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060 - How to Start a Flying Club + More | Airplane Intel Podcast | Aviation Podcasts

Welcome to The Airplane Intel Podcast, the aviation podcast for aircraft owners, operators, pilots and mechanics. It’s our goal to help you make safer and smarter decisions with your personal or business aircraft. We deliver practical advice, tips and strategies to make aircraft ownership simple, safe and cost effective.

This week, thanks to several listener requests, we find out how to start and manage a flying club with an exclusive interview. We discuss it all – from start up, growth, day-to-day operations, aircraft maintenance, and how to use technology to streamline operations. Plus, the pros and cons of leasing your airplane to a flying club.

054 - Facts and Tips about Piston Twins | 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, what does the 310, Seneca’ and Baron have in common? Don gives us some interesting facts and tips about these popular piston twins. Then, Don takes us on his journey through aviation.

053 - Tips for buying an Airplane, Piper Arrow Discussion, Cheap Jets + More | 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 Don and I discuss some useful tips for buying an airplane including how to research, what to look for and how to approach the owner. Then we talk about some interesting considerations with Piper Arrows and cool mods for light jets.

050 - Avoiding legal mistakes when buying an airplane

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 wrap up our How to Buy an Airplane Series with Part 6. This time, how to avoid legal mistakes when buying and selling aircraft with aviation attorney Talbot Martin.

049 - What to know about aircraft brokers | Aviation Podcast

We’re back with part 5 of our How to Buy an Airplane series. This week, what you should know about aircraft brokers with Erin K Pitts, aircraft broker with USA Aircraft Brokers.

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Our Guest: Aircraft Broker Erin K. Pitts

Erin K. Pitts is an aircraft broker with USA Aircraft Brokers Inc, the largest and oldest network of brokers in the country. She is recognized for her ability to connect buyers and sellers using the internet.  She has sold several aircraft and helps educate people about how aircraft brokers can help make transactions easier, while also making them faster and more profitable than marketing an airplane alone.  You can connect Erin on Facebook or by calling 518-491-8573. You can also learn more about USA Aircraft Brokers by clicking here.

046 - Cessna 172 vs. Piper Cherokee vs. Beech Musketeer | 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, we’re back to single-engine land airplanes to compare the Cessna 172 with the Piper PA-28 Cherokee and Beechcraft Musketeer. Plus aircraft ownership news, Alphabet Soup, and Don’s Tip of the Week.

043 - Sun N' Fun 2018 Coverage [INTERVIEWS + 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 talk about the great people we met, cool airplanes we saw, and interesting things we learned during Sun N Fun 2018 in Lakeland, FL.

41.5 [Bonus] PPP and Sun N Fun Meet Up!

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.

Want to know how to share the costs and responsibilities of aircraft ownership? In this short episode, Don discusses our free Plane Partnership Program. Learn more about the PPP and register for free here: www.PlanePartnership.com

040 - The Turbo Commander 690B + 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.

In this short episode, Don is flying solo to discuss the Turbo Commander 690B turboprop including a special STC. Then Don reveals a great source for decoding aviation acronyms. Plus, new Plane Partnership Members and the Tip of the Week.

039 - The Beechcraft Baron and Owning a Twin - 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 Don and I discuss the Beechcraft Baron and ways to make owning a twin more affordable. Plus aircraft ownership news, Don’s tip of the week, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.