conversation about the Cessna Cardinal. Art tells us what it was like to own, fly and maintain a Cessna 177RG, and why he chose the Cardinal over competing aircraft such as the Mooney 201 and Piper Arrow.

032 - The Cessna Cardinal, 1090ES, Aircraft Polish + More | Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we’re back to single-engine aircraft to discuss the Cessna 177 Cardinal, where you can get the best of both worlds. Then we talk about extended squitter transponders for ADS-B. Plus, aircraft ownership news, Don’s tip of the week about keeping your airplane clean, and your feedback.

031 - Hawker/Beechjet 400, WAAS, Thrust Reversers + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective. 

This week, we discuss one of the most interesting light jets in the sky, the Hawker/Beechcraft 400, with corporate pilot and aircraft manager Mark Feldman. Mark also tells us about his Boeing Stearman, which you won’t want to miss. Then we talk about WAAS in our new segment Alphabet Soup. Plus, aircraft ownership news, Don’s Tip of the week, and your feedback.

030 - TBM-700 vs. Piper Meridian + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we’re talking about single-engine turboprops with a side-by-side comparison on the Socata TBM-700 to the Piper PA-46T Meridian. Then we introduce a new segment called the Alphabet Soup. Also, there’s a new AD out there that might affect your ELT. Plus, aircraft ownership news, Don’s Tip of the week, your feedback, and an aftershow.

029 - The Cessna 310 w/ Owner/Pilot Art Billingsley, 3 Tips for More Speed + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we interview Arthur Billingsley, the pilot and owner of a 1974 Cessna 310Q. Together, we’ll get the inside scoop on what it’s like to own, maintain, and manage a piston twin. Then I share some ideas for getting more performance from your airplane. Plus, aircraft ownership news, Don’s Tip of the week and your feedback.

028 - The Piper Arrow, New Live Stream + More - Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, thanks to a listener request, we are covering the Piper Arrow series of single-engine airplanes. We also talk about a new weekly live stream series we want to start for current and future aircraft owners, as well as aircraft mechanics and pilots. Plus, aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week, and your feedback.

Special Edition: An Aeronautical Engineer's Perspective

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, Don interviews podcaster, aeronautical engineer, and future pilot Lucas Weekley of The Logbook Podcast. He shares an engineer's perspective on aircraft design & construction, building airplanes, and experimental - plus a lot more. 

027 - Hawker 800XP, Cessna Conquest Follow-Up, New AD, Meet Ups + More

This week, we’re talking about the Hawker 800XP, an aircraft that we have a lot of recent experience with. Then, another new AD issued by the FAA that affects some Piper airplanes; listener feedback about the Cessna Conquest, 2 meet ups, and new members to our Plane Partnership Program. Plus, aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week, and your feedback.

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

026 - The Cessna Conquest, New ADs + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

Today, Don and I are talking turboprops with the Cessna Conquest I and Conquest II. Then we share some new meet up ideas and talk about some special plans we have for next week’s episode. Plus, two new ADs, the tip of the week, and new members to our Plane Partnership Program.

025 - The Piper Twin Comanche vs. Piper Seneca + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we’re comparing the Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche to the Piper PA-34 Seneca thanks to a listener request. Then we talk about an update to mandatory service bulletin 05-8B and where to find the latest ADS-B out map from the FAA. Plus, aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week and a ton of your feedback about experimental aircraft.

Special Edition + Announcement

In this short episode, we reveal a special announcement and share how you can help us with an upcoming project.

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

024 - The Cessna 210, ATC Privatization, Prebuy Test Flights + More!

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we’re back to single-engine aircraft with the Cessna 210, including some inside details from a recent prebuy. Then we talk about how you can help say NO to ATC privatization. Plus, lots of aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week about prebuy test flights, and your feedback.

023 - The Citation 525 CJ with Owner/Pilot Ken Wolf + More

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week we’re speaking with Ken Wolf, owner of a 1996 Cessna 525 Citation Jet. He tells about his aircraft and what it’s like to own a jet, as well as compares his aircraft with similar aircraft such as the Citation CJ1, CJ1+ and M2. Ken also tells us about jet ownership costs, maintenance, and training. Plus, the tip of the week, the Plane Partnership Program, and more.

022 - The King Air 90 Series + More

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

In this episode, we’re talking turboprops with the King Air 90 series. Plus aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week and your feedback.

 

021 - Piston Twins - The Cessna 414A - New ADs, ADS-B + More - Airplane Intel Podcast

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the weekly General Aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, we discuss an economical piston twin that will take you where you want to go in less time, in style and comfort for a fraction of the cost of a newer, smaller airplane. Plus, aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week, and your feedback about becoming an aircraft mechanic.