Aviation

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 2…

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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 …

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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 disc…

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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 addicte…

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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 …

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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 i…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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