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Pilotcast is the podcast for pilots, by pilots.  Join Pilot Tiffany, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Bill for interesting discussions and interviews, some news or industry coverage, and a whole lot of fun virtual hangar flying.

Nov 6, 2006

Pilot Kent gets a glider lesson! Join Pilot Kent with flight instructor Matt Michaels for a training flight in a Blanik L-13 glider at KAMW in Ames, Iowa, USA. Kent and Matt are launched by CFI Tony in a Super Cub tow plane.

00:26:35 - 157.4MB - Recorded Sunday 2006.10.28

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Pilot Kent
twelve and a half years ago

Hi Robert,

I\'ve gotten a similar error on someone else\'s podcast from time to time. I don\'t know what causes it, but it seems to go away after I try to download from a few different places, so I think it has something to do with the Internet connection I\'m on at any given point.

Have you checked all the usual suspects - Try from a different connection, reboot, is your hard drive full?, etc... Let us know via e-mail if the problem persists.


Pilot Kent

Peter Jakobs
twelve and a half years ago

Kent, it\'s great to see you _really_ fly now.
Go ahead with it, at least get checked out on a good performance single seater like an LS4 or something like that! There\'s nothing like flying a glider, everything else quickly becomes air transport in comparison :-)
the feeling of achievment when you first hit a real cool thermal up to 10000\' can\'t be compared.



ps: for the winter time, when there\'s not too much thermal activity, there\'s an excellent simulator: It\'s being developed by two Slowenian guys and is regarded as the greatest gliding sim around at this time. There\'s online competitions where far more than 50% of the pilots are real world pilots. Give the guys a plug, they deserve it :-)

Pilot Kent
twelve and a half years ago

Thanks PJ! I\'ll have to check that out. I\'m certainly interested in flying the gliders again when there\'s some lift available. We got a momentary boost, but it was probably only 3 seconds.

We\'ll discuss gliding more in the forums:

Robert F. Tobler
twelve and a half years ago

iTunes does not want to download this video podcast (as a podcast). The message I get: An unkonwn error occured (416). This is on an MacBook Pro with all the latest updates installed. (iTunes 7.0.2,...). Would it be possible to fix this problem?