Episode 341 - FLY again mayBE

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Join Carlos, Matt, Nev and Armando for this week's episode of PTUK, the UK's Number 1 Aviation Podcast!

In this week's show a passenger on everyone's favourite low cost airline flies to the Ukraine instead of Spain, there's a surprise announcement as a UK airline is resurrected and there's a new life for one of BA's 747s. In the military the legendary F-117 Nighthawk continues to fly regular training missions, Australian F-35s are declared "operational", and Boeing's "Loyal Wingman" unmanned fighter aircraft is nearing its maiden flight. And It's our final part of our chat with Dan Holley about his fascinating hobby of storm chasing.

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Here are the links to the stories we featured this week :

COMMERCIAL

Flybe could be back next year after deal struck to restart airline https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/19/flybe-back-airline-exeter-covid

Ryanair passenger goes to Ukraine instead of Spain https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-passenger-kiev-ukraine-valencia-spain-wrong-flight-b1203230.html

British Airways 747 to start new life as film set and an https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/british-airways-747-film-set/#:~:text=A%20retired%20British%20Airways%20747,facility%2C%20according%20to%20British%20Airways

Andy's incredible picture from his Spitfire can be found here https://twitter.com/andy_durst/status/1319362656491405314?s=20

Arizona Man Looks to Start Sushi Restaurant in Decommissioned 747 https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/10/19/arizona-man-looks-to-start-sushi-restaurant-in-decommissioned-747/

Microsoft Buy Sustainable jet fuel for employee travel on Alaskan Airlines https://www.deccanherald.com/business/business-news/microsoft-alaska-airlines-team-up-for-alternative-jet-fuel-905673.html

Qatar Airways supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with ‘Think Pink’ flight https://www.dfnionline.com/latest-news/qatar-airways-supports-breast-cancer-awareness-month-think-pink-flight-19-10-2020/

Singapore Airlines Returns To New York With World’s Longest Flight https://simpleflying.com/singapore-airlines-resumes-worlds-longest-flight/

Longest US domestic flight also gets back in the air https://simpleflying.com/hawaiian-boston-resumption/

Moment an Easyjet passenger is slapped by his WIFE after going on an anti-mask tirade and causing a mass bust-up with other holidaymakers https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8858441/Easyjet-passenger-refusing-wear-mask-slapped-wife-foul-mouthed-tirade-sparks-mass-bust-up.html

Inspiring Aviation Documentary ‘Fly Like A Girl’ Now Streaming https://www.flyingmag.com/story/careers/fly-like-a-girl-documentary/

https://www.flylikeagirl.film/

Iran Air Boeing 747-200 Diverts To Tehran With Cargo Of Sheep https://simpleflying.com/iran-air-boeing-747-200-sheep-diversion/amp/

MILITARY

Russian Su-34 combat jet crashes in Khabarovsk Region https://defence-blog.com/news/russian-su-34-combat-jet-crashes-in-khabarovsk-region.html

U.S. Navy F/A-18E Crashes Near China Lake. Pilot Ejected And In Stable Condition https://theaviationist.com/2020/10/21/check-out-this-video-of-one-of-the-two-f-117s-landing-at-mcas-miramar-yesterday/

F-117s Make Surprise Visit To Marine Corps Air Station Miramar https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37171/f-117-nighthawks-make-surprise-visit-to-mcas-miramar-in-san-diego?fbclid=IwAR0O6B4WAwChuebkfcO74vw2KNxCxjkS4m7wrzkk9l_GzB7g6RfP1QtdAXg

Joint US-Aussie training marks full operational status for RAAF F-35 capability https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/strike-air-combat/7030-joint-us-aussie-training-marks-full-operational-status-for-raaf-f-35-capability

Boeing’s unmanned combat jet edges closer to first flight https://defence-blog.com/news/boeings-unmanned-combat-jet-edges-closer-to-first-flight.html#:~:text=Aerospace%20giant%20Boeing%20has%20announced,a%20low%2Dspeed%20taxi%20tes

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