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The Thermal Podcast

Jul 23, 2020

In this Episode of The Thermal, a glider crash and rescue in the mountains of British Columbia. The CFI of the Invermere Gliding Centre gives us a first-hand account of this remarkable story.

On Gliding Club Confidential, we go to Israel and the Megiddo Gliding Center, where flying cross-country means avoiding...

Jun 30, 2020

Episode #14 of The Thermal is now available at your favourite podcast provider.


In this episode , we get an update on how one Canadian gliding club is dealing with the COVID pandemic and flying operations. (1 minute and 50 seconds into the show)


In California, Jim Payne has been breaking records in Nixus – a one...

May 30, 2020

In this Episode of The Thermal, we hear from the two pilots who just set a new US multi-seat record by flying from Minnesota to Tennessee in an Arcus M. This flight wasn’t a spur of the moment decision. It was literally years in the making.

In the UK, the British Gliding Association has noticed a disturbing trend in...

May 1, 2020

On this episode of The Thermal, we will check in with glider pilots from Australia, Germany, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.  We will find out what’s happening during COVID and when gliding will potentially start up again.


And…are you in lock-down and want to learn something new?...

Apr 1, 2020

 Episode #11 of The Thermal is now available.  

In this Episode of The Thermal, we hear from Contest Manager Richard Owen on how his team of volunteers    managed to keep this year’s Senior’s Contest in Florida going amid the pandemic.

We also have an interview about competitive on-line gliding. Because let’s face...