Youtube show host/pilot Mat Mosveen has filmed at 10,000 feet over B.C., Ontario and Quebec with guest musicians, actors, athletes, entrepreneurs and others.
“We take interesting people flying over breathtaking views, and ask them questions that they’ve never been asked before,” Mosveen says of his unique talkshow, “Squawking & Talking” since 2018.
The Adair episode, filmed last July and debuted Wednesday (May 18), involves a clear-skies flight above the lakes and snow-capped mountains of Garibaldi Provincial Park, northeast of Squamish. Pilot and co-pilot talk about drumming, the music industry, flying and Nickelback memes, among other subjects.
Now a hobby pilot, Adair recalls the time he lived in White Rock and first flew an ultralight plane (of suspect quality), with lessons gifted to him by his wife.
“I was shaking, kind of from excitement,” Adair says. “I drove around for an hour and I went back, signed up for the course. I gotta fly, man, it’s amazing. It was around when I turned 40 so that was the best thing I could do at the time is go back to school. Like, I aced the test, and have something to put my focus into. It made me feel young again, and I’m very, very passionate about it. It changed my life in a lot of ways.”
From Toronto, the Adair family moved to Whalley when Daniel was in Grade 1. Adair went to school in North Delta for a time before he landed a job at the Long & McQuade store in Whalley. Adair now lives in Langley.
For Radio Chatter, he recalls his musical roots and also the stage fright he experienced earlier in life.
“I would lie in bed at night listening to Rush, ‘Exit Stage Left,’ that was a live Rush album, and I’d hear the crowd cheering and I would say to myself, I want to make people feel the way I do one day.”
On drums, he gigged and did studio work before Nickelback came calling in the mid-2000s.
Mosveen, a part-time Victoria resident, says he’s been a licenced pilot since the age of 16.
“I think it’s way cooler to interview somebody in a plane,” Mosveen says. “From the audience’s perspective, you get to see a guest you know and love in a much more human state where they might be nervous or excited or scared, so it’s much different than just interviewing somebody in a studio or over a cup of coffee.”
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