Welcome Sun ‘N Fun Listeners!


If you’re here because you heard an episode or two of Airspeed on Sun-N-Fun Radio, welcome! We’re glad you’re here! Even if you’re not (whether because you’re a regular visitor/listener or you’re visiting for the first time and not because you were at SnF), please pull up a folding chair and hangar-fly some with us.

We’ve been working with Dave Shalbetter of SnF Radio for a few months now, doing production and other stuff to run in the loop when the station doesn’t have live content. In addition, we provided a few of our pithier episodes to run on the station and we hope that, if they brought you here, you like what you heard and want to know more about Airspeed.

Airspeed is a podcast (kind of like radio for the Internet, only more flexible). You can subscribe to Airspeed for free through iTunes or any other podcatcher. Or, if you wish, you can just listen right here online (as some 18% of listeners are doing these days). We put a link to the MP3 audio right here on the website right under the picture that leads each episode.

If you’re looking for links to the material that aired at SnF, they appear below.

Instrumental music that ran under a few of the announcements

The Lake Parker Arrival (http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/The_Lake_Parker_Arrival.mp3)

Theme from Milliways (Go for TMI) (http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/Theme_From_Milliways.mp3)

Fingers in the Airport Fence Entwined

Blog entry and text (http://airspeedonline.blogspot.com/2007/12/fingers-in-airport-fence-entwined-and.html)

Just the reading (http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/AirspeedFingersInTheAirportFenceEntwined.mp3)

Why I Fly

Blog entry with text and a link to the episode audio (http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/AirspeedWhyIFly.mp3)

Take Your Kids to the Airport

Blog entry and text (http://airspeedonline.blogspot.com/2006/05/airspeed-take-your-kids-to-airport.html)

Audio (http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/AirspeedKids.mp3)

Other stuff of which I’m very proud, but that didn’t get on SnF Radio

First Solo

Blog entry with text: (http://airspeedonline.blogspot.com/2006/10/first-solo.html)

Audio (http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/AirspeedFirstSolo.mp3)

The show is more than two years old and is approaching something like 100 episodes. Please feel free to browse the site, listen, read, or otherwise enjoy yourself. That’s why all of this is here.


- Steve

The Lake Parker Arrival

Subscribe to Airspeed through iTunes or your favorite other podcatcher. Or listen online right here by clicking: http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/AirspeedParker.mp3. It’s all free!

Very much in the mood for an air show this week. Only a few weeks until Sun ‘N Fun down in Lakeland. I leave tomorrow to go see Greg Summer of The Student Pilot Journal in Titusville near Kennedy Space Center and then go play some golf with my brother and my dad on Jekyll Island in Georgia. But it won’t be an airshow.

I now have almost 30 outtakes from my checkride all set to go and the commentary is about a third of the way written, but my voice is still shot, thereby making a new episode a little difficult to cut just now.

So I sat down this weekend and recorded a little meditation I’m calling The Lake Parker Arrival. It’s me on 12-string guitar, six-string guitar, and mandolin. I tried laying down a little Ashbory bass, but I think it muddied the mix, so I left it out. Kind of like Ben Folds leaving the string section off Give Judy My Notice. Actually, nothing like Ben Folds, but you get the idea.

Anyway, there’s a link to the file here: http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/The_Lake_Parker_Arrival.mp3. Please feel free to listen to it and pass it around for noncommercial purposes or use it at any airshow for which you happen to need music. Just give me credit.

I’ll be back online soon with an update for preparations for the Battle Creek air show and, as soon as my voice comes back, I’ll record the checkride episodes. In the meantime, it’s time for a little R&R with the family.

Tray tables and seat backs!