Airplane Intel Podcast Show Notes & Episodes


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Airplane Intel Podcast episodes and show notes

Access Episode 050 - 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.

Access Episode 049 - How to Buy an Airplane [PART 5] This week, what you should know about aircraft brokers with Erin K Pitts, aircraft broker with USA Aircraft Brokers.

Access Episode 048 - How to Buy an Airplane [PART 4]: What you should know about aircraft insurance before the purchase with Avemco Insurance underwriter Alex Walters. Plus, why your insurance agent can prove to be a valuable member of your aircraft ownership support team.

Access Episode 047 - How to Buy an Airplane [PART 3]: What you need to know about aircraft financing with AOPA Finance President Adam Meredith.

Access Episode 046 -  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.

Access Episode 045 - In this episode we continue our ongoing series about how to buy an airplane. This time we discuss how to research the market and select an airplane that meets your mission, budget, and other requirements. Plus aircraft ownership news and Don’s Tip of the Week.

Access Episode 044 - This week, Don flies solo to discuss the benefits of jet ownership and some of the options you have. Plus, Don discusses the processes involved in selecting a private jet including researching and evaluating the perfect jet aircraft to meet your mission profile.

Access Episode 043 - Sun N Fun 2018 Video & Audio Coverage [INTERVIEWS + MORE!] - 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.

Access Episode 042 - We’re kicking off our new mini-series on how to buy an airplane. This week, the pros and cons of aircraft ownership and how to define your mission so you can get the right airplane for you. Plus, our Sun n Fun 2018 meet up and a new AD affecting some Beechcraft Bonanzas.

Access Episode 041 - This week we interview Mitch, the owner of a 1962 Mooney M20C. He shares the ins and outs of Mooney ownership including maintenance, cost of ownership, and more. Plus, aircraft ownership news, new videos, and a few big announcements.

Access Episode 040 - This week, Don discusses 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.

Access Episode 039 - 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.

Access Episode 038 - This week, Don talks about how to buy a single-engine airplane and gives his opinions on several makes and models based on some of the airplane prebuys we’ve done this year including the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. Plus, aircraft ownership news, our upcoming seminar, and Don’s tip of the week.

Access Episode 037 - 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.

Access Episode 036 - 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.

Access Episode 035 - This week we interview the pilot and owner of a 1979 Grumman AA5A Cheetah. We discuss what it’s like to own and fly a Grumman including maintenance considerations and costs.

Access Episode 034 - 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.

Access Episode 033 -This week, 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.

Access Episode 32.5 - 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.

Access Episode 032 - 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.

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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