16 episodes

A childhood dream, turned into a reality. In this podcast, Flight Deck Wingman's founder Andrew, a former fighter pilot turned airline pilot and aviation entrepreneur, aims to serve as a source of inspiration, empowerment and motivation to anyone that 'dreams bigger'. Featuring interviews with some leading figures from the world of aviation, we look forward to you joining us on a journey of discovery and adventure, learning more about the experiences and personal challenges which have made us all what we are today.

For Flying Out Loud Andrew Neofytou - Pilot & Aviation Entrepreneur

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A childhood dream, turned into a reality. In this podcast, Flight Deck Wingman's founder Andrew, a former fighter pilot turned airline pilot and aviation entrepreneur, aims to serve as a source of inspiration, empowerment and motivation to anyone that 'dreams bigger'. Featuring interviews with some leading figures from the world of aviation, we look forward to you joining us on a journey of discovery and adventure, learning more about the experiences and personal challenges which have made us all what we are today.

    Captain Chris - An Aviation Life!

    Captain Chris - An Aviation Life!

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    Chris, or "Captain Chris"  is an International Airbus A330/A350 Training Captain and Examiner, having logged over 25,000 flying hours, flying for 6 different airlines in his 40 year career as a pilot. From humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia where he saved as a young boy for flying lessons, he qualified for his CPL at 19 and worked as an instructor and Aussie Bush Pilot flying anything and anywhere to gain precious flying hours to get his first airline position with Ansett Airlines in Australia from there his career took him all over the world with some very interesting adventures as we’ll soon find out. During the pandemic he began an instagram account to promote Aviation, encourage people to buy airline tickets and support all pilots, cabin crew and airline personnel with his daily posts of positivity. He now has over 330,000 Followers and is a true Aviation Ambassador. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Air Race Competitor 24 - Ben Murphy

    Air Race Competitor 24 - Ben Murphy

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    Ben Murphy is a former Royal Air Force front line fighter pilot, who also served as leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. Having hung up his fast jet flying boots and swapped them for a pair of high performance unlimited aerobatic flying shoes in 2013, in 2016 he took a massive leap of faith and entered the octane fuelled sport of air racing when he joined the thrilling world of the Red Bull Air Race in the “Challenger Cup”. In 2018 His performance saw him make a spectacularly rapid move into the Master Class of this elite sport. This year, he enters the new "Air Race" series - stay tuned!
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Not just flying helicopters - but the privilege of saving a life

    Not just flying helicopters - but the privilege of saving a life

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    My guest and old friend in this interview developed a flying career after leaving the military, having completed multiple high intensity tours in conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Bosnia with an elite army unit. In his two fascinating ‘working’ roles today he has an unparalleled view out of the front windows, as a North Sea helicopter Captain flying for Bristow Norway and his work as a mountain rescue medic in the Scottish Cairngorms. We’ll be discussing Si's journey through his military career, to his flight training and dual careers of flying and mountain rescue. I’m personally blown away by the skills, the passion, the drive and the resilience that enabled him to succeed and also the fascinating philosophy cross-overs from aviation to the medical world. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Taking on Gravity - Richard Browning

    Taking on Gravity - Richard Browning

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    Richard Browning is a former oil trader and Royal Marines reservist who, over the period of several years, created a concept that would enable us to break the bonds of Gravity without the need for wings to take us into the realm usually reserved only for birds and aircraft. It’s certainly been a journey of ups (and downs) but as far as an inspirational journey to turn a dream into reality goes, it doesn’t get much better than this! Today, it is a huge pleasure and extremely exciting to welcome the real life Iron Man to the podcast, who has gained global notoriety and the interest of some of the worlds leading industries, marketeers and even the military with his awesome concept.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Tornado - In The Eye Of The Storm

    Tornado - In The Eye Of The Storm

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    He is one of the best known aviation personalities out there, a journalist, broadcaster and author of 16 acclaimed books including the book that set me on the path to achieving my dream - “Tornado Down”. He has just released his latest book “Tornado - In The Eye Of The Storm”, an incredibly emotional account featuring the men and women, both military and non-military, caught in that storm. Hit  by enemy fire on day one of Operation Desert Storm and having ejected over the Iraqi desert and been captured by Iraqi troops, in this episode it is a pleasure to welcome former Royal Air Force Tornado Navigator, John Nichol to For Flying Out Loud.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Aerobility Charity - If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?

    Aerobility Charity - If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?

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    Being able to take flight and pilot an aircraft is something that any pilot feels incredibly privileged to do. The airborne environment is one that I’ve often referred to as one of “active meditation” - a place where many of the pressures and challenges of life on the ground simply melt away. I have been so lucky throughout my aviation career; the only real barrier to me achieving my dream to become a fighter pilot and beyond, being hard work. My guests in this podcast both face daily physical and mental challenges that could be a barrier to so many opportunities, but they have not let it be a barrier to their dreams to take flight. Not just this, but they selflessly help so many others in the process through their supreme work for the amazing charity that is Aerobility.
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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Cap Keith ,

Excellent Podcast

Really enjoyed listening to this on my drive this morning. The Tornado episode brought back memories of that era, when I was young commercial pilot, and the effects that had on myself and my friends. Easy listening and engaging style. If you love aviation, you will love this 😁

cl65skip ,

Excellent Podcast.

I love to listen to podcasts while I drive to work. Unfortunately, in the case of this podcast, my drive is too short! What a fascinating series this is becoming. Very interesting host, great questions, and really interesting guests. Well done to all. This podcast is easily in my Top 5 podcasts. Five stars is for sure. 😃

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