Plane Talking UK's Podcast

Converted with ClipConverter.cc

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
--------------------

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

Converted with ClipConverter.cc

Direct download: Episode_217_-_Future_Talent_Crew.mp3
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

Converted with ClipConverter.cc

Direct download: PTUK_205.mp3
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