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 FlightInstructor with more than 2,700 hours of flight time. Scotts education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Masters in Engineering from the University of Hartford, and an MBA from the Lally School of Business at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Scott and his wife have three grown children and live in Naples, Florida. 

(34:16) Author and glider pilot Dale Masters joins us for another Short story on “Soaring Tales with Dale” this one is titled “Space Walk” A story that teaches us the importance of securing the cockpit before our flight. 

(37:10) For our Just Soaring Tips & Technics segment we catch up with Glider pilot Dennis Linnekin as he shares with us what it’s like flying the ridges of the Appalachians to big thermals west of the Mississippi and mountain wave and convergence in California. 

(40:36) For our Soaring safety segment we hear form Glider pilot Keith Schwab about incident and accident reports. All this and more now on episode 84 of Soaring the sky.









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