Soaring the sky a glider pilot’s Podcast
Crash Landing ?

Crash Landing ?

November 6, 2019

On this episode our guest pilot shares with us some adventures of cross country flying out of the Minnesota Soaring Club . On one of his flights he has to explain that he did not crash ! Join us now for another soaring adventure and some great lessons on flying and great advice how to fly safer ! Now on episode 38 of Soaring The Sky ! 

Soaring Italy

Soaring Italy

October 30, 2019

On this Episode we find ourselves in the Italian countryside just outside of Rome Italy to talk to our Guest. He has over 400 hours in his logbook and makes his way to the gliderport whenever he gets the chance to fly. He shares with us his story and why he chose to fly gliders. later we will also hear from some of you the listener. Join us now for another high flying soaring adventure on Soaring the Sky !

High Altitude Soaring And OLC Events

High Altitude Soaring And OLC Events

October 23, 2019

On this episode we find out the adventures that happen flying high altitudes and what is needed to fly in those conditions as we talk with Miguel, one of the pilots from Perlan and get a update on the events in Argentina this summer. Later we learn about some OLC events that is a bit different then flying your usual contest with our friend Bruno Vassel. And on this episode we hear from some of you that have checked in with us listening from all over the globe. All this now on Soaring The Sky !

The Air And A Pair Of Wings : Luca Bertossio

The Air And A Pair Of Wings : Luca Bertossio

October 16, 2019

Today on the Podcast Luca Bertossio joins Chuck to tell us how his adventure started. At 29 Luca already has accumulated over 3,000 hours in his logbook and has over 3,500 Aerobatic flights ! He also has over 900 hours PPl in power. Luca has won several FAI Medals and is also a pilot with the Red Bull Airshow ! Luca is also a Aerobatics Flight instructor.  www.bertossio.com  Join us now as we hear this exciting journey on Soaring the Sky !

Soaring The Best In The East And West

Soaring The Best In The East And West

October 9, 2019

On this episode we go Soaring with a gentleman from Pittsburgh PA with an interesting history in aviation as he takes us along on a few flights in the West over some amazing places to soar. He also shares with us his adventures in the East on the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains flying hundreds of miles. Join us for now for another exciting adventure here on Soaring The Sky ! 

From The Chair To The Air

From The Chair To The Air

October 2, 2019

Today We join a gentleman that is disabled but still found a way to leave his wheelchair and fly gliders ! We chat with him and his instructor on location in the Appalachian mountains and learn how it can be done. He also shares with us his inspiration for flying and how his aviation story started. If you want to know more about flying while disabled check out www.freedomswings.org  Join us now for this amazing story on Soaring The Sky !

The Art Of Soaring

The Art Of Soaring

September 25, 2019

We head to Denmark on this episode and meet a Artist and Glider Pilot Andreas Monty Freddie. Like most of us he fell in love with aviation as a child but it was not until a couple years ago that he discovered gliders and just a few weeks ago received his glider private pilots license ! Andreas has a Bachelors degree in visual storytelling and has worked as a independent artist since 2009. He loves flying, spending time with his wife and three children and drawing. To see his artwork check out his Instagram. Join me now to hear his Aviation Adventure on Soaring The Sky !

A Pioneer Of Soaring

A Pioneer Of Soaring

September 18, 2019

Gary Kemp Joins us this week from Arizona, a glider pilot with 40 years of soaring and 4,000 hours in the cockpit ! He is a true pioneer of soaring and helped start Central California Clubs annual spring contest. He also helped open a soaring club in Parowan Utah. Gary was the first person to fly a 1000k in the state of Utah ! When he started flying gliders there were no glide computers, electronic varios, ect. On one flight he flew a 500k with no vario at all ! Gary is also the author of the soaring book Finish Every Task. Join us on this exciting journey as Gary takes us along on his 40 year adventure Soaring The Sky !  

Three Hours In

Three Hours In

September 11, 2019

On This Episode we head to England to talk with a new glider student who after years working around aviation has started his journey to Soar in Gliders. John Pickard started his interest long ago and shares why he just now is learning to fly and after just three hours of training can't wait for his next flight. Today we also bring you a bonus and check back with Clemens Ceipek about his recent flight over the Continental Divide for his Diamond badge ! All this today on Soaring The Sky !

Turnpoints & Cloud Streets

Turnpoints & Cloud Streets

September 4, 2019

In this episode we join Jim Zombakis as he takes us on a journey Soaring in his first competition. He talks about the very important things you learn in your first race and how to have fun and stay safe while still being competitive. Jim is a powered Aviator as well as a Glider pilot. He also has his Silver badge completing all three requirements in one flight ! Also on this episode hear how Jim discovered Soaring and how he ended up landing out in a crop field. All this and more now on Soaring The Sky !