Aviation

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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114: Sailplanes, Hang Gliders & Ultralights: Ian Brubaker Interview

Ian Brubaker started his aviation journey in 2006, first flying powered in Cessnas, then sailplanes, and then moving on to hang gliders. Hang gliding has been his primary form of aviation for the past several years and he has been teaching it since 2015,…

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113: The Soaring Kings Of YouTube: World Premiere, Bruno Vassel Interviews Stefan Langer

This episode’s guest host is glider pilot and YouTuber extraordinaire – the one and only Bruno Vassel!  Bruno joins us from Utah, and even in the small world of soaring, this will be his first time to ever connect with the legendary Stefan Langer.  Toge…

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112: Project AK-X The Flying Wing: Dominic Poppe Interview

We are excited to have glider pilot and project manager of the AK-X flying wing, Dominic Poppe with us. Join Tom Coussens, our guest host, as he gets the full story from Dominic behind the scenes at Akaflieg Karlsruhe in Germany. What does it take to des…

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111: Behind The Lens Of A Glider Pilot: An Interview With Tobias Barth

On this episode we chat with world famous aviation photographer and glider pilot Tobias Barth! Many of you have seen his incredible images taken all over the World.  Since 2019 the “Aviation Calendar”, Soaring edition has exclusively used his pictures. H…

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110: Show Me A Sine: Making Waves In The Sierra Mountains

On this episode our friend Tom Coussens catches up with Zach Yamauchi who just had a 1039 Kilometer Flight inmountain wave in the Sierraas. Zach takes us along on this flight so we can see and feel what it’s like to experience this amazing flight and wha…

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109: Crash Landings & Mid Air Collisions

On this episode we bring you several short soaring stories from glider pilots all over the globe & celebrate another exciting year here on the podcast. From Crash landing in the Frence Alps to bailing out after a mid air collision. These are just some of…

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108: A Soaring Fix From The Gliding Junkie

On this episode we bring you a guest host and a guest pilot! Barbora, AKA The Gliding Junkie on Instagram is a member of the Czech National Gliding Team, Flight Instructor and comes from a family of Aviators with both her parents being pilots. Any free t…

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