In this edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast we deliver quite a lineup of announcements before jumping in to a detailed discussion of the new changes in obtaining an FAA Medical specifically with regards to the paperwork process which has recently gone all digital! Join us for this educational chat about working with the new MedXPress system including tips and tricks from an actual AME followed as always by the co-hosts aviation Picks of the Week.
American Heroes Airshow – This event is the nations premier helicopter airshow sporting a display of law enforcement, fire and government helicopters. Events are hosted all over the United States and the next show will be in Fort Myers, FL on Saturday January 19th, 2013 at the JetBlue Stadium park in Fort Myers. That's right, helicopters IN a stadium! We're sure you won't want to miss this.
SocialFlight 2.0 [app update] – In a previous episode co-host Len Costa mentioned the SocialFlight app as his pick of the week and they've just recently released version 2.0. Here's a brief breakdown of the features taken from the SocialFlight website: “SocialFlight 2.0 makes a good thing even better by adding your very own “Hangar Page” where you can search for other SocialFlight members, join together in “Flight Clubs”, chat, share photos and see who's going to upcoming aviation events in your area. You can also click on the “Fans” button on any event to see people who have made that event one of their “Favorites” (and may be attending).”
12 Flights of Christmas – Parents and family members, looking for that perfect gift for your youngster this holiday season? Well look no further! This year the folks at Sun N Fun in Lakeland, FL are taking nominations for children between the ages of 8 and 18 for the opportunity to win a FREE airplane ride. All you have to do is submit your child, grandchild, or neighbors information on the website. Entries will be accepted through December 20th, 2012 and there are 12 slots available, so don't delay, enter today! Winners will also receive free admission to the STEMtastic camp on Saturday January 12th, 2013.
Brighter Future Through Aviation – Sun N Fun is working hard to promote aviation to our younger generations to help foster the growth of our favorite hobby and industry. Check out the video explaining their mission to: “preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages. This is what we do and when you watch our new video you'll learn why we do it.”
***DON'T FORGET to stick around until the end of the show for a special holiday song that we've included for your listening pleasure***
- FAA MedXPress
- AME John Delorso
- FAA Form 8500-8
- Holiday song at shows end
- Short show note list but plenty of golden nuggets in the show audio!
After Landing Checklist
~ Picks of The Week ~
Victoria – Astronaut Col Pam Melroy
Rick – Scheyden Sunglasses
Len – Brent Owens iFlyBlog.com
Carl – Commemorative Air Force
Listen to Episode 38 Below