On this week's show, the SimpleFlight crew welcomes Dirk Braun, who is digging into the history of the Grumman Albatross flying boats and the curious cast of characters who fly and preserve them today.
Dirk regards The Albatross as the ultimate adventure machine, and has set out to tell the story via a documentary. Now in production, "Flying Boat" (https://www.facebook.com/flyingboatfilm/) will be Braun's feature debut. It will profile the pilots, history buffs and surfers who use them today while also exploring the aircraft's history. The Albatross was in its heyday in the 1930s, when its popularity coincided with the elegance and adventure of early aviation. Braun says these are relics from the golden age of aviation. They're like flying yachts."
What really came through to Rhonda and Marc is the sincere passion Dirk has for this endeavor. As he said, it touched his soul. So listen in and catch Dirk's contagious enthusiasm for what truly is a special mission for him. We know you'll enjoy the show.
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