TUESDAY – Commemorative Air Force Colonel, Country Music Star…and newly minted B-29 pilot Aaron Tippin joins us on Warbird Radio LIVE!Â Aaron recently passed his check ride on the world’s only flying Boeing B-29.Â “FIFI”Â is owned and operated by the Commemorative Air Force and will be the featured attraction during the 2011 AIRSHO in Midland, Texas.Â Tune in and find out what it takes to fly the Superfortress this Tuesday at 10am (EASTERN).
FYI…AIRSHO tickets include admission to Aaron Tippin’s Red White & Loud concert in Midland, TX.
QUICK LINK:Â AIRSHO 2011
QUICK LINK:Â Aaron Tippin’s Website
STUDIO LINE:Â 478.787.4768
MONDAYÂ – While Matt’s in Las Vegas at ICAS…we’re devoting the entire week of programming to the Commemorative Air Force in honor of AIRSHO 2011.Â Commemorative Air Force CEO Stephan Brown will join us with a preview of AIRSHO this Monday morning at 10am (EASTERN) on Warbird Radio LIVE!Â Tune in for all the details.Â Thanks for listening!
QUICK LINK:Â Â AIRSHO 2011
STUDIO LINE:Â 478.787.4768
FRIDAY – The United States Air Force Air Combat Command released a statement on Thursday outlining major cutbacks for single ship demo teams.Â A representative from Air Combat Command will join Matt Jolley with the latest news on the decision during the Open Line Friday broadcast of Warbird Radio LIVE.Â Call in and voice your comments and questions…Â Show time is 10am (EASTERN).
STUDIO LINE:Â 478.397.5157
ACC statement about reduction of single-ship demo teams in 2012
We face significant fiscal constraints and are making tough decisions about the best ways to continue providing combat airpower to warfighting commanders, which is what we do as the Air Force’s primary force provider.
One decision we’ve made is to sponsor one single-ship demonstration team for the 2012 air show season, scaling back from the six teams we’ve historically sponsored – A-10 East & West, F-16 East & West, F-15E and F-22.
For the 2012 season, we’re sponsoring our F-22 demonstration team to perform at up to 20 shows. In addition to the F-22 demonstration team, the Thunderbirds are set to complete a full season next year, and their schedule will be announced next week at the International Council of Air Shows conference.
Reducing the number of single-ship demonstration teams will allow us to reallocate more than 900 sorties to our wings so they can maximize their flying hours for combat readiness training, offsetting some of the reduction we’ve seen in flying hours. Most importantly, reallocating those sorties will provide an increase in more than 25 combat-ready fighter pilots – that’s a very good thing for our Nation and wise stewardship of our limited resources.
The opportunity to showcase our aircrew at air shows around the country is important – and we’re confident our Thunderbirds, F-22 demonstration team and Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation will continue highlighting the extraordinary work of all our Airmen.
WARBIRD RADIO – This week on the Warbird Rescue Hour the guys welcome WWII Triple Ace Colonel C.E. “Bud” Anderson (USAF Ret.).Â Col. Anderson flew P-51′s with the famed 357th Fighter Group in the skies over Europe.Â As his military career advanced, Col. Anderson was assigned to Edwards Air Force Base where he served as Chief of Flight Test Operations and Deputy Director of Flight Test.
When things began heating up in south east Asia, Col. Anderson answered his country’s call and once again flew combat missions.Â Col. Anderson served as the commander of theÂ 355th Tactical Fighter Wing and flew missions in the F-105.Â Join us this Thursday evening (12/1/11) at 8pm (EASTERN) and hear the “Old Crow” himself talk about hisÂ life in the clouds… serving the United States.Â To participate in tonight’s show the studio contact info is posted below.Â Thanks for tuning in!
QUICK LINK:Â Col. Anderson’s Website
STUDIO LINE:Â 478.787.4768
Kicking Off Our Move To Our New Thursday Night Slot @ 7PM Eastern! Starts December 8th, 2011.
Tune in as The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour shows how a modelers Spares Stash canÂ help support the endeavors of other modeler.
This week we meet a man who has taken his scale model collection, books, magazines and photographs out of his house and out to the local airport. Joining us is Job Conger, Founder of AeroKnow Museum which is located just 15 steps from the FBO’s counter at KSPI – Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, IL.
Job’s life-long passion for aviation history and plastic modeling led to the establishment of the AeroKnow Museum and Abe Lincoln’s Air Force, based at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.
The research center includes thousands of articles, photographs, catalogs and factory brochures plus more than a thousand built plastic models and almost as many model kits from the 1930s and newer. Job has been saving spare parts from kits and discarded models nearly as long as he’s been modeling, and today keeps them well organized for use in future projects and to share with AeroKnow Museum supporters.
Job Conger is author of the book Springfield Aviation from Arcadia Publishing and a freelance writer/photographer when he’s not holding down the fort at AeroKnow Museum. Tune in for our visit with a modeler who is SERIOUS about his SPARES STASH!
Studio Line: 478.787.4768