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Uncontrolled Airspace: The General Aviation Podcast

Jeb Burnside, Dave Higdon, Jack Hodgson and the rest of the UCAP gang.

News & conversation about the world of General Aviation flying.

The podcast formerly known as: The No-Name General Aviation Podcast
Every two weeks the UCAP gang will gather to talk about all things GA. You can listen-in as some of General Aviation's most knowledegable, opinionated, and plain-speaking characters do some online, hangar-flying. Show-notes can be found at








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All information about the Uncontrolled Airspace podcast is now located at our main website:

Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

We're moving the UCAP RSS feed.

If you visit this website to find the latest episode of the podcast you should change your bookmark to:

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This redirect will continue for awhile, but you may want to manually change the URL in your podcatcher (iTunes, etc) to the new feed URL. If you're uncertain how to do this, the easiest way may be to UNSUBSCRIBE, then RESUBSCRIBE with the new feed URL.

If you're having any problems with this, send email to and we'll see if we can help.

Thanks for listening.
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

Part one of a special episode, recorded Live at Sun 'n Fun. Dave, Jeb, Jack and James are joined by Dave Shallbetter, Sun 'n Fun Radio; Donna Gabrial, SnF Dir. Comm. & Mktg; Craig Barnett, Scheme Designers; Dale Klapmeier, Cirrus Design.
Direct download: UCAP025a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Special Guest: Sun 'n Fun President & CEO John Burton. The UCAP gang is continuing to babble with excitement about next week's trip to Lakeland, Florida, if only they can all get healthy. And it would just stop snowing. Dave and Jeb have slightly different opinions on retractable landing gear... The head guy from Sun 'n Fun visits the virtual hangar... A vintage aircraft judging fundraiser and a happy ending by parachute... All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #24, "The Sun 'n Fun Preview"
Direct download: UCAP024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

Spring really IS trying to arrive in the Uncontrolled Airspace hangar, but it seems to be taking it's time. Jeb is working through his own personal rite-of-spring -- his airplane's annual -- while Jack and Dave are just trying to cope with unseasonable freak snowstorms. They discuss ways to avoid runway incursions ... share more listener feedback ... and talk about things to look out for when returning to flight after the winter. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #23, "Ponca City is Calling Us."

Direct download: UCAP023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

This week the UCAP Gang are all worked up about an upcoming episode, and are hearing from listeners really far away. They reminisce about past visits to Sun 'n Fun... get serious about FAA Medicals... remember some genuine american heroes... and consider putting out a hit on that phillips guy. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #22, "9,647.0098 miles".
Direct download: UCAP022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

Jeb's off visiting his Mom, Jack's feeling a little feisty, and Dave's... well, Dave's just being Dave. The virtues of really big airplanes... an update on User Fees... we hear from listeners on making flight training affordable... cockpit automation gone awry... and, a float-plane to the rescue. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #21, "Flying Upside-Down".

Complete Shownotes here.
Direct download: UCAP021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26am EDT

Pretty soon they'll be able to do more than watch movies about flying, and remember all the ground skimming. But for now Dave, Jeb and Jack spend a bit of the morning reviewing Charlie's aircraft data... comparing notes on their favorite flying movies... considering a remarkable case of breaking the speed limit... helping Preston finance his new airplane... and remembering Raccoon Mountain. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #20, "It's Flying Bunnies".

Complete Shownotes here.
Direct download: UCAP020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

Struggling a bit this morning with their 21st century Internet telephone technology, the UCAP gang still manage to cover a lot of ground, geographically and categorically. The HAI helicopter show... in and out of Dead Cow International... an airport still recovering from Katrina... some advice on saving up your spare change... and a very special 40th anniversary. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #19, "Centerline Thrust Rated".

Complete Shownotes here.
Direct download: UCAP019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:37am EDT

It's a long one this week. So plan to listen in stages. Women in Aviation stud Amy Laboda gives Jack, Jeb and Dave a fascinating education on the exciting contributions that women have made to the past and present of general aviation. We respond to more audio comments from listeners. And we talk about checkrides, emergencies, and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #18, "It's Long, Too Long".

Complete Shownotes here.

Direct download: UCAP018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

The UCAP gang is starting to get excited about the upcoming airshow season. That, and the threat that Spring may be about to arrive, has them waxing rhapsodic about kneeboards and straight-in approaches, wild paraglider rides and cracked windshields, beer and brats. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #17, "A Wild Ride".

Complete Shownotes here.
Direct download: UCAP017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:47am EDT

Technical gremlins added a special challenge to this episode, but we persevered. It just goes to show you the value of your preflight checklist. But finally... The gang marvel at the comings and goings at an Ice Airport... They remind us that old technology can still be very useful technology... They talk about some of the cool gadgets they've seen recently... And they respond to a whole flock of feedback from listeners... All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #16, "It's A Do-Over".

Complete Shownotes here.
Direct download: UCAP016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT

It seems like we just did this yesterday, but we're back again. Ways to safely return to flight in the Spring, how the proposed FAA budget and new aviation fees will affect GA flying, and the gang reminisce about when they first learned to fly. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #15, "C'mon in, the water's fine".

Complete Shownotes here.
Direct download: UCAP015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

Both Punxsutawney Phil and the UCAP gang are peeking out to see if it's safe. They compare notes on unusual fly-ins they've known, answer some serious listener mail, and give a wing-rock to the PPSEL who lived out every private pilot's dream. All this and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #14, "Course Correction".

Complete Shownotes here.
Direct download: UCAP014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

The UCAP Gang are back home now, and seem to all be suffering from winter sniffles. They talk about a renewed threat of user fees, new proposals for increased security measures on GA, the student checkride experience, and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #13, "A Pie-Full of Dogs & Cats".

Complete Shownotes here.
Direct download: UCAP013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

The UCAP Gang are right out on the bleeding edge of telephone technology this week as they check in from exotic loactions all across the country. The Sport Aviation Expo, an LSA primer, some news of the week, and more, on Uncontrolled Airspace, episode #12, "Listen for the Race Cars".
Direct download: UCAP012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

The UCAP gang weigh-in on some of the most notable GA stories from 2006, and how we think they'll play-out in 2007. Fallout from the Brazilian midair. The impact on GA, good and bad, of the dramatic changes from the U.S. midterm elections. FAA funding has been a big story in 2006 and will get only bigger in '07. The GA market is thriving, and that's awesome, but what are the safety challenges of that? Light Sport Aircraft really took off in 2006. Very Light Jets could have been the biggest story in 2006, but they weren't. We also list some things to watch for in 2007.

Complete Shownotes here
Direct download: UCAP011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12am EDT