The Mighty Hercules – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 631

WARBIRD RADIO – Colonel Larry Gallogly (RIANG – Retired ) from Lockheed Martin Corporation joins Matt Jolley on this episode of Warbird Radio LIVE!  Before going to work for Lockheed Martin, Colonel Gallogly was the Wing Commander for the 143rd Air Lift Wing in Rhode Island. 

Today, Colonel Gallogly oversees Business Development for Air Mobility Programs for Lockheed Martin and there are few people more up-to-date on the C-130J than Colonel Gallogly.  The Mighty Hercules is the longest continuously produced military aircraft in history (over 60 years) and still serves as the backbone of the United States Air Force’s Air Mobility Command. 

Tonight we’ll learn latest on the C-130J and what’s next for this iconic aircraft.  Matt also welcomes Vincent T. Hill with news on his C-45 restoration project.  Mr. Hill is restoring the C-45 that was featured on WarbirdRadio.com last year.  As always your calls and comments are welcome!  Just use the contact information below.

QUICK LINK:  Lockheed Martin C-130J

QUICK LINK:  Vincent T. Hill’s Black Horse Motor Werks

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The Hartman & Heins Show – Barnstormer Greg Koontz – 11/7/2017

WARBIRD RADIO – Internationally known: award winning barnstormer, aerobatic instructor, inn-keeper, aircraft dealer and all around great guy Greg Koontz joins Mike and Andy on this episode of the Hartman & Heins Show.  Greg has been performing air shows since 1974, when he joined Colonel Moser’s Flying Circus and learned his trademark maneuvers from the best in the business.  In addition to his work, flying air shows around the world, Greg instructs aerobatics at the Sky Country Lodge (his bed and breakfast).  

Guests are treated to world class aerobatic lessons and a heavy dose of Southern Hospitality.  Since Greg is also a dealer for American Champion Aircraft.  You can literally show up to Sky Country Lodge, buy an airplane, and learn how to fly it – right there!  Tune in tonight at 9pm ET and call in and join the conversation.  For more information on Greg Koontz and the Sky Country Lodge just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  Greg Koontz

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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Major John Waters USAF – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 630

WARBIRD RADIO – Air Combat Command’s F-16 Demonstration Team pilot Major John “Rain” Waters joins Matt Jolley on this episode of Warbird Radio LIVE!  Based at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina the F-16 demo team performs at numerous aerial events across the United States and around the world demonstrating the unique capabilities of one of the USAF’s premier multi-role fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.  The team also supports the Air Force Heritage Flight, exhibiting the professional qualities the US Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.

Major Waters and his team are preparing for their next overseas performance and will also provide some insight on the F-16 and it’s current fight.  There’s lots more in store for this episode so be sure and tune in for the live broadcast.  As always your calls and comments are welcome and encouraged.  Just use the contact information posted below.

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

 

Texas Warbird Report – Skyler Burchinal and the AF2 Guardian – Episode 22

WARBIRD RADIO – The Burchinal name has deep roots in the warbird world and the tradition continues today with Skyler Burchinal, Join Zane Adams on an all new Texas Warbird Report as examine the Grumman AF2 Guardian and it’s restoration to flight.  This rare aircraft is one of five survivors and will be the only one flying. Built in the 1950’s the Guardian was an anti-submarine warfare hunter/killer carrier borne aircraft. We will also explore the colorful past of Skyler’s grandfather, Junior Burchinal and the history of Flying Tiger field in Paris, Texas.

QUICK LINK :  Flying Tiger Airport

STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768

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A Letter From Matt Jolley – Thanks For Listening!

Warbird Radio LIVE! - Tuesday (U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Ben Bloker)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

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