Chats From The Deck
Chats From The Deck is a compilation of recordings hosted by Dave Shallbetter, Chairman of Sun 'n Fun Radio (broadcasting on 1510 AM & streaming on from the annual Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo held in Lakeland, Florida, each spring. (For more information on the event please visit 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. 7/19 NEW- Chats from the Deck, The Podcast! SUN 'n FUN isn't just for April any more! So we're doing a podcast about all the happenings on the SUN 'n FUN campus. A new episode will be released every other month, PLEASE NOTE: These recordings are copyrighted by Sun 'n Fun Radio and may not be used for anything other than your listening enjoyment without the express written permission of Sun 'n Fun Radio. Donations to support SUN 'n FUN Radio can be sent to through PayPal or by clicking below:

Robbie Paul and Jared Britt discuss the aviation programs offered at Southern Utah University including helicopter upset training in IMC.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-13-2021-Southern-Utah-University.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Russ and Carl interview Elizabeth Tennyson and Richard McSpadden from AOPA about the "You Can Fly" program and the Air Safety Institute.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-13-2021-AOPA-Tennyson-McSpadden.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

Carl Valeri interviews Trevor Boswell from NORAD about their role in aviation, how a typical GA intercept might work.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-13-2021-NORAD-Trevor-Boswell.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Carl Valeri interviews Richard Talkington Fletcher of Custom Z Fitter about their custom fit Z-Coil shoes.

Todd Smith & Bill Brown of Global AeroConnect Inc. chat about their portable aircraft power units.



Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-14-2021-Global-Aeroconnect.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Russ Roslewski chats with Luke Wolle of AMPERe Inc. about their single stroke engine design.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-14-2021-AmpereInc-Luke-Wolle.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Carl Valeri chats with Dave 'Letterfly' Knoderer about his aviation artwork.


Carl Valeri chats with Pam Crone about Air America, the covert government owned airline operating in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-14-2021-Air-America-Pam-Crone.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

Dave interviews Richard Freilich about his METAR Maps that light up to show current weather conditions.

Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-April-13-2021-METARMaps-Richard-Freilich.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 8:19am EST

Carl Valeri discusses aviation scholarship opportunities and his podcast, Aviation Careers Podcast.


Carl Valeri interviews Dan Bregman of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-13-2021-Spartan-Dan-Bregman.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 8:03am EST

Russ interviews John Talmadge of Avidyne about their current avionics offerings.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-13-2021-Avidyne-John-Talmadge.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 7:58am EST

Mike interviews Robert DeLaurentis about his upcoming flight from North Pole to South Pole and NASA wafer scale space ships.

Direct download: 2019-06-Saturday-Deck-Interview-Robert-DeLaurentis.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2019 -- posted at: 7:54am EST