Favorite Videos

By Martin Pauly ✈ October 31, 2020

Can’t sleep at night? Well, maybe this list of all of my videos can help. At the time of this writing, I count 132 of them – that should keep you busy for a while.

Maybe you want to look at specific playlists instead? There are about a dozen of those, which define subcategories for my videos such as instrument flying, approach videos (including the Class Bravo airports) or flight school.

Martin’s favorite videos

Different people look for different things on YouTube, so it’s no surprise that the number of views on my videos ranges from a couple of thousand to a couple of hundred thousand. Having said that, here are a few examples of videos where I am particular happy with how they turned out.

Oshkosh AirVenture 2019 summary

Nobody had a clue at AirVenture 2019 that there would not be an AirVenture 2020. It was the first time I camped in Oshkosh with my Bonanza for the full duration – ten days, from the Friday before until Sunday, when they closed. There is so much in this video, which is why I think it is a good reflection of Oshkosh which offers an incredible variety of aviation-related things to do and see.

Ralph Maloof – Memories of a WWII aviator

Ralph Maloof is the one of smartest and most experienced people you have never heard of. I had the chance to interview him at Oshkosh 2019, when he was 95 years old. As a pilot and aerospace engineer, Ralph had the good fortune to work for and fly with many of the pioneers of aviation: Howard Hughes, Tony LaVier, Charles Lindbergh, Roscoe Turner, Ben Howard, Bill Lear, Chuck Yeager, and Kelly Johnson: just some of the people who Ralph either flew with or worked for during his long career. In this video, he shares some of the stories of his life and about those people. I believe it’s fair to say there likely isn’t another person alive today who has personally met so many of the leaders of the early aviation days. And you can enjoy an hour’s worth of his stories right here in this video.

Atlanta Hartsfield in a Bonanza

If you like large, busy airports – and you know I do – there is no substitute for ATL – Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. ATL is the world’s busiest airport, and I picked it – off all things – as a fuel stop (!) for a trip from Florida back home to Iowa. It was the perfect day to make this an exciting and educational trip, with enough weather to have to think about it, but little enough to still make the flight enjoyable.