Team PCDU will be driving our gear over 800km to attend AusFly 2013 in Narromine, NSW over September 12th to 15th. Once again we’ll be running AusFly Radio over the PA system and, all going well, streaming it to the ‘net & out to a low-powered FM transmitter. We’ll also be providing commentary for the air displays and meeting up with exhibitors to discuss their operations, products & histories.
Commentary from the Perch during AusFly 2012
Sounds like a fun but busy time for sure!
We’re working closely with the organisers to arrange where we’ll be based this year (a little closer to the action, this time :) ) and AusFly 2013 is shaping up to be a great event with lots of enhancements based on feedback & experience from last year.
Will you be there? Let us know and we’ll try to catch up in Narromine :)
It’s over 800km & about 10 hours of driving from Melbourne to Narromine :)
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Ryan Campbell is a 19 year old pilot from Australia who’s currently flying solo around the world to grab the record as the youngest pilot yet to make the epic journey. Steve caught up with Ryan just a couple of hours after he had arrived in Hilo, Hawaii to discuss the experience of island-hopped his way across the Pacific.
You can follow Ryan’s flight & get more information about him on his TeenWorldFlight website.
NOTE: If you check out Ryan’s sponsor list, you’ll see “Plane Crazy Down Under Podcast – Listeners and Crew.” We’re proud to have helped raise some money for Ryan’s journey and, thanks to the generosity of our audience, we were able to exceed our goal of putting $500 towards his flight.
Broadcasting into the Aether
The Plane Crazy Down Under show is now appearing on Kinglake Ranges Radio
every Saturday morning at 9am in Melbourne, Australia. For those of you doing timezone conversions, Melbourne’s at +10Z so 09:00 on Saturday here is 23:00 on Fridays GMT (aka Universal Time or Zulu).
While much of the content is from our online show’s archives with freshly recorded wrappers, some of the interviews & discussions are brand new and haven’t yet made it into an online episode.
You can listen to Kinglake Ranges Radio’s livestream at any time of the day or add them to your channels via the TuneIn app.
Steve & Grant would like to thank the team at Kinglake Ranges Radio for offering us the chance to take our show onto the airwaves & broadcasting to the public. It’s adding to our workload as we produce the shows but hopefully it’s going to help encourage more people to take an interest in aviation.
As we mentioned in Episode 108, we’re going to help Ryan Campbell’s Teen World Flight by joining his “500 Club.” This involves making a donation of $500 towards Teen World Flight which then gets your name (or requested text) put on Ryan’s aircraft for the trip.
PCDU are contributing $250 towards the $500 and have asked our audience to provide the rest, allowing us to have “Plane Crazy Down Under and our fantastic audience” written on the aircraft (exact wording still to be determined). Suffice to say, responses have been quick and wonderful as we’ve actually exceeded the $500 amount thanks to our audience.
We have currently raised $550 for Ryan and will be having a formal presentation when Ryan’s next in Melbourne. If any other amounts come in, we’ll pass them on as they arrive. It’s not too late for you to help a great project by using our “Donate” button & putting “Teen World Flight” in the comment text.
The list of people who have helped us get to this amount includes:
- Peter Baxter
- Nick Christiansen
- Gary Clarkson
- Chris Fenelon
- Peter Gossner
- Brian Grinter
- Ben Jones
- Gareth Little-Hales
- Evan Schoo
- Andrew Van Der Saag
- Doug Worrall
Thanks so much to all who have chipped in & helped us make this possible.
Our 100th Episode – a Ton of great content
It’s taken us a while to get to Episode 100 since our first show went live WAY back in July 2009 but here we are! Woo hoo! Go us! :)
For this episode we’ve resisted the temptation to do a retrospective or rehash earlier content (except for a bit at the start & the end of the episode :) ). Instead, we’ve got an interview with Peter Meehan which includes some information about Avalon 2013, a chat with Matt Hall about a big event he’s organising (and an update on the RedBull AirRace) and Damien Rose discusses his recent Biennial Flight Review (BFR), now known as an Aeroplane Flight Review (AFR).
Of course there’s more to the show than just that, but you’ll have to listen to it to find out what that might be (or read the Episode 100 show notes :) )
Click here to go to the show notes & play the episode
Plane Crazy Down Under will be presenting comprehensive coverage of this year’s Australian International Air Show, showcasing the products, services and personalities of this unique event
Advertising slots are available now for our daily audio and video editions
Our Avalon advertising package is competitively priced and includes:
- Displaying your logo along with our other advertisers on a splash screen at the start of all Avalon 2013 video content we produce. At the end of each video we will also have each advertiser’s logo, company name & tag line displayed one after the other as part of the closing credits.
- Reference to your company at the start of each Avalon 2013 audio episode we produce (eg: “Our Avalon 2013 content has been brought to you by … “) along with a brief spoken word promotion of your company during the audio episode that includes your company name & tag line.
- Inclusion of your banner advert in high rotation on our web sites.
Our special event coverage episodes & videos typically attract significantly higher download number than regular content. Advertising on PCDU gives you the chance to promote your business directly to an aviation focused audience.
For pricing inquiries and further information:
Call Grant on +61 422 914 949
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today!