Aviation

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 wh…

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Episode 75: Badges Diplomas And Finding Your Own Cross Country Adventure: Kempton Izuno

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 h…

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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…

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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 ch…

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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 …

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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, …

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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 find…

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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 oth…

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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 soa…

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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 …

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