A couple of episodes are especially detailed and long, in the range of audio books. Usually they contains interviews with different people, and the involve me (Markus) going on some kind of trip. On this page we highlight those episodes.



In late 2015 I spent a week in Palmdale, California, and flew on two science missions with the SOFIA stratospheric infrared telescope. Check out episodes 189 and 190.


In late 2016 I joined Jens Kreuzer and André Wüseke with their Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 for a few days on a rotation through the Med, from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv to Istanbul and back. Check out episode 230.

Red Flag / F-16

In early 2017 I visited listener and aggressor pilot Jan Stahl for Red-Flag 17-1 and the F-16. Getting to sit in an F-16 was a personal dream of mine since I was 12 years old, so this one is particularly valuable to me. Check out episodes 251 and 252.


In April of 2017 I joined A-380 captain and omega tau listeners Steffen on a trip to Hong Kong in the mighty A-380. This resulted in episodes 262 and 263.

HMS Enterprise

In late December 2017 I spent a five days on HMS Enterprise on a trip from Cyprus to Malta. The material has found its way into the 8-hour episode 277.