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The Thermal Podcast

Jul 10, 2024


On this Episode of The Thermal…pushing the boundaries of gliding exploration. We hear from Gliding legend Sebastian Kawa who is in Pakistan and will soon be flying over the infamous K2… if everything goes to plan.


And gliding from Europe to Morocco to explore the flying conditions over the Sahara. We hear from...

Jun 16, 2024


In this Episode of The Thermal, we speak with American glider pilot Bill Hill who has written a fabulous auto-biography, where he talks about everything from airline flying, catching big wave in Argentina and working as an Air Traffic Controller.


But first we start with a Dutch gliding safari…where a group...

May 21, 2024

In this Episode of The Thermal…a feature interview with Czech competition pilot Barbora Moravcova. We find out what makes this up and coming pilot tick and why music helps her fly.


And there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to keeping track of flights at your club. The software is called Take Up Slack and...

Apr 2, 2024

In this Episode of The Thermal, WeGlide’s…Moritz Althaus gives us an update and  tells us about a new feature called Co-Pilot.


The Libelle - arguably the prettiest glider every made…is turning 60. We find out why this glider was so revolutionary.


Starting a new gliding club is a huge under taking. A group...

Mar 3, 2024

On Episode #47 of The Thermal - doing it right when your sustainer motor won’t stow. We talk to a pilot who executed the perfect emergency landing. 


Existential Angst…the anti-aviation movement targets Boulder Airport and the local gliding club.


Unbridled enthusiasm. We talk to a 14-year old glider pilot...