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Plane Safety Podcast 31 ; The German Wings Accident

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In this episode I'm joined by Royal Jet & Airbus pilot, Capt Al. The main topic of discussion is the German Wings accident in the French Alps in March 2015.

The full BEA report in to the accident can be found here ; BEA Report.

The EASA recommendations can be found here ; EASA Report

 

Squawkbox

Shreenand Saddle says Hi and has some thoughts on the podcast.

Heath Gleason has some career news and thoughts on my navigation adventures in Russia. He provides a link to Jeppesen Airway manual ; Jepps

Jenny Parkinson has a question regarding METARs. An example of a full METAR/TAF decode can be found here ; METAR/TAF

 

End of episode skit shamelessly taken from John Finnimore's Souvenir Programme. 

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

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

 

Thanks for listening and fly safe,

Pip

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Plane Safety Podcast diary extra ; Dude, where's my suitcase 2 !

Here's a short diary update video-cast that I reordered in St Petersburg. If you'd like to see the video version please go to my You Tube channel or click here 

 

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Plane Safety Podcast 30 ; Dude, where's my suitcase ?

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

This is a short diary episode in which I talk about my latest trip, losing my bag, a few navigation concerns and more. If you want to see images of the approach plates I discuss within this episode please visit the gallery page on www.planesafetypodcast.com

The YouTube video of this episode can be found here  Episode 30

And the YouTube video of the sim ride with Capt Jeff, Steph & Al can be found here Sim ride video

If you have any questions or thoughts you can contact the show at feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Fly safe,

Pip

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Plane Safety Podcast 29 ; Nats, Brexit & The Millennium Falcon

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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

 

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Plane Safety Podcast 28 ; The London Marathon

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This special episode was recorded live from the 2016 London Marathon in recognition and appreciation of all those who donated to my marathon appeal. Thanks to your generous support over £3200 was raised for the Huntingtons Disease Association. Thank you so much.

 

I hope you enjoy this episode (spoiler alert, it gets a bit noisy in places). We have a look through Pip's A-Z of Plane Safety, enjoy the carnival atmosphere of the London Marathon and listen to a lot of heavy breathing !

Enjoy................

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Plane Safety Podcast Episode 27 ; Time and Space

Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip, an aviation podcast from a pilot at 'Safejet' airlines.

This episode has a bit of a 'spacey' feel to it.  We're doing things a bit backwards ; we start with feedback in the Squawkbox, we have a Planetail of sorts and in Topic of the Week we take a look at Time. 

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

The address for getting in touch with the show is feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Thanks for listening.

Squawkbox :

Capt Nick has some thoughts on LOC approaches and SOP.

Antoine tells us a little about his approach to finding a job.

Ben Todd tells about about his trip in a RV9

Jez has a question about autoland

Nevil Bounds has some audio feedback regarding passports.

 

Rowland White ; Into the Black can be found here (I can highly recommended this authors work)

Intro/outro music ; 'Beef or Mutton' by Geoff Whitehorn

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Plane Safety Podcast Episode 26 : Another tour diary

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 !

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Plane Safety Podcast Episode 25 ; Low Viz Ops

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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

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Plane Safety Podcast Episode 24 ; Fuel Planning

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

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Plane Safety Podcast Episode 23 ; Sims,safety and leaving the gear down.

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.

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