The Two Thousand Feet Aviation Podcast



A bi-weekly show about light aviation and private pilots. In each episode, Artyom Liss, a journalist and a pilot, learns - and shares with you - new flying-related skills; and introduces one of the many fascinating people you meet around the airfields.


  • Spring As Seen By An Engineer; Microlighting Around Mt. Everest

    05/04/2019 Duración: 18min

    In Episode Three of the Two Thousand Feet Aviation Podcast, an LAA engineer explains how to prepare an aircraft for the season's flying after a winter break; and Richard Meredith-Hardy remembers his flight around Mt. Everest in a flexwing microlight. Support the show

  • Learning Abroad and Inventing New Words

    22/03/2019 Duración: 19min

    In this episode, we meet Gerry Breen, - the man who invented the word "microlight". He talks abour his flying career, - which included hang-gliding from the world's highest waterfall and barely surviving a white-out in Iceland, - and explains why there is no reason to upset about the demise of the flexwing.We also talk about learning to fly abroad: does it really prepare you for piloting your aircraft in the UK airspace? Support the show

  • Out With The Cobwebs; A Pilot's History in VR

    07/03/2019 Duración: 14min

    In Episode One of the Two Thousand Feet Aviation Podcast, journalist and pilot Artyom Liss meets Rosie Simpson for an ice-cream. She tells him how to get back to flying after a winter's break and suggests some useful exercises. Expect some great tips and a moment of embarrassment. Artyom also talks to Max Couch, who is using a virtual reality-based flight simulator to recreate every flight his late father, a VC-10 captain, had ever taken. In real time. Mile by tedious mile.Support the show

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