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Emmy Nominated Photographer Blair Bunting – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 589

WARBIRD RADIO – Advertising photographer Blair Bunting has Billboard Magazine cover credits, Emmy Award nominations and an endless list of accomplishments but in his spare time, he loves photographing warbirds.  Blair’s iconic images of the fishermen from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, Formula 1 race cars zooming around the track and celebrities pay the bills but his love for military aviation is transcendent in his images.  Check his website (Quick Linked below) for examples of his work. A Phoenix native, Blair’s severed as an Honorary Squadron Commander at Luke Air Force Base, flown with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and even landed aboard a United States Navy aircraft carrier.   On this episode Matt catches up with Blair and learns about his recent work photographing the F-22, SR-71 and USAF Thunderbird’s F-16. Matt also checks in with craftsman Mark Turcotte (USAF, RET) and finds out how his work at Imperial Pen Works is progressing.  Mark’s story is one you won’t forget.  Trust us… Showtime is 8pm EASTERN 02-09-2016 right here on WarbirdRadio.com. QUICK LINK:  Blair Bunting QUICK LINK:  Imperial Pen Works STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  [email protected]    Read More →

Glenn H. Curtis Museum P-40 Restoration – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 588

WARBIRD RADIO – Traff Doherty from the Glenn H. Curtis Museum joins Matt Jolley with news on their P-40 restoration.  The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, is dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss.  The museum, located in New York, contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and is currently restoring a WWII era Curtis P-40E “War Hawk“. In addition to it’s aircraft collection, the museum also features a 75-seat theater, large open area for special events and a gift shop.   Click on the Quick Link below for more information.  As always your calls and comments are appreciated.  To join the conversation use the contact information at the bottom of the show story.  Larry Kelley also joins the show with news on the Delaware Aviation Museum’s new B-25 SIC rating.  Check the Quick Link below for details. LIVE BROADCAST IS TUESDAY / 2-2-16 / 8PM EASTERN / PODCAST WILL FOLLOW QUICK LINK:  Glenn H. Curtis Museum Website QUICK LINK:  Learn to fly the B-25 STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  [email protected] PHOTO GALLERY: Warbird Radio LIVE! - Glenn Curtis Museum and B-25 SIC - Episode 588 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('1', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12136/0/Episode588-CurtisMuseum.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Glenn Curtis Museum and B-25 SIC - Episode 588', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

The Hartman & Heins Show – Air Show Announcer Rob Reider – Tuesday 9pm ET

WARBIRD RADIO – Mike and Andy welcome air show announcer, professional musician and EMMY award winning talent Rob Reider to the show.  Rob is known the world over as the voice of the top aviation events in North America (and once in Japan) and as an educator in the award winning flight training series from Sporty’s Pilot Shop. LIVE from the Heins Family Ski Lodge in downtown Dayton, show time and happy hours begins at 9pm Eastern.   To join the conversation just use the contact information posted below.  Thanks for tuning in! PHOTO CREDIT:  Diane Amon STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio QUICK LINK:  Rob Reider QUICK LINK:  Sporty’s Flight Training     The Hartman N Heins Show - Rob Reider - Episode 20 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('2', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12160/0/HnHEpisode20.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'The Hartman N Heins Show - Rob Reider - Episode 20', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

F-14 Test Pilot & Astronaut – Joe Edwards – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 587

WARBIRD RADIO – When Joe Edwards comes on the show the headline is always hard to write.  Joe’s a former US Naval Aviator, graduate of Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), US Navy Test Pilot School, NASA Space Shuttle Commander and most recently he’s become the only Astronaut air show performer in the world. Joe loves to fly and air shows give him a chance to share aviation and interact with fellow aviators from all over the world.  His vintage US Navy T-28 routine is low, fast and awesome.  During this episode we’ll rewind to one of Joe’s most noteworthy flights in the F-14 (see the picture above).  It’s hard enough to land on an aircraft carrier, just imagine doing it without a canopy and being blind in one eye.  It’s a story you don’t want to miss. As always, your calls and comments are welcome.  You can use the contact information below to join the conversation.  Thanks for tuning in! Showtime (LIVE Broadcast) 1/26/2016 8pm Eastern QUICK LINK:  Joe Edward Air Shows STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  [email protected]   Warbird Radio LIVE! - Astronaut Joe Edwards - Episode 587 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('3', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12084/0/Episode587-JoeEdwards.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Astronaut Joe Edwards - Episode 587', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Texas Warbird Report – Rick Sharpe & the Vietnam War Flight Museum – Episode 12

  WARBIRD RADIO – The Vietnam War Flight Museum’s founder, Rick Sharpe joins us on the Texas Warbird Report. This museum is dedicated to educating the public about the service and sacrifice to the United States by the veterans of the Vietnam War. Rick flies a wide variety of aircraft including the “Fire Eaters” A-26 from the movie Always, A-1D Skyraider, MIG 21, UH-1V Huey and one of the few privately owned  AH-1 Cobras. Rick also flies WWII aircraft and Vietnam era jets for the Collings Foundation. Join us for what promises to be a great hangar flying session! QUICK LINK: Vietnam War Flight Museum PHOTO GALLERY: Texas Warbird Report - Rick Sharpe - Episode 12 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('4', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12087/0/Texas%20Warbird%20Report%20-%20Episode%2012.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Texas Warbird Report - Rick Sharpe - Episode 12', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Connie Flight Details & Greg Colyer – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Ep 586

WARBIRD RADIO – Stew Dawson joins Matt Jolley with details on his flight in “Bataan” the VC-121A recently purchased by Lewis Air Legends.  According to the Planes of Fame (POF) air museum, this VC-121A was the personal aircraft of General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander Allied Powers, during the Korean War. Sources at POF say “Bataan” will eventually travel on the air show circuit.  The Planes of Fame air museum acquired the aircraft over 20 years ago and operated it for a short time before putting it on display at their Valle, AZ location.  According to POF’s website, the sale of “Bataan” will help advance their mission of preserving aviation history, inspiring interest in aviation, educating the public and honoring aviation pioneers and veterans. Matt will also check in with T-33 air show pilot Greg Colyer and find out what’s in store for Ace Maker Air Shows in 2016.  Greg operates two T-33’s across the United States and annually performers at over 20 aerial events.  His dynamic routine displays the full flight envelope of the T-33 and is one of the most aggressive T-33 demonstrations ever flown. Tune in and join the conversation this Tuesday (1/19/16) at 8pm ET.  As always, your calls and comments are welcome. QUICK LINK:  Planes of Fame Air Museum QUICK LINK:  Lewis Air Legends QUICK LINK:  Ace Maker Air Shows STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  [email protected] “Bataan” photo courtesy of Planes of Fame.org Warbird Radio LIVE! - Greg Colyer and Stew Dawson - Episode 586 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('5', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12079/0/Episode586-GregColyerNConnieFlightUpdate.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Greg Colyer and Stew Dawson - Episode 586', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Air Raid Radio – Diane Carlson Evans – Episode 4

WARBIRD RADIO – This month on Air Raid Radio we continue our chat with Vietnam Veteran Diane Carlson Evans who served as a Nurse in Pleiku. We discuss what it was like for women to serve in Vietnam and Diane’s involvement in founding the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project. This is the second in our show series featuring women who served in Vietnam. QUICK LINK:  Hemlock Films QUICK LINK:  Spotlight Business Solutions Air Raid Radio - Diane Carlson Evans - Episode 4 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('6', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12075/0/AirRaidRadio-Episode4.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Air Raid Radio - Diane Carlson Evans - Episode 4', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Warbird Radio Presents – The Ralph Maloof Story

WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode of Warbird Radio Presents we surprise a WWII aviator with a flight in his former airplane.  Ralph Maloof flew a variety of aircraft during the war but the P-51 was always a standout.  Thanks to Cowden Ward Junior and Freedom Flyers, Mr. Maloof once again took flight in the mighty Mustang. Mr Maloof’s story is one for the history books.  He’s been a life long inventor and even in his 90’s he continues to work in aviation and mentoring the next generation. This episode is available for FREE download by clicking the play button below.  Thanks for tuning in! QUICK LINK:  Freedom Flyers PHOTO GALLERY: Warbird Radio Presents - The Ralph Maloof Story Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('7', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12049/0/WRP-RalphMaloof_BROADCAST.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio Presents - The Ralph Maloof Story', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

The Annual Warbird Radio Christmas Spectacular – Episode 585

WARBIRD RADIO – It’s time once again for the annual Warbird Radio Christmas Spectacular.  Call in and join the fun this Tuesday (12/22/15) at 8pm ET – plus we’ll have a few door prizes.   Just click the Listen LIVE button on the right side of your screen to tune in.  Thanks for listening and supporting Warbird Radio.com. STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: [email protected] Warbird Radio LIVE! - Christmas Spectacular 2015 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('8', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12046/0/Episode585-ChristmasSpectacular.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Christmas Spectacular 2015', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Heritage Flight Museum’s Greg Anders – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Ep 584

WARBIRD RADIO – Heritage Flight Museum’s Executive Director, Greg Anders joins Matt Jolley with news on their latest project:  The Lost Aviators of Pearl Harbor.  Had she not been the first of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferring Squadron pilots to be killed in service to the US Army Air Corps during World War II, Cornelia Fort would have been an iconic Aviation Heroine from those Golden Years of aviation during and after World War II. The most significant aviation experience of her life occurred when she launched to teach a flying lesson over Pearl Harbor before the Japanese attack.  As her student was flying the aircraft to the runway at John Rodgers Airfield (now Honolulu International), she had to take control of the aircraft to avoid being rammed by one of the attacking Japanese aircraft. Unlike some of the other seven civilian aircraft flying that morning, she was able to dodge the first near ramming, a subsequent air-to-air strafing pass by another Japanese aircraft, and an air-to-ground strafing pass once she had landed and was exiting her aircraft. She and her student managed to live through the day that claimed the lives of 2,335 US Servicemen (1,177 from the USS Arizona) and 68 civilians, even though the airplane she was flying ended up with several bullet holes in it. Hear Cornelia’s story and Heritage Flight Museum’s incredible “solved mystery” story this Tuesday (12/15/15) at 8pm ET.  For more information just click on the Quick Links posted below. QUICK LINK:  Lost Aviators of Pear Harbor QUICK LINK:  Heritage Flight Museum STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  [email protected] Warbird Radio LIVE! - Greg Anders and Heritage Flight - Episode 584 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('9', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12036/0/Episode584-HeritageFlight.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Greg Anders and Heritage Flight - Episode 584', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

The Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show – 9pm ET 12/15/15

WARBIRD RADIO – This month as the year draws to a close we hear from Peter Wheeler of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association, one of New Zealand’s most active veterans groups. Peter talks about their recent activities and a few things coming up for 2016. And as Summer is now upon us down here in New Zealand the warbird scene and the airshow scene is getting busy, so be sure to listen in for all the latest news from around the region.  This month as the year draws to a close we hear from Peter Wheeler of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association, one of New Zealand’s most active veterans groups. Peter talks about their recent activities and a few things coming up for 2016. STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio QUICK LINK:  The New Zealand Bomber Command Association’s website QUICK LINK:  The New Zealand Bomber Command Association on Facebook QUICK LINK:  JEM Aviation QUICK LINK:  The Catalina Preservation Society of New Zealand QUICK LINK:  The FlightPath TV special Facebook Offer QUICK LINK:  Jet Fighter Strikemaster Rides QUICK LINK:  Air Force Museum of New Zealand QUICK LINK:  The MOTAT Short Solent Fundraiser QUICK LINK: Nick Carter’s Interview     The Wings Over New Zealand Show - Episode 11 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('10', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12039/0/WONZ_LIVE_11-0002.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'The Wings Over New Zealand Show - Episode 11', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

CAF’s 12 Planes of Christmas – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 583

WARBIRD RADIO – Adam Smith and Keegan Chetwynd from the Commemorative Air Force join Matt Jolley on this episode of Warbird Radio LIVE!  The 12 Planes of Christmas is a campaign designed to support the Restoration Grant Fund, a fund created to help restore World War II aircraft back to flying condition. The CAF has chosen 12 planes that are currently undergoing restoration and maintenance to bring them to airworthy status.  These twelve exciting projects are being undertaken around the nation by volunteers with a desire to see these airplanes fly again so that they may illustrate our history in a fascinating way.  These projects are just 12 of the CAF fleet which stands at 165 aircraft.  Click on the Quick Link posted below to learn more. QUICK LINK:  12 Planes of Christmas STUDIO LINKE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  [email protected] Warbird Radio LIVE! - 12 Planes of Christmas - Episode 583 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('11', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12029/0/Episode583-12PlanesofChristmas.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - 12 Planes of Christmas - Episode 583', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

2015 Air Show Season Wrap-up – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 582

WARBIRD RADIO – John Cudahy, President of the International Council of Air Shows, joins Matt Jolley with a look back at the 2015 air show season.  The International Council of Air Shows is dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant air show industry.  The annual ICAS Convention is coming up December 6th – 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada.  For more information click on the Quick Link posted below. Hugh Oldham from ProairSHOW, LLC will also join the conversation.  Mr. Oldham works as an show narrator and sound system provider, he’s also known the world over as an air show evangelist through his monthly magazine column.  Hugh’s unique brand of humor and sage wisdom always make for an entertaining show.  Tune in and join in on the conversation and share your stories from the 2015 air show season. LIVE BROADCAST:  8pm ET – 11/24/15 QUICK LINK:  International Council of Air Shows QUICK LINK:  ProairSHOW, LLC STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  [email protected] Warbird Radio LIVE! - 2015 Air Show Season Recap - Episode 582 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('12', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12019/0/Episode582-2015AirShowRecap.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - 2015 Air Show Season Recap - Episode 582', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Wings Over New Zealand LIVE – Australia Edition – 11/24/15 – 9pm ET

WARBIRD RADIO – In this month’s episode of the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE,  Dave and Grant are joined by well known aviation journalist and author James Kightly. Dave and James have spent the past 15 days travelling around the states of Victoria, Australian Capital Territories and New South Wales visiting aviation museums and private warbird collections, and attending the “Warbirds Downunder” airshow at Temora, NSW. Along the way they have been recording interviews with some very interesting people involved in warbirds, restoration, conservation, the airshow scene, aircraft recovery and archaeology, and other areas of Australian aviation. These recordings will be released from December onward, through the Wings Over New Zealand Show podcast, under the sub-series banner of “Wings Over Australia”. This has been Dave’s first ever trip to Australia, so the theme of this episode will be a review of all the various places he’s visited and people he’s met, through a discussion with his Australian based co-host Grant McHerron and his very knowledgeable tour guide James. (As this is being broadcast from rural New South Wales in Australia, we hope it does not lead to any technical difficulties.) QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  [email protected] The Wings Over New Zealand Show - Episode 10 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('13', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12024/0/WONZ_LIVE10.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'The Wings Over New Zealand Show - Episode 10', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Videos

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

EMAIL:  [email protected]

BT-13 Aerobatics!

WARBIRD RADIO – The BT-13 is seldom seen today on the airshow circuit…but Michael Kennedy from Valiant Echoes is quickly changing that.  Check out his latest promo video above.  Simply amazing!

QUICK LINK:  Valiant Echoes

Now this is flying…Texas Flying Legend’s Style!

WARBIRD RADIO – Our friends at the Texas Flying Legends Museum certainly know how to put on a show.  Take a look at this video from their 2011 at the airshow in St. Barths.  Enjoy the video!

QUICK LINK:  Texas Flying Legends Museum

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