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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

Oct 8, 2019

Recorded at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.  This is a panel discussion featuring the P-51 Mustang and WWII Triple Ace Bud Anderson.  It is fascinating to hear Col. Anderson describe several of his 16 1/4 kills shooting down Nazi aircraft, including how you get a 1/4 kill.  Hear stories directly from an American hero and...

Jul 17, 2019

What makes a good flight school? What questions should a student be asking as they start their flight training? This is a great discussion with Isaac Shrum & Jeff Krinks about these questions and more, including some of the things that Nashville Flight Training does to provide an excellent experience for their...

Jun 6, 2019

Sun 'n Fun 2019 was a great time!  In this episode I'm sitting under the wing at the airfield chatting with fellow pilots Paul Reding and Mike Brown about our SNF19 experiences and highlights.


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May 23, 2019

Interview from Sun 'n Fun 2019 from the porch of the Ninety-Nines Clubhouse with female pilots Christine Hannon from One Plane Jane and Allyssa Vanmeter.

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Apr 21, 2019

At Sun 'n Fun 2019 there was a live broadcast "Open Pod Night" on Sun 'n Fun Radio with many different Aviation podcasters talking about their podcasts. I participated, and here is the recording from SnF Radio of the section of the show that I was on.


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