Plane Talking UK's Podcast

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for the last live programme of 2018.

In today's show the subject of emotional support animals raises it's head again, one disruptive passenger receives a well deserved large bill and a bizarre item is found on the menu of the UK's favourite legacy carrier.

In the military NORAD prepare for their annual tracking of Santa and a beach landing is attempted with an A400M.

Part 3 of our exclusive series where Captain Nick talks to Sir Richard Johns about the record keeping he did which enabled him to recall events for his autobiography.

We have some festive messages to share with you from Jenny in Rome, Dan Hannington and Eoin (although it may have been more challenging for him to record than he was expecting).

Next week is a recorded episode of our now annual multi-podcast online meetup which was recorded on Wednesday 5th December. With Pip and Al in the chair and the Old Curmudgeon on top form, this is a festive treat not to be missed.

Live programming will return on Friday 4th January.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://news.sky.com/story/airline-bans-emotional-support-animals-on-long-flights-11578683

2. https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/turkey-week-ryanairs-christmas-ad-fails-off/1521016

3. https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/inflight/british-airways-ife-has-festive-makeover/

4. https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/17289753.dubai-based-airline-emirates-to-hold-cabin-crew-recruitment-event-in-carlisle/

5. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/318879/disruptive-passenger-ordered-to-pay-airline-3000

6. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/12/10/british-airways-to-launch-digital-bag-tags-in-january/

7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6483411/TUI-eco-friendly-airline-Virgin-BA-worst-pollution.html

8. http://www.traveller.com.au/boeing-777x-private-jet-can-fly-more-than-20000km-nonstop-connect-any-two-cities-h1918k

9. https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/plane-passenger-discovers-bizarre-warning-on-business-class-dinner-menu/330487

10. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-airbus-unveils-ana-a380-with-turtle-themed-454386/

11. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/robots-in-airports/index.html

12. https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-12-13/luton-airports-upgraded-terminal-officially-opens/

MILITARY :

1. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/a400m-successfully-completes-first-beach-landing-trials-with-military-crew/

2. https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1707863/tracking-santa/

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-australian-f-35as-arrive-home-down-under-454261/

Direct download: Ep247.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:59am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for the last live programme of 2018.

In today's show the subject of emotional support animals raises it's head again, one disruptive passenger receives a well deserved large bill and a bizarre item is found on the menu of the UK's favourite legacy carrier.

In the military NORAD prepare for their annual tracking of Santa and a beach landing is attempted with an A400M.

Part 3 of our exclusive series where Captain Nick talks to Sir Richard Johns about the record keeping he did which enabled him to recall events for his autobiography.

We have some festive messages to share with you from Jenny in Rome, Dan Hannington and Eoin (although it may have been more challenging for him to record than he was expecting).

Next week is a recorded episode of our now annual multi-podcast online meetup which was recorded on Wednesday 5th December. With Pip and Al in the chair and the Old Curmudgeon on top form, this is a festive treat not to be missed.

Live programming will return on Friday 4th January.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://news.sky.com/story/airline-bans-emotional-support-animals-on-long-flights-11578683

2. https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/turkey-week-ryanairs-christmas-ad-fails-off/1521016

3. https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/inflight/british-airways-ife-has-festive-makeover/

4. https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/17289753.dubai-based-airline-emirates-to-hold-cabin-crew-recruitment-event-in-carlisle/

5. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/318879/disruptive-passenger-ordered-to-pay-airline-3000

6. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/12/10/british-airways-to-launch-digital-bag-tags-in-january/

7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6483411/TUI-eco-friendly-airline-Virgin-BA-worst-pollution.html

8. http://www.traveller.com.au/boeing-777x-private-jet-can-fly-more-than-20000km-nonstop-connect-any-two-cities-h1918k

9. https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/plane-passenger-discovers-bizarre-warning-on-business-class-dinner-menu/330487

10. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-airbus-unveils-ana-a380-with-turtle-themed-454386/

11. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/robots-in-airports/index.html

12. https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-12-13/luton-airports-upgraded-terminal-officially-opens/

MILITARY :

1. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/a400m-successfully-completes-first-beach-landing-trials-with-military-crew/

2. https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1707863/tracking-santa/

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-australian-f-35as-arrive-home-down-under-454261/

Direct download: Ep247.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:59am UTC

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Direct download: Episode_246_-_Airline_Bling.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 7:36pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Grant and Matt for today's show.

In this episode there is worrying news from one low cost Icelandic carrier, everyone's favourite Irish airline leaves their passengers out in the rain and Grant gets to mention Qantas several times.

In the military there is a dispute between the UK's Navy and RAF as the latter pushes for new jets that cannot fly from warships and the RAAF say goodbye to the P3.

It's the premier of our 6 part series with the legendary Sir Richard Johns as he talks to Captain Nick about his new autobiography 'Bolts from the Blue'.

Neil Draper shares with us his amazing footage he's put together from the 2018 Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, there's a special message for one of our hosts and the details of our Christmas competition are announced.

We'd love to hear from you so get involved by emailing the show on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/29/icelandair-scraps-acquisition-of-struggling-icelandic-airline-wow-air.html

2. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/7866354/ryanair-passengers-queue-torrential-rain-board-plane/

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/video-british-airways-bids-fond-farewell-to-boeing-453933/

4. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-airline-is-now-weighing-passengers-carry-on-luggage-2018-11-29

5. https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/17256925.easyjet-airline-captain-from-carlisle-wins-woman-of-the-year-award/

6. https://simpleflying.com/easyjet-set-to-launch-points-based-loyalty-programme-in-2020/

7. https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/business/the-sky-s-the-limit-as-british-airways-starts-its-search-for-2-000-new-cabin-crew-in-yorkshire-1-9465188

8. https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/11/30/qantas-flies-final-boeing-747-service-from-los-angeles/

9. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/nov/30/weatherwatch-driverless-snow-ploughs-keep-the-airport-open

10. https://ifn.news/posts/china-eastern-airlines-receives-its-first-airbus-a350/

11. https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-take-delivery-of-their-first-a321neo/

12. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-jetstar-expand-codeshare-agreement/

MILITARY :

1. https://news.sky.com/story/royal-navy-fury-as-raf-pushes-for-new-jets-that-cannot-fly-from-warships-11568074

2. https://www.forces.net/news/raf-f-35s-make-history-sky-french-and-us-air-forces

3. https://sldinfo.com/2018/11/the-raaf-p-3s-adelaide-says-farewell-after-50-years/

Direct download: PTUK_245.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:51pm UTC

Join Carlos and Nev for this week's episode.

In today's show Virgin Atlantic mull over rescuing Flybe, Emirates win 5 high profile awards in just one week and Malaysia Airlines receive a scathing review from a YouTube vLogger.

In the military there's a record breaking drop for an Atlas A400M and a new dedicated F35a Demo Team is announced for the 2019 season.

Nev brings us a very special interview with Trevor Hammond from Gibraltar's ATC.

Get in touch with the show by email using podcast@planetalkinguk.com or by searching social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK'.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/business/2018/11/23/virgin-atlantic-said-to-be-mulling-bid-for-ailing-airline-flybe/

2. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-captain-dave-video-watch-boeing-787-flight-johannesburg-dreamliner-a8646466.html

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-laudamotion-takes-first-a320s-under-ryanair-453815/

4. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/airline-bathroom-thing

5. https://www.indy100.com/article/malaysia-airlines-bad-review-travel-vlogger-youtube-josh-cahill-flight-attendants-8647196

6. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/11/23/passengers-reportedly-asked-help-pay-repair-polish-flight/2090608002/

7. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/7800785/airline-joon-beds-kids-economy/

8. https://www.emirates247.com/business/emirates-best-airline-wins-5-awards-in-one-week-2018-11-23-1.676018

9. https://www.postandcourier.com/business/supersized-russian-carrier-to-keep-production-on-track-at-boeing/article_f91c462a-ef40-11e8-adc4-37dc390deb80.html

10. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/11/23/boeing-celebrates-787th-dreamliner-with-special-livery/

11. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-killed-plane-runway-moscow-airport-deported-sheremetyevo-boeing-death-athens-flight-a8644636.html

12. https://www.aerotime.aero/ruta.burbaite/22113-airbus-thinking-of-new-narrow-body-re-engined-a350

MILITARY :

1. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/record-breaking-drop-for-raf-atlas-a400m/

2. https://theaviationist.com/2018/11/21/new-dedicated-usaf-f-35a-demo-team-announced-for-2019-airshow-season/

3. https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/dji-phantom-4-globemaster/

Direct download: PTUK_244.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 7:02pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt as they look through this week's big aviation stories.

In today's episode we talk about the poor passengers who's bags were left behind by one Asian carrier, a low cost carrier's website causes chaos as people can't check-in online and the FAA evaluates a potential design flaw in one airframe manufacturer's new craft.

In the military an ex-RAF Hercules finds a new home and the UK confirms it's interest in some new F35-B's.

Matt BF and Evan share with us their pleasure flight and Nev catches up with Tony S.

You can get in touch with the show by searching social media for PlaneTalkingUK, via our website (www.planetalkinguk.com) and by email on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/airline-arrives-with-passengers-in-singapore-leaves-behind-their-luggage-in-england-1939611.html

2. https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/news/ryanair-website-crashes-leaving-passengers-13593407

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/former-british-airways-chinook-helicopters-could-mak-453597/

4. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flybe-sale-buyer-airline-oil-prices-profits-revenue-flights-a8632741.html

5. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ryanair-private-jet-price-images/

6. https://www.iafrica.com/british-airways-crew-claims-to-have-seen-ufo/

7. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-evaluates-a-potential-design-flaw-on-boeings-737-max-after-lion-air-crash/

8. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/vietnam-newest-airline-bamboo-airways-aviation-licence-10925554

9. https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/13/18089300/supersonic-jet-concorde-boom-aerion-carbon-us-laws

10. http://avherald.com/h?article=4c04438e&opt=0

11. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/china-southern-to-leave-skyteam-453663/

12. https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/travel-food/article/2173380/which-are-top-10-airlines-world-2019

MILITARY :

1. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-bahrain-receives-ex-royal-air-force-hercule-453623/

2. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-confirms-new-deal-for-17-f-35bs-453689/

3. https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/usaf-t-38c-talon-crashes/

Direct download: Episode_243_-_Cirrus_Friends_go_Flying.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:32pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Armando and Matt for a very special episode of the show.

We have our usual trawl through the Commercial News stories hitting the headlines this week including United taking delivery of their first 787-10, Ryanair having a spot of trouble with the French Authorities and Qantas begins trials of a mobile phone passport technology.

In the Military the Eurofighters pass the milestone 500,000 flying hours and MP's call for RAF Leeming to become the Red Arrow's new home.

In our last piece from Oshkosh 2018, Captain Al talks to the guys from Foreflight about their incredible software.

2018 marks the centenary of the end of the Great War and we close the show with a very moving piece from Captain Nick who shares with us the story of the Unknown Warrior.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/11/07/united-airlines-take-delivery-of-boeing-787-10-first-airline-to-operate-all-three-variants/

2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46152849

3. https://london-post.co.uk/british-airways-has-revealed-its-offering-a-new-style-of-work-experience/

4. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/11/08/american-airlines-allow-travelers-nut-allergies-board-early-peanuts-policy-change/1929842002/

5. https://nypost.com/2018/11/08/traveler-figures-out-crafty-way-to-beat-airline-baggage-fees/

6. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/740215/British-Airways-The-Concorde-plane-Heathrow-Airport-London-supersonic

7. https://boingboing.net/2018/11/08/two-airlines-made-bold-choices.html

8. http://theportugalnews.com/news/tap-prepares-to-be-first-airline-to-take-ownership-of-new-airbus/47423

9. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-trials-mobile-phone-passport-technology/

10. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6371637/Boeing-jet-crash-lands-Guyana-airport-leaving-six-people-injured.html

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b757-30233.htm Aircraft History

11. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/11/07/air-transat-joins-worldwide-by-easyjet-connections-service/

12. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46071689

MILITARY

1. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/eurofighter-fleet-passes-500-000-flying-hours/

2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46142763

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-raf-tornado-gains-retirement-markings-453466/

Direct download: PTUK_242.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Ben, Stuart and Matt for today's show.

In this week's episode we learn that baggage rules for one low cost airline are changing AGAIN, a craft beer maker creates a special aviation blend and the new A220 Delta configuration is revealed.

In the Military the Russians flirt with our airspace again and a second world war bomber restoration nears completion at Cosford.

Captain Al talks to Leon Evans at Oshkosh and Nev shares with us Gibraltar so far.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com or search for us on Social Media using PlaneTalkingUK.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46070949

2. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-hand-luggage-policy-baggage-grace-period-month-november-a8614096.html

3. http://time.com/5441587/airline-worker-falls-asleep-wakes-up-in-chicago/

4. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/108335074/air-new-zealand-takes-delivery-of-its-first-of-13-new-airbus-aircraft

5. https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/02/brewdog-launches-first-ever-craft-beer-airline-8095476/

6. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/lion-air-crash-indonesia-finds-faults-in-more-new-boeing-planes

7. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/02/world/europe/uk-airport-drinking-ban.html

8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-46045749

9. https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2018/11/02/boeing-to-start-737-completion-work-in-china-in.html

10. https://www.rustourismnews.com/2018/11/02/qantas-expanding-discounted-fares-program/

11. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airbus-a220-airliner-delta-us/index.html

12. https://insideevs.com/easyjet-update-progress-for-electric-flight/

MILITARY :

1. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/740200/raf-typhoon-fighter-jets-russian-aircraft-uk-airspace-mod-news

2. https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/attractions/2018/10/30/second-world-war-bomber-undergoing-restoration-at-raf-museum-cosford/

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/f-35b-connects-with-uss-wasps-anti-cruise-missile-d-453285/

Direct download: EP241.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 5:51pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Armando and Matt for this week's stroll through the world of aviation.

In today's programme we discover a security breach affecting almost 10 million airline passengers, one special luxury flight is giving you the chance to see Old Year's Night twice and disgruntled passenger is detained for slapping cabin crew with their phone.

In the military the Red Arrows are heading stateside as part of a landmark tour and the UK begins talks to buy some iconic helicopters.

Pilot Pip regales us with a tale from his early days as a pilot and Nev shares with us his time at an APG / PTUK meetup at Heathrow.

Why not join us for the recording of the show LIVE and get involved in the chat room by going to https://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live. We're usually recording from 19:00 on a Friday evening but follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details - simply search for PlaneTalkingUK.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :


1. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/cathay-pacific-hack-almost-10-million-customers-hit-by-data-breach-with-passport-details-and-credit-a3970961.html

2. https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/ryanair-warns-of-more-base-closures-878440.html

3. https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1034795/british-airways-business-class-plane-seat-urine

4. https://www.wired.com/story/turkish-airlines-flight-800-panama-city-istanbul/

5. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/luxury-airline-hosting-26000-trip-from-las-vegas-to-tokyo-to-celebrate-new-years-eve-twice

6. https://www.outlookindia.com/outlooktraveller/travelnews/story/69089/use-instagram-to-book-your-next-easyjet-flight-to-europe

7. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-emotional-support-cat-passenger-kicked-off-a8600941.html

8. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6306999/Passenger-detained-slapping-airline-employee-PHONE-flight-cancelled.html

9. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/10/24/hate-the-middle-seat-this-is-the-perfect-airline-for-you/

10. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/new-airports-and-terminals/index.html

11. http://atwonline.com/airlines/british-airways-unveils-new-customer-service-initiative

12. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/american-eagle-flight-strikes-kills-deer-during-takeoff-at-pennsylvania-airport

MILITARY :

1. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/red-arrows-to-light-up-north-american-skies-on-landmark-tour/

2. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-approves-possible-chinook-sale-to-royal-air-force-452889/

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/embraer-kc-390-receives-brazilian-type-certification-452929/

4. https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/usaf-dissimilar-air-combat-training/

Direct download: Episode_240_-_Caravans_and_Camping.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:13pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt (briefly) for this week's episode of the show.

In today's programme we discover very sad news as another airline falls by the wayside, competition winners are bumped out of Business class by one legacy carrier and facial recognition trials begin at Heathrow Airport.

In the military an RAF Voyager refuels an F35b in the UK for the first time and the official report into the Thunderbird's crash is released.

Barbara talks to Nev about her recent experience with Jet2, Ray Davis shares with us his experiences from the Warbirds Down-Under show in Temora and Captain Al gets all serious as he chats to Mikey McBrian during his visit to Oshkosh 2018.

We love to receive your feedback (good or bad) so why not help keep us in check with our accuracy by sending it to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/oct/18/cobalt-airline-warns-passengers-that-all-flights-are-cancelled

2. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/british-airways-bumps-competition-prize-winners/

3. https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/flybe-airline-profit-warning-15296805

4. http://www.traveller.com.au/transatlantic-flight-route-most-popular-aircraft-and-airlines-including-the-boeing-747-h16sl7

5. https://www.clickorlando.com/travel/nervous-flier-this-airline-will-offer-in-flight-meditation

6. https://ukaviation.news/british-airways-hosts-student-event-to-inspire-future-pilots/

7. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigo-eyes-wide-bodied-aircraft-from-airbus-boeing/articleshow/66204953.cms

8. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2018/10/17/airline-ditches-summer-routes-from-two-uk-airports-to-key-holiday-destinations-in-spain/#.W8jLK_ZKhdh

9. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boeing-business-jets-delivers-first-bbj-max-airplane-300730794.html

10. https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/16/with-the-first-a380-on-the-scrapheap-after-just-11-years-airbus-bad-bet-can-now-is-obvious/#67be2de38a51

11. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/goair-grounds-4-airbus-320neo-aircraft-in-delhi/articleshow/66228269.cms

12. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/heathrow-airport-facial-recognition-technology

MILITARY :

1. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/raf-voyager-refuels-f-35b-for-the-first-time-in-the-uk/

2. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24292/usaf-frantically-stole-parts-from-one-rc-135-to-get-another-airborne-to-spy-on-a-missile-launch

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/f-16cm-thunderbird-investigation-of-fatal-crash-rele-452748/

Direct download: Episode_239_-_Minecraft_Matty.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 3:43pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev (eventually!), Jodi Armando and Matt for a very special episode.

In a week where the longest ever direct flight takes off for the first time we discover that BA are planning to operate an A380 into Dubai, sweeping changes are promised at Delta and an Air India plane has a coming together with a wall.

We are so honoured to have had Jodi Rueger join us on this week's show and we had a great chat about her love of flying, her career and the world of Acrobatic flying. You can find out more about her by looking at her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJhMuL7_-0NzbSkx2cij_A or search social media for @quotafiller.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/sq22-takes-off-worlds-longest-nonstop-flight-begins-its-voyage-from-singapore-to-new-york-a3959086.html

2. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/tenerife-airport-flight-ryanair-newcastle-15257401

3. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/10/07/british-airways-plans-to-operate-a380-to-dubai/

4. https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/canadian-airline-westjet-launches-new-nonstop-dublin-to-calgary-service-37405411.html

5. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/saudi-arabian-airlines-flight-passenger-yore-oyster-jakarta-istanbul-riyadh-denied-boarding-shorts-a8574351.html

6. https://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/aviation/Extra-baggage-allowance-on-this-UAE-airline

7. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/a-taste-of-seattle-and-boeing-in-japan/

8. https://www.ft.com/content/dcdb94e0-cb9e-11e8-b276-b9069bde0956

9. https://www.inc.com/betsy-mikel/delta-air-lines-promises-a-bold-sweeping-change-that-will-make-passengers-very-happy.html

10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45833239

11. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/concorde-manchester-airport-half-term-15268585

Direct download: Episode_238_-_Smarties_and_a_Glass_of_Water.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:57am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for today's show.

In this episode we're talking about the dramatic collapse of one low cost transatlantic airline, there's another rather amusing paint-job fail to rival Cathay Paciic and one airline decides to tighten the rules for emotional support animals.

In the military it's exciting news for the HMS Queen Elizabeth and talks are underway between the UK and Boeing for their Wedgetail.

Carlos talks to Graham, Captain Al, Fabian and Philip at Farnborough and Nev talks to Jordan about the routes he's been taking in the air recently. We also have some quick 'in-flight' feedback from Evan.

We love to receive your feedback and comments so please get in touch with us on social media by searching for 'PlaneTalkingUK' and email us via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45712063

2. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/7424002/dd-composite-ryanair-5oct/

3. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/10/05/british-airways-will-now-lease-air-belgiums-a340-until-mid-december/

4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericrosen/2018/10/05/you-can-fly-uniteds-boeing-787-10-dreamliner-starting-january/#468306b33a5a

5. https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/16957528.passengers-who-booked-alternative-flights-from-bournemouth-airport-cant-get-their-money-back/

6. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/10/05/british-airways-is-making-changes-to-its-new-club-world-meal-service/

7. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/weird-and-wacky/thomas-cook-paint-gaffe-leaves-plane-displaying-very-rude-message-along-its-side/news-story/1ce34fc2ad3a156186c75f23eafbe37e

8. http://www.airport-business.com/2018/10/final-preparations-underway-for-opening-of-istanbul-new-airport/

9. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/10/03/british-airways-marks-60th-anniversary-of-first-jet-engine-flight-across-atlantic/

10. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/10/03/spirit-airlines-tightens-rules-emotional-support-animals-48-hour-notice-more-documentation/1508395002/

11. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/airline-passenger-allegedly-allows-child-to-use-potty-in-planes-aisle-its-vile

12. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/best-wifi-airlines/

MILITARY :

1. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/fighter-jets-begin-night-flights-on-hms-queen-elizabeth/

2. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/uk-aid-arrives-vital-relief-lands-in-indonesia/

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-in-talks-to-buy-boeing-e-7-wedgetail-early-warnin-452412/

Direct download: Episode_237_-_First_Class_Second_Class_Turd_Class.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:51pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Paul from the Layover Podcast and Matt for this week's episode.

In today's show we have the very latest on the Pacific Lagoon crash, a passenger is arrested for breaking through security and chasing his plane down the runway and it's the turn of a Hong Kong airport to have questionable baggage handling highlighted.

Carlos talks to Pip and Mascha along with Harry at Farnborough 2018.

We talk to Paul from the Layovers Podcast about how their show came about - It's a highly recommended listen so take yourself to http://www.layovers.to and add it to your playlist.

We want to hear about your experiences as a passenger so why not volunteer for a Nev's Passenger Experience and you could appear in next week's show. Get in touch via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. http://home.bt.com/news/world-news/airline-now-says-one-missing-after-pacific-lagoon-plane-crash-11364298666639

2. https://www.thesun.ie/news/3183819/ryanair-pilot-audio-patrick-kehoe-dublin-airport/

3. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/09/27/ozwald-boateng-to-design-new-british-airways-uniforms/

4. https://www.wthr.com/article/airline-celebrates-passenger-milestone-surprising-customers-ticket-refund

5. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/most-people-cant-remember-even-the-most-basic-airline-safety-briefings-can-you/

6. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-strike-2018-latest-friday-september-live-cabin-crew-pilots-news-a8555561.html

7. https://travel.nine.com.au/2018/09/28/10/41/worlds-only-five-star-airlines-2019#3

8. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2166300/hong-kong-airport-baggage-handlers-caught-red-handed

9. http://uk.businessinsider.com/united-airlines-crew-told-mother-baby-not-allowed-cry-on-flight-2018-9?r=US&IR=T

10. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/london-video-crowded-skies-nats/

11. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-09-28/boeing-747-celebrates-50th-birthday-a-history-in-pictures

12. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/09/29/lufthansa-orders-3-billion-worth-of-airbus-aircraft/

Direct download: PTUK_236.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 5:39pm UTC

Join Nev, Pilot Pip, Captain Al and Matt for an amusing stroll through this weeks big aviation stories.

In a week where all the stories were chosen by our lovely listeners we take a look at the details on yet another BA Technical Glitch, rumours emerge over a merger between Dubai's main carriers and we discover that no one still knows what on earth is happening over a certain big event taking place at the end of May 2019!

In the military accusations are rife over the shooting down of a Russian Spy plane and the RAF creates it's first joint squadron since WW2.

Carlos pops back to Farnborough 2018 with Captains' Al and Jeff as they talk about their highlights and one of our listeners Tom Harris tells about how he fell in love with Aviation.

Why not share with us your own story on your love of aviation by sending some audio or video feedback to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6193887/British-Airways-delayed-computer-failure-Heathow-Terminal-5.html
2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45595149
3. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/09/20/emirates-said-seek-etihad-takeover-create-worlds-largest-airline/
4. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/19/cathay-pacific-spells-its-name-wrong-on-side-of-plane
5. http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4bdf0583&opt=0
6. https://airlinerwatch.com/boeing-to-launch-the-797-nma-officially-at-paris-air-show-in-june-2019/
7. https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Pilot-Beard-Ban-Debunked-231536-1.html
8. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/70816-easyjet-shifts-pilots-licences-from-the-uk-to-austria
9. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45584300
10. https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/06/19/serial-airlines-entrepreneur-david-neeleman-planing-his-return-to-the-u-s-market-with-moxy/#4a03527f3b48
11. https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/delta-pilot-accused-lying-about-mental-health-issues-keep-flying/x9NZ6v6ufqewPaQRC8QpGL/
12. https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/tigerair-australia-grounded-plane-over-botched-maintenance-work-20180911-p502zm.html

MILITARY :

1. https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria-shoots-down-russian-spyplane-during-israeli-strike-russia-blasts-israel-you-re-to-blame-for-15-killed-1.6489773
2. https://inews.co.uk/news/raf-creates-first-joint-squadron-with-another-nation-since-the-second-world-war/
3. https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/g23303922/china-copycat-air-force/
4. https://www.cap.news/specially-equipped-cap-planes-conducting-florence-damage-assessment-flights/

Direct download: Episode_235_-_Pips_Equipment_Failure.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

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Direct download: Episode_234_-_Rowing_not_Rowing.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 12:45pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Adrian and Matt for this week's episode of the show.

In today's programme (recorded on 09-Sep-2018) we discuss the protests over plans to build a Flight Training Academy in Gloucester, the rules for hand luggage change yet again for one low cost carrier and we talk about that data breach for the UK's legacy carrier.

In the military Singapore show off their new A330 Tanker and Boeing win their first major defence contract in almost a decade.

Nev treats us to a trip on Brighton's i360 and Pip is talking Astronomy in his latest feature.

Share with us your stories by emailing us on podcast@planetalkinguk.com or get in touch on social media by searching PlaneTalkingUK.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.punchline-gloucester.com/articles/aanews/plans-for-flight-training-academy-spark-protests

2. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-baggage-policy-change-latest-free-checked-luggage-priority-boarding-refund-a8526861.html

3. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/07/british-airways-warned-vulnerable-data-hacks/

4. https://www.abc15.com/news/national/captain-buys-40-pizzas-for-his-airline-passengers-after-plane-forced-to-land-due-to-weather

5. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/09/06/california-pacific-west-coast-flights-carlsbad-palomar-san-diego/1196107002/

6. https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/couple-traveling-world-free-million-banked-airline-miles/story?id=57654361

7. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/09/06/british-airways-launches-vistara-codeshare/

8.
https://grapevine.is/news/2018/09/05/wow-air-ranked-worst-airline-in-the-world-for-flight-compensation/

9. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/london-city-airport-setting-sights-on-airbus-passenger-plane-thats-partmade-in-northern-ireland-37290795.html

10. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/openskies-retires-final-boeing-after-last-767-fligh-451757/

11. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/climate/airport-global-warming-kansai.html

MILITARY

1. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iaf-mig-27-crashes-in-rajasthan-pilot-safe/articleshow/65665672.cms

2. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-singapores-first-a330-tanker-makes-public-451614/

3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-marks-first-big-defense-win-in-more-than-a-de-451695/

4. https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/1014695/RAF-hero-Archie-McInnes-flies-again-aged-99-Battle-of-Britain-Spitfire

Direct download: PTUK_233.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 4:36pm UTC

Join Nev, Matt and the legend that is Captain Jeff for this week's show.

In today's episode we discuss fainting first officers for one low cost carrier, some good news for Nev's favourite airline as they announce expansion plans at London City as they are voted most family friendly and people are being caught out as the baggage rules change again for everyone's favourite low cost airline.

In the military a skilled pilot flies his Chinook over the Derwent Dam and details are released by the US of Operation 'Predictable Iron'.

Nev has a lovely chat with Bo Abrahamsen about his love of aviation and Carlos chats to Dan about his fascinating Long-EZ.

Nev is looking for volunteers to feature on his popular 'Passenger Experience' feature. Get in touch with him via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/british-airways-to-expand-presence-at-london-city-airport-20-15274

2. https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/ryanair-baggage-policy-changes-again-1950189

3. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/08/29/labor-day-travel-16-5-million-people-expected-to-fly-on-us-airlines.html

4. https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/lifestyle/travel/British-airways-Emirates-Voted-Most-Family/3815716-4726726-iyvyhh/index.html

5. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/08/29/ryanair-co-pilot-faints-before-diverted-landing.html

6. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/covers-were-left-on-planes-speed-probes/news-story/9da913e02453127c69754f723e7894c8

7. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/brexit-flights-29-march-2019-no-deal-passport-customs-uk-eu-a8510621.html

8. http://avherald.com/h?article=4bcefedb&opt=0

9. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/30/boeing-expects-asia-pacific-growth-aviation-jobs-for-pilots-and-crew.html

10. https://www.jewishlinknj.com/world-us/26682-israel-hails-british-french-airline-decision-to-halt-flights-to-iran

11. https://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/laudamotion-double-airbus-fleet-18-aircraft-2019/

12. https://www.postandcourier.com/business/dreamliners-stacking-up-at-boeing-s-north-charleston-site/article_7f082336-aa08-11e8-824e-77d3fbc670d6.html

MILITARY

1. https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/watch-incredible-skill-raf-pilot-1948765

2. https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/usaf-us-army-joint-exercise-predictable-iron/

3. https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/raf-bomb-jesus-green-cambridge-15087520

Direct download: PTUK_232.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:29am UTC

Carlos, Nev and Matt are in the chair for this week's show.

In today's programme we discover that one low cost carrier's compensation cheques bounce, a major London airport has to go back to basics with their Flight Information screens and there's finally some good news for passengers in the long running pilot strike.

In the military the RAF assist NATO as Russian fighters flirt with their airspace and one military developer demonstrates some insane data speeds over-the-air.

Captain Al chats to Tina from the Air League in our latest piece from Farnborough 2018.

We'd love to hear from you so why not volunteer to chat to Nev about your experiences as a passenger. Get in touch via podcast@planetalkinguk.com or search for us on social media using 'PlaneTalkingUK'.

Direct download: Episode_231_-_Post_Seething_Blues.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 4:08pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Al, Pip, Matt and a whole host of wonderful people as we broadcast live from Seething Airfield.

In today's show we talking several clipped wings, the toilet rolls required for a standard configuration of a Boeing 747 and serious concerns are raised at Heathrow's border.

Glen Towler talks about his trip to Oshkosh in the latest Nev's Passenger Experience and Pip shares with us the process for planning a GA flight into Seething.

We've got some great interviews to share with you in the coming weeks from where the guys catch up with the engineers working in the Hangars are Seething.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com or by searching PlaneTalkingUK on social media.

Direct download: PTUK_230.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for this week's later than scheduled show.

In today's episode we go over the details and dangers posed by airport staff after an unauthorised takeoff at Sea-Tac Airport, our favourite A380 from the Farnborough Airshow goes out on wet lease to Norwegian and a Boeing 747 gets a new lease of life helping to fight fires.

Matt chats to Dana about his visit to the UK when we all met up at the Farnborough 2018 Airshow.

In the Military the search for a new home for the Red Arrows begins and an accidental missile launch takes place on a NATO Eurofighter.

Next week is our first PTUK Fly In Barbecue at Seething Airfield and we're hoping (technology permitting) to do the show live from there next week.

Get in touch with the show by searching social media for PlaneTalkingUK or by emailing podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Episode_229_-_Lets_try_that_one_again.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 6:06pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Matt, Eoin, Brian, Mila and David for a very busy show.

In today's episode we're talking about a new Lego Safety video that's been done for Turkish Air, concerns have been raised about the use of slides during a 737-800 evac and retirement plans begin for one carriers 767 fleet.

In our latest segment from Farnborough 2018, Pip walks us through the Falcon X8.

David shares with us his progress as he works towards obtaining his commercial license and Mila tells us what it's like to fly cargo.

Get in touch with us on social media by searching for 'PlaneTalkingUK' or get in touch by email on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Show Notes
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Links to the videos that were played during this episode are :

Turkish Airlines Safety Video :
https://youtu.be/C2hCN6cVuqM

Ryanair :
https://youtu.be/gSh_5LnC3YE
https://youtu.be/r2mVpdaCOJ0

Farnborough 2018 :
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fj2b5fIyYDToKIUTG8MOLuPGSAU4GG53

Direct download: Episode_228_-_BeepJets.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:00am UTC

Join Carlos and Matt from the Lounge Studio this week as they take trawl through the big aviation news stories that have caught their eye.

In today's programme we find a very disgruntled passenger with their shredded suitcase, BA launch a direct flight to Pittsburgh and as the usual weather returns to the UK a Chinese Airline is forced to make an emergency landing due to extreme hail.

In the military we say goodbye to a WW2 legend who passed away this week and a rare glimpse into the spec for the new Airforce One is offered.

The first of our Farnborough Specials feature the handover of the A380 to HiFly and a guided tour inside.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com or seach social media for PlaneTalkingUK.

Direct download: Episode_227_-_The_Power_of_the_Dirty_Socks.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 12:33pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt along with a whole plethora of extra special guests LIVE from the home of British Aviation.

In today's episode we discuss one low cost carrier's continuing problems with Pilot Strikes, the usual legacy carrier celebrates their new 777 order and the Dutch government take a bold step by introducing an airport tax.

Captain Al takes us on a tour of his favourite food vendors and we discuss dry cleaning options with the Prince of HarpJet.

Join us if you can in the chatroom when we record the show live by going to https://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live

Direct download: Episode_226_-_Farnborough_2018_LIVE.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:33pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Grant McHerron and Dave Homewood for this week's episode.

In today's show we discover that it may well not be your imagination in regards to the restrooms in the air, the summer offers for passengers are rolled out by one legacy carrier and the Beluga XL gets it's maiden flight details released.

In the Military the RAF are celebrating taking delivery of their 20th Atlas Transport and Airbus demonstrate their automatic refuelling system.

We're looking forward to catching up with you all at Farnborough International Airshow 20th - 22nd July 2018. Get in touch via podcast@planetalkinguk.com and follow our social media for where PTUK / PSP and APG are holding their joint meetup.

Direct download: PTUK_225.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:42pm UTC

Your hosts for the show this week are 'Sir Nevil of Bounds', the 'Prince of HarpJet', the 'Flight Fear King' and a rather drunk Matt.

In today's episode a radio station in Alesbury meet a man with 4000 foot arms, details of strike action with one of the big low cost carriers emerge and more information on a long running buy-out negotiations involving one of the big aviation manufacturers are made public.

In the Military we're talking more of the RAF 100th Flypast, the US Navy are adding to their fleet of Osprey and Captain Al becomes rather obsessed with The Rotherham Star.

Search for us on Social Media using PlaneTalkingUK and why not try and join us for a live show. We are usually live from 18:00 UTC (ish) and we publish the links on these feeds.

Get in touch via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Episode_224_-_Taking_one_for_the__Juroff__team..mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:08am UTC

In a change to the advertised programme, join Nev, Pip and Matt for the usual trawl through the aviation stories hitting the headlines this week.

In today's episode one business class passenger is offered an Nutri-Grain bar for his breakfast, the Dolphin mark 2 leaves the paint shop in preparation for final testing and one low cost airline uses some German misfortune to fuel their latest advertising campaign.

In the Military the US Air Force Elite are training in Wales and there looks to be a special drone heading to Farnborough. Although Carlos wasn't able to join us on the show, he did bag a very special interview with Paul Sies (Chief Commercial Officer) from Air Malta.

We're hosting a Fly In / Drive In Barbecue at Seething Airfield on Saturday 18th August, everyone is welcome but for security and catering reasons we need to have your details in advance so pop us an email to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Episode_223_-_Top_Gear_vs_Top_Gun.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:31pm UTC

As we welcome Nev back from his wedding related break, we take our usual trawl through the big aviation themed stories this week.

In today's show we discuss one flight with a vomiting mist, JetBlue's founder raises funds for a new low cost airline and Cathay Pacific as an A350-1000 to it's fleet.

In the Military we discuss the US President's Space Force, the KC46 finally sets a delivery date for their first tanker and details of the RAF100 schedule are released.

Matt Bunting-Frame treats us to an interview with the pilot from the Beech-18 and we take another trip to Bruntingthorpe to chat to part of the very dedicated crew of the Victor Tanker.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Episode_222_-_The_one_after_Nevs_Nuptials.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:41am UTC

Join Carlos, Captain Nick, Captain Al and Matt for this week’s trawl through the big aviation news stories this week.

In today’s episode we get wrapped up in the excitement of a new Canadian low cost airline receiving approval for their maiden flight, there’s a new base being opened at London Southend for one Irish carrier and a German carrier is assessing the damage of their A340 after a tug fire.

Matt shares with us his audio diary of his three days in Rome and Carlos treats us to a chat with Elliot Atkins about his Panavia Tornado TR1.

Our Summer BBQ at Seething Airfield is getting close, everyone is welcome to attend but we need to let Seething Security know who’s expected. Simply send us an email to podcast@planetalkinguk.com and let us know if you’re driving or flying in.

Direct download: PTUK_221.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:35pm UTC

Join Carlos, Armando and Matt from the Kitchen Studio as they take their trek through the big aviation related stories of the week.

In today's episode we discuss a duty free ban of alcohol on-board, windowless aircraft are being considered with a UAE carrier and an abandoned airport is making heads turn. There's also an incredible sale on thanks to on of the big middle-eastern carriers.

In the military we're talking F35's and a near miss involving a C130 and a microlight. Pip talks us through his week from 40,000 feet and it's the first of our Bruntingthorpe interviews - This week with Neil Lanwarne and the Super Guppy.

Get in touch with the show by email us on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Episode_220_-_Shes_a_Brown_Eyed_Girl.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:44am UTC

Join Carlos, Dr Steph, First Officer Stu and Matt for the first ever broadcast from the new studio!

In today's shorter than usual show (mainly because it took Matt forever to get us reliably online) we discuss the lack of interest in the privatisation of India's National Carrier, a new transatlantic speed record is set and Europe's biggest low cost carrier looks set to get some stiff competition.

Nev treated us to a little teaser of the great content we have to look forward to following his and Carlos's visit to Bruntingthorpe.

Thank you to all those who have helped us get our studio up and running - All our wonderful Patreon and PayPal donators and those who use the Amazon link on our website to do their shopping. We're so excited to finally be in our new home.

Get in touch by email on podcast@planetalkinguk.com or via social media by searching for 'PlaneTalkingUK'.

Direct download: Episode_219_-_The_FIRST_broadcast_from_the_NEW_Studio.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 7:30pm UTC

In a week where one Nordic airline is boasting about being the launch customer for the latest Airbus jetliner Carlos, Nev, Brian and Matt take you through their usual wander through the world of aviation.

We're discussing the challenging environment ground crew work in as we cover two tarmac wing collisions at two airports, everyone's (not so) favourite American carrier are trialling a new private terminal at LAX airport and Boeing announce folding wings for their Triple 7.

Pip reminds us that even experienced Pilots are always learning as he brings us his second PPE episode and Nev talks to Mat Caton and his Passenger Experiences.

Nev would love to hear from you about your Passenger Experiences. Get in touch via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_218.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:48pm UTC

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Category:Aviation -- posted at: 4:20pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for their usual trawl through the big Aviation stories of the week.

In today's episode we discuss a very healthy boost in profits for one UAE carrier, Nev adds yet another article to his 'Media Fails' podcast courtesy of a Luton based low cost carrier whilst one of their rival Captain's deals with a sharp manual overspeed correction.

In the Military we learn that the F16 gets it's service life extended and work commences on ways to protect transporters and other vulnerable aircraft from long range missiles.

Armando talks VANs from the Aero Expo 2018.

We're having a PTUK meet up and BBQ at Seething Airfield and we'd love you to come and join us. You're welcome to fly in or drive but we do need to know numbers so please get in touch via email stating your mode of transport to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_216.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:03am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Eoin, Captain Nick and Matt for today's trawl through the big aviation related stories.

In a week where another carrier retires their last 747 we're talking the issues being generated by some low cost carriers when land luggage is going in the hold, another passenger opens the emergency exit on the tarmac and one company is touting new restraints for that 'difficult' passenger.

In the military it's sad news involving a C130 crash and it's a tense time for German forces as their fleet of EuroFighers are 'down to four'.

Nev talks to Jan Hübner about his travels in the latest passenger experience.

We're usually recording the show LIVE every Friday evening at 19:00 BST (16:00 UTC) so why not come and join in the fun of our live chatroom? Take yourself to https://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live and simply log in using your google account.

Follow the show on social media by searching for 'PlaneTalkingUK' or get in touch via email on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Episode_215_-_Polishing_Nevs_Banana.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:10am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Neil Lanwarne and Matt for this week's episode of the show.

In today's programme we are talking WOW Air's search for a vLogger, our favourite low cost airline takes up their options on the Max 8 and Airbus decide to increase their production of their very successful A320.

In the Military the KC46 finally completes testing and Eurofighter look to make some upgrages to their Typhoon engine.

We talk to Neil about his 'Labour of Love' - The fascinating Super Guppy'.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com and you could feature in our next episode.

Direct download: Episode_214_-_The_one_that_nearly_got_lost.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:21pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Neil Lanwarne and Matt for this week's episode of the show.

In today's programme we are talking WOW Air's search for a vLogger, our favourite low cost airline takes up their options on the Max 8 and Airbus decide to increase their production of their very successful A320.

In the Military the KC46 finally completes testing and Eurofighter look to make some upgrages to their Typhoon engine.

We talk to Neil about his 'Labour of Love' - The fascinating Super Guppy'.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com and you could feature in our next episode.

Direct download: Episode_214_-_The_one_that_nearly_got_lost.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:21pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, The awesome Pilot Pip and Matt for this week's episode of the show.

Today we are talking about that Southwest flight, Kids fly for free with one carrier but there is a catch and the First BBJ Max takes off from the factory.

In the military we the RAF 100th celebrations come to an end stateside and an F22 Raptor skids off the runway.

Armando is at the Aero Expo 2018 and brings us the first of several great interviews, this week starting with TAF3 Flamingo.

Get in touch with the show and maybe put yourself forward to be interviewed for Nev's Passenger Experience. You can find us on social media by searching for PlaneTalkingUK or why not send us an email to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Thanks for listening.

Direct download: Episode_213_-_NevTec_goes_After_Dark.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 12:51pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Stephen Ivey and Matt for this aviation related show.

In today's episode we discuss THAT United Flight AGAIN as this time one of the flight crew is now suing, sleeper bunks are being imagined in the cargo hold with one European manufacturer and we're also talking battery operated aircraft and special inspection drones.

In the military we learn there is an increased budget for the remodelling of Air Force One and a revised Red Arrows schedule is released.

Would you like to feature on the show? Do you do have a good or bad aviation experience you'd like to share with Nev? Or why not send us some feedback for us to listen to or read out. Please get in touch via podcast@planetalkinguk.com - We'd absolutely love to hear from you! :-D

Direct download: PTUK_212.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:23am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt as they take their weekly trawl through the big aviation stories.

In today's episode we discuss a Portuguese Rental specialist take delivery of their first 'wet-lease' A380, one low cost carrier celebrates ten million passenger traffic for March 2018 and one Middle Eastern carrier is now accepting bookings via Facebook Messenger.

In the military we celebrate the RAF's 100th Anniversary and we pay our respects to the Thunderbirds with their recent sad news.

Andy Coulson joins us to talk all things Farnborough as the preparations for their Bi-Annual event continue.

Got some ideas about how we can improve the show? Why not get in touch via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_211.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:36am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for their usual trawl through the big aviation stories of the week.

In today's show we discuss passengers sending in the Bailiffs to get their EU261 compensation, we're looking at some new interiors for a couple of airlines and one passenger gets a well deserved fuel bill.

We have some great feedback from Captain Nick regarding Matt's recent 'error', Andrew Wilson shares with us a great interview and Nev talks a very disappointing BA flight in his latest passenger experience segment.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com if you've got anything you'd like to share or you'd like to feature in the next Nev's Passenger Experience.

Direct download: PTUK_210.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:42am UTC

Join us from a very full barn studio for today's episode of the show.

This week we're talking about one airline that is giving it's passengers a 'waist' restriction, a 787 experiences a nose wheel collapse during maintenance and the launch customer for the 737 MAX 9 takes their first delivery. We also have 3 'Top Tens'.

In the military we pay our respects to the Red Arrow's engineer and the USAF criticises Boeing as the delays continue for the KC46.

Joining us LIVE on Friday 6th of April is Andy Coulson - Head of Operations for Farnborough Air Show so get your questions in for him either live in the chat room or via email on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_209.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Nev, Matt and our special Super-Sub guest host Captain Jeff as we trawl through the big aviation stories of the week.

In today's show we're talking the worlds biggest Jet Engine, Virgin Atlantic hope to seal a deal with Air France / KLM and facial recognition trials begin with one airport in the States.

In the Military new deficiencies are added to the list of issues to the KC-46 and preliminary deals are signed with Saudi Arabia for 48 UK Typhoons.

We'd love you to get involved in the show. Email us on podcast@planetalkinguk.com and maybe you could be featuring in next week's Nev's Passenger Experience Segment.

Direct download: PTUK_208.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 7:51pm UTC

FO Mike and Captain Nick join us for this week's show to talk all things Aviation. Whilst they were both very well behaved, they couldn't resist the occasional poke at each other's preferred aircraft.

In today's episode we discuss all-female flight crews for international womens day, there's talk over the concern of brexit and open-skies agreements and one carrier is actually going to INCREASE it's legroom in economy.

In the Military we're discussing AirForce One and the sad news that assembly rates of the A400M are being slashed.

Nev talks to Armando about the challenges involved in regular transatlantic flight and Jenny in Rome talks to her friend about her recent flight to New York.

If you'd like to feature on Nev's Passenger Experience, why not send us an email to podcast@planetalkinguk.com. We'd love to hear from you.

Direct download: PTUK_207.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

There have been some challenging weather conditions for the UK over the last few days but everyone made it safely to their respective studios (including our guests) to make today's show.

In this week's episode Carlos, Nev, Eoin, Armando and Matt discuss mixed fortunes for a couple of airlines as one base closes at Glasgow Airport but another opens in Luton, one member of Airline Crew is in serious trouble after a clipboard was ingested into an engine and a deal is finally reached with Boeing for Airforce One.

Nev talks to Gemma (Mrs Stebbings) about her passenger experiences, Jenny from Rome treats us to some feedback and Pip treats us to a tour of the the Phenom Flight Deck.

Armando shares with us his passion for GA flying as we talk to our guest about his career.

We love to hear from you so if you've got a story to share with us, why not get in touch via podcast@planetalkinguk.com - You could even be on the show!

Direct download: PTUK_206.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:08am UTC

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Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:49am UTC

Join Carlos, Pip, Al, Eoin, Mila and Matt for the usual trawl through the big Aviation related news stories of the week.

In today's episode we discuss new boarding procedures for one airline at LAX, one Asian carrier boasts that they are now the most luxurious carrier and one of the players in manufacturing say they will be completing one aircraft every 10 hours by 2020.

Although Nev was unable to join us for the show record this week, he did send us in his usual Passenger Experience from the Netherlands with Mascha.

In the Military, there's a very worrying story about the US military moving to Windows 10!

We're planning a meet up in the summer on Saturday 18th August so please get in touch if you'd like to join us - Send us an email to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_204.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:44pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for this week's edition of the show.

In this episode we're talking about one Nigerian Airline experiencing some serious safety concerns, Europe's biggest low cost carrier shortens it's compensation lead times and a new auction site is launched for airline unsold tickets.

Nev chats to Dr Steph about her amazing travels around the world in his latest Passenger Experience Segment.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_203.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:15pm UTC

Join Carlos from PTUK Towers, Nev from his country retreat in Buckinghamshire and Matt from his hotel just outside Heathrow for the usual trawl through the big aviation news stories of the week.

In today's episode we're talking emotional support peacocks, it's a big day for one low cost area as Pilot Unions are officially recognised and a 19 year old plane ticket finally gets an airing.

In the military an impressive course is tracked by FlightRadar24 and it's good news at last for the A10.

Nev's Passenger Experience returns from it's festive break with fascinating tales from Concorde.

Get in touch with the show and share your Passenger Experiences via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_202.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

It's the one after the big weekend and everyone's still trying to recover ...

In this episode we're talking severely damaged suitcases, small toilets and big passenger bust ups with the authorities. Mila treats us to a very special message from her simulator to ours an we even cover a bit of those ole 'grey things'.

Send your audio feedback in to us at podcast@planetalkinguk.com

Direct download: PTUK_201.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:25am UTC

" The one where Matt played the wrong Opening Credits "

So here it is, it's the big 200th show and no one can really believe how many people make the (in many cases) long and arduous journey to East Putney to join us for this very special episode.

In this insane programme one budget carrier sets a new transatlantic record, a TV crew is charged with deliberately bringing fake explosives on-board a chartered flight and one passenger receives a lifetime ban for wearing the contents of his suitcase.

As is what appears to now be customary whenever PTUK and APG join forces, the mandatory 'Nugget' challenge between Cap'n Al and Dr Steph took place - Who won? You'll have to watch to find out.

Thank you so much for being such wonderful friends to the show and here's to many more episodes of the show.

From all of us who are involved in PTUK, thanks for being our friends.

Direct download: PTUK_200.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 7:59am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for this week's big Aviation News stories.

In this episode new rules are put in place with airlines to cater for the growing trend that is 'Smart Suitcases', Europe's biggest low cost airline officially changes it's baggage allowance policy and a middle eastern carrier decides to end it's A380 services to Brisbane.

In the military (yes, you read that right) anti-collision measure are put in place at Brize Norton and the British Army finally retires it's last Lynx Helicopter.

It's the big 200th episode next week with lots of LIVE, in-person guests and we're hoping to be streaming from 12:00pm with a live show with a live audience from 14:00 so join us in the chat room if you can.

Send your feedback in to us via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_199.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:46pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for the first show of 2018.

In today's episode we're talking impatient passengers in Malaga, issues are highlighted in the damage drones could make to an aircraft and restoration continues on a valuable piece of flying history.

It's time to announce our Christmas Competition winners and we thank you for all the entries we received this year. We're going to do another competition in the summer so stay tuned!

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_198.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Matt for the last show of 2017.

In this special episode we present our final interview with Cindy and Gill from the Orbis Eye Hospital at the Dubai Airshow, there's another chance to hear Nev chatting to Richard Westcott from the BBC, Pilot Pip says goodbye to his beloved Hawker, Bob Grimstead talks to Carlos and Nev about his incredible flying career and we finish some outtakes from last week's Christmas special.

The Christmas competition closes on Friday 5th January 2018 and the draw will take place during the LIVE show that evening at 19:00. If you haven't done so already, get your entries in to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

To watch the recording of our show LIVE, take yourself to https://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live and follow us on social media for our schedule.

The 200th Episode is just around the corner and we cannot wait! :-D

Direct download: PTUK_197.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:11pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Captain Jeff, Dr Steph, Captain Nick, Eoin, Rob Mark, Brian Coleman, Micah, Captain Al, Grant McHerron, Matt and the lovely Mila for a very special, fun packed, festive episode.

In today's chaotic event we discuss the special 24 hour New Year's Eve Flight by private jet, one UK based carrier is giving away free Salt and Pepper shakers for Christmas and as the annual summary of figures commence it's our top-ten of US flight cancellations.

Nev really did save the best for last in a very special Nev's Passenger Experience as he interviews one of the Spice Girls - Melanie C.

It's been an amazing year for us here at PTUK towers. We have the most incredible listeners. Thank you sooo much for being such an important member of our aviation community.

Direct download: PTUK_196.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 12:50pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and a whole plethora of of guests as Matt appears to get some practice in for the Christmas MegaCast next week.

In today's episode we discuss an A380 Test Pilot who draws a very festive route over Germany, one low cost carrier ramps up their battle with Pilot Unions whilst another commences their $199 New York route from Amsterdam.

It was so good to welcome Captain Al back into the fold this week but unfortunately that meant we did run out of time for the Military today - He was very pleased with himself for that!

The Christmas competition for this week is in full swing so check social media for the questions and get your 7 (or possibly 9 according to Captain Al) answers in to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_195.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:58pm UTC

Join Nev, Matt and Eoin for this week's trawl through the Aviation News.

In today's episode we're talking a mixed week for one UK Flag carrier, threats of pilot strikes upset our favourite low cost airline CEO and as Christmas approaches one carrier is offering speedy boarding to those wearing Ugly Festive Jumpers!

In the Military we're discussing F35's a bird strike causes great confusion with one in Lebanon, and one middle eastern air force declares their new fleet ready for action.

Don't forget our Christmas competition for this year is up and running, check social media for the questions and get your answers and any feedback you have to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_194.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:44am UTC

In the chair for today's episode we have Carlos, Matt and Brian Coleman who take you on a stroll through the Aviation stories of the week.

In this episode it's the turn of an American airline that has a Pilot Scheduling Crisis, a leasing company is forced to start it's own airline using the A380's they can't get shot of and the world's only private 787 shows off the luxury available.

It's the last in this current series of Nev's Passenger Experience where we're talking lost luggage with Ben Smit.

In the Military one RAF base near PTUK HQ is continuing it's fighter jet arrival preparations.

It's Christmas competition time and Carlos runs us through this year's prizes and the questions you need to answer. Check social media for the 7 questions and get your answers in to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm UTC

In the chair for today's episode we have Carlos, Matt and Brian Coleman who take you on a stroll through the Aviation stories of the week.

In this episode it's the turn of an American airline that has a Pilot Scheduling Crisis, a leasing company is forced to start it's own airline using the A380's they can't get shot of and the world's only private 787 shows off the luxury available.

It's the last in this current series of Nev's Passenger Experience where we're talking lost luggage with Ben Smit.

In the Military one RAF base near PTUK HQ is continuing it's fighter jet arrival preparations.

It's Christmas competition time and Carlos runs us through this year's prizes and the questions you need to answer. Check social media for the 7 questions and get your answers in to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm UTC

In the chair for today's episode we have Carlos, Matt and Brian Coleman who take you on a stroll through the Aviation stories of the week.

In this episode it's the turn of an American airline that has a Pilot Scheduling Crisis, a leasing company is forced to start it's own airline using the A380's they can't get shot of and the world's only private 787 shows off the luxury available.

It's the last in this current series of Nev's Passenger Experience where we're talking lost luggage with Ben Smit.

In the Military one RAF base near PTUK HQ is continuing it's fighter jet arrival preparations.

It's Christmas competition time and Carlos runs us through this year's prizes and the questions you need to answer. Check social media for the 7 questions and get your answers in to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Matt, Dr Steph and a whole heap of very special friends for this week's episode of the show.

In today's programme we discuss the fascinating world of Air Freight, there's a real feeling of 'Class' divide for one national airline and one eastern airline crosses the Atlantic using waste cooking oil as it's fuel.

Nev talks with Bushi Pearson about her thankfully unique passenger experience and our first of three segments Carlos made from his visit to the Dubai Airshow.

In the Military, one Russian manufacturer rolls out their first remanufactured bomber and we celebrate the Adrenaline junkies that are the RAF.

Get in touch with the show using Facebook.com/planetalkinguk, on Twitter using the handle @planetalkinguk or via email on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK192.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 12:00pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Pilot Pip for another Aviation-Tastic episode of the show.

In today's programme we discuss the tragic collision between a helicopter and a GA aircraft, there's a worrying story involving pilots carrying LOADED handguns and one low cost airline offer an affordable solution to the aged-old baggage allowance issue.

Nev talks to Mike Stead about his passenger experiences and in the military Iomax announce their Block 2 aircraft.

We'd love to hear from you so please do get in touch with the show by email using podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_191.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Nev, Eoin and Matt as they have a trawl through the week's big aviation news stories.

In today's episode we discuss the first A380 going out of service, There's exciting news for both Airbus and Boeing at the Dubai Air Show and there's some skilled flying that prevents disaster at Belfast Airport as a Nose Wheel goes missing.

Nev talks to AJ about his Passenger Experiences and Matt talks to Micah, Dave and many more friends in the famous Katz Deli

Get in touch with the show via social via by searching for PlaneTalkingUK, via the website on http://www.planetalking uk. Or you can email us on podcast@planetalking.com

Direct download: PTUK190.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:14pm UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and Howard Asbridge as they take a trawl through this week's big aviation news stories.

In today's show we discuss one airline's decision to weigh it's passengers instead of their luggage, there's a rumour going round that one Middle-Eastern carrier is binning it's first class section and a long standing cabin crew dispute is finally settled with a National Carrier.

Nev talks to Mike Jones about his extensive Low Cost Airline Experience and we have some great feedback from Eoin and Micah.

Howard Asbridge talks to us about some of his amazing projects from the world of Avion Video - If you're a commercial aviation enthusiast then his video collection and website are an absolute MUST SEE - https://avionvideo.com.

Get in touch via facebook.com/planetalkinguk, our twitter handle is @planetalkinguk and our email address is podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_189.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join a packed panel of friends as they take a trawl through the Aviation News highlights of the week.

In today's episode Carlos, Nev, Micah, Pip, Jenn-ifer and Matt as they discuss one lucky lady who had a return flight from Crete all to herself, plans to reduce the in-cabin allowance on THAT low cost airline are delayed and further security screenings are implemented on all US-bound flights.

Nev chats to Ed Cook about his passenger experiences.

In the military we find the Russians feeling generous as they give away 6 MIGS, they RAF look for anti-virus software for their fighter jets and the USAF begin F22 training in Europe.

We'd love to receive your feedback so get in touch with the show via the website on www.planetalkinguk.com, via Facebook by searching for PlaneTalkingUK and Twitter using the handle @PlaneTalkingUK. Our email address is podcast@planetalkinguk.com

Direct download: PTUK_188.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for this week's Aviation related trawl through the stories of the week.

In today's episode we talk about one low cost airline's plea with it's previous employees, those battery problems are studied by the FAA and big order between Boeing and an Asian carrier looks set to finally become official.

We chat briefly to Pip as he commences the training for SafeJet's new aircraft and Captain Rick takes some time from his vacation to tell us what he's been up to since the Pittsburgh Airshow.

Nev's Passenger Experience talks to Nick Purnell about airlines not delivering quality services.

Some 'Must See' videos from the stories this week include some of Airbus's iconic aircraft in the air side-by-side -

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/airbus-says-no-jobs-impact-13784449

and in the military there's a stunning video of a KC-135 refueling a B2 bomber :

http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article179332856.html

Get in touch with the show via email on podcast@planetalkinguk.com, on Facebook using www.facebook.com/planetalkinguk or on Twitter our handle is @PlaneTalkingUK.

To find out all about the show, go to www.planetalkinguk.com

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_187.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:49am UTC

Join Carlos, Sir Nevil of Bounds and Captain Nick for a fun filled trawl through this week's big Aviation news stories.

In today's episode the Beluga XL officially takes to the skies, BA celebrate Work Experience Month with over 1,000 students, Airbus are on track to have their first Air Taxi in the air in 2018 and the final Monarch plane leaves Leeds / Bradford.

In the Military the RAF roll out the red carpet and rather unusually we see a K46a refuelling a K46a.

Nev talks to Luke Marler about his passenger experiences in the latest episode of this very popular segment.

Pip joins us direct from the USA for a bite of Plane Safety.

The guys chat Goodwood meetups and a very busy month of aviation for everyone.

Why not get in touch with the show and maybe even send us some feedback - contact us via podcast@planetalkinguk.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/planetalkinguk and Twitter via @planetalkinguk.

Direct download: PTUK_186.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 7:24am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev AND CAPTAIN JEFF for this week's episode of the show.

In today's offering we find out who's going to officially be the first recipient of the 777x, there's a lovely story of two twin brother Captains retire 30 seconds apart and we talk about the French A380 and it's massive engine failure.

Nev talks to our favourite ACME Red Pilot as he swaps the front seat for one in economy as he shares with us his recent Passenger Experience.

Spaces for our 200th show are all but gone so get in-touch asap to reserve a space for a go in the Simulator.

We talk to Jeff about APG and their own HUUUUGE anniversary coming up and those 300th photos.

Be part of our show and get involved. Send your videos and recordings in to us via podcast@planetalkinguk.com, via www.facebook.com/planetalkinguk or on Twitter using the handle @PlaneTalkingUK

Direct download: PTUK_185.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:08pm UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and Mark for this week's aviation related news trawl.

In today's show we talk about THAT low cost airline's pilot struggle, Carlos tells us all about the iconic Bunny aeroplane and Matt discusses how to get cheaper in-flight WiFi.

In the Military, it's fair to say that one pilot makes quite the error whilst landing.

Plane Safety's Pilot Pip gets all nostalgic as he prepares to say goodbye to his beloved Hawker and talks Russian Flight protocols.

For anyone who's into their Aviation photography, our guest Mark Harvey from Leading Edge Photography shares a few trade secrets in how to get that illusive perfect shot. His website is a must-see for any aviation enthusiast and his free 'Monthly Wallpaper' is a great way to give your computer desktop an aviation theme. Take yourself to http://www.leadingedgephotography.co.uk/ for more information.

Nev returns to the 'Turning Left for Less' interview as he brings us part two where Michele Robson talks about her own passenger experiences.

Spaces for our 200th show are almost gone, so you need to get in touch now to be in with a chance of joining us in the Sim for this unique event. To register your interest in our last couple of places, to send us audio feedback to be included in the show or to just make a comment generally email us on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Thanks for watching / listening, we really appreciate it.

Direct download: PTUK_184.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:20am UTC

Join our usual team and Matt and Andy from the A320 Podcast for this week's trawl through the big aviation stories of the week.

It's fair to say that it's not been a good week if you're a customer of one low cost airline, a national carrier flirts with household waste and bio-fuels and we talk about the new monster of the skies which is the brain child of the Microsoft co-founder.

We get a special call from an APG meetup in Berlin and Nev talks to a good friend of the show about her recent Passenger Experience.

Andy and Matt share with us their passion for podcasting and the Airbus A320. their show is a MUST-LISTEN for those looking for a "Haynes Manual" of this popular aircraft. Go to http://www.a320podcast.com. We're also gatecrashed by our regular Airbus friend who, as usual, doesn't disappoint.

Every show is filmed in front of a LIVE chat room audience so why not come and join in on the fun. We usually record on Friday evenings from 7:00pm (UK Time). Find us at https://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live. Find us on social media by searching for @planetalkinguk.

Direct download: PTUK_183.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 12:19pm UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Pip for a very busy show.

In today's episode we talk about a disastrous flight for one national carrier, the big low cost carrier is looking for more cabin crew, Canada gets some low cost news for internal flights and we give our review of the latest Plane Safety video.

We welcome our first ever LIVE Plane Safety segment, we remember 9-11 with a very special piece of audio and Nev's passenger experience welcomes Andrew Smith.

Pip is raising money for a great cause by walking the London Marathon. Take yourself to http://www.planesafetypodcast.com for more information and donate if you can.

Direct download: PTUK_182.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:36am UTC

Join Carlos, Pilot Pip, Captain Al, Eoin and Matt for this week's trawl through the big aviation related passenger focused news stories.

In this slightly longer than usual show (can't possibly imagine why!!) we discuss low cost carrier baggage rule changes and yet more troublesome passengers who can't hold their drink. and as we spare many thoughts for our many friends and listeners in the US we talk flight advice from the CAA as Hurricane Irma approaches - STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

Although Nev was unable to join us live, he has sent us two brilliant interviews. The first is our latest segment talking passenger experiences with Peter James from 'Shure' then we're 'Turning Left for Less' with Michelle Robson.

Carlos talks to Dennis Neville and John Flynn from when we were all at the 2017 Seething Air Show.

Pip is raising money for an excellent cause with the long suffering Mrs Pip. Please check out http://www.planesafetypodcast.com for more information and if you can spare a few pennies, I know they will be very grateful.

Why not watch us live when record the show (especially when our guests are Al and Pip!) as there are often many golden gems that simply cannot make our 'family friendly' show. Make sure you're following our social media feeds (http://www.facebook.com/planetalkinguk and http://www.twitter.com/planetalkinguk) for details on when we're 'going LIVE'.

Direct download: PTUK_181.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:47am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and The Maineman Micah for this weeks instalment of PTUK!
In this weeks episode find out which airline is deciding on a BYOB policy (that's Bring Your Own Blankets not booze!)
Southwest welcomes it's first 737 MAX.
How would you like to swim in a pool right next to the airport ramp? Find out where this is now a possibility!

Nev brings us two wonderful segments including his Nev's Passenger Experience and another Seething Airshow interview.
So crack open a cold one and enjoy another fantastic show!

Fancy joining us in the Chat Room during the Live Recording? Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/planetalkinguk/ to find out when the next recording will be.
Then subscribe to our channel on YouTube and head over to https://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live See you there!

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_180.96.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:43am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and an incredible line up of guest hosts for an aviation mega show! Featuring PCDU's Grant McHerron, Stephen Ivey and APG hosts Dr Steph and Cpt. Nick.

We discuss whether or not food can help a nervous flyer, the pros and cons of renewable energies in aviation and should we ban alcohol at the airport? 

Nev has treated us to not one but two fantastic interviews this week. 
All this and much much more! 

Fancy joining us in the Chat Room during the Live Recording?Subscribe to our channel on YouTube and head over to https://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live next Friday 1st of September at 18:00 UTC

Direct download: PTUK_179.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:57am UTC

Join the PTUK team with guest host Eoin and amazing camera man Carl as we bring you the latest aviation news from our mobile studio at Seething Airshow!

Ever wondered how many planes there are in the world? Want to know more about how you can buy yourself an airport? Are airlines making seats so small it's unsafe?
 
Find the answers here on PTUK! 

Nev interviews Jacquie McHale about her epxerience flying with a certain harpcentric airline. 

There's listener feedback from Glen Towler and the legend that is Captain Nick and we hear the last of the wonderful RIAT interviews.

Enjoy!

Direct download: PTUK_178.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:11am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for their usual trawl through this week's big aviation news stories.

In today's episode we talk stressful sales targets for one low cost airline, an Airport in east Anglia is offering free flights to delayed passengers at rival airports and an american carrier welcomes the first of it's new A350-900 jets.

Our penultimate interview at RIAT sees Carlos chatting to Guy Black who's the proud owner of a stunning De Havilland DH9. Take yourself to http://www.historicaircraftcollection.ltd.uk to find out more about these amazing project.

Nev talks to friend of the show and associate producer of the Airplane geeks Brian Coleman about his passenger experiences.

Some great feedback this week comes from Glen Towler, Jenny in Rome and the Maine Man Micah.

The whole team are LIVE from the Seething Airshow on Sunday 20th August 2017 and we're planning to be streaming from 10:00am. If you're in the area we'd all LOVE to see you there if you can make it, details of how to get tickets can be found here - http://www.seething-airfield.co.uk/airday2017.php.

Direct download: PTUK177.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and Nev for this week's trawl through the aviation world's biggest news stories. Extra special guests this week are the queen of the podcast airwaves Dr Steph, king of the podcast producers Pasadena Brian and the living legend that is Captain Al.

In today's episode we discuss pilots learning their craft 'on the job' courtesy of a new ITV documentary, Captain Al gets very animated over two (non)stories involving Quantas and there's some excitement over American Airlines new feature of alerting you if your baggage is missing.

Nev talks to Frank Emerson from Pixel Inspiration (The Digital Signage Company) about his Passenger Experiences and Carlos chats to Flight Commander Kyle Thomas onboard the RAF's Airbus A330 MRTT.

Hopefully Carlos, Nev, Matt and Eoin will all be at the Seething Air Show on Sunday 20th August and we'd love you to come visit if you're in the area. An up to date flying list and details about how to get tickets can be found here - http://www.seething-airfield.co.uk/airday2017.php.

Direct download: PTUK176.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 5:10pm UTC

Nothing says summer at PTUK more than a good airshow and that's precisely where we are this weekend! Join Carlos and Matt broadcasting live from the Old Buckenham Airshow.
Nev brings us not one but two incredible interviews from none other than the BBC transport correspondent Richard Westcott and another from Richard Cobourne.
In the news we find out what Gatwick Airport will do with an investment of over £1 billion. An Air India flight forgets to retract their gear and there's a top 11 to round it all.
It's a packed show and definitely one not to be missed!

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_175.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:08am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and guest host Eoin for your weekly dose of aviation fun.

In this weeks jam packed episode we take a look at a brand new airline just for millennials, we discuss pros and cons of the 'bring your own device' culture emerging in aviation and we find out what new Guinness World Record title was given to an American Airlines employee.

Nev brings us another fantastic segment of Nev's Passenger Experience featuring Kevin Murphy. Pilot Pip explains all about NOTAMs and the legendary Captain Nick brings us a very insightful piece all about turbulence.

There's the first part of the 2017 RIAT Roundup, listener feedback and much much more!

We're live from the Old Buckenham Air show next weekend - Tickets can be obtained from their website - http://www.oldbuckenhamairshow.co.uk/

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_174.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Pilot Pip in the latest episode of the PTUK podcast!
In this episode, Matt holds down the fort (read living room studio) as the other hosts join from across the UK.
In this weeks news Delta welcomes North America's first A350-900,
Matt beats Pip to an aviation joke and a single Emu (the beer not the animal) gets checked into the hold on a Qantas flight for a laugh!
We get treated to the fifth instalment of Nev's Passenger Experience segment.
And finally, there's footage and soundclips of the AMAZING time we had at the Duxford Flying Legends Airshow last Sunday.

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_173.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:29am UTC

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_172.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

It's the PTUK Upside Down Special!!

Join Carlos, Matt, Kathy, Glen, Ray, Ben, Matt and Grant this week on an Aussie Adventure .

In this weeks news we discuss why BA's flights will be operated by Qatari aircraft and crew.
There are fantastic discussions on delays, inflight entertainment systems and the differences between the aviation industry in the UK and the lands down under.

Our newest team member, Nev, brings us another delightful segment

And finally, the Tardis becomes someones favourite aircraft!!

Enjoy!

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_171.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:57am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Eoin and special guest Stuart for this week's Aviation'tastic show.

In today's episode we discuss a new low cost carrier's plan to offer $1.50 flights, supersonic flight looks to finally be a reality again as firm orders are announced and one of the main players in the industry announces 25 hour Flight data and voice recorders.

We have a great video segment from our resident safety expert and we welcome part 2 of Nev's passenger experience.

We talk Caravans and learning to fly with our very own local aviation legend Stuart O'Neil.

Some very worrying feedback from Barbara gets the chatroom talking drones!!

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_170.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and Brian back once again in the kitchen studio for another avtastic episode.

In this weeks episode, we reveal the true cost of the BA fiasco, Carlos gets overly excited about Malta (surprise surprise) and the 'Flying Bum' makes an unexpected appearance over the British skies.

Sir Nevil Bounds has a wonderful new Passenger Experience Segment in which he interviews Helen King of Effective Event Solutions.

Pilot Pip has finally handed in his homework so stay tuned for a very interesting segment on bomb threats.

And in military news, find out why Israel has grounded their fleet of Apache helicopters.

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_169.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:43am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Eoin, Matty Fab and Mila for a show packed full of aviation related fun and games.

In this week's episode we discuss Boeing's plans for 'Pilot-less' aircraft, one member of check-in staff for a low cost airline receives some appalling treatment by a passenger and Greater Manchester ATC are contemplating a 'Virtual Air Traffic Control Tower'.

We talk to Mila about her amazing journey to genuinely living her dream.


If you'd like to come join us for our 200th episode on Saturday 20th January 2018, register your interest by sending an email to podcast@planetalkinguk.com

Direct download: PTUK_168.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:01am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Eoin and Captain Al for this week's fun filled episode.

In today's show we discuss the Stratolaunch as it leaves the hangar for the first time, United MIGHT steal the crown for the world's longest flight and there's some delays on the cards for Air New Zealand and the delivery of their first A320neo.

In the military dramatic footage of the Vixen's belly landing and an interesting story involving night time refuelling.

We have some feedback from Richard and we chat to Captain Al and Eoin on their forthcoming week.

Direct download: PTUK_167.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:18pm UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and Eoin as they take a stroll through the big aviation stories of the week.

In today's episode we talk baggage chaos at Gatwick, low cost carriers start selling transatlantic flights and a massive recruitment drive starts for pilots with one Luton based low cost carrier.

We talk airshows in the military as the Americans begin their 70th anniversary air force celebrations.

Matt Bunting-Frame shares with us a great interview he took at Wings-Over-Illawarra with the hardest person to get hold of in the entire podcast community Steve Visscher.

Direct download: PTUK_166.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, First Officer Craig and a surprise guest appearance by Captain Al for this week's Post Pittsburgh show.

In today's episode it all kicks off with a stag do for one low cost carrier, Royalty has been flying commoners around without them realising and one passenger attempts to open the door during flight.

We talk to Craig about his amazing achievements for someone so young.

Direct download: PTUK_165.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, The APG Crew and a very special LIVE audience for this week's show which was live from Pittsburgh.

In this week's episode it was another bad week of PR for one American Carrier, we talk the 'Best Airline Customer Service' and an 'Electronics Travel Ban' looks like it could be a real possibility for flights from Europe to the USA.

Wow it's been an incredible few days here in Pittsburgh and we've got some great content to share with you in the coming months.

Direct download: PTUK_164.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Eoin, Don Sebastian, Nick Taylor, Paul Kendrick and our very special guest Karlene Petitt for an epic episode of the show.

In this episode we discuss the sad demise of a national flag carrier, China unveils it's own rival to the big Aerospace Manufacturers and an American Aerospace manufacturer celebrates a big order.

Don Sebastian walks us through a typical day in the office as he appraises a couple of aircraft for a potential customer.

Karlene Petitt talks to us about her love of Aviation and walks us through some of the great novels she's written; she also lets us in on some new projects she has in the pipeline.

Pilot Pip shares with us what takes place once the pilots are at cruise altitude.

Paul and Nick introduce us to their incredible new project that's based in London. To find out more about what they're up to, click on the links below :

https://london.flightexperience.co.uk/
http://www.groundschoollondon.com/

A really special show to be have been a part of this week, thanks to everyone who was involved both on the show and in the chatroom.

Direct download: PTUK_163.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 2:53pm UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, The Maine Man Micah and Captain Nick for this week's show.

 

In this episode we discuss 'that' story again as a settlement is agreed with the airline, one low cost carrier is looking for the finest 'tech' brains and London to Perth non-stop becomes a reality.

 

Pip takes his seat on the other side of the cockpit door as he discusses Luton Airport and it's upgrade plan in his latest 'Plane Safety' segment.

 

In the Military the Black Hawk Crew inspire students when they visit their school and the 'Early Bird' ticket sales for RIAT close earlier than published due to strong demand. 

 

There's much talk about Pittsburgh as our trip grows ever closer.

Direct download: PTUK_162.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 2:13pm UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and Matt as they discuss the big aviation related stories that matter to you (the passenger) of the week.

In this episode we discuss an interesting concept of the car / plane combo, passenger bumping hits the headlines again this time with a low cost airline (no, not that one) and the 'printing' of spare parts becomes a reality.

In the military there's more coastal buzzing by foreign military and some F35's make their home here in the UK.

We also talk to Matt Caton (our tee-shirt model) about a couple of interesting experiences he's had recently involving his honeymoon.

Direct download: PTUK_161.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:08am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Pilot Pip and Eoin for a very busy show.

 

In today's episode we discuss that huge story which even those living under a stone know all about involving overbooked flights, Stansted opens a new office for one giant aircraft and the first 737 Max 9 prepares for it's maiden voyage.

 

We also play a couple of great interviews that we took at London's Heathrow Airport with Adam Spink - Such a great day!

 

If you'd like to watch the show, why not take yourself to http://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk

Direct download: PTUK_160.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and the MaineMan Micah for this week's show.

In today's episode we discuss more toys being thrown out of one low cost carrier's pram over BREXIT, drones are in the news again as one flies very close to one Asian carrier and we celebrate 50 years of the Boeing 737.

In the military we talk new helicopters for the RAF and new ejector seat plans are in the works.

Captain Al and Josh discuss flying to the states and we read some great feedback regarding Matt and Eoin's trip to Toulouse.

Lots of interesting trips and visits ahead in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled on our social media feeds for all the latest on the show.

:-)

Direct download: PTUK_159.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and Eoin for a very packed show of Aviation tom-foolery.

In this week's show we talk about the sad news of a pilot being taken ill during final approach, record departure figures are expected for one Luton based low cost carrier and some distressing footage emerges from the Peru runway incident - everyone was ok though.

Matt went to Toulouse on his pre-Pittsburgh test flight and Matt and Eoin share their different experiences of travelling with a nervous passenger.

It's been one hell of a three days for Matt!

Direct download: Plane_Talking_UK_Podcast_Episode_158.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt as they take a look through the world of aviation.

In an episode that appears to be sponsored by a low cost carrier and the British flag carrier we discuss a new low cost UK carrier, outrage as an airline's website goes offline for maintenance during a sale and there's a refit on the cards for the A380.

We get some feedback from the Virgin Lounge at Melbourne Airport.

It's a sad day in the world of Military as Lossiemouth lose their Tornado Squadron.

Why not catch the live show if you can - We usually record the show on a Friday evening at 19:00 UCT LIVE via YouTube with a great bunch of people all chipping in via the chatroom. Take yourself to http://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live.

Your feedback is always appreciated; you can send this in to us via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

:-)

Direct download: PTUK_157.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt, Al, Pip and Mila for their latest trawl through the news stories of the week.

In this episode we discuss the Uber of the aviation world, unhappy passengers kick up a storm over snow cancellations and one ground handling crew has some questions to answer over passenger luggage.

We're treated to some great feedback from Jenny in Rome and some of the lineup for RIAT is announced.

If you haven't done so already, why not treat your ears to a great listen with the Plane Safety Podcast hosted by our resident flight expert Pilot Pip. - http://www.planesafetypodcast.com.

:-)

Direct download: PTUK_156.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and Adrian as they take their weekly trawl through the big aviation news of the week.

In today's show we discuss double beds in for one airline, our national treasure of an airline reduces it's seat pitch to much furore and an investigation is launched at one airline as an allegation is lodged over a pilot participating in the 'pre-flight' safety demonstration.

Pilot Pip discusses the rather raw subject in light of French Air Traffic Control strikes of Diversions.

In the military we're talking custom paint jobs for fighter jets and there's talk of Osprey's being fitted with Rocket Guns. A link to one story sent in to us by one of our awesome listeners HAS to be seen to be believed with the F35 Fighter :

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a53734/f-35-thunderstorm/?src=social-email

We talk to Adrian about his recent acquisition and his path to obtaining his PPL.

Why not send in your feedback or stories you'd like us to cover in to us at podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

:-)

Direct download: PTUK155.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos (yes he's back!), Matt, Captain Nick and (should be) Sir Rick Bell for this week's Aviation News.

In this episode we discuss strict baggage allowance enforcement at Dubai airport, Wizz Air announce new plans for a base at Luton and Citylink are suspended by aviation watchdog for severe weather take off.

The official report into the Shoreham Air Show incident is released and the government document can be found on their website here - https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aircraft-accident-report-aar-1-2017-g-bxfi-22-august-2015.

In the military we discuss some of the news which was released at Avalon this week.

We also chat to Rick Bell about the forthcoming 'Wings over Pittsburgh' event in May. Full details can be found here - http://www.pittsburgh.afrc.af.mil/News/OpenHouse.aspx.

If you'd like to treat yourself to some quality PTUK merchandise then why not take yourself to http://www.planetalkinguk.com/store.

:-)

Direct download: PTUK_154.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Nev, Matt and Sjoert as they run through the big aviation news stories of the week.

In this episode we discuss a spot bother thanks to Storm Doris, low cost transatlantic air travel becomes a reality and a 'Concorde v2' build schedule.

In the military there's an unusual theft from RAF Marham and the the German Airforce escort a commercial jet after tower contact is lost.

Nev and Sjoert tell us all about the APG / PTUK / Plane Safety meetup at Lelystad and all those at the Aviation Museum tell us about their favourte exhibits.

NevTech has officially launched their new website so make sure you give it a look - http://www.nevtech.org.uk.

Regular viewers / listeners to the show will, no doubt, have been following Maty Fab's progress as he studies his PPL and he's very kindly shared with us a great video of him and his family on a pleasure flight. His YouTube channel is a highly recommended view for all aviation enthusiasts so take yourselves to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCvprzuUDz5THB9eANeaSg for a real treat.

Normal service will be resumed as Carlos returns to the helm for next week. Our thanks to our super-sub Nev for stepping in.

:-)

Direct download: PTUK_153.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 152

Join Carlos, Matt, Nev, Pip and Eoin for this week's fun packed show.

In this episode we discuss a fopaux by a leading resistance member and the man partly responsible for the awakening of the the dark side, an unusual method of getting round a low cost baggage allowance issue and free food returns to coach passengers flying with a big American carrier.

In the military, Airbus faces possible legal action by the Austrian government and the Russians are up to their usual tricks upsetting the Americans.

Our thanks as always go to our guest hosts Pip (http://www.planesafetypodcast.com), Nev (http://www.nevtech.org.uk) and Eoin for all their help. :-)

Direct download: PTUK_152.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC