An Aviation podcast about soaring with sailplanes. Adventures in soaring with your host Chuck. Join us for each episode to hear whats next ! Talk with you soon on Soaring The Sky !
101: Pure Gliding Over New Zealand: Tim Bromhead Interview
Today on this episode we have a guest host and guest pilot! Chuck hands the microphone over to Clemens Ceipek as he interviews glider pilot Tim Bromhead of the famous youtube channel Pure Glide! Tim is an active contest pilot and Flies out of Piako Gliding Club in the north island of New Zealand. The site is also close to the famous Hobbiton where Lord Of The Rings was filmed. How did Tim got hooked on gliders? What is it like flying in one of the most amazing soaring sites on the planet? All this and some great stories Tim shares with us as well.
(44:38) Flying Simon brings us another Simon Says segment and some stories about some gliders you probably never knew existed and the people that flew them.
(48:45) Sergio The Soaring Master shares a lesson in cross country and checkpoints.
100: 100th Episode celebration With Bruno Vassel
Join us now for our 100th episode celebration! Bruno Vassel helps Chuck & The Team Celebrate this podcast milestone! We will have some laughs, hear some great stories and even hear from some of our previous guest pilots from all over the globe.
(56:30) Our Listener Logbook returns with a story from the famous Harris Hill about a young passenger who accidently releases the tow rope way too early.
(01:02) Sergio The Soaring Master is back to give us some advice on buying a sailplane.
99: Racing In Nephi: 18 Meter Nationals
On this epidsode we had the priviledge to catch up with Clemens Ceipek, Competition Glider Pilot, Blogger & Youtuber to chat about his recent experience competing at the 18 Meter Nationals in Nephi! He talked about the crazy terrain transitions & strong thermals and dealing with a wild fire in the area during the contest. Nephi is a majestic place to fly. So Get ready for big thermals, big sink and some tough competition!
(58:35) Also in this episode Sergio The Soaring Master is back with another lesson to be learned. This one is focused on the mental battle we go through before landing out. All this and more now on Soaring The Sky.
98: Sucked Into A Thunderstorm, 20 meter Two Seater Nationals & Soaring In The Olympics?
Kempton Izuno is back from the 20 Meter 2 Seater Nationals in Montague California and will share his experiences flying a contest with another pilot in the cockpit. He will also share some super interesting experiences he has had in the cockpit. Like the time he actually was sucked up into a Thunderstorm and flying blind for two and a half minutes!
(52:00) Sergio The Soaring Master is back with a unique story about soaring in the Olympics?
(59:25) Christopher Stevenson, our on the road soaring reporter heads to the Soar Safari in Lone Pine California and interviews some of the pilots about their flights.
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 2016, Czech Republic 2018) Henrique has broken 33 national records in Brazil has over 5,000 hours in gliders, over 500 in airplanes (mostly towing gliders) & has flown 64 different glider types He is also a Sales agent for Schempp-Hirth gliders.
(43:35) Sergio shares a story about a glider pilot crossing The Andes in 1964 with no working Radio in The cockpit! Join Sergio The Soaring Master as he tells this amazing true story about the first successful crossing of the Ades in a glider. All this and much more on episode 97 of Soaring The Sky!
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 gliding competitions as well as the 13.5 Meter World Gliding Championships. When he is not competing he is teaching others how to Soar!
(44:00) What is Dolphin Flight? We find out on this episode as we head to Brazil to hear from Sergio as he explains it in our new soaring master segment titled Soaring With Sergio the Soaring Master.
(50:00) Flying Simon joins us from the Netherlands with some soaring advice about landing out and how his crew found him near a small German village enjoying a beer with the locals after one of his landouts. Hear his new segment that we like to call Simon says! All this and more now on Soaring the sky.