The FlyPast Podcast

Key Publishing

If you love historic aviation, then The FlyPast Podcast is just what you need. Brought to you every week by the team behind FlyPast, the world's leading aviation magazine, The FlyPast Podcast is 30 minutes of chat, discussion and stories about incredible aeroplanes, the heroic pilots who flew them – and the people who still fly them today.

All Episodes

Tying in with a new feature in FlyPast, former leader of the Red Arrows Simon Meade reveals what aircraft would be in his dream hangar.

Nov 19

14 min 6 sec

For this episode, former leader of the Red Arrows Simon Meade drops in for a chat with FlyPast editor John Sootheran.

Nov 5

36 min 11 sec

For this episode, the FlyPast team discuss their all-time favourite aviation books. If you're looking for your next great read then look no further.

Oct 29

28 min 9 sec

A fascinating conversation with former Bomber Command Navigator, Ronald Tudberry. Amongst other things, he talks about his experiences of flying with The Pathfinders and ditching in the North Sea.

Oct 22

40 min 18 sec

For this episode, we're joined by Dave Gibson for a fascinating chat about World War Two airfields of Lincolnshire.

Oct 15

29 min 10 sec

For episode 42 of the FlyPast Podcast, we’re joined by Howard Heeley, Secretary and Museum Trustee at the Newark Air Museum...

Oct 8

44 min 51 sec

For this episode we’re joined by Liam Shaw, one of the Events and Experiences Coordinators at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford to talk about their Vulcan and Spitfire cockpit tours...

Oct 1

31 min 29 sec

For this episode were joined by Andrew Panton of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre to talk about East Kirkby and Lancaster NK611 Just Jane...

Sep 24

26 min 41 sec

For this episode we're talking to Nicky van der Drift, the Chief Executive at Lincolnshire's International Bomber Command Centre.

Sep 17

26 min 14 sec

For this episode we're talking to Luke Slaney-Hewitt, Researcher for Airfix / Hornby Hobbies Limited, about model making and their full-size Hawker Hunter restoration project...

Sep 10

23 min 45 sec

The Flypast team report back on their whistle stop tour of Lincolnshire, revealing their highlights of a recent trip to Bomber Country....

Sep 3

31 min 47 sec

For this episode, we're talking to Ian Flint, the CEO of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon, in Essex...

Aug 27

36 min 53 sec

For this episode we're joined by Peter Neale, one the friendly and knowledgeable volunteers from the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum based at former RAF Manston...

Aug 20

30 min 10 sec

For Episode 34 we’re talking to author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver to discuss his latest book, Under the Southern Cross and various other writings...

Aug 13

26 min 33 sec

For Episode 32 we’re joined by photographer Darren Harbar, specialist in classic aviation photography and familiar name with Flypast readers and fans of his air to air photography...

Aug 7

37 min

Something a little different for this episode, we’re talking to Claire Nugent and Nigel Morter, owners of a very special and unique Bed & Breakfast, the Control Tower B&B...

Aug 6

33 min 14 sec

Episode 31 is a group effort as the FlyPast editorial team discuss the late, Squadron Leader Goodman, his involvement with 617 squadron and the enduring legacy of their missions, namely the famous raid on the dams for Operation Chastise....

Jul 23

28 min 49 sec

For this episode, we’re talking to Sam Worthington-Lees, project director of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group and catching up on the progress of RB396 and the fund raising efforts so far....

Jul 16

29 min 20 sec

For this episode, we're talking to Charlie Walker of the Night Fright C-47 restoration projection...

Jul 9

23 min 23 sec

This week we chat to Britain’s youngest Private Pilot’s License holder Ellie Carter and find out why she was a United States security risk at just 9 years old...

Jul 2

23 min 10 sec

For this podcast we're joined by Nick Taylor, better known as wartime_images on Instagram and he's a WW2 traveller and collector and volunteer at the former Lancaster airfield, RAF Metheringham...

Jun 25

26 min 32 sec

Flypast talks to author Robert Forsyth about his latest book, Luftwaffe Special Weapons 1942-45...

Jun 18

30 min 28 sec

This week, we chat with that.spifire.bird AKA Jo Rogers, part of the volunteer groundcrew at Aero Legends...

Jun 11

27 min 52 sec

This week, the entire FlyPast team chat through some of their personal favourite aircraft. There are some well known favourites, and some slightly more left-field answers...

Jun 4

31 min 7 sec

This week the team chats to David Brocklehurst MBE, the chairman of the Kent Battle of Britain Museum. You'll never guess how old he was when he started working there...

May 28

28 min 38 sec

This week the team discuss classic historic aviation books and going to the 75th anniversary at Arnhem... and a familiar controversial subject from the world of film rears its head, too...

May 21

28 min 50 sec

With museums set to open next week, the team discuss their favourites - and the aeroplanes on display you HAVE to see if you've missed them...

May 14

25 min 9 sec

Historic aviation author Jim Goodall dials in from California to discuss his new book on the Skunk Works, and some quite unbelievable SR-71 Blackbird stories...

May 7

45 min 22 sec

With museums set to reopen on May 17 (fingers crossed!), we chat to Darren Priday at the RAF Museum at Cosford...

Apr 30

23 min 43 sec

This week we speak to Group Captain Alastair Montgomery OBE, an RAF legend and Vulcan pilot during the Falklands War. He certainly has some stories...

Apr 23

28 min 44 sec

In the latest episode of the FlyPast Podcast, the team celebrates Vulcan Week on Key.Aero by chatting to Sam Scrimshaw, the Deputy Crew Chief on XH558...

Apr 16

30 min 58 sec

In Episode 16 of the FlyPast Podcast, we chat to Jon Higgins and David Petters from the Vintage Pair Display Team about Chipmunks, legendary Spitfire pilot Charlie Brown, and getting back in the air after lockdown...

Apr 9

32 min 27 sec

This week on the FlyPast podcast, assistant editor Tara chats to three of the men who make up the team restoring English Electric Lightnings over at the Lightning Association...

Apr 2

29 min 57 sec

This week on the FlyPast Podcast, the team discuss historic aviation mysteries such as Flight 19, and the unsolved hijacking by the infamous DB Cooper...

Mar 26

30 min 49 sec

This week on the FlyPast Podcast, we've done something different. This one was recorded socially distanced from inside the cockpit of Vulcan XH558, as we chatted to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust about the aircraft's story, and the Trust's exciting plans for the future. For more on VTST, visit: vulcantothesky.org

Mar 19

27 min 19 sec

The team chat to historic aviation expert and author Michael Napier about the Korean War, a conflict that still shapes international politics to this day...

Mar 12

30 min 39 sec

This week, Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell and FlyPast's Deputy Editor Jamie Ewan join the podcast to discuss the Spitfire on its 85th anniversary...

Mar 5

28 min 56 sec

This week, the podcasters discuss the good, the bad and the indifferent of historic aviation in films. As you'd expect, there are some 'conflicting' opinions...

Feb 26

29 min 53 sec

In Episode 9 of the FlyPast Podcast, the team chat about the history of commercial aviation, and the early advancements that paved the way for modern flight.

Feb 19

31 min 2 sec

In Episode 8 the team chat to David Duker, founder of the Tally Ho Project, about the Battle of Britain, his afternoon reminiscing with John Hemingway, and how he became friends with Bill Green...

Feb 12

29 min 33 sec

In Episode 7, we chat to Geremy Britton and Sarah Thorpe - a couple who've just spent eight years restoring one of only two Nimrod simulators ever made...

Feb 5

30 min 5 sec

This week we speak to writer and aviation historian Paul Crickmore about the book he co-wrote, analysing the Battle of Britain from the Luftwaffe's perspective.

Jan 29

30 min 1 sec

The team talk Vulcans, aviation characters... and the one airshow they'd love to have back this summer.

Jan 22

29 min 16 sec

It's 80 years since the first flight of the Avro Lancaster, so no prizes for guessing what the team are talking about this week...

Jan 15

29 min 21 sec

In Episode 3, the team discuss their favourite museums, flying lessons, and some heroic restorations.

Jan 8

31 min 48 sec

In the second episode, the team discuss the legendary Chuck Yeager, their earliest historic aviation memories... and how this podcast nearly got a slightly unfortunate name...

Dec 2020

29 min 5 sec

In Episode 1, FlyPast Editor Chris, Key.Aero editor Hans and Assistant Editor Tara discuss their aviation heroes, favourite historic aeroplanes, and what it's like to fly in a Spitfire...

Dec 2020

30 min 51 sec