Plane Talking UK's Podcast

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.

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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.

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Show Notes

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

Turkish Airlines Safety Video :

Ryanair :

Farnborough 2018 :

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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

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.

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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 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.

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