22 – Sport Pilot Flies to Oshkosh (2018)

We talk with Joey Shreve, who’s a relatively new Sport Pilot. Joey flew in to Airventure Oshkosh 2018 for the first time in his 1946 Ercoupe 415-C.

Talking with Joey is a fantastic example of how Oshkosh is more than airplanes. There’s so many interesting people to meet there too!

Joey shares his adventure of flying from Ohio to Oshkosh, which was his longest flight as a pilot. He also talks about the great parking spot he got with his plane, the people he met, the fun things he saw, the cool aviation items he bought…and…what “puddle jumping for pie” means.

Interview recorded July 2018.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preferredaltitude
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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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21 – 11,898 Miles to Oshkosh

If you’ve experienced Airventure Oshkosh before, you might have heard some stories of the long distances people have traveled to get there.

Well, I’ve never heard of a longer distance than what Glen Towler traveled: 11,898 miles.

Glen is from New Zealand, and on this episode we talk about a lot of interesting things: what aviation is like in New Zealand, about some of his aviation interests and experiences, and how aviation podcasts and aviation social media can make some unique connections, and some new friends.

I met Glen a few years ago in Camp Scholler, and he’s a great example of the interesting people you can meet in aviation, in some cases, literally from the other side of the world.

Interview recorded July 2018.

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Website: https://www.preferredaltitude.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preferredaltitude
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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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20 – Cherokees to Oshkosh

One of the many amazing things to see at AirVenture Oshkosh are the “mass arrivals”. The large group arrivals of one type of aircraft.

One of those mass arrivals involves Piper Cherokees. They even have a group called “Cherokees to Oshkosh”, and I was fortunate to view part of a “mini-clinic”. A “mini-clinic” is a required training session on the formation procedures and flying required to participate in the Cherokees to Oshkosh mass arrival.

It’s quite a site to see a mass arrival at Oshkosh but it’s quite an eye opener to learn how the Cherokees to Oshkosh formation flying comes together, and how people like Dwane Ferguson, also known as “Ferg”, are a big part of how this comes together.

At these mini-clinics Ferg shares his extensive military formation flying experience for the benefit of Cherokees to Oshkosh.

Interview recorded June 2018

Links:

https://www.cherokees2osh.com/

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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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19 – Aerolite 103

On this episode we spend some time talking about the Aerolite 103, an aircraft that is in the “Part 103” Ultralight world of aviation.

Dennis Carley talks about how much fun the Aerolite 103 is to fly, tells about it’s performance, how you can build it, or even buy it fully assembled and ready to fly.

We also talk about the option of a Magnum Ballistic Parachute system (which can also be used with a number of other aircraft too).

And if you’re already a pilot, Dennis shares what it’s like to make the transition to flying an Aerolite 103.

This episode was recorded in the Ultralight area of AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, so you’ll hear some fun airplane interruptions!

Interview recorded July 2018

Links:

Aerolite 103 website
http://www.fly103.com

Magnum Ballistic Parachutes
www.ballisticparachutes.com

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Website: https://www.preferredaltitude.com/
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preferredaltitude/

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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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18 – Culver Props – The Story Behind Their Wooden Propellers

Have you ever wondered how a wooden propeller is made? Alaina Lewis from Culver Props will show you how she does it on Facebook and Instagram. In detail. And it’s fascinating.

Alaina is a third generation maker of beautiful wooden propellers for experimental aircraft.

Once you hear this podcast, hear about her family’s aviation history, and see her talented work via her prop-making pictures and videos, I bet you’ll fast become a fan.

And if you’re a fan (and how can you not be), we’ve got Culver Props t-shirts at PreferredAltitude.com!

Interview recorded July 2018 at Airventure Oshkosh.

Links:

Culver Props Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/culver_props/

Culver Props Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/CulverProps/

Culver Props YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCctqGj6dp3BBi0NBVuHiWwQ

Culver Props Website
http://www.culverprops.com/

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Website: https://www.preferredaltitude.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preferredaltitude
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preferredaltitude/

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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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17 – WWI Replicas to the F-15

An extraordinary range of experiences in aviation!

This is a visit from Sun ‘n Fun 2018 with Retired United States Air Force Colonels Blake and Sandy Thomas. This husband and wife team have built not one, but two replica WWI aircraft together…along with a 200 MPH RV-7.

Amazing, right?

Well, there’s even more.

You’ll also hear how the WWI replica aircraft they’ve built have given them a great appreciation for the sacrifices that have been made for our freedoms, how far we’ve come in aviation, and how they provide a great educational service allowing people to see these unique aircraft as living history.

You’ll also hear about Colonel Blake Thomas’ aviation experiences that have allowed him to fly aircraft from WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf War eras. He is one of a handful of people who has flown both the F-86 and the MiG-15.

Interview recorded April 2018

Links:

Airdrome Aeroplanes
http://www.airdromeaeroplanes.com/

Culver Props
http://www.culverprops.com/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preferredaltitude
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preferredaltitude/

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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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16 – Aerial Application, Cessna 185, Warbirds and More!

You’re about to hear a conversation with Matt Brignac who talks about some very interesting and unique areas of aviation. Matt’s an Aerial Applicator from Mississippi who also has, as a traveling airplane for him and his family, a Cessna 185 with a belly pod.

We’ll learn about number of things: what people used to call “Crop Dusting” that evolved into Aerial Application, how much Matt and his family can pack into their Cessna 185, and some of Matt’s rewarding Warbirds experiences.

Matt and I spoke during Sun ‘n Fun 2018 under the wing of his 185, and as you might imagine, sometimes the airplane sounds get a bit loud, but please stick with it because Matt’s got some great stories and some great information to share.

Interview recorded April 2018.

Links:

National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)
https://www.agaviation.org

Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation
http://agelessaviationdreams.org

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preferredaltitude
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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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15 – Why We Fly

We talk with Mike Harris of the “Why We Fly” podcast, and we talk about that exact topic. Why do we fly?

We talk about how we can help people, who don’t have much exposure to general aviation, understand how fantastic general aviation is.

This episode was recorded at Sun ‘n Fun 2018 under the wing of Mike’s vintage Piper Tri-Pacer. What you’ll also hear in this episode is a fighter jet, with full afterburners, during the air show, periodically interrupting our conversation.

Sorry about those interruptions, but if you’re listening to an aviation podcast, you’re probably not going to be too upset about that.

Link:

Why We Fly Podcast
http://whywefly.org/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preferredaltitude
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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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14 – Mutt Muffs

If you’re a pilot, and if you have a dog (even if you don’t take your dog flying), you’ve probably noticed a unique product in the aviation world called “Mutt Muffs”. Mutt Muffs are hearing protection for dogs (and cats).

On this episode we visit with Shelly McGuire, the founder of Mutt Muffs. You’ll hear the cool story of how Mutt Muffs came to be in aviation, and the unique products that now go beyond Mutt Muffs.

This interview was recorded at Sun ‘n Fun 2018 in the campground, and to stress the word “fun” in Sun ‘n Fun, you’ll also hear about Shelly’s very unique campsite.

Interview recorded April 2018.

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Website: https://www.preferredaltitude.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preferredaltitude
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preferredaltitude/

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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
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13 – Piper-Stinson

You’ve probably heard of Stinson aircraft before, and you’ve probably heard of Piper aircraft before, but have you ever heard of a Piper-Stinson?

Most people haven’t heard of a Piper-Stinson airplane, and I think you’re going to enjoy learning more about this unique aircraft, and the story behind Mike and Sasha White, the husband and wife who own this special Piper-Stinson.

This episode was recorded at Sun ‘n Fun 2018 in the Vintage Aircraft Camping area, so you’ll hear some fun airplane interruptions too!

And if you’re a Stinson fan, Preferred Altitude, LLC has got great Stinson apparel and gear. Check it out at PreferredAltitude.com!

Interview recorded April 2018 at Sun ‘n Fun.

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The Preferred Altitude Podcast is an aviation podcast that strives to share some of the many fascinating stories about unique and timeless aviation. More aviation podcast episodes are available at: Podcast.PreferredAltitude.com

Please consider leaving a review of the Preferred Altitude Podcast on iTunes because it will help get the word out about this aviation podcast to even more people who love unique and timeless aviation. Thank you!

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The Preferred Altitude Podcast is an aviation podcast produced by PreferredAltitude.com – Preferred Altitude, LLC – where you can find great apparel and gear for unique and timeless aviation brands!

Website: https://www.preferredaltitude.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preferredaltitude
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preferredaltitude/

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Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
(music used under license)

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Please remember that this podcast should not be considered flight instruction.

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Thank you for listening!