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Welcome to Xtended, the aviation podcast with a focus on news, views and great guest interviews.

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Welcome to Xtended, the aviation podcast with a focus on news, views and great guest interviews.

    Ep.105 – Supermarine Seafire

    Ep.105 – Supermarine Seafire

    Naval Air Historian Matt Willis joins us to talk about the the Supermarine Seafire - a navalised version of the famous Spitfire, adapted for use on aircraft carriers. A total of 2646 were built and saw action with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm from November 1942 until after the Korean War in the early 1950s.

    Ep.104 – Flying the Super Etendard on exchange with the FAA

    Ep.104 – Flying the Super Etendard on exchange with the FAA

    Our guest for this episode is Lt Cdr Ian Sloan who has accumulated vast experience, including day and night, VSTOL embarked operations in the Sea Harrier and operational missions in Afghanistan in the Harrier GR9. As an instructor, he has delivered Advanced Flying Training to RAF, RN and Indian AF students in the Hawk, and has provided aviation assurance as the Hawk ‘Trapper’ on Naval Flying Standards Flight (Fixed Wing). He is also one of few people to have flown both Sea Harrier and Super Etendard.

    Ep.103 – Kamov KA-52 Alligator

    Ep.103 – Kamov KA-52 Alligator

    We welcome Alexander Mladenov back to talk about the KA-52 Alligator (Nato codename - Hokum). We talk all variants from the early development of the V-80 single seat attack helicopter which materialised in to the KA-50 Black Shark through to the two-seat KA-52K Naval Variant.

    Ep.102 – Ellie Carter #WomenInAviation

    Ep.102 – Ellie Carter #WomenInAviation

    Ellie Carter is Britain’s youngest licensed pilot, notably hitting the headlines on her 16th birthday after she became the youngest person in the country to fly solo in a powered aircraft. At 14 she was also the Britain's youngest solo glider pilot.

    Ep.101 – Thunderbirds are go! Major Michelle Curran USAF Thunderbirds

    Ep.101 – Thunderbirds are go! Major Michelle Curran USAF Thunderbirds

    We were delighted to be joined by Major Michelle Curran of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team. Major Curran, callsign 'Mace' is just the fifth female Thunderbirds pilot and chatted to us from Las Vegas, discussing her route to becoming a fighter pilot and the challenges she met along the way.

    Ep.100 – One hundred not out with Red 6 and The Airplane Geeks

    Ep.100 – One hundred not out with Red 6 and The Airplane Geeks

    For our 100th episode we welcome back Flt Lt Jon Bond (Red 6 - RAF Red Arrows) to update us on his progress over the past eight years from Tucano Display Pilot to Eurofighter Typhoon and on to the Red Arrows. We also go back to our roots to talk to the AirplaneGeeks about their success in reaching 600 episodes.

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AvGeek 55 ,

Xtend your knowledge of aviation!

I have been a regular listener to Xtended for about 2 years. I am always looking forward to the next episode but the 2 recent Falklands episodes were truly exceptional! The interview with Sharkey Ward was especially entertaining and insightful. Keep up the good work which is quietly enjoyed by so many of us

Trev_photos ,

Great podcast

Love listening to this show. really informative

Gerry O 'Brien ,

Gerry

I have been a fan of this great podcast from the start & think it is entertaining,informative,accurate.
But the guys really pushed out the boat with their latest episode on the Tomcat a MUST listen.

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