016 FTAH: Full Scale & RC Aviation

by FliteTest | March 3, 2014 | (20 Ratings) Posted in Podcasts

 

 

 

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In this episode Alex and Chris sit down with a special guests Steve Zvada and Bob Parmelee.
These guys have traveled the world as pilots in the corporate world and are very passionate about RC flight. We touch on many subjects in the full scale world including sailplanes and hot air balloons. Steve and Bob share some fantastic stories from there many years in aviation.

Enjoy! 

 


Bob's first solo was in his father's Aeronca Chief, similar to this one.

Steve's first solo was in a c150 similar to this one.

Steve currently flies in a G550 similar to this one.

G550 Cockpit

Steve and Bob used to work together flying a Bombardier Challenger similar to this one.

Challenger Cockpit

When Bob first started flying for a living, he flew a Howard 500 similar to this one. 

One of Steve's first jobs was flying a plane similar to this one. (the one in front)

 

Also, be sure to check out Bruno Vassel on YouTube. Alex and Steve enjoy watching Bruno together.

COMMENTS

frogs84ss on March 3, 2014
I love the pod cast but I do kind of wish there was a video to watch with it. just something to look at. watching you guys talk would give me something to do while listening. lol thanks guys for all you do.
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dammuozz on March 4, 2014
You can build something or listen to the podcast while you drive, find something cool to do while listening ;) build a viggen!!
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Rc Mania Cyprus on March 4, 2014
I usually build and listen :)
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Zwoobz on March 4, 2014
I definitely would like to see more full scale stuff! :D
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Kurt0326 on March 4, 2014
Now you all can hate me but I don't know if doing full scale segments on a RC group is really where it should go. Granted it's cool but i think it many be a bit off subject.
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Lukes221 on March 4, 2014
not hating, but i will point out, that their big motto, that is at the top of the site, is "entertaining, educating and elevating the world of flight" and sure i mean if you go into the about section they do specify rc a little more but i dont think there is anything wrong with full scale as a segment once in a while. And besides this is also the after hours and not the "main" podcast. Sometimes its nice to have a difference of pace, and there is much to be learned in the rc world from full scale aviation. Just my 2 cents
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Kurt0326 on March 5, 2014
I will give you that. Okay... lets look at big boys then. Heck the better we know them maybe the better we will get with the little ones too.
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shadowjig on March 4, 2014
Please do an episode on converting an old balsa plane to an electric. My father has an old Sterling Fledgling and he doesn't know where to start with converting it. I'd really like to see him convert it so we can go flying together.
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hobosbazzoka on March 4, 2014
Great podcast and loved the full scale topic
But where are the show notes, You know the link to that glider channel and the other notes that you said was meant to be in the show notes? Also seems that on other podcasts you said you would place something in the show notes and I look and cant find it
Thanks, love the podcast and keep em coming, makes the long drive to school something to look forward to.
- Ryan
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Lukes221 on March 4, 2014
that is probably the only thing i find more...i dont want it to sound worse than it is but ill say dissapointing, that the show notes arent as complete as the main podcast most of the time. but still love listening!
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Kurt0326 on March 4, 2014
Oh busted, yah they were going to show us all of the aircraft that they were talking about. I got lost in that conversation.
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zvada on March 6, 2014
Sorry guys it was my fault. I failed to update the show notes. They are updated now. I will do my best to improve show notes in the future.

Thanks for listening!

-Alex
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Lukes221 on March 11, 2014
I love that they were added. sure it was late but it could have been just as easy to go oh well but at least they were added now. great show guys,
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SynergyHub on March 5, 2014
I totally agree that there should be a video with it... even if it forces you to a shorter time (frankly a podcast of 1.5 hours is a bit much...)
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Captain T on March 3, 2014
Great to listen to on walks!
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SynergyHub on March 5, 2014
I checked out BlogTalkRadio... and I see Many problems with it. The website is poorly programmed and I suspect that flows the same into their Console Program (which did not work in my testing either), trying to figure out how much it costs is VERY difficult.. and when you do it is not inexpensive, and It seems to only support telephone calls. If I want to participate in a podcast I would rather type comments.
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apnewton on March 5, 2014
Wonderful podcast, one of the best, but where are the photos or links for the planes you talked about?? Hanging out for them.
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zvada on March 6, 2014
See comment above ^

Sorry about the delay on the show notes.

Thanks for listening.

-Alex
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1959cutter on March 7, 2014
` in 1973,my dad took me for a ride in a switzer 232(he had his license and flew every week) and on the tow up,the tow plane lost power(intake manifold fell off!).
my dad instructed me to pull and hold the cut away handle,untill we saw the ring on the end of the tow rope float away. the citabria (airbatic spelled backward)droped in almost a flat stall as he dove and banked over the runway and landed in fornt of the office.
we flew a normal pattern and landed several minutes after he did(this sold me on gliders VS power)
this was at estrella sailport owned by les Horvath at the time in Arizona.


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Jetjock on March 25, 2014
The fastest rc plane is held by a turbine, behotec j180 on a sled like airframe at 440mph

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