Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the flightdeck
An aviation podcast hosted by Pilot Pip and Capt Al about flying, our jobs as professional pilots, aviation safety matters and general pilot bar talk and chit chat.

Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip & Capt Al, an aviation podcast about flying, aeroplanes & being pilot.

In this episode we are looking at some news stories including a Global 6000 runway over-run at Liverpool airport, a very near miss with a drone at Luton airport and the potential benefits of Constant Descent & Climb operations. 

We're also talking about some of our recent experiences at work including grumpy tower controllers. 

In the feedback ;

Theo would like to know how to subscribe to the podcast on Spotify (answer ; we don't know)

Roger says hi and shares some of his aviation story

Richard Nash is looking for a job

Glen Towler says hi in some audio feedback

Adam Spink has some thoughts on fuel tinkering.

 

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

Enjoy the show.

Pip & Al

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Captain Al, an aviation podcast about flying, aeroplanes and our jobs as professional pilots. In this episode we are discussing the practice of Fuel Tankering and asking the question, 'Is this practice appropriate in todays environmentally conscience world'.

This episode was prompted by a BBC News article and a study published by Eurocontrol looking at the the effects of fuel tankering (click on the links to read them).

In the Squawkbox Pras shares his horn with us and Thomas has some questions about family and domestic lives of pilots.

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

If you have enjoyed this podcast then it would be great if you could leave a review on iTunes,

Thanks for listening,

Pip & Al.

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Capt Al.

This is a short diary catch up episode with Pip.  A full episode with both of us is on the way shortly.

To contact the show please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit www.planesafetypodcast.com 

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip & Capt Al. This is an aviation podcast in which we talk about our jobs as professional pilots, aviations news, accidents, incidents and events.

In this news-beat episode we are talking about new anti drone technology, aviation environmental protests, pilots getting in to trouble for flight deck photography and the global pilot shortage.

We also have a few items of listener feedback.

If you have a question or would like to contact the show please visit the website or email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

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

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip & Capt Al, an aviation podcast about flying, being a pilot and aviation safety.

On 23rd August 2000, Gulf Air flight 72 crashed into the waters off Bahrain Airport killing everyone on board. There were many casual factors attributed to the crash and in this episode we are talking about one of them in particular ; Somatogrphic illusions.

If you have any questions or thoughts or would like to share a story then you can email us at feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or from the website www.planesafetypodcast.com

To help promote the show please consider leaving a review on iTunes.

Thanks for listening,

Pip & Al

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Captain Al. This is an aviation podcast produced by commercial pilots about flying, aviation and being a pilot.

In this episode we are discussing some recent news stories and events including an off duty pilot who flew the plane on his holiday, a loss of separation at San Francisco and the Miracle on the Cornfield.

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

You can also find us on Twitter @psafetypodcast

Thanks for listening.

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Captain Al, an aviation podcast about flying and being a pilot. 

We both recently attended EAA Airventure Oshkosh and in this episode we're telling you all about it. We'll be talking about some of the aircraft and manufactures we visited, displays we saw and all the great folk we met.

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

You can also find us on Twitter @psafetypodcast

Thanks for listening.

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip & Captain Al, an aviation podcast about flying and being a pilot.

In this episode we are catching up with your feedback and questions in the Squawkbox and of course all the usual banter. 

 

In the Squawkbox :

We have some amusing messages from Captain Nick Anderson, invites to go visit Southend, questions on ditching equipment and procedures,  information on airport run fear of flying courses and more.

If you've enjoyed this podcast then please leave a review on iTunes. 

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

Thanks for listening.

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Captain Al, an aviation podcast by professional pilots about our lives in the air flying aeroplanes.

In this episode we are joined by self confessed nervous flyer Matt Smith from PTUK. Together we have an in depth discussion about 'aerophobia' or fear of flying. 

The audio clips included were taken from the Channel 4 documentary 'Fear of Flying - Caught on camera'

If you suffer from aerophobia please visit www.flightfearsolutions.co.uk

If you would like to contact us to share a story or ask a question then please click here or email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Please also consider leaving a review on iTunes

Thanks for listening.

 

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip & Capt Al. This episode is a video podcast and is best viewed on YouTube (click here) 

In this episode we are talking to NATS about their new digital tower project at London Heathrow airport. You can also see further footage on episode 259 & 260 of the Plane Talking UK Podcast. 

Special thanks to Paul Beauchamp, Hannah Heggarty and Andy Taylor at NATS and also to Nevil Bounds. 

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

Thanks for listening (and watching !)

Pip & Al

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Capt Al. We are also joined by a very 'curmudgeonly' special guest host. In this episode we are catching up with all your feedback from the Squawkbox. 

In the Squawkbox :

Many of you were kind enough to write in and tell us how much you enjoyed the 'How we got here' series. So many thanks to Michael D, Richard R, Ned S, Handsome Jeff & Derek S

Chris T has some thoughts on pilot salaries, sick pay & benefits

Tim from 'Down-under' sent a link to the Pitot Cover incident in Brisbane You can see it here.

Oliver from Switzerland has some question about Threat & Error Management

'THE' Nevil has an episode suggestion

Mr Annoynous is seeking some career advice

James P has some questions on De-Icing.

John H offers a helping hand on understanding RNAV/RNP terminology.

 

If you have enjoyed this podcast then please consider leaving a review on iTunes.

If you have a question, story or something you'd like to share then you can contact us by emailing feedback@planesafetypodcast.com , by visiting the Squawkbox or through Twitter @psafetypodcast

Thanks for listening.

Pip & Al

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Capt Al.

In this episode we conclude the story of our journey towards becoming professional pilots.

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

Special thanks to our Maine Man Micah (again) for 'the gravitas'. 

See you next time and fly safe. 

Pip & Al

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