Women at 36,000 ft
Season 3, Ep. 10
In this episode, we talk with Kathryn Vinclaire. Her first work in the film industry was as a camera operator, working on features, short dramas, music videos and commercials, with work being shown internationally and at the BFI’s LGBTQ+ Flare film festival. Her most recent work is behind the microphone, as a voice-over artist, with clients including Switzerland Tourism, Heathrow Airport and Paco Rabanne. This documentary concept originated from her passion for aviation, and that giddy, gleeful feeling she gets when piloting an aircraft.The world of female pilots is riddled with stereotypes and challenges too often hidden from public view. Discover the struggles they face in training, in the cockpit, and at home, in "Women at 36,000 Feet". For the first time ever, the complex issues surrounding women in aviation are being investigated across the entire industry. From fighter pilots to commercial airline captains, from helicopter pilots to aerobatic champions; uncover the common fight for equality that underpins these tenacious women’s work on land and in the skies. We talk to the filmmaker about her plans and her fundraising.Show your support here https://igg.me/at/flightpathproductions/x#/https://www.flightpathproductions.com/home.html
Use it or Lose it.
Season 3, Ep. 9
Skill fade is defined as ‘the decay of ability or adeptness throughout non-use’ – in other words, it’s when your skills get rusty over time. Studies on the subject have concluded that the amount of fade is dependent on the type of skill and the individuals' previous levels of competency and experience. In this episode, Mark Dwyer CFI of FunFly Aerosports and FlyinginIreland.com talks about staying current and recognising when you may be experiencing skill fade.
Birr Breakfast Fly-In 2022
Season 3, Ep. 8
On the 5th of September last, we brought you a report from the Birr Breakfast Fly-in that marked the end of the summer flying season. At the time, 40 aircraft attended, and a remarkable 2,000 euros was raised on the ground to be matched by other events to raise funds for St. Vincent DePaul.This weekend, General aviation pilots launched the summer flying season again and, as tradition would have it, flew to Birr for Breakfast. This time around, 100 aircraft, pilots, and passengers raised over 20,000 euros, and we were there to capture the atmosphere. We chat with the people involved.
No Comment - we let the sounds tell their own story.
Season 3, Ep. 7
This week's episode is an antidote to stress, or when you can't go flying but wish you could. Please sit back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow. Listen to birds, light aircraft, turbine engines, parachutes descending and people chatting, a gentle breeze, and an Irish airfield's atmosphere as you go about your busy day—a lo-fi celebration of sound. Pop on your headphones, find a corner, close your eyes and let your imagination take you where the images in your head are better than on any screen.
EASA Pilot Licencing Requirements Changes Coming into Effect 20th June 2022
Season 3, Ep. 6
On this week's Squawk 7000, from 20th June 2022, any pilot who resides in the EU must hold an EASA Part FCL licence when flying any aircraft other than those defined in Annex I of the EU Basic Regulation.I'm joined by Mark Dwyer of Flying in Ireland on this episode as we explore some of the changes and give you insights into the relevant legislation.Pilots holding a pilot licence and associated medical certificate issued by a third country (non-EU country) involved in the non-commercial (VFR, private, etc.) operation of aircraft registered in Ireland are currently permitted to fly in Ireland without any further formality. The same holds true while flying aircraft registered in non-EU countries where that country permits it e.g. FAA allow holders of a foreign licence to fly privately in the country of issue. However, for pilots residing in the EU, this is due to change from 20thJune 2022.More information and application forms on https://flyinginireland.com/2022/03/easa-pilot-licencing-requirements-changes-coming-into-effect-20th-june-2022/FunFly Aerosports Flying Club, based at Clonbullogue (EICL) Co. Offaly, have launched a Pilot Wings scheme to encourage new and experienced general aviation pilots to continue to develop their skills and qualifications. The scheme is open to all pilots, not just FunFly members, and encourages up skilling & development for PPL’s with skill exercises, hours flown and evidence of additional training. There are three levels of award, Bronze, Silver and Gold, with various targets set to achieve each level. Wings are awarded either by post or at the annual wings event. See the video at the bottom of this article for more details.There are four elements to each level:Cross-countryTotal and PIC Flying HoursSafety Seminar AttendancePilot AchievementMore information here https://funfly.ie/funfly-wings-award/
Things that go bump in the Flight
Season 3, Ep. 5
In this episode, we talk with the founder of Turbli.com. It has been developed and maintained by Ignacio Gallego-Marcos.Ignacio has been working in the area of turbulence modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the past seven years. He did his doctoral thesis at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and currently works in Sweden as a CFD engineer. He has also written severaljournal and conference paperswithin the area of fluid mechanics.Turbli is a tool for the curious traveller, the ones who fear flying, the people trying to concentrate on work through the flight, the parents hoping to walk their babies along the aisle, and many more. According to Ignacio we should listen to the instructions of flight attendants and buckle up when the sign turns on, and we'll have nothing to fear.www.turbli.com
Together4Safety - Are you ready for 2022
Season 3, Ep. 4
Our guest this week is John Franklin, John’s love of aviation started at the age of 8 when his family got involved in hot air ballooning. He began his aviation career in the Royal Air Force, serving as an Engineering Officer on the Tornado aircraft and then within the Military Aviation Authority.He joined EASA in 2011 in the Safety Analysis Team and in 2018 became EASA’s Head of Safety Promotion where he leads their Together4Safety promotion initiative to help the European Aviation community by providing practical information and support on a range of safety issues and other topics.EASA GA Season Opener:https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/events/general-aviation-season-opener-2022EASA Website GA Area (Rules etc):https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/general-aviationEASA GA Community Site:https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/gaAviator’s Club Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/easaaviatorsclubGeneral Aviation Europe Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/391437234972242
From Ferry Pilot to flying with a Major US Airline.
Season 3, Ep. 3
On this week's podcast, we catch up with Ben. He's a pilot with a major US airline, but he has also carved a niche for himself on social media, answering questions every day on TikTok® and InstaGram® on the life of a pilot. We caught up with Ben to turn the tables and ask him a few questions ourselves on his career, his time as a ferry pilot on the North Atlantic and his move to flying with one of the US's major airlines. Along the way, he has some great stories.
Captain Jimmy Devlin
Season 3, Ep. 2
Our guest this week is Dublin man Captain Jimmy Devlin. Jimmy retired from Aer Lingus in June 2012, having been the Manager of their Airbus fleet and having flown most of the Aer Lingus fleet from the 737-200, the Shorts 360 and Saab 340 and the BAE146 with Aer Lingus Commuter before moving to the Airbus A320 and A330. In this chat, he shares the story of his flying career from young cadet to Fleet Manager of the Airbus aircraft in the airline, remembering the people he worked with along the way. He also shares some valuable advice for younger people considering an aviation career. Jimmy is now an Instruction at Simtech Aviation on their MCC/JOC and APS training programmes.www.simech.ie