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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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English


Episodes

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...

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...

Duration:00:30:48

052 Tim - Flying Club President

4/13/2018
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Interview with Tim Ostrom, the president of Old Hickory Flyers. I was a member of OHF flying their 180hp Cessna 172 - Tweety Bird - before purchasing my Tri Pacer. Tim and I have a discussion about his flying background, flying clubs, and aviation safety. 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...

Duration:00:22:29

051 Product Review - Bose A20 Headset

4/4/2018
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Product review and my feedback on using the Bose A20 Aviation Headset. 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 I Fly" video at https://youtu.be/63Lmrqg-9xs Keywords: Bose, A20, Bose A20, Headset, Aviation Headset,...

Duration:00:16:53

050 Why We Fly - Best of First 2 Years

4/4/2018
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This is a "best of" episode with highlights from the first 2 years of the Why We Fly podcast. We hope you enjoy it! Please share this episode to help spread the word! 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 I Fly"...

Duration:01:28:46

049 Aviation & My Career

2/25/2018
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I don't work in aviation, but in my career I have had some interesting experiences that tie into aviation. These have had a significant impact on my aviation life, so I wanted to share those stories. I hope you enjoy hearing it! 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:00:31:45

048 Logbook Memories 2017

1/30/2018
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Recapping a great year of flying my Tri Pacer. I give an overview of my 2017 flying and highlight some of the best trips from last year. 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 I Fly" video at...

Duration:00:28:34

047 Carl Valeri

12/13/2017
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Interview with my friend Carl Valeri - airline pilot, flight coach, and aviation podcast host. Carl is super involved in aviation and has some great stories and experiences to share. A couple of Carl's aviation projects: Aviation Careers Podcast StuckMic Avcast 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...

Duration:00:52:34

046 Ken VeArd - Pilot Partner

11/9/2017
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Interview with Ken VeArd with Pilot Partner. We discuss the pilot lifestyle, his Bonanza flying, flying clubs, and his electronic logbook Pilot Partner. Visit pilotpartner.net or download the Pilot Partner app for a free 60 day trial of Ken's electronic logbook, then use Promo Code: whywefly18 for 18 months for the price of 12 months: $29.95. THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation Headset T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at...

Duration:00:46:02

045 Paul - Rusty Pilot to Airplane Owner

10/17/2017
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My buddy Paul made his way back to flying after a long hiatus. Since returning to flying he has expanded his experience flying gliders and tailwheel, doing an incredible cross country, and now owning an airplane! 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...

Duration:00:29:04

044 High School Aviation

10/8/2017
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Talking with my buddy Derek Rowe who is an Aviation teacher in a local high school. That's right - Aviation as a high school subject! We discuss what Derek's students are learning about aviation, how they are earning college credits towards an aviation / aerospace degree, and what they are learning building an airplane. It is a great program inspiring the next generation! www.highschoolaviationassociation.com THANKS to our sponsors! Nashville Flight Training Bose A20 Aviation...

Duration:01:12:24