Weighing in at a whole 27 minutes and 18 seconds, here’s the first episode of the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast. During this episode, we discuss the following news items:

  • Emirates EK407 tailstrike – the Captain tells his story and we comment on fatigue issues
  • The RAAF’s first F/A-18F Super Hornet rolls off the production line plus comments on the pending F-111 & DH4C Caribou retirements
  • Tiger Airways adds a 7th aircraft to get an incredible increase in capacity out of Melbourne and their reality TV show launches
  • QANTAS has bad customer service (and associated PR) in Perth following a lightning strike on an A330, cops freight fines in Canada and has an A380 go around at LHR
  • Jetstar apologises for their bad service in New Zealand
  • Virgin Blue’s V Australia is experiencing low yields so far
  • Delta operates their first flight into SYD