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EP19 - Talk With CAPT Jim Wetherbee, USN (Ret), Author and Commander for 5 Space Shuttle Missions

EP19 - Talk With CAPT Jim Wetherbee, USN (Ret), Author and Commander for 5 Space Shuttle Missions

June 10, 2021

This month, in addition to our regular this week in aviation lookback and a quick update on the Monarch migration, we talk with CAPT Jim Wetherbee, USN (Ret), NASA Astronaut and Director and author of the book "Controlling Risk in a Dangerous World".  You can find CAPT Wetherbee's bio and link to his website below.

Jim Wetherbee Bio & Website

EP18 - Interview with Justin Paines - Thoughts on Commercial Electric Aircraft

EP18 - Interview with Justin Paines - Thoughts on Commercial Electric Aircraft

May 13, 2021

This month I get to talk to an old friend and current Chief Test Pilot for Joby Aviation, Justin Paines, who shares some of his insights and thoughts on their electric VTOL aircraft.

You can find out more about Joby on their website https://www.jobyaviation.com/ and also check out their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnXilf0WzKWoIA1Y87KgqDw

 

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting

EP17 - Batteries Included: Test Pilots Talk About the X-57 (Part 2)

EP17 - Batteries Included: Test Pilots Talk About the X-57 (Part 2)

April 15, 2021

This month we have part 2 of the interview with NASA Test Pilots Tim Williams and Wayne Ringelberg talking about the work they are doing on the X-57. They share lesson learned and some of the preparations they are doing as they approach first flight. 

Wayne Ringelberg Bio:
https://lnkd.in/gPPyV_A

Tim Williams Bio:
https://lnkd.in/gF-XNMq

General NASA X-57 site: https://lnkd.in/gXcKRgH

NASA X-57 Fact Sheet:
https://lnkd.in/ewMGe8A

A somewhat-older web feature on the X-57 simulator:
https://lnkd.in/gp3QfsU

Listen Now! https://lnkd.in/gbC46Bb

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, and Google Play: FTSCChannel

 

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting

EP16 - Batteries Included: Test Pilots Talk About the X-57 (Part 1)

EP16 - Batteries Included: Test Pilots Talk About the X-57 (Part 1)

March 12, 2021

This month we have part one of a two part interview with NASA Test Pilots Tim Williams and Wayne Ringelberg talking about the work they are doing on the X-57. They share lesson learned and some of the preparations they are doing as they approach first flight.  We will also take a peek at this month’s Flight Test Safety Fact and highlight some upcoming events.

Wayne Ringelberg Bio

Tim Williams Bio

General NASA X-57 Site

NASA X-57 Fact Sheet

Feature on the X-57 Simulator

 

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting

EP15 - Do You Know About The No Vote?

EP15 - Do You Know About The No Vote?

February 12, 2021

It’s a small word, it's a simple word but it can be a big and impactful word when used.  This month’s focus is on the No-Vote.  We start with Space Shuttle astronauts talking about the Challenger and Columbia accidents and then I will share my experience with the No Vote as a pilot and as a leader.

BTW Did you know you can find our organizations on social media?  Here are a few links you can use to get connected:

FTSC LinkedIn

SETP LinkedIn
SETP Facebook

SFTE LinkedIn
SFTE Facebook
SFTE Instagram: @Societyofflighttestengineers & @sftevp

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting

EP14- Focus on Flight Testing Autonomous Vehicles and AI (Part 2)

EP14- Focus on Flight Testing Autonomous Vehicles and AI (Part 2)

January 13, 2021

Happy New Year to all! 
In this episode we will conclude our panel discussion on testing autonomy that we began last month with:

Lt Col Kristopher “WigB” Rorberg, DO 452 FLTS
Lt Col Ryan “Hal” Hefron, USAF TPS Instructor 
Capt Joshua “Voodoo” Rountree, 452d FLTS RPA Pilot 
1st Lt Avery Leonard, ET-CTF Deputy Chief Engineer

 

Direct PDF Download Link: Test and Evaluation of Autonomy for Air Platforms Technical Information Handbook

 

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting

EP13 - Focus on Flight Testing Autonomous Vehicles and AI (Part 1)

EP13 - Focus on Flight Testing Autonomous Vehicles and AI (Part 1)

December 9, 2020

I was watching 2001: A Space Odyssey the other night. Remember when HAL would not open the pod bay doors?  Seems like somebody forgot to fully test that system and it got me curious about how exactly you would go about testing something like that. This month we talk to a panel of testers from Edwards AFB who are testing autonomy, autonomous vehicles and AI today. 

Lt Col Kristopher “WigB” Rorberg. DO 452 FLTS
Lt Col Ryan “Hal” Hefron, USAF TPS Instructor 
Capt Joshua “Voodoo” Rountree, 452d FLTS RPA Pilot 
1st Lt Avery Leonard, ET-CTF Deputy Chief Engineer

Direct PDF Download Link: Test and Evaluation of Autonomy for Air Platforms Technical Information Handbook

 

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting

EP12 - US Naval Test Pilot School - Thoughts from the Commanding Officer

EP12 - US Naval Test Pilot School - Thoughts from the Commanding Officer

November 18, 2020

This month we are heading back to School. US Naval Test Pilot School for a discussion with the Commanding Officer LtCol Rory Feely.  He talks about operating the School in 2020 and preparing flight testers for today and tomorrow. 

LtCol Feely’s official bio can be found by scrolling past the “At a Glance” graphic HERE.
A list of the current USNTPS fleet, with photos, is further down the page.

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting

EP11 - Aircraft Checklists and the Boeing Model 299 Accident

EP11 - Aircraft Checklists and the Boeing Model 299 Accident

October 14, 2020

What do checklists and a flight test accident from 65 years ago have in common? Find out in this month’s podcast.

We will also cover some upcoming events you should know about.

NASA/FAA Flight Test Safety Database
Dave Houle Flight Test Accident Archive

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting

EP10 - Interview with Edwards AFB Test Center Commander

EP10 - Interview with Edwards AFB Test Center Commander

September 10, 2020

This month we speak with the Test Center Commander for Edwards AFB Major General Chris Azzano for his thoughts on operating in today's environment, advances in flight test and advice for leaders. 

Click here to see Maj Gen Azzano's Bio

 

This Podcast is sponsored by Time2climb Training and Consulting: www.time2climb.com

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