APG 453 – Wing Nut Segue

APG 453 – Wing Nut Segue


Our crew today: Hosts Dr. Steph, Captains Nick and Jeff, Producer/Director Liz. Join us for the latest in aviation news, your feedback, and this week’s Plane Tale: “RAF Form 414 Volume 8.”

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RAF Form 414 Volume 8

RAF Form 414 Volume 8

It’s starting to look its age, it’s frayed at the edges, wrinkled and has bits that might fall off. No, not me, my first venerable old Royal Air Force logbook. So before it comes apart completely, I think it might be time to punish you again with a few more stories from its pages.

 

 

The Westinghouse AWG 11/12 radar.

 

 

43 Sqn F4 Phantom FG1 on QRA.

 

Engaging a USAF EC130.

 

Engaging a USAF EC130.

 

My treasured Blue Peter badge.

 

The Boy Pilot, John, Ballex and Budgie… heroes of the Blue Peter Special!

 

The AEW Avro Shackleton.

 

 

Another Bear.

 

The F5 Aggressors in their distinctive Soviet camouflage.

 

You can’t meander around a Leander! An RN Frigate.

 

Hunting Jags over the wilds of Scotland.

 

The RAF Piddle Pack!

 

An RAF goon suit (aircrew Immersion Suit).

 

Images under Creative Commons Licence with thanks to Daderot National Electronics Museum, the Royal Air Force, UK Crown, Mike Freer of Touchdown Aviation, USAF and the US Gov.

APG 452 – Godspeed!

APG 452 – Godspeed!


Our crew today: Hosts Dr. Steph, Miami Rick, Captains Nick and Jeff, Producer/Director Liz. Join us for the latest in aviation news, your feedback, and this week’s Plane Tale: “Legend.”

Photo Credit: Nick Anderson

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Looking for the older episodes? You can find them by going here: All APG Episodes Feed

ABOUT RADIO ROGER

“Radio Roger” Stern has been a TV and Radio reporter since he was a teenager. He’s won an Emmy award for his coverage in the New York City Market.

Currently you can hear his reporting in New York on radio station 1010 WINS, the number one all-news station in the nation.

Nationally you can hear him anchor newscasts on the Fox News Radio Network and on Fox’s Headlines 24-7 service on Sirius XM Radio.

In addition Roger is a proud member of and contributor to the APG community.

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ATC audio from http://LiveATC.net

Intro/outro Music, Coffee Fund theme music by Geoff Smith thegeoffsmith.com
Dr. Steph’s intro music by Nevil Bounds
Capt Nick’s intro music by Kevin from Norway (aka Kevski)

Doh De Oh by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Legend

Legend

Many of my aviation heroes are complicated people of nuance and contradiction but not this man. As I reflect on his life, so recently ended, I remind myself of his uncompromising, direct manner but also of his enormous courage and skill that brought Charles Edward Yeager to the world’s attention.

Yeager grew up helping his father out on gas drilling rigs.

 

Yeager joined the Air Force as a Private and became a mechanic but he soon made his way into pilot training.

 

He was initially given a P39 Aeracobra to fly.

 

He was sent to Europe to flight, flying the P51 Mustang.

 

He named his own aircraft Glamorous Glen.

 

He qualified as an Ace in one day and then shot down a jet powered Me262.

 

After the war Yeager qualified as a Test Pilot.

 

Even as a very junior Test Pilot, Yeager was offered the chance to pilot the Bell X1.

 

Yeager finally took the X!, now named Glamorous Glennis, over Mach 1 becoming the first to break the sound barrier.

 

Yeager completed a long and successful career in the USAF.

 

Chuck Yeager passed away in 2020.

 

Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to SMU Central University, USAF National Museum and the USAF.

APG 451 – Pilot Brains

APG 451 – Pilot Brains


Our crew today: Hosts Dr. Steph, Miami Rick, Captains Nick and Jeff, Producer/Director Liz. Join us for the latest in aviation news, your feedback, and this week’s Plane Tale: “Bravo November.”

Photo Credit: Nick Anderson

VIDEO

Don’t see the video? Click this to watch it on YouTube!

Looking for the older episodes? You can find them by going here: All APG Episodes Feed

ABOUT RADIO ROGER

“Radio Roger” Stern has been a TV and Radio reporter since he was a teenager. He’s won an Emmy award for his coverage in the New York City Market.

Currently you can hear his reporting in New York on radio station 1010 WINS, the number one all-news station in the nation.

Nationally you can hear him anchor newscasts on the Fox News Radio Network and on Fox’s Headlines 24-7 service on Sirius XM Radio.

In addition Roger is a proud member of and contributor to the APG community.

Audible.com Trial Membership Offer – Get your free audio book today!

Give us your review in iTunes!

I’m “airlinepilotguy” on Facebook, and “airlinepilotguy” on Twitter.

feedback@airlinepilotguy.com airlinepilotguy.com

“Appify” the Airline Pilot Guy website (http://airlinepilotguy.com) on your phone or tablet!

ATC audio from http://LiveATC.net

Intro/outro Music, Coffee Fund theme music by Geoff Smith thegeoffsmith.com
Dr. Steph’s intro music by Nevil Bounds
Capt Nick’s intro music by Kevin from Norway (aka Kevski)

Doh De Oh by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100255
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Copyright © AirlinePilotGuy 2020, All Rights Reserved

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