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AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry. We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion. The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity to, from and within the African continent
 
Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
"The best True Crime radio program on the air." - Erin Moriarty CBS 48Hrs "True Crime Uncensored is amazing, amusing and completely unexpected! This is the 'Car Talk' of True Crime podcasts, and the show all other true crime shows listen to!" -- Travis Webb. Created by Burl Barer, produced by Magic Matt Alan, Archived by Douglas Shearer. Fact Checker: Mark Boyer Hosted by Burl Barer and Frank C. Girardot, Jr. The Internet's FIRST true crime podcast now in our second decade of live broadcasts ...
 
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My guest today is a YouTube star with over six million subscribers, with one of his channels having had over 70 million views. He’s an international bestselling author and BBC broadcaster, presenting for Radio 1. I am talking today with Daniel Howell… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. Fr…
 
Betrayal in Blue came out at the end of 2016. Written by Burl Barer, Frank Girardot and Ken Eurell, it is the full story of the crooked cops of the 75 -- the 75th Precinct in the NYPD. The first interview is Ken, Burl and Frank with Howard Lapides. Next Ken reunites with former fellow crooked cop "Chickie" to remember the bad old days of their trag…
 
US Army National Guard pilots Andre(left) and Tyson(right) have developed a training device for degraded visual environments. Two US National Guard pilots are developing a new training tool to reduce the risk of and improve the fidelity of reduced visual environment training. IIMC, dust landings and white outs have all been the causes of both train…
 
US Army National Guard pilots Andre(left) and Tyson(right) have developed a training device for degraded visual environments. Two US National Guard pilots are developing a new training tool to reduce the risk of and improve the fidelity of reduced visual environment training. IIMC, dust landings and white outs have all been the causes of both train…
 
My guest today is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster - famous for shows on ITV, the BBC, Radio One and Radio X amongst others. I am talking today with Vernon Kay… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips an…
 
Ferenc Kis works as a business development director at RSK Group, an environmental consultancy firm from UK. Prior to that Ferenc spent 8 years at Budapest Airport developing and executing airport´s sustainability strategy as head of environmental protection. Naturally, we spoke about sustainability a lot, especially where it links to aviation and …
 
In this episode, we are joined by the Head of Partnerships and Industry Affairs at Dohop. Nick has over 15 years airline experience gathered at carriers such as British Airways, Qatar Airways, Virgin Australia and Vueling and outlines how partnerships between airlines have evolved over this time and where they are heading. We focus on the opportuni…
 
Katherine Ramsland began her career as a writer with Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice. She had a bestseller with The Vampire Companion. Since then, she has published 60 books and over 1,000 articles, reviews and short stories. From ghosts to vampires to serial killers, she has taken on a variety of dark subjects. She holds graduate degr…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Ciaran Wilson, Head of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Howard Blankenship, Head of Global Sales at Cellpoint Digital. In March 2021, Cellpoint was appointed by Avianca, to optimize their payments across their global operation. The Latin American market has huge similarities to that of Africa, so together…
 
Children of immigrants in the US often experience a unique kind of guilt, brought on by the pressures of navigating different cultures, living up to their parents' expectations and taking on extra family responsibilities. Mental health advocate Sahaj Kaur Kohli offers helpful strategies for dealing with these difficult feelings -- starting with def…
 
This time I spoke with Becca Rowland, partner at MIDAS Aviation, which is the engine behind AviaDev Consult a boutique consultancy we created together. The team at MIDAS Aviation recently prepared a report which is titled No Blue Skies. What Becca and her colleagues are saying is that the demand for air travel is not likely to pick up until the sec…
 
For this episode, we were joined by 3 members of the Collins Aerospace Avionics team, Jens Ziesel, Regional Sales Director; Kimberley Patel, Account Director and Philippe Hervy, Account Director. Collins Aerospace Avionics has created a dedicated Africa team in 2020 and in this podcast, we explore how they have supported their customers, why they a…
 
A search for the truth behind the DEA’s life imprisonment of acid's most famous martyr. Operation White Rabbit traces the rise and fall—and rise and fall again—of the psychedelic community through the life of the man known as the “Acid King:” William Leonard Pickard. Pickard was a legitimate genius, a follower of Timothy Leary, a con artist, a woma…
 
This is a recording of the fourth episode of SkyHeroes - the aviation talkshow brought to you by AviaDev where 3 of our industry experts share their open opinions on hot aviation topics in a light way, sometimes controversial, sometimes not completely politically correct, sometimes also funny. But if we can still laugh, even in these difficult time…
 
Tryggvi Helgason has been a pilot with the Icelandic Coast Guard since 2016. Prior to this he flew helicopter tours out of Reykjavík. It is not unusual for helicopter pilots to take a winding route to before they end up with a career in the cockpit. Tryggvi worked as a baggage handler, in flight operations and as a quality auditor before taking on …
 
Tryggvi Helgason has been a pilot with the Icelandic Coast Guard since 2016. Prior to this he flew helicopter tours out of Reykjavík. It is not unusual for helicopter pilots to take a winding route to before they end up with a career in the cockpit. Tryggvi worked as a baggage handler, in flight operations and as a quality auditor before taking on …
 
On 14th April 2021, Nowel Ngala, Group Commercial and Ground Operations Director at ASKY Airlines was appointed Chairman of the AFRAA Aero-political committee. Nowel published a comprehensive article outlining his key objectives in this role, which can be read here and forms the basis of this conversation. We discuss: The distinction between taxes …
 
This time I had great discussion with two members of the team at FoxATM: Elena Skalovskaia, Business Development Manager and Aviation Consultant and Vincent Lambercy, freelance air traffic management consultant. Elena and Vincent shared with us not just their personal aviation journeys and the background of FoxATM, but also a very interesting story…
 
This episode is the first in a new series of podcasts spotlighting innovation and the impact of positive disruption on the African aviation industry, ahead of AviaDev Africa 2021 ONLINE. First, I am joined by Meir Hadassi Turner, Founder and CEO of AeroCRS, an innovative provider of passenger service systems and much more besides, to discuss the ch…
 
Our guest today is Thomas Reynaert, managing director at A4E - Airlines for Europe, an airline association with headquarters in Brussels. In the interview Thomas shared with us the story of A4E – how and why it was founded back in 2016. 5 years later A4E represents a very strong industry voice covering around 70% of European Air traffic. The major …
 
For the first time anywhere, Flight Path reveals a new crime scene, classified for over 15 years, relating to the most infamous crime of the 21st Century. After an intensive seven year investigation, journalist Kristjan Thorsteinson delivers a groundbreaking true crime book that adds to the historical record and provides a clear explanation of U.S.…
 
Mark Edward Howell, the well-known character actor, was held hostage and forced into prostitution at age 18 in Dallas, Texas Victoria Pynchon, an expert on conflict resolution, was invited to the show to promote her book "A is for Asshole" but she wasn't ready for how many Assholes were lying in wait for her. A IS FOR ASSHOLE by Victoria Pynchon an…
 
Jon Davis heads up the team at Skynet Aviation, an Australian company that has developed an approach warning system that can be used for helipads. Before a helicopter approaches to an oil rig there are checks and safety procedures to be followed on the rig in preparation – the deck is cleared, cranes are moved out of the way and gas venting is stop…
 
Jon Davis heads up the team at Skynet Aviation, an Australian company that has developed an approach warning system that can be used for helipads. Before a helicopter approaches to an oil rig there are checks and safety procedures to be followed on the rig in preparation – the deck is cleared, cranes are moved out of the way and gas venting is stop…
 
For this very special episode we have a very special guest: the one and only Miguel Angel Perez, Brand and markets director at Visit Valencia. Miguel was our very first guest on the show back in May 2018, so almost 3 years ago. Today we have him back on to discuss what´s behind the strategy for sustainable tourism development in Valencia, what does…
 
The Notorious B.I.G. exploded onto the hip-hop scene with his platinum-selling album Ready to Die in 1995. The life of B.I.G. a.k.a. Biggie Smalls--born Christopher Wallace--had come a long way from the years spent in his Bed-Sty neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, where he dropped out of school at age seventeen to pursue the culture of the street …
 
Today I had the opportunity to talk to Matteo Bonechi, CEO of a new Italian airline EGO Airways. It´s exciting times for the whole team there as they are getting ready to launch their operations in a couple of days, on the 30th March 2021. With Matteo we discussed their strategy, business model, fleet, and plans for growth. Launching a new airline …
 
My guest today is an award-winning comedian, actor and broadcaster - best known for TV shows such as The Kumars at No:42, Goodness Gracious Me and Unforgotten. I am talking today with Sanjeev Bhaskar. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, y…
 
Jerry Grayson AFC progressed from SAR ops with the Royal Navy to aerial filming around the world and is now helping other aviators leverage their skills and knowledge in the operation of drones. Jerry Grayson returns to the Rotary Wing Show with an update on his next adventure following a packed career in the cockpit as a SAR and film pilot. Now-a-…
 
Jerry Grayson AFC progressed from SAR ops with the Royal Navy to aerial filming around the world and is now helping other aviators leverage their skills and knowledge in the operation of drones. Jerry Grayson returns to the Rotary Wing Show with an update on his next adventure following a packed career in the cockpit as a SAR and film pilot. Now-a-…
 
This is a recording of a brand new format we introduced at AviaDev: SkyHeroes. SkyHeroes is the aviation talkshow where 3 of industry experts share their open opinions on hot aviation topics in a light way, sometimes controversial, sometimes not completely politically correct, sometimes funny. But if we can still laugh, even in these difficult time…
 
This is a recording of a brand new format we introduced at AviaDev: SkyHeroes. SkyHeroes is the aviation talkshow where 3 of industry experts share their open opinions on hot aviation topics in a light way, sometimes controversial, sometimes not completely politically correct, sometimes funny. But if we can still laugh, even in these difficult time…
 
My guest today is an award-winning impressionist and comedian, best known for his work on the TV show Dead Ringers amongst many others. I am talking today with Jon Culshaw. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tri…
 
Richard (Rick) Howell started spinning spanners on aircraft in 1960 as a QANTAS apprentice. Since then he has flown all through Australia and PNG including a 29 year run as a pilot for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Rick and his twin brother John both started in aviation at the same time which presented a number of interesting scenarios a…
 
Richard (Rick) Howell started spinning spanners on aircraft in 1960 as a QANTAS apprentice. Since then he has flown all through Australia and PNG including a 29 year run as a pilot for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Rick and his twin brother John both started in aviation at the same time which presented a number of interesting scenarios a…
 
This episode is the seventh in our "Audience with" series of live audience interviews recorded live on 26th February 2021. Sanjeev is the CEO of East Africa's largest private cargo airline, the Vice Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association and Vice Chairman of the AFRAA Cargo Task Force. In the session, we discuss the following: Astral's…
 
This is a recording of a live interview Juraj Toth did with Dirk Singer on 23 February 2021. Dirk works as a Research Director at Simpliflying. He produces daily newsletter with updates on how aviation, travel and tourism are responding to the ongoing pandemic, what measures are here to stay, how travel will look like in the part vaccinated world a…
 
This is a recording of a live interview Juraj Toth did with Dirk Singer on 23 February 2021. Dirk works as a Research Director at Simpliflying. He produces daily newsletter with updates on how aviation, travel and tourism are responding to the ongoing pandemic, what measures are here to stay, how travel will look like in the part vaccinated world a…
 
This episode is co-hosted by AviaDev Special Advisor, John Barcroft. Almost 20 months after the last live AviaDev Africa event, we meet the 3 ambassadors and check in on their professional progress since the event. We discuss their personal aviation stories and hopes and dreams for the future. Connect with Kgomotso Connect with Shingai You can watc…
 
This episode is the sixth in our "Audience with" series of live audience interviews recorded live on 12th February 2021. Mr. Berthé is the Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the leading trade association for African airlines. He is also an air transport industry expert. In the session, we discuss the following: AFRAA's c…
 
Jon Mack is an American actress, producer, song writer, musician and founder and President of Defending the Endangered. In 2015 Jon was nominated for the best-supporting actress at the Fantastic Horror Film Festival for the movie Strangers in a Book. Her carer started in 1998 in the tv series One World as the character Vanessa. She also co-starred …
 
In this episode, I am rejoined by Daniel Silke who featured in episode 3. Daniel is a well-respected analyst and commentator on political and economic issues in Africa and beyond. Together we explore: The macro-economic trends and how these will impact Africa The AfCFTA and how much impact it can have Financial support for aviation The future of li…
 
My guest today is a multi-award-winning actor and producer. A former Miss World and UNICEF ambassador, Time Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. I am talking today with Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entr…
 
This is a recording of a brand new format we introduced at AviaDev: SkyHeroes. SkyHeroes is the aviation talkshow where 3 of industry experts share their open opinions on hot aviation topics in a light way, sometimes controversial, sometimes not completely politically correct, sometimes funny. But if we can still laugh, even in these difficult time…
 
My guest today is René Armas Maés, Regional Partner Latin America at MIDAS Aviation. Recently the team at MIDAS have created an online course titled Tourism Restart and Recovery Plan. As René explained in the interview, the course is aimed at those working in governments, official tourism boards and associations, tourism businesses and other key pl…
 
Elan Head has been flying and writing about helicopters for over 15 years and is now Editorial Director at Vertical Magazine. Working in the helicopter media part of the industry Elan Head gets to talk to a wide range of people and over time has had the opportunity to take the controls of a wide range of helicopters. This gives her a unique vantage…
 
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