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Why We Fly is a General Aviation podcast sharing pilot stories that illustrate the reasons behind why we choose to fly airplanes. We hope to share the adventure, excitement, and incredible experiences of flying. The goal is to entertain pilots and more importantly to inspire potential pilots to learn more about flying and hopefully one day become pilots themselves. Almost anyone can fly. We are here to share the Why.

Why We Fly is a General Aviation podcast sharing pilot stories that illustrate the reasons behind why we choose to fly airplanes. We hope to share the adventure, excitement, and incredible experiences of flying. The goal is to entertain pilots and more importantly to inspire potential pilots to learn more about flying and hopefully one day become pilots themselves. Almost anyone can fly. We are here to share the Why.
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Why We Fly is a General Aviation podcast sharing pilot stories that illustrate the reasons behind why we choose to fly airplanes. We hope to share the adventure, excitement, and incredible experiences of flying. The goal is to entertain pilots and more importantly to inspire potential pilots to learn more about flying and hopefully one day become pilots themselves. Almost anyone can fly. We are here to share the Why.

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Episodes

072 OSH19 - WWII P-51 Mustang Triple Ace Bud Anderson

10/7/2019
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Recorded at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. This is a panel discussion featuring the P-51 Mustang and WWII Triple Ace Bud Anderson. It is fascinating to hear Col. Anderson describe several of his 16 1/4 kills shooting down Nazi aircraft, including how you get a 1/4 kill. Hear stories directly from an American hero and legendary fighter pilot! Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting Patreon. Your support is GREATLY appreciated! THANKS to our...

Duration:01:12:08

071 Flight Schools

7/16/2019
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What makes a good flight school? What questions should a student be asking as they start their flight training? This is a great discussion with Isaac Shrum & Jeff Krinks about these questions and more, including some of the things that Nashville Flight Training does to provide an excellent experience for their students. Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting Patreon. Your support is GREATLY appreciated! THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight...

Duration:00:58:02

070 SNF19 Debrief

6/5/2019
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Sun 'n Fun 2019 was a great time! In this episode I'm sitting under the wing at the airfield chatting with fellow pilots Paul Reding and Mike Brown about our SNF19 experiences and highlights. Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting Patreon. Your support is GREATLY appreciated! THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your...

Duration:00:52:41

069 SNF19 - One Plane Jane

5/22/2019
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Interview from Sun 'n Fun 2019 from the porch of the Ninety-Nines Clubhouse with female pilots Christine Hannon from One Plane Jane and Allyssa Vanmeter. www.oneplanejane.com Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting Patreon. Your support is GREATLY appreciated! THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your support of the...

Duration:00:25:45

068 SNF19 - Open Pod Night on SnF Radio

4/21/2019
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At Sun 'n Fun 2019 there was a live broadcast "Open Pod Night" on Sun 'n Fun Radio with many different Aviation podcasters talking about their podcasts. I participated, and here is the recording from SnF Radio of the section of the show that I was on. Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting Patreon. Your support is GREATLY appreciated! THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise...

Duration:00:36:55

067 Diamond Aircraft

3/24/2019
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I went on a great flight in a brand new Diamond DA40 NG and recorded this interview with Sam from Lifestyle Aviation about the DA40 NG and other Diamond airplanes. lifestyleaviation.com Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting Patreon. Your support is GREATLY appreciated! THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your...

Duration:00:49:54

066 Logbook Memories 2018

3/3/2019
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I had a great year of flying the Tri Pacer in 2018! This episode reviews the flights and adventures that I had last year. Please consider supporting the podcast with a per episode pledge by visiting Patreon. Your support is GREATLY appreciated! THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your support of the podcast! Custom items available by request (picture of...

Duration:01:29:31

065 Rusty Pilots to IFR Ratings with Cannon & Dustin

1/18/2019
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Interview with local Tennessee pilots Cannon & Dustin. They met at an AOPA Rusty Pilots seminar and in a short time became very active pilots with very entertaining stories and perspectives to share. THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your support of the podcast! Custom items available by request (picture of your plane, N number, or other custom...

Duration:00:53:01

064 Private Pilot Vicky

12/4/2018
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Interview with Vicky who had a non-flying Air Force career which led her to discover a passion for flying. Now she is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and Cessna 172 owner with plenty of exciting aviation plans for the future! THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your support of the podcast! Custom items available by request (picture of your plane, N...

Duration:00:24:41

063 Tiltrotor Test Pilot Dan Wells

10/12/2018
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Interview with Dan Wells of Leonardo Helicopters. Dan is a test pilot on the AW609 project, which aims to achieve FAA certification in 2019 as the first ever civilian tiltrotor aircraft. Dan was recently named a Fellow with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and has some fascinating experiences to share about some very unique aircraft. http://www.leonardocompany.com/en/ THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise...

Duration:00:31:44

062 Allyssa VanMeter

9/23/2018
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Interview with Allyssa VanMeter, a fairly new pilot and airplane owner. Allyssa has a ton of passion for flying, and has already had some great experiences including flying her newly purchased plane to Oshkosh and flying in Alaska. THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your support of the podcast! Custom items available by request (picture of your plane, N...

Duration:00:43:06

061 Sean Chuplis - Tanker Pilot & Crewdog Electronics

9/11/2018
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Interview with Sean Chuplis, a very active pilot with military, airlines, and General Aviation background. We talk about his flying including some very interesting stories about flying in Hawaii, as well as his company Crewdog Electronics which makes an inexpensive Stratux ADS-B In kit for traffic, weather, GPS, and AHRS info for display with Foreflight or other EFB programs. https://crewdogelectronics.com/ THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation...

Duration:00:30:09

060 Air Race Classic Winner Mariah Ferber

9/3/2018
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Interview with Mariah Ferber, professional pilot and recent winner of the Air Race Classic. Mariah along with her teammate Paige represented Nashville Flight Training in the women-only Air Race Classic, and they won the race! Mariah is an inspiring pilot with a very bright future! https://www.airraceclassic.org/ THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your...

Duration:00:29:52

059 OSH18 - Wrap-up

8/17/2018
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First we catch up with friend of the podcast Brandon Martini. Then I have a recap of my highlights from the week, recorded Saturday night at the end of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your support of the podcast! Custom items available by request (picture of your plane, N number, or other custom items). Check out my "Why...

Duration:00:51:07

058 OSH18 - Warbirds

8/15/2018
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More coverage from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018! This episode focuses on warbirds. I was fortunate enough to get a ride on a DC-3 owned by Golden Age Air Tours and interview the owner about the plane and his planned trip with it next year to Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. I also spent some time in the Warbirds area and recorded the tram tour talking about all the incredible warbirds on display at...

Duration:00:31:00

057 OSH18 - Need for Speed

8/14/2018
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Interviews from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. First we talk to F-16 pilot Major John "Rain" Waters with the Air Force Viper Demo Team. Then we hear from Thrustmasters at their booth which was setup for kids to fly an F/A-18 in Virtual Reality off an aircraft carrier, with very realistic flight contol replicas. Finally, we talk to World Racer Bob Frayser who is embarking on a journey to break world speed records in his Nemesis NXT race plane. THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight...

Duration:00:40:44

056 OSH18 - Arrival

8/6/2018
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EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2018! This episodes talks about my flight up in the Tri Pacer and arrival into Oshkosh, as well as the GREAT camping spot I was lucky enough to get in Vintage Camping. THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your support of the podcast! Custom items available by request (picture of your plane, N number, or other custom items). Check...

Duration:00:37:18

055 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 Preview

7/15/2018
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Announcement with my agenda for Oshkosh including several meetups where I hope to see some listeners. If you are going to be at Oshkosh, please try to make it to one of these or reach out to me to meetup another time during the week. This episode includes an interview with Dick Knapinski, EAA Director of Communictions, with an in depth look at what to expect at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other...

Duration:00:41:49

054 SnF 2018 - Aaron Tippin, AOPA Jamie Beckett, Camp RadioActive

5/25/2018
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These are the remaining interviews from Sun 'n Fun 2018. I sat down with country singer Aaron Tippin to discuss his extensive experience in Aviation. Then AOPA Ambassador Jamie Beckett shares his passion for flying. Finally, several of the SnF Radio volunteers discuss their various flying experiences over beers at Camp RadioActive, our homebase group campsite during Sun 'n Fun. Listen Year Round to Sun 'n Fun Radio THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation...

Duration:00:35:08

053 SnF 2018 - Bahamas Float Flying & Alaska to Russia

4/23/2018
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Interviews for Sun 'n Fun Radio from SnF 2018. New Commercial Pilot Deon Mitton talks about professional floatplane flying in the Bahamas. Then two Alaska Airmen discuss flying a Cessna 172 from Alaska to Russia! Listen Year Round to Sun 'n Fun Radio THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org. We REALLY appreciate your support of the podcast! Custom items available by request (picture...

Duration:00:30:48