For years, pilots have enjoyed reading about aviation news and history in magazines, blogs, and books. Now, aviation podcasts are quickly becoming an entertaining and informative way to keep up to date with the world of aviation, no matter where you are. If you’re looking for something new to listen to while working on your aircraft, driving, exercising, or simply relaxing after a day of flying, check out this list of aviation-themed podcasts.
Airplane Geeks Podcast was founded in 2008 by Max Flight and is one of the first aviation-themed podcasts. This weekly podcast hosts industry guests each week and discusses commercial, military, and general aviation topics. Each podcast contains segments covering aviation news, interviews with guests, aviation history, and reports from global contributors.
Uncontrolled Airspace (UCAP) is geared toward the general aviation community. Jeb Burnside, Dave Higdon, and Jack Hodson lead the podcast, each bringing years of experience as pilots and aviation writers. Their podcast is lighthearted and discussion-based, with each episode focusing on news in the general aviation community.
Interested in learning about unexpected flying scenarios and experiences? “There I Was…” is for you! Created by AOPA’s Air Safety Institute, each episode of this new podcast series talks with pilots who endured challenging flying situations and survived. The podcast is hosted by the Air Safety Institute’s executive director Richard McSpadden, who is a former commander/flight leader of the USAF Thunderbirds, and Kristen Bodnar, a private pilot and Air Safety Institute lead project manager.
Keep up with EAA news, GA topics, and aviation history with EAA’s podcast, The Green Dot. With new episodes released bi-weekly, this podcast is a great resource to learn more about aviation news directly from leaders in the industry.
Hosted by Certified Flight Instructor Jason Miller, The Finer Points of Flying is an educational podcast, filled with short interviews from people in the aviation community ranging from aerobatic pilots to professional mechanics, and even air traffic controllers. Miller offers practical safety advice useful for flight instructors, students, and new pilots.