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The 9Gs Podcast - An Aviation Podcast was created to share the journey and experiences of professional aviators. Launched in March 2020 in the middle of one of the toughest times in the 21st century, it allows the growing audience to get an insight view of the professional and amateur aviation world. From Bush pilots, Commercial aviators to Fighter pilots, the guests will share their unique journey relating multiple aviation stories. This podcast is not a professional show. The guests and th ...
 
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Oshkosh 2021 is upon us now and one of the coolest parts of the show is obviously the seaplane base! If you’ve never been before, like me, or you’re gearing up to go, Steve McCaughey shares what we will be expecting at this years event. Support On the Step via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thatmallardguy Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instag…
 
Mike Rutter is a young American who has restored a Grumman Widgeon left in a hangar for over 20 years waiting for its next owner. Taking over 3 years to complete, he now enjoys the nostalgia of owning a 75 year old Grumman Flying Boat! Support On the Step via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thatmallardguy Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instagr…
 
On today's episode we’re talking Ag cats on floats, otter radials on floats, floatplane mountain flying, resume building, obscure medical conditions, hungry Tiger sharks below the floats, point of no return seaplane flying, beach bikini’s, starting seaplane companies, fishing from seaplanes, hammocks on seaplanes, New Zealand float flying… and no, …
 
Chris Palmer has created a great business called Angle of Attack, well known for incredible video content through YouTube and Instagram, but also running a great online ground school through his website. WEBSITE: https://www.angleofattack.com INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/angleofattack/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDe2nrsxVaoI…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
We talk to Gavin Hoffen about his new book ‘Restoration Force’ which features the often unseen and sometimes secretive world of cockpit restoration projects. We find out why and how these are accomplished, along with the outcomes these enthusiasts hope to achieve. Image Copyright – Bob Nairn We also discuss the latest space, aviation and military n…
 
We are joined by retired fast jet and airline pilot and internationally acclaimed author Michael Napier to talk about his latest book ‘Korean Air War – Sabres, Migs and Meteors 1950-1953’. Recorded 30th March 2021 Contact Us: GetInvolved@aviation-Xtended.co.uk Listen now using the Xtended media player: https://aviation-xtended.co.uk/wp-content/uplo…
 
We are joined by Major Brian ‘Casmo’, Harris who has over 22 years service as an US Army Officer and Warrant Officer. After five years as an Armor / Cavalry officer as an M1 Tank and 120mm Mortar Platoon Leader, Brian has spent over 18 years as an Aviation officer with over 2,200 hours flying the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and AH-64D/E Apache. Among othe…
 
We are joined by space journalist, international TV host and award-winning author Sarah Cruddas to talk about the Mars Orbiters and her new book, ‘Look Up’. Sarah shares her views on space exploration, career and ambitions for career opportunities in the sector, as well as giving us an exclusive insight on her next project. Recorded 10th February 2…
 
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…
 
Andrew "Scrabble" Neofytou is a former Royal Navy Sea Harrier pilot. He transitioned into the world of commercial aviation in 2006, operating the B757/767 and A320/321/330 with Thomas Cook Airlines, before joining a major UK legacy airline as a B787 pilot. Beside flying, Andrew is the founder and director of Flight Deck Wingman, a company dedicated…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Obet Mazinyi is a Zimbabwean Cargo pilot flying the Boeing 747-8 for Cathay Pacific. Before arriving in Hong Kong he flew for various airlines in Africa. Since his first flight 42 years ago he flew more than 10 types of aircraft from First Officer to Base Captain position. He’s as well the host of the pilot obet instagram account and YouTube channe…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
Matt Dearden, aka @indopilot, is back to share stories of the rescue of the Catalina flying boat Miss Pick Up, after her successful flight back home just days ago. Support On the Step via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thatmallardguy Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/thatmallardguy/ Check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube…
 
Abbie Kellett has aviation running through her blood. Growing up in the backseats of WW1 era aircraft, Abbie is now her own aviator as she teaches the ways of the seaplane world to all types of students, even astronauts! She is also the co-host of everyone’s other favourite seaplane podcast, water flying by the Seaplane Pilots Association. EPISODE …
 
In the early 1900’s, seaplanes ruled the aviation world. World air speed records were held by single seat seaplanes almost the size of model airplanes but with engines that were the most powerful of their day. In 1927, the Supermarine S5 seaplane took victory in the Schneider Trophy air race, and today, a team of people are building a replica of th…
 
When us seaplane mad pilots and enthusiasts think about a flying boat we would all love to get our hands on, we all agree that the Martin Mars would be a dream come true. Peter has had an incredible career flying many bush planes including Beaver's, Norseman's, Beech 18's and the famous Martin Mars. Peter is also a licensed engineer specialising in…
 
Al Hymers is regarded by many as one of the most experienced pilots of the Canadair family of water scooping flying boats. From the 2,100 hp a side twin radial engined CL-215, to the newly modified Pratt and Whitney turboprop CL-415 EAF, Al has experienced it all. Not only that, he has experience on the Beech 18, flying that beauty at only 21 years…
 
Steve Stackhouse is one of those guys you could sit down and have a beer with, and just talk seaplanes for hours and hours... and that we nearly did! His story is full of adventure, blind corners and fun! Steve has amassed over 20,000 hours of flight time, an incredible feat. He has flown all around the world including his home country of Canada, t…
 
Best of both Aviation is an Instagram page created by best mates Kyler Nachtigall and Brendan Kochanski. These Canadian boys are each going down their own paths, one in the float world and one in the wheeled world, sharing it together in the one place. Support On the Step via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thatmallardguy Follow me on Instagram! ht…
 
Matt has created a Go Fund Me page where you can help donate to the effort: https://gf.me/u/y5mf94 To hear more about Miss Pick Up, check out episode 9 of On the Step with Crew Chief David Legg. Support On the Step via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thatmallardguy Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/thatmallardguy/ Check out my YouTu…
 
Steve Pemberton is an Aussie seaplane pilot with years of seaplane experience. Mostly flying and instructing on the Twin Otters in the Maldives, Steve has just recently been stood down from his airline job, only to return to the float world, taking up the chief pilot position at the struggling Air Whitsunday. After the company was recently purchase…
 
Building up tens of thousands of hours spraying fields in New South Wales Australia, Craig Patton has done most things as an agricultural pilot. After 20 years, Craig wanted to turn his skills into those of a fire bombing pilot, and now spends his days travelling between Australia and America to fight the worlds harshest fires on the Air Tractor Fi…
 
Everyone loves seaplanes, but these aircraft that instagram user @cessnateur Jason McDowell has selected as his top 10 most unique seaplanes will blow you away! From nuclear bomb dropping jets, to 737 sized flying boats and single seat toys, the list has something for everyone. Jason has an incredible knowledge of aircraft and their history. He goe…
 
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