Airplane Intel Podcast Show Notes & Episodes


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.


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Access Episode 031 - 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.

Access Episode 030 - 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.

Access Episode 029 - This week, we interview Art 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.

Access Episode 028 - 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.

Access Episode 027 - This week, we’re talking about the Hawker 800XP, an aircraft we're doing a prebuy on. Also, 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.

Access Episode 026 - This week 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.

Access Episode 025 - This week, we’re comparing the Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche to the Piper PA-34 Seneca. 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.

Access Episode 024 - 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.

Access Episode 023 - This week we’re speaking with Ken Wolf, owner of a 1996 Cessna 525 Citation Jet. He tells us about costs, maintenance, training, and benefits of jet aircraft ownership, as well as compares the CJ to similar aircraft. Plus, the tip of the week, the Plane Partnership Program, and more.

Access Episode 022 - 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.

Access Episode 021 - 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.

Access Episode 020 - Today, we’re speaking with Dean Showalter of the Airplane Owner Maintenance Podcast to compare the Mooney M20 to the Piper PA-24 Comanche. Then, we discuss prebuys vs. annual inspections and all about ADs. Plus, aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week, and your feedback about aircraft leasebacks

Access Episode 019 - In this episode, we discuss single pilot jets such as the Citation, Mustang, Eclipse, Phenom, Premier, and Vision. Then Don talks about how you can become a jet aircraft pilot. Plus, aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week, and your feedback.

Access Episode 018 - This week, we discuss the infamous Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop aircraft with MU-2 expert and check pilot Dick Allen. Plus, we have some special announcements then tackle aircraft ownership news, the tip of the week and your feedback.

Access Episode 017 - Today we’re back to piston twins, and in this edition, we discuss the Beechcraft Baron with podcaster and Pressurized Baron owner David Fill. Plus, general aviation news, the tip of the week and your feedback.

Access Episode 016 - This week, we discuss the Beechcraft Mustketeer, a great alternative to other four place aircraft such as the Cessna 172, 177 Cardinal, Cherokee, and Arrow with airline dispatcher, podcaster, and Musketeer owner Mike Karrels. We also touch on what its like to own a share of an airplane. Plus, general aviation news, the tip of the week, and your feedback.

Access Episode 015 - This week, we’re talking with Max Trescott, the famous flight instructor, podcaster, and glass cockpit and Cirrus expert about glass cockpits and the Cirrus. Plus, general aviation news, the tip of the week and your feedback.

Access Episode 014 - This week, we’re talking about the ins and outs of jet aircraft ownership with Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast. We'll discuss everything from planning, acquisition, cost control, maintenance, and more. Plus, general aviation news from the AOPA, fuel prices, and Don's Tip of the Week about the best way to source spare aircraft parts.

Access Episode 013 - This week, we discuss the King Air series of turboprop aircraft. Then, Don shares insights on getting a second opinion, then I reveal the Tip of the Week. Plus, general aviation news, fuel prices and your feedback.

Access Episode 012 - Today, we get the inside scoop about aviation insurance with Alex Walters, Aviation Sale Underwriter from Avemco Insurance Company. Plus, Don shares not one, but 2 tips of the week. Plus, general aviation news, fuel prices and your questions.

Access Episode 011 - This week, everything you need to know about the Cessna 340. Plus, affordable ADS-B solutions, the tip of the week and how to start an airline.

Access Episode 010 -The Piper PA-32 Series: Piper Cherokee Six, Lance and Saratoga + More - This week we discuss the Piper PA-32 series of high performance single engine airplanes. Then we discuss ways of reducing the cost of airplane ownership and Don reveals the Tip of the Week. Plus, general aviation news, fuel prices and your questions.

Access Episode 009 - Cessna Citation II, The True Benefits of Jet Ownership + More - This week, we discuss the Cessna Citation II corporate jet. Then, we talk about the true benefits of jet aircraft ownership and Don reveals the Tip of the Week. Plus, general aviation news, fuel prices and your questions.

Access Episode 008 - Piper Cheyenne Turboprop, Mentor Pilot + More - This week Don interviews mentor pilot Henry Fisher. Then, Don and I discuss the Piper Cheyenne turboprop series aircraft and Don reveals the tip of the week. Plus, general aviation news, fuel prices and your questions.

Access Episode 007 - George Nolly and the Cessna 3377 - This week we discuss the Cessna 337 with Captain George Nolly of the Ready for Takeoff Podcast. Plus, the tip of the week, general aviation news, and your questions.

Access Episode 006 - Piston Singles! We discuss the Cessna 182 and Cirrus SR22, share general aviation news, reveal the tip of the week and answer your questions.

Access Episode 005 - Jets! Maintenance Tips, Anti-ice + More - We talk about two private jets on opposite ends of the price and performance spectrum, I share insights on turbine aircraft maintenance, and Don reveals the tip of the week. Plus, general aviation news, fuel prices and your questions.

Access Episode 004 - Turboprops, Announcement, SAIB + More - We discuss two turboprop aircraft on opposite ends of the price and performance spectrum. Adam talks about SAIBs and Don reveals the tip of the week. Plus general aviation news, fuel prices, a special announcement and your questions.

Access Episode 003 - Piston Twins + More - We discuss two unlikely twin engine piston aircraft on opposite ends of the price and performance spectrum. Adam talks about SDRs and Don reveals the Tip of the Week. Plus, fuel prices, GA news and your questions.

Access Episode 002 - Piston Singles + More - We discuss two unlikely singe-engine piston aircraft on opposite ends of the price and performance spectrum.

Access Episode 001 - The Introduction - About us, F-18 fighters, tips of the week, General Aviation news, and great aviation podcasts to check out


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