Plane Talking UK's Podcast (aviation)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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