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 !
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 the stories you will hear now on this episode of Soaring the sky.
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 time she has you will find her in the cockpit of her LS8. Barbora chats with our producer Mitch about her recent adventures flying at Wave Camp and other interesting flights she has had. We will also bring you a fun new segment where we chat with our guest pilot about some crazy scary soaring Youutube videos and what we can learn from them. You can find links to those videos below. So join us now and get your soaring fix with Barbora, The Gliding Junkie.
Bonus Episode: A Bird‘s Eye View With Stefan Langer
Hello Soaring community and welcome back to the podcast! This is our second bonus episode from some of our most played interviews and this time we bring you our chat with Stefan Langer! So grab your favorite beverage and enjoy our chat with Stefan.
107: Nixus Fly-By-Wire Project & Long Cross Country Flights: Zach Yamauchi Interview
Our guest today is Zach Yamauchi a 23 year old glider pilot and Aerospace Engineer currently working for a company foccused on unmanned aircraft. Zach learned how to fly gliders while attending Cal Poly. He also had the oppertunity to work on the Nixus project, The first general aviation project using a 28 meter wingspan glider using fly-by-wire technology. Zach will share with us more on this project as well as other soaring adventures he has had.
(01:11) Listener logbook. Christopher Stevenson returns with a new listener logbook as he chats with some west coast pilots about some recent winter flights they had.
(01:13:50) Sergio the soaring master is back with us with a brand new segment called, should I stay or should I go. All this and more now on episode 107 of Soaring the sky!
Bonus Episode: Perlan Project
Miguel Iturmendi, one of the pilots from the Perlan project as he answers your questions and shares his adventures flying super high altitudes and what it’s like soaring in the only pressurized glider in the world. Is it possible to fly the Perlan Ship on Mars? You may be surprised when you hear the answer. Miguel is also a test pilot and will also tell us about a very famous solar motor glider he has been flying most recently.
106: World‘s Most Interesting Man: Gavin McClurg
Gavin McClurg is an, author, adventurer, public speaker and host of the podcast Cloudbase Mayhem. He has flown in Alaska being the first person to traverse the full length of the Alaska range by foot and paraglider. He became the first American to complete the toughest adventure race on earth the X-Alps. Gavin shares his amazing journey with us now.
Later Sergio The Soaring Master joins us for another segment about cloud flying. All this and more now on episode 106 of Soaring the sky!
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What Soaring Needs!
As a glider instructor getting back into soaring after some years away, this podcast is a treasure trove of stories and experience. Whether you're a student about to solo or a seasoned pilot, there's something you can take away. Keep up the good work Chuck!
I’m relatively new to the world of soaring and I really appreciate the diversity of both guests and topics discussed in this podcast. Chuck has a friendly, uncomplicated approach to podcasting that makes it easy to listen to and digest.