Exclusive: OzRunways Acquired by Boeing
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
1w ago
It's big news down under as Bas Scheffers, CEO of OzRunways, joins us to announce that Boeing have purchased the company. It's a massive validation of the efforts put in by the OzRunways team over the past 10+ years and provides the opportunity for the OzRunways, ForeFlight and Jeppesen teams to work close together to help improve their respective products. In this exclusive interview, Bas talks about the history of OzRunways' interactions with ForeFlight, confirms for us that OzRunways will continue and not be subsumed into ForeFlight, and answer's the question of whether VH-EFB could be tran ..read more
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Bush Flying 737s in Alaska, a long-haul Gipsy Moth, & more of the Steve Padgett Story
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
2w ago
Welcome to our first episode for 2024 with this episode featuring a great set of interviews to kick off the new year. From Grant recording chats with Jerry & Jan Chisum in their incredible hangar home over in New Zealand to the next part in the Steve Padgett story, this episode covers flying from the UK to NZ in a Gipsy Moth back in 1934, bush flying 737s in Alaska, setting up Sunshine Express Airlines, and so much more. If you're wondering where Bridge Pa is, it's just outside Hastings which is near Napier on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. The easiest way to find it is to u ..read more
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Bush Flying 737s in Alaska, a long-haul Gypsy Moth, & more of the Steve Padgett Story
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
1M ago
Welcome to our first episode for 2024 with this episode featuring a great set of interviews to kick off the new year. From Grant recording chats with Jerry & Jan Chisum in their incredible hangar home over in New Zealand to the next part in the Steve Padgett story, this episode covers flying from the UK to NZ in a Gypsy Moth back in 1934, bush flying 737s in Alaska, setting up Sunshine Express Airlines, and so much more. If you're wondering where Bridge Pa is, it's just outside Hastings which is near Napier on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. The easiest way to find it is to u ..read more
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Flying with Angels & the Padgett Story Begins
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
2M ago
Steve's back in the studio after his heart attack and subsequent surgery. As you'd expect, it was a major experience for him and he's very appreciative of the support he's received from our audience. He's now a member of the zipper club, has been cleared to drive cars again, and is working towards his Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) medical so he can drive trains once again. You can read more about Steve's unexpected journey on his Proceed Aspect site, but for now, he's back and we're producing episodes once again. This one unfolds with: 6:01 - We catch up with Marjorie P ..read more
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Pacific Airshow Vibes
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
4M ago
It's been a while between episodes but Steve's been in hospital for a major operation plus Grant's been travelling for airshows and also getting current in hot air balloons once again (yup, there's a new danger area being declared for operations in the vicinity of YBLA, YWGT & YILA :) ). With Steve in hospital, Grant turns to ATC Ben for help with the intro and outro on this episode which is packed full of content, including: 0:07:07 - Steve & Grant catch up with Kevin Elliott, CEO of Pacific Airshow, for a post-event debrief from their Gold Goast show. 0:36:18 - Henry Young was 99 ye ..read more
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Test Flying the F-35
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
6M ago
Way back in June 2014 we released Series 1 Episode 119 about the RAAF bringing the F-35A into service, including the first two pilots selected to learn how to fly it, discussions with Lockheed Martin representatives (including test pilot Billie Flynn) and an hour long discussion with AVM Kym "Koz" Osley about the infrastructure work, staffing build up, training and logistics preparations that were in progress. At almost 2 1/2 hours in duration, it was one of our longer episodes from Series 1. It seems only fitting then that our longest episode so far of Series 2 should once again be all about ..read more
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Gold Coast Dreaming
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
6M ago
The team from the Pacific Airshow at Huntington Beach in California have come down under to stage the first Pacific Airshow Gold Coast event at Surfers Paradise in August, right around the corner as we release this episode. Steve and Grant will be attending the event to gather more content from the performers who will be displaying there, but in advance of the event, they've scored a couple of interviews for you to enjoy: 2:52 - Kevin Elliott, CEO and Director of the Pacific Airshow chats with us about their events in the USA, the efforts they've gone through to bring the show to the Gold Coa ..read more
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Reaching Skyward
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
7M ago
They say that if you can't see it, you can't be it and that certainly seems to be the case with getting more women into aviation. The recently released documentary Touch the Sky seeks to help encourage more women to consider flying for fun and/or employment, particularly looking at the "soft" (aka "human") issues that are part of the answer to the "Why are there so few female pilots?" question. We also take a look at drone racing which was featured at the recent Avalon Airshow back in March. The Australian Defence Force is running racing events to encourage more young people to consider doing ..read more
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The Commentators
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
8M ago
The Australian International Airshow in 2023 (aka Avalon 2023) saw not only huge crowds and amazing displays in the air, but also the end of an era as Peter Meehan performed his last show as "The Voice of Avalon," handing over the reigns to Tony Moclair. It also saw Grant join Angela Stevenson as part of the commentary team for the show. 05:11 We chat with Peter Meehan about his experience with Avalon commentary and Tony Moclair about taking over as commentary team anchor. 21:18 Angela Stevenson talks about her experiences in aviation, as a pilot, as an author and as an air show commentator ..read more
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Traffic Sighted
Plane Crazy Down Under
by Southern Skies Media
8M ago
There are plenty of beaches in Australia and many cities have an "Eye in the Sky" traffic reporter giving commuters updates on where the bottlenecks are, but what if you could provide traffic reports plus beach reports, all while logging hours? Our voice-over guy, Terry Daniel, steps out of the recording booth and into the studio to chat with Steve & Grant about doing just that in the skies over Coffs Harbour, a beautiful tourist city on the New South Wales North Coast. Terry talks about his experiences flying twice a day, every day, in all types of weather to bring Radio2CS listeners the ..read more
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