About Us

Why We Fly

About The Show

Soaring the sky is an aviation podcast all about the adventures of flying sailplanes. Join Chuck as he talks with other aviators around the globe. You never know who the next guest will be on Soaring the sky.

Chuck Fulton | Soaring the Sky Podcast Host

Behind The Mic

Chuck Fulton / Soaring the Sky Podcast Host

Chuck Fulton

Show Host

Chuck Fulton is a glider pilot from the Mid Atlantic who fell in love with soaring like many after his first flight. Soon he was bringing his friends to the glider port to share this great sport. Chuck wanted to share it with as many people as he could and found it hard to believe so many people were not aware of soaring. With a background in broadcasting, he was looking at podcasts only to find there was little to be found on soaring. After lots of thought and planning, he launched the first episode of the podcast soaring the sky. Since then the podcast has had many great guests from all over the globe with some amazing stories and journeys soaring the sky. We hope you continue to enjoy each and every episode and are happy to have you as part of this great soaring community.

Mitchell Thomson

Co-Producer

Mitch started with gliders about 20 years ago flying a range of various RC park flyers and performance RC gliders. Then one day a few years ago decided that he wanted to be that little plastic guy glued into the cockpit but in a real glider!

He currently flies out of Crystalaire Airport / Soaring Academy located in sunny Southern California just outside of Los Angeles. He’s got just over 300 soaring flights under his belt, and owns a Schleicher ASG29 sailplane.

When not flying out and around Crystal, Mitch likes to read soaring related books and/or watch various glider related Youtubes in his continual quest to keep learning as a soaring pilot or just to enjoy some nice eye candy while chilling on the couch.

Mitch helps out primarily with pre-interview research and question prep and also likes to reach out to past guests or other gliding buddies for ideas and feedback about various aspects of the show.

Our Soaring Community is growing Worldwide!

We are on the podcast charts in over 30 countries and continue to grow! Come join our community and be a part of this adventure.

Support Our Show

Hi everybody! What started as a little project in my basement nearly two years ago has just kept growing and as we onboard more listeners, I feel driven to keep upping the ante with the quality of the content, the guests, and more than anything I’d like to be able to travel out to more regional, national, or maybe some day even  to international glider ports to get up close and personal with more pilots and people in the Soaring Community. We all love Zoom and Skype and all that, but like the time I went out to the Soaring Academy in Los Angeles, under their sponsorship of my trip, it was clear to me that I need to do a lot more of that! Not to mention all the time I’m putting into the show is taking time away from the organic farming biz here in West Virginia that I’m involved with, and we all know time is money, and so any income that I can derive from the Show can also help me offset some of the time I am investing into building out the biggest and best Podcast dedicated to the sport of Soaring!!! If you want to do a monthly donation, go with Patreon. If you want to just do a one time donation (or maybe a few a year!), then PayPal or Venmo will work too! Whatever the mode of support is, please just know that I will lever all the funding I get to generate more premium content both onto the Podcast itself and also the website and our social media platforms. Thanks for your support! I am humbly here to serve you and the global Soaring Community!!!

Sincerely,
Chuck and Team

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