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Inspiring Biography of Steveo Kinevo (steveo1kinevo)

Steveo Kinevo is a pilot, and a popular YouTuber.

He has more than 530K subscribers on his YouTube channel, ‘steveo1kinevo.’


Steveo Kinevo hails from South Florida, United States.

His father’s name is Rob.

The young Steveo was inspired by the Top Gun (1986) movie and wanted to grow up to become a pilot.

Top Gun has been his all-time favourite aviation related movie.

Attending the flight school-

While serving in the United States Coast Guard, Steveo received the Montgomery GI Bill.

After exiting the U.S. Coast Guard, he was working in a university in South Florida and he received a letter from the Coast Guard stating that if he didn’t utilize the Montgomery GI Bill, he would lose the education benefits of the Bill.

So, Steveo got his private pilot license (PPL) and joined a local reputed flight school near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He took his first flight lesson at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Steveo started taking his flight lessons at 29 and thanks to the GI Bill, he got paid for 60% of his flight training and he got all his ratings.

It took him three years to complete his training.

Before flying the aircraft, Steveo flew in the flight simulators for many years.


In 2005, Steveo started his career as a co-pilot.

After learning Lynx Air International was hiring co-pilots, he applied for it and secured a job with around 400 hours as a co-pilot and started flying Fairchild Swearingen Metroliners.

Then, Steveo moved to Florida Coastal Airlines and started flying Saab 340 aircraft.

Working as a PIC-

After flying for around 900 hours as a co-pilot, Steveo decided to move to Makers Air to fly Beechcraft King Air and Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft as a pilot in command (PIC).

He took the decision to work as a PIC in order to strengthen his resume.

Flying TBM-

Later, his friend, Oscar, was working for an airline flying TBM aircraft and he wanted to move to another airline in order to fly Boeing 767s, so he offered Steveo his job of flying TBM.

And he readily agreed to it and started flying TBM aircraft at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida.

Steveo flew TBM 850 and TBM 940 aircraft.

He also flies Caravan aircraft on a part-time basis in Kodiak for ‘Makers Air.’

Steveo maintained a good network with people right from the flight school and this helped him secure these many jobs.

He chose corporate and private flying as it allows him to spend more time at home with his family and friends instead of living at hotels around the country.

In October 2023, Steveo stated that he is losing his job flying TBM850 and said that he will be flying a new airplane at his new job.


On 30 October 2006, Steveo started his YouTube channel, ‘steveo1kinevo.’

On the same day, he published his first video, ‘Landing in Ft Lauderdale, KFXE.’

As Steveo focused on editing and improving his audio quality with a GoPro aviation audio cable, from March 2011, his videos started gaining traction.

As of December 2023, he has 531K subscribers on his YouTube channel, and 113K followers on Instagram.

He has a website.

Steveo hasn’t revealed his net worth.

Currently, he doesn’t have a Wikipedia page.

Some interesting facts about Steveo-

  • Steveo’s other passion apart from flying aircraft is riding motorcycles. He grew up racing dirt bikes and participated in Amateur Supercross, Arenacross and Motocross.
  • Saint Martin, Staniel Cay in Bahamas and Eleuthera & Harbour Island are his favourite destinations.
  • Steveo loves playing the Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • The Bose A20 Aviation Headset is his favourite headset.

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