Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the flightdeck
Join Pilot Pip for a look at news, aviation safety chat and your plane safety feedback.


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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

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

You can find more info on the show at, facebook and twitter @psafetypodcast

Intro & outro music by Geoff Whitehorn

Thanks for listening. Fly safe !


Direct download: ep15final.mp3
Category:aviation -- posted at: 6:23pm 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