Journalist and author Alexander Mladenov joins us from Sofia in Bulgaria to talk through the four generations of Soviet Fighter aircraft from the early MiGs and Yaks through to the later air-superiority models, familiar in the skies around the world today.
Rowland White returns to discuss the Space Shuttle and his latest best-selling book, ‘Into The Black’. We have listener questions for Rowland along with our regular segments on News and Promoting Aerospace.
In this Xtra episode we feature Jeanette Remak and her book ‘To slip the Surly Bonds- NASA, the Shuttle Disaster and the demise of the US Manned Space Program’.
In this Xtra episode we cover the retirement of the Royal Navy Sea King Mk 4 ‘The Junglie’, the Barracuda Restoration Project and talk to Naval Air Historian Matt Willis about his new books on the Fairey Barracuda and Blackburn Shark.
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.
This special ‘Xtra’ episode brings you features from The Museum of Army Flying, The Fleet Air Arm Museum and the RAF Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.