Plane Safety Podcast - Safety From The Flightdeck



Join Pilot Pip for a look at news, aviation safety chat and your plane safety feedback.


  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 21 - In Conversation with Captain Al.

    21/12/2015 Duración: 02h15min

    Thanks for downloading Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flight with Pilot Pip. In this episode I'm joined by Captain Al of 'Royal Jet', an A320/321 skipper. We talk at length about the evacuations and Just Culture following the firing of an Allegiant Air captain, we also discuss appropriate use of autopilot, Heathrow's third runway and much much more.  Of course, as usual we have some feedback in the Squawkbox. Andrew has a question regarding te use of undercarriage. Mattyfab has an audio squawk regarding sterile cockpit/ Sjoert Bakker has a question about scheduling.   Please check out my London Marathon 2016 appeal. If you would like to donate please click right here   The Squawkbox hotline is [email protected] You can find more information about the show at, twitter (@psafetypodcast) and on Facebook. I hope you enjoy the show. Merry Christmas one and all. Pip

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 20 - Just Culture

    09/12/2015 Duración: 01h19min

    Thanks for downloading Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip. This is a podcast all about aviation and being a pilot. In this episode we're taking a look at 'Just Culture' as well as well as the usual flying related idle chit chat and gossip. Don't forget, if you'd like to donate to my London Marathon 2016 appeal then please click this link. You can send your thoughts and questions to the squawkbox hotline [email protected] Thanks for listening, Fly safe Pip

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 19 - Aeroplane Upset

    06/11/2015 Duración: 02h02min

    Thanks for downloading and listening to the Plane Safety Podcast with Pilot Pip. In this episode we're looking at aeroplane upset and recovery in Topic of the week. Plenty of great squawks in Squawkbox and some info on Pip's 2016 London Marathon appeal. A huge thank you to all of those who have already donated. If YOU would like to donate please either go to the website where you'll find more information or the direct link to the donations page is here In squawk box this episode we have : Luiz Cesar Dias from Brazil has some thoughts on intersection take offs and a question on differences in aviation protocol in different countries. Captain Al has sent some audio feedback with his thoughts on intersection departures. Chris Marsh says hi and asks about the Farnborough 2016 APG meet up. You can check out Chris' professional photography business here James Chen in Toronto has a question regarding Angle of Attack gauges. Edward Steinfeld from New England, USA says hi Matt Fabricus has an audio report on his recen

  • Plane Safety Podcast - Tour diary 21 October 2015

    22/10/2015 Duración: 22min

    Hi all. Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast. Here's another tour diary recorded at Paris CDG. This time we have some technical niggles with the aeroplane, rubbish hotels, crazy Italians, marathon running and more. Enjoy. Please consider donating to my London Marathon charity run by visiting my donations page here.....I'll be very grateful. Thank you. Fly safe, Pip  

  • Plane Safety Podcast ; Pip's London Marathon appeal

    16/10/2015 Duración: 03min

    Hi everyone I’m very excited to have secured a charity runners entry in the 2016 London Marathon. This will be a huge challenge for me to train, prepare and then run the 26.2 miles (42km) through London on 24th April 2016. I am running on behalf of the Huntingdons Disease Association and am aiming to raise at least £2000 (approx $3000).  Every single penny, pound, cent, dollar, yen, shilling, euro and buck raised will go to the HDA charity, whose aim is to aid those affected and to develop treatments and ultimately find a cure. Whilst this is a UK based charity, their work and research helps people all over the world. I am asking for YOUR help in raising as much as possible. Every donation will help inspire and motivate me. In return for your kind donation you will get personal recognition and thanks on the podcast PLUS I am planning to produce a special Plane Safety Podcast episode recorded live from the marathon just for you ! So, if you can afford to, please consider donating to this very worthy cause….. e

  • PSP ; Tour diary 12 October 2015

    13/10/2015 Duración: 19min

    My latest diary recorded in historic Edinburgh. I talk a little about what I've been up to, silly cockpit games, stress relief, losing things in hotel and more. Enjoy, Pip

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 18 - Density Altitude

    30/09/2015 Duración: 01h55min

    Hello listener Thank you for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flightdeck with Pilot Pip. I hope you enjoy this latest episode. Today we're taking a look at Density Altitude in Topic of the Week. There's lots of good squawks in Squawkbox as well as other aviation related banter. Squawkbox : Ryan Lloyd has a question on Flap Over-ride/EGPWS Mirko Novakovic says hi from an ATO Erica Siwo also says hi Captain Al has some thoughts on the pilot life and sends a neat article on checklists which can be found here Sjoert Bakker has some thoughts and questions on runway 36L at Amsterdam, VOR's and missed approaches. James Plumridge has a question on visual approaches at large airports Jim Howard say howdy from Texas and has a question on TCAS. Here and here are a few pictures of airborne weather radar returns so you have an idea of what I'm talking about towards the beginning of the show.   If you'd like to contact the show then please visit and use the Squawkbox/feedbac

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 17 ; RIAT 2015 Special

    25/08/2015 Duración: 02h02min

    Hello Thanks for downloading the Plane Safety Podcast. This is a very special episode, recorded live from the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, UK on 18/19 July 2015.  I teamed up with Carlos and Matt from the Plane Talking UK Podcast to record interviews with some of the pilots and aircrew from many of the aircraft on display at the airshow. If you'd like to see some of the photos from the airshow then please go to the Plane Safety Podcast facebook page. Don't forget to follow me on twitter @psafetypodcast or if you're feeling generous you can leave a review on iTunes This is a time index list of all the interviews on this episode (though there is much more content than just the interviews). 8.35 Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) P1 Kawasaki, Commander Osawa 12.38 USAF P8 Poseidon, Lt Cmd Patrick Mitchell 18.44 RAF A330 Voyager, Flt Lt Jase Ore 27.15 British Airways Airbus 318, Captain Tony Payne 35.05 Chat with listener Matty Fab 41.30 RAF E3 Sentry AWACS, Sqn Ldr Kev Simpson

  • Plane Safety Podcast - Tour diary 4th August 2015

    07/08/2015 Duración: 25min

    Another audio diary from my latest tour, recorded from the island of Ibiza. In this installment I talk about wet runways in Ireland, Chinese people singing, drunk taxi hijackers and much more.......  Enjoy 

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 16 - SEP

    02/08/2015 Duración: 01h47min

    Thanks for downloading Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flightdeck with Pilot Pip. In this episode we're taking a look at SEP equipment in Topic of the week, we have plenty of great squawks and listener feedback in Squawkbox and of course the usual aviation safety related chat and news.    Squawkbox Tony Ingari in Somalia has a question regarding cockpit practices.  James Plumridge has a Piper Cub. Derek Rowan has a question regarding flying in IMC. Matt Fabricius has a question on his upcoming PPL cross country flight.  Milad in Libya asks a question about part time flying. Heath Gleason in the USA has a TotW suggestion - Density Altitude.  David Hogan also has a TotW suggestion and some questions - Turbulence.   If you would like to contact the show, ask a question or share an opinion then please either email feedback@[email protected] or use the feedback page on the website We're also on Twitter @psafetypodcast and Facebook where you'll find lots more content. P

  • PSP ; Tour diary 17 July 2015

    28/07/2015 Duración: 29min

    Hi all Here's another audio diary from a recent tour. This time I'm on recurrent sim training and I chat a little about some of the issues I face and give a run down of exactly what's involved. Enjoy. 

  • Plane Safety Podcast - Pip's tour diary

    15/07/2015 Duración: 37min

    I recently purchased a handheld audio recorder for recording interviews on the go. I took it with me on a recent tour to try it out and recorded a short audio diary of some of the things I've been up to on my travels.  Enjoy.

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 15 - Chatting with Captain Al

    08/07/2015 Duración: 01h55min

    Hey everybody. In this episode I'm talking with my pal and fellow pilot Capt Al, an A321 skipper with a UK airline. We tak about all sorts of things including some of the aeroplanes he has flown, flight deck experience & Just Culture in airlines and other aviation safety matters. As usual we have a little look at some recent news stories, both personal and aviation related !! No Squawkbox in this episode (I'll do it next time.....promise !). If you'd like to send your squawks, questions, thoughts and ideas then the address is [email protected] You can find more info on the show at, facebook and twitter @psafetypodcast Intro & outro music by Geoff Whitehorn Thanks for listening. Fly safe ! Pip

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 14 - Ain't nothin' but the news.

    02/07/2015 Duración: 01h04min

    Welcome to episode 14 of the Plane Safety Podcast – Safety from the flight deck. This is a shorter episode looking at just a handful of news stories from the past few weeks in aviation….so no Topic of the week or squawkbox and all that jazz.   Aerotoxic syndrome story on the bbc news website Double runway incursion at Okinawa airport in Japan, including video  NTSB Safety Leaflet ‘See and be seen – your life depends on it’  Air France B777 in EGPWS Pull up event near Douala, Cameroon  and a picture of a typical egpws cockpit terrain display  Tourist trapped on dinosaur island after airline collapse    If you would like to contact the show with your squawks, questions, thoughts ideas then please e-mail [email protected] or via the website You can also find us on Facebook and twitter @psafetypodcast It would be great too if you could leave a review of this podcast on iTunes please. Intro & outro music by Geoff Whitehorn Thanks for listening, see you all again next ti

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 13 - Fatigue

    01/06/2015 Duración: 01h55min

    Hi everyone. Thanks for downloading episode 13 of the Plane Safety Podcast - Safety from the Flightdeck. A podacst about aviation, flight safety and being a pilot. In this episode we're taking a look at fatigue ; what it is, what causes it and how it effects pilots and airline operations.    There's also a good number of squawks in squawkbox ; Capt Jeff has some thoughts regarding the Kegworth Air Disaster Tony also has a question following the Kegworth discussion Anthony is thinking about leaving Australia for pastures new Ray Williams has some thoughts on engine failure management using socks ! C5 Crash at Dover AFB Controller Vlad says hello from Moscow Erica Siwo suggests the American Airlines crash of AA1420 as a topic for future discussion Andrew Barber has some thoughts regarding the different types of flying and the MPL (multi pilot license) Adam Knight from the 'Go Flying Australia' podcast says g'day. You can find his great podcast at Go Flying Australia If you ha

  • Plane Safety Podcast Newsround catch up

    30/04/2015 Duración: 30min

    I had a little bit of storage left over so I thought Id use it and make a quick round up of some of the latest news stories. Unfortunately I had to compress the file down to quite a low bit rate to make it fit, so the sound quality may not be great Sorry. Anyway, there is a catch up with the latest for the search of MH370. FAA cuts the Indians some slack. Turkish A320 in hard landing incident. Aerotoxic syndrome is back in the news And American Airlines has some ipad problems.    Enjoy and fly safe, Pip [email protected]

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 12 - The Kegworth Air Disaster

    25/04/2015 Duración: 02h02min

    In this episode of Plane Safety Podcast we look at the Kegworth Air Disaster of 1989.  We have some great Squawks in Squawkbox and the usual scattering of chat, poor comedy and musical tomfoolery.   Intro & outro music by the legendary Geoff Whitehorn.   The AAIB full accident report following the Kegworth crash can be found at   Squawks Mat Guest sent some information on Toncontin airport in Honduras David Abbey says hi and it reminds me of my time travelling the USA Ryan Harper has a great question about runway lengths.   You can send your squawks to [email protected] or via Remember to like the show on Facebook, I leave regular updates and photo competions on the Plane Safety Pocast facebook page. It would also be great if you could leave a review of the show on iTunes. Thanks for listening and fly safe !    

  • Plane Safety Podcast - Duxford Easter Egg special.

    05/04/2015 Duración: 35min

    Join me, Pilot Pip, for this special Bonus Easter episode as I talk about some of the great aircraft at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, UK.  No Squawks, no topic of the week, no news, just awesome aircraft from one of Europes biggest aviation musuem.  

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 11 - Braking Action

    31/03/2015 Duración: 01h22min

    In this episode of Plane Safety Podcast we discuss briefly the tragic Germanwings A320 crash last week, in Topic of the Week we're taking a look at braking action and of course your thoughts and questions in Squawkbox. Intro and Outro music by Geoff Whitehorn. Thanks to weird guy on Royal Air Morroc flight for keeping me entertained. Squawks from  : Ryan in Australia, Capt Alun Evans in an A321, Del Harley in Kentucky, Dennis Harris in Texas and Heath Gleason over Montanna in a Cessna 402 (awesome). Many thanks guys for your input. You can send your squawks to [email protected] or via Remember to like the show on Facebook, I leave regular updates and photo competions on the Plane Safety Podcast facebook page. If you're feeling really generous or maybe very bored, I'd love it if you can put a review of the show on iTunes. Thanks for listening and fly safe, Pip 

  • Plane Safety Podcast Episode 10 - Engine Failures and F-18's

    23/02/2015 Duración: 01h49min

    In this episode we talk about engine failures, I chat to a friend about his time as an F-18 pilot in the Spanish Air Force and of course listener squawks. I've discovered these great new podcasts : The Maiden Flight Podcast Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase Xtended Podcast   Pablo has written and published a book on the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The book is called Barbarossa 0300 (or Barbaroja 0300) by Pablo Vallecillo. It will be availble soon in hardback in Spanish and English and as an e-book.   Squawkbox Antoine provided feedback with a link to this BEA report and this video Tim sent a link to this video entitled 'Dangerous Landing Thanks also to Heath Gleason and Ti

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