WEDNESDAY – Aside from being warbird pilots, Syd, along with his wife KT Budde-Jones, are successful treasure hunters, aviation historians, aircraft restoration expertsÂ and much more.Â They will share their amazing story tomorrow morning during Warbird Radio LIVE.Â Currently, Syd is working on the White 1 FW-190 restoration and flying his AT-6 (when KT isn’t flying it).Â Together this “warbird power couple” has accomplished so much it will be hard to fit it all in one show…Â For a little background info, we’ve attached a great article from Air & Space Magazine about their involvement with the Niihau Zero.Â Tune in tomorrow morning at 10am (Eastern) and hear about their adventures.Â Thanks for listening!
QUICK LINK:Â Air & Space Article On The Niihau Zero
QUICK LINK:Â The White 1 Project
STUDIO LINE:Â 478.787.4768
WARBIRD RADIO – Get up close and personal with the X-35B and it’s unique propulsion system. For the first time ever the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s Hazy Center is displaying the X-35B with it’s science-fiction-looking lift fan and engine.
During this special Warbird Radio Presents we’ll hear from Mr. Dik Daso, the former Curator of Modern Military Aircraft, and we will learn about this unique chapter in military aviation. For more information on the Smithsonian’s X-35B just click on the Quick Link posted below. Thanks for listening!
QUICK LINK: The Smithsonian’s Website
QUICK LINK: Matt’s F-35 Experience
X-35B PHOTO TOUR
WARBIRD RADIO – Join Mike Chilson and friends tonight on the RC Scale Builder Show LIVE! This episode we will be taking calls from YOU to hear about your projects and YOU consider to be the perfect gift for modelers. Also, we’ll have other great segments and info from the world of R/C Scale Building. The program starts at 8pm (EST) and your calls with questions, and comments are strongly encouraged. To join in on the conversation just use the contact info below. Thanks for listening!
QUICK LINK: RCSCALEBUILDER.COM
STUDIO LINE: 478.787.4768
TUESDAY – Airshow announcer Hugh Oldham joins us with a look back at the 2010 airshow season.Â Hugh will also give us a preview of the 2010 ICAS Convention taking place next week in Las Vegas.Â We’ll be broadcasting LIVE from the ICAS convention floor next week.Â Tune in tomorrow morning and hear all the details.Â Thanks for listening.
STUDIO LINE:Â 478.787.4768
WARBIRD RADIO – They don’t wear spandex suitsÂ and capes but they do know a thing or two about saving warbirds.Â Chris Henry and Rob Morelli might not be superheroes but they are two self-described “regular guys” who love warbirds.Â Not long ago, they were driving by the Grissom Air Museum and noticed the B-17 needed some attention.Â They stopped in and asked if they could help paint the airplane.Â Fast forward a few months to today and Chris is on the Grissom Air Museum’s Board of Directors and the B-17 will hopefully haveÂ not only a paint job soon,Â but also aÂ hangar to call its own.Â
The idea of the regular “Joe” saving a warbird is what led Chris and Rob to launch WarbirdRescue.com.Â The website, still in its infancy, is designed to be a place for distressed warbirds to find some help.Â If there’s a warbird in your town that could use some help…post it on WarbirdRescue.com andÂ get theÂ word out.Â
To help raise money for the Grissom Air Museum’s B-17 the boys are selling t-shirts withÂ The Miss Liberty Belle’s new nose-art prominently displayed.Â All of the proceeds benefit theÂ restoration and go directly to the airplane.Â The idea of restoring a B-17 with t-shirtÂ moneyÂ is something manyÂ people said couldn’t be done.Â Â In a conversation Tuesday afternoon, Chris tells Warbird Radio that the funds raised so far will cover the cost ofÂ the paint.Â Â Chris says now they’re saving for sheet metal repairs andÂ continuing efforts for the building fund.Â Â Now that’s impressive!Â Â Â In less than 24 hours the guys have met their first goal.Â WarbirdRescue.com is a simple, straight forward, grassroots idea that will grow into something much larger.Â Â If you’d like to get involved and help an airplane in your hometown emailÂ the boys at WarbirdRescue.com and get started.
Â P.S. – Go buy a t-shirt and help save a warbird today.
QUICK LINK:Â The Warbird Rescue Website