Episode 229 - Lets try that one again!
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 email@example.com.
12 Aug 2018
Episode 305 - The King of Spin
Join Carlos, Armando and Matt for today's programme. In this week's show everyone's favourite low cost airline has their luggage policy deemed abusive by the courts, a disruptive passenger is jailed for trying to open a cabin door mid-flight and a US Entrepreneur opens his fifth airline. In the military we explore how the air force evacuates patients from biological hazard areas. Captain John Hutchinson talks to Nick about some of the perks of being a Concorde Pilot and we have some great audio feedback from Nik Codling. Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK'. Our WhatsApp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Website - www.planetalkinguk.com Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel - You'll get notifications when we go live and you can help shape the conversation of the show by joining us in the chatroom. Go to www.youtube.com and search for Plane Talking UK. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : COMMERCIAL 1. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bombardier-financial-results-airbus-c-series-1.5462182 2. https://skift.com/2020/02/10/ryanair-marketing-boss-kenny-jacobs-is-leaving-the-airline/amp/ 3. https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/on-valentines-day-first-drink-is-on-southwest-airlines.html 4. https://news.sky.com/story/chloe-haines-jailed-after-attempting-to-open-plane-door-midway-through-stansted-flight-11932256 5. https://www.pesmedia.com/airbus-a380-final-wing-broughton-100220/ 6. https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/captain-perceived-thermals-before-ill-fated-emirates-777-go-around/136601.article 7. https://www.gatechecked.com/air-italy-files-for-bankruptcy-suspending-operations-after-february-25th-2495?utm_content=buffer6e21e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffers 8. https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/companies/virgin-atlantic-renews-heathrow-and-cape-town-flight-after-6-year-absence-42605611 9. https://www.businessinsider.com/breeze-new-airline-david-neeleman-moxy-jetblue-2020-2 10. https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-757-landing-gear-collapse/ 11. https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1239621/Ryanair-hand-luggage-fee-court-ruling-spain-cabin-baggage-latest/amp 12. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51433720 MILITARY 1. https://www.businessinsider.com/how-air-force-c5m-landed-after-inflight-warning-medical-emergency-2020-2 2. https://theaviationist.com/2020/02/10/coronavirus-this-is-how-air-evacuation-of-patients-under-biosafety-containment-works/ 3. https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a30782932/air-force-retire-old-planes/
16 Feb 2020
Episode 221 - Swoop not Poop Cap'n
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 email@example.com and let us know if you’re driving or flying in.
16 Jun 2018
Episode 226 - Farnborough 2018 LIVE!
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
22 Jul 2018
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Episode 219 - The FIRST broadcast from the NEW Studio!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via social media by searching for 'PlaneTalkingUK'.
3 Jun 2018
Episode 210 - Introducing our new cologne 'Jet Fuel'
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 email@example.com if you've got anything you'd like to share or you'd like to feature in the next Nev's Passenger Experience.
1 Apr 2018
Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 200
" 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.
21 Jan 2018
Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 196
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.
24 Dec 2017
Episode 231 - Post Seething Blues
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or search for us on social media using 'PlaneTalkingUK'.
26 Aug 2018
Episode 251 - Free In-Flight WiFi? Yes Please!
Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for this week's show. In today's episode we discover that 'Everyone's Favourite Low-Cost Airline' is rated the worse airline for the 6th year in a row, one Chinese captain raises security concerns as he seats his wife in the cockpit and an Indonesian carrier offers in-flight 'LIVE' music. In the military SAAB's second global eye makes it's flight debut and Russia shares pictures of it's improved IL78 Tanker. It's the final part of our great series where Captain Nick chats with Sir Richard Johns. Sir Richard talks about his final years in the air force and how the government budget cuts had affected the strategic operations. We love to receive your comments and feedback so get in touch with the show via social media by searching for 'PlaneTalkingUK' or by email using email@example.com Here are the links to the stories we featured : COMMERCIAL : 1. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-09/united-regains-rank-as-world-s-no-2-airline-on-2018-hub-growth 2. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/05/strike-hit-ryanair-ranked-worst-airline-for-sixth-year-in-a-row 3. https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/flights-grounded-at-london-heathrow-after-drone-sighting-20190109-p50qa3.html 4. http://www.atimes.com/article/chinese-airline-pilot-grounded-for-seating-wife-in-cockpit/ 5. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46834827 6. https://www.businessinsider.co.za/pakistan-international-airlines-tells-cabin-crew-to-lose-weight-2019-1 7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6569843/Norwegian-budget-airline-offer-free-WiFi-duration-long-haul-flights.html 8. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-united-first-airline-to-operate-all-three-7-454829/ 9. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/cox/2019/01/06/airline-black-boxes-old-record-reliability/2476431002/ 10. https://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/airline-looks-back-at-a-tremendously-successful-2018-18767021 11. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/indonesia-airline-brings-live-music-to-the-skies-11105844 12. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/8132575/the-worlds-busiest-airports-by-passenger-traffic/ MILITARY : 1. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-russias-improved-il-78-tanker-makes-flying-454772/ 2. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-saabs-second-globaleye-makes-flight-debut-454826/ 3. https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/first-female-f-35-test-pilot/
13 Jan 2019
Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 193
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Dec 2017
Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 203
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 email@example.com.
11 Feb 2018
Episode 213 - NevTec goes 'After Dark'
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening.
22 Apr 2018
Episode 207 - Boing or Scarebus? You decide!
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 email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you.
11 Mar 2018
Episode 243 - Cirrus Friends go Flying
Join Carlos, Nev and Matt as they look through this week's big aviation stories. In today's episode we talk about the poor passengers who's bags were left behind by one Asian carrier, a low cost carrier's website causes chaos as people can't check-in online and the FAA evaluates a potential design flaw in one airframe manufacturer's new craft. In the military an ex-RAF Hercules finds a new home and the UK confirms it's interest in some new F35-B's. Matt BF and Evan share with us their pleasure flight and Nev catches up with Tony S. You can get in touch with the show by searching social media for PlaneTalkingUK, via our website (www.planetalkinguk.com) and by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the links to the stories we featured : COMMERCIAL : 1. https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/airline-arrives-with-passengers-in-singapore-leaves-behind-their-luggage-in-england-1939611.html 2. https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/news/ryanair-website-crashes-leaving-passengers-13593407 3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/former-british-airways-chinook-helicopters-could-mak-453597/ 4. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flybe-sale-buyer-airline-oil-prices-profits-revenue-flights-a8632741.html 5. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ryanair-private-jet-price-images/ 6. https://www.iafrica.com/british-airways-crew-claims-to-have-seen-ufo/ 7. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-evaluates-a-potential-design-flaw-on-boeings-737-max-after-lion-air-crash/ 8. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/vietnam-newest-airline-bamboo-airways-aviation-licence-10925554 9. https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/13/18089300/supersonic-jet-concorde-boom-aerion-carbon-us-laws 10. http://avherald.com/h?article=4c04438e&opt=0 11. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/china-southern-to-leave-skyteam-453663/ 12. https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/travel-food/article/2173380/which-are-top-10-airlines-world-2019 MILITARY : 1. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-bahrain-receives-ex-royal-air-force-hercule-453623/ 2. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-confirms-new-deal-for-17-f-35bs-453689/ 3. https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/usaf-t-38c-talon-crashes/
18 Nov 2018
Episode 244 - 787 787's and Tiny Toilets
Join Carlos and Nev for this week's episode. In today's show Virgin Atlantic mull over rescuing Flybe, Emirates win 5 high profile awards in just one week and Malaysia Airlines receive a scathing review from a YouTube vLogger. In the military there's a record breaking drop for an Atlas A400M and a new dedicated F35a Demo Team is announced for the 2019 season. Nev brings us a very special interview with Trevor Hammond from Gibraltar's ATC. Get in touch with the show by email using email@example.com or by searching social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK'. Here are the links to the stories we featured : COMMERCIAL : 1. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/business/2018/11/23/virgin-atlantic-said-to-be-mulling-bid-for-ailing-airline-flybe/ 2. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-captain-dave-video-watch-boeing-787-flight-johannesburg-dreamliner-a8646466.html 3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-laudamotion-takes-first-a320s-under-ryanair-453815/ 4. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/airline-bathroom-thing 5. https://www.indy100.com/article/malaysia-airlines-bad-review-travel-vlogger-youtube-josh-cahill-flight-attendants-8647196 6. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/11/23/passengers-reportedly-asked-help-pay-repair-polish-flight/2090608002/ 7. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/7800785/airline-joon-beds-kids-economy/ 8. https://www.emirates247.com/business/emirates-best-airline-wins-5-awards-in-one-week-2018-11-23-1.676018 9. https://www.postandcourier.com/business/supersized-russian-carrier-to-keep-production-on-track-at-boeing/article_f91c462a-ef40-11e8-adc4-37dc390deb80.html 10. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/11/23/boeing-celebrates-787th-dreamliner-with-special-livery/ 11. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-killed-plane-runway-moscow-airport-deported-sheremetyevo-boeing-death-athens-flight-a8644636.html 12. https://www.aerotime.aero/ruta.burbaite/22113-airbus-thinking-of-new-narrow-body-re-engined-a350 MILITARY : 1. https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/record-breaking-drop-for-raf-atlas-a400m/ 2. https://theaviationist.com/2018/11/21/new-dedicated-usaf-f-35a-demo-team-announced-for-2019-airshow-season/ 3. https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/dji-phantom-4-globemaster/
26 Nov 2018
Episode 259 - Frozen Camera Syndrome
Join Carlos, Nev, Armando, Matt and Captain Al for today's podcast. In this episode we discover one US carrier grounds 14 of their aircraft due to problems with the overhead bins, everyone's favourite low-cost airline finds itself going viral over their handling of a passenger's auto-correct blunder and one UAE carrier pays tribute to the amazing women in their workforce on International Women's Day. Pilot Pip takes us for an exclusive look round Heathrow's Digital ATC Laboratory. Neil Lanwarne shares with us his recent flight in Lanzarote. Please click on the link below to watch his full video : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k4Ic7NV7iEx4g2Nn0IvmG76PV2s_YDu5 Follow us on social media by searching for 'PlaneTalkingUK' and to find out more about us, visit https://www.planetalkinguk.com. Here are the links to the stories we featured : COMMERCIAL : 1. https://simpleflying.com/american-airlines-grounds-aircraft/ 2. https://www.irishpost.com/news/ryanair-passengers-autocorrect-fail-165118 3. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-british-airways-reveals-landor-747-400-re-456481/ PICTURES 4. https://thepilotwifelife.com/united-airlines-presents-flight-3591-widow-with-wings-and-epaulets-leaves-indoc-seat-vacant/ 5. https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2019/03/08/airbus-off-to-a-slow-start-in-2019-as.html 6. http://www.traveller.com.au/qantas-carryon-bag-limits-airline-increases-limit-to-14kg-after-passengers-complain-h1c5lx 7. http://www.traveller.com.au/us-pilot-orders-23-pizzas-for-passengers-of-an-air-canada-plane-stranded-on-the-tarmac-h1c5e7 8. http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/first-class-upgrade-at-british-airways/ 9. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/march/06/boeing-acquires-foreflight 10. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/03/08/united-airlines-35-fired-travel-scheme-selling-perks-flight-passes/3102781002/ 11. https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/uaes-emirates-airline-pays-tribute-to-all-women-in-its-workforce-on-occasion-of-international-womens-day-1.1551956669856 12. https://www.businessinsider.com/biggest-airlines-world-oag-2019-3?r=US&IR=T#5-ryanair-16 13. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/farnborough-air-show-axing-public-weekend-from-2020-456368/
10 Mar 2019
Episode 223 - Top Gear vs Top Gun!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
30 Jun 2018
Episode 260 - 'Better than Seat 1A?'
Join Carlos, Nev, Captain Nick and Matt for this week's programme. In today's episode we talk about the Boeing 737 Max 8, one German Carrier begins selling off their A380s in favour of 787s and A350s and strong winds in Brussels cause damage to two parked aircraft. As Armando takes the day off to begin his return home he brings us a fascinating interview with Adrian and Alex from the British Aerobatics Academy. Pip brings us part two of his tour round Heathrow's Digital Air Traffic Control Laboratory. Follow us on social media by searching for 'PlaneTalkingUK' or take yourself to https://www.planetalkinguk.com to find out when we are live streaming next.
17 Mar 2019
The Christmas Episode 2019
It's our Christmas Extravaganza for 2019 and it's fair to say that if you are easily offended, you may want to look away now. Join Carlos, Nev, Micah, Mila, Captain Nick, Paul P and Captain Al for this annual trawl of all things festive. Armando joins us for a bit whilst on lunch break at Ground School and TV Superstar Captain Jeff dials in for a bit before heading out Atlanta bound. Micah brings us his Christmas message for this year, Brian Coleman shares with us his review of 2019, Chris Griggs gets all festive whilst in-flight and Captain Nick offers everyone some help with PTUK's Christmas Quiz. Don't forget that if you'd like to join us for our 300th episode in London, all you need do is send us a quick email to email@example.com. Here are the links to the stories we featured this week : 1. https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/118173062/us-airline-rewards-ugly-christmas-jerseys 2. https://thepointsguy.com/news/westjet-christmas-videos-2019/ 3. https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/christmas-travel/airlines-for-america-expects-47-million-travelers-holiday-season 4. https://www.timeoutdubai.com/christmas/425945-dubai-airline-emirates-to-serve-500000-christmas-meals 5. https://people.com/travel/airport-workers-make-christmas-tree-entirely-out-of-items-confiscated-by-security/ 6. https://wset.com/news/nation-world/man-transports-84-pounds-of-pot-from-seattle-to-texas-airport-disguised-as-christmas-gifts 7. https://eu.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2019/12/17/weather-looks-great-boeings-starliner-launch-cape-canaveral-florida/2674110001/ 8. https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/18106557.pjs-nightclub-holds-free-christmas-party-ex-thomas-cook-employees/
22 Dec 2019