Welcome to FlightPodcast.com

| June 29, 2010 | 3 Comments

FlightPodcast.com was a long time in the making. The idea for the podcast isn’t anything new. In fact, an early version of the podcast, under a different name, was recorded a number of years ago, but the fact that only 1500 or so people downloaded the podcast was a little discouraging, so we put the project on hold and focused on other media ventures. Since that time, however, we’ve come to realise that we were actually doing quite well.

Now, however, it’s not the number of downloads we’re interested in – but the process. We want to make a public record of various people and events while, at the same time, make an entertaining (and sometimes educational) podcast for the betterment of aviation, and indeed aviation safety.

Ideally, we would like to keep episode lengths down to your average city commute, but at times this won’t be possible. Every now and again we will make additional ‘raw’ material available for download on the website in addition to our full featured episode. For our first episode we recorded over two hours with Eric and over seven hours of audio in total covering a huge number of topics.

Yes, the logo and header – and indeed the entire website design – will change. It’s early stages yet and we’re still tossing around some ideas. The same applies for our choice of music. We were very much split on music choice so you may find that it’ll change sometime soon.

There are a number of excellent aviation podcasts on the Internet, many that we would like to forge meaningful relationships with, but we identified with a clear and present need that isn’t fulfilled by any other program. That is, we felt that there was a market for an entertaining program produced by a group of accomplished aviation professionals.

Your hosts are all aviation geeks that continue to find enjoyment in aviation despite thousands of hours and years of industry experience. We have certainly enjoyed recording together and we hope that you enjoy our group dynamic as much as we have.

Adam, Marty & Ken

Adam, Marty & Ken in everyday attire

We have a lot planned with the program. Despite the fact that we may often drift into technical tangents and indulge in aviation speak littered with aviation acronyms and abbreviations, our intended audience is anybody from an entry level enthusiast to an accomplished professional.

Karlene Petitt

Karlene Petitt

We will have regular people on the program who will present their own segment and we’ve been careful to invite only those that are experts in their field. We’re thrilled with the positive response we’ve recieved and the mutually beneficial relationships we have made – even at this early stage.

As part of our market research we distributed early versions of podcast number one to a range of listeners and we got nothing but positive feedback… suggesting that we’ve come close to our aim of making the information digestible by a wide range of audiences. This isn’t to say that we don’t have a long way to go – because we do.

The first podcast highlighted a number of issues that need attention. Our sound quality, for starters, is something we’re working on now after having learned some valuable and irreversible lessons. The style in which we speak is something else that we just weren’t aware of when we were recording. Thankfully, we have a Sydney radio personality who has agreed to sit down with us and give us some pointers so we don’t sound as ridiculous as we did with our first episode.

To say that we have some brilliant guests planned over coming weeks and months is a gross understatement. Through our rather extensive media and industry contacts we have managed to arrange interviews with some of the best known ‘personalities’ in aviation. Please sign up to our mailing list so we can let you know when each new episode is available for download.

Part of what we have planned, and part of what makes our podcast unique, is our round-table style of discussion. It has to be clearly stated that any post-incident analysis or critical discussion is not to discredit the airline industry, airlines, agencies or to undermine any pilot’s decision making. Instead, this round table forum is designed to facilitate learning and create a proactive forum for safety issues in support of the aviation industry. The comments and opinions do not necessarily represent the opinions of the airlines in which our presenters work, and they are made for the sole purpose of education, safety and awareness.

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  1. Tanya Hay says:

    Just listened to number 1 and 2 and I think you guys are really great. Really enjoy your program and honestly can’t wait for number three.

  2. FlyGirl says:

    Great people, great content, great group. As others have said before me – best aviation podcast ever. I don’t even mind your accents so much.

  3. Chris Dawson says:

    Finally an aviation podcast worth listening to. Well done. I’d love to get involved with a post accident chat sometime.

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