Warbird Radio LIVE!

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.

 
QUICK LINK:  Matt Jolley

Jerry Kerby Talks Draken & Trojan Thunder – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 633

WARBIRD RADIO – Lt. Col Jerry “Jive” Kerby (USAF Ret) always seems to be flying something exciting.  Lt Col Kerby is Vice President, Operations for Draken International and an internationally known air show pilot. Retiring as a Lt. Colonel from the United States Air Force in 2006 after 23 years of service, Jive amassed over 3400 hours in the F-15 Eagle and over 400 hours in the F-4 Phantom. After graduating at the top of his pilot training class, he was awarded an F-15 Eagle training slot and eventually went on to graduate from the USAF Fighter Weapons School in the F-15C. During his 7 operational tours in the F-15C, he was awarded numerous TOP GUN awards, including the Top Element award for the 1992 William Tell Air To Air Competition.

A combat veteran, he led over 20 missions in Desert Storm (SOUTHERN WATCH) as an overall Air-to-Air Mission Commander. Jive was also a military liaison and instructor pilot for the Royal Saudi Air Force and was instrumental in establishing the first ever F-15 Fighter Weapons School for that country. During the final two years of his USAF career, Jive transitioned to the F-4 Phantom as the Commander of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron and became the USAF’s first F-4 Heritage Flight Pilot. Jive is the only civilian Certified Flight Instructor in the F-4 (non-military) in the U.S. and is also a CFI in the T-33 Shooting Star, T-28 Trojan, the L-39 Albatross, MiG 15/17, and the MS760. He holds a Surface Solo and Formation Aerobatic card in the F-4, L-39, T-33, T-28, MiG 15/17, and MS-760 and has performed in over 250 airshow performances. Since his first solo flight on his 16th birthday, Jive has accumulated a total of over 12,000 flight hours in over 50 different types of aircraft.

Ralph “aka” SkyDoc will also be joining in on the call with Jive tonight!

Your calls and comments are always welcome!  Just use the contact information posted below.  Thanks for tuning in.

LIVE Broadcast 11/21/2017 at 8pm ET / Podcast will follow.

QUICK LINK:  Trojan Thunder

QUICK LINK:  Draken International

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The World’s Only Flying C-97 – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 632

WARBIRD RADIO – Tim Chopp founder of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation joins Matt Jolley with a full report on their C-97’s recent post restoration flight.  On November 7th 2017 the Angel of Deliverance took flight after a lengthy restoration with Tim Chopp and his crew.  Tim’s organization is no stranger to operating large four engine aircraft.  Since 1988 the foundation has owned the Spirit of Freedom C-54 and they’ve told the story of the Berlin Air Lift to countless people.  

Matt also welcomes International Council of Air Shows President John Cudahy with news on the airspace privatization efforts underway in Washington.  This proposed legislation would dramatically effect the air show industry in the USA and subsequently the operation of vintage military aircraft.  Hear both stories tonight (11/14/17) starting at 8pm ET.  To join the conversation just use the contact information posted below.

A special thank you to photographer Corey J. Beitler for allowing us to use his image of the C-97.  

LIVE Broadcast begins at 8pm 11/14/17 – Podcast will immediately follow.

QUICK LINK:  Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation

QUICK LINK:  International Council of Air Shows

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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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

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE:  warbirdradio

Image courtesy of the United States Air Force


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

 


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

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QUICK LINK:  SHOT DOWN 


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