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Why We Fly 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.


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

Mike Harris

Chief Pilot & Host

Feb 15, 2017

I'm always encouraging potential pilots to go take a discovery flight, so this episode I tell the story of how I got interested in flying and my discovery flight, which was my first time in a small airplane.


T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at  We REALLY appreciate your support of...

Feb 1, 2017

Interview with Johnathan Smith (aka LightSport Man), a LightSport pilot & instructor in Arizona.  Johnathan has been featured in numerous print & televised news stories across the country.  He shares the story of how he overcame a problem with stuttering to become a pilot, even though he was told that having a stutter...