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A Letter From Matt Jolley – Thanks For Listening!

WARBIRD RADIO – Since 2009 we’ve told the stories of our Airmen past and present.  Along the way we’ve made lots of friends, we’ve saved countless stories and we’ve even managed to win a few awards.  As summer settles in and the heat rises, we’re happy to announce that the outside temperature of our new studio will also be significantly warmer for the next two years.   In keeping with our mission we’ll be focusing the next two years on telling the stories from the current fight against terrorism.  We’ll be broadcasting from an undisclosed location within Southwest Asia to better tell these stories. The next two years mark the first years Airmen born post 9/11 will be arriving in theater and serving in the war they’ve lived with their entire life.  As usual, our stories will focus on the people and their experience.  We’re excited to announce this major change but rest assured our programming will stay balanced with vintage military aircraft news, air shows and the same great content you’ve become accustom to since 2009.   We feel strongly that these modern stories need some focus and we’re really excited about the opportunity to tell them. The next major change is that we’re bringing back “real” music between shows.  Starting this fall, you’ll hear your favorite country, rock, blues and vintage music in between our regular Warbird Radio shows.  These changes will take effect as soon as our broadcasting equipment reaches our new studio and we’re able to set it up. A heartfelt and sincere thank you for all the years of listening and support.  Now, stay tuned for an incredible adventure.  Matt Jolley WarbirdRadio.com Image courtesy of the USAF  Read More →

From The Archive – Bill Coleman’s D-Day Experience

WARBIRD RADIO – In 2007 my wife and I (along with a group of friends) went to Dresden, Germany with WWII “D-Day” paratrooper Bill Coleman.  The last time Bill Coleman was in Dresden was during the fire bombings of WWII when he was held prisoner inside a church and left for dead.  After surviving the attacks his captors put him to work stacking bodies, the smells were forever burned into his memory.  During our trip Bill sat down for an interview with me and shared his experience during D-Day, what it was like being captured and eventually escaping towards the end of the war. A few years after our visit to Dresden I asked Bill to come on Warbird Radio and share some additional thoughts.  My wife joined me during our conversation and the resulting interview is what you’ll hear below.  This is the raw tape, un-edited – his story, his words.  We lost Bill several years ago and I think about him every Veterans Day and especially June 6th.  Let’s never forget… Matt Jolley WarbirdRadio.com   http://media.blubrry.com/warbirdradio/p/www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/PodcastUploadFolder/FromTheArchive-BillColeman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Read More →

SHOT DOWN, Author Steve Snyder – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 629

WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode Matt welcomes author Steve Snyder.  Steve’s latest book – SHOT DOWN tells the true story of the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth and their valiant effort of escape.  The Captain of the Susan Ruth was none other than the author’s father which adds to this historic account.  Steve’s quest to learn everything he could about his father’s WWII experience let to this Amazon Bestseller. Stephen Bridgewater from England also joins Matt on this episode with a look at several milestones in vintage British military aviation from across the pond.  As always your comments and questions are welcome!  Call in and join the conversation. STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio QUICK LINK:  SHOT DOWN  http://media.blubrry.com/warbirdradio/p/www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/PodcastUploadFolder/Episode629-ShotDown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Read More →

The Wings Over New Zealand Show LIVE! – Aviator Bevan Dewes

WARBIRD RADIO – On the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show for May 2017 Dave and Grant run down the latest warbirds happenings from New Zealand and Australia in a pre-recorded news segment, as Grant cannot make it to the live show. And following the news Dave is once again joined live by Matt as co-host and good friend of the show Bevan Dewes as guest. Almost certainly the youngest pilot in the world currently flying WWI aeroplanes, Bevan recently took part in the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow. He is also looking forward to an upcoming trip to Britain and the USA. STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand   http://media.blubrry.com/warbirdradio/p/www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/PodcastUploadFolder/WONZ_LIVE19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Read More →

Test Pilot & Astronaut Joe Edwards Reviews the Archangel – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Ep 628

WARBIRD RADIO – The IOMAX Archangel is a really neat aircraft that’s designed for multi-spectral intelligence sensor and missions.  Test Pilot and retired astronaut Joe F. Edwards recently reviewed the Archangel for an article in Aviation Week (see the quick link below).  According to IOMAX : “Archangel is the proven integration of aircraft, crew, and multi-spectral intelligence sensors, capable of long duration ISR missions. Archangel maintains a common operating picture in support of ground or maritime operations and in the role of Air Warden. Archangel’s capabilities are suited for both Military and Civil Security Departments in the conduct of Border Security, Counterinsurgency, Counterterrorism, Counterdrug, and Counter Piracy operations.” Joe Edwards shares his thoughts on this impressive flying machine during this episode of Warbird Radio LIVE!  Matt also welcomes Guinness Book of World Records holder Spencer Suderman for a candid discussion about aviation world records.  Tune in at 8pm EASTERN 5/16/17 for the live broadcast.  Podcast will immediately follow. As always, your calls and comments are welcome. STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio QUICK LINK:  Joe F Edwards Archangel Review  QUICK LINK:  IOMAX Archangel Above image courtesy of IOMAX.   http://media.blubrry.com/warbirdradio/p/www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/PodcastUploadFolder/Episode628-Archangel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Read More →

The R/C Scale Builder Show – Fliteskin Aeroscale

WARBIRD RADIO – Join Mike Chilson and friends Tuesday, March 21st (9:00 pm EDT – 6:00 PM PDT) as the R/C Scale Builder Show returns LIVE. This episode our guest will be model designer Jose Gutierrez, owner of Fliteskin Aeroscale. Be sure to join us LIVE to ask Jose your questions and 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: Flightskin Aeroscale STUDIO LINE: 478 787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL: live@rcscalebuilder.com LIVE CHAT: Click Here To Chat https://media.blubrry.com/warbirdradio/p/wbr-shows.s3.amazonaws.com/the-rc-scale-builder-show/RCSBS_Episode117.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Read More →

The Rhode Island Air Show – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 627

WARBIRD RADIO – The Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show always draws a huge crowd and this year’s lineup will no doubt do the same.  Colonel Peter Parente joins Matt Jolley with a look at the 2017 show and what’s expected.  In addition to Colonel Parente Matt welcomes Mark Murphy as well to this episode. Mark plans to fly a Corsair during the Rhode Island show with a full aerobatic demonstration.  Normally, Mark brings the P-51 Never Miss but he says this year he’s bringing a Corsair.  We’ll hear the details on this episode.  As always your calls and comments are welcomed! QUICK LINK:  Rhode Island Air Show STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio   http://media.blubrry.com/warbirdradio/p/www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/PodcastUploadFolder/Episode627-RIAirShow.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Read More →

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Sandbar Mitchell UPDATE – Episode 626

WARBIRD RADIO – Patrick Mihalek from the Warbirds of Glory Museum joins Matt Jolley with an update on the B-25 Sandbar Mitchell restoration.  Patrick’s team of volunteers (mostly youth) are tirelessly working to bring their B-25 back to flying condition.  Take a look at their website via the Quick Link posted below for picture and videos of the recovery and restoration.  Matt also welcomes T-6 instructor and air show pilot Barry Hancock to the show.  Mr. Hancock is part of the lineup during the 2017 Travis Air Force Base Air Show.  For more on his Utah based flight school, click on the Quick Link below.   As always your comments and questions are welcome! LIVE broadcast is Tuesday 5/2/2017 at 8pm EASTERN.  Podcast will follow. QUICK LINK:  Warbird of Glory Museum QUICK LINK:  Pilot Makers STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio http://media.blubrry.com/warbirdradio/p/www.warbirdradio.com/wp-content/PodcastUploadFolder/Episode626-SandbarMitchellUPDATE.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Read More →

Videos

B-25 Approach!

WARBIRDRADIO.COM – Take a look at one of our favorite approaches during the 2015 Gum Creek Fly-in.  Enjoy!

QUICK LINK:  Delaware Aviation Museum

Finding 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

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