Plane Talking UK's Podcast (aviation)

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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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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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.

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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.

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Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:48pm UTC

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

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

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

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

Armando talks VANs from the Aero Expo 2018.

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

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.

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