For Flying Out Loud

Gliding - it's the closest you can come to being a bird...

December 11, 2020 Flight Deck Wingman Episode 9
For Flying Out Loud
Gliding - it's the closest you can come to being a bird...
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For Flying Out Loud
Gliding - it's the closest you can come to being a bird...
Dec 11, 2020 Episode 9
Flight Deck Wingman

Have you ever looked up at the sky and seen a bird of prey circling effortlessly, feeling the air with its wings - truly ‘free as a bird’? Most people at some point in their lives will have had a dream that they were flying, completely unaided, or looked to the sky and wondered what it might be like to soar like a bird… In this episode, we get stuck into a HUGE passion of mine in the aviation world, yet one I only got introduced to 8 years ago and that is the sport of gliding. Not only are we going to delve into what makes it so great as a sport, but also take a look at all of the huge benefits it can bring to anyone that aspires to become a professional pilot. 

Competing in what is an elusive sport to so many pilots, this episodes guests Jake Brattle and Finn Sleigh are the future shining stars of the world of competition gliding, where pilots pit their wits against each other using nothing but the energy in the atmosphere to fly incredible distances at incredible speeds. Check it out!

Show Notes

Have you ever looked up at the sky and seen a bird of prey circling effortlessly, feeling the air with its wings - truly ‘free as a bird’? Most people at some point in their lives will have had a dream that they were flying, completely unaided, or looked to the sky and wondered what it might be like to soar like a bird… In this episode, we get stuck into a HUGE passion of mine in the aviation world, yet one I only got introduced to 8 years ago and that is the sport of gliding. Not only are we going to delve into what makes it so great as a sport, but also take a look at all of the huge benefits it can bring to anyone that aspires to become a professional pilot. 

Competing in what is an elusive sport to so many pilots, this episodes guests Jake Brattle and Finn Sleigh are the future shining stars of the world of competition gliding, where pilots pit their wits against each other using nothing but the energy in the atmosphere to fly incredible distances at incredible speeds. Check it out!