Plane Talking UK's Podcast

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 151

Join Carlos, Matt and special guest Ken for this week's show.

In this episode we discuss one courier's air expansion plans, an infamous low cost carrier feels it's being too nice to it's customers and we discover our chat room is very divided about a national carrier's new livelry.

We chat to Ken Hoke about the fascinating world of Air Cargo Transportation. His website is a strongly recommended browse for all aviation enthusiasts - http://aerosavvy.com/

Why not send in your own feedback for us to include in our next episode - podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_151.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 150

Join Carlos, Matt, Jason, Captain Jeff, Captain Al, the Maine Man Micah, Sjoert Bakker, David Abbey and Philip Davis for a very special anniversary show.

In this week's episode we discover the rather unique twist of a dog friendly airline, there's talk of an alliance between Norwegian and 2 low cost airlines and there is much discord amongst some of our guests over the talk of gyms in airports.

From all the Plane Talking Podcast team we'd like to thank you, our wonderful listeners, for your interest and support for our show.

Here's to 150 more shows - Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Direct download: PTUK_150.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:06pm UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and special guest Don for this week's show.

In today's episode we discuss strike action at BA, American Airlines doing away with headrest screens and Eye Scans begin to replace boarding passes at some airports.

We talk to Don Sebastian about his fascinating day job - Make sure you check out his website for further details about his work on http://www.airplaneprebuy.com.

Why not get in touch with the show - We love to receive your feedback. Email us on podcast@planetalkinguk.com

Direct download: PTUK_149.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos and Matt for their usual weekly rundown of the big aviation related news stories.

Today we discuss the rediculous cost of rail travel, a low cost airline is forced to abort their landing because of the cabin crew and we discuss the unlikely topic of moisturising pyjamas.

In the military we discuss a diplomatic incident with the Irish government.

Why not try and catch the live recording of the show for your chance to interact with the show. Follow our social media feeds for the details.

Send us some feedback via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_148.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 4:49pm UTC

Join Carlos, Matt and NevTek Nev for the first live show of 2017.

In this episode we discuss the various traditional annual 'Best' and 'Worst' survey's that have been released (UK based carriers not fairing well this time round, although there is some good news for Monarch), we discover a rather unusual method for de-icing a Turkish aircraft and Iran welcomes their first post-sanctions airliner.

In the military, recycling is the name of the game as the German government commence the recommission of retired A321's.

Follow us on Facebook by searching 'PlaneTalkingUK', on Twitter using the handle @PlaneTalkingUK or get in touch via email on podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

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Direct download: PTUK_147.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Carlos and Matt as they finally introduce their footage from an absolutely incredible weekend that revolved around the Farnborough Air Show 2016.

The festive season is officially over as we return to our usual LIVE programming next week - make sure you're following our social media feeds for the details.

Happy New Year one and all.
:-)

Direct download: PTUK_146_-_LibSyn.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:04am UTC

Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 145

Join Carlos, Matt, Pilot Pip, Captain Al, Captain Nick, Captain Jeff, Dr Steph, The Maine Man Micah, Pasadena Brian, Sir Grant of McHerron, the legendary Steve Visscher and Markus Völter for a pre-recorded mass festive chinwag.

We also play out some fantastic festive feedback which was sent to us by our wonderful Podcast Universe Listeners.

Make sure you're sat down and comfortable - This is a long one! :-D

Direct download: PTUK_145.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC