Flaps Podcast – February 2012

We’re back after a short Christmas break!


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In this edition, we visit the home of John Davis – a man who has built a full-size 747 cockpit in his spare bedroom. Except it’s no longer a bedroom, and it’s no longer spare – but you get the idea. It’s a properly-decent setup, and John even has airline pilots pay to practice on it. Needless to say, we had a go… and there are no prizes for guessing how we did.

We also speak to one of the Breitling wing walkers. They’re looking for a new recruit – probably female – so if you know anyone who might fancy this as a new job, then this might be just what they need to hear.

Pablo Mason talks about preserving our aviation heritage. Is it worth it? Pablo certainly thinks so and tells us what classic airplanes do for him.

We speak to a couple of pilots, one of whom proposed to the other – while in the air, and with the help of ATC…

And we reveal who won prizes in the glittering Flaps Christmas competition.

0.00 Introduction
1.24 John Davis’ bedroom 747 simulator
11.52 Sarah Tanner, aka Sahara, one of the Breitling Wing Walkers
20.45 Mason’s Minute – Preserving aviation heritage
24.52 Commercial interlude
25.22 Proposing in the air
32.35 Christmas prize winners
35.15 Wrap up this edition

Duration: 35.47

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