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The Thermal Podcast

May 7, 2022

In this Episode of The Thermal – the devastating impact of the cheating scandal at the 2019 Women’s World Gliding Championships. We speak to a pilot that was a member of the disqualified Australian Team.

The next Women’s World’s are happening this summer in the UK. Elena Yakymchuk is a Ukrainian pilot who will...


Mar 27, 2022

In this Episode of The Thermal, we hear from a young Ukrainian glider pilot and what’s happening to him and his fellow club members as the war rages around them. An un-imaginable situation for most of us.

In California…glider pilots are exploring new areas of wave and having spectacular flights. Ramy Yanetz tells us...


Mar 4, 2022

In this Episode of The Thermal, we remember gliding legend Ingo Renner, who has died at the age of 81. We chat with fellow pilot and friend Bernard Eckey.

Tow pilot emergency. We hear from the Pawnee pilot who had the wherewithal to figure out what to do when the control stick separated in flight.

And a new take on an...


Jan 29, 2022

Episode #30 of The Thermal…the Kiwi edition.

In this Episode of The Thermal, Terry and Abbey Delore tell us the story of their remarkable Tip to Tip journey from one end of New Zealand to the other. 

And the life and times of John Roake. We’ll hear from a long-time friend about John’s lasting impact on both the...


Dec 27, 2021

In this Episode of The Thermal a 1600 KM wave flight over the Canadian Rockies at a blistering average speed of 140 knots. We talk to Arcus pilot Chester Fitchett.

We also hear from the Air Traffic Controller and glider pilot who helped facilitate this flight through controlled airspace.

And the story behind a lovingly...