Airfields of Dreams

by Hank Rausch

A podcast for pilots and non-pilots who love flying and history. Each week we visit a different airfield. We cover "the numbers"--runways, altitude, etc. Following, an in depth history of the field. Next, "PIREP", subjective impressions of flying there. Then, "Chat with a Local Pilot"--we interview a local pilot and chat about the flying culture on the field. Email:

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Warrenton-Fauquier HWY

    Warrenton-Fauquier HWY

    We visit Warrenton and talk to the Airport Director, Mr David Darrah, about how he got the new FBO built and his long career in the US Marine Corps.

  • Chambersburg PA (Franklin County) N68

    Chambersburg PA (Franklin County) N68

    Chambersburg is a neat town, the airport is 3m north. I interview a local pilot who began flying at age 72! An inspiration to us all.

  • Gettysburg PA W05

    Gettysburg PA W05

    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought n 1-3 July 1863 and changed American history forever. You can land at Gettysburg Airport 2 miles away and walk the battlefield yourself. we talk to Dan Blouch who runs the FBO and has reinvigorated GA on the field.

  • Shannon Airport Virginia EZF

    Shannon Airport Virginia EZF

    Shannon is next to Fredericksburg, Virgnia and has loads to offer the aviation and history buff. We talk to Mr. Luke Curtas, the owner of Shannon Airport.

  • Front Royal Virginia FRR

    Front Royal Virginia FRR

    Front Royal is a neat town in the Northern Shenandoah Valley with a lot of history. Stonewall Jackson made his headquarters there in his drive north to capture Harpers Ferry. We will meet an air ambulance pilot there and learn about flying patients for an air ambulance company.