Inside Warbird Radio

WarbirdRadio.com 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).  WarbirdRadio.com 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 Radio.com 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 Radio.com. 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('1', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12273/0/AirRaidRadio-Episode6.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Air Raid Radio - Episode 6', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); 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 Radio.com narrate select top military aviation events across the United States.  The 2016 air show season brings new audiences for Matt Jolley and Warbird Radio.com, 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 Radio.com 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('2', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12255/0/Episode595NASKingsville.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Wings Over South Texas and Lee Lauderback - Episode 595', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); 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 WarbirdRadio.com.  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('3', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12252/0/HartmanNHeins-Episode21.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Hartman N Heins - Ken Rieder - Episode 21', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); 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('4', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12243/0/Episode594-DanielWotring.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Aviator Flight Training - Episode 594', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

TEXAS WARBIRD REPORT – Cowtown Aerocrafters and the National L-Bird Gathering

WARBIRD RADIO – Lanny Parcell’s Cowtown Aerocrafters in Justin, Texas has a well deserved reputation of producing some of the finest small aircraft Warbird restorations in the country. Oshkosh winners and other shiny awards have come from this small shop just north of Fort Worth.  Lanny will join us to tell us about past and current projects in the Propwash hangar. Ryan Short will also be joining us to tell us all about the upcoming National L-Bird Gathering in North Texas. Liaision aircraft have proven to be an integral part of military aviation and have a vast and interesting history. Ryan is a CAF member and L-bird pilot himself and has a passion for the littlest of the “little friends” of WWII and beyond. QUICK LINK: Cowtown Aerocrafters QUICK LINK: Liaision Aircraft History and Preservation STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: WARBIRDRADIO   Texas Warbird Report - Episode 14 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('5', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12235/0/Texas%20Warbird%20Report%20-%20Episode%2014.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Texas Warbird Report - Episode 14', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month with Vlado Lenoch and Scott Yoak – Episode 593

WARBIRD RADIO – Our focus on safety continues this week with P-51 demonstration pilots Vlado Lenoch and Scott Yoak.  Vlado’s love of aviation began in 1970 when, at age 17, he learned to fly at Chicago’s Midway Airport. He earned an aeronautical engineering degree from Purdue and a Master’s degree from MIT. Following college, Vlado became a 747 instructor at the Boeing Company in Seattle and eventually a pilot with two major airlines.  Vlado holds authorization for the A-37, L-39, T-33, P-40, P-47, P-51, F6F, F4U and T-28 aircraft and has over 9,000 hours of flight time.  Scott Yoak has been on the WRL numerous times and is also a P-51 demonstration pilot and A&P, IA.  Tune in tonight at 8pm ET and please call in with your comments and questions. QUICK LINK:  Warbird Heritage Foundation QUICK LINK:  Quick Silver Air Shows STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio Warbird Radio LIVE! - Safety Month with Vlado Lenoch and Scott Yoak - Episode 593 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('6', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12226/0/Episode593-VladoLenochNScooterYoak.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Safety Month with Vlado Lenoch and Scott Yoak - Episode 593', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

The Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show – The Dam Busters – Episode 12

WARBIRD RADIO -On this episode of the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show, Dave Homewood presents some recordings from the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet held last weekend in Auckland, New Zealand. We hear from WWII and postwar Royal Air Force veteran Dick Lambert, who was one of the pilots who flew Avro Lancaster bombers during the making of the world famous 1954 classic film “The Dam Busters”. We also hear an update on restoration projects at Avspecs Ltd from Warren Denholm. And Dave talks about a very special flight he experienced on the weekend, in a Supermarine Spitfire. QUICK LINK:  WONZ Forum Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show - Episode 12 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('7', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12221/0/WONZ_LIVE12.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show - Episode 12', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month Kickoff with Mike Porter – Episode 592

WARBIRD RADIO – Mike Porter (CFI, II, MEI / A&P, IA, Rigger) and Matt share a candid conversation about flying after winter maintenance.  Every March we focus our attention on safety and share ideas to help improve the overall culture of safe aircraft operation.  Also on this episode the guys from the Warrior Flight Team stop by to talk about a major announcement within the team. Your calls and comments are always welcome.  Thanks for tuning in. SHOWTIME 8pm ET – 3/8/2016 – Podcast will follow immediately QUICK LINK:  Mike Porter QUICK LINK:  Warrior Flight Team STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio   Warbird Radio LIVE! - Safety Month Kickoff - Episode 592 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('8', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12217/0/Episode592-SafteyMonthMikePorter.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Safety Month Kickoff - Episode 592', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Team Tuskegee – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 591

WARBIRD RADIO – Team Tuskegee is North America’s only formation glider demonstration team and the official flight team of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum in Detroit, Michigan.  In addition to flying air shows, Team Tuskegee gives hundreds of EAA Young Eagles rides to inner-city kids from Detroit each year, as well as intensive training of several scholarship kids towards pilot certificates. Tune in tonight for the latest news on Team Tuskegee and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum.  Your calls and comments are always welcome and appreciated. QUICK LINK:  Team Tuskegee QUICK LINK:  Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio   Warbird Radio LIVE! - Team Tuskegee - Episode 591 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('9', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12209/0/Episode591-TeamTuskegee.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Warbird Radio LIVE! - Team Tuskegee - Episode 591', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Texas Warbird Report – CAF B-29/B-24 Squadron’s Brad Pilgrim

WARBIRD RADIO – The Commemorative Air Force Air Power History Tour is about to kick off and the squadron’s new HDIC Brad Pilgrim tell us all about the tour which will include worlds only flying B-29, “FIFI”. He will also tell us about the squadron’s move to Dallas and the B-24 “Diamond Lil’s” new home. Join Zane and Brad, in what promises to be a lively conversation, on this all new Texas Warbird Report – Episode 13 Quick Link: http://www.airpowersquadron.org/ Texas Warbird Report - Episode 13 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('10', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12194/0/Texas%20Warbird%20Report%20-%20Episode%2013.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Texas Warbird Report - Episode 13', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Air Raid Radio – EAA’s The Flying Fortress – Episode 5

WARBIRD RADIO – Kara and Amy are broadcasting from the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Amy and Kara discuss the B-17 ride program and Museum Events with Chris Henry and Kristy Busse.  Download this episode by clicking the link below.  Thanks for tuning in.   QUICK LINK:  EAA’s B-17 Program QUICK LINK:  Hemlock Films QUICK LINK:  Spotlight Business Solutions Air Raid Radio - Episode 5 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('11', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/podpress_trac/play/12202/0/AirRaidRadio-Episode5.mp3', 290, 24, 'false', 'http://www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png', 'Air Raid Radio - Episode 5', 'WarbirdRadio.com'); Read More →

Videos

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!
QUICK LINK:  www.jasonbarnettartist.com

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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