366 – The Viper Gliding Club

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Guest: Jens Trabolt   Host: Markus Voelter   Shownoter: Tim Jurik

Image Credit for the Air-to-Air Foto: @JacekSiminski and @DawidKamizela, DefensePhoto.com

My guest Jens and I have two things in common: we both fly gliders, and we both got to fly in an F-16. Which is why we form the Viper Gliding Club :-) Jens is a Danish journalist and got to fly with the Danish Air Force in one of their F-16Bs. In this episode we compare notes on our experiences, appreciate the commonalities and discuss the differences.

Note: In the intro I say that Jens flew with the Dutch Air Force. That is of course wrong, he flew with the Danish Air Force. I knew that, obviously, but the words are so similar that I messed them up.

Introduction - Jens Trabolt


Nordic Gliding | Jens' Flight at Nordic Gliding

Background of flight opportunity


Pre-flight Training and Preparation


ACES II seat | Fouga CM.170 Magister

Aircraft and Flight Discussion


General Dynamics F-16 | North American X-15 | Valsalva maneuver

Dreams to Reality - Taking the controls


What's next after going supersonic?