AVIATION THEMED TALKS
PlaneTalks will work closely with you to create a memorable conference experience tailored to your individual needs. Our speaking engagements range from those for the pure aviation enthusiast through to those aimed at organisations seeking to use insight from the aviation industry to improve their own business performance.
We are experienced at presenting to events of all sizes
as well as facilitating more discursive sessions for smaller groups in a workshop style setting.
The need for speed
The fighter pilot’s guide to operations on the front line of air defence. Step into the boots of a pilot operating the UK’s first Mach 2 interceptor; this unique insight covers the development of the greatest jet fighter aircraft of its era; from concept, to near cancellation, to unmatched performance in combat.
In Defence of The Realm
Quick Reaction Alert: Interception, confrontation and consequence; a Lightning fighter pilot’s views on razor sharp encounters with Russian nuclear forces during the Cold War of the 1960’s-80’s. ‘Mission 11, vector 090, Climb Angels 250, scramble, scramble, scramble’
Please remove any high heel shoes…
What every passenger should know before they fly (and probably doesn’t). Think, plan, prepare…before you sit back, relax and enjoy. This encounter will offer you a behind-the-scenes insight into understanding the complexities of keeping you safe in difficult circumstance.
Protecting the machine from man
Learn of how the man-machine interface defines the ways in which we work; from the Wright Brothers’ first flight to the International Space Station, learn of the successes and disasters that influenced the aerospace industry.
Concorde: Supersonic Icon
Classic – Celebrity – Catastrophe; time travel and beating the sun. This is the aeroplane that is the epitome of style, glamour and design genius. From 60’s concept, to the Paris accident, to possibilities for future supersonic travel. The story of Concorde unfolds…
Ultimate Wide-Bodied Boeing; The Jumbo Jet
The aircraft that almost bankrupted Boeing becomes a legend of the skies. An instantly recognisable shape and a pilot’s dream to fly and operate; get the inside story as told from the best small office on the planet; the Jumbo’s cockpit. This is everything ‘747’.
Experience is something one gains immediately after the event in which it would have proved useful.
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PlaneTalks was founded by Ian Hollingworth and he is the principal speaker. Ian is a highly experienced presenter, having appeared on TV and film for BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and Smithsonian.
Ian is a former RAF Cold War fighter pilot and has operated aircraft types ranging from the Lightning to the Jumbo Jet. He draws on experiences of working with Boeing, British Airways, Emirates, and high growth emerging airlines in the Middle East and Asia.
Ian is a Fellow of The Royal Aeronautical Society