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Airspeed

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Join host Stephen Force for coverage of aviation and aerospace that includes general aviation, space exploration, military aviation, flight music, and a healthy dose of flying philosophy.

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Join host Stephen Force for coverage of aviation and aerospace that includes general aviation, space exploration, military aviation, flight music, and a healthy dose of flying philosophy.

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An aviation podcast with a backbone

By Scott KLVJ - Apr 30 2015
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Listen to episode 199, "First Solo", and decide for yourself.

Great!

By Chicoartist - Apr 03 2013
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Very interesting - keep up the good work!

iTunes Ratings

63 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
2
4
1
2

An aviation podcast with a backbone

By Scott KLVJ - Apr 30 2015
Read more
Listen to episode 199, "First Solo", and decide for yourself.

Great!

By Chicoartist - Apr 03 2013
Read more
Very interesting - keep up the good work!
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Airspeed

Latest release on May 04, 2020

All 239 episodes from oldest to newest

Airspeed - Downwind Dashes and Other Long-Distance Soaring with Tony Condon

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Tony Condon is as an ATP and corporate pilot who also serves as the president of the Kansas Soaring Association, headquartered at Sunflower Gliderport. We sat down and talked about long-distance cross-country soaring.

May 04 2020

52mins

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Airspeed - From Hell to Namibia and Back Again with John Harte

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John Harte is glider CFI and chief instructor at Sanhill Soaring Club in Gregory, Michigan, just a few miles down the road from Hell. (Hell, Michigan, that is.) He's also a tow pilot, aerobatic pilot, airshow performer, and FAST formation lead.

Here's an hour and a half in conversation with John.

Apr 19 2020

1hr 40mins

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Airspeed - Hangar Flying with Kent Shook

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Kent and I are sequestered in our respective locations at SARS-CoV-2 sweeps the nation, so we thought we'd record a podcast episode.

Apr 12 2020

1hr 23mins

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Airspeed - The Eudaemonic Pie

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We made an audiobook! Steve narrated the audiobook version of Thomas A. Bass's The Eudaemonic Pie. The book tells the story of a band of physicists and computer wizards in the late 1970s and early 1980s who set out to beat roulette in Las Vegas with computers in their shoes. A story of science, art, and the birth of the hacker culture.

The episode contains a brief account of the making of the audiobook and the entire prologue of the audiobook itself.

Sep 19 2017

57mins

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Airspeed - Because Glider - Part 2

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The second in a two-part series chronicling the long road to becoming a CFI. In this episode, our hero suffers more indignation at the hands of a check airman who calls off Christmas, after which he begins the long slog down the self-launch mountain, through the valley, and back up the adjacent peak of aerotow.

Sep 11 2016

1hr 37mins

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Airspeed - Because Glider - Part 1

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Here's Part 1 of the epic quest for the CFI certificate. It covers everything from deciding to go for the certificate up to the failed attempt to transition to a different motorglider at a faraway school. Part 2 is already recorded and will be up soon. In the meantime, enjoy the comedy and the tragedy that is pursuing a glider CFI ride in a world not equipped to make that ride happen.

Sep 04 2016

1hr 28mins

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Airspeed - River Days Airshow 2016 - Part 1

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Jack Hodgson takes the bully mic for a pre-show discussion of what it takes to put on a hometown airshow in some of the most complicated airspace in North America.

Aug 07 2016

1hr 13mins

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Airspeed - The Assignment

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An eighth-grade language arts assignment from FOD becomes an Airspeed episode. A father's expectations for his son at 14.

Jun 09 2016

24mins

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Airspeed - River Days Airshow - Part 4 - Debrief

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David Allen (on the bully mic) and Dean Greenblatt (BIRD from the show) join Steve to debrief the first-ever airshow over the Detroit River.

Jun 27 2015

1hr 22mins

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Airspeed - River Days Airshow - Part 3 - Fast Footwork

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This is the third installment of the series that covers - in near-realtime - the events leading up to the GM Detroit River Days Airshow on the Detroit River 20-21 June 2015. As before, David Allen of Other People's Airplanes has taken the mic and is running the show in order to keep things moving.

May 25 2015

1hr 8mins

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