Flaps Podcast 1: July 2010


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It’s here! The very first edition of Flaps. Here’s what’s in it:

0.00 Introduction
1.05 Private pilot and former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik – we hear about an expensive prop strike and find out about his worst day in aviation.
9.07 We went along to the high-speed taxi run of the lovingly-restored Vulcan bomber XM655 – and spoke to one of the crew.
16.26 And we ask – is a Vulcan louder than a vuvuzela?
17.26 In our “Pet PPL” feature, student pilot Karl takes his first flying lesson. Good luck Karl!
22.16 We welcome straight-talking former airline and RAF pilot Pablo Mason: he reckons you can’t over-estimate the power of common sense.
26.16 In 1982 a British Airways crew inadvertantly flew their 747 into a volcanic ash cloud. It’s mainly because of their experience that European airspace was shut in April. We speak to the man at the controls that day – Captain Eric Moody.
31.06 We look ahead to next month’s Flaps.

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Duration: 32.05