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Brought to you by the Seaplane Pilots Association, "Water Flying" is a weekly podcast featuring news, tips and tricks, discussions on seaplane safety and interviews with manufactures, seaplane CFI's, industry leaders and passionate seaplane pilots from around the world. Fan, owner or operator, you will find these episodes entertaining and highly informative.
 
Welcome to the Let’s Talk Flying Podcast a show that will continue to teach not only the aviators of today but will educate and influence the aviators of tomorrow. We talk about Flight Instruction, Aviation Safety, Aviation Education and the Aviation industry as a whole. We will have guest co-host from different walks a life in the industry, Everywhere from a flight school to an airline ramp agent all the way up to an airline pilot and more. We will always try to keep you up on the industry, ...
 
Up and Away is an Australian Podcast all about aviation. Host and student pilot Chris Frangou takes listeners on a wild ride discovering all there is to know about being a pilot, as well as a covering a variety of aviation topics through interviews will special guests each episode.
 
Welcome to the Caribbean Castaways podcast with Ryan and Crystal, aka RumShopRyan and Castaway Crystal. Get insider Caribbean Vacation travel tips, from the best beaches and hotels, to the best restaurants and things to do. Everything you need to know to get the most out of your vacation and become a salty Caribbean Castaway.
 
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We're back! Welcome to the highly anticipated first episode of Season 2 of Up and Away, the Australian Aviation Podcast! This week I'm joined by Henry Ellis! Henry operates a seaplane company down at the waterfront in Hobart called Above & Beyond Tasmania, where he offers charters, joy flights, and day trips in his de Havilland Beaver. When Henry i…
 
Arthur Campbell flew all of the Grumman Flying Boats at Chalk's Ocean Airways in his 18 year career with the company. His stories of his time flying off the water will take you back to the good old days of Flying Boat aviation in Miami and the Bahamas. Chalk's Ocean Airways Orlando Sentinel Article: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1988-…
 
After gaining his commercial pilots licence at age 39, Australian Mark Muscat found a passion for seaplanes as he entered the sector late in his career. His aviation highlights include flying De Havilland Beavers and Cessna Caravans in the Whitsunday Island and taking command of a Single Turbine Otter in Fiji,…
 
Aquatic Invasive Species represent an ever increasing threat to both seaplane access and more importantly the health of our nations waterways. One of the nations leading experts on Aquatic Invasive Species and AIS inspection and decontamination training, Quagga Dee Davis joins Steve & Abbie for an informative discussion on invasive species. The Sea…
 
"Those that haven’t had a close call in the air will, and those who have, will have more." This sobering statement comes from SPA Field Director Mike Kincaid in regards to midair collisions and avoidance procedures. On this week's podcast, Mike joins Steve and Abbie to share his experiences and give qualified advice on how to prevent midair collisi…
 
This week's guest Peter Klein is a good mate of mine and an incredible pilot who has had an amazing journey through the seaplane an aviation industry. He has flown not one but two multi engine Grumman flying boats, has flown seaplanes in multiple countries and now helps combat wildfires in both Canada and Australia as a fire-bombing pilot on the 80…
 
In this episode we announce an exciting new seaplane rating scholarship co-created with Ladies In Flight Training (LIFT) and the Seaplane Pilots Association. This scholarship will be awarded several times a year to women of all ages. Join Abbie & Steve with guests Kelli O'Donnell and Nicoletta Fala from LIFT. Inquire and apply for the scholarship a…
 
Esteemed aviation lawyer and passionate seaplane pilot Ed Page joins Steve and Abbie for a highly informative discussion on NASA reports; a tool that few pilots know or understand. This episode explains how pilots should use this form not only to protect themselves, but to help provide valuable feedback regarding safety to the entire aviation commu…
 
Join Abbie and Steve as they sit down with Abby Austin from the Alaska Airmen's Association to talk about the organization and the upcoming Great Alaska Aviation Gathering on May 8 & 9 at the Alaska State Fairgrounds & Palmer Municipal Airport. The Alaska Airmen's Association is a vital partner organization to SPA in a state with more licensed pilo…
 
Did you know the Seaplane Foundation offers a seaplane rating scholarship? In this episode Steve & Abbie speak with Terry Hayes the Chairperson of the Tyler Orsow / Chuck Kimes Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship. This heartfelt episode with Terry, the mother of Tyler Orsow, discusses the two amazing pilots that inspired this scholarship program. …
 
Hey Castaway! Thank you for listening! We really appreciate it. Here is the link to our free cheat sheet that gives you all 19 ways to save a ton of cash in the Caribbean. https://www.caribbeancastaways.com/savemoneycheatsheet Here's the link to get your Caribbean Preferred Discount Card if you'd like to save hundreds of dollars on hotels, charters…
 
Newly rated seaplane pilot and SPA member Kelli O Donnell has been putting her new found passion for seaplane flying into action. She joins Abbie & Steve in this episode to discuss how she has sent over 200 updates and additions to the SPA Water Landing Directory app and why; most importantly how you can help us make it better by your updates and a…
 
In this episode Kevin and Rob talk about picking up those IFR and VFR Clearances and they talk about the advantages of using Flight Following when not using a flight plan. This Episode is packed full of good knowledge from experiences and useful information that hopefully makes it a bit easier fro you to understand the clearances and how to pick th…
 
Click on the link below for Grumman Mallard Safari itineraries: Darwin to Airlie Beach Airlie Beach to Darwin Seaplane Pilots Association of Australia Website: https://www.seaplanes.org.au Support On the Step via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thatmallardguy Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/thatmallardguy/ Check out my YouTube Cha…
 
Join Steve & Abbie as they discuss five things pilots should consider before purchasing a flying boat seaplane such as a Lake Amphibian. Corey Johnson discusses what he learn going through the process of purchase of his first seaplane a Lake Amphibian flying boat. This highly experienced pilot, did extensive research before taking the plunge into s…
 
Hey Castaway! Thank you for listening! We really appreciate it. Here is the link to our free cheat sheet that gives you all 19 ways to save a ton of cash in the Caribbean. https://www.caribbeancastaways.com/savemoneycheatsheet Here's the link to get your Caribbean Preferred Discount Card if you'd like to save hundreds of dollars on hotels, charters…
 
Hey Castaway! Thank you for listening! We really appreciate it. Here is the link to our free cheat sheet that gives you all 19 ways to save a ton of cash in the Caribbean. https://www.caribbeancastaways.com/savemoneycheatsheet Here's the link to get your Caribbean Preferred Discount Card if you'd like to save hundreds of dollars on hotels, charters…
 
Hey Castaway! Thank you for listening! We really appreciate it. Here is the link to our free cheat sheet that gives you all 19 ways to save a ton of cash in the Caribbean. https://www.caribbeancastaways.com/savemoneycheatsheet Here's the link to get your Caribbean Preferred Discount Card if you'd like to save hundreds of dollars on hotels, charters…
 
Floatplanes and flying boats in Sydney have such a rich history, from the QANTAS flying boats of the 30’s to today’s iconic Beaver floatplane flying past the Sydney Opera House or Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney Seaplanes have been in the news lately with some exciting ventures on the horizon, including a new regular transport route connecting Sydney…
 
In this episode Steve and Abbie have a revealing discussion with Warren Curry from Icon Aircraft. If you have any interest in aviation or are a pilot, especially a seaplane pilot, you have heard of the Icon A5. The company has been promoting the heck out of this fascinating little flying boat for many years, but they have had more than their share …
 
Hey Castaway! Thank you for listening! We really appreciate it. Here is the link to our free cheat sheet that gives you all 19 ways to save a ton of cash in the Caribbean. https://www.caribbeancastaways.com/savemoneycheatsheet Here's the link to get your Caribbean Preferred Discount Card if you'd like to save hundreds of dollars on hotels, charters…
 
At just 24 years of age, Alex Fisher has already started his own seaplane company, has flown seaplanes internationally, is a Seaplane Pilots Association of Australia committee member, and at the start of his career set the Australian record for the youngest person to fly solo around Australia! So much accomplished at such a young age.…
 
East Hampton, New York is prosing a ban that would prevent seaplanes from using water within their city limits. The Seaplane Pilots Association is committed to working with seaplane operators, city officials, and local residents to create a solution that insures fair and equal access to seaplane operators while satisfying the concerns expressed by …
 
Showing an interest in aviation at an early age, Emma was given a chance to jump straight into floats in New Zealand before making the move to Australia, being thrown in the deep end to run a floatplane operation in the croc infested waters of the Northern Territory. Support On the Step via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thatmallardguy Follow me o…
 
We have some New Years resolutions for seaplane pilots. Join Steve & Abbie to learn what you can do to be a safer seaplane pilot in 2021, how you can help the community and enjoy the process along the way. Get Proficient; especially before carrying passengers and a plane load of gear Try something new - a new rating, fly a new aircraft, get mountai…
 
Following in his father's footsteps with a career in aviation, Chris Turner took the seaplane path and now enjoys working as a seaplane instructor for 6 months of the year in Florida, followed by 6 months of the year in Alaska! Support On the Step via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thatmallardguy Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/t…
 
As much of the country came to a halt due to Covid lockdowns and aviation events were canceled around the world - the Seaplane Pilots Association put their heads down and got to work on high value activities such as building a new website, working with US Fish & Wildlife on invasive species and assembling a seaplane and floats manufactures committe…
 
Hey Castaway! Thank you for listening! We really appreciate it. Here's the link to get your Caribbean Preferred Card if you'd like to save hundreds of dollars on hotels, charters, tours, restaurants, spas and shops. It's the largest collection of Caribbean discounts on the internet. https://www.caribbeancastaways.com/card Here's the link for the Re…
 
Could you imagine a more magical place to fly seaplanes for a living? Paul Harding made the Bahamas his home and workplace for over 20 years, flying Maule floatplanes. He has done the incredible job of writing his own biography also, titled Sharks in the Runway. Paul Harding’s book “Sharks in the runway” https://www.amazon.com/Sharks-Runway-Seaplan…
 
Steve & Abbie are joined by the only seaplane CFI in the world that is a factory authorized instructor in the Progressive Aerodyne Searey, the Icon A5 and Super Petrel LSA's. Mike Pearson has over 5,000 hours flight time, over 1,000 of which has been in LSA seaplanes. With a wide range of experience he has a unique level and knowledge to answer the…
 
Welcome to Episode 15 of Up and Away, the Australian aviation podcast! This episode is the final episode of Season 1 of the show! It’s been an absolute pleasure making this show for you all this year, and I can’t wait to get even more Australian aviation content out to you all next year! This episode I'm joined by RACQ LifeFlight helicopter pilot N…
 
Merry Christmas Castaway! Thank you for listening! We really appreciate it. Here's the link to get your Caribbean Preferred Card if you'd like to save hundreds of dollars on hotels, charters, tours, restaurants, spas and shops. It's the largest collection of Caribbean discounts on the internet. https://www.caribbeancastaways.com/card Here's the lin…
 
There wouldn't be another place on earth where a seaplane makes great sense but also would seem stupid to try it out! Well Peter Groves had a vision of how well they would work in Dubai, and proved the doubters wrong, creating one of the worlds most unique and successful seaplane companies, Seawings Dubai. Support On the Step via Patreon https://ww…
 
The world's largest float manufacture Wipaire celebrated it's 60th anniversary in 2020, so we invited Chuck Wiplinger the companies CEO and Seaplane Pilots Association Board member on the show to discuss the colorful history of the Wipaire, their products and what we can expect to see from them in the future. wipaire.com seaplanes.org…
 
Hey Castaway! Thank you for listening! We really appreciate it. Here's the link to get your Caribbean Preferred Card if you'd like to save hundreds of dollars on hotels, charters, tours, restaurants, spas and shops. It's the largest collection of Caribbean discounts on the internet. https://www.caribbeancastaways.com/card Here are a few links for t…
 
We are back with another bonus episode of seaplane scares. This is a collection of past guests, and some future guests coming up in the next few episodes, who have shared a quick story regarding a scare they have had in a seaplane, passing on a valuable lesson to us all. This episode’s scares include flying into IMC, docking scares, instructing on …
 
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