When RAF friends gather around the fire hub at an airfield, there's always a good story to be told. We have brought that love of storytelling into a digital format, and hope you will enjoy the following installments of our new RAF Podcast.
Each podcast is hosted by RAF President Bill McGlynn, whose good-natured and easygoing interviewing style naturally brings out some wonderful stories from our interviewees. Sit back, relax (perhaps with a cup of Cowboy Coffee!) and enjoy.
RAF Podcast #11: Sarah Tamar and Filip Wolak
Listen to Sarah and Filip discuss all the fun and adventure of “flamping” across America as a relief from pandemic isolation. Go to Flamp Across America for the photo journal of their trip.
RAF Podcast #10: Saving Goodspeed
Bill talks to RAF Director Bill Brine, discussing the steps involved in saving a recreational airstrip.
RAF Podcast #9: Richard McSpadden
This is a great discussion about “Spad’s” 20 year career in the Air Force, including leading the Thunderbirds, transitioning to General Aviation and civilian life and now his third career as the Director of the Air Safety Institute and the joint initiative between the ASI and the RAF to reduce accidents in the backcountry.
RAF Podcast #8: Amrat Chugani
Bill chats with Amrat Chugani about his career in aviation, learning to fly in Florida, getting his tailwheel endorsement and why he’s a part of the RAF volunteers and what’s next…
RAF Podcast #7: The Ryan Field Story
John McKenna talks about Ben and Butch Ryan and the donation of their airfield to the RAF to preserve their love of aviation and the land.
RAF Podcast #6: John Nadeau
Bill chats with John Nadeau about growing up next to an airfield in Massachusetts, finally becoming a pilot and an airfield owner which lead him to become the RAF’s knowledge leader in the Recreational Use Statutes initiative. This is a very informative podcast for anyone who owns (or knows someone who owns) an airfield and…
RAF Podcast #5: Katie Pribyl
Bill talks to Katie about growing up on a ranch in Montana, becoming an airline pilot, a communications director for GAMA, then program director for AOPA before going full circle back to the ranch where she grew up to raise cattle and fly her 180 around the Montana backcountry.
RAF Podcast #4: Carmine Mowbray
Bill and Carmine discuss her experiences learning to fly, volunteering for the RAF, flying to Alaska with Chuck Jarecki and the background for her book “Havoc Red” about flying bombers to Russia via Watson Lake Canada.
RAF Podcast #3: Tim Clifford
Bill talks with Tim Clifford retired RAF VP and Board Director about learning to fly in Ohio, helping build the second story of the RAF and opening new backcountry airfields in Florida.
RAF Podcast #2: Steve Thompson
Bill has a conversation with Steve Thompson about his learning to fly at 16 in Texas, becoming an airline pilot and finally an RAF State Liaison.