This episode spans the spectrum of aviation, from test flying modern supersonic jets and weapon systems with Dave Gledhill, all the way through to a look back at the Cessna 300 and 400 Series of twin-engine aircraft with Ron Smith.
This episode features the Fairey Barracuda and a new book on the aircraft by Naval Air Historian, Matt Willis. We also feature an interview with PO Anthony Johnson RN, a Telegraphist Air Gunner in the Barracuda who served at the end of WW2.
We visit Air Day 2017 at Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton to bring you interviews with the performers and attendees.
We continue our look back at the Falklands Air War on the 35th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands Conflict. We are joined in the studio by Naval Air Historian Matt Willis and are delighted to welcome Commander Nigel ‘Sharkey’ Ward DFC AFC RN Retired to the show, all the way from his home in Grenada.
Marking the 35th anniversary of the end of the Falklands Conflict, we look back at the air war through the eyes of the Fleet Air Arm. We are joined in the studio by Naval Air Historian Matt Willis to review our guest interviews and discuss the tactics and lessons from the conflict.
We are joined by Eddie Gould from G.A.S.E. for the story of how a retired Liverpudlian aircraft mechanic moved to Egypt to set up one of the world’s best GA ‘around the world’ support companies.
We are joined by Ed Scio from Sim155 to talk about Combat Air Patrol 2. It is a fascinating discussion on how flight simulators are designed and built.
In this episode we visit HMS Heron to talk about the forthcoming retirement from active service of the Royal Navy Westland Lynx Mk 8. We get to talk to those who have flown the aircraft with their stories of ditching, human aid missions and drug busting.
Welcome to our longest show ever, with RAF Typhoon pilot Roger Cruickshank and Owen Zupp. We talk to Roger about the challenges of coming back from injury to become an Olympic skier whilst training to fly fighter jets, and tragedy striking in his domestic life. Owen tells us about his amazing father, as featured in his latest book ‘Without Precedent’.
The team are back together for a summer talk about their interest in aviation and why the sector is so engaging and followed by so many.