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Episode 777: GippsAero is Aussie again but some of Bonza’s pax aren’t happy

It’s an auspicious episode given it’s aligned to the mighty Boeing Triple-7 aircraft (the originals, not the -X :) ) but the main news is that the boys are very happy to report that George Morgan, the surviving co-founder of … Continue reading

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Episode 774: Indo Pacific 2023 had helicopters, drones, and … Grant

Despite saying they’d be back next week, reality got in the way and the boys are back this week instead. They’re from Down Under and you know time works differently down here, right? The Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition (IndoPac … Continue reading

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Episode 772: Qantas’ reputation drops as passenger annoyance (& fares) go up

Steve’s recovery continues so the boys dive into the latest stories, kicking off with the realisation that the RAAF (or maybe the government) were listening to Episode 770 as the RAAF have been sent into Israel to provide repatriation flights … Continue reading

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Episode 770: Downunder news of Hearts and Aviation… we’re back!

It’s been a rather eventful couple of months here in Australia for aviation news and a little closer to home. Steve returns to the microphone following his recent journey with open heart surgery, the result of a heart attack in … Continue reading

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Episode 748: Change of Monarch at Qantas by November

Qantas has dominated this week’s airline news so naturally this episode is all about them. We start with the news that long-time, and often controversial, CEO Alan Joyce has announced his intention to step down in November, handing the reins … Continue reading

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Episode 747: Memories of the Queen

This week being episode 747, we decided to have a little fun and look at some Australian Boeing 747 milestones over the years. There are so many to cover, so these are just a snapshot. We highly recommend checking out … Continue reading

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Episode 746: Vale Max Hazelton, an Australian aviation pioneer

There’s lots to talk about this week (no surprise given it’s been two weeks since the last Geeks episode) so we’re going to try to compress it into less than 10 minutes. Do you think we can do it this … Continue reading

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Episode 745: Accents to the MAX as Winter draws near Down Under

Accents?? What accents?? It may well be a matter of perspective of course, but following on from last week’s discussion by the Geeks of Aussie accents vs American accents, we take a quick look at some of the challenges that … Continue reading

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Episode 744: Bonza ticket sales for Bonza!

Australia’s newest airline, Bonza, continues with the rollout of its new route network with the opening this week of its base in Melbourne, Victoria. The opening comes as figures show they’ve sold over 100,000 seats since commencing operation two months … Continue reading

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Episode 743: Taking the MRH-90 for a drink

After a busy couple of weeks, the guys are back in the studio as Grant recovers from another weekend of air show commentary duties, this time at Benalla, 130 miles north of Melbourne. We discuss the role these regional air … Continue reading

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