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Test Pilot Elliot Seguin – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 599

WARBIRD RADIO – Civilian test pilot Elliot Seguin’s name is synonymous with flying really cool airplanes in Mojave, California.  Just do a little investigating yourself and you’ll see what we mean, this guy definitely has the right stuff and we all should be following his projects.  Elliot’s been on Warbird Radio before and we learned a lot from his experience.  It’s been several years so he’s coming back to talk “test flying”.  Now here’s the deal, we can all learn from his experiences, especially warbird operators.  Every flight in an old military airplane is often a “test flight”.  Let’s learn from the guy who has that title on his business card. Ric Peterson also joins the conversation with an update on his recent visit to Japan where he learned about a special Mitsubishi Zero.  Tune in and hear the full story.  As always, your calls and comments are most welcomed! QUICK LINK:  Elliot Seguin’s Website QUICK LINK:  Ric Peterson’s Website STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio Warbird Radio LIVE! - Elliot Seguin - Episode 599 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('1', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Elliot Seguin - Episode 599', ''); Read More →

The Hartman & Heins Show – Jason Capra & The C-53 Project – Episode 22

WARBIRD RADIO – Andy and Mike welcome fellow Ohioan Jason Capra from Vintage Wings Incorporated and talk about the grass roots C-53 rescue operation going on in Beach City, Ohio.  Take a listen and enjoy the show!  To find out more about saving the C-53 just click the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in. FYI…special thanks to Miss Nancy! QUICK LINK:  Vintage Wings C-53 Project STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio The Hartman N Heins Show - Jason Capra and Vintage Wings Incorporated - Episode 22 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('2', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'The Hartman N Heins Show - Jason Capra and Vintage Wings Incorporated - Episode 22', ''); Read More →

Texas Warbird Report – Air Boss Ralph Royce – Episode 15

WARBIRD RADIO – The Texas Warbird Report welcomes Air Boss extraordinaire Ralph Royce! Ralph is a long time member of the Commemorative Air Force, the  Lone Star Flight Museum, the International Council of Airshows,  as well as the founder of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.  He is a warbird pilot, holding an unlimited piston power letter from the FAA. Ralph is known far and wide in the airshow industry and is at the forefront of airshow and aviation safety training.  He has been doing airshows for more than 20 years. He makes sure the show runs on-time and with the utmost safety. Join us in what promises to be an interesting show with a fellow Texan! STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio QUICK LINK:  Ralph’s Website The Texas Warbird Report - Ralph Royce - Episode 15 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('3', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'The Texas Warbird Report - Ralph Royce - Episode 15', ''); Read More →

RU-21A Memorial Project – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 598

WARBIRD RADIO – This week on Warbird Radio LIVE, Andrew Rodriguez from the RU-21A Memorial Project joins Matt Jolley with news on their efforts to pay tribute to the 138th US Army Aviation Company.  A group of 138th veterans are working to save an example of their beloved RU-21A and place it on display in front of the Orlando International Airport.  The 138th Army Aviation Company served during Vietnam, Gulf War I and their efforts flying anti-narcotic missions  are the stuff of legend.  Tune in tonight and hear from one of the veterans working to save the RU-21A. Matt will also check in with Jason Capra from the Vintage Wings Incorporate C-53 “Beach City Baby” project.  For more information on both projects just use the Quick Links posted below.  As always your calls and comments are welcome! QUICK LINK:  RU-21A Memorial Projectgg QUICK LINK:  Beach City Baby C-53 Project STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio Warbird Radio LIVE! - RU-21A Memorial Project - Episode 598 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('4', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - RU-21A Memorial Project - Episode 598', ''); Read More →

Saving The C-53 Beach City Baby! – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 597

WARBIRD RADIO – Just off the runway in Beach City, Ohio sits a historic C-53 in jeopardy of being parted out and eventually scrapped.  Thankfully several months ago Jason Capra was driving down the back roads of Ohio and spotted 41-20095, sitting alone on the grass strip it’s called home for nearly 20 years.  Capra, a young energetic airline aviator, who’s racked up an impressive 10,000 plus flight hours and nearly 900 hours flying the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation’s C-54, quickly formed a plan to save the C-53. In a matter of months Capra’s ponied up his own money and reached a very reasonable purchase agreement with the owner.  Capra’s also formed a US registered 501c3 organization “Vintage Wings Incorporated” to support the efforts of saving the C-53 affectionately called the “Beach City Baby“. So why is 41-20095 worth saving?  Take a look at this brief snapshot: The “Baby” was on the factory floor when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and it was immediately pressed into service. January 29th, 1942 and sent to Bolling Field, Washington DC and assigned to the Ferry Command and on March 16th, 1942 and sent to Presque Isle Airfield. In July 1942, 41-20095 was transferred to the North Atlantic Wing of the Air Transport Command where it shuttled troops and VIPs over many theaters of operation. It may have moved to the Pacific during its time with the ATC, as it was reported to have been General Douglas MacArthur’s personal transport for a two month stint. Stories handed down with the aircraft tie it to other American greats including General Jimmy Doolittle, Glenn Miller, and Eddie Rickenbacker. The aircraft was last assigned to FEA, Cairo Division until May 12th, 1945. The “Baby’s” post war history is equally impressive, flying as an airliner and eventually becoming “Buckeye 1” and serving as the Governor of Ohio’s airplane.  Saving the “Baby” is well within grasp for Capra and his team but they need to raise around $150k to make it happen.  The best part is, this is something everyone can get behind.  Small donations can literally save this airplane and get it flying again.  Take a listen and then get involved!  Let’s save the Beach City Baby!  DONATE HERE LIVE BROADCAST TONIGHT (5/10/16) at 8pm EASTERN PODCAST WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW! QUICK LINK:  Vintage Wings Incorporated QUICK LINK: John Cowman Air Shows STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio PHOTO GALLERY: Warbird Radio LIVE! - Saving The C-53 - Episode 597 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('5', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Saving The C-53 - Episode 597', ''); Read More →

The Wings Over New Zealand Show – Hudson Stories! – Episode 13

WARBIRD RADIO – The Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show is back with another show for May 2016. Grant is away but Dave is joined by aviation journalist Nick McIndoe with some news from the kiwi warbird scene. And the feature story this month is marking 75 years since the first flight of the Lockheed Hudson medium bomber in New Zealand service. This aircraft type was revolutionary in military aviation in New Zealand and was the first bomber type that RNZAF was able to take to the fight on the front lines during the Pacific War. Dave interviews two aircrew members who served on the same crew during WWII, navigator Ron Wilson-Walker and wireless-operator/air gunner Merv Davies. They served in No. 3 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron, RNZAF, flying from Guadalcanal with the famous Cactus Air Force. QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio The Wings Over New Zealand Show - Hudson Stories - Episode 13 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('6', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'The Wings Over New Zealand Show - Hudson Stories - Episode 13', ''); Read More →

The Shetterly Squadron – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 596

WARBIRD RADIO – Tonight’s show is all about family, well at least the Shetterly family.  The Shetterly Squadron is made up of the entire Shetterly family and tonight they’re joining us on Warbird Radio LIVE.  Find out about this incredibly aviation-centric family and their upcoming 2016 display season. For more information on the Shetterly Squadron just click the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!  Photo Credit is from and the Shetterly Squadron’s website.  Check them out for cool air show related “stuff”.   Thanks! QUICK LINK:  Shetterly Squadron QUICK LINK:  Radial Rumble QUICK LINK:  Rifle Airshows STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio   Warbird Radio LIVE! - Shetterly Squadron - Episode 596 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('7', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Shetterly Squadron - Episode 596', ''); Read More → Honored With Two Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2016

WARBIRD RADIO – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the 2016 regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Warbird Radio LIVE’s interview with WWII P-38/51 pilot Ralph Maloof won the Murrow Award for Feature Reporting in Region 12 (Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware). was also honored with the Murrow Award for overall excellence encompassing the entire website and body of work. The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. “We are delighted to honor the great work being done by local newsrooms,” said RTDNA Chair Kathy Walker. “Whether the winning entries come from a large team of journalists in a big city, or from a single, dedicated reporter in a small town, each demonstrates the value of exceptional journalism.” RTDNA received more than 4,300 entries during the 2016 awards season, setting an all-time record for the fourth year in a row.  Warbird Radio is honored to be recognized among the “best of the best” in the nation’s capital. “We started Warbird in 2009 because we believe the stories of our Airmen past and present are important.  This history matters, but it sure is nice to know our peers at the Radio Television Digital News Association like what we’re doing and consider us worthy of an Edward R. Murrow award,” says Matt Jolley – host of Warbird Radio LIVE and founder of Warbird RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries. To listen to full episode with Ralph Maloof just click the Quick Link posted below. QUICK LINK:  Ralph Maloof Story QUICK LINK:  70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Coverage  Read More →

Air Raid Radio – EAA Part II – Episode 6

WARBIRD RADIO – Amy and Kara broadcast from the EAA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for their second episode featuring the museum’s events. They continue their discussion with Chris Henry and Kristy Busse about the EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast, and the story of how they assembled a crew of B-17 veterans to take the the sky once more. This story is one of our favorites, so don’t miss it! The second half of the episode brings in Emily Noack, and Kristy Busse sticks around to chat with Amy and Kara about the trials and tribulations of getting your private pilot’s license. Don’t miss this wonderful episode! QUICK LINK:  EAA Air Raid Radio - Episode 6 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('8', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Air Raid Radio - Episode 6', ''); Read More →

F-35 Heritage Flight Team Debuts At Luke Air Force Base Air Show 2016

WARBIRD RADIO – The all new F-35 Heritage Flight Team took flight during the 2016 Luke Air Force Base Air Show.  The team’s debut public performance marks the second time the Luke Air Force Base Air Show has made history with the F-35.  In 2014 the air show marked the first public display for the United States Air Force’s version of the F-35. Record crowds attended the 2016 event and Planes of Fame’s P-38 did an outstanding job accompanying the F-35 as it did in 2014; however, this year the full Heritage Flight profile was displayed.  For more information on the F-35 and the Planes of Fame air museum just click on the Quick Links posted below. QUICK LINK: F-35 QUICK LINK:  Planes of Fame    Read More →

NEWS: Matt Jolley’s 2016 Warbird Radio Air Show Tour!

WARBIRD RADIO – Attention air show fans: the 2016 Warbird Radio Air Show Tour schedule is posted below!  Each year Matt Jolley and Warbird narrate select top military aviation events across the United States.  The 2016 air show season brings new audiences for Matt Jolley and Warbird, including Fort Worth, Texas (and more to be announced later).   If you’re nearby please come out and say hello and take in the awesome events.  Be sure to follow along on Facebook! Luke Days – Luke Air Force Base – Phoenix, Arizona April 2-3/ Principal Air Show Announcer Sun N Fun – Lakeland, Florida April 4-7 / Air Show Announcer Wings Over South Texas – Naval Air Station Kingsville – Kingsville, Texas April  8-10 / Principal Air Show Announcer Air Power Expo 2016 – Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base – Fort Worth, Texas April 22-24 / Principal Air Show Announcer Rhode Island National Guard Airshow & Open House – North Kingstown, Rhode Island June 10-12 / Principal Air Show Announcer AirVenture – Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 20-26 / Warbird Show Host & On-site Broadcast Defenders of Freedom 2016 – Offutt Air Force Base – Omaha, Nebraska July 29-31 / Principal Air Show Announcer Date Pending September 9-11 Sheppard Air Force Base – Wichita Falls, Texas September 26-27 / Principal Air Show Announcer MCAS Miramar Airshow & Open House – San Diego, California September 22-25 / Air Show Announcer Culpeper Airfest – Culpeper, Virginia October 8th / Principal Air Show Announcer Date Pending October 28-30th  Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Wings Over South Texas and Lee Lauderback – Episode 595

WARBIRD RADIO – Safety month continues this week with Stallion 51’s Lee Lauderback.  Currently, Lee is chief instructor and demonstration pilot in the P-51 Mustang. In addition, he is also one of the pilots for the USAF Air Force Heritage Flight Program. Lee has also been a civilian instructor for the Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, MD where test pilot students and instructors fly the Mustang. Lee is a certified flight and ground instructor for airplane (single and multi-engine), instrument, helicopters and gliders, as well as being a FAA Pilot Proficiency Examiner and does acceptance flight-testing in various Warbirds, Helicopters, and Turbojets. Amassing in excess of 20,000 flight hours in all types of aircraft and helicopters, including well over 8,700 hours in Mustangs, Lee has also had a chance to fly the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Viper, and F/A-18 Hornet. Lee has over 2000 hours in sailplanes and has competed in many soaring contests and has held several sailplane records. Lee is also an accomplished master class falconer, and when not flying aircraft he can be found flying hawks and falcons.  Tonight we’ll share one of our favorite safety month interviews with Lee recorded last year. Tonight’s show kicks off with CAPT Christopher Misner – Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas.  CAPT Misner will fill us in on this year’s Wings Over South Texas Air Show that kicks off April 9th 2016.  CAPT Misner is US Naval Aviator spending much of his career flying SH-60F and HH-60H helicopters.  For more information on CAPT Misner and the Wings Over South Texas Air Show just visit the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in! QUICK LINK:  Stallion 51 QUICK LINK: Wings Over South Texas STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio   Warbird Radio LIVE! - Wings Over South Texas and Lee Lauderback - Episode 595 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('9', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Wings Over South Texas and Lee Lauderback - Episode 595', ''); Read More →

The Hartman & Heins Show – Redline Airshow’s Ken Rieder – Episode 21

WARBIRD RADIO – Mike Hartman and Andy Heins welcome fellow Ohio aviator Ken Rieder to the Hartman & Heins Show.  The fun starts at 9pm ET LIVE on  Ken Rieder is part of Team Redline and performs at air shows across the globe.  Ken was inspired at an early age to pursue aviation after seeing the Blue Angels perform at Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport. He is an aerobatic and multi-engine flight instructor and serves as flight-lead for the Redline Team.  Ken is a corporate pilot and owns and operates a property management and construction company in Oxford OH. Your calls and comments are always welcome, just use the contact info posted below.  Thanks for tuning in! QUICK LINK:  Redline Airshows STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio Hartman N Heins - Ken Rieder - Episode 21 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('10', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Hartman N Heins - Ken Rieder - Episode 21', ''); Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month with Aviator Flight Training – Episode 594

WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode Aviator Flight Training’s Chief Instructor, Daniel Wotring joins Matt Jolley with his ideas on safely operating vintage military airplanes.  Daniel works with aviators of all skill levels and helps them transition into warbirds and he does this daily at Aviator Flight Training. Located in Southern California, Daniel’s clientele can choose from a wide variety of aircraft to train in including a Stearman PT-17 and North American AT-6.  Check out the full aircraft inventory (including their awesome DC-3) via the Quick Link below. Matt also checks in with his friends atHolbrook Farms.  Matt and Micaela Brancato opened this unique venue as a widows retreat center for family members of fallen warriors.  Their “Survivors of Heroes” retreats were developed after loosing a number of friends during their ongoing career as officers in the United States military.  Hear their story tonight and consider helping this worthy mission. QUICK LINK:  Aviator Flight Training QUICK LINK:  Holbrook Farms STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio Warbird Radio LIVE! - Aviator Flight Training - Episode 594 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('11', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Aviator Flight Training - Episode 594', ''); Read More →


USAF 68th Anniversary DC Flyover!

WARBIRD RADIO – Go behind the scenes of the USAF 68th Anniversary flyover.  This video was taken from inside the Delaware Aviation Museum’s B-25 “Panchito” during the historic flyover celebrating the 68th Birthday of the United States Air Force.  You can watch from the front office as we fly over Bolling Air Force Base and huge birthday celebration goes on down below.  Enjoy the video!

QUICK LINK:  Delaware Aviation Museum

Finding the Fairchild

WARBIRD RADIO – Every aviator dreams of finding an old airplane.  Here’s your chance to tag along and pull an old Fairchild 24 out of the woods.  Jason Barnett is one of the most creative minds in aviation art and his one-of-a-kind inventions often start with finding something like the Fairchild 24.  Enjoy the video and visit the Quick Link below for more information on Jason Barnett.  Thanks for watching!

C-46 Tinker Belle’s Pass & Review!

WARBIRD RADIO – Watch as the C-46 “Tinker Belle” performs a pass and review during the annual Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show.  “Tinker Belle” is operated by the Warriors & Warbirds association in Monroe, North Carolina and she’s owned by the City of Monroe.  “Tinker Belle” is probably the last WWII era aircraft owned and flown by a city in the United States.

QUICK LINK:  Warriors & Warbirds

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