Being Flown Around the World Without a Pilot May be Closer Than Previously Thought

Also: Mr. Buddy Box Brings RC Terms Down to Earth, Best Instructional RC Flying DVDs, How the Right Amount of Trim Can Relieve Pressure, and New Insights from “Comegelist” Jamey Ragle

Olathe, KS, May 11, 2013 --( RCFlightline, the online home of high-flying fun with radio-controlled aircraft, has released the June episode of their popular, family-friendly “Beyond The Flightline” podcast. Featured in this month’s episode is the conclusion of the intriguing two-part “Remote Control Certified” interview series with FAA Certification and Design Department expert Brian Hancock. In this interview, RCFlightline President and “Beyond The Flightline” host Todd Carrison find out that remote controlled personal aircraft may soon become reality.

FAA’s Brian Hancock Forecasts Big Airline Industry Advances…And Unmanned Personal Planes?

In the second half of his two-part interview, “Remote Control Certified”, RCFlightline President Todd Carrison talks with FAA Certification and Design Department expert Brian Hancock who shares his forecast on the future of aviation tech. Specifically, Hancock marvels at how innovations in smaller RC style craft, like quadropods, are steadily finding their way into larger, more commercial aircraft. Also compelling is the shared view of Hancock and Carrison that technology is quickly shifting the balance of power in manned aircraft to more of a “remote control” scenario, where the majority of the control rests in experts on the ground that send commands to pilots in the air. This new reality could evolve in such a way that, in the case of small aircraft, “You get in it and sort of drive it like a car,” says Hancock. “You don’t really have to know how to fly…You’re sitting there in the pilot’s seat and…when you’re moving the controls, you’re moving through a computer system that really flies your airplane for you.” In fact, Hancock believes this new era of flight is possible with existing technology; what’s missing is a public appetite for it to drive manufacturers like Boeing to action. “That’s going to take a real cultural change,” admits Hancock.

Also On The June Episode Of "Beyond The Flightline"
• "Mr. Buddy Box" Steve Swaggerty makes common RC terms easy to understand so fliers can have a more successful and fun shopping and flying experience.
• Todd Carrison speaks with Paul Naton of Radio Carbon Arts to learn how instructional DVDs and simulators can help build flying techniques for the novice and expert alike.
• In his monthly "Flight Forces" segment, Steve Lewis explains how using the right amount of trim could help relieve pressure in flight.
• "Comegelist" Jamey Ragle tackles some of the biggest "Hot Potato" issues facing Christianity today.

"Beyond The Flightline" Gets Families Excited About Latest RC Aircraft News and Trends
In each "Beyond The Flightline" podcast, topics center on what’s happening in the radio controlled aircraft industry, including new and exciting product releases, upcoming events and interviews with aircraft industry leaders. Dedicated to teaching interested listeners of any age about the joy and excitement of radio controlled aircraft as well as the ever-increasing merging and tech sharing between the traditional aircraft and RC industries, each RCFlightline produced podcast is free to enjoy. Plus, the conversation doesn’t always end when the episode it over; fans often continue the discussion on the podcast forum and via the company’s Facebook page ( and Twitter (@RCFlightline) feed.

To Listen To This Month’s “Beyond The Flightline” Podcast
Listeners can stream this free podcast directly on and their RSS feed; download and listen to the audio on iTunes; or, coming in June, listeners can enjoy “Beyond The Flightline” directly on their low-cost Android, Kindle and IOS devices via the new “RCFlightline” app. Past episodes are also available to stream/download.
Todd Carrison