Flaps Extended – Frederick Forsyth

It’s Christmas, so here are two, er, gifts from Flaps Podcast…

In November’s edition we interviewed world-famous author Frederick Forsyth, scribe of classics such as Day of the Jackal and The Fourth Protocol.

The version of the interview that was in the podcast was very much abbreviated – the full thing here checks in at over 40 minutes. We talk not only about Freddie’s flying days but find out about his writing career.

But wait – there’s more! One short story that Frederick wrote (and that we talk about) is called The Shepherd. It’s a short aviation story and it’s set on Christmas Eve. Read about it – with spoilers – here. Freddie says it’s one of John Travolta’s favourite books.

We’ve discovered that CBC Radio in Canada broadcasts an audio version of the story every Christmas, so if you really want to enjoy some festive aviation, it’s well worth taking a listen. It’s read by Alan Maitland and it’s our second festive audio gift.

Thanks for listening to Flaps Podcast in 2011 – here’s to a bigger 2012!

Merry Christmas and a Flappy new year!

We’ve got plenty of other Flaps Extendeds to listen to too.