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Of Interest to Everyone

The UltraFlight Radio Show offers topics in areas of interest to everyone that flies. You can learn about navigation, operations at airports, radio usage, airspace and more.

This section features interviews and topics of general interest.

Walter Tom Grimm, Trike Pilot and Position Light Builder
Tom Grimm joins us to talk about LED position lighting. Tom is producing LED position lighting and is working on a landing light made out of LEDs. He talks to us about the technology involved. E-mail Tom
(10/10/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
With Jim Sweeney talks about the responsibilities of the Pilot in Command of an aircraft. Just what is the pilot in command and what does that mean to the FAA? Jim talks about that and more. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (10/10/06)

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Stuart Gort, Powerfin
It has been a long time since we've chatted with Stuart Gort from Powerfin. Since we last visited he has moved the Powerfin factory across the state of Washington to Spokane. We talk about the move, the propellers, and some of the interesting things going on at Powerfin. Powerfin
(10/3/06)

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Norman Burr, World Directory Of Leisure Aviation
The 2006-2007 edition of the world's most authoritative guide to leisure flying is now available and it's the biggest ever published. Norman Burr, the publisher of the English language version of the directory, joins us to talk about what all is included and how such an extensive book is created. World Internet Directory Of Leisure Aviation
(9/19/06)

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Larry Clymer, FAA Light Sport Aviation Branch
Larry Clymer talks about the single place check ride. This is a check ride that can be done by a sport pilot designated pilot examiner (SP-DPE) by ground observation. This type of check ride is normally used when pilots want to do a check ride in their single place light sport aircraft and have no desire to fly passengers. Larry talks about how the check rides are done, who can do them, and how to find a willing DPE. Light Sport Aviation Branch
(9/12/06)

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Sharon Wilcox, Light Sport & Ultralight Flying Magazine
The publishers of Ultralight Flying Magazine are changing its name to reflect their coverage of sport pilot and light sport aircraft. The magazine is now known as the Light Sport and Ultralight Flying Magazine. Sharon Wilcox joins us to talk about the magazine, its history, and its new future. Light Sport and Ultralight Flying Magazine (9/12/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
It makes sense that a pilot should be both current and proficient in the aircraft they fly. But what does 'current' mean? The FAA has specific definitions of currency and Jim Sweeney tells us all about it. He talks about the regulations pertaining to currency and flight reviews and how to meet their requirements. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (9/5/06)

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Paul Hamilton, Adventure Productions
Paul Hamilton joins us to talk about the 2007 editions of the Knowledge Test Prep books by ASA. We talk about the new edition of the FAA knowledge tests for trike and powered parachute certified flight instructors (CFIs). Those tests seem to have become more appropriate to their respective categories. We have a discussion about some ways to improve the tests even more. Adventure Productions
(8/22/06)

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Brian & Carol Carpenter, Rainbow Aviation Services
We missed out on the Carpenters' report on some good news last week so we try again this week. They just submitted the weight shift module for the Light Sport Aircraft Repairman Course to the FAA for acceptance. On top of that, they're in the process of putting the finishing touches on the module for powered parachutes. Both modules are scheduled to be offered at the end of October. Brian and Carol talk about these very unique courses and what's included in them. Rainbow Aviation (8/22/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney tells us how to log training time towards a sport pilot rating. Basic Flight Instructors (BFIs) and Ultralight Flight Instructors (UFIs) can train pilots for Sport Pilot ratings. We have gotten some questions from both students and trainers on how to log that training time properly. You can get here what you can't get in FAA literature. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (8/22/06)

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Mark Aldridge, Federal Aviation Administration
Change 1 to the Practical Test Standards for Sport Pilots was just introduced a few weeks ago. We talk with the FAA's author of a lot of those changes about how a PTS fits into the big scheme of things. We learn about what a PTS is required for and what the standards are and are not designed to do. You can download free copies of all of the PTS's by visiting the link: FAA Pilot Practical Test Standards (8/15/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks to us about the requirements to report aviation accidents and incidents. He talks about the reporting differences between ultralights and light sport aircraft. Jim also talks about how to determine what kinds of accidents and incidents are reportable and how to make the report. The reference for this discussion is NTSB 830. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 1) (8/15/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks to us about the requirements to report aviation accidents and incidents. He talks about the reporting differences between ultralights and light sport aircraft. Jim also talks about how to determine what kinds of accidents and incidents are reportable and how to make the report. The reference for this discussion is NTSB 830. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 2) (8/15/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Do you know what this striping means when painted on the asphalt at the local airport?

If you don't, you should listen to this week's segment with Jim Sweeney. Even if you already know what it means, you'll probably still learn something from new from Jim. I always seem to. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (8/1/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Now that we are realistically able to look at the opportunities to fly Light Sport Aircraft over congested areas, we talk with Jim Sweeney about the rules regarding flying over town. Federal Aviation Rule (FAR) 91.119 is the pertinent rule and Jim talks about how it applies to sport pilots flying light sport aircraft. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (7/18/06)

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Van Stumpner, Federal Aviation Administration
There is a lot of confusion about Experimental Light Sport Aircraft certificates. Van Stumpner joins us from the Light Sport Aviation Branch to talk about the three options in FAR §21.191 under which someone can get an E-LSA certificate for their aircraft and how those options compare with each other. We also get an update on the latest DAR graduating class
. Light Sport Aviation Branch (Part 1) (6/27/06)

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Van Stumpner, Federal Aviation Administration
There is a lot of confusion about Experimental Light Sport Aircraft certificates. Van Stumpner joins us from the Light Sport Aviation Branch to talk about the three options in FAR §21.191 under which someone can get an E-LSA certificate for their aircraft and how those options compare with each other. We also get an update on the latest DAR graduating class
. Light Sport Aviation Branch (Part 2) (6/27/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about getting a telephone weather briefing from flight service. He talks about what information you should be ready to give the briefer and what kind of information you can ask for and get from the weather briefer. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (6/13/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney joins us to talk about the weather. There are tools on the internet that allow pilots access to the same tools that local and internet weather forecasters have. Jim talks about how fronts effect your weather and how to read the 12 Hour Combined Surface Prognosis Chart. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 1) (6/6/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney joins us to talk about the weather. There are tools on the internet that allow pilots access to the same tools that local and internet weather forecasters have. Jim talks about how fronts effect your weather and how to read the 12 Hour Combined Surface Prognosis Chart. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 2) (6/6/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about a seasonal hazard, thunderstorms. We talk about why they are dangerous, what kind of conditions cause them, and how to avoid them. For a graphic showing the life-cycle of a thunderstorm, click here. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (5/30/06)

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Dan Johnson, ByDanJohnson.com
Recently the light aviation world lost a well known personality. For two decades Scott Wilcox was editor of Ultralight Flying Magazine. Dan Johnson joins us to talk about Scott and talk a little about his relationship with the man. Scott and Dan flew together on hundreds of photo missions over the central Florida pasture lands each year for one intensive week of gathering information for flight reviews. We will talk about what Scott did for the aviation community while he was with us. Click here to learn how you can help Scott's family. (5/23/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney has had the best record for getting people prepared to take the Sport Pilot Knowledge Test through his 3 day ground schools. He talks about the breaking news that those knowledge tests are changing and what that will mean to both the training world and to those preparing to take the test. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (5/16/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Keeping with the traveling theme, Jim Sweeney goes over the things to do if you get lost while flying. He covers courses of action, how to get oriented, identifying landmarks, navigation systems and (yes ladies) even how to ask for directions. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (5/9/06)

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Jeff Gilkey, Weight Shift Control (Trike) Pilot
Jeff Gilkey is a weight shift control pilot that has taken the lead in his area to get other pilots squared away as sport pilots and their aircraft certified as light sport aircraft. By bringing in outside instructors to provide the training, testing, and airworthiness inspections he has helped many disciplines of sport pilots in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area while he has helped his own situation. His methods are easy to duplicate for those wanting to get things done in their own regions and Jeff tells how to do it. Jeff's Flight Log
. (5/2/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney visits with us about logging time for student pilots. Who can log what for who and when and how long they can do it. This is important information for those getting started out in the sport and (again) for instructors that want to do it right. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (5/2/06)

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Vernon Peckham, Airshow Commentator
Last time we had Vernon Peckham on the show, we barely had time to get started talking to him. This time we take a little more time as he gives some tips to those that want to follow in his footsteps and begin commentating at local fly-ins and airshows. It is the type of activity that adds so much to an event, but requires more than a big speaker and microphone (although that helps a lot, too.) airshotalk@cfl.rr.com
(4/25/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim talks with us about how to approach non-towered airports. Since sport aviators may fly a little lower than other pilots; answers to questions about how to go around an airport, or enter the pattern, or just fly over the top of an airport are sometimes a little bit different than for other pilots. And of course some of it is the same. Jim sorts it all out for us. To follow along, you may want to visit: Getting Around the Traffic Pattern. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 1) (4/25/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim talks with us about how to approach non-towered airports. Since sport aviators may fly a little lower than other pilots; answers to questions about how to go around an airport, or enter the pattern, or just fly over the top of an airport are sometimes a little bit different than for other pilots. And of course some of it is the same. Jim sorts it all out for us. To follow along, you may want to visit: Getting Around the Traffic Pattern. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 2) (4/25/06)

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Dan Johnson, ByDanJohnson.com
We talk to Dan Johnson from West Palm Beach, Florida where he is recovering from back surgery caused by a (very) hard landing. Dan wants to thank the many folks that have written and otherwise contacted him over the past couple of weeks. We talk about how he's doing, when he'll be up and about again, and more. ByDanJohnson.com (4/18/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
The bulk of the airspace everyone shy of an Air Transport Pilot flies in is class E and class G airspace. Recognizing what is what and where is where is still a mystery for some. Unfortunately, the training chart put out by the FAA is not the clearest. Well, Jim Sweeney helps us take some of the mystery out of reading the sectionals and the US Airspace at a Glance Chart. To follow along, you may want to visit: Reading the US Airspace at a Glance Chart. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 1) (4/18/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
The bulk of the airspace everyone shy of an Air Transport Pilot flies in is class E and class G airspace. Recognizing what is what and where is where is still a mystery for some. Unfortunately, the training chart put out by the FAA is not the clearest. Well, Jim Sweeney helps us take some of the mystery out of reading the sectionals and the US Airspace at a Glance Chart. To follow along, you may want to visit: Reading the US Airspace at a Glance Chart. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 2) (4/18/06)

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Mark Becker, Flying the Fish Productions
Mark Becker and Tjeerd Beens' flew microlight trikes from Cape Town, South Africa to the Fish River Canyon in Nambia. The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon system in the world. Mark joins us to talk about the adventure. FlyingTheFish.com (4/11/06)

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Vernon Peckham, Airshow Commentator
Vernon Peckham is a familiar voice to anyone that has visited Sun 'n Fun's Paradise City. This was Vernon's last year commentating at the flightline of the event. We talk about Vernon's experiences as one of the best known volunteers at Sun 'n Fun. airshotalk@cfl.rr.com
(4/11/06)

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Richard Meredith-Hardy, First Vice-President, FAI Microlight Commission
Richard Meredith-Hardy talks to us about the loss of a great aviator, Angelo d'Arrigo of Catania, Italy. Richard shares with us some of his experiences with Angelo and talks about some of the things Angelo accomplished. FlyMicro.com (4/4/06)

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Dale Newton, Flight Design USA
Dale Newton is one of the first graduates of the 120 Hour Repairman Course and is probably the very first light-sport aircraft repairman. Dale talks about his three week experience at Rainbow Aviation in California. Flightstar Sportplanes, Inc. / Flight Designs USA (3/28/06)

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Paul Hamilton, Adventure Productions
Paul Hamilton talks about the shifting approach to training and testing for Light Sport Pilots. Until recently, sport pilot training has been approached with a unified training program from training materials through the knowledge test. Also, Paul talks about new products and his plans for the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In. Adventure Productions. (3/28/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
There have been some questions about Mode C veils, Light Sport Aircraft and encoding transponders. What do you do as an N-numbered aircraft flying in the Mode C veil? Luckily we have Jim Sweeney available to sort out what you need to do to keep yourself straight. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 1) (3/21/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
There have been some questions about Mode C veils, Light Sport Aircraft and encoding transponders. What do you do as an N-numbered aircraft flying in the Mode C veil? Luckily we have Jim Sweeney available to sort out what you need to do to keep yourself straight. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 2) (3/21/06)

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Eldon Corry, LetsFly
One of common complaints about aviation is the cost of buying and operating a new aircraft. With even Light Sport Aircraft becoming expensive, many people are fearing that their dreams of flight are going to be only dreams. Not to fear. Eldon Corry will join us to talk about how "cooperative ownership" is helping people join together to own and fly the airplanes they want. LetsFly
(3/7/06)

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Paul Hamilton, Adventure Productions
One of the issues that many people are concerned about is the check ride needed in order to become a Sport Pilot. The ever-busy Paul Hamilton has just put the finishing touches on a DVD that takes you through the practical tests for sport pilot airplane, trike, and powered parachute. He talks about when this DVD will be available and what it will do for you. This is another scoop by UltraFlight Radio. Adventure Productions
(3/7/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about the speed limits for taxiing at an airport and on your private field. He also talks about why you should be careful with your taxi speeds and some of the challenges from different aircraft configurations. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (3/7/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney takes some of the mystery out of the check ride process. As more people pass their sport pilot knowledge tests, they wonder about the other steps that are needed to complete the transition to becoming sport pilots. Jim clues us in on some of the resources that are out there to help make your check ride a success. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (2/28/06)

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Michael Pilon, MapMuse, Inc.
There is a new web site which maps airports across the US called Mapmuse.com. But more than just a mapping program, it also lists information about services and amenities around these airports. The intent of this project is for the recreational flying community to add and correct information on the maps themselves (note there is an ADD and an EDIT feature). The creators believe that through this kind of community effort, it will be possible to achieve the most comprehensive, descriptive, and useful mapping tool for everyone. Michael Pilon joins us to talk about how you can participate in the process, by making any changes you see fit to the maps, and to the lists of features surrounding the airports. MapMuse, Inc.
(2/21/06)

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Martin Weaver, Fun Air, LLC
This is our first chance to talk with Marty Weaver since he retired from the FAA as the Light Sport Aviation Branch Manager. We talk about how he is keeping busy, which has a lot to do with sport flying. He has been busy with gyroplane and helicopter instructing, preparing a local ultralight instructor for his powered parachute CFI practical test and getting ready to conduct the first Repairman Light Sport Aircraft Inspection Course for Gyroplanes. Fun air, LLC
(2/21/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about how to navigate with a compass. He focusses on how to determine your course, both magnetic and your compass course. If you thought those were the same thing, you definitely need to listen in. To make things easy, follow along with the magnetic and compass headings graphic Jim has provided. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 1) (2/21/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about how to navigate with a compass. He focusses on how to determine your course, both magnetic and your compass course. If you thought those were the same thing, you definitely need to listen in. To make things easy, follow along with the magnetic and compass headings graphic Jim has provided. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 2) (2/21/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about how to use a plotter. This basic navigational planning tool is used to determine both distances and headings on sectionals. Jim explains how it works. To make things easy, follow along with the plotter graphics Jim has provided. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (2/14/06)

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Rob Mixon, Mixon Air
Rob Mixon is an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College where he teaches Psychology of Personal Effectiveness. Rob gives us some insight into why some flying students may not be 'getting' their instruction. This is good information for flight instructors and may even provide insight for students and those considering flight instruction. BetterPilot.com
(2/7/06)

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Brian & Carol Carpenter, Rainbow Aviation Services
The Carpenters talk about their 120 Hour Repairman Course for Light Sport Aircraft (Airplanes and Trikes). While the course hasn't been accepted yet, the plans to hold the first course are on for March. We talk with them to learn what this course entails, who is attending the course, and what this course authorizes the graduates to do. We also talk to them about their first powered parachute 16 hour course that they are taking on the road to Lincoln, Nebraska. Rainbow Aviation (2/7/06)

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Paul Hamilton, Adventure Productions
Paul Hamilton has just updated his Sport Pilot Training Syllabus manual. This new version includes lessons for those wanting to become Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs). It now also includes 'Scenario Based Training', which is the FAA recommended training procedures now. Adventure Productions
(1/31/06)

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Chuck Slusarczyk, CGS Hawk
We talk with Chuck Slusarczyk who just got back from the Kentucky Ultralight Safety Seminar put on by the BUGs. He talks about his presentation there, which was about preventing structural failure in airframes. CGS Aviation
(1/31/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney visits with us about Aeromedical Factors. We talk about things having to do with the body and oxygen while flying. We'll learn about terms like hypoxia, hyperventilation, and carbon monoxide poisoning. This is the kind of stuff that keeps you safe. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 1) (1/31/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney visits with us about Aeromedical Factors. We talk about things having to do with the body and oxygen while flying. We'll learn about terms like hypoxia, hyperventilation, and carbon monoxide poisoning. This is the kind of stuff that keeps you safe. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 2) (1/31/06)

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Dawne Fay, First Flight Insurance Group
Dawn Fay represents one of the precious few companies that will insure ultralight type aircraft. She tells us about the products available for aircraft owners and flight training operations. It is surprising how flexible the definition of "ultralight" can be. First Flight specializes in leisure insurance products. First Flight insures the United States Hang Gliding Association (USHGA), the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), and provides coverage for members of the Professional Air Sports Association (PASA), and the United States Ultralight Association (USUA). First Flight Insurance Group (1/24/06)

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Michael Coates, XCOM Avionics
While visiting the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo last weekend, I got the chance to meet Michael Coates from XCOM Avionics. XCOM builds a small and powerful dash mounted aviation radio combined with an intercom. Michael tells us all about the radio's many features. XCOM Avionics (1/17/06)

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Patrick Yonkin, UltraFlight Magazine
It has been a year since Patrick Yonkin became the editor of UltraFlight Magazine. We catch up with him between flying events to get his take on the sport, the industry, and the people in it. UltraFlight Magazine (1/17/06)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim joins us to talk about low level ultralight flying and how to find and avoid obstacles that can ruin a flying day. Many towers and high terrain points can be found on your sectional. Jim shows us how to look for those points of interest. To follow along, you may want to visit a page we have set up with a piece of sectional that we will use to show you how to keep Avoiding Obstacles. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF(1/3/06)

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Scott Wick, Wicks Aircraft Supply
It's Christmas time and it's time to help your special someone out by providing a list of things you would like. Scott Wick talks about the aircraft tools and things that you would much rather get than a necktie or a new pair of slippers. Wicks Aircraft Supply (12/6/05)

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Ron Lowery, Photographer/Pilot
Traveling low and slow, professional photographer/pilot Ron Lowery and writer/pilot Mary Walker flew above the same great rivers that Lewis and Clark explored to capture incredible vistas from the air and celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Corps of Discovery’s odyssey across the continent. The result is a photography and adventure book and a DVD, Chasing Lewis and Clark Across America: A 21st Century Aviation Adventure. We visit with Ron about the adventure. Chasing Lewis & Clark (12/6/05)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Too many people are intimidated by aviation band radios. Jim Sweeney strips away all of the fluff and tells us what we need to be able to communicate at the uncontrolled fields that many of us fly from. Great stuff for those working on their Sport Pilot rating. The Basics of Radio Use. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 1) (11/29/05)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Too many people are intimidated by aviation band radios. Jim Sweeney strips away all of the fluff and tells us what we need to be able to communicate at the uncontrolled fields that many of us fly from. Great stuff for those working on their Sport Pilot rating. The Basics of Radio Use. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 2) (11/29/05)

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Paul Johnston, World Talk Radio
Since UltraFlight Radio began, we've gotten requests from listeners that want to take the show on the road with them. Now with the technology of podcasting, that is becoming easy to do. World Talk Radio, the station that produces the UltraFlight Radio Show is now offering podcasting. Paul Johnston, the Program Director and Operations Manager for World Talk Radio, joins us to explain how it all works. World Talk Radio (11/1/05)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
We talk with Jim Sweeney about the challenges of high altitude flight operations. There are things that people from low altitudes need to know before heading to the mountains to fly. We discuss power requirements, power availability, and general mountain operations. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (10/25/05)
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John Ballantyne, Trike Instructor and Designated Sport Pilot Examiner
Not only is John Ballantyne a Certified Flight Instructor and a DPE, he is also now an instructor at the Frederick, Maryland Community College. Of course the topic there is a Sport Pilot ground school. Professor Ballantyne joins us to talk about this unique way of getting people involved in sport aviation. E-mail John (10/18/05)
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Mark Poliak, Indy Flyers
Mark Poliak is helping organize a fund raiser for Operation Migration. Operation Migration's efforts to help endangered whooping cranes learn migration routes to protected areas is a great showcase of ultralight aircraft for the public. Learn more about the program and how you can help out. Indy Flyers (10/11/05)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about how to find out what the weather is like at your local airport. ATIS, AWOS, and ASOS systems are popping up at a lot of local airports. Learn how you can access information from these systems via aviation band radio, telephone, and even the internet. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (10/11/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
This week the flight service stations (you know, our friends at 1-800-WX-BRIEF) are going through a big reorganization. The 'neighborhood' flight briefer is no more. That is, unless you live in one of the three cities where all flight briefing activities have been consolidated to, Ft. Worth, Texas; Leesburg, Virginia; or Prescott, Arizona. Moreover, the FSSs are no longer FAA operations, they have been taken over by Lockheed Martin. Jim Sweeney talks about the impacts. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (10/4/05)
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Dick Kuntzleman, Kuntzleman Electronics
With new rules for Light Sport Aircraft, Dick Kuntzleman has been working to make sure that pilots are able to keep flying in that half hour after sunset. The requirements now are for position lights in addition to strobes and Dick has them combined in a product that is new this year. We also learn all about how he is using LED technology and more. www.KEstrobes.com (9/27/05)

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John Ballantyne, Trike Instructor and Designated Sport Pilot Examiner
Fall is here and in many parts of the country, that means more fog and low-lying clouds than normal. John Ballantyne talks about why to avoid flying in foggy conditions, how to forecast foggy conditions, and what to do when you end up with a blanket of white below you after you begin your flight. E-mail John (9/20/05)
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Mike Loehle, Loehle Aircraft
Almost since Part 103 was written, pilots have wanted to increase the weight limits of the regulation. Mike Loehle was around when the ultralight regulations were written and is able to explain to us how the weights came to be and some of the innovations that the limitation inspired with aircraft designers. Loehle Aircraft Corporation (9/13/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney joins us to finish a topic we promised to cover a while ago. That is, how to use an Airport Facility Directory (AFD). In order to follow along, you should click here. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (9/13/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
A lot of pilots live close to or even under Military Operation Areas (MOAs). While it is a good idea to avoid flying in an MOA, it is also good to know when the MOA really is active so you can avoid flying during busy training times. Jim Sweeney talks about how you can learn more about MOAs. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (9/6/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about fuel management. For those that want to wander from the airport (and particularly those that want to wander with a license), there are certain minimum fuel requirements to keep in mind. Jim talks about what they are and how to calculate them. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (8/30/05)
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Gregg Ellsworth, BRS
Dan discusses with Gregg Ellsworth the safety chutes for light sport aircraft and ultralights that BRS has recently redone. brsparachutes.com (8/23/05)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
A listener wrote in with a question about flying rules and etiquette over wetlands, national parks and such. Of course we have Jim Sweeney on call to answer questions just like that. He tells us all about that special airspace, how you can find it (or avoid it), and how you should behave in it. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (8/16/05)
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Bever Borne, Air-Tech, Inc.
It wasn't hard to come up with a topic to talk about this week. First thing on Bever Borne's mind is density altitude. With the high temperatures we are seeing across the country, people are noticing that their aircraft just don't fly like they're used to. Bever Borne talks about why that is and some of the precautions you should take when flying on really hot days. Bever can also answer your four stroke and two stroke ultralight aircraft engine questions. Do you have questions? When the show is live, call your questions in at (888) 514-2100 or you can IM them in on AOL or Yahoo Instant Messenger to UFRadio. Air-Tech, Inc (7/26/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney tells us about "Biennial" Flight Reviews. Once you have a license to fly, you have to keep current. In the exemption world, BFIs and UFIs are used to having to go to refresher courses (either on line or in person) to maintain their ratings. With Sport Pilot, the process is quicker and can be one-on-one. Flight reviews can take as little as one hour ground training and one hour flight training done by a CFI. Jim gives us all the details about the regulations regarding the reviews. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 1) (7/5/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney tells us about "Biennial" Flight Reviews. Once you have a license to fly, you have to keep current. In the exemption world, BFIs and UFIs are used to having to go to refresher courses (either on line or in person) to maintain their ratings. With Sport Pilot, the process is quicker and can be one-on-one. Flight reviews can take as little as one hour ground training and one hour flight training done by a CFI. Jim gives us all the details about the regulations regarding the reviews. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 1) (7/5/05)
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Tim Bruno, RAD Electronics
Tim Burno has been working hard to develop a new generation of headsets for light aviation. Many months of work is now finished and the results are being produced. Tim tells us all about it. RAD Electronics (6/28/05)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Most pilots are used to looking at Special use Airspace (Restricted Areas, Alert Areas, etc.) and Military Operational Areas (MOAs) as airspace that starts at Ground Level and terminates somewhere close to the moon. Actually, the airspaces have specific floors and ceilings that you should know about if you live close to one. Jim Sweeney tells us how to find the altitudes so you can stay safe and worry-free. Special Use Airspace in 3 Dimensions. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (6/21/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
We visit with Jim Sweeney about flying in Class D Airspace. We talk about finding the right frequencies, communicating with the tower and more. Follow along with us on our page about Operating in Class D Airspace. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (6/14/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Summer seems to have finally arrived... mostly. In any case, it is time to think about how the heat and humidity of summer can reduce the capability of your aircraft. Even though summer flying can be some of the most fun, you can get in trouble if you don't take into account that reduced capability. Jim Sweeney tells us about it. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 1) (5/31/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Summer seems to have finally arrived... mostly. In any case, it is time to think about how the heat and humidity of summer can reduce the capability of your aircraft. Even though summer flying can be some of the most fun, you can get in trouble if you don't take into account that reduced capability. Jim Sweeney tells us about it. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (Part 2) (5/31/05)
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Paul Hamilton, Adventure Productions
Paul Hamilton has recently added a lot of information to the web site www.sport-pilot-training.com. Along with lists of study materials and exclusive study guides for those preparing for their Sport Pilot tests, he's added sections like "endorsements and certificates" to let people know what they need to do to exercise sport pilot privileges. His free study guides show you what information you need to focus on in the existing ASA materials to prepare for Sport Pilot. Adventure Productions (5/24/05)

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Bill Lishman, Operation Migration
Bill Lishman joins us to talk about his work in helping endangered birds reistablish migration routes with ultralight aircraft. Starting in 1986 by using his Easy Riser to fly with Canada geese, Bill now flies with endangered species like Sandhill cranes and Whooping cranes. Bill's autobiography, Father Goose, was made into the feature film Fly Away Home. We also talk about the upcoming Tullahoma Festival of Wings where Bill will be appearing. Bill Lishman's web Site (5/17/05)
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Kevin Byrne, Sportplane Video Magazine
We visit with Kevin Byrne about his recent travels. Kevin just wrapped up this month's issue of the Video Magazine featuring footage from Sun 'n Fun. We also talk about this year's Splash-In at Lake Parker and some of the places he is scheduled to visit soon. SportplaneVM.com (5/17/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Going somewhere? Jim Sweeney tells us how to file a flight plan. He covers who you are going to tell, how you tell them and what you should be telling them. Jim gives us the practical way of doing things. And click on the link if you are looking for details on how to fill out the flight plan form. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF (5/10/05)
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John Yonkin, UltraFlight Magazine
There have been a lot of changes recently at UltraFlight Magazine. John Yonkin is the new owner and he tells us about the magazine and where he wants to take it. Also announcing new sales staff member Dawn Bonet. UltraFlight Magazine. (3/29/05)
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Bill Fortney, Nikon USA
Last year's photo contest at Sun 'n Fun was a success, now learn how you can be part of this year's contest. Competitors get to use high end Nikon cameras for a week of gathering photos at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Florida. More About Bill Fortney (3/29/05)
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John Moody, Pioneer Flyer
I guess most everybody that has been in ultralighting for more than a couple of years has heard of John Moody. He is the guy that started it all, working up from hang gliders in the early '70's to finally building the first powered ultralight. We visit with him about the early days of flying ultralights. Pioneer Flyer. (Part 1) (3/22/05)
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John Moody, Pioneer Flyer
I guess most everybody that has been in ultralighting for more than a couple of years has heard of John Moody. He is the guy that started it all, working up from hang gliders in the early '70's to finally building the first powered ultralight. We visit with him about the early days of flying ultralights. Pioneer Flyer. (Part 2) (3/22/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
The President and Vice-President are getting ready ready for some extensive travel around the country, and that means more Temporary Flight Restrictions or TFRs as they are commonly known. Jim tells us how to stay out of trouble. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 1) (3/15/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
The President and Vice-President are getting ready ready for some extensive travel around the country, and that means more Temporary Flight Restrictions or TFRs as they are commonly known. Jim tells us how to stay out of trouble. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 2) (3/15/05)
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Dennis Demeter, Michigan Ultralight Association
Denny Demeter gives us a preview of his presentation this weekend at the Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar. He talks about thinking ahead in flying. By looking ahead to see the possible consequences of you actions, you can have a long and happy career in flying. (2/22/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney talks about radio frequencies, their uses, and how to find the right frequencies for the things you are trying to do. Jim has put up some information about radio frequencies for our use at the NAPPF web site. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (2/22/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney tells about VASI systems. This airport lighting system is important to know about if you are getting ready to take one of the Sport Pilot Knowledge Tests. Follow along with the graphics Jim has provided. Jim also gives us an idea of what to expect at this year's Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 1) (2/15/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim Sweeney tells about VASI systems. This airport lighting system is important to know about if you are getting ready to take one of the Sport Pilot Knowledge Tests. Follow along with the graphics Jim has provided. Jim also gives us an idea of what to expect at this year's Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 2) (2/15/05)
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Tim Bayer, Tim Bayer Productions
Tim Bayer recently completed the 2005 CD Ultralight Buyer's Guide. This CD is crammed full of information about powered parachutes, powered paragliders and trikes. Even if you aren't looking for a new ride right now, the Buyer's Guide is a great reference with links to all of the manufacturers and other good information. Tim also talks about the powered parachute cross country trip he will be documenting with Baron Tayler. Tim Bayer Productions (2/1/05)

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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim explains Aeronautical Decision Making. The "human factor" still accounts for up to 75% of all aviation accidents. We can become safer pilots by better understanding some of the pitfalls that are out there. Luckily, the FAA has spent a lot of time studying this issue and Jim shows us what they have learned over the years. You can get more out of this segment by following along on this Aeronautical Decision Making link. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 1) (1/18/05)
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Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Jim explains Aeronautical Decision Making. The "human factor" still accounts for up to 75% of all aviation accidents. We can become safer pilots by better understanding some of the pitfalls that are out there. Luckily, the FAA has spent a lot of time studying this issue and Jim shows us what they have learned over the years. You can get more out of this segment by following along on this Aeronautical Decision Making link. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF. (Part 2) (1/18/05)
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Paul Hamilton, Adventure Productions
Paul Hamilton is now offering help for you to pass the Sport Pilot knowledge test. Now with a working partnership with Aviation Supplies and Academics (ASA), Paul introduces the ASA Sport Pilot Test Prep and Prepware. This is the first official offering from a leader in the aviation test preparation industry. Adventure Productions (1/11/05)

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Dr. Bruce Charnov, Hofstra Professor
Bruce Charnov has created one of the largest collections of gyroplane documentation ever seen. He joins us to talk about how someone can go about putting a collection together. He talks about the benefits of collecting, collecting with a purpose, and what to ultimately do with a collection. He gives specific examples based on what he has in the world of autogyros. Autogiro Conference (12/14/04
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Kevin Byrne from SportplaneVM.com and Matt Liknaitzky from Aerotrike
Kevin Byrne recently got the chance to go flying and filming with Matt Liknaitzky over LA in a glider trike. Listen in as they talk about this extraordinary experience and how you can share in the flight through a DVD. SportplaneVM.com and Aerotrike. (12/14/04)
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Scott Wick, Wicks Aircraft Supply
Christmas is right around the corner (shudder), but don't worry. The folks at Wicks Aircraft Supply have been working this summer to line up some great gift items for your pilot friends. If you are the spouse of a pilot, you may want to listen in to get some ideas for that normally hard-to-buy-for pilot you married. Wicks Aircraft Supply (11/23/04)
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Kevin Byrne, SportplaneVM.com
As Kevin Byrne was putting together SportPlaneVM, he came up with the idea of offering a way to help ultralight owners sell their aircraft. We talk about a "video ad", how to make one, and how it works. www.sportplanetv.com/ (10/5/04)
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Kevin Byrne, SportplaneVM.com
Kevin Byrne spent the weekend at the Reno Air Races filming for SportplaneVM. He joins us to tell us what an event like that is all about. www.sportplanetv.com/ (9/21/04)
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Dan Johnson, ByDanJohnson.com
ByDanJohnson.com is up and running. Learn how you can take advantage of this great pilot resource. Dan Johnson joins us to explain how the site works and how you can access the wealth of material on the web site. www.ByDanJohnson.com (9/14/04)
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Kevin Byrne, SportplaneVM.com
Evolving from SportplaneTV, Sportplane Video Magazine is offering a service that will deliver a DVD onto your doorstep monthly that shows what we all want to see, a video source of news for sport aircraft. Kevin joins us to talk about how the project came to be, the format, the progress so far, and what we can expect in the near future. www.sportplanetv.com/ (8/17/04)

Jon Thornburgh
Jon Thornburgh has spent a lot of time reviewing the new Sport Pilot Initiative, as he refers to it. Jon provides us with a review of the rule. www.jonthornburgh.com (8/3/04)

Jon Thornburgh
Jon Thornburgh has spent a lot of time reviewing the new Sport Pilot Initiative, as he refers to it. One of the things he has condensed out of his review is a time line of when things will happen and what the deadlines are in the new rule. He shares this critical information with us here. www.jonthornburgh.com (8/3/04)

Doug Ritter, Equipped to Survive
Doug Ritter has kept an eye on the advances in ELTs in the last year. We talk about those and compare them to another device becoming popular on the market, the PLB or Personal Locator Beacon. If you have an unscheduled stop over harsh terrain, both of these devices can help others find and help you. www.equipped.org (8/3/04)

Tom Janetzke, CoolFlight
Tom joins us to talk about how to get great shots when videoing ultralights. How you frame your shots makes all of the difference in the world and he tells us how it is done. www.coolflight.com (7/27/04)

John & Martha King, King Schools
The King Schools are working to create four new, comprehensive training courses for flight students and instructors. Two of these new courses will prepare sport pilot students for both the written exam and flight test for the sport pilot certificate. They are also working on similar programs designed for instructors who want to earn the necessary ratings to teach sport pilot candidates. John and Martha join us to talk about it. www.kingschool.com/ (7/20/04)

Gregory J. Reigel, Reigel & Associates, Ltd.
You are standing on the ramp performing a pre-flight inspection. A man who you have never seen before approaches you and starts chatting about the weather and asking you questions: “What’s your name?”, “Where are you going?” etc. How do you respond? Gregory Reigel talks to us about how to survive an FAA Ramp Check. www.aerolegalservices.com (7/13/04)

Bruce Brown, Administrator, Powered Parachute Flying Forums
Bruce Brown explains to us how his PPC landed him in Los Angeles City Jail. Here is a story of how an unscrupulous businessman, Alfred May, the owner of M&M Trailers in Sikeston, MO, and a small town sheriff abused the legal system to hurt a pilot who was just trying to get a custom trailer for his PPC. www.ppcflyingforums.org (6/29
/04)

Timothy Tobin, Pilot and RN
Being ready for an emergency. Tim joins us to talk about the planning that you should do in case of a medical emergency at an airport or while flying. expage.com/wolfair/ (6/22/04
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Chuck Slusarczyk, CGS Hawk
In the wake of a tragic ultralight accident in Punta Gorda, Florida, pilot Richard Howe was quoted regarding ultralight flying that, "It's inherently unsafe.." Chuck Slusarczyk, a well known aircraft designer, joins us to dispute Richard's claim. In fact, in many situations ultralight aircraft can be shown to be far safer than other types of flying. www.cgsaviation.com/ (6/15/04
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Many of us confuse engine instruments with flight instruments. Jim talks about the altimeter, and the way to set it before and during flight. nappf.com (6/8/04
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim gives us a report on Special Light Sport Aircraft and the ASTM F37 Committee. Learn about the different types of certifications that will exist under sport pilot. (6/1/04)

Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Last time Jim was with us, he talked about METAR which is an hourly report of current weather conditions. This time we talk about the TAF, which is a Terminal Aerodrome Forecast. Jim helps us to decode this helpful weather tool. As before, Jim has provided some examples to work on. Learn information that will help you transition to Sport Pilot. (5/25/04)

Roy Beisswenger and Michael Purdy
The hosts talk about some recent losses to the aviation community. Robert E. Fulton, the inventor of the Flying Car, Jerry Rooks, a friend to aviators in Florida, and Diane Ahlman, wife of USUA founder and past president John Ballantyne. They will all be greatly missed. (5/18/04)

Randy Hansen, EAA
Temporary Flight Restrictions or TFR's can happen anytime. But with the presidential campaign season upon us, we are beginning to see an even greater proliferation of the temporary "No-Fly" zones. Randy Hansen joins us to explain how we can avoid meeting attack helicopters while flying around our respective little patches of sky!

He also tells us about a new Advisory Circular that lays out the new rules about TFR's. You can get your copy of AC 91-63C at: www.faa.gov/ats/ata/ai/index.html (5/11/04)

Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
METAR contains an hourly report of wind, visibility, runway visual range, present weather, sky condition, temperature, dew point, and altimeter setting collectively referred to as "the body of the report." Jim joins us to show us how to break the code of and get good weather information out of a METAR. In fact Jim has provided some examples to work on. Learn information that will help you transition to Sport Pilot. (5/11/04)

Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim joins us to talk about a great source of information, the Airman's Information Manual or AIM. Learn why even as a ultralighter, you should have a copy of this reference. NAPPF Aeronautical Information Manual Guide (5/4/04)

Dan Johnson, Writer
The list of publications that Dan has written for over the years is impressive. Ultralight Flying!, Hang Gliding and Paragliding, EAA SportPilot, Kitplane, Experimenter, and GA News. The aircraft reviews he has published over the years are now available at ByDanJohnson.com. Dan tells us how we can take advantage of that information source. (5/4/04)

Tom Janetzke, CoolFlight
Filming and editing video has become less expensive each year. The largest cost for professional work is the professional, himself. Learn how you can video and edit your own flying videos for friends, family, and profit. Links for the show include Manfrotto, DS-Technologies, ABC Products, Marshall Electronics, Digital Juice, and Apple Computer. www.coolflight.com (Part 1) (5/4/04)

Tom Janetzke, CoolFlight
Filming and editing video has become less expensive each year. The largest cost for professional work is the professional, himself. Learn how you can video and edit your own flying videos for friends, family, and profit. Links for the show include Manfrotto, DS-Technologies, ABC Products, Marshall Electronics, Digital Juice, and Apple Computer. www.coolflight.com (Part 2) (5/4/04)

Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim is back from a series of seminars at Sun 'n Fun about Sport Pilot. Jim talks about the process of transitioning from an ultralight pilot to a sport pilot. (4/27/04)

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Scott Hughes, Flying 101
Of all the terms picked up at Sun 'n Fun this year, my favorite came from Scott Hughes. In his forum he talked about the fact that there is no such thing as an emergency ultralight take-off. We talk about that and the hazards of treating any take-off as an emergency. Flying 101. (4/20
/04)
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Chris Wolf, Author and Pilot
One thing that a lot of us have in common in light aviation are the red plastic fuel cans that we use to fuel our aircraft. You may have heard the warnings about not filling them while they are sitting in a truck bed with a plastic liner because of the chance sparking and fire. My answer has always been, "Yeah, right! I'm sure that happens a lot!" Well, Chris Wolf has had it happen. He tells us how to prevent it from happening to you! See a video clip of a woman experience a fueling fire from static electricity at a filling station at www.esdjournal.com.Learn more about Chris' Powered Paragliding Book. And visit his Yahoo news group: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/freeppc. (4/13
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Part 103.5 points out that "No person may conduct operations that require a deviation from this part except under a written waiver issued by the Administrator." Jim joins us to talk about the world of waivers, and exemptions. What they are and if and how you can apply for one. (Part 1) (4/13
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Part 103.5 points out that "No person may conduct operations that require a deviation from this part except under a written waiver issued by the Administrator." Jim joins us to talk about the world of waivers, and exemptions. What they are and if and how you can apply for one. (Part 2) (4/13
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Richard Meredith-Hardy, 1990 World Microlight Champion
British Microlight pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy and Italian hang-glider pilot Angelo D’Arrigo are preparing to tow a Hang-glider with a Microlight to 30,000ft over Everest in May 2004. Crazy?  Can this be possible?  Two people think it is perfectly possible, and intend to try it very soon.  There's a lot more to it than just a bit of towing too, this project is but one of a series of expeditions all over the World to investigate the migratory habits of birds of prey. Richard tells us about it! www.flymicro.com/everest/index.cfm (4/6/04)
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Jeff Jensen, Cutting Edge Air Sports, Inc.
With the 2004 Fly-In season just beginning, learn about what it takes to be a vendor at the major Fly-Ins. Jeff Jensen takes time during the hectic preparations for Sun 'n Fun to talk to us about the day in the life of a vendor at a Fly-In. www.cuttingedgeairsports.com/ (4/6
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
One of the things that people like to do is fly with a friend. This sometimes evolves into formation flying. Jim joins us to tell us about how to keep it safe. nappf.com (4/6
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Aero-Medical factors are not mentioned that often in the ultralight world, but they should be. There are a number of things that can impair your enjoyment of the sky and possibly even cause a dangerous situation. Jim tells us about how to stay safe. nappf.com/nappf_aero_medical.htm (Part 1) (3/30
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Aero-Medical factors are not mentioned that often in the ultralight world, but they should be. There are a number of things that can impair your enjoyment of the sky and possibly even cause a dangerous situation. Jim tells us about how to stay safe. nappf.com/nappf_aero_medical.htm (Part 2) (3/30
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Jim Campbell, Aero-News Net
Needing to get a daily dose of aviation news? Then the Aero-News net is the place to go. We talk with Jim Campbell, the publisher of this on line source of flying information. aero-news.net (3/23
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim brings up the subject of manuevering through the some of the most common types of airspace you normally pilot through, Class E and G. Learn what you need to know to navigate through these areas! Follow along on the Class E and G Airspace web page! (Part 1) (3/16
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim brings up the subject of manuevering through the some of the most common types of airspace you normally pilot through, Class E and G. Learn what you need to know to navigate through these areas! Follow along on the Class E and G Airspace web page! (Part 2) (3/16
/04)
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Paul Hamilton, Adventure Productions
Paul joins us to continue our discussion about weather and how pilots should go about making decisions on whether to get in the air or not on a particular day. Things that go into the process include type of aircraft flown, pilot skill and the weather conditions. /www.ultraflight.com/merchandise/videos.asp, www.weathertofly.com/ (3/2
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim brings up the subject of manuevering through the one of the most common controlled types of airspace you may have to pilot through, Class D. Learn what you need to know to navigate through these areas! Follow along on the Class D and E Airspace web page!
(Part 1) (3/2/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim brings up the subject of manuevering through the one of the most common controlled types of airspace you may have to pilot through, Class D. Learn what you need to know to navigate through these areas! Follow along on the Class D and E Airspace web page! (Part 2) (3/2
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Ever fly to an airport and wonder what those mysterious signs and markings on the pavement were? Hopefully not! Jim joins us to talk about those signs and markings in order to you avoid the dreaded Runway Incursion. Follow along with the Runway Markings web page! (Part 1) (2/24
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Ever fly to an airport and wonder what those mysterious signs and markings on the pavement were? Hopefully not! Jim joins us to talk about those signs and markings in order to you avoid the dreaded Runway Incursion. Follow along with the Runway Markings web page! (Part 2) (2/24
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Bill Fortney, Author of America from 500 Feet
Bill Fortney both flies trikes and is a professional photographer. He combined those skills to produce one of the best photographic art books to celebrate our kind of low level flight. Bill joins us to talk about aerial photography. You can learn more about his book at www.ultraflight.com/merchandise/books500Feet.asp. (2/17/04)
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Paul Hamilton, Adventure Productions
Paul Hamilton joins us to tell us about his Weather To Fly 2 DVD. Weather To Fly 2 For Sport Pilots with Paul Hamilton is a much needed instructional program on meteorology for light sport aviation and light sport aircraft. Paul tells us what went into the making of it. /www.ultraflight.com/merchandise/videos.asp, www.weathertofly.com/ (2/17
/04)
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Master Sergeant Leonard Richard, Illinois State Police
Master Sergeant Leo Richard is the Northern Commander of the Illinois State Police Air Operations Section. His areas of responsibility include several counties including Cook, Will, Dupage, Kane, Kendall, Whiteside and Kankakee (most counties north of Champaign, IL). He will talk about the Illinois State Police's role in investigating complaints of unsafe ultralight/aviation practices. (2/10
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
We are in the middle of safety seminar season. Jim Sweeney attends many of them and helps organize the Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar. He joins us to talk about how to organize a safety seminar and what to expect at the Illinois event. safety-seminar.com. (Part 1) (2/3
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
We are in the middle of safety seminar season. Jim Sweeney attends many of them and helps organize the Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar. He joins us to talk about how to organize a safety seminar and what to expect at the Illinois event. safety-seminar.com. (Part 2) (2/3
/04)
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Stuart Gort, Powerfin
As a prop manufacturer, Stuart Gort knows about as much as anyone about propellors for ultralight aircraft. Stuart joins us to talk about the best ways to attach your prop to your aircraft and make sure it stays there. www.powerfin.com (2/3
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
There are a lot of resources on the internet for pilot. Jim Sweeney has put together a list of these resources which will keep you busy looking and learning for a long time. See the Resources. (Part 1) (2/3
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
There are a lot of resources on the internet for pilot. Jim Sweeney has put together a list of these resources which will keep you busy looking and learning for a long time. See the Resources. (Part 2) (2/3
/04)
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Bever Borne, Air-Tech, Inc.
Is a clutch right for your ultralight? Bever answers that question and more when he talks about the RK-400 clutch for the Rotax C gear box. www.air-techinc.com/ (1/27/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Getting ready to solo in an ultralight? Maybe even a two-seat ultralight trainer? Jim talks with us about the paperwork and instructor endorsements needed to keep your flying legal. See the Endorsements. (Part 1) (1/27
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Getting ready to solo in an ultralight? Maybe even a two-seat ultralight trainer? Jim talks with us about the paperwork and instructor endorsements needed to keep your flying legal. See the Endorsements. (Part 2) (1/27
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim reviews many of the weather resources available to pilots and goes over the things you want to look for when reviewing weather information before a flight. Compare the Weather Sites. (Part 1) (1/20
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim reviews many of the weather resources available to pilots and goes over the things you want to look for when reviewing weather information before a flight. Compare the Weather Sites. (Part 2) (1/20
/04)
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Dale Hooper, USUA
Ultralight Insurance is becoming a big issue for pilots wanting to base and fly out of GA airports. USUA has worked to provide insurance for the ultralight community. Learn more from Dale Hooper. www.usua.org/Insurance/Insurance.html (1/13/04)
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Scott Hughes, Flying 101
Scott Hughes sponsored a contest for the best essay on flights experienced on the 100th anniversary of powered flight. Scott tells us about some of the stories that were submitted and names the winners. read the essays (1/13
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
With Ultralight Insurance now available, one of the requirements is to be an ultralight 'pilot'. Jim goes over what an Ultralight Pilot is, how to become one, and how that differs from other ratings both in and out of the FAA system. Compare the Pilot Requirements. (Part 1) (1/13
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
With Ultralight Insurance now available, one of the requirements is to be an ultralight 'pilot'. Jim goes over what an Ultralight Pilot is, how to become one, and how that differs from other ratings both in and out of the FAA system. Compare the Pilot Requirements. (Part 2) (1/13
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
There are many avenues available for someone wishing to get into the sky. There are Ultralights, Ultralight Training Exemptions, Recreational Pilot Licenses, Pilot Licenses, and someday perhaps Sport Pilot. Jim compares the Limitations and Privileges of the programs. For more, click here. (Part 1) (1/6
/04)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
There are many avenues available for someone wishing to get into the sky. There are Ultralights, Ultralight Training Exemptions, Recreational Pilot Licenses, Pilot Licenses, and someday perhaps Sport Pilot. Jim compares the Limitations and Privileges of the programs. For more, click here. (Part 2) (1/6
/04)
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Mary Jones, EAA
Mary Jones from the Experimental Aircraft Association was at Kitty hawk for the 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight. She gives us a report on the festivities that happened at the 100th birthday of flight. www.eaa.org (12/23/03)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim discusses the future of light sport aviation and how to get ready to transition your ultralight into the sport pilot program. For information on the NPRM, click here. (Part 1) (12/23
/03)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
Jim discusses the future of light sport aviation and how to get ready to transition your ultralight into the sport pilot program. For information on the NPRM, click here. (Part 2) (12/23
/03)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
The world has changed a lot in 100 years. 100 years ago there was only one powered aircraft in the sky, and it didn't stay in the sky very long. Today we have all types of powered aircraft in the sky with all types of capabilities. Jim reflects on the changes that have become necessary because of the increased number of aircraft flying. (Part 1) (12/16
/03)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
The world has changed a lot in 100 years. 100 years ago there was only one powered aircraft in the sky, and it didn't stay in the sky very long. Today we have all types of powered aircraft in the sky with all types of capabilities. Jim reflects on the changes that have become necessary because of the increased number of aircraft flying. (Part 2) (12/16
/03)
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Dale Hooper, USUA
Dale Hooper, the new United States Ultralight Association Vice-President, joins us with some exciting news about ultralight insurance that will help a lot of ultralight pilots around the country. www.usua.org (12/9/03)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
"Special Use Airspace". Knowing how to recognize military operation areas, alert areas, training routes and the like is important if they are in your area. Learn if they are! Part 1 covers Prohibited Areas, Restricted Areas, and Warning Areas and how they look on a Sectional. For graphics and other info related to this segment, click here. (Part 1) (12/9/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
"Special Use Airspace". Knowing how to recognize military operation areas, alert areas, training routes and the like is important if they are in your area. Learn if they are! Part 2 covers Military Operational Areas (MOAs), and Military Training Routes and how they look on a Sectional. For graphics and other info related to this segment, click here. (Part 2) (12/9/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
"Visibility Requirements for Ultralights". The ability to see and be seen while flying is basic to safety. Jim Sweeney walks us through the visibility rules laid out by the FAA for ultralight aircraft. For graphics and other info related to this segment, click here. (Part 1) (12/2/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF President and USUA Board Member
"Visibility Requirements for Ultralights". The ability to see and be seen while flying is basic to safety. Jim Sweeney walks us through the visibility rules laid out by the FAA for ultralight aircraft. For graphics and other info related to this segment, click here. (Part 2) (12/2/03)

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Ralph McClurg, Sport Flight, Inc.
Ralph McClurg walks us through the final steps to be taken in an ultralight aircraft accident report. For information referred to in this segment, click here. For information about the AOPA air safety foundation, click here. www.sportflightinc.com (Part 3) (12/2/03)
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Ralph McClurg, Sport Flight, Inc.
Ralph McClurg discusses the true purpose for aviation accident reports and what information should be found in one. For information referred to in this segment, click here. www.ntsb.gov (Part 1) (11/25/03)
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Ralph McClurg, Sport Flight, Inc.
Ralph McClurg walks us through the steps to be taken in an ultralight aircraft accident report. For information referred to in this segment, click here. www.sportflightinc.com (Part 2) (11/25/03)
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Stuart Gort, Powerfin
Stuart Gort has been one of the most innovative designers in the ultralight propeller world to come along in a quite awhile. Stuart has been investing in tooling and research to improve his propellers almost every year. Get a glimpse of the future as Stuart explains some of the things to come at Powerfin. www.powerfin.com (11/11/03)

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Roy Beisswenger and Michael Purdy
Caller Suggestion. A discussion about training before buying an ultralight. Thanks to the listeners and sponsors. (11/11/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Using the Aviation Band Radio". A lot of pilots find the aviation band radio and the way to talk on it a little imposing. Jim Sweeney breaks the code for us an explains how it is done. Learn the importance of operating a VHF radio. Learn about radio ettiquette and how to listen to the radio. Jim begins to discuss the basics of an aviation radio transmission. For graphics and other info related to this segment, click here. (Part 1) (11/4/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Using the Aviation Band Radio". A lot of pilots find the aviation band radio and the way to talk on it a little imposing. Jim Sweeney breaks the code for us an explains how it is done. Learn how to get frequency information. Jim covers some of the well known frequencies. Learn more about how to make a good radio transmission. For graphics and other info related to this segment, click here. (Part 2) (11/4/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Reading Sectionals". Jim Sweeney continues to talk to us about this important tool for navigation. All pilots should have an understanding of sectionals and here is a great place to get that understanding! For a picture of the sectional used in this segment, click here. (Part 5) (10/21/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Reading Sectionals". Jim Sweeney continues to talk to us about this important tool for navigation. All pilots should have an understanding of sectionals and here is a great place to get that understanding! For a picture of the sectional used in this segment, click here. (Part 6) (10/21/03)

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Scott Wick & Jim Kaiser, Wicks Aircraft
Scott Wick & Jim Kaiser join us to give us an update on what is going on at Wicks Aircraft. wicksaircraft.com/ (10/14/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Reading Sectionals". Jim talks about the difference between MSL (Mean Sea Level) and AGL (Above Ground Level). Talks about how to determine the minimum altitude needed to fly in an area in order to avoid the highest obstruction. For a picture of the sectional used in this segment, click here. (Part 3) (10/14/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Reading Sectionals". Jim discusses how to relate the Sectional to the latitude and longitude on your GPS. Includes basics of Parrallels, Meridians, and Latitude and Longitude. For a picture of the sectional used in this segment, click here. (Part 4) (10/14/03)

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Joe Tilton, NASA
Joe Tilton tells us about the Small Aircraft Transportation System. SATS is a fasinating combination of modern technology and light aircraft for transportation use. The test bed for this project is an ultralight! sats.larc.nasa.gov/main.html (10/7/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Reading Sectionals". Jim Sweeney introduces us to this important tool for navigation. Jim starts us by introducing the sectional and explaining all of the information to be found on the covers. For a picture of the sectional used in this segment, click here. (Part 1) (10/7/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Reading Sectionals". Jim Sweeney introduces us to this important tool for navigation. Jim goes over the topographical information that can be found on a sectional. For a picture of the sectional used in this segment, click here. (Part 2) (10/7/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Leaving the Pattern". Jim Sweeney goes over some of the things you need to keep in mind before and when you fly away from your home base. (Part 1) nappf.com, usua.org (9/30/03)

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Jim Sweeney
"Leaving the Pattern". Jim Sweeney goes over some of the things you need to keep in mind before and when you fly away from your home base. (Part 2) nappf.com, usua.org (9/30/03)

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Cress Walker, MukTuk Floats
Cress Walker joins us from Canada with an interesting story of one mans journey into flight and of the development and creation of world's simplest wood float design - MukTuk floats. These floats have introduced hundreds of pilots to the joy and freedom of flying from water in aircraft from 400lbs to 2000lbs
. ultralightfloats.com (9/23/03)
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Jim Sweeney
What is the "Pilot in Command"? What are the responsibilities of the PIC? Jim Sweeney joins us with thoughts on that and more. nappf.com, usua.org (9/23/03)

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Irene Byers, UltraFlight Magazine
September 26th is the one-year anniversary of the day that Irene Byers' life was completely changed by an automobile accident. We visit with Irene Byers, the editor of UltraFlight Magazine, to see how her recovery is going. Ultraflight.com (9/16/03)

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Jim Sweeney
Jim Sweeney joins to talk about ultralight patterns at airports. (Part 2) In order to follow this segment, it will be usefull to view this page: uloperations.html (9/16/03)

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Jim Sweeney
Jim Sweeney joins to talk about ultralight patterns at airports. In order to follow this segment, it will be usefull to view this page: uloperations.html (9/9/03)

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Jim Sweeney
Jim Sweeney shares some of the points of Airport Etiquette. In this part we will address special considerations you should make when flying into a fly-in or other airport event. (Part 1) (9/2/03)

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Jim Sweeney
Jim Sweeney shares some of the points of Airport Etiquette. In this part we will address special considerations you should make when flying into a fly-in or other airport event. (Part 2) (9/2/03)

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Tim Bruno, RAD Electronics
If you are having difficulties with your radio and headphone system, Tim Bruno may have the solution for you. We cover typical communications troubleshooting www.radelectronics.com (9/2/03)

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Harry Riggs, EAA Legal Advisory Council
What happens if you have an off field landing in an unfriendly farmer's field? Situations and state laws vary, but lean about some of the considerations you should keep in mind if you end up in that situation. www.eaa.org (9/2/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
If you fly or want to fly your ultralight out of an airport, there are things it helps to know to keep you in good graces with other pilots and airport management. Jim Sweeney shares some of the points of Airport Etiquette. Parts 2 & 3 will deal with flying into an airport. (8/26/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
If you fly or want to fly your ultralight out of an airport, there are things it helps to know to keep you in good graces with other pilots and airport management. Jim Sweeney shares some of the points of Airport Etiquette. Parts 2 & 3 will deal with flying into an airport. (8/26/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
If you fly or want to fly your ultralight out of an airport, there are things it helps to know to keep you in good graces with other pilots and airport management. Jim Sweeney shares some of the points of Airport Etiquette. (Part 1, Trailering Your Aircraft to the Airport) (8/19/03)

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Jon Thornburgh, UltraFlight Magazine
Legal expenses have been noted as one of the leading factors in the demise of general aviation in the United States. For example, lawsuits lead to the bankruptcy of Piper Aircraft. Those expenses have also destroyed companies like TEAM aircraft. Learn how you can protect yourself as a manufacturer, pilot, and instructor. Part 1 focuses on Waivers. ultraflight.com/thornburgh/liabilityAndAssetProtection.htm (8/12/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
With Sport Pilot on its way, logbooks are becoming that much more important. Learn what data should be kept in one, how to keep one up to date, and how endorsements work. Part 1 focuses on what should be kept in a Log Book. www.nappf.com (8/12/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
With Sport Pilot on its way, logbooks are becoming that much more important. Learn what data should be kept in one, how to keep one up to date, and how endorsements work. Part 2 focuses on log book endorsements. www.nappf.com (8/12/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
A while back we began talking with Jim about Special Use Airspace. Those are the Military Operational Areas, Restricted Airspace and the like. Jim joins us to finish up our conversation about this important topic. www.nappf.com (7/29/03)

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John Ballantyne, e-publishing group
If you fly, you really need to learn how to communicate with an avaiation band radio. John Ballantyne is working with the e-publishing group to develop the COMM1 Radio Simulator. Learn how you can hone your radio skills. www.comm1radio.com (7/22/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Maintaining your BFI/UFI. If you are an ultralight instructor, you need to do certain things to maintain that status. Jim Sweeney talks about the requirements you need to be aware of. www.nappf.com, www.usua.org (7/22/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Learning about micrometeorology. Discussion about what you need to know about the weather at your airport and how to get the information you need about the sky before you get in it! www.nappf.com (Part 1) (7/15/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Learning about micrometeorology. Discussion about what you need to know about the weather at your airport and how to get the information you need about the sky before you get in it! www.nappf.com (Part 2) (7/15/03)

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Gene Smith, Valley Engineering, LLC
Gene Smith produces the Culver wooden props. He explains how the props are made and how to select the right one for your ultralight. www.culverprops.com (7/8/03)

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Bever Borne, Air-Tech, Inc.
The closer you fly to water, the more you have to concern yourself with corrosion. Learn how corrosion can can hurt your ultralight and some steps you can take to prevent corrosion. A must listen for those of you with floats! www.air-techinc.com (7/8/03)
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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Learning what it takes to become a BFI or UFI. Jim Sweeney covers the basics of what it takes to be able to fly a two-seat ultralight under one of the exemptions.(Part 1) www.nappf.com (7/8/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Learning what it takes to become a BFI or UFI. Jim Sweeney covers the basics of what it takes to be able to fly a two-seat ultralight under one of the exemptions.(Part 2) www.nappf.com (7/8/03)

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Dick Kuntzleman, Kuntzleman Electronics
Most of us know that the very best ultralight flying is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Learn how to squeeze an extra hour of flying time out of the day with the proper strobe for your ultralight! www.KEstrobes.com (7/1/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Part 1 of what you need to know about aviation band radios. Jim Sweeney chats with us about aviation band radios and how to get them to work on your ultralight aircraft. www.nappf.com (7/1/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Part 2 of what you need to know about aviation band radios. We get into details about radio antennas and their mountings. Selecting radios and matching it to your headsets. www.nappf.com (7/1/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Part one of learning how to cope with changes in density altitude. With summer here, you need to recognize that there are differences in density altitude and understand how it changes your flying. Jim Sweeney explains it from the beginning. www.nappf.com/Hints (6/24/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Part two of learning how to cope with changes in density altitude. Jim Sweeney covers issues including those operating in high altitudes and carburetion. www.nappf.com/Hints (6/24/03)

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Jim Sweeney, NAPPF
Unlocking the secrets of Special Use Airspace. Learn about Alert Areas, Military Operational Areas, Restricted Areas, Prohibited Areas and more. Jim Sweeney will help us determine where they are, what they are and if and when we can fly in them. www.nappf.com (6/17/03)

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John Bowker, JTW Associates
Considering flying over water in your ultralight and it is not a seaplane? If you have to do a water landing, the Nebulus Emergency Flotation Device can help your machine not become an under-the-seaplane. John Bowker tells us how. www.jtwfloat.com (6/10/03)

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Tim Bruno, RAD Electronics
Looking for inexpensive, but good avionics system for your ultralight? The RAD system may just be the ticket. Tim Bruno chats with us about some of the stuff he is working on. www.radelectronics.com/ (6/10/03)

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Tom Janetzke, CoolFlight
A lot of us like to share our views from above with the land-locked below. That is why photography and videography are popular co-hobbies with our sport. Now Tom will show us how to make an ultralight into the ultimate video platform. www.coolflight.com (5/20/03)

John Ninomiya, Cluster Balloon Pilot
Have you ever wanted to do like the movies and grab hold of enough balloons that you just take off into the sky? Well John has done exactly that! He'll tell us about what has to be one of the ultimates in "ultralight" flight. www.clusterballoon.org/ (5/20/03)

Timothy Tobin, Pilot and RN
Aeromedical Factors. A lot of GA pilots lose their medicals because they become diabetic. There are things you need to know if that applies to you or someone you know that still wants to fly. wolfair.expage.com/ (5/6/03)

Sol Lovas, Powered Parachute Instructor and NAPPF Board Member
There are lots of female skydivers in the USA. So we know that women like the sky and enjoy the thrill of flight. But why aren't there more female powered parachute pilots? Sol helps us answer that question. www.montanapowerchutes.com/ (5/6/03)

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