Welcome to Xtended, the aviation podcast with a focus on news, views and great guest interviews.
Ep.119 – Flt Lt Kathy Morten
With International Women In Engineering day on June 23rd we are absolutely delighted to welcome Kathy Morten to the show. Kathy is a Royal Air Force officer with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and shares her experience on military engineering careers and her pathway to her current role working with the mighty #TeamChinook.
Ep.118 – That Mallard Guy
Seaplanes and floatplanes, what is the difference? We talk to Dan Bolton, otherwise known as That Mallard Guy, who has arguably one of the best flying jobs in the world, flying seaplanes into one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Ep.117 – Skunk Works
We talk to James C Goodall (USAF Retired) about his latest book ’75 Years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works’. Jim relates his source for the book from Area 51 and the Skunk Works and brings fascinating stories to life.
Ep.116 – Restoration Force & the Cockpiteers
We talk to Gavin Hoffen about his new book 'Restoration Force' which features the often unseen and sometimes secretive world of cockpit restoration projects. We find out why and how these are accomplished, along with the outcomes these enthusiasts hope to achieve.
Ep.115 – Defence Review
Ellie, Tim and Pieter discuss the latest UK defence review and its impact on air assets. There is a fascinating discussion around the strategic direction of air power and where it will evolve to using manned flight and unmanned technologies like combat drones.
Ep.114 – Korean Air War with Michael Napier
We are joined by retired fast jet and airline pilot and internationally acclaimed author Michael Napier to talk about his latest book 'Korean Air War – Sabres, Migs and Meteors 1950-1953'.