Flaps Podcast



Flaps is the Sony Award and New York Award-winning podcast for those who like flying - be it in the left seat, the right seat or sat as a passenger in a rear seat! It's hosted by Mark and Elliott, two private pilots in the UK who thought that flying was too much fun not to talk about. We're as interested in the people who fly as we are in their aircraft.


  • Flaps Podcast - Mar 2016

    28/03/2016 Duración: 39min

    Flaps 22. In this edition we speak to pilot and astronaut Chris Hadfield; Pablo wishes he could go into space; 'Bush Pilot' Paul Catanach; the BJJR Bulldog gyrocopter; and the CAA on the airspace change process

  • CAA Airspace 1 - September 2011

    01/09/2011 Duración: 12min

    Produced by Flaps, a podcast from the UK Civil Aviation Authority, explaining changes to airspace around London for the 2012 Olympics

  • Flaps 8 Extended - The Feeling

    25/07/2011 Duración: 13min

    Flaps 8 Extended: The Feeling. We had The Feeling pop in for a chat. We fulfilled record company obligations by fleetingly mentioning their great new album Together We Were Made, but then we talked flying. We couldn’t get as much as we wanted into the regular podcast for reasons of time, so here it is in full.

  • Flaps 8 Extended - Concorde

    24/07/2011 Duración: 45min

    Flaps 8 Extended: Concorde G-BOAC at Manchester. Elliott visited Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park. He was pretty excited and got carried away. Like the Concorde at Mach 2, he found himself growing a few inches. And he recorded much more than we could fit into July’s podcast.

  • Flaps 8 - July 2011

    23/07/2011 Duración: 41min

    Flaps 8. In this edition of Flaps: Richard and Dan from The Feeling, a record-breaking aviator, a visit to Concorde G-BOAC, Pablo Mason on being friendly, and good news from Pet PPL Karl.

  • Flaps 7 Extended - RAF Museum, Cosford

    16/06/2011 Duración: 22min

    Flaps 7 Extended: RAF Museum, Cosford. A longer version of our visit to the museum, as heard in the regular Flaps 7.

  • Flaps 7 - June 2011

    12/06/2011 Duración: 37min

    Flaps 7. In this edition of Flaps: Wolves goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann; the RAF Museum at Cosford; Pablo Mason talks about Cold War flying; and SkyDemon Light.

  • Flaps 6 - April 2011

    05/04/2011 Duración: 37min

    Flaps 6. We speak to the CAA about London 2012 airspace closures, 90-year-old former Spitfire pilot Margaret Frost, 12-year-old trainee Otto Dawes, celebrity chopper pilot Mike Smith, and Pablo Mason asks how big the RAF should be.

  • Flaps 5 - Winter 2011

    11/01/2011 Duración: 34min

    Flaps 5. This month we speak to a student pilot whose engine failed in the circuit; winter weather tips from Simon Keeling; Pablo talks about surviving eject from fast jets; and we get our first female celebrity pilot

  • Flaps 4 - October 2010

    03/11/2010 Duración: 34min

    Flaps 4. This month we speak to John Farley, one of the Harrier test pilots; Celebrity Pilot is BBC F1 reporter Ted Kravitz; Pablo Mason talks about the best aircraft he's ever flown; and we look ahead to The Flying Show exhibition.

  • Flaps 3 - September 2010

    29/09/2010 Duración: 33min

    Flaps 3. This month we speak to legendary Pink Floyd drummer (and pilot) Nick Mason; we catch up with two former BA Concorde crew; Pablo ejects; and our Pet PPL reaches a milestone in his flying career.

  • Flaps 2 - August 2010

    12/08/2010 Duración: 34min

    Flaps 2. Featuring a revealing interview with Peter Burkill, the captain of the BA 777 that crashed at Heathrow in 2008; former airline and RAF pilot Pablo Mason tells us how to prove your son is actually a forces pilot; and student pilot Karl.

  • Flaps 1 - July 2010

    15/07/2010 Duración: 31min

    Flaps 1. The first Flaps featuring pilot and former MP Lembit Opik; a Vulcan bomber's high-speed taxi run; ash-in-engines-shock Captain Eric Moody; our new student PPL; and a welcome to straight-talking former airline and RAF pilot Pablo Mason.