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Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

By Aviation Week

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Description

Aviation Week & Space Technology editors take a look at some of the bigger-picture issues in the world of aerospace and defense

Customer Reviews

Hard to Listen to Excellent Content

Check 6 has very knowlegeable hosts talking about everything happening in Aerospace. The content is always interesting and well presented. The hosts generally do a good job of explaining the content. If you're in the aerospace world, it's a great show.

Unfortunately it's also incredibly painful to listen to. Production value is very low. The main issue is audio quality - often hosts are clearly calling in over a telephone, or worse, speakerphone. Volume levels are all over the place, making it sometimes literally painful to listen to. Beeps and Boops from cell phones and laptops in the background are fairly common, as is banging away at a keyboard. For a show that attempts to have a serious discussion, the production quality makes it hard to maintain that level of professionalism.

Additionally, the main host changes every week. As a result, none of them ever seem to get better at it. It's always a bit awkward. Having one constant host with rotating co-hosts lets the experienced host guide the show and lead any new co-hosts or guests.

Recommendations:
1) Buy good Microphones for all your regulars.
2) Silence your cellphones and laptops when you record.
3) Pick a main host.

The content of the show is great, but I'm sure the production is turning away listeners. It usually backs up in my queue before I slog through them.

Fix the audio quality.

The podcast information is great. But the audio must be recorded on an iPhone in someone's pocket. You can't hear everyone and somebody keeps pounding on the table. Maybe they can use two cans and a string to get better sound quality. Please spend $25 on a cheap microphone. It has to be better than what you are using.

Aviation Week “Check 6” is “Best of Class"

Check 6 is new, but the quality of the writing, and the editing, is “Best of Class”.
I have been reading the print edition for 35+ years.
They have provided the best MH 370 analysis to date

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