Flaps Podcast – October 2012


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Here’s the latest edition of Flaps Podcast. Since we last made one there’s been the small matter of the Olympic games, the Paralympic games, and restricted and prohibited airspace around London.

The Paralympics opened in spectacular style with a flypast by disabled ex-serviceman Dave Rawlings. We speak to Dave. He and Tecnam’s Tim Orchard flew a P2006T above the Olympic stadium. If you didn’t see it on TV then never mind, thanks to Channel 4 neither did anybody else! Thankfully it’s on youtube.

We also catch up with the CAA’s Jonathan Nicholson who gives us the Authority’s take on the prohibited and restricted airspace that was in force for the Olympics.

Sticking with our disability theme, we speak to the first one-eyed PPL in the country.

Pablo Mason tells us what he reckons the differences are between flying as a military captain and flying as an airline captain.

And Mark visited the Royal Internation Air Tattoo at Fairford – yes, it does seem a long time ago now! He speaks to a stealth bomber pilot, finds out about BAe’s UAV, hears about the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and speaks to a member of 612 Volunteer Gliding Squadron.

0.00 Introduction
1.44 Paralympic opening pilot Dave Rawlings
12.34 Royal Internation Air Tattoo at Fairford – stealth bomber, and BAe’s UAV
19.30 Monocular pilot Paul Ryan
24.29 Mason’s Minute – the difference between a military captain and an airline captain
29.02 Jonathan Nicholson from the CAA reflects on the Olympic-restricted airspace
32.46 Royal Internation Air Tattoo at Fairford – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and 612 Volunteer Gliding Squadron
37.37 Wrap up this edition

Duration: 38.08