Flight Line internet Radio (FLiR), launched in October 2008, has exceeded 100,000 visitors to its website in less than 120 days.
FLiR is a 24/7 Internet-based radio station that caters to pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The online radio station follows the format of a traditional local radio station, mixing aviation-related segments with music and normal radio commercials.
Flight Line Radio is a partnership of Jamie Till and Don Costanza, Fort Wayne, Indiana, natives with diverse backgrounds and a passion for all things aviation related. They have been providing radio services to venues like AirVenture and Sun ‘n Fun for more than for four years.
“We set out to build something that would be interesting to aviation enthusiasts, something that could be the ‘background music’ in their office, shop or FBO,” says Till.
The station carries news and commentary from several prominent aviation podcasters, as well as articles from General Aviation News. The Indy Transponder is a daily contributor, providing top of the hour overviews of aviation entertainment news.
FLiR also produces The Warbird Beer Show, from the Warbird Brewery. The one-hour talk show hosted by “Sidney,” a flight surgeon/psychiatrist/brewer /Warbird owner, and “Scratch,” a Warbird restoration specialist. The show features aviation-related news, interviews, and occasionally talk about beer. The Warbird Beer Show is recorded each Saturday and replayed throughout the week.
“We recently made arrangements with the FAA Production Studio to have them produce segments for us,” Costanza reports. “They will be providing segments on a myriad of topics ranging from safety to regulatory issues. We think this will be a strong addition to our programming lineup, and we are looking forward to a long relationship with the FAA Production Studio.”
The founders said they knew the online radio station would be popular, but had no idea it would grow “this big, this fast,” according to Costanza.
“We have thousands of listeners from all over the world,” he says. “It is pretty amazing.”
For more information: 260-748-8156 or FlightLineinternetRadio.com