See the latest Videos
Get the latest News
The Florida Aviation Network is an "In the Clear" satellite broadcast system that promotes Aviation and Aviation Safety.
Watch Live Programs
01/03/11 "Managing Safety" Obie Young
(100th Episode Celebration)
#11010301 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy interviews Obie Young, FAA Production Studios Director and Producer of "Managing Safety" to discuss the history of the studio and it's mission of aviation safety from inception to our current role in the industry providing aviation enthusiasts with vital and informative digital media resources.
01/10/11 "Managing Safety" Janeen Kochan
#11011001 Amy Laboda
Amy interviews Janeen Kochan, PhD, of Aviation Research Training and Services Inc., about Harmonizing Flight Training Methodologies domestically and globally regardless of aircraft or mission type.
01/17/11 "Managing Safety" Phil Lockwood
#11011701 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy Interviews Phil Lockwood of Lockwood Aviation at the Sport Aviation seminar held at the FAA Production Studios, Lakeland, Florida. Phil discusses improvements and safety features of Rotax Engines.
02/05/11 "Managing Safety" Troy Bradley
#11020501 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy interviews Troy Bradley of the Balloon Federation of America. Troy discusses upcoming BFA events and the many benefits the association has to offer it's members.
02/19/11 "Managing Safety" Greg Rolle
#11021901 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy interviews Greg Rolle, Aviation Specialist for the Islands of the Bahamas, at "Bahamas Day" held at Showalter Flying Services at Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando Florida. Greg highlights the days events that included seminars on overwater flying, a Bahamas Expo of vendors, a taste of the islands food, hospitality and entertainment of a colorful Junk A Noo band. The islands are right off the Florida coast and Greg wants everyone to know how easy it is to access and how welcome our pilots are to the islands.
03/21/11 "Managing Safety" Fred Kaiser
#11032101 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy interviews Fred Kaiser, FAASTeam National Lead for the Safety Standdown Project, talking about the Safety Standdown to take place at the upcoming Sun 'n Fun event. Learn what a safety standdown is, and what the goals of the project are.
03/28/11 "Managing Safety" Mark Twombley
#11032801 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy interviews Mark Twombley, Editor of "Water Flying" SPA's magazine, about the magazine and the benefits the Seaplane Pilots' Association offers it's members.
03/29/11 "Managing Safety" Mike Ewards - Part 1
#11032901 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Mike Edwards, Director of Business Development and Program Manager of the Center for General Aviation Research (CGAR), about the center's 10 year history and recent projects. This is the first of two interviews conducted as a lead in to Sun 'n Fun 2011.
03/30/11 "Managing Safety" Mike Edwards - Part 2
#11033001 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Mike Edwards, Director of Business Development and Program Manager of the Center for General Aviation Research (CGAR), about in flight weather products. This is the second of two interviews conducted as a lead in to Sun 'n Fun 2011.
03/31/11 "Managing Safety" Erik Lindbergh and Yolanka Wulff
#11033101 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 rooftop interview with Erik Lindbergh and Yolanka Wulff discussing the LEAP Education Program as well as environmental advances promoted by the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prizes.
04/01/11 "Managing Safety" Chad Smith
#11040101 Rich Tillery
Rich Tillery conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 rooftop interview with Chad Smith, Assistant Principal of CFAA, (Central Florida Aerospace Academy) about their new facilities and ongoing programs.
04/01/11 "Managing Safety" John and Martha King
#11040201 Tom Evans
Tom Evans conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 rooftop interview with John and Martha King on the subject of managing safety through technology and training.
04/03/11 "Managing Safety" Jack Pelton
#11040301 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 rooftop interview with Jack Pelton, CEO of Cessna, discussing aviation career opportunities for today's youth, his own introduction to flying, and the industry advancements he expects in both the near and distant future.
04/04/11 "Managing Safety" Hayden Malone
#11040401 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 interview with Hayden Malone, Airline Training Solutions Program Director, about the Tecnam P2006T and the ATS training program.
04/11/11 "Managing Safety" Mark Laughridge
#11041101 Rich Tillery
Rich Tillery conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 rooftop interview with Mark Laughridge, FAASTeam Program Manager - Orlando FSDO, about the CFI Special Emphasis Program, FAASafety.gov, and some of his FAA experiences.
04/18/11 "Managing Safety" Doug Stewart
#11041801 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda conducts this interview with Doug Stewart of SAFE discussing the state of GA flight training.
04/25/11 "Managing Safety" Wes Timmons
#11042501 Vicki Sherman
Vicki conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 rooftop interview with Wes Timmons, director of the FAA's Office of Runway Safety.
05/02/11 "Managing Safety" Obie Young
#11050201 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 rooftop interview with Obie Young, President of the National Aviation Safety Foundation and Director of the FAA Production Studios, about many NASF and NRC operations including projects in cooperation with organizations around the globe (and orbiting it).
05/09/11 "Managing Safety" Jim McJanus and Sam Lyons
#11050901 Rich Tillery
Rich conducts a Sun 'n Fun 2011 rooftop interview with James McManus, Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association, about getting your seaplane rating, where to fly your seaplane, and other information the SPA provides. Also included in this interview, Aviation Artist Sam Lyons (www.lyonsstudio.com) presents "Shadows and Mist," a painting inspired by Dan Gervae's SPA photo contest winning shot of his Taylorcraft.
05/16/11 "Managing Safety" Mel Cintron
#11051601 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Mel Cintron, head of the FAA General Aviation and Commercial Division AFS-800, at SAFE's 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta. Subjects include GA trends, future methods of training and ways that feedback from the GA and flight instructing community may influence FAA regulations moving forward.
05/23/11 "Managing Safety" Thierry Pouille
#11052301 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Thierry Pouille, President and Director of Air Journey, about his company's concierge and escorted AirJourneys which are self-piloted flight excursions organized throughout the world.
05/30/11 "Managing Safety" Wells Barry, Bill Schmalz
#11053001 Ben Coleman
Ben Coleman hosts a rooftop show with a couple of guests: Wells Barry, a Master Pilot award winner and Bill Schmalz of the SPA. Cheryl Hardy makes a cameo appearance.
06/13/11 "Managing Safety" Rob Holland and Randy Juen
#11061301 Ben Coleman
Ben Coleman hosts from the roof at SUN 'n FUN. Featured guests are Rob Holland of Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows flying the Veteran Home Loans MX2 and Randy Juen, President of Wipaire, a float and ski manufacturing operation that is also a full service aircraft repair/modification facility, Cessna Authorized Service Station, Pratt & Whitney gas turbine engine overhaul & repair
06/20/11 "Managing Safety" Cheryl Hardy and Ben Coleman
#11062001 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy hosts from the roof at SUN 'n FUN. Cheryl and Ben recap some of the highlights of the week including the CFAA Grand Opening, Ben's tour of duty in Iraq as a Safety Officer, and aircraft displays on the field.
06/27/11 "Managing Safety" George Bartuska and Lori Bradner
#11062701 Rich Tillery and Vicki Sherman
Rich Tillery and Vicki Sherman host George Bartuska, Engineering & Aerospace Instructor, and Lori Bradner, Science Instructor, for the Central Florida Aerospace Academy of Kathleen High School and talk about CFAA, the curriculum, faculty and the new academy.
07/04/11 "Managing Safety" Hugh Davis
#11070401 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Hugh Davis, Flight Instructor with Flight Safety International in Houston, about Crew/ Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) training, the Turbo Commander, and Pinch Hitter courses.
07/11/11 "Managing Safety" Jack Short
#11071101 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Jack Short, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum, at the 2011 forum held in Leipzig, Germany. Subjects include CO2 emissions, biofuels, user fees vs. fuel taxes, and differences between the European and US aviation/transportation environments.
07/18/11 "Managing Safety" Congressman Sam Graves
#11071801 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy hosts from the rooftop at SUN 'n FUN with her guest Congressman Sam Graves. Cheryl and the Congressman recap the Town Hall Meeting held earlier that day, address the GA Caucus, talk a bit about getting youth involved in aviation and learn about the Congressman and his love of aviation.
07/25/2011 "Managing Safety" Jennifer Storm
#11072501 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Jennifer Storm, Director of Public Relations and Director of Flight Training Initiatives for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, about trends in todays flight training environment and efforts being undertaken by AOPA, in cooperation with other associations, to both attract and retain student pilots.
08/01/11 "Managing Safety" Susan Larson
#11080101 Vicki Sherman
Vicki Sherman interviews Susan Larson, president of the 99's.
08/08/11 "Managing Safety" Rich Weber
#11080801 Karen Dunbar
Karen Dunbar interviews Rich Weber, police aviation officer, with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
08/22/11 "Managing Safety" Steven McCaughey
#11082201 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Steven McCaughey, Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association, about his new position with the SPA, continued landing rights efforts, and forthcoming seaplane pilot college programs.
08/29/11"Managing Safety" Bruce Landsberg
#11082901 Rich Tillery
Rich Tillery interviews Bruce Landsberg of AOPA on the roof top of the FAA Production Studios during Sun 'N Fun 2011.
09/05/11 "Managing Safety" Janna Leigh Mc Whorter
Rich Tillery interviews Janna Leigh Mc Whorter, wing walker with Walt Pierce at Sun 'N Fun 2011.
09/12/11 "Managing Safety" Greg Rolle and Terry Carbonell
#11091201 Rich Tillery
Rich Tillery interviews Greg Rolle, Sports & Aviation Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and Terry Carbonell on flying to the Bahamas for some conch fritters and what the islands have in store for your flying adventure.
09/19/11 "Managing Safety" Don Edwards
#11091901 Amy Laboda
Amy Laboda interviews Don Edwards, Event Director for the 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, about this year's 40th anniversary event taking place October 1-9, 2011.
09/26/11 "Managing Safety" John "Lites" Leenhouts (Part 1)
#11092601 Dave Shallbetter
Dave Shallbetter conducts a Sun 'n Fun Radio interview with Sun 'n Fun's new President, John "Lites" Leenhouts. In this first of two parts, we hear about John Leenhouts' background, his election as President, and his family's reaction.
10/03/11 "Managing Safety" John "Lites" Leenhouts (Part 2)
#11100301 Dave Shallbetter
Dave Shallbetter conducts a Sun 'n Fun Radio interview with Sun 'n Fun's new President, John "Lites" Leenhouts. In this concluding second part, we learn of President Leenhouts' first days in office, what changes are in store for Sun 'n Fun, and the story behind "Lites."
10/10/11 "Managing Safety" Kris Wharton
#11101001 Dave Shallbetter
In this Virtual Deck Interview, SnFRadio host, Dave Shallbetter, chats with Sun 'n Fun's Kris Wharton, organizer of the Hanger Door Canteen, a 40's era themed dinner dance fundraiser for the Florida Air Museum.
10/17/11 "Managing Safety" Adam Miller
#11101701 Obie Young
Obie interviews Adam Miller, Chief Executive of Hangar Chat, about the new internet social networking site for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
10/24/11 "Managing Safety" Ralph Lloyd
#11102401 Cheryl Hardy
Cheryl Hardy Interviews Ralph Lloyd, Executive Director of the Citation Jet Pilots Association, at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas. Cheryl and Ralph discuss the organization, its benefits and mission, and upcoming events including the 2011 Convention and 2012 Regional events.
10/31/11 "Managing Safety" Pam Landis
#11103101 Dave Shallbetter
Dave Shallbetter & Guest Host Lynda Meeks (www.GirlsWithWings.com) chat with Pam Landis of (www.OceanHelicopters.com) about helicopters & the women who fly them.
This interview was edited for time, the full length show is available at
11/07/11 "Managing Safety" Nils Jamieson
#11110701 Obie Young
Obie Young interviews Nils Jamieson with the United Kingdom's General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo). He lives in England and is currently a Senior First Officer at Jet2.com, flying the Boeing 737.
11/14/2011"Managing Safety" Jim Alsip
#11111401 Obie Young
Obie Young interviews Jim Alsip, Master Aerobatic Flight Instructor, about training for aerobatics, tail wheel aircraft, and upset training. Jim has a weekly TV show and is about to release a book and training video titled "Rudder Fundamentals - the Key to Becoming a Great Stick."
11/21/11 "Managing Safety" Bob Raskey
#11112101 Obie Young
Obie Young interviews Bob Raskey, A320 Captain with United Airlines, about the "Pilots of the Future" and how they'll integrate technology, core pilot skills, and professional development into that complete package for both their own benefit and airline interview advantages.
12/12/11 "Managing Safety" Jamie Beckett
#11121201 Obie Young
Obie Young interviews City Councilman Jamie Beckett of Winter Haven, Florida. They discuss the formation of the Polk Aviation Alliance which is a loose partnership between the various aviation interests in Polk County, Florida.
12/19/11 "Managing Safety" Michael Gaffney
#11121901 Obie Young
Obie Young interviews Michael Gaffney, Technical Consultant with Flightlogics Consulting, about transitioning from Student CFI to Employee CFI. Mike covers 11 Teaching Advice Points (Tips) for the transition.