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Plane Safety Podcast Episode 19 - Aeroplane Upset

Thanks for downloading and listening to the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip. In this episode we're looking at aeroplane upset and recovery in Topic of the week. Plenty of great squawks in Squawkbox and some info on Pip's 2016 London Marathon appeal.

A huge thank you to all of those who have already donated. If YOU would like to donate please either go to the website where you'll find more information or the direct link to the donations page is here

In squawk box this episode we have :

Luiz Cesar Dias from Brazil has some thoughts on intersection take offs and a question on differences in aviation protocol in different countries.

Captain Al has sent some audio feedback with his thoughts on intersection departures.

Chris Marsh says hi and asks about the Farnborough 2016 APG meet up. You can check out Chris' professional photography business here

James Chen in Toronto has a question regarding Angle of Attack gauges.

Edward Steinfeld from New England, USA says hi

Matt Fabricus has an audio report on his recent PPL check ride.....he passed ! Well done Matt.

If you would like to contact the show please either go to the Squawkbox page on the website, or email

Thanks for listening,

Fly Safe !

Direct download: ep19final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

Plane Safety Podcast - Tour diary 21 October 2015

Hi all. Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast. Here's another tour diary recorded at Paris CDG. This time we have some technical niggles with the aeroplane, rubbish hotels, crazy Italians, marathon running and more. Enjoy.

Please consider donating to my London Marathon charity run by visiting my donations page here.....I'll be very grateful. Thank you.

Fly safe,



Direct download: diary22final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

Plane Safety Podcast ; Pip's London Marathon appeal

Hi everyone

I’m very excited to have secured a charity runners entry in the 2016 London Marathon. This will be a huge challenge for me to train, prepare and then run the 26.2 miles (42km) through London on 24th April 2016.

I am running on behalf of the Huntingdons Disease Association and am aiming to raise at least £2000 (approx $3000).  Every single penny, pound, cent, dollar, yen, shilling, euro and buck raised will go to the HDA charity, whose aim is to aid those affected and to develop treatments and ultimately find a cure. Whilst this is a UK based charity, their work and research helps people all over the world.

I am asking for YOUR help in raising as much as possible. Every donation will help inspire and motivate me. In return for your kind donation you will get personal recognition and thanks on the podcast PLUS I am planning to produce a special Plane Safety Podcast episode recorded live from the marathon just for you !

So, if you can afford to, please consider donating to this very worthy cause….. every penny counts. Please follow the link below which will take you to my donations site, managed by Virgin Money.

Donations page 

or the full address is :

You can also visit to find more details.

Many thanks,


Direct download: marathonappeal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

PSP ; Tour diary 12 October 2015

My latest diary recorded in historic Edinburgh. I talk a little about what I've been up to, silly cockpit games, stress relief, losing things in hotel and more.



Direct download: diary1210fin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40am EST

Plane Safety Podcast Episode 18 - Density Altitude

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 and use the Squawkbox/feedback page or email

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 !


Direct download: ep18final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm EST


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 or e-mail

Fly safe,



Direct download: ep17riat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Plane Safety Podcast - Tour diary 4th August 2015

Another audio diary from my latest tour, recorded from the island of Ibiza. In this installment I talk about wet runways in Ireland, Chinese people singing, drunk taxi hijackers and much more....... 


Direct download: diary3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Plane Safety Podcast Episode 16 - SEP

Thanks for downloading Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flightdeck with Pilot Pip. In this episode we're taking a look at SEP equipment in Topic of the week, we have plenty of great squawks and listener feedback in Squawkbox and of course the usual aviation safety related chat and news. 



Tony Ingari in Somalia has a question regarding cockpit practices. 

James Plumridge has a Piper Cub.

Derek Rowan has a question regarding flying in IMC.

Matt Fabricius has a question on his upcoming PPL cross country flight. 

Milad in Libya asks a question about part time flying.

Heath Gleason in the USA has a TotW suggestion - Density Altitude. 

David Hogan also has a TotW suggestion and some questions - Turbulence.


If you would like to contact the show, ask a question or share an opinion then please either email or use the feedback page on the website

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 !


Direct download: ep16final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

Hi all

Here's another audio diary from a recent tour. This time I'm on recurrent sim training and I chat a little about some of the issues I face and give a run down of exactly what's involved. Enjoy. 

Direct download: diary2final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

I recently purchased a handheld audio recorder for recording interviews on the go. I took it with me on a recent tour to try it out and recorded a short audio diary of some of the things I've been up to on my travels. 


Direct download: diary1final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am EST