FOR SALE: deHavilland Canada’s Prototype DH82C “CF-BNF” – Tiger Moth

Feature-ImageWARBIRD RADIO – This historic bird was completed in 1939, and is the prototype for the following 1000 “C” models of the Canadian Tiger Moth. CF-BNF was retained by the de Havilland company in Downsview, Ontario (Toronto) and used during the war as a flying laboratory until 1946, when it flew as chase plane for Canada’s first Chipmunk (ref: Chipmunk, poor man’s Spitfire by Dan Brown and others…page 53 photo).   BNF was tested with the US Menasco engine and later a Gipsy Major 1C was re-installed. She’s the only “C” to have never have served in the RCAF. BNF was sold off in 1946 and changed hands occasionally, eventually ending up with her current owner.   As of 2013 BNF has been totally restored. Three wings original, right lower rebuilt wing, new material. New ceconite covering and nitrate/butyrate dope finish in RCAF yellow.

Details Include:  New tires, wind driven 24 volt generator/battery box/voltage regulator. Radio/transponder.  Engine “O” time Gipsy Major, Slick mags, elect starter. New propeller. New canopy “glass”.

This aircraft is located in California and is currently FLYING!!!  Test flight was successful.  CALL HARRY SCHONING FOR DETAILS:  760-217-4325




ASL Camguard Inventor Ed Kollin & The CAF Dixie Wing Photo Clinic Guys – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 519

EdKollinASLCamGuard1WARBIRD RADIO – ASL Camguard inventor and engine test guru Ed Kollin joins Matt Jolley with a lively discussion about aircraft engine oil and oil additives.  Ed dispels all the myths and gets down to the hardcore data about additives and proper engine care.  Matt also welcome Moreno Aguiari and Tony Granata from the Commemorative Air Force’s Dixie Wing in Peachtree City, Georgia.

The Dixie Wing guys are hosting an aviation photography clinic this November and want you to attend.  The proceeds will help pay the bill on the F4U Corsair that’s now in their care.  Visit the Quick Links below for more information.  Thanks for tuning in!


QUICK LINK:  Dixie Wing Aviation Photo Workshop

Andy’s Rare Aircraft Parts – Collection I

WARBIRD RADIO – If you listen to The Hartman & Hilt Show the name Andy Heins rings a bell.  When he’s not in the H&H mail room he’s out scouring the planet for rare aircraft parts.  Here’s a few parts that he and Mike Hartman dug up last month and are now offering for sale.

Andy’s Parts Collection Series – I

1.  PT-19 / PT-23 “New Old Stock” Rollover Unit  $150

2.  Warner Engine Mount  $200

3.  One pair of unknown streamlined struts. Approximately 3′ x 3″   $150

4.  Two upper T-50 cowls in very good shape.   $300 Per Cowling / $500 for both

5.  Unknown radial engine mount.  $300


Email us today for more information or to purchase:

The US Navy’s MQ-82 “Fire Scout” Powers Up For The First Time

Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout test preparations at Naval BasWARBIRD RADIO – The U.S. Navy’s first MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter was powered up by Northrop Grumman and it even rotated rotated it’s four blades for the first time during initial ground testing and engine runs at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif., Sept. 20.

According a recent news release, conducting initial engine runs of the aircraft allows engineers to collect data to ensure that all the aircraft’s systems are functioning and communicating properly prior to its first flight.

“Completion of these tests signifies our steady progress toward the first flight of the MQ-8C Fire Scout,” said George Vardoulakis, vice president of medium range tactical systems at Northrop Grumman. “We continue to work closely with our Navy customer, ensuring that the Fire Scout system is checked out and ready before operational use.”

This latest aircraft upgrade to the Fire Scout system provides the Navy with more than twice the endurance and three times the payload carrying capacity, enabling an unprecedented level of persistent surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance capability.

Northrop Grumman is the Navy’s prime contractor for the Fire Scout program and is currently under contract to produce MQ-8C aircraft for deployment beginning in 2014.

US Air Force Museum Announces 4th Annual Student Writing Competition

WARBIRD RADIO – Attention students…the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will hold its fourth annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, providing students the opportunity to develop positive academic and character qualities and to showcase their writing talents while vying for scholarship funds.  According to a recent news release, the competition is open to public, private school or homeschooled students between the ages of 13-18. Entries must be submitted via U.S. mail or email by Feb. 17, 2014. The competition will accept only the first 250 entrants. The requirements for this writing competition meet Common Core curriculum English Language Arts writing standards for grades 6-12.

The research questions for this year’s competition are as follows: July 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I (WWI). How did the participation of American pilots in WWI assist in the creation of a U.S. Air Corps and eventually the U.S. Air Force? Who were two significant U.S. pilots of this period? Use research evidence to support your argument. A complete list of competition guidelines is available on the museum’s website via the Quick Link posted below.

Scholarship award money is provided by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the first place winner, $1,000 to the second place winner and $500 to the third place winner. Last year’s winners were surprised as an additional $1,000 in scholarship funds were provided due to the generous support of the Foundation. Local educators will determine the finalists, and those submissions will be sent on to national-level judges to decide on the three winners.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Admission and parking are free.

QUICK LINK:  Writing Competition

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