Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the flightdeck (general)
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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 EDT

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 EDT

Plane Safety Podcast Episode 14 - Ain't nothin' but the news.

Welcome to episode 14 of the Plane Safety Podcast – Safety from the flight deck.

This is a shorter episode looking at just a handful of news stories from the past few weeks in aviation….so no Topic of the week or squawkbox and all that jazz. 

 Aerotoxic syndrome story on the bbc news website

Double runway incursion at Okinawa airport in Japan, including video 

NTSB Safety Leaflet ‘See and be seen – your life depends on it’ 

Air France B777 in EGPWS Pull up event near Douala, Cameroon  and a picture of a typical egpws cockpit terrain display 

Tourist trapped on dinosaur island after airline collapse 


If you would like to contact the show with your squawks, questions, thoughts ideas then please e-mail or via the website

You can also find us on Facebook and twitter @psafetypodcast

It would be great too if you could leave a review of this podcast on iTunes please.

Intro & outro music by Geoff Whitehorn

Thanks for listening, see you all again next time. Fly safe !


Direct download: ep14finaledited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

Plane Safety Podcast Episode 13 - Fatigue

Hi everyone.

Thanks for downloading episode 13 of the Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flightdeck. A podacst about aviation, flight safety and being a pilot.

In this episode we're taking a look at fatigue ; what it is, what causes it and how it effects pilots and airline operations. 


There's also a good number of squawks in squawkbox ;

Capt Jeff has some thoughts regarding the Kegworth Air Disaster

Tony also has a question following the Kegworth discussion

Anthony is thinking about leaving Australia for pastures new

Ray Williams has some thoughts on engine failure management using socks !

C5 Crash at Dover AFB

Controller Vlad says hello from Moscow

Erica Siwo suggests the American Airlines crash of AA1420 as a topic for future discussion

Andrew Barber has some thoughts regarding the different types of flying and the MPL (multi pilot license)

Adam Knight from the 'Go Flying Australia' podcast says g'day. You can find his great podcast at Go Flying Australia

If you have a question or something you'd like to share you can send your squawks to the show at or via the 'squawkbox' page on the new website

I'm also now on twitter #psafetypodcast and of vourse on Facebook

Until the next episode, take care & fly safe !


Direct download: ep13final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT

I had a little bit of storage left over so I thought Id use it and make a quick round up of some of the latest news stories. Unfortunately I had to compress the file down to quite a low bit rate to make it fit, so the sound quality may not be great Sorry.

Anyway, there is a catch up with the latest for the search of MH370.

FAA cuts the Indians some slack.

Turkish A320 in hard landing incident.

Aerotoxic syndrome is back in the news

And American Airlines has some ipad problems. 


Enjoy and fly safe,


Direct download: newsround1final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

Plane Safety Podcast Episode 12 - The Kegworth Air Disaster

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



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 or via

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 !



Direct download: ep12final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27am EDT

Join me, Pilot Pip, for this special Bonus Easter episode as I talk about some of the great aircraft at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, UK.  No Squawks, no topic of the week, no news, just awesome aircraft from one of Europes biggest aviation musuem.  

Direct download: duxforda.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29am EDT

Plane Safety Podcast Episode 11 - Braking Action

In this episode of Plane Safety Podcast we discuss briefly the tragic Germanwings A320 crash last week, in Topic of the Week we're taking a look at braking action and of course your thoughts and questions in Squawkbox.

Intro and Outro music by Geoff Whitehorn.

Thanks to weird guy on Royal Air Morroc flight for keeping me entertained.

Squawks from  :

Ryan in Australia, Capt Alun Evans in an A321, Del Harley in Kentucky, Dennis Harris in Texas and Heath Gleason over Montanna in a Cessna 402 (awesome).

Many thanks guys for your input.

You can send your squawks to or via

Remember to like the show on Facebook, I leave regular updates and photo competions on the Plane Safety Podcast facebook page. If you're feeling really generous or maybe very bored, I'd love it if you can put a review of the show on iTunes.

Thanks for listening and fly safe,


Direct download: ep11final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

Plane Safety Podcast Episode 10 - Engine Failures and F-18's

In this episode we talk about engine failures, I chat to a friend about his time as an F-18 pilot in the Spanish Air Force and of course listener squawks.

I've discovered these great new podcasts :

The Maiden Flight Podcast

Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase

Xtended Podcast


Pablo has written and published a book on the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The book is called Barbarossa 0300 (or Barbaroja 0300) by Pablo Vallecillo. It will be availble soon in hardback in Spanish and English and as an e-book.



Antoine provided feedback with a link to this BEA report

and this video

Tim sent a link to this video entitled 'Dangerous Landing

Thanks also to Heath Gleason and Tim Flood for their squawks.




Direct download: ep10finalbit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Plane Safety Podcast - Episode 9. Talkin' PPLs

In this episode I chat to Carlos Stebbings from about his PPL training. I have a rant and moan about the world of aviation and aeroplanes in general and of course, your feedbacks.

So join me, Pilot Pip, for Plane Safety Podcast Episode 9.

Direct download: ep9final50mb.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT