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The Thermal Podcast

Oct 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode #6 of The Thermal. I’m your host Herrie ten Cate.

 In this Episode of The Thermal, smashing records in the UK. We speak with top British pilot Ed Downham about his spectacular flights while flying his unique 28-meter open glass glider from coast to coast and then some.

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Oct 4, 2019

On this episode of The Thermal – a look behind the scenes of the 2019 Pan American Gliding Championships and the role of Contest Director. We speak with Ken Sorensen, who is a well-known American competition pilot in his own right.

 

And Rocky Mountain High… Chester Fitchett tells us about his multiple 1000 km wave...


Aug 27, 2019

Episode #4 of The Thermal has released from tow. I’m your host Herrie ten Cate.

 

In this show, I speak with two club class pilots who both placed first but on different continents. British pilot Jake Brattle flew in the World Junior Championships in Hungary and Argentinian pilot Carlos Iucci

flew in the Pan Am...


Jul 31, 2019

Episode #3 of The Thermal podcast is now out

 

In this Episode of The Thermal, the Jonker JS3 Rapture is cleaning up at competitions around the world. We talk to Uys Jonker one of the brother’s responsible for this cutting-edge sailplane.

 

Also, a feature interview on the life and times of British gliding icon Derek...


Jul 4, 2019

Welcome to Episode #2 of The Thermal. I’m your host Herrie ten Cate.

 

On this show, we speak to competition pilot John Seaborn who has just won the US 18-meter Nationals in Hobbs, New Mexico. We’ll hear about a low save at 1200 feet that turned into a 13-thousand-foot climb.

 

We will also be talking parachutes and...