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The Texas Warbird Report – Trey’s Welcome To Texas Show – 9pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – Things could get out of hand on this show.  Consider yourself warned.  The Texas Warbird Report is back with more of tales from the Texas aviation scene.  Tonight we are joined by some of the young guns of warbirds. A trio of AT-6 drivers, Taylor Stevenson, Trey Carrol and Mark Todd. They represent the new and upcoming generation of young folks that are the future of the warbird movement. Open you ears and beers and get ready for the party on wheels that is the North Texas Knucklehead Flyers Club! STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: Texas Warbird Report - Episode 3 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (244) podPressShowHidePlayer('1', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Texas Warbird Report - Episode 3', ''); Read More →

Artist, Author – John Mollison – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 11/18/14 – 8pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – Aviation artist, author and historian John Mollison joins Matt Jolley on this week’s Warbird Radio LIVE!  Tune in at 8pm (EASTERN) 11/18/14 to hear the latest news from John’s studio.  On this episode we’ll discuss his work on Bob Pardo’s famous F-4 Phantom push and much more.  For information on John’s work just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in. QUICK LINK:  John Mollison STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: Warbird Radio LIVE! - John Mollison - Episode 547 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (199) podPressShowHidePlayer('2', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - John Mollison - Episode 547', ''); Read More →

Fires of October Author Blaine L Pardoe – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 11/11/14 – 8pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – New York Times best selling author Blaine L. Pardoe joins Matt Jolley this Veteran’s Day to discuss his upcoming book Fires of October.  Centered around the planned US invasion of Cuba during the missile crisis of 1962, Pardoe says there’s lots of new material inside that explains how the invasion may have unfolded. Fires of October is the exhilarating military history of the Cuban Missile Crisis exploring in detail the strategic plans implemented by American Armed Forces as they headed towards a catastrophic nuclear collision with Cuba and the USSR. Using recently declassified material, Blaine Pardoe systematically recounts the origins of the crisis, from the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and Cuba s military metamorphosis, to the internal disorganization of the US military, which exacerbated tensions between the USA, Cuba, and the USSR. Pardoe reveals that the invasion plans were based on old intelligence, outdated maps, and misconceptions about the size, strength, and composition of the Soviet forces in Cuba; for the first time, and with harrowing results, he scrutinizes the potential fallout had the invasion gone ahead. Gripping and unnerving, Fires of October shows us just how close the world came to nuclear war.  Tune in at 8:00PM (EASTERN) – 11/11/14 for this special broadcast. QUICK LINK:  Blaine L Pardoe STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: Warbird Radio LIVe! - Fires Of October Author Blaine Pardoe - Episode 546 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (268) podPressShowHidePlayer('3', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVe! - Fires Of October Author Blaine Pardoe - Episode 546', ''); Read More →

The Wings Over New Zealand Show – Spitfires & Bevan Dewes – 11/04/14 – 9PM (EST)

WARBIRD RADIO – Dave Homewood is back with an all new Wings Over New Zealand show tonight (11/4/2014) at 9pm Eastern.  Dave is joined by vintage bi-plane pilot Bevan Dewes.  Hear the story of how this young aviator came to fly some amazing aircraft.  His story will surely inspire many more young aviators.  Also, Dave will debut a wonderful story featuring Spitfire pilots Alan Peart and Jim Robinson. Call in and take part in tonight’s broadcast!  Studio contact information is posted below. QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: Wings Over New Zealand - LIVE Episode 2 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (455) podPressShowHidePlayer('4', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Wings Over New Zealand - LIVE Episode 2', ''); Read More →

EAA’s B-17 Winter Tour & Wings Over Houston – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 11/04/14 – 8pm (EST)

WARBIRD RADIO – Join Matt Jolley tonight (11/4/2014) at 8pm Eastern for an all new Warbird Radio LIVE!  Chris Henry from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is on the show with an update on their B-17’s winter tour.  Hear all the details and call in with your favorite B-17 story.  Zane Adams will also share his Wings Over Houston report. An impressive collection of Vietnam era flying machines and WWII aircraft gathered this past weekend in Houston for the annual aviation event.  Zane was on-site and has all the details tonight.  Call in and join the conversation! QUICK LINK:  EAA’s B-17 Tour STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: Warbird Radio LIVE! - Wings Over Houston - Ep 545 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (313) podPressShowHidePlayer('5', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Wings Over Houston - Ep 545', ''); Read More →

The Niihau Zero – Author, Historian Syd Jones – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 8pm EST

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 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: Warbird Radio LIVE! - Author Syd Jones The Niihau A6M Zero - Episode 544 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (308) podPressShowHidePlayer('6', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Author Syd Jones The Niihau A6M Zero - Episode 544', ''); Read More →

The R/C Scale Builder Show – John Rolfe and his Miles Messenger

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 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: LIVE CHAT: Click Here To Chat The RC Scale Builder Show - Episode 103 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (282) podPressShowHidePlayer('7', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'The RC Scale Builder Show - Episode 103', ''); Read More →

The Texas Warbird Report – Collings Foundation’s Rick Harris – 9pm (EASTERN)

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 Texas Warbird Report - Collings Foundation's Rick Harris - Episode 2 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (343) podPressShowHidePlayer('8', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Texas Warbird Report - Collings Foundation\'s Rick Harris - Episode 2', ''); Read More →

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  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 Warbird Radio LIVE! - Warriors & Warbirds - Episode 543 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (294) podPressShowHidePlayer('9', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Warriors & Warbirds - Episode 543', ''); Read More →

The Wings Over New Zealand Show – LIVE TONIGHT (9/16/14) – 9pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – Dave Homewood takes over the airwaves tonight LIVE for the first time on Warbird  Join us in welcoming Dave and the Wings Over New Zealand Show to the family.  Hear stories about a very special RNZAF DC-3 and much more tonight at 9pm (EASTERN) immediately following Warbird Radio LIVE!  Thanks for tuning in. QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: The Wings Over New Zealand Show - LIVE - Episode 1 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (451) podPressShowHidePlayer('10', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'The Wings Over New Zealand Show - LIVE - Episode 1', ''); Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Bill Harrison & EAA B-17 Update – TONIGHT 8pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – Matt Jolley is back with a brand new episode featuring the man who donated the B-17 to the EAA, Dr. Bill Harrison.  Hear Dr. Harrison’s story tonight (9/16/14) starting at 8pm (EASTERN).  Matt will also check in with Chris Henry to find out what’s going on with the EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast today.  Your calls and questions are always welcome!  The contact information is posted below. QUICK LINK:  EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast Website STUDIO LINE:  478.787.4768 SKYPE:  warbirdradio EMAIL: Warbird Radio LIVE! - Bill Harrison & EAA's B-17 - Episode 542 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (430) podPressShowHidePlayer('11', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Bill Harrison & EAA\'s B-17 - Episode 542', ''); Read More →

The Texas Warbird Report – Authors Dan Linn & Brad Pilgrim – TONIGHT 9pm (EASTER)

WARBIRD RADIO – Join us tonight (09-09-14) for the first episode of The Texas Warbird Report!  Host Zane Adams welcomes warbird regulars turned authors Dan Linn and Brad Pilgrim.  For decades the Breckenridge, Texas air show was the stuff of legend.  Brad and Dan routinely attended the air show and fortunately took lots of pictures. Last year Dan and Brad decided they should combine their photography collections and publish a book about the show in Breckenridge.  Hear all the background stories and much more tonight at 9pm (EASTERN).  If you have a Breckenridge story call in and share.  The contact number / Skype handle is posted below.  Thanks for tuning in! STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE:  warbirdradio EMAIL: QUICK LINK:  Breckenridge Warbirds   The Texas Warbird Report - Episode 1 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (362) podPressShowHidePlayer('12', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'The Texas Warbird Report - Episode 1', ''); Read More →

WWII P-51″Mustang” Pilot Jerry Yellin – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Tuesday 8pm (EASTERN)

WARBIRD RADIO – Noted military aviation author and former WWII P-51 pilot Jerry Yellin shares his story this Tuesday night with Matt Jolley.  Mr. Yellin landed on Iwo Jima March 7, 1945, strafed Japanese positions for the US Marines and flew 19 long range (VLR) missions over Japan. He and his wife of 61 years, Helene, have four sons and six grandchildren, three who live in America and three who live in Japan. Mr. Yellin is currently working with Operation Warrior Wellness to provide relief for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Hear his own courageous story of flying, fighting and overcoming PTSD this Tuesday (9/9/14) at 8pm (EASTERN). UPDATE:  CAPT Jim Porter (USN RET) and P-51 Mustang demonstration pilot Andrew J. McKenna will also join Tuesday’s show.  CAPT Porter is the President of the Freedom Museum in Manassas, Virginia.  The museum is raffling away a ride in McKenna’s restored P-51 this October.  Tickets are $10.00 USD and available by dialing:  703-393-0660 or emailing: The Freedom Museum is also hosting a hangar dance and motorcycle raffle as well.  For more information visit their website which is Quick Linked below.  Thanks for tuning in. STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE:  warbirdradio EMAIL: QUICK LINK:  Freedom Museum QUICK LINK:  Operation Warrior Wellness   Warbird Radio LIVE! - Jerry Yellin - Episode 541 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (400) podPressShowHidePlayer('13', '', 290, 24, 'false', '', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Jerry Yellin - Episode 541', ''); Read More →

First Completed Global Hawk Makes History With 100th Flight

WARBIRD RADIO – The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research. According to a recent news release, the milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions. The aircraft, called AV1, was the first RQ-4 Global Hawk built under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrator program. Ryan Aeronautical Company built and tested the UAS, later acquired by Northrop Grumman Corporation. After completing production in February 1997, the aircraft underwent rigorous testing culminating in a successful first flight on Feb. 28, 1998. Due to restrictions preventing the aircraft from taking off in San Diego, the first flight required the Global Hawk to be disassembled and shipped in pieces to Edwards Air Force Base for reassembly and first flight. While still a developmental system, Global Hawk began supporting overseas contingency operations only two months after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Global Hawks continue to support combat and other important operations all over the world. After acquiring two pre-production Global Hawks from the Air Force, NASA and Northrop Grumman entered in to the Space Act Agreement. The partnership, signed in 2008, allows sharing of NASA Global Hawks for science missions and flight demonstrations. Under the agreement, Northrop Grumman provides technical, engineering, maintenance and operations support. With the ability to fly as high as 65,000 feet for periods of 30 hours, Global Hawks provide a combination of high altitude and long endurance performance capabilities that allow the science community to study scientific and environmental phenomena in depth. In April 2010, NASA sent AV1 on its first scientific mission to study the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. Fitted with 11 science instruments, the Global Hawk acquired and transmitted data that had never been seen before. Over the course of four flights and 82.5 cumulative flight hours, the aircraft traveled from Hawaii to Alaska collecting air, water and polar ice data. Since AV1’s first mission, NASA Global Hawks have flown missions all over the globe in support of environmental and scientific studies. In the fall of 2012, AV1 supported environmental scientists during Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) missions. The HS3 missions studied the processes of hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean. Prior to HS3, AV1 flew winter storm missions over the Pacific and Arctic, observing an “atmospheric river,” which sometimes causes flooding on the West Coast. NASA Global Hawks have also studied climate change and the effect of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In addition to scientific and environmental research, AV1 participated in cutting edge technology demonstrations. Both NASA Global Hawks were used in a series of DARPA demonstrations used to advance UAS-to-UAS aerial refueling control system technology in 2012. In 2013, the Space Act Agreement was renewed for an additional five years, allowing NASA Global Hawks to continue to explore remotes parts of the planet and investigate environmental and scientific events.  Read More →


Fly On The B-17 “Nine-O-Nine”

WARBIRD RADIO – Take flight on the Collings Foundation’s B-17 “Nine-O-Nine”.  The video starts above the ground at KHWY and ends with the wheels rolling down the runway at KSHD.  Enjoy the ride across the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and the flight up the Shenandoah Valley.  For more info on the Collings Foundation just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for watching!

QUICK LINK:  The Collings Foundation


The EC-121 Video Tour!

WARBIRD RADIO – Go inside the EC-121 currently under restoration at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia. The Naval Aircraft Restoration Foundation is helping the museum maintain this classic beauty.  For more information on the Lockheed Constellation visit the Museum of Aviation’s website via the Quick Link below.

QUICK LINK:  Museum of Aviation

Smithsonian’s Spirit of Tuskegee Final Journey – Flying Highlights

WARBIRD RADIO – Tag along as USAF Captain Matthew Quy and Smithsonian Curator Dik Daso fly one of the only surviving Tuskegee Airmen PT-13D Stearmans from Moton Field in Tuskegee Alabama to the National Air and Space Museum. For more information search key work:  Tuskegee on Warbird Radio and listen to Episode 326’s podcast.  Enjoy!


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