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Episode 381: Post Flight Exhaustion

Grant’s been flying a balloon which means getting up at stupid o’clock and then trying to get his body clock back into synch. Sadly he failed so he’s having an early night and the AusDesk gets to take another break.

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Episode 373: Up n Away from the Oz Desk

Grant’s up in the Hunter Valley flying hot air balloons and couldn’t join the recording so we’ve had to skip the OzDesk this week, sorry.

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Episode 351: Grant Reports on the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

This week’s “Bit’s n Pieces” episode of the Geeks includes a segment from Grant reporting on his experiences as Safety Officer and Met Officer and the 2015 Canowindra International Balloon Challenge (pronounced “Can-ow-ndra” :) )

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Episode 324: Retro Roo

Grant’s birthday has aligned with Qantas releasing a retro livery that dates back to when he was born. He and Steve think it looks great on their latest brand new 737! Meanwhile, Grant’s been off flying hot air balloons and … Continue reading

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Episode 320: Come fly with me

Grant’s been flying a balloon again and he’s taken Evan Schoo & Albert up with him. They take a moment from the flight to record an intro then Grant slots in the following news items: 1) Changes have started at … Continue reading

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Episode 306: Taxing Travels

No AusDesk for this episode as Steve was buried in end-of-financial-year tax preparations and Grant’s out flying hot air balloons in rural Victoria.

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Episode 296: Intercom Chats

Just for a bit of a change of style, Steve & ATC Ben recorded most of this Australia Desk segment while flying a Cirrus SR20 from Essendon Airport (YMEN) in Melbourne to Temora (YTEM) on a day trip to the … Continue reading

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Episode 256: Tiger, Virgin, Romeos and a Teen World Flight update

It’s chilly & frosty down in Melbourne but that’s good for Grant as balloons fly extra well in the cold. But, enough of the weather, lets talk about the news: Tiger Airways re-brands as Tigerair as they continue their integration … Continue reading

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Episode 254: Fog, tankers, Airvans and Fly Your Ideas

Winter weather has been causing trouble in for flights Australia‚Äôs south east this week, especially with fog causing many diversions. Mid week, two B737s, one Qantas & one Virgin Australia, diverted to the rural city of Mildura in Victoria; an … Continue reading

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Episode 233: Post Australia Day and we’ve got some news

Steve’s amazed that it’s been 200 episodes since he first discovered the Airplane Geeks show back when they’d just released episode 33. Meanwhile, Grant’s been up in Sydney flying a hot air balloon out of Paramatta park as part of … Continue reading

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