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Ground Effect is a podcast about the thrill of learning to fly. We discuss all things general aviation: what inspired pilots to first take up flying, the challenges of flight training, pilot stories, visual flying in Europe (and elsewhere), safety, light aircraft and life as a licensed pilot. Along the way, I'll be sharing my own progress as a student pilot in Paris, France.

Ground Effect is a podcast about the thrill of learning to fly. We discuss all things general aviation: what inspired pilots to first take up flying, the challenges of flight training, pilot stories, visual flying in Europe (and elsewhere), safety, light aircraft and life as a licensed pilot. Along the way, I'll be sharing my own progress as a student pilot in Paris, France.

Location:

France

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Ground Effect is a podcast about the thrill of learning to fly. We discuss all things general aviation: what inspired pilots to first take up flying, the challenges of flight training, pilot stories, visual flying in Europe (and elsewhere), safety, light aircraft and life as a licensed pilot. Along the way, I'll be sharing my own progress as a student pilot in Paris, France.

Language:

English


Episodes

6. Troy, the pilot who's done it all

3/7/2021
In episode 6 of the Ground Effect podcast (recorded in May 2020), we head to North America to speak to Troy Baxter, a pilot whose international career is as diverse as it is surprising. From island-hopping in the Carribean, flying in an active warzone in Afghanistan and doing medevac in Canada (to name but a few of his adventures), Troy has done it all. This is the first of a two-part episode. In part 1, we talk about: Seneca CollegeBeech BaronBonanzaTwin OtterIslanderKing Air 100Dash-7We...

Duration:00:52:07

5. Tom, the all-new private pilot

1/21/2019
In episode 5, we go back to the European general aviation and speak with Tom, a newly-certificated private pilot in the Arcachon region around Bordeaux. This episode was recorded in late August, the same month Tom completed his checkride. We talk about: Links to some things we mention in this episode: aviation.tomArcachon (LFCH, La Teste de Buch)SDVFRMatt GuthmillerTheCandouristround-the-world trip on a Cessna 210joined for the Atlantic crossing by MattWe hope you enjoy the episode and...

Duration:00:53:55

4. Neha Puri, Nepalese A320 pilot

1/6/2019
In episode 4, we speak with Neha Puri, who recently transitioned from flying the twin-engine Jetstream 41 on domestic routes in Nepal to flying the A320 to international destinations. This is the second of two interviews recorded in the summer of 2018 in Nepal, which I took forever to edit and put out (sorry Neha and my listeners!). But here it is, it's a really fun episode and we hope the wait will have been worth it! We talk to Neha about: BAe Jetstream 41previous episode of this...

Duration:01:08:38

3. Binod Puri, Nepalese Mountain Flying Pilot

7/30/2018
Holiday mountain flying special! In episode 3, we speak to senior Nepalese mountain flying captain Binod Puri right after he flies me to the "world's most dangerous airport" and back on a Czech-built Let 410 Turbolet. Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary airport is an exceptional altiport: a one-way 1.729ft (527m) sloped runway at an altitude of 9.2000ft (2800m) with an 11.7% gradient, a cliff on one end and a stone wall on the other, towering mountains on all sides and unpredictable, fast-changing...

Duration:00:57:33

2. Frédéric, Flight Instructor and Physiotherapist

6/28/2018
In our second episode, we speak to my flight instructor Frédéric. I've been flying with Frédéric at my aéroclub for a couple of months now and this episode was chance to get to know what made him want to change careers and become a pilot relatively late in life, what it's like to teach someone else how to fly and what his own goals are as a pilot. We also talk about: Frédéric mention these things in the podcast: The Right StuffL'avionnaireA huge thanks to Frédéric for taking the time to...

Duration:00:43:58

1. Antoine, European A320 Pilot and Aviation Podcast Host

6/10/2018
In our first episiode, we speak to Antoine, an A320 pilot, a French-language aviation podcast host and previously an air traffic controller in Switzerland. We talk about: Some technical terms we use in the podcast (I'll be careful to explain these more in-podcast in upcoming episodes): ATPLCPLVFRIFRIRMEMCCJOCClass AlfaIf you speak French (or if you're just curious), check out Antoine's French-language aviation podcast: Parlons Aviation We love hearing from you, so send us your thoughts,...

Duration:00:43:42