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The Thermal Podcast

Dec 1, 2020

On Episode #18 of The Thermal  – a near death gliding video from New Zealand that’s gone viral. What if anything can we learn from this incident? Gliding guru G Dale…gives us his two-cents worth. 


And an interview with Bernard Eckey…the gliding legend behind Advanced Soaring Made Easy. We talk to him about...

Nov 4, 2020

In Episode #17 of The Thermal, SkySight founder Matthew Scutter on flying an all-electric contest with his FES powered Diana 2.

And on Gliding Club Confidential, we go to Western Canada and the Invermere Soaring Centre.

That’s all on Episode #17 of The Thermal.

Sep 2, 2020

In this Episode of The Thermal, we break away from our normal format for a a feature interview with professional glider pilot, coach and instructor G. Dale. Volume 3 of his series entitled The Soaring Engine is now out. This volume focuses on human performance and gliding. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced...

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...