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 with Pilot Pip and Capt Al.

In this episode Captain Al is taking the controls in his first solo episode as he takes a look at aircraft pressurisation.

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Contacting the show is easy ; just email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit our website 

Ciao for now !

 

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Capt Al.

In this episode we are discussing the question of whether to turn back to the runway following an engine failure in a single engine aircraft shortly after takeoff off.

This discussion is based upon a recent article in Flyer magazine by David Joyce. You can find the article here

We kick the discussion off with a feedback from Steven Hitchin who suffered and engine failure shortly after take off. You can read about his incident here.

In other feedback :

Nigel has a comment on our Lost over the Pacific vid-cast.

Jez has a question about re-routing during flight.

If you would like to send feedback please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Thanks for listening.

Fly safe.

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip & Capt Al.

This is a solo a diary pod with me (Pip), no Al I'm afraid due to technical issues.We'll be catching up with where I've been, what's happening in the quiet skies, ILS vs IGS, CPDLC & more.

Links mentioned in the episode :

Flyer Magazine

13 Minutes to the Moon Podcast

https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/

If you'd like to contact us please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Thanks for listening

Direct download: ep75.mp3
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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pip and Al. This is an aviation podcast about flying, aeroplanes and being a pilot. 

In this episode we'll be catching up the latest from Pip and Al as the lockdown continues to have a drastic impact on out industry. We are taking a look at some news stories including the recent PIA A320 crash at Karachi. ATC audio can be found at VAS Aviation 

In the Squawkbox.

Brian Coleman has sent us some rather naughty nose art pictures. Here are some examples  :

Thanks Brian !

Dr Pras sent us this article from the Newyorker telling the amazing story of Lawn Chair Larry. Very much worth a read ! https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1998/06/01/the-man-in-the-flying-lawn-chair

Stefan has some questions about Cabin Pressurisation and includes a link to this story https://www.aviationpros.com/home/news/10401947/american-airlines-flight-attendants-death-result-of-pilot-error

William from LA says hi and shares some details about his flying career.

Chris Marsh says hi and reminds us that the fantastic radio sitcom Cabin Pressure is being rebroadcast on Sunday evenings on BBC Radio4 (hint, search Apple podcasts for Cumberbins Treasure). Essential listening.

Chris from Big Jet Airways says hi.

If you would like to contact the show please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit the Squawkbox

Thanks for listening.

 

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Capt Al. In this episode Al & I are talking about the ongoing Corona threat and how it has affected our jobs and what we are doing to keep current and entertained. We also take a dive in to the Sqauwkbox to answer some listener questions.

If you would like to contact the show please either visit the Sqauwkbox or email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com

Thanks for listening and fly safe.

Pip & Al

 

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Capt Al.

This episode is a video podcast. Whilst you can listen to the audio only version, watching the Youtube video will add visual descriptions which aid the story.

We're looking at the incredible tale of a Cessna 188 that got lost over the Pacific Ocean in 1978. An Air New Zealand DC-10 began a search for the small aircraft using back to basics stopwatch & compass navigation and looking at the sun and sky to figure out where to go. In this video podcast we'll be examining the techniques used in locating the Cessna.

The You Tube video podcast can be viewed here. https://youtu.be/ht8PQlgj7_U

If you have enjoyed this podcast then please consider leaving a review on iTunes.

If you would like to contact the show with a question, a story of your own or just to say hi then please email feeedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit the Squawkbox

Thanks for listening (and watching). Take care and fly safe.

Pip & Al

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip and Captain Al ; an aviation podcast about flying, aeroplanes and our jobs as professional pilots. 

In this episode we are joined by special guests Captain Nick Anderson (retired) and Heathrow ATC guru Adam Spink.

We are talking about the only thing on everyones agenda at the moment ; Coronavirus (and it's effect on the aviation industry). We are looking in detail at EASAs operational guidelines to operators in dealing with the pandemic. The document can be found here

In the Squawkbox we have messages from :

A former F16 pilot in Prague

Hernan in Argentina says hi

Magnus says hi and includes a video of a lovely Hawker conducting a rough field (very rough !) take off. https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comments/f03pbg/lead_balls_an_air_plane_used_by_drug_smugglers_is/

Dr Pras says hi.

John has a episode discussion suggestion

Tony asks for advice on being a good captain.

If you would like to contact the show please email feedback@planesafetypodcast.com or visit our website

If you've enjoyed this episode then why not leave a review on iTunes ?

Thanks for listening. Fly safe !

 

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast, an aviation podcast about flying, aeroplanes, our jobs as professional pilots and more.

In this episode Capt Al & I are talking about some of the challenges  presented by operating in high winds and storms. We're also looking at the impact of the corona virus outbreak and some of the finer points of aeroplane lavatory etiquette. 

If you would like to contribute to my London Marathon 2020 charity fund raising then please visit my website or click here

Every penny raised goes to the charity Sense

To contact the show please e-mail feedback@planesafetypodcast or visit the Squawkbox page on the website

Thanks for listening.

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Hi, thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip & Captain Al

In this catch up diary episode I'll be telling you about my most recent sim recurrent and adventures in the USA. We'll also have a look at the dangers of landing with a tail wind and an explanation of Special VFR.

The music featured in this episode was recored live at Stadz Pizzeria in Columbus OH (great pizza) and features singer song writer Dave Hawkins.

Thanks to Jim & Jim for the feedback. The link to the Phenom 100 icing incident is here

Don't forget, if you would like to donate to my London Marathon 2020 Charity fundraising then please click the link or directly here

If you would like to contact us or send feedback then please click here to visit the Squawkbox.

Enjoy the podcast.

 

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Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast, an aviation podcast about flying, aeroplanes, our jobs as professional pilots and more.

In this diary episode I'm talking about some recent flying adventures, pitch trim failures, using the stars to navigate and more.

If you would like to contribute to my London Marathon 2020 charity fund raising then please visit my website or click here

Every penny raised goes to the charity Sense

To contact the show please e-mail feedback@planesafetypodcast or visit the Squawkbox page on the website

Thanks for listening.

 

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Hi everybody, it’s Pip here. 

Thanks for listening to this special message from the Plane Safety Podcast.

I’m both thrilled and terrified to tell you that I’ll be running in this years London Marathon

Every year, ten of thousands of people run the 26.2 miles, or if you prefer 40.195 km, around the great city of London. And many of them, including myself, are doing so in order to raise money for charities and good causes. 

When i ran the marathon in 2016, with your support, we were able to raise nearly £4000. I was totally blown away by your generosity and kindness. Now, I’m asking for you help again.

I’m delighted to be running the 2020 London Marathon on behalf of a very worthwhile charity called Sense. Sense is a UK charity supporting people with complex disabilities, helping them communicate and experience the world. They provide a wide range of support for those with complex disabilities from helping access to education, providing families with specialised equipment such as interactive sound and light spaces, supporting affected youngsters in to adulthood and even just arranging days out in the allowing people to enjoy the world around them. Sense is wonderful charity doing great work in the community and I’d like to raise as much money for them as possible. 

But, I need YOUR help. So, PLEASE consider making a donation to my London Marathon 2020 charity appeal. Every penny, every dollar, euro, yen, ruble and swiss franc will go to charity.

4 years on from my first and only marathon, I’m a little older, a little less fit, my knees hurt and I’m certainly a little rounder across the middle. This is still a huge challenge for me and knowing that your support is helping such a worthwhile cause is a great motivator for me. The costs of producing the podcast are pretty minimal really, aside from occasionally refilling Capt Al’s food trough with chicken nuggets, it doesn’t take too much in the way of resources to put out each episode. So if you have enjoyed the Plane Safety Podcast these last 6 years then you could show your appreciation by giving a little money (or maybe a lot of money) to my charity fund raising efforts.

By doing so, not only will you get a warm fuzzy feeling deep inside knowing that you’ve helped make someones life a little better, you will also get a special mention on the podcast, and by way of thanks Al and I plus special guess will be recording a special private episode just for those of who who donate. 

If you would like to contribute then please do so by visiting my donations page by either clicking on the link in the podcast show notes or by visiting www.planesafetypodcast.com and going to the London Marathon 2020 page and there you’ll find links. You can pay with debit or credit card and remember if you are a UK tax payer then be sure to tick the dos to receive 50% extra gift aid. I’ll also be regularly posting updates on Facebook and Twitter.

So, let me thank you all in advance for your generosity. It really means a lot to me.

Thanks for listening.

Pip

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