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By TK-the-captain - Oct 12 2016
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Educational and motivating

Thanks!!!

By Volganevariver - Jun 13 2015
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Great show, lots of educational stuff!

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👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

By TK-the-captain - Oct 12 2016
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Educational and motivating

Thanks!!!

By Volganevariver - Jun 13 2015
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Great show, lots of educational stuff!
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Rank #1: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 18 - Density Altitude

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Hello listener

Thank you for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flightdeck with Pilot Pip. I hope you enjoy this latest episode. Today we're taking a look at Density Altitude in Topic of the Week. There's lots of good squawks in Squawkbox as well as other aviation related banter.

Squawkbox :

Ryan Lloyd has a question on Flap Over-ride/EGPWS

Mirko Novakovic says hi from an ATO

Erica Siwo also says hi

Captain Al has some thoughts on the pilot life and sends a neat article on checklists which can be found here

Sjoert Bakker has some thoughts and questions on runway 36L at Amsterdam, VOR's and missed approaches.

James Plumridge has a question on visual approaches at large airports

Jim Howard say howdy from Texas and has a question on TCAS.

Here and here are a few pictures of airborne weather radar returns so you have an idea of what I'm talking about towards the beginning of the show.

If you'd like to contact the show then please visit www.planesafetypodcast.com and use the Squawkbox/feedback page or email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

We’re also on Twitter @psafetypodcast and Facebook where you’ll find lots more content. Please consider leaving a review on iTunes.

Thanks for listening. Fly safe !

Pip

Sep 30 2015

1hr 55mins

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Rank #2: Plane Safety Podcast episode 35 ; AED's & Disruptive passengers

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flightdeck with Pilot Pip. 

In this episode I'm joined by two guest hosts ; Dr Steph from APG and my pal Capt Al.

First off we're talking about AED's (Automated External Difibrillators), how to use them and their function on aircraft.

The main topic of discussion for this episode is 'Disruptive Passengers'. We look at why incidents involving disruptive passengers seems to be increasing, what are the causes and how we deal with them. 

In the Squawkbox :

FSJoe has some questions on our experiences flying turboprops & some suggestions for future conversations

Adam from Heathrow ATC has some great info on MLS and GBAS.

Renato has some questions about flight time duty limitations.

Aaron says hi from Vermont and has some questions on my gliding progression.

Heath Gleason has a question regarding pilot commuting.

If you would like to contact the show then please visit www.planesafetypodcast.com or email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

You can follow the show on Twitter (@psafetypodcast) and Facebook. 

If you enjoy the show then why not leave a review on iTunes ? I'd really appreciate it.

Until the next time, take care & fly safe.

Pip

Dec 04 2016

2hr 22mins

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Rank #3: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 21 - In Conversation with Captain Al.

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Thanks for downloading Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flight with Pilot Pip.

In this episode I'm joined by Captain Al of 'Royal Jet', an A320/321 skipper. We talk at length about the evacuations and Just Culture following the firing of an Allegiant Air captain, we also discuss appropriate use of autopilot, Heathrow's third runway and much much more. 

Of course, as usual we have some feedback in the Squawkbox.

Andrew has a question regarding te use of undercarriage.

Mattyfab has an audio squawk regarding sterile cockpit/

Sjoert Bakker has a question about scheduling.

Please check out my London Marathon 2016 appeal. If you would like to donate please click right here

The Squawkbox hotline is feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

You can find more information about the show at www.planesafetypodcast.com, twitter (@psafetypodcast) and on Facebook.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Merry Christmas one and all.

Pip

Dec 21 2015

2hr 15mins

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Rank #4: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 25 ; Low Viz Ops

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip.

In this episode we're joined by Captain Al in a discussion on low visibility operations.

The YouTube video of the Rhode Island incident we discuss can be found here; Rhode Island

If you would like to donate to my marathon fund then please click here;  Marathon appeal

Enjoy and fly safe.

Pip

Mar 12 2016

1hr 54mins

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Rank #5: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 12 - The Kegworth Air Disaster

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In this episode of Plane Safety Podcast we look at the Kegworth Air Disaster of 1989. 

We have some great Squawks in Squawkbox and the usual scattering of chat, poor comedy and musical tomfoolery.

Intro & outro music by the legendary Geoff Whitehorn.

The AAIB full accident report following the Kegworth crash can be found at https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/4-1990-boeing-737-400-g-obme-8-january-1989

Squawks

Mat Guest sent some information on Toncontin airport in Honduras

David Abbey says hi and it reminds me of my time travelling the USA

Ryan Harper has a great question about runway lengths.

You can send your squawks to planesafetypodcast@gmail.com or via www.planesafetypodcast.com

Remember to like the show on Facebook, I leave regular updates and photo competions on the Plane Safety Pocast facebook page. It would also be great if you could leave a review of the show on iTunes.

Thanks for listening and fly safe !

Apr 25 2015

2hr 2mins

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Rank #6: Plane Safety Podcast 34 ; Radio Navigational aids

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Thank you for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip - Safety from the Flight deck.

In this episode we catch up on my latest tales from the Sky, a short tribute to the late Bob Hoover, some great feedback in the Squawkbox and we take an in depth look at ground based radio nav aids.

In the Squawkbox ;

David Abbey has some thoughts regarding issue of psychiatric care discussed in a the German Wings accident episode. He provides the following article for your consideration ; Article on CCHR

Marianna says hello and has a question relating to an incident I talked about on a previous episode.

Tony from South Africa tells us a little of his journey to gaining his license and employment.

FSJoe has some great questions regarding turboprop engines and propellers.

The MaineMan Micah has some audio feedback regarding carrier operations.

Sjoert from the Netherlands has some audio feedback and a question on NDB's and minimum facilities required at an airport.

If you would like to contact the show then please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit www.planesafetypodcast.com

You can fin the show on Facebook and Twitter (@psafetypodcast).

Please consider leaving a review o iTunes.

Thanks for listening and fly safe,

Pip

Nov 09 2016

2hr 16mins

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Rank #7: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 15 - Chatting with Captain Al

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Hey everybody.

In this episode I'm talking with my pal and fellow pilot Capt Al, an A321 skipper with a UK airline. We tak about all sorts of things including some of the aeroplanes he has flown, flight deck experience & Just Culture in airlines and other aviation safety matters.

As usual we have a little look at some recent news stories, both personal and aviation related !!

No Squawkbox in this episode (I'll do it next time.....promise !). If you'd like to send your squawks, questions, thoughts and ideas then the address is feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

You can find more info on the show at www.planesafetypodcast.com, facebook and twitter @psafetypodcast

Intro & outro music by Geoff Whitehorn

Thanks for listening. Fly safe !

Pip

Jul 08 2015

1hr 55mins

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Rank #8: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 51 ; Go Arounds

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip. 

In this episode we're joined by regular co-host Capt Al and guest host Capt Nick Anderson.

We're having an in depth discussion about missed approaches and go-arounds. 

In the feedback we have questions from listeners regarding helicopters, unmanned ATC towers, aero-toxic syndrome & stable approaches. 

If you would like to contact the show then please visit www.planesafetypodcast.com or email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

You can find us on Twitter @psafetypodcast

We hope you enjoy listening. If you do, perhaps consider leaving a review on iTunes. 

Thanks for downloading. 

May 16 2018

1hr 58mins

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Rank #9: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 40 : Heathrow Tower

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the flight deck with Pilot Pip.

In this episode we are talking with London Heathrow Tower controller Adam Spink as he shows us around LHR tower. 

We also have a bit of aviation history in the 60 second aeroplane segment. 

Squawkbox

Andre Podszus from Hamburg says hi

Tony in DRC drops us a line

Michael C suggests a possible Eclipse USA meet up.

Audio feedback from Sjoert and Masha from the Netherlands meet up.

Adam Spink has a question about night flying.

Robert Hoffman says hello and has some suggestions for GA flying in the USA.

If you would like to send in a question, thought or story please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit www.planesafetypodcast.com

Thanks for listening.

Apr 15 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 50 ; A New York State of Mind

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip.

In this diary episode I'll fill you in on my recent trip to NYC and my first sim recurrent in Columbus on the mighty Embraer 505 Lemon.

If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast then please consider leaving a review on iTunes.

To contact the show or send feedback please e-mail feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Thanks for listening.

Apr 24 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #11: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 38 ; Short flights & other adventures

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip.

In this diary episode I talk about my latest 6 day tour, FAF vs FAP,  losing my ID and much more.

 If you would like to contact the show please visit www.planesafetypodcast.com or email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

It would also be great to receive a few reviews on iTunes.

Take car and fly safe,

Pip

Feb 20 2017

59mins

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Rank #12: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 17 ; RIAT 2015 Special

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Hello

Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast. This is a very special episode, recorded live from the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, UK on 18/19 July 2015. 

I teamed up with Carlos and Matt from the Plane Talking UK Podcast to record interviews with some of the pilots and aircrew from many of the aircraft on display at the airshow.

If you'd like to see some of the photos from the airshow then please go to the Plane Safety Podcast facebook page. Don't forget to follow me on twitter @psafetypodcast or if you're feeling generous you can leave a review on iTunes

This is a time index list of all the interviews on this episode (though there is much more content than just the interviews).

8.35 Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) P1 Kawasaki, Commander Osawa

12.38 USAF P8 Poseidon, Lt Cmd Patrick Mitchell

18.44 RAF A330 Voyager, Flt Lt Jase Ore

27.15 British Airways Airbus 318, Captain Tony Payne

35.05 Chat with listener Matty Fab

41.30 RAF E3 Sentry AWACS, Sqn Ldr Kev Simpson

50.46 USAF CV-22 Osprey, Cpt Tony Belviso

1.04.23 US Army AH-64 Apache. Lt Hall

1.12.22 Royal Navy Sea King, Lt James Wallis

1.23.37 Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10, Major Andy Van Elfon

1.33.30 Royal Navy Merlin MKII, Lt Richard Knight

1.44.13 RAF A400M, Sqn Ldr Phil Cavey 

Enjoy the podcast. I'll be back soon with another episode of the Plane Safety Podcast. If you like to contact the show then please go to www.planesafetypodcast.com or e-mail feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Fly safe,

Pip

Aug 25 2015

2hr 2mins

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Rank #13: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 47 ; ATC Overload ?

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip.

Joining us again for this episode is regular co-host, Capt Al.

We are taking a look at accident that occurred at Huston Hobby airport involving a light aircraft and how interaction with ATC played a role in the event.

The ATC audio recording can be found here (WARNING, the end of the video has CCTV footage of the crash itself).

In the Squawkbox :

Ralph Walker has a question about passenger announcements

Richard Nash has questions regarding becoming a biz jet pilot. The Phenom 300 video we mention can be found here 'A Signature Journey'

Jose Orozco says hi from Mexico

Tarik has some questions regarding a recent job interview. The book we mention can be found here ; 'Ace the technical pilot interview'

We hope you enjoy this podcast. You can contact us at www.planesafetypodcast.com or email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

From Pip & Al, we wish you all a Safe and Merry Christmas.

Dec 17 2017

2hr 16mins

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Rank #14: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 26 : Another tour diary

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Hi all

Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip.

In diary episode I talk about some of the events from my last 7 day trip including missed approaches at Paris, Chambery airport, getting soaking wet in Amsterdam and much much more.

If you would like to donate to my marathon appeal then please visit my Marathon page......only a few weeks to go !! Pip's London Marathon appeal

Questions, feedback & sqwauks can be sent to feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Enjoy !

Mar 31 2016

48mins

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Rank #15: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 24 ; Fuel Planning

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Welcome to episode 24 of the Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flightdeck.

The focus in this episode is aviation fuel planning. We take a look at what constitutes minimum required fuel, how we can apply fuel planning rules and what happens if our airplane runs out of fuel ! I'll also be telling you about my latest trips and some of my latest flying adventures.

Fuel planning.

The EASA fuel policy can be found here, starting on page 113.

Reduced Contingency Fuel Procedure (RCF)

Squawkbox

Pete Stroud says hi and has a question regarding circling approaches at Calvi, Corsica (LFKC). You can see the approach charts for Calvi LFKC charts.

Tony Damiano has some comment on the QF32 evacuation.

Joe also has some thoughts on the QF32 incident. Here's a link to the video Joe recommends : QF32

Nevil Bounds sent a link to an incident at London Luton airport (EGGW) involving an A320 departing from an intersection with the wrong thrust setting. You can read the story here : EGGW

Ben sent a squawk to tell us about his great day at at the Virtual Jet simulator in Exeter

If you would like to contact the show then please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

If you would like to donate to my London Marathon appeal then please click here

Thanks for listening and fly safe,

Pip

Feb 27 2016

1hr 39mins

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Rank #16: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 23 ; Sims,safety and leaving the gear down.

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Thanks for downloading and listening to the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip.

In this diary episode I talk about my last simulator recurrent, holding for poor weather, my latest meeting as fleet safety rep and more.

Please check out my London Marathon 2016 appeal. If you would like to donate please click right here

The Squawkbox hotline is feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

You can find more information about the show at www.planesafetypodcast.com on twitter (@psafetypodcast) and on Facebook.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Feb 05 2016

58mins

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Rank #17: Plane Safety Podcast 29 ; Nats, Brexit & The Millennium Falcon

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flight Deck with Pilot Pip.

In this episode we're taking a look at some of the possible impacts of Brexit on the aviation industry, we talk to a long time first officer about his career, a look at the NATS programmes for pilot/air traffic controller cooperation and the Squawkbox.

More information on NATS can be found here.

Squawkbox.

Oliver Di Mascio has some thoughts on various issues and recommends the books of MacArthur Job

Renato has some thoughts on fuel leaks

Nicolaus provides some information on the Allegiant Air evacuation discussed in episode 21. The short NTSB report is here

Luis has some questions on Gibraltar.

And finally Jacob in Australia has a question about license conversion and finding a job in the UK. The job website ppjn.com is a useful tool as is the CAA publication LASORS.

If you have any thoughts or questions you'd like to share, please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com, visit www.planesafetypodcast.com or find me on Facebook & Twitter (@psafetypodcast)

Enjoy the show. And don't forget, I'd love it if you could leave a review of the podcast on iTunes 

Fly safe,

Pip

Jul 04 2016

1hr 31mins

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Rank #18: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 43 ; The Great American Eclipse

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip

In this episode we are joined by regular guest Captain Al. We talk about A-CDM, the finer aspects of aviation sunglasses, Air Canada at SFO, feedback and much more. We also have a special segment dedicated to next months total solar eclipse in the USA.

Feedback and links

Total solar eclipse interactive map

Free Stellarium software

Eclipse Mega Movie project

Ruben has a question on EASA CS-23 performance. The source document is here.

I will publish soon a link to donations page for my upcoming London Marathon Walk. The event can be found here. London Marathon Walk 2017. Raising funds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance service.

Thanks for listening. If you would like to contact the show or send feedback then please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit the Squawkbox

Fly Safe !

Jul 26 2017

2hr 5mins

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Rank #19: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 42 ; The Man who saved the World.

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip.

In this episode we take a look at some recent aviation news items, Global 6000 wingtip strikes, tales of pudding eating and the story of Lt Col Stanislav Petrov, the Man who Saved the World,

In the Squawkbox :

Our Maine Man Micah says hi.

Barbara Parish has sent photos from the Farnborough 2016 meet up.

Ray Williams has some thoughts on the British Midland Argonaut crash 50 years ago this month

Richard Nash has a question of magnetic variation

Christian has some information on total solar eclipses

Ruben has some questions on ATC services in the UK (thanks to Adam Spink for helping me provide an answer).

If you would like to contact the show please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

or visit www.planesafetypodcast.com

Thanks for listening.

Jun 21 2017

1hr 31mins

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Rank #20: Plane Safety Podcast Episode 39 ; Medicals, monitoring & laptop mayhem.

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip (featuring copilot Isaac).

In this episode we are discussing the latest security restrictions on portable electronic devices, medicals, my upcoming fleet change, the recent Challenger 604 wake upset incident and a look at the role of pilot monitoring.

If you have any questions or would like to contact the show please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit www.planesafetypodcast.com

Thanks for listening

Pip

Mar 23 2017

1hr 24mins

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