32 min

Pumping Traffic-The Return of Short Item News/Speed Gibson: Boy Hero,Flying Clippers & Old Time Radio FlyingTalkers By Geoffrey Arend

    • Aviation

Often people ask-"Hey FlyingTalkers why not do some short news items?" 

Must admit that item news that my friend and early colleague, the late Tony Funnel branded Pumping Traffic News & Comment for us in 1975, which appeared in our newspaper Air Cargo News until 2010 and then online in our E-Zine Flying Typers for the past decade, has gone missing from FlyingTalkers.

Truth be told in the click bait race for readers to jack up otherwise meaningless mass readership claims, others in our profession actually spend all day generating item news that is dispensed like popcorn filling up in boxes with a brand of reporting that clogs up systems and cloud minds.

So why bring Pumping Traffic back? 

Maybe we don't know everything, so let's try it for a while in addition to our longer story format, is our thought.

Love to hear your thoughts.

Speed Gibson Is Back.

Early on we played episodes from the 1938 radio classic Speed Gibson. A few listeners have asked what happened to the rest of the series of 12 minute adventures of a boy wonder pilot fighting for truth, justice and the American way?

Truth be told everything has gotten so serious in the past two years, maybe we have forgotten about the restorative quality we used to feel and how listening to old time radio sparked imagination. Truth be told, each of these Speed Gibson episodes stands on its own as a time stamp of another. Once upon a time in America short wave radio and the dream of owning a streamlined reciprocating piston engine aircraft, just like Wiley Post, was all the rage. Some day we will share our story of Wiley who was lost with humorist Will Rogers, both aboard Wiley's Lockheed Vega named Winnie Mae at Point Barrow, Alaska in 1938.

For now join Speed aboard a Clipper to Adventure!


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geoffrey-arend/support

Often people ask-"Hey FlyingTalkers why not do some short news items?" 

Must admit that item news that my friend and early colleague, the late Tony Funnel branded Pumping Traffic News & Comment for us in 1975, which appeared in our newspaper Air Cargo News until 2010 and then online in our E-Zine Flying Typers for the past decade, has gone missing from FlyingTalkers.

Truth be told in the click bait race for readers to jack up otherwise meaningless mass readership claims, others in our profession actually spend all day generating item news that is dispensed like popcorn filling up in boxes with a brand of reporting that clogs up systems and cloud minds.

So why bring Pumping Traffic back? 

Maybe we don't know everything, so let's try it for a while in addition to our longer story format, is our thought.

Love to hear your thoughts.

Speed Gibson Is Back.

Early on we played episodes from the 1938 radio classic Speed Gibson. A few listeners have asked what happened to the rest of the series of 12 minute adventures of a boy wonder pilot fighting for truth, justice and the American way?

Truth be told everything has gotten so serious in the past two years, maybe we have forgotten about the restorative quality we used to feel and how listening to old time radio sparked imagination. Truth be told, each of these Speed Gibson episodes stands on its own as a time stamp of another. Once upon a time in America short wave radio and the dream of owning a streamlined reciprocating piston engine aircraft, just like Wiley Post, was all the rage. Some day we will share our story of Wiley who was lost with humorist Will Rogers, both aboard Wiley's Lockheed Vega named Winnie Mae at Point Barrow, Alaska in 1938.

For now join Speed aboard a Clipper to Adventure!


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geoffrey-arend/support

32 min