WARBIRD RADIO – (NOTE: PODCAST POSTED BELOW)Author and historian, Captain Syd Jones, joins Matt Jolley with a look at his new book “Before and Beyond the Niihau Zero”. Captain Jones has led an impressive life as a treasure hunter, historian, aviator and aircraft restoration expert. Hear his story tonight on Warbird Radio LIVE (10/28/14 at 8pm EASTERN).
“On the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a battle damaged Japanese Zero landed on a remote, privately owned Hawaiian island. The Zero pilot survived for almost a week on what locals call the “Forbidden Island”, assisted by a local worker while terrorizing the island’s population before being killed by a native Hawaiian. Though the air raid on December 7, 1941 caught many by surprise, the island’s owner had actually begun preparations against the attack years earlier, inspired by a remarkably accurate prophecy. The wreckage of the Japanese plane was abandoned on the island, but it’s legacy was not forgotten. Sixty five years later the Zero and the story surrounding it became part of a new aviation museum in Hawaii. The Zero display brought to the forefront what happened the day of the attack, the conflict that ensued on the island in the days that followed, while unexpectedly generating a modern controversy in the process. In researching the existence of the “Niihau Zero” the author was allowed unprecedented access to the “Forbidden Island”, was able to interview its owners and inhabitants, and arrange for the Zero artifacts to be placed on public display. This book contains original reports as well as documents never before published that give unique perspectives into one of the most curious and thought provoking events of WWII.”
QUICK LINK: Before and Beyond the Niihau Zero
STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768
WARBIRD RADIO – Join Mike Chilson and friends Tuesday, October 28thd at 9:00pm ET for the RC Scale Builder Show LIVE. As part of our “Builder Spotlight” series this episode our guest will be John Rolfe from Australia discussing his latest project his Miles Messenger. There will also be lots of other info from the world of R/C Scale Building. The program starts at 9pm (EST) and your participation is encouraged. To join in on the conversation just use the contact info below. Thanks for listening!
QUICK LINK: John’s Messenger Thread on RCSB
STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768
LIVE CHAT: Click Here To Chat
WARBIRD RADIO – Zane Adams is back with F-100 news from Rick Harris (Collings Foundation’s Houston Operation). Hear the latest news on the F-100 plus the 2015 Wings Over Houston vintage military jet display. The fun starts tonight at 9pm (EASTERN) immediately following Warbird Radio LIVE. Thanks for tuning!
(Photo Courtesy of Chris Ebdon. Thanks Chris, great shot!)
QUICK LINK: Collings Foundation
QUICK LINK: Wings Over Houston
Warriors & Warbirds UPDATE / Singer Theresa Eaman & Artist Gary Velasco LIVE from NBAA – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 8pm (EASTERN)
WARBIRD RADIO – Matt’s back with a blockbuster show this Tuesday night (10/21/14) at 8pm EASTERN. Robert Yanacsek from Warriors & Warbirds joins us with an update on their upcoming ALL warbird show in Monroe, North Carolina. Hear the latest news on the C-46 Tinker Belle and who’s headlining this years show in Monroe.
A regular performer at EAA’s AirVenture and top aviation events across the USA, the lovely Theresa Eaman, will also join us with news of a new album. Gary Velasco has also released a new line of warbird themed golf carts (a must have at any warbird hangar) available exclusively through PilotMall.com. Gary is currently at the NBAA convention in Florida where he’ll join us live tonight during the broadcast.
QUICK LINK: Warriors & Warbirds
QUICK LINK: Theresa Eaman
QUICK LINK: Gary Velasco’s New Warbird Golf Carts