FlyPast Podcast

If you love historic aviation, then The FlyPast Podcast is just what you need. Brought to you every week by the team behind FlyPast, the world's leading aviation magazine, The FlyPast Podcast is 30 minutes of chat, discussion and stories about incredible aeroplanes, the heroic pilots who flew them – and the people who still fly them today.

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FlyPast Podcast Episode 39

For this episode we're talking to Nicky van der Drift, the Chief Executive at Lincolnshire's International Bomber Command Centre.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 38

For this episode we're talking to Luke Slaney-Hewitt, Researcher for Airfix / Hornby Hobbies Limited, about model making and their full-size Hawker Hunter restoration project...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 37

The Flypast team report back on their whistle stop tour of Lincolnshire, revealing their highlights of a recent trip to Bomber Country...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 36

For this episode, we're talking to Ian Flint, the CEO of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon, in Essex...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 35

For this episode we're joined by Peter Neale, one the friendly and knowledgeable volunteers from the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum based at former RAF Manston...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 34

For Episode 34 we’re talking to author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver to discuss his latest book, Under the Southern Cross and various other writings...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 33

Something a little different for this episode, we’re talking to Claire Nugent and Nigel Morter, owners of a very special and unique Bed & Breakfast, the Control Tower B&B...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 32

For Episode 32 we’re joined by photographer Darren Harbar, specialist in classic aviation photography and familiar name with Flypast readers and fans of his air to air photography...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 31

Episode 31 is a group effort as the FlyPast editorial team discuss the late, Squadron Leader Goodman, his involvement with 617 squadron and the enduring legacy of their missions, namely the famous raid on the dams for Operation Chastise....

FlyPast Podcast Episode 30

For this episode, we’re talking to Sam Worthington-Lees, project director of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group and catching up on the progress of RB396 and the fund raising efforts so far....

FlyPast Podcast Episode 29

For this episode, we're talking to Charlie Walker of the Night Fright C-47 restoration projection...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 28

This week we chat to Britain’s youngest Private Pilot’s License holder Ellie Carter and find out why she was a United States security risk at just 9 years old...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 27

For this podcast we're joined by Nick Taylor, better known as wartime_images on Instagram and he's a WW2 traveller and collector and volunteer at the former Lancaster airfield, RAF Metheringham...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 26

Flypast talks to author Robert Forsyth about his latest book, Luftwaffe Special Weapons 1942-45...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 25

This week, we chat with that.spifire.bird AKA Jo Rogers, part of the volunteer groundcrew at Aero Legends...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 24

This week, the entire FlyPast team chat through some of their personal favourite aircraft. There are some well known favourites, and some slightly more left-field answers...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 22

This week the team discuss classic historic aviation books and going to the 75th anniversary at Arnhem... and a familiar controversial subject from the world of film rears its head, too...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 21

With museums set to open next week, the team discuss their favourites - and the aeroplanes on display you HAVE to see if you've missed them...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 20

Historic aviation author Jim Goodall dials in from California to discuss his new book on the Skunk Works, and some quite unbelievable SR-71 Blackbird stories...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 19

With museums set to reopen on May 17 (fingers crossed!), we chat to Darren Priday at the RAF Museum at Cosford...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 18

This week we speak to Group Captain Alastair Montgomery OBE, an RAF legend and Vulcan pilot during the Falklands War. He certainly has some stories...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 17

In the latest episode of the FlyPast Podcast, the team celebrates Vulcan Week on Key.Aero by chatting to Sam Scrimshaw, the Deputy Crew Chief on XH558...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 16

In Episode 16 of the FlyPast Podcast, we chat to Jon Higgins and David Petters from the Vintage Pair Display Team about Chipmunks, legendary Spitfire pilot Charlie Brown, and getting back in the air after lockdown...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 15

This week on the FlyPast podcast, assistant editor Tara chats to three of the men who make up the team restoring English Electric Lightnings over at the Lightning Association...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 14

This week on the FlyPast Podcast, the team discuss historic aviation mysteries such as Flight 19, and the unsolved hijacking by the infamous DB Cooper...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 13

This week on the FlyPast Podcast, we've done something different. This one was recorded socially distanced from inside the cockpit of Vulcan XH558, as we chatted to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust about the aircraft's story, and the Trust's exciting plans for the future...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 12

The team chat to historic aviation expert and author Michael Napier about the Korean War, a conflict that still shapes international politics to this day...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 11

This week, Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell and FlyPast's Deputy Editor Jamie Ewan join the podcast to discuss the Spitfire on its 85th anniversary...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 10

This week, the podcasters discuss the good, the bad and the indifferent of historic aviation in films. As you'd expect, there are some 'conflicting' opinions...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 9

In Episode 9 of the FlyPast Podcast, the team chat about the history of commercial aviation, and the early advancements that paved the way for modern flight.