Flaps wins again

We’ve done it again! We’re delighted to announce that Flaps Podcast has picked up another two awards this summer.

We won a Gold award at the New York Festivals “World’s Best Radio Programs” ceremony, held in New York on 18 June. The awards honour radio programming and promotions from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe.

And in July, we won the “Best Online Creator” award at the Radio Academy’s Radio Production Awards in London.

And if that’s not enough trumpet-blowing, in 2011, Flaps Podcast was given a bronze award by the Sony Radio Awards, which recognise excellence within the British radio industry. At this event the judges described Flaps as “Top Gear for Pilots”, referring to the popular BBC television programme. We’re still chasing Top Gear’s James May to be a Celebrity Pilot for a future edition… but he’s very slippery!

And this is the second year running that Flaps has been recognised by the New York judges. In 2011, we were given a bronze award.

So thanks for listening, you help make it worth it.

The edition of the podcast that was judged was from September 2011. It featured an interview with Blur bass player Alex James, round-the-world RV6 pilot Manuel Queiroz, former RAF squadron leader Pablo Mason, and the Light Aircraft Association’s annual rally at Sywell Aerodrome.

In a copy-and-paste from our press release, Flaps co-producer Mark said: “we’re delighted that Flaps has been given this Gold Award by the New York judges. I think it reflects brilliantly on the British GA scene. It’s a really exciting industry and there’s plenty to talk about.”

And co-producer Elliott said: “We have to thank everyone who listens and everyone who takes part in the podcast. It would be pointless if we had no listeners and very difficult if nobody wanted to talk to us. It’s a labour of love so it’s good to be appreciated!”