Chats From The Deck
Chats From The Deck is a compilation of recordings hosted by Dave Shallbetter, volunteer chairman of Sun 'n Fun Radio 1510 AM, part of the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in held in Lakeland, Florida, each April. (For more information on the fly-in please visit their website- sun-n-fun.org) Some are recordings of live interviews from the deck of the radio station. Others are pre-recorded interviews done by volunteer reporters during the fly-in. There may even be some Chats From The Virtual Deck and archived recordings from years gone by... PLEASE NOTE: These recordings are copyrighten by Sun 'n Fun and may not be used for anything other than your listening enjoyment without the express written permission of Sun 'n Fun. Donations to support SnFRadio can be sent to SnFRadio@gmail.com through PayPal or by clicking below:
Dr. Peggy, Amy Laboda & Robin Lamar chat about all the great things happening with Women in Aviation and what's on the horizon.

Tripp chats with Pat Farrell, CEO of Forward Vision about their product.

John Long chats with Gary Hyatt about DMAirfield.org, a website that started with an old, handwritten, leather bound register from Davis-Mothan Airfield and how it became a historical website.

John chats with Dave Monroe, right wingman for the Aerostars Aerobatic Team.

Dr. Dave and Bonnie chat with Wayne Fisher of Mooney Aircraft about what makes a Mooney unique (besides the backwards tail!) and how Mooney is faring in these tough times.

Dave chats with Staff Sargent Noah Watts about the Golden Knights Demonstration Team, it's history and what we can expect to see in their demonstration this week.

Dave chats with Joey Maxwell of Airplanes Direct.com and introduces The Airplanes Direct Belles. Follow up comments from Dave & Ron Gale, Sun 'n Fun Radio's Greeter.

Dave chats with David Esterline of Oregon Aero about the companie's history, Military applications for their products, A drawing they're having and more...
Direct download: 2009-04-23-_Live_Interview-_Dave-_David_Esterline-_Oregon_Aero.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EST

Dave & Bonnie chat with Ron Wagner from EAA, Volunteer Donald Duck, and Trish Diemeir of IAC about volunteering , IAC and EAA's presence at Sun 'n Fun 2009

In this chat, David Allen phones in a live report from the 2009 Sun 'n Fun Splash-in.
Direct download: 2009-04-23-_David_Allen-_Splash-in_Live_Remote.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am EST

Tripp chats with John Zimmerman about Sporty's Pilot Shop, their sweepstakes, their partnership with EAA's Young Eagles and Sporty's Fly through service.

Tripp chats with Capt. Bob Nichols about the importance of converting from 121.5 to 406 transponders. What TFR's are and why it's important to stay clear of them and the Washington DC ADIZ

Robin & Dave chat with Ross Bishop of Brightline Bags Inc. about their revolutionary flight bag.
Direct download: 2009-04-22-_Live_Interview-_Robin-_Ross_Bishop-_Brightline_Bags.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29am EST

Robin & Dr. Dave chat with John from the UK about building a plane there and the challenges faced. They also speak with Freddy from Germany about the high cost ov flying overseas. Worth listening to if only to make us realize how lucky we are here in the U.S.

Tripp, Dave and Bonnie chat with Paul about EAA's history, the new library at EAA & Ron Wagner About thier presence at Sun 'n Fun.

John chats with Dan Scwhin of Avidyne about Integra Release 9.
Direct download: 2009-04-22-_Live_Interview-_John_L-_Dan_Schwin-_Avidyne.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02am EST

John Long chats with Artie Trost, who flew an untralight to Lakeland from Oregon, and Sharon Wescot of the 99's about flying, ultralight flight schools, Penelopy Pilot, and more...

Dave & Bonnie chat with the Bloodnet.net folks about the Blood Drive at Sun 'n Fun 2009
Direct download: 2009-04-22-_Live_Interview-_Dave_Bonnie-_Gary__Mark-_Bloodnet.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am EST

Dave chats with Doug Stewart, President of Stewart Finishing Systems about their product and different product lines, the importance of being Green, and Stewart's sponsorship of Sun 'n Fun

Darryl, Blair & Dr. Dave chat with Steve Brown about the Commerative Air Force, it's purpose, their presence at Sun 'n Fun, why to become a member and what CAF is doing here at Sun 'n Fun 2009.

Blair & Dr. Dave chat with Splash-in Chairman, Bill Gillespie, about what happens at the Splash-in, where it takes place, how to get there and what you can expect to see when you go.

Sun 'n Fun Radio and Women in Aviation International present Women Shine at Sun 'n Fun. In today's episode, Dr. Peggy Chabrian chats with special guest Julie Clark.
Direct download: 2009-04-21-_WAI_Women_Shine-_Live_Broadcast_9-_10_AM.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am EST

Tripp Barnett and Robin Lamar chat with Will Hawkins & David Allen of the Pilot's Flight Podlog about PFP, twittering, and more...

Tripp Barnett, David Allen and Robin Lamar chat with Dave & Greg (Sidney & Scratch) of the Warbird Beer Hour on Flightline Internet Radio. They talk about a variety of topics, including Inetrent Radio, podcasts, new media, Warbird Beer, and more...

Robin Lamar and David Allen chat with Miles Obrien about the Lindberg Foundation (intro sillieness provided by Dave Shallbetter & Miles Obrien)

Robin Lamar and David Allen chat with Arty Trost about flying from Oregon to Lakeland in an ultralight, Experimental Light Sport Aircraft

Dr. David chats with USAF Capt. Bob Nichols about 406 Beacons and TFR's
Direct download: 2009-04-21-_Live_Interview-_Dr_David-_Bob_Nichols_USAF.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am EST

Dr. David Kolbaba interviews Alan Klapmeir of Cirrus Design about the need to get people involved in aviation, parachutes on airplanes, and the Cirrus Jet

Dave Shallbetter & Tripp Barnett interview Debbi Boies and Jon Wehrenberg of Pilots-n-Paws about their organization and their presence at Sun 'n Fun 2009
Direct download: 2009-04-21-_Live_Interview-_Dave-_Pilots-n-Paws.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am EST

Dave Shallbetter & Bonnie Higbie chat with Carl Deitch, CEO of Terrafugia about the Transition roadable aircraft

Dave Shallbetter & Bonnie Higbie chat with Bill Eickhoff, Chairman of Sun 'n Fun's Board of Directors about the Central Florida Aviaiton Academy, The NASA Grant, Bill's history with Sun 'n Fun, this year's Sun 'n Fun Fly-in and Sun 'n Fun's future.

Darryl chats with Ron Burgher about flythepattern.com, a new web based airport directory featuring videos of the actual pattern.
Direct download: 2009-04-21-_Live_Interview-_Darryl-_Ron_Burgher-_Fly_the_Pattern.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Blair Kendall and Dr. David Kolbaba interview Tom Pernice and Rick Went about Honda Generators, their presence at Sun 'n Fun 2009,the Hear No Evil Tour, the Aeroshell Team and Alan's recovery & supprot efforts.

John chats with Jett Mayhew about her background and the Civil Air Patrol's Drug Demand Reduction Program and why it's important.
Direct download: 2009-04-26-_John_Long-_Jett_Mayhew-_CAP-_DDRP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EST

In her very first live interview, Gail chats with Kathleen Vasconcelos about AOPA'a Aviation Safety Foundation and their on-line safety courses.
Direct download: 2009-04-26-_Gial-_Kathleen_Vasconcelos-_AOPA_Safety_Foundation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EST

Dave, Lynne, John & more chat with Joey Maxwell who introduces the AirplanesDriect.com Belles, their 1940's fashioned spokesmodels and tells us about airplanesdirect.com
Direct download: 2009-04-26-_Dave-_Joey_Maxwell-_Airplanes_Direct_Belles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am EST

Dave chats with Frank Klatt about the Florida Air Museum's lecture series and Frank's background.
Direct download: 2009-04-26-_Dave-_Framk_Klatt-_FAM_Lecture_Series.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am EST

Bonnie chats with Ron Wagner & Joe Norris about Airventure.
Direct download: 2009-04-26-_Bonnie-_Ron_Wagner_Joe_Noris-_EAA_Update.mp3
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 10:53am EST

Blair & John chat with Shawn, Don & Dick of FPNA about their line of aircraft.
Direct download: 2009-04-26-_Blair_John-_Shawn_Oakin_Don_Thomason_Dick_marshal-_FPNA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

Sun 'n Fun Radio is proud to host Women Shine at Sun 'n Fun presented by Women in Aviation International. Today's special segment features Annette Calicoat chatting with Anna Dietrich, Cheif Operating Officer of Terrafugia.
Direct download: 2009-04-25-_Women_Shine-_Annette_Calicoat-_Anna_Dietrich_Terrafugia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am EST

Tripp & Dave learn about the Terrafugia Transition roadable aircraft from John Telfeyan.
Direct download: 2009-04-25-_Tripp_Dave-_John_Telfeyan-_Terrafugia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EST

Dave interviews Noel Marshall of Wealth Educators for Aviators about their upcoming forum and how to financially plan for an aviation lifestyle.
Direct download: 2009-04-25-_Dave-_Noel_Marshall-_Wealth_Aviators_for_Educators.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EST

Dave & Bonnie segway into a chat with Debi Boies & Jon Wehrenberg of PilotsnPaws.org, a website dedicated to getting volunteer pilots together with animal rescue folks to arrange transport of rescued animals to new homes.
Direct download: 2009-04-25-_Dave-_Debi_Boies_Jon_Wehrenberg_-_Pilots_n_Paws.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

Darryl chats with Nancy Wright and Jessica Alzamora, winner of the 99's Space Camp Scholarship Essay contest about her essay and experiences at NASA's Space Camp.

Bonnie chats with William Steele about his new product, the Virtual Heads Up Display and Dave joins in with some questions.
Direct download: 2009-04-25-_Bonnie-_William_Steele-_Virtual_HUD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EST

Bonnie chats with Ron Wagner and Bob Warner of EAA about a new EAA program (and Airventure feature) Fly for Life, who's purpose is  to spotlight voluntary humanitarian applications of general aviation.
Direct download: 2009-04-25-_Bonnie-_Ron_Wagner_Bob_Wanrer-_EAA_Update.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am EST

In this installment of Women Shine at Sun 'n Fun, we change things a bit. Women in Aviation International's Dr. Peggy Chabrian and Sun 'n Fun Radio's Dave Shallbetter Team up for a chat with AOPA's new president Craig Fuller.
Direct download: 2009-04-24-_Women_Shine-_Dr_Peggy__Dave-_Craig_Fuller-_AOPA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EST

Continueing the daily updates from our friends at EAA, Dave chats with EAA staff members Ron Wagner and Joe Norris aboout EAA, Young Eagles, benefits of being an EAA member and Airventure 365, a new web based benefit of EAA membership.
Direct download: 2009-04-24-_Dave-_Ron_Wagner_Joe_Norris-_EAA_Update.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24am EST

Dave chats with Jay Carter about who Carter Copters is, their accomplishents so far and what's on the hoirzon.
Direct download: 2009-04-24-_Dave-_Jay_Carter-_Carter_Copters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am EST

Dave chats with George Johnson of Liberty Aerospace about their XL2 aircraft and it's features.
Direct download: 2009-04-24-_Dave-_George_Johnson-_Liberty_Aerospace_XL2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am EST

Dave chats with Doug Stewart about Stewart Systems, about their eco friendly, non hazardous aircraft finishing system.
Direct download: 2009-04-24-_Dave-_Doug_Stewart-_Stewart_Systems.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56am EST

Dave & Bonnie chat with Bob Richards about his book- Secrets From The Tower- 22 years of stories from Chicago's O'Hare Airport
Direct download: 2009-04-24-_Dave__Bonnie-_Bob_Richards-_Secrets_from_the_Tower.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52am EST

Bonnie & Robin chat with Paul Lamar about why a wankel engine is well suited for aircraft use.

Blair & Dr. Dave have the entire Aeroshell Serobatic Team on deck for a chat. With a special appearance by Alan Henley!
Direct download: 2009-04-24-_Blair__Dr_David-_Aeroshell_Team-_Special_guest_Alan_Henley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am EST

Blair & Dr. Dave chat with Terry Carbonell & Elaine Morrow from the 99's about the Airrace Classic, the 99's and the importance of the former Powder Puff Derby & it's importance to the 99's.

Dr David chats with Mike Hoffman, Sun 'n Fun technical counselor about the importance of using a technical counselor and the importance of being ready for your first flight- in ANY airplane.
Direct download: 2009-04-21-_Dr_David__Blair-_Mike_Hoffman-_SnF_Technical_counselor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34am EST

Blair chats with Steven Harden, Director of Flight Services of Central Florida Aviation, a new FBO Orlando/Apopka,  offering all aspects of aviation service.
Direct download: 2009-04-21-_Blair-_Steven_Harden-_Central_Florida_Aviation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EST

Blair Kendall and Dr. David Kolbaba chat with Mark Lindsey of L-3 Communications about their products.
Direct download: 2009-04-21-_Blair_Dr_David-_Mark_Lindsey-_L-3_Communications.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26am EST

Blair Kendall and Dr. David Kolbaba chat with Dave Higdon about himself, UCAP, Aviation Photography, and how Witchita became the home for aircraft manufacturers. Recorded live at the 2009 Sun 'n Fun Fly-in.
Direct download: 2009-04-21-_Blair_Dr_David-_Dave_Higdon-_UCAP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06am EST

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