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.
In this Xtra episode we talk space news, space exploration and look forward to the trip to the ISS in December 2015 by UK astronaut Major Tim Peake.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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