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  • Ok onto todays guest. For a while now, Instagram has been in awe of the content being produced by the account “Flying Boat Film”, but we didn’t know what it was all about! Scenes of Albatross touching down in beautiful locations were getting us very excited about a future movie coming to our screens on a topic we are all crazy in love with.

    Well at Oshkosh under the stars, with the eyes of aircraft enthusiasts locked onto the big screen, the Flying Boat Film was finally released. On with me to talk about the film is the Director and Producer, Dirk Braun.

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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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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, we don’t have 20 people in to talk about all these incredible topics, we have just one!

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  • 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

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    PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/aviatorcast-flight-training-aviation-podcast/id799239198

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  • 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:

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  • 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 802 fire boss.

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  • 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 and Canberra, as well as the potential of an electric engined Cessna Caravan Amphib.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 glassy water, a free drifting beech 18, and many more including a story of my own.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 the famous seaplane, with the aim to fly it by the 100-year anniversary of the win. I spoke with project manager Will Hosie about their progress.

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  • 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 fabric. He is a very humble man and shares some great stories from his career.

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