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The Thermal Podcast

Dec 28, 2019

On Episode #8 of The Thermal Podcast:
- Pilot with a Paintbrush
- History making 1958 flight across the English Channel
- London Gliding Club on Gliding Club Confidential
- And...a small wind turbine to keep your glider trailer ventilated during those cloudy winter months.

Make sure you listen to Episode #8 for a...

Dec 4, 2019

Welcome to Episode #7 of The Thermal. I’m your host Herrie ten Cate.

In this Episode of The Thermal, we take a look at weather forecasting and how to figure out that perfect 500 km day. The good news is that it no longer requires a crystal ball.

First up – Matthew Scutter, the man behind SkySight, the fantastic...

Oct 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode #6 of The Thermal. I’m your host Herrie ten Cate.

 In this Episode of The Thermal, smashing records in the UK. We speak with top British pilot Ed Downham about his spectacular flights while flying his unique 28-meter open glass glider from coast to coast and then some.

 Simon van den Eijkel aka...

Oct 4, 2019

On this episode of The Thermal – a look behind the scenes of the 2019 Pan American Gliding Championships and the role of Contest Director. We speak with Ken Sorensen, who is a well-known American competition pilot in his own right.


And Rocky Mountain High… Chester Fitchett tells us about his multiple 1000 km wave...

Aug 27, 2019

Episode #4 of The Thermal has released from tow. I’m your host Herrie ten Cate.


In this show, I speak with two club class pilots who both placed first but on different continents. British pilot Jake Brattle flew in the World Junior Championships in Hungary and Argentinian pilot Carlos Iucci

flew in the Pan Am...