WARBIRD RADIO – The Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show is back with another show for May 2016. Grant is away but Dave is joined by aviation journalist Nick McIndoe with some news from the kiwi warbird scene. And the feature story this month is marking 75 years since the first flight of the Lockheed Hudson medium bomber in New Zealand service. This aircraft type was revolutionary in military aviation in New Zealand and was the first bomber type that RNZAF was able to take to the fight on the front lines during the Pacific War. Dave interviews two aircrew members who served on the same crew during WWII, navigator Ron Wilson-Walker and wireless-operator/air gunner Merv Davies. They served in No. 3 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron, RNZAF, flying from Guadalcanal with the famous Cactus Air Force.
QUICK LINK: Wings Over New Zealand
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WARBIRD RADIO – Tonight’s show is all about family, well at least the Shetterly family. The Shetterly Squadron is made up of the entire Shetterly family and tonight they’re joining us on Warbird Radio LIVE. Find out about this incredibly aviation-centric family and their upcoming 2016 display season.
For more information on the Shetterly Squadron just click the Quick Link posted below. Thanks for tuning in! Photo Credit is from AirshowStuff.com and the Shetterly Squadron’s website. Check them out for cool air show related “stuff”. Thanks AirshowStuff.com!
QUICK LINK: Shetterly Squadron
QUICK LINK: Radial Rumble
QUICK LINK: Rifle Airshows
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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
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
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