RAF Launches Podcast To Give 'Behind The Wire' View Of Service

'InsideAIR' will be published fortnightly and aims to give people a greater understanding of the RAF.

The Royal Air Force has launched a new podcast that aims to give listeners a "behind the wire" view of life in the service.

'InsideAIR', which will be released once every two weeks, aims to keep people up to speed with the latest from the Air Force, shining a light on its people, technology and operations. 

The podcast's producer, Media Reservist and former BFBS Forces Media Academy student Flight Lieutenant Peter Lisney, said: "Aviation is the common denominator, but the RAF is a richly diverse organisation.

"In our first episode, we talk with a junior officer who has been in the RAF for just four years and is now at the cutting-edge of what we are doing in space.

"In our third episode, we talk with a padre on operations who reveals why she never goes anywhere without a bag of Haribo."

The podcast hopes to provide listeners with an insight across the service, including technology and operations (Picture: RAF).

'InsideAIR’ as a concept has been on the runway for around three years – but Flt Lt Lisney told BFBS radio the podcast was eventually "born out of COVID", with the production able to be done remotely.

Available to download off podcast apps from today, Flt Lt Lisney said the show is planning to look forward, rather than become a "history programme".

InsideAir’s production team hopes the podcast’s number one subscriber will be Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston.

He said: "With many of our people working remotely at this time, InsideAIR will help us all stay connected.

"The Royal Air Force is made up of thousands of individuals, each driving improvement and innovation and each with a story to tell; I look forward to hearing some of those stories on InsideAIR."

Cover image: An RAF Typhoon (Picture: MOD).