S02 E0218 Jan 2021/01:35:14

On the Metal
Star Simpson

On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Star Simpson: autonomous aviation visionary, insatiably curious engineer, and relentless optimizer. Join us as we learn how a pirated C++ compiler at an impressionable age pushed Star towards electronics, how a friend jockeying for Hacker News karma landed her work on late-night TV – and why you definitely didn't want to be a test pilot on the Piasecki PA-97.

And if you find yourself hankering for a good read, you're in luck. This episode ends with a flurry of book recommendations sure to sate your inner aviation buff.