Aviation News Talk podcast

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General Aviation news, pilot tips for beginners & experts, interviews, listener questions answered, technical details on G1000 & Perspective glass cockpits & flying GPS approaches. 40 yrs experience flying general aviation aircraft. As an active flight instructor, I bring my daily experiences in the air to this show to help teach pilots and future pilots to fly safely. I'm a Platinum Cirrus CSIP instructor and work with people who are thinking about buying a new or used SR20 or SR22. Go to AviationNewsTalk.com for my contact information, or to click on Listener Questions, which lets you speak into your phone to leave a question you’d like answered on the show.

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    Keeps Your Pilot Skills Sharp
    Max does a great job with presenting relevant news and most importantly sharing his insight and knowlege of flying. I look forward to listening to the show every week!
  • Coptermedic
    Exceptional Podcast
    Max produces an excellent podcast that is both informative and enjoyable. I look forward to it every week and recommend this podcast to all my students and fellow aviators I know. Great job Max, and thank you sir.
  • CessnaBill
    Listened for the first time on my way home from work today. Love the format and content. You have earned a regular listener.
  • Mike M in Scottsdale
    Excellent podcast....efficient, timely, interesting.
    Max, your podcast is very well done. Good info, delivered efficiently (not tons of idle talking). You make it very interesting. Great job!
  • wrphelan
    Safer pilots!!!
    Dear Max, Your work undoubtedly makes safer pilots and maybe even more proficient ones!!! The level of professional and commitment that you are able to show us through your podcasts is amazing. Keep up the amazing content.
  • SY Cook
    Absolutely the best GA podcast you will find!
    As a general aviation pilot, I truly value the insights I gain from listening to this podcast. The content is relevant, well put together, and very educational. I look forward to episodes each week and truly believe the information I receive will make me a better pilot.
  • #Aviator#
    Correction to My Name for Previous Post
    As someone with a lifelong goal of flying who obtained his certificate about a year ago and is now at about 250 hours, I can tell you Aviation NewsTalk has been a terrific learning tool. Aviation NewsTalk has allowed me to listen and learn while doing other things around the house and/or during travel. I find nearly every episiode has something valuable for me as a new pilot. One thing I will definitely commend Max for is his willingness to share his mistakes, near misses, and less than optimal decisions over his flying career. Not only are these examples educational, but also allow me to forgive my own mistakes or oversites and focus on the learning aspect as opposed to beating myself up and/or losing confidence. I made the decision early on to learn to fly in a Cirrus and have also purchased my own Cirrus SR22T. I discovered Aviation NewsTalk after deciding upon Cirrus. Max's support of Cirrus is reassuring, of course, but he balances his preference for Cirrus with his education on general aviation overall and his obvious knowledge of non-Cirrus aircraft as well. Max, thank you for the high quality of your podcasts and for the time you commit to providing quality insights and education. Your genuine enthusiasm for aviation is welcome, as is your commitment to helping others learn to fly safely. You are a credit to your profession and your overall professionalism is much appreciated.
  • Boone in LA
    Best Aviation Podcast Period!
    I subscribe to just about every aviation (as well as other subject matter) podcast out there and Aviation News Talk is by far the best! Max is a seasoned pilot and is excellent at explaining very complicated aviation subjects in simple terms. He has a very heavy foucus on safety concerns with no nonsense in between. He is quite knowledgeable in all things GA, and particularly in Garmin G1000 tech, Cirrus Aircraft as well as Cirrus Perspective and Perspective + avionics. Max has obviously vonunteered a great deal of time to produce this show and share his years of experience with anyone willing to listen. It is for this reason that his show was the first one I decided to contribute to finacially via his Patreon page. You can't go wrong with this one!
  • Plane nuts
    Great Podcast!
    I have listened since the beginning and have found it educational and Max so easy to listen to. I am a sport pilot and own an LSA so the IFR information I will never be able to use but I find it interesting all the same. The information on CO poisoning was an eye opener. Thank you for your great work. From an avid listener!
  • superacidjax
    Radio Quality
    The production value of this podcast is phenomenal. It’s tightly produced, has the smooth flow of a professional radio broadcast and doesn’t meander around with inside jokes or rambling like many other aviation shows. The news is sharp, relevant and the host doesn’t make you feel out of place even if you are a new pilot. This is the very best podcast available for aviation: timely yet even the “old” shows have timeless content. First rate.
  • Willie_G.
    Top Notch Aviation Podcast
    Max, your podcast is “plane” fantastic. For all the review readers it’s worth subscribing too. It’s loaded with great information everyone can learn from. I’m just starting to get involved deeper in aviation and working to get my private. This podcast has helped me realize the reality of all the situations pilots can get into, great tips on how to avoid the pitfalls and fantastic conversations with guests focused on making safer pilots. Thank you for the great podcast!
  • Coney ledge
    Catching up
    As someone who flies glider planes, tow planes, a SR20 and a variety of power planes for CAP, I wanted to add to your episode 85 on short field landing tips. The most helpful piece of advice I have received was found in Jim Dulin's "contact flying" book. He describes the "brisk walk" approach on short final where one adjusts the power to maintain the visual illusion of the aiming point approaching at a constant rate of a brisk walk, all the way to touchdown. I have found that keeping this idea in mind as I Iand has made my landings VERY consistent and stable in all 8 makes of aircraft that I fly. If you have a chance,I think that interviewing Jim Dulin would provide some very helpful insights to the listeners of this podcast. He has 17,000 hours as an ag pilot and has successfully made over 10 engine-out landings.
  • Mhtex31
    Love it!
    I’m an aspiring pilot and this podcast is amazing. I have gained a lot of knowledge and fallen even more in love with aviation!
  • Falcondreams
    Great general aviation podcast
    Max does a terrific job bringing news and relevant information for the general aviation audience. I am thoroughly enjoying going through the entire episode list.
  • buffalopilot
    Finally, an aviation Podcast with wings
    Max, I thoroughly enjoy the format and structure of your general aviation podcast. It has structure and substance relating to current aviation news, aviation industry operations & procedures, and industry science & politics. It is a rich and rather informative, but not too cerebral, source of relevant general aviation news. General aviation has been my source of enjoyment and income for my adult life. I've felt like there was still much to be learned and discussed. This podcast has continued the relevant discussion of ideas and information in the general aviation community. This podcast format is appropriate for beginners all the way up to seasoned professionals within the various sectors of general aviation. This is now in my daily rotation of podcast, and it's my only aviation podcast. I've used your study materials in the past and I have been following you on Facebook; this is an excellent supplement to all of that which you offer. Keep up the good work, and keep it coming!
  • OSU Flyer
    Favorite Podcast!
    Max, These podcast are some the best I have listened to. I love how you are able to include GA operation and have a segment about accidents, that you break down. I listen to these every day on my way to work! As a new CFI I have learned a great deal from listening to your podcast.
  • daveike-n813ps
    Great Podcast
    Max is incredibly insightful about GA procedures of all types, particularly in Cirrus aircraft. Keep up the great work!
  • Sdo5879
    Great podcast, recommend highly!
    I love listening to Max. He explains things in an easy to understand way, and I learn something new every time I listen to a podcast. Thanks for the great info!!
  • Nick X
    Best aviation podcast out there
    Max provides relevant news and truly useful tips on flying safe.
  • JimBob Toor.
    Great for student pilots
    Im a low hour student pilot and find your podcast extremely helpful. You educate above my experience level and inspire me to learn from your high degree of real world flying. Then I do the necessary research to improve my proficiency. THAT leads to note taking and practical application in my plane. Great info now I listen to each edition.
  • Myfitnesspal4vi
    A Must Have podcast for the General Aviation crowd!
    I have been following Max’s Aviation NewsTalk podcast since its beginning and continue to look forward to each week’s episode. He is well connected and keeps up with the latest in technology and technique. If you are a pilot, or just an aviation enthusiast, give a listen — I don’t think you will be disappointed.
  • Gerrit 86
    Reigniting the passion
    I fly professionally in Alaska, I listen to this podcast to reignite the passion of aviation. The spark of love in flying has its greatest root in general aviation. Many people that I fly with have lost sight of their original passion, this podcast keeps the joy of flying alive and well. As a check airman for my company, I even find myself analyzing a flight like Max does, he is a gifted instructor.
  • MichaelCfromTN
    General aviation news at its best.
    Max is a true general aviation advocate. His passion for GA is evident in his tireless work to bring the news of the industry to the public. Thanks Max!
  • JohnJamesjones
    Awesome GA Podcast!
    From newbie to veteran aviators this podcast has something for everyone! Max covers topics that are relevant, timely, interesting, informative and entertaining. You can listen to the same podcast multiple times and each time learn something new! As a low time pilot I’m always looking for ways to expand my skills and knowledge base and this podcast does a fantastic job of doing just that. Don’t pass this one up and add it to your regular subscriptions!
  • The Fishing Weatherman
    A MUST for anyone interested in GA
    I started listening to this podcast as an aspiring CFI to bring myself back up to speed in the aviation world. If you’re looking to do the same or stay up-to-date, this podcast is a MUST! I’ve been a broadcaster for 30 years and can honestly say Max Trescott has great production values and does a great job organizing content and providing a variety of content in his episodes.
  • Kash Dad
    Maximum Thanks Max
    Max, first I’d like to thank you for your devotion to the promotion of General Aviation and Aviation in general. You’re clearly passionate about this pursuit and that enthusiasm is reflected in every episode of the podcast. I found the podcast at a critical phase of my flight training, while working towards my IFR ticket and eventually Cirrus Transition Training, all successfully completed. I’m in South Florida, earned my private in ‘04 and have logged over 1,000 hours VFR, mostly Cross Country flying all over the Southeast in a C-182K. The instrument training really tested some deeply engrained mussel memory and I was struggling early in the process. I used your library of podcast to keep my mind immersed in Aviation facts and speak, like a literal hanger rat in the corner soaking up every word. The total transition was as much about a culture of Professionalism and Safety as it was about actual task and standards. It worked and I appreciate your help. Now I get to fly a rented 2016 SR 22 GTS several times a month with about 10 hours Solo PIC so far. The Cirrus is a fabulous example of attention to detail by talented engineers and designers. Anyway, I hope I’m not getting your fingers sticky with all the syrupy praise, but I sincerely appreciate your contribution. Safe Sky’s.
  • dallas_m17
    Highly Recommend
    I highly recommend this podcast. As a mechanic for a major airline and a new pilot, I am always looking for a good resource to continue to learn and grow my knowledge in aviation. This podcast is an excellent resource. Max does such an incredible job breaking down and analyzing current events in aviation, and then uses his knowledge/experience to help his listeners learn from others mistakes. I feel as if I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge just in the past few months since I started listening. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion for aviation with us, Max. Keep up the great work.
  • Wakeboarding Pilot Dentist
    General Aviation Focus!
    I appreciate that EVERY episode is so well planned out! You ask interviewers great questions. You are one of the best parts of aviation geeks podcast. Being a GA pilot and a cirrus enthusiast, LOVE this podcast! Thanks for your time and effort!
  • pwbrewer
    Terrific content
    I always look forward to another edition. As a pilot since 1968, with over 5400 hours of flying time, I can attest that there is never enough knowledge. So, this is a great way to add to your flying know how and to keep current on new trends. Way to go Max. And thank you!
  • Blind04
    Just subscribe
    This pod cast is a must for GA pilots as well as students trying to get there private ticket or any endorsement. It’s nothing but relevant to pretty much everything GA. You need to look at air plane geeks too. It’s also great
  • AliHoward18
    First one I listen to!
    Max offers relevant stories and great advice. If I have a bunch of podcasts piled up, this one comes first! As a private pilot I consider it a safety priority to tune into Max’s experience. Thanks for this great offering!
  • J McCormic
    I randomly searched for an aviation podcast on iTunes back in November 2017 and came across this podcast. After listening to ONE episode I knew this an AWESOME podcast and immediately subscribed to it. I went back and listened to every episode. I now have listened to every podcast and can honestly say this podcast is great for any level pilot. As an instructor I have recommended it to several students and friends.
  • NOTSO Lively
    One of my go to podcast
    I love your podcast! You talk about the items that are near and dear to us general aviation folks. Keep up the good work!
  • Terence Gordon
    A must listen to for Aviators
    Only recently came across this podcast, and found it to be so important for all Aviators. As an Aerospace Education Officer for a CAP-USAF senior squadron, the commentary here is rich, relevant and resourceful. I’ll certainly be sharing this among my colleagues and Airmen. Thank you for putting this podcast out for the world. Sincerely Terence Gordon
  • CFI Jim
    Great info for pilots!
    Max’s podcasts are great info for pilots! His news summaries keep you current on reg changes, new products and the occasional kooky happening. I always learn something from his interviews (especially with Jason Blair). His safety discussions, like the most recent one on the Improbable Turn, are great reminders. As a pilot and new CFI, it’s a fabulous resource.
  • RigaRunner
    Aviation News Talk #66
    Want a free lesson from a recognized expert on how to pick up and fly SID's (Standard Instrument Departures)? These are the ones you will be assigned by ATC when departing busy airports like Teterboro or Ft. Lauderdale. Max Trescott is thorough and informative with tips that will make a pilot's life easier and safer. Worthy of your time: www. AviationNewsTalk.com #66
  • Big and cold guy
    Great detailed information
    I love the episodes that break down the details of a topic. The recent show about departure procedures was interesting for both new grr players lots and old school ifr. Keep it up
  • ebuhrendorf
    Though March 13 was last episode
    From the end of March through April, to May 23rd, I thought the March 13 episode was the last of the podcast. First thought Max was too busy to record due to travel and work. Then I heard him on Plane Geeks this week and someone gave him kudos for this show. When viewing the available episodes on the Apple Podcast app, March 13 under Season 1 appears at the top. The latest episodes actually are down way below season 1 which I didn’t not realize after about two months. Great show Max!
  • Offito
    Excellent podcast! A must for pilots
    My favorite podcast! It’s fun to listen to, very informative and the format is great. Let me tell you...Max, you are a professional and a true asset to the aviation community. Your podcast makes me a better pilot. It’s funny that I always thought you talk like a radio host, and in a past episode you mentioned that a long time ago you used to work on radio...no wonder! Keep up the good work!
  • levenimc
    An excellent way to stay up-to-date
    I was first introduced to Max's podcast by my CFI, who mentioned that Max did a great job of summarizing the changes to non-towered traffic pattern entry. The format was enjoyable and easy to digest, and the content was relevant and informative. As a student pilot, I've been looking for a good GA podcast to keep up-to-date on the happenings of the aviation world, and this is it.
  • bginnc
    A Must for all Pilots
    I’ve listened to every episode and have never failed to learn something new. I’m a much better pilot because of this podcast. Thanks, Max!
  • flying64Q
    Thank You
    Amazing...:) I listen to your podcast, during my morning run. Great job to Bring, this wealth of information to general aviation. Could you please do podcasts on weather planning and long cross country flight planing. Thank You IG flying64Q
  • BenoîtC
    Good but self-promotion is over the top
    Good and informative but I am struggling to get over the excessive self-promotion and gushing over himself. Please stop. You are full of yourself and it is painful to listen.
  • Harley Miskov
    Favorite Podcast
    Love the aviation experience and intellect you bring to the show. Every student and rated pilot should listen to your show!
  • Jon Weisw
    Absolutely outstanding
    Having searched far and wide for a useful, well produced, listenable, and entertaining aviation podcast, I have finally hit nirvana. If you have read his books (as I have), then his style and clarity should not be a surprise. If not, no matter your level of skill, rating, or proficiency, you will enjoy the time spent listening to this podcast. Max Trescott's mild manner, knowledge, and ability to keep the time focused and entertaining without straying into the truly dull and esoteric makes this podcast useful. His vocal quality and ability to express verbally in an organized and succinct manner makes this listenable (unlike many other out there). He could easily be a professional radio host. I recommend this podcast with the highest of praise.
  • pugsleythecat
    Probably the most valuable and interesting podcast in my library
    As a student pilot, I am trying to immerse myself in all things aviation, to keep my mind in the game when I'm not flying. To that end, I've listened to several podcasts. Max has a voice and a personality that translates perfectly to a podcast, and he must use great recording equipment, because the audio quality is as clear as a bell. He has the ability to explain complex concepts in a way that is friendly to student pilots--but he also gives a better understanding of those concepts better than several instructors I've worked with. His interviews are interesting and insightful, and it's a great source of checkride preparation! I highly recommend this podcast; it's a great use of your time if you're interested in GA! -Steve
  • DesertPilot.com
    Great listen
    Max is a great host for a podcast with a great voice to listen to. I love his knowledge and focus on General Aviation. He is a G1000 expert and focus a lot of the podcast on IFR flying!
  • PilotBillFromTexas
    Great aviation podcast
    Very enjoyable and entertaining. I always learn something new.
  • Fly_n2hi
    My go to
    Love the show Max! I get so anxious waiting for the next episode. Been listening since episode 1 and totally hooked!
  • Jsims040610
    Excellent, educational, and current
    Love the show! One of my favs! It’s filled with great guests and provides current information about GA. So educational in fact, I think it should be able to qualify for WINGS credits, like with dealing with cold weather ops, to speaking about the recent go-around incident at SFO, to the procedures about how to fly traffic pattern, etc.
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