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Flaps Podcast

Flaps is the Sony Award and New York Award-winning podcast for those who like flying - be it in the left seat, the right seat or sat as a passenger in a rear seat! It's hosted by Mark and Elliott, two private pilots in the UK who thought that flying was too much fun not to talk about. We're as interested in the people who fly as we are in their aircraft.

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Flaps Podcast - Mar 2016

Flaps 22. In this edition we speak to pilot and astronaut Chris Hadfield; Pablo wishes he could go into space; 'Bush Pilot' Paul Catanach; the BJJR Bulldog gyrocopter; and the CAA on the airspace change process

39mins

28 Mar 2016

Rank #1

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Flaps Podcast - June 2015

Flaps 21. This month we speak to pilot and Radio 2 presenter Alex Lester; Rod Dean talks about his career in air displays; Pablo on his favourite aircraft; and the CAA on plans to change medicals for GA

41mins

12 Jun 2015

Rank #2

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Flaps Podcast - May 2014

Flaps 20. An in-depth report into airfield closures, how to learn to fly a Spitfire, Pablo on his proudest moments, and the CAA on sporting airspace restrictions

37mins

30 May 2014

Rank #3

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Flaps Podcast - January 2014

Flaps 19. Celebrity Pilot Carol Vorderman on learning to fly; Lembit Opik on flying, bikes and band management; Mike Barnard, GA Programme Manager at the CAA; Pablo Mason on military discipline; a foot launched paramotor; and the Air Cadets

32mins

31 Jan 2014

Rank #4

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Flaps Podcast - November 2013

Flaps 18. A visit to the Nimrod at the Manchester Runway Visitor Park; this month's Flaps Fly-in is a visit to Goodwood Aerodrome on the south coast; Pablo Mason on old dogs learning new tricks; and the Chief Executive of the CAA on cutting down red tape

37mins

30 Nov 2013

Rank #5

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Flaps Podcast - September 2013

Flaps 17. A visit the LAA Rally at Sywell and we hear from a variety of experts, including Graham Newby of the LAA, Graham Smith of Sprite Aviation, Jonathan Smith of NATS and Rob Hart of SkyDemon. Plus the boss of Sywell, with a minute from Pablo Mason

33mins

13 Sep 2013

Rank #6

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Flaps Podcast - August 2013

Flaps 16. BA’s new A380s and Dreamliners; Aerobatics training school Ultimate High; Pablo Mason on writing a letter to a loved one; Flaps Fly-In to Gloucestershire Airport; an exclusive report on the CAA's Future Airspace Strategy

38mins

2 Aug 2013

Rank #7

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Flaps Extended - Winter 2012

Flaps 15 Extended. This is a longer version of our interviews with Geoff Deehan and Chip Shanle, who made the Channel 4 TV show The Plane Crash.

31mins

4 Jan 2013

Rank #8

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Flaps Podcast - Winter 2012

Flaps 15. Celebrity pilot Nigel Mansell; Pablo Mason talks about cockpit emergencies; we speak to some of those behind the Channel 4 show The Plane Crash; and we visit Wellesbourne Airfield in Warwickshire.

36mins

31 Dec 2012

Rank #9

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Flaps Podcast - October 2012

Flaps 14: Paralympics opening ceremony pilot Dave Rawlins; the RIAT at Fairford; one-eyed pilot Paul Ryan; Pablo on the difference between military and airline captains; and review the Olympics restricted zones.

38mins

8 Oct 2012

Rank #10