Aviation

124: Water Landing : An Interview with David Krautter

David Krautter grew up flying at a small airport near Huntsville, Alabama named Moontown. He received his private pilot’s license at 17.  He attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta and studied aerospace engineering.  David got into soaring in 2010 after he grad…

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123: A Soaring Safari with Bruno Vassel & Dan Wrobel

Clemens Ceipek from Chess In The Air is joining us from Colorado. He will be talking with Bruno Vassel & Dan Wrobel in Utah about their recent Soaring Safari they completed. You may have followed some of their journey on Facebook. Their adventure include…

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122: Amelia The Glider Pilot

On this episode Chuck talks with Amelia, a glider pilot soaring in the United Kingdom. Yes her name fits her very well as you will soon find out. At just 15 years old she is already making an impact on the sport. She loves sharing her soaring journey on …

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121: Pineapple Thermals, Cargo Gliders in Japan? & Flying the LP-15: Steve Keltie Interview

On this episode our guest pilot is Steve Keltie. Steve’s father was an engineer so, he has been around aviation since he was very young. Hanging out at the airport watching test flights and soaking up all the sights and sounds he could. Steve even had th…

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120: Area 51, UFOs & Potato Guns: An Interview with Jay McDaniel of Las Vegas Valley Soaring

On this episode we head to Las Vegas Valley Soaring where we chat with Jay McDaniel! What’s it like soaring in the desert heat and monster thermals? Join us now as we hear some crazy stories and personal experiences Jay shares with us that include, Aerea…

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119: Soaring Slovakia & Aerobatic Dreams In Great Britain

Today we will first head to the Czech Republic and talk with our good friend Barbora Moravcova, She is a member of the Czeck Repubulic Women’s gliding team and has just finished competing in the 15 meter class of the FCC Flight Challenge competition in S…

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118: Cross Country Across The Country: An Interview with Gordon Boettger

Our friend Zach Yamauchi recently caught up with Gordon Boettger, Gordon has added a whole new meaning to “cross country” soaring as you are about to hear on this episode. He has been soaring pretty much his whole life. He soloed at 14 and has not looked…

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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 avi…

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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…

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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 h…

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