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Texas Warbird Report – Cavanaugh Flight Museum w/ Chuck Gardner 9pm ET

WARBIRD RADIO – The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s own, ever popular, pilot extraordinaire, Chuck Gardner joins us an all new Texas Warbird Report.  We will get information on museum happenings including upcoming fly-days and other events as well as and updates on museum aircraft, including the “ChuckStang”, P-51, Brat III’s new engine! The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America’s aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation. The museum has over 50 aircraft in the collection based in Addison, Texas. Join in the fun…Live! on Warbird Radio.com QUICK LINK: Cavanaugh Flight Museum STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: info@warbirdradio.com     Texas Warbird Report - Chuck Gardner - Episode 6 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('1', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/11370/0/Texas%20Warbird%20Report%20-%20Episode%206-0001.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Texas Warbird Report - Chuck Gardner - Episode 6', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month’s Bail Out Show – 3/24/15 – 8pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – This we’re talking egress!  Nobody wants to abandon their airplane, but if you must, you’ll want to be properly trained and properly equipped.  Tune in this Tuesday night (3/24/15 @ 8pm EASTERN) for the best of our egress shows condensed into one show. We’ll also check in with the guys from WarbirdsNews.com for a look at this week’s headlines, plus Zane Adams will stop in for a preview of this week’s Texas Warbird Report. Thanks for tuning in! QUICK LINK:  Butler Parachutes STUDIO LINE:  478-397-5157 SKYPE: warbirdradio Warbird Radio LIVE! - Bail Out Safety - Episode 560 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('2', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/11369/0/Episode560-BailOut.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Bail Out Safety - Episode 560', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

How To Bail Out Safely! – That’s this week’s focus

WARBIRD RADIO – As we near the end of safety month, it’s time to talk about bailing out…safely.  Nobody wants to abandon ship but if and when the time comes, it’s best to be properly equipped and trained.  This week we’ve compiled our favorite egress interviews into one segment for Warbird Radio LIVE! Join the conversation and add in your own strategies and techniques.  The advice you share may save someone’s life.  Call in this Tuesday evening at 8pm (EASTERN) by using the contact information below.  Thanks for listening! STUDIO  LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  info@warbirdradio.com  Read More →

The Hartman & Heins Show – Grasshopper Cross Country – 9pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – The Hartman & Heins Show is all new this week with Matthew VanDervort!  Matthew just flew a WWII vintage Aeronca L-3 “Grasshopper” from Houston, Texas to Dayton, Ohio.  Talk about dedication!  Hear all about the slow speed adventure this week on the Hartman & Heins Show!   We’ll also be taking your calls and question on love, romance and aviation. QUICK LINK:  Van’s Flying Service STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  info@warbirdradio.com The Hartman N Heins Show - Episode 16 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('3', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/11315/0/HNHepisode16.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'The Hartman N Heins Show - Episode 16', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Stallion 51’s Lee Lauderback – 3/17/15 – 8pm EASTERN

WARBIRD RADIO – Tune in for week three of Safety Month.  This Tuesday 3/17/15 we’re honored to have one of the most respected flight instructors in the warbird world, Stallion 51’s own Lee Lauderback.  Tune in this Tuesday evening at 8pm EASTERN and hear some practical advice for preparing for the upcoming flying season. We’ll also check in with the guys from WarbirdsNews.com for a look at this week’s military aviation headlines, plus your calls and questions.  Thanks for tuning in! QUICK LINK:  Stallion 51 QUICK LINK:  WarbirdsNews.com STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  info@warbirdradio.com Stallion 51 image courtesy of Moose Peterson Warbird Radio LIVE! - Stallion 51's Lee Lauderback - Episode 559 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('4', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/11313/0/Episode559-LeeLauderback.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Stallion 51\'s Lee Lauderback - Episode 559', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Safety Month Continues With Stallion 51’s Lee Lauderback

WARBIRD RADIO – Safety Month continues with one of the most respected flight instructors in the warbird world, Stallion 51’s Lee Lauderback.  Tune in this Tuesday evening (3/17/15) at 8pm EASTERN and hear some practical advice for preparing for the upcoming flying season. Here’s a little more information on Mr. Lauderback according to Stallion 51’s website.  Lee began flying in 1966 at the age of 15. Shortly after graduation from college, Lee started to work for the noted professional golfer and businessman, Arnold Palmer. For sixteen years, Lee headed up Mr. Palmer’s flight operations as chief pilot and director of flight operations, piloting his Learjet, C-I, C-II, C-III series Citation Jets, and MD500E helicopter. 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. He 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. For more information just click on the Quick Link posted below. QUICK LINK:  Stallion 51  Read More →

Warbird Radio Presents – The Robert “Punchy” Powell Story

WARBIRD RADIO  – Here’s a great story for Friday!  Robert “Punchy” Powell flew P-51’s and P-47’s in WWII with the famous 352nd Fighter Group in Bodney, Norfolk.  The Nazi’s nicknamed the 352nd The Blue Nosed Bastards because of their distinct blue nose paint jobs…and their pilot’s overwhelming accuracy. Punchy fills us in on what it was like to fly the Mustang during D-Day and much more.  His story is one you’ll definitely want to listen to over and over again.  Enjoy it this Friday from our archive. QUICK LINK:  The 352nd Fighter Group Association Warbird Radio Presents - The Punchy Powell Story Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('5', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/2403/0/WRP-ThePunchyPowellStory.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress//images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio Presents - The Punchy Powell Story', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Battle of Britain Model Builder Dave Platt – The RC Scale Builder Show – Ep 58

WARBIRD RADIO –  Here’s a great show from the archive.  Master model builder Dave Platt (created models for movie Battle of Britain) joined Mike Chilson during this special RC Scale Builder Show back in 2011.  Enjoy the broadcast! Original Story Post:  Join Mike Chilson and friends tonight on the RC Scale Builder Show LIVE! Tonight’s show our guest will be none other than Mr. Scale himself, Dave Platt.  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 and questions are strongly encouraged. To join in on the conversation just use the contact info below. Thanks for listening! QUICK LINK: Dave Platt Models STUDIO LINE: 478.787.4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: live@rcscalebuilder.com The RC Scale Builder Show - Dave Platt - Ep58 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('6', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/4917/0/RCSBS_Episode58.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'The RC Scale Builder Show - Dave Platt - Ep58', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Fly The PT-13 – Photo Tour!

WARBIRD RADIO – Take to the skies in the rare PT-13.  So what’s the difference in the PT-13 and PT-17? They a look the same but the engines are different.  The PT-13 uses the Lycoming R-680 and the PT-17 uses the Continental R-670.  The legendary Stearman’s were the first airplanes most WWII pilots trained in. After the war, many were used as crop dusters and sprayers.  Today the PT-13/PT-17 remains a popular warbird for pilots and enthusiasts alike. The PT-13 featured in the video and photo tour was owned by Jeff Whitford at the time we published. PT-13 PHOTO GALLERY [Show as slideshow] 12► GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS Crew: two, student and instructor Length: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m) Wingspan: 32 ft 2 in (9.81 m) Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m) Wing area: 298 sq ft (27.7 m²) Empty weight: 1,931 lb (878 kg) Max takeoff weight: 2,635 lb (1,198 kg) Powerplant: 1— Continental R-670-5 seven-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 220 hp (164 kW) Maximum speed: 135 mph (117 knots, 217 km/h) Cruise speed: 96 mph (83 knots, 155 km/h) Service ceiling: 13,200 ft (4,024 m) Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 17.3 min  Read More →

The R/C Scale Builder Show – RTL Fasteners – Episode 107

WARBIRD RADIO – Join Mike Chilson and friends Tuesday, March 10th at 9:00pm ET (6:00pm PT) as the RC Scale Builder Show returns LIVE. This episode I will be checking in with Rich from RTL Fasteners to talk about their business, how they can save you money on building hardware, and to take your questions. Also, get other info from the world of R/C Scale Building. Your participation is encouraged. To join in on the conversation just use the contact info below. Thanks for listening! QUICK LINK: RTL Fasteners STUDIO LINE: 478 787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio LIVE CHAT: Click Here To Chat The RC Scale Builder Show - Episode 107 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('7', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/11291/0/RCSBS_Episode107.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'The RC Scale Builder Show - Episode 107', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month’s Maintenance & Restoration – 3/10/15 – 8pm ET

WARBIRD RADIO – As winter draws to a close aircraft are coming out of maintenance and preparing to fly.  Learn a few tips for a safe transition back to the air on tonight’s Warbird Radio LIVE!  Restoration and maintenance experts Scott Yoak and Mike Porter join Matt Jolley during a special Safety Month edition of WRL. Scott Yoak is one of the premiere P-51 Mustang demonstration pilots in North America and Mike Porter is known the world over for his Stearman biplane restoration and flying (another added benefit – both men are Certified Flight Instructors).  Practical advice for a safe flying season, maintenance tips and tricks and your calls and questions are all scheduled for Tuesday evening’s broadcast. The guys from Warbirds News will also join the show with a look at this week’s headlines.  Show time is 8pm (EASTERN) right here on WarbirdRadio.com.  Thanks for tuning in! STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  info@warbirdradio.com QUICK LINK:  Scott Yoak’s Website QUICK LINK:  Mike Porter’s Contact QUICK LINK:  Warbirds News   Warbird Radio LIVE! - Safety Month's Maintenance & Restoration - Episode 558 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('8', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/11286/0/Episode558-ScooterNPorterSafetyMonth.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Safety Month\'s Maintenance & Restoration - Episode 558', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Warbird Restoration & Maintenance Experts Team Up For Safety Month

WARBIRD RADIO – We’re excited to announce warbird restoration and maintenance experts Scott Yoak and Mike Porter are teaming up for Safety Month here on Warbird Radio.  Both men not only restore and maintain vintage military airplanes, they also fly them. Scott Yoak is one of the premiere P-51 Mustang demonstration pilots in North America and Mike Porter is known the world over for his Stearman biplane restoration and flying (another added benefit – both men are Certified Flight Instructors).  Practical advice for a safe flying season, maintenance tips and tricks and your calls and questions are all scheduled for Tuesday evening’s broadcast. Join us at 8pm (EASTERN) 3/10/15 right here on WarbirdRadio.com.  Thanks for tuning in! QUICK LINK:  Scott Yoak’s Website QUICK LINK:  Mike Porter’s Contact  Read More →

Go Inside Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf’s EC-135 – Photo Tour!

WARBIRD RADIO – During Desert Storm this EC-135 served as General Norman Schwarzkopfs personal airplane. It’s normally off limits but thankfully our camera was allowed inside.  This airplane is truly a time capsule…it’s relatively untouched (there’s still paper in the paper shredder). Be sure to keep an eye out for the Millennium Falcon on the dash and the four hearts on the chair.  The EC-135 is currently on display at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia.   BOEING EC-135 “Strato Tanker” Details & Specs (Courtesy Of – The Museum of Aviation’s Website) While the KC-135A is usually used for in-flight refueling, the EC-135N is a modified version used in various testing programs. Similar to the commercial Boeing 707, the slightly smaller KC-135 was designed to military specifications and operated at higher gross weights. The initial flight of a KC-135A took place on 31 August 1956, and the USAF accepted its first one on 31 January 1957.  By 1966, 732 KC-135As had been built and the aircraft had become the USAF’s standard tanker. It was also used for transporting cargo or personnel, and by 1970 was serving in other roles too, including reconnaissance, electronic intelligence gathering, and project testing.  Updated KC-135 Stratotankers, EC-135 command posts, and RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft continue to serve in large numbers. The EC-135N on display was delivered to the USAF in November 1961 as a C-135A and assigned to the 1611th Air Transport (Heavy) Wing at McGuire AFB, New Jersey. In August 1966 it was transferred to the Eastern Test Range, at Patrick AFB, Florida and converted to an EC-135N for test purposes. In December 1975 it was moved to the 4950th Test Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. In June 1987 it was transferred to the 19th Air Refueling Wing here at Robins AFB, Georgia where it served as an airborne command post. In the 1990s it was transferred to the Headquarters Central Command (CENTCOM) at MacDill AFB FL. During Desert Storm it served as General Norman Schwarzkopfs aircraft, ferrying him to and from the Middle East.  It remained at MacDill AFB serving other CENTCOM Commanders until February 2003 when it was retired to the Museum for display. SPECIFICATIONS: (Data for KC-135A) Span: 130 feet 10 inches Length: 136 feet 3 inches Height: 41 feet 8 inches Weight: 300,000 lbs. loaded Armament: None Engine: Four Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet engines of 13,750 lbs, thrust each with water injection Crew: Four (plus 80 troops) Cost:  $3,436,000 PERFORMANCE: Maximum speed: 606 mph Cruising speed: 512 mph Range: 8,673 miles Service ceiling: 50,000 feet QUICK LINK:  Museum of Aviation PHOTO TOUR [Show as slideshow] 123►  Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month Kickoff With Sean D. Tucker – 03/03/15 – 8pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – March is Safety Month on Warbird Radio.com and we’re honored to have legendary aviator Sean D. Tucker on Warbird Radio LIVE to kick things off.  With more than 20,000 flight hours, Sean D. Tucker is “Aerobatics’ Own Ambassador”. Fiercely competitive, Sean readily admits he was once afraid of flying. To conquer his fears, he enrolled in an aerobatic training course. By 1988, Sean was crowned the U.S. National Advanced Category Aerobatic Champion and is now one of the premiere air show performers and aerobatic pilots in the world.  Tune in this Tuesday evening 03/03/15 at 8pm (EASTERN) for candid safety discussion.  For more information on Sean D. Tucker and Tutima Academy click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in! QUICK LINK:  Team Oracle QUICK LINK:  Tutima Academy STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com Warbird Radio LIVE! - Safety Month Sean D. Tucker - Episode 557 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('9', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/11151/0/Episode557-SafetyMonth-SeanTucker.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Safety Month Sean D. Tucker - Episode 557', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Videos

Fly The PT-13! – Video


WARBIRD RADIO – Take to the skies in the rare PT-13.  Tag along as we go flying with Jeff Whitford outside Atlanta, Georgia.  Jeff’s rare PT-13 uses a Lycoming R-680 engine.  That’s the difference (in case you were wondering) between the PT-13 and PT-17.  The PT-17 uses a Continental R-670.  Now that you know the difference…let’s go flying!  Be sure and check out the PT-13 Photo Tour as well.

From The Archive! A-10 West Demo Highlights – 2010 Alberta International Airshow!


WARBIRD RADIO – From the archive:  Here’s some vintage Joe Shetterly.  Check out Joe’s awesome demonstration flight during the 2010 Alberta International Airshow! Be sure to listen to his interview on Warbird Radio LIVE for some cool back ground info.  Enjoy!

QUICK LINK:  Rifle Air Shows

Tour The B-25 “H” Model

WARBIRD RADIO – Take a quick video tour of the world’s only flying B-25 “H” model… Barbie III.  For more info the Barbie III click on the Quick Link posted below.  Be sure and check out our Photo Tour, Gun Video and special Warbird Radio Presents on this historic airplane.  Thanks for watching!

QUICK LINK:  Photo Tour & Full Story

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