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The Thermal Podcast

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...

Oct 7, 2021


In Episode #28 of The Thermal…Katrin Senne and what it was like to fly in the recent Gliding Grand Prix final in France….where she placed 4th!


And a feature interview with Gisela Weinreich. She’s an accomplished competition glider pilot, role model for women in aviation and now…the recipient of the...

Sep 7, 2021

In this Episode of The Thermal, we hear from a Dutch pilot who placed second at the recent world championships in France. It was a very tough fought contest with challenging flying conditions. 

We also hear from a novice pilot who narrowly escaped a final glide that went wrong…leaving field selection to the last...

Aug 15, 2021

In Episode #26 of The Thermal - tow plane bird strike and a remarkable story of survival. We hear from a young pilot who narrowly escaped with his life.

The International Vintage Sailplane Meet at Harris Hill, New York has wrapped up. We talk to one of the pilots who went and what it’s like to fly a very special...

Jul 7, 2021

In Episode #25 of The Thermal, we hear from racing pilot Katrin Senne who just flew in the Italian qualifying round of the World Gliding Grand Prix.

On the other side of the English Channel, we catch up with G Dale…gliding author/coach and competition pilot. He has just finished writing Edition #4 of The Soaring...