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On the step is the ultimate one stop podcast for all thing’s floatplanes and flying boats. It’s my mission, to interview people within our industry to get you the most interesting, amazing and relevant stories.

On the Step with thatmallardguy Dan Bolton

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

On the step is the ultimate one stop podcast for all thing’s floatplanes and flying boats. It’s my mission, to interview people within our industry to get you the most interesting, amazing and relevant stories.

    #68 - Icon A5 Dealer Gary-James Knight

    #68 - Icon A5 Dealer Gary-James Knight

    It’s time to get into another fun episode with todays guest, Gary-James Knight. Gary is part of the sales team at Icon aircraft, selling the beautiful A5 two seat flying boat all across America and having an absolute blast while doing so.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #67 - My wife Jenna Bolton! Helicopter Pilot and Mallard Business Manager

    #67 - My wife Jenna Bolton! Helicopter Pilot and Mallard Business Manager

    Today's guest is my wife, Jenna. Jenna’s story is a cracker. It’s a story of career changes, adventure, experience and breaking the one rule you set for yourself, don’t date a pilot. I’m certainly glad she broke that one!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    #66 - Gweduck Flying Boat with Walter Fellows

    #66 - Gweduck Flying Boat with Walter Fellows

    My guest today is Walter Fellows, and he is part of the team involved in the revolutionary Gweduck aircraft. Slightly bigger than a Widgeon, slightly smaller than a Goose, the Gweduck is an all-composite aircraft bringing twin engine flying boats into the 21st century.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #65 - Katie Cowley's Career So Far

    #65 - Katie Cowley's Career So Far

    Katie has a great story to share, from her troubled upbringing to making big decisions at an early age, Katie jumped into aviation thanks to her experiences in the snowboarding world!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #64 - The Turbine Albatross with Amphibian Aerospace Industries CEO Dan Webster

    #64 - The Turbine Albatross with Amphibian Aerospace Industries CEO Dan Webster

    Dan Webster is the CEO of Amphibian Aerospace Industries and has the incredibly challenging but super exciting job of bringing back to life one of the world’s most popular and capable flying boats, the Grumman Albatross.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #63 - Seaplane Insurance with Ian Tait

    #63 - Seaplane Insurance with Ian Tait

    Ian Tait is well known and very highly regarded in Australia as the go to man for Aviation Insurance. His company, Aviation Insurance Australia is the country’s leading independent aviation insurance agency providing specialist insurance assistance to a wide range of aviation clients.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Ev-aus ,

Seaplane stories at its best

Great engaging seaplane podcast. Dan gets the most out of his guests and makes for sensational listening. If you are into aviation or are a pilot start listening. You don’t have to have sea planes on the radar, but it will be after you put on your headphones and flip flops and stride out onto the step!

Ray - sunshine coast ,

Great Resource for future seaplane pilots

As a 39 year old student pilot in Queensland with a aim to be a float plane pilot these podcasts have been very helpful.

Regards

Ray

Jess Rans s7s ,

Super interesting interviews

Dan keeps coming back with another guest with a fascinating story to tell. I’m just a recreational/light sport land pilot but these flying boat stories are pretty inspiring. Thanks Dan!

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