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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

Aug 18, 2018

First we catch up with friend of the podcast Brandon Martini. Then I have a recap of my highlights from the week, recorded Saturday night at the end of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.


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Aug 16, 2018

More coverage from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018! This episode focuses on warbirds. I was fortunate enough to get a ride on a DC-3 owned by Golden Age Air Tours and interview the owner about the plane and his planned trip with it next year to Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. I also spent some time in...

Aug 15, 2018

Interviews from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. First we talk to F-16 pilot Major John "Rain" Waters with the Air Force Viper Demo Team. Then we hear from Thrustmasters at their booth which was setup for kids to fly an F/A-18 in Virtual Reality off an aircraft carrier, with very realistic flight contol replicas. Finally,...

Aug 7, 2018

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2018! This episodes talks about my flight up in the Tri Pacer and arrival into Oshkosh, as well as the GREAT camping spot I was lucky enough to get in Vintage Camping.


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