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, explores the highs and lows of a lifetime in aviation. This podcast doesn't just explore the multi-faceted skills required to be a pilot, it also 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.
Aerobility Charity - If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?
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.
There can be few passenger aircraft more iconic than the mighty jumbo 747 - an engineering marvel and one of the most successful airliners ever built. I’ve flown some amazing aircraft in my career and would love to fly the 747, but for me, that chance will probably never come. Today though, we are going to head out on another voyage of inspiration and speak with one hugely experienced pilot of the this legendary aircraft, who has clocked up thousands of hours flying the mighty Jumbo jet. At the end of 2020, he was in command of one of the last ever 747’s to be retired from British Airways, when the retro liveried “Landor” Jumbo landed into Dunsfold Airfield never to fly again.
Gliding - it's the closest you can come to being a bird...
Have you ever looked up at the sky and seen a bird of prey circling effortlessly, feeling the air with its wings - truly ‘free as a bird’? Most people at some point in their lives will have had a dream that they were flying, completely unaided, or...
Birds of War
Aviation is such a diverse profession and pastime and every person that has ever taken flight will remember one or two really special moments from their aviation life, whether that’s their first solo, or the first time they took their Gran flying! I...
Women in Aviation International - redraw the balance
In this episode, we go “international” and speak with no less than 4 guests! All of them are inspirational characters, with some awesome backgrounds; from law and politics to a social media marketer and everything in-between! All have 2 things in common...
Rory on Air! An Alternative Aviation Journey...
Rory is a former BBC sound man who, over a period of 10 years, self-funded his dream to become a professional pilot. Putting his previous career to good use, he also hosts a really fun YouTube channel "Rory on Air" detailing his journey to achieving his...
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. 😃