Flaps Podcast – June 2015


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We’re back! We have no reasonable excuses other than our day jobs have taken over our lives – yes, for a year. Elliott got a new radio show and Mark had to contend with the First World War (maybe not all of it).

We may not have actually made many podcasts in the past 12 months (we can’t believe it’s been that long, where does the time go?) but we have been recording bits across the year. One of those items is the first part of the podcast this time, Alex Lester. He’s the Radio Two presenter who’s sometimes called The Dark Lord. He’s got some great stories and he’s a pilot – so a perfect guest to get us back on our feet.

Mike Roberts speaks to renowned air display pilot Rod Dean. You name it, Rod’s flown it. And if you don’t name it, he’s still probably flown it. He’s got a great new book out called Fifty Ways To Leave Your… no, er, Fifty Shades of… no, hang on… Fifty Years of Flying Fun, published by Grub Street.

The CAA are proposing changes to medical requirements for private pilots. Their consultation is here. It closes on 10 July. We speak to the Authority to find out more.

And last but by no means least, Pablo Mason shares his thoughts on the three aircraft he wishes he’d flown.

It’s good to be back!

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Running order

0.00 Introduction
2.48 Celebrity Pilot – Radio 2 presenter Alex Lester
18.02 Display pilot Rod Dean talks to Mike Roberts
28.14 Pilot medicals
35.54 Mason’s Minute – Pablo on aircraft he wishes he’d flown
40.33 Wrap up

Total 41.15