Like a Boss

You’re seen the whole “what my wife/boss/etc. thinks I do” meme, right?  I couldn’t resist putting together an Airspeed take on it.


Subscribe on Facebook for More Immediate Airspeed Content

When we decided to re-tool the Airspeed website, we also worked out a strategy to more fully connect Airspeed to other social media.  The show notes and the blog here at hold the long-form, detailed commentary that you’ve come to expect from the show and its related projects.  But you can also subscribe to get all of the as-it-happens content.  Here’s how!

Head over to Steve Tupper’s timeline on Facebook.  It’s at   Then click the “Subscribe” button (highlighted by the arrows above).  And done!  It’s that simple.

Thanks to Mark Curtis and the folks at C3Designs, we’re rapidly adding tentacles to the Airspeed octopus!

Keep coming to the website for show notes, think-pieces, and the rest of the in-depth content that you expect from Airspeed.  But, if I walk out of the flight surgeon’s office cleared to fly at some Air Force base or Naval Air Station, the as-it-happens commentary will be available immediately through the Facebook subscription feed and it’ll land right in your brain automatically.

Just another way that we’re making great content even more available to the best audience in all of online media:  You!


Making a Run at TED2013

I’ve admired the TED Conference since I discovered videos of TED talks online five or six years ago.  Each presenter gets 18 minutes to express his or her “ideas worth spreading” in the most engaging way possible.  A genuine “stand up, make sense, and sit down” presentation format that does away with the stuff that doesn’t matter and puts the important stuff out front.  I think that my favorites thus far have been Jill Tarter and Mike Rowe.  I’ve become aware through TED of people who have since become heroes of sorts.  And I’ve come across ideas that I’d like to think that I’ve internalized and used to fuel much of what I’ve done, whether professionally or avocationally.

The TED approach has had a lot to do with the way in which I’ve approached Airspeed over the last six years.  After all, what else could be to blame for a suburban schlub who’s talked his way into military aircraft, flown with some of the best airshow performers out there, and become a competitive aerobatic pilot himself?

So you can imagine how exciting it was when I saw the announcement for TED2013.  At least half of the program will be crowdsourced.  Auditions will take place in 14 cities around the world.  Applications open for the New York auditions on March 30, they close on April 19m and the auditions are on June 7.  The application allows the applicant to submit a video. [Read more...]