Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
Buk M-1 missile vs. Flight MH17: What Went Wrong?

Almost no one thinks the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was intentional. It’s hard to imagine an upside for Russia, Russian-backed separatists or Ukraine in blasting out of the sky an airliner full of civilians from nations not involved in the conflict. At the same time, the most capable, modern air-defense missile systems are not simple to operate. So what might have gone wrong that allowed a Buk-M1 missile to take down MH17?

Direct download: July_25_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

The shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine stunned the world. But in this incident, answers are emerging much more quickly than they did in the still unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370 earlier this year. In this week's Check 6 podcast, we delve into the incident and discuss the question of why the airplane was flying over a war zone in the first place. 

Direct download: Check6_MH17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

Farnborough Air Show Commercial Outlook

Aviation Week editors take a look at the key talking points in commercial aviation ahead of the Farnborough air show.

Direct download: 7-11_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

The F-35 Goes International
In the latest installment of our Check 6 podcast, Pentagon editor Amy Butler, London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne and International Defense editor Bill Sweetman discuss the the F-35’s deployment to the U.K. for the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough air shows, as well as the evolution of Europe’s fighters in the face of competition from the F-35 as well as how those European fighters will interact with the Joint Strike Fighter when operating along side each other.
 
This podcast was recorded on Monday, June 30, before the F-35 arrived in the U.K.
Direct download: July_3_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

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