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Why We Fly is a General Aviation podcast sharing pilot stories that illustrate the reasons behind why we choose to fly airplanes. We hope to share the adventure, excitement, and incredible experiences of flying. The goal is to entertain pilots and more importantly to inspire potential pilots to learn more about flying and hopefully one day become pilots themselves. Almost anyone can fly. We are here to share the Why.

Why We Fly Mike Harris

    • Aviation
    • 4.7, 25 Ratings

Why We Fly is a General Aviation podcast sharing pilot stories that illustrate the reasons behind why we choose to fly airplanes. We hope to share the adventure, excitement, and incredible experiences of flying. The goal is to entertain pilots and more importantly to inspire potential pilots to learn more about flying and hopefully one day become pilots themselves. Almost anyone can fly. We are here to share the Why.

    073 My 2019 Aviation Adventures

    073 My 2019 Aviation Adventures

    Talking through flight by flight of my aviation adventures in 2019. It was a great year of flying with plenty of good stories to share!

    Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting www.patreon.com/whywefly 

    THANKS to our sponsors!
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    Intro music by Mscaras & outro music by Chris Zabriskie.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    072 OSH19 - WWII P-51 Mustang Triple Ace Bud Anderson

    072 OSH19 - WWII P-51 Mustang Triple Ace Bud Anderson

    This is a panel discussion from EAA Oshkosh 2019 featuring the P-51 Mustang and WWII Triple Ace Bud Anderson.  It is fascinating to hear Col. Anderson describe several of his 16 1/4 kills shooting down Nazi aircraft, including how you get a 1/4 kill.  Hear stories directly from an American hero and legendary fighter pilot!

    Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting www.patreon.com/whywefly 

    THANKS to our sponsors!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    071 Flight Schools

    071 Flight Schools

    What makes a good flight school? What questions should a student be asking as they start their flight training? This is a great discussion with Isaac Shrum & Jeff Krinks about these questions and more, including some of the things that Nashville Flight Training does to provide an excellent experience for their students.

    Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting www.patreon.com/whywefly. 

    THANKS to our sponsors!
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    • 54 min
    070 SNF19 Debrief

    070 SNF19 Debrief

    Sun 'n Fun 2019 was a great time!  In this episode I'm sitting under the wing at the airfield chatting with fellow pilots Paul Reding and Mike Brown about our SNF19 experiences and highlights.

    Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting www.patreon.com/whywefly.  Your support is GREATLY appreciated!

    THANKS to our sponsors!
    Nashville Flight Training
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    Intro music by Mscaras & outro music by Chris Zabriskie.

    • 47 min
    069 SNF19 - One Plane Jane

    069 SNF19 - One Plane Jane

    Interview from Sun 'n Fun 2019 from the porch of the Ninety-Nines Clubhouse with female pilots Christine Hannon from One Plane Jane and Allyssa Vanmeter.

    www.oneplanejane.com

    Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting www.patreon.com/whywefly.  Your support is GREATLY appreciated!

    THANKS to our sponsors!
    Nashville Flight Training
    Bose A20 Aviation Headset

    Intro music by Mscaras & outro music by Chris Zabriskie.

    • 25 min
    068 SNF19 - Open Pod Night on SnF Radio

    068 SNF19 - Open Pod Night on SnF Radio

    At Sun 'n Fun 2019 there was a live broadcast "Open Pod Night" on Sun 'n Fun Radio with many different Aviation podcasters talking about their podcasts. Here's the recording of the section I was on.

    Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting www.patreon.com/whywefly.  Your support is GREATLY appreciated!

    THANKS to our sponsors!
    Nashville Flight Training
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    Intro music by Mscaras & outro music by Chris Zabriskie.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Books reader ,

Great podcast

Mike's enthusiasm really shows. He picks interesting topics that are helpful to me as I work on my private certificate. I look forward to taking some of the cross country trips like those covered on the podcasts. The lessons learned from other's experiences are really valuable.

Moozey1 ,

Great insight

Mike does a great job sharing his passion for general aviation and is an inspiration to potential aviators. He makes becoming a pilot seem attainable and desirable. Keep up the good work!

Midwest Flight Lines ,

Outstanding Podcast!

A podcast should be three things: timely; easily digestible; and entertaining. "Why We Fly" is all of those things in spades.

Podcaster Mike Harris brings about a discussion quite relevant to the modern reality of aviation: the need to expand the pilot community and reverse the trend of its shrinking numbers. He does this through informative interviews, as well as sharing his own story - one that's all too familiar for a lot of aviators.

The short format - rarely longer than a half-hour - keeps the listener from feeling overwhelmed or afraid of investing the time. And Mike makes excellent use of that time, giving the listener a lot of valuable information in an entertaining package.

"Why We Fly" is worth the listen, for pilots and non-flyers alike, and breathes new life into the community outreach aviation so badly needs.

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