On the Step with thatmallardguy

On the Step with thatmallardguy


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.

Eder would sit in the cockpit with his father as a little boy, dreaming of following in his footsteps to become a firebombing pilot! After working very hard to achieve this goal, Eder is now the Chief Pilot at Saab Special Flight Operations in Sweden, sharing his wealth of firebombing knowledge to other parts of the world. His aircraft of choice, the AT-802F Fire Boss!

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Recent Episodes

  • #35 - Fire Bossing in Sweden with Eder Navacerrada

    6 days ago
  • #34 - Chad Banfield's seaplane career

    2 weeks ago
  • #33 - We SURVIVED Gear Down Water Landings

    3 weeks ago
  • #32 - Tropic Ocean Airways Pilot Joshua Maddox

    4 weeks ago
  • #31 - Jack Brown's Seaplane Base President Ben Shipps

    1 month ago
  • #30 - DC-3 floatplanes with Jakob McKenney

    1 month ago
  • #29 - President of the Seaplane Pilots Association Steve McCaughey

    1 month ago
  • #28 - My own story with a guest host!

    2 months ago
  • #27 - Grumman Goose pilot Connor Doucette from Wilderness Seaplanes

    2 months ago
  • Seaplane Scares!

    2 months ago