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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

    • Aviation
    • 5.0 • 56 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.

    Australian Seaplane Pilot Conference 2021

    Australian Seaplane Pilot Conference 2021

    This April 2021 the Seaplane Pilots Association of Australia is hosting its biannual conference in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands! I speak with SPAA president David Geers about the event including the Mallard Safari.

    • 30 min
    #50 - Sydney Seaplanes CEO Aaron Shaw

    #50 - Sydney Seaplanes CEO Aaron Shaw

    Aaron Shaw is the CEO of Sydney Seaplanes. He has seen the company develop from a mixed bag of operators competing for clients to one of Australia's leading seaplane operators.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #49 - 24 year old Caravan Amphib Pilot Alex Fisher

    #49 - 24 year old Caravan Amphib Pilot Alex Fisher

    Alex Fisher is a young enthusiastic Seaplane Pilot creating his own opportunities in the industry, after getting into aviation at a very young age.

    • 1 hr
    #48 - Chief Pilot of the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures Emma Holdgate

    #48 - Chief Pilot of the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures Emma Holdgate

    Emma Holdgate is a kiwi born seaplane pilot who is now the chief pilot of arguably Australia’s biggest seaplane operation, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #47 - Alaskan Beaver Pilot and Seaplane Instructor Chris Turner

    #47 - Alaskan Beaver Pilot and Seaplane Instructor Chris Turner

    Chris Turner has found his passion in float flying, spending 6 months of the year as a seaplane instructor and the other 6 months bashing around Alaska in a Beaver.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #46 - Sharks in the Runway Author Paul Harding

    #46 - Sharks in the Runway Author Paul Harding

    For over 20 years, Paul Harding made the paradise of the Bahamas his workplace, flying his Maule floatplane all around the archipelago of islands. He is now retired and has written a book about his life called "Sharks in the Runway!"

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Dylan.mcevoy1 ,

Great for all ages interested in flying!

As a 14 year old learning to fly, I love listening to Dan interview people from all over the seaplane industry. I love seeing the range of different career paths I could take and listening to everyone’s advice for aspiring pilots like myself. He and his guests are great at describing how cool flying is and exactly why I like it.

Keep up the great work Dan!
Dylan

SteveP89 ,

Fantastic Info for a Green Pilot!

Love the content and the vast array of guests from different areas of the float world.

As a fresh seaplane pilot it’s great to here the stories and take learnings from others. Hearing where the job can take you is incredibly exciting.

Keep up the great work!

sparkyjake ,

Great podcast for anyone with an interest in Aviation

This is a great podcast not only for Pilots, but for anyone with an interest in aviation. I have only flown in a Seaplane once but it was enough to spark an interest and this podcast is an informative and entertaining way to keep that interest alive.

Dan has a laid back interviewing style that gets the most out of each guest, he lets them tell their story which is great.

Thoroughly enjoying so far!

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