X10

Xtended’s Tim Robinson presents an aviation top 10, entitled X10, as part of our show.

The segment invariably results in much discussion, so here’s the list in full.

Let us know if you agree / disagree!

Episode 22 / January 2014 – Seaplanes
10 – Caproni Ca60
9 – ShinMaywa US-2
8 – Felixstowe F.2
7 – Dornier DoX
6 – Martin Seamaster
5 – Supermarine S.6B
4 – Grumman Goose
3 – Short Sunderland
2 – de Havilland Beaver
1 – Consolidated Catalina

Episode 23 / February 2014 – Dangerous Airports to Fly From and Land At
10 – Toncontin International Airport, Honduras
9 – Gibraltar
8 – Ice runway, Antarctica
7 – Bagram, Afghanistan
6 – Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil
5 – Gustav III, St Barts
4 – Tenzing-Hillary airport, Lukla, Nepal
3 – Kai Tak, Hong Kong
2 – Princess Juliana International Airport, Saint Maarten
1 – Courvchel, France

Episode 24 / March 2014 – Aviation Films
10 – The Rocketeer
9 – Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
8 – Hell’s Angels
7 – Porco Rosso
6 – Twelve O’Clock High
5 – The Right Stuff
4 – The Dambusters
3 – Top Gun
2 – Airplane!
1 – Battle of Britain

Episode 25 / April 2014 – Cancelled Aircraft
10 – Northrop YB-49.
9 – MiG 1.44
8 – PZL-230 Skorpion
7 – BAe P.1214
6 – Northrop YF-23
5 – Miles M.52
4 – Horten IX/Ho 229
3 – North American XB-70
2 – Avro Arrow
1 – BAC TSR.2

Episode 26 / May 2014 – Defunct Airlines
10 – Olympic Airlines
9 – Ansett Airlines
8 – Dan Air
7 – TWA
6 – Sabena
5 – BOAC
4 – Laker Airways
3 – Braniff
2 – Imperial Airways
1 – Pan Am

Episode 27 / June 2014 – Airline call signs
10 – Cedar Jet – Middle East Airlines
9 – Springbok – South African Airways
8 – Penguin – British Antartic Survey
7 – Giant – Atlas Air
6 – Dynasty – China Airlines
5 – Cactus – US Airways
4 – Nitro – TNT Airways
3 – Shamrock – Aer Lingus
2 – Clipper – Pan American World Airways
1 – Speedbird – British Airways

Episode 31 / August 2014 – Top 10 Worst Aircraft
10. Messerschmitt Me210
9. BE12
8. Grumman XF10 Jaguar
7. Blackburn Firebrand
6. Supermarine Swift
5. Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet
4. Yak-38 Forger
3. Bolton Paul Defiant
2. Douglas X-3 Stiletto
1. General Aircraft GAL.56

Episode 32 / September 2014 – Top 10 PC Flight Sims
#X10Top10 – Top 10 PC Flight Sims
10. Tornado
9. Flight Unlimited
8. Longbow 2
7. Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory
6. Rise of Flight
5. Digital Combat Simulator
4. X-Plane
3. Falcon 4/BMS
2. Il-2 Sturmovik
1. Microsoft Flight Sim

Episode 33 / October 2014 – Top 10 Spaceplanes
10. Sanger Orbital Bomber
9. HOTOL
8. Hermes
7. X-20 Dyna-Soar
6. X-30/NASP
5. Buran
4. Boeing X-37B
3. X-15
2. SpaceShipOne
1 Space Shuttle

Episode 36 / January 2015 – Top 10 carrier aircraft
10. Sea Fury
9. F/A-18 Hornet
8. Dauntless
7. Rafale
6 F-4 Phantom
5. Hellcat
4. Sea Harrier
3. A6M Zero
2. Swordfish
1. F-14 Tomcat

Episode 38 / March 2015 – Top 10 fictional aircraft
10. EB- 52 Megafortress – ‘Flight of the Old Dog’
9. EDI – ‘Stealth’
8. Rocket jetpack – ‘The Rocketeer’
7. Vickers Vandal – Biggles
6. Blue Thunder
5. Thunderbird 2 – ‘Thunderbirds’
4. Airwolf
3. F-19 Stealth Fighter
2. The Wing – ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’
1. Firefox – Firefox

Episode 40 / April 2015 – Top 10 record-breaking breaking aircraft
1. Lockheed SR-71
2. Bell X-1
3. Rutan Voyager
4. Supermarine S6.B
5. Spirit of St Louis
6. Airbus D&S Zephyr UAV
7. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Streak Eagle
8. Hughes H-4 Hercules
9. Fairey Delta 2
10. Mil V12

Episode 41 – May 2015 – Top 10 Celebrity Pilots

10. Eddie Izzard
9. Michael Gambon
8. Brad Pitt
7. Lord Sugar
6. Angelie Jolie
5. Tom Cruise
4. John Travolta
3. Bruce Dickinson
2. Carol Vorderman
1. Harrison Ford

Episode 43 / July 2015 – Top 10 Russian Military Aircraft

1. Mikoyan MiG-21
2. Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik
3. Sukhoi Su-27
4. Tupolev Tu-95
5. Mikoyan MiG-29
6. Tupolev Tu-160
7. Petlyakov Pe-2
8. Sikorsky Ilya Muromets
9. Mikoyan MiG-25
10. Polikarpov Po-2

Episode 45 / August 2015 – Battle Of Britain Facts You Never Knew

1. Multi-national pilots
2. Bomber and Coastal Command involvement
3. Italy’s involvement
4. Shabby treatment of BofB leaders
5. First airborne ELINT
6. BF-109 RR
7. The phantom Heinkel 113
8. Saucepans to Spitfires
9. Tiger Moth bombers
10. Two air sea rescue services

Episode 47 / October 2015 – Best Gliders

1. Pegasus Bridge – 1944
2. Longest ever glider flight (56 hours) – 1952
3. The Azores A330 Glider – 2001
4. Space Shuttle Orbiter
5. Perlan 1 project – highest ever glider flight (50,720ft) – 2006
6. Otto Littenthal’s experiments
7. Longest ever (3,008km) glider flight – 2003
8. Rescue of Mussolini – 1943
9. The Cayley Gilder – 1853
10. Capt Eric Moody and four engine 747 flame-out – 1982

Episode 52 – Top Ten spyplanes

1. Lockheed U-2
2. Supermarine Spitfire (all PR types)
3. Lockheed SR-71
4. MiG-25R Foxbat
5. Lockheed F-4/5 Lightning
6. General Atomics Predator
7. De Havilland Mosquito
8. Junkers Ju-86P
9. McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo
10. Supermarine Swift