There are no words to describe the feeling of being solo in an airplane flying above the clouds. Just you and the sky while all else fades away.
When I was very young, I encountered the idea that if people can fly airplanes I wanted to be one of them. In this episode, Ben Thoennes and I talk through the joys of flying as well as the challenges that come with the being in the aviation community.
In This Episode…
What it's like to share a love for aviation
[01.30] I share my first experience with flying
[03.00] Welcome to the Roundtable - Ben Thoennes
[04.00] Ben finds his way to flight school
[09.38] Air craft mechanics 101
[10:10] The vibes of an aircraft hanger
[13:00] Feeling all the movements in a tiny plane
[15.00] Flying in the Sunny 95 radio plane
[21.14] Spin training - how to recover from a nose down spin
[24.40] Nautical mile - cross country flight
[25.38] Instrument flying in the clouds
[30.27] The financial crisis happened in 2008
[31.44] When plans have to change
[33.20] Making our own laundry detergent and paying off debt
[37.38] What Ben is into these days
[39.00] Flight team and national competitions
[42.02] When things happen for a reason
[45.02] Heating up planes in the winter
[57.54] Final words from Ben
People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show
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Episode Length: 66 minutes
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“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo DaVinci
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