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Captain Nick Anderson, aka The Old Pilot, takes us on an aviation audio journey each week on the Airline Pilot Guy Aviation Podcast

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Captain Nick Anderson, aka The Old Pilot, takes us on an aviation audio journey each week on the Airline Pilot Guy Aviation Podcast

    Holmes and the Battle of Britain

    Holmes and the Battle of Britain

    On the 18th of June 1940, Churchill stood in Parliament and gave a speech in which he stated that what General Weyland had called the Battle of France was over and that the Battle of Britain was about to begin. In the middle of this remarkable conflict was one Raymond Towers Holmes...



    Sir Winston Churchill



     



    Hermann Göring



     



    Preparations being made for the invasion of Britain



     



    Joseph Kennedy, the US Ambassador to Great Britain



     



    Adolf Hitler



     



    The Me 110



     



    The Supermarine Spitfire



     



    The Hawker Hurricane



     



    The Me 109



     



    Battle of Britain pilots



     



    The coverage of Chain Home



     



    Chain Home operators



     



    Arty Holmes in his fighter



     



    Dog fights over London during the Battle of Britain



     



    Dornier Do 17s



     



    The secret weapon flamethrower



     



    The Do17 without its tail plunges down towards Victoria Station



     



    Wreckage of the Do17 that Arty brought down



     



     



    Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to BiblioArchives, Bundesarchiv, the RAF, Wide World Photos, ROC, Adrian Pingstone, Imperial War Museum and the British Official Histories.

    • 19 Min.
    It’s Not What You Say!

    It’s Not What You Say!

    I was recently digging through some old airline paperwork and came across a delightful booklet from my old airline entitled Cabin Address from the Flight Deck - briefing notes and suggestions. The booklet is more than 20 years old so the content might, on occasions, fail to reflect current sensitivities but I thought it worth digging into so that I could share some of its suggestions with you.



     











     











     



















     







    Images with kind permission of cartoonist Capt John Reed AKA Figment.

    • 19 Min.
    Little Nellie and Her Friends

    Little Nellie and Her Friends

    Little Nellie was a rare breed of aviatrix the name of which has its origins in Ancient Greek. In more modern parlance, we have the familiar name autogyro… literally meaning self-turning. The way they work is the same way as a seed from a tree like a Sycamore flies and flying an autogyro is a novel form of taking to the air but one that saved 007!



    Juan de la Cierva - the First Count.



     



    The world's first autogyro, Ciervas's C1



     



    A replica of the C6



     



    The Cierva C9



     



    The Pitcairn autogyro showing the rotor drive shaft



     



    The RAF's autogyro



     



    A stamp commemorating the Russian TsAGI 1EA



     



    The Fairy Rotordyne



     



    The Bensen gyrocopter



     



    Mailman Doug's gyrocopter on the west lawn of the Capitol after he was taken into custody.



     



    The Focke Wulf Fw-61



     



    Little Nellie



     



    A modern autogyro



     



    Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to L'Aéronautique magazine, Pascual Marín, Gyromike, Diego Dabrio, Johannes Thinesen, NASA, Post of Soviet Union, NACA, Fair Use, Cheesy Mike and Asterion.

    • 19 Min.
    RAF Form 414, Volume 7

    RAF Form 414, Volume 7

    A continuation of the stories from Capt Nick's RAF Form 414... his flying logbook.



    BAe Nimrod MR2



     



    The Old Pilot and a Bear



     



    Norwegen F-5A



     



    The Shackleton AEW2



     



    A Canadian CL-28 Argus



     



    The Avro Vulcan



     



    The Skyflash semi active radar guided missile



     



    An AQM37. The Stiletto was an air launched version.



     



    A Skyflash missile firing from the F4 Phantom



     



    Post missile firing treasure



     



    Yours truly



     



    Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to The Old Pilot, Dale Coleman, Crown, Rob Schleiffert, USAF and an RAF Photographer.

    • 19 Min.
    The Band Played On

    The Band Played On

    Now a story about the US Navy Band may not seem to be my usual fare in Tales but bear with me and I must thank serving Band member and APG listener Tuba Tony for suggesting the topic for this story.



     



    The United States Navy Ceremonial Band



     



    The distant origin of the first Navy musicians.



     



    The USS Macon



     



    Eisenhower as a General and President



     



    A DC3



     



    A US Navy DC6



     



    The Bandsmen lost in the tragic crash



     



    Sugarloaf mountain



     



    Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to US Gov, Wiki Commons, US Navy, Library of Congress and the Washington Post.

    • 20 Min.
    Dr. Christmas and His Bullet

    Dr. Christmas and His Bullet

    There are many things that one might want to be remembered for. A fine physician, a pioneer aviator, a renown aeronautical researcher, an inspired inventor but perhaps not as the greatest charlatan ever to see his name associated with an airplane, even though his scout fighter the Christmas Bullet had a perfect kill record… it killed everyone who ever tried to fly it!



     







     



    The AEA Redwing



     







     







    One of Christmas's Patents



     



    The Christmas Bullet



     



    The Christmas Bullet



     



    The Liberty 6 Engine



    Dr Christmas



     



    Images under creative commons licence with thanks to the Library of Congress, US Gov, US Patent Office and the USAF.

    • 19 Min.

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Markus Voelter ,

A great collection of short stories

Capt. Nick, a (now former) long-haul Airbus captain researches, writes and then narrates short stories, 10-15 minutes long, about all aspects of aviation. Very well researched, superbly written, and delivered very well. Highly recommended.

THierath ,

Spinn off

What a great treat to see the Airline Pilot Guy’s very own Captain Nick as a separate feed on iTunes.

Plane Tales are well curated, well narrated stories about airplanes, aviation and airmen(and woman). Very entertaining and informative, always eagerly awaited and worth a listen.

If you already subscribe to the Airline Pilot Guy podcast: this is Plane Tales as a separate feed.
If you have no idea what the Airline Pilot Guy show is: go check it out.

Qwetrtz ,

Take ‘em over, nick!

This might even be better than APG, but at least as good!

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