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A bi-weekly show about light aviation and private pilots. In each episode, Artyom Liss, a journalist and a pilot, learns - and shares with you - new flying-related skills; and introduces one of the many fascinating people you meet around the airfields.

A bi-weekly show about light aviation and private pilots. In each episode, Artyom Liss, a journalist and a pilot, learns - and shares with you - new flying-related skills; and introduces one of the many fascinating people you meet around the airfields.
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United Kingdom

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A bi-weekly show about light aviation and private pilots. In each episode, Artyom Liss, a journalist and a pilot, learns - and shares with you - new flying-related skills; and introduces one of the many fascinating people you meet around the airfields.

Language:

English

Contact:

+447590307539


Episodes

Worst Place for an Engine Failure: a Forever Jodel

5/17/2019
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What to do when your engine fails, and you have nowhere to go apart from a steelworks spewing out flames? And how do you combine aviation and art? Artyom Liss talks to a pilot who got out of a very tricky situation, and to a sculptor who used light aircraft as part of an artistic statement.

Duration:00:15:41

Episode Five: A Tale of Two Airshows

5/4/2019
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In this special episode, I visit the General Aviation Safety Event at Duxford and the Microlight Trade Fair at Popham. What's the future of general aviation? How do you fly around the world if you're 80 years old? Why aren't there more female pilots? And where are all the microlights gone?

Duration:00:18:10

Cheaper Flying, Cheaper Runways; Piloting for the Disabled People

4/19/2019
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In this episode, I do the sums and arrive at the conclusion that group A is now cheaper than microlighting; we discuss Dan Subhani's unique astroturf runway; and Mike MIller-Smith and Harvey Matthewson explain how disabled people can learn to fly.

Duration:00:14:48

Spring As Seen By An Engineer; Microlighting Around Mt. Everest

4/4/2019
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In Episode Three of the Two Thousand Feet Aviation Podcast, an LAA engineer explains how to prepare an aircraft for the season's flying after a winter break; and Richard Meredith-Hardy remembers his flight around Mt. Everest in a flexwing microlight.

Duration:00:18:30

Learning Abroad and Inventing New Words

3/21/2019
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In this episode, we meet Gerry Breen, - the man who invented the word "microlight". He talks abour his flying career, - which included hang-gliding from the world's highest waterfall and barely surviving a white-out in Iceland, - and explains why there is no reason to upset about the demise of the flexwing. We also talk about learning to fly abroad: does it really prepare you for piloting your aircraft in the UK airspace?

Duration:00:19:05

Out With The Cobwebs; A Pilot's History in VR

3/7/2019
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In Episode One of the Two Thousand Feet Aviation Podcast, journalist and pilot Artyom Liss meets Rosie Simpson for an ice-cream. She tells him how to get back to flying after a winter's break and suggests some useful exercises. Expect some great tips and a moment of embarrassment. Artyom also talks to Max Couch, who is using a virtual reality-based flight simulator to recreate every flight his late father, a VC-10 captain, had ever taken. In real time. Mile by tedious mile.

Duration:00:14:59