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 November 2015

Regional Press Coverage  Dorset Echo

RURAL Dorset may seem an unlikely place to produce a programme on an industry worth £10 billion, but that hasn’t stopped the UK Podcast organisation recognising Aviation Xtended in its annual awards.

The show is presented and produced by Pieter Johnson of XTPMedia in Melcombe Bingham near Dorchester.

It was recognised by UK Podcast as one of the best programmes of 2015. Aviation Xtended covers news and guest interviews from across the aerospace sector including military aviation, civilian aviation and airlines, as well as the space sector.

A portfolio of guests from astronauts and test pilots to wartime heroes has meant that Xtended has become a popular programme to download through the internet.

Pieter said: “With well over 125,000 downloads of episodes of the programme it is proving a success within the sector.”

He added that he is excited about the continued growth of the programme and its role supporting the aerospace industry.

“We set this programme up to get more awareness of the industry and its contribution to the UK. This December, UK Space Agency astronaut Major Tim Peake (a guest on the show) is set to launch to the International Space Station in December. This is the sort of positive story we want to report on.”

The programme has already featured as a case study on how new technology can help small organisations in rural locations to engage on the international stage and Xtended now has listeners from all around the world.   

The programme is virtually hosted from the Melcombe Bingham base and then streamed onto the internet through popular feeds such as iTunes.

In between each episode Pieter and his co-presenters Gareth Stringer and Tim Robinson are out and about across the UK and abroad at air shows, conferences, airports and military bases interviewing guests and getting the latest news from the industry for the next episode.

August 2015  

Aviation Xtended Case Study

Xtended is an internet radio programme covering aviation, aircraft and space exploration. Produced in the founder's home in Melcombe Bingham, the show is run by industry experts and features guest interviews from all over the world. The producers needed to transfer large media files over the internet and conduct interviews over Skype, but with speeds of less than 0.5Mb/s they were struggling.

September 2015

Xtended nominated for Best UK Podcast 2015

August 2014 


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 December 16th 2013 - 

Aviation Xtended announce the 2013 AeroSpace X Awards

The Aviation Xtended team this week announced awards for the best aerospace and aviation products of 2013 in its ‘12 Days of Christmas’ episode. Chosen by Xtended’s very own select panel, the products were deemed those best in class for each nominated category and best suited for professional and enthusiast use within the aerospace and aviation sector. -

 The 2013 category winners are:

Helping the Aviation Industry – ‘Dragons of Thin Air’ by Doug Worrall

Best Restoration Project – Victor XL231

Best Online Resource – LiveATC

Best Aerospace Book – Avro Vulcan 60th Anniversary

Best Product for The Aviation Youngster – Jim the Jet Provost by Amanda Cundall

Best Pilot Product – Drift Ghost Camera

Best Aerospace Watch – Bremont MB

Best Local Airfield – Compton Abbas

Best Aerospace Clothing – The Basic Six t-shirt collection

Best Family Day Out – South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Best Software or Game – Airport Madness 4

Best Aerospace Product – The Big Book of Flight by Rowland White

Xtended would like to congratulate each category winner is looking forward to seeing who which aviation products and services will be in the running for the 2014 awards.



About Xtended

 Xtended is an internet radio station producing programmes covering the aerospace and aviation sector. Produced and presented by Pieter Johnson from XTPMedia, it is co-hosted and supported by Gareth Stringer, Editor of Global Aviation Resource (, and Tim Robinson, Editor in Chief of AeroSpace Magazine, the flagship publication of The Royal Aeronautical Society.

 The programme has been highly commended from within the industry and covers topics from the latest aviation news to the exploration of space. The programme can be downloaded directly from our website or through iTunes

 Contact - To learn more about the AeroSpace X Awards and Xtended, please contact

 Pieter Johnson, Producer – XTPMedia +44 7746 838442

Gareth Stringer, Editor – Global Aviation Resource