Simpleflight Radio



Welcome to the SimpleFlight Radio show! We are here to help you define your personal aviation lifestyle. We've got the tips, pilot hacks and introductions to the people who give their aviation secrets.


  • Changing The Airplane Accessibility Game April 13th, 2014

    14/04/2014 Duración: 02h54s

    When Rod Rakic of OpenAirplane ( showed the world that aviation insurance companies were willing to accept a new paradigm in renting general aviation aircraft to pilots around the country, it was hailed as a great step forward for G.A.  With his recent announcement of making those same aircraft available from individual owners, the industry once again applauds Rod on accelerating the momentum of GA's recovery.  Listen to Al and Marc as they learn about the "Collaborative Aircraft Rental" and what it means to owners, pilots, and General Aviation.   OpenAirplane is one of many exciting innovators in aviation.  But what's it like for a legacy company trying to join the entrepreneurial force that makes up so much of today's headlines.  Is it culture, new technologies, or even new twists on old technologies which determines the fate of these investments?  And with new technologies, are they cool fads, or do they contribute to aviation safety.  Listen in and then let us know what you think.   Curre

  • Aviation Universe March 23rd, 2014

    24/03/2014 Duración: 01h58min

    Live From The Center of the Aviation Universe           No other radio show can make the claim that they broadcasted from the center of the aviation universe.  Yet, that's exactly what SimpleFlight Aviation Radio did with their on-location radio show at..... you guessed it.... Aviation Universe Pilot Shop in Bensenville, IL!  We were pleased to find a packed house of over 20 visitors who came by to enjoy the show and Pizza.  Now that's the way to spend Sunday night.    Many of you remember the special trips to the pilot shop, which meant plenty of "window" shopping and great conversations with those around you.  The Internet has served to take that piece of the community away, but Lora Yowell and Richard Wells have shown the value of the pilot shop by being home to all aviation enthusiasts, including pilots, plane-spotters, and anyone that looks to the sky with dreams in their hearts.  Lora and Richard talked of the community of loyal customers that are part of the Aviation Universe family, and how it has dev

  • @Av8rdan March 2nd, 2014

    04/03/2014 Duración: 02h04min
  • VMC into IMC January 26th, 2014

    27/01/2014 Duración: 01h59min

    When tonight's scheduled guest had an unexpected and unavoidable issue come up preventing her from being on the show, Al and Marc had to pick up their scan and focus on aviating the show for the full two hour schedule.  No problem for these two #avgeeks, who always have something to say about general aviation.Listen in as the show kicks off with a great debate about a pass or fail check ride scenario brought to light by the guys at BoldMethod (  Would you pass the applicant?The rest of the show was a random stream of consciousness covering everything from the impossible turn, when to pull the chute, flight sims, aviation maintenance scholarships, and whether a stick shaker played a role in the Aspen Challenger crash.Wishing all of you, strong tailwinds and blue skies!

  • Its About Aviatrix Time January 19th, 2014

    20/01/2014 Duración: 02h13min

    Al and Marc have talked to a lot of people who are focused on following their passion and making a positive impact in General Aviation.  Tonight's guest is connected in diverse and new ways.  Abingdon Welch heads up The Abingdon Company (, a company focused on providing fashionable and functional watches for women pilots.  Beyond meeting this previously unmet need, Abingdon is focused in increasing the female pilot population through scholarships and advocacy.  She is also an accomplished CFI (she was highlighted as one of Ariel Tweto's instructors on the show, "Flying Wild Alaska"), and also ferries aircraft around the globe.  Listen in as Al and Marc officially anoint Abingdon a true aviatrix.The crew also talks to and congrautlates one of their loyal listeners, who had his first private pilot candidate pass his check ride.  Other discussions include the new CACI rules, which empowers AME's to authorize medicals that previously required a Special Issuance.  Finally, "The Case of the

  • General Aviation News January 12th, 2014

    13/01/2014 Duración: 02h01min

    How would you like to be on the leading edge of everything going on in General Aviation?  Which means getting rock star access to aviation events, airplanes, and the celebrities that make news in the industry.  That's the life Ben Sclair leads as Publisher of General Aviation News (  Listen in as Ben talks about the industry, how it's changed, and where it's going.  Like all of our guests, Ben is passionate about making his living in aviation and being part of its revitalization.Marc and Al also talked about yet another comeback by Mooney Aircraft, after a 4.5 year wait to build and deliver the worlds fastest piston single production airplane.  General Aviation is better with them back.  The FAA announced their intent to rescind all letters of authorization of G.A. simulators in 2015.  A move that Al applauds.  Take a listen and find out why.  Also hear about technology overload, a bird strike in a Cessna 210, and a contest to win an audio cable for the Black Box app (

  • Holiday AvChat December 22nd, 2013

    12/01/2014 Duración: 02h03min

    Seasons Greetings! Enjoy our holiday AvChat about everything aviation. Big take away....Bellanca Super Viking is a cool airplane!Enjoy! Happy Holidays! - SimpleFlight

  • 2014 the year of the #Avgeek! January 5th, 2014

    12/01/2014 Duración: 01h59min

    With the turn of the calendar, Al and Marc kick off 2014 in style by reintroducing you to Aleks Udris and Colin Cutler from BoldMethod (  Aleks and Colin bring a new look and a new energy to helping people achieve their aviation education goals.  Listen in as the conversation centers around keeping students interested and focused on moving forward in aviation training, by leveraging Blogs, CFI Tools, and their on-line courses.  Aleks and Colin also talk about strategies for keeping costs down. After a two week break, Marc rejoins Al and spends some Hangar Talk time discussing Cold Weather Ops, PIREPS, the 100 year anniversary of Commercial Flight, and New Year Resolutions that will make all #avgeeks smile! Thanks for all your support in 2013.  We have a great line-up for you this year and look forward to your input and support for 2014!!!  Wishing you and yours a Healthy, Happy 2014, with lots of Flying !!! Blue Skies & Tailwinds!

  • Old School is Still Cool! December 29th, 2013

    12/01/2014 Duración: 02h02min

    Old school is still cool! That is for sure, Dana and Paul Osmanski couldn't agree more. In 2013 they ended up taking over the CubAir Flight at the Hartford, WI airport. Paul and Dana don't refer to themselves as the new owners they are they call themselves the new care takers! They have such great energy and enthusiasm for classic airplanes its so much fun to listen to. is another organization that they look after. This is a fantastic community of Piper Cub owners that provides a TON of technical information on Piper Cubs. Make sure you check out their online store which offers are great variety of classic airplane gear. Al's favorite is the Piper Cub hat!Tonight we had a special co-host, Josh Blain who is a flight student at the University of Western Michigan's flight program. Al and Josh had a great #avchat about creative ways of finding aviation jobs for young people looking to launch their career. Josh is very active in the twitter sphere! Make sure you follow him at @BlainPlanes! Happy New Y

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