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When Aidan stopped by the UK last spring, he not only heard about Gareth Bliss’s unique path to the cockpit of a PBY Catalina–he also got a tour. Tag along and learn about the history and features of this unique aircraft!

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Ask Clearwater Air Chief Pilot Stan Churches what he thinks of the Commander 690 and he’ll tell you it’s “a pilot’s airplane” that’s uniquely qualified for certain missions. See why in this 37-minute video walkthrough, shot as Stan prepared to depart Nome for a seal survey over the Bering Sea.

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By definition, any flying job that was only held by 93 pilots is an oddball job. While there’s obviously nobody hiring pilots to fly the SR-71 “Blackbird” these days, we’ve found some great videos that will show you what you missed out on.

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If you need to haul unwieldy loads to and from short rough strips, you can’t do much better than the Skyvan. It may look like a flying shoebox … but it gets the job done! Join Ryan Air pilot Mike Gray for a tour.

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From Vietnam to Magnum, P.I. the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse and its civilian variants have been reliable high performers. Take a detailed look at one of Bering Air’s new MD 500s in this video walkthrough–our first featuring a helicopter!

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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