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Ep.52 – The Aviation Historian, Optica and Hawker Typhoon

Managing Editor of the Aviation Historian Mick Oakey joins us as guest host. Tim brings us an interview with John Edgley after his flight in the Optica; and Pieter speaks to Sam Worthington-Leese from the Hawker Typhoon Project.

Ep.50 – Flt Lt Tom Bould ‘Red 7’

Xtended celebrates a half century of episodes with Flt Lt Tom Bould – Red 7 with the Royal Air Force’s famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team. Tom joins us to talk about his first year as a Red, with a look ahead to 2016 as part of the Synchro Pair.

Ep.49 – Paul Beaver

Paul Beaver is an aviation journalist and author recognisable from both radio and TV, as well as a pilot. Paul was a special advisor to the UK Defence Committee and has recently written a book called ‘Spitfire People’. We talk to Paul about everything from the UK Defence Spending Review to flying the Spitfire.

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.