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Join Matt Jolley for Warbird Radio LIVE! Matt interviews guests from the warbird community, authors, historians, and various individuals who helped shape history. 
 
ABOUT THE HOST:  Matt's an experienced aviation journalist, former television news anchor and current host of the world's only daily talk radio show for warbird fans...Warbird Radio LIVE. In addition to his work in the media, Matt also enjoys flying vintage military airplanes.  He recently flew a 1951 deHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk solo over 7000 miles across the United States and Canada.  Matt is also the proud caretaker of a 1943 Taylorcraft L-2M.  If you have a story idea for Matt please contact him directly using the Contact Us page.
 
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Sheppard AFB Air Show 2016 – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 606

ThunderbirdsWARBIRD RADIO – In celebration of the 75 years that Sheppard has been training airmen, they’re holding the 2016 Open House & Air Show this September 17-18th and you’re invited.  Today, Sheppard Air Force Base is the most diverse training base in the U.S. Air Force.  Sheppard’s two primary missions include the Air Force’s largest technical training operation along with the world’s only internationally manned and managed pilot training program.  Hear all the details on this episode!

Also on this episode, we’ll start our series on small town aviation events as the summer winds down and the fall flying season picks up.  Plus, Frank Tiano will also be joining us with a look at why he’s running for the President position at the Academy of Model Aeronautics.  Don’t miss a minute of this episode!  LIVE event begins 8/30/16 at 8pm ET / Podcast will follow.

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QUICK LINK:  Sheppard Air Force Base

QUICK LINK:  Frank Tiano


The Martin Mars and Monty Roberts – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 605

Mars2WEBWARBIRD RADIO – Wayne Coulson, CEO and President of Coulson Flying Tankers joins Matt Jolley with a look into the world of the Martin Mars.  Many aviators saw the Mars in person during AirVenture 2016 but now is your chance to call in and speak with Mr. Coulson about this awesome aircraft.  Additionally, Mr. Coulson will share details on their new program The Ultimate Flying Experience:  Fly the Martin Mars!

To find out more just click the Quick Link posted below.

Horse Whisperer Monty Roberts also joins the conversation highlighting his program Horse Sense & Healing for veterans and first responders suffering with Post Traumatic Stress issues.  WarbirdRadio.com is devoted to telling the stories of our Airmen past and present and services like Mr. Roberts go a long way towards helping veterans suffering with PTSD live productive lives.  Tune in for the details tonight and visit the Quick Link below for additional information.  Thanks for tuning in!

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QUICK LINK:  The Ultimate Flying Experience

QUICK LINK:  Horse Sense & Healing Program

 


Warbird Radio LIVE! – AirVenture 2016 Broadcast – Episode 604

JonathanHenleyWARBIRD RADIO – We’re broadcasting from AirVenture 2016!  On this episode Jonathan Henley joins us with news on his families P-51 the “Alabama Rammer Jammer“.  The airplane has just completed an 18 year restoration and Jonathan (now 23) flew it to Oshkosh!

Cowden Ward Jr and Scott Glover also join the conversation along with WWII WASP – Shutsy Reynolds.  This is an action packed show with lots of surprises, give it listen!


Warbird Radio LIVE! – Author Stephen Coonts – Episode 603

stevecoontsprofilepicWARBIRD RADIO – New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE.  Mr. Coonts is the author of the classic flying tale, Flight of the Intruder and many more.  His latest work Liberty’s Last Stand is now available and is available via the link below.

According to his website: Mr. Coonts was born in 1946, Stephen Paul Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a coal-mining town of 6,000 population on the western slope of the Appalachian mountains. He majored in political science at West Virginia University, graduating in 1968 with an A.B. degree. Upon graduation he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and began flight training in Pensacola, Florida.

He received his Navy wings in August, 1969. After completion of fleet replacement training in the A-6 Intruder aircraft, Mr. Coonts reported to Attack Squadron 196 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He made two combat cruises aboard USS Enterprise during the final years of the Vietnam War as a member of this squadron. After the war he served as a flight instructor on A-6 aircraft for two years, then did a tour as an assistant catapult and arresting gear officer aboard USS Nimitz. He left active duty in 1977 and moved to Colorado. After short stints as a taxi driver and police officer, he entered the University of Colorado School of Law in the fall of 1977.

Mr. Coonts received his law degree in December, 1979, and moved to West Virginia to practice. He returned to Colorado in 1981 as a staff attorney specializing in oil and gas law for a large independent oil company.

His first novel, Flight of the Intruder, published in September 1986 by the Naval Institute Press, spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists in hardcover. A motion picture based on this novel, with the same title, was released nationwide in January 1991.

The success of his first novel allowed Mr. Coonts to devote himself full time to writing; he has been at it ever since. He still enjoys flying and tries to do as much of it as possible.

Mr. Coonts’ books have been widely translated and republished in the British Commonwealth, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, China, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Serbia, Latvia, and Israel.

The U.S. Naval Institute honored Mr. Coonts with its Author of the Year Award for the year 1986 for his novel, Flight of the Intruder. He was a trustee of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1990-1998. He was inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 1992. In 2014 West Virginia University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.

QUICK LINK:  Stephen Coonts

QUICK LINK: Delaware Aviation Museum

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Warbird Radio LIVE! – Marcus Paine’s Bush Country Stearman Extreme – Episode 602

MarcusWEBWARBIRD RADIO – What do you get when you combine a native Alaskan with aviation and US Army Special Forces experience?  The answer: Marcus Paine.  An aviator’s aviator who boldly pilots his 1940’s era Stearman through some of the most challenging terrain in North America.  Find out how he does it and why on this episode of Warbird Radio LIVE!

Rugged Alaskan, Marcus Paine, has been flying planes for over 30 years, and has over 10,000 hours in tailwheel airplanes. A very versatile aerobatic performer and star of Discovery’s AIRSHOW!, Marcus flies his 1941 Boeing 450 Stearman, the American Champion Super Decathlon the Piper PA-18 Super Cub and is the main pilot for Carol Pilon and her 450 Stearman.

He is a distinguished graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and a former U.S. Army Special Forces Officer, Airborne Ranger, and Jumpmaster. He commanded a combat dive A Team and worked projects throughout the Middle East and South America. And if you were to swoon while meeting Marcus, fear not – he’s EMT qualified!

When he’s not flying at an airshow, you can find Marcus at his Unusual Attitudes flight school instructing pilots of all skill levels new ways of thinking about the principles of flight and mastering the airplane in every attitude.

As always, your call and comments are welcomed!

QUICK LINK:  Marcus Paine’s Website

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