Soaring the sky a glider pilot’s Podcast
Auto Tows Aero Tows & Winch launching: Bill Daniels

Auto Tows Aero Tows & Winch launching: Bill Daniels

May 26, 2020

Bill Daniels a retired aerospace engineer and glider pilot joins us on this episode of the podcast. Bill has over 6,000 hours in gliders picking up an FAI Diamond badge along the way. Bill also has over 6,000 hours in powered aircraft. He has written extensively on winch launching with many articles in Soaring Magazine. Today he talks with us about his soaring adventures and has an offer for you to get plans for an electric winch launch absolutely free! Also on this episode we hear from another guest pilot on our Soaring Safety Segment. All this and more now on soaring The Sky! 

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Mastering The Thermal: Soaring expert and author Dale Masters

Mastering The Thermal: Soaring expert and author Dale Masters

May 19, 2020

Don't miss this episode of the podcast! Our guest pilot joins us with over 30 years of experience and is a soaring master. Dale Masters has logged over 15,000 hours in the sky and loves a challenge when it comes to finding lift. Dale says he has found a way to fly in thermals that may surprise you. He is the author of the book "Soaring Beyond The Basics" and blogger. He loves sharing his aviation adventures and will do that on this episode. Also on this episode our Soaring Safety Segment returns with some advice from one of our upcoming guest. Join us now for this exciting episode on Soaring The Sky

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Soaring In Paradise

Soaring In Paradise

May 12, 2020

On this episode James Alaggio talks with us about his adventures soaring in a place where you can get a 1000 foot tow and stay in the air for hours. James has been flying gliders since he was 13 and since then he has flown all over the world. James is a member of the U.S Aerobatics Gliding Team and Hawaii makes a great place to practice his programs. When he is not in the glider he finds himself in the cockpit of an Airbus A330 flying all over the globe for Hawaiian Airlines. Join us now as we hear about his adventures soaring the sky!

Close Encounters And Cracked Canopies

Close Encounters And Cracked Canopies

May 5, 2020

On this episode we join our guest pilot Engin Kurutepe in Berlin Germany as he shares his adventures with us flying the LS4 and more. Engin is also a software engineer and has been working on a project to help glider pilots obtain more info before getting into the air. He will talk with us and share how you can check out this future product that can help us all be better and safer pilots. Also on this weeks soaring safety segment Luca Bertossio gives us some advice. All this now on Soaring the sky!

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From The Saddle To The Cockpit

From The Saddle To The Cockpit

April 28, 2020

On this episode we join Barbora Moravcova in the Czech republic. She has over 1,000 hours in the cockpit and earlier this year competed in the Women's World's Gliding Championships in Australia. She has also flown in the Junior World's in Hungary. Hear how her adventure began and how she has taken her love for aviation to the next level as she shares with us her story on Soaring the sky. 

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Wind Your Watch

Wind Your Watch

April 21, 2020

On this episode we talk with Walt Rogers, Discus 2a pilot and a weather guru. Walt started his Soaring adventure in southern California at El Mirage in the 1970's and became a contest pilot in standard class gliders in the 1980's. Walt has been involved in the Voyager flight around the world as well as the Perlan II project and  World Gliding Championships. 

Also on this episode we launch our new Soaring safety segment with an upcoming guest pilot. She will share with us some things she learned flying in wave while being safe. Join us now for another great aviation journey on Soaring the sky. 

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Aviate Navigate Communicate

Aviate Navigate Communicate

April 14, 2020

Today a young pilot joins us from Oerlinghausen Germany to share his aviation adventure flying sailplanes and taking it to the next level soaring cross country. Max grew up around aviation with his parents both being glider instructors. His first flight in a glider was at the age of four. He later earned his license to fly at sixteen. Since then he has built up over 400 hours in his log book. Today he shares his story on soaring the sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharing A Ship To Soar

Sharing A Ship To Soar

April 7, 2020

Today we talk with Dennis Linnekin, Airline Captain, Tow Pilot & Glider Pilot. Dennis has flown gliders all over the U.S and has had the chance to experience different soaring conditions. He has flown in many competitions as well and brings us some great stories and knowledge that he has gained along the way. Dennis has over 30,000 hours logged with 1,800 of those in gliders. He has flown many different ships and has recently purchased a new motor glider that he will talk to us about. Join us now for another interesting and fun interview here on soaring the sky. 

Soaring And Social Distancing

Soaring And Social Distancing

March 31, 2020

A U.S and World record holder in soaring joins us today. Daniel Sazhin has completed many badges including a 750Km as well as the 1000km. He also holds a world distance record as well as distance records in New Jersey. To check out a list of his many soaring achievements go to www.soaringeconomist.com Daniel will share with us his soaring adventures but will also tell us how we can still fly during social distancing. He is currently the US Nightly Soaring Contest Director and knows a lot about soaring simulators. Join us  now for this exciting, informative and fun episode of soaring the sky.   

Soaring is REAL flying

Soaring is REAL flying

March 24, 2020

Landing out is always a possibility while Soaring. Our guest shares with us a close call he had while having to land out. Ulrich Beinert joins us to share his story. From using one of the original Microsoft flight simulators to having an aviation career flying the A320 and the A380, he finds his way to gliders and discovers what he says is REAL flying. Join us now as we chat with our guest aviator now on Soaring the sky.

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