WARBIRD RADIO – Historians Amanda Lyons and Will Morgan from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History join Matt Jolley on this special episode of Warbird Radio LIVE. Learn about a new documentary chronicling the experiences of Dutch pilots who trained in Jackson, Mississippi during WWII.
This in-depth look at not only the pilot’s service history but their life following WWII can be seen by clicking the Quick Link below. Our thanks to MPB for making Dutch Wings Over Jackson possible. Additionally, Matt will visit with Stearman bi-plane expert Mike Porter before he attends his first International Council of Air Shows conference in Las Vegas. Warbird Radio will follow Mike as he learns the air show business during his first season as a hopeful performer.
Thanks for tuning in!
QUICK LINK: Dutch Wings Over Jackson
QUICK LINK: International Council of Air Shows
QUICK LINK: Air Speed (Steve’s Website)
WARBIRD RADIO – We’re talking nose art updates and P-51′s with Gary Velasco and Mustang demo pilot Scott “Scooter” Yoak on this episode of Warbird Radio LIVE! Be sure and click on the Quick Link posted below and take part in Gary’s big Christmas Special for WRL listeners. Thanks for tuning in!
QUICK LINK: Fighting Colors
QUICK LINK: Quick Silver P-51
WARBIRD RADIO - Winter keeping you from flying your vintage bi-plane? You need one of our “C” model Tiger Moths. Able to fly topless in the summer and covered (with heater) in the winter, this extremely rare PT-24 / DH-82C provides her pilot with the best of both worlds. During WWII England faced a real problem training pilots. How can you train pilots while you’re under attack? The answer was the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Utilizing their assets in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, British pilots learned to fly abroad. They trained on a variety of aircraft but without a doubt the most prolific trainer of WWII was the DH-82 Tiger Moth.
A rare trivia relic of WWII is the United States actually ordered 250 DH-82C’s. The USA’s Tiger Moth was designated a PT-24 and the units were immediately placed in the care of the Lend Lease Act. The PT-24′s stayed in Canada after being built and were dispersed across a number of the Elementary Flight Training Squadrons. Equipped with a canopy, heater, snow skis and even attachments for floats, the PT-24 / DH-82 ”C” model Tiger Moth was perfectly suited for the harsh Canadian flying environment.
Today, Warbird Radio is proud to offer an authentic PT-24 / DH-82C for sale. This particular example (Number 1136) served in Caronport, Saskatchewan with Elementary Flight Training Squadron 33. 1136 entered service on 8 January 1942 and was struck from the registry 23 January 1945. During her service she racked up 2152 airframe hours before being replaced by the venerable PT-26.
After her life in the military 1136 was restored in Canada. Some 60 years later she found her way home to the country that originally ordered her construction, the United States. Based about an hour outside Pittsburgh, PA in East Liverpool, Ohio 1136 is ready for your review. Flown and maintained regularly by Oshkosh / Sun-N-Fun award winning restoration expert Mike Porter, 1136 is in top physical condition. Times below change frequently (because Mike enjoys keeping her in the sky).
1941 deHavilland Tiger Moth PT-24 / DH82 “C”
Total Time on Airframe: 3000 EST / Total Time on Engine Since Overhaul: 80 EST / Restored in 2001 in Guelph, Ontario
No radio (equipped for handheld radio with new carbon fiber antenna in baggage compartment) / No Transponder / No Generator / 1136 is highly original & authentic / Has new 12 volt battery & Electric Starter / Morse code lights for signaling fully operational
Price: $90,000 USD
WARBIRD RADIO – Author Kenny Kemp joins Matt Jolley with a look at his new book Flying With The Flak Pak – A Pacific War Scrapbook. Kenny’s father was a WWII B-24 pilot and like most children, Kenny didn’t pay close of attention to his father’s stories while he was living.
After Kenny’s mother passed away he began going through his father’s WWII memorabilia and discovered hundreds of unpublished pictures, letters and wartime correspondence. Flying With The Flak Pak is the result of Kenny’s journey of self discovery. Listen in as he shares a few of these stories during this special Veteran’s Day episode. For more information on Flying With The Flak Pak just click on the Quick Link posted below. Thanks for tuning in. Happy Veteran’s Day!!!
QUICK LINK: Flying With The Flak Pak
WARBIRD RADIO – We wanted to pass along some good news from our friends in Canada. Below you’ll find a recent letter we received from David Kreutzkamp of the Jet Aircraft Museum. Great work to all involved!
-Team Warbird Radio
Dear Warbird Radio,
The Save Voodoo 006 team wanted to take a moment to send out a update to everyone in the media who has been following the story of the Save Voodoo 006 campaign. At this time the main fuselage of CF-101 Voodoo #006 is set to arrive between 4:30-7 pm at the London airport to be dropped off at her new home with the Jet Aircraft Museum and begin restoration work. At our last update 006 was passing though Toronto as a oversize slow load on-route to YXU (London Airport) at 2:30pm. We would welcome you to join us for the unofficial welcoming of 006 as she pulls into London. We currently do plan on having a official welcoming event in the next month when we plan on putting her fuselage section on display in the museum for the beginning of Dec.
Thank you so much for your interest and support of this important project for both our Canadian aviation heritage and amazing new addition to the London ON Jet Aircraft Museum
David Kreutzkamp Marketing Chairmen – Director
PHOTO COURTESY KEVIN MOORE, PHOTOGRAPHY (JET AIRCRAFT MUSEUM)
QUICK LINK: Jet Aircraft Museum