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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

Why We Fly - Chief Pilot & Host

Hawkins Flight Academy - CEO & Co-founder

Jul 23, 2021

Sitting down with the owners of Kilo Charlie Aviation, a flight school near Kansas City, after the Kansas City Airshow. We discuss the awesome airshow that featured both the Blue Angels & Thunderbirds, and we talked about their flying backgrounds and the flight training industry.


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Jun 5, 2021

Sun 'n Fun 2021 was a great success, and I had a excellent trip! To recap the experience, my buddy Michael Ladd and I caught up for a debrief and conversation about our highlights from this year's Sun 'n Fun.


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Jan 20, 2021

An update on many items since the last published episode, including what I have been up to both personally and in Aviation during the crazy year that was 2020.


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