Ep.48 – Whirlwind (Xtended Xtra)

In this ‘Xtra’ episode we learn about the Westland Whirlwind restoration project and meet up with aviation photographer and museum volunteer Jo Ayres. We review the latest book on the Hawker Hurricane and find out about Neil McCarthy’s newest project – The Flight Sim Centre.

Ep.47 – Into the Black

We welcome back Rowland White to talk about his latest book to be published in March 2016. ‘Into The Black’ is the story of the first flight of the Space Shuttle, the hidden safety issues and the use of spy technology in addressing them.

Ep.45 – Jet City Star

We welcome Isaac Alexander to the programme to talk to us about the aerospace sector in the Seattle area. With have a great new Battle of Britain #X10Top10 from Tim, listener feedback and we do some promoting aerospace to complete the episode.

Ep.44 – ‘Xtra’ Air Day 2015

Live from the 2015 RNAS Yeovilton Air Day, Gareth and Pieter bring you a show filled with interviews and content from the show participants, including featured interviews on Vulcan XH558.

Ep.43 – Airport Infrastructure

We talk to Tony Whiting from Event Fire Solutions about airfield support and Martin O’Connell about designing and building new airport infrastructure. Another new #X10Top10 from Tim, listener engagement and feedback and promoting aerospace complete the episode.

Ep.42 – Fifty Years of Flying Fun

In this special episode on aviation books Rod Dean, former RAF Squadron Leader and Farnborough Airshow Director, tells us about his new book ‘Fifty Years of Flying Fun’. We talk to Dr Ron Smith about his recent booklet on ‘100 years of Westland Manufacturing Aircraft at Yeovil’ as well as his new book ‘DH Moths – A Family Album’.

Ep.41 – Performance, Success and Innovation

We talk to Tim Davies about operating at your personal maximum and to Michael Pickin, the UK’s youngest ever Advanced Aerobatic Champion. From success, we then talk innovation with Rachelle Ornan, Ph.D. Regional Director Cabin Experience & Design at Boeing

Ep.40 – Phantoms, Tornados and V-Bombers

Cold War test pilot Tony Blackman OBE, M.A., F.R.Ae.S joins us as guest host and we have an intriguing interview with F-4 Phantom and Tornado F-3 Navigator and now author, David Gledhill.

Ep.39 – Top Gun Days and the F-14 Tomcat

This special Top Gun episode on the F-14 Tomcat features Commander David ‘Bio’ Baranek (US Navy Retired), a former F-14 RIO (Radar Intercept Officer) who commanded an F-14 Fighter Squadron.

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