Aviation Podcasts

A Collection of Selected Aviation Podcasts and Videocasts


This page will provide you with links to some of our favorite aviation podcasts that consistently provide safety news and education as well as current events and interesting aviation topics.  The featured sites may or may not represent SCAUWG.ORG, or any of the membership of SCAUWG.  SCAUWG.ORG provides this page as a community service, but understandably is unable to provide a specific endorsement for any of the covered material. SCAUWG.ORG always recommends that site visitors consult with their own aviation mentors for personal advice.  Still under construction, I will be adding newly found podcasts regularly... Have a suggestion?  Let me know!  scauwg@earthlink.net



Introducing the career podcast series 

When people think of the FAA, one job in particular comes to mind: Air Traffic Controllers. But how exactly do you become one? From the application process, to training at the FAA Academy and certification, FAA experts will walk you through it in today’s episode.

Listen to the episode on FAA.govApple PodcastsStitcher, or Google Podcasts!

This is the first installment of our summer career series! (Produced by "FAA's: The Air Up There") We’re answering YOUR questions and doing a deep dive into careers in aerospace and the steps you can take to get started in the field. For more information about air traffic control jobs at the FAA, visit our careers page. Or, if you’re curious about other types of careers at the FAA, visit our jobs page.

If you know someone who is curious about aerospace careers, forward this email to them!  The next application window for FAA air traffic control specialists is July 30 to August 2. If you are seeking an entry-level controller position, go to http://www.faa.gov/jobs to see if you meet the minimum requirements and apply.




Every month experts Mike Busch, Paul New, and Colleen Sterling answer your toughest aviation maintenance questions. Submit questions to podcasts@aopa.org

Check it out Here.


AIAA Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section Podcast

Our purpose is to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life. Our promise is to be your vital lifelong link to the aerospace community and a champion for its achievements. One Remarkable Fact Says It All: Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership. The Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section is a community of 7000+ Aerospace Professionals, providing services to the communities from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, including San Bernardino and Riverside. Southern California and Las Vegas area has lots of aerospace organizations add activities, and is the center of American aerospace.  CLICK HERE


The Aerial Mobility Podcast, by TransportU‪P‬


The Latest News for Aerial Mobility. TransportUP brings your interviews of leading entrepreneurs in the flying car, air taxi, and eVTOL industry, as well as market analysis and tech talks.  Get the Podcast Here.




Aviation News Talk with Max Trescott




This podcast focuses on General Aviation news, general tips for pilots, technical details on glass cockpits and flying GPS approaches, and an occasional interview. Max also answers listener questions. Max brings more than 40 years of piloting experience to the show and helps teach pilots and future pilots to fly safely. He was the 2008 National CFI of the Year, and a Cirrus Platinum CSIP.  Click HERE for the link


FAA's:  The Air Up There



It’s no secret that we at the Federal Aviation Administration think aviation is incredible. We want to share this passion with the world, through stories that will inspire the next generation of aviation professionals.

We’re excited to share the launch of our first-ever podcast, The Air Up There. Read more about the podcast launch on our blog.  You can listen to "The Air Up There" by using the FAA.Gov Link:  Here    or the Apple Podcasts Link:  Here.


Pilot Briefing from AOPA



Listen to the top five general aviation news updates for the week from AOPA in under five minutes!  Click Here



The Finer Points

Jason Miller is a CFII with more than 20 years of aviation experience and nearly 10,000 hours of instruction given. Jason is a member of the FAA safety team, an instructor for AOPA’s Air Safety Institute and was named by the FAA as the western pacific CFI of the year for 2009 and 2016.

His flagship product is “The Finer Points – Aviation Podcast,” a bi-monthly training podcast that elaborates on many of the above-mentioned strategies. The critically acclaimed podcast has delivered more than 3m flight training files to pilots all over the world and has grown into a popular YouTube channel through which he publishes bi-monthly training videos he derived from real flight training experiences.  Click HERE for the link.



Greg Brown's "Cockpit Adventures from the Flying Carpet Podcast"



"Ride along with renowned aviator, writer, and photographer Greg Brown in his light airplane, the Flying Carpet, as he searches behind clouds for the real America, experiencing countless aerial adventures along the way."

"Some of the stories the 2000 National Flight Instructor of the Year tells are practical or inspirational, while others recall popular culture, delve into aviation history, or bring to life the characters he’s met during decades of flying and instruction." - AOPA  You can listen to this new podcast series Here.


AOPA Never Again


AOPA presents the "Never Again" series in AOPA Pilot magazine and online to allow pilots to learn from the experiences of others.  For the link to Never Again Podcast click HERE.






NBAA Flight Plan is a regular podcast featuring business aviation news and information for people on the go. Each issue provides an overview of important developments affecting NBAA Members, and the Association's work to advocate for their interests. Listen to NBAA Flight Plan to hear the latest operational, regulatory and legislative news, and what it means for companies of all sizes, all across the U.S., that rely on business aviation to succeed. You might choose to subscribe to the NBAA Flight Plan podcast via iTunes or listen to past issues on NBAA.org.   Click HERE for a link to iTunes.






AIN’s Tales from the Flight Deck podcast is a monthly podcast dedicated to furthering aviation safety. Podcasts are basically on-demand radio programs that can be listened to at your convenience. Each episode of AIN’s Tales from the Flight Deck will run about 20 to 25 minutes long.   For a link to AIN's Podcast Page Click HERE.  






A podcast for those who fly for the love of it or are simply fascinated by the world of flight. The Green Dot features EAA news, general aviation topics, history, personal experiences from the hosts and a variety of guests, and anything fun, interesting, or cool in and around the world of flight.  -  Future episodes of The Green Dot will be released every two weeks. Subscribe to their blog to get notifications of new episodes.  For a link to the EAA's Podcast Page Click HERE





Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB will share the stories of our staff and highlight the exceptional work that is being done to advance transportation. Each episode will feature an interview with NTSB staff. We’ll delve into their transportation career history, discuss interesting investigations or reports that they have worked on, and share how their expertise improves safety. New episodes will be available every other Thursday.   For a link to listen for free Click HERE






Presented by the AOPA Air Safety Institute, this podcast invites you into the cockpit with pilots across the aviation community. We fly with them as they encounter unpredictable scenarios and we learn from the knowledge and skills they utilize to fly safely out of them. There I was... honors the tradition and heritage in aviation to leverage “hangar flying” as an avenue to pass along knowledge and experience   To go to the Podcast Page Click Here






The Air Charter Industry's only official podcast brought to you by the Air Charter Association in partnership with Emerge Aviation. Full of industry news, features, interviews and fun from the world of aviation charter.  To go to the Podcast Page   Click Here






Why would two guys with 100 years of flight safety experience between them want to dive back into the politics, the technology, the human factors and other aspects of the worldwide aviation industry? Because, often, it's a matter of life and death and billions of dollars are at stake.

In the debut episode, NTSB veterans John Goglia and Greg Feith tell you why this podcast series is taking flight, they discuss critical issues facing the aviation industry, and preview what they'll discuss in future episodes.  Click Here for a link to their site.




Podcast: Episode 1 – Olivier Jankovec

For International Airport Review’s first-ever podcast, our Editor, Tara Nolan, spoke to Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE, exploring his career path, his day-to-day responsibilities and his vision for the future of aviation.

With the climate emergency demanding serious decisions from the industry, airports must effectively plan for the future; innovating operations to reduce emissions. We are at the forefront of climate change, whether we like it or not, and as a result electrification, sustainable fuels, collective industry action, emission-reduction initiatives and more need to be considered and investigated.

This podcast covers these challenges and these potential solutions, and provides exclusive advice from Olivier. A conversation any individual working within an airport should not miss!    Click Here to visit the Podcast





Our editors around the globe talk through the key issues facing airlines.  Exclusive insight and intelligence for airline boardrooms worldwide.   Listen to the podcast Here.





The Global Connected Aircraft Podcast, launched in July 2018, continues the experience of the annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit by connecting with airlines around the globe to discuss their approach to cutting-edge connectivity technology.

Produced by the editorial team behind the Global Connected Aircraft Summit, and hosted by Avionics International editor-in-chief Woodrow Bellamy III, each episode features technicians and executives working to integrate connectivity into various aspects of their company’s operations.  More Info Here.



Chuck Fulton (Host) is a glider pilot from the Mid Atlantic who fell in love with soaring like many after his first flight. Soon he was bringing his friends to the glider port to share this great sport. Chuck wanted to share it with as many people as he could and found it hard to believe so many people were not aware of soaring. With a background in broadcasting, he was looking at podcasts only to find there was little to be found on soaring. After lots of thought and planning, he launched the first episode of the podcast soaring the sky. Since then the podcast has had many great guests from all over the globe with some amazing stories and journeys soaring the sky. We hope you continue to enjoy each and every episode and are happy to have you as part of this great soaring community. Find this Podcast by Clicking HERE.




eVTOL, Flying Car, and Air Taxi Content - Video Content



This is your content gallery for flying cars. From first flights, to interviews, to tech talks and more - TransportUP has videos and podcasts to inform you about the urban air mobility industry.  See it Here.




AOPA Live This Week


Your link to a history of AOPA live broadcasts that span from 2015 to the present.  Other video presentations are accessible as well.  AOPA uses their vast arena of resources to bring you the aviation news current today!To View AOPA Live Click HERE



National Association of Flight Instructors Mentor Live

MentorLIVE is NAFI’s monthly, live-streaming broadcast airing the third Wednesday of every month at 8:00 PM Eastern. These programs feature subject matter experts from many aspects of the flight instruction industry to help CFIs be more successful in their training endeavors. All presentations are WINGS-approved!  You can view the current presentation and/or view an archived webcast by Clicking HERE



Society of Aviators and Flight Educators





This is your opportunity to view many videos produced by SAFE for their YouTube channel.  Reflecting upon that which experienced CFIs have to offer can add many useful tools for your aviation skill box.To View the SAFE channel Click HERE



Gold Seal was founded in 2006 by aerospace author and Master CFI Russell Still. It is owned and operated by Atlanta Flight, Inc. located at Gwinnett County Airport in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Over 100,000 students have passed their tests with Gold Seal. Gold Seal was the first company to offer a full, online ground school program for pilots. It remains the unique and number 1 choice for tens of thousands of aviators.  You can check out their free programming HERE






Virtual "ride-along" flying videos; with multi-camera angles POV + panel, radio intercom audio. I'm a private pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. My videos are for self analysis; I'm striving to learn and improve as a pilot. I'm happy to share my experiences, and appreciate any and all positive feedback!  NEW VIDEO every 2nd Friday!   Visit the Flight Chops YouTube Channel HERE



Vectors for Safety



Hosted by Gene Benson, this site features your gateway to Professional Commentary with a Human Factors edge, Blogging and Accident analysis. There are articles, Safety Videos and Podcasts. To Visit VECTORS FOR SAFETY - CICK HERE



AOPA LIVE YouTube Channel



AOPA LIVE  YouTube Channel  -  Many Video Choices!   Visit it Here




PILOT MINUTE YouTube Channel


In our ongoing efforts to improve communications with the aviation community, we recently introduced Pilot Minutes. Liberally borrowing from the concept of the AME Minute series, these microlearning events will be aimed at airmen and other interested groups.  Pilot Minute is produced by the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Medical Education Division in association with FAA Media Solutions.

You can also check out the entire Pilot Minute video playlist here.



AME MINUTE  -  produced by CAMI Aerospace Medical Education & FAA Media Solutions



AME microlearning segments provide concise, informal instruction that supplements mandatory AME training. The videos and infographics each address a single topic covering policy, guidance, and other significant concerns. The segments are delivered monthly by subscription.

Educational material produced by the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute on OSA can be located here https://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pil... (English) and https://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pil... (Spanish).   

March 2022 Release:  AME Minute: Why did the FAA create new OSA status report requirements?  View it Here.

In this microlearning lesson, Warren Silberman, DO, MPH covers the new obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) initial and recertification worksheets and how they are designed to collect all the necessary information up front, in order to streamline the certification process in a timely manner. The FAA’s OSA policy is located here: www.faa.gov/go/osa A short video on OSA screening guidance is located here: https://www.faa.gov/tv/?mediaId=1029     View an archive page with previous selections Here.



Rotorcraft Collective - Produced by Helicopter professionals and the FAASTeam


“The Rotorcraft Collective” is a group of engineers, pilots, mechanics, accident investigators, and communication specialists from industry and the FAA who produce short safety videos packed with information on topics such as preflight inspections and passenger briefings, helicopter icing, and securing cargo. Check out the entire video series here bit.ly/RotorYT.