Soaring the sky a glider pilot’s Podcast

Soaring the sky is an aviation podcast all about the adventures of flying sailplanes and many other aircraft we love to fly. Join Chuck as he shares his adventures and talks with other aviators around the globe. You never know who my be the next guest on Soaring the sky.

73: Downwind Dashes & Grand Prix: Tony Condon 13.5 meter World Championship Competition Glider Pilot

August 25th, 2020

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 charter pilot and is a Designated Pilot Examiner. Today Tony will share his story and some amazing adventures he has had along the way. In 2015 and 2017 he represented the USA in the 13.5 Meter World Championships. He also shares some stories about flying downwind dashes and grand prix flying in different parts of the World. 

(26:35) Also on this episode Walt Rogers gives us some advice on our soaring safety segment as he talks about staying current in the off season. 

(38:35) Stephen Nesser flying with Minnesota Soaring  joins us for our tips & Techniques segment to talk about slipping to land. All this and more on this episode of soaring the sky!

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