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Why We Fly by Forge Flightworks is a General Aviation podcast sharing pilot stories that illustrate the reasons behind why we choose to fly airplanes. We hope to share the adventure, excitement, and incredible experiences of flying.  By sharing our passion for flight, we aim to entertain pilots and encourage them to stay engaged with aviation.  But just as important, we endeavor to inspire potential pilots to learn more about flying and hopefully become pilots themselves.  

With that in mind, we encourage everyone to share some episodes of the podcast with potential pilots in your lives.  Find a friend, family member, colleague, etc. who may not know much about flying but would enjoy hearing the stories behind Why We Fly.  You can play a vital role in growing General Aviation and creating a future pilot.

Almost anyone can fly. We are here to share the Why.


Forge Flightworks, formerly known as Carpenter Avionics, the largest avionics service center in the MidSouth, is an award-winning FAA Authorized Repair Station that sells, installs, maintains and repairs avionics, aircraft interiors and airframe systems for business jets, turboprops, piston engine airplanes and helicopters of all ages. We offer a complete product line-up authorized by every major brand. We are exceptionally capable. We have an unwavering, high-integrity commitment to customer satisfaction.


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Thank you very much for listening & supporting the podcast and General Aviation!

Mike Harris

Why We Fly - Chief Pilot & Host

Forge Flightworks - Sales / Solutions

Jul 29, 2016

Brandon Martini visits the seaplane base at Oshkosh and checks out aerobatic powered parachutes.  He also gives a great description of the night airshow and his other activities so far.  It sounds like Brandon & his family are having a GREAT time at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016!  Complete with F-16 flybys!


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Jul 26, 2016

Guest Host Brandon Martini reports on his trip to EAA AirVenture - Oshkosh 2016 in a Cessna 172 with his family from California to Wisconsin.  Brandon also talks about his arrival and initial impressions of Oshkosh 2016.  


Thanks for sharing, Brandon!  I wish I was there!



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Jul 10, 2016

Talking with Cora right after her first flight in a General Aviation airplane.


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