Ep.07: Rowland White and Concorde

Rowland White, best-selling author of ‘Vulcan 607’, is our main guest whilst we also have a segment focusing on Concorde.

Rowland is also author of ‘Phoenix Squadron’ and ‘Storm Front’. His books have all been Sunday Times Best Sellers and ‘Vulcan 607’ was made into a TV documentary.

We find out from Rowland what his favourite aircraft is and where he gets his inspiration. He takes us through his writing process and where the next book ideas are coming from – and how they are developing! It goes without saying that you will be as eager as we are to see them published.

Tim interviews Captain David Rowland on selection, training and flying the Concorde. Although we struggled with the sound quality on this interview it really cannot be missed as he gives an insight into some amazing facts and relates some wonderful stories about the aircraft. How do you train a Concorde pilot in take offs and landings……well you do circuits at RAF Brize Norton of course!

This interview is followed by Huw James telling us what it was like to be a passenger on Concorde. His passion and aviation heritage really come through and you feel like you are there sitting next to him as the Mach Meter goes through 2.0!

There’s lots of listener mail and feedback which is really worth listening to as Rowland steps in to help out.

A long episode but probably one of the best we have produced so far, which of course is why the out-takes are also the longest we have produced!

Shout outs, aviation books and old magazines also make it into Episode 7, so enjoy the programme.

Running Order (Hrs.Mins.Secs):

  • 0.02.55 News Update
  • 0.13.20 Captain David Rowland, Concorde Pilot
  • 0.39.48 Huw James, Concorde cabin experience
  • 0.47.35 Rowland White
  • 1.15.55 GetInvolved
  • 1.21.40 Aviation Shout Outs
  • 1.08.33 Get involved, listener feedback
  • 1.29.40 Programme end and outtakes
  • 1.33.25 End

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