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Soaring the sky a glider pilot‘s Podcast
An Aviation podcast about soaring with sailplanes. Adventures in soaring with your host Chuck. Join us for each episode to hear whats next ! Talk with you soon on Soaring The Sky !
May 5, 2022
117: Pioneering a new route to Sierra wave: An Interview with Morgan Hall
Morgan Hall has just experienced an amazing uncharted soaring route flying wave in the sierras. What an adventure he had! You can open the OLC link below and follow along with us as he tells us about this crazy ride in wave. Morgans family has a deep aviation background that goes all the way back to World war II. So, its not a suprise that he was determined to start his own aviation journey. So, he traded his computer for his first aircraft, an ultralight. Soon after he discovered hang gliders and flew them for over 15 years before discovering sailplanes. Join us now for this amazing soaring adventure here on Soaring The Sky! https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/gliding/flightbook.html?st=olcp&rt=olc&pi=38592&sp=2022# www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.soaringthesky.com
1 hr 30 min
Apr 14, 2022
116: Soaring Austria: An interview with Rudi Schlesinger
On this episode we chat with Rudi Schlesinger, glider pilot and airline captain. Rudi started flying gliders in 1998 and later flew competitions including the Austrian Junior Nationals in 2002, Junior Worlds In Slovakia in 2003 and later that year he was invited to a training camp with Geaorge Lee in Austria. Rudi flew his first 1000k flight in 2010. He was Austrian National Champion in 2012. He had 2 World Records in the 13.5m class in 2020. On this episode he shares some crazy stories like the time he flew around the tower at the Vienna International Airport in his glider! Rudi also enjoys flying gliders in other parts of the world when ever he gets the chance. He has flown in Germany, Japan, Isreal, Denmark, switzerland and the United states. Stick around after our chat with rudi for another new segment from our friend Sergio The Soaring master as he talks about Cross Country Checks. All This and more now on Soaring The Sky. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo56UcCP26LxgSVCiHPTbwg http://www.fliegerclub.at/ http://www.glider.jp/english/ www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky
1 hr 10 min
Mar 28, 2022
115: Cross Country Soaring In The French Alps: An interview with Christopher Fleming Of Fayence Soaring
On this episode we head to Fayence France to chat with our guest pilot Christopher Fleming. Chris took the opportunity as an airline pilot to soar in as many locations as he could but, found his soaring paradise in the Alps. He decided to move there so he could fly more often. Today we chat about his many adventures and the important things he has learned along the way & what it takes to fly in that kind of tarrain with little to no landing out options. We also get into thermaling, convergence, wave, cockpit updates , exterior glider care, Flarm, and even chat about the new 360 camera that he just started using for his flights on his Feyance Soaring Youtube channel. You can find the link below. Chris is a big promotor of cross country soaring as well . Stick around after our chat with Chris because Sergio The soaring master has another great segment for us and this time its about effective thermaling. So Join us now as we bring you episode 115 here on Soaring The Sky! https://www.youtube.com/c/FayenceSoaring www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.soaringthesky.com
1 hr 18 min
Mar 14, 2022
114: Sailplanes, Hang Gliders & Ultralights: Ian Brubaker Interview
Ian Brubaker started his aviation journey in 2006, first flying powered in Cessnas, then sailplanes, and then moving on to hang gliders. Hang gliding has been his primary form of aviation for the past several years and he has been teaching it since 2015, holding a basic instructor and tandem rating. Ian also holds a B.S. in Space Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Ian's passion and expertise is to make flying easy to understand and fun to learn by leveraging both his practical and theoretical background of aviation. Ian Joins our Producer Mitch to chat about his adventures flying Sailplanes, Hang Gliders and what he enjoys about each one and what we can learn from flying different types of aircraft. Later on the podcast our friend Sergio, The Soaring Master brings us another segment and this one talks about the 5 ways we can improve our soaring. Join us now for episode 114 of Soaring The Sky, a glider pilot's podcast. www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky
1 hr 20 min
Feb 28, 2022
113: The Soaring Kings Of YouTube: World Premiere, Bruno Vassel Interviews Stefan Langer
This episode’s guest host is glider pilot and YouTuber extraordinaire – the one and only Bruno Vassel! Bruno joins us from Utah, and even in the small world of soaring, this will be his first time to ever connect with the legendary Stefan Langer. Together their gliding videos already have over 85 million views, and they have inspired countless thousands of people to take up or at least try flying in a glider. In this episode, they share their journeys and the various adventures they’ve experienced along the way. You don’t want to miss this one! Later on this episode, Sergio The Soaring Master brings us another one of his feature segments., where he talks about the importance of flying new types of sailplanes, and how it can help us be better glider pilots. https://www.youtube.com/c/StefanLangerVideoBlog https://www.youtube.com/c/BrunoVassel www.patreon.com/soaringthesky.com
1 hr 25 min
Feb 14, 2022
112: Project AK-X The Flying Wing: Dominic Poppe Interview
We are excited to have glider pilot and project manager of the AK-X flying wing, Dominic Poppe with us. Join Tom Coussens, our guest host, as he gets the full story from Dominic behind the scenes at Akaflieg Karlsruhe in Germany. What does it take to design and build such an amazing aircraft? Later on the podcast Sergio The Soaring Master will join us to talk cross country soaring and turn points. Join us now for another soaring adventure now on episode 112 of Soaring The Sky. www.soaringthesky.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtk6WKPD-yeOH4Sl_Bjd4_A www.patreon.com/soaringthesky
1 hr 14 min
Jan 31, 2022
111: Behind The Lens Of A Glider Pilot: An Interview With Tobias Barth
On this episode we chat with world famous aviation photographer and glider pilot Tobias Barth! Many of you have seen his incredible images taken all over the World. Since 2019 the "Aviation Calendar", Soaring edition has exclusively used his pictures. His work has also been featured in Magazines and other media. What does it take to get all those amazing shots while flying sometimes only a wingspan apart from the other aircraft? Tobi started flying gliders at the age of 13 and never looked back. He continues to enjoy soaring and many of those flights you will find him with camera in hand looking for that next great shot. You can find thousands of images on his website. (see show notes for link) (01:05) Sergio The Soaring Master brings us another great segment and this one is titled "Flying Old Timers" Everyone, if given the opportunity should take a flight in these amazing time machines. What can we learn from these vintage aircraft? https://www.pictrs.com/tobias-barth-photographie https://aviation-calendar.com/collections/kalender/products/segelflug-bildkalender-din-a2-fotokalender-segelfliegen-2021 https://www.instagram.com/tobi.barth.photographer www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.soaringthesky.com
1 hr 11 min
Jan 17, 2022
110: Show Me A Sine: Making Waves In The Sierra Mountains
On this episode our friend Tom Coussens catches up with Zach Yamauchi who just had a 1039 Kilometer Flight in mountain wave in the Sierraas. Zach takes us along on this flight so we can see and feel what it's like to experience this amazing flight and what it takes to fly in wave. Stay tuned after Tom & Zach because we have another new segment from Sergio The Soaring Master and this one is titled "Flaps" All this and more on episode 110 of Soaring The Sky! www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.soaringthesky.com
Jan 3, 2022
109: Crash Landings & Mid Air Collisions
On this episode we bring you several short soaring stories from glider pilots all over the globe & celebrate another exciting year here on the podcast. From Crash landing in the Frence Alps to bailing out after a mid air collision. These are just some of the stories you will hear now on this episode of Soaring the sky. www.soaringthesky.com
Dec 20, 2021
108: A Soaring Fix From The Gliding Junkie
On this episode we bring you a guest host and a guest pilot! Barbora, AKA The Gliding Junkie on Instagram is a member of the Czech National Gliding Team, Flight Instructor and comes from a family of Aviators with both her parents being pilots. Any free time she has you will find her in the cockpit of her LS8. Barbora chats with our producer Mitch about her recent adventures flying at Wave Camp and other interesting flights she has had. We will also bring you a fun new segment where we chat with our guest pilot about some crazy scary soaring Youutube videos and what we can learn from them. You can find links to those videos below. So join us now and get your soaring fix with Barbora, The Gliding Junkie. soaringthesky.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OULQ1yMVclE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkXpJcb3wjM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfCh9tvGSOk&t=49s
1 hr 12 min
Dec 13, 2021
Bonus Episode: A Bird‘s Eye View With Stefan Langer
Hello Soaring community and welcome back to the podcast! This is our second bonus episode from some of our most played interviews and this time we bring you our chat with Stefan Langer! So grab your favorite beverage and enjoy our chat with Stefan. www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky https://www.youtube.com/c/StefanLangerVideoBlog
Dec 6, 2021
107: Nixus Fly-By-Wire Project & Long Cross Country Flights: Zach Yamauchi Interview
Our guest today is Zach Yamauchi a 23 year old glider pilot and Aerospace Engineer currently working for a company foccused on unmanned aircraft. Zach learned how to fly gliders while attending Cal Poly. He also had the oppertunity to work on the Nixus project, The first general aviation project using a 28 meter wingspan glider using fly-by-wire technology. Zach will share with us more on this project as well as other soaring adventures he has had. (01:11) Listener logbook. Christopher Stevenson returns with a new listener logbook as he chats with some west coast pilots about some recent winter flights they had. (01:13:50) Sergio the soaring master is back with us with a brand new segment called, should I stay or should I go. All this and more now on episode 107 of Soaring the sky!
1 hr 20 min
Nov 28, 2021
Bonus Episode: Perlan Project
Miguel Iturmendi, one of the pilots from the Perlan project as he answers your questions and shares his adventures flying super high altitudes and what it’s like soaring in the only pressurized glider in the world. Is it possible to fly the Perlan Ship on Mars? You may be surprised when you hear the answer. Miguel is also a test pilot and will also tell us about a very famous solar motor glider he has been flying most recently. perlanproject.org soaringthesky.com patreon.com/soaringthesky
1 hr 5 min
Nov 20, 2021
106: World‘s Most Interesting Man: Gavin McClurg
Gavin McClurg is an, author, adventurer, public speaker and host of the podcast Cloudbase Mayhem. He has flown in Alaska being the first person to traverse the full length of the Alaska range by foot and paraglider. He became the first American to complete the toughest adventure race on earth the X-Alps. Gavin shares his amazing journey with us now. Later Sergio The Soaring Master joins us for another segment about cloud flying. All this and more now on episode 106 of Soaring the sky! https://www.youtube.com/user/bestodyssey Instagram @gavinmcclurg
1 hr 22 min
Nov 8, 2021
105: Rock Polishing, Low Saves & Launch Pads: Tom Coussens Interview
Our episode today includes stories about getting caught in dust devils, low saves and Space X? Our guest Tom Coussens has experienced all that and more! Tom's aviation journey starts when his Dad spots a P-51 Mustang back in the mid 50's and then learns to fly so he can buy one! After his first solo in a Citabria at 16 Tom received his private powered license at 18. He later starts a career as an aerospace engineer and ends up working with Space X. (17:43) In 1986 Tom finds his way to gliders and the soaring adventures begin! Being a powered pilot already, Tom also starts towing gliders as well. He currently has over 3,400 tows! Sit back and enjoy this amazing journey as we soar into episode 105 on Soaring The Sky.
1 hr 14 min
Oct 25, 2021
104: American Flying A JS3 The Alps: Howie Bohl Interview
On this episode of the podcast we head just outside of L.A and join our Co Producer Mitch! He is going to share with you his interview with Glider Pilot Howie Bohl, Howie comes from a long line of aviators starting with his great grandfather who started flying in the 1920s with the Army ROTC and eventually flying for United Airlines. His Grandfather was also an Airline pilot as well as his father. Howie started flying at age 13 in gliders and soloed on his 14th Birthday. He then started flying Powered and soloed at 16. He later became a tow pilot and continued to fly gliders and then he himself started flying with the airlines. Howie has flown all over the world and not just for the Airlines but also in gliders. Today he shares with us some of those adventures. Also on the podcast today Sergio the Soaring Master is back with some advice on Blue Days! All that and more now on soaring The Sky! www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky
Oct 11, 2021
103: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix Champion: Ben Fest Interview
We are honored and happy to bring you our Interview with German pilot Ben Fest! He has made history by becoming the first ever World Champion of an eSport contest in any aeronautical discipline! Ben joins us to share his adventures and journey not only in virtual soaring but in real gliders that he loves to fly as well. He started flying gliders in the real world when he was just 13 years old but had already been flying Condor a year before that. When Ben's schedule does not allow him to get into the real glider he stays connected with the soaring world through Condor wearing his VR glasses where he can fly anytime day or night. Join us now to hear Ben's aviation journey and adventures now on soaring the sky. www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky https://esport.sgp.aero/news/44-ben-fest-world-champion-of-the-1st-virtual-sailplane-grand-prix
Sep 28, 2021
102: Soaring The World‘s In Montlucon France: Daniel Sazhin Interview
Today on this episode we head to the 36th World gliding Championship in Montlucon France as Chuck interviews one of the Pilots who competed in this years event. All eyes were on France since the Worlds in Germany was canceled. Our guest Daniel Sazhin shares his journey that starts in New Jersey as he heads across the Atlantic to fly in one of the biggest contest of his souring career and what it's like flying with the best in the World! Flying Simon also returns for another segment as he returns from the National Junior Competition in the netherlands. He has been there before but this time as a coach. Join us now for this and so much more! https://soaringeconomist.com/ www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.soaringthesky.com
Sep 14, 2021
101: Pure Gliding Over New Zealand: Tim Bromhead Interview
Today on this episode we have a guest host and guest pilot! Chuck hands the microphone over to Clemens Ceipek as he interviews glider pilot Tim Bromhead of the famous youtube channel Pure Glide! Tim is an active contest pilot and Flies out of Piako Gliding Club in the north island of New Zealand. The site is also close to the famous Hobbiton where Lord Of The Rings was filmed. How did Tim got hooked on gliders? What is it like flying in one of the most amazing soaring sites on the planet? All this and some great stories Tim shares with us as well. (44:38) Flying Simon brings us another Simon Says segment and some stories about some gliders you probably never knew existed and the people that flew them. (48:45) Sergio The Soaring Master shares a lesson in cross country and checkpoints. www.youtube.com/c/pureglide
Aug 31, 2021
100: 100th Episode celebration With Bruno Vassel
Join us now for our 100th episode celebration! Bruno Vassel helps Chuck & The Team Celebrate this podcast milestone! We will have some laughs, hear some great stories and even hear from some of our previous guest pilots from all over the globe. (56:30) Our Listener Logbook returns with a story from the famous Harris Hill about a young passenger who accidently releases the tow rope way too early. (01:02) Sergio The Soaring Master is back to give us some advice on buying a sailplane. www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEFlKFCFhuoacr_qCYu1I5Q
1 hr 11 min
Aug 16, 2021
99: Racing In Nephi: 18 Meter Nationals
On this epidsode we had the priviledge to catch up with Clemens Ceipek, Competition Glider Pilot, Blogger & Youtuber to chat about his recent experience competing at the 18 Meter Nationals in Nephi! He talked about the crazy terrain transitions & strong thermals and dealing with a wild fire in the area during the contest. Nephi is a majestic place to fly. So Get ready for big thermals, big sink and some tough competition! (58:35) Also in this episode Sergio The Soaring Master is back with another lesson to be learned. This one is focused on the mental battle we go through before landing out. All this and more now on Soaring The Sky. www.chessintheair.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzq-jHW8EupBpGaDgapsDvw www.patreon.com/soaringthesky
1 hr 4 min
Aug 3, 2021
98: Sucked Into A Thunderstorm, 20 meter Two Seater Nationals & Soaring In The Olympics?
Kempton Izuno is back from the 20 Meter 2 Seater Nationals in Montague California and will share his experiences flying a contest with another pilot in the cockpit. He will also share some super interesting experiences he has had in the cockpit. Like the time he actually was sucked up into a Thunderstorm and flying blind for two and a half minutes! (52:00) Sergio The Soaring Master is back with a unique story about soaring in the Olympics? (59:25) Christopher Stevenson, our on the road soaring reporter heads to the Soar Safari in Lone Pine California and interviews some of the pilots about their flights. www.patreon.com/soaringthesky https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2CR4benPjAXX0tDU29KNXU2emtBZzkyQlUyM3psR016SHM4/view?resourcekey=0-5sC-6t4jgMUHHuGrgDrAQg www.soaringmaster.com
1 hr 8 min
Jul 20, 2021
97: Reaching The Turn Point, Vegas & Crossing The Andes: Henrique Navarro 8X Brazilian Champion
8x Brazilian Champion Henrique Navarro, Glider competition pilot, Instructor, Aerobatic instructor and author joins us today. He also has competed several times in the World Gliding Championships in (France 2006, Argentina 2012, Finland 2014, Lithuania 2016, Czech Republic 2018) Henrique has broken 33 national records in Brazil has over 5,000 hours in gliders, over 500 in airplanes (mostly towing gliders) & has flown 64 different glider types He is also a Sales agent for Schempp-Hirth gliders. (43:35) Sergio shares a story about a glider pilot crossing The Andes in 1964 with no working Radio in The cockpit! Join Sergio The Soaring Master as he tells this amazing true story about the first successful crossing of the Ades in a glider. All this and much more on episode 97 of Soaring The Sky! www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.soaringthesky.com www.soaringmaster.com
Jul 6, 2021
96: Final Glides, Pulling G's & Dolphin Flying
Tony Condon has recently won The Club Class Nationals in Tennessee! He will take us with him in the cockpit as we experience what it's like from start to finish and what it takes to soar all the way to the podium. Tony has competed in many National gliding competitions as well as the 13.5 Meter World Gliding Championships. When he is not competing he is teaching others how to Soar! (44:00) What is Dolphin Flight? We find out on this episode as we head to Brazil to hear from Sergio as he explains it in our new soaring master segment titled Soaring With Sergio the Soaring Master. (50:00) Flying Simon joins us from the Netherlands with some soaring advice about landing out and how his crew found him near a small German village enjoying a beer with the locals after one of his landouts. Hear his new segment that we like to call Simon says! All this and more now on Soaring the sky. www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.soaringthesky.com
Jun 21, 2021
95 Winglets, War Stories & Dust Devils : Dave Reilly Interview
Contest Flying, scary landouts, hangar stories, Waco gliders & world war II and more! Our featured guest pilot today is Dave Reilly joining us from Merlan Soaring center in Virginia. Like many of us From the time he was a kid he wanted to fly. Dave discovered gliding in 2005 and progressed from the 2-33 to the 1-26 and on. He now enjoys flying in is very own LS8-18 Dave shares some great stories with us like the time he was not sure if he was going to make it back to the glider port but remembered he had been in this situation before in the same area during simulation flying in Condor what happens next may surprise you? In mid May Dave did a 240 mile flight that completed the altitude and distance requirements for his Silver Badge, as well as the requirements for his Gold Distance and the Diamond Goal. On a fun note, he recently flew a 114 mile run to the North west ridges and retrieved the Boomerang plaque from the Front Royal club after they landed at Merlin and claimed it on 5/15.…
1 hr 10 min
Jun 7, 2021
94: Mastering Gliding In Brazil : Sergio Lousada
On this episode we head to Brazil to chat with Sergio Lousada, he is 35 years old and is a Soaring Pilot, Cross country Coach, and Flight Test Engineer. Sergio has been flying sailplanes since 2007, but for as long as he can remember he has been addicted to aviation. Interesting enough, soaring made it possible to fulfill his dreams. As his gliding activity was decisive when he was selected to become a flight test engineer of military aircraft and he got to fly a good number of them! What he learned in the flight test environment he found to be very useful to soaring. And What is the Soaring Master Project? we will soon find out! Sergio has flown in many parts of the world (Andes, Alps, and Brazil and since 2018 has been acting as coach for the Brazilian AF soaring team! So many great stories like the time he depended on his motor glider engine to start while he was getting dangerously low! (52:40) Dale Masters Brings us another Soaring Tales With Dale, and this one is titled A Half S…
1 hr 1 min
May 24, 2021
93: Monkeys, Coconuts, Field Fires & John Denver: An Interview With Don Ingraham
Don Ingraham was living in Minneapolis when he was bitten by the soaring bug in 1993 at age 39. Thanks to the tutelage of Bob Wander, by age 40 he had soloed, earned a PPG certificate and purchased a Jantar Standard. Over the next couple of years he flew the Jantar to more than a dozen MN State Soaring records and kept busy during the winters refinishing it in gelcoat (with much phone advice from George Applebay). Don started flying contests in it in 1996 and moved up to a Discus in 1999. His wife, Kathy, was always willing to track him down, trailer in tow, when he couldn’t make it home from a XC flight. He won the Hilton Cup in 1999 and got to make a dream come true - meeting top pilots and flying different gliders from the Hilton Ranch for ten days straight. A few years later, in 2003, he asked Kathy what she thought about the idea of going into business running a commercial glider operation. He explained the six-figure salary would be gone and there was a very steep and potentia…
1 hr 4 min
May 10, 2021
92: Soaring On Mars Club Class Nationals & The Perlan Project
On this episode we first talk with Miguel Iturmendi, one of the pilots from the Perlan project as he answers your questions and shares his adventures flying super high altitudes and what it's like soaring in the only pressurized glider in the world. Is it possible to fly the Perlan Ship on Mars? You may be surprised when you hear the answer. Miguel is also a test pilot and will also tell us about a very famous solar motor glider he has been flying most recently. (52:52) Dale Masters is back and has another Soaring Tales With Dale and this one is titled Eagle Eyes. (56:58) Contestants David Hart and Daniel Sazhin chat with us on location at Chilhowee Gliderport in Benton Tennessee as they get ready to compete with others in the Club Class Nationals! What is it like flying a contest? How is the course? All this and more now on episode 92 of Soaring The Sky! perlanproject.org soaringthesky.com patreon.com/soaringthesky
1 hr 7 min
Apr 26, 2021
91: Open Cockpits & Vintage Flying Machines: An Interview with Flying Simon
Flying Simon is a glider pilot joining us from the Netherlands and a few years ago he started his YouTube channel 'Flying Simon'. He has captured some of his amazing flights. Simons goal is to share the excitement and the wonderful perspective of gliding and this year he hopes to share adventures all over Europe from flights in new gliders to the Junior European Championships in Lithuania! Simon chats with us today on the podcast and shares some of his aviation adventures including the story about one of his YouTube adventures in an open canopy Vintage glider! Staying on the theme of vintage gliders we will join Bob Armstrong for our Tips & Techniques segment in his hanger where he keeps a 1946 Schweitzer SGU 1-19 that has been flown over Oshkosh! Dale Masters brings us another soaring Tales with Dale and this one is titled "Feathered Avatars" We will bring another Soaring Safety Segment as well as our Brand new Listener logbook Segment where you get to share your soaring stories! Cli…
Apr 12, 2021
90: Tow Planes Gliders & Birds Of Prey
Today our featured guest flies out of southern California. Casey Scholz is a 650 hour commercial pilot flying in airplanes and gliders. His ratings include, multi-engine land, single engine sea and land, instrument rating, as well as AGI/IGI ratings. He is currently Working towards his CFI-A and CFI-G. He has approximately 200 hours in tow planes and has about 1,000 tows in the Tow-plane. Casey shares some great stories and also some lessons he has learned flying both ends of the rope that have helped him to become a better and safer powered and glider pilot. (1:10:30) We then head to the Czech Republic For our Soaring Safety Segment and catch up with Barbora Moravcova. You may know her as the Gliding Junkie on Instagram. She currently flies with The Czech National gliding Team. She will bring us some great safety tips and talk about what she has been up to since we last spoke to her. She also has some pretty cool stories she will share with us. (1:43) Dale Masters, author and glider…
2 hr 6 min
Mar 30, 2021
89: Soaring In The Philippines with Rolf Dunder
On this episode of the podcast we first head to the Philippines and talk with Rolf Dunder, He originally learned to fly in Hamm-Lippewiesen Germany but is currently the only glider pilot soaring in the Philippines. Rolf started soaring in 1979, soloed in 1980 at the age of 15. He received his PPL in gliders in 1982 and his CFIG in 1989. In 2000 he picked up his Ultralight rating and in 2001 his Paraglider as well as his single engine in 2002. In 2008 he moved to the Philippines where he started glider operations Nampicuan and now Tuy. Rolf has flown many gliders including the ASK-13, Ka-8, Ka-6, K-7, Twin III, ASK-21, DG-505, ASW-15b, ASW-19b, LS-4, Standard Libelle, IS-28, Schweitzer 2-33, Puchatek, Duo Discus, SZD-55, and the Nimbus 4DM. Rolf has also experienced soaring all over the world and will share some of those exciting adventures with us. He has flown in Japan, France, Australia, Italy, Spain, The United sates and even had the pleasure to be a guest on a 985 km triangle flig…
1 hr 28 min
Mar 16, 2021
88: A Gift Of Soaring & Soaring Across America: Bill Palmer & Eric Carden Interviews
Bill Palmer is our first guest pilot we will hear from on this episode. Bills soaring journey started in 1991 when his wife gave him a glider flight for his Birthday . It was with the now famous Bob Wander in Minnesota. Bill had recently qualified as an A320 captain with Northwest Airlines at the time, but had not flown gliders before nor had any exposure. He started with The 2-33 northeast of the Twin Cities. With the private check ride approaching squashed by winter, he picked up the following May (as Minnesota melted) and decided to simply push for the commercial, which he then completed. He continued to fly with the Minnesota Soaring club until 1995 where he flew an ASK 21, ASK 7, K8, & an SGS 1-23. Some pilots would do cross country trips with their own gliders, mostly downwind dashes with a crew to follow in a trailer. Not having access to a crew, Bill put that out of his mind and enjoyed taking friends for rides and working through the A through Bronze badges, and completed the…
Mar 2, 2021
87: Spins & Whirlwinds: An interview with Dr. Daniel L. Johnson
Dan Johnson is a retired AME and internist, living on the west coast of Wisconsin, close to the airport from which he flies sailplanes and airplanes. He's flown airplanes since his father bought a Cessna 150 with observer doors in 1962, and has flown gliders since 1986. He's been speaking and writing on aviation physiology for 30 years and is also the medical advisor for the Perlan Project. Today he will share with us his journey as well as chatting with us about his most recent article in the February issue of soaring magazine titled "Secret Whirlwinds" Also on the podcast Dale Masters, author and glider pilot brings us another Soaring Tale with Dale and this one is titled "OMG" For our tips and techniques s segment We will hear from Kempton Izuno who has been flying gliders for over 45 years. Jim Zombakis joins us for our Soaring Safety Segment. All this and more now on Soaring The sky episode 87.
Feb 16, 2021
86: Cross Country Soaring In the Canadian Rockies: An Interview With Patrick McMahon
Today our featured guest pilot is Patrick McMahon, Patrick is a Canadian cross country soaring pilot and flight instructor located in Alberta Canada. Today he flies at The Cu Nim Gliding Club, having learned to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program, and learned to soar in southern Ontario at York Soaring Association. During the week Patrick manages various energy efficiency programs across Canada, with an emphasis on residential retrofits. Soaring is an extension of this work as he considers it "energy efficiency as a sport". He is an advocate for the sport in Canada, maintaining the social media properties of the Soaring Association of Canada, has served for over a decade on the volunteer boards of his respective gliding clubs, and is a co-founder of the Proving Grounds - an automated task scoring and ranking platform intended to turn glider pilots to soaring pilots in 3 simple steps. Patrick co-owns an LS6-b "EH", but will fly anything he can when the weather is pleasant a…
1 hr 4 min
Feb 2, 2021
85: Soaring With Prince Charles: An Interview with George Lee Triple Gliding World Champion
Honored to have Triple Gliding World Champion George Lee MBE with us on the podcast today. George was Born in Dublin in 1945. Joined the Royal Air Force in 1962 as a technical apprentice. He then Became a pilot and flew primarily the F4 Phantom. He Joined Cathay Pacific Airways in 1984 where he flew 747s for fifteen years before retiring to Australia. George Started gliding in 1963, became an instructor and gained all three diamonds. Started contest flying in 1970, and flew in five World Championships (all Open Class), winning the first three (Finland, France and Germany), being the first person in history to win three consecutive world titles. He also Flew in the Smirnoff Derby in 1977, and flew in two Hitachi Masters in Arizona and Florida). George Instructed Prince Charles for his first and only flights in a glider. Received numerous awards, including the Lilienthal Medal, the Royal Aero Club Gold Medal, the Britannia Trophy and the Air League Founders Medal. George Ran advanced coa…
1 hr 1 min
Jan 19, 2021
84: Hypoxia and Soaring: An Interview with Scott Ashton
Scott E. Ashton is President and CEO of Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems, based in Bonita Springs, FL. Scott is an aerospace industry executive with more than 25 years of experience working in engineering, sales and marketing, and executive roles. He has extensive experience in aircraft sales, operating business aircraft and helicopter charter operations, and MRO operations. He has served as President of the Connecticut Soaring Association and also as President of the New England Air Museum, based in Hartford, Connecticut. Scott also currently serves on the Board of Patient Airlift Services, a charitable organization that arranges private air transportation at no cost for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up, and for humanitarian purposes. Mr. Ashton is an ATP rated pilot with ratings for airplanes, gliders, and helicopters, and is a Certificated Flight Instructor with more than 2,700 hours of flight time. Scotts education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mecha…
Jan 5, 2021
83: Rocky Mountain High & Desert Skies
On this episode of the podcast we first head to The Prescott Soaring Club in Coyote Springs Arizona, just north east of Prescott Valley as we speak with glider pilot and instructor Peter Steinmetz. Peter is a research neurologist and computational neuroscientist. He was fascinated by flight and space from an early age but a busy career deferred his pilot training until 2015. Since then he has completed his instrument rating and is a certified flight instructor in both gliders and single engine airplanes, as well as an advanced ground instructor. He purchased a 1969 Cessna Cardinal prior to his solo and enjoys flying it over the wild spaces of Arizona. He currently flies with the Prescott Soaring Association and at Estrella Sailport. He lives in Tempe, AZ with his wife, son, and 4 cats. Peter will share his soaring adventures and what its like being winch launched and landing out in the desert. (36:45) Later on the podcast, author and glider pilot and author Dale Masters joins us for a…
1 hr 19 min
Dec 22, 2020
82: Stefan Langer
On this episode we bring you our interview with World famous Glider Pilot Stefan Langer! Stefan is a successful cross-country and competition pilot who loves to share his adventures on YouTube. His YouTube channel was the first pure gliding channel and now has over 100,000 subscribers. Stefan's passion is to see the world from a birds eye view and capture these moments on camera to show the excitement of our sport to others. Stefan also enjoys competing and has earned the German Junior Champion in club Class, German champion in club class, 3 time junior worlds club class and 3 time German 18 meter and open class. He also recently came in first at the pre WGC this year. later on the this episode for our Soaring Safety segment Stefan has some great advice for us. Dale masters will also join us for another great story on Soaring tales with Dale. We will then catch up with Barbora Moravcova Czech Woman's Gliding team member to find out how her 2020 Soaring Season went flying the LS8 and c…
1 hr 17 min
Dec 15, 2020
81: UK's Youngest Pilot: Jack Jenner-Hall
On this episode of the podcast we first talk with Jack Jenner hall, Jack is currently UK's Youngest Pilot! He started learning to fly gliders at age 11. Jack Recently flew his first solo flight in a glider on his 14th birthday. He is currently working towards his bronze exam while also learning glider aerobatics. One of his goals is to get more young people like himself into aviation and show them that there are many affordable ways to get into flying. Join us as Jack shares his aviation journey. (29:00) Later on the podcast Dale Masters, Author and Glider pilot will share a new story with us called "Communication Takedown" (33:00) Our next guest James Aleggio soaring from the Hawaiian islands . He joins us for our soaring safety segment as he talks about the importance of communication during a winch launch. (33:50) We than close the show with Ulrich Beinert from Central Germany reminding us how our feathered friends can help with our soaring adventures. All this on episode 81 of s…
Dec 1, 2020
80: Cross Country Sports Class & Stratospheric Wave
On this episode of the podcast we first talk with Pete Appleby, Pete is a soaring pilot with the Merlin Soaring Association club in Virginia. He has been flying gliders since 2012 and discovered sailplanes through building and flying R/C model planes. He has participated in wave and XC soaring camps as well as finishing 5th in the sports class for his first regional contest in Perry South Carolina in 2018. Pete is currently flying a 1980 DG 200 and just finished his Gold Badge in May of this year. Today he shares his aviation journey and talks about the importance of trailer maintenance and shares with us a scary incident he was involved in while transporting his glider on a busy highway. Later we will hear another Soaring tale from Dale masters, author and glider pilot and this one is called "Too Late To Rush Too Soon To Quit" For our Tips and technics segment today its Miguel Inturmendi from the Perlan Project talking about soaring in stratospheric wave. We will then wrap up the show…
Nov 17, 2020
79: Veterans Soar
On this special Veterans episode we first speak with Julie Bennett of the soaring academy in Los Angeles County about their Warriors Soar program and getting Veterans in the cockpit of the glider. We will hear from some of those Veterans about their experiences soaring and what it has meant to them. Later on this episode we have another Soaring Tale with Dale, (30:16) called "Class A Experience". Also, Daniel Sazhin (32:20) joins us to talk about his latest blog and his recent experience getting his CFI-G rating and how different it was then his private. We also chat about Carbon fiber and auto flaps. All this and more on this episode of Soaring The Sky. www.socalsoaringacademy.org www.soaringthesky.com
Nov 3, 2020
78: Soaring In Sweden & Critical Phases Of Flight
On this episode of the podcast we first head to the west coast of Sweden to find glider pilot David Holmen soaring at the Gothenburg Soaring Club. David got his enthusiasm for aviation from his fighter pilot father, after seeing his Dad in the cockpit he soon started flying himself at the age of 15. David would later introduce his father to a type of flying he had never done, soaring. Next on the episode we hear a new story from glider pilot and author Dale Masters on our "Soaring Tales with Dale" (36:00) This one is titled "God's Own Thermal" Propane on the runway! We then hear from aviator flight instructor Mary Rust (38:38) about Winch launches and her experience and how different it is then aerotow. Scott Manley CFI-G (41:18) also will join us for our Soaring Safety Segment as we catch up with him to find out some great ways we can stay in the glider and continue to soar even in the off season and with little to no cost to us. All this and more on this episode of Soaring The Sky…
1 hr 7 min
Oct 20, 2020
77: Water Ballast Wave & Cloud Streets
This episode is packed full of great soaring content with five guest pilots! First we will be checking in on some of our previous guest pilots and find out what they have been up to and what they are doing at their club. (3:25) Wendy Carson a school teacher, blogger, yoga instructor, model and glider pilot soaring in New Mexico. She chats with us about her future plans and what we can learn about ground school and what she has found helpful from a teachers point of view. Later on the show author and glider pilot (16:45) Dale Masters joins us for a brand new segment "Soaring Tales with Dale" then For your soaring Tips and Technics segment (19:28) Markus Voelter, Pilot and podcaster joins us from southern Germany to explain the benefits of water ballast. Our Soaring Safety segment (23:33) John Pickard from England explains the importance of scanning the skies while we fly! Our final guest pilot today will be (24:05) Chris Snyder From Merlin soaring near Richmond Virginia as we chat about…
Oct 6, 2020
76: Mountains Mishaps & Milestones
Our guest pilot today, Mitch Thomson, started his soaring journey 15 years ago picking up RC gliders after years of flying powered RC planes and building scale airplane models, he realized quickly that he wanted to scale up from RC into his own glider when the opportunity presented itself. Soaring in his own glider was something he put on his bucket list for over a decade, and culminated in an orientation flight at Warner Springs California back in 2018 where his first flight took him up into winter wave and so much altitude that he and his instructor in the backseat got to do some fun aerobatic maneuvers on the way back to the field. At that point he was hooked. After they landed, he signed up on the FAA website for his student certificate and then started a rigorous training regimen at the Soaring Academy, finally taking his glider solo flight in Oct 2019. After a Covid virus delay in the Spring of this year, he took his checkride and got his glider private certificate in May. Mitch…
Sep 22, 2020
75: Badges Diplomas And Finding Your Own Cross Country Adventure: Kempton Izun
Kempton Izuno has been soaring since he was 14. With 45 years of soaring gliders he has a lot to share. Today he shares his story and also how he is contributing to this great sport. Included below are some links he shared of some great soaring content he has written for soaring magazine as well. Don't miss his amazing journey! Later on this episode we join blogger and glider pilot Clemens Ceipek as he shares with us his journey to get his 750k Diploma and how he finely achieved his goal and what we can learn from it. All this and more now on Soaring The Sky episode 75! Coupon code for Condor Soaring Simulator HSGT-01 Coupon code for Skysight SOARINGTHESKY https://www.ssa.org/files/member/Soaring_Sept_2002_cnvv.pdf https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2CR4benPjAXX0tDU29KNXU2emtBZzkyQlUyM3psR016SHM4/view www.chessintheair.com
1 hr 16 min
Sep 8, 2020
74: A Tale Of Two Air Masses & Gliding In Australia: Daniel Sazhin & Todd Chapman
Today on the podcast we first chat with Daniel Sazhin about his blog, The Soaring Economist. Daniel talks about his most recent flight soaring in two air masses and what he learned from it. (2:22) Then it's our Soaring Safety segment with Enis Englehardt from Berlin Germany. Also on this episode Todd Chapman a glider pilot at Central Coast Soaring Club north of Sydney Australia talks with us. (29:20)Todd will share his adventures in the air and how he thinks soaring could get a big boost during this time of uncertainty. All this and more on this episode of Soaring The Sky! www.patreon.com/soaringthesky https://soaringeconomist.com/ www.soaringthesky.com
1 hr 18 min
Aug 25, 2020
73: Downwind Dashes & Grand Prix: Tony Condon 13.5 meter World Championship Competition Glider Pilot
Our guest pilot on this episode of the podcast is Tony Condon. Tony learned to soar in central Iowa while attending Iowa State University. He is the President of the Kansas Soaring Association and lives in Wichita, KS with his wife Leah. He works as a charter pilot and is a Designated Pilot Examiner. Today Tony will share his story and some amazing adventures he has had along the way. In 2015 and 2017 he represented the USA in the 13.5 Meter World Championships. He also shares some stories about flying downwind dashes and grand prix flying in different parts of the World. (26:35) Also on this episode Walt Rogers gives us some advice on our soaring safety segment as he talks about staying current in the off season. (38:35) Stephen Nesser flying with Minnesota Soaring joins us for our tips & Techniques segment to talk about slipping to land. All this and more on this episode of soaring the sky! www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.venmo.com/soaringthesky www.soar…
Aug 11, 2020
72: Dirty Looks From A Bald Eagle: Rob Cluxton 777 Pilot and Cross Country Glider Pilot
Rob Cluxton currently flies a triple seven with the Airlines but his adventure started at the age of 19 at Caesar Creek Soaring Club. Rob will share his adventures not only soaring in the United States but other spectacular places as well. Rob has flown 20 different types of gliders and owned or shared 6 different types. Later Daniel Sazhin joins us for our Soaring Safety Segment. And we will be bringing you some Soaring Tips and Techniques with another guest pilot Scott Manley as he talks about the advantages training with Condor and VR. All this and more now on soaring the sky. www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.soaringthesky.com
Jul 28, 2020
71: From The Appalachians To The Alps : JP Stewart 2021 U.S Club Class World Team Member
JP Stewart 2021 U.S Club Class World Team Member and SSA chairman of the Youth/Junior Committee loves soaring sailplanes and just about anything that flies. At an early age he flew RC but soon discovered gliders. This year alone he has flown two 1000km, two 750km and two 500km flights. His career has also given him a chance to fly in some amazing places. One story he shares with us today is a flying high over the Swiss Alps in a Paraglider! Don't miss his adventures on this episode. Later We join Paul Schweizer on our Soaring Safety Segment as he talks about one of the safest gliders in the world. On this episode we will also be talking with David Hart on our Soaring Tips & Techniques segment. All this and more now! on soaring The Sky!
Jul 14, 2020
70: Soaring And Motor Gliders: A chat with Youtuber Pilot Bambi
On this episode of the podcast we talk with Rosita, also known as Pilot Bambi on Youtube, a glider pilot in the Netherlands who soloed in the DG 1000 at the age of 15. Now 22 she continues to fly and has organized camps for young aspiring pilots and finds so much joy in carrying on this tradition. She also enjoys encouraging people to jump out of her airplane? She loves sharing her aviation adventures and will share with us today her aviation journey. Later on the podcast Andrew White joins us from Lake Keepit Australia on our Soaring Safety segment. Also On this episode we talk to David Hart on our Tips and Techniques segment to talk about Self launching gliders and his adventures flying the DG 800. All of this and more now on Soaring The Sky. www.patreon.com/soaringthesky skysight.io www.soaringthesky.com
1 hr 10 min
Jun 30, 2020
69: Gliders Gaggles and Goals: Hanicka Treslova Czech National Gliding Team Member
Hanicka Treslova from the Czech National Gliding team joins us on this episode. With both her parents being pilots she has been around aviation her entire life. She has competed in two Junior World competitions and four Woman's World competitions and other competitions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Today she shares her journey and aviation adventures soaring the sky. Later on the podcast Dale Masters joins us from SoCal for our Soaring tips and techniques segment. SkySight will have a coupon code for you to try their service free for 17 days! We will also have another guest pilot talk to us on our Soaring Safety segment. All this and more now on episode 69 of Soaring the sky! www.soaringthesky.com www.socalsoaringacademy.org SkySight coupon code SOARINGTHESKY
Jun 16, 2020
68: A Soaring Playground In The South American Andes With David Flint
On this episode we first head to central Chile in South America and join David Flint. He is a glider pilot flying his Libelle H-301 enjoying the beautiful Andean playground. David will share with us what it is like flying over the Andes mountains and soaring with condors! He will also share with us his aviation journey. [20:33] On our soaring safety segment Rich Mataus joins us for some safety tips recorded live in Fairfield PA last summer at Mid Atlantic soaring Open house. [33:20]And then on our brand new SkySight Soaring Tips & Techniques Segment! We will be speaking with Clemens Ceipek about convergence. Clemens will also let us know how we can be a part of the OLC Speed League! Matthew Scutter from SkySight has given you a coupon code so you can check them out for an additional 10 days past the usual 7 day free trial! If you had SkySight in the past you will still be able to use the coupon. All this and more on episode 68 of soaring The sky! soaringacademy.org https://www.youtub…
1 hr 4 min
Jun 2, 2020
67: A Dream To Soar: Martin Orchard
Our guest pilot originally from the West Midlands England was inspired to fly at a young age. From bird watching to R/C planes and home simulators, to experiencing flights in various aircraft. Martin Orchard wouldn't discover his passion of soaring till later in life. Join us as he shares his aviation adventures. Also on the podcast today we will hear from Gaetano Benicasa an airline pilot in Italy with our Safety Soaring Segment. All this and more on episode 67 of Soaring the sky. patreon.com/soaringthesky soaringthesky.com
May 26, 2020
66: Auto Tows Aero Tows & Winch launching: Bill Daniels
Bill Daniels a retired aerospace engineer and glider pilot joins us on this episode of the podcast. Bill has over 6,000 hours in gliders picking up an FAI Diamond badge along the way. Bill also has over 6,000 hours in powered aircraft. He has written extensively on winch launching with many articles in Soaring Magazine. Today he talks with us about his soaring adventures and has an offer for you to get plans for an electric winch launch absolutely free! Also on this episode we hear from another guest pilot on our Soaring Safety Segment. All this and more now on soaring The Sky! Episode 66 www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky firstname.lastname@example.org
May 19, 2020
65: Mastering The Thermal: Soaring expert and author Dale Masters
Don't miss this episode of the podcast! Our guest pilot joins us with over 30 years of experience and is a soaring master. Dale Masters has logged over 15,000 hours in the sky and loves a challenge when it comes to finding lift. Dale says he has found a way to fly in thermals that may surprise you. He is the author of the book "Soaring Beyond The Basics" and blogger. He loves sharing his aviation adventures and will do that on this episode. Also on this episode our Soaring Safety Segment returns with some advice from one of our upcoming guest. Join us now for this exciting episode on Soaring The Sky If you enjoy the podcast please leave us a review on Apple podcast. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook @soaringtheskypodcast www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky www.socalsoaringacademy.org
May 12, 2020
64: Soaring In Paradise With Aerobatics Gliding Team Member James Alaggio
On this episode James Alaggio talks with us about his adventures soaring in a place where you can get a 1000 foot tow and stay in the air for hours. James has been flying gliders since he was 13 and since then he has flown all over the world. James is a member of the U.S Aerobatics Gliding Team and Hawaii makes a great place to practice his programs. When he is not in the glider he finds himself in the cockpit of an Airbus A330 flying all over the globe for Hawaiian Airlines. Join us now as we hear about his adventures soaring the sky!
May 5, 2020
63: Close Encounters And Cracked Canopies: Engin Kurutepe flying the LS4 in Berlin Germany
On this episode we join our guest pilot Engin Kurutepe in Berlin Germany as he shares his adventures with us flying the LS4 and more. Engin is also a software engineer and has been working on a project to help glider pilots obtain more info before getting into the air. He will talk with us and share how you can check out this future product that can help us all be better and safer pilots. Also on this weeks soaring safety segment Luca Bertossio gives us some advice. All this now on Soaring the sky! https://aufwind.app www.patreon.com/soaringthesky
Apr 28, 2020
62: From The Saddle To The Cockpit: Barbora Moravcova Czech Republic National Gliding Team Member
On this episode we join Barbora Moravcova in the Czech republic. She has over 1,000 hours in the cockpit and earlier this year competed in the Women's World's Gliding Championships in Australia. She has also flown in the Junior World's in Hungary. Hear how her adventure began and how she has taken her love for aviation to the next level as she shares with us her story on Soaring the sky. www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky
Apr 21, 2020
61: Wind Your Watch: Walt Rogers Discus 2a pilot and weather guru
On this episode we talk with Walt Rogers, Discus 2a pilot and a weather guru. Walt started his Soaring adventure in southern California at El Mirage in the 1970's and became a contest pilot in standard class gliders in the 1980's. Walt has been involved in the Voyager flight around the world as well as the Perlan II project and World Gliding Championships. Also on this episode we launch our new Soaring safety segment with an upcoming guest pilot. She will share with us some things she learned flying in wave while being safe. Join us now for another great aviation journey on Soaring the sky. Patreon.com/soaringthesky soaringthesky.com
Apr 14, 2020
60: Aviate Navigate Communicate: Max Brune flying the HPH 304c out of Germany
Today a young pilot joins us from Oerlinghausen Germany to share his aviation adventure flying sailplanes and taking it to the next level soaring cross country. Max Brune grew up around aviation with his parents both being glider instructors. His first flight in a glider was at the age of four. He later earned his license to fly at sixteen. Since then he has built up over 400 hours in his log book. Today he shares his story on soaring the sky.
Apr 7, 2020
59: Sharing A Ship To Soar: Dennis Linnekin Competition Glider Pilot and Airline Captain
Today we talk with Dennis Linnekin, Airline Captain, Tow Pilot & Glider Pilot. Dennis has flown gliders all over the U.S and has had the chance to experience different soaring conditions. He has flown in many competitions as well and brings us some great stories and knowledge that he has gained along the way. Dennis has over 30,000 hours logged with 1,800 of those in gliders. He has flown many different ships and has recently purchased a new motor glider that he will talk to us about. Join us now for another interesting and fun interview here on soaring the sky.
Mar 31, 2020
58: Soaring And Social Distancing: Daniel Sazhin World Record Holder & U.S Nightly Soaring Contest Director
A U.S and World record holder in soaring joins us today. Daniel Sazhin has completed many badges including a 750Km as well as the 1000km. He also holds a world distance record as well as distance records in New Jersey. To check out a list of his many soaring achievements go to www.soaringeconomist.com Daniel will share with us his soaring adventures but will also tell us how we can still fly during social distancing. He is currently the US Nightly Soaring Contest Director and knows a lot about soaring simulators. Join us now for this exciting, informative and fun episode of soaring the sky.
Mar 24, 2020
57: Soaring is REAL flying: Ulrich Beinert Airline Pilot and Glider Pilot
Landing out is always a possibility while Soaring. Our guest shares with us a close call he had while having to land out. Ulrich Beinert joins us to share his story. From using one of the original Microsoft flight simulators to having an aviation career flying the A320 and the A380, he finds his way to gliders and discovers what he says is REAL flying. Join us now as we chat with our guest aviator now on Soaring the sky. Follow Ulrich on social media @ulrichbeinert and support his creative work www.patreon.com/ulrichbeinert
Mar 17, 2020
56: Clues In The Clouds: Matt Kuehn Soaring gliders since the 1970's
On this episode of the podcast we take a flight across the United States to do some Soaring in Southern California. While there we talk to Matt a glider pilot that has been Soaring since the early 70's. He has had alot of experience flying different gliders and in different Soaring conditions. He will also share with us how he escaped some interesting situations in the air. And share with us some great advice on how we can stay safe while being better pilots. Join us now for episode 56 of Soaring the sky.
Mar 4, 2020
55: An L-23 Called Oba: Matthew is a Civil Air Patrol member and Student Pilot
On this episode of the podcast our guest pilot joins us from the state of New York where he flies with the Civil Air Patrol. He shares with us some of his adventures. On one occasion the canopy opened while in flight ! He will also talk to us about the challenges of a student pilot. Matthew will also share with us something his club is doing to make it more affordable for young people to fly. Join us now for episode 55 of Soaring The Sky ! www.soaringthesky.com www.patreon.com/soaringthesky
Feb 26, 2020
54: Too Low Too Slow: Asvath Ravichandran Glider Pilot with a Masters in computational aerodynamics
Today our guest pilot is Asvath Ravichandran. Asvath left his home country to pursue his masters degree in Germany where he discovered gliders and soon started his soaring adventure. Asvath has flown the ASK 13, Schleicher K8, Ka6E, Piret SZD-30, K4 and the Duo Discus. He now holds his private pilot glider rating and also has finished his masters in computational aerodynamics. He will share with us his adventures in the air and the challenges of learning to soar. Later on the podcast (29:00) Chris Schrader joins us with a report from the SSA Soaring convention in Little Rock. All this now on episode 54 of soaring the sky. Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/ash_the_explorist/ My airfield Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/flugplatz_steinberg/ Crowdfunding campaign link: www.startnext.com/flugplatz-steinb
Feb 19, 2020
53: Leaping From The Edge Of Space: Brian Utley Soaring Record holder and World War II Survivor (Part One)
On this episode we rejoin Brian Utley to hear the rest of his aviation adventure that really was started after seeing aircraft flying overhead during the Battle Of Britain. Later he would Soar all over the globe and into the record books with records that still stand today. Brian also tells us about teaming up with the National Aeronautical Association of Contest and records board and Felix Baumgartner to be a part of a jump from the edge of space. All this and so much more now on soaring the sky.
Feb 12, 2020
52: Broken Canopy: Brian Utley Soaring Hall Of Fame Member Part Two
On this episode of the podcast we talk to a glider pilot and member of the Soaring hall of fame Brian Utley. Brian's interest in aviation started at a very young age in Europe at the start of World War II with the sky above him filling up with aircraft. He will share with us what it was like living in the middle of a war. Then later he will share his life of soaring and how he discovered gliders and the adventures he experienced in the air all around the globe. All this and much more on Soaring the sky !
Feb 5, 2020
51: Strong Thermals Big Sink: Ines Engelhardt
On this episode of the podcast lady aviator Ines Engelhardt joins us. She is a competition glider pilot flying near Berlin Germany who has just returned from flying In the 2020 Women's World Gliding Championships. Today she talks to us about her aviation journey and her recent competition in Australia. All this and more now on Soaring The Sky.
Jan 29, 2020
50: Turbulence: Keith Schwab Glider Pilot With a PHD in physics
On this episode of the podcast we talk with Keith Schwab a glider pilot with a PhD in physics who didn’t always love flying in fact, While on a commercial flight crossing the Atlantic in some very extreme turbulence he found himself stuck in the bathroom gripping the handles that caused him to develop a serious fear of flying. Then something happened in 2014 while hiking one of the mountain peaks near Los Angeles that would change that fear and his path to aviation. later on this episode we will also discuss the opportunities for the soaring community to grow and possibly find a way to fund those that dream to soar.
Jan 22, 2020
49: Soaring Namibia:Gaetano Benicasa Glider and Airline Pilot
On This episode we take a soaring journey with our guest pilot Gaetano Benicasa an airline pilot from Italy who also loves flying gliders. He just returned from Namibia Africa, one of the most spectacular soaring sites on the planet. He will share his story and we will learn why Namibia is such an amazing place to fly gliders but also the importance of taking precautions and staying safe flying in another part of the world. All this and more as we soar over Africa on Soaring The Sky. Gaetano wanted to share his email and the invitation for other pilots who want to fly in his part of the world to contact him. His email is email@example.com http://www.dreamwings.eu/
Jan 15, 2020
48: Four Six Whiskey My First Girlfriend: David MacVeigh
On this episode we talk with aviator David MacVeigh who will soon celebrate his first glider ride fifty years ago. Since then he has accumulated 1100 hours in gliders and 550 hours in powered. He also has 40 to 50 hours in ultralight aircraft. David also has some time in the air in hang gliders and paragliders. Join us now to hear his aviation journey on soaring The Sky !
Jan 8, 2020
47: Condor Soaring with Chris Wedgwood Of The Soaring Flight Simulator Condor
On this episode we join Chris Wedgwood of Condor, the complete soaring simulator. Chris joins us from France to tell us how Condor got it's wings. He shares his journey with us and the journey of Condor and how it's helping to teach people to fly all over the globe and keeping pilots flying in the virtual cockpit when they can't be in the air. Join us now for this interesting and exciting interview now on Soaring The Sky. www.condorsoaring.com
Jan 1, 2020
46: Boxing The Wake With Student Pilot Connor
On this episode a young aviator joins us to share his aviation journey. Connor shares with us how his interest in powered planes led him to gliders. Hear what happened when he was boxing the wake on his pre solo flight. Just one of his stories he shares. Later on this episode we take a look back at 2019 ! What a year it has been for the podcast ! All that and more now, on Soaring The Sky.
Dec 25, 2019
45: Glider Rides: Scott Manley 2019 SSA Chairman's Award Winner
On this episode of the podcast our guest discovered his love for gliders after he learned to fly powered. His aviation journey started even before he owned his first car. Our guest pilot holds a Commercial Airplane single engine land & sea and his Commercial Glider rating as well as being a Certified Glider Flight Instructor and Certified Tow pilot. Today he shares with us how his teaching background has helped him find a way to help students all over the world by teaching them to fly with flight simulators and never actually meeting them in person. He will also share with us his journey and adventures and the things he has learned in the air. All this and more now, on Soaring The Sky !
Dec 18, 2019
44: Having A Blast Flying The Task With Paul Remde And His DG-1000s
On todays episode we talk with a gentleman who started his aviation adventure flying gliders in 1990. He holds all the FAI badge legs excluding the altitude badge. He has flown in many soaring contest and holds 10 Minnesota soaring records. He currently flys the DG-1000S. He will share with us what it’s like flying over the beaches of Hawaii and soaring over hump back whales then, flying from his club in Minnesota to Chicago. Our guest is the founder and owner of Cumulus Soaring and tells us how his love for soaring became his business. www.cumulus-soaring.com All this and more now on Soaring The Sky !
Dec 11, 2019
43: Land In The Dirt and You Won't Get Hurt: Andrew White Flight Instructor Soaring In Australia
On this episode of the podcast we head to Lake Keepit Australia home of the 10th FAI Women’s World Gliding Championships to talk with Andrew White flight instructor, as he shares with us what it's like to catch a thermal and go up to 15,000 feet ! He also shares why it’s not a big deal to land out if your prepared and it’s part of your flight training. All this and more now as we go Soaring The Sky over Australia !
Dec 4, 2019
42: A Three Hour Tow: Steven Snyder Glider Pilot & Instructor Soaring Over Chicago
Our guest today is Steven Snyder a glider pilot and instructor that has over 1250 flights with several hundred of those flying CAP cadets. He shares with us his adventures including, flying on tow for three hours and part of that flight being over the city of Chicago. Later on the podcast find out where our next guest joins us from next week. All that and more on this episode of Soaring The Sky !
Nov 27, 2019
41: Lava On The Runway: Roy Heisler Discovers Gliding, Paragliding And Gorillas
On this episode of the podcast we talk to a gentleman who discovered soaring through Paragliding. He tells us what it's like being under a canopy instead of being in the cockpit and shares with us how he discovered Gliders through VR and a Soaring Simulator. Also on this episode find out how he found himself face to face with a silverback Gorilla and lived to tell the story. All that and more now on Soaring The Sky !
Nov 20, 2019
40: Flying Both Ends Of The Rope: Ben Mayes Tow Pilot, Glider Pilot And Soaring With Aerobatics
On this episode of the podcast we chat with a glider pilot who just recently flew in his first Glider Aerobatic Competition and what it is like flying the extreme ends of the flight envelope in a aircraft with no engine. He also shares with us what it's like being a Tow Pilot as well as a glider instructor. Join us now for another great guest and aviation adventure now on Soaring The Sky !
Nov 13, 2019
39: A Party In The Sky: Soaring With Isaiah On An Aviation Journey
On this episode Isaiah joins us to tell us how he started his aviation journey at the age of three ! At the age of nine he was already volunteering at a local aviation museum. He later starts flying powered but soon discovers soaring. Hear his story as he shares it with us now on Soaring The Sky !
Nov 6, 2019
38: Crash Landing ? With Steven Nesser On An Adventure Flying Cross Country
On this episode our guest pilot Steven Nesser shares with us some adventures of cross country flying out of the Minnesota Soaring Club . On one of his flights he has to explain that he did not crash ! Join us now for another soaring adventure and some great lessons on flying and great advice how to fly safer ! Now on episode 38 of Soaring The Sky !
Oct 30, 2019
37: Soaring The Italian Countryside With Guancarlo Near Rome
On this Episode we find ourselves in the Italian countryside just outside of Rome Italy to talk to our Guest Pilot Guancarlo. He has over 400 hours in his logbook and makes his way to the gliderport whenever he gets the chance to fly. He shares with us his story and why he chose to fly gliders. later we will also hear from some of you the listener. Join us now for another high flying soaring adventure on Soaring the Sky !
Oct 23, 2019
36: High Altitude Soaring With The Perlan Project And OLC Events With Bruno Vassel
On this episode we find out the adventures that happen flying high altitudes and what is needed to fly in those conditions as we talk with Miguel, one of the pilots from Perlan and get a update on the events in Argentina this summer. Later we learn about some OLC events that is a bit different then flying your usual contest with our friend Bruno Vassel. And on this episode we hear from some of you that have checked in with us listening from all over the globe. All this now on Soaring The Sky !
Oct 16, 2019
35: The Air And A Pair Of Wings With Aerobatic Champion Luca Bertossio
Today on the Podcast Luca Bertossio joins Chuck to tell us how his adventure started. At 29 Luca already has accumulated over 3,000 hours in his logbook and has over 3,500 Aerobatic flights ! He also has over 900 hours PPl in power. Luca has won several FAI Medals and is also a pilot with the Red Bull Airshow ! Luca is also a Aerobatics Flight instructor. www.bertossio.com Join us now as we hear this exciting journey on Soaring the Sky !
Oct 9, 2019
34: Soaring The Best In The East And West With David Hart
On this episode we go Soaring with a gentleman from Pittsburgh PA with an interesting history in aviation as he takes us along on a few flights in the West over some amazing places to soar. He also shares with us his adventures in the East on the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains flying hundreds of miles. Join us for now for another exciting adventure here on Soaring The Sky !
Oct 2, 2019
33: From The Chair To The Air: Bob Royter And Freedoms Wings
Today We join Bob Royter, a gentleman that is disabled but still found a way to leave his wheelchair and fly gliders ! We chat with him and his instructor on location in the Appalachian mountains and learn how it can be done. He also shares with us his inspiration for flying and how his aviation story started. If you want to know more about flying while disabled check out www.freedomswings.org Join us now for this amazing story on Soaring The Sky !
Sep 25, 2019
32: The Art Of Soaring With Andreas Monty Freddy In Denmark
We head to Denmark on this episode and meet a Artist and Glider Pilot Andreas Monty Freddie. Like most of us he fell in love with aviation as a child but it was not until a couple years ago that he discovered gliders and just a few weeks ago received his glider private pilots license ! Andreas has a Bachelors degree in visual storytelling and has worked as a independent artist since 2009. He loves flying, spending time with his wife and three children and drawing. To see his artwork check out his Instagram. Join me now to hear his Aviation Adventure on Soaring The Sky !
Sep 18, 2019
31: A Pioneer Of Soaring Gary Kemp, 40 Years And 4000 Hours
Gary Kemp Joins us this week from Arizona, a glider pilot with 40 years of soaring and 4,000 hours in the cockpit ! He is a true pioneer of soaring and helped start Central California Clubs annual spring contest. He also helped open a soaring club in Parowan Utah. Gary was the first person to fly a 1000k in the state of Utah ! When he started flying gliders there were no glide computers, electronic varios, ect. On one flight he flew a 500k with no vario at all ! Gary is also the author of the soaring book Finish Every Task. Join us on this exciting journey as Gary takes us along on his 40 year adventure Soaring The Sky !
Sep 11, 2019
30: Three Hours In And Soaring Over The Continental Divide With John Pickard & Clemens Ceipek
On This Episode we head to England to talk with a new glider student who after years working around aviation has started his journey to Soar in Gliders. John Pickard started his interest long ago and shares why he just now is learning to fly and after just three hours of training can't wait for his next flight. Today we also bring you a bonus and check back with Clemens Ceipek about his recent flight over the Continental Divide for his Diamond badge ! All this today on Soaring The Sky !
Sep 4, 2019
29: Turnpoints & Cloud Streets Jim Zombakis
In this episode we join Jim Zombakis as he takes us on a journey Soaring in his first competition. He talks about the very important things you learn in your first race and how to have fun and stay safe while still being competitive. Jim is a powered Aviator as well as a Glider pilot. He also has his Silver badge completing all three requirements in one flight ! Also on this episode hear how Jim discovered Soaring and how he ended up landing out in a crop field. All this and more now on Soaring The Sky !
Aug 28, 2019
28: Open House & Celebrating Soaring
On this episode Chuck hits the road to join a large group of people in Pennsylvania celebrating Soaring. We stopped in to join the people of Mid Atlantic Soaring in Fairfield PA for their Open house ! A day of Soaring, Seminars, Music and Great Food. Join us as we chat with Rich a flight instructor, Larry a student Pilot, Amy a first time flyer, Cheri from California and hear about her flight. We will Also hear from a young man Will just after he flew in a glider for the first time. All this and more on this Episode of Soaring The Sky !
Aug 21, 2019
27: Cross Country Flights & Buying Your First Glider Chris Snyder & Joe Capra
On this episode we hear from two guest pilots. Chris from Richmond Virginia tells us about his recent first cross country flight and flying in a thermal with a eagle. He also tells us about how his club is teaching young aviators how to fly working with the Civil Air Patrol. Later in this episode Joe talks to us from Southern California about the process of buying your first glider and his experience buying his. He also shares with us his recent transition from a two place to a single place glider. All this and more now on Soaring The Sky !
Aug 14, 2019
26: Soaring And The Schweizer Family With Paul Schweizer
On this episode Paul Schweizer joins the podcast to tell us about his journey and how his father and his two uncles taught themselves how to fly and start the Schweizer Aircraft company. He also shares with us his journey to soaring the gliders we all have learned to love and fly. Join us now to hear this exciting and interesting story about the Schweizer family and how it all started ! now on Soaring The Sky ! To see some pictures Paul shared with us go to soaringthesky.com
Aug 7, 2019
25: Woman's Soaring Pilot's Association Member & Glider Instructor Mary Rust
On this episode Mary Rust Joins Chuck to tell her story that began flying with her father in a J3 Cub over the corn fields of South Dakota. She later started her training in gliders out of a glider port in California. Mary is a member of the Woman's Soaring Pilot's Association to educate and promote woman in aviation and soaring. She has flown all over the world including flying among the Alps in Slovenia and many other parts of the world. One of her flights included a high altitude adventure in a 1-26 with military aircraft around her. Join us now to hear her adventure Soaring The Sky !
Jul 31, 2019
24: Cross Country Flying California To Maine With Riley Speidel Live At Oshkosh 2019
Join us on this episode as we hit the road and talk with a young pilot who thru soaring was able to at the age of just 14 fly from California to maine ! Riley Speidel and her father talk to Chuck on location at Airventure Oshkosh 2019 50th Anniversary celebration under the wing of her aircraft that she flew this amazing jounrney in. Don't miss her exciting story on this episode of Soaring The Sky !
Jul 24, 2019
23: From The 2-33 To The First Lady Soaring With Rob Crone
In this episode Rob Crone talks to Chuck about his aviation journey. Rob tells us how during a flight with his mother immigrating to this country from Germany the Captain announced that Apollo 11 had just landed on the moon. That moment gave him his inspiration to fly. Join us now as he shares with us his journey to the Air Force and his many adventures that followed. Join us now for episode 23 on Soaring The Sky !
Jul 17, 2019
22: Soaring Onto The Silver Screen With Jason Stephens CFI-G SEL/Mel
On this episode Jason Stephens owner of Arizona Soaring, the largest glider school in the USA talks with Chuck about his aviation career and adventures. Jason is a CFI-G SEL/MEL and had his first solo flight in a glider at the age of 14. By the age of 21 Jason was already teaching glider aerobatics professionally. He is a 6 time National Aerobatic Champion ! Jason has also competed and placed in the World Glider Aerobatic Championships ! He also shares with us his many adventures with one of them being a stunt pilot for the hollywood hit movie Fifty Shades Of Grey ! Join us now to hear his story on Soaring The Sky !
Jul 10, 2019
21: A Hangar Full Of History Bob Armstrong
In this episode we take the studio on the road to a grass strip and hangar in Western Maryland where we find Bob Armstrong a second generation aviator and his fully restored Schweizer SGU 1-19. He shares with us his adventures flying this aircraft over Oshkosh ! where it won Grand Champion Vintage glider in 1998. He also shows us thru his hangar as he shares with us other adventures and aircraft he and his father restored. To see pictures of Bob and his aircraft go to www.soaringthesky.com Join us now to hear his story as we sit down on a calm rainy afternoon in the appalacian mountains in his Hangar Full of History on Soaring The Sky.
Jul 3, 2019
20: The Wings Of A Champion : A Chat With Sebastian Kawa
On this episode Sebastian Kawa from southern Poland Joins us to tell his story. He holds 31 medals in World and European competitions and is the most titled glider pilot in history! He is a second generation glider pilot and is also known for his book "Sky Full of Heat". His achievements include the first in history to ascent in engineless flight over the Himalayas and the Caucasus Mountains and flying in wave in the Ukrainian Gorgan mountains. Sebastion shares with us that very memorable flight in wave over the Himalayas. Join us now to hear more of his story ,advice and future goals on Soaring The Sky !
Jun 26, 2019
19: Just Add Water With Omegatau Podcast Host Markus Volter
On this episode a glider pilot from Southern Germany, Markus Volter shares with us his adventures flying over the black forest, the Alps of Germany and the Alpine regions of France. He also explains the importance of water in cross country soaring for the pilot & the glider. He shares with us a interesting flight he had this year in a once in a lifetime experience. I have included a link to his podcast http://omegataupodcast.net here is a other link markus wanted to share with you http://voelter.de Join us now for episode 19 !
Jun 19, 2019
18: Flip of the Coin : Keith Chandler Interview From The United Kingdom
In this episode meet Keith Chandler a glider pilot and instructor from the United Kingdom who has logged over 2,500 launches and has over 1,200 hours in sailplanes. He also incorporates his glider flights while he is on holiday and has flown all over the globe. Just one of the stories he shares with us in this episode involves a bird strike in a thermal over Africa. I have included some links here of youtube videos Keith is sharing with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9n1FJP3yBM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3_TUhtPSig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5e_hS-P3XI&feature=youtu.be Enjoy episode 18 now on Soaring The Sky !
Jun 12, 2019
17: Ground school, Rope breaks & Solo flights: Wendy Carson Interview Soaring In New Mexico
In this episode we talk with Wendy Carson a school teacher in New Mexico flying with Sundance Aviation about her journey to get her wings. Wendy also talks with Chuck about woman in aviation and the current opportunities they have in today's world. She also shares with us her own way she is sharing aviation with her students as well as her stories in the air. Join us now for episode 17 on Soaring the sky !
Jun 5, 2019
16: Soaring Fast in Open Class In Northern California With Thomas Greenhill
In this episode Chuck talks with Thomas Greenhill, a glider pilot out of northern California. Thomas enjoys flying contest and hopes to fly in the world gliding championships by his 25th birthday. Flying over the pacific at 10,000 feet ? listen to this episode to hear the rest of that story. He also has been bringing other young pilots and others that want to learn how to soar together through social media in slack. To join the slack channel click on this link https://join.slack.com/t/ca-soaring/shared_invite/enQtNDM5MjIwMDYwODM0LTMyZmQzMDBjZmVlZjkzOWIzZGVkMjk4MjQ3MGQwYWUwOTdkMGNmZWQ5NmM4NGQ2YzhmZTg0ODczOWNkOTk5NzI You can also watch his Youtube channel called Tango Soaring. Join us now to hear his story !
May 29, 2019
15: From gliders to the Royal Air force: Nick Anderson, A Lifetime Of Aviation
Today we cross the great atlantic ocean to the English countryside to chat with Captain Nick Anderson a pilot who first learned to fly gliders at a very young age. Nick went on to fly with the royal air force and then later flew the airbus A340, A330 and A300 for Virgin Atlantic as well as many other aircraft you will hear about in this episode. Nick is also a podcaster where he enjoys being a co host on The airline pilot guy show. Nick also has his own podcast as well called Plane tales. you can find both podcast at http://airlinepilotguy.com/planetales/ to see pictures of Nick and some of the aircraft he has flown log onto www.soaringthesky.com and click on our guest pilot page. We hope you enjoy this exciting episode! now! on Soaring The Sky !
May 22, 2019
14: Austria and the alps: Learning to Soar above the Alps With Clemens Ceipek
On this episode Chuck talks to Clemens Ceipek a glider pilot who grew up and learned to fly in the Austria Alps. Check out Clemens blog at www.chessintheair.com he also is on twitter @chessintheair Join us now as we listen to his adventures soaring the sky ! This is episode 14
May 15, 2019
13: Bruno Vassel Interview
Join us on this episode as we chat with Bruno Vassel, a gentleman you may know from his youtube video's of soaring. He also was interviewed on the weather channel as well as recently being part of the SSA webinars. Bruno has competed in sailplane competitions as well as hosting competitions. He loves to share his love of soaring and talked with Chuck about his journey and some of his many adventures in the air. you can see his youtube channel at www.youtube.com/user/bviv enjoy and Welcome to episode 13 on Soaring the sky !
May 8, 2019
12: I need more G's! : Laura Radigan An Aerobatic Pilots Story
Today we jump in the cockpit with an aerobatic pilot Laura Radigan as she walks us through a day in the life of a aerobatic pilot. Laura has her powered license as well as her glider license. She has a power glider rating as well as a seaplane rating. Laura has competed in the nationals and will be soon competing in the World Aerobatic competition. Join us now for episode 12 on soaring The Sky !
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Apr 28, 2019
11: Adventures and finding a way to fly With Ted Reynolds
Today we find we find ourselves near the southern edge of the Mendocino mountains in northern California. Ted Reynolds talks to us about his journey to soaring and some of his adventures in the air. Join us now for episode 11 on Soaring the sky ! You can check out some pictures he sent us by going to our website www.soaringthesky.com
Apr 18, 2019
10: Falling from the sky to Soaring where birds fly: Mike Pilert
* In this episode Chuck talks to Mike Pilert who has been jumping out of airplanes for over 48 years. Mike jumped into aviation with sport parachuting and then made his way to powered and sailplanes. Join us now for his story on episode ten, Soaring the sky !
Apr 9, 2019
09: Third Generation Pilot : Olivia's Story
Join Us as we talk to a young lady that is following in her Grandfather and fathers footsteps. She is a power rated pilot as well as a glider pilot that loves everything about flying. Olivia shares her stories with us now on soaring the sky !
Mar 30, 2019
08: Perlan II Project Pilot Miguel Inturmendi
Today we sit down with Miguel Iturmendi a test pilot with the perlan II Project as he shares his soaring adventures. Sit back and enjoy hearing his story as we soar to new heights on soaring the sky !
Mar 19, 2019
07: Soaring through the lens of a glider pilot: Joe Capra Photographer & Glider Pilot
In this episode meet Joe Capra ! A power rated pilot as well as a glider pilot and time lapse photographer. Join us as we talk to Joe as he shares his story behind the lens and under the canopy. From taking pictures in Iceland to soaring in big thermals in California we bring you episode 7 ! Enjoy !
Mar 10, 2019
06: Finding wave in Tampa Bay? Bruce Patton, Tow Pilot & Glider Pilot
On this episode our guest is Bruce Patton From Sunny Florida ! Bruce is a Tow pilot as well as a Glider Pilot instructor. Today Bruce shares some of his unusual flights in Florida and other parts of the country. Bruce and Chuck also talk about the pros and cons of Commercial operations and Club operations. Join us now for Episode 6 on Soaring The Sky !
Mar 1, 2019
05: Grass Strips and Glass Ships: Chris Snyder Merlin Soaring
Join Chuck and today's Guest Chris Snyder from the Merlin Soaring Association in Richmond Virginia ! Chris shares how he discovered gliders after flying powered and shares some interesting stories from his first ride to buying his first glider. Join us now for Soaring the Sky !
Feb 19, 2019
04: I found a thermal ! Chuck & Dan
Join Chuck in this episode as he talks about how his aviation story started and how this podcast got its wings. We also talk with Dan about glider flight simulators and the benefits of them. Join us now on Soaring the sky !
Feb 9, 2019
03: Cross winds Turbulence and Ridge running
Join Chuck and his guest Dan as he shares his soaring adventures.In this episode a bumpy start for his first Glider ride. The importance of flight training and tips to get your aviation adventure off the ground ! Also in this episode your feedback. Join us now for Soaring The Sky !
Jan 31, 2019
02: Crop dusters Tail dragers and gliders
Join Chris and I as he talks about his aviation adventure ! from The Air Force to Flying young Eagles to towing gliders.
Jan 19, 2019
01: Soaring The Sky Episode One!
Hi I'm Chuck your host for soaring the Sky ! In this episode a glider pilot with over 30 years of experience joins me to share his story. Landing out on his first guest ride ! He also shares with us other adventures in the air.