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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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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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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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
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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!