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Join, Armando, Megan & Matt for this week's programme. We have the AMAZING Joe Coraggio joining us to chat about the AirVenture Cup race, experimental aviation, Reno and hopefully we can persuade him to tell us a little about his flying career too! You can find Joe at https://www.rampratracing.com or on Instagram and Facebook @rampratracing Listen to the interview to get the Promo Code specially for the wonderful PTUK podcast for Ramp Rat Racing merchandise. Joe's blog at: https://garaggioaviation.com/ Check out Joe's YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEddb0ZY9VvhXiFwIdQfZw AirVenture Cup: https://www.airventurecuprace.com/ Check out Episodes 320, 321, 322 for the Bob Mills interview. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube.

Nov 23

1 hr 44 min

Join Carlos, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic perform a double take off to JFK for the double jabbed, some new information regarding the missing MH370 aircraft and American Airlines has new regional jets that have rows of seats missing. In the military, the UK's Royal Air Force expands its fleet of T-6 Texans and King Air Intelligence aircraft, Gremlins are recovered and a German Hercules takes its maiden flight. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube.

Nov 17

1 hr 44 min

Join Carlos, Matt and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show One airline goes all plastic, one airport introduces some lovely charges & someone finds an engine for Trumps B757 In the military, Wily Coyote hits the streets (he's armed this time); we have Thunderbolts and Elephants; and lots and lots of airplanes protect the G20 World Leader summit. We also catch up with Nev when he attended APG's meet up at Fairoaks a few weeks ago. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL Alaska Airlines is getting rid of plastic bottles and cups for water https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/11/03/alaska-airlines-plastic-water-bottles/ https://www.iata.org/en/programs/environment/cabin-waste/ Ryanair introduces digital travel assistant and self-service hub https://www.futuretravelexperience.com/2021/11/ryanair-introduces-digital-travel-assistant-and-self-service-hub/ King Air C90 stall during parachute drop captured by jumpers on camera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZHZFo29k4&ab_channel=MibFC American Airlines reduces flight cancellations but staffing challenges continue to disrupt travel https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/01/american-airlines-flight-cancellations-and-staffing-challenges-continue.html What is the new drop-off charge at the airport and how to avoid it https://www.mylondon.news/lifestyle/travel/heathrow-what-new-drop-charge-22041459 FAA To Take Regulatory Action Over 5G Altimeter Interference https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/faa-to-take-regulatory-action-over-5g-interference/ Collins Aerospace wins deal to upgrade BA’s B777 Club World https://www.aircraftinteriorsinternational.com/news/airline-news/collins-aerospace-wins-deal-to-upgrade-bas-b777-club-world.html Emirates starts dismantling A380s with specialist recruited for recycling https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/emirates-starts-dismantling-a380s-with-specialist-recruited-for-recycling/146184.article Boeing’s 747 Jumbo Jet Era to Close Next October, Buyer Says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-03/boeing-s-747-jumbo-jet-era-to-close-next-october-buyer-says Engine Found: Trump’s Boeing 757 Returns To The Skies After 2 Years https://simpleflying.com/trump-boeing-757-flies-again/ MILITARY PZL Mielec and Sierra Nevada showcase initial MC-145B prototype https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/pzl-mielec-and-sierra-nevada-showcase-initial-mc-145b-prototype/146109.article Typhoons, Predators, P-72A And HH-139s Part Of A Huge Security Operation For G20 Summit In Rome https://theaviationist.com/2021/10/31/g20-security-operation/ Every A-10 Thunderbolt II Of The Maryland Air National Guard Took Part In An ‘Elephant Walk’ At Warfield Air National Guard Base https://theaviationist.com/2021/11/03/md-ang-a10-elephant-walk/

Nov 7

2 hr

Join Carlos, Matt and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show Ryanair have issues with tugging, the Russians deliberately fly into volcanic ash, one airline is offering mystery flights out of a vending machine & we find out which airport in the UK is the most Haunted. In the Military there's a demonstration of allied capability and a Harrier is on a runway in the UK once again. It's also the final part to Captain Nick's fascinating chat with Mike Wildeman and we'll be releasing the whole series on YouTube in the coming weeks. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured on the show this week : COMMERCIAL PD-14 engine for MC-21 passes landmark volcanic ash exposure test https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/pd-14-engine-for-mc-21-passes-landmark-volcanic-ash-exposure-test/146136.article Ryanair Boeing 737-800 severely damaged during tugging at the maintenance apron of London Stansted Airport https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/boeing-737-800-seriously-damaged-during-towing-london-stansted/ DOT Report: American Airlines Flew Unairworthy Aircraft https://www.flyingmag.com/story/news/aa-unairworthy-aircraft/ Emirates announces 6,000 new jobs as airline gears up for surge in travel https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/travel/emirates-announces-6000-new-jobs-21972813 Japanese carrier Peach Aviation is stocking flights to unknown destinations in vending machines https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/airline-mystery-flights-vending-machine-b1946051.html Emirates A380 Pilots Vs. Toronto ATC https://onemileatatime.com/news/emirates-a380-pilots-vs-toronto-atc/ EasyJet Opens First Lounge at London Gatwick https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/10/26/easyjet-opens-first-lounge-at-london-gatwick/ Heathrow Airport named in top ten most haunted places in Britain https://www.swlondoner.co.uk/entertainment/27102021-heathrow-airport-named-in-top-ten-most-haunted-places-in-britain/ MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FUELS APPROVED FOR CESSNA PISTON-POWERED AIRCRAFT https://media.txtav.com/203723-more-environmentally-friendly-fuels-approved-for-cessna-piston-powered-aircraft Boeing Expects 787 Rework To Cost Around $1 Billion https://simpleflying.com/boeing-787-rework-cost/ Breeze Airways Goes Big On A Premium Cabin For Its Airbus A220s https://simpleflying.com/breeze-first-airbus-a220-premium/ MILITARY Marines Land F-35s on Japanese Ship in Demonstration of Allied Capability https://timesofsandiego.com/military/2021/10/23/marines-land-f-35s-on-japanese-ship-in-demonstration-of-allied-capability/ U.S. MC-130J Lands On Highway In Sweden To Unload HIMARS Artillery System During Special Ops Exercise https://theaviationist.com/2021/10/24/mc-130j-himars-gotland/ Air Force Leader Pushing for New Airborne Early Warning Aircraft https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/10/25/air-force-leader-pushing-for-new-airborne-early-warning-aircraft Sea Harrier FA.2 Taxiing Under Its Own Power in the UK https://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/sea-harrier-fa-2-taxiing-under-its-own-power-in-the-uk.html

Oct 31

2 hr 4 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show Some BA passengers spend a rather long time on board an aircraft, Ryanair are accused of blackmail & United Airlines are off to Spain! Well Mallorca anyway. In the military the B-1 Bombers we highlighted last week start moving throughout Europe; The USAF's AC-130 Ghostrider gunship gets a new test laser; and a Royal Australian Navy MH-60 Seahawk ditches thus grounding the whole fleet until the investigation is complete. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL Ryanair B738 near Tenerife on Oct 11th 2021, engine trouble after flying through volcanic ashes https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4ee9dfe1&opt=0 Travel expert buys every extra in a bid to make flying Ryanair 'first class' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-10092435/Travel-expert-buys-extra-bid-make-flying-Ryanair-class-experience.html British Airways Passengers Forced to Spend Night on Plane During Epic 22-Hr Diversion https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-flight-diverted-manila-b1936014.html New budget airline Bonza aims to fill gap in Australia routes https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/12/new-budget-airline-bonza-aims-to-fill-gap-in-australia-routes Ryanair passengers accuse airline of 'blackmail' after being BANNED from flying https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10083113/Ryanair-passengers-accuse-airline-blackmail-BANNED-flying-refund-row.html Southwest's 'spider web-like' route map is why flights as far as California were canceled due to weather in Florida https://www.businessinsider.com/why-my-southwest-flight-was-canceled-bad-weather-in-florida-2021-10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner has new problem involving titanium parts, report says https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/boeing-new-defect-787-dreamliner United Airlines Announces Routes to Amman, Mallorca, Bergen, Among Others https://aeroxplorer.com/articles/uniteds-new-routes-are-insane-flights-to-amman-azores-mallorca-and-more.php Hydrogen-powered ATR 72 gets a launch customer https://www.aerotime.aero/29164-hydrogen-powered-atr-72-has-a-launch-customer Sixteen dead after plane carrying parachutists crashes in Russia https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/sixteen-dead-after-plane-carrying-parachutists-crashes-in-russia/ar-AAPkR1B?ocid=msedgntp

Oct 19

1 hr 50 min

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for this week's episode. In this week's show some spirit airline passengers smell burning, Matt takes a look at contactless food, and Nev has some exciting news about BA's Big Busses . In the military in the USAF's new replacement for the EC-130 COMPASS CALL makes its inaugural flight (it's a Gulfstream); Boeing's T-7 Jayhawk continues production; Sikorsky UH-60 BLACKHAWKs could be produced in the UK; and finally we see some amazing images and videos from Bones at Fairford and Globemasters Down Under. Captain Nick continues his chat with Mike Wildeman about his incredible flying career.

Oct 14

1 hr 58 min

Join Carlos, Matt Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show we look at the worlds greatest low cost carriers, one airline makes their A320s idle and Ryanair pop a cork In the military a Boeing 757 will be the testbed for the new Tempest fighter; the Luftwaffe unveils its new A312neo transport; a Us Navy training jet crashes near Dallas Texas and a B-2 Bomber runs off the runway in Missouri. It's the final part of Nik Codling's interview with Elliot Seguin where we ask him 'that' question, Nev concludes his chat with Johnny at Pytch Air. Nev also shares with us the first part of a 3-part special interview with Captain Nick as he catches up with Mike Wildeman - Wow, what a story! You definitely don't want to miss this series! Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : British Airways 777 pilots wanted in Doha https://onemileatatime.com/news/british-airways-pilots-qatar-airways/ https://www.aerotime.aero/29046-ba-pilots-to-fly-qatar-airways-boeing-777s Commercial airliner modified to be flying lab for 6th-gen Tempest fighter https://newatlas.com/military/commercial-airliner-modified-flying-lab-6th-generation-tempest-fighter/ World's best budget airlines in 2021 ranked https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/cheap-flights/worlds-best-budget-airlines-2021-25096575 https://www.worldairlineawards.com/worlds-best-low-cost-airlines-2021/ Luftwaffe’s first A321neo unveiled https://www.airway1.com/luftwaffes-first-a321neo-unveiled/ Man convicted of causing public nuisance after gluing himself to British Airways plane https://simpleflying.com/man-who-glued-himself-to-british-airways-embraer-jet-jailed/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-58678274 https://news.sky.com/story/james-brown-former-paralympian-convicted-of-causing-public-nuisance-after-gluing-himself-to-british-airways-plane-12366560 https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/extinction-rebellion-vow-hold-vigil-21691824 https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/extinction-rebellion-protester-grounds-flight-at-london-city-airport-a4258331.html Military Jet Crashes in Lake Worth Neighborhood, 2 Pilots Injured: Officials https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/military-plane-crashes-in-lake-worth-neighborhood-injuries-reported-officials/2746125/ Video from https://www.wafb.com/2021/09/19/military-aircraft-crashes-lake-worth-texas-authorities-say/ Ryanair Returns To Cork: Irish Base To Reopen In December https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-reopens-cork-base/ https://www.corkairport.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/cork-airport-recovery-scheme-2021-t-amp-c.pdf B-2 bomber crashes in Missouri after in-flight malfunction; none injured https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/09/17/b-2-bomber-crashes-in-missouri-after-in-flight-malfunction-none-injured/ CRJ200 carried out closed-tower take-off despite warning of opposite inbound flight https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/crj200-carried-out-closed-tower-take-off-despite-warning-of-opposite-inbound-flight/145563.article https://avherald.com/h?article=4ed4c68b&opt=0 http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/ZS-ALJ%20and%20ZS-CMG.pdf LATAM to equip A320s with engine-idle descent function https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/latam-to-equip-a320s-with-fuel-saving-engine-idle-descent-function/145590.article 'Extraordinary' pigs step in to protect Schiphol airport from marauding geese https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/28/pigs_deter_geese_at_schiphol/

Oct 5

2 hr 12 min

Join Matt & Nev for this week's programme. In this week's show: BA have canned their short haul operations out of LGW until further notice, Boeing reportedly investigating empty tequila bottles found on a future Air Force One and a wrong turn took student's PA-28 into approach path of a B737. Armando has a wonderful interview with an aviation photographer from Reno, Nev brings us Part 1 of the Pytch Air series and we continue Nik Codling's interview with test pilot Elliot Seguin in this show. If you want to see what we got up to earlier this year check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL British Airways axes plans to create low-cost subsidiary at Gatwick following union discussions https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/107918-union-pulls-out-of-talks-about-british-airways-new-lcc https://www.ft.com/content/f5e19a35-65d5-494c-8a39-6e338a3e848e https://www.headforpoints.com/2021/09/23/confirmed-british-airways-to-close-gatwick/ Ryanair to remove no change fee COVID policy from 1 October https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/ryanair-new-change-fee/ Demand For U.K.-U.S. Flights Surge After White House Commits To Relax Covid Travel Restrictions https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2021/09/21/demand-for-uk-us-flights-surge-after-white-house-commits-to-relax-covid-travel-restrictions/ Northern Pacific Chooses 757s for New Transpacific Services https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2021-09-22/northern-pacific-chooses-757s-new-transpacific-services Criminal indictment imminent for former Boeing 737 MAX chief technical pilot, report says https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/criminal-indictment-imminent-for-former-boeing-737-max-chief-technical-pilot-report-says/?utm_source=marketingcloud Boeing reportedly investigating empty tequila bottles found on a future Air Force One https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/20/business/boeing-air-force-one-tequila/index.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/tequila-bottles-found-on-new-boeing-air-force-one-jet-11631985335# Wrong turn took student's PA-28 into approach path of 737 https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/wrong-turn-took-students-pa-28-into-approach-path-of-737/145582.article General Aviation gets post-Brexit boost from planned reforms including on pilot licences https://www.gov.uk/government/news/general-aviation-gets-post-brexit-boost-from-planned-reforms-including-on-pilot-licences https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/lord-frost-statement-to-the-house-of-lords-16-september-2021 https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/GA%20opportunities%20after%20leaving%20EASA%20(CAP2146).pdf https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/980399/general-aviation-roadmap-spring-2021.pdf Air France Boeing 777 Returns To Beijing After Overpressure In AC Pipe https://avherald.com/h?article=4ed6f04b EMIRATES LAUNCHES FIRST AIRLINE VR APP IN OCULUS STORE https://globetrender.com/2021/09/23/emirates-launches-first-airline-vr-app-oculus-store/#cb-video-overlay https://youtu.be/XovpWIS4vqU

Sep 26

2 hr 9 min

In this week's show Carlos drones on about maths, Nik talks to us about the logistics of diversions, and Andy teaches us some history! But seriously, we talk about passengers with no seats, hands free bathrooms and how you, dear listener, can go air racing!  And we hear from Eliot Seguin in part 2 of his chat with Nik. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube.

Sep 21

1 hr 44 min

Join Carlos, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. We bring all the latest commercial aviation news to you. Nik Codling brings us a wonderful interview with Wasabi Flight Test Pilot Elliot Seguin who's currently testing the Ampaire Hybrid Electric Aircraft. We share our thoughts how 9/11 has affected the aviation industry in the last 20 years. And Lt. Col Jeff shares his personal and first hand account of what it was like to be flying in the US through 9-11. If you want to see what we got up to earlier this year check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL Biplane Crashes into Water at Bournemouth Air Festival https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-58448700 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-58451074 https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-09-06/pilot-and-wingwalker-named-after-surviving-crash-at-bournemouth-air-show https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2021-09-05/huge-relief-as-two-rescued-from-bournemouth-air-festival-crash Ryanair Pulls Out of MAX 10 Negotiations with Boeing https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/exclusive-ryanair-ready-wait-years-boeing-cut-max-price-says-oleary-2021-09-08/ Airbus A320-family deliveries pass 10,000 mark https://www.airway1.com/airbus-a320-reaches-10000-aircraft-delivered/ https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-a320-family-deliveries-pass-10000-mark/145363.article easyJet's new luggage policy explained as cabin bag rule 'confuses' passengers https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/easyjets-new-luggage-policy-explained-24936827 British Airways Reveals Special Blue A320neo Livery https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/british-airways-launches-sustainable-aviation-fuel-scheme https://simpleflying.com/better-world-british-airways-reveals-special-blue-a320neo-livery/ Tarmac works for Hong Kong’s third runway completed, marking halfway point of HK$141.5 billion airport expansion https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/hong-kong-airport-third-runway-on-track-for-2022-opening/145373.article No deaths reported as small plane crashes in Provincetown Massachusetts https://apnews.com/article/massachusetts-plane-crashes-488e176a69d38e860eab3c4ce3138ca1 https://www.wcvb.com/article/provincetown-airport-race-point-road-crash-hard-landing-six-hurt/37532594 https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/injuries-reported-following-cape-air-cessna-402-accident-at-provincetown/145406.article British Airways to launch route from Southampton to Salzburg https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/19567333.british-airways-launch-route-southampton-salzburg/ Italian stuntman flies aeroplane through two motorway tunnels https://www.redbull.com/no-no/tunnel-pass-dario-costa-catalca-turkey UK MOD Has Just Published a Sales Brochure With The First RAF Aircraft Up For Grabs Following Defence Review https://theaviationist.com/2021/09/09/desa-brochure/ https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1015447/DESA_Sales_Brochure_2021.pdf

Sep 12

1 hr 51 min

Join Carlos, Nev and Armando for this week's programme.   In this week's show a British airline makes the move to Airbus, a US airline makes its seats even smaller, and Virgin Atlantic make things all cosy on their A350's - Q the Patreon music!   In the military, the UK sticks to its plan of retiring the venerable C-130 despite its great legacy, Qatar receives some new F-15s, the Nigerian Air Force operationalises its Super Tucanos and you too could own your own Air Force base in Canada.   If you want to see what we got up to earlier in the year check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8   Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube.   Here are the links to the stories we featured this week :   COMMERCIAL   British airline Jet2 picks Airbus over Boeing https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/09/01/br...   Wireless IFE added to QantasLink passenger experience https://www.aircraftinteriorsinternat...   British Airways Removes A380 From Schedule Until Late March 2022 https://simpleflying.com/british-airw...   Education group plans for 2021 youth aviation event https://www.rdrnews.com/2021/08/26/ed...   Virgin Atlantic introduces the Booth to Airbus A350 https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/ne...   Rolls-Royce 87,000 HP Gearbox Sets New World Record, Could Power an Entire City https://www.autoevolution.com/news/ro...   Kazakhstan's SCAT Airlines adds first B737 MAX 9 https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...   United cancelled hundreds of flights after severe flooding at Newark Airport in the terminal, ramp, and baggage area https://www.businessinsider.com/unite...   Porter Airlines introduces world’s lightest seats https://onemileatatime.com/news/porte...   10 things that annoy us most after a holiday https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/what...   Police catch pigeon at East Midlands Airport after 'extensive' chase https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/l...   MILITARY   After Afghanistan evacuation mission, UK air force still not reexamining plans to retire C-130 https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/... https://www.kcrg.com/2021/08/31/penta...   Qatar receives first batch of US-made F-15 combat planes https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8...   Nigerian air force Super Tucanos ready to fight against ISIS, with US Air Force training https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/yo...   Fancy Owning a WWII Canadian Air Force Base? https://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-arti...

Sep 7

1 hr 49 min

Join Carlos, Matt, and Nev for this week's programme. In this week's show we learn of a surprise move from BA, we hear some horrifying news there are sub-standard bacon rolls on offer at Ryanair and there's more talk of a second runway at Gatwick. In the military Armando provides us an update on the situation in Afghanistan; the Boeing MQ-25 unmanned aircraft achieves another first; the UK Carrier Strike Group and the USS America are working together in the Pacific; and a pair of RAF F-4's make their way to Cotswolds for your viewing pleasure! If you want to see what we got up to in May check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL Air Lingus update from last week : https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-delays-launch-of-manchester-us-flights-1.4655895 Update on the A380s from last week : https://simpleflying.com/qantas-a380-2022-recall/ British Airways planning a subsidiary to take over short-haul flights at Gatwick https://www.headforpoints.com/2021/08/26/british-airways-to-quit-gatwick-short-haul-but-a-new-airline-will-take-over/ https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-gatwick-easyjet-flights-b1909241.html https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/08/27/british-airways-budget-airline-gatwick/ https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/ba-working-on-gatwick-short-haul-operation More bacoff than bacon!' Ryanair mocked for serving 'world's saddest' sandwich https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1481185/ryanair-news-latest-bacon-sandwich-update-horrified-airline-twitter-passenger Retired Flight Attendant Pushes Drink Cart To Honor Friends Who Died On 9/11 https://apnews.com/article/new-york-boston-31626e922564d536b3d38e5d9ed0cf71 Alitalia cancels all flights after October 15 as national airline closes for good https://www.euronews.com/travel/2021/08/25/alitalia-cancels-all-flights-after-october-15-as-national-airline-closes-for-good South African Airways details relaunch plans due in 3Q21 https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/107216-south-african-airways-details-relaunch-plans-due-in-3q21 Ryanair to scrap all Northern Ireland flights, blaming passenger taxes and lack of Covid supports https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/coronavirus/ryanair-to-scrap-all-northern-ireland-flights-blaming-passenger-taxes-and-lack-of-covid-supports-1.4655043 Aerosucre Boeing 737-200 Lands Safely After Cargo Door Opened In Air https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/267013 https://avherald.com/h?article=4ec19589&opt=0 London Gatwick Reignites 2nd Runway Plans After COVID Pause https://www.aircargoweek.com/gatwick-plans-to-utilise-northern-runway/ https://simpleflying.com/gatwick-second-runway-plans/ Delta Airlines imposes $200 monthly surcharge on unvaccinated staff https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58335109 https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-introduces-mandatory-covid-19-vaccination-policy-for-all-employees-and-new-hires-861910042.html https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/why-are-airlines-mandating-covid-19-vaccinations-for-crew/145228.article Redbird Pro Gives Pilots Proficiency Score https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2021-08-23/redbird-pro-gives-pilots-proficiency-score https://simulators.redbirdflight.com/products https://landing.redbirdflight.com/posts/introducing-redbird-pro York police drone collides with plane approaching Buttonville Airport, TSB investigating https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/08/20/york-police-drone-midair-collision-buttonville-airport/ https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/rd.aspx?occdtefrom%3d2021-08-10%26occdteto%3d2021-08-19%26srchfldcd%3d6%26txt%3dC-GKWL%26srchtype%3d2%26rt%3dWS%26hypl%3dy%26cnum%3d2021O1096 American Airlines Cargo adds ground transportation service for US pets https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/american-airlines-cargo-adds-ground-transportation-service-for-us-pets/ Mission: Impossible request leads to Hollywood encounter https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-58305506 MILITARY Afghanistan Military Situation Update from Armando United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group and USS America Expeditionary Strike Group Join Together for LSGE 21 Operations https://www.dvidshub.net/news/403672/united-kingdom-carrier-strike-group-and-uss-america-expeditionary-strike-group-join-together-lsge-21-operations Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Tanker Drone Achieves Another First: Air-to-Air Refueling With An E-2D https://theaviationist.com/2021/08/19/mq-25-aar-e-2d/ Former RAF Phantom IIs XT597 and XT905 Arrive at Cotswold Airport https://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/former-raf-phantom-iis-xt597-and-xt905-arrive-at-cotswold-airport.html

Sep 1

1 hr 58 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show one airline celebrates 75 years of cargo operations, an A330 doesn’t want to take off & we take a look at the ultimate paper aeroplane ! In the military Armando shares his personal thoughts on the situation in Afghanistan and he takes some questions from the team and the chat room. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : ANA’s A380 Returns To The Skies For Second Honolulu Trip https://simpleflying.com/ana-a380-honolulu-return/ https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/korean-air-to-retire-a380s-in-five-years-747-8is-in-ten-ceo/145142.article Ryanair Branded ‘Evil’ For Barring Kiwi.com Passengers From Flights https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-branded-evil-for-barring-kiwi-com-passengers-from-flights/ British regulators clear Aer Lingus for UK-US flights https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/british-regulators-clear-aer-lingus-for-uk-us-flights-1.4644595 Alcohol, masks and duct tape in USA! https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/american-airlines-no-alcohol-until-2022/index.html https://abcnews.go.com/US/unruly-airline-passenger-fines-hit-million-year-amid/story?id=79522493 https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2021/08/18/airline-reminds-crews-to-not-tape-passengers/8188126002/ Teesside Airport to trial hydrogen vehicles https://www.passengerterminaltoday.com/news/sustainability/teesside-airport-to-trial-hydrogen-vehicles.html British Airways Retires Its 2012 Olympic Flame Carrying A319 https://simpleflying.com/ba-olympic-flame-plane-retirement/ Avion Flight Training Centre opened at London Luton Airport https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/549134211/avion-flight-training-centre-opened-at-london-luton-airport Delta Cargo celebrates 75 years of flying freight https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/delta-cargo-celebrates-75-years-of-flying-freight/ Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 Rejects Takeoff On Taxiway https://avherald.com/h?article=4ebc1eb6&opt=0 https://simpleflying.com/turkish-a330-taxiway-takeoff/ PowerUp 4.0 Motorized Paper Airplane Kit Is the Ultimate Childhood Throwback https://www.autoevolution.com/news/powerup-40-motorized-paper-airplane-kit-is-the-ultimate-childhood-throwback-167670.html

Aug 22

1 hr 53 min

Join Matt, Nev and Captain Nick for this week's programme. In this week's show we learn about the unique way a passenger attempted to board their closed flight, A London(!) Airport shrugs off a base closure and insects ground three flights for the UK's Flag Carrier. In the military the US Air Force takes a stab at landing some A-10s and Dornier 328s on a public highway; the Luftwaffe wows crowds in Michigan with the A400M; and the Carolinas Aviation Museum gets a big boost from Defence-aerospace company Honeywell to reopen the museum in 2023 featuring Sully's legendary Airbus A320 that landed on the Hudson River in New York. Nev and Nick also tease a great interview that we're looking forward to share with you towards the end of September with Mike Wildeman from the 'Team Phoenix' project. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL East Midlands Airport passenger tried to board plane via luggage belt https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-58128985 London Southend operator shrugs off Ryanair decision to shut base https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/london-southend-operator-shrugs-off-ryanair-decision-to-shut-base/144989.article British Airways faces safety probe after three of its jets were grounded https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9877291/EXCLUSIVE-BA-faces-probe-three-jets-grounded-INSECT-INFESTATIONS-Heathrow.html Rolls-Royce engines to power 16 Airbus 330neos for German airline https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/rolls-royce-engines-power-16-5758113 Scotland's first electric-powered aircraft begins Orkney test flights https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-58177865 Review: British Airways’ new Boeing 777-300ER first class suites https://www.executivetraveller.com/review-british-airways-new-boeing-777-300er-first-class-suites JetBlue Begins New York-to-London Direct Flights Starting at $202 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-11/jetblue-debuts-new-york-to-london-direct-flights-starting-at-202 Easyjet introduces uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2021/08/10/easyjet-introduces-uniforms-made-from-recycled-plastic-bottles/ Virgin Galactic to sell space flight tickets starting at $450,000 a seat https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/05/virgin-galactic-ticket-sales-space 75 Years Of Scandinavian Airline SAS https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2021/08/02/in-photos-75-years-of-scandinavian-airline-sas/?sh=3fd15d8a2003 MILITARY A-10C Thunderbolt IIs And C-146A Wolfhounds Conducted First Ever Highway Operations In The US https://theaviationist.com/2021/08/12/us-highway-operations/ Flight Demonstration by Luftwaffe’s Air Transport Wing 62 Showcases A400M https://theaviationist.com/2021/08/11/a400m-tom-display/ Carolinas Aviation Museum to Reopen in 2023 http://warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/carolinas-aviation-museum-to-reopen-in-2023.html Comms for negotiating departure from a Naval Aircraft Carrier at Sea https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41917/veteran-s-3-viking-crewman-breaks-down-everything-happening-in-this-e-2-hawkeye-carrier-launch-video Video: https://youtu.be/L0oRHxi-tHw

Aug 15

2 hr 2 min

Join Carlos, Nev and A320 Andy for this week's programme. In this week's show, there's a bit of unstable approach into Paro (to put it mildly!), Qatar are grounding some more of their A350s for inspection and EasyJet are feeling more confident about the passenger loads that they are expecting this year. In the military the RAF concludes 30 years of service with its Boeing E-3 Sentry, the RAAF codifies a new role for its C-27 Spartans after the recent Australian wildfires, and the UK Tempest Fighter program moves on to its next phase. We also take a look at Carlos and Nev's trip to the Old Buckenham Airshow last week. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL Viral video shows Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines Unstabilized Approach https://avherald.com/h?article=4eb4e975&opt=0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1QqQwvoA4Q https://twitter.com/IndoPilot/status/1422841945257349125 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/gm515#2860508a https://www.aviationnepal.com/worst-landing-by-boeing-737-300-pk-ygw-at-paro-airportvideo/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-MG_Intra_Asia_Airlines https://navigraph.com/home Which new green & amber list countries can you go to? https://www.turningleftforless.com/news-which-new-green-amber-list-countries-can-you-go-to/ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england Qatar Grounds More A350 Widebodies Over Fuselage Issues https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2021-08-05/qatar-grounds-more-a350-widebodies-over-fuselage-issues EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in review BY ANNIE RUSINOWSKI https://skiesmag.com/news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-review/ Why easyJet Will Leave The Pandemic Stronger And Better https://simpleflying.com/easyjet-stronger-post-pandemic/ Australian athletes defend actions on controversial Japan Airline flight https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/olympics/olympics-2021-aussie-athletes-defend-actions-on-controversial-japan-airline-flight/news-story/6ba8fcded574b297489b59d5677df160 Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200 returns to Heathrow with gear issues https://avherald.com/h?article=4eb429d1&opt=0 Four engined aircraft returning to service, British Airways’ A380s will return to the skies Lufthansa plans to resume flights with Boeing 747-400 and A340-600 https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2021/08/04/british-airways-a380s-will-return-to-the-skies/ https://www.lufthansa-technik.com/press-releases/-/asset_publisher/Xix57wMv0mow/content/pm_ba380?_101_INSTANCE_Xix57wMv0mow_redirect=/press-releases/ https://twitter.com/LHTechnik/status/1422840920953827332 https://www.airway1.com/lufthansa-plans-to-resume-flights-with-boeing-747-400/ https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-withdraws-another-boeing-747-400-from-storage/ Flying solo, 19-year-old woman aims to set aviation record https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/flying-solo-19-year-old-woman-aims-set-aviation-record-2021-07-26/ 21,600 hours and four decades later, Air Malta's chief pilot retires https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/21600-hours-and-four-decades-later-air-maltas-chief-pilot-retires.891568 MILITARY RAF concludes 30 years of operations with Sentry fleet https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/raf-concludes-30-years-of-operations-with-sentry-fleet/144952.article The RAAF Redefines The Role Of The C-27J Spartan For Humanitarian Disaster Relief https://theaviationist.com/2021/07/29/the-raaf-c27j-spartan-role/ United Kingdom Signs Contract To Formally Start Tempest’s Concept And Assessment Phase https://theaviationist.com/2021/08/02/tempest-contract/ Agricultural Aviation Celebrates 100th Anniversary https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2021-08-06/agricultural-aviation-celebrates-100th-anniversary

Aug 10

1 hr 45 min

Join Crash Test Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show the Smithsonian gains a few dollars, a banner towing pilot tries his hand at a game of bridge, & we take a look at just who is the cleanest & safest airline in the world and Nev BA are in the top 10! In the military aH-60 black hawk makes an emergency landing, the USAF thanks a plane spotter, and the SU-75 has enormous wings. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL Microsoft Flight Simulator Great Britain Central Scenery & Skiathos Airport Announced; Twin Otter & Airbus A380 https://twinfinite.net/2021/07/microsoft-flight-simulator-uk-skiathos-twin-otter-a380/ Ryanair kicks off UK cabin crew recruitment drive https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/ryanair-kicks-off-uk-cabin-crew-recruitment-drive Airbus to base new A350 freighter ‘predominantly’ on -1000 variant https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-to-base-new-a350-freighter-predominantly-on-1000-variant/144826.article Teenage banner plane pilot makes safe emergency landing on bridge in Ocean City https://www.fox13news.com/news/small-plane-lands-on-bridge-near-ocean-city-new-jersey Smithsonian To Receive Historic $200 Million Donation From Jeff Bezos http://warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/smithsonian-to-receive-historic-200-million-donation-from-jeff-bezos.html LAX pilot spots another jet pack in the sky https://nypost.com/2021/07/29/lax-pilot-spots-another-weird-object-in-sky/ Cessna 408 SkyCourier Debuts at EAA AirVenture https://www.flyingmag.com/story/aircraft/cessna-debuts-408-skycourier/ Sleeping at the airport: American Airlines flight attendant, pilot unions complain about lack of hotel rooms https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/28/american-airlines-flight-attendant-union-summer-travel-complaint.html World’s 20 best airlines are named by air safety website https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/27/air-safety-site-lists-20-best-airlines-in-the-world.html An airport pianist earned $60k in tips after a stranger posted his playing to Instagram https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/instruments/piano/airport-pianist-earns-60k-tip-strangers/ MILITARY U.S. Black Hawk helicopter makes emergency landing in downtown Bucharest https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41558/watch-this-black-hawk-clip-street-lights-during-emergency-landing-in-romanian-capital US Air Force Pilot Thanks British Man Who Guaranteed a Happy Landing https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/23/us-air-force-pilot-thanks-british-man-who-guaranteed-happy-landing.html Southampton City Council Backs Plans For Spitfire Monument http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/southampton-city-council-backs-plans-for-spitfire-monument.html Most Interesting Details In The Official Unveiling Of Russia’s ‘Checkmate’ Fighter Jet https://theaviationist.com/2021/07/20/checkmate-unveiling/

Aug 4

1 hr 36 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. It's a 'Round The World' special episode! We have not one but two guests who have flown and hold records for flying around the world solo in single engine aircraft. The first guest is Travis Ludlow. We've been talking about him in the last few episodes as he travelled around the globe. Next we have Shaesta who completed her round the world trip a few years ago. She now is the founder and President of Dreams Soar a non-profit focused on promoting aviation and STEM to young women. She's just about to launch an exciting new podcast of her own so stay tuned to find out more about that. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube.

Jul 25

1 hr 50 min

Join Carlos, Matt and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show all Hail the Emirates boeing 777, a parent gets in trouble for changing a nappy, and we take a look at a Virgin in space! In the military, Davis Monthan Air Force base in Arizona gets some new missions; the Russians take a close up look at an American P-8 Poseidon; the Colombian Air Force gets some new planes, and lastly the Slovenian Air Force signs up for an all-electric trainer aircraft fleet. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 George Lee Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ZcH6hbU-FNNcOGErTMUFrYIQmX5NYI7 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL Cool drone footage of the An-225 taking off from Kiev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65NY4-s23M Jet Blue proving its service to LHR from JFK https://www.aerotime.aero/28371-jetblue-airbus-a321lr-london-heathrow Ryanair Opens Recruitment Drive, Aims to Hire 2,000 Pilots For Expanding Fleet https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/07/14/ryanair-opens-recruitment-drive-aims-to-hire-2-000-pilots-for-expanding-fleet/ https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2021-07-09/ryanair-ceo-sings-praises-newly-delivered-max-8-200s Delta Air Lines Inc. was sued for more than $1 billion by one of its own pilots https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-14/delta-pilot-sues-airline-for-1-billion-claiming-stolen-crew-app Emirates B777 damaged by hail https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/emirates-airline/boeing-777-encounters-hail-strike-shortly-after-take-off-milan-malpensa/ https://avherald.com/h?article=4ea4639c&opt=0 Woman is duct-taped to her seat after trying to open plane door midflight, airline says https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/07/12/woman-restrained-on-american-airlines-flight/ https://nypost.com/2021/07/11/video-shows-woman-duct-taped-to-seat-after-trying-to-open-airplane-door-on-american-airlines-flight/ Mum told airline put her on no-fly list over nappy change https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/travel-stories/mum-told-airline-put-her-on-nofly-list-over-nappy-change/news-story/f5ffe21164218223b7c0b80a261753e6 Pittsburgh International Airport the first airport in the world to be completely powered by natural gas and solar energy https://www.environmentalleader.com/2021/07/pittsburgh-international-airport-is-the-first-in-the-world-to-be-completely-powered-by-natural-gas-and-solar/ Sir Richard Branson goes to space… or does he? https://earthsky.org/human-world/the-billionaire-space-race-and-the-karman-line/ Mass balloon launch takes to North Somerset skies from Bristol Airport https://www.bristolairport.co.uk/about-us/news-and-media/news-and-media-centre/2021/7/mass-balloon-launch-takes-to-north-somerset-skies-from-bristol-airport AAIB Reveals Cause of On-Stand Ba 787 Nose-Gear Incident https://www.key.aero/article/aaib-reveals-cause-stand-ba-787-nose-gear-incident https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60ed9e3be90e0764d1be271a/AAIB_Special_Bulletin_S1-2021_G-ZBJB.pdf A350-900-XWB Tiny Bedrooms https://uk.news.yahoo.com/see-inside-tiny-hidden-bedrooms-120000902.html UK's largest aircraft seating test facility to open in Norfolk https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/mirus-hingham-aircraft-seating-test-facility-norfolk-expansion-8151906 Teen pilot Travis Ludlow youngest to fly solo around the world https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-57641567 https://www.facebook.com/aroundtheworldsolo Commercial airlines rely on retired military pilots to fly their planes https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2021/07/15/air-program-seeks-to-interest-teens-in-aviation-amid-pilot-shortage https://www.1af.acc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2688887/100th-cap-cadet-earns-his-wings-a-new-af-auxiliary-milestone/ MILITARY Air Force to bring new rescue, attack missions to Davis-Monthan, retire oldest A-10s https://www.enidnews.com/news/vas_military_news/air-force-to-bring-new-rescue-attack-missions-to-davis-monthan-retire-oldest-a-10s/article_dbbba58c-dec4-11eb-acd0-e374fd518d11.html Russian Su-30 fighter jets buzzing a US Poseidon spy plane over the Black Sea as another NATO ship is 'tracked' by Putin's forces two weeks after HMS Defender stand-off https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9764413/Russian-fighter-jets-buzz-American-spy-plane-Black-Sea.html The Colombian Air Force received 2 new T-6C Texan II training aircraft https://www.aviacionline.com/2021/07/the-colombian-air-force-received-2-new-t-6c-texan-ii-training-aircraft/ Slovenian Army To Become The First Military Operator of An All-Electric Trainer https://theaviationist.com/2021/07/12/slovenian-army-pipistrel/

Jul 20

1 hr 56 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show United show off a shiny new interior, a Ryanair passenger decides to try a different kind of seat on the plane and feels flushed, & one airline is selling tickets with fried chicken. In the Military, State Department's New Black Hawks In Afghanistan Could Prove Especially Important After Withdrawal and the Canberra Returns to the Sky. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 George Lee Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ZcH6hbU-FNNcOGErTMUFrYIQmX5NYI7 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL Updated details on the transair Flight 810 ditching that was breaking last Friday https://www.airlinerwatch.com/2021/07/how-boeing-737-pilots-survived-hawaii.html United touts new interior as upgrade for passengers https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/United-unveils-new-interior https://www.businessinsider.com/inside-united-airlines-boeing-737-max-8-new-signature-interior-2021-7?r=US&IR=T Evacuation of a Ryanair plane at Brussels Airport after a passenger boarded without documents and locked himself in the toilet https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/evacuation-of-a-ryanair-plane-at-brussels-airport-after-a-passenger-boarded-without-documents-and-locked-himself-in-the-toilet/ Rolls-Royce teams up with Jaguar Land Rover for electric plane world record bid https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/business/rolls-royce-teams-up-jaguar-5621217 FAA proposes $119K in additional fines as unruly behavior on flights skyrockets https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/faa-proposes-119k-fines-passengers-unruly-behavior-continues Gulf Air Flight GF215 Experiences Incident at Kuwait International Airport https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/07/07/gulf-air-flight-gf215-experiences-incident-at-kuwait-international-airport/ https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/straying-passengers-cause-chaos-after-gulf-air-a321-evacuation-in-kuwait/144460.article CAE, Volocopter Collaborate on eVTOL Pilot Training https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-07-08/cae-volocopter-collaborate-evtol-pilot-training Emirates simplifies arrivals and departures in Dubai with launch of Airport Ease and Airport Ease + https://ihaviationandtravel.com/2021/07/08/emirates-simplifies-arrivals-and-departures-in-dubai-with-launch-of-airport-ease-and-airport-ease/t FAA Releases Policy on Training in Experimental, Primary, and Limited Category Aircraft https://www.eaa.org/eaa/news-and-publications/eaa-news-and-aviation-news/news/07-08-2021-faa-releases-policy-on-training-in-experimental-primary-and-limited-category-aircraft?mkt_tok=OTEwLVNFVS0wNzMAAAF-JyKA6DksLlBzg5Zwoye3afttz9X70FQpdLCjaNZtyzLD6rJtyT-AiHmbKRPnfdiJR5VG973ZVpOM9pGKbaDontDK9a7oXBMB1kdhDBAQjMvL Pilatus Refines PC-24 with New Cabin, Avionics Features https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-07-07/pilatus-refines-pc-24-new-cabin-avionics-features Humanitarian Aircraft, Missions Highlighted at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-08-2021-humanitarian-aircraft-missions-highlighted-at-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2021?mkt_tok=OTEwLVNFVS0wNzMAAAF-JyKA5xlb_XLkN8EksIzmiAXMVCJt9p1F6u1L3k9WziCqZcN9kcWY4ZbruZolSGoKi9lyaQ8LxqOQaZxeqaGVJS2glPnLd0NAakyigdI-OWNc Zimbabwean LCC Fastjet Starts Ticket Sales In Chicken Restaurants https://simpleflying.com/fastjet-chicken-restuarant-flight-tickets/ MILITARY State Department's New Black Hawks In Afghanistan Could Prove Especially Important After Withdrawal https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41404/state-departments-new-black-hawks-in-afghanistan-could-prove-especially-important-after-withdrawal Philippine military plane crashes, 45 dead, 49 rescued https://apnews.com/article/philippines-plane-crashes-ebfe276f195550702e9dc664facba50a Canberra Returns to the Sky https://www.facebook.com/temoraaviationmuseum/posts/4661721753857443 National Museum USAF to Open an Aircraft One Day Each Month http://warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/national-museum-usaf-to-open-an-aircraft-one-day-each-month-2.html

Jul 14

1 hr 58 min

Join Carlos, Matt, and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show a 737 goes for a swim, United Airlines spends a few quid & a 82 year old is destined to head into space and there's more fails from the main stream media. In the military, the Colombian President's helicopter gets hit by small arms fire, the Pentagon still can't (or won't) explain UFO's, and the Swiss Air Force decides on the F-35 for its future fighter force. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 George Lee Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ZcH6hbU-FNNcOGErTMUFrYIQmX5NYI7 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL BOEING 737 CARGO PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN WATER OFF HONOLULU https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/boeing-737-cargo-plane-water-off-honolulu-cnbc-2021-07-02/ https://twitter.com/davidshepardson https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=810TA https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n810ta#2842c404 RYANAIR PASSENGER NUMBERS SOAR AS COVID VACCINE RESTORES TRAVEL CONFIDENCE https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/02/ryanair-passenger-numbers-soar-as-covid-vaccine-restores-travel-confidence UNITED AIRLINES’ BIG AIRCRAFT ORDER HAS UPSIDES AND RISKS https://www.forbes.com/sites/benbaldanza/2021/07/01/united-airlines-big-aircraft-order-has-upsides-and-risks/?sh=2f2b07614db1 CONFUSING NOTAMS LED OVERRUN 747 CREW TO BELIEVE LONGER RUNWAY WAS UNAVAILABLE (UPDATE TO AN INVESTIGATION INTO A 747-400F OVERRUN IN 2018) https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/confusing-notams-led-overrun-747-crew-to-believe-longer-runway-was-unavailable/144397.article https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/sky-lease-747-wrecked-after-minor-factors-conspired-to-cause-halifax-overrun/144390.article ALPA CALLS ON FAA TO REQUIRE ‘SECONDARY’ COCKPIT BARRIERS https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/alpa-calls-on-faa-to-require-secondary-cockpit-barriers/144353.article AN AUTONOMOUS DRONE FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE IN FORESTS USING OPTICAL SECTIONING ALGORITHM https://techxplore.com/news/2021-06-autonomous-drone-forests-optical-sectioning.html TRAILBLAZING FEMALE PILOT WILL GO TO SPACE AT AGE 82 WITH JEFF BEZOS https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/trailblazing-female-pilot-will-go-space-age-82-with-jeff-bezos-2021-07-01/ https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/branson-aims-make-space-trip-july-11-ahead-bezos-2021-07-02/ https://www.reuters.com/technology/bransons-virgin-galactic-gets-faa-approval-fly-people-space-2021-06-25/ BOMBARDIER SNAGS 10-AIRCRAFT, $452M DEAL https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-07-01/bombardier-snags-10-aircraft-452m-deal PASSENGER ABOARD AA FLIGHT FROM CHARLOTTE TO SEATTLE DESCRIBES EMERGENCY LANDING AT CLT https://www.fox46.com/news/local-news/we-hear-this-huge-pop-passenger-aboard-aa-flight-from-charlotte-to-seattle-describes-emergency-landing-at-clt/ TAKE FLIGHT PAIR SET NEW UK COUNTY RECORD https://www.flyer.co.uk/take-flight-pair-set-new-uk-county-record/ CONVERTIBLE ‘AIRCAR’ VEHICLE CARRIES OUT FLIGHT BETWEEN SLOVAKIAN AIRPORTS https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/convertible-aircar-vehicle-carries-out-flight-between-slovakian-airports/144383.article AIR CANADA PREMIERED ODE TO CANADA SAFETY VIDEO https://www.airlinerwatch.com/2021/06/iconic-national-scenes-get-starring.html MILITARY COLOMBIA PRESIDENT IVÁN DUQUE'S HELICOPTER HIT BY GUNFIRE https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-57619929 AN ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE C-130 HAS BEEN SHOT DOWN BY A PARAMILITARY REBEL GROUP https://www.airlive.net/an-ethiopian-air-force-c-130-has-been-shot-down-by-a-paramilitary-rebel-group/?fbclid=IwAR0tI16B7UWk5_kkPNo3omAMm-p47OqoU3Q-Mo4Z0rFsB6QgDdD7Ygx3YQo PENTAGON REPORT SAYS UFOS CAN’T BE EXPLAINED, AND THIS ADMISSION IS A BIG DEAL https://theconversation.com/pentagon-report-says-ufos-cant-be-explained-and-this-admission-is-a-big-deal-161806 IT’S OFFICIAL NOW: SWITZERLAND HAS CHOSEN THE F-35 AS THE NEXT SWISS AIR FORCE FIGHTER https://theaviationist.com/2021/06/30/swiss-af-f-35-selected/ NORMAN CHAPMAN CELEBRATES HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY AT DUXFORD http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/norman-chapman-celebrates-his-100th-birthday-at-duxford.html

Jul 4

1 hr 57 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show we go camping inside an airbus which has its very own tent, a Ryanair flight decides to save on weight & leaves some passengers behind & Southwest unveil a very special livery. In the military the US decide to get rid of some C130's in a downsizing mission, USAF F35's take off from the world's finest aircraft carrier & the USAF Signs a Contract For Ultra-Short Takeoff Aircraft. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 George Lee Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ZcH6hbU-FNNcOGErTMUFrYIQmX5NYI7 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL AIRBUS DESIGNS INFLIGHT COVID QUARANTINE TENT https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airbus-paxcase-inflight-quarantine-concept/index.html BRITISH AIRWAYS MIGHT ABANDON GATWICK, FOR HEATHROW, IF 80% SLOT USE RULES ARE REINSTATED https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2021/06/british-airways-might-abandon-gatwick-for-heathrow-if-80-slot-use-rules-are-reinstated/ https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/british-airways-leaving-gatwick/ https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/185/made RYANAIR 737 TAKES OFF FROM TOULOUSE LEAVING AROUND 50 PASSENGERS BEHIND https://www.airlive.net/incident-ryanair-boeing-737-takes-off-from-toulouse-leaving-around-fifty-passengers-behind/ https://www.ladepeche.fr/2021/06/19/comment-ryanair-a-pu-oublier-une-cinquantaine-de-passagers-a-laeroport-de-toulouse-blagnac-9617293.php?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter&Echobox=1624118207-1#xtor=%5B%5BTT-PRINCIPAL%5D%5D AIRBUS A320 NEO CREWS TOLD TO STAY ALERT FOR ABNORMAL TAKE-OFF AIRSPEEDS https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/a320neo-crews-told-to-stay-alert-for-abnormal-take-off-airspeeds/144277.article LOGANAIR RECIEVES £4 MILLION FROM TRANSPORT SCOTLAND https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/3254779/loganair-receives-4million-from-transport-scotland-to-keep-lifeline-services-in-the-air-during-pandemic/ MALTA'S AIRHUB AIRLINES ADDS FIRST A340-300 https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/104858-maltas-airhub-airlines-adds-first-a340-300 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES DEBUTS SPECIAL LIVERY https://simpleflying.com/southwest-fifty-years-celebration/ AMERICAN AIRLINES CANCELS HUNDREDS OF FLIGHTS DUE TO LABOR SHORTAGES https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/20/business/american-airlines-flights-canceled-labor-shortages/index.html EMBRAER ‘HOPEFUL’ OF TURBOPROP LAUNCH IN 2022: COMMERCIAL AVIATION CHIEF https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/embraer-hopeful-of-turboprop-launch-in-2022-commercial-aviation-chief/144292.article LUFTHANSA REPLACES ITS SHORTEST ROUTE WITH A BUS SERVICE https://www.airliners.de/lufthansa-umstrittene-innerbayerische-route/60989 MILITARY AIR FORCE PLANS TO CUT 45 PLANES FROM ITS WORKHORSE C-130 FLEET, UPGRADE OTHERS https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/23/air-force-plans-cut-45-planes-its-workhorse-c-130-fleet-upgrade-others.html US WARPLANES FLY FIRST COMBAT MISSIONS OFF FOREIGN AIRCRAFT CARRIER SINCE WORLD WAR II https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/22/middleeast/us-fighter-jets-uk-aircraft-carrier-intl-hnk-ml-scli/index.html USAF SIGNS CONTRACT WITH ELECTRA FOR ULTRA-SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT https://interestingengineering.com/usaf-signs-contract-with-electra-for-ultra-short-takeoff-aircraft AIRVENTURE 2021 TO DISPLAY MODERN MILITARY AIRPOWER https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/06-24-2021-airventure-2021-to-display-modern-military-airpower?mkt_tok=OTEwLVNFVS0wNzMAAAF93r8TXp14_5SeBR-ff2a-eA5GJLgV25gxRyTBjjTnqTNqY8Yn1QQG8CBYC5jK8GIRMSAAjJM29U0nogcQo0MokaSALHaKUTfGL_QBOKYP_9oP A BATTLE OF BRITAIN HERO'S NEPHEW TOOK TO THE SKIES IN A HURRICANE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO HIS UNCLE WHO WAS SHOT DOWN AND KILLED https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/ww2-pilots-nephew-takes-to-skies-in-memory-of-hero-uncle-249536/

Jun 27

1 hr 58 min

Join Carlos, Matt and Armando for this week's programme. We were joined by special guest Rob from SkyDemon - Europe's favourite VFR flight planning software. In this week's show Ryanair gets Maxed out, a Boeing 787 bows down before staff at London Heathrow, and one airline gives you the chance to fly on the Queen of the skies to sunny ole Mallorca . In the military The USAF has a way to convert commercial grade Jet-A fuel to military grade JP-8, Numerous aircraft land in Morocco for an exercise, the US Marines explain that they "may have" shaken California awake, and we get a quick UK Warbird update. In the last one of this series, Captain Al talks to Matt about Weather Avoidance in the latest Plane Truths. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 George Lee Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ZcH6hbU-FNNcOGErTMUFrYIQmX5NYI7 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : QUEEN AWARDS INSPIRATIONAL PILOTS WITH MBE IN BIRTHDAY HONOURS https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/people/queen-honours-world-first-horsham-airline-captain-3270783 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-57445463 https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/people/queens-birthday-honours-inspirational-northamptonshire-pilot-awarded-mbe-for-services-to-aviation-3270341 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/994908/Queen_s_Birthday_Honours_List_2021_-_Gov.uk_-_FINAL.docx.pdf https://twitter.com/flyingdisabled/status/1403616643494916096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://www.flyingdisabled.org.uk/biography/ RYANAIR’S FIRST 737 MAX LANDS AT DUBLIN AIRPORT https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-s-first-737-max-due-at-dublin-airport-1.4595141 https://www.flightradar24.com/47.08,-123.22/7 BA 787 DAMAGED IN NOSE-GEAR INCIDENT WHILE PARKED AT HEATHROW https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/ba-787-damaged-in-nose-gear-incident-while-parked-at-heathrow/144221.article https://twitter.com/MZulqarnainBut1/status/1405804165067067394 PARTIALLY BLIND JAPANESE NATIVE SHINJI MAEDA CAME TO THE U.S. TO BECOME AN AVIATOR. THEN HE TOURED THE WORLD. https://www.heraldnet.com/news/after-22000-miles-and-18-countries-he-landed-in-snohomish/?fbclid=IwAR2a0syz0lY4wbHi-VJHYNSv68ySz-f_j6HUshesDDuz8h14CgcVcDaDUgw CATHAY WORKING WITH AIRBUS ON SINGLE-PILOT SYSTEM FOR LONG-HAUL https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/exclusive-cathay-working-with-airbus-single-pilot-system-long-haul-2021-06-16/ LUFTHANSA TO FLY TOURISTS TO MALLORCA THIS SUMMER IN JUMBO JETS AND AIRBUS A350S IN RESPONSE TO A SURGE IN BOOKINGS https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-9684019/Lufthansa-fly-tourists-Mallorca-JUMBO-JETS-Airbus-A350s-response-bookings-surge.html AVGEEK ALERT! YOU CAN SOON SLEEP IN A BOEING 727 AT THIS AVIATION-THEMED HOTEL https://thepointsguy.com/news/aerotel-hoedspruit-boeing-727-vip-suite/ http://aviationphotographs.net/FrontierAirlines/Aircraft-B727/N7273F.html https://zephyrnet.com/boeing-727-set-to-be-turned-into-luxury-hotel-experience/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=boeing-727-set-to-be-turned-into-luxury-hotel-experience https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/aerotel-plane-hotel-boeing-727-hoedspruit-limpopo-12-june-2021/ MILITARY UPDATE : CONTRACT AGGRESSOR AIRCRAFT CRASH AT NELLIS AFB https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/ntsb-report-military-combat-plane-that-crashed-near-nellis-afb-had-wing-flap-issue/article_cdb63aba-cb00-11eb-800e-9bf833a00db2.html?block_id=994400 THE US AIR FORCE (USAF) RECENTLY DEMONSTRATED A PROCESS FOR CONVERTING COMMERCIAL-GRADE JET FUEL TO MILITARY-GRADE FUEL https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/usaf-demos-converting-commercial-grade-jet-fuel-into-military-fuel-for-agile-operations/144192.article SEVERAL U.S. AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT INCLUDING F-16S, C-130S, AND KC-135S HAVE DEPLOYED TO NORTHERN AFRICA FOR THE CONTINENT’S LARGEST EXERCISE, AFRICAN LION https://www.airforcemag.com/air-force-planes-morocco-exercise-african-lion/ SONIC BOOM UPDATE IN SAN DIEGO https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41058/marine-corps-admits-the-origin-of-the-san-diego-skyquake-was-probably-them A UK WARBIRD AVIATION UPDATE http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/a-supermarine-spitfire-super-saturday-at-north-weald.html SALLY B UPDATE http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/b-17-sally-b-adopts-ads-b.html

Jun 20

2 hr 22 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando (on tape) for this week's programme. In this week's show a passenger tries to take up piloting by attempting to break into the flight deck, the E190 gets special clearance into London City, and a 100 year old man logs some Sim time. In the military we have a lot of news from the US Air Force as the begin evaluating electric aircraft for medical ejaculation missions, they retire the last OC-135 treaty verification aircraft, and they abandon plans to replace their fleet of 757 (or C-32) VIP aircraft while the US Navy conducts the first air-to-air refuelling from an unmanned to a manned aircraft. Continuing on from last week, Armando talks to Lt. Col. Ivan Deroche of the 403rd Wing 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron about active storm reconnaissance or hurricane hunting in the WC130J. If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 George Lee Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ZcH6hbU-FNNcOGErTMUFrYIQmX5NYI7 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL DELTA AIR LINES FLIGHT DIVERTED TO NEW MEXICO AFTER PASSENGER TRIES TO BREACH COCKPIT https://www.reuters.com/world/us/delta-air-lines-flight-diverted-new-mexico-after-passenger-tries-breach-cockpit-2021-06-04/ https://news.yahoo.com/newly-released-video-inside-diverted-012958669.html EU COURTS HALT €550M AID TO AIRLINE CONDOR FOLLOWING RYANAIR CHALLENGE https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/eu-courts-halt-550m-aid-to-airline-condor-following-ryanair-challenge-1.4588481 INDUSTRY REACTION TO US-UK PLANS TO REOPEN TRAVEL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57390246 E190-E2 GAINS STEEP APPROACH CLEARANCE FOR LONDON CITY https://www.aircraftinteriorsinternational.com/news/airframer-news/e190-e2-gains-steep-approach-clearance-for-london-city.html https://www.airway1.com/helvetic-airways-will-debut-the-e190-e2-at-london-city-airport/ AIRSHIP MAKER SAYS PASSENGERS WILL CHOOSE COMFORT OVER SPEED AS INTERIOR IS REVEALED IN STUNNING IMAGES https://www.livescience.com/airlander-10-airship-interior-unveiled.html https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2021-06-07/airship-maker-says-passengers-will-chose-comfort-over-speed https://futureflight.aero/ HEROIC AIR PEACE EMPLOYEES FOIL BABY SMUGGLING PLOT https://simpleflying.com/air-peace-baby-smuggling/ UK LAUNCHES ACTION AGAINST RYANAIR AND BRITISH AIRWAYS OVER REFUNDS https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uk-launches-action-against-ryanair-ba-over-refunds-2021-06-09/ PORPOISING AND BOUNCED LANDING BADLY DAMAGED ATLAS AIR 767 https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/porpoising-and-bounced-landing-badly-damaged-atlas-air-767/144096.article BRANSON MAY MAKE A LAST-DITCH EFFORT TO BEAT BEZOS INTO SPACE https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/will-sir-richard-come-out-of-the-blue-and-beat-bezos-into-space/ http://www.parabolicarc.com/2021/06/07/virgin-galactics-richard-branson-aims-to-fly-to-space-before-jeff-bezos/ TED'S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATES A LIFETIME IN AVIATION https://www.dunmowbroadcast.co.uk/news/teds-100th-birthday-celebrates-a-lifetime-in-aviation-8019566 MILITARY U.S. AIR FORCE EVALUATES ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT FOR MEDEVAC MISSIONS https://defence-blog.com/u-s-air-force-evaluates-electric-aircraft-for-medevac-missions/ THE NAVY'S NEW TANKER DRONE JUST REFUELED A SUPER HORNET FIGHTER JET FOR THE FIRST TIME https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/07/navys-new-tanker-drone-just-refueled-super-hornet-fighter-jet-first-time.html U.S. AIR FORCE RETIRES LAST OPEN SKIES AIRCRAFT https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2021-06-09/us-air-force-retires-last-open-skies-aircraft PENTAGON SHELVES PLANS FOR NEW AIR FORCE TWO https://www.defenseone.com/business/2021/06/pentagon-shelves-plans-new-air-force-two/174434/

Jun 14

2 hr 5 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show Some airlines are going to ban alcohol "Oh Nooo", HiFly are sharpening up with a three blade concept & United airlines goes Boom & no thats nothing to do with the venga boys. In the military find out why the US Navy are swapping out F/A-18s for US Air Force F-16s and F-35s have a close call with a AW139 helicopter over Norwich! We've got a segment all about Hurricane Hunting from Armando and we've even got some airshow news! If you want to see what we got up to last month check out these highlights: https://youtu.be/KXASgGW2Wy8 George Lee Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ZcH6hbU-FNNcOGErTMUFrYIQmX5NYI7 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL COVID-19: AIRLINES ADD CAPACITY AHEAD OF PORTUGAL CHANGE https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57353048 https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-condemns-uk-government-moving-portugal-from-green-to-amber-list-with-no-basis-in-science-or-public-health/?market=en AIRLINES BAN ALCOHOL DURING FLIGHTS FOLLOWING A SPIKE IN UNRULY PASSENGERS https://www.forbes.com/sites/elvaramirez/2021/06/01/airlines-ban-alcohol-during-flights-following-a-spike-in-unruly-passengers/?sh=2de9a8297aea https://www.newser.com/story/306923/yet-another-airline-pulls-back-on-the-booze.html https://onemileatatime.com/southwest-airlines-wont-serve-alcohol-air-rage/ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/business/american-southwest-passengers-alcohol.html U.S. DOWNGRADES MEXICO’S AIR-SAFETY RATING https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-downgrade-mexicos-air-safety-rating-11621707887 https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=26142 https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/554977-faa-to-lower-mexico-aviation-safety-rating-report https://www.forbes.com/sites/benbaldanza/2021/05/27/what-mexicos-faa-category-two-designation-means-for-air-travel/?sh=3662eec64f0b AERION SUPERSONIC ABRUPTLY SHUTS DOWN AND BOOM TECHNOLOGY GETS UNITED AIRLINES ORDER WORTH $3 BILLION https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2021/05/21/aerion-supersonic-abruptly-shuts-down-citing-challenges-securing-capital/5208809001/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-03/united-bets-on-supersonic-future-with-3-billion-boom-jet-order HYDRAULICS AND LOCKS SCRUTINISED AFTER 757 FREIGHT DOOR OPENS DURING CLIMB https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/hydraulics-and-locks-scrutinised-after-757-freight-door-opens-during-climb/143943.article https://avherald.com/h?article=4e2fd449&opt=0 HI FLY A330 TO PERFORM FLIGHT TESTS WITH RADICAL THREE-BLADE WING-TIP CONCEPT https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/hi-fly-a330-to-perform-flight-tests-with-radical-three-blade-wing-tip-concept/143994.article NTSB BEGINS PROBE INTO FATAL CITATION ACCIDENT https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-06-01/ntsb-begins-probe-fatal-citation-accident https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20210529-0 LAMINAR RESEARCH PREVIEWS NEXT GENERATION OF X-PLANE TECHNOLOGY https://fselite.net/news/laminar-research-previews-next-generation-of-x-plane-technology/ AIRSHOW NEWS THE ROAR OF THE TYPHOON TO BE HEARD IN NORFOLK https://www.edp24.co.uk/things-to-do/days-out/old-buckenham-airshow-typhoon-8010780 NEW 'UNION JACK' COLOUR SCHEME FOR THE RAF TYPHOON DISPLAY TEAM https://www.air-shows.org.uk/2021/05/airshow-news-new-union-jack-colour-scheme-for-the-raf-typhoon-display-team/ THE GOODYEAR BLIMP RETURNS TO OSHKOSH https://www.flyingmag.com/story/news/goodyear-blimp-returns-to-oshkosh/ SWANSONG DISPLAY FOR CRANFIELD'S JETSTREAM 31 FLYING CLASSROOM https://www.air-shows.org.uk/2021/06/airshow-news-swansong-display-for-cranfields-flying-classroom/ SNOWBIRDS COMING BACK TO LONDON'S SKIES FOR ANNUAL AIRSHOW https://london.ctvnews.ca/snowbirds-coming-back-to-london-s-skies-for-annual-airshow-1.5454409 PILOT IN NEAR MISS AT SHUTTLEWORTH AIR SHOW 'DISTRACTED BY PASSENGER https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-57281632 https://www.airproxboard.org.uk/uploadedFiles/Content/Standard_content/Airprox_report_files/2020/Airprox%20Report%202020133.pdf MILITARY TO FILL A FIGHTER-JET GAP, THE US NAVY IS ABOUT TO GET SOME OF THE AIR FORCE'S F-16S https://www.businessinsider.com/navy-will-get-air-force-f16s-to-fill-fighter-gap-2021-6?fbclid=IwAR3h2x0Wb6mW1VyTqd9AktR4YU4O5sa42n5EWPSzVVfBnQQu5iX8q9RxhmA HELICOPTER REPORTS NEAR-MISS WITH FIGHTER JETS OVER NORWICH https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-57287432

Jun 8

1 hr 50 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show a passenger knocks a flight attendants teeth out, Stansted spends 70 million pounds on its baggage system, & get your credit cards ready because we have the ultimate aviation addition to your home. In the military a Super Hercules Crew Receives The distinguished flying cross and, Air Medals for Daring Afghanistan Flight Under Fire, a contract fighter aircraft crashes near Las Vegas and Russia begins development of a new single engine Suhkoi fighter. Dick Knapinski from the Experimental Aircraft Association talks to us about EAAs larger mission and some of their efforts and projects they’ve taken on for the Aviation community last year and this year. Matt talks to Al about Medical Emergencies in the Plane Truths. George Lee Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ZcH6hbU-FNNcOGErTMUFrYIQmX5NYI7 Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : ROUND-UP SAS HAS APPOINTED ANKO VAN DER WERFF TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS https://www.aircargonews.net/people/sas-names-new-president-and-chief-executive/ TALKS ON NEW BOEING JET PROGRAM CONFIRMED BY ROLLS-ROYCE https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/talks-on-new-boeing-jet-program-confirmed-by-rollsroyce-11620908726020.html COMMERCIAL RYANAIR SUBSIDIARY BUZZ B738 NEAR MINSK ON MAY 23RD 2021 https://avherald.com/h?article=4e7d7208&opt=0 https://twitter.com/RyanairPress https://www.airlive.net/breaking-belarusian-authorities-have-searched-passengers-of-lufthansa-lh1487-before-it-was-allowed-to-take-off/ https://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-Council-agrees-to-pursue-fact-finding-investigation-into-Belarus-incident.aspx PASSENGER KNOCKED OUT FLIGHT ATTENDANT’S TEETH IN ALLEGED CLASH OVER MASKS https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/southwest-flight-teeth-fight-mask-b1854201.html https://www.kusi.com/harbor-police-id-passenger-accused-of-assaulting-flight-attendant/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2021/05/25/southwest-airlines-flight-attendant-loses-two-teeth-passenger-assault/7425193002/ BRITISH AIRWAYS DOUBLES GUARANTEED REWARD SEAT AVAILABILITY https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2021/05/28/british-airways-doubles-guaranteed-reward-seat-availability/ BREEZE AIRWAYS GETS AIRBORNE WITH FIRST FLIGHT FROM TAMPA TO CHARLESTON https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/breeze-airways-gets-airborne-with-first-flight-from-tampa-to-charleston/143934.article STANSTED AIRPORT UNVEILS £70 MILLION BAGGAGE SYSTEM https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2021/05/26/stansted-airport-unveils-70-million-baggage-system/ LUTON AIRPORT UNVEILS NEW DIGITAL SERVICES ACROSS TERMINAL https://airport-world.com/new-digital-services-and-revenue-management-system-to-boost-london-lutons-recovery/ https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2021/05/27/luton-airport-unveils-new-digital-services-across-terminal/ EMIRATES PLANE FLIES FROM MUMBAI TO DUBAI WITH JUST ONE PASSENGER https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/emirates-plane-flies-from-mumbai-to-dubai-with-just-one-passenger https://www.traveldailymedia.com/emirates-wins-record-8th-consecutive-best-airline-worldwide/ MH17 AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE VIEWED BY JUDGES AHEAD OF NEXT PHASE OF TRIAL https://www.reuters.com/world/mh17-aircraft-wreckage-viewed-by-judges-ahead-next-phase-trial-2021-05-26/ RETRO AMERICAN AIRLINES BAR CARTS FOR SALE https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-bar-carts/ BUCKINGHAMSHIRE TEEN PILOT IN SOLO ROUND-THE-WORLD RECORD BID https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-57255440 MILITARY SUPER HERCULES CREW RECEIVES DFC, AIR MEDALS FOR DARING AFGHANISTAN FLIGHT UNDER FIRE https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/20/super-hercules-crew-receives-dfc-air-medals-daring-afghanistan-flight-under-fire.html PILOT DEAD AFTER MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES IN LAS VEGAS RESIDENTIAL AREA, AUTHORITIES SAY https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2021/05/24/military-aircraft-crashes-las-vegas-residential-area/7423558002/

May 31

2 hr 10 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's aviation fun. Joining us also is special guest, Blades Aerobatic Team Pilot, Mike Ling MBE FRAeS! The Blades are a leading display team, world-famous for flying close-formation aerobatics to the highest level. The world’s only aerobatic airline to fly passengers in formation, on their unforgettable flying experience days, in line with the same safety standards as your mainstream airline. Mike flies as Blade 3 and has been with the team since 2019. Mike previously flew over 2500 sorties with the RAF Red Arrows! You can find out everything you need about Mike and the Blades Display team here : https://theblades.com/ In this week's commercial news a AN26 decides to lose some weight, one airline is offering a private jet experience for nine pounds & we hear of one guy who really does pull out all the stops for a marriage proposal. In the military the Irish get an up close look at a USAF C-17 Globemaster and Armando tells us about training in the DC-3. Armando also talks to Dick Knapinski who is the Communications Director at EAA. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL AN26 NEAR BOR ON MAY 20TH 2021, DROPPED PROPELLER IN FLIGHT https://avherald.com/h?article=4e7b085a&opt=0 PRIVATE JET EXPERIENCE FOR UNDER £9 AS RYANAIR FLIES PLANE WITH 176 EMPTY SEATS https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-private-jet-flight-faro-stansted-b1849413.html?amp AIRLINE CREATES ‘NAP PODS’ FOR PASSENGERS WHO NEED TO SLEEP BEFORE THEIR FLIGHT https://www.heart.co.uk/lifestyle/british-airways-nap-pods-sleep-flight/ U.S. AIRLINES MAY START WEIGHING PASSENGERS AT THE GATE https://viewfromthewing.com/u-s-airlines-may-start-weighing-passengers-at-the-gate/ BUSHTALK RADIO ADDS THOUSANDS OF AUDIO TOURS TO MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/microsoft-flight-simulator-bushtalk-radio RYANAIR SCORES FIRST WINS IN FIGHT OVER RIVALS’ COVID AID https://www.dw.com/en/ryanair-wins-eu-legal-challenge-to-airline-state-aid/a-57585185 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-19/ryanair-scores-first-wins-in-eu-challenges-to-rivals-covid-aid?fbclid=IwAR08wYUSq0ypWhFK8R2C58lWMFx0PBPNkhrHuRCyuXnXBzPV4qoOKorZ96A A MAN SURPRISED HIS GIRLFRIEND WITH A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL WRITTEN IN THE SAND OF THE WORLD FAMOUS BARRA AIRPORT. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-57170601 MILITARY A MASSIVE US AIR FORCE JET WENT ON A DETOUR IN IRISH AIRSPACE - SO ITS PILOT COULD FLY OVER HIS HOMETOWN! https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/massive-air-force-jet-changes-24144886

May 23

2 hr 6 min

Join Carlos, Matt and Nev for an evening of aviation fun. In this week's show London Heathrow maybe diverting flights to save on the Q's , a Concorde has its nose moved & staying on the subject of noses a passenger receives a fine for blowing their nose on a blanket. And In the military this week Germany are set to replace their ageing P3s with P8's , a pilot wins an award for a very challenging landing & Armando brings us his take & roundup about the fourth coming EAA Air Venture. We were joined by Bob from the Air Accident Investigation Branch. Find out about the processes of how an aviation accident is investigated here in the UK. In this week's Plane Truth we're learning all about Squarks. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL BRITISH AIRWAYS TO TRIAL DIGITAL QUEUING SYSTEM AT HEATHROW https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/british-airways-to-trial-digital-queuing-system-at-heathrow/ HEATHROW AIRPORT COULD DIVERT AIRCRAFT TO EASE CROWDING https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57091061 U.S. FAA TO REQUIRE STRENGTHENING KEY PART ON BOEING 777 ENGINE https://kfgo.com/2021/05/12/u-s-faa-to-require-strengthening-key-part-on-boeing-777-engine/ ACCIDENT: KEY LIME SW4 AND PRIVATE AIRCRAFT AT DENVER ON MAY 12TH 2021, MIDAIR COLLISION https://kfgo.com/2021/05/12/u-s-faa-to-require-strengthening-key-part-on-boeing-777-engine/ BRITISH AIRWAYS ADDS A PIECE OF AVGEEK MEMORABILIA TO THE CONCORDE ROOM AT HEATHROW https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/ba-adds-concorde-nose-to-lounge/ MASKLESS JETBLUE AIRLINE PASSENGER WHO BLEW NOSE INTO BLANKET COPS $13,574 FINE https://www.traveller.com.au/maskless-jetblue-airline-passenger-who-blew-nose-into-blanket-cops-13574-fine-h1vsem MILITARY A-10 PILOT HONORED FOR LANDING HER WARTHOG WITHOUT WORKING LANDING GEAR, COCKPIT CANOPY https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/05/12/a-10-pilot-honored-for-landing-her-warthog-without-working-landing-gear-cockpit-canopy/ GERMANY SET TO REPLACE ITS P-3C ORION MARITIME PATROL AIRCRAFT WITH THE P-8A POSEIDON https://theaviationist.com/2021/05/10/p-8-germany/ AIR TRACTOR, L3HARRIS LAUNCH AT-802U SKY WARDEN LIGHT ATTACK AIRCRAFT https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/air-tractor-l3harris-launch-at-802u-sky-warden-light-attack-aircraft/143637.article EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH NEWS UPDATE https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/air-tractor-l3harris-launch-at-802u-sky-warden-light-attack-aircraft/143637.article

May 16

2 hr 17 min

Join Carlos, Matt and Nev for a show with a special focus on Urban Air Mobility. We were joined by Stéphane Fymat, Vice President and General Manager, Urban Air Mobility and Unmanned Aerial Systems at Honeywell who talked with us all about what Honeywell are doing in regards to the expanding UAM industry. In this week's show BA promo there new TV Ad, a woman gives birth to a baby on board a flight, and a 9 year old goes on an airport tour using the baggage belt. In the military Nine U.S. Marine Corps And Eight RAF F-35Bs Have Embarked On HMS Queen Elizabeth; Egypt signs contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets; and an Idaho Air National Guard A-10 Repainted in P-47 Thunderbolt Heritage Livery. In this week's Play Truth Matt talked to Captain Al about Pilot Insurance. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL TRAVEL RULES AND HIGH PRICES https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flights-fares-passengers-british-airways-easyjet-green-list-b1843070.html ZEROAVIA TEST AIRCRAFT FOR HYDROGEN PROPULSION SYSTEM DAMAGED IN ‘OFF-AIRPORT LANDING’ https://www.bedfordindependent.co.uk/hydrogen-powered-plane-crashes-during-test-flight-at-cranfield/?fbclid=IwAR0xrJnwQR63r9j8NC7wc01PtSpjIq4oldSs0fAFJIXakkHBT5npyNYtecQ https://www.aviationtoday.com/2021/05/04/zeroavia-test-aircraft-hydrogen-propulsion-system-damaged-off-airport-landing/ https://www.zeroavia.com/offairportlanding WITH HALO BUY, DIRECTIONAL EYES URBAN AIR MOBILITY OPS https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-05-05/halo-buy-directional-eyes-urban-air-mobility-ops BRITISH AIRWAYS’ STAFF STAR IN AIRLINE’S NEW TV AD https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/british-airways-staff-star-in-airlines-new-tv-ad Link to the Video : https://youtu.be/NQIbrvWTPus BOEING TO OPEN MORE 737-800BCF CONVERSION LINES https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2021-05-05/boeing-open-more-737-800bcf-conversion-lines BOEING-BACKED START-UP WISK SIGNS FIRST DEAL TO OPERATE AIR TAXIS IN THE U.S. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/boeing-backed-start-up-wisk-inks-first-deal-to-operate-air-taxis-in-the-us.html AIRBUS ANNOUNCES DEATH OF CIVIL FLY-BY-WIRE PIONEER ZIEGLER https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-announces-death-of-civil-fly-by-wire-pioneer-ziegler/143610.article WOMAN WHO WAS UNAWARE OF PREGNANCY GIVES BIRTH ON FLIGHT https://people.com/human-interest/woman-gives-birth-on-flight-help-nurses-doctor-on-board/ https://www.tiktok.com/@juliabernice/video/6956692745721285894?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 https://www.tiktok.com/@alilia801/video/6958024825982029061 EXCESS BAGGAGE! BOY, 9, GOES FOR RIDE ON AIRPORT LUGGAGE BELT AFTER SNEAKING OFF FROM PARENTS https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9541699/Boy-9-goes-ride-airport-luggage-belt-sneaking-away-parents.html MILITARY NINE U.S. MARINE CORPS AND EIGHT RAF F-35BS HAVE EMBARKED ON HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH https://theaviationist.com/2021/05/03/f-35bs-hms-queen-elizabeth/ EGYPT SIGNS CONTRACT WITH FRANCE TO BUY 30 RAFALE FIGHTER JETS https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/102571/Egypt-signs-contract-with-France-to-buy-30-Rafale-fighter IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD A-10 REPAINTED IN P-47 THUNDERBOLT HERITAGE LIVERY http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/idaho-air-national-guard-paints-p-47-scheme-on-thunderbolt-ii.html IRAQ’S F-16 PROGRAM STALLS AFTER US CONTRACTORS EVACUATE BALAD AIR BASE, REPORT SAYS https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/iraq-s-f-16-program-stalls-after-us-contractors-evacuate-balad-air-base-report-says-1.672349 THE AIR FORCE’S FIRST SKYBORG AUTONOMOUS DRONE PROTOTYPE MADE ITS FIRST FLIGHT https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/05/05/the-air-forces-first-skyborg-autonomous-drone-prototype-made-its-first-flight/

May 9

1 hr 54 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and the podcasting legends that are Pilot Pip and Captain Al! In this week's show Airbus retires its first Beluga, One airline provides its toilet users with handless doors & a man is caught taking rather alot of young birds through JFK. In the military we find out about a sea fury crash, and Nev brings us an awesome Spitfire video. Captain Al chats with Matt on this week's The Plane Truth where we talk about the differences between learning to fly the Boeing and the Airbus! Nev took a well deserved Bacon Roll break at Solent Airport and took the opportunity to listen to that amazing Merlin engine in their 2-Seater Spitfire. You can find out all the information you need about grabbing an incredible flight experience here - https://www.boultbeeflightacademy.co.uk/# Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL AIRBUS RETIRES THE WORLD’S FIRST BELUGA https://simpleflying.com/airbus-retires-the-worlds-first-beluga/ https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-parks-second-beluga-as-larger-xl-variant-takes-over/143549.article RYANAIR AND TRINITY COLLEGE LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL RESEARCH CENTRE https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2021/0429/1212775-ryanair-trinity-clean-fuel-tie-up/ https://www.independent.ie/news/environment/ryanair-and-trinity-toexplore-flying-planes-on-alcohol-and-plant-based-fuel-40371086.html https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-donates-1-5m-to-tcd-for-research-on-sustainable-aviation-fuels-1.4551079 https://www.thesun.ie/news/6847837/ryanair-michael-o-leary-environmentalists-nutters/ https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-trinity-college-launch-saf-centre-ryanair-commits-to-12-5-saf-goal-by-2030/?market=ie LONDON CITY IS FIRST MAJOR AIRPORT CONTROLLED BY REMOTE DIGITAL TOWER https://www.nats.aero/news/london-city-is-first-major-airport-controlled-by-remote-digital-tower/ AIRBUS AND LHT TO DEVELOP A330 TEMPORARY PALLET-CARGO INTERIOR https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-and-lht-to-develop-a330-temporary-pallet-cargo-interior/143499.article THE HIGH COST OF NEW GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT MAY BE PRICING PILOTS OUT OF THE MARKET https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2021/04/28/prices-for-new-general-aviation-aircraft-may-be-pricing-pilots-out-of-the-market MIND THE BRIDGE! https://scramble.nl/civil-news/mind-the-bridge https://www.autoevolution.com/news/spotless-boeing-777-hits-jet-bridge-suffers-wing-damage-160002.html https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/klm-royal-dutch-airlines/brand-new-klm-boeing-777-collides-with-airbridge-during-push-back-procedure/ DELTA AIRLINES TO BECOME THE FIRST 5G-EQUIPPED GLOBAL AIRLINE https://finance.yahoo.com/news/delta-airlines-become-first-5g-145307716.html https://news.delta.com/how-deltas-work-apple-and-att-human-it-innovative FARADAIR NAMES FORMER BOEING FIGURE TINSETH TO LEAD HYBRID-AIRCRAFT ADVISORY BOARD https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/faradair-names-former-boeing-figure-tinseth-to-lead-hybrid-aircraft-advisory-board/143523.article MAN CAUGHT SMUGGLING 35 SONGBIRDS INTO J.F.K. AIRPORT https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/28/nyregion/smuggler-singing-birds.html ANA TO INSTALL HANDS-FREE TOILET DOOR HANDLES https://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2021/04/28/ana-to-install-hands-free-toliet-door-handles/ https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2021/04/28/japenese-airline-ana-installs-worlds-first-hands-free-plane-lavatory-door/ ALASKA AIRLINES DEDICATES PLANE TO EQUITY IN EDUCATION WITH NEW LIVERY https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2021/04/26/alaska-airlines-dedicates-plane-to-equity.html MILITARY ASTRONAUT MICHAEL COLLINS HAS PASSED http://warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/the-san-diego-air-space-museum-remembers-michael-collins.html This is the link to the talk that Pip and Al mentioned when they were at Oshkosh : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYUmdeVYCQ4 That Buzz Aldrin incident : https://youtu.be/lw9azZmLxtw PILOTS UNHURT AFTER SKILFUL HANDLING OF EMERGENCY LANDING https://navywings.org.uk/sea-fury-t-20-update/?fbclid=IwAR0Ufv-LkdoXHUvv1QIAcDVqMITC05WJtasTbj2QdduTsheKPr2Q9S90sH0

May 2

1 hr 59 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. Commercial & Military Aviation news, more from Captain Al with The Plane Truth and a whole lot of Aviation fun! In this week's show a rather large fight breaks out onboard an aircraft, we find out why its bad to be stressed while flying, and a member of the royal family goes for her sim check ride. In the military we find out about a TBM avenger that decided to go for a swim, V22 Osprey re-designs a helicopter landing pad, and the USAF deploys a major exercise force to Poland. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL CHINA AIRPORT PASSES HARTSFIELD-JACKSON AS WORLD’S BUSIEST IN PASSENGERS https://www.ajc.com/news/business/china-airport-passed-atlanta-as-worlds-busiest-in-passengers-in-2020/DZZ2RHDZHNALLJI44JGS7DHOTQ/ VIDEO SHOWS A WOMAN DRAGGED BY HAIR AND FLIGHT ATTENDANTS PUNCHED DURING A MASS BRAWL ABOUT OVERHEAD LOCKERS https://www.businessinsider.com/watch-overhead-locker-row-triggers-airplane-passengers-brawl-2021-4?r=US&IR=T SEAT DESIGN GUIDANCE SOUGHT AFTER BA 787 PHONE FIRE https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/seat-design-guidance-sought-after-ba-787-phone-fire/143345.article NEW STUDY WARNS THAT PILOTS COULD BE UNDERESTIMATING RISK OF FLYING WHILE STRESSED https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/3072373/new-study-warns-that-pilots-could-be-underestimating-risk-of-flying-while-stressed/ LOUIS VUITTON CREATED A $39,000 BAG THAT LOOKS LIKE AN AIRPLANE https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/louis-vuitton-airplane-keepall-bag GIVING WILLS A RUN FOR HIS MONEY! KATE HOPS INTO FLIGHT SIMULATOR PILOT SEAT - AND FOLLOWS IN HER PARENTS’ AND GRANDFATHER'S FOOTSTEPS - ON VISIT TO AIR CADETS WITH DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9495737/Kate-hops-flight-simulator-William-holds-handbag.html THIS WORKING AIRPLANE-BODIED RV WITH A FULL COCKPIT IS ON CRAIGSLIST FOR $28K https://www.thedrive.com/news/40157/this-working-airplane-bodied-rv-with-a-full-cockpit-is-on-craigslist-for-28k MILITARY A LOOK AT THE RECOVERY OF THE TBM AVENGER THAT DITCHED AT COCOA BEACH AIRSHOW https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/21/a-look-at-the-recovery-of-the-tbm-avenger-that-ditched-at-cocoa-beach-airshow/ USAF OSPREY RIPS UP HOSPITAL HELICOPTER PAD DURING TRAINING https://ukaviation.news/usaf-osprey-rips-up-hospital-helicopter-pad-during-training/ 9 CHINESE MILITARY PLANES INTRUDE INTO TAIWAN’S ADIZ https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4182612 USAF DEPLOYS MAJOR FIGHTER COMPONENT TO POLAND https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/20/usaf-deploys-poland/ AND FINALLY ... JACOB 'THE PILOT' NEWSON, 7, TAKES TO THE SKIES FOR FIRST FLYING LESSON https://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/people/jacob-the-pilot-newson-7-takes-to-the-skies-for-first-flying-lesson-3207591

Apr 25

1 hr 52 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's programme. They're joined by special guests Ian and Jason from the AvTalk Podcast from Flightradar24. Every avgeek has used Flightradar24 but did you know they've got a great podcast?! We spoke to the hosts Ian & Jason and got to know a little bit about their stories. There was also our usual round up of Commercial and Military stories that peaked our interest this week and Captain Al chatted with Matt about transitioning from First officer to becoming a Captain. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL SALE OF FLYBE COMPLETED https://www.business-live.co.uk/enterprise/regional-airline-flybe-reborn-assets-20385159 SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT RUNWAY EXTENSION PLANS APPROVED https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/19223841.southampton-airport-runway-plans-approved-three-days-debate/ LATAM BRAZIL TO REPLACE AIRBUS A350 FEET WITH CHILEAN BOEING 787 https://www.aerotime.aero/27649-latam-brazil-to-replace-airbus-a350-fleet-with-boeing-787 https://newsroom.aviator.aero/skyworks-offers-17-aircraft-for-sale-via-public-auction/ NEW LOW-COST CARRIER TO OFFER $19 ONE WAY FLIGHTS https://skiesmag.com/news/new-low-cost-carrier-avelo-airlines-serve-western-us/ https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/andrew-levys-low-cost-avelo-airlines-hits-the-ground-running/143244.article BRITISH AIRWAYS CEO, SEAN DOYLE, REAFFIRMS PLANS TO RETURN A380 TO SERVICE https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-airbus-a380-return-plans/ https://simpleflying.com/3-lufthansa-a380s-frankfurt/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-14/qantas-expects-all-of-its-airbus-a380-superjumbos-to-fly-again https://samchui.com/2021/04/15/exclusive-interview-with-qatar-airways-group-ceo-h-e-akbar-al-baker SOUTH AFRICA'S NEWEST AIRLINE, LIFT, LAUNCHES DOG-FRIENDLY FLIGHTS https://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/lift-launches-dog-friendly-flights-7c5aad3e-80bf-42b3-9a63-51693b8da67c https://www.lift.co.za/LIFT-Extras/travelling-with-small-dogs https://www.lift.co.za/LIFT-Extras/travelling-with-small-dogs#dogfriendlyschedule AIRBUS’ BELUGA SUPER-TRANSPORTER MAKES FIRST FLIGHT FROM BROUGHTON USING FUEL MADE PARTLY FROM COOKING OIL http://www.deeside.com/airbus-beluga-super-transporter-makes-first-flight-from-broughton-using-fuel-made-partly-from-cooking-oil/ COULSON AVIATION’S NEWEST HELITANKER TAKES FLIGHT https://www.albernivalleynews.com/news/coulson-aviations-newest-helitanker-takes-flight/ https://verticalmag.com/features/coulson-cu-47-fire-fight/ https://fireaviation.com/2021/02/25/coulson-pilots-in-chile-are-aided-by-translators-in-the-cockpits/ https://fireaviation.com/2020/11/19/video-of-3000-gallon-drop-from-ch-47-chinook/ https://www.coulsonaviationusa.com/fleet DISCOVER THE EXPERIENCE OF FLYING FIRST WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS' FINEST DISHES https://feastbox.co.uk/collections/british-airways PRIVATE PILOT OFFERS FREE RIDE TO FAMILY KICKED-OFF OF SOUTHWEST FLIGHT OVER FACE MASK https://nypost.com/2021/04/09/private-pilot-offers-free-ride-to-family-kicked-off-flight-over-mask/ MILITARY NIGERIA TO RECEIVE SIX SUPER TUCANOS COMBAT AIRCRAFT IN MID-JULY https://www.channelstv.com/2021/04/13/nigeria-to-receive-six-super-tucanos-combat-aircraft-in-mid-july-presidency/ UKRAINE TURNS TO WEST FOR FIGHTERS; PLANS TO DROP MIG FLEET https://breakingdefense.com/2021/04/ukraine-turns-to-west-for-fighters-plans-to-drop-mig-fleet/ WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA AIRSHOW UPDATE http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/warbirds-over-wanaka-airshow-update.html CAF INAUGURATES THE HENRY B. TIPPIE NATIONAL AVIATION EDUCATION CENTRE http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/warbird-collections/commemorative-air-force-news/caf-inaugurates-the-henry-b-tippie-national-aviation-education-center.html

Apr 18

2 hr 1 min

Join Carlos, Matt and Nev for this week's programme. They're joined by special guest Michele from the fantastic website Turning Left for Less. Michele has over two decades of experience in the travel industry and her passion is brining everyone tips and tricks to help indulge in luxury travel for less. Check out her website at: https://www.turningleftforless.com. In this week's show not one but two aircraft land at the wrong airport, London Gatwick airport ramp up drop off fee's & Singapore Airlines brings out the posh seats on their 737's. In the military the F15EX finally gets named, the Israeli air force debuts its new spy aircraft and Italian Eurofighter Typhoons Scramble To Intercept a US-Registered Beech King Air. We also pay our respects to the news of the sad passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Michele's Social Media links are : Website: https://www.turningleftforless.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/turningleftfor - @turningleftfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turningleftforless/ - @turningleftforless Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/turningleftforless/ - @turningleftforless YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYCxVhcegIEBcywYojJqfeQ Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL SINGAPORE AIRLINES NEW B737 BUSINESS CLASS https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/singapore-airlines-boeing-737-business-class FURIOUS BRITS 'TURNED AWAY' FROM RYANAIR FLIGHT TO SPAIN AMID TRAVEL CONFUSION CAUSED BY BREXIT AND COVID https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/uk-world-news/furious-brits-turned-away-ryanair-5267203 Explanation of terms and conditions from: https://www.ryanair.com/ie/en/useful-info/help-centre/ryanair-uk-terms-and-conditions0 https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements BRITISH AIRWAYS CITYFLYER TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO JERSEY AND GIBRALTAR https://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2021/04/08/british-airways-cityflyer-to-launch-flights-to-jersey-and-gibraltar/ ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES B737 LANDS AT WRONG AIRPORT https://onemileatatime.com/ethiopian-airlines-737-lands-wrong-airport/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/iFlyafrica/permalink/10157961493538015/ https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/249459 https://avherald.com/h?article=4e56f087&opt=0 https://avherald.com/h?article=4e56f1a6&opt=0 UNITED AIRLINES PLANS TO HIRE AND TRAIN 5,000 PILOTS, INCLUDING SOME WITH NO FLYING EXPERIENCE https://www.seattletimes.com/business/united-seeks-to-build-its-own-diverse-pipeline-of-pilots/ https://unitedaviate.com/aviate-program-career-paths/united-aviate-academy/admissions-program-details More details on the programme can be found here : https://unitedaviate.com/aviate-program-career-paths/united-aviate-academy/admissions-program-details GATWICK AIRPORT VISITORS FACE NEW VEHICLE DROP-OFF CHARGE AT SOUTH TERMINAL FROM NEXT WEEK https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/gatwick-airport-visitors-face-new-20335308 https://www.gatwickairport.com/to-and-from/picking-up-dropping-off/ Details on the charges can be found here : https://www.gatwickairport.com/to-and-from/picking-up-dropping-off/ AIRBUS SWITCHING A320NEO FAMILY FROM MECHANICAL TO ELECTRONIC RUDDER CONTROL https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-switching-a320neo-family-from-mechanical-to-electronic-rudder-control/143203.article JAPAN AIRLINES RETIRES PRATT & WHITNEY ENGINE-POWERED BOEING 777 AIRCRAFT https://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/japan-airlines-boeing-777-retire/ AND FINALLY, THE MAN RECREATING AIRPLANE MEALS TO GET THROUGH LOCKDOWN https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airplane-food-lockdown/index.html Pictures from this story were from : https://www.instagram.com/flysoplane/ US AIR FORCE'S NEW F-15EX FIGHTER AIRCRAFT FINALLY HAS A NAME https://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-reveals-name-of-its-newest-fighter-aircraft-2021-4 ISRAELI AIR FORCE DEBUTS NEW SPY AIRCRAFT https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-04-05/Israeli-air-force-debuts-new-spy-aircraft-military-ZcI87xSiXK/index.html US NAVY PLACES ORDER FOR MORE 11 ADDITIONAL BOEING P-8A POSEIDON SUBMARINE HUNTERS AIRCRAFT TO PATROL THE GLOBE https://en.aviation-report.com/us-navy-places-order-for-more-11-additional-boeing-p8-poseidon-submarine-hunters-aircraft/ ITALIAN EUROFIGHTER TYPHOONS SCRAMBLE TO INTERCEPT US-REGISTERED BEECH KING AIR DURING COMLOSS INCIDENT https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/04/italian-eurofighter-typhoons-scramble-to-intercept-us-registered-beech-king-air-during-comloss-incident/ TÜRK YILDIZLARI OR "TURKISH STARS" THE NF-5 DEMONSTRATION TEAM https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/tuerk-y-ld-zlar-nf-5-accident?fbclid=IwAR3uBuEvBE53_s6qIfqzs2QACWC6SUJbQH9vLzQpl6klfL5gRuoQgV86so4

Apr 11

2 hr 2 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and a virtual Armando for this week's programme. In this week's show Ryanair spend some money on a new Sim, one airline performs an over 20 hour flight, and another airline has a wedding in the sky. In the military this week NATO Interceptors are Scrambled 10 Times In 6 Hours, the RAF are Set To Retire Older Typhoons, Chinooks, and the Future RAF will mix crewed fighters, UAVs and swarming drones. In this week's Plane Truth Captain Al talks to Matt about Cabin Temperatures. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL INDONESIA RECOVERED COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER OF CRASHED SRIWIJAYA AIR BOEING 737 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-crash/indonesia-recovers-cockpit-voice-recorder-of-crashed-sriwijaya-air-jet-idINKBN2BN062 https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/accidents-ntsb/sriwijaya-air-cvr-recovered/ RYANAIR PURCHASE A SECOND B737 MAX SIMULATOR IN PREPARATION FOR PILOT TRAINING https://aviationvoice.com/ryanair-purchases-a-new-boeing-737-max-simulator-202103311214/ 737 MAX 8200 RECEIVES FAA CERTIFICATION https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-idUSKBN2BN3NT https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/boeing-737-max-re-certificaton-likely-to-slide-into-2020-ryanair-model-faces-new-design-issue/ BRITISH AIRWAYS NAMED SECOND BIGGEST CLIMATE POLLUTER https://airqualitynews.com/2021/03/29/british-airways-named-second-biggest-climate-polluter/ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/complying-with-the-uk-ets-as-an-aircraft-operator https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1265/schedule/1/made BRITISH AIRWAYS BACKS ZEROAVIA'S PLAN FOR HYDROGEN AIRLINER https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2021-03-31/british-airways-backs-zeroavias-plan-hydrogen-airliner https://www.flightglobal.com/engines/ba-backs-zeroavia-as-it-eyes-hydrogen-power-for-future-short-haul-fleet/143117.article DRONAMICS LAUNCHES DRONE-BASED CARGO AIRLINE https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/dronamics-launches-drone-based-cargo-airline/ COMLUX SETS WORLD RECORD! https://www.airlive.net/a-comlux-boeing-787-business-jet-operated-a-20-hour-flight-from-seoul-to-buenos-aires/ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/comlux_boeing-airbus-welcome-activity-6765589034824671232-_jeL SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT RUNWAY DECISION PUT BACK AFTER REJECTION https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-hampshire-56541494?__twitter_impression=true THIS AIRLINE SEAT CAN BE BOTH PREMIUM ECONOMY AND BUSINESS CLASS https://simpleflying.com/gamechanging-this-airline-seat-can-be-both-premium-economy-and-business-class/?utm_source=Bibblio https://www.butterflyseating.com/ TEXTRON AVIATION DELIVERS 1,000TH CITATION 560XL TWINJET https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-03-31/textron-aviation-delivers-1000th-citation-560xl-twinjet WEDDINGS IN THE SKIES https://simpleflying.com/southwest-airlines-pilot-married/ https://twitter.com/emirates/status/1377275055302877185 RYANAIR BOEING 737 ROLLS INTO FUEL TANKER AT MALTA AIRPORT https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-737-fuel-tanker-roll/   MILITARY US ARMY ENTERS FINAL PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT BEFORE KICKING OFF FUTURE LONG RANGE ASSAULT AIRCRAFT PROGRAM https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/03/31/us-army-enters-final-phase-of-development-before-kicking-off-future-long-range-assault-aircraft-program/ FUTURE RAF WILL MIX CREWED FIGHTERS, UAVS AND SWARMING DRONES https://www.airforce-technology.com/features/future-raf-will-mix-crewed-fighters-uavs-and-swarming-drones-cds/ NATO INTERCEPTORS SCRAMBLED 10 TIMES IN 6 HOURS TO SHADOW RUSSIAN BOMBERS AND FIGHTERS NEAR ALLIANCE AIRSPACE https://theaviationist.com/2021/03/30/nato-interceptors-scrambled-10-times-in-6-hours-to-shadow-russian-bombers-and-fighters-near-alliance-airspace/ RAF SET TO RETIRE OLDER TYPHOONS, CHINOOKS AND OTHER TYPES FOLLOWING THE DEFENCE REVIEW https://theaviationist.com/2021/03/27/raf-set-to-retire-older-typhoons-chinooks-and-other-types-following-the-defence-review-heres-our-analysis/ RAAF’S CENTENARY FLYPAST IN CANBERRA https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/03/in-pictures-raafs-centenary-flypast-in-canberra/ https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/03/canberras-raaf-100-flypast-every-time-of-every-aircraft/ https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/queen-elizabeth-makes-surprise-appearance-at-raaf-centenary-20210331-p57fo3.html

Apr 4

1 hr 46 min

Join Armando, Carlos, Matt and Nev for this week's programme. In this week's show fights break out on a United Airlines flight and it's nothing to do with Brian Coleman, one airline receives a 5 Star Covid rating and a certain airline sells rather a lot of airline meals. In the military, lots of planes are falling apart all over the sky with pilots ejecting left right & centre , and a F35 shoots itself in the foot, and Cambridge's Marshall Aerospace is expecting some changes in the near future regarding its C-130J contracts. In the Plane Truths we're learning about Plane Evacuations and it's the final part in our series where Captain Nick talks to George Lee MBE about his incredible career. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL AUSTRALIA AMENDS BIO SECURITY LAWS FOR TRAVEL BUBBLE WITH NEW ZEALAND https://samchui.com/2021/03/25/australia-lifts-ban-on-travel-to-new-zealand/#.YFw1byXfUlR https://www.traveldailymedia.com/new-zealand-not-yet-ready-for-two-way-travel-bubble/ https://simpleflying.com/australians-visit-new-zealand/ https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/364/regulation/13/made https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/364/made https://commonsbusiness.parliament.uk/document/46428/pdf https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56493002 RYANAIR PLEDGES 2300 FLIGHTS A WEEK FROM BRITAIN TO EUROPE DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS https://www.aviationpros.com/airlines/news/21215863/ryanair-pledges-2300-flights-a-week-during-the-summer-holidays BRITISH AIRWAYS MULLS SALE OF HQ DUE TO WORK-FROM-HOME OPERATIONS https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/101751-british-airways-mulls-sale-of-hq-due-to-homeworking https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-18/british-airways-weighs-sale-of-headquarters-in-hybrid-work-push HOUSE PANEL OKS BILLS TO FIX NOTAMS AND EXPEDITE PROJECTS https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-03-25/house-panel-oks-bills-fix-notams-expedite-projects NEW FIRE-SIMULATING TOOL COULD IMPROVE IN-FLIGHT FIRE SAFETY https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2021/03/new-fire-simulating-tool-could-improve-flight-fire-safety https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/nios-nft032421.php http://www.tc.faa.gov/its/worldpac/techrpt/tc21-8.pdf TWO WOMEN START MASSIVE BRAWL ON AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM LOS ANGELES TO PHOENIX AFTER ARGUING ABOUT WHO WOULD GET TO DEPLANE FIRST https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9395095 UNITED AIRLINES WILL SHARE PASSENGER FEEDBACK DIRECTLY WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS https://onemileatatime.com/united-airlines-customer-feedback-program/ https://liveandletsfly.com/united-airlines-flight-attendant-feedback/ JAPAN AIRLINES IS CERTIFIED WITH 5-STAR SKYTRAX COVID-19 AIRLINE SAFETY RATING https://skytraxratings.com/japan-airlines-is-certified-with-the-5-star-covid-19-airline-safety-rating ANA SELLS $1.8 MILLION IN HOME DELIVERED AIRLINE MEALS https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2021/03/23/ana-sells-1-8-million-in-home-delivered-airline-meals/ https://www.headforpoints.com/2021/03/26/british-airways-first-class-meal-box-feast-box/ EMIRATES CREW SAVE LIFE OF UNCONSCIOUS PASSENGER ON DUBAI-CHENNAI FLIGHT https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/20210320/emirates-crew-save-life-of-unconscious-passenger-on-dubai-chennai-flight https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6778544503868469248/ MILITARY A ROYAL NAVY HAWK T1 JET HAS CRASHED IN WOODLAND IN CORNWALL https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-56521380 https://www.reuters.com/article/taiwan-defence/taiwan-loses-two-fighter-jets-in-apparent-collision-third-such-crash-in-six-months-idUSL1N2LK0HN https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39903/three-killed-in-abnormal-ejection-from-tu-22m3-bomber-at-russian-airbase MARINE F-35B DAMAGED WHEN AMMUNITION ROUND EXPLODED AS IT LEFT THE GAU-22 GUN POD UNDER THE FUSELAGE https://theaviationist.com/2021/03/24/marine-f-35b-damaged-when-ammunition-round-exploded-as-it-left-the-gau-22-gun-pod-under-the-fuselage/ MARSHALL EXPECTS STRONG DEMAND FOR SURPLUS UK HERCULES https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/marshall-expects-strong-demand-for-surplus-uk-hercules/143003.article

Mar 28

2 hr 6 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for an avtastic start to your weekend! If you didn't get to see our Women in Aviation Special take a look here: https://youtu.be/fyrm1oST95U​. In this week's show the lasers are back attacking pilots, a flight deck crew has a fight with cabin crew over a toilet, and an airline buys up some old BA 747 sims. In the military there maybe a new fighter in the works for 2029 , a new F15EX gets delivered and a Italian Navy’s First Female Strike Fighter Pilot Earns her Wings of Gold. Captain Al talks with Matt about Callsigns in the latest Plane Truths and in the penultimate part of Captain Nick's chat with George Lee MBE we learn about flying with the famous Mr Sato of the Japanese Glider manufacturer, Baron Hilton of the Hilton family and about earning his prestigious 1000km gliding award. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL LASER ATTACK FORCES VIRGIN ATLANTIC BOEING 787 DREAMLINER DIVERSION https://simpleflying.com/laser-attack-virgin-atlantic/ https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/virgin-atlantic-flight-returns-heathrow-20186871 RYANAIR ADDS COVID-19 TRAVEL WALLET TO MOBILE APP https://www.futuretravelexperience.com/2021/03/ryanair-adds-covid-19-travel-wallet-to-mobile-app/ BRITISH AIRWAYS APP BASED COVID PASSPORT UPDATE https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/british-airways-vaccine-passport-what-bas-plans-for-its-verifly-travel-pass-app-could-include-and-how-will-it-work-3166649 https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56392570 https://findbiometrics.com/british-airways-extends-verifly-service-all-international-flights-uk-021909/ CHINA’S DONGHAI AIRLINES SUSPENDS PILOT AND MALE ATTENDANT AFTER ALLEGED FIGHT MID-FLIGHT OVER A TOILET INCIDENT https://www.asiaone.com/china/pilot-flight-attendant-chinese-airline-grounded-after-fight-over-toilet-ended-broken-arm-and https://www.scmp.com/culture/article/3124544/chinas-donghai-airlines-suspends-pilot-and-male-attendant-after-allegedly AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC BUYS BOEING 747 SIMULATOR FROM BRITISH AIRWAYS https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/air-atlanta-icelandic-buys-boeing-747-simulator-from-british-airways/142889.article COMING SOON: AN ALL PREMIUM ECONOMY AIRBUS A350 STARTUP AIRLINE: PRAGUSA.ONE https://simpleflying.com/coming-soon-an-all-premium-economy-airbus-a350-startup-airline/ SERIAL STOWAWAY MARILYN HARTMAN ARRESTED YET AGAIN, AT CHICAGO'S O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/serial-stowaway-marilyn-hartman-b1817690.html https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/airplane-mode/serial-stowaway-marilyn-hartman-arrested-again-chicago-airport-n839521 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/serial-stowaway-marilyn-hartman-arrested-at-chicagos-ohare-international-airport/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/serial-stowaway-history-sneaking-flights-arrested-chicago-o-hare-n1261329 JAPAN AIRLINES SET TO STOP ISSUING PAPER FLIGHT TIMETABLE BOOKS https://simpleflying.com/japan-airlines-paper-flight-timetables/ AIRLINE RETURNS LOST BUZZ LIGHTYEAR IN REAL-LIFE TOY STORY https://www.boredpanda.com/southwest-airlines-buzz-lightyear-toy-return/ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/airline-returns-lost-buzz-lightyear-134135907.html https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10159660446443949 MILITARY ITALIAN NAVY’S FIRST FEMALE STRIKE FIGHTER PILOT EARNS WINGS OF GOLD AFTER TRAINING WITH VT-9 AT NAS MERIDIAN https://theaviationist.com/2021/03/15/italian-navys-first-female-strike-fighter-pilot-earns-wings-of-gold-after-training-with-vt-9-at-nas-meridian/ CONTRACT NOTICE HINTS US COULD FIELD A NEW FIGHTER BY 2029 https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/us-air-force-new-fighter/ AIR FORCE RECEIVES FIRST F-15EX https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2534008/air-force-receives-first-f-15ex/ KAZAKHSTAN: FOUR KILLED AS MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANE CRASHES https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/13/aircraft-crashes-while-landing-at-kazakhstans-almaty-airport

Mar 21

1 hr 51 min

Hello and welcome to the Plane Talking UK Women in Aviation Special!! To celebrate International Women's Day on the 8th of March, we're going live with a special episode, celebrating inspiring Women in Aviation! Join Dr. Steph - Commercial Pilot and Co-Host of Airline Pilot Guy Podcast, Megan Carrion - Passenger and Passionate Advocator for Equality, Jodi Rueger - Airshow Pilot, Commercial Pilot and Aerobatic Instructor and Ariel Tweto - Bush Pilot and Star of Flying Wild Alaska for the evening as they talk about their experiences and introduce you to some truly inspiring women from all around the world. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. This week we forego the traditional show format and we're hearing from some amazing women from all sectors of aviation! We do still have some news but in order to get to know some of these women and their accomplishments & work, we'll have more of a roundtable show. Your Hosts: Ariel Tweto: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arieltweto44 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArielTweto / https://twitter.com/EskimoInAfrica Web: https://www.poppingbubbles.org/ Jodi Rueger: https://www.jraero.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jodiruegerairshows Dr. Steph Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrStephPlum / https://twitter.com/apgcrew Airline Pilot Guy Podcast: http://airlinepilotguy.com/ Megan Carrion To get in touch with Megan contact the show podcast@planetalkinguk.com Guest Kathy Mexted: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kascribe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathyMextedWritingandPhotography Web: https://www.kathymexted.com.au/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-mexted-b1998318/ Book: Australian Women Pilots: Amazing true stories of women in the air: https://www.amazon.com/Australian-Women-Pilots-Amazing-stories-ebook/dp/B08MVNNDN9 Show notes Ellie Carter Twitter: https://twitter.com/dragongirl94 Doris Harakay Works at GE for 70 Years! https://blog.geaviation.com/people/the-skys-the-limit-70-years-and-counting-for-doris-harakay/ Kanchana Gamage Web: https://www.theaviatrixproject.com Twitter/Insta: https://twitter.com/aviatrixproject https://www.instagram.com/aviatrixproject/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Aviatrix-Project-1626544757610767/ Email: flywithus@theaviatrixproject.com Embry Riddle University releases study on gender and racial bias https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/february/11/erau-releases-study-on-gender-racial-bias Sisters of the Skies Email: info@sistersoftheskies.org Web: https://www.sistersoftheskies.org Polly Vacher MBE To learn more about the Donkathon: https://www.donkathon.org/ https://www.justgiving.com/donkathon "Wings Around the World: The exhilarating story of one woman's epic flight from the north pole to Antarctica" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wings-Around-World-exhilarating-Antarctica/dp/1904943543 Flying Companion Manual https://pilotworkshop.com/products/flying-companion/ Fenella Jefferson LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fenella-jefferson-%E2%9C%88-22093b81/ British Women Pilots' Association: https://bwpa.co.uk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BWPA_UK Email: info@bwpa.co.uk BWPA Scholarships: https://bwpa.co.uk/scholarships/2021-scholarships/ Ninety Nines https://www.ninety-nines.org/ Scholarships Page complied by Jodi https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-DlpMNErz-CUg9-jWq4Fd2zJ0w1JYXbk/view?usp=sharing To get in touch with Mila email the show and we'll introduce her to you. Email: podcast@planetalkinguk.com Dr. Catherine Baird LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-catherine-baird-duniv-b626571/ FAA Statistics for Women In Aviation https://www.wai.org/resources/waistats Jennifer Fantastic blog: https://www.talesfromtheterminal.com Kam Air Flies First Flight With All-Female Flight Crew In Afghanistan https://simpleflying.com/kam-air-all-female/ https://www.businessinsider.com/onboard-afghanistan-first-flight-with-all-female-crew-kam-air-2021-2?r=US&IR=T Josh Cahill YouTube Video "Afghanistan's First All-Female Crew Flight on Kam Air! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iaqwmhRClE Mandy Hickson Linktree with her contact info: https://linktr.ee/mandyhickson Web: https://hicksonltd.com/ Link to her book: "An Officer, Not a Gentleman" https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089M3ZL6G/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_xd61Eb3KHY9VF Dorothy Saul-Pooley LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorothy-saul-pooley-7727ba14/ Kiah Erlich LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiaherlich/ Plane Talking UK Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/planetalkinguk Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlaneTalkingUK Insta: https://www.instagram.com/planetalkinguk/ WhatsApp: +44 757 22 491 66 Email: podcast@planetalkinguk.com Web: https://www.planetalkinguk.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/planetalkinguk Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VKmNTI

Mar 14

2 hr 57 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev, Armando and returning for an evening of chaos it's Matt & Andy from the A320 Podcast! In this week's show we look at very fancy food, a cat attacks a pilot, and a welsh couple pull an Airbus A320. In the military planes and boats meet as the US Marines end their many years of Hornets at sea while American F-35s work aboard an Italian Navy ship. A contract fighter plane for the US Military experiences a mishap at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, and Boeing's new T-7 Redhawk goes into production with a salute to the Tuskegee Airmen. A new series of Plane Truths begins, Armando shares with us some exciting news about Oshkosh and in this week's 'In Conversation With', Nick is finding out about George's move from the Military to flying the 747. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL PPL TRAINING EXPECTED TO RESUME FROM 12 APRIL https://www.ftnonline.co.uk/2021/03/02/ppl-training-expected-to-resume-from-12-april/ FEATURED, FANCY IN-FLIGHT FOOD FROM TWO FAVOURITE AIRLINES https://simpleflying.com/swiss-economy-catering-partnership/ https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/virgin-atlantic-resumes-meal-service/ FRENCH BEE PLANS TO PUT 488 SEATS ON AN AIRBUS A350-1000 https://clickavio.com/french-bee-plans-to-put-488-seats-on-an-airbus-a350-1000 https://simpleflying.com/french-bee-could-become-the-most-efficient-long-haul-carrier/ https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/french-bee-eyes-arrival-of-a350-1000s-as-pandemic-fails-to-dent-optimism/140153.article ANGRY CAT ATTACKS PILOT FORCING BOEING 737 DIVERSION https://simpleflying.com/angry-cat-attacks-737-pilot/?fbclid=IwAR04V95tm85J0dYaYKPIJ3xt1FNKdtuqeP6kCWqnsljYqJ1uP-iDhz5vFSg LADDER ON RUNWAY AT BIRMINGHAM REPORT https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/602be70e8fa8f5037b3420b5/Boeings_737-8AS_EI-DPC_737-8Z9_G-GDFR_757-28A_G-OOBA_03-21.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/news/aaib-report-large-foreign-object-on-runway-during-operations-at-birmingham-airport WELSH COUPLE PULL AIRBUS A320 TO BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD https://guinnessworldrecords.com/amp/news/2021/3/s4c-st-davids-day-2021 https://www.thenationalnews.com/lifestyle/travel/two-women-pull-airbus-a320-to-break-guinness-world-record-1.1177452 ST ENGINEERING TAKES IN FIRST A320 FOR P2F CONVERSION https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/aircraft-propulsion/st-engineering-takes-first-a320-p2f-conversion https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/2020/10/first-a321p2f-enters-into-service-with-qantas.html QANTAS LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO MYSTERY DESTINATIONS https://simpleflying.com/qantas-mystery-flights/ MILITARY AFTER 36 YEARS, MARINES' F/A-18 HORNETS HAVE COMPLETED THEIR FINAL CARRIER DEPLOYMENT https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/03/02/after-36-years-marines-f-18-hornets-have-completed-their-final-carrier-deployment.html https://www.naval-technology.com/news/f-35b-jets-undergo-sea-trials-aboard-italian-its-cavour-aircraft-carrier/ BOEING T-7A RED HAWK USAF TRAINER ENTERS PRODUCTION, NOD TO THE TUSKEGEE (TUSKEEGEE) AIRMEN https://www.autoevolution.com/news/boeing-t-7a-red-hawk-usaf-trainer-enters-production-nod-to-the-tuskege-airmen-156901.html CONTRACT PILOTS IN MIRF1BAGE SUFFER NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES IN TYNDALL AFB CRASH https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/02/26/two-pilots-injured-in-tyndall-air-force-base-crash/ RAAF RE-ESTABLISHES NO. 100 SQUADRON AS AIR FORCE HERITAGE SQUADRON http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/raaf-re-establishes-no-100-squadron-as-air-force-heritage-squadron-ready.html

Mar 7

2 hr 2 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev, Armando and very special guest, Rory on Air! Rory used to work for various BBC stations and he's just passed his helicopter commercial pilots license! In this week's commercial news the A321XLR's rear end needs extra padding, EasyJet bookings go crazy & the NTSB are dismantling the TWA flight 800 reconstruction. In the military The Air Force Finally Has Its First New AT-6E Wolverine Light Attack Aircraft; The problem-plagued KC-46 begins taking on limited operational roles, and a flight of B-1 Bombers gets cold up in Norway. We're learning more about George Lee MBE's incredible gliding career as he talks to Nick about the world championships. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at : WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Rory's Social Media : https://www.youtube.com/c/RoryOnAir https://www.roryauskerry.com/ Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : WEEKLY ROUNDUP BOMBARDIER SUFFERS RANSOMWARE AND DATA LEAK https://www.itsecurityguru.org/2021/02/24/bombardier-suffers-ransomware-and-data-leak/ COMMERCIAL CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF ENGINE PARTS: (UNITED 777 AND LONGTAIL AVIATION 747 ENGINE FAILURES) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-777-japan-idUSKBN2AL0PD https://avherald.com/h?article=4e35503b&opt=0 https://avherald.com/h?article=4e35302b&opt=0 https://simpleflying.com/boeing-777-engine-cover-change/ EASYJET BOOKINGS SURGE AFTER THE UK CONFIRMS NEW TRAVEL RULES https://www.airlive.net/easyjet-bookings-surged-after-the-uk-confirmed-new-travel-rules/ https://onemileatatime.com/uk-ease-lockdown-resume-travel/ A321XLR'S REAR FUEL TANK DEMANDS SPECIAL FIRE-PROTECTION CONDITIONS https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/a321xlrs-rear-fuel-tank-demands-special-fire-protection-conditions/142619.article AFTER 25 YEARS, NTSB TO DISMANTLE TWA 800 RECONSTRUCTION https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/after-25-years-ntsb-to-dismantle-twa-800-reconstruction/142551.article CATHAY CREW TO WORK 21-DAY STINTS TO AVOID QUARANTINE https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-18/cathay-crew-face-49-day-work-cycle-on-new-quarantine-rules THE BEST AIRLINES IN THE WORLD 2021 https://www.edreams.com/best-airlines/ https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/delta-air-lines-named-2nd-best-airline-in-the-world-according-to-edreams-301234591.html EASYJET LOCKDOWN LESSONS https://mediacentre.easyjet.com/story/14857/easyjet-launches-flightsize-lockdown-lessons-for-childre MILITARY THE AIR FORCE FINALLY HAS ITS FIRST NEW AT-6E WOLVERINE LIGHT ATTACK AIRCRAFT https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39302/the-air-force-finally-has-its-first-new-at-6e-wolverine-light-attack-aircraft AIR MOBILITY COMMAND TO START INTEGRATING KC-46 INTO LIMITED OPERATIONS https://www.airforcemag.com/air-mobility-command-to-start-integrating-kc-46-into-limited-operations/ U.S. AIR FORCE B-1B LANCER BOMBERS HAVE JUST ARRIVED AT ORLAND AIR STATION, NORWAY https://theaviationist.com/2021/02/22/u-s-air-force-b-1b-lancer-bombers-have-just-arrived-at-orland-air-station-norway/

Feb 28

2 hr 13 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for the show this week. Rebecca Dean is with us to talk about her time as a VIP Flight Attendant. In the commercial news BA say goodbye to their baby bus, we see the arrival of a new low cost airline & we take at a look at a shiny new airbus cabin. In the military a Black Hawk is down and French jets cut power to a whole village by flying too low. George Lee MBE talks to Nick about various brushes with the Royals and Armando tells us more about his recent visit to Basler Turbo Conversions. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at: WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL BUH-BYE TO THE BRITISH AIRWAYS BABY ‘BUS https://paxex.aero/british-airways-a318-retirement/ NEW BUDGET AIRLINE LOOKS TO LAUNCH IN 2021 AND BECOME 'WORLD'S NICEST AIRLINE' https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/cheap-flights/new-budget-airline-looks-launch-23507987 TUI FLY BELGIUM TO BECOME FIRST EUROPEAN AIRLINE TO RESUME MAX FLIGHTS https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/02/17/tui-fly-belgium-to-become-first-european-airline-to-resume-max-flights/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uae-aviation-agency-clears-boeing-737-max-to-fly-again-dubai-plane-boeing-737-max-uae-skies-b1803500.html https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oo-max STUNNING AIRBUS CABIN WITH EXTRA HAND LUGGAGE SPACE AND 'HERO' LIGHTING MOVES CLOSER ON A320 FAMILY https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/stunning-airbus-cabin-extra-hand-19839134 UNRULY UNITED PASSENGER FINED $50,000 FOR ATTACKING FLIGHT ATTENDANT https://simpleflying.com/united-passenger-flight-attendant-attack/ BAHRAIN MILITARY PICKS UP FORMER BRAATHENS RJ100 https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/bahrain-military-picks-up-former-braathens-rj100/142399.article 10 SPECTACULAR AIRPORT RUNWAYS FROM EPIC BACKDROPS TO FAMOUSLY TRICKY LANDINGS https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/news/10-spectacular-airport-runways-epic-23509839 MILITARY BLACK HAWK DOWN: DEFENCE FORCE HELICOPTER MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER CLIPPING CRUISE SHIP IN SYDNEY HARBOUR https://7news.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/black-hawk-down-defence-force-helicopter-makes-emergency-landing-after-clipping-cruise-ship-in-sydney-harbour-c-2189063#:~:text=An%20army%20helicopter%20has%20had,damaged%20the%20helicopter's%20rotor%20blades FRENCH MILITARY JETS CUT OFF VILLAGE'S POWER SUPPLY BY FLYING LOW https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56113518

Feb 21

1 hr 55 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for the show this week. In this week's show we look at a new website just for the passenger which focuses on Turbulence, The Airbus Beluga looks to obtain ETOPS certification & a Southwest crew present passengers with a very amusing pre flight brief. In the military the U.S. Air Force Is Planning To Get Six New E-11A With The Battlefield Airborne Communication Node Payload & A Brazilian air force KC-390 is in Alaska for cold weather testing. We'll also be talking to Europe President for Honeywell, Jim Currier about aviation and travel in 2021 • How airlines and airports are working to keep passengers safe while travelling • How passenger concerns about travel vary in different regions • The innovations Honeywell has developed to improve hygiene without impacting the passenger experience. You can find out more about Honeywell here - https://aerospace.honeywell.com/en Of course there's more from the George Lee MBE interview series and another episode of The Plane Truth talking all about Turning Circles. Don't forget you can get in touch with us all at: WhatsApp +44 757 22 491 66 Email podcast@planetalkinguk.com or comment in our chatroom on YouTube. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL BOMBARDIER DROPS ICONIC LEARJET TO FOCUS ON LUXURY MODELS https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-11/bombardier-to-stop-making-iconic-learjet-in-profitability-drive https://www.bloomberg.com/news/terminal/QOD33A5F8XS0 NEW WEBSITE FOR PASSENGERS TO LOOK AT POSSIBLE TURBULENCE https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/turbulence-predict-flights-website-turbli-b1799610.html https://onemileatatime.com/predict-turbulence-flight/ https://turbli.com/ BRAND NEW BRITISH AIRWAYS BOEING 787-10 SENT TO STORAGE https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-boeing-787-10-victorville-storage/ UNITED AIRLINES JUST INVESTED $1 BILLION IN OUR AIR TAXI FUTURE https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/united-invests-1-billion-archer-evtols-air-taxis-1234596090/ AIRBUS INTENDS ETOPS FOR BELUGAXL TO SUPPORT TRANSATLANTIC OPERATIONS https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-intends-etops-for-belugaxl-to-support-transatlantic-operations/142308.article STOWAWAY SURVIVES FLIGHT CLINGING TO LANDING GEAR AT 19,000 FEET https://simpleflying.com/stowaway-survives-19000-feet-flight/?fbclid=IwAR03I3fAouvtsEEqlRK5fq_T6JALe5E6H89qYwo93SDjmH_a2qxxpdO68HE https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/06/boy-16-found-alive-after-stowing-away-on-plane-from-kenya-to-netherlands MILITARY THE U.S. AIR FORCE IS PLANNING TO GET SIX NEW E-11A WITH THE BATTLEFIELD AIRBORNE COMMUNICATION NODE PAYLOAD https://theaviationist.com/2021/02/11/the-u-s-air-force-is-planning-to-get-six-new-e-11a-with-the-battlefield-airborne-communication-node-payload/ BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE KC-390 IN ALASKA FOR COLD WEATHER TESTING https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/brazilian-air-force-kc-390-in-alaska-for-cold-weather-testing/142397.article B-29 DOC TO HOST WICHITA WARBIRD WEEKEND http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/b-29-doc-to-host-wichita-warbird-weekend.html

Feb 14

1 hr 58 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for the show this week. In the commercial we look at an abandoned British Airways training facility still with lots of goodies inside, JetBlue unveils a very Posh new seat for its US to London flights & we take a look at what will be the worlds smallest airport. In the military the Italian Navy are on their way to pick up new fighters, retired Israeli F-16s get a new lease of life and a rare collection of V-Bomber Cockpits goes up for auction. Stefan Krause and Laura Davies share with us the stories that caught their eye this week, Matt and Captain Al talk Icy Runways and it's Part 6 of Captain Nick in conversation with George Lee MBE. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : LISTENER FEEDBACK https://apnews.com/article/arrests-berlin-f56833f73c7ecfa34a5ed5e6461669bc https://www.bild.de/regional/hamburg/hamburg-aktuell/fuhlsbuettel-kult-flieger-wird-versteigert-ende-legende-75177126.bild.html COMMERCIAL RYANAIR RAPPED OVER 'MISLEADING' COVID ADVERTS https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55910235 https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-jab-and-go-advertisement-falls-foul-of-watchdog-1.4465460 BRITISH WEAR AWAYS https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/13905018/abandoned-british-airways-training-centre-post-apocalyptic/ JETBLUE UNVEILS REVAMPED MINT PREMIUM SEAT https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/02/01/jetblue-debuts-its-reimagined-premium-mint-suites-for-transatlantic-flights/ WORLD'S SMALLEST AIRPORT TO BE BUILT FOR AUTONOMOUS DRONES https://www.techradar.com/news/worlds-smallest-airport-to-be-built-for-autonomous-drones MAN ARRESTED AFTER HEADBUTTING CABIN CREW IN DRUNKEN RAMPAGE ON RYANAIR FLIGHT https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/man-arrested-after-headbutting-cabin-19753801 BARELY ANY CHANGE TO DUBLIN AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS AFTER INTRODUCTION OF NEW FINES https://www.newstalk.com/news/barely-any-change-to-dublin-airport-passenger-numbers-after-introduction-of-new-fines-1145127 AMERICAN AIRLINES LAUNCHES AIRPLANE WINE CLUB https://www.eater.com/2021/1/22/22244760/american-airlines-airplane-wine-club 787 CAPTAIN WINS AN RV-10 AIRPLANE IN AOPA SWEEPSTAKES https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/january/24/aopa-sweepstakes-rv-10-goes-to-avid-pilot MILITARY TOP ACES MAKES A BOLD MOVE BRINGING F-16S INTO CONTRACT ‘RED AIR’ https://skiesmag.com/news/top-aces-bold-move-f-16-contract-red-air/ THE ITALIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER CAVOUR IN ROUTE TO THE UNITED STATES: ADDING F-35 CAPABILITIES TO THE FLEET https://sldinfo.com/2021/02/the-italian-aircraft-carrier-cavour-in-route-to-the-united-states-adding-f-35-capabilities-to-the-fleet/ TOWER CONTROLLER CREDITED WITH SAVE OF CV-22 AT KIRTLAND AFB https://www.flyingmag.com/story/news/kirkland-tower-controller-cv-22-save/ RARE V-BOMBER COCKPITS COLLECTION UP FOR AUCTION https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/27/rare-v-bomber-cockpits-collection-up-for-auction/

Feb 7

1 hr 59 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and special guest Kudzi Chikohora "KC The Pilot" for this week's show. Kudzi will be talking all about what it takes to become a commercial pilot in Europe. In this week's show Boeing announce more delays to the 777X programme, Southwest are stopping all emotional support animals onboard, and UFO's are filmed from a flight deck. In the military this week HMS Queen Elizabeth takes over Flagship status and the USAF want to add curtains to the toilets on the B52 bomber. We're talking Winglet Plane Truths with Captain Al and George Lee MBE talks about his preparations for the World Gliding Championships. Check out KC The Pilot at: https://kcthepilot.com/ His YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCECPpiIRaWTr9QAn5f9q7zw And his book at: https://cutt.ly/GkqiE4S Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - https://www.planetalkinguk.com Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : WEEKLY ROUNDUP EMIRATES AND ETIHAD BANNED FROM FLYING TO THE UK https://simpleflying.com/emirates-etihad-uk-flight-ban/ HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN FLIGHTS CANCELLED AS PSA REGIONAL FLEET GROUNDED https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/01/28/122-american-flights-cancelled-as-psa-regional-fleet-grounded/ COMMERCIAL BOEING DELAYS 777X FURTHER TO LATE 2023 https://samchui.com/2021/01/28/boeing-777x-further-delayed-till-late-2023/#.YBRsZOj7SUk RYANAIR EXTENDS FREE FLIGHT CHANGES TO END OF MARCH https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/399502/ryanair-extends-free-flight-changes-until-march-31 SLOT BLOCKING FOR JET BLUE COMING INTO UK https://thepointsguy.com/news/jetblue-locked-out-london-airports/ LIGHT AIRCRAFT LANDS AT ADELAIDE AIRPORT MINUS A NOSE GEAR https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-27/emergency-landing-at-parafield-airport/13093958 SOUTHWEST STOPPING ALL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS ON FLIGHTS https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2021/01/27/southwest-will-no-longer-allow-emotional-support-animals/ UFO FILMED BY PIA FLIGHT DECK CREW https://www.rt.com/news/513822-pilots-ufo-pakistan-video/ MILITARY HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH TAKES OVER AS ROYAL NAVY FLAGSHIP https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/aircraft-carrier-hms-queen-elizabeth-takes-over-as-royal-navy-fleet-flagship-40019495.html PRIVACY, PLEASE: AIR FORCE WANTS TO ADD TOILET CURTAIN ON B-52 BOMBER https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/28/privacy-please-air-force-wants-add-toilet-curtain-b-52-bomber.html

Jan 31

2 hr 5 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Armando and Peter Collings for this week's show. In this week's show we learn all about a hard landing in Exeter, a german carrier makes plans to embark on their longest ever flight and there's finally some good news on the horizon for the MAX in Europe. In the military Australian Apaches are victorious in a helicopter competition, the 48th Fighter Wing in RAF Lakenheath looks to future challenges, and we have an update on radios stolen from the Russian Doomsday Plane. Captain Nick talks to George Lee MBE as he reminisces about his passion for gliding and in the Plane Truth Matt talks to Captain Al about how you start an aircraft. You might remember Peter from episode 314 in April 2020. https://youtu.be/ThionXEH4Ko He'll be talking to us all about the work he does on aircraft engines. Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - https://www.planetalkinguk.com Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : WEEKLY ROUNDUP: ERIKA ARMSTRONG - A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT https://amzn.to/2Y90UPb COMMERCIAL WEST ATLANTIC 737 HARD LANDING http://avherald.com/h?article=4e1e21a4&opt=0 LUFTHANSA WILL SOON DEPART ON ITS LONGEST PASSENGER FLIGHT WITH POLAR EXPLORERS ON BOARD https://airlinergs.com/lufthansa-will-soon-depart-on-its-longest-passenger-flight-with-polar-explorers-on-board/ FAA PUBLISHES AD ON CORROSION FOR MANY PA-28 AND PA-32 AIRCRAFT https://www.flyingmag.com/story/aircraft/faa-pa-28-32-corrosion-directive/ BOEING 737 MAX NEWS https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55716400 https://simpleflying.com/westjet-7-hour-max-flights/ MC-21 SUFFERS RUNWAY EXCURSION DURING SIMULATED SINGLE-ENGINE FAILURE https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/mc-21-suffers-runway-excursion-during-simulated-single-engine-failure/142004.article FLYBE Q400S TO BE CONVERTED INTO FIREFIGHTERS FOR CONAIR https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/flybe-q400s-to-be-converted-into-firefighters-for-conair/141994.article TIRE FALLS OFF SMALL PLANE BEFORE LANDING AT O'HARE, ENDS UP IN NEIGHBOURHOOD https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/wheel-falls-off-small-plane-ends-up-in-neighborhood-before-landing-at-ohare/2420406/ MILITARY APACHE TRIUMPHS IN AUSTRALIAN ATTACK HELICOPTER COMPETITION https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/apache-triumphs-in-australian-attack-helicopter-competition/141971.article AGILE COMBAT EMPLOYMENT: THE FUTURE OF THE 48TH FIGHTER WING https://www.dvidshub.net/news/386958/agile-combat-employment-future-48th-fighter-wing SUSPECT OF THEFT OF RADIO EQUIPMENT FROM RUSSIA’S IL-80 DOOMSDAY PLANE ARRESTED https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/20/suspect-of-theft-of-radio-equipment-from-russias-il-80-doomsday-plane-arrested/ MIRAMAR MARINES PREPARE FOR ‘WINTER FURY’ EXERCISE ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA https://timesofsandiego.com/military/2021/01/17/miramar-marines-prepare-for-winter-fury-exercise-across-southern-california/

Jan 24

2 hr 18 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev, Armando and special guest James Brown! In this week's show Norwegian ends its long haul operations, British airways brings out some funky luggage, and a light aircraft door is found on a motorway. In the military news this week some KC46 Tankers get delivered, test pilots learn how flight testing of all-electric commuter aircraft is pushing the boundaries & its sad news when we hear that RAF 'Spitfire woman' Eleanor Wadsworth has died at aged 103. James offers a complete line of professional flight simulator hardware and you can find the website here - https://www.flightsimpm-uk.co.uk/. Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - https://www.planetalkinguk.com Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : WEEKLY ROUND UP ALL UK TRAVEL CORRIDORS CLOSE https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/uk-travel-corridor-system-to-be-suspended-on-monday 12 YEARS SINCE THE MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON https://twitter.com/Captsully/status/1350103791614517248 COMMERCIAL SJ182 https://avherald.com/h?article=4e18553c&opt=0 https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/boeing-airliner-that-crashed-in-indonesia-hadn-t-flown-for-9-months-black-box-recovered-1.5262958 NORWEGIAN ENDS IT'S LONG HAUL OPERATIONS https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressreleases/norwegian-to-focus-on-a-strong-european-network-3064682 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-14/norwegian-gives-up-long-haul-flying-in-plan-to-exit-insolvency https://www.reuters.com/article/norwegian-air-restructuring/update-3-norwegian-air-gets-additional-creditor-protection-to-deal-with-debt-idUSL1N2IO0CO CDC TO REQUIRE COVID TESTING FOR FLIGHTS INTO THE US AND INCLUDES BUSINESS AVIATION https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/safety/coronavirus/covid-19-point-of-impact/cdc-to-require-covid-testing-for-flights-into-the-u-s-includes-business-aviation/?MessageRunDetailID=4120423358&PostID=24276385&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io BRITISH AIRWAYS CREATES LIMITED EDITION RANGE OF LUGGAGE https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2021/01/13/british-airways-creates-limited-edition-range-of-luggage/ SONIC BOOMS HEARD OVER THE UK AS RAF TYPHOON INTERCEPT UNRESPONSIVE PRIVATE JET https://ukaviation.news/sonic-boom-heard-as-raf-qra-typhoons-intercept-private-jet/ https://simpleflying.com/england-sonic-boom-unresponsive-private-jet/ https://twitter.com/i/status/1349044899698663426 SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT CAN NOW BE TESTED OVER LAND, FAA RULES https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/supersonic-aircraft-boost-feds-1234591221/ EASYJET CREW JOIN VIRGIN ATLANTIC IN HELPING WITH UK VACCINE ROLLOUT https://www.cityam.com/virgin-atlantic-calls-on-6000-staff-to-help-with-uk-vaccine-rollout/ DOOR OF SMALL AIRCRAFT FOUND ON M4 BY POLICE https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/door-small-aircraft-found-m4-4879058 MILITARY YOU CAN BUY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE'S IMPRESSIVE SENTINEL RADAR PLANES, BUT ONLY IN PIECES https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38395/you-can-now-buy-the-uks-impressive-sentinel-spyplanes-but-only-in-pieces https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/uae-signs-1bn-globaleye-fleet-expansion-deal/141808.article BOEING DELIVERS 14 KC-46A TANKERS IN 2020, RECEIVES CONTRACT FOR A DOZEN MORE https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/boeing-delivers-14-kc-46a-tankers-in-2020-receives-contract-for-a-dozen-more/141931.article?utm_campaign=FG-DEFENCE-13012021-JM&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=FG-DEFENCE-13012021-JM TEST PILOTS LEARN HOW FLIGHT TESTING OF ALL-ELECTRIC COMMUTER AIRCRAFT IS PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES https://www.dcmilitary.com/tester/news/local/test-pilots-learn-how-flight-testing-of-all-electric-commuter-aircraft-is-pushing-the-boundaries/article_5ff01cb7-fc45-58ae-9f1e-081ee9cf45be.html RAF 'SPITFIRE WOMAN' ELEANOR WADSWORTH DIES AGED 103 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/10/raf-spitfire-woman-eleanor-wadsworth-dies-at-103

Jan 17

2 hr 2 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev, Armando and Matt & Andy of the A320 Podcast for this week's show, the first live show of 2021! In this week's show BA bring back all the best bits to Business & first class passengers, Easyjet start a trolley service to your door & Ryanair want us to Jab & Go. In the military the Belgian Air Force receives its first Airbus A400M, British Aerospace (or BAE) ends aircraft manufacturing in Borough after 104 years, a the first Russian SU-57 is delivered to an operational unit. Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - https://www.planetalkinguk.com Matt and Andy spoke to us about their new project the 737 Lounge and Podcast. You can find out more about this by taking yourself to https://www.737lounge.com and https://www.737podcast.com. Nev shared with us a channel that he's very fond of called the Bjorn Pilot - YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/bjornpilot/. Twitter : @bjornpilot Nev also stumbled across a bit of a media fail with a commemorative BA Mug - https://twitter.com/AndythePandy_/sta... Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : STORIES WE MISSED OVER CHRISTMAS https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2020-1.... https://simpleflying.com/vaccine-in-t... https://avherald.com/h?article=4e1071... https://simpleflying.com/first-office... https://soranews24.com/2020/12/22/tra... https://simpleflying.com/turkish-airl... https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/us... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-can... https://www.ft.com/content/afa19577-b... https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/t...) COMMERCIAL EMIRATES TAKES ITS NEWEST A380 WITH PREMIUM ECONOMY TO LONDON https://www.emirates.com/media-centre... https://samchui.com/2021/01/03/first-... https://www.executivetraveller.com/ne... https://www.recaro-as.com/en/aircraft... RYANAIR IN HOT WATER WITH 2 UK AUTHORITIES https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne... https://www.flightglobal.com/networks... https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/ryana... https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/... BRITISH AIRWAYS TO RESTORE SERVICE IN FIRST AND BUSINESS CLASS https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/briti... BOEING TO PAY MORE THAN $2.5 BILLION TO SETTLE CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY CHARGE OVER 737 MAX https://www.theregister.com/2021/01/0... https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/boeing... https://www.bbc.com/news/business-555... https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/07/doj-f... BIRD STRIKE DHL http://avherald.com/h?article=4e15d78... https://youtu.be/Hvn_KhIv0dU EASY TROLLEY SERVICE https://www.businesstraveller.com/bus... https://www.ageuk.org.uk/ https://vimeo.com/483081621 MILITARY BELGIAN AIR FORCE RECEIVES FIRST AIRBUS A400M MILITARY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT https://www.airforce-technology.com/n... BAE BROUGH: AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING ENDS AFTER 104 YEARS https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-h... FIRST SERIAL PRODUCTION SU-57 FELON DELIVERED TO THE RUSSIAN AEROSPACE FORCES https://theaviationist.com/2020/12/30...

Jan 10

2 hr 12 min

Join Carlos, Nev, Armando, Matt and John as they pick their favourite segments and interviews from what can only be described as a truly challenging year for Aviation. In this episode Matt chooses his favourite Plane Truth with Captain Al and Dan Holley as they talk weather, Armando relives our chat with Arial Tweto, Nev reminisces our 300th event at the Renaissance Hotel in London, John reminds us of when Peter Collings joined us to talk engines and Carlos casts his mind back to the Dubai Airshow when he spoke to Randy Tinseth from Boeing. Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - https://www.planetalkinguk.com HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Jan 3

1 hr 53 min

Join Carlos, Nev, Matt, Armando, John, Captain Jeff, Captain Nick, Paul Papadimitriou, Brian Coleman, David Corston, Grant McHerron, Captain Matt, Captain Andy, First Officer Mila, Our Maine Man Micah and Captain Al for this very special festive episode. In this programme our esteemed hosts share their aviation Christmas memories, take part in our annual quiz and attempt to create the '15 Days of Christmas'. Micah brings us his annual holiday message and Nick Codling, Barbara Parish, Andrew Van Der Saag and Ariel Tweto send us their festive greetings. [0:00:00] Special Festive Intro [0:01:03] Welcome to the Extravaganza [0:05:18] Guest Introductions [0:11:44] Andrew van der Saag Festive Greeting [0:12:25] Barbara Parish Festive Greeting [0:15:50 A Christmas Story (winging it) [0:21:45] Nik Codling Festive Greeting [0:22:51] Carlos' Christmas Quiz [0:58:17] Micah's Holiday Story [1:11:35] PTUK's Choir Sings 'The 15 Days of Christmas' [1:17:14] Ariel Tweto Festive Greeting [1:18:29] Aviation Christmas Memories [1:46:23] Christmas Messages from the Hosts [1:59:32] "Who's John?!" [2:00:18] Wrapping up the Show [2:02:21] Special Festive Outro Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - https://www.planetalkinguk.com

Dec 2020

2 hr 3 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev, Armando and Neil Cloughley for this week's show.   In this week's show Ryanair give money away, a flight carries passengers instead of cargo & a Japanese airline tells you to cut out meals on board to reduce waste.   In the military, a C-130 from a US Advanced Research Agency fails to retrieve unmanned drones mid-air, the mysterious F-117 Nighthawk (which is perhaps not as retired as we thought) starts making its way to locations to be displayed.   Captain Al talks to us about the Language of Aviation in the latest episode of The Plane Truth and Captain Nick talks to George Lee MBE about his incredible book and his flying career.   Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - https://www.planetalkinguk.com   Here are the links to the stories we featured this week :   COMMERCIAL   NEW CONSORTIUM TO SUPPORT FARADAIR BUILD 300 SUSTAINABLE AIRCRAFT BY 2030 https://c6eafbb2-fa56-452e-a7f7-c48fa...   RYANAIR DIRECTED TO GIVE €5,000 TO CHARITY OVER EMAIL GLITCH https://www.irishtimes.com/business/t...   CHENNAI-PORT BLAIR FLIGHT CARRIES PASSENGERS INSTEAD OF CARGO, AIRLINE FACES ACTION https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-...   KLM STEWARD ARRESTED IN SINGAPORE FOR NOT RESPECTING CORONAVIRUS RULES https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ai...   HEATHROW WINS COURT BATTLE TO BUILD THIRD RUNWAY https://www.bbc.com/news/business-553... JAPANESE AIRLINE SUGGESTS PASSENGERS SKIP MEALS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE https://edition.cnn.com/travel/articl...   MILITARY   THE GREMLINS PROGRAM https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/...   JAPAN PLANS TO SPEND $48 BILLION TO FIELD F-X STEALTH FIGHTERS https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastie...    

Dec 2020

2 hr 5 min

Join Carlos, Matt, and Armando for this week's show. In this week's show a US carrier turns a profit, we celebrate International Civil Aviation day and one country asks its crews to wear nappies (diapers) onboard. In the military, we salute Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, and a super hornet crew eject after a take off roll. In this week's Plane Truth we're learning all about Pilot Licensing. Jodi Reuger joins us to update us on the challenges that Aviation has thrown at her in 2020. She's an Airshow Pilot, Competition Aerobatic & Tailwheel Instructor and Airline Pilot! Her YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJhMuL7_-0NzbSkx2cij_A. Instagram: @quotafiller Facebook: jodiruegerairshows TikTok: @quotafiller Website: https://www.jraero.com Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - https://www.planetalkinguk.com Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL BOEING 737 MAX RETURNS COMMERCIAL SERVICE ON SAO PAULO TO PORTO ALEGRE FLIGHT https://en.mercopress.com/2020/12/10/boeing-737-max-returns-to-the-skies-on-a-commercial-flight-sao-paulo-porto-alegre NEW ROUTES AND BASES FROM THE UK https://www.anna.aero/2020/12/04/wizz-air-announces-cardiff-base-all-9-routes-will-have-direct-competition/ https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/ba-launches-southampton/amp/ https://paxex.aero/2020/12/aer-lingus-launches-uk-subsidiary-applies-for-us-route-authorities/ US REGIONAL CARRIER MESA AIRLINES TURNS AN ANNUAL PROFIT https://simpleflying.com/mesa-airlines-profit/ https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/mesa-bets-on-cargo-as-operating-profit-falls-12/139715.article INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION DAY http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302893348 https://www.icao.int/about-icao/History/Pages/default.aspx https://www.caa.co.uk/Blog-Posts/International-Civil-Aviation-Day/ AIR CANADA BECOMES FIRST CANADIAN AIRLINE TO OFFER OPTIONAL BIOMETRIC BOARDING FOR FLIGHTS DEPARTING THE U.S. TO CANADA https://www.aviationpros.com/airlines/press-release/21165956/air-canada-air-canada-becomes-first-canadian-airline-to-offer-optional-biometric-boarding-for-flights-departing-the-us-to-canada CHINESE CABIN CREW TOLD TO WEAR DIAPERS ON RISKY COVID FLIGHTS https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-10/cabin-crew-told-to-wear-diapers-on-risky-covid-flights https://simpleflying.com/chinese-cabin-crew-nappies/ EMIRATES TAKES DELIVERY OF BRAND NEW A380 POWERED BY FINNISH COOKING OIL https://simpleflying.com/emirates-new-a380-delivery/ https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/emirates-receives-its-first-new-a380-for-2020/141481.article https://simpleflying.com/emirates-premium-economy-seat-leak/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-25/emirates-boss-has-no-idea-when-boeing-will-deliver-777x-jet https://simpleflying.com/own-an-air-france-airbus-a380/ https://simpleflying.com/thai-airways-a380-sale/ https://www.myairtrade.com/available/A380 FINNAIR IS SELLING €10 “VIRTUAL FLIGHTS” TO SEE SANTA https://www.finnair.com/gb-en/bluewings/world-of-finnair/finnair-s-pioneering-vr-holiday-flights-point-to-the-future-of-travel-2199208 MILITARY CHUCK YEAGER PASSES AWAY https://apnews.com/article/chuch-yeager-dies-at-97-air-force-f027e8960916cbd8094ab9f05ec2cbf2 CREW EJECT FROM AN AUSTRALIAN SUPER HORNET AFTER AN ABORTED TAKEOFF https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38025/watch-crew-eject-from-an-australian-super-hornet-after-an-aborted-takeoff SOMEBODY BROKE INTO RUSSIA'S 'DOOMSDAY PLANE' AND STOLE A BUNCH OF RADIOS https://www.businessinsider.com/somebody-broke-into-russias-doomsday-plane-and-stole-radios-2020-12?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab&utm_content=algorithm&fbclid=IwAR05wJ02LRZw831bVl660vGMhXTjYoKixdR75kbsQCIimMWGJHrqrMcJXWo

Dec 2020

2 hr 3 min

Join Carlos, Matt, Armando and Nev for this week's show. In this week's show Korean Air are playing with some Lego, we take a look at an airline that doesn't fly passengers or freight and only fly's one way and an Airbus A320 gets a new paint job made of live bees. In the military the USAF has released the findings of an F-16 crash in South Carolina, the British Army gets some new kit, and Scotland's Loch Ness Monster fails to claim a PBY Catalina as a victim. Captain Al chats to Matt about Sudden Cabin Depressurisation in the latest instalment of the hugely popular segment 'The Plane Truth'. Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - www.planetalkinguk.com Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : We mentioned in the opening that Air New Zealand have released a new Safety Video https://youtu.be/5SKXruKpqIc COMMERCIAL KOREAN AIR USES LEGO BRICKS TO EXPLAIN HOW 777 AIR FILTERS WORK https://simpleflying.com/korean-air-boeing-777-filters-lego/ RYANAIR BUYS 75 BOEING MAX JETS IN LARGEST ORDER SINCE GROUNDING https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-boeing-737max-ryanair/ryanair-agrees-to-buy-75-737-max-jets-in-boost-for-boeing-idUKKBN28D26L?il=0 BRITISH AIRWAYS SAVES ITS LAST 2 BOEING 747 RETROJETS https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-landor-boac-saved/amp/ DOGS ARE THE ONLY SERVICE ANIMALS ALLOWED TO FLY ON PASSENGER PLANES, DOT RULES https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/dogs-are-only-service-animals-allowed-fly-dot-rules-n1249734 EASYJET TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE CABIN BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE AND INTRODUCE COSTS https://www.itv.com/news/2020-12-01/easyjet-to-significantly-reduce-cabin-baggage-allowance-and-introduce-costs COVID-19: NEW 'BUSINESS TRAVELLER' EXEMPTION FROM QUARANTINE ANNOUNCED https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-new-business-traveller-exemption-from-quarantine-announced-12150191 THIS GLOBAL AIRLINE HAS NO PASSENGERS, NO CARGO AND FLIES JUST ONE WAY https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ferry-flights-jet-test-transport/index.html BEES-ATTACK AT KOLKATA AIRPORT DELAYS TWO FLIGHTS BY AN HOUR EACH https://english.jagran.com/india/bees-attack-at-kolkata-airport-delays-two-flights-by-an-hour-each-watch-10020632 MILITARY TANK MOVERS PULLING THAT AN-124 BACK ONTO THE AIRFIELD https://youtu.be/K_NI6Cg6sK0 PILOT ERROR AND A SERIES OF EJECTION SEAT MALFUNCTIONS AMONG THE CAUSES OF FATAL F-16CM CRASH AT SHAW AFB https://theaviationist.com/2020/11/10/pilot-error-and-a-series-of- ejection-seat-malfunctions-among-the-causes-of-fatal-f-16cm-crash-at-shaw-afb/ BRITISH ARMY MODERNIZES WITH FIRST APACHE AH-64E HELICOPTER DELIVERIES https://www.aviationtoday.com/2020/12/01/british-army-modernizes-first-apache-ah-64e-helicopter-deliveries/

Dec 2020

1 hr 58 min