AirspeedAuthor: Stephen Force
19 Oct 2017

Airspeed

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Aviation and aerospace podcast concentrating on general aviation flight training, music, and extraordinary experiences in the air and on the ramp.

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    Airspeed - The Eudaemonic Pie

    We made an audiobook! Steve narrated the audiobook version of Thomas A. Bass's The Eudaemonic Pie. The book tells the story of a band of physicists and computer wizards in the late 1970s and early 1980s who set out to beat roulette in Las Vegas with computers in their shoes. A story of science, art, and the birth of the hacker culture.

    The episode contains a brief account of the making of the audiobook and the entire prologue of the audiobook itself.


  • Posted on 19 Sep 2017

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    Airspeed - Because Glider - Part 2

    The second in a two-part series chronicling the long road to becoming a CFI. In this episode, our hero suffers more indignation at the hands of a check airman who calls off Christmas, after which he begins the long slog down the self-launch mountain, through the valley, and back up the adjacent peak of aerotow.


  • Posted on 11 Sep 2016

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    Airspeed - Because Glider - Part 1

    Here's Part 1 of the epic quest for the CFI certificate. It covers everything from deciding to go for the certificate up to the failed attempt to transition to a different motorglider at a faraway school. Part 2 is already recorded and will be up soon. In the meantime, enjoy the comedy and the tragedy that is pursuing a glider CFI ride in a world not equipped to make that ride happen.


  • Posted on 04 Sep 2016

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    Airspeed - River Days Airshow 2016 - Part 1

    Jack Hodgson takes the bully mic for a pre-show discussion of what it takes to put on a hometown airshow in some of the most complicated airspace in North America.


  • Posted on 07 Aug 2016

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    Airspeed - The Assignment

    An eighth-grade language arts assignment from FOD becomes an Airspeed episode. A father's expectations for his son at 14.


  • Posted on 10 Jun 2016

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