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The Thermal Podcast

May 1, 2021


In Episode #23 of The Thermal, a new European free distance record has been set in a Pyrenees wave flight.  We talk to Baptiste Innocent, one half of this record breaking crew. 


On Gliding Club Confidential, we go to Australia and the Temora Gliding Club…


Covid-19 has had a particularly hard impact on our...

Apr 1, 2021

In Episode #22 of The Thermal, an analysis of the 2020 gliding accidents and incidents in the US. What do they have in common and are there any emerging trends? We talk to FAA safety guy and glider pilot Stephen K Brown.


Gliding Club SOS. This month on Gliding Club Confidential we go to the AKKA GLIDING CLUB in...

Mar 1, 2021

Welcome to Episode #21 of The Thermal.

In this Episode of The Thermal, we celebrate the life of the legendary Hans-Werner Grosse. A glider pilot who set the bar for long distance flying. We speak to long-time friends who remember this remarkable man.

On gliding club confidential, we go to Colorado for an in-depth look...

Feb 2, 2021

Welcome to Episode #20 of The Thermal. 

In this Episode of The Thermal, we truly go global. From Australia to Colorado and from Denmark to Germany and the UK. 

You’ll hear about a heart-warming K-6 restoration, how to set your gliding goals, a contest for Old Glass, a fabulous new site called Nordic Gliding and...

Jan 1, 2021

In this Episode of The Thermal, a 1300 km convergence line flight in Australia. Pete Temple tells us what it was like and how cold it can be at 10-thousand feet.


Liz Sparrow is one of the people behind WGUK – Women Glide United Kingdom. She tell us about the challenge of getting more women into gliding and the...