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The Thermal Podcast

Jan 29, 2022

Episode #30 of The Thermal…the Kiwi edition.

In this Episode of The Thermal, Terry and Abbey Delore tell us the story of their remarkable Tip to Tip journey from one end of New Zealand to the other. 

And the life and times of John Roake. We’ll hear from a long-time friend about John’s lasting impact on both the...

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...

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...

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...

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...