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Podcast Sur Le Vol À Voile En Anglais : The Thermal

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Posté 02 octobre 2019 - 09:33

Un chouette podcast pour celles et ceux qui comprennent l'anglais :


je vous copie colle le sommaire des 4 premiers numéros pour vous donner envie :


 On this show, Perlan chief pilot Jim Payne will tell us what it was like to break the world altitude record for gliders while flying the Antarctic wave in Argentina. 

 And an interview with Richard Carlson, the Chairman of the Soaring Safety Foundation to talk about what they’re doing to increase gliding safety.

 Closing the show will be one pilot’s first-hand account of tangling with a massive thunderstorm and living to talk about it.

Welcome to Episode #2 of The Thermal. I’m your host Herrie ten Cate.


On this show, we speak to competition pilot John Seaborn who has just won the US 18-meter Nationals in Hobbs, New Mexico. We’ll hear about a low save at 1200 feet that turned into a 13-thousand-foot climb.


We will also be talking parachutes and survival with Mr Parachute…Allen Silver of Silver Parachutes. Is your parachute past it’s best before date and do you carry survival equipment. If you don’t you probably will after listening to Allen.


Finally, an interview with a glider pilot who knows all about adversity. Wayne MacDonald survived a workplace injury that put him in a wheelchair but that also resulted in Wayne becoming a licensed glider pilot.



In this Episode of The Thermal, the Jonker JS3 Rapture is cleaning up at competitions around the world. We talk to Uys Jonker one of the brother’s responsible for this cutting-edge sailplane.


Also, a feature interview on the life and times of British gliding icon Derek Piggott and his vast contribution to the sport of gliding. Derek died earlier this year. 


And the little glider that could…the Schweizer 1-26 has been described as the VW Beetle of gliders. We chat with Marita Rea…a 1-26 owner and life-member of the illustrious 1-26 Association.


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 Gliding Championships in Canada. Both of these pilots were flying older gliders but were having just as much competitive fun as the pilots flying the latest greatest glass ships.


We’re also going to go back 75 years to talk about one of the largest and most controversial combat glider operation of WW2. Over 400 combat gliders were used during the infamous Operation Market Garden which took place in September of 1944. The objective was to capture strategic bridges over the Rhine in Eastern Holland. We talk to historian Mike Peters, who has just written a new book called Glider Pilots at Arnhem.



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