The Air Up There Podcast

The Air Up There

A podcast for people who are curious about the wide world of aviation. Join the FAA as we nerd out about the future of flight, drones, and ways to make the National Airspace System safer, smarter, and more efficient.

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Taking Flight Advancing Hispanic Employment at the FAA

Season 6, Episode 8
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Taking Flight Advancing Hispanic Employment at the FAA

The FAA provides boundless career opportunities within the aviation sector for people of all backgrounds. In this episode, Migdalia Gonzalez, the Hispanic Employment Program Manager in the FAA’s Office of Civil Rights provides insight on the importance of representation and...

Taking Flight Advancing Hispanic Employment at the FAA
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Ready, Set, Drone Racing!

Season 6, Episode 7
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Ready, Set, Drone Racing!

Do you have a need for speed? Then this is the episode for you! Tune in and discover the innovative science behind the Drone Racing League, a high-speed competition that is using first person view flight to create a new era in sports. Chief Operating Officer Ashley Ellefson joins...

Ready, Set, Drone Racing!
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Aerospace Pathways: Hampton University's ATC Program

Season 6, Episode 6
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Aerospace Pathways: Hampton University's ATC Program

In the world of aviation, a diverse crew doesn't just enhance the view; it transforms the entire horizon. Join us on a flight to explore the dynamic world of aviation through the lens of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

In this episode, we connect with...

Aerospace Pathways: Hampton University's ATC Program
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Airplane Facts With Max

Season 6, Episode 5
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Airplane facts with Max

Did you know that airplanes have two black boxes and they are actually orange? Or that airplanes have closets? Or that one of the tools used to fix an airplane’s auxiliary power unit is referred to as a fishing rod? 

In this episode we’re talking with Max, aka...

Airplane Facts With Max
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Fly For The Culture

Season 6, Episode 4
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Podcast Cover: Fly for the Culture

In a world where diversity is taking flight, representation becomes the compass guiding many toward the unexplored skies of possibility. As a young person, there’s power in seeing someone from your own roots engaged in aerospace. It ignites fresh curiosities and can be the gateway...

Fly For The Culture
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Gliding the Skies Before She Could Drive

Season 6, Episode 3
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Ishitha in a glider

You've heard “crawl before you walk,” but how about “fly before you drive”? Join us in redefining the journey to new heights in our latest podcast episode, “Gliding the Skies Before She Could Drive”.

Get to know Ishitha who, at the age of 16, earned her private pilot...

Gliding the Skies Before She Could Drive
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Neurodiversity: A Superpower

Season 6, Episode 2
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Neurodiversity: A Superpower

It’s true that not all superheroes wear capes. In fact, there are some that take flight in the thrilling realm of drones. In our latest podcast episode, we teleport to Neurodiversity Works, a non-profit organization that equips neurodiverse students for a career in the drone...

Neurodiversity: A Superpower
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Cosmic Legend: Youngest Woman in Space

Season 6, Episode 1
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Anastatia Mayers

Three, two, one, lift off! Season 6 is go for launch!

Imagine one day you’re a typical 18-year-old, then you wake up the next day as the youngest woman to venture into the cosmos. That is the reality for Anastatia Mayers, whose curiosity for aerospace led her to an...

Cosmic Legend: Youngest Woman in Space
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Zen Traveler: Tips for Mastering Air Travel Stress

Season 5, Episode 7
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Zen Traveler: Tips for Mastering Air Travel Stress

Flying can be an exciting adventure, but for many, it comes with an unwelcome companion – stress. Whether it's a fear of flying or the anxiety of navigating busy airports, managing stress is a very real part of air travel.

In our latest podcast episode, "Zen Traveler: Tips for Mastering Air Travel Stress," we spoke with Tampa International Airport’s CJ Johnson, who shares helpful tips for navigating...

Zen Traveler: Tips for Mastering Air Travel Stress
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Fly Safe With Lithium Batteries

Season 5, Episode 6
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The Air Up There Podcast: Fly Safe With Lithium Batteries

Watts all this talk about lithium batteries and why are they such a hot topic when it comes to flying? You might be shocked to learn that everyday items you pack in your travel bags contain lithium batteries that can cause cabin fires. Your cell phone, laptop, tablet, and smart watch all have lithium batteries and can be potential fire hazards. On the positive side, you have the ...

Fly Safe With Lithium Batteries
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