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. 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