The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander has been operating in remote areas and off short, rough strips since the first one rolled off the factory line in 1965. Last summer Aidan visited McCall Aviation in Idaho, and recorded this video walkthrough of their Islander for you.
Join us for an in-depth look at Magic Air Tours’ 1929 Travel Air 4000 biplane. Owner Rod Magner gives us a complete tour of the aircraft’s exterior and interior, sharing the aircraft’s history and what’s he’s learned during more than 6,000 hours flying “Magic One.”
Our look at Island Air Express in Southeast Alaska continues with a quick tour of their Klawock base, and an in-depth walkthrough of a Garrett-powered Cessna Caravan with Chelton avionics.
There aren’t many around, but the Cessna F406 Caravan II is a great twin to fly in and out of short bush strips. Learn why in this video walkthrough filmed in Unalakleet, Alaska.
The first video Aidan ever shot for Oddball Pilot was this look at Era Alaska’s operations in Barrow. Take a look around, climb inside a Cessna 208 Caravan, and see what an Alaskan air taxi base is really like.
Look, up in the sky! It’s a Cherokee! It’s a Thrush! No wait … it’s a Pacific Aerospace P-750 XSTOL! Air Kasthamandap pilot Daniel Burgess gives you a tour of his Nepal-based company’s Extremely Short Take-Off and Landing aircraft.
Hauling fuel around rural Alaska is hard work … yet the job definitely has its benefits. If you like blue collar flying jobs and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, you’ll love this video walkthrough of an Everts Air Fuel C-46.
Take a look at the cockpit, systems, and unique gear inside a NOAA de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. Learn about the internal 1250 lb. auxiliary fuel tank, the bubble windows, and the extensive avionics NOAA pilots have at their fingertips.
While on a recent climbing trip in Moab, Utah, Aidan stumbled upon Canyonlands Airport (KCNY). He sat down with Mark Francis and Nick Lamoureux of Redtail Aviation to give you some insight into the sort of flying they do. He also got a look at one of their Cessna 207s.
Our first Oddball Pilot Aircraft Walkthrough features Talkeetna Air Taxi. In this video, TAT owner and Director of Operations Paul Roderick introduces you to two of the most rugged bush planes in existence: the de Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter and DHC-2 Beaver.